William Harris Daniel
Miss Eunice Johnson
R. Bryce Crawford
Sarah Seagraves

James Mason Williams
Merrell Bernadine Turner
Dortha Kelley

Bettie Wilder
E.E. Patterson
Hattie Morris Avery
Julia Blanton

W.M. Blanton
CAPT. THOMAS J. BROOKS
Jeanette COWAM-CROMWELL
John Keen

 

 

State of Georgia, County of Spalding, City of Griffin, "GRIFFIN DAILY NEWS,"
Griffin, Georgia, Wednesday, July 14, 1926, Page One

William Harris Daniel
Author: Faith Wallace Date: 10 Oct 2000 12:00 PM GMT
Surnames: Daniel
Classification: Obituary

Infant son of Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Daniel Dies

Funeral services for William Harris, seven months old son of Mr and Mrs H. R. Daniel, who died Monday at their home, 923 W. Solomon street Tuesday night at 9 o'clock, were held from the residence Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock. Rev. O. K. Cull officiating. Burial was in Mt. Zion cemetary near Zetella, with Haisten Brothers, funeral directors, in charge. In addition to his parents, he is survived by three sisters, Sara, Mattie, and Rebecca, two brothers, James and DeWitt, two half-brothers, Grady and L. G., and two half-sisters, Lillian and Lois.

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State of Georgia, County of Spalding, City of Griffin, "GRIFFIN DAILY NEWS,"
Monday, July 19, 1926, Page One

Miss Eunice Johnson
Author: Faith Wallace Date: 10 Oct 2000 12:00 PM GMT
Surnames: Bostwick, Johnson, Kendall, Odom
Classification: Obituary

Miss Eunice Johnson Dies at Home Here

Miss Eunice Johnson, 33, died at her home, 521 Bell street, Monday morning at 8 o.clock, after an illness of several weeks

In addition to her mother Mrs M. E. Odom, she is survived by one brother, J. J. Johnson, of Griffin, and three half-sisters, Mrs. A. B. Kendall, and Mrs. J. A. Bostwick, of Atlanta, and Miss Estelle Odom, of Griffin.

Funeral services will be held from the home Monday night at 7 o'clock. Rev. J. A. Drewry will officiate. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery in Cambless Tuesday morning, with Haisten Brothers, funeral directors, in charge.

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R. Bryce Crawford
Author: Faith Wallace Date: 10 Oct 2000 12:00 PM GMT
Surnames: Crawford, Irwin
Classification: Obituary

 

State of Georgia, County of Spalding, City of Griffin, "GRIFFIN DAILY NEWS,"
Wednesday, September 01, 1926, page 4,

Concord Man is Killed As Car Is Overturned

CONCORD, Ga., Sept. 1. -- R. Bryce Crawford, of this city, was killed last night about ten o'clock when an automobile in which he was riding was overturned on the highway just north of Molena. He had been to Molena to see a dentist and in company with J. C. Irvin, Jr., was returning home driving a light touring car.

The car was defective some way and steered with difficulty and at a point where the road is crooked, narrow and with deep ditches on either side he lost control and the car turned over on him, the body pinning his neck tightly to the ground. Mr. Irwin, who was slightly injured, tried to relieve Mr. Crawford, but the car was jammed in the ditch and he was unable to do so. Before he could get help and lift the car the unfortunate victim was dead of strangulation.

Mr. Crawford lost his wife only a few weeks ago and his passing now leaves a young son and daughter bereft of both parents

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Sarah Seagraves
Author: Faith Wallace Date: 10 Oct 2000 12:00 PM GMT
Surnames: Bailey, Barnes, Hawkins, Luther, Mongomery, Pierce, Seagraves, Slade, Wilson, Yarbough
Classification: Obituary
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State of Georgia, County of Spalding, City of Griffin, "GRIFFIN DAILY NEWS,"
Saturday, September 4, 1926. page 1,

BELOVED GRIFFIN LADY SUCCUMBS TO LONG ILLNESS

Miss Sarah Seagraves, well-known and beloved Griffin woman, died at the home of her nieces, Misses Blanche and Myrtice Bailey, on E. College street at an early hour Saturday morning following a long illness.

