Polk County
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Surnames Mc

Surname
Mc
Death Date
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McARVER , Ethel
November 21, 1918
McAULIFFE , Jack
February 6, 1919
McAULIFFE , Mack
February 6, 1919
McBRYDE , Mrs. Frances Ponder
June 13, 2008
McBURNETT , Bessie Jane Kirk
February 19, 1996
McBURNETT , Mr. Charlie Albert
June 26, 2000
McBURNETT , General Virgil, Jr.
February 17, 1977
McBURNETT , Grace Stalcup
Jan. 18, 1994
McBURNETT , Mr. Henry Wesley
Dec. 23, 1990
McBURNETT , Mr. Isaac N
July 7, 1938
McBURNETT , Mrs. Jack
October 24, 1918
McBURNETT , James Lee
Jan 28, 1999
McBURNETT , Mozelle Dyer
December 14, 2008
McBURNETT , Mrs. Sallie
Sept. 8, 2001
McBURNETT , Susie Anna Green
November 24, 1987
McBURNETT , William Edward    
June 9, 2009
McBURNETT , William J. "Billy"
December 18, 2005
McBURNETTE , Annie
Dec. 12, 1938
McBURNETTE , Mrs. H. Wesley
August 1948
McCARSON , Mozelle Edge
Oct. 31, 1997
McCLAIN , Mrs. Beatrice Johnson
June 11, 1987
McCOLLUM , Betty Louise
Nov. 21, 2004
McCOLLUM , Daniel G.
July 26, 1917
McCOLLUM , John D.
July 6, 1993
McCOMBS , James R.
May 10. 2008
McCORMICK , M. E. "Bud"
July 26, 1917
McCORMICK , T. A.
March 11, 1902
McCOWN , Mrs. C. K.
January 25, 1944
McCOWN , Essie Singleton
March 9, 1998
McCRAY, Mr. Douglas Arthur  
October 14, 2007
McCULLEY ,Dixie Faye Winkles
November 15, 2002
McCURDY , W. C.
January 22, 1902
McCURRY , Alice Tims
May 8, 1901
McDANIEL , Frank
January 23, 1919
McDOWELL , Eddie Brent
March 13, 1997
McDURMON , William Roy
August 26, 2008
McELWEE, Mrs. Dorothy "Dot" H.  
January 19, 2008
McELWEE , Mr. Howard Vann (Snooks)
January 17, 1998
McELWEE , Mr. Huel H.
April 3, 1998
McELWEE , James Irvin
March 16, 2003
McELWEE , Jerry Wayne
September 2, 1975
McELWEE, Joe Charles   
January 1, 2008
McELWEE , Jordan
Jan. 8, 1920
McELWEE , Joseph Hart (Joe), Sr
December 16, 1998
McELWEE , Viola S
December 8, 1996
McELWEE , Mrs. W T
Dec. 7, 1943
McGATHA , Horace Edward
March 11, 1990
McGEHEE , Patsy Echols
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McGINNIS , J. A.
January 15, 1926
McGREGOR , Reese
February 23, 1875
McINVALE , Perry Daniel
Feb. 15, 1992
McJUNKIN , Glenn
July 11, 1918
McKELVEY , Mary Lee
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McKIBBEN , Betty Ola
August 27, 2011
McKIBBEN , Betty Sue Sanders
June 19, 2004
McKIBBEN , Rev. Chester
September 15, 1996
McKIBBEN , Mrs. J. C.
April 1965
McKIBBEN , Mrs. Joe R.
July 22, 2003
McKIBBEN , Mr. Leonard O, Jr.
June 4, 2001
McKIBBEN , Mrs. Maratha Louise
April 16, 2006
McKIBBEN , Rev.
September 15, 1996
McKIBBEN , Mrs. Southa Ellen
January 23, 2000
McKIBBEN , Mrs. Zelma Maddox
June 24, 2006
McKIBBON , Mr. Leonard Oliver, Jr.
June 4, 2001
McKINNEY , G. W. A.
July 25, 1901
McMEEKIN , Jack
September 17, 1902
McMEEKIN , Mrs. T. G. W.
January 2, 1919
McMEEKIN , T. G. W.
December 5, 1901
McMILLAN , Ada
October 18, 1917
McMILLAN , Elsie Sanders
October 9, 1983
McMILLAN , Howard Osgood
October 4, 1994
McRAE , Mrs. Jean Fambro
July 3, 2003
McWHORTER , Joseph Leslie
March 7, 2003
McWHORTER , Mrs. Pearl Stephenson
March 27, 1987



Mr. T. A. McCormick, one of Polk's oldest and best citizens, passed away Tuesday morning at his home near Berry's in the eighty-fourth year of his age. He was a brave Confederate soldier, and a respected and useful citizen. Funeral services were held yesterday at Shiloh, and were largely attended. The deceased was a brother of Polk's clever Tax Receiver, Mr. M. E. McCormick. (Cedartown Standard March 13, 1902)

Mr. T. A. McCormick, was born in Taliaferro County, Ga., Sept. 22nd, 1818, and died at his farm home near Berry's the 11th day of March 1902, honored, beloved and bemoaned by all who knew him. He joined the Baptist church in early boyhood and continued steadfast to the end, without the least charge against him or occasion for any acknowledgment to his church. As a Christian he was meek, faithful and constant without wavering or fluctuation. As a citizen he was orderly, peaceable, industrious, true, patriotic and conservative; while as a man, neighbor and friend, he was unobtrusive, kind and sympathetic; and as husband and father, loving, thoughtful and gentle as a woman. It is a fact that "Uncle Tom' never had an enemy, never had a law suit or a compromise to avoid one; indeed, he might be summed up: The meek man, true christian, orderly citizen, true friend, loving parent. He was a great lover of home. Few if any were away from home so little. He never went from home except to church, on business, or in response to duty. You never saw him hanging around town or going there uselessly. The writer has though of Uncle Tom many times, and cited him as a model worthy of emulation for those seeking a contented, peaceable, orderly life. At nineteen, while living at LaGrange, he married Miss Sophia Stewart, of Cave Springs. As he passed through Cedartown for his bride, the large tow-story Hand house near the Methodist church was being built. His wife died in 1875, and a year later he married Mrs. Garner, whose former husband died in the Confederate service. He leaves this wife and three children, J. D. McCormick of Sulphur Springs, Ala., Mrs. Clements, of Vincent, Ala., and Mrs. Wharton, of Dalton, and one brother, our worthy citizen, Mr. M. E. McCormick, of Cedartown, who deeply lament their great bereavement. Uncle Tom told with interest of accompanying Alex Stephens horse back to Milledgeville to the Legislature to bring the horse back. He was a youth then, living at Crawfordville and Alex Stephens a young man. He said while eating dinner at Marthasville (now Atlanta) Alex Stephens said, "This is to be the greatest city of the South." His was the quiet, unassuming life. No greed of gold or vaulting ambition disturbed his peace of soul. He lived and now rests in sweet repose. All would do well to take him as their pattern. (A Friend) (Cedartown Standard March 27, 1902)

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J. A. McGinnis, was born in Jackson County, August 17, 1839, and spent his boyhood there. He married Nancy Gordon, of that county, almost 60 years ago. They had five children born to them, and four of which survived. He always had a smile and a kind word for everyone. He was always willing to do his part in every good cause. He served through the Civil War, and often talked of hardships the boys had to undergo in those awful times. He gave his life to Jesus in young manhood, and was a member of the Missionary Baptist church over 65 years. He is gone, but his kind deeds will live on and his children and grandchildren will feel the influence of his life in the years to come. He leaves his aged companion, three sons, and one daughter at whose home he spent his last days. Through untold agony he was patient, always appreciative of anything done for him. His 85 years of life were well spent, and now he is with the Savior he loved and served so long. -His granddaughter, Minnie Peterson. (Published in the Cedartown Standard, January 15, 1926.)

