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Family Obituaries Listed by year of death
 
  1. Mr. Bartow J. Justice (1874-Jul 1935)
  2. Mr. Benjamin Washington Webb (01 Sep 1859- 13 Nov 1935)
  3. Miss Fannie T. Elmore (12 Oct 1866-08 Jan 1937)
  4. Mr. David 'Hammet' Kleckley (1884-10 Feb 1937)
  5. Mr. Robert L. English, Sr. (08 Feb 1868- 05 Mar 1937)
  6. "Little" Eugene Talmadge Theus (23 Aug 1936-19 Sep 1937)
  7. Miss Olia Maud Mathis (01 Aug 1915- 27 Sep 1937)
  8. Mr. Charles 'Charlie' English (13 Dec 1874- 14 Nov 1937)
  9. Mr. Sidney P. Tison (1862-Nov 1937)
  10. Mr. James 'Robert' Kleckley (29 Dec 1887- 01 Mar 1938)
  11. Mr. Moody Carlton Nelson (08 Sep 1907-21 Apr 1938)
  12. Mr. Roy N. English (13 Feb1899- 30 Apr 1938)
  13. Mr. Washington 'Wash' Baker (1853- May 1938)
  14. Mr. John J. Robinson (07 Aug 1858-Sep 1938)
  15. Mr. Cornelius M. 'Neal' English (29 Jan 1875-05 Nov 1938)
  16. Mrs. William H. [Mollie Jane Wheeless] Justice (30 Oct 1863-21 Aug 1939)
  17. "Little" Alicie Eugenia English (14 Feb 1937-10 Nov 1939)
  18. Mrs. John J. [Mary Elizabeth English] Justice (09 Jul 1870- 18 Dec 1939)
 
 
1. Mr. Bartow J. Justice Obituary
Dates: 1874-Jul 1935
Parents: William Henderson H. 'Bill' Justice & Mary Annie English
Spouse:
OBIT:
The Macon County Citizen - The Montezuma Georgian
Merged Oct. 1, 1931 July 4, 1935
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MR. BARTOW JUSTICE
Montezuma, Ga. - July 4 - Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock for Mr. Bartow Justice of near Ellaville, who died late Friday afternoon after a long illness. At the time of his death, Mr. Justice was 61 years of age. He suffered a stroke of paralysis about twelve years ago but his condition didn't become alarming until about a year ago. Mr. Justice made his home with his sister, Mrs. C. D. Athon. The services were held in the Family Cemetery near Andersonville Saturday afternoon. Rev. Dennis of the Oglethorpe Methodist Church officiated. Pallbearers were his nephews: Messrs, Marvin Athon, Millard Athon, Thero Athon, Ray Athon, Arris Athon and Joe Justice. Mr. Justice is survived by five sisters, Mrs. C. D. Athon and Mrs. N. W. Athon, Mrs. C. M. English of Englishville, Mrs. L. J. Athon of Bumphead, Mrs. Bryant Lee of Cut-off, his Step-mother, Mrs. W. H. Justice of Bumphead; five brothers, Mr. L. R. Justice of Bumphead, Mr. H. Justice of Englishville, Mr. W. V. Justice and R. J. Justice of Andersonville, Mr. Allen Justice of Oglethorpe.
 
 
2. Mr. Benjamin Washington Webb Obituary
Dates: 01 Sep 1859- 13 Nov 1935
Parents:
Spouse: Jessie Lena Underwood (1869-1951)
Relation: Brother-in-law of Mrs. Jasper Richard 'Rich' English [Linnie 'Nettie' Underwood]
OBIT:
Macon Co. Citizen - Montezuma Georgian Nov.14, 1935
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MR. BEN WEBB.
Oglethorpe, Ga. Nov. 13 - Funeral services for Mr. Ben Webb, pioneer Macon County citizen, who died at his home near here last night, were held today at the Red Hill Primitive Baptist Church, with Elder Chance, of Hawkinsville conducting.
Mr. Webb had been in ill health for some time and during the past week his condition had grown steadily worse. He was one of the oldest citizens of this section and had been a successful farmer for many years. He was one of the most popular men of this community and his death is mourned by many.
Survivors are his widow, Jessie Underwood Webb, and five sons, Albert Webb of Powersville, Auburn Webb of Cochran, Ben Earl Webb of Montezuma, Huburn Webb of Oglethorpe and Buford Webb of Swainsboro.
 
