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BOLTON, J. H.|
J. H. BOLTON SITTING DEAD ON FLOOR OF HIS ROOM
SAVANNAH, Ga., March 31.—J. H. Bolton, from Atlanta, was found dead this morning sitting on the floor of Room 28 in the Screven House. Bolton had been drinking and had been out late last night. The room contained a number of broken articles, showing Bolton's unsteady progress about it when he returned. On a scrap of paper In his pockets was written in a scrawl to the officer that the vices of a man's youth stayed with him and scourged him in manhood. Bolten appeared to be about 35 years old. An Investigation by the coroner resulted in a certificate that Bolton came to his death from acute alcoholism.
Date: 1906-04-01; Paper: Macon Telegraph
TREASURER OF SCREVEN DIES Abram Burke Had Filled County Office For Past Twenty Years,
SYLVANIA, Nov. 18.—Abram Burke, treasurer of Screven county died at his home near Rocky Ford Tuesday night, after a long Illness. The deceased was seventy-seven years old and was one of the moat honored citizens of this county. He had served as county treasurer for the past twenty years. The remains were interred in the cemetry at Douglas Branch church this afternoon with Masonic ceremonies, conducted by the Rocky Ford Lodge of which he was a member. The deceased leaves a widow, several children and a number of grandchildren and other relatives. He was a Confederate Veteran and a member of Screven Camp No. 1083. Date: 1919-11-14; Paper: Macon Telegraph
GROOMS, PEARL S.
Mrs. Willie (Pearl S.} Grooms, 613 Moore Ave., died Friday at an Augusta hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. today at Little Horse Creek Baptist Church, Mtllen, Ga., with the Rev. Jack Tatum officiating, assisted by the Rev. Marcus Jenkins. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
A native of Screven County, she had lived in Augusta 25 years. She was a member of Crawford Avenue Baptist Church. Survivors include one son, William E. Grooms. Martinez, Ga.: one daughter. Mrs. Frances G. Oglesby, North Augusta; one sister, Mrs. Lewis Lanier. Metter. Ga. Pallbearers will be Floyd Chance, John Willie Grooms, Rublne Pierce, Johnny Young. Roscoe Young and John Willie Bragg.
Friends may call at Piatt's Funeral Home. The Augusta Chronicle June 15 1974
JAMES, Mrs. BETSEYMrs Betsey James died near Sylvania, Screven County, on June 23. She was well known over the entire county, and was beloved by everybody. Mrs. James was among the organizers of Charity Chapter No. 48, O. E. S. and was always a faithful worker. She was the wife of Mr. F. R. James.
Date: 1912-06-29; Paper: Savannah Tribune
JOHNSON, BENJAMIN D. SYLVANIA, Ga. Benjamin D. Johnson. 81. died Tuesday at his residence.
The funeral will be held at 4 p.rn today at the Thompson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Charles Culhreath officiating. Burial will be in Screven County Memorial Park Cemetery. He was a native of Jefferson County but had lived most of his life in Screven County. He was a veteran of World War 1 and a member of the First United Methodist Church, Sylvania. Survivors include one sister, Mrs. Emily Craig. Graniteville. S.C.; three brothers, George "Dude" Johnson. Langley, S.C., Alex S. Johnson, Sylvania. and John Johnson, Graniteville. Pallbearers will be nephews. Date: 1976-05-06; Paper: Augusta Chronicle
JOHNSON, JOHN D. Sr.SYLVANIA. Ga. - Funeral services for John D Johnson Sr., 77, of Sylvania. who died Thursday, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Red Bluff Baptist Church with the Rev James Pitts officiating Burial will be in the church cemetery. Survivors include two sons J. D Johnson Jr. and Frank Johnson, both of Sylvania, sister. Mrs Martha Minor, Stilson Ga. three brothers, Elijah Johnson, Guyton. Ga., Elsworth Johnson. Savannah, Ga.. and J. T Johnson. Sylvania. Pallbearers will be David Cleland. Horace Counts Fred Overstreet Jr. Harvey Robbins and Lehomes Brower Friends may call at the chapel of Thompson Funeral Home until the time of the funeralDate: 1969-12-12; Paper: Augusta Chronicle
JOYNER Sr., LEON FELIX
McCARR, MRS. LULA
Died at Halcyondale
Mrs. Lula McCarr Best died on Wednesday of last week at the home of her mother, Mrs. Anna Salomon. The remains were brought to the city where they were buried on Friday. This funeral was attended by a number of friends of the family. Rev. J. A. Lindsay conducted the services. The deceased had been in bad health for quite a while and through it all she was cheerful and hoped for the best. Besides her mother and father, she leaves two sisters, Miss Aurelia E. Allen of this city and Mrs. Rachel Hudson of New York, and many friends.
Date: Saturday, September 12, 1908 Paper:Savannah Tribune Volume: XXIII Issue: 51 Page: 5
McGEE, B. S.
OLD CITIZEN OF SCREVEN COUNTY PASSES AWAY
HALCYONDALE. Ga., April 9.
Mr. B. S. McGee. one of the oldest citizens of Screven County, died Wednesday night after an attack of pneumonia. He was about 70 years old and will be greatly missed In Screven.
Date: 1911-04-10; Paper: Macon Telegraph
NUNNALLY, MRS. ORELIA
Sylvania, Ga. - Mrs. Orelia Nunnally. 77. of Sylvania. died Thursday Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Harmony Methodist Church with the Rev Jack Bentley officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. A member of Harmoney Methodist Church, she was a native of Screven County. Survivors include two daughters. Mrs Naomie Jeselnik. Sylvania. and Mrs. Juanita Latham. Columbia. SC.: son. Thomas Nunnally. Augusta: three sisters. Mrs Katie Davis. Sylvania. Mrs. Lula Mae Hutchinson. Savannah, and Mrs Ruby Brown. Spokane. Wash. Friends may call at the residence of Mrs. Jeselnik until the hour of services. Date: 1970-05-01; Paper: Augusta Chronicle
NUNNALLY, THOMAS E.
OVERSTREET, HON. CAUSEY
REAGIN, BOBBY S.
SCREVEN, Major THOMAS
Major Screven's Death,
Major Thomas Screven one of the best known and liked white men in the county, died on Saturday last after a brief illness. Major Screven was elected as ordinary a little over two months ago. Before his election he was superintendent of police and has held several other positions of prominence. He was a gentleman of excellent character. Among the colored citizens he had many admirers. His remains were buried on Sunday. Date: 1901-07-13; Paper: Savannah Tribune
WATERS, W. J.
YOUMAND, JULIA TATE
After an illness of twelve days Mrs. Julia Tate Youmand, formerly of Savannah, Ga., departed this life very suddenly on Wednesday June 12th, at 2 o'clock a. m. at her late residence 5745 Prairie Avenue, Chicago, III. Her death was quite a surprise to her many friends and family. The funeral took place Friday morning from Rawlings Undertaking Establishment. The remains were laid to rest in Mount Glanwood cemetery. The deceased is survived by a husband, one child, one brother, one neice, one nephew and other relatives and friends who mourn her death. She was also a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Chicago. Date: 1912-06-29; Paper: Savannah Tribune