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Perry Daniel McInvale, age 92, 148 Cason Road, Cedartown died Saturday, Feb. 15, 1992. Mr. McInvale was born Feb. 1, 1900 in St. Clair County, Ala. The son of the late John W. and Nancy Jane McInvale, Mr. McInvale was a member of the Church of Christ and a retired employee of the Bibb Manufacturing Company, Columbus. Survivors are one son, Billy McInvale, Warner Robbins, a number of nieces and nephews also survive. Graveside services were held Sunday, Feb. 16, at 3 p.m. in the Greenwood Cemetery with Minister Richard Gibbs officiating. Serving, as pallbearers were Ronald Daugherty, Jimmy Carney, Dub McCoy, Bill Lundy, Jr., James Holland and Jimmy Holland. The Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

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Mrs. W T McElwee,
Mrs. W.T.McElwee Dies This Morning
Mrs. W.T. McElwee, of Route 3, died this morning (Tuesday) in a Rome Hospital. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Pooltown Baptist Church with Rev. B.H. Smith, of Scottdale, Ga. conducting the services, assisted by Rev. Harvey Morris. Pallbearers will be the nephews. Interment will be in the Davis Cemetery with Bissner's Funeral Home in charge. Mrs. McElwee was born in Paulding County in 1880, but had lived in Cedartown for the past 60 years. She was a member of the Pooltown Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband; six sons, Duel, W.T., Ed, and Edward of Cedartown, John of US Army, overseas, and Lawrence of Milledgeville, Ga.; three daughters, Mrs. Annie Watson, Mrs. Zelia Bedford, and Mrs. Virginia Peters, of Cedartown, four brothers; Sam, Ed, and Joe Hulsey of Piedmont, Ala, and W.C. Hulsey of Cedartown; one sister, Mrs. Cora Williams of Cedartown and fourteen grandchildren. The Cedartown Standard Tuesday Dec. 7, 1943

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Mrs. Viola S. McElwee, 81, of 2016 North Broad St., died Friday. Mrs. McElwee was born in Cherokee County, Ala., daughter of the late Robert Smith and Belle Smith. Survivors include: a daughter Mary Frances McElwee Short, Yuma Ariz.; two sons, Bobby G. McElwee, Cave Spring and Joe McElwee, Rome; a sister, Frances Farmer, Cedartown; nine grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; four great great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Gammage Funeral Home Chapel, Cedartown, with the Rev. Clifford Chandler officiating. Interment will be at Jackson Chapel Cemetery.(Rome News Tribune, Sunday, December 8, 1996)

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Howard Osgood McMillan, Jr., of Stone Mountain, died October 4, 1994. He was born in Minneapolis, MN on March 4, 1919. He was a graduate of Clemson University, a commissioned Officer in the U. S. Army and served in Europe with the 20th Army Division and the Third Army in the Korean Conflict. Mr. McMillan was very active in the DeKalb Community. He was a member of the Decatur Kiwanis Club, served as Executive Vice President Realty Contractor, Inc. of Atlanta and was a certified surveyor and farmer. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Dolores McMillan; 4 children; Howard O. McMillan, Lawrenceville, GA. James H. McMillan, Asheville, N.C. and Dana M. Peterson, Fuquay-Varina, NC; sister, Patricia Ann Trumble, Milwaukee, WI; 4 grandchildren. Memorial services were held Friday, October 7 at 11:00 AM at St. Nicholas Angelican Church in Stone Mountain with Father Peter Brewer officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your local American Heart Association. Wages and Songs Funeral Home, Stone Mountain, GA. Had charge of the arrangements.

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Mrs. Ada McMillian, Death called again Saturday and stole away another of our loved ones in the person of Mrs. Ada McMillian. Again it is with unspeakable reverence we chronicle a life of faithful, unselfish service; a life that existed seemingly only for those about her, and when disease weakened the body so that service was no longer possible, life slipped away to exist more fully in the great unknown. Her remains were interred in Pleasant Hill cemetery Sunday in the present of a great number of friends. The bereaved ones have our deepest sympathy. (Cedartown Standard, Thursday, October 18, 1917)

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Eddie Brent McDowell, 81, of 1405 Collard Valley Rd., passed away March 13, 1997. Mrs. McDowell was born on July 18, 1915 in Polk County. She was a member of Antioch Baptist Church. Surviving are; two sons, W.L. McDowell of Cedartown and Fred McDowell of Cummings; two daughters, Carmal Boswell of Stockbridge and Elaine Anderson of Cedartown; two brothers, M.A. Williams of Leesburg, Ala., and Charles Williams of Fort Walton, Fla.; sister, Virginia Wheeler of Lawrenceville; six grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Funeral services were held on March 15, at 2 p.m. at the Antioch Baptist Church. The Rev. Earl Montgolf, Rev. Marc Merrit and Rev. Robert Wright officiated for the services. Interment followed in Antioch Cemetery. The Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home, of Cedartown had charge of the arrangements. (The Cedartown Standard, Cedartown, GA., Tuesday, March 18, 1997)

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Mrs. Maratha Louise McKibben
Mrs. Martha Louise McKibben of 502 Oakwood Dr., passed away Sunday April 16, 2006. She was born Oct. 1, 1929 in Chicago. Ill. Mrs. McKibben was a member of the First Baptist Church. She loved music and children and in 1963 began a career in teaching piano to children and continued that until her death. She was an officer in the National and State Music Club. She was also the President of the State Music Club. Mrs. McKibben was preceded in death by her husband Leonard O. McKibben, Jr., in 2001. She is survived by two sons Gary (Sandra) McKibben and Glenn (Betty) McKibben; a daughter Diana Strickland; brother, Joe Lovvern; two sisters, Joyce Ward and Sue Akeridge; three grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 19 at 1 p.m. in the First Baptist Church with Rev. Wayne Benefield officiating. Interment followed in the Greenwood Cemetery. The Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements. (The Cedartown Standard, April 20, 2006)

