January 3, 1930
Milledgeville, Ga, Jan. 2, James L. Ivey, 81, pioneer citizen of Milledgeville and Baldwin county, died at his home here this morning after a protracted ilness. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon from the residence.
Mr. Ivey celebrated his birthday Dec. 24 and the same time celebrated the 57th anniversary of his marriage. He was a young man during reconstruction days and helped in the rebuilding of Baldwin county after Shermans march through. He had been a member of the Primitive Baptist church for 60 yers.
His widow, one daughter, Miss Mattie L. Ivey, of Atlanta; three sons, Charles A., Leland K., and William H. Ivey and a number of grandchildren survive.
January 3, 1930
Milledgeville, Ga. Jan. 2 - James S. McCullar, 76, and a resident of the Union Hill community of southwest Baldwin county died at his home Monday morning after an illness of several weeks. The funeral was held at Camp Creek Primitive Baptist church, where he was a member, Tuesday afternoon, Elder W. J. Green, of Gray, Ga., officiating.
Mr. McCullar is survived by his wife and one brother, John P. McCullar, of Dexter, Ga.. Also three sons, J. R. McCullar, of Milledgeville; E. C. McCullar, of Macon, and Howard McCullar, of Macon, and one daughter, Mrs. E. L. Flanders, of the Salem community.
Mr. McCullar had lived in Baldwin county practically all of his life and was a brother of the late Louis McCullar of the Camp Creek community. He had been in failing health for several years.
March 29, 1930
The Augusta Chronicle
DR. H.D. ALLEN'S DEATH. Dr. Dawson Allen, the founder of "Allen's Invalid Home" died in Milledgeville Saturday night. No man was more beloved in that town. He was a man of skill and sympathy, and there are people all over Georgia who testify to his kindness and care. He was a lovable man. He married Miss Sallie Whitaker. There are six children, three sons and three daughters. Two of his sons were associated with him in his invalid home. He was a member of the Board of Directors of Merchants and Farmers Bank, and his colleagues presented him with a silver testimonial of his services. He will be missed in Milledgeville and the state generally - Savannah Press.
March 4, 1930
Milledgeville, Ga., March 3. John H. Lee, 60, died here Sunday at noon after an illness of several months. Mr. Lee had been in failing health for years.
He is survived by his wife and several children. The funeral was held from the Union Hill Methodist church near Stevens Pottery this afternoon, Rev. J. H. Farr officiating.
May 20, 1930
JOHN HEMBREE WILLIAMS. Funeral services for John Hembree Williams, 4-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Williams, of 107 Brookdale avenue, were held yesterday at noon near Milledgeville, in the Hopewell cemteery near there. Rev. Turner Brodgon conducted the services.
Besides his parents the only close relative of the child is his grandmother, Mrs. M. W. Stinson, of this city.
June 9, 1930
Milledgeville, Ga. June 8. John Bennett, Baldwin county farmer is dead. Henry Moran, Milledgeville clothing store salesman, lies critically injured in a Milledgeville hospital, and Gaston Medlin, also a farmer, is held in the Baldwin county jail here as the result of a shooting affray today. Medlin is charged with the murder of Bennett, which he is said to have admitted, and also is accused of having shot Moran, who is not expected to live Medlin denies having shot Moran.
The shooting is the result of two fights, say local officers. Meddlin and Bennett are said to have engaged in a fist fight Saturday afternoon. This morning, according to investigating officers, Medlin, Moran and Lewis Carr, local attorney, drove to the home of Bennett. They stopped their car in fromt of Bennett's residence and called him to the car.
Two Men Fight. An argument is said to have ensued, which was climaxed by a fight between Moran and Bennett. During the fight Medlin started firing at Bennett. He was killed. One of the shots is thought to have struck Moran, although Medlin insists that he did not shoot the salesman.
According to Mrs. Bennett, the occupants of the Medlin car attacked her husband. He called for a shot gun, she says, and their little daughter carried it to him. Just as the child reached her parent, Mrs. Bennett says Carr seized the gun and threw it into a ditch. Then, the widow states, Medlin started shooting.
Officers have ben unable to learn from the men involved what was responsible for the fights.
June 14, 1930
BALDWIN FARMER FREED. Gaston Medlin Exonerated of Killing John Bennett in Gun Duel. Milledgeville June 13. Gaston Medlin, Baldwin farmer, who has been held in jail here since the shooting of John Bennett last Sunday afternoon, was released today following a hearing in justice court before C. L. Moore.
Medlin's release was ordered when the court ruled that he was justified in shooting Bennett. Evidence showed that Bennett had threatened Medlin several times and had tried to waylay him a few days before the fatal shooting. Bennett was armed when killed, the testimony further developed..
July 15, 1930
FIGHT INJURIES FATAL TO MAN. Moran Dies in Milledgeville Hospital From Wounds. Milledgeville, Ga., July 14. Henry Moran, 31, died yesterday at the city hospital here as the result of injuries he received in a fight about a month ago with Gaston Medlin, who fired two bullets into Moran's body and, in the same difficulty shot and killed B. J. Bennett.
Complications in Moran's condition developed a few days ago and doctors said these caused death.
Mrs. Bennett, wife of the man killed by Medlin, is now out under bond charged with beating Moran during the three-cornered fight. The shooting charge against Medlin was heard before a justice of the peace and he was exonerated.
Funeral services for Moran will be held this afternoon at 5 o'clock from Black Springs church. He will be buried there. He is survived by his father, Dr. O. F. Moran, of this county, a sister, Mrs. Charles Chandler, and two brothers, Newman Moran, Atlanta, and Owen Moran, Charleston, S. C.
August 8, 1930
The Augusta Chronicle
Doctor Name On Sanitarium Board Milledgeville Physician Appointed By Governor
Special to The Chronicle. Milledgeville, Ga. Aug. 7 - Dr. Richard Binion, prominent young Milledgeville physician, has accepted the appointment on the board of trustees at the Georgia State sanitarium tendered officially Wednesday by Governor Hardman. Dr. Binion succeeds Dr. T. M. Hall, of Millledgeville who resigned because of ill health.
