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Dahlin, Timothy James
Jackson Progress Argus 30 Jul 1970
Services On Tuesday For Dahlin Infant
     Graveside services for Timothy James Dahlin, two-day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Warren Dahlin of Route 2, Jackson, were held Tuesday morning at ten o'clock at Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery with Sherrell Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Father Sullivan officiated.
     Master Dahlin died in the Griffin-Spalding County Hospital Sunday, July 26th.
     In addition to his parents, Mr. Warren Dahlin and Mrs. Helen Hatch Dahlin, both of Jackson, he is survived by six brothers, John Dahlin, Malcolm Dahlin, Michael Dahlin, David Dahlin, Daniel Dahlin and William Dahlin, all of Jackson; three sisters, Mrs. Rick Hines of Jenkinsburg, Donna and Dorothy Dahlin, both of Jackson; grandparents, Mrs. Rose Hatch of Quincy, Mass. and Mr. and Mrs. Kail Dahlin of Oneco, Florida.

Dailey, Mary Elizabeth Mrs.
  The Jackson Progress-Argus July 19, 1918
Mrs. Mary E. Dailey Passed Away Monday
Well known McDonough lady sister of two Jackson women
     Mrs. J. M. Ball and Mrs. Sallie Ball of Jackson, have the sympathy of scores of friends in the death of their sister, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Dailey. Mrs. Dailey's home was in McDonough but her death occurred in Atlanta where she was visiting. She was 76 years of age and the oldest resident of McDonough.
     She is survived by one son, John P. Dailey, who is connected with the Atlanta National bank; four daughters, Mrs. Annie D. Whitehead, Mrs. Myra S. Wiggins, of McDonough; Miss Sallie Dailey and Miss Carrie L. Dailey, who is assistant to the state librarian in the capital. Five sisters, Mrs. R. A. McDonald, Mrs. D. W. Paterson, Mrs. Joe Pullin, of Griffin; Mrs. Sallie Ball and Mrs. J. M. Ball of Jackson, also survive.
     The body was taken to McDonough for funeral and interment.

Dailey, Mattie Downs Thomas
Jackson Progress Argus 14 Oct 1981
Dailey Rites Held On Friday
     Funeral services for Mrs. Mattie Downs Thomas Dailey of 554 McDonough Road were held Thursday morning at 11 o'clock from the chapel of Haisten Funeral Home. The Rev. Dean Head and Rev. Phil DeMore officiated and interment was in the Jackson City cemetery under the direction of Haisten Funeral Home.
     Mrs. Dailey died Tuesday afternoon at Sylvan Grove Hospital following a lengthy period of declining health.
     A native of Monticello, she was the daughter of the late Howard Shelley Downs and the late Mrs. Frances Katherine Pope Downs.
     She was a member of the Jackson United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women, the Fellowship Sunday School class and the William Mclntosh Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
     Survivors include a st son, Harold Dailey Flippen; a granddaughter Miss Leigh Dailey Griffin; several cousins.
     Pallbearers were Larry Jinks, P. H. Weaver, En(?) O'Neal, L. W. Moelcher, Richard Watkins and Rufus Adams.
     Memorial gifts may sent to the Jackson United Methodist Church.

Dailey, T. J.
Jackson Progress Argus 05 Aug 1992
     T. J. Dailey, former resident of Butts County, died Thursday, July 30,1992, at Hilltop Nursing Home in Forsyth after an illness of several months.
     Graveside funeral services were held Saturday, Aug. 1, at the Jackson City Cemetery with Pastor William J. Henson and G. S. Culpepper officiating.
     Mr. Dailey was born Nov. 20,1924, in Oglethorpe County, the son of the late Rufus Dailey and the late Georgia Burrell Dailey. He had been employed at the Kym Company in Jackson for 30 years before his retirement and was a member of the Morris Hill Baptist Church.
     Survivors include daughter Teresa Dailey of Monticello; brother Carlton Dailey of Winterville; and sister Phyllis Ehlenback of Greenville, S. C.
     Sherrell Funeral Home in Jackson was in charge of arrangements.

Daley, Floyd W., Mrs.
Jackson Progress Argus 26 Dec 1974
Mrs. Daley Buried At Tyrone
     Mrs. Floyd W. Daley, 79 died Monday, December 9th, at her residence at 430 Techwood Drive, Atlanta.
     Mrs. Daley was a resident of Jackson from 1934 to 1952 and was a member of the Jackson United Methodist Church.
     Burial was in Hopewell United Methodist Church Cemetery at Tyrone on Thursday, December 12th.
     Mrs. Daley is survived by two sons, T. W. Tyson of Conley; R. A. Tyson of Brooklet; three daughters, Mrs. Willie Mae Kelly Konikoff, Warner Robins; Mrs. Zimmie Summers of Tennille; Mrs. Rubye Warren of Millen; eight grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

Daley, Floyd William
Jackson Progress Argus 13 Feb 1964
Sudden Illness Monday Claims Floyd W, Daley
     Funeral services for Mr. Floyd William Daley, 65, of Route 2, Jackson, who died suddenly at his residence early Monday morning, were held Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock from Mt. Vernon Baptist Church with the Rev. T. J. Thaxton officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery with Haisten Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
     Mr. Daley was the son of Mr. Willie Daley and Mrs. Nancy Merritt Daley. He was a member of the Jackson Methodist Church and veteran of World War I.
     Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mildred Hinnant Brooks Daley; one daughter, Mrs. Abbott B. Bouchard, Denver, Colo.; two stepsons, Gene Brooks and Carl Brooks, Jackson; three sisters Mrs. J. B. Young, Atlanta; Miss Rosa Bell Segars, Decatur; Mrs. Georgia Craddock, Atlanta; three brothers, Willie Daley of Florida; A. J. Segars and Paul Segars, Atlanta; two grandchildren, four great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
     Pallbearers were members d the Georgia National Guard.

Daley, Mildred Hinnant
Jackson Progress Argus 22 Feb 1995
     Mildred Hinnant Daley of Griffin died Thursday, Feb. 16, at Georgia Baptist Hospital in Atlanta.
     Funeral services were held Sunday, Feb. 19, at Mount Vernon Baptist Church with Rev. Milton Hill and Rev. A. L. Price officiating. Interment was the church cemetery.
     Mrs, Daley was born June T, 1915 in Monroe County, daughter of the late Daniel George Hinnant and the late Mattie Lee Brown Hinnant. She was the widow of Floyd William Daley and was a member of the Mount Vernon Baptist Church.
     Survivors include sons, Benjamin E. Brooks of Griffin and Carl Brooks of Augusta; seven grandchildren; and several great grandchildren.
     Sherrell, Wilson, Mangham Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Dame, Carrie Carter
Jackson Progress-Argus, November 4, 1948.
Mrs. W. S. Dame Taken by Death.
     Butts county relatives and friends were sorry to learn of the death of Mrs. Carrie Carter Dame, wide of Walter S, Dame, which occurred Saturday at ?:30 a.m. at her home in Juliette. She had been ill for several months.
     Funeral services were held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in Memorial Chapel, Forsyth, with the Rev. M. C. McDonald officiating. Burial was in the family lot on the Jackson cemetery. Pallbearers were J. D. Mitchell, Marion Walker, J. W. Wacker, Frank Paulson, Guy Williams, Glenn Lawrence.
     Mrs. Dame, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Carter, prominent Butts county residents, lived here until her marriage. She attended the Jackson public schools and was a member of the Juliette Baptist church. She had lived in Juliette for several years.
     Survivors are her husband; three sisters, Mrs. E. L. Adams, Jacksonville, Fla.; Mrs. W. W. Duke, Griffin, and Mrs. I. P. Middlebrooks, Lakeland, Fla.; three brothers, J. Will Carter, Jackson; R. L. Carter, Asheville, N. C. and C. L. Carter, Tifton; several nieces and nephews.

Dame, Walter Stephen
Jackson Progress Argus 26 Jan 1961
Walter S. Dame Buried Tuesday At Jackson Rites
     Funeral services for Walter Stephen Dame, 77, of Juliette, who died at his home Sunday were held Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock at the chapel of the Andrew A. Dillon Funeral Home in Forsyth with the Rev. Walter Garrett officiating. Interment was in the Jackson City Cemetery.
     Born in Jones county, Mr. Dame was a retired telegraph operator. He was a deacon of the Juliette Baptist Church and a member of the Railroad Brotherhood.
     Survivors include a sister, Mrs. E. L. Sanders, of Orangeburg, S. C.; and six nephews.

Damour, Charles Mr.
  The Jackson Progress-Argus March 21, 1924
     Mrs. George Damour, of Atlanta, who has been the guest of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Carmichael, was called to Macon Friday on account of the death of Mr. Damour's father, Mr. Charles Damour.
  
Damour, George
Jackson Progress-Argus 23 Feb 1939
George Damour Dies In Atlanta
     Relatives and friends here were sorry to learn of the death of Mr. George Damour, 58 years of age, president of the Adair Realty & Loan Company, which occurred at St. Joseph's Hospital in Atlanta Wednesday night at 7 o'clock.
     Mr. Damour married Miss Cleo Carmichael, of Jackson, and was well known in Jackson where he often visited.
     At the time of going to press funeral arrangements had not been announced.
     Mr. Damour was stricken with appendicitis Friday and an operation was performed that night.
     He was a son of Mrs. Laura Jones Damour, of Macon, and the late C. E. Damour. He was born in Macon and educated in the schools of that city, later graduating from the University of Georgia. Following a business career in Macon he went to Atlanta and became associated with the insurance department of the Adair Realty & Loan Company. About ten years ago he was made president of the company.
     Mr. Damour was a member of the Capital City Club, St. Mark Methodist church and the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity.
     He is survived by his wife and mother and a sister, Mrs. John Watt, of Thomasville, and a brother, Edward Damour.

Jackson Progress-Argus 2 Mar 1939
Funeral Services Held for Mr. Damour Friday
     Funeral services for Mr: George Damour, 48 years of age, president of Adair Realty & Loan Company and widely known Atlanta business man, whose death occurred February 22, were held Friday: morning at 11:30 at Spring Hill. Dr. Lester Rumble and Dr. Ryland Knight officiated and interment was in West View cemetery.
     Mr. Damour's death followed an illness of a few days and resulted from .complications that developed from an operation.
     Mr. Damour is survived by his wife, the former Miss Cleo Carmichael, of Jackson; his mother, Mrs. Laura Jones Damour, of Macon; a sister, Mrs. John Watt, of Thomasville, and a brother, Mr, Edward Damour, of Macon.

Damour, George Motier
  The Jackson Progress-Argus November 24, 1922
Little George Damour Claimed By Death.
     The entire community was shocked and saddened Friday night when it became known that little George Damour, five year old son of Mr. and Mrs. George Damour, of Atlanta, had passed away suddenly at the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Carmichael.
     The little boy had been sick only throughout the day. He had been in delicate health since childhood and his family were just beginning to think that the crisis had been passed and that he would grow better and stronger with each succeeding year.
     With his mother, who before her marriage was Miss Clio Carmichael, he had been spending the week with his grandparents and motored to Macon Thursday, seeming as well as usual. George was a bright and lovable little lad, with promise of a splendid future.
     The funeral services were held at four o'clock Saturday afternoon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Carmichael. Dr. VanDeventer read some beautiful passages of scripture, telling how the Master had blessed little children and of His love and tenderness for them when He said "And forbid them not for of such is the kingdom of Heaven."
     Prayer was offered by Dr. S. R. England, formerly pastor of the Methodist church here, but now presiding elder of the Marietta district, who was visiting in the city. Mrs. Merck sang beautifully "No Night There," with Mrs. Ham, as accompanist. The body was laid away in the family lot in the city cemetery, and a mound of flowers sent by relatives and friends of the family.
     He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Damour, of Atlanta, his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Carmichael, of this city, and Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Damour, of Macon and a number of aunts and uncles.
     Among the out-of-town people attending the funeral were, Mrs. Clayton Buchanan, Mrs. C. E. Damour and Mr. C. E. Damour, Jr., of Macon, Mr. and Mrs. Ward Wright, Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Irwin, Mr. and Mrs. Fort Adams, Mr. and Mrs. Jim _____, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gregg, Mr. Frank Adair, Mr. Julian Yeomans, Mr. Howard Arnold, Mr. Hunter Perry, of Atlanta.
  
Damour, Margaret Clio Carmichael
Jackson Progress Argus 25 Sep 1958
Mrs. Geo. Damour Died Thursday at Jackson Residence
     Funeral services for Mrs. George M. Damour, prominent and widely beloved Jackson matron, who died at
 her residence Thursday night following an extended illness of several years duration, were held Saturday morning at 11 o'clock at the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Sidney L. Waterhouse, pastor, officiating. Interment was in the Jackson City Cemetery with Haisten Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
     The former Miss Clio Carmichael, a native of Butts county as were her parents before her, she was the daughter of James Harkness Carmichael and Mrs. Maggie McCullum Carmichael, prominent pioneer residents of this county.
     In 1915 she married George Damour of Macon, for many years widely known in state realty circles, being president of Adair Realty Company in Atlanta at the time of his death. Shortly after his death in 1939, Mrs. Damour returned to Jackson from Atlanta to take up residence.
     Active in many civil and religious organizations until ill health forced her retirement. she was a member of the First Baptist Church and a former member of the Jackson Garden Club. She had been an invalid for five years since suffering a broken hip in a fall. During the past few weeks her condition deteriorated rapidly.
     Survivors include one sister, Mrs. O. B. Howell, of Jackson; one brother, R. J. Carmichael, of Macon; three nieces and one nephew.
     Pallbearers were Glen Alsobrook, Wendell McCoy Sr., Milton Daniel, Bill Sasser, James Budd, Alfred R. Willingham Jr.

Daniel, Albert, Jr.
Jackson Progress Argus 09 Dec 1971
Albert Daniell Buried Friday At Oak Hill
     Funeral services for Mr. Albert Daniel, Jr., 47 of Riverside, California, brother of Ed Daniel of Jackson, were conducted Friday afternoon at two o'clock from McDonald Chapel in Griffin. Rev. Allen Huckaby of Griffin and Rev. Don Folsom of Jackson officiated with interment in Oak Hill Cemetery, Griffin. Mc Donald Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
     Mr. Daniel was born March 1, 1924 in Upson County to Mrs. Estelle Daniel of Griffin and the late Mr. Albert Daniel, Sr. Mr. Daniel died unexpectedly at his home in Riverside, Calif. Monday, November 29th, where he had made his home for 12 years. He was a member of Wood man of the World.
     Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Elsie Pucci Daniel; a daughter, Mrs. Sheila Richendollar of Riverside, Calif.; mother, Mrs. Albert Daniel of Griffin; two sisters, Mrs. D. J. Bass of Griffin and Mrs. W. J. Jackson of Knoxville, Tenn.; a brother, C. E. Daniel of Jackson; a grandson, Todd Albert Richendollar of Riverside, Calif.

Daniel, Albert, Sr.
Jackson Progress Argus 05 Mar 1970
Father Of Mr. Daniel Dies In Griffin
     Mr. Albert Daniel Sr., of 1106 Wright Street, Griffin, was dead on arrival Monday evening at the Griffin-Spalding County Hospital. He was the father of C. E. Daniel of Jackson.
     Mr. Daniel had made his home in Griffin for 37 years and was a retired employee of Thomaston Mills, Griffin Division. He was a native of Upson County and was a member of Oak Hill Baptist Church.
     Funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock from Grace Baptist Church with the Rev. Allen Huckaby and Rev. Robert M. Lloyd officiating. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery with McDonald Chapel in charge of arrangements.
     Mr. Daniel is survived by his wife, Mrs. Estelle Miles Daniel; two daughters, Mrs. D. J. Bass of Griffin and Mrs. W. J. Jackson of Knoxville, Tenn.; two sons, C. E. Daniel of Jackson and Albert Daniel Jr., of Riverside, California; 16 grandchildren, great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Daniel, Annie Mae
Jackson Progress Argus 23 Jan 1975
Miss Daniel Buried Saturday
    Funeral services for Miss Annie Mae Daniel, 64, of 6350 Covington Highway, Lithonia, were held at one o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Glenwood Chapel of Horis A. Ward, Inc.
Miss Daniel, died Thursday, January 16th.
    Rev. H. T. Daniel officiated at funeral services with interment in Fairview Memorial Gardens.
    Miss Daniel is survived by her mother, Mrs. lda Daniel, of Stone Mountain; sisters, Mrs. Guy E. Gray of Jackson, Mrs. Leonard French of Stone Mountain, and Mrs. L. 0; Knowles of College Park; brothers, Floyd Daniel of Jackson and D. C. Daniel of Stone Mountain.

Daniel, Charles Milton, Sr.
Jackson Progress Argus 31 Oct 1974
Father Milt Daniel Died On Friday
     Mr. Charles Milton Daniel, Sr., 77, of Morrow, died at his home Friday night, October 25 of an apparent heart attack. Mr. Daniel had been in declining health for a number of years.
     Mr. Daniel was born Oct. 11, 1897, in Clayton County, the son of the late Mr. Addison Elliott Daniel and Mrs. Bertie Camp Daniel.
     For more than 30 years, Mr. Daniel was affiliated with the Ernest G. Beaudry
Company of Atlanta, probably the largest Ford dealership in the Southeast, serving as President for ten years and as Chairman of the Board for seven years prior to his retirement in 1966.
     Mr. Daniel was a Shriner, a member of the Atlanta Optimist Club, and a director of Clayton County Savings and Loan. Mr. Daniel joined the First Baptist Church of Morrow at the age of nine years and served it faithfully all his life, being a Deacon Emeritus at the time of his death. He taught a Sunday School class until ill health forced his retirement
     Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at three o'clock from the First Baptist Church of Morrow, with Dr. William J. Lacey, pastor, and Rev. Howard Scarboro, immediate past pastor, officiating.
     Interment was in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Clayton County with Pope Dickson and Son Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
     Mr. Daniel is survived by his wife, Mrs. Eula Bullard Daniel; one son, Charles Milton Daniel, Jr., of Jackson; one daughter, Mrs. J. .K. Keltner of Fort Myers Beach, Fla.; a brother, Tom Daniel of Hialeah, Fla.; two sisters, Mrs. Doris Cousins of Macon and Mrs. Mildred Dickson of Jonesboro; five grandchildren; four great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
               
Daniel, Charles W***ward
Jackson Progress Argus, April 20, 1950
     Funeral services for Charles W***ward Daniel, 49, College Park physician and surgeon and partner in the firm of Beckham-Daniel Stores which operate in Jackson and other Georgia cities, who died Monday, were held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the College Park Methodist church. Rev. R. J. Carr, Rev. J. W. Veatch, and Rev. R. C. Clecker officiated. Burial was in the Senoia cemetery.
     Native of Senoia, Dr. Daniel was graduated from Emory University where he received his medical degree in 1926. He had been a practicing physician at College Park since graduation and internship at Grady Hospital. He was a member of the Fulton County Medical Society, the Medical Association of Georgia and the Southeastern Surgical Association and the International College of Surgery.
     Dr, Daniel was active in civic life and was a member of the Civitan Club, a mason and Shriner and layman of the Methodist church where he served as superintendent of the Sunday school.
     Surviving are his wife and two daughters, Misses Dorothy and Sarah Susan Daniel; a sister, Mrs. Allen B. *** of Claremont, Calif. and a brother, Frank P. Daniel of Senoia.
     Dr. Daniel had often visited Jackson and was known to many of the people here.