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Mrs. Betty Sue McKibben
Betty Sue Sanders McKibben, 65, of 372 McKibben Road, Buchanan passed away Thursday, June 19, 2004. She was born July 4, 1938 in Polk County, the daughter of the late Charlie Peek Sanders and the late Lillian Grace Streetman Sanders. She was a homemaker and member of Living Waters of Life Tabernacle Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Melvin McKibben and her brother, Charlie "Junior" Sanders. Survivors include sisters, Judy Cantrell of Aragon and Ineita Burnley of Rockmart; brother, James Sanders of Rockmart and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, June 12, 2004 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of the Freeman Harris Funeral Home with Rev. Mark Hanson and Lucas Hanson officiating. Interment followed in the family lot of New Prospect Cemetery. Pallbearers were Max Pittman, Will Pittman, Lucas Hanson, Donnie Burnley and Robert Nale. The Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
The Cedartown Standard, Thursday, June 17, 2004

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Rev. Chester McKibben, age 86, of 1326 McKibben Street, passed away Sunday, September 15, 1996. Mr. McKibben was born December 22, 1909 in Polk County. He was a member of Union Grove Baptist Church, serving as pastor and a deacon; a member of the Masonic Lodge No. 121 and an employee of the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company for over 32 years. Surviving are: wife, Zelma M. McKibben of Cedartown; son, Joe McKibben of Greenville, S.C.; two daughters, Mrs. Doyce Hooper and Mrs. Nell Alexander, both of Cedartown; sister, Anadene Ford of Whiteford, Maryland; eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 2 p.m. in Union Grove Baptist Church, with the Rev. Billy Swift officiating. Interment followed in Polk Memory Gardens. (The Cedartown Standard, Cedartown, Ga., Tuesday, September 24, 1996)

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Rev. McKibben, age 86, of 1326 McKibben Street, passed away Sunday, September 15, 1996. Mr. McKibben was born December 22, 1909 in Polk County. He was a member of Union Grove Baptist Church, serving as pastor and a deacon; a member of the Masonic Lodge No. 121; and an employee of the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company for over 32 years. Surviving are: wife, Zelma M. McKibben of Cedartown; son Joe McKibben of Greenville, South Carolina; two daughters, Mrs. Doyce Hooper and Mrs. Nell Alexander, both of Cedartown; sister Anadene Ford of Whiteford, Maryland; eight grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 2 p.m., in Union Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Billy Swift officiating. Interment followed in Polk Memory Gardens. The Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements. (The Cedartown Standard, Page 4-A, September 24, 1996)

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Mr. Joe R. McKibben
Mr. Joe R. McKibben, 68, of Fountain Inn, SC, formerly of Cedartown, passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2003. He was born in Cedartown May 11, 1933 to Zelma Maddox McKibben and the late Chester McKibben. He served in the U.S. Navy as a radar man in the Korean War on the U.S.S. Oriskany, retired from the floor-covering business, was a member of Mason Lodge 404, and was of the Baptist Faith. Other survivors include daughter, Kim McKibben, Jeannie McKibben-Greene, Beth M. Landreth, and Trisha Williams; son, Chet Williams; sisters, Bobbie Hooper and Lanell Alexander; and six grandchildren. A memorial service was held Saturday at Fountain Baptist Church of Greenview, S.C. (The Cedartown Standard Tuesday, July 29, 2003)

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Mrs. Zelma Maddox McKibben
Mrs. Zelma Maddox McKibben, 96, of 1326 McKibben St., Cedartown, passed away Saturday June 24, 2006. Mrs. McKibben was born Dec. 7, 1909 in Cobb County and was the oldest living member of Union Grove Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Etta Andrews Maddox; husband, Rev. Chester McKibben; as well as five brothers and two sisters.
She is survived by her daughters, Lanell Alexander and Bobbie Hooper. Six grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. A host of nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services for Mrs. McKibben were conducted Monday, June 26, 2006 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home, with Rev. Anthony Osborn officiating. Interment followed in the Polk Memory Gardens.
The Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements. (The Cedartown Standard Thursday, June 29, 2006)

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Mrs. Pearl Stephenson McWhorter, of 211 E. Fairmount Ave., Cedartown passed away Thursday at a Rome hospital after a long illness. Mrs. McWhorter was born in Floyd County, Dec. 3, 1909. She was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Fannie Stewart, Cedartown; four brothers, Ralph Stephens and Hershel and Harold Stephens, Piedmont, Ala.; a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the chapel of Gammage Funeral Home with the Rev. Amos Whitman Reginal Campbell and Don Smith officiating. Interment will be at Northview Cemetery. Nephews will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 7 until 9 p.m. today. Gammage Funeral Home of Cedartown in charge of arrangements. (Rome News Tribune, Rome, Ga., March 27, 1987, page 1-A)

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Mr. Leonard McKibben,Jr.
Leonard Oliver McKibben, Jr., 74, of 308 Walnut St., Cedartown, passed away Monday, June 4, 2001. Mr. McKibben was born Oct. 2, 1926 in Polk County. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Cedartown and practiced law in Cedartown from 1963-97. Surviving are: wife, Martha Lovvern McKibben; daughter, Diana Strickland of Atlanta; sons, Gary McKibben of Kennesaw and Glenn McKibben of Marietta; sister, Doris Sanders of Dothan, Ala.; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, June 6, at 1 p.m. at the Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Wayne Benefield and Dr. David Taylor officiating. Interment followed at Greenwood Cemetery. The Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements. (The Cedartown Standard, July 2001)

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Mrs. Southa Ellen McKibben, age 89, of Buchanan, passed away Sunday, January 23, 2000 in a local hospital. Mrs. McKibben was born March 15, 1910 in Montgomery County. She was a member of Lime Branch Baptist Church and a retired schoolteacher with the Polk School System. She was preceded in death by her husband, Horace Franklin McKibben; son Larry Leo McKibben and William Franklin McKibben; parents, Mary Jane and James Martin. Survivors include daughter, Rita Hanson and Barbara Jane McCray; 13 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Jan. 25, at 2 p.m., from Lime Baptist Church with Rev. Sam Self officiating. Interment followed in the Church Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Kevin Scott McCray, Jeffrey David McCray, Richard Michael McKibben, Donald Edward McKibben William Todd McCray, James Leo McKibben, and Christopher Clark Willingham. Honorary pallbearers included Steve Lucas Nikolopoulus, John Fredrick Bannon, Daniel David McKinzey. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. (The Cedartown Standard, Thursday, Jan 27, 2000).

