AKIN, Mrs. J. M.
MRS. J, M. AKIN DIES AT BARNESVILLE GA.
BARNESVILLE, Ga., June
18.—The funeral of Mrs. J. M. Aiken took place at the Baptist Church
here today, and was conducted by Rev. C. W Durden, Mrs. Akin died Friday
morning after a protracted illness, She was one of the community's
oldest and best loved women and was an active, zealous Christian woman,
having been a member of the Baptist Church for many years.
Source: 1906-06-17; Paper: Macon Weekly
COLLIER, A. L.
BARNESVILLE BANKER DIES - A. L. Collier, Trustee of Gordon institute,
Will be Buried Today.
BARNESVILLE, Ga. March 26.-L. A. Collier,
prominent merchant, business man and citizen of Barnesville, died early
Sunday morning and will be buried from the First Baptist church here
Monday morning at 10:30 o'clock, Rev. Arthur Jackson, the pastor,
officiating, Mr. Collier has been a great sufferer through a long
He was president of the Citizens
Bank, trustee of Gordon Institute, operated a large mercantile business
and was identified with the Industrial, educational and religious life
of the section. He was 60 years old. Mr. Collier is survived by his
wife; two daughters, Misses Annie and Dorris Collier; four sons,
Clarence Collier, of Fort Valley; Howard and Lewis Collier, of
Barnesville; one brother, Charles Collier, of Chattanooga; and two
sisters, Mrs. C. O. Summers, of Barnesville, and Mrs. J. T. Matthews of
Denver, Col. Source: 1922-03-27; Paper:
Macon Weekly Telegraph
COLLIER, ISAAC C.
WELL KNOWN VETERAN PASSES TO BEYOND
BARNESVILLE, Ga., July 11
Isaac C. Collier, aged sixty-four, died at his home at Piedmont near
here at noon today. He was a wealthy farmer merchant and a useful
Influential citizen of Pickens County. He was a prominent Confederate
veteran. He is survived by his wife, J. C. Collier, his only child, who
is a prominent and successful citizen of Barnesville, and a half
brother, R. M. Collier, of Atlanta. He will be buried here probably
tomorrow, Source: 1908-07-12; Paper: Macon
COPPEDGE, Mrs. JOSEPH M
Mrs. Coppedge Died in Barnesville
BARNESVILLE,-Ga., Aug. 12— Mrs.
Joseph M. Coppedge, aged fifty-two, died at the home of her husband in
this city last night after a lingering illness during which she was a
great sufferer. She was a member of the Baptist Church and was
prominently connected throughout this vicinity. Ordinary Fletcher, of
Monroe County, Ga. and Hon. D. U. Fletcher, Senator-elect of Florida,
are her nephews. The funeral services will be held here tomorrow.Mrs.
Coppedge is survived by her husband and several children.
Source; 1908-08-13; Paper: Macon Weekly
ELDER, Mrs. EMMETT
Death of Mrs. Emmett Elder
Barnesville Ga. March 7 Mrs. Emmett
Elder died at two o'clock this afternoon from an acute attack of
Bright's disease. She was ill only a few days and her death is a shock
to the community. she was a prominent and beloved woman, fifty years
old, and a member of the Methodist Church. She is survived by her
husband, the former postmaster here, one son and three daughters. The
funeral will be conducted here tomorrow. Source: 1908-03-08; Paper: Macon Weekly
Died in Barnesville Ga. on the morning of May 2d, David Elvers,
son of H. H. Swatts, Esq. after a short illness of twenty-four hours,
with congestion of the brain, aged three years, six months and ten days.
He was a lovely boy. Source: 1870-05-10;
Paper: Macon Weekly Telegraph
GARLAND, J. W.
BARNESVILLE, Ga. Dec. 2.— J.W. Garland, who died here last night,
will be buried from the First Baptist church at 10:30 o'clock tomorrow
morning. His death has caused sadness throughout this community. He was
a successful and popular business man and citizen and was an alderman of
the city. He was 50 years old and is survived by his wife and three
small sons, his mother, who lived with him, and two brothers, J. J.