Miss Seagraves has made her home in Griffin for the most of her life and was genuinely beloved and admired by a wide circle of friends who regret her passing.

In addition to her nieces, she is survived by one sister, Mrs. L. S. Bailey, of Griffin, and one nephew Earl Bailey, of Atlanta.

Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock from the home of her nieces, Misses Bailey. The Rev. A. M. Pierce, of Atlanta, will officiate assisted by Rev. John F. Yarbrough, of Griffin, and interment will be in Oak Hill cemetery with Frank S. Pittman as funeral director in charge.

The following gentlemen will act as pall-bearers: W. H. Barnes, Kelley Wilson, P. Y. Luther, H. B. Montgomery, J. W. Slade, and Dr. T. I. Hawkins.
Sarah Seagraves


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James Mason Williams
Author: Faith Wallace Date: 10 Oct 2000 12:00 PM GMT
Surnames: Buffington, Crane, Magahee, Williams
Classification: Obituary
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State of Georgia, County of Spalding, City of Griffin, "GRIFFIN DAILY NEWS,"
Saturday, September 4, 1926. page 1,

LAMAR CITIZEN DIES

James Mason Williams, 59, a prominent citizen of Lamar county, died at his home at Milner Friday morning at 11 o'clock, after an illness of several weeks.

He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Mrs. E. L. Crane, of Zebulon; and Mrs. A. L. Magahee, of Griffin; two sons, J. D. and J. C. Williams, also of Griffin.

Funeral services were held from Bethel church near Milner Saturday morning at 11 o'clock. Rev. J. O. Buffington officiated. Burial was in the churchyard with Haisten Brothers in charge.

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Merrell Bernadine Turner
Author: Faith Wallace Date: 10 Oct 2000 12:00 PM GMT
Surnames: Hamilton, Turner, Walker
Classification: Obituary

 

State of Georgia, County of Spalding, City of Griffin, "GRIFFIN DAILY NEWS,"
Saturday, September 4, 1926. page 1,

DAUGHTER MR. AND MRS. H. E. TURNER PASSES

Funeral services for Merrell Bernadine, the sixteen month old child of Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Turner who died at the home, 1103 Williams St., Friday afternoon at 5 o'clock were held from the home this afternoon at 2 o'clock.

Rev. Wilson Walker, officiated. Burial was in the family plot in Oak Hill cemetery with Haisten Brothers in charge.

In addition to her parents she is survived by three sisters, Janie E., Martha E., and Melba Turner of Griffin, and her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Turner, of Griffin, and Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Hamilton, of Jonesboro, GA.

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Dortha Eliza Crews Kelley - Obuituary
Author: Faith Wallace Date: 23 Sep 2000 12:00 PM GMT
Surnames: Boyd, Butler, Crews, Darley, Dunn, Fowler, Harper, Jiles, Jones, Jordan, Kelley, Parham, Rodgers, Royals, Shifflet, Shivers, Wallace
Classification: Obituary

 

State of Georgia, County of Spalding, "GRIFFIN DAILY NEWS,"
Monday, March 8, 1999, p. 2, DORTHA ELIZA CREWS KELLEY

Mrs. Dortha Eliza Kelley, 82, of 3672 Fayetteville Road, died Thursday, March 4, 1999, at Spalding Regional Hospital.

Mrs. Kelley was born in Walton County on April 8, 1916, to the late Rev. Joseph P. Crews and the late Willie Mattie Rodgers Crews. She was preceded in death by a son, Willie Joe Kelley; a great-grandson, Devon Aubrey Kelley; brothers, Bishop Terry Crews, John Henry Joseph Crews, Elijah Crews, and the Rev. Hugh Bowling Crews; sisters, Lottie Boyd, Kathleen Crews, and Mabel Shivers. She was a member of West Sunnyside Congregational Holiness Church.

Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Joel B. Kelley Sr.; daughter and son-in-law, Faith and Wilson Wallace of Griffin; son and daughter-in-law, Joel B. Jr. and Elizabeth Kelley of Valley, Ala.; grandchildren, Doris Butler, Joel B. Kelley III, Wayne Kelley, Donald Kelley, Kelley Dunn, and LaQuita Darley; great-grandchildren, Melissa Butler, Alisha Butler, Steven Kelley, Loren Kelley Krista Kelley, Austin Kelley, Amanda Kelley, Brock Royals, Meagan Kelley, Angela Parham, Thomas Dunn Jr., Skyler Darley, Joshua Darley, and Aaron Darley; sisters, Mollie Jordan of Augusta, and Willie Ruth Shivers of Griffin; brother, the Rev. Alvin Crews of Griffin; 55 nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Mrs. Dortha Kelley were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m., March 7, 1999, in the chapel of McCullough Funeral Home, with the Rev. Terry Fowler and the Rev. Barry Jones officiating. Interment was in Westwood Gardens.

McCullough Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Pallbearers were Joseph Jordan, Terry Shivers, Donald Kelley, Joel Kelley, III, Keith Shiflett, and Brad Shifflet. Wayne & Betty Jo Harper sang "I Want To Be With You In Heaven," and the trio of Terry Crews, Jr, Betty Ann Jones, and Lottie Mae Jiles sang "Oh, Come Angel Band", and "That is where I Want To Go". Internment was in Westwood Gardens, center circle, Block 412-A, Griffin, Spalding County, GA. by Faith K. Wallace, her daughter.

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MISS BETTIE WILDER.

"Macon Telegraph," 22 Feb 1902


GRIFFIN., Ga., Feb. 21.-- This morning at 8(?) o'clock Miss Bettie Wilder died at the home of Mrs. B. A. McCarthy, on the Southeastern suburbs, from paralysis. Miss Wilder was 60 years of age, and was originally from Pike county. Her remains will be interred near her old home tomorrow.

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Mrs. E. E. Patterson
Author: Linda Wood Date: 25 Sep 1999 12:00 PM GMT
Surnames: Patterson, Hamlet
Classification: Obituary

"Macon Telegraph," 22 Feb 1902

MRS. E. E. PATTERSON.


GRIFFIN, Ga., Feb. 21 -- Last night at 9:30 o'clock, Mrs. E. E. Patterson of this city died after an illness of only a few hours, and tonight her remains were carried to Savannah for interment. Mrs. Patterson moved to this city about 1887 from Savannah, and by her splendid Christian character and warm-hearted disposition she made friends of all who came in contact with her. She was always interested in church affairs, and was connected with every charity emanating from the Baptist church, of which she was a member. Mrs. Patterson was formerly a Miss Hamlet of Savannah, and leaves two children, Mr. J. Hamlet Patterson and Miss Lillian Patterson, besides a large number of devoted friends in this city and over the state to mourn her death.

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Hattie Morris Avery
Author: Sandra Christenson Date: 11 May 1999 12:00 PM GMT
Surnames: Avery, Morris, Leach, Grubbs
Classification: Obituary

(Newspaper Clipping)
Mrs. Avery Dies; Rites Wednesday

Mrs. Harriet Morris Avery, wife of William Franklin Avery
of 218 North Ninth Street, died early this morning (18,Dec.1956)at the Griffin-Spalding Hospital where
she had been a patient since Saturday.
She had been in declining health for several years. She was born in Fulton County(3Dec,1883) and had lived in Spalding County for 24 years.
She was a member of the Second Babtist Church.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 tomorrow afternoon
in Haisten's Chapel. The Rev. Bernard S. Ramsey and the Rev.
Hartwell Kennedy will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Hill
Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband,four sons Walter Avery of
Macon,Albert Avery of Rochester, N.Y.,Willis Avery and John
Avery,both of Griffin; two daughters,Mrs. Emory Leach of
Forest Park,Ga.,and Mrs. Jack Grubbs of Orchard Hill; one
brother,John G. Morris,San Antonio,Tex; eight grandchildren,
and one great grandchild.

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Julia Blanton
Author: Joe Cannafax Date: 21 Apr 1999 12:00 PM GMT
Surnames: Blanton
Classification: Obituary

(Griffin News 1902)

Mrs.Julia Blanton,wife of W.M.Blanton, of Meriwether county,died yesterday.She was a most worthy christian lady,whose many acts of kindness and love gained her countless friends,and her demise is a shock to all who knew her.She was 83 years old at the time of her death.Her remains will be laid to rest today at the old home stead in Mt.Zion district in this county.