 
3. Miss Fannie T. Elmore Obituary
Dates: 12 Oct 1866-08 Jan 1937
Parents: Rev. Jacob Samuel Elmore & Isabella Maria 'Belle' Ganann
Spouse:
Relation: Sister of Mrs. William 'Matchett' English [Daisy Pauline Elmore]
OBIT:
Macon County Citizen - Montezuma Georgian Jan 14, 1937
BELOVED OGLETHORPE WOMAN P-ASSES TO ETERNAL REWARD
Oglethorpe, Ga. - Jan 9 - Hundreds of friends and relatives paid a final tribute Saturday afternoon at St. John's Lutheran Church to Miss Fannie Elmore, whose death occurred at an Americus hospital early Friday morning following an illness of __ weeks. Miss Elmore was born in Senoia, Ga. the daughter of the late Rev. J. Samuel and Martha Summer Elmore, but had lived in Oglethorpe since her early childhood. Her father was a pioneer Lutheran minister of this section of Georgia and was one of the Macon County Pastors for thirty-four years. He also was an ordinary of the county for many years. She was active in church and U.D.C. work and in former years had been a teacher, connected with the Lutheran orphanage in Salem, Va.. She had served the town of Oglethorpe as postmastriss. The funeral services were conducted by her pastor, the Rev. D. L. Heglar. Interment was in the Oglethorpe Cemetery. She is survived by one brother, Eu__Elmore of Atlanta, and three sisters, Mrs. W. M.[Daisy] English of Quitman and Mrs. Troy C. [Mary Belle] Powers and Mrs. Columbus T. [Pearl] Harden of Oglethorpe. (A long list of pallbearers and honorary pallbearers not copied.)
 
 
4. Mr. David 'Hammet' Kleckley Obituary
Dates: 1884- 10 Feb 1937
Parents: Elisha J. Kleckley & Elizabeth S. 'Betty' English
Spouse: Mary Lou Martin (1874-1962)
OBIT:
Macon County Citizen-Montezuma Georgian Feb. 11, 1937
D. HAMMET KLECKLEY DIES SUDDENLY
Oglethorpe, Ga. Feb 11 - Funeral services for Mr. D. H. Kleckley, life-long resident and a member of the prominent Macon County family, whose death occurred last night, were held at the Oglethorpe Cemetery this afternoon at 3 o'clock. He was the son of Mrs. Betty Kleckley and the late Mr. Elisha T. Kleckley, pioneer Macon County citizens. Mr. Kleckley was married twice, first to the late Miss Mamie Kennedy and then to Miss Mary Lou Martin, who survives him. Mr. Kleckley had been in poor health for a number of months, but his death came quite unexpectedly. He had been up and around during the day. Surviving are his widow, one daughter by his first marriage, Mrs. Cecil Johnson; his mother, Mrs. Betty Kleckley; two sisters, Mrs. Fred Murray and Miss Ruth Kleckley of Oglethorpe; two brothers, Lee Kleckley and Robert Kleckley of Oglethorpe; and one grandson, Cecil Johnson, Jr. a student of G.M.S. Milledgeville. Services were conducted by the Rev. W. W. Whaley, pastor of the Oglethorpe Methodist Church. D. C. Smith, funeral director was in charge.
 