The new trustee has served for a number of years as official physician of the state prison farm, physician of the Georgia Military college, surgeon of the city hospital, member of the staff at the Allen Invalid home, and in addition has a large private practice. He is a native of Sparta, but has practiced in Milledgeville for a number of years. He married Miss Frances Conn, daughter of the late John Conn, wholesale merchant. They have one child, Frances Powell Binion.
Dr. Binion has served as alderman for the city of Milledgeville, and is said to have refused demands of his friends to run for mayor.
Benjamin Brookins, Confederate Army Vet, Dies at 100. Benjamin Brookins, 100-year-old veteran of the Confederate army, died here last night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Winnie Purvis, at 1635 Broadway. A farmer of Baldwin county all his life, he had lived here only since August.
He is survived by the following daughters and sons: Mrs. Jennie Wynn, Mrs. Mollie Miller and John Brookins, all of Milledgeville; Mrs. Purvis and Mrs. Maggie Stanley, of Macon, and Ed Brookins, of Fort Gaines. he also leaves three brothers, John of Cooper Station, and Sam and Zack Brookins of Washington county.
Mr. Brookins was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist church of Baldwin county. Funeral services will be held in Milledgeville, futher arrangements to be announced later.
September 26, 1931
MRS. WILLIAMS DIES IN HOSPITAL. Death Comes to Her After Illness in Milledgeville. FUNERAL WILL BE TODAY. Mrs. Fannie Claude Bonner Williamson, widow of P. W. Williamson, died in a Milledgeville hospital at 10:30 o'clock Thursday night, following an illness of only a few days.
Mrs. Williamson was born in 1866 and reared in the old Bonner home near Milledgeville, and was the daughter of John Wesley and Fannie Claude Webb Bonner.
She was educated in the schools of Milledgeville, and graduate from the old Georgia Military college. She had been a member of Pleasant Grove Methodist church for
Surviving are two sons, George L. Williamson, Macon, and W. F. Williamson, Milledgeville, five daughters, Mrs. J. W. Fullbright, Augusta; Mrs. M. E. Webb, Milledgeville; Mrs. Grady Keel, of Wrightsville; Mrs Paul Hadaway, Cordele, and Miss Fannie Claude Williamson, Milledgeville; one sister, Mrs. John Stripling, Milledgeville, and one brother, W. F. Bonner, Valdosta, and a number of grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 4 o'clock this afternoon at the First Methodist church in Milledgeville. Dr. Quillian, pastor of this church and Rev. Henderson, pastor of Pleasant Grove church, will officiate, and interment will be in the family lot in Milledgeville.
Pallbearers will be: Dr. O. L. Binion, Guy McKinley, J. E. Chandler, Julian Brown, Edgar Long and Noel Pitts.
MRS. MARY BABB BURIED AT BLACK SPRINGS FRIDAY Former Resident Died in Macon Thursday Afternoon After Ten Days Illness
The remains of Mrs. Mary Pierce Babb were brought here Friday afternoon from Macon, and carried to Black Springs Baptist church in East Baldwin, where the funeral services were conducted by Rev. W.W. Williamson, of Macon. Mrs. Babb died at a hospital in Macon Thursday afternoon, after a ten days' illness, following a fall in her bedroom in which she sustained a fractured hip.
Mrs. Babb, a native of Hancock County, was born February 6th, 1853. She was the daughter of Everett Hamilton Pierce and Mary Francis Mullis Pierce. She made her home here a number of years, and went to Macon twenty years ago. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. H.M. Edwards, Mrs. J.C. Humphries, and Miss Pearl Babb, all of Macon; and two sons C.H. Babb, Macon, and J.F. Babb, Miami, Fla; several grandchildren,great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Babb was a member of the church for over fifty years, and her life a consistent one.
November 11, 1931
NEGRO IS KILLED AT STATE FARM. Murder Warrant Issued For Fulton County Lifer. Milledgeville, Ga., Nov. 10. Joe Bird, Clayton county Negro, serving a 12-months sentence at the state farm, was killed last night by Tom Laney, fellow prisoner, who is serving a life sentence from Fulton county, officers said.
The homicide occurred in the dining roo at the prison during the supper hour. Bird and Laney got into an argument which resulted in Bird's death from a blow across the head with a wooden rake used in the dining room to rake sawdust on the floor.
Coroner C. I. Newton, of Baldwin county, conducted an investigation and issued a warrant for Laney charaging murder, and he has been brought to the Baldwin county jail.
November 29, 1932
WOOD-RENFROE. Mr. and Mrs. I. N. Wood of Milledgeville announce the marriage of their daughter, Louise, to Mr. Julian Renfroe of San Francisco, Cal., the ceremony having taken place Oct. 30.
June 19, 1932
HOMER THOMPSON. Funeral services for Homer Thompson, brother of Mrs. G. L. Cook of 121 Clisby place, will be held at 4:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon in Moore's mortuary, Milledgeville.
Mr. Thompson died at 6 o'clock Friday afternoon at Milledgeville, after a short illness. He is survived by his wiow, formerly Miss Marine Pitts, Milledgeville; his sister, Mrs. Cook, and seven children.
December 25, 1932
Cleveland Plain Dealer
BISHOP PUBLISHES BOOK OF HIS LIFE. Ecclesiastic of Colored M. E. Church Chronicles Career From Slavery.
Dr. Charles Henry Phillips, 10828 Drexel Avenue N. E. bishop of the northeastern district of the Colored Methodist Episcopal Church and author of numerous pamphlets on social questions, has written an autobiography which went on sale yesterday.
Bishop Phillips for a long time was editor of the Christian Index, official organ of the Colored M. E. Church, in Nashville, Tenn. He moved to Cleveland twelve years ago and serves churches in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, New York, New Jersey and Maryland.
Dr. Phillips' book, titled "From the Farm to the Bishopric" is an interesting story of the clergyman's life from 1858, when he was born in Milledgeville, Ga., to the present day.
"Though born in slavery, I was too young to know anything experimentally of that institution," Bishop Phillips writes.
