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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.

Source: Macon Telegraph
1 Apr 1906


 BURKE, ABRAM
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 cemetery 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, Millen, 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, Ruble 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. BETSEY
Mrs. 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.m. 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 funeral
Date: 1969-12-12; Paper: Augusta Chronicle


JOYNER Sr., LEON FELIX
Sylvania, Ga. - Leon Felix Joyner Sr., 88, of Route 7 died Thursday in a Screven County hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Bay Branch Baptist Church with the Rev. Ernest Lewis officiating, assisted by the Revs. Burt Joyner and John Joyner. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
He was a lifelong resident of Screven County and a member of Bay Branch Baptist Church.
Survivors include his widow, Thelma Hills Joyner; two sons, Wendell Joyner, Atlanta , and Felix Joyner Jr., Chapel Hill, N.C.
Nephews will serve as pallbearers. Thompson Funeral Home, Sylvania, is in charge.

Source: Augusta Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia)
7 Jun 1974, Friday
Section: B Page: 3


JOYNER, RUEL BARTOW
Sylvania, Ga. - Ruel Bartow Joyner, 72, Route 4, died Saturday in Candler General Hospital, Savannah.
The funeral was at Farmdale Baptist Church, near Sylvania, with the Revs. John Beam and Mittry Taylor officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Mr. Joyner was a native of Screven County and a member of Douglas Branch Baptist Church. He was a retired mechanic.
Survivors included his wife, Marie Wiley Joyner; two daughters, Eleanor Joyner, Sylvania, and Janice Avant Fortner, Port Wentworth; three sons, George Ruel Joyner, Warner Robins, Alton B. Joyner, Sealevel, N.C., and Larry D. Joyner, Bloomingdale; and two sisters Agnes J. Daughtry, Sylvania, and Laura J. Hall, Starke, Fla.
Pallbearers will be Mitchell Daughtry Jr., George E. Wiley Jr., Charles Edward Massey III, Wayne Wiley, Lloyd Carlton Wiley, Bernard Brown, Corrie Godbee Jr. and Talmadge Brown.
Friends may call at Strickland-Waters Funeral Home until 1:30 p.m. today and then at the church.

Source: Augusta Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia)
23 Dec 1985, Monday
Section A Page 12


Lorimer, George
Son of Late Editor Dies After Fall

Milhaven, Ga., Dec. 20 (UP)

George Lorimer, son of the late editor of the Saturday Evening Post, died at his 17,000-acre estate here yesterday, apparently as a result of a bathroom fall. He was 46.

Screven County Coroner Robert Bennett said an autopsy would be held at Augusta, Ga., today to determine the cause of death.

Mrs. Lorimer and her three daughters, Huldah, Patricia and Jerry, were shopping in Atlanta at the time of Mr. Lorimer's death, Mr. Bennett said.

Mr. Lorimer bought the huge estate, Milhaven Plantation, in 1942 and since then he has raised cattle and farmed while writing an occasional magazine article.

Source: Toledo Blade
Saturday, 20 Dec 1952


 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.
Thomas E. Nunnally, 62, of 500 Beaufort Drive died Thursday in an Augusta hospital.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. today in Elliott Sons Funeral Home Telfair Street Chapel with the Rev. Roy Major officiating. Burial will be in Harmony Methodist Church Cemetery, Sylvania, Ga., at 2 p.m.
Mr. Nunnally was a native of Screven County and was a mechanic. He was a member of St. Luke United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Mock Nunnally, Augusta; two sisters Mrs. Naomi Jeselnik and Mrs. Juanita Davis, Sylvania, Ga.
Pallbearers will be Johnnie Johnson, Fletcher Langley, Bill Jones, W. A. McAlhaney, Tommie Griner and Woodrow Odom.

Source: The Augusta Chronicle (Augusta, Ga)
Saturday, 13 Sept 1975, Section A; Page: 6


OVERSTREET, HON. CAUSEY

Hon. Causey Overstreet Dead.
Sylvania, Ga., October 13.-(Special.)-
Hon. Causey Overstreet died at his home here this afternoon after a brief illness of malarial fever. He was one of the most prominent men of the county. His dead is a severe loss. He represented Screven in the legislature in 1892 and 1893 and had been an important factor in the county affairs for some years. He was manager of the Milhaven Company's affairs, about ten miles from here. He was a very successful business man and owned a large amount of property. No man who ever lived in the county will be more severely missed than he. He leaves a wife and nine children, among them Dr. E. M. Overstreet and Judge Overstreet, of this place. The remains will be interred tomorrow at the cemetery here.

Source: Atlanta Constitution (Atlanta, Georgia)
14 Oct 1898 ; Page 2


REAGIN, BOBBY S.

Sylvania, Ga. - Bobby S. Reagin, 55, of 411 Pine St., died Wednesday in Syl-View Health Care Center, Sylvania.
The funeral will be held at 9:30 a.m. today at Strickland-Waters Funeral Home with the Rev. Don Scarborough officiating. Burial will at the 4 p.m. today in Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery, Buchanan.
Mr. Reagin was a native of Carroll County and lived 18 years in Sylvania.
Suvivors include his stepmother, Mrs. S. W. Reagin, Charlotte, N.C.

Augusta Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia)
6 Feb 1987, Friday
Section B; Page 3


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.
"Cold Water Bill" Waters Dead at 74
Most Remarkable Man in Screven County Passes Away at Ripe Old Age - Was "Model Man."

SYLVANIA, May 9. - The funeral of W. J. Waters, aged 74, was held at his home near here Saturday afternoon, was held at Green Hill church Monday afternoon, Rev. A. L. Brantley, assisted by Rev. H. J. Arnett, conducted the funeral services.
Mr. Waters, more commonly known as "Cold Water Bill" Waters, has been engaged in the jewelry business in Sylvania for many years. He was, as his name implies, strictly a "cold water man - a total abstainer. He had never tasted any form of alcoholic liquors, tea, coffee, or soft drinks, nor used tobacco in any form.
Only a few months ago he celebrated his golden wedding and his death is the first to occur in his family during this half century of married life, as he has never lost a child or a grandchild. He is survived by a wife, four sons - J. H., J. M., George and Eb Waters, and three daughters, Mesdames W. L. Brantley, J. V. Bonnell and Willie Hagin, all of Sylvania, besides a number of grandchildren.

Source: The Macon Telegraph (Macon, Georgia)
Thursday, 10 May 1917; Page: 2


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 niece, 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


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