Garland, of Atlanta, and Dr. R. H. J. Garland, of Griffin. The Masons
will officiate at the funeral. Source: 1921-12-03; Paper: Macon Weekly
MR. HEYWOOD'S DEATH
His Funeral Occurred Yesterday—Suffered Great
BARNESVILLE Ga., June 5 - The funeral of Mr. Elmo Heywood
occurred at the Baptist church Sunday afternoon, and was conducted by
Dr. J.M. Brittain Mr Heywood was mangled in the elevator at the Summers
Buggy Company's factory Saturday afternoon and died Saturday night. He
suffered great agony during the few hours he lived after the accident
occurred. Source: 1899-06-06; Paper: Macon
LAMBDIN, A. M.
DEATH OF A. M. LAMBDIN ANNOUNCED IN TELEGRAM
BARNESVILLE. Ga. July
6A telegram was received today by Judge W. A. Prout from Mr. Asbury H
Lambdin, of Waco, Texas, announcing the death of Mr. A. M.Lambdin, which
occurred at 6:30, o'clock. The funeral will be held in Barnesville
Friday morning and will be conducted under the auspices of the grand
chapter of Masons of Georgia. Mr. Lambdin was a past grand high priest
of the Masonic order of this state. He has been spending the past year
In Waco with the family of his daughter, Mrs. J. D. Williamson.
Source: 1909-07-07; Paper: Macon Weekly
LIFSEY, B. A.
B. A. LIFSEY, BARNESVILLE
BARNESVILLE, Ga. March 16.— B. A.
Lifsey, for a number of years postmaster of Barnesville and a citizen
widely known throughout this section, died at his home on Zebulon
street, about 9 o'clock this morning, Although he had been unwell for
the pant several weeks his death waft sudden and unexpected. He stated
to members of the family that he did not feet well and went back to bed.
In a few minutes thereafter It was discovered that he was dead having
passed away without a. struggle. Mr. Lifsey was 63 years old. He was a
native of Pike County and had large family connections throughout this
part of the state. The funeral will occur here tomorrow or next day. Mr.
Lifsey is survived by his wife, five sons, Joe Lifsey, of Ashburn, W.
Va.; Homer Lifsey, New York city; Freeman Lifsey, of New Mexico,
and Roy Lifsey, postmaster of Barnesville; and four daughters, Mrs.
Jesse Slado, of Zebulon; Mrs. Ed Slade, of South Georgia; Mrs. J. F.
Pierce, of Barnesville and Mrs. C. W. Hill, of Forsyth.
Source; 1911-03-17; Paper: Macon Weekly
LITTLEJOHN, JOS. A.
JOS. A. LITTLEJOHN DIES ON VISIT TO BARNESVILLE
Served as Clerk of
Superior Court From Creation of Crisp County; Native of South Carolina;
Funeral Service Today,
CORDELE, April 15.—Joseph A. Littlejohn, clerk
of the Superior Court of Crisp county since the county was organized,
died this morning at 1:30 o'clock in Barnesvllle, where he went two
weeks ago for a rest. In the hope of improving. He had suffered for
several years from a trouble which in his last year become more apparent
in its Inroads, and only a short time ago he suffered a stroke of
paralysis From this he never fully
Four days ago he knew his end was
near and he summoned members of the family. Mr. Littlejohn was born In
South Carolina 67 years ago, while his father was in that state
preaching under a transfer for a short time. Later the family came back
to Georgia, and the father preached In the North Georgia Conference.
Soon he was transferred to the South Georgia Conference and remained
many years at Americus after his most active service was over. His
father died In 1885. Mr. Littlejohn came to Cordele In the
early days, when the town was quite a village, He was first a clerk in a
business establishment, then city clerk for a brief period, and when the
new county of Crisp was organized he became clerk of the Superior Court.