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Mrs. J.C. McKibben
Mrs. J.C. McKibben, 62, of 133 Cobb St., died Monday afternoon at the Floyd Hospital after a brief illness. She was born June 6, 1902 in Carroll County but had lived for the past 40 years in Cedartown. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She is survived by: her husband, two daughters, Mrs. W. D. Lampley of Portsmouth, N.H. and Mrs. C.F. Cornish of Fort Worth, Texas; five brothers, John Lovvorn of Lithia Springs, Ga., JOE Lovvorn of Carrollton, Cliff Lovvorn and Herman Lovvorn of Bremen, Barney Lovvorn of Bowden; six grandchildren. Funeral Services were held Wednesday afternoon from the sanctuary of the First Baptist Church with Dr. Hugh L. Smith and Rev. Tom Rogers officiating. Interment followed in Greenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Bill Leslie, Willard Ledbetter, J.M. McKibben, Leonard McKibben, Jr., Otis Whitfield and Denis Pierce. Olin Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. (The Cedartown Standard, April 1965)

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Mr. Horace Edward McGatha, Services for Mr. McGatha, age 67, of Piedmont, will be Monday at 2 p.m. at Mickelsen Funeral Chapel with the Rev. James Masters and the Rev. Pierce Ashmore officiating. Burial will be at Piedmont Memory Gardens with Mickelsen Funeral Home in charge. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 9 tonight. Mr. McGatha died Friday at his home. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Margie McGatha of Piedmont; a daughter, Mrs. Theresa McElwee of Piedmont; a son, Horace W. McGatha of Piedmont; five sisters, Mrs. Betty Bishop, Mrs. Sarah Ferguson, Mrs. Evelyn Wheeling and Mrs. Minnie Green, all of Centre, and Mrs. Hazel Russell of Laredo, Texas; two brothers, Fred McGatha of Centre, and M. L. McGatha of Talladega; two grandchildren; and several adopted grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Ronnie Thacker, Johnny Thacker, Danny Thacker, Charles Thacker, Horace Neyman, Keith McGatha and Steve McGatha. Mr. McGatha was a Cherokee County resident most of his life, a World War II veteran and a retired farmer. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Marion and Maybelle McGatha. (Anniston Star, Page 18B, Sunday, March 11, 1990)

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Mozelle Edge McCarson, 85, passed away Friday, Oct. 31, 1997. Mrs. McCarson was born June 29, 1912 in Chattoga County, She was a member of the First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph McCarson, Jr., of Cedartown; three daughters, Barbara M. Evers of Phoenix, Ariz., Patti M. Barrett of Cedartown and Ann M. Davidson of Fayetteville, N.C.; four grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, Nov. 2 at 3 p.m., in the First Baptist Church, with Dr. Jerry Mahan officiating. Interment followed in Greenwood Cemetery. The Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.

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Mr. G. W. A. McKinney, fell asleep last Thursday, July 25th, he was just seventy-five years, three months and eleven days old. Born of good old Scotch stock in 1826 in Rabun County, he grew up to be a sterling young man and lived an incorruptible citizen all his life. When the civil war came on he knew nothing but his duty to his country, and made a brave and loyal record as a Confederate soldier, in the strength of manhood, he allied himself with the Baptist church, and lived a constant and active member forth-six years. It is a fact that he was for forty years the clerk of his church. Always loyal to his religious beliefs, he supported the church and its institutions liberally, and his church at Fish will miss his upright life and wise counsel. In his business dealings and public life as an official, he was ever the same honest man, and in his private life, with his family and friends, he was the same man of integrity, truthful, kind and considerate of all. Such men do good to all communities, and their loss cannot be borne without a deep sense of regret by all good people. Let his family and neighbors cherish his memory by living the same fond parent, the obliging friend and sterling citizen that he lived. J.H.S. (Cedartown Standard, August 1, 1901)

Mr. G. W. A. McKinney, one of Polks best citizens, died at his home at Fish last Thursday, the 25th, in his seventy-sixth year. He was born in Rabun county, Ga., April 14th, 1826, and later in life was Clerk of the Superior Court of Towns county, and served for four years as a Commissioner of Roads and Revenues. He was a good citizen, and will be keenly missed by his neighbors and the community in which he lived. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. Davis and Rev. Wm. Waddell in the present of a large number of sorrowing friends and relatives, and the remains were laid to rest in the cemetery at Friendship church. (Cedartown Standard 1901)

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Mr. T. A. McCormick, one of Polk's oldest and best citizens, passed away Tuesday morning at his home near Berry's in the eighty-fourth year of his age. He was a brave Confederate soldier, and a respected and useful citizen. Funeral services were held yesterday at Shiloh, and were largely attended. The deceased was a brother of Polk's clever Tax Receiver, Mr. M. E. McCormick. (Cedartown Standard March 13, 1902)
Mr. Thomas A. McCormick, was born in Taliaferro County, Ga., Sept. 22nd, 1818, and died at his farm home near Berry's the 11th day of March 1902, honored, beloved and bemoaned by all who knew him. He joined the Baptist church in early boyhood and continued steadfast to the end, without the least charge against him or occasion for any acknowledgment to his church. As a Christian he was meek, faithful and constant without wavering or fluctuation. As a citizen he was orderly, peaceable, industrious, true, patriotic and conservative; while as a man, neighbor and friend, he was unobtrusive, kind and sympathetic; and as husband and father, loving, thoughtful and gentle as a woman. It is a fact that "Uncle Tom' never had an enemy, never had a law suit or a compromise to avoid one; indeed, he might be summed up: The meek man, true christian, orderly citizen, true friend, loving parent. He was a great lover of home. Few if any were away from home so little. He never went from home except to church, on business, or in response to duty. You never saw him hanging around town or going there uselessly. The writer has though of Uncle Tom many times, and cited him as a model worthy of emulation for those seeking a contented, peaceable, orderly life. At nineteen, while living at LaGrange, he married Miss Sophia Stewart, of Cave Springs. As he passed through Cedartown for his bride, the large tow-story Hand house near the Methodist church was being built. His wife died in 1875, and a year later he married Mrs. Garner, whose former husband died in the Confederate service. He leaves this wife and three children, J. D. McCormick of Sulphur Springs, Ala., Mrs. Clements, of Vincent, Ala., and Mrs. Wharton, of Dalton, and one brother, our worthy citizen, Mr. M. E. McCormick, of Cedartown, who deeply lament their great bereavement. Uncle Tom told with interest of accompanying Alex Stephens horse back to Milledgeville to the Legislature to bring the horse back. He was a youth then, living at Crawfordville and Alex Stephens a young man. He said while eating dinner at Marthasville (now Atlanta) Alex Stephens said, "This is to be the greatest city of the South." His was the quiet, unassuming life. No greed of gold or vaulting ambition disturbed his peace of soul. He lived and now rests in sweet repose. All would do well to take him as their pattern. (A Friend) (Cedartown Standard March 27, 1902)