 
5. Mr. Robert L. English, Sr. Obituary
Dates: 08 Feb 1868- 05 Mar 1937
Parents: Joel Wenel English & Permelia Petrona 'Amelia' Edge
Spouse: Lillian 'Lil' Smith (1871-1934)
OBIT:
Macon County Citizen-Montezuma Georgian Mch.11,1937
MR. ROBERT L. ENGLISH DIES AT HOMESTEAD.
Oglethorpe, Ga. - March 8 - The body of R. L. English, 70, former citizen of Oglethorpe, was brought here Saturday from Homestead, Fla., where he died following a short illness from pneumonia. Funeral services were conducted Sunday morning at Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, Rev. W. W. Whaley of Oglethorpe, officiating, and the interment was at Mt. Zion Cemetery. Mr. English, was the son of the late Joel W. English and Amelia Edge English, pioneer citizens of Macon County and had lived in Macon County until three years ago, when he moved to Florida, following the death of his wife, who was formerly Miss Lillian Smith, member of a well known family. He is survived by one brother, James W. English and three sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Robinson, Mrs. Annie Butler and Mrs. Ada Young, all of Homestead. Pallbearers were: Roy English, Herschel Taylor, Weaver McBride, Walker Mathis, William Ansley and Russell English.
 
 
6. "Little" Eugene Talmadge Theus Obituary
Dates: 23 Aug 1936-19 Sep 1937
Parents: Thomas Watson Theus, Sr. & Catherine Jo English
OBIT:
Macon County Citizen-Montezuma Georgian Sept.13,1937
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR LITTLE EUGENE THEUS
Oglethorpe, Ga. - Sept. 16 - Funeral services for little Eugene Theus, age 1 year, who died at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Theus, near Cordele Monday night, were held at Red Hill, Tuesday morning. The services were conducted by the Rev. Mr. Chance, pastor of the Red Hill Primitive Baptist church. The infant was the grandson of Mr. Sam English of Oglethorpe.
 
 
7. Miss Olia Maud Mathis Obituary
Dates: 01 Aug 1915- 27 Sep 1937
Parents: John B. Mathis & Annie B. Walker
Spouse:
Relation: Sister of Mrs. Russell English [Willie Bert Mathis]
OBIT:
Macon County Citizen-Montezuma Georgian Sept.23,1937
DOUBLE FUNERAL FOR MISS OLIA MATHIS & R. J. MATHIS
A double funeral will be held at Red Hill Primitive Baptist Church for Miss Olia Maude Mathis and her uncle Mr. R. J. Mathis, whose deaths both occurred this morning. Miss Mathis, aged 22 years, died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Art Ellis in Oglethorpe after an illness of only a few days. She was stricken ill in Augusta last Saturday night and was brought to the home of her sister early in the week. Her condition grew rapidly worse and physicians gave up hope of her recovery last night. After completing her education at Oglethorpe High School, Miss Mathis studied Beauty Culture and was employed at an Augusta beauty parlor when she was taken ill. She is survived by her father, John B. Mathis; two sisters, Mrs. Russell English and Mrs. Art Ellis of Oglethorpe; and five brothers, Harvey Mathis, Robert Mathis and Walker Mathis of Oglethorpe and Archie Mathis and Johnny Mathis of Rocky Mount, N.C. Funeral services will be conducted by Elder J. H. Chance, pastor of the Red Hill Church and the Rev. W. W. Whaley, pastor of the Oglethorpe Methodist Church. MR. R. J. MATHIS died at his home in Americus this morning after an illness of sometime. He was a brother of J. B. Mathis, father of the deceased girl and was 67 years of age at the time of his death. Other surviving relatives are two sons, Hinton Mathis and Walter Mathis of Americus and one sister, Mrs. J. D. Dillard of Atlanta.
 