The book records his experiences on the farm where he was born, in college where he won numerous degrees and in ecclesiastical life, where he has won for himself many pastorates and many honors. There are interesting notes on his four trips to Europe as a delegate to conferences.
There are two Colored M. E. churches in Cleveland, one at Cedar Avenue S. E. and E. 46th Street, another at Woodland Avenue S. E. and E. 63rd Street.
Notes: Copyright Plain Dealer Publishing Co. Used with permission, www.Cleveland.com
Acording to passport records, Dr. Phillips
was born 17 Jan, 1858 in Milledgeville, the son of George Washington Phillips
of Jasper County, Ga. and Nancy Phillips. The family was living in the
Scottsboro district in the 1870 census and in the Meriwether district in
1880 censuus where Dr. Phillips was listed as a school teacher. His
book the History of The Colored Methodist Episcopal Church in America,
published in 1925 is online at http://docsouth.unc.edu/church/phillips/phillips.html#fp2.
Miss Mattie Babb Died in East Baldwin Friday
Miss Mattie Babb, after a protracted illness, passed away at her home in East Baldwin Friday Aug. 11th.
The funeral and burial services were held at Black Spring church Saturday morning at eleven o'clock, Rev. J. F. McCluney officiating in the presence of a large gathering of neighbors and friends. The following acted as pallbearers: Messrs E. R. Collins, W. H. Collins, T. C. Collins, Earnest Rowell, Sam Blizzard, Harvey Sullivan, Howard Kennedy and J. N. Kennedy.
Miss Babb was seventy-five years of age, and was born in East Baldwin, her parents being the late Mr. Brinkly Babb and Mrs Missouri Harris Babb. She was a nurse at the Milledgeville State Hospital for twenty years and for the past eighteen years made her home in the house in which she died. She was of the Baptist faith, joining the Black Spring church during the years of her young womanhood, and her life was consistent with her profession.
BABB-ROSE. Mrs. J.E. Babb, of Saint Augustine, Fla, announces the marriage of her daughter, Lillian to Mr. William T. Rose, Jr., son of Mr and Mrs. W.T. Rose of Rocky Mount, N.C. The ceremony was performed in Palatka, Fla., by Judge Causey Green, of Putnam County, Fla. For a number of years prior to her marriage, Mrs. Rose had made her home in Saint Augustine where she was employed in the office of A.H. Reeder, Auditor of Freight Accounts of the Florida East Coast Railroad. Mr. Rose is district manager of the Collier Publishing Company, working out of Atlanta. The young couple will make their home in Atlanta.
November 12, 1933
Bloodworth-Dent Nuptials Are Held. The marriage of Miss Idella Bloodworth and Mr. Maner Dent of Milledgeville was solemnized a the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Bloodworth, at Gray Saturday, Nov. 4.
The bride wore a dress of blue corded silk with matching accessories. Mr. Dent is a native of Baldwin county, the son of Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Dent, Sr. He is employed at the Electric Maid Bakery, Milledgeville, where he and his bride will make their home on Wayne street.
December 9, 1933
Milledgeville, Ga., Dec. 8. Mrs. Ida Bateman, 72, died here today after an illness of three weeks.
Funeral services will be held here at Joe Moore's chapel at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Elder Will Green officiating. Interment will be in Camp Creek cemetery.
A CONFEDERATE VETERAN PASSES. Mr. J. Wiley Vinson Went to Reward March 1st After a Long life.
Mr. J. Wiley Vinson, Confederate Veteran, and one of Baldwin county's oldest citizens, passed away at his home in the Southwestern part of the county Thursday morning, March 1st. The death of Mr. Vinson resulted from a fall on the ice at his home Sunday February, 11th, when his hip was broken. During the weeks he lingered, he received the tender care of his loved ones, and everything possible was done to alleviate his suffering. He peacefully and quietly fell on sleep.
The funeral and burial services were held at Bethlehem church in Jones county Friday afternoon at three o'clock in the presence of a large gathering of relatives, friends and neighbors of Mr. Vinson. Tributes were paid his life and memory by Rev. P. M. Allen and Mr. J. A. Moore.
Mr. Vinson was born January 18th, 1847, and his long life was spent in the section of the county in which he passed away. He enlisted in the Confederate army, and rendered valiant service during the closing year of the War Between the States. He was a member of Camp Geo. Doles No. 730 U.C.V., and for the past several years has been chaplain of that organization. He was devoutly religious and his faith in God, and His sustaining power and assistance never wavered. Until his eyesight began to fail he read the bible, and was fervent in prayer. A good man has gone to his reward.
Mr. Vinson is survived by his wife and seven children: James and Ben Vinson, of Gordon, and Tim Vinson, of Baldwin county; Tom and Ebb Vinson, of Meigs, and one daughter, Mrs. E. J. Adams.
The death of Mr. Vinson leaves only two surviving Confederate Veterans living in this county, Judge B. C. Ward and Mr. Jesse Taylor, and two others of Camp Doles, Mr. J. B. Boatright, of Tennille, and Mr. T. J. Howard, of Haddock.......
Submitted by Lillian (Lynn) Vinson Martin
March 17, 1934
WILLIAM W. LYSTER. Funeral services for William W. Lyster, 42, whose death occurred in a local hospital early Thursday night, resulting from injuries received in an automobile accident shortly after noon Thursday, will be held in Salem church, Baldwin county at 2 p.m. (E. S. T.) today. Rev. J. T. Collins will officiate and interment will be in the famly lot there.
Mr. Lyster was born in Baldwin county, June 4, 1891, the son of John Lyster and Nancy Bloodworth Lyster. He had made his home in Macon for a number of years, being employed while here as blacksmith in Central of Georgia shops. For the past three years he had operated a blacksmith shop in the Big Sandy community in which he lived. He was a member of the New Haven Baptist church and of the W. O. W.
April 15, 1934
Hawkins-Fowler Marriage Held. Announcement is made of the marriage of Miss Sybil Hawkins, of Milledgeville, to Mr. William J. Fowler which too place in Aiken, S. C., Oct. 1, 1933. The Rev. Addock C. Holler, pastor of the First Methodist church, officiated at his home.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Hawkins, of Miami, Fla., and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Hawkins, of Milledgevile, with whom she has been making her home for the past several years.
