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DEATH NOTICES AND OBITUARIES OF TOOMBS COUNTY GEORGIA
BLAXTON, DANIEL EDWIN DANO
MACON - Daniel Edwin "Dano" Blaxton, age 42, of 3663 Brownley Drive died Monday in a local hospital. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 3P.M. in the Chapel of Crest Lawn Funeral Home with burial in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. Rev. Charles Carter will officiate. -Mr. Blaxton was born in Dublin and lived most of his life in Macon. He was a member of Parkway Baptist Church. He was a long standing advocate with Disabilities Connections fighting for the rights of people with disabilities. He was preceded in death by a son Darran Blaxton, grandparents: Dee Memphis and Lizzie Blaxton of Lyons, and Mack and Ethel Fowler of Dexter. He was a graduate of Morgan Elementary and Central High School. -Survivors include his children, Dana Carroll Blaxton and Deelana Blaxton, both of Macon; mother and father, Doyal and Joyce Blaxton of Byron; brother, Doyal Dwayne Blaxton of Warner Robins; sisters, Donna J. Peacock, Debbie B. Scarbary, and Denise B. Whaley, all of Macon; several nieces and nephews. -The family will be at 268 Forest Pine Drive and receive friends at Crest Lawn Funeral Home Wednesday 7:00 until 9:00 P.M. -Contributions in Mr. Blaxton's name may be made to Disabilities Connections: 170 College Street, Macon, Georgia 31201. -Members of Disabilities Connections will serve as honorary Pallbearers. -Crest Lawn Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. Daniel Blaxton Surce: Macon Telegraph - July 20, 2005 - Transcribed by Nancy Washell
LYONS - Mr. James V. Blaxton, age 75, of 105 Lisa Street, Ricon, died Tuesday morning in the Memorial Medical Center of Savannah after a brief illness. A native of Toombs County, he lived most of his life in Savannah. Mr. Blaxton was a retired machinist with Stone Container of Savannah, A U.S. Army Veteran of W.W.II and was a Baptist by faith. -Mr. Blaxton is survived by one daughter, Sandy Kay Tucker of Guyton; three brothers: Maxwell D. Blaxton of Warner Robins, Doyal M. Blaxton of Macon and Dewey Lee Blaxton of Savannah; one sister, Francis Hampton of Warner Robins; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews also survive. -Graveside funeral services for Mr. James V. Blaxton will be held Friday afternoon at 2P.M. from the Collins Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery of Lyons, interment will follow. -The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday evening from 6:00 until 8:00P.M. -Jones-Stewart Funeral Home of Lyons is in charge of funeral arrangements. Source: Macon Telegraph - March 28, 2003 - Transcribed by Nancy Washell
BLAXTON, JOE W., Sr.
VidaliaI - Mr. Joe W. Blaxton, Sr., age 80 of Vidalia, died Saturday, September 10, 2011 in Hospice of Palm Beach County in West Palm Beach, Florida after an extended illness. -He was a lifelong resident of Vidalia, retired from Georgia Power - Highline Construction, and was a member of the Ambassadors of Georgia Power. He was a poll worker for the City of Vidalia for twenty years, and was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Vidalia, and the Men's Bible Class. He was a member of the Vidalia Masonic Lodge, the Quint Shrine Club in Lyons, and the Alee Shrine in Savannah. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Taylor Blaxton in 1997, his father, William Mack Blaxton, two brothers, Therman Blaxton and Wilbur Blaxton, and a sister, Alva Mae Mosley. -Mr. Blaxton is survived by one daughter, Susan B. Adams and husband Garry of Vidalia; one son, Joe Wallace "Wally" Blaxton, Jr. of West Palm Beach; his mother Ethel Beckum Blaxton of Vidalia; one sister, Ann Davis and husband Duel of Vidalia; one brother, Larry Blaxton and wife Ann of Macon; five grandchildren, Whitney, Sydney, Caitlin, Jessica, and Justin, and several nieces nephews, and cousins. -Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 14th at 11:00 am in the First United Methodist Church of Vidalia with Reverend Robert Greene officiating. Interment will follow in Lakeview Memorial Gardens. -The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday evening from 5:00 until 8:00. -In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 150, Vidalia, GA 30475. -Ronald V. Hall Funeral Home of Vidalia is in charge of arrangements. Source: Macon Telegraph - September 14, 2011 - Transcribed by Nancy Washell
BLAXTON, MAXWELL D.
