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Howard Leslie Brooks Sr., 76, of Cedartown formerly of Marietta, died Sunday.Date: 1994-03-28; Paper: Marietta Journal
Mr. Luther Corley, 18 years old, died Thursday morning In Cedartown, after a lingering illness. The remains were brought to the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Corley, on Glover Street, and the funeral services were conducted from the Second Baptist Church Sunday afternoon, the Rev. Mr. Spinka officiating. "Nearer My God, to Thee," "Jesus is all the World to Me," and "There's a Beautiful Land on High" were the hymns sweetly sung by the choir.
     The interment was in the Citizens Cemetery, the pall-bearers being Mr. R. T. Loring, Mr. Willie Mitchell. Mr. Floyd Mitchell, and other relatives.
     A large number of relatives from Atlanta, Cedartown, Gordon, etc., besides many relatives and friends he attended the funeral services.
     Mr. Corley is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Corley; two half-sisters, Mrs. Susie Dixon, of Cedartown, and Mrs. Frances Peel, of Lithonin; and four half-brothers, Mr. Jack Mitchell, of Marietta; Messrs Henry and J. B. Mitchell, of Gordon,Ga., and Mr. Vergil Corley. of Cedartown.
    He was a member of the Second Baptist Church here, having been baptized just two years ago; and in his discourse on Sunday, Mr. Spinks spoke feelingly of what a good. Christian boy Luther always was, and how devoted to his church. He had many friends here, having gone to Cedartown to work just a year ago, and all are sympthing with the bereaved family.Date: 1917-09-27;  Paper: Cobb County Times
A Georgia Bride Suicides Cedartown, Ga,
Atlanta. Dec. 16.—At Cedartown Mrs. Lillie Crabb, a bride  committed suicide by shooting herself through the head on account of domestic troubles.
Date: 1888-12-17;  Paper: Macon Telegraph

Reyno, AR--Mrs. Frankie Lue DeShaw, 75, of Reyno, passed away in Corning Community Hospital (Corning, AR), Saturday (Sep 17, 1983).  She was born Aug. 12, 1908 in Cedar Town, GA, a daughter of the late Henry Martin and Minnie Bell Johnson Williams.
     Survivors include her husband, Jesse R. DeShaw of the home; a brother, Wm. Haul Williams, of Evart, Mich.; a sister, Mrs. Pearl Harper of O'Fallon, Ill.; a nephew, Dewayne Harper of Freeburg, Ill.; two nieces, Mrs. Goldia Kirsh of St. Petersburg, FL and Mrs. Anna Bell Hosey of Freeburg.
     Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. in Biggers (AR) Baptist Church with Revs. Bill Jenkins and Loy Culver officiating.  Burial followed in Randolph Memorial Gardens (Pocahontas, AR) with McNabb Funeral Home in charge.   --Pocahontas Star Herald, Sep 22, 1983; submitted by Freda Roberts.

Pauline English, the three-year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. English died Thursday afternoon at the home of her parents at Cedartown, The family formerly resided In Macon, but moved several months ago to Cedartown,
      The body was brought to Macon yesterday morning and taken to the home of Mrs. E. J. English, 221 Jones street, East Macon. The funeral was held from there yesterday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock. Rev. J. G. Christian, pastor of the East Macon Methodist church, officiating. Interment followed at Fort Hill cemetery.
Date: 1914-05-16;  Paper: Macon Telegraph

Died From The Effects Of Injuries
Ga. Oct. 4.—George Hartness of Cartersville, an employee of the East and West railroad, fell In front of the car on which he was working Saturday morning and had his left leg crushed by the wheels. Amputation was necessary and he died from his injuries In the afternoon.  Date: 1897-10-05;  Paper: Macon Telegraph

Augusta Chronicle [Augusta, Georgia], Aug 15, 1901
Died at the Soldiers' Home
Mr. W. T. Hays passes away there