Mr. Fowler is the son of Mrs. Mamie Fowler and the late Mr. Sam Fowler.
Mr. and Mrs. Fowler will make their home in Sandersville.
April 29, 1934
The marriage of Miss Beulah McFadden, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S.S. McFadden, and Mr. J. B. Freeman, Jr., of Toomsboro, was solemnized quietly Sunday evening, April 15, at the Methodist parsonage in Milledgeville.
The bride wore a navy blue dress with matching accessories.
The groom is the son of the late Mr. J. B. Freeman, planter of Wilkinson county.
he couple will be at home with Mr. Freeman's brother, Mr. Thomas Freeman.
June 8, 1934
CHURCH LEADER DIES AT MILLEDGEVILLE. Milledgeville, Ga., June 7 (AP) Mrs. Julia Powell West, a leader in the Methodist church here, died at her residence today after an illness of several weeks.
Mrs. West, the daughter of the late Dr. T. O. Powell, for many years superintendent of the state hospital is survived by a niece, Mrs. Richard Binion, of Milledgeville.
Funeral services will be held from the residence tomorrow with the Rev. Horace E. Smith, pastor of the Methodist church, officiating. Burial will be in the city cemetery.
April 21, 1935
Mrs. Marrie Moye of Barnesville announces the engagement of her daughter, Annie Joe, to Mr. Claude Elbert Ray of Milledgeville and Blackville, S. C., the marriage to take place in June.
April 30, 1935
Funeral services for J. Charlton Humphries, 54, who died suddenly of a heart attack, were held in the Burghard-Connally furneral parlors yesterday morning with Rev. A. B. Dorough of the Mikado Baptist church officiating.
Pallbearers were J. W. Denson, John Dorsey of Americus, Vincent Canipelli, T. L. Wood, A. W. Wright and S. T. Wilkinson. Interment was at Milledgeville where Mr. Humphries was born March 15, 1881, the son of Robert Humphries and Parrie Vaughn Humphries.
Mr. Humphries moved to Macon 31 years ago and was proprietor of the Humphries Sheet Metal Works at the time of his death.
May 12, 1935
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur I. Butts of Milledgeville announce the engagement of their daughter Julia LeGay, to Mr. Raymond Burkett of Atlanta and Glenville, the marriage to be solemnized on June 11.
May 12, 1935
Mrs. Pate G. Carr of McIntyre announces the marriage of her daughter, Nina Sue, to Mr. Homer Lee Watson, both of Milledgeville, the marriage having taken place May 4, 1934. Mr. and Mrs. Watson will make their home in Milledgeville.
Linton B. Babb Dies After Long Illness. Mr. Linton B. Babb, aged fifty-four years, died at his residence on Oconee Heights Saturday October 12th, after an illness of eighteen months.
The funeral services were held at the Hardwick Baptist church at 3:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon, Revs. J. F. McCluney and W.C. Budd officiating.
The interment was in the Milledgeville cemetery, the following acting as pall-bearers: Messrs. Ralph Simmerson, J. R. Davis, Rob Robinson, Will Cook, W. A. Peeler and Ellis Tyler.
Mr. Babb was for a number of years an employee of the Milledgeville State Hospital and was well known throughout the city and county. He was a member of the Black Spring Baptist church. Surviving Mr. Babb are his wife, formerly Miss Eva Palmer of Louisville, Ga,; two brothers, W.C. Babb, of Jacksonville, Fla., and W. R. Babb, of this city; one sister, Mrs. Julia Flury of this city.
December 19, 1935
Milledgeville, Ga., Dec. 18. Mrs. Frances McCullough Weaver, 65, wife of W. T. Weaver, prominent Baldwin county planter, died at her home today after a short illness.
Funeral services will be held at the family residence and interment will be at the Camp Creek cemetery, Rev. J. L. Pittman and Elder Green officiating.
Mrs. Weaver was a native of Wilkinson county and had a wide circle of friends in this section.
She is survived by her husband, W. T. Weaver, six sons, W. L., J. E., M. W., T. B., M. S., and H. J. Weaver, all of this county, five daughters, Mrs. R. M. Furchee (Foshee) Cooperville, Mrs. J. C. Combes, Gordon, Mrs. C. I. Martin, Macon, Mrs. A. L. Strickland and Mrs. J. A. Glenn, of this county. Five brothers, Jessie McCullough, of this county, H. W. and H. C. McCullough of Bartow, Ed and Smith McCullough, of Macon, and one sister, Mrs. J. E. Hall, of Miami.
Mr. L. B. Babb Passes Away Suddenly Tuesday Morning At His Home in East Baldwin. Mr. L. B. Babb, one of Baldwin County’s outstanding farmers and beloved citizens for more that three score years, passed away suddenly Tuesday morning at his home in East Baldwin.
Mr. Babb had been enjoying fair health despite his age and his sudden death was a great shock to a great number of friends and relatives. Funeral services will be held at the Black Springs Church Thursday at 11 a.m. and interment will be in the Black Springs cemetery. Rev. W.C. Budd and Rev. Jessie Gilmore will conduct the services.
Mr. Babb is survived by his wife, who was Miss Josephine Franklin; six sons, Jerome and H.H. Babb of Milledgeville, Avery Babb, of Granite Pass, Oregon, L.L. and Preston Babb of Baldwin County, Clifton Babb of McIntyre; two daughters, Mrs. John Bell Jackson, Hillside, PA; Mrs. Ernest Jackson, Milledgeville.
Lawrence B. Babb was born in Baldwin County June 18, 1852. Sixty five years ago last June he was married to Miss Josephine Franklin, of Aiken, S.C. He began farming when a young man and has followed this profession throughout his life. He was a man trusted and beloved by a wide circle of friends and was known for his benevolent nature and devotion to the principal of honest toil. Mr. Babb was a successful farmer and was active until his death. He visited Milledgeville frequently and established himself in the confidence of the people of our community. For more than fifty years he was a member of Montpelier Methodist Church and adhered to its teaching in his relationships with his fellowman. He was loyal in the support of the church and in recent years when the church was reorganized, he had an active part in this work, serving as an officer in the church. Mr. Babb spent a long and useful life in this community and his death brings sorrow to his many friends and relatives,
April 28, 1936
Smith Services Set in Baldwin. Famous World War Veteran Expires in Atlanta.