Memorial for Maxwell D. Blaxton Born in Lyons, GA on Aug. 19, 1923 Departed on Oct. 23, 2008 and resided in Warner Robins, GA. Visitation: Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008 Service: Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008 Cemetery: Magnolia Park Cemetery Please click on the links above for locations, times, maps, and directions. Warner Robins, GA: Maxwell D. M.D. Blaxton, 85, passed away on Thursday, October 23, 2008, at his residence. Services will be held at 3:00 PM Sunday at the First United Methodist Church with burial in Magnolia Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 until 8 PM Saturday at the funeral home. Mr. Blaxton was born in Lyons, GA to the late Dee Memphis Blaxton and Lizzie Hardy Blaxton. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Frances Carol Blaxton. Mr. Blaxton was a veteran of the United States Army and served in W.W. II. He was employed with Robins Air Force for over 39 years. Mr. Blaxton was very instrumental in the development and testing of the F-15 fighter jet. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church where he was a past trustee and a member of the Wesley Sunday School Class. One of Mr. Blaxton's joys in life was the Warner Robins Touchdown Club. He served in the touchdown club for over 50 years and was a lifetime member. Survivors include his children, Stan (Brenda) Blaxton of Warner Robins, daughter, Dr. Teresa (Murray Garnick) Blaxton of Vienna, VA, grandchildren, Chad (Ellen) Blaxton, Whitney (Chad) Martin and Alex Garnick, two great granddaughter, Kayleigh Martin and McKinley Blaxton, two brothers, Doyle Blaxton of Byron and Dewey Blaxton of Port Wentworth, GA. Contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church at 205 N. Davis Dr, Warner Robins, GA, 31093, in memory of Mr. Blaxton. Heritage Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Source: Macon Telegraph - October 25, 2008 - Transcribed by Nancy Washell
Entered into rest on Thursday, May 8, 2003, Mrs. Mildred
A. Lewis Blaxton, of Vaucluse Road, Aiken. She was the wife of the late
Mr. James Barn Blaxton.
BLAXTON, VIRGINIA CLAXTON
Vidalia - Virginia Louise Claxton Blaxton, 74, died
Thursday, Jan. 31. She was a homemaker and a member of Trinity
Baptist Church. She taught the four and five-year old Sunday School Class
at Tabernacle Baptist Church for a number of years.
DAVIS, FAYE SANDERS
Faye Sanders Davis: Born in Lyons, Georgia on Jan. 26, 1937 and Departed on Jul. 22, 2008 Visitation: Thursday, Jul. 24, 2008 Service: Friday, Jul. 25, 2008 Cemetery: Forest Lawn Memory Gardens Please click on the links above for locations, times, maps, and directions. Faye Anderson Sanders Davis, 71, died Tuesday, July 23, 2008 at Hospice Savannah after an extended battle with cancer. She was born in Lyons, Georgia on January 26, 1937 and was graduated from Savannah High School in 1954. Faye was employed by Southern Bell Telephone while her husband served overseas in the Navy, then she settled down to raise her family. After her children were all in school, she worked at the Town Hall of Hardeeville for a while, then began a career with the United States Postal Service. Faye retired from the Postal Service in 1997. After her retirement she discovered the joy of gourd painting and became an accomplished designer of gourd art. She was an active member of the Georgia Gourd Society, the American Gourd Society, and the Society of Decorative Painters. Faye had four sons with her first husband, Bonwell C. Sanders, of Lyons, Georgia, before his death in 1977. She was preceded in death by her parents, Wilbur and Mary Anderson. She is survived by a large extended network of family and friends. Her immediate family includes husband John M. Davis of Ridgeland, S.C.; sons and daughters-in-law Glenn Sanders of Ridgeland, Miles and Dee Ann Sanders of Ridgeland, Reid and Julie Sanders of Batesburg, S.C, Lance and T'Lene Sanders of Ridgeland; step-daughters and sons-in-law Annette and Dusty Geisler of Charlotte, N.C, Jackie and Lonnie Seegers Cottageville, S.C.; two sisters and brothers-in-law Elaine and Al Driggers of Elmore, Alabama, and Regina and Paul Brunson of Savannah; also six grandchildren, seven step-grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Thursday, July 24, 2008 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Fox and Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m, Friday, July 25, 2008 at Fox and Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be sent to Hospice Savannah, P.O. Box 13190, Savannah, GA 31416. Fox and Week Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel Source: Savannah Morning News - July 24, 2008 - Transcribed by Nancy Washell
DILLARD, DOROTHY LEE
Dorothy Lee Dillard, 69, 127 Runaway Court, Orlando, died Friday, Aug. 14. Mrs. Dillard worked for Winn Dixie. Born in Vidalia, Ga., she moved to Central Florida in 1954. She was a member of Powers Drive Baptist Church. Survivors: son, Patrick, Orlando; sister, Elouise Smith, Florida; two grandchildren. Hawthorne Funeral Home, Orlando. Source: Orando Sentinel - August 16, 1992 - Transcribed by Nancy Washell
GORDON, MRS. A. A.
