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Family Obituaries Listed by year of death
 
  1. Mr. Ephraim William 'Pony' Johnson (03 Feb 1846-02 Mar 1915)
  2. "Little" Dan Matthew English (22 Apr 1913-21 Jun 1915)
  3. Mr. Edward Lee Murray (18 Jan 1865-10 Nov 1915)
  4. Mrs. J.R. [Lena Dyess] English (29 Nov 1877-29 Apr 1916)
  5. Albert English Death Notice (08 Oct 1879-16 Jun 1916)
  6. Rev. Samuel Jackson English (05 Aug 1854- 04 Jul 1916)
  7. Elder and Mrs. S. J. [Mournen Peacock] English (05 Aug 1854- 04 Jul 1916)
  8. Mr. William Henderson H. 'Bill' Justice (20 Oct 1851- 06 Aug 1917)
  9. Mr. Elisha J. Kleckley (03 Jan 1854-14 Nov 1917)
  10. Mrs. Robert H. [Vashti Martin] English (12 July 1827-18 April 1919)
  11. Mr. Samuel Sampson English (22 Jul 1866- 01 Jul 1919
1. Mr. Ephraim William 'Pony' Johnson obituary
Dates: 03 Feb 1846-02 Mar 1915
Parents: Matchet Johnson & Cynthia Ogburn
Spouse: Ella Virginia English (1864-1919)
OBIT:
The Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. March 5, 1915
MR. E. W. JOHNSON DEAD - Mr. E. W. Johnson died at his home on last Tuesday evening and the remains were interred in the City Cemetery Wednesday afternoon in the presence of a very large audience. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Monroe Murray of Ellaville at the grave. Mr. Johnson was about 70 years of age and was one of those old heroes who wore the gray. He leaves a wife and seven children, four sons, E. W. Johnson, Buford Johnson, Alva Johnson and Cecil Johnson of Oglethorpe and three daughters, Miss Helen Johnson of Oglethorpe, Mrs. W. F. Rushing of Macon and Mrs. P. C. Easterlin of Andersonville; one sister, Mrs. Bettie Easterlin of Andersonville; two brothers, Mr. Johnie Johnson of Andersonville and Mr. Gus Johnson of Ty, besides a host of other relatives and friends to mourn his death.
 
 
2. "Little" Dan Matthew English Obituary
Dates: 22 Apr 1913-21 Jun 1915
Parents: Jasper Richard 'Rich' English & Linnie ' Nettie' Underwood
OBIT:
The Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. June 25, 1915
DEATH OF A LITTLE ONE - Dan, the two year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Jasper Richard English, passed away Monday morning, after a four weeks illness from Gastritus at his home on Marietta St., Atlanta, Ga. The little fellow was idolized by his parents and was a favorite in the community. All there is left to do is bow submissively, though with broken hearts, and try to feel that it was for the best. The remains were brought to Oglethorpe Tuesday afternoon and laid to rest in the city cemetery. The bereaved parents have the sympathy of the entire community.
 
 
3. Mr. Edward Lee Murray Obituary
Dates: 18 Jan 1865-10 Nov 1915
Parents: James John Murray & Susan Delina Horne
Spouse: Alberta C. 'Berta' English (1872-1962)
OBIT1:
Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. Dec. 3, 1915
EDWARD L. MURRAY - Born in Sumter County, Ga. where he lived until his young manhood, Edward L. Murray, the subject of this sketch came to Oglethorpe some twenty years ago, and engaged in mercantile pursuits, which he followed successfully until his death which occurred at his home on November 10, 1915. In the year 1892, Edward L. Murray was happily married to Alberta English, an estimable young lady of one of the sub_____ families of Macon county . Wife and eight children survive him. [Note there is a bad black streak running through the article, making it impossible to read.]