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W. C. McCurdy, son of Mr. and Mrs. M. A. McCurdy, was born March 30, 1893, and departed this life January 22, 1902. Clarence, considering his age, was a model boy. He loved his Sunday school, especially his teacher and class. His greatest delight was reading his Bible, and songs and other religious books. He bore his affliction in patience, showing much Christian fortitude. He said the Lord sent his angel with the summons to come up higher, and gladly received the message. Calling his parents and friends to his bed, he told them that Jesus was coming after him. He talked incessantly for two hours about the beauties of heaven and his desire to go there. His mother asked him not to talk, but he said it did not weary him, for he had looked through the pearly gates of heaven and that there was no sorrow, pain or parting there. He selected three special hymns for them to sing, "The Unclouded Day," "I have a Home Over Yonder," and "I Will Meet You, Brother, Meet You," and he asked his parents and friends to live Christian lives, and asked forgiveness of all if he had done them wrong. He took his own handkerchief and wiped the tears from his mother's eyes, and then kissed his parents and friends good-bye, and asked them to meet him in heaven. Then he asked them to sing him to sleep, and closed his eyes and feel asleep-blessed sleep, in the arms of Jesus. We sympathize with the bereaved parents, and exhort them to put their trust in God, and meet little Clarence in the sweet by and by, where he has gone. (A Friend) (Cedartown Standard, February 13, 1902)

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Mrs. Alice Tims McCurry, was born in Cleburn county, Ala., July 1882, and her father, J. P. Tims, moved to Polk County, Ga., in 1886, where she lived up to her death. She was married to Mr. Ab. McCurry in her 17th year, and died May 8th 1901. A Husband, father and mother, brothers and a host of connections and friends mourn her loss. Grieve not for her, for she is at rest. Just before the victor death took dear Alice away, she said, "Mother I want you to take my sweet little baby and care for it. I am compelled to leave you all. God,s will must be done." Sister Alice united herself with the Shiloh Baptist Church in 1894. Since that time she has lived a consistent Christian life. Those who knew her best loved her most. Connection and friends, as you are now, so once was Alice, and as she is now you will be; so prepare for death and follow her. A Friend. (Cedartown Standard, April 30, 1901)

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Jack McMeekin, Little Jack, the 22-months old son of Mr. and Mrs. R. H. McMeekin, died on the 17th, after a three months illness. The family have the sympathy of many friends in their loss. (Cedartown Standard, September 25, 1902)

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Mr. T. G. W. McMeekin, one of Cedartown's oldest citizens, died yesterday at Piedmont, Ala., where he and his wife went a few days ago on a visit. His remains were brought home yesterday afternoon, and the funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock today by Rev. C. K. Henderson. Mr. was one of the well-known citizens of this section, and was respected by all for his rugged honesty. He was in the 77th year of his age, and had been in failing health for some time. He had been twice married-first in 1848, with Miss Mary Greer of South Carolina, and in 1862 with Miss Lucinda Lewis, of Ladigo, Ala., who survives him. He leaves two living children-Mr. B. H. McMeekin and Mrs. Eliza Hancock. Mr. McMeekin was a stalwart Republican in politics, and was postmaster here for a time during President Harrison's administration. (Cedartown Standard, December 5, 1901)

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Mrs. T. G. W. McMeekin, was found dead in bed Sunday morning. Her neighbor, Mrs. J. M. Stewart, took the venerable woman some breakfast, and found that death had come during the night. When her husband was postmaster here about thirty years ago, Mrs. McMeekin served as his assistant, and she was well known and had many friends in the community. (Cedartown Standard, Thursday, January 2, 1919)

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Mrs. McBurnett

Bessie Jane Kirk McBurnett, age 87, of 3114 Browning Road, Rockmart, passed away Monday, February 19, 1996 following an extended illness. Mrs. McBurnett was born in Polk County on August 24, 1908. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Barbara Jane Tolbert Kirk. Surviving are: her husband, Charlie Albert MclBurnett of Rockmart and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 21, at 3 pm from the Mountain View Baptist Church, with the Rev. Earnest Fennell and the Rev. Rural Howard officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Pallbears were: Charles Knight, Junior Knight, Kirk Sanders, Farland Kirk, Leonard Baines, Billy McBurnett, and J.W. Deese. The Hutcheson's Memorial Chapel of Buchanan had charge of the arrangements. (The Cedartown Standard, Thursday, Febuary 29, 1996)

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Mrs. Jack McBurnett, died last week after a long illness, and her remains were taken Friday to Felton for burial. (Cedartown Standard, Thursday, October 24, 1918)

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Miss McBurnett Laid to Rest Tuesday

Miss Annie McBurnette, age 16 years, died Monday afternoon, Dec. 12th, at the home of her brother, C.A. McBurnette, near Buchanan following a brief illness. She was a member of Mt. View Baptist Church. She is survived by two brothers, H.W. of Rockmart, and C.A. McBurnette of near Buchanan, three sisters, Mrs. A.T. Lindsey, of Cedartown, Mrs. B.E. Nash and Mrs. H.M. Knight of Marietta. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock from the Mt. View Baptist Church, with Rev. M.B. Moon of Rockmart officiating with internment in the church cemetery. The following friends acted as pallbearers, George, William, and Troy Daniel, Kermet Wood, Clyde Kirk, and G.B. Daniel. The Max Martin Funeral Home had charge of Arrangements. (The Bremen Gateway Thursday, Dec. 15, 1938)

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Funeral Servicce Held Sunday for Mrs. McBurnette
Funeral services for Mrs. H. Wesley McBurnette, 43, of Hiram, Ga., formerly of Cedartown, were held Sunday afternoon at the Shiloh Baptist Church. The Rev. Clarence Lane Officiated and was assisted by the Rev. Johnson, Rev. Clifford Chandler and the Rev. R.C. Knight. Mrs. McBurnette was born and reared in Polk County and was the daughter of William P. Timms and the late Mrs. Timms. She was a member of the Baptist Church of Hiram. (Poplar Springs Baptist Church). Her death came suddenly while she was visiting a brother in Pell City, Alabama. Survivors include: her husband, H.W. McBurnett of Hiram; two sons, Percy McBurnette of Chester, S.C., and Billy McBurnette, of Hiram; three daughters, Eva, Jewell, and Barbara McBurnette, all of Hiram; three sisters, Mrs. Tressie Benfield of Statesville, N.C., Mrs. Bessie Reid, Esom Hill, and Mrs. Willie Mae Gentry of Fruithurst, Alabama; three brothers, Joe Timms of Pell City, Alabama, Gordon and Paul Timms of Esom Hill. Interment was in the Shiloh cemetery with the Roberts Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Henman Jones, Floyd Voyles, Jud Brazier, Frank Gentry................. (The Cedartown Standard August 1948) (Mrs. McBurnett was buried at Shiloh Baptist Church and later moved to Rose Hill Cemetery in Rockmart, Ga. after the death of her granddaughter, Roxanne Marie Baines.)

