William Jones Way

The Brunswick News
June 30, 1916

After an illness of several months, William J. Way, one of the city's pioneer citizens, died yesterday morning at 10:45 o'clock at his home 1026 Stonewall street. Death was due to a complication of troubles incident to age. Mr. way was 71 years old and his health had been declining for several months although his condition was not thought serious until about two months ago, when he began to sink gradually.

Mr. Way was one of Brunswick's oldest and most highly esteemed citizens. He was born in Waynesville, Ga., on April 20, 1845, but moved to Brunswick forty-three years ago and has made this his home.

He is survived by his wife and three children. They are Walter H. Way of Savannah; Albert H. Way of Brunswick, and Mrs. W.H. Meeks, of Brunswick. Mr. Way was a Confederate Veteran and a member of Oglethorpe lodge, Knights of Pythias, which lodge will take part in the funeral services.

The funeral will be held from the Presbyterian church, of which the deceased was an active member for many years, at 4 o'clock this afternoon and interment will be in Oak Grove cemetery.

The Confederate veterans will attend the services in a body. The following will be the pall bearers: J.B. Tait, G.F. Howard, Claude Dart, T.J. Wright, H.J. Read, J.E. Poore, C.L. Bloodworth and A.M. Calder.