Daniel, Denton
Macon Telegraph June 14, 1827
     Murder and Fatal Accident. By a gentlemen recently from Butts county, we learn, that Mr. Denton Daniel of that county, was murdered there on the 22d ult. The particulars, as far as our information understood, were these: Mr. Daniel and Mr. Ludwell Watts, both residing near the confluence on the Towaliga and Ocmulgee, went hunting on that day, and calling at a store to obtain some salt, drank more than a prudent amount of whiskey. On their way home, they wrangled, and on passing a house Watts was seen to rub his fist in Daniel's face, and heard to swear that he would blow his rains out. They had not proceeded more than a quarter of a mile before the report of Watt's musket was heard, and a short time after Daniel' rifle. Watts went home; and Daniel with the parietal bones of his head shattered by a load of buckshot, was found by a stranger at the place at which the small arms were supposed to have been discharged. Watts was called on for information; and pretended to have left Daniel on the road too drunk as well as too unwilling to return home. He even accompanied Mrs. Daniel to the store in order to procure a shroud for her husband. A Coroner's inquest was called, and Watts attended, keeping at a short distance from the jury and within reach of his horse. So soon as he found himself implicated in the verdict, he attempted to escape on horseback, but was overtaken, and committed to prison.
     The friends of the deceased determined to employ council to aid in the prosecution; and with this intention, three of them started for Forsyth on the 26th ult. That night in crossing the Towaliga in a batteau with a horse in it, the vessel upset, and the deceased's brother Egbert P. Daniel and William Scott were drowned the third saving himself by swimming to the shore. For the accuracy of the statement in all its parts our informant does not vouch it is such, he says, as is circulated in that neighborhood, without contradiction.

Daniel, Estelle Miles
Jackson Progress Argus 30 Dec 1976
Mrs. Daniel, Of Griffin, Died Monday
     Mrs. Estelle Miles Daniel, of 1106 Wright Street, Griffin, died early Monday morning a the Griffin-Spalding Hospital.
     Mrs. Daniel was a native of Chesler, S. C. and had lived in Griffin for most of her life. She was the widow of the late Albert Daniel, Sr., a retired employee of Thomaston Mills and a member of the Grace Baptist Church.
     She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Grace Jackson of Knoxville, Tenn.; a son, C. E. Daniel of Jackson; nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
     Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock in the Grace Baptist Church. The Rev. Allen Huckaby officiated and interment was in the Oak Hill Cemetery.

Daniel, Eugene Lewis, Jr.
Jackson Progress Argus 03 May 1995
     Eugene Lewis Daniel Jr. died Tuesday, April 25, at the Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte, NC.
     Funeral services were held Thursday, April 27, at Myers Park Presbyterian Church, where he served for 11 years and retired as Associate Minister Emeritus.
Rev. Dr. Daniel was a native of Atlanta and a graduate of Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur. He served as pastor of the Jackson and Fellowship Presbyterian churches from 1935 to 1939.
     He served as a chaplain with the 34th Infantry Division in World War II and was awarded the Silver Star for galantry in action. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross by General Eisenhower for choosing to remain with wounded German soldiers and becoming a prisoner of war.
     Survivors include his wife, two sons, two daughters, two daughters, a sister and nine grandchildren.
     Memorial contributions may be made to Crisis Assistnce (?) Box 31636, Charlotte, NC 28231-1636
     
Daniel, Eula
Jackson Progress Argus 01 Jun 1983
     Mrs. Eula Daniel, 85, of Morrow died Friday. A graduate of Young Harris College and Oglethorpe University. Mrs. Daniel was a retired teacher with the Clayton County Board of Education. She began her teaching career in 1917 and taught at Jonesboro Elementary School. .
     Mrs. Daniel was the oldest living member of the First Baptist Church of Morrow where she taught adult Sunday school classes and served as president of the Women's Missionary Union.
     Mrs. Daniel served as president of the Junior Red Cross and the Home Demonstration Club and was voted Mother of the Year by the Junior Women's Club of Morrow in 1966. She was the widow of C. M. Daniel, Sr.
     Survivors include a son, C. M. Daniel Jr. of Jackson, and daughter Mrs. Elaine Keltner of Fort Myers Beach, Fla; 5 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.
     Services were held Sunday at 3 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Morrow with burial at the cemetery of Mount Zion Baptist Church.

Daniel, Floyd
Jackson Progress Argus 10 Feb 1988
     Floyd Daniel, 67, of Keys Ferry Road, Jackson, died Tuesday, Feb. 1, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Decatur.
     The funeral was held Thursday, Feb. 4, at 2 p.m. in Ward's Glenwood Chapel in Decatur with the Rev. J. C. Martin and the Rev. Everette officiating. Burial was in the Jackson cemetery.
     Mr. Daniel, a native of Haralson County, had lived in Jackson for 16 years. He was a self-employed sheet, metal and gutter specialist.
     Survivors include his wife, Barbara Saylor Daniel; daughters, Donna Williaips of McDonough and Melanie Simpson of Jackson; sons, Ronald Daniel of Conyers and Gary Daniel of Lilbum; sisters, Ruby French of Douglasville and Sybil Carter of Lithonia; brother, David C. Daniel . of Decatur; seven grandchildren.
     Horace Ward Funeral Home in Decatur was in charge of arrangements.

Daniel, Helen T.
Jackson Progress Argus 08 Aug 1990
     Mrs. Helen T. Daniel, 75, of Atlanta died July 30.
     The funeral was held Saturday, Aug. 4, at Macedonia Baptist Church in Jackson, with the Rev Kevin Bradrield officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
     Mrs. Daniel was born in Butts County to the late Sholt and Mozell Tyson. She was a member of New Mt. Top Baptist Church.
     Survivors include her daughter-in-law, Pearline Daniel of Atlanta; granddaughter, Keshia Daniel of Atlanta; stepdaughter, Beatrice Dunston of Decatur; aunt, Lewis and Bessie Duke of Jackson; nephews, the Rev and Mrs Forrest J. Saffo, and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Stodghill, both of Atlanta; and niece, Annie Snead of Decatur.
     Trimier - Jackson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Daniel, Ida Heavener
Jackson Progress Argus 15 Aug 1968
Mrs. Ida Daniels Was Buried In North Carolina
    Mrs. Ida Heavener Daniels 84 of Route 2, Locust Grove, who resided in Butts County, died early Saturday morning at Sylvan Grove Hospital following a brief illness. She was the widow of Mr. Johnnie J. Daniels.
  Born in North Carolina, Mrs. Daniels was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John E. Heavener. She was a member of the Wadesboro, N. C. Baptist Church and had lived in Butts County about seven years, making her home with her son, Clyde H. Daniels.
  The body of Mrs. Daniels was sent to Wadesboro late Saturday night where funeral services were: held with Moore Funeral Home of Wadesboro in charge of arrangements. Haisten Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements.
      Mrs. Daniels is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Sara Rouse, Myrtle Beach, S. C.; three sons, John A. Daniels, Stockbridge; M/Sgt. Clifton L. Daniels, U. S. Marine Corps, Viet Nam; Clyde H. Daniels, Locust Grove; three sisters, Mrs. Daisy Hubbard, Mrs. Mamie Thompson, and Mrs. Louis Privatt, all of Wadesboro; 15 grandchildren.

Daniel, James Harrison
Jackson Progress-Argus Feb 8, 1940
Harrison Daniel, Griffin, Dies at Army Post Sunday
     The many Jackson and Butts county friends of James Harrison Daniel, of Griffin, will be grieved to learn of his death which occurred Tuesday morning in an Army hospital at Fort McPherson following an illness of several months.
     A native of Griffin and 24 years of age he was an outstanding athlete while at Griffin High. Affectionately known as "Cotton" to his friends and intimates he possessed a personality which endeared him to countless friends throughout this section of the state and elsewhere.
     Mr. Daniel enlisted in the United States Army in 1937 for service in Hawaii but was stricken by an illness several months afterwards which necessitated his removal to the Walter Reed hospital in Washington, D. C. He was transferred to Fort McPherson in December, 1939.
     Funeral services were conducted from Haisten's Chapel Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock and burial was in Oak Hill cemetery. Pallbearers were Frank Gossett; Clifford Freeman, Warren Elder, Tom Lindsey, Clinton Bedenbaugh and Cary Reeves.
     He is survived by his parents , one sister, four brothers and one niece and several nephews.

Daniel, Marie Roberts
Jackson Progress Argus 11 Apr 1979
Daniel Rites Held Sunday
     Funeral services for Mrs. Marie Roberts Daniel, 65, of 689 Simpson St., N.W. Atlanta, were held Sunday afternoon April 8th at two o'clock from the Chapel of Trimier Funeral Home with the Rev. John D. Grier officiating. Interment was in the Macedonia cemetery.
     Mrs. Daniel died April 1st at the Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta.
     Mrs. Daniel is survived by the Folds and Thurman family, all of Jackson, and a host of other relatives and friends.
     Abe Trimier Funeral Home of Jackson was in charge of arrangements.

Daniel, Millard Filmore, Sr.
Jackson Progress Argus 21 Aug 1975
Mr. Daniel Sr. Found Dead On Monday
     Mr. Millard Filmore Daniel, Sr., 66, of 547 Covington Street, was found dead in an easy chair at his home about noon on Monday. It was determined he had been dead several hours.
     Born in Darlington, S. C. on December 23, 1908, Mr. Daniel was the son of the late James Archibald Daniel and the late Mrs. Carrie Ann Stuckey Daniel, natives of Darlington. Mr. Daniel's wife, Mrs. Sara Mae Humphries Daniel, preceded, him in death.
     Mr. Daniel was retired from the South Carolina State Highway Department. He was a veteran of World War II, a member of the American Legion, VFW, and the Trinity United Methodist Church in Darlington.
     The body lay in state in Sherrell Funeral Home until noon Tuesday and was carried to the Belk-King Funeral Home in Darlington, S. C., where funeral services were conducted in the chapel at two o'clock Wednesday afternoon. Dr. William Elkin, pastor of the Trinity Methodist, Church and Dr. Simpson, a retired Presbyterian minister, officiated. Interment was in Darlington.
     Mr. Daniel is survived by one son, Millard F. Daniel, Jr., of Jackson; two grandchildren; one brother, D.N. Daniel of Hartwell; several nieces ,and nephews.

Daniel, Robert T. Judge
  Butts County Progress June 4, 1915
Judge Daniel Cut Off Suddenly
Brilliant Jurist Victim Of Apoplexy
His Death Severe Shock
Funeral In Griffin Sunday Attended By Six Thousand Persons From All Parts Of The County
     The death of Hon. Robert T. Daniel, judge of the superior court of the Flint circuit, which occurred at Fitzgerald Thursday afternoon, May 27, was a shock to the entire state. Judge Daniel was attending the meeting of the Odd Fellows, of which he was the grand sire, and had just finished his address when he was stricken with apoplexy. He was given immediate medical attention but expires in a short time.
     Judge Daniel was a native of Griffin and 57 years old. In 1910 he was elected judge of the Flint circuit and was serving his second term on the bench. He was a good judge, fair and impartial and he tempered justice with mercy.
Judge Daniel was prominent in several secret orders. He was past incohonee of the Red Men and grand sire of the Odd Fellows, as well as being a Knight Templar and a Shriner.
     He is survived by his wife, a brother, Milton J. Daniel, and other relatives.
     The funeral was held in Griffin Sunday afternoon and was attended by many prominent men from every section of the county. It is estimated that six thousand persons attended the funeral. Judge Daniel was most highly esteemed in this city and a large number of people from here to Griffin Sunday afternoon to join in the tribute to this distinguished Georgian.
  
Daniel, Winnifred Brown
Jackson Progress Argus 29 Apr 1987
     Winnifred Brown Daniel of 1113 Maple Drive, Griffin, died Thursday night at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.
     The funeral was held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Haisten Funeral Home in Griffin with the Rev. David Lee and Dr. Pat Gilley officiating. Burial was in the Brown family cemetery in Pike County.
     A native of Pike County, Mrs. Daniel had spent most of her life in Griffin. She was a member of the First Baptist Church.
     Survivors, include three sons, Bob, John, and Roger Daniel, all of Griffin; four grandchildren; sisters, Mildred Hemphill of Jacksonville, Fla., Claudia Smith of Dawson, and Susan Parham of Jackson; and a brother, Roger Brown of Barnesville.

Daniels, Arnold Lawrence
Jackson Progress Argus 31 Jan 1974
Car Falls, Kills Young Man
     Arnold Lawrence Daniels, 22, was fatally injured Friday night, January 25th, about seven o'clock at Flippen when a car he was assisting a friend in repairing fell on him.
     Officers of the Henry County Sheriff's Department, who investigated the accident, report that Mr. Daniels was helping Donnie Scruggs, who lives at Flippen, work on his car when it fell on him.
     Mr. Daniels , was born November 18, 1951, the son of Mrs. Pauline Pritchard Grant of McDonough and the late Mr. A. L. Daniels, Sr.
     Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon from the New Hope Baptist Church at Flippen with interment in the Stockbridge Cemetery. Sherrell Funeral Home of Jackson was in charge of arrangements.
     Mr. Daniels is survived by his wife, Mrs. Faye James Daniels of Jackson; mother, Mrs. Pauline Pritchard Grant of McDonough; two brothers, Anthony Dean Pritchard and Jimmy Pritchard, both of Sandusky, Ohio; two aunts, Mrs. June Niedler of Sandusky, Ohio and Mrs. Bonnie Mae Pritchard of Cleveland, Tenn.; two step-sisters, Mrs. Betty Jo Ashworth of Atlanta and Mrs. Mary Lee Morrow of Gastonia, N. C.; step-father, Mr. Harvey Grant of McDonough.
     Pallbearers were David Minter, Sr., David Minter, Jr., Robert Comer, Wesley Wilkerson, Timmy Scruggs and Tony Scruggs.

Darby, G. P., Mrs.
Jackson Progress-Argus June 14, 1956
Mother of Dr. Pinckney Dies in Charleston
     Friends of Dr. And Mrs. R. H. Pinckney sympathize with them in the death of Dr. Pinckney's mother, Mrs. G. P. Darby, which occurred around noon Tuesday on Charleston, S. C.
     Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 4:30 in Charleston. At press time no other details were available.
     Dr. And Mrs. Pinckney request that no flowers be sent and ask that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the local Cancer Fund.
     
Darden, J. Matt
Jackson Progress Argus Apr 17 1931
Mr. J . Matt Darden Passed Away Monday
     Mr. Matt Darden, aged 86, one of the best known men in this section, died at his home at Goggansville Monday afternoon. He had been in feeble health for some time but was able to be up until a short time before the end came. Death was attributed to the infirmities of age.
     Though a resident of another county, Mr. Darden was well known here and was affiliated in a substantial way with several local enterprises. He was regarded as a man of considerable means and was well known and highly esteemed by hosts of friends. He was a member of the Congregational Methodist church.
     Mr. Darden is survived by a sister, Mrs. W. A. Harper and several nephews. He was a cousin to Mr. E. L. Smith and Mrs. R. A. Franklin, of this city.
     Funeral services, which were largely attended, were held at Providence church Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock. The pastor, Rev. J. J. Hurst, assisted by Rev. George D. Godard, conducted the services and interment was in the churchyard.

Darnell, Betty Hazel
Jackson Progress Argus 15 Apr 1932
Bettie Hazel Darnell Dies in Macon Hospital
The death of Bettie Hazel, the four-year-old daughter of Mr. And Mrs. I. N. Darnell, of Indian Springs, occurred Tuesday night at 11 o'clock in a MAcon hospital where she had been taken Tuesday morning for treatment. Death was attributed to pneumonia.
     The child is survived by her parents and twp brothers, Maude and Harper Ray Darnell. Funeral services were to be held a 2 o'clock at Mt. Vernon church.

Darnell, Grover Jackson
Jackson Progress Argus 04 Jan 1995
     Grover Jackson "Jackie" Darnell, 52, of Jackson died Friday, Dec. 30, at the Our Lady of Care Home in Atlanta. A private family memorial service was held.
     Mr. Darnell was born in Fulton County, son of the late Grover Cleveland Darnell and Jewell S. Darnell, who survives. He was a retired mechanic with Cummins South.
     Survivors include his mother; children, Joey and Connie Darnell of Locust Grove, Amanda and Keith Tucker of Concord and Fairon Darnell of Concord; five grandchildren; and several aunts and cousins.
     McCullough Funeral Home of Griffin was in charge of arrangements.

Darnell, Harper Ray
Jackson Progress Argus 22 Jun 1972
H. R. Darnell Died At His Home Monday
     Mr. Harper Ray Darnell, 63, of Route 1, Flovilla, died about 10:30 o'clock Monday night, June 19th, at his residence after several months of declining health.
     Mr. Darnell was born April 12, 1909 in Butts County to the late Mr. Newt Darnell and Mrs. Inez Coody Darnell, both of Butts County. He was a retired farmer.
     Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon at three o'clock from Westside Baptist Church with Rev. Larry Youngblood, pastor, officiating. Interment was in Sandy Creek Cemetery with Sherrell Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
     Mr. Darnell is survived by his wife, Mrs. Myrtice Smith Darnell of Flovilla; two sons, Eugene Darnell and James C. (Jimbo) DarnelI, both of Flovilla; one sister, Mrs. Nina Butler of Macon; one brother, Maude Darnell of Flovilla; two grandchildren.

Darnell, J. Newton
Jackson Progress Argus 16 Mar 1943
Newton Darnell Taken By Death Friday Morning
     The death of Newton Darnell, 57 years of age, occurred at his home south, of Indian Springs early Friday. Death resulted after an illness of several weeks.
     Born in Walton county, son of William and Mrs. Elizabeth Lemon Darnell, he had resided in Butts county for a long period of years and was well known in the Indian Springs section. He was a member of the Mountain church in Walton county.
     Surviving are his wife, the former Miss Inez Coody; a daughter, Mrs. Reuben Anglin of Macon; two sons, Ray and Maude Darnell of Indian Springs; a brother, Alex Darnell of Social Circle; one sister, Mrs. Amanda Coody of Porterdale.
     Funeral services were held at Mt. Vernon church Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock with Rev. L. L. Minton officiating. Pallbearers were Miller Ogletree, A, H. Waldrop, W. A. Waldrop, L. D. Hoard, Leonard Gregory, Charlie Williams.
     Burial was in the churchyard with Thornton Funeral Homes in charge of arrangements.

