Death and Beyond

By Annette Bramblett

All Rights Reserved

The following excerpts are taken from sections of local newspapers photocopied by the late Garland C. Bagley and contain obituaries, “in memory” items, cards of thanks, and biographical sketches that have not been previously published in volumes on the history of Forsyth County. Cemetery addenda are from Cemeteries of Forsyth County by Donna Parrish, Bonnye Leary, and Garland Bagley and from the personal records of the contributor.

Aarons, Minnie

The Forsyth County News, May 11, 1917

On the 29th day of July the death angel visited our home and took from us our loving daughter and sister, Minnie Aarons. She was only sick two days...Minnie bore her suffering with patience. She joined the Baptist church at Friendship at an early age and lived a true Christina until death. She leaves a father, mother, and three sisters and a host of relatives and friends to mourn her departure...

Her remains were laid to rest in Friendship cemetery, Revs. J.L. Wyatt and J.M. Anderson conducting the funeral services...

Written by her heart-broken mother and sister, Georgia Aarons, and sister Mamie.

[Born January 10, 1889, died July 29, 1916]

Akins, Lou

The Forsyth County News, September 30, 1926

In loving memory of our loving sister, Lou Akins, who departed this life April 17, 1926. She was the daughter of Mrs. Julia Howard; wife of D.F. Akins. Born October 20, 1878, departed this life April 17, 1926, age 48 years, five months, and 27 days old. she was the mother of nine children, six living and three gone on before...

She joined the church at Cross Roads when quite young and remained a member of that church until death. The body was laid to rest at Cross Roads cemetery.

Written by her heart-broken sister, Parlee Bell.

Allen, Forest

The Forsyth County News, August 24, 1917

Forest, the little eleven-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. S.H. Allen died at their home Saturday night; his little body was laid to rest in the cemetery here Sunday afternoon, after funeral services conducted by Rev. F.T. Wills.

The little boy was afflicted all his life and never walked and played like other little boys here, but we’re sure that he is now walking the streets of gold...

Anderson, Clayorn

The Forsyth County News, December 1, 1921

The home of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Anderson was darkened with sadness June 16, 1921, when angels visited their home and took form them their little son Clayorn. He was nine years of age, and a bright loving child...He was sick and suffered several weeks...

Written by his cousin, Beatrice McDaniel, Lee Florida, September 19, 1921.

Anderson, Child of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar

The Forsyth County News, July 19, 1923

A little child of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Anderson died Wednesday and was buried today at Brookwood. We sympathize...

Andrews, Tom

The Forsyth County News, April 13, 1922

Mr. Tom Andrews died at the home of his father on Route 4 Monday, and his body was laid to rest at Coal Mountain with military honors Tuesdays, Revs. Thomas and Forrist conducting the services. He had been sick for many months and his death has been expected for some time. He is survived by his parents, a number of other relatives and scores of friends to whom we extend sympathy.

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The North Georgian, April 14, 1922

Mr. Tom Andrews died at his home near Coal Mountain last Monday and was buried Tuesday, the funeral services being conducted by Revs. G.W. Forrest and J.W. Thomas. Mr. Andrews was 27 years old and leaves a wife and baby, besides other relatives...

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The Forsyth County News, August 2, 1923

In memory...Thomas Watson Andrews...Mr. Andrews was born June 11, 1895. At the age of 16 he gave his life to Christ...

When the call of duty came in 1917, he answered that call and gave his service willingly for his country’s cause. No braver soldier ever fought on the battle fields of France than Thomas Watson Andrews. It was while in service that he was gassed with that deadly gas that made his lungs an easy prey for that disease which cost him his life on April 10, 1922.

It was with heavy and broken hearts that his beloved ones saw him interred in Coal Mountain cemetery . The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Forrist and Rev. Thomas...

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The Forsyth County News, June 14, 1923

On April the 10th, as all the world was awakening to new life and beauty, Mr. Tom Andrews lay calling for God to come and take him out of his suffering. In answer to that prayer, an angel softly entered the home and took that weary spirit home to rest...

He was laid to rest at Coal Mountain cemetery, after funeral services conducted by Revs. G.W. Forrist and J.W. Thomas...

Anglin, J. C.

The Forsyth County News, February 3, 1927

Mr. J.C. Anglin died January 19 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. A.M. Bell, near Duluth. He was 87 years old. He served in the Confederate army; was wounded at Vicksburg. He was a successful farmer of Forsyth County. He is survived by two sons, two daughters, several grandchildren, and a host of friends. His remains were interred at Sharon on the 20th, funeral services conducted by Rev. J.W. Coffman. The bereaved ones have our heartfelt sympathy.

[James C. Anglin, born August 16, 1839]

Armstrong, Virgil E.

The North Georgia Baptist Leader, June 5, 1896

Tribute of Respect. We the members of Mount Zion Lodge, No. 316, Free and Accepted Masons, in memory of Bro. Virgil E. Armstrong, who was born in Forsyth County, GA on the 31st day of January, 1837, and departed this life February, 1896, he having lived a faithful member of our lodge ever since its organization; he was also a consistent member of the Baptist church and he was faithful in all things...A.H. Woodliff, A.J. Gunter, Geo. W. Woodliff, Committee.

Attison, T. H.

The Forsyth County News, June 1, 1922

Mr. T.H. Attison dropped dead at his home two miles north of town last Friday night and his body was laid to rest at Concord Saturday, Rev. G.W. Forrist conducting the funeral service. He is survived by his wife and a host of other relatives and friends...

[Thomas H. Attison, born December 25, 1852, died May 25, 1922]

Bacon, Dr. Edmond M.

The Baptist Leader, August 29, 1895

Dr. Edmond M. Bacon died at his home in Forsyth County, Georgia within half a mile of his birthplace, December 19, 1894, aged 60 years. He was brought up on a farm in the early settlement of the county, with only such educational advantages as a newly settled country afforded. In early manhood he studied medicine. Graduating at the Southern Medical College, he entered upon his life work of farming and practicing physic in the country, in both of which he was decidedly successful. He was united in marriage December 18, 1869, with Miss Laura A. Ellis of Cumming, whose gentle ministries at the household altar made her a model wife and mother. Eleven children, all living, and nine of whom are still with the family, were the offspring of this union. A Methodist from conviction and by inheritance, 18 years ago he united with the church, since which time he lived a quiet, unobtrusive and Christian life...In full possession of all his mental powers, the end suddenly came---his disease being hereditary heart affection.

Bagby, Mrs. W. T.

The Forsyth County News, April 24, 1924

A tribute to Mrs. W.T. Bagby, who died at her home near Bethel February 1, 1924, after a lingering illness of 12 months with cancer. The deceased was 75 years of age, and leaves a husband, three sons, and three daughters to mourn her departure.

Her children are: Mrs. W.F. Orr; Messrs. F.F. and G.V. Bagby of Forsyth County; and Mrs. C.M. Buice, Mrs. L.B. Benson and H.C. Bagby of Flowery Branch. Her sisters are: Mrs. J.T. Watson and Mrs. R.H. Thompson of Forsyth County, and Mrs. J.M. Rylee of Buford.

Funeral and interment was at Bethel Sunday February 3, conducted by Revs. Thompson and Warren.

She joined the Baptist church in early womanhood...

[Atlantic Light Bagby, born November 13, 1846]

Bagley, Thomas

The North Georgian, July 25, 1902

Thomas Bagley died at his home near Big Creek Post Office on last Tuesday evening and was buried at Sharon Church on Wednesday, Rev. B.B. Sargent conducting the funeral services.

Uncle Tommie, as he was familiarly called, was 72 years old and had been a member of Sharon Church for a number of years. He was perhaps the oldest member in the church. He raised a large family, all of whom survive him, with the exception of two or three. Among those living are Messrs. D.H. and Cephus Bagley of Big Creek, and Mrs. James Gilbert of Texas...

[Born December 28, 1829, died July 15, 1902]

Bagwell, Buren

The Forsyth County News, April 22, 1922

Card of thanks. We wish to thank our neighbors and friends for the many acts of kindness and assistance shown us during the sickness and death of our dear son and brother, Buren, who passed away March 31, and was laid to rest at Brookwood...

G.W. Bagwell and Family.

[Van Buren Bagwell, born October 11, 1892]

Bagwell, W. E.