 
8. Mr. Charles 'Charlie' English Obituary
Dates: 13 Dec 1874- 14 Nov 1937
Parents: Jasper Newton English & Missouri Ann Higgins
Spouse: never married
OBIT:
Macon County Citizen-Montezuma Georgian Nov.18,1937
FUNERAL RITES FOR CHARLES ENGLISH HELD SUNDAY
Funeral services were conducted at the Oglethorpe Cemetery Sunday morning for Charlie English, 61, well-known citizen of the Englishville district, whose death from a heart attack occurred at the hospital in Montezuma Saturday. Mr. English had apparently been in his usual health until a couple of days before his death and had made a trip to Atlanta during the week. He was the son of the late Jasper English and Missouri Higgins English, pioneer citizens of Macon County, and had spent his whole life in this county. He was a veteran of the Spanish-American War and was active in veteran affairs. He is survived by four sisters, Mrs. Bettie Kleckley of Atlanta, Mrs. Alberta Murray and Mrs. Lee Kleckley of Oglethorpe; and Mrs. Wash Baker of Montezuma and numerous nieces and nephews in Atlanta, Montezuma, Valdosta, Oglethorpe and Buena Vista. The services were conducted by the Rev. Mr. Chance. The funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Montezuma Funeral Home.
 
 
9. Mr. Sidney P. Tison Obituary
Dates: 1862-Nov 1937
Parents:
Spouse:
Relation: Uncle of Mary Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Finch
OBIT:
Macon County Citizen-Montezuma Georgian Nov. 4,1937
PROMINENT CITIZEN OF ENGLISHVILLE PASSES AT AGE 75
Mr. Sidney P. Tison, aged 75, a prominent citizen of Englishville, died at the home of his niece, Mrs. M. H. English, Monday morning after an illness of some time. Mr. Tison had made his home with Mr. and Mrs. M. H. English for the past 30 years. He is survived by one niece, one nephew, six great nephews and seven great nieces. Funeral services were conducted by the Montezuma Funeral Home and interment was in the Americus Cemetery.
 
 
10. Mr. James 'Robert' Kleckley Obituary
Dates: 29 Dec 1887- 01 Mar 1938
Parents: Elisha J. Kleckley & Elizabeth S. 'Betty' English
Spouse: Ida Gertrude McInvale (1897-1977)
OBIT:
Macon County Citizen-Montezuma Georgian March 1,1938
ROBERT KLECKLEY DIES TUESDAY AFTER LONG ILLNESS.
Funeral services for Robert Kleckley, age 50, member of a prominent Oglethorpe family, whose death occurred Tuesday afternoon after a lingering illness, were conducted on Wednesday morning. Mr. Kleckley was born Dec. 29th, 1887, the son of Mrs. E. J. Kleckley and the late Mr. Kleckley. He spent most of his life in Oglethorpe. About two years ago, he was taken ill and had been in poor health since that time. He was employed by the A. B. & C. Railroad. The funeral services were conducted by the Rev. William Childre and the Rev. W. W. Whaley. He is survived by his wife: his mother, Mrs. E. J. Kleckley of Oglethorpe; two sisters, Mrs. W. F. Murray and Miss Ruth Kleckley of Oglethorpe.
 
 
11. Mr. Moody Carlton Nelson Obituary
Dates: 08 Sep 1907-21 Apr 1938
Parents: Rev. J. A. Nelson & Lena Roberts
Spouse: Ola Gladys English (1908-?)
OBIT:
Macon County Citizen-Montezuma Georgian April 28,1938
M. C. NELSON DIES IN OGLETHORPE
Funeral services were conducted at the residence in Oglethorpe at 3 o'clock Friday afternoon for Moody C. Nelson, 30, whose death at his home Thursday followed an illness of several months. Mr. Nelson was a native of Dooly County, but had made his home in Oglethorpe for the last 12 years during which time he was operator at the A.B. and C. railroad depot. He was a member of the Lilly Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, formerly Miss Gladys English, a little daughter, Jane, his mother, Mrs. J. A. Nelson of Lilly; sisters, Mrs. W. G. Pilcher of Ellaville, and Mrs. Jim Spears of Kernersville, N.C.; five brothers, Pierce Nelson and Orson Nelson of Lilly; E. B. Nelson of Douglas, Lory Nelson of West Palm Beach, Fla. and Paul Nelson of Fort Meade, Fla. The services were conducted by the Rev. W. W. Whaley assisted by the Rev. D. L. Heglar and the interment was in Oglethorpe Cemetery.
 
