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 sosn, Charles A., Leland K., and William H. Ivey and a number of grandchildren survive.
Saturday 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.
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.
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.
October 29, 1930
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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
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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.
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.
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.
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.
April 16, 1941
Milledgeville, April 15. Mrs. Lizzie B. Jackson, died at her home Tuesday afternoon.
Funeral services will be held in the chapel of Moore's Funeral home at a time to be announced later and burial will be in Black Springs cemetery at 3 p.m.
Survivors are five sons, W. L. and M. L. Jackson of Milledgeville, and Frank, O. P. and Lewis Jackson of Macon; and two daughers, Mrs. W. M. Brown, Zephlyn Hills, Fla., and Miss Mary Jackson, Milledgeville.
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.
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.
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.
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 Ordance Plant.
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.
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.
November 6, 1945
Milledgeville, Nov. 5. Funeral services for Mrs. Robert Thompson Pattillo, 70, who died here 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, and a sister, Mrs. E. M. Adams, Sr., Macon and four grandchildren.
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