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Forsyth County Obituaries

Lucy Cowles
Funeral services for Mrs. J. C. Cowles, 84, who died early Friday morning at the Confederate infirmary, will be held at 10 o'clock this morning from the Dunbar Funeral home, with the Rev. J. Foster Lupo, pastor of Main Street Methodist church, in charge. Mrs. Cowles was a faithful member of the Main Street church and always took an active interest in its activities. She made her home with her daughter, Mrs. A. E. Adams, 2331 Park street, for the past 35 years, but was recently moved to the infirmary. She was a native of Forsythe, Ga., but came to South Carolina while quite young. Her sterling character and kindly disposition made her many friends. She was especially fond of young people and had many friends among them. Surviving her are four daughters, Mrs. W. J. Dodge, San Diego, Calif.; Mrs. Adams of Columbia; Mrs. H. S. Roberts of Decatur, Ala.; and Miss Lucy Cowles of Nashville, Tenn.; one brother and one sister, who lives in Oklahoma and 15 grandchildren. [The State 01 June 1930]
FRANCIS - Died in Georgia - Thomas Francis of Forsyth county. [The Daily Constitution, Atlanta Georgia Oct. 22, 1876 - submitted by Shauna Williams]
J.W. Pierkle
Legislator Pierkle Dead
Atlanta Nov 23 J.W. Pierkle third party member of the legislature from Forsyth County died this morning from a stroke of paralysis. This is the second death in the legislature since its opening, both from paralysis. A Democrat will probably succeed Mr. Pierkle. [1892-11-24;  Paper: Macon Telegraph]
George Ellsworth Raffety
Mr. George Ellworth Raffety, age 89, of Cumming passed away Wednesday, June 6, 2007.
Survivors include daughter, Nancy Yates; son and daughter-in-law, Richard & Sandy Raffety; grand daughter, Sherri Raffety Hale; grandson, Shane Raffety; 4 great grandchildren; nephew, Robert Richie; several nieces, nephews, and other relatives also survive. Graveside Services will be held Saturday, June 9, 2007 at 4:00p.m. at Sawnee View Memorial Gardens. Ingram Funeral Home and Crematory, Cumming, Georgia in charge of arrangements. [Forsyth County Newspaper: Ingram Funeral Home, Cumming Georgia - submitted by Sherri Raffety Hale Oct. 06, 2008]

ROGERS - Died in Georgia - Mrs. A.L. Rogers of Cumming.  [The Daily Constitution, Atlanta Georgia Oct. 22, 1876 - submitted by Shauna Williams]
Charlotte, NC. Dec 23—With his lifeless body in the wagon, the team of J. Bennett Swain, An aged and prominent citizen of Forsyth county, pulled up at his home near Winston-Salem tonight. A bullet hole in his head showed the cause of death. Investigation threw suspicion upon Ross Gatewood and Moses McKnight, eighteen-year-old youths, who under the influence of liquor, were returning from a hunting trip. Both men were arrested and held without bail pending an Investigation. Later tonight it developed that the defendants shot and seriously wounded a negro, Dave Helton, prior to the Swain tragedy.    Indignation is intense. [1907-12-24;  Paper: Augusta Chronicle]

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