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Family Obituaries Listed by year of death
 
  1. Mrs. Benjamin E. [Ethel Murray] Breedlove (1894-1960)
  2. Mrs. Benjamin C. [Myra Park] Kennedy (02 Apr 1886- 19 Jul 1960)
  3. Miss Willie Ruth English (21 Oct 1896- 08 Jan 1961)
  4. Mr. Matthew 'Hill' English (09 Aug 1876-13 Jan 1962)
  5. Mrs. Edward L. [Alberta C. English] Murray (18 Nov 1872- 20 Jan 1962)
  6. Mrs. David 'Hammet' [Mary Lou Martin] Kleckley (1874- 10 Dec 1962)
  7. Mr. James Washington English (Jun 1875- 3 May 1962)
1. Mrs. Benjamin E. [Ethel Murray] Breedlove Obituary
Dates: 1894-1960
Parents: Edward L. Murray & Alberta C. 'Berta' English
Spouse: Benjamin Breedlove (1876-1928)
OBIT:
Mrs. Benjamin E. (Ethel Murray) Breedlove
Funeral services for Mrs. Ethel M. Breedlove, who died in Valdosta last Tuesday after an extended illness were held in the chapel of Carson-McLane Funeral Home in Valdosta on Wednesday morning. Dr. Grady Feagan, pastor of Lee Street Baptist Church and the Rev. John McClelland, pastor of Westminster Orthodox Presbyterian Church, officiated. Organ music was played by Mrs. Rudolph Howell. Graveside services were held in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY with the Rev. F. M. York, pastor of the Oglethorpe Baptist Church officiating. Pallbearers were Henry B. English, Melvin Brown, J. W. Scovill, E. W. Johnson, T. L. Coogle, John F. Williams. T. O. Webb, and Jared J. Bull. Mrs. Breedlove, who is a native of Oglethorpe, is survived by her mother, Mrs. Alberta English Murray of Oglethorpe; a daughter, Mrs. J. W. Hightower of Baton Rouge, La. ; a son, Benny Breedlove of Macon; two brothers, Ed N. Murray of Buena Vista; J. B. Murray of Oglethorpe; four sisters, Mrs. Jack Staten and Mrs. Tom Bush Smith, Sr. of Valdosta; Mrs. J. T. Bryan and Mrs. H. R. Lane of Oglethorpe.
 
 
2. Mrs. Benjamin C. [Myra Park] Kennedy Obituary
Dates: 02 Apr 1886- 19 Jul 1960
Parents:
Relation: Mother-in-law of George Elmore English
Spouse: Benjamin C. 'Ben' Kennedy
OBIT:
Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. July 21,1960
MRS. BEN C. [ Myra Park] KENNEDY
Funeral services for Mrs. Myra Park Kennedy, 74, of Oglethorpe, were held Wednesday in the Oglethorpe Methodist Church. The Rev. H. H. Sheppard and the Rev. Henry Thomas officiated. Burial was in OGLETHORPE CEMETERY. Pallbearers were Howard Park, James Park, Theo Park, Glean Smith. Bill Causey and Billy Scovill, Smith Tindol Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Kennedy died Tuesday at a local hospital after a long illness. She was a life- long resident of Macon County and a member of Oglethorpe Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband, Ben C. Kennedy; four daughters, Mrs. D. L. Witt of Macon, Mrs. G. E. English of Smyrna, Mrs. W. W. McMichael of Florence, Ala., and Mrs. P. M. Nix of Fayetteville; one son, J. B. Kennedy of Charleston, S. C.; sister, Mrs. Irene Livingston of Ellaville and a number of grandchildren.
 
 
3. Miss Willie Ruth English Obituray
Dates: 21 Oct 1896- 08 Jan 1961
Parents: Arris Newton English & Mary 'Lydia' Kleckley
Obit:
Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. January 12, 1961
MISS WILLIE RUTH ENGLISH
Miss Willie Ruth English, 64, Dies At Brunswick.
Funeral services for Miss Willie Ruth English, 64, who died Sunday in a Brunswick Hospital, were held Tuesday at 11 am at the Mt. Zion-St. Luke Lutheran Church of Oglethorpe. Rev. W. H. Martin officiated and burial was in MT. ZION CEMETERY. Pallbearers - Not Copied. Smith Tindol Funeral Home of Montezuma was in charge of arrangements. A native of Oglethorpe, Miss English was the daughter of the late Arris and Lydia english. She was a member of the Lutheran Church. Survivors include an aunt, Mrs. Dan Kleckley of Oglethorpe and a cousin, Mrs. C. W. Cotton, with whom she made her home at St. Simons Island.
 