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Mrs. McBurnett
Sallie McBurnett, 91, of 1044 Browning Road, Rockmart, died Saturday, Sept. 8, 2001 at her residence. Mrs. McBurnett was born in Alabama on March 26, 1910, daughter of the late George Parker and Elizabeth Strickland Parker. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Clifford McBurnett and by two sons, William McBurnett and James Lee McBurnett. Survivors include a daughter-in-law, Mozelle McBurnett of Rockmart, three grandchildren, five great grandchildren, and a great great grandchild. Funeral services were held Monday, Sept. 10, at 3 p.m. in the Chapel of the Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home with Rev. Charles Dyer and Mr. Jason Howard officiating. Interment followed in Greenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Zachary and Jason Howard, Chris and Tony Brown, Ronnie Dyer and Lloyd Wood. The Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements. (The Rockmart Journal, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2001)

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Mr. I.N. McBurnett Dies On Saturday At Cedartown Home
Mr. Isaac N. McBurnett, age 69, died in his home on Gibson Street early Saturday morning after a brief illness. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the West End Baptist church with the Rev. A.W. York and the Rev. Thomas officiating. Interment was in the New Harmony cemetery with Bisaner's Funeral Home in charge. Mr. McBurnett is survived by his wife, four sons, Harry and Lawrence McBurnett, of Cedartown; Clifton McBurnett, of Bremen, and Fred McBurnett, of Rome, and one daughter, Mrs. Polly O'Neal, of Cedartown. Pallbearers were Rob Fields, Preston Frazier, Hall Dingler, Jap Landrum, Joe Barrett and George Washington. (The Cedartown Standard, Thursday, July 7, 1938)

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Mr. McBurnett
Charlie Albert McBurnett, 92, of 148 Cason Road, Cedartown, passed away Monday, June 26, 2000. Mr. McBurnett was born Dec. 23, 1907 in Cherokee County, Alabama. He was a retired farmer. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bessie Jane Kirk McBurnett; parents Steven Jackson and Lottie Jane Roberts McBurnett; and son, Franklin Pierce. Surviving are: sister, Elizabeth Steakely; several grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 27, at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of the Gammage Funeral Home with Rev. Gene Hooker officiating. Interment will follow in the Mr. View Baptist Church Cemetery in Haralson County. Gammage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. (The Cedartown Standard, Tuesday, July 4, 2000)

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Mr. H.W. McBurnett
Henry Wesley McBurnett, age 84, died Sunday, Dec. 23, 1990 in an Atlanta Hospital. He was born Jan. 12, 1906, in Centre, Al. He was a member of New Prospect Baptist Church and a retired maintenance foreman with Seaboard Railroad with over 40 years service. He was a member of the Rockmart Masonic Lodge, the order of the Eastern Star, the Rockmart Rebekah Lodge, the Oddfellows Lodge and Maintenance Of Way Brotherhood. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mattie Belle Timms McBurnett and parents, Jack and Lottie Roberts McBurnett. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Grace Stalcup McBurnett of Hiram, three sons, Rev. R.P. McBurnett of Greenwood, S.C., Howard Pitts of Mableton, Bill McBurnett of Hiram; five daughters, Mrs. Eva Ross of Burlington, N.C., Mrs. Nora Kate Campbell of Hiram, Mrs. Carolyn Lee of Tucker, Mrs. Jewell Davis of Cross Hill, S.C., Mrs. Barbara Baines of Rockmart; a brother, Charlie McBurnett of Rockmart; two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Knight of Cedartown, Mrs. Lizzie Nash of Atlanta; 20 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. The funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 26, from the chapel of Freeman Harris Funeral Home with Rev. Ray Hopkins and Rev. Harold Jolly officiating. Interment followed in Rose Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers were Wayne Jarrell, Howard Pitts, Jr., Pinky Knight, Johnny Knight, Junior Knight, Elbert Knight, and Jimmy Knight. Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. (The Rockmart Journal December 1990)

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Grace McBurnett
Grace Stalcup McBurnett, 82, Rockmart, died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 1994 in Marietta. She was born April 17, 1911 in Murphy, N.C. She was a former emplouyee of Clark Thread Company, a member of New Prospect Baptist Church, a membe of the Rockmart - Aragon Rebekah Lodsge, a member and past Worthy Matron of the Rockmart Easter Star Lodge. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Wesley McBurnett and her parents, Charlie F. and Mamie Long Stalcup. Surviving are three son, Howard L. Pitts, Austell, Rev. R.P. McBurnett, Greenwood, S.C., and W.J. McBurnett, Hiram; five daughters, Mrs. Nora Campbell, Hiram and Mrs. Carolyn Lee, Lawrenceville, Mrs. Eva Ross, Burlington, N.C., Mrs. Jewell Davis, Cross Hill, S.C., and Mrs. Barbara Baines, Rockmart; two sisters, Mrs. Carolyn Kelley, Mableton, and Mrs. Lee Fields, Sandy Springs; 16 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20 from New Prospect Baptist Church wotj Rev/ Ray Hopkins officiating. Interment followed in New Prospect Cemetery. Pallbearers were Wayne Jaarrell, Tony Lee, Ronnie Lee, Tracy Pitts, Lance McBurnett and Jerry Daniels. (The Rockmart Journal January 1994)

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MR. McBURNETT
Mr. James Lee McBurnett, 67, 1044 Browning Rockmart, died Thursday, Jan 28, 1999 in a Rome Medical Center.
He was born on June 25, 1931 in Dallas, a son of Sally Parker McBurnett and the late Clifford Lee McBurnett. He lived most of his life in Polk County, was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Korean War and was of the Baptist Faith. He was a retired employee of the Ford Motor Company where he worked for 28 years.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Mozelle McBurnett of Rockmart to whom he was married on July 16, 1955; two daughters, Ms. Susan Howard and Mrs. Pam Dodson, both of Rockmart; one son, Mike McBurnett, Rockmart; mother, Mrs. Sally McBurnett, Rockmart; five grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Funeral services will be held at 3 pm Sunday, Jan. 31, 1999 in the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Roger Parris and Rev. Donnie Williams officiating.
Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will include Zachary Howard, Jason Howard, Mitch Williams, Tony Brown, Chris Brown, Ronnie Dyer, Keith Woodring, Randell Fincher and Charles Perry.
The Alvis Miller & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. (The Rockmart Journal Feb 1999)