The Forsyth County News, December 24, 1924

Mr. W.E. Bagwell of Hall County, formerly a citizen of our county, died at his home Saturday and was buried at Mountain View Sunday, Rev. R.H. Thompson conducting the funeral services. He is survived by several children and a host of other relatives...

Bailey, Sallie

The North Georgian, October 7, 1894

Mrs. Sallie Bailey died at her home in Gainesville last Wednesday. She resided in Cumming for a number of years and has many friends here who will learn with sorrow of her death. She was buried in the Cumming cemetery Thursday.

Banister, Lester

The Forsyth County News, June 8, 1917

Mr. Lester Banister, the twenty-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. C.M. Banister of Route 7, died last Sunday morning and his remains were laid to rest in Zion Hill cemetery Monday.

The death of this young man records the second death in Mr. Banister’s family in the course of one week. On Saturday night, a week preceding the death of the young man, a daughter of Mr. Banister breathed her last.

Banister, Pauline

The North Georgian, November 17, 1922

Pauline, the three-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jarrett Banister, died Saturday of diphtheria, combined with pneumonia. The little body was laid to rest at Haw Creek Sunday, the funeral services by Rev. John M. Anderson. The North Georgian extends sympathy...

Bannister, Ernest

The Atlanta Constitution, August 3, 1918

Two Georgia Soldiers in the Casualty List: Earnest Bannister, Cumming, Killed

Washington, August 2---The army casualty list today shows:

Killed in action, 42; died of wounds, 48; died of disease, 7; died of accident and other causes, 7; wounded severely, 126; wounded, degree undetermined, 2; missing, 6---Total, 238.

The list contains the following from southern states:

Killed in action...Private Ernest D. Bannister, R.F.D. 8, Cumming...

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The North Georgian, July 8, 1921

The remains of Ernest Bannister, who died in France, has been shipped back home and was re-buried at Concord Tuesday. He was buried with military honors and a large number attended.

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The Forsyth County News, July 7, 1921

The body of Mr. Ernest D. Banister, who was killed on the fields of France, arrived here Sunday and was buried at Concord Tuesday. A good many people from town attended the funeral which was preached by Revs. Anderson, Thompson, Wyatt and others.

[Born January 23, 1893, died July 20, 1918]

Barber, Loma

The Forsyth County News, Sept. 26, 1921

In loving memory. The death angel visited the home of Mr. Henry Barber, July 19, and took form them the daughter, Loma, age 14 years, three months, and 16 days, when the Lord saw fit to take her away from this world. She was taken sick with typhoid fever and did not live but four days...Loma did not belong to the church but we are satisfied she had a change while on her deathbed.

She was laid to rest at New Harmony, Revs. Anderson and Tribble conducting the service...

Loma leaves a father, mother, six brothers, and four sisters...

Barnett, Child of Mr. and Mrs. L. H.

The Forsyth County News, January 11, 1923

A little child of Mr. and Mrs. L.H. Barnett of Route 6 was found dead in bed one morning last week, and its remains were laid to rest at Pleasant View...

Barrett, R. W.

The Forsyth County News, January 17, 1924

Mr. R.W. Barrett, who lived in Cumming and worked at the shoemakers trade until recently, died at his home in Atlanta Sunday and was buried in Gainesville Tuesday. We extend to the bereaved one our sympathy.

Barrett, Roy

The Forsyth County News, November 11, 1918

Mr. Roy Barrett, son of J.H. Barrett of Atlanta, formerly of this county, died of pneumonia one day last week. Mr. Barrett has scores of friends in this county who will sympathize with him in the loss of his son.

Bearden, Willie

The Forsyth County News, September 22, 1921

In remembrance of a friend, Willie Bearden. Willie united with the Baptist church at Hopewell in 1920 on a profession of faith in Jesus Christ, and departed this life on January 10, 1921, at the age of 18. He leaves an aged father and mother, three brothers, five sisters, and a host of other relatives and friends to mourn his loss. He was sick only a few days and was just in the bloom of life...

Bell, V. D.

The Forsyth County News, July 21, 1921

In loving memory of little V.D. Bell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T.M. Bell, who departed from this life July 18, 1920. Little V.D. was born in Hall County July 18, 1918; little V.D. had been sick most of her life; when she was eight months old she took the flu and then pneumonia fever, and after she got well she took stomach trouble which gave her a lot of trouble; when she was 18 months old, she took the flu again, and when she got well she had enjoyed better health than ever. When warm weather came, she got stout and on July 16, we went to see her grandmother Bell and stayed all night. V.D. seemed to be well and enjoying herself; on Saturday morning we went to Cross Roads Church; after that we went to the home of Mr. D.F. Akins, where she ate her supper heartily and afterwards played herself off to sleep about 9 o’clock. At 10 o’clock she woke up sick and took cholera-infantum. She got worse and Sunday afternoon God said, “Little V.D. , you have suffered enough...”

Her body was laid to rest at Cross Roads Church. Rev. G.W. Forest conducted the funeral service...V.D. was the only child of the family.

Benefield, Mrs. J. D.

The Forsyth County News, October 5, 1922

She was the wife of J.D. Benefield. Born unto them eight children, whom still are all living...

Mama leaves her husband and eight children to mourn her loss...Mama’s body was laid to rest at Haw Creek cemetery, funeral services being conducted by Rev. V.K. Vaughan...

She was sick for a year...She was feeble for two years, but able to go to meeting some. She was a member of Haw Creek Church and always went as long as she was able.

Benefield, Martha

The Forsyth County News, March 23, 1917

In loving memory of Miss Martha Benefield, who departed this life September 15, 1916. She was laid to rest in Dunkins Creek cemetery Saturday September 16. She leaves a father, mother, four brothers and three sisters to mourn her loss...

Bennett, B. F.

The Forsyth County News, May 9, 1929

Mr. B.F. Bennett died at his home in Gainesville Wednesday after a long illness.

Mr. Bennett was raised in Forsyth County and is well known here, being the father of Mrs. Roy P. Otwell.

Up to the time of going to press, we have been unable to learn as to funeral arrangements...

Bennett, Mrs. B. F.

The North Georgian, June 8, 1923

Mrs. B.F. Bennett, age 59, died at her home in Gainesville last Saturday night, after a short illness. The funeral was held at the residence Tuesday, conducted by Rev. E.F. Campbell. Mrs. Bennett is survived by her husband and five children: Miss Ruth Bennett, Mr. Garland Bennett, Mrs. Grace Sudderth, Mrs. R.P. Otwell, and Mrs. Myrtle Hill. The North Georgian extends sympathy...

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The Forsyth County News, June 14, 1923

Mrs. Eugenia Bennett, wife of Mr. B.F. Bennett, died at her home on Sycamore Street Sunday night at 11:45 o’clock at the age of 57 years...

The funeral services were held at the home Tuesday morning at 11 o’clock, conducted by her pastor, Rev. E.F. Campbell, after which her remains were laid to rest in Alta Vista cemetery.

[In addition to husband and children, she is survived by] four brothers, George P. and Fred Estes of this city [Gainesville], J.W. Estes, Sr. of St. Augustine, Florida, and E.F. Estes of Jacksonville, Florida; two sisters, Mrs. J.J. Brown, Hastings, Florida and Mrs. C.C. Reid of Cordele...

Gainesville Herald

Bennett, Mrs. Ike

The North Georgian, June 24, 1921

Mrs. Ike Bennett died at her home in Buford last Friday and her remains were brought back to Coal Mountain for burial on Saturday. We extend sympathy to the family.

Beshers, Madaline

Forsyth County News, October 19, 1917

On Monday night at 11:15 o’clock, the angels from the portals of heaven came and bore the spirit of Miss Madaline Beshers thru the balmy breezes into the Paradise of God.

She had been a great sufferer for some time and her death was not unexpected.

...Her soul has joined the angelic choir on the other side and is singing praises to the God whom she served so faithfully during her short sojourn of 18 years here on earth.

Her body was laid to rest in Cumming cemetery Tuesday afternoon in a concourse of sorrowing relatives and friends, the funeral being conducted by Rev. J.W. Gober.

Bird, Mr. ________

The Forsyth County News, August 21, 1924

Mr. _____ Bird died at his home near Mt. Tabor one day this week and his remains were laid to rest at Concord. We extend sympathy...

