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Obituaries: [1955-1959]
Family Obituaries Listed by year of death
  1. Mr. Wallace Jefferson English (24 Feb 1886- 16 Dec 1955)
  2. Mrs. Leila Ann Gilmore English (25 Jan 1921- 18 Mar 1956)
  3. Mr. William Franklin ' Lee' English (05 Aug 1890- Feb 1957)
  4. Mrs. Willie Fred [Eula 'Peggy' Kleckley] Murray (1882- Mar 1958)
  5. Mr. Willis Frederick 'Fred' Murray (1879-Aug 1959)
  6. Mr. Leroy Green Davis (1871- 20 Aug 1959)
  7. Mr. Philip Jefferson English (04 Feb 1921- 02 Oct 1959)
1. Mr. Wallace Jefferson English Obituary
Dates: 24 Feb 1886- 16 Dec 1955
Parents: Robert Simpson English, Sr. & Mary Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Cheves
Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. December 22, 1955
Wallace J. English Buried Saturday At Oglethorpe.
Wallace Jefferson English, 69, former resident of Macon County, died in an Atlanta hospital December 16. He resided at 644 N. Highland Avenue, N. E. and was a retired Railroad employee. Funeral services were conducted at 3:00 p.m. December 17, from the chapel of Smith-Tindol Funeral Home. The Rev. C. A. Phillips officiated and interment was in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY.
Pallbearers were Gene Stafford, Bobb Stafford, George Hammock, B. C. Kennedy, W. C. Williams and Bill Scovill. Survivors include two brothers, W. M. English of Quitman and R. S. English of Nashville, Ga.; one nephew, G. E. English of Smyrna and one niece, Miss Alma Giles of Macon.
Smith-Tindol Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements.
2. Mrs. Leila Ann Gilmore English Obituary
Dates: 25 Jan 1921- 18 Mar 1956
Parents: Grady C. Gilmore & Pearl Francis Greene
Spouse: Hill Derrick English (1915-1993)
Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. March 22, 1956
Funeral Services Held Wednesday For Mrs. Ann English.
Funeral services for Mrs. Ann Gilmore English, 34, were held Wednesday afternoon, 3 p.m. from the chapel of Smith-Tindol Funeral Home. The Rev. Henry Thomas officiated and burial was in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY. [Pallbearers - Not Copied.] Mrs. English, a life-long resident of Oglethorpe, died instantly in an auto crash on the Americus-Cordele Highway early Sunday Evening. She is survived by her mother, Mrs. Pearl Green Gilmore and two sons, Grady H. English and Donald Eugene English, all of Oglethorpe; a sister, Mrs. Sara J. Guilmette of Washington, D.C.; and two brothers, L. W. Gilmore of Macon and James Gilmore of Augusta.
3. Mr. William Franklin ' Lee' English Obituary
Dates: 05 Aug 1890- Feb 1957
Parents: John Jefferson 'Johnny' English & Hannah Rebecca R. ' Jeanne' Young
Spouse: Sarah ' Lucy' Brunson (1895-1965)
Elba Clipper; 2-14-1957
Funeral At 10 AM Thursday
W. Lee English Dies Suddenly Tuesday
Funeral services for W. Lee English, former Elba postmaster, who died Tuesday night, will be held at 10 o'clock Thursday morning at the Church of Christ with Minister Curtis Duke officiating. Mr. English, 66 die suddenly Tuesday night about 11:30 from a heart attack. The news of his death was a great surprise and shock to his many friends as he was in his store as usual all day Tuesday. Mr. English was born and reared in the Damascus Community, residing on the old J. J. English place until he was grown. Nearly half a century ago, J. J. English and his three sons, J. Oscar, W. Lee and John Wiley, moving to Elba and engaged in the mercantile business. The business continued for many years. Lee's particular job was operating a rolling store out of the mercantile establishment. W. Lee English was appointed to the position of Elba Postmaster about 25 years ago and served efficiently for more than 20 years. For the past two years he has been operating the English Drug Store during the absence of his son Bill, who is taking a course in pharmacy at Auburn. He also operated a real estate brokerage business and was connected with National Security Insurance Co. Mr. English was a member of one of the most prominent and highly esteemed families in Coffee County and he was widely known and highly respected to countless friends. An active member of the Elba Church of Christ, he took a prominent part in religious as well as civic and business affairs in the community. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Lucy Brunson English; three sons, Bill, Auburn; Durwood, Elba; Bert, student at Auburn; a daughter, Miss Nell English, Montgomery; two brothers, J. Oscar English and John Wiley English both of Elba; a sister, Mrs. Mollie Loflin, Elba; a number of grandchildren and a large number of other relatives.