Darnell, John Ray
Jackson Progress Argus 01 Jun 1967
High Speed Crash Kills Flovilla Man
     A high speed auto chase ended in tragedy about 9:30 Tuesday night when the fleeing car being driven by John Ray Darnell, 19, of Route 1, Flovilla, being pursued by a Georgia State Patrol car, overturned and caught fire on the Indian Springs-Mt. Vernon Road, inflicting fatal injuries to the driver.
     According to Butts County Sheriff J. D. Pope, the chase began near Avondale Mills and continued at speeds more than100 miles an hour down U. S. 23, through Indian Springs, where Mr. Darnell turned right onto Mt. Vernon Road south of Indian Springs. He lost control of his car at a spot near the James Treadwell home. According to Sheriff Pope, the vehicle overturned on the driver and caught fire, pinning him beneath the wreckage. Mr. Pope stated that once the fire was extinguished it was about an hour before the body could be removed.
     A lifelong resident of Butts County, Mr. Darnell was the son of Mr. Maude Darnell and Mrs. Lizzie Mae Berry Darnell. He was employed with the Hugh Steele Construction Company in Atlanta.
     Funeral services will be conducted this afternoon at three o'clock from Mt. Vernon Baptist Church. Rev. T. J. Thaxton will officiate. Interment will be in Mt. Vernon Cemetery with Haisten Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
     Pallbearers will be Robert Johnson, Leslie Johnson, Frank Johnson, Larry Watkins, Jimmy Darnell. Clifford Darnell.

Darnell, Maude
Jackson Progress Argus 03 Aug 1978
Maude Darnell Rites Were Held Sunday
     Maude Darnell, 67, of Route 1, Jackson, died early Saturday morning at Sylvan Grove Hospital after being a patient there for two days. He was a retired mechanic.
Mr. Darnell was born May 13, 1911, son of the late Newt Darnell and the late Inez Coody Darnell of Butts County. He was a member of the Baptist Church.
     Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Pat Watkins and Mrs. Linda Johnson, both of Jackson; a son, Jerry Darnell of Flovilla; one sister, Mrs. Nina Butler of Macon; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
     Funeral services were held Sunday at three o'clock from the chapel, of Sherrell Funeral Home with Rev. Chuck McCrackin officiating. Interment was in Mt. Vernon Baptist Church Cemetery, in Butts County.
     Pallbearers were Todd Jones, Jackie Martin, Sammy Smith, J. D. Long, Byron Hayes, and Jimmy Darnell.

Darnell, Morrie Eugene (Jimbo)
Jackson Progress Argus 30 Nov 1994
     Morrie Eugene (Jimbo) Darnell of Jackson died Saturday, Nov. 26, at Griffin Spalding Regional Hospital.
     Funeral services were held Monday, Nov. 28, at Faith Baptist Church with Rev. Harvey Cantrell and Rev. Roy Vaughn officiating. Interment was in the Sandy Creek Cemetery in Flovilla.
     Mr. Darnel was born Sept. 3, 1936 in Butts County, son of the late Harper Ray Darnell and Myrtice Smith Darnell.
     He graduated from Jackson High Schpol in 1957 and was retired from Snapper Mower Company in McDonough. He was a member of Faith Baptist Church.
     Survivors include wife, Pats Ricks Darnell of Jackson; daughters, Kathy Pearl, Pam Skelton, Jackie Waits, all of Locust Grove, and Marsha McCard of Thomaston; brother and sister-in-law, Clifford and Betty Darnell of Flovilla; four grandchildren; one niece; and several uncles, aunts and cousins.
     Sherrell, Wilson, Mangham Funeral Home of Jackson was in charge of arrangements.

Darnell, Myrtice Smith
Jackson Progress Argus 21 May 1986
     Myrtice Smith Darnell, 72, a patient at Westbury Nursing Home in Jenkinsburg and a
former resident of Flovilla, died Thursday afternoon at the Griffin Spalding Hospital.
     Mrs. Darnell was a native of Butts County, daughter of the late Eddie Lawrence Smith and Lizzie Goodrum Smith who survives.
     Survivors include two sons, Eugene Darnell of Jackson and James Clifford Darnell of Flovilla; mother, Lizzie Smith of Jenkinsburg; sister, Elaine Hardy of Jackson; five grandchildren; three great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
     The funeral was held Saturday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Sherrell Funeral Home with the Rev. Chuck McCrackin officiating. Burial was in the Sandy Creek Cemetery.
     Sherrell Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Daugherty, L. C.
Jackson Progress Argus 26 Jul 1995
     L. C. Daugherty of Jackson died Tuesday, July 18, at Spalding Regional Hospital.
     Funeral services were held Friday, July 21, at St. James Baptist Church with Rev. R. L. Henderson officiating. Interment was in Jackson City Cemetery,
     Mr. Daugherty was born May 10, 1922 in Butts County, son of the late Elijah and Sarah Daugherty. He was a member of St. James Baptist Church.
     Survivors include wife, Marie Daugherty; daughters, Sallie Mclntyre, Elmira Worthy, Elnora Daugherty, Sandra Dupree, Elsie Daugherty, Geraldine Chandler and Patricia Coleman; sons, Ralph, Walter and Donell Daugherty and Raymond Guider; brother, Horace Berry; 23 grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and several aunts, nieces and nephews.
     Trimier Funeral Home of Jackson was in charge of arrangements.

Daughtry, Florida Amelia Bryans
Jackson Progress-Argus July 20 1917
Mrs. H. L. Daughtry Passes to Beyond
Death Followed Illness of only Few Days
     After a period of ill health extending over several years and a serious illness of but a few days, Mrs. Hampton Lamar Daughtry passed away Friday morning at a private sanitarium in Atlanta where she had been taken Thursday morning for treatment.
     The death of this noble woman had brought a far reaching sorrow in this community, where she was so well known and beloved. She was a most devoted wife and mother, choosing to spend the greater part of her time in the home; loyal and true to her friends, always extending warm sympathy; a Christian, whose faith was beautiful and manifested in her daily life.
     Before her marriage, Mrs. Daughtry was Miss Florrie Bryan and lived at Indian Spring during her girlhood and the first few years of her married life.
     She is survived by her husband, three daughters, Mrs. Duncan Burnett, of Athens, Mrs. W. O. Perrott and Emily Daughtry of Jackson; two sons, Robin Daughtry of the United States Navy, and Hampton, Jr. of this city; two sisters, Mrs. Bessie Bryan and Miss Jennie Bryan of Indian Springs; her mother, Mrs. Emily Bryan, and one brother, Mr. Oscar Bryan, of Indian Springs.
     The funeral was held Saturday afternoon at the Baptist church Dr. Robert VanDeventer, conducting the services.
     The floral offerings were beautiful emblems of of live from family and friends. The interment was in the Indian Spring cemetery.
     The casket bearers were Judge J. H. Ham, Mr. D. G. McMichael, Mr. A. T. Buttrill, Mr. J. B. Settle, Mr. F. S. Etheridge, Mr. Paul Collier.
 
Daughtry, Hampton Lamar
Jackson Progress Argus 17 Jul 1991
     Mr. Hampton Lamar Daughtry, 90, died in his sleep Wednesday, July 10 at his home in Atlanta.
     The funeral was held at Springhill in Atlanta Friday, July 12, at 3 p.m. Services were conducted in Jackson at First Baptist Church on Saturday, July 13, at 11:30 am. Burial was at Dauset Trails in Indian Springs.
     Mr. Daughtry was a native of Jackson, where he attended public schools. He graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a degree in textile engineering and was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity.
     Daughtry left Georgia Tech and went to New York City and worked until 1940 with McCampbell and Company as vice president of sales; McCampbell and Company is now known as the McGraniteville Company of Graniteville, S. C.
     Mr. Daughtry left the company and entered the U. S. Army Air Force and served as a captain with a fighter command in Panama during World War II.
     After the war he returned to Georgia and was co-founder of Viking Corporation, a work clothes manufacturer in Lavonia. In 1948 and 1949 Mr. Daughtry traveled all over the world before purchasing land around Jackson. He became a full time farmer. Mr. Daughtry was an active supporter of youth in Jackson and Butts County. He established the Van Deventer Foundation in 1930. Funds were invested in the 1930s and ] 940s and they were put to work for youth in Butts County. The foundation supported youth sports, facilities, activities, cultural events and travel.
     In recent years the Van Deventer Foundation established Dauset Trails Nature Center, a 1,200-acre nature preserve.
     Mr. Daughtry was active in Atlanta as a member of the downtown Kiwanis Club and Farmer's Club of the Chamber of Commerce, and was a member of the Capitol City Club of Atlanta, Commerce Club of Atlanta, the Atlanta Athletic Club, and the Downtown New York City Athletic Club. He was director of the Metropolitan Altanta Boys Club, past Georgia state president and a national director of the United States Navy League, a trustee of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and a board member of the Metropolitan Atlanta Council Boy Scouts of America. He continued his activity with the Chicago Board of Trade, New York Cotton Exchange, and the Merchants Club of New York City until his death.
     Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Maijorie Woods Wilkins Daughtry; sister, Emily Bueno of Haddam Conn.; stepsons, John J. Wilkins III and Thomas Hart Wilkins of Athens; grandchildren, John J. Wilkins FV of New York City and Ellen F. Wilkins of Athens. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to Dauset Trails,
     H. M. Patterson & Son, Springhill, in Atlanta was in charge of arrangements.
      
Daughtry, Joseph Griffin
Jackson Progress Argus 2 Sep 1932
Mr. Griffin Daughtry Expires in New York
     The death of Mr. J. Griffin Daughtry, 77 years of age, former well known citizen of Butts county, occurred at his home in New York City on Wednesday, August 24. He had been in declining health for the past year or more. The death of this well known citizen caused regret to relatives and friends here.
     Mr. Daughtry was born and reared at Indian Springs. He was a son of the late Mr. Wylie D. Daughtry and Mrs. Laura Barlow Daughtry, esteemed residents of the county. He engaged in business at Indian Springs for a long number of years, winning hosts of friends by his upright and honorable business dealings. About 1895 Mr. Daughtry moved to Macon and in 1900 removed to New York City where he has since resided. He was the manager of the Wall Street agency of the Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, and in this important position demonstrated the ability that brought him success and advancement in his chosen work.
     In New York Mr. Daughtry made his home with a married daughter in Forest Hills. His wife passed away two years ago. Since becoming a resident of the metropolis, Mr. Daughtry seldom visited his old home, but was most pleasantly remembered by friends of his boyhood days.
     Mr. Daughtry had been a member of the Baptist church for fifty years or more. He was also active in civic affairs.
     He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Roy Genung and Miss Nell Daughtry, of New York; one son, J. Griffin Daughtry, Jr., of Philadelphia; one brother, Mr. H. L. Daughtry, of Jackson. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon in Forest Hills and interment was in the lot beside his wife.

Daughtry, Richard Leroy
  The Jackson Progress-Argus February 18, 1927
Mr. R. L. Daughtry Passes In Commerce.
     Many friends in Butts county were sorry to learn of the death of Mr. R. L. Daughtry, former Jackson citizen, which occurred at his home in Commerce Monday afternoon. Mr. Daughtry, 76 years of age, had been in declining health for some time and recently spent some time in an Atlanta sanitarium and his condition was thought to be improved and he returned to his home in Commerce.
     He spent the early years of his life at Indian Springs and later moved to Jackson where he engaged in business. The family is a prominent one in this section. Mr. Daughtry left Butts county a number of years ago and had been residing in Commerce for several years past. He is pleasantly remembered by many of the older citizens here and at Indian Spring.
     Mr. Daughtry is survived by his widow, who was a Miss Josey, of Griffin, before her marriage, two daughters, Mrs. C. C. Winn, of Culledon, and Mrs. W. F. Stone, of Atlanta; a son, W. L. Daughtry, and two brothers, Mr. Griffin Daughtry, well known insurance man of New York City, and Mr. Hampton L. Daughtry, prominent Jackson business man.
     Funeral services were held from the home in Commerce Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock.

  The Jackson Progress-Argus February 25, 1927
Commerce Paper Pays Tribute To Daughtry.
     Mr. Richard Leroy Daughtry, aged 77 years, passed from time to eternity at his home in Commerce on Monday afternoon at 7 o'clock Feb. the 14th, 1927, following an illness of several months duration. Some weeks ago he went to an Atlanta hospital for treatment. At first it was thought that his malady was yielding to treatment and the hope was indulged that his health would be restored, but such was not the case. He came back to his home in Commerce last Saturday afternoon and expired late the following Monday afternoon.
     He was born at Indian Springs, Ga., April the 23rd, 1850. He was the son of Wylie Daughtry and Laura Annie Barlow. He was united in marriage to Miss Clifford Jersey in Griffin, Ga., May the 7th, 1878. He was baptized into the Baptist church in Indian Springs at the age of fifteen years and was a deacon of the Baptist church for more than 40 years.
     The deceased is survived by his wife and three children: Mrs. E. S. Wynn of Fitzgerald, Ga., Mrs. W. F. Stark and Mr. Leroy Daughtry of Atlanta, and two brothers, Messrs. H. L. Daughtry, of Jackson, Ga., and J. G. Daughtry, of New York.
     The funeral was held at the home Wednesday at 11 o'clock, conducted by his pastor, Rev. W. H. Wrighton, assisted by Rev. E. S. Wynn, of Fitzgerald, Ga., and interment followed in Grey Hill cemetery.
     Mr. Daughtry spent most of his life in the mercantile business, first at Indian Springs and later at Jackson, Ga. Some 25 years ago he came to Commerce and established a mercantile business in which he engaged for several years until declining age and health indicated that it was wise to retire to private life. All these years, prior to his coming to Commerce and since, he has been a lover of his church and loyal to his church. He was always in his place in the church when his health would permit and his life was in keeping with his profession. As a citizen he was ever interested in his community and was interested in other people. In social contract with his fellowman, he was both congenial and companionable. Those who knew him intimately believe that he was ready for the messenger when he called.
COMMERCE NEWS.
                         
Davenport, Infant
  The Butts County Progress August 16, 1912
     Friends of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Davenport sympathize with them in the death of their infant daughter, which occurred Monday night.
  
Davenport, J. A.
Jackson Progress Argus 09 Jan 1969
Jackson Man Killed ln Hall Mishap
     A Jackson man, J. A. Davenport, 47, was killed and 26-year-old Billy Bryson of Royston was seriously injured Thursday, January 2nd, when a dump truck at a road project at the site of construction on an Interstate 85 connector backed over the two men near Gainesville.
     Witnesses said the two men who had been laying pavement on the road did not see the truck moving toward them.
     Both men were employees of Ballenger Paving Company of Greenville, S. C., as was the driver of the truck.

Davenport, Raymond Douglas
Jackson Progress Argus 22 Jan 1976
Murder Victim's Body Found In Henry County
     The body of Raymond Douglas Davenport of 1838 Dunlap Avenue, East Point, was discovered Sunday, January 11, by a Henry County landowner while clearing his property in Henry County just off Hudson Bridge Road.
     An autopsy determined that Davenport died sometime January 8th or 9th from gun shot wounds in the neck and upper chest.
     A lookout has been posted across the nation for the victim's car, a green 1972 Monte Carlo Chevrolet with a black vinyl top bearing Georgia license plate number MGG838.
     According to reports, Davenport left his home in East Point on his way to a nearby K-Mart to purchase a television antenna and never returned home, Saturday, January 10, he was reported missing by his father. Davenport was an employee of Overnight Transport Company.
     Police investigators are pursuing several leads. The murder victim's wallet was discovered missing and he was wearing no jewelry other than a wedding band when his body was discovered. Investigators are not ruling out robbery as a motive for the killing.

Davidson, Emanuel
  Middle Georgia Argus March 4, 1890
Found Dead
     Emanuel Davidson, an old man, dies from exposure.
     On Saturday about one o'clock Mr. L. D. Moore section foreman, while walking up the railroad a few hundred yards north of Yellow Water bridge, discovered a ghastly sight near the road. Approaching nearer he found the dead body of Emanuel Davidson. He at once sent the news to town and Coroner T. F. Clark summoned a jury, consisting of D. J. Thaxton foreman, R. W. Mays, J. M. T. Mayo, J. M. Holifield, J. A. Burford and T. H. Greer who at once proceeded to where the dead man was lying to investigate the cause of his death. They found the old man lying in the mud about thirty feet from the railroad track, and near him was lying his hat, walking cane and two quart flasks one empty and the other about two-thirds full of whisky. There were no marks of violence upon his person.
     Upon investigation it was learned that Mr. Davidson had been drinking heavily for several weeks, and on Friday had purchased a half gallon fresh supply and started going to his home, going his usual short route, via the railroad bridge. Becoming heavily intoxicated he fell and died from exposure. The verdict of the jury was rendered as follows:
     We the jury, upon due investigation, find that Emanuel Davidson ***** to his death from over indulgence in drinking ardent spirits, and exposure to the weather.

Davidson, John S.
  Middle Georgia Argus March 22, 1894
Memoriam
Grand Master John S. Davidson Is Dead.
     Yes, an eminent Mason, a distinguished citizen, an upright man, a good man, has fallen asleep to wake again only in that undiscovered country--- that land where the blessed master rules his craft with love.
     For eleven years this beloved companion presided at our annual meetings of the Grand Lodge of Georgia, and was active in his labors when called hence.
     No more will the Masonic fraternity listen with wrapped attention to his gentle voice as in eloquent and burning words he was wont to greet our Grand Lodge at its every meeting. He was an orator whose silver tongue, sweet and sympathetic voice carried deep and softly deposited the bright, brilliant and golden truths enunciated by him. He loved our order. He loved the tenets and he lived them. He now enjoys the fruits thereof peace to his soul. We mourn his loss, we miss his wise counsels.
     Therefore, resolved, That Jackson Chapter No. 54 R. A. M. at this their regular convocation, adapt the foregoing and in common with all Masons in this state, and the fraternity generally extend our deep sympathy to those nearest and dearest to our deceased companion.
     Resolved further, That these resolutions be published and filed in the archives of this Chapter and as further token of our high esteem in which we held the memory of our deceased companion a copy of these resolutions be furnished to the Chapter of our companion and to his family.
Y. A. Wright, Chm., Samuel McKibben, D. G. McMichael,
R. E. Stanfield, B. P. Bailey, R. E. Pound, Committee.
St. John's Lodge F. & A. M.
     At a regular communication of St. John's Lodge F. & A. M. the following committee was appointed to draft resolutions on the death of our Grand Master, John S. Davidson, who report that we hereby endorse the resolutions adapted by the Jackson Chapter R. A. M. and ask that the same be spread upon the minutes of the Lodge and a copy be forwarded to the family of our deceased Grand Master.
Y. A. Wright, B. P. Bailey, R. E. Pounds.