 
12. Mr. Roy N. English Obituary
Dates: 13 Feb 1899- 30 Apr 1938
Parents: Mathew 'Mack' English & Mattie Kleckley
Spouse:
OBIT:
Macon County Citizen-Montezuma Georgian May 5, 1938
ROY ENGLISH DIES AT AMERICUS SATURDAY
Funeral services for Roy English, 39, well known citizen of Oglethorpe were conducted at Mt. Zion Sunday morning and the interment was in the Lutheran Cemetery. After an illness of four weeks his death occurred Saturday afternoon at a hospital in Americus. Mr. English was a native of Oglethorpe, the son of Mrs. Mattie English and the late Mack English. He was connected for several years with Churchwell's in Americus, Cordele, Waycross and Brunswick, returning to Oglethorpe three years ago. At the time of his death he was commodity supervisor for the WPA in Macon County. He was a member of the Lutheran Church and the services were conducted by his pastor, The Rev. D. L. Heglar, assisted by the Rev. W. W. Whaley. Survivors are his mother; three sisters, Mrs. Sallie Mae Easterlin of Atlanta and Misses Mary Ann and Carolyn English of Oglethorpe; and one brother, Henry B. English of Oglethorpe.
 
 
13. Mr. Washington 'Wash' Baker Obituary
Dates: 1853- 3 May 1938
Parents:
Spouse: Annie Blanche English (1879-1955)
OBIT:
Macon County Citizen-Montezuma Georgian May 5-1938
WASHINGTON BAKER PASSES SATURDAY AFTER LONG ILLNESS.
Washington Baker, 85, prominent in the business and social life of Montezuma for 50 years, died at his home here Saturday afternoon and funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon with interment at Felton's Cemetery. He suffered a stroke of paralysis two years ago and had been an invalid since that time. The immediate cause of his death was pneumonia. Mr. Baker was a native of Dublin, but came to Montezuma in his youth. He had large farming interest, was for many years engaged in livestock business here with H. R. Haugabook and had been director in the Citizens National Bank of Montezuma since its organization.
He is survived by his wife, formerly Miss Annie English of Oglethorpe. The services were conducted by the Rev. Marshall Nelms assisted by the Rev. J. W. Chance.
 
 
14. Mr. John J. Robinson Obituary
Dates: 07 Aug 1858-Sep 1938
Parents: William Clark Robinson & Mary Jane Pritchett
Spouse: Mary Elizabeth 'Lizzie' English (1870-1939)
OBIT:
Macon County Citizen-Montezuma Georgian Sept.22,1938
FUNERAL THURSDAY FOR MR. JOHN J. ROBINSON
The funeral services of John J. Robinson, 80, were held at the Mt. Zion Church near Oglethorpe, Thursday morning at 10 o'clock. Nephews of the deceased served as pallbearers.
Mr. Robinson died at his home at Homestead, Fla. Tuesday. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth English Robinson; three daughters, Mrs. C. N. Roach of Miami; Mrs. Bessie Kemp of Homestead and Mrs. King; two sons, Joe Robinson of Homestead and Paul Robinson of Hollywood, Fla. five grandchildren, five brothers, A. E. Robinson, R. L. Robinson, of Oglethorpe, Ga., Elliot, Jim and Joe Carlton Robinson of Ellaville and two sisters, Mrs. Emma Lee of Savannah and Mrs. George Turner of Sylvester.
 
 
15. Mr. Cornelius M. 'Neal' English Obituary
Dates: 29 Jan 1875-05 Nov 1938
Parents: Joseph O/E English & Sarah Catherine 'Sallie' Williams
Spouse: Minnie Mae Justice (1892-1984)
OBIT:
Macon County Citizen-Montezuma Georgian Nov.10, 1938
C. M. ENGLISH, 63, DIES OF AUTO INJURIES
C. M. English, 63, prominent farmer of the Englishville community died at an Ellaville Hospital last night from injuries received in an automobile accident near LaCross Sunday afternoon. Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 10:30 at Red Hill Primitive Baptist Church and interment will be in the Oglethorpe Cemetery. Mr. English is survived by his wife, the former Miss Minnie Justice, one sister, Mrs. Mollie Dyess of Fitzgerald; and one brother, Jody English of Andersonville. The son of the late Joseph and Sallie Williams English. Mr. English was born January 29, 1875, resided in Macon County all his life and had been an active citizen of his community. The accident occurred at the Bumphead crossroads, near LaCross when an automobile crashed into the side of the English machine. Mr. English suffered five fractures and serious internal injuries that proved fatal. His wife sustained several bad cuts and bruises and Allen Justice, the third occupant, received minor cuts. Mr. & Mrs. English and Mr. Justice were en route to the home of Roy Justice, a brother of Allen Justice and Mrs. English, when the accident occurred.
 
