Obituaries

of Spalding County


Jackson News - Week of February 9, 1882
Mrs. Henry McKinney of Griffin died very suddenl
y.
 

File contributed by: Don Bankston digitaldog1@juno.com January 1, 2005

 

Jackson News - Week of January 18, 1882

Mrs. Logan, an aged lady of Griffin is dead.

 

File contributed by: Don Bankston digitaldog1@juno.com January 1, 2005

The Covington Star, June 3, 1885

A Negro Shoots Himself

Griffin News

A negro boy about sixteen years old, named Newton Smith, shot himself with a pistol about eight o'clock Sunday morning at the residence of Dick Price, colored, near Sunny Side. The boy was employed by Price and was not very bright, and finding a pistol under the pillow of Hark Price, his room mate it is surmised that he shot himself with it accidentally. The ball entered his breast and produced death a short time afterward. A coroner's jury was impaneled and brought in a verdict in accordance with the above facts.

File contributed by: Phyllis Thompson, April 7, 2005


clipping from an unknown newspaper, 1940
     Forsyth - Miss Sara Crenshaw, aged 79, of Griffin, Ga., died suddenly last night at the home of her niece, Mrs. I. D. Johnson, of Forsyth, at whose home she was visiting. Miss Crenshaw arrived at the home of her niece Sunday afternoon, and was taken sick Monday afternoon, dying almost immediately. She is survived by one sister, Miss Annie Eliza Crenshaw of Griffin, and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

Additional Comments:
Sara was the daughter of Meredith S. Crenshaw and Eliza (Buff) Crenshaw.

File contributed by: Elaine Turk Nell, October 27, 2005


clipping from an unknown newspaper, 25 April 1957


Dr. Thurmond, Dentist, Dies
     Dr. Thomas Daniel Thurmond of 721 West Solomon street died this morning at the Griffin-Spalding County Hospital where he had been a patient for about three hours.
     Dr. Thurmond was a native of Monroe County but moved to Griffin 17 years ago. He was a county school superintendent in Monroe County for eight years.
     Dr. Thurmond attended Southern Dental College in Atlanta which is now Emory University. He had practiced dentistry in Griffin for 17 years. He was a member of a Baptist church.
     He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Eva Posey Thurmond; two daughters, Mrs. J. DeWitt Irwin of Macon and Mrs. J. R. Moon of East Point, Ga.; two sisters, Mrs. Maud Hall of Barnesville and Mrs. Ivan Johnson of Forsyth, Ga.; a brother, George Thurmond of Milledgeville, Ga., and five grandchildren.
     Funeral arrangements will be announced by Pittman Funeral Home.

Additional Comments:
Dr. Thurmond first m. Laura Findlater. She died in 1931 in Forsyth.

File contributed by: Elaine Turk Nell, October 25, 2005


Empire State - Spalding County Week of May 7, 1856

Emily Frances Allen

Died in Monroe County, on the 30th ult., of scarlet fever, Emily Frances, only daughter of Josiah Y. and Martha Allen, aged 4 years, 9 months and 6 days.

File contributed by: Don Bankston digitaldog1@juno.com October 19, 2005

Empire State - Spalding County, Ga. Week of March 12, 1856
John Reuben Reynolds

Died in Monroe County, on Friday 29th ult., of Scarlet Fever, John Reuben, son of Jos. D. and Martha A. Reynolds, aged two years, one month and twenty four days.

File contributed by Don Bankston digitaldog1@juno.com October 19, 2005

Empire State - Spalding County, Ga. Week of April 16, 1856
Mrs. Joseph J. White

In Milledgeville, on the 1st inst. After a brief illness, Mrs. Joseph J. wife of Mr. Edward J. White, in the 26th year of her age. The deceased was the youngest daughter of Mr. Joseph J. and Mrs. Mary Cotton.

File contributed by Don Bankston digitaldog1@juno.com October 19, 2005

 
 

 

 

 

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