He held the place continuously till his
While he was a teacher In
Barnesville forty years ago he married Miss Lela Middlebrooks, Mrs.
Littlejohn, with two children, Jesse and Mrs. W. A. Morris, survive him.
One brother. Judge Z. A. Littlejohn, of the Southwestern Circuit of
Superior Courts, who resides at Americus, survives, and four sisters.
His sisters are: Mrs, John W. Walters, of Cordele; Mrs. Turner
Hughes, of Statesboro; Mrs. Hardin Sapp, of Columbus, and Mrs. Robert
Wynn, of Eastman.
The funeral will occur in
Barnesville tomorrow afternoon. Rev. T. B. Stanford will probably attend
from here, along with a number of close friends of the family, Mr.
Littlejohn was bright in Masonry, a, devoted member of the Methodist
church here and a steward for a long period. He was true to his ideas of
right living, made no pretentious show of his goodness and invested as
largely as any man in the Industrial progress of the community, its
civic and moral advancement.
His death will bring deep sorrow to
people all over this section of the State and especially to the citizens
of Crisp, whose confidence and friendship he enjoyed. Source: 1919-04-16; Paper: Macon
LYON, MRS. T. B.
Mrs. T. B. Lyon, of Barnesville is dead. Source: 1881-02-25; Paper: Georgia Weekly
MEANS, MRS. F. M.
Culloden Aug. 30—Mrs. F. M. Means died after a short illness while on
a visit to her son, W. V. Means, of Culloden, Saturday. Funeral services
yesterday were conducted by Rev. Homer Bush, of Barnesville and S. E.
Winn, of Culloden.
She is survived by her
husband, one son, W. V. Means, of Culloden. and five daughters, Mrs. I.
H. Leonard, of Macon; Mrs. W. O. McBrayer, of Lilly; Mrs. H.H.
Smallwood, of Attapulgus, and Misses Ola and Frances Means.
Source: 1915-08-31; Paper: Macon Weekly
MILNER, BENJAMIN M
BARNESVILLE Ga., Jan. 4.—At the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. W.
Vaughn in this city, Mr. Benjamin M. Milner died after being in a low
state of health for several years. He was in his 94th year and was one
of the pioneer citizens of this section of the state. He was a man of
strong character, being noted for his sterling Integrity and powerful
Influence among the people who knew him. Mr. Milner was for many years
engaged in building railroads, and in this business he made large sums
of money. He also had large farming interests to which he devoted his
energies in the closing years of his active life. He belonged to the
well known Milner family which has done so much for the religious, moral
and material welfare of this section. Mr. Milner was physically and
mentally a man who would leave his impress upon any community and he
enjoyed the confidence and esteem of the people among whom he lived to
an unusual degree.
The funeral was
conducted this morning at the Baptist church here, Rev. C. W. Durden and
Rev. N. W.Hurst officiating. Source; 1904-01-05; Paper: Macon Weekly
MOYE, Mrs. HERBERT
MRS. HERBERT MOYE IS DEAD AT BARNESVILLE
BARNESVILLE, Ga. May
15.—Mrs. Herbert Moye died at her home near the city Monday morning, an
operation having been performed Sunday. She was on exceedingly popular
young woman and was married something over a year ago to Mr. Herbert
Moye, a successful young farmer of the vicinity. Mrs. Moye was formerly
a teacher In Gordon Institute and had a score of friends in this city
and throughout the community. The funeral will occur tomorrow morning at
Fredonia Church and will he conducted by Dr. A. F. Sherrill, of
Atlanta. Source: 1911-05-16; Paper: Macon
NEWTON, THOMAS F.
Died in this city on the 11th inst. Mr. Thomas F.Newton, a native of
the State of Maryland, but for the last sixteen years, a resident of
this city. Source: 1852-08-17; Paper: Macon
NUTTING, EMILY C.
