INSCRIPTION: "In loving memory of John McNish Hazlehurst, born Apr. 21, 1847, and died July 1, 1884."
John McNish Hazlehurst was the son of Leighton W. Hazlehurst; his mother, Mary Jane McNish. He died in Brunswick, Georgia.
Picture and inscription provided by Amy Hedrick
JOHN MCNISH HAZLEHURST: From the Brunswick Advertiser, Saturday, 5 Jul 1884: It is our mournful duty to chronicle the demise of Mr. John McNish Hazlehurst, which sad even occurred on Tuesday morning last in this city (Brunswick) at the residence of his brother-in-law, Dr. W. B. Burroughs. Mr. Hazlehurst has been for several months suffering from a cancerous tumor, and although every possible effort was made to save his life, all proved futile, and he passed away in the full vigor of his manhood. The deceased was a son of the late Leighton W. Hazlehurst of Waynesville, and was highly esteemed, not only for his excellent family connections, but for many virtues of his own. The remains were taken on Wednesday morning to Waynesville for interment by special train, chartered by Dr. Burroughs. A large party of friends from this city accompanied the body to its last resting place.
(Obituary researched and provided by Dorothy J. Thomas, 3844 Hwy. 82 Brunswick, Ga 31523-7706, tp: 912-265-7599)