Mrs. T.R. McKenzie

Mrs. T.R. McKenzie died near Montezuma Monday morning of hemorrhagic fever.

Source: The Marion County Patriot, No. 38, Friday, September 17, 1886, Page Eight, Georgia News

Susie McLeod

While visiting her grandmother in Florida, Susie, the bright little daughter of Mr. R. Don McLeod, was taken violent ill and on Monday last, her pure spirit passed into the land where sorrow is unknown. Left motherless when only a few days old, the affections of a fond father, brothers and sisters were so closely entwined about her that the severing of these ties leaves their hearts crushed and bleeding. The saddness of this blow makes the berevement more deeply and keenly felt. Her winning and affectionate ways beautifully blended with ????? of thought far beyond her years made Susie a favorite with all, and her death saddens many a heart. We join this entire community in extending heart felt condolences to our friend in his deep sorrow.

(Transcriber's note: R. Don McLeod was a Macon Co. attorney, mayor of Oglethorpe, and past owner and editor of the Schley County News.)

Source: The Schley County News Thursday, April 26, 1894 No. 17

Chesley B. Marshall

At his home in Reynolds on Friday night the 4th inst., occurred the death of Mr. Chesley B. Marshall. Mr. Marshall had been in feeble health for several years from the effects of asthma. About one week previous to his death he had a very severe stroke of paralysis, from the effects of which he never recovered, but patiently lingered until death relieved him of his sufferings. Mr. Marshall was one of the most useful citizens of Reynolds and for many years had charge of the depot agency at Reynolds. He had raised a large family and if we are not mistaken they had all preceded him to the grave. He was a man of great influence but had never united himself with any religious denomination and was highly respected by all who knew him. His remains were interred at Union church in Macon County on Saturday with Masonic honors. The Herald together with many friends offers its sympathy to the bereaved relatives of the deceased.

Source: The Butler Herald, November 8, 1892, Page Three

Karen R. Martin


Karen R. Martin, 45, died Saturday, February 1, 2003. Services will be 2P.M., Monday, February 3, at the Chapel of Rooks Funeral Home in Byron, with burial following in Oaklawn Cemetery in Fort Valley. Rev. John Breeden will officiate.

Born in Peach County, she was a retired agent with Alfa Insurance, and a member of Northside Baptist Church.

Survivors include husband, William I. Martin of Macon; children, Elizabeth K. Albright of Macon and Michael Browning of Macon; granddaughter, Elizabeth N. Albright of Macon; mother, Elizabeth J. Sadler of Macon.

The family will receive friends from 7:00 until 9:00 P.M., Sunday, February 2 at Rooks Funeral Home in Byron.

Rooks Funeral Home in Byron has charge of arrangements.

Source: The Macon Telegraph, Sunday, February 2, 2003, Page 4-B.
Date Submitted: July 13, 2004

Lineage: Karen R. Martin was the daughter of Franklin Eugene Britt and Elizabeth Joan Britt, granddaughter of William Henry McKinley Britt, Jr., and Lila Mae Bradshaw, great granddaughter of William Henry McKinley Britt, Sr., and Mary L. Johnson, and great great granddaughter of Henry Newton Britt and Elizabeth Betsy Miller.

Mr. T.S. Martin

Mr. T.S. Martin, one of the most prominent merchants of Marshallville, died Tuesday morning.

Source: The Marion County Patriot, No. 39, Friday, September 24, 1886, Page Eight, Georgia News

J.M. Meadows

Montezuma, Ga.

J.M. Meadows, an old and highly respected citizen of Montezuma died at his home a few days ago at the age of 65 years. He is survived by a number of children.

Source: The Butler Herald, September 12, 1911, Page Four

Vincent Meadows


The remains of Mr. Vincent Meadows, who died at his home near the line of Macon and Taylor counties at about 5 o'clock on Friday morning last, was interred in the cemetery in Butler on Saturday morning. Mr. Meadows was the father of Mrs. M.D. Chapman. He was 90 years and 20 days old and for 70 years was a faithful and consistent member of the Missionary Baptist church. He was loved by all who knew him and led a life worthy of emulation.

Source: The Butler Herald, Tuesday, June 26, 1894, Page Three

William Minor

Mr. William Minor, of Montezuma, died at his home in that place last Thursday of heart failure, and was buried Friday with Masonic honors. Mr. Minor was between 55 and article torn) 0 years of age, and at one time was one of the most extensive, prosperous farmers in that (article torn). Many of the brick buildings in Montezuma are monuments (article torn) energy and enterprise. He leaves a wife and several children.

Source: The Butler Herald, Tuesday, January 7, 1896, Page Two

Daniel Murray

Uncle Daniel Murray

Uncle Daniel Murray, the aged father of Mr. J.B. Murray of Macon county died last week. Many relatives and friends in Schley County mourn the death of this good man. The Macon County Citizen pays this high tribute to his character.

Uncle Daniel Murray--grand old man that he was---died at his home at Garden Valley Tuesday afternoon and was buried at Pleasant Grove at 3 o'clock on Wednesday afternoon. What an excellent example of energy, honor and good will he was, and if his life were emulated by the younger generation it would be well. He was very generally known and no man ever spake detrimentally of him. May the sods rest lightly upon his body and his spirit be unrestrained in its flight to high and holy heaven.

Source: The Schley County News, May 17, 1894, No. 20

W. F. E. Ogburn

At his home near Delta, Mr. W.F.E. Ogburn, one of the best citizens of Macon County died on Wednesday last after an illness of about two weeks. He was well known in this community and had many friends who will regret to learn of his death. He was a member of the Primitive Baptist church and an honest, upright citizen, who lived fully up to his religious profession. His remains were interred at New Hope cemetery on Thursday surrounded by a large assemblage of sorrowing friends and relatives. His family have the sympathy of all in their sad bereavement.

Source: The Butler Herald, August 2, 1892, Page Three

Mrs. Mary Parks

Garden Valley - April 4, '91

Mrs. Mary Parks nee Dwight, died very suddenly at her home near the Valley last Thursday morning. The bereaved ones have the sympathy of all.

Source: The Butler Herald, April 14, 1891, Page Three

G. W. Payne

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Macon County Citizen

Mr. G.W. Payne passed into the Great Beyond Wednesday afternoon at 12:16 o’clock, after only a few days’ illness being stricken on Sunday night with a fatal malady from which he never regained consciousness. Mr. Payne was about 54 years of age; was born and reared in Macon County, and for the past seven years has been a resident of Oglethorpe.

Source: The Butler Herald, April 27, 1915, Page Six