Davidson, Pearl Taylor
Jackson Progress Argus 1970
Mrs. Davidson Buried Friday At Conley
     Mrs. Grady Davidson, 87, of Decatur, passed away last Wednesday morning, January 28th, in the DeKalb General Nursing Home where she had been residing for the past several months.
     Mrs. Davidson had been in declining health for quite some time.
     Born Miss Pearl Taylor in Henry County, she was the daughter of Mr. W. J. Taylor and Mrs. Mattie Wilkerson Taylor. Mrs. Davidson was a member of the Tanner Baptist Church at Conley.
     Funeral services were held at the chapel of Horace A. Ward Funeral Home Friday, January 30th, at two o'clock. Rev. Tommy F. Harper, pastor of the Tanner Baptist Church, officiated with burial in the Tanner Baptist Church Cemetery.
     Mrs. Davidson is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Mattie Lou Crane, Mrs. Ruby Mann, Mrs. Artie Crowe, all of Atlanta, Mrs. W. F. Latham of Fairburn, and Mrs. Grace Clarke of Decatur; a sister, Mrs. DeWitt Singley of Jackson; a brother, Robert Taylor of Jackson; stepmother, Mrs. Fannie Foster of Jackson; several grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Davis, Alex
Jackson Progress Argus 13 May 1987
     Alex Davis, 83, of 392 Gray St., Atlanta, died Thursday at Grady Hospital.
     The funeral was held Monday at 2 p.m. at Mount Gilead Baptist Church with the Rev. H. C. Gilbert officiating. Burial was in Kennedy Cemetery.
     Mr. Davis, a native of Butts County, is survived by his wife, Edna Davis, and several nephews and nieces.
     Trimier - Jackson Funeral Services was in charge of arrangements

Davis, Anna Belle Watkins
Jackson Progress Argus 28 Jul 1933
Mrs. J. S. Davis Passed Away at Douglas Home
     Funeral services for Mrs. J. S. Davis, who passed away Wednesday afternoon at her home in Douglas, Ga., will be held at the Watkins family cemetery Thursday afternoon at 1 o'clock.
     News of the death of Mrs. Davis came as a shock to her friends here. She had been in declining health for some time, according to information received here.
     Mrs. Davis was formerly Miss Anna Belle Watkins, of Jackson, daughter of Mrs. A. M. Watkins and the late Mr. A. M. Watkins. She was connected with one of the pioneer families of the county and, for many years taught school here. For the past few years the family have resided in South Georgia where Mr. Davis is engaged in business. Mrs. Davis was a member of the Baptist church and was widely admired for her fine traits of character.
     She is survived by her husband and two children, Sara and Sam Davis; two step-children, James and Olin Davis; her mother, Mrs, A. M. Watkins, of Jackson; two sisters, Mrs. J. D. Smith, of Reidesville, Ga. and Mrs. Wesley Tucker, of Macon; three
brothers, Messrs. T. E. Watkins and Baxter Watkins, both of Jackson, and Mr. Joel S. Watkins, of Poteau, Okla.

Davis, Arthur Marvin
Jackson Progress Argus 10 Mar 1977
Saturday Rites Were Held For Marvin Davis
     Arthur Marvin Davis, 73, of Macon Avenue Jackson, died early Friday morning at the Sylvan Grove Hospital. Mr. Davis has been in declining health for a number of years.
     He was son of the late Timothy Davis and the late Sallie Williams Davis, both of Timmonsville, South Carolina where he was born September 17, 1903. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army, a member of the Jackson United Methodist Church, St. John's Lodge No. 45 of Masons, and the American Legion Post 102. Mr. Davis was owner and operator of the Davis Trailer Park in Jackson.
     Mr. Davis is survived by his wife, Mrs. Louise Davis; a daughter, Mrs. Miriam Duffy; two granddaughters, Mrs. Vanilu Evans and Miss Sallie Ann Fletcher; mother-in-law; Mrs. lna Allen; sister-in-law, Mrs. Julia France Hay; son-in-law, David Duffy; grandson-in law Chester Evans, all of Jackson.
     Funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon at three o'clock from the chapel of Sherrell Funeral Home with the Rev. Phil DeMore officiating. Interment was in Jackson City Cemetery with Sherrell Funeral Home in charge.

Davis, B. F.
  Butts County Progress June 12, 1914
Mr. B. F. Davis Dies In Henry County Home
     Mr. B. F. Davis of Henry county, an uncle of Mr. W. T. Pruitt and Mr. J. F. Davis of this city, died at his home last Friday night of Bright's disease. He was 55 years old and had been sick for three weeks.
     He is survived by his wife and three sons and two daughters, Mrs. Floy Combs and Miss Helen Davis and six sisters.
     The funeral was held at 10 o'clock Sunday morning at the Locust Grove Baptist church. Mr. Davis was well known in Butts county and had many friends here who were sorry to here of his death.

Davis, Ben, Mrs.
The Jackson Argus February 22, 1901
               As we go to press we regret to learn of the death of Mrs. Ben Davis, which occurred at the home of her husband near Locust Grove last Sunday. The Weekly extends sincere sympathy to the bereaved ones. Henry County Weekly

Davis, Bessie Lee Pierce
Jackson Progress Argus 07 May 1086
     Bessie Lee Pierce Davis, 86, of Griffin, died April 30 at the Griffin-Spalding Hospital in Griffin.
     Mrs. Davis was a member of the Highland Baptist Church and ladies Bible class.
     Survivors include two daughters, Betty Cone of Griffin and Annette Fletcher of Jackson; sisters, Mrs. Stewart Pierce and Olivia Parker of Griffin, Lizzie Mae Bishop of Covington, and Myrtle Harbuck of Buena Vista; brothers, L.G. Pierce and John Henry Pierce, both of Griffin, and Julian Pierce of Williamson; 10 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, and one great great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews.
     The funeral was held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Woodlawn Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Jerry Robertson officiating. Burial was at the Highland Cemetery in Griffin.
     Woodlawn Funeral Home of Griffin was in charge of arrangements.

Davis, Carlton Jefferson
Jackson Progress Argus 22 Oct 1964
C. J. Davis Buried Friday At Pepperton
     Mr. Carlton Jefferson Davis of Route 3, Jackson, died Wednesday afternoon, October 14, in the Griffin-Spalding County Hospital.
     Mr. Davis was a native of Calhoun County and had lived in Butts County for six years. He was a veteran of World War I and a member of Mount Vernon Baptist Church. Mr. Davis was employed by Deraney's Department Store in Jackson.
     Funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the Pepperton Baptist Church with the Rev. Wiley Cameron, Rev. T. J. Thaxton, and the Rev. J. R. Burleson, pastor, officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Mc DonaId Chapel of Griffin was in charge of arrangements.
     Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Sara Heath Davis; three sisters, Mrs. L. L. Harrison, Mrs. J. W. Cowart, Miss Ila Davis, all of Edison; two brothers, John Davis, Edison, and Emmett Davis, Tallahassee, Fla.; a step-son Lewis O'Hearn of Jackson; two granddaughters, Connie and Donna O'Hearn of Jackson; several nieces and nephews.
Honorary pallbearers were M. L. Powell, C. B. Brown Jr., Joe Brown, P. H. Weaver, T. P. Thurston.
     Active pallbearers were W. D. Heath, J. D. (Bud) Pope, Charles Mackey, Larry Deraney, Bobby Gilbert and Billy Crum.

Davis, Carrie L. Freeman
Jackson Progress Argus 23 Aug 1951
Mrs. L. R. Davis Called By Death
     Mrs. L. R. (Carrie) Davis, former Butts county resident, died Saturday at a private hospital in Atlanta.
     Born in Butts county, Mrs. Davis was Miss Carrie Freeman before her marriage to Mr. Homer Maddox, well known resident and farmer of the Iron Springs community. Some years after his death she was married to Mr. L. R. Davis, contractor of College Park. She had resided in Atlanta for the past 38 years.
     Funeral services were held Sunday at 2:30 p. m. at the chapel of J. Austin Dillon Co. Dr. W. Lee Cutts officiated and burial was in the College Park cemetery.
     Mrs. Davis is survived by a son, Paul C. Maddox; leading Atlanta realtor; a daughter, Mrs. A. A. White of Jackson; three grandchildren.

Davis, Charles Emory
Jackson Progress Argus 16 May 1979
Davis Rites Were Held Saturday
     Funeral services for Mr. Charles. Emory Davis, 71, were held Saturday morning at 11 o'clock from the chapel of Sherrell Funeral Home, with the Rev. Joe Parham officiating. Interment was in the Camak Methodist Church Cemetery, Camak, Georgia, under the direction of Sherrell Funeral Home.
     A former resident of Stockbridge, Mr. Davis died Thursday afternoon at the Westbury Medical Care Home in McDonough following a lengthy illness. ;
Born in Monroe County, he was a son of the late Robert Eugene Davis and the late Mamie Hardin Davis. He was a member of the Methodist Church.
     Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Gladys Mays Davis, Stockbridge; four daughters, Mrs. Grace Pace, Jackson, Mrs. Charlotte Williams, Stockbridge, Miss Harriett Davis, McDonough, Mrs. Vivian Rinker, Decatur;
     A son, Donald Davis, Stockbridge; two brothers, Cullen Davis, Decatur, Larry Davis, Macon; five sisters, Mrs. Katherine Swed, Macon, Mrs. Genevievo Ovieda, Florida, Mrs. Oliver Hunter and Mrs. Laverne Gantt, both of Sanford, Florida, Mrs. Mary Lillian Green, Roswell: several nieces and nephews, 11 grandchildren.
     Grandsons served as pallbearers.
     
Davis, Charlie
Jackson Progress-Argus, October 20, 1949.
Janitor Found Dead in Court House Basement.
     Charlie David, 50, colored janitor at the courthouse since the first of this year, was found dead in the basement of the building October 13, death having been attributed to a heart attack suffered the previous day.
     He was last seen about noon Wednesday. When he failed to return home that night his wife reported him missing and when a search was instituted the body was found in the basement. It was the opinion of those who investigated that he died Wednesday afternoon.
     The verdict of a coroner's jury was that death resulted from natural causes.
     Davis, who formerly worked for the late Dr. O. B. Howell for several years, had not been in good health recently. He was giving satisfaction in the capacity in which he served.
     Survivors are his wife. The funeral was held Sunday with Abe Trimmier Funeral Home in charge of plans. Burial was in the Jackson cemetery.
     During World War II, Mrs. Carmichael had a list of boys, most of whom had previously been in her Sunday school class, for whom she prayed daily. She also jept uin touch with them through letters and cards.
     Survivors include besides her husband, one son, Atlee Carmichael of Portland, Oregon; one daughter, Mrs. Truman Holland, Atlanta; two grandchildren, Truman Holland Jr. and Elizabeth Holland; two sisters, Mrs. H. C. Anderson, Baltimore, abd Mrs. Robert Green, Westminister, Md.; two brother, Ross Buchman, Los Angeles, Calif. and Charles F. Buchman, Souderter, Pa.
     Funeral services are to be held at he home Thursday at 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. Gaither Briggs, pastor of the First Baptist church, officiating. The pallbearers will be P. H. Weaver, G. E. Mallet, J. W. Carter, W. D. Pope Jr., J. C. Kimbell, R. P. Newton.
     Burial will be in the family lot in the Jackson cemetery with plans in charge of Haisten Funeral Home.

Davis, Charlie
Jackson Progress Argus 08 Feb 1968
Griffin Negro Man Died Tuesday of Accident Injuries
     Butts County recorded its second traffic fatality of 1968 with the death Tuesday afternoon of Charlie Davis, Route 1, Griffin.
     According to Barney Wilder, Butts County Deputy Sheriff, Davis died about 2:20 Tuesday afternoon at Griffin-Spalding County Hospital.
     Deputy Wilder said the Negro man was critically injured about 12:30 Monday morning, Feb. 5th, when the car driven by Marvin Davis, Negro, 32, of 650 Ivy St.,
Atlanta, and in which Davis and Willie James Davis, Negro, of 1013 Sparks St., Atlanta, were passengers, missed a bridge on old Georgia Highway 42 at the Butts-Monroe County line and plunged into Castleberry Creek, a shallow stream.
     Mr. Wilder said that the deceased, the most seriously injured of the three occupants, lay in the icy water for some time before the accident was discovered. The, injured were treated at Sylvan Grove Hospital about 2:15 Monday morning with Charlie Davis being transferred to Griffin-Spalding County Hospital where, he succumbed to internal injuries.
     Deputy Wilder said the '62 model car landed bottom up in the shallow water with the accident scene being only a few feet in Butts County.
     Butts County suffered its first traffic fatality on January 12th, when the automobile driven by David Leonard Gilbert skidded into a telephone pole on U. S. 23 about a mile and a half southeast of Jackson. January 12th will be recalled as the day of the icy storm in central and north Georgia.

Davis, Donald Alan
Jackson Progress Argus 03 Jul 1991
     Mr. Donald Alan Davis, 43, of New York died Thursday in St. Luke Roosevelt Hospital.
     A graveside service was held on Macon Memorial Park on Monday, July 1, with the Rev. Ricliard F. Varnell officiating.
     Mr. Davis, a native of Columbus, lived in Macon before moving to New York. He was a graduate of Willingham High School and the Atlanta Art Institute.
     Living in New York for the past 17 years, Mr. Davis was vice president of visual merichandising with Nautica Apparel Inc.
     Survivors include his parents, Jack Donald and Minton Parish Davis of Jackson; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
     Snow's Memorial Chapel in Macon was in charge of arrangements.

Davis, E. H.
  The Jackson Progress-Argus September 25, 1925
       In the death of Hon. E. H. Davis in charge of the third district, State Highway Department, Georgia has lost a useful citizen. Mr. Davis was a capable engineer and had done much to help the good roads movement. He was well known and popular in Butts county.
  
Davis, Elmina Susan Atkinson
Jackson Progress-Argus, October 20, 1949.
Mrs. Susie Davis Called by Death
     Mrs, Susie Atkinson Davis, 69, died at her home in the Old Bethel community early Saturday after a long illness.
     Funeral services were held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at County Line Baptist church and Rev. Gaither Briggs officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery and Haisten Brothers Funeral Home had charge of plans.
     The pallbearers were Woodwin W, Cleveland, Odell Cleveland, Willie Wells, Grover McLendon, Stewart Leverett, Howard Childs.
     Mrs. Davis who spent most of her life in the county was a daughter of the late Lewis Atkinson and Mrs. Lucy Kimbell Atkinson, members of pioneer families. She was admired for her industry and her interest in community affairs. She was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist church near Jonesboro.
     Survivors are one brother, L. A. Atkinson, Griffin; four nieces, Mrs. Jack Ogilvie, Mrs. James D. Head, Mrs. W. S. Flynt, Mrs. Ray Morton, all of Griffin.

Davis, Ernest L., Mrs.
Jackson Progress Argus 17 Aug 1967
Atlanta Woman Killed As Train Hits Car Monday
     An Atlanta woman was killed and her husband critically injured about 11:40 Monday morning when the car in which they were returning to Atlanta on the Stark Four Points Post Road from their Jackson Lake cottage was struck by a southbound Southern freight train at Lane's Crossing about three miles north of Jackson.
     Mrs. Ernest L. Davis, of 44 Highland Drive, N.E., died of injuries sustained in the collision about one hour after being admitted to Emory University Hospital. Her husband remains in critical condition at the same hospital.
     According to Butts County Sheriff J. D. Pope, the Atlanta couple was apparently returning to Atlanta from a weekend spent at their cottage on Jackson Lake. It is believed, Sheriff Pope said, that the Davises had on their conditioning and radio and did not hear or see the train in time to stop.
     Mr. and. Mrs. Ted Evans and children were in the backyard of their home, about 100 yards from the crossing, when they heard the crash but did not actually view it because the house blocked their line of vision. Mrs. Evans said her husband was perhaps one of the first to arrive at the scene and said that the impact spun the car around two or three times with it coming to rest alongside the tracks pointed in the direction of Jackson. It did not over turn.
     Ambulances were summoned with those present removing the bodies of Mr. and Mrs. Davis from the front seat, with Mrs. Davis on the passenger side, having to have her seat belt unbuckled.
     The critically injured Atlantans were brought to Sylvan Grove Hospital and because of the graveness of their injuries were rushed immediately to Emory University Hospital with Mrs. Davis being accompanied in the ambulance by Miss Anne Grant, Director of Nurses at Sylvan Grove Hospital, and Mrs. Bertha Mae Stewart, a nurse's aide. By dent of skill and hard work Mrs. Davis was kept alive until reaching Atlanta.
     Sheriff Pope had called ahead to make arrangements for police escorts through each town and county with the trip by both ambulances to Emory being made in less than 40 minutes. Mrs. Davis succumbed to her injuries about an hour after reaching Emory Hospital.

Davis, Geneva Lummus
Jackson Progress Argus 16 Nov 1994
     Geneva Davis of Jenkinsburg died Tuesday, Nov. 8, at Sylvan Grove Hospital.
     Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 12, at Macedonia Baptist Church with Rev. E. J. Tomlinson officiating. Interment was in the Macedonia Cemetery.
     Ms. Davis was born Sept. 18, 1911 in Butts County, daughter of the late Berry and Gertrude Lummus. She was a member of the Macedonia Baptist Church.
     Survivors include daughter, Sara Bell; son-in-law, Jerry Respress; daughter-in-law, Geraldine Davis; six grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; two sisters-in-law; and several nieces and nephews.
     Trimier Funeral Home of Jackson was in charge of arrangements.

Davis, Green
Jackson Progress-Argus 9 Nov 1934
100-year-old Negro Dies Indian Springs
Aged Darkey Had Not Slept in Bed in 65 Years. Was Nationally Known Figure. Possessed Many Friends.
     Indian Springs, Ga., Nov. 5. Uncle Green Davis, a negro living some three miles south of Indian Springs, died yesterday at an age considerably over 100 years, thus removing a character given international fame by Believe-It-or-Not Ripley.
     "Uncle Green" for more than 65 years had not slept in a bed and what little sleep he got was fitful, dropping off "into a slumber at any moment in any position he happened to be. He has not had a hair cut since the civil war, wearing his hair in a pile on top of his head, matted with clay, until it had the appearance of a shako. He was clean shaven except a few threads of hair under his chin which supported a mat of beard the size and shape of a golf ball.
     "Uncle Green" had all his facilities when he died, able to see without glasses; to hear readily, and able to get about without recourse to a cane. He had a fund of stories about slave days, verified by "white folks" who knew of him through their parents. He encountered Sherman on his march to the sea and they let him retain the team he was driving. He never married as he was fearful that a wife would cut his hair and take his strength from him.
     When Ripley syndicated his picture with a notation that he had not slept in a bed for 60 years, Uncle Green received many letters from all over the world, as well as numerous presents and scores sent him cures for his "insomnia." Hundreds had visited him at the home of his grandchildren and while he was averse to receiving money, he refused to be photographed until pressure was put upon him by relatives.

Davis, Infant
  Butts County Progress February 12, 1909
Death of Infant.
     The two-year-old child of Mr. Jimmie Davis, living a few miles west of Jackson, died Sunday night. The funeral was held at County Line church Monday, the services being conducted by Rev. Mr. Vaughn.
  
Davis, J. F.
Jackson Progress-Argus, November 25, 1948.
Former Flovilla Minister Passes.
     Friends in Butts county were sorry to learn of the death of Rev. J. F. Davis, 87, former pastor of the Flovilla Methodist church, which occurred November 16 at his home in Carrollton where he had lived since his retirement from the ministry. Funeral services were held Wednesday.
     Graduate of Emory College at Oxford, he served as minister in the North Georgia Conference form 1884 to his retirement in 1930. Several year ago he was the pastor of the Flovilla Methodist church and had a wide circle of friends in this community.

Davis, Jack D.
Jackson Progress Argus 14 Dec 1994
     Jack D. Davis of Jackson died Thursday, Dec. 8.
     Graveside services were conducted by the Central Georgia Masonic Memorial Association on Saturday, Dec. 10, in Macon Memorial Park with Rev. William A Smith officiating.
     Mr. Davis was born in Opp., AL, son of the late Wesley and Laura Cowart Davis.
He had lived in Jackson for 22 years and was a member of the Worthville Masonic Lodge #127, the Hickory Hill Golf Club, the VFW, DAV and AARP. He served in the Navy during World War II.
     Survivors include wife, Minton P. Davis of Jackson and brother, Jim Morris of Pine Mountain.
     Snow's Memorial Chapel of Macon was in charge of arrangements.