Interment will be in Evergreen cemetery with Hayes Funeral Home directing.
4. Mrs. Willie Fred [Eula 'Peggy' Kleckley] Murray Obituary
Dates: 1882- Mar 1958
Parents: Elisha J. Kleckley & Elizabeth S. 'Betty' English
Spouse: Willis Frederick 'Fred' Murray (1879-1959)
Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. March 27,1958
Mrs. Fred Murray Passes After Long Illness; Rites Tuesday
Mrs. Eula Kleckley Murray, of Oglethorpe, died Monday afternoon after a long illness She was a life-long resident of Macon County and a member of Mt. Zion-St. Luke Lutheran Church. She was also a member of the United Lutheran Church Women. Funeral services were held Tuesday at Mt. Zion-St. Luke Lutheran Church with her pastor, the Rev. J. A. Linn, and the Rev. C. A. Phillips officiating. Burial followed in OGLETHORPE CEMETERY with Smith-Harris Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Buford Johnson, E. W. Johnson, T, 0. Webb, Bill Scoville, Jack Ellis and J. F. Williams. Surviving are her husband, Fred Murray of Oglethorpe, one son, Charles Murray of Oglethorpe, one sister. Miss Ruth Kleckley of Oglethorpe and one niece. Miss Louise Johnson of Sylvester.
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5. Mr. Willis Frederick 'Fred' Murray Obituary
Dates: 1879-Aug 1959
Parents: Jasper Murray & Mary Howe
Spouse: Eula 'Peggy' Kleckley (1882-1958)
Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma. Ga. August 6, 1959
Funeral services for Willis Frederick Murray of Oglethorpe were conducted Tuesday from St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Oglethorpe. The Rev. C. A. Phillips and Rev. Ronald Miller officiated and interment followed in OGLETHORPE CEMETERY, Pallbearers were: Everett Hammock, John F. Williams, Jimmy Maffett, W. T. Jolly, Bill Scovill, Buford Johnson, and F, W. Johnson, Smith Tindol Funeral Home was in charge. Mr. Murray, a life long resident of Macon County, passed away Sunday night at a local hospital after a lengthy illness. His wife, Eula Kleckley Murray, preceded him in death in March 1958. He was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church. Survivors are one son, Charles Murray; a sister. Miss Irma Murray of Oglethorpe. [Note: W. Fred Murray - Born 1879 - Died 1959 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside his wife, Eula K. Murray [1882 - 1958]
6. Mr. Leroy Green Davis Obituary
Dates: 1871- 20 Aug 1959
Parents: Levi Davis & Frances F. 'Fanny' English
Elba Clipper; 8-27-1959
Leroy Green Davis, 88, of Elba, died Thursday, August 20 at his home.
He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Issac Moore of Elba: Mrs. Lumas Daughtry of Columbus, Ga.: Mrs. Carmel Tydings of Chattanooga, Tenn.: seven sons, J. L., M. S., C. F., and J. B. Davis all of Elba: D. G. Davis of New Brockton: A. C. Davis of Andalusia and Roy Davis of Columbus, Ga.: one brother, T. J. Davis of Samson. Funeral services were held from the Liberty Church of Christ with Minister Ned Young officiating. Burial was in Bethlehem cemetery.
7. Mr. Philip Jefferson English Obituary
Dates: 04 Feb 1921- 02 Oct 1959
Parents: John 'Wiley' English & Alice Ham
Spouse: Betty Bryant
Elba Clipper; 10-8-1959
Last Rites Held For Philip J. English
Philip Jefferson English, 38 of Elba died at his home here Friday, October, 2 after an extended illness. Mr. English was lifelong resident of Elba. He was born Feb. 4, 1921, attended Grammar School and High School from which he graduated in 1939. He served in the U. S. Navy from 1942 to 46 as a pharmacist's mate and upon discharge returned to Elba where he was successively employed by Hayes Hardware National Security Insurance Co., and upon organization of NASCO in March 1956, was made president and chairman of the board of directors. He served in that capacity until his death. He was a member of the Church of Christ, the American Legion, the Elba Volunteer Fire Department and the Elba Housing Authority. He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Betty Bryant English; a son, Charles Philip, 6 and Anna, 5; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. English, and a sister, Mrs. Lister Brunson all of Elba. Funeral services were held Sunday from the Church of Christ with minister Curtis Duke officiating, assisted by Mr. George Herring of Andalusia and Clyde E. Fulmer of Montgomery. Burial was in Evergreen.
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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