OBIT2:
The Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. December 3, 1915
EDWARD L. MURRAY - Born in Sumter Co., Ga. where he lived until his young manhood, Edward L. Murray, came to Oglethorpe some twenty years ago until his death on November 10, 1915. In 1892 he married Alberta English. He served in public capacities with integrity and honesty. Immediately preceding his death, he was confined to his home for nearly a year. He is survived by his devoted wife and his eight children:[Ethel Murray b. 1894], [Edward Murray b. 1898], [James Bruce Murray b.1899 d. 1963], [Annie S. Murray b. 1902], [Pauline Murray 1903-1983], [Christine Murray b. 1906], [Ida L. Murray b. 1908], [Alberta Murray b. 1910], an aged father, two sisters and one brother, all of whom have the sympathy of the entire community. His remains were interred in the Oglethorpe Cemetery.

 
 
4. Mrs. J.R. [Lena Dyess] English Obituary
Dates: 29 Nov 1877-29 Apr 1916
Parents:
Spouse: Joseph Richard 'Jody' English (1870-1950)
OBIT:
Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. May 5, 1916
(Found on the Front Page in the Englishville News):
Our community was saddened by the death of Mrs. Jody R. English which occurred at her home Saturday night. The remains were interred in the Dyess Cemetery Sunday afternoon.
 
 
5. Albert English Death Notice
Dates: 08 Oct 1879-16 Jun 1916
Parents: Thomas H. 'Tom' English & Eliza Virginia Higgins
Spouse: never married
NOTICE:
Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. June 23, 1916
A SAD ACCIDENT
On last Friday, June 10th, about 9 am, the neighborhood of Englishville, in this county, was shocked as never before by the sad news being flashed over telephone and other means of the accidental killing of Mr. Albert English, by his brother, Mr. Russell English. The facts as learned are about as follows: The brothers were seated on the veranda when some disturbance occurred among the chickens near the house and upon Albert's suggestion, Russell went into the room to get the gun, and evidently unbreached the gun to examine the shells, and after coming out of the room and putting the gun back in breach, by some means unknown, the gun was discharged and the entire load striking Albert in the back of the head, killing him instantly. Albert was a prosperous young farmer and leaves many relatives and friends to mourn the seemingly untimely death. Russell English, who was a party to the sad accident, has the entire sympathy of his many friends in this hour of distress. A Friend.
 
 
6. Rev. Samuel Jackson English Obituary
Dates: 05 Aug 1854- 04 Jul 1916
Parents: Samuel H. English & Sarah Ann 'Annie' Edge
Spouse: Mournen Maxie Peacock (1846-1916)
OBIT:
Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. July 7, 1916
REV. SAMUEL JACKSON ENGLISH DEAD
Rev. S. J. English died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Will Smith, on last Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Mr. English was one of Macon County's substantial citizens. Besides his widow [Mournen Maxie Peacock English] he leaves six children and a host of other relatives and friends to mourn his death. The remains were laid to rest in the City [Oglethorpe] Cemetery, Wednesday afternoon.
(see Tribute below)
 
 
7. Elder and Mrs. S. J. [Mournen Maxie Peacock] English Tribute
TRIBUTE:
Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. October 27, 1916
DEATH OF ELDER AND MRS. S. J. ENGLISH
Dear Citizen: Will you please allow me space in your valuable paper for a few words concerning the Old Soldiers of the Gospel this late day. They have been dead for some time, but are still fresh in our memory. They are dead and gone, but they still live in the hearts of all lovers of Gospel Truth. While we miss their company and council, we enjoy the thought and hope that they are at rest with Christ. The wife was faithful and true to her convictions, was a good wife, mother and neighbor. Elder S. J. English, no doubt a called preacher, whose calling was of God, and in his service of the churches as a preacher he had no superior. Some might ask, why not say something of the bad things of life. If we undertake that, we would have to expose mankind generally, and the world could not contain the books that could be written of man's vileness.
(note: Much more- not copied.)
He began preaching quite young. He died in his 62nd year, and his wife passed away in her 67th year.
 
 
8. Mr. William Henderson H. 'Bill' Justice Death Notice
Dates: 20 Oct 1851- 06 Aug 1917
Parents: Jarrett Justice & Mary Elizabeth Dyess
Spouse: Mollie Jane Wheeless (1863-1939)
Death Notice:
Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. August 10, 1917
Found on the Front Page in the Social New Items:
Bill Justice, who resided just over the line in Schley County, died suddenly Monday morning.
 