Died in Barnesville August 6th, from typhoid fever, aged 26 years and
10 months, Emily C, wife of C. A Nutting, and daughter of Jordan
Compton, Esq., of Jasper county, Ga. Source:
1852-08-17; Paper: Macon Weekly Telegraph
OGLETREE, T. J.
BARNESVILLE, June 15—T. J. Ogletree, a leading merchant and esteemed
citizen, died at his home here today, A week ago he was attacked
suddenly with congestion of the brain and from the first he had been
very ill. little hope being entertained for his recovery, Mr. Ogletree
was a member of the firm of Collier & Ogletree, which enjoyed a
large patronage. He is survived by his wife, who is a daughter of
the late P. J. Matthews, and several children, he was about 45 years
old.. His death is greatly mourned among: the people of the community.
The funeral and burial will take place here tomorrow.
Source: 1915-06-16; Paper: Macon Weekly
PERDUE, J. A.
J. A. PERDUE IS DEAD
Prominent Retired Farmer of Barnesville
Expires at Age of 66 Years
J.A. Perdue, a prominent retired
farmer of Barnesville, died last evening at 6 o'clock at his home In
that city at the age of 66 years. Relatives of the family were notified
of his death last evening. Mr. Perdue had been a life-long resident of
the section where he died. Surviving him are three sons and two
daughters, C.L. of Mliner, W. R. of the Raughton - Halliburton Company
of Macon; Park, of Alton, Fla., Mrs. J. L. Adams, of Poerun; Mrs.
D. W. Kennedy, of Jacksonville, Fla. Three brothers and two sisters also
survive. Arrangements for the funeral will be announced later.
Source: 1918-09-27; Paper: Macon Weekly
PRICHARD, Mrs. W. H.
Death Monday Of Barnesville Lady
Barnesville, Ga. Nov. 22 Mrs. W.
H. Prichard died at her home here Monday after a long illness. She was
seventy years old and for many years had been a resident of the
city. Her husband, who was a prominent Baptist minister, died here
several years ago. She is survived by one brother, E.T. Crowder, and one
sister Mrs. Williamson, both of this city. The funeral will occur here
tomorrow and will be conducted by Rev. W.T. Hamby, pastor of the
Methodist Church, of which church Mrs. Prichard was a member.
Source: 1910-11-23; Paper: Macon Weekly
BARNESVILLE SHOCKED BY MISS SIMS' DEATH
BARNESVILLE, Ga. Aug.
23.—The people of the city were greatly shocked this morning when told
of the sudden death last night of Miss Clara Sims, the
popular eighteen- year- old daughter of Dr. and Mrs. J. R. Sims,
yesterday afternoon she left for the home of Mr. A. W. Andrews at the
Rock to be present at the annual reunion there today.
Although she had been complaining some recently, she was in apparent
good health when she left home. About 3 o'clock in the night she was
taken ill and the family was aroused. Before medical aid could reach her
she died, her sudden death being due to heart trouble. The family here
was notified and will have the body brought here for burial, which will
take place tomorrow. The death of the young lady has cast a gloom over
the entire community. Source: 1909-08-27;
Paper: Macon Weekly Telegraph
Sudden Death of Mr. Louis Smiley,
BARNESVILLE, Ga., June 3.—The
people of this city were shocked by the announcement that Mr. Louis
Smiley, quite a promising and prominent young man, was stricken with
paralysis Sunday morning and died without being able to revive. He
retired Saturday night In his usual health and when found Sunday morning
In bed he was in a dying condition. The funeral occurred Monday
afternoon. His death is mourned by the entire
He is survived by his
mother, a brother and two sisters, his father having died similarly two
years ago. Wednesday Mr. Smiley was to be married in this city, the
young lady being one of the most popular girls of
Barnesville. Source: 1907-06-04; Paper:
Macon Weekly Telegraph
Funeral of Mr. Augustus Smith.
BARNESVILLE Ga., April 22.— The
funeral of Mr. Augustus Smith, who died at his home in Monroe County
Saturday, took place Sunday afternoon in the presence of the largest
crowd ever assembled in the county on such an occasion. He was a
substantial citizen and had scores of friends throughout this section of
the State, quite a number of the prominent citizens of Barnesvllle and
Forsyth being present.