DEATH OF MRS. A. A. GORDON.
HAYNIE, E. H.
VIDALIA, July 3. -- The remains of E. H. Haynie, of Clem, who died at Glenwood, have been carried to Clem for interment. Mr. Haynie was born in Carroll county, was 62 years old and had been suffering for several years with paralysis. His death occurred at the home of his daughter, Mr. J. M. Cook, at Glenwood, where he had been visiting. Source: Macon Telegraph - July 4, 1913 - Transcribed by Nancy Washell
NEW BRANCH -- Braxton Miller, 66, died Sept. 28 at home.
NAPTER, NATHAN C.
Former Secretary to Gordon Lee Died Monday - Nathan C. Napter, formerly secretary to Congressman Gordon Lee, of the 7th congressional district, died at his home in Vidalia, Georgia, Sunday night following a seige of pneumonia. Mr. Napier went into the newspaper business at Vidalia shortly after resigning as secretary to the popular seventh district congressman and had many friends through the congressional district. The deceased is a brother to Attorny General George Napier, of Atlanta. Source: Cobb County Times - December 20, 1923 - Transcribed by Nancy Washell
Edward T. Pate, 66, died April 10th in Currumbin, Queensland,
Australia. Services were held in Tugun, Queensland on April
14. He was a veteran of World War II. He was formerly of
Hawkinsville and was a prisoner of war and he received the Purple Heart,
Congressional Medal of Honor and Silver
MRS. POE DIED AT VIDALIA
Vidalia, Ga., March 7.-- The death of Mrs. Susan Poe occurred today at the home of her sister, Mrs. Alice Brown, of this place. Mrs. Poe, who was quite an aged lady, has been suffering for some time and her death was not unexpected. she has been making herhome with Mrs. Brown for some time past. Her son, Mr. Clarence Poe, who is editor of the Progressive Farmer and who is traveling in foreign lands, was communicated with but could not reach home in time to attend his mother's funeral.
The body was sent to Raleigh, N.C. this morning, where funeral services will be held. Source: Augusta Chronicle - Mar 8, 1911 - Transcribed by Nancy Washell
Vidalia, Ga., Feb. 28. – The body of Mr. John Powell reached here on the 10 o’clock Seaboard train from Waycross, where he died of pneumonia. Internment took place at the Vidalia cemetery this afternoon. Mr. John Powell is the brother of Mr. Foy Powell and Mr. W. H. Powell, of this place. At the time of his death he was engaged as a traveling salesman. He was a resident of this place for a few months last summer, and while here made many business and personal friends. Source: Augusta Chronicle – 1 Mar. 1911 - Contributed by Marla Zwakman
VIDALIA, Aug. 28. -- A telegram was received here today stating that Lucian Ray, formerly of this place, was dead. Lucian was the son of Prof. E. L. Ray, former superintendent of the Vidalia Collegiate Institute; Bunn Hill Institute, of Waycross, and now co-president of the Locust Grove Institute. Lucian was an appointee from this district to West Point, was 20 years of age and a prominent member of the younger set of this place. Source: Macon Telegraph - August 29, 1912 - Transcribed by Nancy Washell
GEORGE R. ROUNTREE [sic] DIES AT HOME IN VIDALIA,
SCHUMPERT, Mrs. J. E.
VIDALIA, Ga., June 30 – Mrs. Schumpert, wife of J. E. Schumpert, cashier of the Citizens’ Bank, died at her residence here last night about 7 o’clock. Her illness was of long duration. Besides her husband she leaves five children and a host of friends to mourn her death. Source: Macon Telegraph – 2 July 1903 - Contributed by Marla Zwakman
TAYLOR, J. M.
DIED FROM WOUNDS
TODD, Mrs. ANN
Vidalia, Ga., July 4. – Mrs. Ann Todd died at the home of her son, H. N. Todd, of this place, after an illness from which she has been suffering for about two years. Mrs. Todd was in her 79th year, and was a native of Tatnall County. Her remains were interred at Blocker’s Chapel. Source: Augusta Chronicle – 5 July 1913 - Contributed by Marla Zwakman