Blackstock, Ethel

The Forsyth County News, January 12, 1922

Mrs. Ethel Blackstock, daughter of Rev. J.J. Banister, died at her home in Oklahoma, Tuesday, and her body will be shipped here Friday for funeral and interment, which will be at Concord next Monday. Rev. Banister’s many friends will sympathize with him in the death of his daughter.

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The Forsyth County News, January 19, 1922

The body of Mrs. Ethel Blackstock arrived here Saturday and was laid to rest at Concord Monday, the services being conducted by Rev. W.R. Lackey, her pastor in Oklahoma, and Rev. J.R. Stone.

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Letter from Mrs. T.N. King of Drumright, Okla. to Rev. J.J. Banister

Dear Mr. Bannister: I write to express my heartfelt sympathy to you in the loss of your daughter, Mrs. Ethel Blackstock. She was my sister in the order of the Eastern Star and my dear friend...Her life was one we would all do well to pattern after...

[Born March 11, 1888, died January 10, 1922]

Blackstock, J. W.

The Forsyth County News, March 3, 1921

In loving memory of our dear father, J.W. Blackstock, born February 24, 1857, died October 29, 1920, being 63 years old. He was laid to rest in Haw Creek cemetery, Revs. Anderson and Thompson conducting the funeral service. He joined the Baptist church at Island Ford and lived up to his promise ever since. He leaves a wife, six children, and a host of other relatives and friends...

Written by his heart-broken daughter, Ethel Bagley.

Blackstock, W.H.

The Forsyth County News, May 10, 1923

Mr. W.H. Blackstock of Atlanta, formerly a citizen of our town, died at his home in that city Saturday. He is survived by his wife, six daughters, and a large number of other relatives...

Blanton, Mrs. C. C.

The Forsyth County News, April 22, 1922

Mrs. C.C. Blanton died at her home in Chamblee Thursday of last week, and her remains were brought to Concord for funeral and interment Friday. She was a former resident of this county, and has scores of friends who will be pained to learn of her death.

She is survived by her husband, several children, and a host of other relatives.

[Minnie Blanton, born December 3, 1885, died April 22, 1922]

Blanton, J. J.

The Forsyth County News, April 20, 1922

Mr. J.J. Blanton died at his home near Mat last Saturday morning and his body was laid to rest at Concord Sunday, after funeral services conducted by Revs. Thompson and Wallis. He was about 75 years old, an excellent citizen, and is survived by a wife, several children, and a host of other relatives...

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The Forsyth County News, May 4, 1922

Card of Thanks. We wish to thank our neighbors and friends for the many acts of kindness and assistance shown us during the sickness and death of our dear father, J.J. Blanton, who died April 14 and was laid to rest at Concord the 16th of April...

His heart-broken daughters, Mrs. I.T. Harris and Mrs. Jack Williams

[Born February 4, 1850]

Bobo, Augustus

The Forsyth County News, May 12, 1921

These lines are written in memory of a friend, Augustus Bobo, who departed this life in the bloom of youth, being about 21 years of age. Dr. Hunter pronounced it paralysis of the brain as the cause of his death. Gus died Saturday, February 5 after being sick for a very short time. He never spoke after being taken.

Mr. and Mrs. Bobo...wish to thank the people of Forsyth and Milton counties who ministered to them in their sad hour...

Written by a friend, W.D. Sullivan

Boles, Mrs.

The Forsyth County News, May 25, 1917

Mrs. _______ Boles died at the home of her son, Mr. J.H. Boles, one day last week, and her remains were laid to rest at Sharon.

She is survived by several children and a number of other relatives.

Boling, D.W.

The Forsyth County News, October 6, 1914

Mr. D.W. Boling of Midway, on Route 7, passed away at his home Wednesday morning after a brief illness with pneumonia.

Mr. Boling was a good citizen and a consecrated member of the Baptist church at Bethlehem. His death came as a surprise to everyone as he had been in the best of health and was in Cumming one day last week.

He is survived by a number of children, a wife, and many relatives who will mourn his loss.

Interment was at Friendship Thursday, the funeral being conducted by the pastor, Rev. R.H. Thompson.

[Daniel W. Boling, born March 12, 1857]

Boling, Gordon

The Forsyth County News, March 2, 1922

On Monday, December 12, death claimed Gordon, the loving son of Mr. and Mrs. Boling of near Sheltonville, Georgia. He was sick about three weeks with fever. Gordon leaves a father, two sisters, and one brother...Gordon was only 20 years old.

He professed a hope in Christ and joined the Baptist church in 1916.

The funeral was held at New Harmony Church, the service being conducted by Rev. Cochran.

Bond, J. L.

The Forsyth County News, December 14, 1917

Mr. J.L. Bond died at his residence on Route 6 Monday, and his remains were laid to rest in the Brannon cemetery Tuesday. We extend sympathy to the bereaved.

[Born March 18, 1944, died December 10, 1917]

Bone, Mrs. Hardeman

The North Georgia Baptist, February 1, 1901

After several days of illness Mrs. Hardeman Bone died Thursday, January 14, and was laid to rest Saturday at Sharon cemetery.

Booth, Douglas

The Forsyth County News, February 24, 1921

Tuesday’s Atlanta Journal carried an announcement that Douglas Booth, son of Prof. A.E. Booth of Cumming, was killed in Haiti recently. This will be sad news to the boys and girls here who were his school mates in the years ago.

Bottoms, A.C.

The Forsyth County News, September 11, 1924

Mr. A.C. Bottoms died at a hospital in Gainesville last Saturday after an operation, and his body was brought to his home and laid to rest in Zion Hill cemetery, the funeral services being conducted by Revs. Wyatt and Thompson. He is survived by his wife, several children, and a host of other relatives...

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The Forsyth County News, November 6, 1924

...On the 5th day of September, 1924, father was called to the great beyond...

He was 73 years, four months, and five days...

He was laid to rest at Zion Hill cemetery, the funeral services being conducted by Rev. J.L. Wyatt and Rev. R.H. Thompson.

He leaves a wife and eleven children to mourn his loss.

Written by his daughter-in-law, Sallie Banister Bottoms

[Born April 30, 1851, died September 5, 1924]

Boyd, G. M.

The Forsyth County News, May 10, 1923

Rome, Georgia. May 5.---Many Rome friends of G.M. Boyd, 78, who died Thursday at his home at Adairsville, attended the funeral there Saturday morning at 10:30 o’clock. Mr. Boyd was one of the most prominent businessmen in Gordon County, and formerly was in business in Rome. He was a staunch member of the Methodist church.

Mr. Boyd is survived by three sons: Willis M., G.M., Jr., and __________. He was the father of Col. Carl Boyd, who died in France...Atlanta Journal.

Mr. Boyd was reared in this county, was a brother of Mr. W.E. Boyd, and has scores of friends here who will regret to learn of his death.

Brady, J. L.

The Forsyth County News, June 20, 1924

Mr. J.L. Brady died at the home of Mr. Goley Hooper in Atlanta one day last week, and his remains were brought to Bethlehem for funeral and interment. He was a good citizen, a Christian gentleman, and is survived by several children and a host of other relatives...

[Born July 14, 1860, died June 19, 1924]

Bramblett, Edna Grace

The Forsyth County News, February 28, 1918

Edna Grace, the nine-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edd Bramblett of Route 2, died last Wednesday morning, and her remains were laid to rest at Friendship Thursday, Revs. Anderson and Forrist conducting the funeral services.

Bramblett, Mrs. J. A.

The Forsyth County News, January 12, 1922

Mrs. J.A. Bramblett died at her home on Route 2 one day last week, and her remains were laid to rest at Friendship, Rev. Forrist conducting the funeral. She was 73 years old and is survived by her husband, several children, and a host of other relatives and friends...

[Armende, born December 18, 1848, died January 4, 1922]

Bramblett, Dr. Thad

The Forsyth County News, October 30, 1924

Dr. Thad Bramblett of Pocasset, Oklahoma, a former Forsyth County boy who had hundreds of friends here, was killed in an automobile accident at his home last Saturday. Thad Bramblett was a mighty good citizen when he lived in this county, has several brothers and sisters here and in the state and scores of friends...

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The Forsyth County News, November 13, 1924

The following article in the paper published in Oklahoma will be read with interest by the people here, where Dr. Bramblett was born and reared.