 
9. Mr. Elisha J. Kleckley Obituary
Dates: 03 Jan 1854-14 Nov 1917
Parents: David Hamiter Kleckley & Mary Catherine 'Puss' Cloud
Spouse: Elizabeth S. 'Betty' English (1857-1951)
OBIT:
Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. Nov.16, 1917
MR. ELISHA J. KLECKLEY IS DEAD
Mr. E. J. Kleckley died at his home in this city last Wednesday morning at 2 o'clock. He had been in failing health for the past several months. He was about 65 years of age. Besides his companion, Mrs. Bettie Kleckley, [the former Miss Elizabeth S. English, they married 2-6-1877] the deceased leaves five children, D. H. Kleckley, Lee Kleckley, Robert Kleckley, Miss Ruth Kleckley and Mrs. W. F. Murray, all living in Oglethorpe, to mourn his death. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. E.F.K. Roof, after which the remains were laid to rest in the City Cemetery Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock. The Citizen joins the many friends in extending sympathy to the bereaved ones.
 
 
10. Mrs. Robert H. [Vashti Martin] English Church Memorial
Dates: 12 July 1827-18 April 1919
Parents:
Spouse: Robert H. English, Sr. (1817-1883)
MEMORIAL:
THE GOSPEL MESSENGER, Williamston, N.C.;Vol. 41 No. 7 July, 1919
Mrs. Vashti English Church Memorial
In Memory of Sister Vashti English
According to the will and purpose of our Heavenly Father, for reasons well pleasing to Himself, He has again visited us by the summons of death in taking one of His blessed children (in the person of Sister Vashti English) home to Himself, saying, "Child, thy Father calls, come home," She united with the Primitive Baptist Church at Bluff Springs, Macon County, Ga., July 11, 1886, and departed this life April 17, 1919, in the ripe old age of ninety-three years, falling as it were a shock of corn fully ripe for the Master's garner. She exemplified by her Christian deportment, daily walk and godly conversation all those Christian graces that so beautifully characterizes an humble and loving child of grace. In her last sickness we feel sure she was blest with the loving and peaceful presence of her Saviour, in that her body void of pain and was permitted to pass over the river without a groan or strugle. In our Christian assembly her seat is vacant, and, as often as we meet to engage in thanksgiving and supplication, we shall miss her, but we sorrow not as those who mourn without hope, for we feel sure that her spirit is basking in the sunshine of God's everlasting love, there awaiting the redemption of the body in the resurrection, when the soul and body will be reunited, thoroughly prepaired to engage in chiming anthems of praise to the Lord of lords and King of Kings for ever and ever Amen
Written by order of the Church in Conference at Hepzibah, Macon Co., Ga. April 20, 1919. Elder W. M. Bullard, Mod., E. A. Head, Church Clerk. J. A. Adams and G. W. Green, Committee
(and Obit below)

Mrs. Robert H. [Vashti Martin] English Obituary
Dates: 12 July 1827-18 April 1919
Parents:
Spouse: Robert H. English, Sr. (1817-1883)
OBIT:
The Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. April 18, 1919
MRS. VASHTI ENGLISH - Mrs. Vashti English, widow of Robert H. English, died at her home in the English settlement Wednesday. Mrs. English was ninety years old and probably the oldest resident of Macon County.
 
 
11. Mr. Samuel Sampson English Obituary
Dates: 22 Jul 1866- 01 Jul 1919
Parents: Joseph O/E English & Sarah Catherine 'Sallie' Williams
Spouse: Minnie Julia Kitchens (1870-1968)
OBIT:
The Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. July 4, 1919
DIED IN SUMTER COUNTY - Marshal J. Thomas English left Tuesday evening for Sumter County on account of the death there of his brother, Mr. Sam S. English, which occurred Tuesday afternoon. The deceased had been suffering from a severe attack of erysipelas, which was the cause of death. Mr. English was a most highly esteemed citizen, and had many relatives and friends in this community. Interment took place in the Family Burying Ground in this county Wednesday morning, many friends and relatives being present on the sad occasion. A wife and four children survive.
 
 
Obituaries transcribed by Davine Campbell and posted here with her permission.
Davine Campbell may be reached at this email: davine(at)alltel(dot)net
 
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