Family Obituaries Listed
by year of death
- Mr. Bartow J. Justice (1874-Jul 1935)
- Mr. Benjamin Washington Webb (01 Sep
1859- 13 Nov 1935)
- Miss Fannie T. Elmore (12 Oct 1866-08
- Mr. David 'Hammet' Kleckley (1884-10
- Mr. Robert L. English, Sr. (08 Feb
1868- 05 Mar 1937)
- "Little" Eugene Talmadge Theus
(23 Aug 1936-19 Sep 1937)
- Miss Olia Maud Mathis (01 Aug 1915- 27
- Mr. Charles 'Charlie' English (13 Dec
1874- 14 Nov 1937)
- Mr. Sidney P. Tison (1862-Nov 1937)
- Mr. James 'Robert' Kleckley (29 Dec 1887-
01 Mar 1938)
- Mr. Moody Carlton Nelson (08 Sep 1907-21
- Mr. Roy N. English (13 Feb1899- 30 Apr
- Mr. Washington 'Wash' Baker (1853- May
- Mr. John J. Robinson (07 Aug 1858-Sep
- Mr. Cornelius M. 'Neal' English (29 Jan
1875-05 Nov 1938)
- Mrs. William H. [Mollie Jane Wheeless]
Justice (30 Oct 1863-21 Aug 1939)
- "Little" Alicie Eugenia English
(14 Feb 1937-10 Nov 1939)
- 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
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
Dates: 01 Sep 1859- 13 Nov 1935
Spouse: Jessie Lena Underwood (1869-1951)
Relation: Brother-in-law of Mrs. Jasper Richard 'Rich' English
[Linnie 'Nettie' Underwood]
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
|3. Miss Fannie T. Elmore Obituary
Dates: 12 Oct 1866-08 Jan 1937
Parents: Rev. Jacob Samuel Elmore & Isabella Maria 'Belle'
Relation: Sister of Mrs. William 'Matchett' English [Daisy Pauline
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
Dates: 1884- 10 Feb 1937
Parents: Elisha J. Kleckley & Elizabeth S. 'Betty' English
Spouse: Mary Lou Martin (1874-1962)
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'
Spouse: Lillian 'Lil' Smith (1871-1934)
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
Dates: 23 Aug 1936-19 Sep 1937
Parents: Thomas Watson Theus, Sr. & Catherine Jo English
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
Relation: Sister of Mrs. Russell English [Willie Bert Mathis]
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
|8. Mr. Charles 'Charlie' English Obituary
Dates: 13 Dec 1874- 14 Nov 1937
Parents: Jasper Newton English & Missouri Ann Higgins
Spouse: never married
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
Relation: Uncle of Mary Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Finch
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)
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-?)
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
|12. Mr. Roy N. English Obituary
Dates: 13 Feb 1899- 30 Apr 1938
Parents: Mathew 'Mack' English & Mattie Kleckley
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
Spouse: Annie Blanche English (1879-1955)
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)
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)
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
|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)
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
Dates: 14 Feb 1937-10 Nov 1939
Parents: Edwin Kitchens English & Grace Carolyn Addy
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'
Spouse: John J. Robinson (1858-1938)
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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