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Mr. M. E. "Bud" McCormick
Polk County never had a better tax officer nor a more beloved citizen than Mr. M.E. McCormick, who passed away Tuesday morning after many months of failing health. He knew that the end could not be far off, but his host of friends joined with him in gratification over the fact that he was enabled to finish the work for this year, and to receive the usual "well done' of the state officials, who have never found anything but commendation for his work. "Bud" McCormick, as everyone called him, was born Jan. 15, 1848, in LaGrange and moved to Polk in 1851, On Dec. 27, 1876, he was united in marriage with Miss Frances Elizabeth Foust, who with one child-Mrs. J.C. Langford-survives to mourn the loss of a devoted husband and father. Mr. McCormick was a school teacher as well as a farmer, and was a useful citizen in private as well as public life. In 1881 he was elected Tax Collector, serving four years. He was then associated for four years with Tax Receiver Jas. Arrington, and was himself elected Tax Receiver in 1898, which position he has since held for all except two years. Funeral services were conducted yesterday at the residence on Gordon street by his pastor, Rev. J. D. Larkins of the First Baptist church, and the services at the cemetery were under the auspices of the Odd Fellows, of which fraternity he was a faithful and honored member. His brother county officials served as pallbearers. Among those coming from out of town to attend the funeral were Mr. J. D. McCormick, Sulphur Springs, Ala., Mr. W. L. McCormick, of Jacksonville, Ala., Mrs. Mattie Logan of Berrys, Mrs. M. E. Tate of Esom Hill. (Cedartown Standard, July 26, 1917)

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Mrs. Betty McCollum
Betty Louise McCollum, 74, Marietta, died Sunday, Nov. 21, 2004. She lived all her life in Georgia, was a homemaker and of the Baptist Faith. (She was a member of Holly Springs Baptist Church.)
Surviving are two sons, David Strickland, Canton, Darrell Strickland, Marietta; one daughter, Patrice Lankford Brantley, Atlanta; one sister, Barbara Wood, Nashville, TN; 10 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Funeral service was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov.23, 2004 at Holly Springs Baptist Church, Yorkville, with the Rev. Strickland officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.
Medford-Peden Funeral Home, Inc.,Marietta, was in charge of the arrangements.
(Betty Louise Jenkins Lankford Strickland McCollum was born in Polk County, and was the daughter of Pat and Agnes McCoy Jenkins, Rockmart, Georgia.) (The Rockmart Journal December 01, 2004)

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Daniel G. McCollum
Rome, July 30, --Daniel G. McCollum, a 23 year-old farmer, residing at Seney, was killed here yesterday by his cousin, Marion Scoggins, who is in the Floyd County jail charged with murder. The two had come to Rome from their home on the Polk line in Scoggins' automobile to take two girls riding, through Scoggins is a married man with three children. While Scoggins had gone to get the girls, McCollum drove the car without his cousin's permission. A punctured tire betrayed the use of the machine to the owner, who reprimanded McCollum. This led to a quarrel, and Scoggins drew a small knife, with which he stabbed his cousin in the arm. The blade pierced an artery, and the youth bled to death while on his way to a hospital. Scoggins at first denied the killing, but afterwards admitted it, and claimed self-defense. (Cedartown Standard, July 26, 1917)

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John McCollum
John D. McCollum, 69, Marietta, died Friday. Mr. McCollum, a former Rockmart resident, lived in Marietta for 22 years. He was a member of Holly Springs Baptist Church, Rockmart. He retired a Master Sergeant after 21 years of service in the U.S. Army and was employed for 22 years with AT&T as a communications engineer. He was a member of the American Legion. Surviving are his wife, Betty J. McCollum, Marietta; daughter, Patrice Lankford, Smyrna; three sons, Jamie Strickland, Cedartown; David Strickland, Canton; and Darrell Strickland, Marietta; two sisters, Ruby Jones, Rockmart and Evelyn Bryan, Portland, Oregon; three brothers, LeRoy McCollum, Rockmart; Glenn McCollum, Cedartown and Raymond McCollum, Dallas; eight grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Holly Springs Baptist Church, Rockmart with the Rev. Steve Kemp officiating. Interment was at the Holly Springs Baptist Church Cemetery, Rockmart. Norman Medford-Peden Funeral Home, Marietta, was in charge of arrangements. (The Rockmart Journal, Wednesday July 6, 1993)

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Mr. Frank McDaniel
The remains of Mr. Frank McDaniel, of Little Creek, were brought here Friday for interment. The funeral was conducted by Rev. Neese Wray. (Cedartown Standard, Thursday, January 23, 1919)

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Mr. Glenn McJunkins
The many friends of Mr. Glenn McJunkins, of Aragon, will regret to learn that he passed away last week. (Cedartown Standard, Thursday, July 11, 1918)

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Miss Ethel McArver
Mr. J. A. McArver and family have the deepest sympathy of the community in the death of their nineteen-year-old daughter, Miss Ethel, which resulted Tuesday night after a few days illness from influenza. She was a lovely girl of fine character, and her death is deeply regretted. Funeral services were conducted at 3 p.m. yesterday by her pastor, Rev. W. T. Hunnicutt. (Cedartown Standard, Thursday, November 21, 1918)

Ethel McArver, The entire community was both grieved and shocked to hear of the death of dear little Ethel McArver. We know that "In the midst of life is death," and yet it is hard to understand why one so young and fair should be taken. We know, too, that "God doeth all things well," so we must trust Him, and some sweet day we shall see and know and understand. Our dear Master had work for her to do in His mansion beyond the skies, so He took our darling where she will never know sorrow or pain again. Ethel was of a cheerful unselfish, sunny disposition, and made the world brighter wherever she went. She had a way of making friends, and all who knew her loved her. She was a great lover of all the beautiful things that God hath made. Especially was she fond of music and flowers. The sweet flowers we put on her grave represent her life, for the rose is always plucked when it is the loveliest. This will be a sad Christmas for those who loved her, for our hearts are bowed down with grief; but it will be the happiest Christmas of all for our darling, for she will be gathered around the Father's throne singing "Peace on earth, good will to men" with its true meaning, for her life up yonder is just beginning.(Cedartown Standard, Thursday, December 12, 1918)

"There is a Reaper, whose name is Death, And with his sickle keen, He reaps the bearded gram at a breath, And the flowers that grow between." Surely never did the Reaper gather among his sheaves a sweeter, fairer flower than when he took from among us our loved friend and class-mate, Ethel McArver. She had grown up among us beautiful in person and pure in heart. She was always ready to do her part when a task was before us, and her cheery manner and words made it seem a pleasure. She was quick to offer comfort and sympathy to any who were in distress, and her heart was always tender towards the unfortunate. To her family our hearts go out in deepest sympathy, and we wish that we might comfort them. We grieve as we think of the mound where we left her dear body, and we covered it with the flowers she loved so well, but we try not to think of her as there. She has been carried to God's garden, where she may blossom and grow in his love, and some day we feel sure of finding her in the Father's courts above.-Adopted by the First Methodist Sunday School, Dec. 1st. (Cedartown Standard, Thursday, December 12, 1918)

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Jack McAuliffe
That was a distressing discovery in Atlanta last week when workmen found the bodies of Little Mack and Jack McAuliffe buried in a pile of dirt under their home. The boys had been missing several days, and each of the parents, who had separated accused the other of spiriting them away. The boys had been "playing soldier," and had dug a trench which caved in on them. (Cedartown Standard, Thursday, February 6, 1919)

