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Obituaries: [1950-1954]
Family Obituaries Listed by year of death
  1. Mr. John Edwin English (1891- 02 Jul 1950)
  2. Mr. Joseph Richard 'Jody' English (25 Oct 1870-24 Oct 1950)
  3. Mrs. Wm. Vassar [Minnie English] Justice (19 May 1880-08 Jan 1951)
  4. Mrs. Elisha J.[ Elizabeth S. 'Betty' English] Kleckley (21 Oct 1857-07 Apr 1951)
  5. Mrs. Benjamin Washington [Jessie Lena Underwood] Webb (14 Oct 1869-20 Jul 1951)
  6. Mr. Robert Jarrett Justice (1884- Dec 1951)
1. Mr. John Edwin English Obituary
Dates: 1891- 02 Jul 1950
Parents: Robert Simpson English, Sr. & Mary Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Cheves
Spouse: Clara Mae Davies
Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. July 6, 1950
John Edwin English, age 59, of Cordele, Ga. died in Waycross, Ga. Sunday, July 2, 1950 after an illness of several months. Funeral services were conducted in the Methodist Church at Cordele Tuesday morning with interment in the Cordele Cemetery with Knight Templar Masonic services.
Born on a farm near Andersonville, Ga. his parents, the late Robert S. English, Sr. and Mary Elizabeth Cheves English, moved to Dooly County in 1902 where he left the farm to enter railroad service, and with the exception of three years of campaigning with the armed forces in the Philippines , he had been in the service of the Atlanta, Birmingham and Coast, now the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad.
He is survived by his wife, the former Miss Clara Mae Davies of Hawkinsville and Vienna, Ga. and by four brothers, W. M. English of Quitman, Ga., W. J. English of Atlanta, Paul H. S. English of Lakeland, Fla., and Robert S. English, Jr. of Nashville, Ga. and by several nieces and nephews.
2. Mr. Joseph Richard 'Jody' English Obituary
Dates: 25 Oct 1870-24 Oct 1950
Parents: Joseph O/E English & Sarah Catherine 'Sallie' Williams
Spouse: Lena Dyess (1877-1916)
Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. October 26, 1950
Funeral services will be held in the Oglethorpe Baptist Church today [Thursday] for Joseph Richard English, 80 year old resident of Oglethorpe, who passed away at the Montezuma Hospital Tuesday after an illness of several weeks. Rev. C. L. Goss will officiate and interment will be in the Oglethorpe Cemetery. Grandsons of the deceased will serve as pallbearers. The son of the late Joseph and Sarah Williams English, Mr. English was born in 1870 and was a life long resident of Macon County. He was the husband of the late Lena Dyess English.
Survivors are six children, Mrs. R. J. Justice of Montezuma, Mrs. Jake Frank Peaster of Oglethorpe, Mrs. R. W. Murph of Columbus, Mrs. H. L. Helton of LeGrange, W. C. English of Oglethorpe and J. M. English of Thomaston and several grandchildren. Arrangements by Smith Tindol Funeral Service.
3. Mrs. Wm. Vassar [Minnie English] Justice Obituary
Dates: 19 May 1880-08 Jan 1951
Parents: Rev. Samuel Jackson English & Mournen Maxie Peacock
Spouse: William Vassa Justice (1893-1946)
Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. January 11, 1951
Mrs. Minnie E. Justice, 70, lifelong resident of Andersonville, passed away at an Americus hospital early Monday night after an illness of several weeks.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Andersonville Baptist Church of which she was a member. The pastor, Rev. M. C. Gardner officiated, interment was in the Oglethorpe cemetery. Mrs. Justice was born on May 19, 1880, the daughter of the late S. J. sand Maxey M. Peacock English. She was the wife of the late William Vassar Justice. Survivors include one son, Clarence C. Justice of San Diego, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. Joe Rooks of Winston Salem, N.C. and Mrs. Lila E. Jones of Andersonville; and one brother, Oscar J. English of Savannah. Smith Tindol Funeral Service was in charge.