The service was
conducted by Rev. H. D. Pace of this city. Mr. Smith was the father of a
large family, the most of whom are quite prominent and influential,
among them being Mr. Asa Smith, of Jackson. Ga., Col. F. M. Smith, of
McDonough, and Mr. James Smith, of Monroe County. Source:
1907-04-23; Paper: Macon Weekly
SMITH, JACKSON G.
JACKSON G. SMITH DIES
Was Well-Known Manufacturer of
Barnesville, Dec. 11 Jackson G. Smith, one
of the most prominent and wealthy citizens of Barnesville and of middle
Georgia, died at his home after a lingering illness. His condition had
been quite serious for some days, and his death had been expected at any
moment. The funeral services will be held from the Baptist church
Mr. Smith was born at Buffalo,
N. Y., In 1831. In 1866 he located in Barnesville and began
to manufacture the Barnesville buggy of which he made a wonderful
success, the business having grown into immense proportions. The Smith
buggy plant is now considered the largest buggy factory south of the
Potomac. Mr. Smith accumulated large fortune, and had always taken a
leading part in the affairs of this city and section. He was an
influential member of the Baptist church, and he always held the esteem
of the people. He is survived by his wife and three children, W. B.
Smith and W. M. Smith, of Barnesville, and Mrs. Julius W. Gresham, of
Griffin. Source: 1911-12-25; Paper: Columbus
SPENCE, WALTER W
Death Of Mr. Spence
Barnesville Loses One of Her Most Popular
BARNESVILLE, Ga, April 13—Mr. Walter W. Spence, one of
the most popular young men of Barnesville, died this afternoon,
afternoon an illness only a few days. He went to bed Monday and grew
worse rapidly Everything possible was done to save him but he never
rallied from the first attack, His death was caused from congestion of
the brain and it causes universal sadness here. The burial will take
place in Griffin tomorrow. Source: 1899-04-14; Paper: Macon Weekly
STAFFORD, J. W.
MR. J. W. STAFFORD OF BARNESVILLE, DEAD
Barnesville, Ga. April
23.—The funeral of Mr. J. W. Stafford. 81 years old, Confederate veteran
and business man of Barnesville who died Monday after a brief illness,
will be held this afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Methodist church. Mr.
Stafford for many years headed the Pike county camp of veterans and he
had been mayor and trustee of Gordon Institute, he is survived by one
daughter, Mrs. H. S. Bradley, of Massachusetts, and two sons, W C and R.
A. Stafford, of this city. Source:
1919-04-30; Paper: Columbus Daily Enquirer
AUGUSTA MAN IS KILLED
David Tice Meets Death
on Tracks of Central,
BARNESVILLE. Aug. 18. David Tice,
mill hand, giving his address as Augusta, who was hit by the engine of
Central passenger train No, 2, due here from Atlanta at 10 o'clock this
morning, died at 2:30 this afternoon. His left arm was broken, his leg
bruised and he was injured internally. It is stated he was walking along
reading a letter on the opposite side from the engineer and the latter
did not see him. Dr. C. H. Willis, the Central's surgeon, gave him
medical attention. The body was shipped to Augusta this afternoon.
Source: 1916-08-19; Paper: Macon Weekly
TUCKER, Dr. W. C.
Dr. Tucker's Father Died At Barnesville
Dr. W. C. Tucker died at
his home in Barnesville at 11 o'clock last night at the age of sixty-one
years after an illness of several months. He was the father of Dr. O.B.