 
16. Mrs. William H. [Mollie Jane Wheeless] Justice Obituary
Dates: 30 Oct 1863-21 Aug 1939
Parents: Falba W.J. Wheeless & Frances A.
Spouse: William Henderson H. 'Bill' Justice (1851-1917)
OBIT:
Macon County Citizen-Montezuma Georgian Aug. 24, 1939
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. MOLLIE JUSTICE, 76.
Following the funeral service at the Methodist Church in Andersonville Tuesday afternoon, the body of Mrs. Mollie Justice, 76, was brought to Oglethorpe for interment in the Oglethorpe Cemetery. The services were conducted by the Rev. W. W. Whaley of Oglethorpe and the Rev. Mr. Shippey of Andersonville. Mrs. Justice, widow of the late William H. Justice, who died twenty-three years ago, had made her home in Andersonville since she went there as a bride fifty years ago. She is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Irene Athon and Mrs. Estelle Athon of Ellaville; Mrs. Minnie English, Mrs. Gladys Athon and Mrs. Louise Lee of Andersonville; five sons, Henderson Justice, Robert Justice and Vasa Justice of Andersonville; Allen Justice of Oglethorpe and Robert Justice of Ellaville; forty-nine grandchildren and thirty-four great-grandchildren.[Robert is listed twice, so there is another son, not named]

[Additional info in another obit, same paper, one week later: Born October 30, 1863, Mrs. Justice was reared in Macon County and lived near her birthplace throughout her life. [Daughter of Francis A. and Falba W.J. Wheeless]
Note: The survivor list is different: Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. C. M. English of Oglethorpe, Mrs. T. J. Athon and Mrs. Bryant Lee of Andersonville; three sons, W. V. Justice of Andersonville; R. J. Justice of LaCross and Allen Justice of Garden Valley; two step daughters, Mrs. N. W. Athon and Mrs. C. D. Athon of Ellaville; two stepsons, Henderson Justice and R. J. Justice of Andersonville, 46 grandchildren and 40 great grandchildren. Grandsons were pallbearers: Ray and Bill Athon, Joe and Lanier Justice, Davis Lee and Riley Dillard.

 
 
17. "Little" Alicie Eugenia English Obituary
Dates: 14 Feb 1937-10 Nov 1939
Parents: Edwin Kitchens English & Grace Carolyn Addy
OBIT:
Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. November 7, 1935
From: "Englishville Paragraphs" - Mr. and Mrs. C. M. English was called to the death bed of little Alice English, baby daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. K. English, Monday, whose death occurred at her home Sunday afternoon at four o'clock at Americus.
 
 
18. Mrs. John J. [Mary Elizabeth 'Lizzie' English] Justice Obituary
Dates: 09 Jul 1870- 18 Dec 1939
Parents: Joel Wenel English & Permelia Petrona 'Amelia' Edge
Spouse: John J. Robinson (1858-1938)
OBIT:
Macon County Citizen-Montezuma Georgian Dec.23,1939
FOUND IN THE ENGLISHVILLE NEWS SECTION;
A goodly number from here attended the funeral of Mrs. Lizzie Robinson at Mt. Zion Wednesday morning at ten o'clock, whose death occurred at her home in Homestead, Florida, Monday.
 
 
Obituaries transcribed by Davine Campbell and posted here with her permission.
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