Davis, Jackie Conkle Mrs.
(See Davis, Thomas Edward)
     
Davis, James
Jackson Progress Argus 15 Feb 1963
County Suffers First Traffic Fatality of Year
     Butts County suffered its first highway death of 1963 Friday morning in the collision of two trucks on Brownlee Road in which the driver of one, James Davis, Negro, of Route 2, Forsyth, was thrown from his vehicle and fatally injured when it overturned on him.
     The accident, according to Butts County Deputy Sheriff Curtis Kelley, happened about 11:45 when the truck in which Davis had carried a load of soil to Monroe County collided head on while returning for another load with a loaded soil truck driven by John O. Hammock of Route 3, Forsyth. The mishap occurred on a curve near the Wilmer Garr home on Brownlee Road. Mr. Hammock suffered bruises and lacerations but was not seriously hurt. Davis was pronounced dead on arrival at Sylvan Grove Hospital in Jackson.
     Both men were employees of Monroe County, according to Deputy Sheriff Kelley. The county trucks they were driving were being used to haul soil for road work in Monroe County and were having to enter Butts County for the soil.

Davis, John L.
Jackson Progress Argus 08 Apr 1971
Negro Man Killed In Argument
     An argument at an Indian Springs Negro night spot about 1:30 Saturday night, April 3rd, resulted in the death of John L. Davis, 31, with Willie James Scott, about 25 of Route 3, Jackson, lodged in the Butts County Jail on a warrant charging murder.
     The argument and fatal shooting occurred at Joe's Place, near Indian Springs. The Butts County Sheriff's Office investigated the case and evidence indicates that the two men became involved in an argument on the dance floor, which argument led directly to the shooting. According to the Sheriff's Department Davis was shot four or fiVe times at extremely close range with a 32 caliber pistol. Most of the shots were in the area of his chest and arms with death believed to have been almost instantaneous. Davis was pronounced dead on arrival at Sylvan Grove Hospital at 12 :10 a. m. Sunday by the physician on duty.
     According to Butts County Sheriff Hugh Polk after the shooting Scott drove his girl friend to McDonough, returning to Jackson where he gave himself up at the jail about five o'clock Sunday morning.

Davis, Justin Eugene
Jackson Progress Argus 19 Oct 1994
     Justin Eugene Davis of Jackson died Saturday, Oct. 8.
     Funeral services were held Friday, Oct. 14, at St. James Baptist Church with Rev. R. L. Henderson officiating. Interment was in Bold Springs Cemetery.
     Master Davis was born July 23, 1984 in Bibb County. He was a member of St. James Baptist Church where he served on the Junior Usher Board and the Youth Department. He was a student at Jackson Primary School.
     Survivors include father, Malcom Davis; mother, Barbara Jackson; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
     Trimier Funeral Home of Jackson was in charge of arrangements.

Davis, L. R.
Jackson Progress Argus 17 Nov 1933
Mr. L. R. Davis Passes at Home in Atlanta
     Jackson and Butts county relatives and friends were sorry to learn of the death of Mr. L. R. Davis, 76 years of age, which occurred suddenly a t his home in Atlanta Wednesday of the past week. Mr. Davis was connected with the Georgia Power Company and was a well known and highly esteemed citizen. He had been connected with the power company for several years and was a citizen of sterling character and possessed many friends.
     Mr. Davis is survived by his wife, formerly Mrs. Carrie Freeman Maddox, of Jackson; a daughter, Mrs. H. F. Beck and a son, Mr. C. C. Davis; three step-children, Mrs. Bessie Maddox Robertson, of Carrollton; Mrs. Aileen Maddox White, of Jackson, and Mr. Paul C. Maddox, of Atlanta.
     Funeral services were held Friday morning at 10:30 at the Stewart Avenue Methodist church, with Rev. Willis Jones officiating. Interment was in the College Park cemetery.

Davis, Leon
Jackson Progress Argus 24 Feb 1966
Henry Co. Man Killed Sunday In Butts Mishap
     Butts County registered its first traffic fatality in 1966 about 8 o'clock Sunday night when Leon Davis, a young Henry County Negro, was killed on the Keys Ferry Road when his speeding car in which he was riding alone overturned, breaking his neck which resulted in almost instantaneous death.
     Sheriff J. D. (Bud) Pope said that Davis was traveling East on the Keys Ferry Road in the direction of Worthville when he lost control of his car, estimated to be traveling at 100 miles per hour, on a curve near the Ike Wilson home, leaving skid marks of several hundred feet on both sides of the road before the car eventually came to a stop. The late model car was totally demolished.

Davis, Lillie Mae
Jackson Progress Argus 04 Nov 1981
Mrs. Davis Was Buried Sunday
     Funeral Services for Mrs. Lil1ie Mae Davis, 81, of 155 Carter Ave, Jackson, were held Sunday, November 1st at 2 o'clock from the Friendship A.M.E. Church with the Rev. H.C. Colvard officiating. Interment was in Friendship Cemetery.
     Mrs. Davis died October 28th at the Westbury Nursing Home. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Sam Fears.
     Survivors are one son, Willie Green Davis of Atlanta; two sisters, Mrs. Willie Ann Branch and Mrs. Eldora Broadus, both of Jackson, and a host of other relatives.
     Trimier Jackson Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.

Davis, Lizzie Mae
Jackson Progress Argus 10 Sep 1970
Body Negro Woman Is Identified
     The badly decomposed body of a Negro woman, identified Tuesday as Lizzie Mae Davis, 24, believed to be from the Atlanta area, was discovered Saturday morning in a pine thicket just off Buster Brown Road some four miles northwest of Jackson.
     The body was discovered about 9:30 Saturday morning by J. F. Trimble, who resides on the Fincherville Road. Buster Brown Road, which loops through a sparsely settled portion of Butts County, connects the Fincherville Road with the Four Points-Old Bethel Road. Mr. Trimble said that stray dogs had been bothering a Great Dane that he owns and had been barking unusually much near his premises. Saturday morning he decided to investigate the activity of the, dogs and their extra-ordinary barking and it was while walking through a pine thicket about 100 yards off the Buster Brown Road that he discovered the remains of the Negro woman.
     Sheriff Hugh Polk and Deputy Sheriffs Russell Crumbley and Billy Leverette hurried to the scene and enlisted the assistance of Howard Bray of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Investigation led officers to believe the victim had been dragged into the piney woods where the 90 plus temperatures, predatory animals, wild dogs and vultures had spread the remains over a 40 or 50 yard area. The skull of the dead woman, wrapped in a red blouse in which she had been clad, was located 40 or 50 feet from the remains of the torso. Her scalp was also discovered some 30 to 40 feet away from the main portion of the body, with a jawbone even farther away. There was evidence at the scene that animals and vultures had disturbed the body as late as Saturday morning judging from the trail of body fluids. The torso was clad in black stretch pants with a brown sandal on her right foot. The other sandal was discovered in the general vicinity of the scalp and jawbone. A brassiere was located nearby. About $45 in currency was found near the body but no purse or pocketbook was located, Mr. Bray discovered a red earring along the path her body was believed to have been dragged, it becoming dislodged in the process.
     Later in the afternoon a doctor from the State Crime Lab came to Jackson to perform an autopsy at Trimier Funeral Home. From results of this post mortem it was determined that the Negro woman was between 25 and 30 years old, approximately 5 ft. 4 in. tall, with her weight estimated to be about 130 pounds. She had short hair. The doctor estimated she had been dead one or two weeks before her body was discovered.
     Sheriff Polk said Saturday morning that there was no record of a missing Negro female reported to his office and that the possibility exists that the woman was from out of town, either killed at the scene or elsewhere, with her body brought to the lonely spot for hiding. Sheriff Polk said that during the autopsy a bullet was found in her skull, indicating to officers that she had been shot in the back of the head. The Butts County Sheriff's Department, during the Labor Day weekend, sought help from neighboring towns and counties in seeking to identify the remains of the woman, the identity being made with the assistance of the Atlanta Police Department.
     The body was identified by her former husband, Monroe Fears of Atlanta who filed a missing report on her about two weeks ago.

Davis, Margaret Mrs.
  The Jackson Progress-Argus October 22, 1920
Mrs. Margaret Davis Passed Away Oct. 124.
     The death of Mrs. Margaret Davis, 69 years of age, occurred at her home of her niece, Mrs. Moss of Indian Springs on October 14. Death was attributed to the infirmities of old age.
     The funeral was held at Pleasant Grove church, Monroe county, Friday morning at 10 o'clock. Dr. Robert VanDeventer, of Jackson, conducted the services and interment was in the church yard.
     Mrs. Davis is survived by several nieces and nephews.

  The Jackson Progress-Argus October 22, 1920
Indian Springs.
     Mrs. Margaret Davis died suddenly last Thursday. She was much afflicted for years with rheumatism. She lived with her niece, Miss Annie Moss. Mrs. Davis was a member of the Baptist church and her memory will dwell in the hearts of the members of this little church, for her widow's mite was the first money given and was a foundation for over seventy-five million fund.
  
Davis, Martha Woods
Jackson Progress Argus May 8 1931
Mrs. A. H. S. Davis Summoned by Death
     Mrs. Maltha Woods Davis, one of Jackson's best known and most highly esteemed women, passed away Friday afternoon at 4:45 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Robert A. Clark in Macon. She had been in declining health for some time and was seriously ill for ten days. Mrs. Davis was visiting her daughter when she became critically ill. Her passing brings sincere sorrow to a host of relatives and friends.
     Mrs. Davis was born at Woodstown July 12 863 and was a daughter of W. C. and Adeline McKibben Woods, prominent early settlers of this section. In 1882 she was married to Mr. A. H. S. Davis, a former clerk of Butts superior court, and had resided in Jackson for many years. She was a member of the Jackson Methodist church. During her residence here she had made a host of friends who are grieved to learn of her passing.
     Mrs. Davis is survived by her husband and a daughter , Mrs. Robert A. Clark, of Macon; two brothers, Dr: J. E. Woods, of Jackson, and Mr. W. C. Woods, of Woodstown; a grandson, Mr. Davis Adams, of Macon; several nieces and nephews.
     The body was brought to Jackson Saturday morning and funeral services were held at 3 o'clock at the Jackson Methodist church, with Rev. T. H. Williams officiating. The high esteem in which she was held was attested by the lovely floral offerings. The pallbearers were Messrs. R. P. Sasnett , J. M. Gaston, M. E. Perdue, T. O. McDonald, A. L. Bickers and Don Woods. Interment was in the Jackson city cemetery.

Davis, Mary Jane Goins
Jackson Progress Argus 15 Sep 1960
Mrs. J. T. Davis, 97, Died Monday At Cork Home
     Mrs. J. T. Davis, 97, one of Butts county's oldest and most widely known citizens, died at her home near Cork Monday morning about nine o'clock. Mrs. Davis had been in declining health for some time and death was generally attributed to the infirmities of her advanced years.
     The former Miss Mary Jane Goins, she was born in Butts County, daughter of Daniel Goins and Mrs. Nancy Bishop Goins. She had resided in the Cork area of Butts County for a long number of years and was a member of the Flovilla Baptist Church.
     Funeral services for Mrs. Davis were held Tuesday afternoon at three o'clock at the Flovilla Baptist Church with the Rev. B. J. Reeves, the Rev. Bill Coleman, and the Rev. L. H. Britt officiating. Interment was in Sandy Creek Cemetery with Haisten Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
     Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. R. M. Vickers of Flovilla; one son, Joe Moore, Flovilla; one step-son, Tom Moore of Atlanta; three grandchildren, eight great grandchildren.
     Pallbearers were Bobby Moore, Lewis Cawthon, Horace Bankston, Mercer Bonner, Frank Dunn, and Horace Coleman.

Davis, Michael Robert
Jackson Progress Argus 19 Oct 1988
     Michael (Mike) Robert Davis, 34, died Thursday in a job-related accident.
     Born in Mobile, Ala., Mr. Davis had lived in Jackson for several years. He was
employed by Penn Lumber and Pulpwood Co. of McDonough.
     Survivors include his wife, Nancy James of Jackson; mother, Audrey Davis of St.
Petersburg, Fla.; sisters, Susan Jones, Barbara Gayler and Patricia Davis, all of St.
Petersburg, Fla., several nieces.
     The funeral was held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Sherrell Funeral Home with the Rev. Richard Veal officiating. Final arrangements were held at Kenfield Woodlawn Funeral Home in St. Petersburg.
     Sherrell Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements.
     
Davis, Mildred Brown
Jackson Progress Argus 20 Dec 1978
Mother Of Mack Davis Dies in Tenn.
     Funeral services for Mrs. Mildred Brown Davis were held at 1:30 P.M. on Tuesday, December 12th in the Chapel of Lawrence Funeral Home in Chapel Hill, Tennessee.
Burial was in Blackwell cemetery. Nephews served as pallbearers.
     Mrs. Davis died suddenly at her home in Chapel Hill on Sunday, December 10th.
She was the widow of the late William Norman Davis.
     Mrs. Davis is survived by one son, William Mack Davis of Jackson, Georgia; one brother, Ernest E. Brown, of Shelbyville, Tennessee; three sisters, Mrs. Alleene Cromer of Chapel Hill, Tennessee, Mrs. Iva Lee Barnes of Columbia Tennessee, Mrs. Alma Jeanette of Louisville Kentucky; one grandson: William Martin Davis of Jackson, Georgia; several nieces and nephews.

Davis, Parham
  The Jackson Progress-Argus November 2, 1923
Mr. Parham Davis Yields To Death
     Following an illness of about eight days, Mr. Parham Davis, aged 83, died at his home near Flovilla Sunday night. He suffered from pneumonia which was given as the immediate cause of death.
     Mr. Davis, who had been born and reared in Monroe county, had been a resident of Butts for some years. He was a member of Company H Third Georgia Reserves during the War Between the States. Surviving Mr. Davis are a son, Mr. J. T. Davis, of Cork; six daughters, Mrs. Emma Blessitt, Juliette; Mrs. Walter Coleman, Stark; Mrs. Frank Hoars, Jackson; Mrs. Jim Edwards, Alabama; Mrs. Joe Smith, Cork; and Mrs. Ruby Ward, Atlanta.
     Funeral services were held at Sandy Creek Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Andrew Goodrum conducted the services and interment was in the Sandy Creek Cemetery. S. H. Thornton funeral director was in charge of the arrangements.

Davis, R. C.
Jackson Progress-Argus Aug. 1, 1940
Two Killed, Four Injured Saturday in Auto Wreck on Jackson-Atlanta Road
Young People Were Proceeding to Fraternity Outing at State Park at Indian Springs
     Robert Lloyd Yarn and R. C. Davis, Atlanta students, were instantly killed and four others seriously injured Saturday afternoon when the automobile in which they were riding left the highway and turned over on route 42 two miles north of Jackson.
     Members of the party, all from Atlanta, were enroute top a fraternity outing at Indian Springs.'
     The accident according to eye witnesses, occurred when two automobiles were speeding, and in attempting to pass a truck one of the cars drove the other from the highway, causing it to turn over.
     Yarn, 17, Tech High student of 300 Josephine street, Atlanta, and Davis, 20, of Madisonville, Ky., ministerial student at Emory University, were dead when rescuers arrived on the scene.'
     The four injured are listed as:
     Mrs. Peggy Rochez, 20, of 742 Boulevard N. E., Atlanta, who received a broken arm, lacerated scalp and other abrasions.
     Louis Arthur Rochez, 20, her husband, of the same address, who suffered a brain concussion.
     Miss Helen Olliff, 20, of Cuthbert and student at Emory, who received a fractured pelvis and other injuries.
     Miss Helen Boggs, of 1287 Euclid Avenue, who received head and chest irjuries and face lacerations. Her condition was reported as critical.
     The injured received emergency treatment in the offices of Jackson physicians and later were removed to Georgia Baptist Hospital.
     State patrolmen who made an investigation reported that the accident occurred when the convertible touring car in which the victims were riding plunged from the Atlanta-JAckson highway south fo the Shannon filling station.
     Rochez was listed as the driver of the car in which all six victims were passengers
     The car left the road, it was reported, when another car driven by David Homer Yarn, of Atlanta, brother of the dead youth, attempted to pass the Rochez car.
     In the car with David Yarn were a cousin, Charlie Yarn; Harriett Boggs, sister of the injured Miss Boggs, and Jackie Conklin, of l23 Melrose Avenue, Decatur.
     Witnesses told the highway troopers that the car driven by David Yarn attempted to pass the other automobile and that the two cars, running side by side, met an oncoming truck. Yarn swerved in front of the Rochez car they said, causing Rochez to lose control and swerve. His car reportedly spun over several times, coming to a stop right side up on the left side of the road.
     David Yarn was taken into custody by patrolmen on charges of illegal passing and speeding,
     The bodies of Yarn and Davis were prepared for/burial at the Thornton Funeral Homes. Funeral services for Yarn were held Monday, and the body of Davis was sent Monday to his former home in Madisonville, Ky., for funeral services and interment.
     Yarn had completed his junior year at Tech High School and was reported as an outstanding student. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Homer D. Yarn and his brother.
     Davis was taking the ministerial course at Emory and had done some pastorial work. According to the Rev. H. H. Jones, former Jackson pastor but now of Atlanta, Davis was a young man of high character and exceptional ability.
     The accident was one of the worst to happen in Butts county in several years.

Davis, R. L.
(See Besley, Arthur Lewis)

Davis, Reon D'Andre
Jackson Progress Argus 31 Jul 1985
     Reon D'Andre Davis, 20, of Jackson drowned Thursday about 6:30 p.m. while
swimming in Jackson Lake near the area known as "the circle" at the Georgia Power
Dam.
     According to friends and several witnesses, Davis' body was found on the bottom of the lake in four feet of water after he was discovered missing by his friends.
     Witnesses near the scene said Davis and his friends had been engaged in play with a beach ball before the accident.
     The Butts County Sheriff's Department said they received the call of a possible drowning and dispatched several deputies to the scene but that Davis' body had already been recovered by friends of Davis and several people in the area.
     Davis was the son of Naomi Head Davis of Jackson and Marvin Davis of Cincinnati, Ohio.
Jackson Progress Argus 31 Jul 1985
     Reon D'Andre Davis, 20, of 209 W. College St., Jackson, drowned Thursday while swimming in Jackson Lake. Mr. Davis was a 1983graduate of Jackson High School and was a member of Zion Baptist Church.
     Survivors include his mother Naomi Head Duffey of Jackson; father, Marvin Davis of Cincinnati, Ohio; sisters, Moniozue Duffey and Crystal Miller, both of Jackson, and Shirley Walker of Atlanta; brother, Antoine Duffey of Jackson; grandparents, Mr.
and Mrs. Jacob Head of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Mr. and Mrs. Clomer Duffey of Atlanta;
several aunts and uncles. The funeral was held Monday at Zion Baptist Church with the
Rev. W. C. James officiating. Burial was in the Jackson cemetery.
     Trimier-Jackson Funeral Services was in charge of arrangements.