...Joel Thaddeus Bramblett was born August 3, 1889 at Cumming, Georgia. At the age of 14, he united with the Friendship Baptist Church at that place. He was married to Miss Harriet Naomi Sams, September 30, 1909. He attended the Georgia Eclectic College of Medicine and Surgery and was graduated April 11, 1911. He came to Oklahoma in 1918, located at Norman, removed to Amber, Oklahoma in 1919 and to Pocasset in 1922 and here it was that he was called beyond by a car accident, hurrying from Mineo where he had been to sign some life insurance papers, to fill some hurried calls awaiting him at home. He died October 24, 1924 at the age of 35 years, two months, 2 days. He leaves a wife, two children, Edith and Willis, two sisters, Mrs. Nora Holbrook of Florida and Mrs. Nettie Heard of Cumming, Georgia, and four brothers, Dr. R.H. and Truman of Cumming, Georgia, Corbett of Norman, and Dr. Jim of Verden...

...His father was a doctor and he also has two doctor brothers. Dr. Jim of Verden will take up his brother’s extensive practice here, so as to be near the dear wife and children in their hour of bereavement, although he regrets having to leave Verden...

Brannon, Child of Mr. and Mrs. S.C.

The Forsyth County News, September 27, 1923

A little child of Mr. and Mrs. S.C. Brannon died at the home on Route 6 one day last week, and its little body was laid to rest at Pleasant View, Rev. Filmore Samples conducting the services. Se extend sympathy...

Brannon, Warren

The North Georgian, April 14, 1922

Mr. Warren Brannon, aged 26 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. C.J. Brannon of Cumming, died at Lincoln, Nebraska Saturday. The body will reach Cumming today (Thursday) and, after funeral services, conducted by Dr. Ridley of Atlanta, will be buried in the cemetery here to await the great resurrection. Besides his wife, he leaves father, mother, four sisters, one brother and a large number of other relatives...

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The Forsyth County News, April 13, 1922

Mr. Warren Brannon died at Lincoln, Nebraska last Saturday night, and his remains were brought to Cumming for funeral and interment today (Thursday). The body was laid to rest with military honors in the cemetery here, the funeral services being conducted by Rev. C.A. Ridley of Atlanta. Warren was a son of Mr. and Mrs. C.J. Brannon and is survived by his wife, his parents, one brother, four sisters, and a host of other relatives...

Brice, Thomas J.

The Forsyth County News, January 19, 1922

Mr. Thomas J. Brice, father of Dr. George P. Brice, died at his home in Dawson County Tuesday, and his body was laid to rest with Masonic honors at Liberty Wednesday, Rev. J.T. Robinson conducting the services. Mr. Brice was 86 years of age and is survived by several children and a host of other relatives...

Brown, P.D.

The Forsyth County News, December 1, 1921

Mr. P.D. Brown, one of the county’s most popular citizens, died at his home in Cumming last Friday morning, after an illness of about a week, and his body was laid to rest in Cumming cemetery Saturday with Masonic honors, Revs. C.T. Brown and L.A. Henderson conducting the services. He was about 65 years of age and is survived by his wife and several children...

[Perry D. Brown, born October 17, 1849, died November 25, 1921]

Brown, Mrs. P.D.

The Forsyth County News, May 11, 1917

In Memory. Mrs. Addie R. Brown, wife of P.D. Brown, died Saturday morning at 5 o’clock Apr. 21, 1917 at the age of 65 years. Just as the dawn of morn appeared, our dear mother’s soul was added to the heavenly band. She had been a great sufferer a number of years and more especially for the past year...

Her funeral was conducted from Cumming Baptist Church Sunday morning by Rev. Robert Thompson. Her remains were laid to rest in the Cumming Cemetery to await the coming of Christ.

Besides her husband, she leaves eight children as follows: Mr. W.S. Brown of Denver, Colorado; Mrs. E.R. Barrett of Gainesville; Mrs. Wiley Benson of Flowery Branch; Mrs. N.B. Nuckolls, Mrs. F.P. Barrett, Mr. Berrien D., Claude L., and Miss Mamie Brown of Cumming.

[Rhoda Adeline Brown, born November 3, 1851]

Brown, Roseanne

The Forsyth County News, October 25, 1923

In loving memory of my dear sister, Roseanne Brown, who departed this life February 26, 1923. She was in bad health for many years. She joined the Baptist church when quite young...

Bruton, Alberry

The North Georgian, May 27, 1904

Alberry Bruton departed this life April 15, 1904, at the age of 86 years. He joined the Baptist church at Mount Tabor soon after the Confederate war, and in his quiet Christian life and excellent character exerted a blessed influence for good upon all his friends and acquaintances...

His sickness was of long duration, but was borne with remarkable patience throughout his suffering.

Eli S. Sherrill, J. Linton Heard, Committee.

Buice, J.C.

The Forsyth County News, June 1, 1922

In the death of Esq. J.C. Buice, who died at his home near Sharon last Friday, Forsyth County lost one of its best citizens. His remains were laid to rest at Sharon on Saturday, the funeral services being conducted by Rev. R.H. Thompson. Mr. Buice was 53 years of age, and is survived by his wife, three children, and a host of other relatives...

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The Forsyth County News, June 21, 1923

In loving memory. On the 25th day of May, 1922...the Lord...took ...a dear father, James Cornelious Buice, age 53 years, nine moths and 27 days. He was born July 28, 1868, and was married to Maronia Gilbert, December 10, 1893. The Lord blessed them with three daughters...He joined Sharon Baptist Church in his boyhood days and was ordained a deacon of this church in 1905...He was laid to rest at Sharon May 27, 1922, Revs. R.H. Thompson and D.M. Nalley conducting the funeral services....

Dear father was not well for 18 long months...

Mrs. J.C. Buice.

Buice, Mrs. J.C.

The Forsyth County News, April 15, 1926

Mrs. J.C. Buice died at her home in Atlanta Saturday and her remains were brought to Sharon for funeral and interment Sunday. She is survived by two children and a host of other relatives and friends...

[Marona L. Buice, born June 14, 1873, died March 27, 1926]

Buice, J. Marvin

The Forsyth County News, November 4, 1937

J. Marvin Buice, 36, died last Saturday. An educator and leader of the Buice Brothers Quartet, he served last year as principal of the Kennesaw High School. A native of Forsyth County, he was active in musical and cultural activities of the section.

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A wave of sadness of the wide-spread variety was cast over Cumming and Forsyth County when the word was passed from mouth to mouth that the icy hand of death was laid at the vitals of J. Marvin Buice, who was 36 years old, on Saturday night, October 30, about 9:30 o’clock.

Mr. Buice was well-known in this section of Georgia. He was the type of man who numbered his friends by his acquaintances, for to know him was to love him. Mr. Buice had lived practically all his life in the Sharon community of Forsyth County and was known all over the state as the leader of the Buice Brothers Quartet, also as an educator. He was principal of the Kennesaw High School at the time of his death.

Impressive funeral services were held for Mr. Buice on Monday, November 1 at Sharon Baptist Church, where hundreds of sorrowing relatives and friends assembled to pay the last tribute of respect to one they had known and loved. The large profusion of flowers further attested the love and esteem in which the deceased was held. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Henry Warren, Rev. C.A. Vaughan, and Rev. Grady Gerrard. Ingram-Moore were in charge of the funeral services.

Mr. Buice was survived by his mother, Mrs. R.G. Buice, and the following brothers and sisters: George W. Buice, Clermont; R. Lee Buice, Duluth; Mrs. H.J. Light, Flowery Branch; Carl Buice, Buford; Paul Buice, Suwanee; Luther Buice, Winder; E.E. Buice, Cumming; H.S. Buice, Buford; Noah Buice, Barnesville; Abraham Buice, Rochelle; Mrs. C.E. Stonecypher, Rochelle; J.E.S. Buice, Buford.

[Born August 19, 1901, died October 30, 1937]

Buice, Daughter of N.S.

The Forsyth County News, June 8, 1922

A young daughter of Mr. N.S. Buice of Barnesville, formerly of this county died at their home last week and her body was brought to Sharon for funeral and interment. We extend sympathy...

Buice, Ora

The Forsyth County News, August 21, 1924

Miss Ora Buice, daughter of Mrs. W.C. Buice, died at her home last Saturday and her remains were laid to rest at Sharon Sunday. We extend sympathy...

Buice, Mrs. S.C.