4. Mrs. Elisha J.[ Elizabeth S. 'Betty' English] Kleckley Obituary
Dates: 21 Oct 1857-07 Apr 1951
Parents: Matthew H. English & Martha Eugenia Peak
Spouse: Elisha J. Kleckley (1854-1917)
Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. April 12, 1951
Mrs. Betty Kleckley, beloved Oglethorpe citizen, passed away at her home on Saturday afternoon at the age of 94. She had been an invalid for several years, being confined to her bed most of the time. A life-long resident of Macon County, Mrs. Kleckley was born on October 21, 1856, the daughter of the late Mack and Eugenia Peek English. She was the widow of the late Elisha J. Kleckley and the oldest member of the Oglethorpe Lutheran Church, which she served faithfully as long as her health permitted. [More of her activities - not copied]
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. W. F. Murray and Miss Ruth Kleckley, both of Oglethorpe; two brothers, M. H. English and Sam J. English of Oglethorpe; one sister, Mrs. Dan Kleckley of Oglethorpe, several grandchildren and two great, great, grandchildren, representing five generations. Funeral services were held at her home Sunday afternoon, conducted by The Rev. Lloyd H. Seiler with burial in the Oglethorpe Cemetery.
Pallbearers - not copied. Smith Tindol was in Charge.
5. Mrs. Benjamin Washington [Jessie Lena Underwood] Webb Obituary
Dates: 14 Oct 1869-20 Jul 1951
Parents: John Allison Underwood & Genevieve A. Bailey
Spouse: Benjamin Washington Webb (1859-1935)
Relation: Sister of Mrs. Jasper Richard 'Rich' English [Linnie 'Nettie' Underwood]
Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. July 26, 1951
Mrs. Jessie Lena Webb, 81, former Macon Countian, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. E. Parker of Abbeville; following a brief illness. The body was taken to Oglethorpe where funeral services were held at Red Hill Primitive Baptist Church Sunday afternoon with Rev. George A. Hill of Pineview officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Mrs. Webb was a native of Sumter County, the daughter of the late John and Virginia Bailey Underwood. She was the widow of Ben W. Webb of Macon County to whom she was wedded for 40 years.
Survivors, besides Mrs. Parker, are five sons, Albert Webb of Lakeland; Aubun Webb of Cochran; Ben Webb of Greenville; Hubon Webb of Snowhill, N.C.; Buford Webb of St. Petersburg, Fla.; one brother, Miles Underwood of Cairo; three sisters, Mrs. Bob Webb and Mrs. Bessie Atwater of Pelham; Mrs. Nettie English of Atlanta; 13 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
6. Mr. Robert Jarrett Justice Obituary
Dates: 1884- Dec 1951
Parents: William Henderson H. 'Bill' Justice & Mary Annie English
Spouse: Annie 'Lucile' English (1892-1967)
Macon County Citizen-Montezuma Georgian Dec. 6,1951
RITES CONDUCTED WEDNESDAY FOR ROBERT J. JUSTICE [Left edge of Newspaper cut off- unreadable]
Final Rites for Robert Jarrett Justice, resident of Montezuma for the past six years, were conducted in the local Methodist Church Wednesday at 3 o'clock. The Rev. Clarence G. Ward, Baptist pastor, officiated and interment was in the Red Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers were nephews of the deceased: David Lee, Marvin Athon, ______Athon, H. V. Dillard, Bill Athon and Luther Justice. Mr. Justice died at his home on Railroad Street late Monday night after a lengthy illness. A retired farmer, he was a resident of Andersonville before moving to Montezuma. Survivors include his wife, the former Annie Lucille English of Montezuma; three daughters, Mrs. ____Peaster of Montezuma; Mrs. ___Griffin of Unadilla, and Mrs. ___ Wynn of Americus; two sons, __ert Justice of Atlanta and Ben Justice of Montezuma; two brothers, ____Justice of Schley County and ___ Justice of Florida; five sisters, Mrs. N. W. Athon, Mrs. C. D. ____ and Mrs. Minnie English all of Oglethorpe, Mrs. Gladys Athon and Mrs. B. A. Lee of Andersonville. Smith Tindol Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
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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