and Obituaries of Polk County,
HOWARD LESLIE SR.
Leslie Brooks Sr., 76, of Cedartown formerly of Marietta, died
Sunday.Date: 1994-03-28; Paper: Marietta
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
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
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.
1888-12-17; Paper: Macon Telegraph
DESHAW, MRS. FRANKIE
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
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
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
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
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
Date: 1914-05-16; Paper: Macon
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
Augusta Chronicle [Augusta, Georgia], Aug 15,
Died at the Soldiers' Home
Mr. W. T. Hays passes away
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 DIES AT CHARLESTON
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
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
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
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
Date: 1900-02-09; Paper: Macon
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.
1904-10-30; Paper: Columbus Daily
AUNT OF COL.
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.
Paper: Marietta Journal
MILLER WRIGHT DIES
Prominent North Georgian of Cedartown Passes Away in
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
Date: 1899-02-02; Paper: Macon
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