The North Georgian, April 14, 1922

Mrs. S.C. Buice, formerly known as Miss Mattie Hyde, died at her home in Alpharetta last Sunday morning, after an illness of about three weeks. She had reached the age of 45 years. She is survived by her husband and three brothers: Mr. Ed Hyde of Chamblee; Mr. Homer Hyde of Marietta; and Mr. Oscar Hyde of Cumming. Funeral services were held at Big Creek Monday, being conducted by Rev. T.P. Tribble...

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The Forsyth County News, April 13, 1922

Mrs. Sherod Buice, nee Miss Mattie Hyde, formerly of Cumming, died at her home in Alpharetta Sunday and her remains were laid to rest at Big Creek cemetery near Ocee Monday, Rev. T.P. Tribble, conducting the funeral services.

Burge, W.F.

The Forsyth County News, September 27, 1923

The many friends in this county of Mr. W.F. Burge of Alpharetta will be pained to learn of his death, which occurred Friday.

Byers, Alex

The Forsyth County News, May 10, 1923

Mr. Alex Byers died at the home of his brother, Mr. J.B. Byers, on Route 8 Sunday, and his remains were laid to rest at Zion Hill Tuesday, after funeral services conducted by Rev. R.J. Stone. He is survived by several brothers and a host of other relatives...

Byers, George

The Forsyth County News, March 17, 1927

Funeral services for Mr. George Byers, who died in the hospital at Canton Sunday, March 13, were held at Friendship Tuesday following. His death having occurred after an attack of appendicitis. Mr. Byers was 43 years of age and is survived by his wife and two children, a father, mother, three brothers, one sister, and a host of other relatives to whom we extend sympathy. The services being conducted by Revs. J.L. Wyatt and J.M. Anderson.

[George W. Byers, born August 20, 1883, died March 13, 1927]

Cagle, Margaret

The Forsyth County News, May 6, 1926

In loving memory of our dear wife and sister, who departed this life December 20, 1925. She was 19 years, two months, and 21 days when the Lord called her home to rest. Her remains were laid to rest at [upper] Shady Grove cemetery. She leaves a husband, baby, one brother, one sister, and a host of other relatives...

Margaret joined the Baptist church at Shady Grove when quite young...It almost breaks our hearts to think the darling baby is left without a mother...

Written by her heart-broken husband and sister, Albert Cagle and Ethel Mae Bennett.

Cantrell, Joseph William Lumpkin

Unidentified newspaper, date

Monday Morning, Aug. 16. At ten minutes to eight o’clock this morning the redeemed spirit of our brother, Joseph William Lumpkin Cantrell, was freed from its emaciated temple of clay.

He was baptized into the membership of Liberty Church in March, 1899. He was liberated to exercise his gift in public, November, 1891. He was licensed to preach November, 1892.

He was born March 27, 1857, and was married to Sarah Jane Hulsey on the fourth Sunday in August, 1872 by John E. Roberts, Esq. of Dawson County. His wife and four daughters survive him...

For several years he has been afflicted with lung trouble, ending in consumption. Over two months he was confined to his bed, a constant sufferer...

Minnie A. Julian

Cantrell, Thomas B.

The Forsyth County News, June 14, 1923

In memory of our father. On the 7th day of September, 1922, the all-wise Father saw fit to take from our midst our dear father, Thomas B. Cantrell...

Father was born April 4, 1856. He lived in Forsyth County. He married my mother, Miss Nannie Elrod, and 13 children were born to them and all [are] living except one...

Father was a member of Silver Shoals Baptist Church and lived a Christian life. He was 67 years, three months, and 17 days old when he died...

His remains were laid to rest at Salem cemetery in the presence of a large crowd of sorrowing relatives and friends, Rev. L.C. Watson conducting the funeral services.

Written by two of his daughters, Mrs. W.B. Crow, Mrs. C.A. Bennett

Carter, W.J.

The Forsyth County News, July 19, 1923

Mr. William Carter, former citizen of this county, died at his home in Atlanta last Sunday night at 2 o’clock after an illness of some time. He suffered a stroke of paralysis from which he never revived. He leaves a wife and three children as well as a large number of other relatives and friends. He was brought to Holbrook Campground Monday for funeral and interment...

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The Forsyth County News, October 25, 1923

In loving memory of W.J. Carter...In Atlanta, Georgia, on July 15th, as the sun was sinking fast, God saw fit to move from us a soul that was buddied on earth to bloom in heaven. Sleep on, Bill, and take your rest...

P.M. Holbrook, Maysville, Georgia

Castleberry, Bud

The North Georgian, September 23, 1921

Mr. Bud Castleberry died at his home near Brandywine Thursday of last week, aged 69 years. He was buried at Mars Hill on Thursday, after funeral services conducted by Rev. Henry Kelly. We extend sympathy to the bereaved family.

[J.H. Castleberry, born July 7, 1851, died September 15, 1921]

Castleberry, Ceph

The Forsyth County News, November 11, 1918

Mr. Ceph Castleberry, son of Mr. J.H. Castleberry of Route 3, died at his home in Atlanta one day last week, and his remains were interred there. He has scores of boyhood friends in this county who will regret to hear of his death.

Castleberry, David

The North Georgian, November 13, 1903

Mr. David Castleberry, a highly respected citizen, died at his home near Pleasant Monday morning last. He was about 72 years old and leaves a wife and one unmarried daughter, several married children, and a host of other relatives and friends to mourn his death. He was buried Tuesday at Coal Mountain.

Castleberry, Irene

The Forsyth County News, February 14, 1924

In loving memory of little Irene Castleberry. On January 7, 1924, the death angel visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dock Castleberry and took from them their darling Irene, the one we loved so dearly.

Her sweet little body was laid to rest at Shady Grove cemetery, the services being conducted by Revs. Glore or Atlanta and R.H. Thompson.

Little Irene was three years, nine months, and nine days old when the Lord called her home. She was sick a short while...

Castleberry, J.C.

The Forsyth County News, November 8, 1918

Mr. J. C. Castleberry, former citizen of Dallas and Forsyth County, died at the home of his father-in-law, Mr. W. R. Griffin, last Sunday morning at 3 o’clock.

Mr. Castleberry was employed in the government service at Camp McClellan near Anniston, Alabama, when he contracted the Spanish influenza. It was first thought that he only had a cold and last Sunday came to Dallas for the purpose of carrying his family back to Anniston with him.

As soon as he arrived...he took to his bed and grew rapidly worse until Sunday morning when he died...

Rev. Thomas M. Elliott conducted the funeral ceremonies which were held at the home of Mr. Griffin and the interment took place at the cemetery here.

He is survived by his wife, who was formerly Miss Maude Griffin of this place, and four small children.

Castleberry, James H.

The Forsyth County News, September 22, 1921

Mr. J.H. Castleberry died at his home on Route 3 last Thursday evening and his body was laid to rest at Mars Hill on Friday after funeral services conducted by Rev. H.D. Kelly.

Mr. Castleberry was about 69 years of age, a highly respected citizen, a Christian gentleman, and will be greatly missed by the people of his community.

He is survived by his wife, several children, and a host of other relatives and friends to whom we extend sympathy.

[Born July 7, 1851, died September 15, 1921]

Chadwick, Noah

The Forsyth County News, October 5, 1922

In loving memory of my dear uncle, Noah Chadwick, who left this old world of grief and pain to a better place not made with hands. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Chadwick. He was 28 years of age when the good Lord called him home to rest. On the 13th of June, 1922, the sad news reached us he drowned...

Uncle Noah was a good boy and I was always glad to see him coming. He professed a hope in Christ when quite young and lived a true Christian life...

Uncle Noah was laid to rest at the Friendship cemetery to wait the second coming of Christ.

[Noah H. Chadwick, born March 5, 1894, died June 13, 1922]

Chastain, I.E.

The Forsyth County News, November 20, 1924

Mr. I.E. Chastain, formerly of this county, died recently at the home of Mr. R.P. Stovall in Gainesville. He is survived by a number of relatives...

Chester, Irene

The Forsyth County News, December 1, 1921

On the 15th night of September, 1921, the death angel visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. T.J. Chester and carried away their darling little girl, Irene. She was only four years, 10 months, and 14 days old at the time of her death. He little body was laid to rest at Friendship cemetery, September 16, after funeral services being conducted by Rev. Stone.