Tucker, of this city, O.W. Tucker of LaGrange, and J. R. Tucker of
Barnesville. and is also survived by his wife. The remains were taken to
Chipley, the former home of the deceased where the funeral took place at
10 o'clock this morning. Dr. W. C. Tucker resided for a number of years
in the vicinity of Chipley and was a highly esteemed citizen. He was
well known in Columbus and had many friends here who will regret to
learn of his death. Source: 1917-05-31;
Paper: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
MISS TURNER, BARNESVILLE
BARNESVILLE Ga. Feb. 17—Miss Lily
Turner's death at a sanitarium In Atlanta today was a stock and a great
sorrow to the people of this community. She was carried there Monday for
an operation and treatment, and while it was known that she was in a
serious condition reports for several days indicated that she would
recover. Miss Turner was the daughter of the late Capt. B. M. Turner,
and was a young lady who had won her way into the hearts of all the
people of this vicinity. She had won her way into the hearts of all the
people of this vicinity. She had for years been one of the most valued
and beloved teachers of Gordon Institute. Her genuine worth was
recognized and she was universally loved among the young and old. She
was a member cf the Baptist Church and for the past several years her
class in the Sunday school has numbered about fifty men. Her death
in the prime of life is a great loss to this community She is survived
by three brothers, B. M. Turner, of Barnesville; C. 0. Turner, of
Atlanta, and W. R. Turner, of Millen. President Jere M. Pound was
notified of her death this morning, and out of respect for her school
was suspended until after the funeral - Source: 1911-02-18; Paper: Macon Weekly
WHITAKER, Col. W. A.
Col. W. S. Whitaker,
Barnesville, Ga., January
The body of Colonel William S.
Whitaker, who died in Atlanta Thursday morning, was buried in the city
cemetery here Friday afternoon.
Whitaker was formerly a, citizen of this city and at one time was
prominent In the practice of the Flint circuit and in the polities of
the county and section. A number of years ago he made the race for
congress from the sixth district. Several years ago he moved to Atlanta,
where he has since resided. He was 65 years old. Source; The
Constitution, Atlanta Ga. Sunday January 12,
WILLIAMSON, T. J.
T. J. WILLIAMSON TO BE BURIED AT BARNESVILLE
BARNESVILLE, May 22
Thomas J. Williamson, who died In Atlanta early today, will he buried
here tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock, The funeral service will be held
in the Baptist Church and will be conducted by Dr. J. M. Brittian, of
Atlanta, former pastor of the church here, Mr. Williamson, formerly
lived here and for many years was in the railway service. He is survived
by four brothers: W.J. Williamson, Atlanta; Sam Williamson, Forsyth;
John William son, Juliette, and Lee Williamson, Macon. Source: 1911-05-23; Paper: Macon Weekly
WOODWARD, Mrs. Col. S. N.
DEATH AT BARNESVILLE,
Mrs. Woodward, Wife of Col. S. N. Woodward,
7.-(Special )- Mrs. Woodward, wife of Col. S. N. Woodward, died at
daybreak this morning after a short Illness The deceased is the eldest
daughter of Mrs. A J Blalock and sister of Mrs. M T Grace of Macon, and
leaves, besides a grief-stricken husband, two small children to mourn
There was no more
well beloved woman in Barnesville than "Miss" Ora, by which name she was
so well known. None, even among her own sex, had aught but admiration
and love to speak of this noble young woman, for she combined In a rare
degree the best qualities of wife, mother, friend and Christian, She was
alike the equal and confidant of the highest and the trusted friend and
benefactress of the lowliest and the poorest, and many of these there
will be to miss her warm hand that could be generous without vanity. She
has many friends in Macon who will join in the deep grief that
Barnesville feels at this vary sad death. Source:
Date: 1894-04-09; Paper: Macon Weekly Telegraph
WRIGHT, MRS. HOMER
Funeral of Mrs. Wright
The remains of Mrs. Homer Wright were
carried to Barnesville yesterday and laid to rest beside those of the
loved ones who had preceded her through the dark
There Was a simple service at the
residence before leading conducted by Rev. Dr. Mcintosh. Rev. C. A.
Turner accompanied the remains to Barnesville and conducted the services
at that place. Source: 1889-06-16; Paper:
Macon Weekly Telegraph