Milledgeville, Ga. April 27. Harry D. Smith, Jr., World War veteran, died in the veteran's hospital in Atlanta today.
Funeral services will be held at the Cooperville Baptist church near here Tuesday at 4 p.m., with Rev. J. M. Teresi, of the Milledgeville Baptist church, and Rev. F. H. Harding, of the Milledgeville Episcopalian church, officiate.
Mr. Smith was a member of the Sparta post of the American legion.
He is survived by his wife, the former Miss Lula Wheeler, father, Harry D. Smith, and brother, Thornley Smith, both of Buffalo, Wyo.
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November 22, 1936
Miss Huff Married To Robert Stroud. Miss Jewell Huff of Milledgeville and Mr. Robert Stroud of Bolingbroke were united in marriage on Saturday, Nov. 7, at the Methodist parsonage in Milledgeville, Rev. Ralph Shea officiating in the presence of relatives and a few close friends.
The bride is the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Huff of Milledgeville and attended G. S. C. W.
Mr. Stroud is the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Stroud of Bolingbroke, formerly of McDonough. He attended Lanier High school in Macon, and is now connected with the Industrial Life and Health Insurance Company here.
December 24, 1936
Mrs. Maude Stanley Davis, 501 Carling avenue, died at a local hospital last night after an illness of several days with pneumonia.
Mrs. Davis was born in Milledgeville Oct. 10, 1873. For the past 15 years, she had been connected with the Union Dry Goods Company. She was a member of the Second Baptist church.
Mrs. Davis is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Felton Rice, Milledgeville; one granddaughter, Joyce Baskerville, Milledgeville; two sisters, Mrs. Mattie Reagle, Macon, and Mrs. J. J. Perminter, Macon; one brother, O. L. Stanley, Macon.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.,. today in the chapel of Hart's mortuary. Dr. J. E. Sammons will officiate, and interment will be in Riverside cemetery.
April 14, 1937
Allen Child Dies of Wreck Injuries. Milledgeville, Ga. April 13. Funeral services for Lucius Bailey Allen, 6, who died here Saturday from injuries sustained when struck by an automobile were held Monday from Mt. Pleasant church, with Rev. J. M. Allen officiating.
Sheriff W. L. Harrison, who was asked to make an investigation of the accident Monday, said no charges were preferred. He said the accident occurred near Brown's store in Hardwick Saturday night, and that according to his information the child ran in front of the automobile suddenly from the side of the road.
Survivors include: Mrs. Luicus Allen, mother; a sister, Opal Allen; and two brothers, Richard and Roy Allen, all of Hardwick.
June 28, 1937
Baldwin Farmer Dies of Illness. J. Tim Ivey to Be Buried This Afternoon at Salem. Milledgeville, Ga., June 17. Funeral services for J. Tim Ivey, 55, prominent Baldwin county farmer who died Sunday morning following an illness of two weeks, will be held at 3 p.m. Monday at Salem Baptist church, with Rev. James. M. Terisi officiating. Interment will be in Salem cemetery.
Mr. Ivey has been engaged in farming in Baldwin county for many years, taking an active part in farm organizations.He was a resident of Meriwether for years.
Survying are his widow, Mrs. Mamie Pettigrew Ivey; a son, Alton; two daughters, Mrs. Thelma Abbot, Athens; Mrs. Gladys Webster, Milledgeville; three brothers, J. A., of DeLand, Fla.; C. B., of Elkton, Fla., and Roland W. Ivey of Coopers; three sisters, Mrs. J. E. Chandler, Brown's Crossing; Mrs. Annie Eubanks, Birmingham, Ala., and Miss Mary Lizzie Ivey, Columbus.
December 20, 1937
Milledgeville, Ga., Dec. 19. Funeral services for Benjamin Jackson, Jr., Milledgeville, 77, who died Saturday afternoon after an illness of three or four days, will be held Monday at 3 p.m. from Moore's chapel. Interment will be in the Black Springs cemetery.
Surviving are his wife who was Miss Elizabeth Burt, five sons: W. L., M. J., Frank and O. P. Jackson of Milledgeville; Louis Jackson of East Juliette; three daughters, Miss Margaret Ballard of York, Penn; Mrs. R. M. Brown, Zephyr Hills, Fla., Miss Mary Jackson, of Milledgeville.
October 9, 1938
Dublin, Oct. 8. A wedding of cordial interest is that of Miss Lillie Ruth Smith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. T. Smith of Montrose, to Lonnie Tollison, of Stevens Pottery, which was solemnized Saturday, September 17.
Mr. and Mrs. Tollison are making their home at Stevens Pottery.
November 8, 1938
Friends of Miss Pearl Bonner regret to learn of her death at 6:00 o'clock Saturday afternoon. Miss Bonner is survived by a son, Leon McCormick of Macon; mother, Mrs. Sara Bonner of Milledgeville; four sisters, Mrs. Alice Godard of this city; Mrs. Panola Lamar of Clinton, Ga., Mrs. Fannie G. Holt, of Milledgeville; Mrs. Leila Reeves Waller of Milledgeville: four brothers, Griffin Bonner of Cleveland, Ohio; Iverson B. Bonner, Sr., Milledgeville, Rev. Obie Norman, Haddock; Rev. Lewis Bonner of Meriwether, Ga., several nieces and nephens; one aunt, Mrs. Emma Peters of Milledgeville; several other relataves.
Funeral and interment will be held Tuesday at Oak Grove Baptist church, Baldwin county at 3 o'clock. Friends are invited.
September 17, 1939
Miss Weaver Weds Doyle C. Dennard. Milledgeville, Sept. 16. The marriage of Miss Doris Ellen Weaver of Cooperville, to Doyle Chandler Dennard of Gordon, was solemnized Friday afternoon, Sept. 8, at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Weaver.