She leaves a father, mother, one brother, one sister, and a host of relatives...

Christopher, M.W.

The Forsyth County News, December 8, 1921

In loving memory of Bro. M.W. Christopher, who departed this life May 30, 1921. If he had lived until the 18th of October, he would have been 74 years old. His remains were laid to rest at Cross Plains cemetery; Rev. V.K. Vaughn conducted the funeral services. He leaves a wife and three boys and one girl besides a host of relatives to mourn his loss...

Chumbler, Mary Ann

The Forsyth County News, January 18, 1923

Mrs. Mary Ann Chumbler, 90 years of age, died at her home on Route 5 Monday and her remains were laid to rest at Shady Grove Tuesday. She is survived by several children and a host of other relatives and friends...

Clay, Herbert

The Forsyth County News, June 28, 1923

The many friends of Herbert Clay of Marietta regret very much to learn of his death which occurred last Friday. His remains were laid to rest at Marietta Sunday in the presence of a large concourse of sorrowing friends...

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The North Georgian, June 29, 1923

Mr. Herbert Clay, aged 41 years, President of the Georgia State Senate, and at one time Solicitor of the Blue Ridge Circuit, died suddenly at the Wilmot Hotel in Atlanta last Friday morning at one o’clock.

Funeral services were held at Marietta Sunday evening at 3 o’clock, The Rev. B.F. Frazier and the Rev. R.C. Cleckler officiating.

Clayton, Alfonso

The North Georgian, April 15, 1910

Alfonso Clayton died at his home near Mat, Forsyth County, Georgia March 14, and was buried at Zion Hill Church March 20th.

A large concourse of people in attendance, services were conducted by Revs. C.A. Wallace and L.H. Burgess...

Fansy, as he was commonly called, was born March 1, 1890, and professed a hope in Christ about the age of 11 years old, and shortly afterwards attached himself to the Baptist church and lived a very quiet and ordinary life until his death. He had been a sufferer for three years of that dreaded disease, consumption...

[J. Alfonso Clayton, son of Jesse and Roxie, born March 1, 1890, died March 19, 1910]

Clement, George A.

The North Georgian, June 29, 1923

Mr. George A. Clement, aged 77 years, Confederate Veteran, and a former Representative of Gwinnett County, died at his home near Norcross last Sunday, and was buried Monday at Mount Carmel, Rev. J.J. Blanks conducting the funeral. He was an uncle of Messrs. Steve and Candler Clement of Big Creek.

Clement, Jesse N.

The North Georgian, June 1, 1917

Born December 20, 1840, died January 14, 1916. Married Miss Octavia Hutchins the 8th day of December, 1860, daughter of Wylie B. and Sarah Ann Hutchens, he being the son of Stephen and Mary Clement, all of Big Creek.

Brother Jesse joined Sharon Church September 25, 1875, baptized by Rev. Fred Hawkins, Pastor of Sharon Church...His straight forward life and honesty won for him the place of County Treasurer of Forsyth County, which office he held for 18 years, serving the county to the very best of his ability.

At the age of 21, he joined the army, was a member of Co. I, 43rd & A. Regt., went into camp above Marietta at Big Shanty. Organized the 43rd Ga. Capt. Skid Harris elected Colonel Hiram P. Bell, Lt. Col. and H.C. Kellogg, Major; was with the Regt. all through the war---was with them through Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Mississippi, and back through these states. At Battleof Resaca, Georgia, his brother, Lewis L. Clement, was killed and on down to Atlanta, Georgia, he lost his left foot, shot off above the ankle, and the right foot almost severed by the same ball. Was taken prisoner on the battlefield and carried back to Camp Dougla(t?), where he was held a prisoner until the end of the war the next spring, his parents and family mourning him as dead. His home coming was like one risen from the dead...

Written by his sister, M.C. Buice...Birmingham, Alabama, by request of his daughter, Sallie Clement.

Copeland, Jack

The Forsyth County News, April 19, 1923

In loving memory of my dear friend, Uncle Jack Copeland, who departed this life Feb. 3, 1923, he being in his 66th year at the time of his death.

He was sick only a very short time, paralysis being the cause of his death. He left a wife, an aged mother, and six children...Uncle Jack was born in Milton County, but for the last several years of his life his home was in Fulton County near Camp Gordon, where he did fruit, vegetable, and chicken business.

He joined the Baptist church when quite young and later became a member of the Methodist church...

Uncle Jack was married at the age of 19 to Miss Emily Isabella McGullien to which union was blessed with several children, six of which are now living, their names being as follows: Warren C. of Sycamore, Georgia; Samuel A. of Buckhead, Georgia; Obediah B. of Chamblee, Georgia. The daughters are: Mary Eliza Blackburn, Georgia Farmer, and Winnie Wood.

Couch, Son of Mr. and Mrs. Claud

The Forsyth County News, January 18, 1923

A little eight-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Claud Couch died at their home in Atlanta Tuesday, and its remains were brought to Ebenezer for funeral and interment Wednesday. We extend sympathy...

Cox, Georgian

The Forsyth County News, July 10, 1924

In loving memory of Georgian Cox. On May 11, 1924, the death angel visited the home and took our dear grandmother...

She was about 77 years of age when God saw fit to take her out of her suffering and trouble...She leaves to mourn her loss seven children, three girls and four boys, and three sisters and one brother and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren...

She was laid to rest at New Harmony, funeral services being conducted by Revs. Anderson, Mangum, Wallis, and Miller...

Written by her granddaughter that loved her, Ardeltha Cox.

[Georgia Ann Cox, born May 16, 1847, died May 11, 1924]

Cox, John P.

The Forsyth County News, May 9, 1929

Mr. John P. Cox, aged 71, died at his home near Mat Sunday, and his body was laid to rest Monday at Concord, Revs. Wallace and Henderson conducting the services. the News extends sympathy...

Cross, Samuel G.

The Forsyth County News, November 29, 1923

Mr. Samuel G. Cross died at his home in Cumming last Saturday night, and his remains were laid to rest at Boiling Springs in Milton County Sunday, after funeral services conducted by Rev. B.A. Smith...He is survived by his wife, ten children, and a number of other relatives...

Crow, Grover

The Forsyth County News, August 2, 1923

Judge Hunt, Grover Crow and Will McKinney formerly of this county were all killed in an automobile accident one mile below Flowery Branch last Saturday afternoon. McKinney was buried at Bethel Sunday and Grover Crow on Monday, Rev. R.H. Thompson conducting both funerals. We extend sympathy...

[G.C. Crow, born March 1, 1891, died July 28, 1923]

Crow, Jason

The Forsyth County News, September 27, 1923

To the Honorable President and Members of the North Georgia Musical Convention: We your committee, appointed to prepare a suitable memorial upon the life and character of Brother Jason Crow...

He was twice President of our Convention, which position he held faithfully...

He was a son of J.H. Crow, who resided in Forsyth County and who long since passed to his reward...

Respectfully submitted, W.T. Crow, B.H. Propes, J.A. Bagwell

Crow, Note

The Forsyth County News, January 4, 1923

Miss Note Crow of Candler died last week, and the body brought to Pleasant Grove for interment. The relatives all have our deepest sympathy...

[Born July 22, 1866, died December 28, 1922]

Crow, Permelia

The Forsyth County News, September 22, 1921

It is with sadness we announce the death of Mrs. S.M. Crow, who departed this life March 9, 1921. She was in her 63rd year. The funeral services were attended by a large concourse of people conducted by her pastor Rev. L.L. Bennett...The remains were interred in Salem cemetery to await the great resurrection...

Crow, Mrs. S.M.

The Forsyth County News, March 17, 1921

Mrs. S.M. Crow died suddenly one night last week while seated at the supper table. Mrs. Crow is survived by several children...

Crow, W.J.

The Forsyth County News, June 8, 1922

The body of Mr. W.J. Crow, who died on April 7 and was buried at Sweetwater Church in Dawson County, will be taken up and removed to Salem cemetery on June 20. All of the relatives are requested to attend, as well as any friends who may wish to do so.

Daniel, W.W.

The Forsyth County News, May 8, 1924

Mr. W.W. Daniel died at his home in the upper part of the county last Thursday and his remains were laid to rest at Cross Roads Friday, Rev. H.O. Green conducting the services. He is survived by a wife, several children, and a host of other relatives...