 
4. Mr. Matthew 'Hill' English Obituary
Dates: 09 Aug 1876-13 Jan 1962
Parents: Matthew H. English & Mary Bethia Moody
Spouse: Mary Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Finch (1883-1945)
OBIT:
Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. January 18, 1962
MATTHEW HILL ENGLISH, JR.
Funeral Services For M. H. English, 85, Held Monday.
Funeral services for Matthew Hill English, 85, were held Monday in the chapel of Smith-Tindol Funeral Home in Montezuma, with Elder George Riley Hunt and Rev. John D. Zeigler officiating. Burial followed in the OGLETHORPE CITY CEMETERY. Active pallbearers were A. J. Allmon, Glen Lee Chase, A. B. Robinson, Jr. Harvey Ellis, Merian Williams, Luther Turner, Elton Chapman and W. M. Parker. Honorary pallbearers were Jody Holloway, O. E. Smith, Glen Chase, Julian Webb, John F. Williams, F. E. Bentley, Roy Mathews, Elza Woodall, T. L. Coogle, R. L. Wiggins, Harvey Mathis, T. C. Braselton and S. C. Haddock. Mr. English died unexpectedly Saturday enroute to the Americus-Sumter County hospital in Americus. A retired farmer, Mr. English was a life long resident of Macon County. Survivors include four daughters, Miss Pauline English and Miss Bethea English, both of Oglethorpe, Mrs. Robert Brand of Byromville and Mrs. William Bentley of Roberta; three sons, Derrick English, Sidrich English and Ferrell English, all of Oglethorpe; one brother, Sam Joe English of Oglethorpe; one sister, Mrs. Dan Kleckley of Oglethorpe; and three grandchildren.
 
 
5. Mrs. Edward L. [Alberta English] Murray Obituary
Dates: 18 Nov 1872- 20 Jan 1962
Parents: Jasper Newton English & Missouri Ann Higgins
Spouse: Edward Lee Murray (1865-1915)
OBIT:
Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga .January 25, 1962
Mrs. EDWARD L. [Alberta English] MURRAY
Mrs. Alberta English Murray, 89, pioneer citizen of Macon Co., died Saturday at a local hospital after a long illness. A resident of Oglethorpe, Mrs. Murray was a member of the Oglethorpe Chapter of the U.D.C. Funeral services were held Sunday in the chapel of Smith-Tindol Funeral Home. The Rev. F. M. York and the Rev. H. H. Sheppard officiated and interment was in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY. Pallbearers were T. O. Webb, Dave English, E. W. Johnson, Buford Johnson, Spec. English and W. E. Webb, III. Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Pauline Lane and Mrs. John Bryan, both of Oglethorpe, Mrs. Tom B. Smith, Sr., and Mrs. Jack Staten, both of Valdosta, and Mrs. Roy McGouirk of Decatur; two sons, E. N. Murray of Buena Vista and J. B. Murray of Oglethorpe; one sister, Mrs. Myrtle Kleckley of Oglethorpe; and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
 
 
6. Mrs. David 'Hammet' [Mary Lou Martin] Kleckley Obituary
Dates: 1874- 10 Dec 1962
Parents: Guss Martin & Lizzie
Spouse: David 'Hammet' Kleckley (1884-1937)
OBIT:
MRS. MARY LOU MARTIN KLECKELY
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Lou Martin Kleckley, who died Monday at a local hospital, were held Tuesday in the chapel of Watson Mathews Funeral Home with the Rev. F. M. York officiating. Burial was in OGLETHORPE CEMETERY . Serving as pallbearers were George Hammock, Gene Stafford, Harvey Mathis, Robert Mathis, Rodger Martin, H. B. English, J. H. Taylor and Joe Coogle. A resident of Oglethorpe for 40 years, she was a native of Washington County . She was a member of the Oglethorpe Baptist Church. Surviving are one brother, C. V. Martin of Eufaula, Ala. ; several nieces, including Miss Bessie Martin of Oglethorpe, Mrs. Lucille M. Tennant of Stockbridge and Miss Catherine Martin of Atlanta; several nephews including Carlos M. Martin of Oglethorpe and a great niece, Mrs. E. C. Coogle of Oglethorpe. Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
 
 
7. Mr. James Washington English Obituary
Dates: Jun 1875- May 1962
Parents: Joel Wenel English & Permelia Petrona 'Amelia' Edge
Spouse: Gussie E. Wesson (1869-1951)
OBIT:
Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. May 17, 1962
JAMES W. "Jim" ENGLISH
Services for James W. "Jim" English, 86, Homestead Florida developer and founder of the Redlands District News, who died Thursday, May 3rd were held Saturday May 5th, in the Branam Funeral Home, Homestead, Florida. He was past director of the Redlands Chamber of Commerce, The First National Bank of Homestead and the Florida Avocado and Lime Growers Association. He was also a member of the Redlands District Lions Club and Masonic Lodge. Mr. English, who left Macon County 49 years ago, farmed in South Florida. In 1933, he planted one of the first Persian lime groves and proved that they could be grown successfully in this area. He conceived and helped build the Fruit Festival Building, a place of exhibition for Dad County's products and resources. Builder of the first theater in Hollywood, he also owned and operated the Seminole and Palms theaters and the Breezeway Drive-in Theater. Even though most of his life was spent in Florida, he did not forget about Macon County and his friends here. Just a year or so ago, he obtained an option from the Macon County Commissioners to develop the Miona Springs property. He became vitally interested in this through his cousin and life long friend, the late D. C. Smith, Sr., and had in mind making a determined bid for development of this property despite his age. Surviving are his wife, Grace; a daughter, Mrs. Clyde Chambers; two sister, Mrs. Ada Young, and Mrs. Annie Francis, all of Homestead, a stepson, Winifred Owens, of Miami and two grandchildren. Mrs. Ruth King of Americus is his niece and he was related to the English and Smith families of this county.
 
 
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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