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Mack McAuliffe
That was a distressing discovery in Atlanta last week when workmen found the bodies of Little Mack and Jack McAuliffe buried in a pile of dirt under their home. The boys had been missing several days, and each of the parents, who had separated accused the other of spiriting them away. The boys had been "playing soldier," and had dug a trench which caved in on them. (Cedartown Standard, Thursday, February 6, 1919)

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Mrs. Jean Fambro McRae
Mrs. Jean Fambro McRae, 216 Valley View Dr., Rockmart, died July 3, 2003. Mrs. McRae was born in Rockmart on April 22, 1927, the daughter of the late Mattie Lane Fambro and the late Clifford L. Fambro. She graduated from Rockmart High School in 1945 and attended the University of Georgia. She was involved in virtually every aspect of The Rockmart First United Methodist Church. She previously worked as a grade school teacher and librarian. Surviving are husband, Mr. Hugh M. McRae,Jr., Rockmart; sons, Michael D. McRae, Cedartown, and W. Alan McRae, Atlanta; daughters, Martha McRae Bosworth, Atlanta and Nancy McRae Knight, Rome; sister, Martha Fambro Williams, Decatur; eight grandchildren. The funeral service was conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday July 5, 2003 at The First United Methodist Church with Rev. Carol Cook and Rev. Burch Fannin officiating. Pallbearers were Bill Bosworth, Jack Knight, Bobby McRae, Ford Knight, Doug Kersey, Cliff Knight, Bill Carlton, Joe Kinney and Bruce Albea. Freeman Harris Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. (The Rockmart Journal July 16, 2003)

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Mrs. C. K. McCOWN Burned Fatally at Home Friday
Funeral Services Held Sunday with Burial at Prospect
Mrs. C. K. McCown, 74, wife of C. K. McCown, of Rockmart, and mother of Polk County Sheriff, W. T. McCown, of Cedartown, was severely burned early Friday morning when her clothing ignited from a grate fire in the bedroom of the home just west of Rockmart, and her husband was painfully burned about the hands as he endeavored to extinguished the flames.
Mrs. McCown was rushed to a Rome hospital for treatment, but the burns and shock proved fatal, and her death followed a few minutes after noon.
Funeral services were held from the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ed Garrett, Sunday at 2:30 p.m., conducted by Arthur Benton and Young Coleman, ministers of the faith to which Mrs. McCown had long subscribed, "True Followers of Christ." Internment was in New Prospect cemetery, with six of the grandchildren, Leonard Moss, Edwin and Kelso Garrett, Billy Sealey, Charles McCown and Granger Knight, serving as pallbearers.
Surviving are the husband, sons: W. T. McCown, Cedartown, C. E., Joe and James McCown, Rockmart, daughters: Mrs. Mary Knight of Rome, Mrs. Ed Garrett, Mrs. Fain Moss, Rockmart, Mrs. Noble Lee, Ocala, Florida, brother: John Brewer, Cedartown; fourteen grandchildren and a great grandchild. (The Cedartown Standard - January 25, 1944)

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Mrs. Essie Singleton McCown
Mrs. Essie Singleton McCown, age 78, of Rockmart, died Monday March 9, 1998 following a brief illness. Mrs. McCown was born in Paulding County, Georgia on September 20, 1919, a daughter of the late Major William Singleton and Thella Mae O'Neal Singleton. Mrs. McCown had lived the greater part of her life in Rockmart where she was a member of the Bellview Baptist Church. She returned as the manager of Allens 5 & 10 cents store in 1974 where she had been employed for 22 years. Mrs. McCown was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Charles W. (Buzz) McCown, Sr., on June 5, 1996. Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Peggy and David Howard, Cape Girardeau, Missouri; one son and daughter-in-law, Charles W. (Ju) and Cathy McCown, Rockmart; two brothers: Jack Singleton, Cedartown and Denny Singleton, Douglasville; three sisters; Minnie Lee Nichols, Birmingham, Ala., Ludie Chupp, Mableton and Bertha Bowlan, Rome; grandchildren: Derek and Susan Howard, Chattanooga, Tenn., Joy and Tim Mitchell, Dallas, Jeff and Tammie Carlton, Rockmart and Deyne and Michael Feinberg, Marietta; great grandchildren Katie Mitchell, Logan Carlton and four more on the way. Funeral services were held on Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of the Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home with Revs. Owen Davis and Terry Chupp officiating. Interment followed in the New Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery with grandson Jeff Carlton officiating. Active pallbearers include Tommy Wise, Max Moss, Duck Mintz, Gordon Forsyth, Mike Worthington, Michael Feinberg and Melton Moss. Honorary pallbearers include Jerry Singleton, Randy Stewart, Jim Logan, Reggie Fennell, Chip Singleton, Doug Singleton, Greg Singleton, Tim Howard, Gene Clark, Jimmy Hastings, Edwin Garrett and Billy Nichols. The Alvis Miller & Son Funeral Home had charge of these arrangements.

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Mr. Huel H. McElwee
Mr. Huel H. McElwee, age 66, of Cedartown, passed away Friday, April 3, 1998. Mr. McElwee was born July 23, 1931 in Carroll County. He was a member of the New Etna Baptist Church and a Mason. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dual William McElwee and Maybell Smith McElwee; a brother, Junior McElwee; and a sister Geneva Schiek. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy McElwee of Cedartown; a son, Tim McElwee of Cedartown; two stepsons, Donnie Hilliard and Scott Hilliard, both of Cedartown; a daughter, Adonna Puckett of Cedartown, three brothers, Eual McElwee of Tallapoosa, Joe McElwee of Rome and Eddie McElwee of Doraville; two sisters, Margaret Zimmerman of Cedartown, Sandra Hardin of Rome; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, April 5, 1998 at 2 p.m. from the New Etna Baptist Church with the Rev. Billy Thomas, Dr. Dewayne New and Gary Puckett officiating. Interment followed in Greenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers included James Head, Jamie Schiek, Tony McElwee, Chuck McElwee, David McElwee, Charles McElwee and Greg McElwee. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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Joseph Leslie McWhoter
Joseph Leslie McWhoter, 84, of 2102 Prior Station Rd., Cedartown, passed away Friday, March 7, 2003. He was born Aug. 25, 1917 in Polk County and was a member of Mountain Home Baptist Church for over 50 years, being the oldest deacon also. He was a veteran, serving with the U.S. Navy in World War II. He was also a retired mechanist with Goodyear. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Jefferson and Della Leslie McWhorter, and his sister, Ruth McWhorter Carter. Survivors include: wife, Louise Haney McWhorter; daughter, Becky Duvall; brother, H. J. McWhorter, and two granddaughters. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, March 9 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of the Litesey Funeral Home with Rev. Anthony Trawick and Rev. Dwayne New officiating. Interment followed in the Sanders Cemetery. Pallbearers were Bobby Jones, James Edge, Thomas Ingram, Mike Hooper, Jonathan Blackmon, and Bobby Wheeler. Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. (The Cedartown Standard, on line, March 13, 2003)

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