Atlanta, Ga., Aug 14-W. T. Hays, an aged Confederate veteran and an inmate of the Soldiers' Home, died peacefully in his room this morning at 4 o'clock. The old soldier was 84 years of age. He went to the home in June and was then so feeble that he was carried on a litter to his bed. Since that day the fires of life slowly smoldered and finally died away, leaving him life less at daybreak this morning. During his illness every attention was shown the gray veteran by the inmates of the home, and an escort of his comrades will silently march before his body to its last resting place. hays had one son, H. T. Hays, who lives in Polk county and Judge Lowndes Calhoun wrote him that his father was in a dying condition. The son was not able to make a trip to Atlanta, but wrote a pathetic reply begging that his father be given a good burial, and stating that he would meet him in heaven. hays was a resident of Polk county, and was a veteran of the Georgie state troops. Little is known of his history during the war, but his patience and courage in facing death was proof that he was a true soldier. This afternoon at 2 o'clock the funeral services were conducted at the Soldiers' Home by Rev. T. P. Cleveland, and at 4 o'clock the interment took place at Westview cemetery. The remains will be buried on the plat owned by Atlanta, Camp 159, United Confederate Veterans. An escort of veterans from the home will attend.

KNIGHT, Hon. W. C.
Cedartown Ga. Nov 17 -  Hon. W.C. Knight died here tonight at the age of 83 years. He was one of the earlier settlers of Polk County, and was clerk of the superior court for thirty-two years in succession. he was a Mason and a Knight of Honor, and was one of the best citizens of the county.  Date: 1905-11-18;  Paper: Augusta Chronicle

Rome - On Feb. 8 one of the most tragic suicides took place in Cedartown last Monday that ever occurred in this section of the country. Dr. Ed Marshall, a son of Dr. E. B. Marshall of Rome, killed himself with a pistol, and the remains were brought here and buried this afternoon.
     A sad story is related in connection with the affair. Not long ago the young doctor fell desperately in love with a young lady in Arkansas and was married to her very soon after the Introduction. They lived together for a few months in much happiness. The young husband loved his bride with all the devotion of his true nature, but his young wife began to give his attention to another man, and so an elopement followed. This almost crazed Dr. Marshall, and to drown his sorrow. he sought relief in opiates, and thus his young life was wrecked. It is Indeed a deplorable affair.
     There was no young man in this section of the state more highly thought of, and he had already attained considerable success in his profession. He was the heart's delight of his good mother, and a great pride to his noble father. The two are grief-stricken. They seemed crushed to earth.
     The body was laid to rest at Myrtle Hill and the pall-bearers, close friends of the family, were Joe Glover, J. N. Harrison, W H. Wright, Dr. W. H. Shaw, Bernard Hale and Wright Willingham.
Date: 1900-02-09;  Paper: Macon Telegraph

Mrs. Parker Laid to Rest,
The funeral of Mrs. Annie Perry Parker, who death occurred Thursday at her home in Cedartown, Ga. took place at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon from the residence of her brother, Mr. M.O. Berry, No 731Broad Street. The services were conducted by Rev. J.L. Scully, of Columbus, and Rev. George E. Benedict, of Cedartown. The pallbearers were Messrs. E.W. Swift, W.C. Coart, E.L. Wells, Van Marcus, M.M. Moore, F.C. Limpkin, C.M. Woolfolk and R.O. Howard. The interment was in Linwood Cemetery.
Date: 1904-10-30;  Paper: Columbus Daily Enquirer

Miss Sallie Roberts, an aunt of Col. Will Eph Roberts, of Marietta, died last Thursday in Cedartown and was buried Friday. Mr. and Mrs Roberts went over to attend the funeral and spent several days th#re with other relatives.
Date: 1917-08-10;  Paper: Marietta Journal

Prominent North Georgian of Cedartown Passes Away in Florida
Rome Ga. Feb 1  Mr. Miller Wright of Cedartown died suddenly in Florida yesterday. Mr. Wright was a son of the late Judge A. R. Wright. He was one of the most prominent citizen of North Georgia.
Date: 1899-02-02;  Paper: Macon Telegraph

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