 

(Julia was the daughter of Thomas Thompson and Lucy Hester of Greene County Ga.)

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W.M. Blanton
Author: Joe Cannafax Date: 21 Apr 1999 12:00 PM GMT
Surnames: Blanton
Classification: Obituary

(Griffin News 1906) Joe Cannafax's Web Page

William McKendree Blanton,one of the oldest and best known citizens in this county,died at the residence of his son W.P.Blanton near Zetella,on Monday night 9 o'clock and was buried at Mt.Zion yesterday at three o'clock.
Mr.Blanton was born in Oglethorpe county in 1817 and was 89 years of age. He moved to this section 60 years ago and settled near the place where he died.He was a life long member of the Methodist Church,and it is said he had not missed a camp meeting at Mt.Zion Camp Ground in forty years.He was a high minded,charitable man,who had the respect of all who new him,and his death removes one of the old landmarks besides being a loss to the community.
He also leaves two sons,W.P.and L.P.Blanton,and two daughters,Mrs.W.V.Maddox and Mrs.Jas.R.Ellis residing in this county,besides two daughters living elsewhere.Besides his family he leaves many friends to morn his death.

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Jeanette COWAM-CROMWELL b. 1922
Author: Fannin/Union Cos. GAGenWeb Coordinator Date: 10 Apr 1999 12:00 PM GMT
Surnames: COWAM, CROMWELL, SLADE, JACKSON
Classification: Obituary

Published in the North GA News - March 24, 1999 Edition:

 

Mrs. Jeanette C. CROMWELL, age 76, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Monday, March 15, 1999 in Union General Hospital in Blairsville [Union Co.], GA.

Mrs. Cromwell was born Wednesday, November 19, 1922 in Spalding Co., GA a daughter of the late Grover COWAM and Ruth JACKSON-COWAM. She was a retired secretary.

Surviving are her husband, Bert CROMWELL, of Blairsville; sister, Vee SLADE of Charleston, SC; brothers: Reggie COWAM of Macon, GA and Buddy COWAM of Florida.

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No info was provided as to burial or funeral home. However the only funeral home in Blairsville is Cochran Funeral Home.

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JOHN LEWIS KEEN
Author: Rushelle Mason Date: 24 Jan 1999 12:00 PM GMT
Surnames: KEEN, BALLARD, MEHAFFEY, VAUGHN
Classification: Obituary

 

John Lewis KEEN born Pulaski County, GA January 6, 1873
died August 16, 1959 Sanford, FL. Services at McDonald Chapel Griffin Ga., the Rev Homer G Fowler officiating. Interment in Oak Hill Cemetery in Griffin, GA. Wednesday August 19, 1959. Children, Mrs Mildred Ruvo, San Antonio, TX., Hewlette Harris Keen, Huntsville, AL., and Harriet Fauber, Mt Sidney, VA. Also attending one sister, Lee Mehaffey, Sanford, FL., nieces and nephew, Mr. George Imes, Mrs. Doris Vaughn, Sara Maude Ballard and Ethel Ballard. Mr Keen was a Member of Mason Lodge 413. (all information comes from hand written visitor book from funeral home)

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The Griffin Weekly News and Sun: April 11,1890

CAPT. THOMAS J. BROOKS
Author: Susan Hester Date: 26 Oct 1998 12:00 PM GMT
Surnames: BROOKS
Classification: Obituary

Capt. Thomas J. BROOKS died at his residence in this city shortly before 10 o'clock Monday night from the results of injuries received the same afternoon, caused by a runaway team of mules and wagon...
He was born on the 10th day of October, 1829, near this city, in what was then Henry County but is now Spalding, and was in his 61st year. He married here when about twenty years of age....
He was a member of the Masonic fraternity for 39 years and a member of the Knights of Honor. By the latter order his family will get an insurance benefit of $2,000. He had just six days before he was hurt taken out an accident policy, which will leave the family an additional $5,000.00
He leaves a wife and seven children... Of these children several are married, two of them J.C. and J.A. BROOKS, living in this city.

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