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AKIN, Mrs. J. M.
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 Telegraph
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 illness.
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
COPPEDGE, Mrs. JOSEPH M
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 Telegraph
Fortson, Henry Clay
The Macon Daily Telegraph (Macon, GA) – Wednesday, April 2, 1924
Barnesville, Ga., April 1 – Henry Clay Fortson, 77, who died Saturday night, was buried from the First Baptist Church, of which he was a member, Sunday afternoon. Rev. Arthur Jackson, pastor, conducting the service. Mr. Fortson had been in feeble health a number of years, and his death was not unexpected. He moved to this community about fifteen years ago from Clayton County, and was a highly esteemed citizen. He is survived by his widow and six children. [contributed by Jim D.]
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 Telegraph
MR. HEYWOOD'S DEATH
His Funeral Occurred Yesterday—Suffered Great Agony.
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 Weekly Telegraph
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 Telegraph
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 Telegraph
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 recovered.
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 death.
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 Telegraph
LYON, MRS. T. B.
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 Telegraph
MILNER, BENJAMIN M
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 Weekly Telegraph
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 Weekly Telegraph
NUTTING, EMILY C.
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 Telegraph
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 Telegraph
PRICHARD, Mrs. W. H.
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
SMITH, JACKSON G.
SPENCE, WALTER W
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 Telegraph
TUCKER, Dr. W. C.
WHITAKER, Col. W. A.
Col. W. S. Whitaker, Barnesville
Barnesville, Ga., January 11.—(Special.)—
The body of Colonel William S. Whitaker, who died in Atlanta Thursday morning, was buried in the city cemetery here Friday afternoon.
Colonel 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, 1913
WILLIAMSON, T. J.
WOODWARD, Mrs. Col. S. N.
WRIGHT, MRS. HOMER