[Born 1856, died 1924]

Davenport, Charles E.

The Forsyth County News, June 10, 1926

Mr. Charles E. Davenport, age about 61 years, died at his home in Cumming Monday night after a lingering illness. The funeral services were held at the Methodist church Wednesday afternoon, and were conducted by Rev. J.M. Tumlin of Lawrenceville. Interment in Cumming cemetery.

Among the surviving relatives are Mr. W.S. Davenport and Miss Mardell Estes of Cumming, and Mrs. Adrian Davenport Pierce of East Point.

[Born September 18, 1865, died June 7, 1926]

Davis, Cicero

The Forsyth County News, May 17, 1921

Mr. Cicero Davis died at his home on Route 6 Monday night and his remains were laid to rest at Haw Creek Wednesday after funeral services conducted by Rev. A. Wallace He is survived by his wife and a number of other relatives and friends to whom we extend our deepest sympathy.

[Born August 15, 1856]

Davis, Frances

The Forsyth County News, August 28, 1924

Much sorrow was felt over our town last Saturday night when it was announced that Mrs. Eli Davis had died suddenly at her home here while engaged in her household duties...

She is survived by her husband and two children: Messrs. T.F. and J.N. Davis of Cumming and a host of other relatives and friends...

Her remains were laid to rest in Cumming cemetery Sunday afternoon, after funeral services at the Baptist church conducted by Rev. G.C. Light.

[Born 1850, died 1924]

Davis, Infant of Mr. and Mrs. J.N.

The Baptist Leader, March 5, 1897

The little two-year-old child of Mr. and Mrs. J.N. Davis died of diphtheria last Monday morning at 2 o’clock and was buried Monday evening at 4 o’clock at Antioch cemetery. We sympathize with the bereaved ones.

Day, Child of Mr. and Mrs. Tom

The Forsyth County News, June 8, 1922

A little eighteen-month-old child of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Day of near town died Wednesday, and its little body is being laid to rest in Cumming cemetery today. We extend sympathy...

Densmore, Elizza

The Forsyth County News, March 15, 1918

A tribute. It is not in line with custom that I pen these few lines in memory of my dear mother whom death has lately claimed but because I owe to her a debt of love which can never be paid and, as she is beyond the reach of human aid, I can only speak of what I feel for her.

My mother, Elizza Densmore was 58 years of age at her death, December 12, 1917. Her life was a life of simple faith. To her, religion was a living power, showing its strength in everyday life, manifesting itself in conduct toward family, friends...

[Born December 20, 1861, died December 12, 1917]

Densmore, Mrs. John

The Forsyth County News, December 21, 1917

Mrs. John Densmore died on last Wednesday and was buried at Midway Thursday. The bereaved have our sympathy.

Dickert, Mr. A.C.

The Forsyth County News, January 24, 1924

Mr. A.C. Dickert, age 88, died at his home Tuesday, and his remains were laid to rest at Sharon Wednesday, after funeral services...He is survived by a wife, several children, and a host of other relatives...

Dickert, Nellie

The Forsyth County News, December 21, 1921

In loving memory. On the morning of June 28, as the sun was shining bright and no clouds were in the sky, God in his infinite wisdom saw fit to visit the home of our dear neighbors and take from them their loving little daughter, Nellie Dickert...

Nellie was born October 2, 1910 and died June 28, 1921. she was 10 years, three months, and four days old at the time of her death.

Nellie was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Dickert. Nellie leaves to mourn her loss, father, mother, one little brother, and many other relatives and friends...

She was sick five long months, first taking the fever from which she never got well...

Dinsmore, Son of Bob

The Forsyth County News, April 13, 1922

A young son of Mr. Bob Dinsmore, who used to drive the mail from Orange to this place was accidentally killed by officers in Cherokee County last week and his body was laid to rest at New Harmony...

Dinsmore, Herman

The Forsyth County News, August 27, 1920

The body of Mr. Herman Dinsmore, who was killed in France some months ago, was brought to his father’s home this week and laid gently to rest at Midway, after funeral services conducted by Rev. R.A. Roper.

A number of boys who went overseas from this county attended the funeral in uniform and paid their last tribute of respect to their departed comrade.

While we regret the death of this young man, who sacrificed his life for his country, we rejoice in the fact that his body is laid beneath the shade of the trees around his old home where his parents and loved ones can meet and strew flowers of love and friendship o’er his last resting place.

[Born March 6, 1894, died September 25, 1918]

Dodd, John M.

The Forsyth County News, May 25, 1917

Mr. John M. Dodd died at his home three miles south of town last Saturday, and his remains were carried to Concord for funeral and interment Sunday, the services being conducted by Rev. E.J. Kelley.

Mr. Dodd was about 73 years f age, a Confederate veteran, and will be greatly missed by the people of his community.

[Born April 20, 1834, died May 19, 1917]

Dodd, Sam

The Forsyth County News, March 23, 1922

The many friends of Mr. Sam Dodd, formerly of this county, will be pained to learn of his death, which occurred at his home in Milton County last Friday. His remains were laid to rest at Bethany Saturday.

Dodd, W.J.

The Forsyth County News, August 12, 1926

Mr. W.J. Dodd, well known to the people of Forsyth County died last Wednesday night at Moultrie while on his regular trip as a traveling salesman and [was] brought to Cumming, his old home, for interment Friday afternoon, the funeral being conducted by Rev. T.P. Tribble. He was 59 years old and is survived by his wife and three children, and hundreds of other relatives to whom we extend sympathy.

[William J. Dodd, born December 19, 1866, died August 4, 1926]

Dorsey, Mrs. H.C.

The Forsyth County News, May 31, 1923

Mrs. H.C. Dorsey, many years ago a citizen of Cumming, died at her home at Ocee last week. She was very old and had scores of friends who sympathize with the family...

Dowis, Mrs. W.C.

The Forsyth County News, May 12, 1927

Mrs. W.C. Dowis, age 52, died at her home in Duluth Monday. Funeral was held from Duluth Baptist Church Tuesday afternoon, Rev. M.D. Reed, Pastor, officiating, assisted by Rev. F.T. Wills. Interment was in the family lot in Sunnyhill Cemetery.

Besides several other children, Mrs. Dowis is survived by Mrs. G.T. Hunt of Cumming, and Rev. Solomon F. Dowis, Pastor of the Carlyle Avenue Baptist Church, Louisville, Kentucky, and F.S. Dowis, cashier of the Bank of Suwanee.

Dudley, Woodford

The Forsyth County News, June 21, 1923

In loving memory. On April 27, 1923, a beautiful life was ended when God in His infinite wisdom removed from our midst our beloved neighbor Mr. Woodford Dudley. He professed a hope in Christ when quite young....He was near 25 years old at the time of his death. He leaves a wife, three brothers, and two sisters, Mrs. Annie Thomas, Mrs. Lillie Freeman, Mr. Bob Dudley, and Mr. Birt Dudley and Mr. Farris Dudley. He has gone on to meet his darling babies and other loved ones that have gone on before...

Dunlap, A.R.

The Forsyth County News, March 21, 1919

Mr. A.R. Dunlap, age about 70 years, died suddenly while on his way to flowery Branch in a wagon last Friday morning. Heart trouble is supposed to be the immediate cause of his sudden death.

He was buried at Coal Mountain Saturday, Rev. C.A. Wallis conducting the services.

Mr. Dunlap was an upright citizen and had been living in this county practically all his life. He is survived by his wife and several children to whom we extend our deepest sympathy in this hour of sorrow.

[Born January 19, 1851, died March 14, 1919]

Durham, Son of Earl

The North Georgian, February 5, 1909

The twelve-year-old son of Mr. Earl Durham died Wednesday night of last week of pneumonia. He was buried at Bethlehem Thursday, Rev. J.M. Anderson preaching the funeral. We extend sympathy.

Eakes, Rev. Frank

The Forsyth County News, June 6, 1921

The people of the town and Forsyth County will be pained to learn of the death of Rev. Frank Eakes. He was born and reared in Cumming and was well known over the state.

Eakes, Mrs. M.H.