The vows were spoken in the living room before and improvised altar of ferns and cut flowers.
The bride wore an early fall model of blue crepe with black accessories. She has as her maid of honor, Miss Ruth West.
Marshall Weaver, cousin of the bride, acted as best man.
The bride is the third daughter of her parents and was graduated last June from Cooperville Junior High school. She is a granddaughter of W. T. Weaver of Cooperville.
Mr. Dennard is the son of Chandler Dennard of Gordon. He was graduated from Gordon High school and is now associated in business with his father.
December 28, 1939
Milledgeville, Dec. 27. Funeral services for Mrs. Darden Asbury, well-known Milledgeville citizen, who died at her home here Tuesday after an extended illness, were held at 3 p.m. today at Moore's Funeral Home. The Rev. Rufus W. Oakey, pastor of the First Presbyterian church officiated.
Following the final rites here, Mrs. Asbury's body was carried to Macon for cremation.
A native of Milledgeville, Mrs. Asbury was the former Miss Louise Wright. After her marriage to A. J. McKnight, she made her home in Augusta, returning to Milledgeville after Mr. McKnight's death. She made her home here until her marriage to Darden Asbury, when she moved to Atlanta. She came back to make her home about two years ago, after the death of Mr. Asbury.
She is survived by two sons, Wright McKnight, Milledgeville, with whom she made her home, and Robert McKnight, N. C., and one brother, Edmund Wright, Lake City, Fla..
April 7, 1940
Miss Hatfield Wed to Cooperville Man. Milledgeville. The marriage of Miss Edna Hatfield of McIntyre to Jonah Clance of Cooperville was solemnized Jan. 21.
Mrs. Clance is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. W. Hatfield of McIntyre. At the time of her marriage she was connected with the beauty parlor in the Center building at the state hosptial.
The couple will make their home in Cooperville.
July 26, 1940
Funeral services were held at Snow Hill church yesterday afternoon for James Marion Ryle, 70, father of two Macon persons.
Mr. Ryle, who was a resident of Milledgeville, died in a Savannah hospital Tuesday night. The Rev. F. E. Singleton of Macon was the officiating minister.
Six grandsons acted as pallbearers.
Besides Mrs. C. E. Baker, J. T. Ryle, daughter and son of Macon, Mr. Ryle is survived ny his wife, Mrs. Minnie Manderson Ryle; four other daughters, Mrs. W. J. Adams, Reidsville; Mrs. Fred C. Wright, Terre Haute, Ind.; Mrs. D. W. Harry, Brentwood, Md.; Mrs. B. Richardson, Milledgeville; one other son, W. A. Ryle, Savannah; a Macon brother, W. Ryle, and a sister, Mrs. Nan Bloodworth, Milledgeville.
August 23, 1940
MISS MINNIE DOLLY WARD. Milledgeville, Aug. 22. Funeral services for Miss Minnie Dolly Ward, member of a large and prominent Baldwin county family, who died late Tuesday night after an illness of one month were held at Black Springs Baptist church yesterday. The Rev. J. F. McCluney officiated. Burial was in Black Springs cemetery.
Miss Ward was 54 years of age. She was a life-long resident of Baldwin county and a member of Black Springs church.
She is survived by seven sisters, Mrs. L. L. Grimes, Milledgeville; Mrs. H. M. Marchman, Hardwick; Mrs. Alice Brabb, Macon; Mrs. Mary Middlebrooks, Macon; Mrs. Kate Radney Simmons, Macon; Mrs. Lucy Jordan, Monticello, and Mrs. Belle Hornsby, Brunswick, and one brother, Edd Ward, Texas
October 29, 1940
Milledgeville, Oct. 28. Funeral services for L. S. Holsey, veteran employe of the Milledgeville state hospital, who died late Sunday night after a long illness, will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Hardwick Methodist church.
Mr. Holsey was 73 years old. He had been associated with the State hospital for the past 45 years. He was a member of the Hardwick Methodist church.
He is survived by his wife, the former Miss Nellie Wall of Milledgeville; one son, Royce Holsey, Portsmouth, Va.; two nephews, J. H. Dickerson, Panama Canal Zone, and Roland Dickerson, Milledgeville, and one niece, Mrs. Laevada Ursery, Milledgeville.
October 29, 1941
Last Rites Held For Fire Victims. Milledgeville. Funeral services were held Tuesday morning for Mrs. Dorothy Fox Gladin, 28, and her two and one-half year old son (Richard J. Gladin) , both of whom were burned to death early Monday morning when their house was destroyed by fire,
Final rite for Mrs. Gladin and her young son were held in the Camp Creek cemetery, with the Rev. J. L. Pittman officiating.
Mrs. Gladin is survived by her husband, P. B. Gladin of McIntyre; one son, P. B. Gladin Jr., four sisters, Mrs. Pete Pappas and Mrs. Arthur McCall, both of Macon; and Mrs. M. F. Ellis, Houston, Texas.
December 21, 1941
Milledgeville, Dec. 20. Mrs. Zora Turner Cook, died at her home here Satuday and funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. in Moore's funeral home chapel, the Rev. J. F. McCluney officiating.
Surviving are her husband; three sons, A. R. Cook of Sparta; and D. O. and Woodrow Cook, of Milledgeville; six daughters, Mrs. D. C. Califf, Mrs. Lamar Roberts, Mrs. Walter Dixon and Mrs. Ralph Ivester of Milledgeville; Mrs. L. S. Smith of Devereaux; and Mrs. Dunbar Martin of Sparta, and a brother, Ivey Turner of Sandersville.
December 28, 1941
Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Rozier of Cochran announce the marriage of their daughter, Frances, of Milledgeville to Sgt. Paul Chastain of Camp Wheeler, the marriage having taken place Aug. 27.
November 11, 1942
Funeral services for James Roland Woodall, retired M. D. and S. car inspector, who died at his residence, 177 North avenue Sunday evening, were held in the chapel of Hart's mortuary at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. Mr. O. B. Belmont and the Rev. Swoll Sawyer officated and burial was in the Macon Memorial park.
