Harris County, Georgia Obituaries



Blanton, Asbury J.
Blanton, Wyatt
Blanton, Wyatt S.
Delamar, Sarah
Delamar, Wyatt
Holder, Mrs. R. W.
 
 
Obituaries at The USGenWeb Project Archives - Harris Co.

The following obituary came from Sarah Elizabeth Blanton's scrapbook. Unfortunately, she did not note the name and date of the newspapers in which these obits appeared. She was the firstborn of Wyatt S. and Flora Ann BLANTON (m. 1845 in Whitesville). Wyatt was a class-leader in the New Hope Methodist Church he helped form in 1835. (See New Hope Methodist Church membership roll in 1882 for Blanton and DeLamar entries.)

Asbury J. Blanton was born in South Carolina, January 3, 1816, and died at his home, near Oak Hill, Newton county, Ga., October 6, 1886.

His father died during his childhood, and when he was in his thirteenth year his mother removed to Georgia and settled in Harris county, where he grew up, and continued to reside till 1861, when he came to Newton. He was twice married, and was the father of twelve children, six by each marriage, nine of whom, with his wife, were around his death bed. He was the son of pious parents, and carried with him through life the impress of the type of piety common among the early Methodists. He, no doubt, united with the Church in early life, though the date is not at hand. An older brother, who still lives in Harris county, writes that he distinctly remembers his bright and happy conversion--which took place while they were picking cotton on the banks of the Chattahoochee River, in 1839. From that time his religious life seems to have been characterized by a joyous knowledge of Christ as a personal Savior, and by a steady growth in grace. Soon after his conversion, he was appointed a class- leader, and for the past twenty years he was a licensed exhorter in our Church. Ever since he came to Newton county, he has been a member of Prospect Church, and enjoyed the confidance and love of the members to the fullest extent. He will be remembered by all the preachers who have attended Salem camp meeting for many years. He was always there, trying to do and get all the good he could.

C. E. DOWMAN

Submitted by Grey Blanton, now deceased


The following obituary came from Sarah Elizabeth Blanton's scrapbook. Unfortunately, she did not note the name and date of the newspapers in which these obits appeared. She was the firstborn of Wyatt S. and Flora Ann BLANTON (m. 1845 in Whitesville). Wyatt was a class-leader in the New Hope Methodist Church he helped form in 1835. (See New Hope Methodist Church membership roll in 1882 for Blanton and DeLamar entries.)

Mr. Wyatt Blanton, a just and honorable man died at his home near here a few days ago. He was about 65 years of age and an exemplary member of the M. E. Church. He was the father of Mrs. A. C. Delamar, Messrs Ben, Jas, George, also misses Nannie and Minnie Blanton. The community has lost a good useful and charitable man and the church one of its strongest pillars. All had loved him living, and the neighbors were there to sorrow for him dead.

Chuck.

Submitted by Grey Blanton, now deceased


The following obituary came from Sarah Elizabeth Blanton's scrapbook. Unfortunately, she did not note the name and date of the newspapers in which these obits appeared. She was the firstborn of Wyatt S. and Flora Ann BLANTON (m. 1845 in Whitesville). Wyatt was a class-leader in the New Hope Methodist Church he helped form in 1835. (See New Hope Methodist Church membership roll in 1882 for Blanton and DeLamar entries.)

Blanton. -- Wyatt S. Blanton was born September 27, 1813, and died October 26, 1889. In early life he was converted and united with the church, and remained a faithful, consistent member thereof until death. He never sought the prominence that the world giveth, unassuming in disposition, he pursued the even tenor of his way, and devoted his life to the service of his church and the interest of family and friends. He was a class-leader in the Methodist Church for twenty years; and in this capacity was faithful, and instrumental in doing great good. The universal expression from his brethren and neighbors is "that a good man is gone." Truly can it be said of him "that a great man has fallen in Israel," and in years to come childrens' children will call him blessed. He came to the last con- flict quiet, and relying on the strength of him who had been his support in the past, died triumphantly. His wife and a large family of children are left behind. May they strive to emulate his example, and so live here that they shall see him hereafter.

J. H. Eakes.

Submitted by Grey Blanton, now deceased


The following obituary came from Sarah Elizabeth Blanton's scrapbook. Unfortunately, she did not note the name and date of the newspapers in which these obits appeared. She was the firstborn of Wyatt S. and Flora Ann BLANTON (m. 1845 in Whitesville). Wyatt was a class-leader in the New Hope Methodist Church he helped form in 1835. (See New Hope Methodist Church membership roll in 1882 for Blanton and DeLamar entries.)

Little Sarah, the infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Delamar, died last Friday of measles. Only a little over three short months to be the sunshine and joy of the parents' hearts, the pet and darling of the home. A time of suffering, then she fell asleep." Another treasurer in heaven, another little one with God." who is still saying, "Suffer the little children to come unto me." She was a sweet little flower which was only a bud when God looked and saw all its sweetness and took it from earth, transplanting it in heaven where it will put forth the full bloom and send out its rich fragrance on the pure atmosphere of the heavenly garden.

Rest, sweet, darling one, Naught shall disturb thy sleep; The Father's holy will be done, Though we be left to weep. Though scarce life bloom had come, The Father thought it best To take thee to His heavenly home, To lean on Jesus' breast. Oh, father, or mother, Why should thy heart dispair, The darling's spirit hovers near And whispers, "meet me there."

The following obituary came from Sarah Elizabeth Blanton's scrapbook. Unfortunately, she did not note the name and date of the newspapers in which these obits appeared. She was the firstborn of Wyatt S. and Flora Ann BLANTON (m. 1845 in Whitesville). Wyatt was a class-leader in the New Hope Methodist Church he helped form in 1835. (See New Hope Methodist Church membership roll in 1882 for Blanton and DeLamar entries.)

Dr. Wyatt DeLamar Died Last Friday Dr. Wyatt DeLamar, of Mountain Hill, Harris County, after a lingering illness of several days, died Friday morning about six o'clock.

Dr. DeLamar was about 35 years of age, was one of Harris County's most honored citizens and a physician of extensive reputation, having a large practice.

He was a son of Rev. A. C. DeLamar, of Blanton, Ala., a member of the Methodist Church of which his father was a local minister, and a man of high Christian character.

His remains were buried at Chipley Cemetery Saturday, Rev. Doss, of Hamilton, officiating.


Obit of Mrs. R. W. HOLDER
From the LaGrange Reporter April 5, 1907

Mrs. R. W. HOLDER died at her home at Unity at 12 o'clock Saturday and the body was carried to her old home at West Point Monday for interment. She was about 35 years of age and is survived by her husband and five children. Mrs. Holder is also survived by three brothers, Messrs. T. A. Smith, Otis Smith and Taylor Smith of Newnan, Mrs. Grant Grifford of Rupublican City, Neb., and Mrs. E. D. Young of Victor Texas were her sisters. Mrs Dells Proctor, Mrs. Annie Proctor, Misses Genie Langford, Nora Burks and Florence Hearn accompained the remains to West Point. To These surviving relatives sympanthy is extended.


Submitted by Becky Buck


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