The Forsyth County News, July 28, 1921

Mrs. M.H. Eakes was Miss Elmira Johnson, born March 10, 1844 in Cumming, Georgia. As the eldest daughter of a large family she spun and wove her way to maturity. The daughter of a preacher, she married a preacher and bore two preacher sons. As a circuit rider’s wife crossing the Blue Ridge in a gray buggy drawn by an old gray mule, she sat by her husband’s side holding a six-weeks-old baby in her lap. Snow covered the ground. Many weekends she stayed alone with her babies from Thursday to Tuesday while her husband attended to his 14 appointments,

Her health had failed for the last five years, but after November she was unconscious most of the time, suffering very much but all the time she repeated the scriptures...

And now though the body lies in West Hill cemetery by that of her husband, her soul is aloft and with the seraphs she herself is singing.---Madison Madisonian, July 22, 1921.

Echols, James E.

The Forsyth County News, June 8, 1917

The funeral of Mr. James E. Echols, 67 years old, who died Friday night at the residence, 45 East Georgia Avenue, will be held Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock at the Capitol Avenue Baptist Church. Interment in West View. Mr. Echols is survived by his wife, three daughters, Mrs. A.A. Ford, Mrs. C.M. Green, and Mrs. P.C. Gillam, and nine sons, H.A., P.W., C.F., R.W., W.H., H.B., L.C.C., L.E., and R.K. Echols.

Mr. Echols was a citizen of Forsyth County up to a few years ago and has many relatives and friends in this county who will be pained to learn of his death.

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The Forsyth County News, August 10, 1917

In loving memory of our dear father, James E. Echols, who departed this life June 1, 1917. He was 67 years, 7 months, and 25 days old, and leaves a wife and 12 children to mourn his loss...He joined the church upward of 40 years ago and lived a true Christian life...

He was sick for only about three weeks and all was done for him that could be done by loving hands...

Written by his heart-broken son, Raleigh W. Echols.

Echols, Josephine

The Forsyth County News, March 23, 1917

In memory of our dear mother, Josephine Echols, who departed this life January 5, 1917. She was born September 18, 1856, was 60 years, 3 months and 18 days of age when the Lord called her from this world of pain and woe. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Moses Harris, was married to James S. Echols September 9, 1883. She joined the church at the age of 14 and lived a true Christian life until God said it is enough, come and abide with me.

Mother was sick about 18 months before she died. She suffered agonies, but bore her sufferings with patience. She was not heard to grumble or complain...

She leaves a husband, seven children, eight grandchildren, a mother, __ brothers, three sisters, and a host of other relatives and friends...

Written by her heart-broken daughter, Eugenia Green.

Echols, Mamie Kate

The Forsyth County News, March 23, 1917

In loving memory of Mamie Kate Echols, who on the 29th of December, 1916 God saw fit to take from earth to Heaven. She was the sweet little daughter of Carter and Willie Echols. Just nine months old...

She leaves a father, mother, one brother and a host of other relatives to mourn her loss.

Edmondson, Polly

The North Georgian, June 1, 1917

Aunt Polly Edmondson, aged 84 years, died suddenly early Sunday morning at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Edmondson, where she had been making her home for some time. She was laid to rest in Cumming cemetery Sunday afternoon.

Edwards, J.B.

The Forsyth County News, March 16, 1922

Mr. J.B. Edwards died at his home at Ducktown Tuesday night, and his remains were laid to rest at New Harmony today (Thursday). He is survived by his wife and several children and a host of other relatives...

Edwards, Nellie

The North Georgian, July 13, 1917

Miss Nellie Edwards, aged 21 years, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Edwards, formerly of Cuba but now of Atlanta, died at a private sanitarium early last Sunday morning, following an operation for appendicitis. She had been ill for several months, but her death was quite unexpected and a severe shock to her relatives and friends. She was laid to rest Monday afternoon, the services at the cemetery being conducted by the Georgia Lodge of the Order of the Eastern Star, of which she was a member. To the bereaved family, the North Georgian extends sympathy.

Elliott, Mary

The Baptist Leader, April 4, 1895

At the home of her son, W.D. Elliott, sister Mary Elliott [died] on the 15th of March, 1865.

She was about 63 years old and was confined to her room about three weeks.

...Her remains were interred at Liberty Church, Dawson County, on March 16...Rev. George L. Barnwell conducted the funeral services. She had been a consistent member of the Baptist church about 40 years.

Ellis, Mrs. G.W.

The Forsyth County News, May 11, 1917

On Monday morning at her home on Route 2, about two miles from Jefferson, occurred the death of Mrs. G.W. Ellis. She had been in ill health for several years, but her death came suddenly from heart failure caused from complication of troubles.

Mrs. Ellis was the daughter of the late Col. Bishop, one of the most prominent citizens of Dawson County. She was about 50 years of age, was well educated, refined, and a woman of intellectual attainments...

She leaves a husband, four sons, the eldest of whom is a member of the 1917 graduating class of Martin Institute. Also a brother, Mr. H.C. Bishop of Gainesville, and three sisters, Mrs. C.L. Bryson of Jefferson, Mrs. Webb of Atlanta, and Miss Leila Bishop, a teacher in the Maysville High School.

The remains of Mrs. Ellis were laid to rest in Woodbine cemetery on Tuesday morning.---Jackson Herald

Mrs. Ellis was a former resident of this county and has many friends here who will regret to learn of her death.

Ellis, Lemey

The Forsyth County News, August 29, 1919

In memoriam. On the morning of April 1, 1919, my dear husband answered the call to come up higher. Great indeed is the mystery of life and death. Lemey died of pneumonia. His suffering was great indeed but his duration was only a few days. He was 40 years, 3 months, and 24 days old. His remains were laid to rest in Ophir cemetery, funeral services being conducted by Rev. Stone. He joined the Baptist church when quite young and lived a consistent and useful member until his death. It is sad to think of my dear husband being with me and my five children no more on earth but it makes our hearts rejoice to know if we live as we should we can be with dear Lemey in a better world where there will be no sad parting but all will be happiness throughout eternity...

Written be his heartbroken wife, Nancy Ellis.

Estes, Harriet

The Forsyth County News, May 12, 1927

Mrs. Harriet Estes, aged 83, was burned to death Wednesday night at her home near town. She was living alone and sometime during the night the house caught fire and before anyone discovered the blaze it was too late to save Mrs. Estes from being burned to death.

Estes, Infant of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas H.

The Forsyth County News, June 8, 1917

The little twenty-month-old infant of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas H. Estes of Route 7 died at the home of its parents Tuesday morning and its little body was laid to rest at Bethlehem.

Ethridge, John D.

The Forsyth County News, April 13, 1922

Mr. John D. Ethridge, formerly of this county, was killed in a railroad accident in the railroad yards in Atlanta Friday and his body was brought to Salem for funeral and interment Sunday, a large number of people from that city attending the funeral. He is survived by a wife, several children, and a host of other relatives...

[Born July 13, 1878, died April 7, 1922]

Evans, Bertha

The Forsyth County News, March 23, 1917

In loving memory of Bertha Evans, who departed this life January 20, 1917. Her remains were laid to rest in Concord cemetery, Rev. V.V. Braddy and Bro. Kelley conducting the funeral services. She was 12 years, 11 months and 15 days old when the Lord saw fit to call her from this world of sin to a home above, where there is no sickness, pain nor death there.

She leaves a father, mother, six brothers and a grandmother and a lot of other relatives and friends to mourn her loss...She suffered untold agony during her sickness, but bore her sickness with great patience. She died with that dreaded disease, pneumonia fever...

Written by a heartbroken friend, Pickett Gravitt.

Evans, Mabell

The Forsyth County News, September 26, 1921

In remembrance of Mabell Evans. A beautiful life was ended April 6, 1921, when the Lord saw fit to call her home. Her remains was laid to rest in Ophir cemetery, funeral services being conducted by Rev. Miller. She was 12 years, five months, and 29 days old when the Lord called her to her heavenly home...

Evans, Son of Seaborn

The Forsyth County News, January 12, 1922

A son of Mr. Seaborn Evans and grandson of Rev. J.H. Mashburn died in Atlanta last week, and his remains were laid to rest in the cemetery here. We extend sympathy...

Ezzard, G.W.

The Forsyth County News, December 10, 1925

Mr. G.W. Ezzard, 93 years of age, died at the home of his son, Mr. O.P. Ezzard near Midway Monday, and his remains were laid to rest at Midway Tuesday, the services being conducted by Revs. Burtz and Singleton. He is survived by several children and a host of other relatives...

[Born December 16, 1832, died December 7, 1925]

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