Active pallbearers wre J. W. Baxley, P. W. Newton, D. B. Dorsey, M. P. Philmon, A. R. Wellons and W. P. Lindler. Honorary pallbearers were S. L. Dyer, T. F. Waller, J. E. Driskell, H. H. DuPriest, N. T. Church and H. W. Robertson.
Mr. Woodall had made his home in Macon since 1900, coming from Baldwin county. He was a member of the Hopewell Methodist church in Baldwin county, the Brotherhood of Railway Carmen and the Business Men's Evangelistic club.
November 18, 1942
Mrs. Ada Babb, 64, died last night at a local hospital. She was a resident of 118 Crisp street. A native of Baldwin county, she had lived in Macon for 31 years. She was the widow of J. T. Babb. She was a member of the Cherokee Heights Baptist church.
She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. John W. Fowler, Duquesne, Pa., and Mrs. Maggie Harvey, Macon; a son, W. C. Ivey, Jacksonville, Fla.; two sisters, Mrs. R. H. Bloodworth and Mrs. Susan Ivey, Macon; and the following grandchildren, Peggy and John Fowler, Anita and Guyton Harvey, Billy and Marian Ivey, and Mrs. J. A. Taylor and Peggy Joyce Chance of Macon.
Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday at the chapel of Hart's mortuary with the Rev. Seaborn Winn officiating. Burial will be i Evergreen cemetery.
December 22, 1942
Last Rites Held For John G. Bloodworth. Milledgeville, Dec. 21. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday for John G. Bloodworth, 72, who died Sunday morning after a long illness. Rites were held in the chapel of Moore's funeral home with the Rev. Mr. Orahood of the Sandersville Christian church and the Rev. Mr. McEver, pastor of the Hardwick Christian church, officiating. Burial was in City cemetery.
Mr. Bloodworth was an employee of the Milledgeville State hospital for many years and was a member of a well-known Baldwin county family.
He is survived by his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Dennis Ivey of Milledgeville; a son, Julian Ivey of Gainesville; two brothers Henry M. Bloodworth and Jim L. Bloodworth of Wilkinson county; two sisters, Mrs. W. O. Fountain of Wilkinson county and Mrs. M. N. Bowdoin of Milledgeville.
December 27, 1942
~excerpt~Milledeville, Dec. 26. The marriage of Miss Ellen Nash, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Myles T. Nash of Milledgeville and Lt. Dennis Trippe Turner, Jr., of Camp Leonard Wood, Mo., son of Dr. and Mrs. Dennis Trippe Turner, Sr. of Milledgeville was solemnized Saturday, Dec. 19, in Rolla, Mo......The bride is the elder daughter of her parents, her sister being Miss Lena Nash of Milledgeville. She was gradauted from Peabody High school and completed her freshman year at Georgia State College for Women last June.
Her maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Charles William Gee of Crawfordville and on heroaternal side her grandparents are the late Dr. and Mrs. Reuben Dearing Nash of Norwood.
Lieutenant Turner is the second son of his parents. His brothers are Capt. William L. Turner of Fort Benning and Lt. Rozier Turner, who is on foreign duty. Mrs. John Pope Thornton of Blackstone, Va., is his only sister.
He is the grandson of Mrs. Lou Rozier and the late E. A. Rozier of Sparta. His paternal grandparents were the late Mr. and Mrs. William L. Turner of Eatonton.
Lieutenant Turner is a graduate of Georgia Military College and attended Georgia Tech. For the last year he has been in the infantry of the United States Army.
December 29, 1942
Funeral services for Mrs. G. W. Woodall, 76, who died at her residence, 1204 Edgewood avenue, at 4:30 a.m. Sunday, after an illness of a week, will be held at the Hopewell Methodist church in Baldwin county at 11 a.m. Tuesday.
The Rev. Mr. Silvey will officiate and burial will be in the Sand Hill cemetery. Pallbearers are to be James Reeves, Furney Woodall, C. I. Woodall, Jr., Paul Melton, Paul Brack and Dawson Melton.
Mrs. Woodall, the former Miss Dovillia Herndon, was born in Jones county and had made her home in Macon for six years coming here from Wilkinson county. She was a member of the Hopewell Methodist church.
January 28, 1943
Milledgeville, Jan. 27. John Thomas Ray, 70, an employee of the Milledgeville State hospital for the last 37 years, died Tuesday following a heart attack. He had been in ill health for the last year.
Funeral services were held at 5 p.m. Wednesday at Oxford Memorial Christian church in Hardwick with the Rev. L. A. Cunningham and the Rev. E. G. Orahood officiating. Burial was in the Milledgeville city cemetery.
Surviving are his wife, the former Miss Addie Peacock, and one brother Bob Ray of Eatonton.
November 28, 1943
~excerpt~ Milledgeville, Ga., Nov. 27. Three marriages were performed recently at the Baptist parsonage, according to the Rev. James M. Teresi, pastor.....................
Dwight Wilson Cone of Jacksonville, Fla., and Miss Annie Mary Watkins of Milledgeville, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. W. Watkins of this city, were married on Nov. 13...
May 12, 1944
Milledgeville, Ga. May 11. Final rites for Miss Lois Wright of Norfolk, Va., who died in a Milledgeville hospital Tuesday were held in the Sacred Heart Catholic church Wednesday morning with the Rev. John Toomey officating. Burial will be in Wilmington, N. C. Friday.
Miss Wright, sister of Mrs. R. W. Hatcher, of Milledgeville, had made her home here for the past year.
She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Hatcher, Mrs. Beverly C. Cobb of Norfolk, Va., and one brother, James F. Wright of Portsmouth.
July 6, 1944
Milledgeville, Ga. July 15. Announcement is made today by Mr. and Mrs. Fermor Robinson Hargrove Sr., of Milledgeville of the engagement of their only daughter, Marie, to Jefferson Nathaniel Morgan Jr., also of Milledgeville. The marriage will take place Aug. 15 at the First Baptist chuch in Milledgeville.