Davis, Rosa Mrs.
  Butts County Progress January 29, 1909
A Sad Death.
     It is always sad for the home that is invaded by the unrelenting and inexorable scythe in his reaping but doubly so when a loving young wife is torn from the bosom of a devoted young husband whose home is only established. Such was the case when Mrs. Rosa Davis, on the 7th day of January, just as the day was blooming, gave her life up to the great white plague. The husband and three little children are indeed bereaved. Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Davis, the father and mother of J. S. Davis, are caring for the children. Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Davis are well known here, both being natives of the county. Mrs. Davis was the granddaughter of M. L. Harris of Jenkinsburg.
     The interment was at County Line Church, the funeral services being conducted by the pastor, Rev. Mr. Vaughn. Every thing that money could secure and all the tender nursing that love and devotion could inspire were freely given by Mr. Davis but death was the only relief for the suffering one. We join in sympathy the numerous relatives and friends for the bereaved ones who will not mourn as those without God and hope in the world for we know of the blessed resurrection. A FRIEND.
  
Davis, Ruby Byars
Jackson Progress Argus 17 Dec 1986
     Ruby Byars Davis, 82, of 1426 Bailey Ave., Macon, died Dec. 6 at Bel Arbor Nursing Home in Macon.
     The funeral was held Dec. 10 at 11 a.m. at Centenary Methodist Church in Macon with the Rev. Vaughn Foster officiating. Burial was in the Macon Memorial Park.
     Mrs. Davis was born in Butts County, daughter of George Washington Byars and Delia Mae Britt Byars. She had lived in Macon most of her life and was retired from the Warner Robins Air Force Base.
     She was a member of Centenary Methodist Church and the Bibb County Senior Citizens Club.
     Survivors include two daughters, Shirley D. Pope of Jackson and Peggy D. Faircloth of Macon; son, Gilbert Leroy Davis Jr. of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; brother, Raymond L. Byars of Macon; 15 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren.
     Hart's Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

Davis, Sallie Williams
Jackson Progress Argus 03 Oct 1968
Mother of Mr. Davis Passes In Florida
     Mrs. Sallie Williams Davis, 89, of Bartow, Florida, mother of Marvin Davis of Jackson, died September 21st at her home at 1055 Dudley Avenue following a lengthy illness.
     A native of Sumter County, Mrs. Davis had lived in Bartow since 1943.
     Funeral services were held on Monday, September 23rd, at the chapel of Whidden Funeral Home with Rev William E. Lytch, and Rev. J. E. Proctor officiating. Interment was in the Adamsville Cemetery at Coleman, Fla.
     Mrs. Davis is survived by a son, Arthur Marvin Davis of Jackson; two daughters, Mrs. Chloe Haltiwanger of Bartow and Mrs. Vera Varnadore of Winter Garden, Fla.; a brother, John C. Williams of Tavares, Fla.; two sisters, Mrs. Maggie Patterson and Mrs. Annie Schoolcrest of Coleman, Fla.; six grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.

Davis, Sarah Martha Heath
Jackson Progress Argus 04 Feb 1965
Mrs. Davis Was Buried Tuesday At Pepperton
     Mrs. Sarah Heath Davis, 62, widow of Carlton J. Davis of Route 3, Jackson, died Sunday afternoon, January 31, at Sylvan Grove Hospital following an illness of five or six weeks. She had undergone surgery about four weeks ago at the Griffin-Spalding County Hospital and was later transferred to Sylvan Grove Hospital.
     A native of Butts County, the daughter of the late William Dawson Heath and Mrs. Effie Kitchens Heath, she had lived in Reidsville for a number of years. She and her husband, who died in October 1964, moved back to Butts County approximately six or seven years ago. She was a member of the Mt. Vernon Baptist Church.
     Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon at three o'clock from the Pepperton Baptist Church. The Rev. James Burleson, Rev. T. J. Thaxton and Rev. Wiley Cameron officiated with interment in the Pepperton Cemetery. McDonald Funeral Chapel of Griffin had charge of arrangements.
     Survivors include one son, Lewis O'Hearn of Jackson; two grandchildren, Connie and Donna O'Hearn; two sisters, Mrs. Hugh Gilbert of Forsyth and Mrs. Warren Gilbert of Jackson; two brothers, Levi Heath and T. C. Heath, both of Jackson; several nieces and nephews.

Davis, Thomas Edward
  Jackson Progress Argus 24 Jun 1965
Three Car Crash Saturday Kills Hapeville Couple
     A Hapeville couple was killed and a Jackson industrialist, who resides in Atlanta, was painfully injured in a three-car crash Saturday afternoon on State Route 16 about six miles east of Griffin.
     Killed in the accident, as listed by the State Patrol, were Thomas Edward Davis, 25, and his wife, Mrs. Jackie Conkle Davis, 18. Sorely injured with internal Injuries and facial lacerations was Harold A. Maisel, 49, of, Atlanta and Jackson.
     The State Patrol reported that Maisel and Davis were drivers of the two cars involved, with the other vehicle driven by Philip Henry Taylor, 18, of Locust Grove.
     According to State Patrol investigation, Maisel rounded a curve and collided headon with the Davis car. The car driven by Taylor hit the left side of Maisel's car after it hit the Davis car, patrolmen said. The Davis and Taylor cars were traveling east on highway 16 with Maisel traveling west. The accident happened almost directly in front of the home of Taylor Manley, some 4.6 miles across the Butts County line.
     State Patrol Troopers estimated damage to the three cars at $2,000.
     Mr. and Mrs. Davis had been visiting at the home of Mrs. H. T. Blackman of Griffin, grandmother of Mrs. Davis. They had just left Mrs. Blackman's home when the accident occurred.

Davis, Thomas Jefferson
  The Jackson Argus September 26, 1913
Mr. T. J. Davis Passes Away.
       Mr. T. J. Davis, age 56, a prominent citizen of Butts, succumbed to death Monday night at his home near Jenkinsburg, after a lingering illness of several months. Mr. Davis was one of the county's best known and respected citizens and his death is the occasion of much sorrow among his friends. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Z. E. Barron at County Line church, Tuesday afternoon. Interment was held with Masonic honors.
     Mr. Davis was a member of the Masonic lodge of Jenkinsburg and for many years held the honored position of chaplain. Mr. Davis' loss is mourned by his wife and seven children, two sons and five daughters.

  Butts County Progress September 26, 1913
Mr. T. J. Davis Dead After Long Illness.
     After an illness extending over several months, Mr. T. J. Davis, one of the best known citizens in the county, passed away at his home near Jenkinsburg Monday night.
     Death was due to Bright's disease and other complications.
     Mr. Davis was 50 years of age, was prominent in the affairs of the county, and his passing came as a shock to a wide circle of friends. He was an esteemed member of the Masonic fraternity and of the Farmers union.
     Besides his wife, who was Miss Rebecca Kimbell before her marriage, he is survived by two sons, Mr. J. S. Davis of Jackson and Otis Davis; five daughters, Mrs. L. W. Rich, of Alexton, La., Mrs. Emma McLendon and Mrs. L. M. Hale, of this city, Misses Ida and Misses Davis, three sisters, Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Jackson and Mrs. Tom Bearden.
     The funeral was held at County Line at 3 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, the services being conducted by the members of Jenkinsburg lodge of Masons, and Rev. Z. E. Barron.
     In their bereavement the family have the sympathy of their very many friends.

Davis, Tobe
Jackson Progress Argus 01 May 1985
     Tobe Davis, 89, of Jackson died April 21 at Springdale Nursing Home in Atlanta. Mr. Davis, a retired fanner, was a school bus driver in Butts County for many years. He was a member of Wolf Creek County Line Baptist Church in Henry County.
     Survivors include one daughter, six sons, and grandchildren.
     The funeral was held Saturday and burial in the church Wolf Cemetery.
     Stokes & Woodard Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Davis, Tommie Joe
Jackson Progress Argus 04 May 1988
     Tommie Joe Davis, 51, of Route 1, Jackson, died April 27 at Sylvan Grove Hospital.
     The funeral was held Monday at 2:30 p.m. at Oak Grove Baptist Church in Fincherville with the Rev. S. B. Obbie officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
     Mr. Davis was a native of Butts County, son of the late J. C. and Tiny Belly Davis. He was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church.
     Survivors include his wife, Alice Davis; sisters, Carrie Quenn, Nadine Cooper, Lurlene Daniel and Geraldene Stodghill; brothers, A. S. Stodghill and Stewart Conley; six sisters-in-law; five brothers-in-law; several include, aunts, nieces and nephews.
     Trimier - Jackson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Davis, V. G., Mrs.
Jackson Progress Argus 05 Jun 1969
Step-Mother Gerald Davis Buried Tuesday
     Funeral services for Mrs. V. G. Davis, 40, step-mother of Gerald Davis of Jackson, were conducted Tuesday afternoon at three o'clock from the Boiling Springs Baptist Church with interment in Green Lawn Cemtery at Boiling Springs, S. C.
     Surviving Mrs. Davis are her husband, W. G. Davis; three sons, Gary Steven Davis of Boiling Springs; Richard Davis of Glendale, S. C.; Gerald Davis of Jackson; mother, Mrs. Hattie Crocker Toney; a brother, Albert Toney, Spartanburg, S. C.; four sisters, Mrs. Virene Pack of Green Creek, N. C., Mrs. Lois Patterson, Mrs. Byril Patterson, and Mrs. Elizabeth Page, all of Spartanburg; three grandchildren.

Davis, Virginia Watkins
Jackson Progress-Argus 18 May 1939
Mrs. Forest Davis Claimed By Death
     The death of Mrs. Forest Wilder Davis, 26 years of age, former resident of Jackson, occurred at her home in Atlanta Tuesday. Death resulted after a sudden heart attack. The passing of this prominent young woman came as a painful shock to a host of friends and relatives here.
     Mrs. Davis, the former Miss Virginia Watkins, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Watkins, was born in Jackson and attended the schools here. She was graduated from the Jackson High School in the class of 1920 and from the Georgia State College for Women in the class of 1931. Following her marriage to Mr. Davis, widely known insurance executive, she had resided in Macon and Atlanta. Mrs. Davis was a member off the Baptist church.
     She is survived by her husband and a son, Forest Wilder Davis, Jr., aged five months; her father, Mr Thomas E. Watkins, of Jackson.
     Funeral services were held in Atlanta Thursday morning at 10:30. The body was taken to Macon where commitment services were held Thursday afternoon at 2:16 in Riverside Cemetery, with the Rev. J . Seaborn Winn, pastor of the Cherokee Heights Baptist church, officiating.

Davis, W. H.
The Jackson Argus June 7, 1901
     Mr. W. H. Davis, ex-mayor of Griffin, died at his home, Monday, of appendicitis. Mr. Davis served as mayor of Griffin for two terms. A wife and child survive him. His friends here and elsewhere regret to hear of his death.

Davis, Wanda June Watts
Jackson Progress Argus 17 Sep 1986
      Wanda June Watts Davis, 36, of Route 1, Monticello, the Turtle Cove area of Lake Jackson, died Sept., 9 in an automobile accident south of Flovilla.
     The funeral was held Friday at 10:30 a.m. in the chapel of Haisten Funeral Home with
the Rev. Grady Fuller officiating. Burial was in the Macedonia Baptist Church cemetery.
     Mrs. Davis, a native of Dover, Tenn., had lived at Turtle Cove three years. She was employed for 12 years at Robins Air Force Base as a security mail clerk and was a former resident of Macon. She was a 1970 graduate of Dudley Hughes High School in Macon.
    Survivors include her husband, Danny Davis; daughter, Shannon Denise Holley of Turtle Cove; son, Bryan Allen Holley of Turtle Cove; mother, Doris Watts of Blackshear; brothers, Robert Lee Watts Jr. of Acworth, Theodore D. Watts of the U.S. Navy, and Michael Timothy Watts of Barnesville; half-sister, Doris Jean Herrin of St. Louis, Mo.; half-brother, Jim Watts of Indian Mound, Tenn.; stepbrother, Ronald B. Long of Acworth; several nieces and nephews.
     Haisten Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Davis, William H.
Jackson Progress Argus 22 Aug 1990
     Mr. William H. (Bill) Davis of Route 4, Jenkinsburg, died Aug. 17 at Clayton General Hospital.
     Mr. Davis was the son of the late Tobe and Roxie Davis.
     Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Trimier - Jackson Funeral Home.

Davis, William Jeremiah
Jackson Progress-Argus 15 Feb 1935
Mr. W. J. Davis Die at Home Near Cork
     Mr. William Jeremiah Davis, 63 years of age, well known resident of Dublin district, died at his home near Cork at 4 o'clock Sunday morning. He had been in his usual health Saturday and was stricken suddenly Sunday morning and expired before medical assistance could be summoned.
     Mr. Davis was born March 28, 1872 in Monroe county and was a son of Parham Davis and Martha Gibson Davis. He had resided in the lower part of the county for several years and was well known and esteemed.
     He is survived by his wife and five sisters, Mrs. A. J. Coleman, of Jackson; Mrs. John Blissett, of Juliette; Mrs. Jim Edwards, of Birmingham, Ala; Mrs. Albert Martin, of Atlanta, and Mrs. Joe Smith, of Cork.
     Funeral services were held at Sandy Creek church Monday morning at 11 o'clock, with Rev. Harvey A. King, of Flovilla, conducting the rites. Interment was in the churchyard.

Davis, William L.
Jackson Progress-Argus, August 14, 1947.
William Davis is Killed in Accident on Griffin Road.
     One man was killed and another one painfully injured early Sunday morning in an automobile accident at the intersection of the Locust Grove post road and the Jackson highway, seven miles from Griffin, State Patrolmen reported today.
     William L. Davis, route 2, Locust Grove, died of a broken neck in the accident and Charles Crambley Tingle suffered several broken ribs and lacerations of the chin.
     Investigating patrolmen said the car, driven by Tingle, failed to make the curve from the Locust Grove road onto the highway and ran into a bank on the opposite side of the Jackson road.
     The accident, which occurred at 2:30 a.m. Sunday, was investigated by Troopers W. D. Allen and C. T. Lowry. Griffin News, Aug 11

Davis, William Norman
Jackson Progress Argus 05 Aug 1971
Father Of Mr. Davis Passes In Tennessee
     Mr. William Norman Davis, 57, of Chapel Hill, Tennessee died Tuesday, July 20th, in Taylor Hospital, Lewisburg, Tennessee, after suffering a heart attack a few days earlier. Mr. Davis was the father of William Mack Davis, youth director of the Van Deventer Memorial Scout Foundation.
     Funeral services were held at two o'clock Thursday afternoon, July 22nd, from the chapel of Lawrence Funeral Home, Chapel Hill, Tenn. Mr. Davis was a member of the Promise Methodist Church in Holtland, Tennessee.
     Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Mildred Brown Davis; one son, William Mack Davis, Jackson; mother, Mrs. W. O. Davis, Chapel Hill; four sisters, Mrs. Bill Ghee, Mrs. Myrel Holland and Mrs. Alfred Ferguson, all of Chapel Hill, and Miss Ester Mae Davis of Donelson Tenn.; one grandson, William Martin Davis of Jackson.
Dawson, Leora Dent
Jackson Progress Argus 17 Mar 1982
     Mrs. Leora Dent Dawson 86, of the Westbury Medical Care Home in Jenkinsburg died early Wednesday morning, March 10 at Sylvan Grove Hospital.
     A native of Cuthbert in Randolph County, Mrs. Dawson was the widow of J. W. Dawson. She was a member of the Mt. Hebron Baptist Church in Cuthbert.
     Survivors are a daughter and son-in-law, Mrs. Lurlene O'Conner and Rev. Bill O'Conner, pastor of the Jackson First Baptist Church.
     Two grandchildren, Miss RachaeI O'Conner of Decatur and Cliff O'Conner of Jackson also survive.
     Funeral services were held Thursday at 3 p.m. at the Mt. Hebron Baptist Church in Cuthbert with Rev. Roger Robbish and Rev. C. D. Justis officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
     Haisten Funeral Home of Jackson made the arrangements.

Day, Albert J. Mrs.
Jackson Progress Argus 01 Apr 1965
Mother Mrs. Larry Whidby Died March 14
     Friends of Mrs. Larry Whidby of Atlanta sympathize with her in the death of her mother, Mrs. Albert J. Day of 2670 Cascade Road, S. W., Atlanta, which occurred March 14.
     Funeral services for Mrs. Day were conducted March 15 from the chapel of H. M. Patterson & Son, Cascade Hill, at 10 o'clock with the Rev. Joseph L. Griggs, officiating. Interment was in the Westview Cemetery.

Day, Annie Mae Gunn
Jackson Progress Argus Jun 3, 1971
Double Funeral Tuesday for Mrs. Mae Day and Brother
     Double funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon at three o'clock from the Jackson Church of the Nazarene for Mrs. Mae Gunn Day, 76, of Jackson, who died Saturday night, and for her brother, Mr. Willie Gunn, 81, of Lithonia, who died Sunday night.
     Mrs. Day, a widely known resident of East Jackson,. Died about 11:45 o'clock Saturday night, May 29th, at Sylvan Grove Hospital after being admitted a few minutes earlier. Though she had been in declining health for several months her death was unexpected.
     She was born May 1, 1895 in Butts County, the daughter of Mr. Jesse Gunn and Mrs. Mary Gunn. Mrs. Day was a retired employee of Avondale Mills and was the widow of Mr. Every R. Day. She was a member of the Jackson Church of the Nazarene.
     Mr. Gunn, a former resident of Jackson for many years, died Sunday night in the Rockdale County Hospital where he had been a patient for the past four days. He had been in ill health for several years.
     Mr. Gunn was the son of the late Mr. Jesse Gunn and Mrs. Mary Gunn, both of Butts County and was a member of the Second Baptist Church and a veteran of World War I.
     Rev. Billy Ring, pastor of the Jackson Church of the Nazarene, and Rev. Jimmy Landrum, pastor, Pleasant Grove Congregational Methodist Church, officiated. Interment was in Pepperton Cemetery with Sherrell Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
     Mrs. Day is survived by a daughter, Mrs. M. B. Cook of Jackson; a brother, Emmett Gunn of Jackson; three sisters, Mrs. Deanie McPherson and Laurens, S. C., Mrs. Ray Turner and Mrs. Doyal Bennett, both of Jackson; a step-son, Harold Day on Monroe; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
     Mr. Gunn is survived by two sons, Lonnie Gunn of Lithonia and Joeal Gunn of Montgomery, Alabama; a brother, Emmett Gunn of Jackson; three sisters, Mrs. Deanie McPherson and Laurens, S. C., Mrs. Ray Turner and Mrs. Doyal Bennett, both of Jackson; ten grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
     Pallbearers for Mrs. Day were Jimmy Hardy, Harold Elliott, Max Perdue, Charles Bennett, Ben Anderson, George Turner.
     Pallbearers for Mr. Gunn were J. W. McWaters, Loyd Smith, Loyd England, Hubert Dillard, Glenn Bloodworth and Ray Smith.

Day, Every Rastus
Jackson Progress Argus 02 Sep 1965
Every R. Day Died Sunday in Atlanta Hospital
     Mr. Every Rastus Day, 74, retired textile worker, died late Sunday night at Veterans Hospital Number 48 in Atlanta, following a long period of declining health. He was admitted to the hospital on Saturday.
     A native of Jackson County, Mr. Day was the son of the late Mr. F. M. Day and Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Hewitt Day. He had lived in Butts County for a number of years, residing on Mill Street, Pepperton.
     Funeral services for Mr. Day were conducted Tuesday at three o'clock at the Jackson Nazarene Church with the Rev. Ralph Goodwin, pastor, and Rev. James Burleson, pastor of Pepperton Baptist Church, officiating. Interment was in Pepperton Cemetery with Haisten Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
     Surviving Mr. Day are his wife, Mrs. Annie Mae Gunn Day; one daughter, Mrs. Marion Cook, Jackson; one son, Harold Day, Monroe; one sister, Mrs. Addie Jackson, Athens; four brothers, Paul Day and Blueford Day of Waterloo, South Carolina; Irvin Day, Atlanta; Albert Day of Monroe, eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
     Pallbearers for Mr. Day were Lewis Smith, Sonny Goodwin, A. G. Cook, Lee Glaze, Harold Elliott, Max Perdue.

Day, Homer Curtis
Jackson Progress Argus 1 Jul 1976
Services For Homer C. Day Held Sunday
     Funeral services for Mr. Homer Curtis Day of Route 2, Jackson, were conducted Sunday morning at 11 o'clock from the chapel of Sherrell Funeral Home. The Rev. Lannie Smith officiated with interment in Macedonia Baptist Church cemetery in Cleburn, Alabama. Sherrell Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
     Mr. Day died about 11:15 Thursday night, June 24th, at St. Joseph Hospital in Atlanta after being a patient there for several weeks.
     Born November 3, 1927 in Cleburn, Alabama. He was son of the late Ben Day and Mrs. Sallie Adamson Day.
     Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Frances Britt Day; one daughter, Mrs. Glenda Gilbert of Jackson; a grandchild; two brothers, Ralph Day and Ranaird Day, both of Bowden, Ga.; several nieces and nephews.
     Pallbearers were Jackie Cook, Bobby Watkins, Victor James. Kerry Faulk, Mac Collins. Travis Harper.

Day, Infant
  The Jackson Progress-Argus November 15, 1918
Death Of Infant
     The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. J.K. Day, of Pepperton, died Tuesday Nov. 5, and the funeral was held Wednesday afternoon, Rev. E. R. England conducting the services. The little one is survived by his parents and grandparents.
  
Deardorff, Janet Biles
Jackson Progress Argus 12 Jun 1985
     Janet Biles Deardorff died May 17 from a heart attack at her home in Roswell.
     Mrs. Deardorff was the daughter of the late Edgar Young Biles and Mary Thomas Biles of Jackson. She was a member of the Colonial Hills Baptist Church, the William Mcintosh Chapter of the DAR, and the Blue Bells Order of the Eastern Star.
     Survivors include her husband, A. C. Deardorff of Roswell; sister, Ruth Biles Greer of Jackson; several nieces and nephews.
     The funeral was held May 19 at the Roswell Funeral Home with the Rev. John A. Simmons officiating. Burial was in the Green Lawn Cemetery in
Roswell.
Dearmin, Elizabeth
Jackson Progress Argus 16 Nov 1972
Mother Mrs. Beckham Passes
     Jackson and Butts .County friends of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Beckham, Sr. regret to learn of the death in St. Petersburg, Florida of Mrs. Elizabeth Dearmin, 85, mother of Mrs. Beckham.
     Mrs. Dearmin, who resided at 1620 51st Street, South, passed away Wednesday evening, November 8th.
     Mrs. Dearmin moved to St. Petersburg in 1924 from her native Kansas City, Kansas and was a charter member of Mirror Lake Christian Church and St. Petersburg Chapter 193, DES.
      Funeral services were held at the Fred H. Kenfield Funeral Home in St. Petersburg at eleven o'clock Monday morning with the Rev. Dr. Harrv Purviance and the Rev. Roland G. Barrington, pastor of Pasadena Baptist Church, officiating. Interment was in Royal Palm Cemetery with the St. Petersburg Chapter of the Eastern Star in charge of services.
     Mrs. Dearmin is survived by two sons, Herbert L. Dearmin and Charles L. Dearmin of St. Petersburg; seven daughters, Mrs. J. T. Beckham of Jackson, Mrs. S. K. Gilbert, Mrs. Raymond Gyselinck, Mrs. Nathan White, all of St. Petersburg, Mrs. Dave C. Blackburn, Mrs. Charles Schrachta of Campobello, S. C., Mrs. Claud Francis of Tampa, Fla.; 26 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren.

Deason, Benjamin Thomas
  The Jackson Progress-Argus November 17, 1922
Mr. B. T. Deason Called To Reward.
     The death of Mr. B. T. Deason, 78 years of age, Confederate veteran and well known and highly esteemed citizen, occurred Tuesday afternoon at the Georgia Baptist Hospital in Atlanta, following an operation for appendicitis. He became ill the past Saturday and Tuesday morning was taken to Atlanta for treatment. He apparently rallied from the operation but suddenly grew worse during the afternoon and passed away at 4 o'clock.
     Mr. Deason was one of Butts county's best known and most respected citizens. He was held in universal high esteem and was honored and admired by all who knew him. During the war he served as a member of Company I Thirtieth Georgia regiment and was a member of Camp Barnett U. C. V. He always took a keen interest in
     The Confederate cause and was a regular attendant at Memorial Day exercises.
     Mr. Deason is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Silas Doby, of Jackson, Mrs. Tom McElroy, and Mrs. John Pell of Griffin.
     The body was brought to Jackson Tuesday night and the funeral was held from the Jackson Methodist church Thursday morning at 11 o'clock. The services were in charge of Rev. J. R. Jordan, and interment was in the family lot in the Jackson cemetery.

  The Jackson Progress-Argus November 24, 1922
Card Of Thanks.
We wish to extend our many thanks to the neighbors and friends for their kindness shown us during the illness and death of our uncle and brother, Mr. B. T. Deason, also for the beautiful flowers. May God's richest blessing rest and abide with you is our prayer.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Stewart, Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Maddox, and Family, Mrs. Mart A. Doby, Mrs. Amanda Branham, Mrs. Margaret McKlroy.
Deason, Laura O Shields
  Middle Georgia Argus November 4, 1892
A Good Lady Dead.
     Mrs. B. T. Deason, a lady living a few miles north of town died on Sunday night. She leaves a devoted husband and several children one only a few days old. Mr. Deason and his family have our sympathies in this their sad loss.

Deason, Mary McClure
  Middle Georgia Argus December 4, 1888
     Mrs. Deason, an old lady, mother of B. T. Deason, died at her home three miles north of town on Friday. The Argus extends sympathies.

Deaver, Ed. A., Sr.
Jackson Progress Argus 31 Mar 1982
     Mr. Ed. A. Deaver, Sr., 67, of 811 Fourteenth Avenue, Albany, died Wednesday afternoon, March 24 in Albany after a lengthy illness.
     Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Armontine H. Deaver of Albany; two sons, Lamar Deaver of Albany and Ed Deaver, Jr. of Jackson; five grandchildren.
     Services were conducted in the chapel of Kimbrell-Stern Funeral Home at 11 a.m. Saturday. Burial was in Florial Memory Garden in Albany.
     Kimbrell Stern Funeral Home made the arrangements.

Deckard, Charles Terry
Jackson Progress Argus 18 Sep 1991
     Mr. Charles Terry Deckard, 42,, of Loganville died Wednesday, Sept. 10.
     Funeral services were held Saturday, Sept. 14, in the chapel of Sherrell Funeral home, with the Rev. David Wilson officiating. Burial was. in Jackson City Cemetery.
     Mr. Deckard was born in Bloomington, Indiana to Charlie and Louise Douglas Deckard.
     He was employed by the lab of Georgia Duck and Coriage in Decatur and was a
veteran of the U. S. Marine
     Mr. Deckard is survived by his parents who live on Jackson Lake in Monticello; son, Jeremy Deckard of Loganville; daughter, Leslie Deckard of Decatur; sisters, Brenda Jarrett of Fayetteville and Glenda Lane of Stone Mountain; six nieces and nephews.
     Sherrell Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

DeCroce, Martha
Jackson Progress Argus 26 Sep 1990
     Mrs. Martha DeCroce, 71, of Conyers died Sept. 19.
     Funeral services were held Saturday, Sept. 22, in the chapel of Harry L; White
Funeral Home in Conyers, with the Rev. George Dameron officiating. Burial was in
Green Meadow Memorial Garden in Conyers.
     Mrs. DeCroce was born in Fulton County. She was a Southern Bell retiree.
     Survivors include her sisters, Mrs. Fred (Margaret) Barbour of Jackson, and Mary H. Gentry of Covington; and a niece, Mrs. Harry (Janet) L. McGrorry of Franklinville, N. J.
     Harry L. White Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Deese, Julia Thornton
Jackson Progress Argus 18 May 1983
     Mrs. Julia Thornton Deese, 54, of Atlanta died Monday at Georgia Baptist Hospital following a lengthy illness.
     A native of Butts County, Mrs. Deese was the daughter of Fleming Thornton and the late Mrs. Bernice Thornton. She was a member of Peoples Tabernacle Baptist Church.
     Mrs. Deese was a graduate of Morris Brown College and was a retired Fulton County schoolteacher.
     In addition to her father, survivors include children, Vickie Jones Phyllis Terrell, Todd Colbert, and Timothy Colbert, all of Atlanta; sisters, Mrs. Margaret Kendrick, Mrs. Elizabeth Nettles, Mrs. Sara Elder, Mrs. Bernice Evans, Mrs. Betty Johnson, and Mrs. Christine Pesseh, all of Atlanta' brothers, William Thornton and Mr. Wiborn, both of Atlanta eight grandchildren; aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
     Services were held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Peoples Tabernacle Baptist Church in Atlanta with the Rev. W. D. Harvey and the Rev. R. L. Howard officiating.
Burial was in Bold Spring Cemetery in Butts County.
     Trimier-Jackson Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.

Dekle, Ruby Pearl Glover
Jackson Progress Argus 16 Oct 1991
     Mrs. Ruby Pearl Glover Dekle, 92, died Friday night at Westbury Medical Care Home in Jackson.
     Funeral services were held Sunday, Oct 13, in the chapel of Sherrell Funeral Home in Jackson with the Rey. Rodney Autry and the Rev. A. L. Kendrick officiating. Burial was in Pine Forest Cemetery in Sylvester.
     Mrs. Dekle was born in Webster County. She was a housewife, member of Macedonia Baptist Church in Stark, and the widow of Charlie T. Dekle.
     Survivors include her daughter, Grace Eussery of Jackson; sons, Walter Dekle of Conyers, John Dekle of Ty Ty, Joel Dekle of Tucker, William G. Dekle of Mableton, Leonard C. Dekle of Hephzidah; brother,
Frances Cox of Eatonton; 24 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
     Sherrell Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Delauter, Kenneth Lee
Jackson Progress Argus 07 Mar 1984
     Kenneth Lee Delauter, 54, of 314 Wesley Drive, Jackson, died Thursday afternoon at the West Georgia Medical Center in Columbus following an apparent heart attack.
     Mr. Delauter and his family moved from Maryland to Jackson seven years ago. He was employed by The Columbus Co. in the commercial construction business. For several years he was involved in the construction of Plant Scherer for Georgia Power Co. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Jackson.
     Survivors include his wife, Betty Jane Delauter of Jackson; daughters, Carol Ann Schroyer of Boonesboro, Md., Sharon Duffey of Jackson, and Lois Delauter of Jackson; two grandchildren, Lori Lynn Schroyer and Traci Ann Schroyer; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry D. Delauter of Melbourne, Fla.; sister, Gladys Hahn. of Melbourne, Fla.; several nieces and nephews.
     Services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Haisten Funeral Home with the Rev. Bill O'Conner and the Rev. Bobby Tatum officiating. Entombment was in the Chapel of Peace mausoleum in the Jackson city cemetery.
     Haisten Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
     Pallbearers were Raymond Nichols, J. N. Taylor, John Inman, Robert McKay, Billy Wells, and Bob Harbeman.

Dell, G. R.
Jackson Progress-Argus Sep 19, 1940
J. W. Plunkett and G. R. Dell, of Atlanta Drowned When Small Plane Crashed Into Lake at Barnett's Bridge
     Two Atlanta men, listed as J. W. Plunkett, lawyer, and G. R. Dell, employee of an automobile agency, were killed early Sunday afternoon when the plane in which they were riding crashed into Jackson Lake near Barnetts Bridge.
     The bodies were later recovered from the lake and removed to Harry G. Poole's mortuary in Atlanta.
     The crash happened, according to witnesses, when the plane wi|ch had been circling the lake at a low altitude went into a nose dive and plummeted into the lake.
     The plane, a two-seater, dived into 36 feet of water not far from the shore. The machine was dragged to the Jasper county side of the lake. The motor was wide open when the crash occurred, it was explained, and the engine was torn from the wreckage.
     News of the accident spread quickly and a, large crowd soon gathered. Rescue parties dragging the waters with grappling hooks soon recovered the bodies.
     The plane is said to have belonged to Plunkett, a familiar figure at the lake front, but it was hot known who was piloting the machine at the time of the crash. Both Plunkett and Dell had pilot's license, it was explained.
     There is a small landing field near the scene of the accident.

Dempsey, Alvin Hugh, Dr.
Jackson Progress Argus 14 Apr 1982
     Dr, Alvin Hugh Dempsey, Georgia Experiment Station researcher in the Horticulture Department in Griffin, died early Wednesday morning, April 7 at the Griffin-Spalding Hospital after an illness of several months.
     Dr. Dempsey was born in Jackson, Feb. 17, 1920, son of the late Thomas Jackson and Bertha (Carmichael) Dempsey. He received his elementary and high school training in the public schools of Jackson and Watkinsville, graduating from the latter in 1937. He received the BSA and MSA degrees from the University of Georgia in Athens. In 1953, he was awarded the Doctor of Philosophy degree from Ohio State he was professor of horticulture doing research on breeding pimiento pepper.
     In 1978, he was elected a Fellow of the American Society for Horticulture Science. which is the highest honor that the society can award.
     Dr. Dempsey served in the U. S. Army in World War II and was discharged with the rank of captain.
     He was a member of the First United Methodist Church where he served on the official board and as president of the Joy Sunday School Class.
     He was a former member of the American Legion, Toastmasters International, Elks Lodge and Moose Lodge and was recently selected to be listed in the 1982 edition of Who's Who in Georgia.
     Besides his wife who is the former Mary Sue Dillard, survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Gordon Cloud, and Miss Dorothy Jean Dempsey; a son-in-law, Thomas Gordon Cloud; two grandchildren, Thomas Gordon Cloud, Jr. and Mary Katherine Cloud, all of Atlanta; three brothers, Robert Thomas Dempsey, Smyrna, Frank A. Dempsey, Watkinsville, and Dr. Lee D. Dempsey, Rome, Ga.; four sisters, Mrs. Ben F. Etheridge, Jr., Waycross, Mrs. Anne D. Watts, Laguna Beach, Calif., Mrs. W. B. Crawford, Jr., Smyrna, and Mrs. John Thomas, Atlanta; nieces and nephews.
     The funeral was held Thursday at 3 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. E. Owen Kellum officiating. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery in Griffin.
     All staff members of the Horticulture Departments in Athens, Blairsville, Tifton, and Griffin served as honorary escorts.

Dempsey, Ambrose Franklin
Jackson Progress Argus 02 Mar 1983
     Ambrose Franklin Dempsey, 65, of Watkinsville died Feb. 22 at his residence. Mr. Dempsey was a native of Butts County, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Jackson Dempsey.
     Mr. Dempsey was a long-time employee of Downs and Deal Grocery Co. where he worked until his health failed.
     Survivors include brothers, Robert Thomas Dempsey of Smyrna and Dr. Lee Dempsey of Rome sisters, Mrs. Ben Etheridge of Waycross, Mrs. Ann D. Watts of Laguna Beach, Calif., Mrs. W. B. Crawford of Smyrna, and Mrs. Arthur Brooke of Atlanta; an uncle, J. R. Carmichael of Jackson; an aunt, Mrs. Ralph Barnwell of Atlantic Beach Fla.
     Mr. Dempsey was the brother of the late Dr. Hugh Dempsey of Griffin.
     Services were conducted Thursday afternoon.

Dempsey, Bertha Beatrice Carmichael
Jackson Progress Argus 13 Apr 1967
Mrs. Dempsey Buried Here On Tuesday
     Graveside services for Mrs. Thomas J. Dempsey, of Watkinsville, who died Sunday night at St. Mary's Hospital in Athens, were held at 4:30 Tuesday afternoon in the Jackson City Cemetery.
     Mrs. Dempsey, 82, the former Miss Bertha Carmichael, was born in Butts County, the daughter of the late Mr. J. R. Carmichael Sr. and Mrs. Rosa Kinard Carmichael. A member of a prominent and influential family, Mrs. Dempsey resided here until moving to Watkinsville in 1937.
     Mrs. Dempsey had been in serious condition for 10 days and in failing health for the past two months.
     Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at two o'clock from the Watkinsville Methodist Church with the Rev. Henry O'Bryant officiating. Bernstein Funeral Home of Athens was in charge of arrangements.
     Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Ben F. Etheridge Jr., Smyrna; Mrs. Ray D. Watts, Chattanooga, Tenn.; Mrs. W. B. Crawford Jr. and Mrs. John B. Thomas Jr., both of Atlanta; four sons, Robert T. Dempsey, Smyrna; A. Frank Dempsey, Watkinsvilie; Dr. Hugh Dempsey, Griffin; Dr. Lee D. Dempsey, Rome; one sister, Mrs. Ralph W. Barnwell Sr., Atlantic Beach, Fla.; one brother, J. R. Carmichael Jr., Atlanta.
     Pallbearers were Dean Watts, Allen Lindsey, John B. Thomas III, Charles Barnwell, Donald Huie, Glenn Brinson, Spec Downs, and Powell Veale.
        
Dempsey, Elam Franklin
Jackson Progress-Argus, September 25, 1947.
E. F. Dempsey, Born in Jackson, Dies in Atlanta.
     Dr. Elam Franklin Dempsey, 68 years of age, former resident of Jackson, died in an Atlanta hospital September 18 after an illness of several months.
     Dr. Dempsey, son of the late Judge Thomas Jackson Dempsey and Mrs. Narcissa America Smith Dempsey, spent his boyhood in Jackson. He was graduated from Emory College in 1899 and received the bachelor of divinity degree from Vanderbilt University and his doctorate from Southern University. He served as dean of the theology department at Emory College and later as professor of Bible literature at Emory University.
     During an active career in the ministry he served churches at Athens, Rome, Madison, Toccoa, Augusta and was superintendent of the Oxford district. We was editor of the Wesleyan Christian Advocate at one time. Dr. Dempsey was noted as a Bible scholar, editor, minister, and author. His books included "The Wit and Wisdom of Warren Akin Candler," "Life of Bishop Atticus G. Haygood," "Life of Bishop J. E. Dickey" and "Life with Christ in God."
     Until his retirement he maintained an office at Glenn Memorial church as secretary of the North Georgia Historical Society. He served as a member of the International Anti-Saloon League conference in Washington. He wrote for church papers and magazines and received many honors for his literary work.
     He is survived by his wife, the former Miss Georgia Page Hunnicutt, and one brother, T. J. Dempsey of Watkinsville and Athens.
     Funeral services were held in Atlanta Saturday afternoon and burial was in West View cemetery.