The bride-elect's mother is the former Miss Marie Moran, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Walker Moran of Milledgeville. On her paternal side the future bride is the grandaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Lewis Hargrove of Baldwin county. Her two brothers are Lt. Fermor Robinson Hargrove Jr., serving with the United States Army in England, and Aviation Cadet Billy Moran Hargrove who is statoned at Shaw Field, Sumter, S. C.
Mr. Morgan is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Morgan of Milledgeville, his mother being the former Grace Wilson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Augustus Wilson of Miami, Fla, formerly of LaGrange. His paternal grandparents are the late Mr. and Mrs. James Andrew Morgan, and his only brother is James Wilson Morgan, all of Milledgeville.
Miss Hargrove was graduated from Peabody High school and received the bachelor of science degree from Georgia State College for Women. Since her graduation last June she has been employed by Reynolds Corporation at the Naval Ordnance Plant in Milledgeville.
Mr. Morgan was gradauted from Georgia Military College where he srved as a cadet officer and battalion adjutant of the cadet corps. He entered the U. S. Army Field Artillery in June, 1943, and was stationed at Camp Roberts, Calif., until he later received a medical discharge. He is now with the Reynolds Corporation at the Naval Ordnance Plant.
December 10, 1944
Lawton Home is Scene Of Wedding. Milledgeville, Dec. 9. The Waveland, Miss., beach home of Mr. and Mrs. Richard F. Lawton of New Orleans, La., was the scene of the wedding of Miss Lilla Burt of Jackson, Miss., and James Elbert Bivins of Milledgeville and Jackson, which took place Thursday, Nov. 23, with the Rev. R. N. Brown, Presbyterian minister of Gulfport and close friend of the groom officiating.
The bride, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Burt of Hopewell, Miss.
Mr Bivins is the son of the late Mattie Whitaker Bivins and the late James Elbert Bivins of Milledgeville and Americus. He is descended from Georgia families.
The couple is at home in Jackson, Miss.
December 27, 1944
Funeral services for Ben Hill Huff, resident of 359 Shaw, sho died Saturday at a local hospital, were held at 4 o'clock yesterday in the chapel of Hart's Mortuary. The Rev. Dick Horne officiated and burial was in Evergreen cemetery.
Pallbearers were Dr. J. C. Anderson, John M. Hancock, D. Oscar McCook, Thomas W. Stokes, Lester Grady and George Morris.
Mr. Huff was bon in Baldwin county, August 10, 1882, the son of the late William Huff and Mrs. Ann Collins Huff. He was a member of the Memorial Baptist church.
January 7, 1945
VEAL -TURNER. Mr. and Mrs. Cohen Veal of Milledgeville announce the marriage of their daughter, Catherine, to Seaman First Class Wilbur T. Turner of Gordon, the marriage having taken place on Thursday, Dec. 21.
January 20, 1945
Funeral services for Mr. John Hartry will be held at Second Street Holiness church today at noon. Burial will be in County Line cemetery near Milledgeville. Hutching's Service.
April 6, 1945
Mrs. Ola Torrance Dies in Baldwin. Milledgeville, Ga., April 5. Mrs. Ola Torrance, widow of the late A. N. Torrance of Milledgeville died Thursday afternoon at the home of her daughtr, Mrs. W. B. Peeler, following an illness of several months. Mrs. Torrance was a life long resident of Baldwin county. She was the daughter of the late W. C. and Elizabeth Cooper Patterson. She was a member of Camp Creek Primitive Baptist church where funeral services will be held on arrival of relatives.
She is survived by eight sons, Elmo, W. R. and J. T. Torrance of Milledgeville; A. D. Torrance of East Point, Ga., J. A. Torrance of Macon; Otto Torrance of Charleston, S. C., C. B. and W. L. Torrance, U. S. Navy; three daughters, Mrs. W. J. Carswell of Savannah. Twenty-three grandchildren and two great grandchild also survive. Nephews will serve as pallbearers.
August 12, 1945
SESSIONS-COLLINS. Mr. and Mrs. William Franklin Sessions of McRae, announce the engagement of their daughter, Ida Emily, to William Alfonso Collins of Milledgeville the marriage to take place in September.
September 5, 1945
Funeral services for Mrs. Leila Batson Nolan of 1930 Napier Avenue, who died in a local hospital Monday afternoon after an illness of several months, will be held in the chapel of Hart's mortuary today at 11:30 a.m. The Rev. J. Seaborn Winn, pastor of the Cherokee Heights Baptist Church, of which she was a member, will officiate and burial will be in the Mount Pleasant cemetery, Baldwin county.
Pallbearers are to be Clarence Nolan, J. W. L. Batson, Homer Batson, Hansel Allen, George Patterson and Will Allen.
Mrs. Nolan was born in Baldwin county and had lived in Macon for 26 years.
November 6, 1945
Milledgeville, Nov. 5. Funeral services for Mrs. Robert Thompson Pattillo, 70, who died her today will be held tomorrow morning at 10:30 o'clock in the Joseph A. Moore Chapel. The Rev. James M. Teresi, pastor of the First Baptist Church will officiate.
Interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Macon.
A native of Albany, Mrs. Pattillo was the former Miss Mamie Randall. She is survived by her husband and one son, R. T. Pattillo Jr., Athens, two daughters, Mrs. Thomas H. Clark, Douglas and Mrs. George Morris, Milledgeville, an a sister, Mrs. E. M. Adams, Sr, Macon and four grandchildren.
November 16, 1945
Milledgeville, Nov. 13 - Mrs. W.C. Sims, one of Milledgeville's best known women, died tonight after an illness of several weeks.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 4 p.m. in the First Baptist Church and interment will be in the cemetery here.
She is survived by the following children, W. R. Sims, Montgomery, Ala.; Mrs. V. H. McRitchie, Hobard, Indiana; Mrs. Jon Hutchinson, Milledgeville; Sgt. Lamar Sims, Army Air Corps; WAC Alma Sims and Mrs Ewell Weathers, Knoxville, Tenn.; two brothers T. C., and T. J. Whatley, of Barnesville; and two sisters Mrs. C. L. Golden and Mrs. Hiram Hartley, Atlanta