Dempsey, Ernestine May
Jackson Progress-Argus July 13, 1939
Miss Dempsey, Noted Educator, Dies in Atlanta
     Graveside services for Miss Ernestine May Dempsey, daughter of the late Judge and Mrs. T. J. Dempsey, who died Tuesday morning in an Atlanta hospital, were held at the Jackson cemetery, Wednesday aftemoon at 4 o'clock. Rev. A. E. Barton, pastor of the Jackson Methodist church, officiated, assisted by the Rev. H. C. Emory, pastor of the Covington Methodist church.
     Pallbearers were E. L. Floyd, W. J. Scott, M. Tigner Wiggins, J. A. Campoamor, A. G. Daniel, Grady Walker. Burial was in the family lot.
     Miss Dempsey had long been prominent in the educational life of the state. Following her graduation from LaGrange College she headed the department of English in that institution for some time. Later she taught in several cities in the state and at one time was superintendent of schools at Buena Vista. For the past nineteen years Miss Dempsey had been a teacher in the Atlanta public schools.
     She was a member of the Methodist church in which her brother, Dr. Elam F. Dempsey, has served as pastor for many years.
     She was connected with prominent Georgia families. Her late father, Judge T. J. Dempsey, was a resident of Jackson for many years and a member of the Jackson Bar Association. Later he served as a judge in Florida. At one time he was a leading business man of Jackson.
     At the time of her death Miss Dempsey lived with Miss La Verne Garrett, an associate in the teaching profession, at 1709 Inverness Avenue, N. E.
     Surviving relatives are two brothers, Dr. E. F. Dempsey, now stationed at Toccoa as pastor of the Methodist church, and Professor Thomas J. Dempsey, Jr., connected with the State Department of Education with headquarters in Athens and Watkinsville. She also is survived by several nieces and nephews

Dempsey, Mary L.
Jackson Progress Argus 20 Feb 1985
     Mary L. Dempsey of Covington died Feb. 12.
     Survivors include her husband, Lewis R. Dempsey; daughters, Betty N. Bearden of Jackson, Louise N. Kelly of Monticello, Helen Ruth N. Jones of Eatonton; sons, Donald L. Woodward of Raleigh, N.C. and James O. Norton of Norcross; sisters, Lois Henley of Locust Grove, Willene Carlisle of Jackson, Margaret Strickland of Griffin; brothers; Roy Letson and James Letson, both of Jackson; nine grandchildren.
     The funeral was held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Shiloh United Methodist Church In Covington with the Rev. Michael E. Brown officiating. Burial in the Salem Baptist Church cemetery in Griffin.
     Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home of Covington was in charge of arrangements.

Dempsey, Sara Ruth
Jackson Progress Argus, June 14, 1945.
Two Perish in Blast and Fire Near Conyers.
     Conyers, Ga., June 9 Miss Sara Ruth Dempsey and her 12-year-old niece, Florence Letson, were burned to death near here Saturday morning in an explosion and fire at the Salem Road of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Letson, Rockdale Sheriff Walter McCart reported.
     Miss Dempsey was starting a fire in a wood stove at the Letson home, when kerosene she was using exploded and set the entire kitchen aflame. Miss Dempsey's niece was in the kitchen and both perished in the closed room, the sheriff said.
     Miss Dempsey was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Dempsey of near Conyers, and was a sister of Mrs. Letson.
     Samuel Letson, Whose daughter perished in the fire near Conyers, formerly resided in Butts county. A sister, Mrs. C. L. Britton, and two brothers, J. E. and Paul Letson, are residents of Butts county, and friends of the family were pained to learn of the unfortunate accident.
     Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Letson have two sons, Aldean and Billy, and an infant daughter.

Dempsey, Thomas Jackson
Jackson Progress-Argus 5 Apr 1935
Judge T. J. Dempsey Dies in Florida Home
Had Distinguished Career as Business Man, Legislator and Churchman. Funeral Services Sunday.
     Funeral services for Judge Thomas Jackson Dempsey, 83 years of age, former prominent Jackson businessman and leader in church and civic affairs, whose death occurred Friday in a hospital at Leesburg.Fla., were held from the Jackson Methodist church Sunday morning at 11 o'clock. Rev. R. P. Etheridge,pastor, assisted by Rev. R. B. Harrison,of the First Baptist church, conducted the services in the presence of a large assemblage. Mr.Etheridge paid high tribute to this prominent citizen, calling attention to the fact that he left an imperishable heritage of good works and unselfish service to mankind.
     Pallbearers, from the board ofstewards of the church, were A. C.Finley, H. M. Moore, H. W. Turner,T. E. Robison, E. S. Settle and HughMallet. Beautiful floral offerings were an evidence of the high esteem in which he was held. Judge Dempsey's death followed an illness of only a few days. Members of his family, Miss Ernestine Dempsey, teacher of English in the Girl's High School, Dr. Elam F.Dempsey, of Toccoa, and T. Jack Dempsey, Jr., state high school supervisor, were at his beside at the time of his death.
     For a long number of years Judge Dempsey was one of Butts county's leading citizens. Born near Vinings in Cobb county in 1852, a son of Rev. A. C. Dempsey, prominent Methodist minister, Judge Dempsey early showed an interest in education. He began an active business career in Dodge county, later moving to Jackson where for many years he conducted a large. mercantile establishment. He served as alderman and mayor of Jackson and represented Butts county in the legislature for two terms. For a long number of years he was superintendent of the Methodist Sunday school and a member of the board of stewards of the church. Judge Dempsey supported all church causes liberally and was regarded as an outstanding member of the Methodist Episcopal church, South.
     Showing a love for education, he donated the acreage on which the Jackson public schools are now located. After a mature business career,Judge Dempsey studied law and was long- recognized as a leader of the Jackson bar.
     He had been interested in real estate in Florida for several years and held extensive interests in that state. A few years ago he moved to Webster, Fla., and was elected circuit judge of Sumter county, a position he held for four years. Judge Dempsey retained his interest in Butts county and on his occasional visits here was always cordially welcomed by a host of friends.
     Judge Dempsey's wife, the former Miss Narcissa America Smith, passed away on November 18, 1921. The surviving children are all prominent in the religious and educational life of the state. Dr. Elam F. Dempsey formerly served as presiding elder of the Oxford district and was editor of the Wesleyan Christian Advocate. He is now pastor at Toccoa. Miss Ernestine Dempsey has long held the chair of English in the Girls' High School of Atlanta. T. Jack Dempsey, Jr., served as superintendent of schools in Butts county, was principal of the Jackson high school and is now state high school supervisor with headquarters in Athens. Besides his three children, Dempsey is survived by several grandchildren.

Dempsey, Thomas Jackson
Jackson Progress-Argus, June 10, 1948.
T. Jack Dempsey Taken by Death Tuesday Night.
     Thomas Jackson Dempsey, 60, widely known in southern educational circles and former resident of Jackson, died in an Athens hospital Tuesday night after a long illness. Ill health forced his retirement fro active business a year ago.
     Born and reared in Jackson, he was a son of the late Col. and Mrs. T. J. Dempsey, prominent residents of Jackson. He completed his education at Emory University when located at Oxford and upon graduation entered upon a business career here and in Nashville, Ga. Later he served as principal of the Jackson high school and Butts county school superintendent where he instituted several progressive policies. Giving up that connection he served as state highschool supervisor, director of high school supervision and senior counselor of vocational rehabilitation. He served in other capacities with education agencies in the South.
     The Dempsey family rendered distinguished servioce to the state. His father was a Methodist lay leader and after moving to Florida served as circuit court judge. He was a brother of the late Elan F. Dempsey, Methodist minister and author, and Miss Ernstine Dempsey, long time teacher in the Atlanta schools.
     Mr. Dempsey was a member of the A. T. O. fraternity, the Methodist church and Knights of Pythias. He had resided in Watkinsville for several years.
     Survivors are his wife, the former Miss Bertha Carmichael of Jackson; four sons, Robert T. Dempsey, Atlanta; Alvin H. Dempsey, Griffin; Frank Dempsey, Clarkesville and Lee Dempsey, Watkinsville; five daughters, Mrs. Ben F. Ethridge Jr., Waycross; Mrs. Roy D. Watts, Chattanooga, Tenn.; Mrs. W. D. Crawford Jr., Spartanburg, S. C.; Mrs. John Thomas, Atlanta; and Miss Lollie Carmichael, Watkinsville; four grandchildren.
     Funeral services are to be held at the home in Watkinsville Thursday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Henry T. Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the family lot in the Jackson cemetery.

Dempsey, Thomas Jackson III
Butts County Progress May 15, 1914
Jackson
Miss Ernestine Dempsey was at home a few days ago, having been called on account of the death of her little nephew, Jack Dempsey III,
Infant son Of Mr. And Mrs. Jack Dempsey Dead
     Jack Dempsey III, the nineteen months old son of Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Dempsey, Jr., died Saturday morning after a week's illness. The funeral was conducted from the house Sunday morning at 10 o'clock, Rev. Elam Dempsey officiating. The pall bearers were Messrs. A. Homer Carmichael, Victor Carmichael, Bert Carmichael, Dr. Robert Hardin.

Dempsey, Lazarus
  Middle Georgia Argus June 16, 1883
     Mr. Lazarus Dempsey, grandfather of our Mr. T. J. Dempsey, died at his home in Cobb county, Ga., on last Saturday, at the advanced age of ninety-six years. Thus has passed away another one of the old landmarks of our grand old State. Mr. Dempsey was for many years, a consistent member of the Primitive Baptist church denomination, and died in full faith of a blissful immortality.

Dempsey, Narcissa America Smith
  The Jackson Progress-Argus November 25, 1921
Mrs. Dempsey's Funeral Held Friday Afternoon.
     Funeral services for Mrs. T. J. Dempsey, who died Thursday at her home in Atlanta, were held Friday afternoon at two o'clock at the Jackson Methodist church. The services were in charge of Dr. S. P. Wiggins, of Atlanta, formerly pastor of the Methodist church here. Many comforting remarks were drawn from the beautiful text: "Blessed in the Eyes of the Lord is the Death of His Saints." The music was rendered by the regular church choir.
     The pallbearers were Messrs. J. L. L. Lyons, A. F. Whitney, J. S. Johnson, J. M. Currie, T. W. Moore and R. P. Sasnett.
     Mrs. Dempsey was the most lovable Christian woman, the queen of a Christian home, which was always a hospitable meeting place for her friends, both old and young.
     She found great pleasure in her church life and was faithful to every charge entrusted to her.
     For years Col. Dempsey was a steward in the Methodist church and superintendent of the Sunday School. Mrs. Dempsey was always an inspiration to him in his work. Prior to their removal to Atlanta, Col. and Mrs. Dempsey had resided here for nearly forty years. They had a winter home in Florida and would go there each winter. Mrs. Dempsey had been in ill health for a year or more and was critically ill only a week.
     Besides her husband, Mrs. Dempsey is survived by two sons, Dr. Elm F. Dempsey, recently appointed educational secretary of the North Georgia Conference, and Mr. T. J. Dempsey, Jr., of Atlanta; one daughter, Miss Ernestine Dempsey, a teacher in the Girls High School, Atlanta; one sister, Miss Emily Smith, and a niece, Miss Clair ____.

Dendy, Bobby G.
Jackson Progress Argus 24 Jun 1976
Bobby Dendy Buried Here On Friday
     Bobby G. Dendy, 46, of Route 1, Jackson Lake, Monticello, was pronounced dead on arrival at Sylvan Grove Hospital about ten o'clock Wednesday morning, June 16th. He was retired from the Atlanta, Newspapers, Inc. where he was a photographer for 22 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
     Born in Gadsden, Alabama on June 3, 1930 he was son of the late Leonard Dendy, and Mrs. Ethel Baswell Dendy of Conyers, who survives.
     A member of the Atlanta Press Photographers Association, one of Dendy's photographs ran as a two-page spread in Life Magazine.
     Survivors include his widow, the former Frances Tiller; daughter, Miss Sandra Dendy of Atlanta; son, Barry Dendy of Monticello; mother, Mrs. Ethel B. Dendy of Conyers; sister, Mrs. Martha Ann Lemon of Decatur; mother-in-law, Mrs. Elizabeth Tiller of Atlanta.
     Funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon at three o'clock from the chapel of Sherrell Funeral Home with Rev. Lamar Guyton and Rev. Preston Bridges officiating. Interment was in Jackson City Cemetery with Sherrell Funeral Home in charge.
     Pallbearers were Ves Lunsford, Hugh Stovall, Marion Johnson, Charlie Jackson, Neal Kilby, and Allison Brown. Honorary pallbearers were Charles Burris, E. W. Gibson, Doug Gibson, and Sterling Duckworth.

Denham, Lucy Pace
Jackson Progress Argus 04 Apr 1984
     Mrs. Lucy Pace Denham, 93, of Eatonton died Saturday in a Putnam County hospital.
     Mrs. Denham, a native of Butts County, had lived in Putnam County for 65 years. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church.
     Survivors include her husband, Frank T. Denham of Eatonton; a, son, Frank Denham Jr. of Gainesville, Fla; three daughters, Myrtle Harrison of East Point, Lucy Palmour of Decatur and Annette Cullen of Lawrenceville; two sisters Ruth White and LucilIe Fountain, both of Jackson; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
     Services were held at 11 a. m , Monday in the First Baptist Church in Eatonton. Burial was in the Pine Grove Cemetery with the Rev. Bill Kitchens officiating.
     Vining Funeral Home of Eatonton was in charge of arrangements.

Denham, W. S., Mrs.
Jackson Progress-Argus 29 Jun 1939
Mrs. W. S. Denham, Former Resident, Dies in Cochran
     Friends here were sorry to learn, of the death of Mrs. W. E. Denham, former Jackson resident, which occurred Wednesday at her home in Cochran. The family resided here several years ago and her husband, J. G. Coleman, prior to his death in 1907, was agent for the Southern Railway System. Later she was married to W. E. Denham, who preceded her in death.
     Mrs. Denham, member of the Jackson Methodist church, had many friends in the community. Funeral services were held Thursday morning in Cochran and burial was in the family lot in the Jackson cemetery Thursday afternoon at 1:30.

Dennard, Lillian
Jackson Progress Argus 02 Feb 1983
     Mrs. Lillian Dennard, 91, a resident of Westbury Medical Care Home in Jenkinsburg,
died Feb. 9 after a lengthy illness.
     Mrs. Dennard was the widow of Ernest L. Dennard.
     Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Thomas D. Jones of Decatur and Mrs. Elizabeth Cook of Douglasville; two sons, Raymond E. Dennard of Decatur and Rudy Dennard of Jackson; 18 grandchildren, several great - grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
     Services were held Friday in the chapel of Horis Ward Funeral Home in Decatur.
     Burial was in the Greenwood Cemetery in Atlanta.

Dennis, Mary Lois
          Jackson Progress Argus 13 Jan 1982
     Miss Mary Lois Dennis, 53, died January 2 in Albany, Ga. following a lengthy illness.
     Survivors are a sister, Mrs. Helen Varner of Jackson, four aunts, Mrs. Viola Head of Jackson, Mrs. Marie Turnipseed and Mrs. Loraine Sims, both of Atlanta, Daisy Mae Shivers of Decatur, and one uncle, John H. Shivers of Jackson.
     Several nieces and nephews also survive.
     Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 9 at 3:00 from the Lowdicia Baptist Church with the Rev. R. Elliott officiating.
     Burial was in the Lowdicia Cemetery.
     Trimier Jackson Funeral Services was in charge of funeral arrangements.

Dennis, Paul Theron
Jackson Progress Argus 22 Feb 1968
Paul T. Dennis Buried Friday At Eatonton
     Mr. Paul Theron Dennis, 76, father of Mrs. David Evans and Mrs. Herbert Bryant, both of Jackson, died unexpectedly Thursday morning, February 15th, at the home of Mrs. Bryant. Mr. Dennis had made his home in Butts County for two years and had lived with both his daughters since before Christmas.
     Mr. Dennis was a well known retired dairyman and was a native of Putnam County. He was the son of Mr. George Wesley Dennis and Mrs. Carrie E. Pearson Dennis, also both natives of Putnam County. He was a member of the Eatonton Methodist Church.
     Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at Vining Funeral Home in Eatonton with Rev. Burch Fannin, pastor, the Eatonton Methodist Church, officiating. Interment was in Pine Grove Cemetery in Eatonton.
     Mr. Dennis is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Norma D. Evans and Mrs. Herbert Bryant, Jackson; Mrs. T. F. Kytle of Atlanta, Mrs. H. L. Thompson of Eatonton; ten grandchildren; five great grandchildren.
     Pallbearers were Bob Andrews Billy J. McDaniel, Herbert Roberts, Frank Peek Jr., Jimmie Pettigrew, and Richard Burnette.

Dennis, William W.
Jackson Progress Argus 04 May 1988
     William W. "Bill" Dennis, 71, of Barnesville died of cancer Wednesday, April 27, at Crawford Long Hospital in Atlanta.
     The funeral was held Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Barnesville United Methodist Church with burial at Greenwood Cemetery.
     Former editor and publisher of the Barnesville News Gazette, Mr. Dennis owned the newspaper from 1946 from until 1979 when he retired and sold the paper, which is now called, the Herald-Gazette.
     He was born in Nashville, Tenn. His father, A. Belmont Dennis, worked for the Nashville Tennessean and Banner and later for the Atlanta Constitution before buying the Barnesville paper and other Georgia weeklies. William Dennis served in the Navy during World War II and printed newspapers aboard ships; according to a Teletype.
     He belonged to the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Barnesville Historical Society, Kiwanis, Rotary, Masons, and the Barnesville United Methodist Church.
     Survivors include his wife, Virginia Collier Dennis; daughters, Angelyn Spangenberg of Sunrise Beach, Texas, Melinda Schultz of Carbondale, Colo., Adelia Gaskill of Smarr, and Wanda Williamson of Forsyth; one grandchild.

Denson, Dorothy
Jackson Progress Argus April 11, 1930
Little Girl Killed in Fall Down Steep Steps
     Funeral services for Dorothy Denson, aged twelve months. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. T. Denson of Cascade Road, Atlanta, who died as the result of injuries sustained in a fall April 3, were held Saturday at Macedonia church. Rev. T. M. Callaway conducted the services and interment was in the churchyard.
     The Denson home was burned March 29, forcing the family to take up temporary quarters in the home of M. L. Dunton, a neighbor. Late Thursday afternoon, Mrs. Denson went to the back door of the Dunton home with her daughter in her arms. As she reached the back steps. she tripped and plunged to the ground ten feet below.
     The mother was seriously injured by the force of the fall. When she regained consciousness about five minutes later she picked up the child and managed to make her way back to the house. The child was pronounced dead upon arrival at Grady Hospital.
     The child was an only daughter. Mrs. Denson was formerly Miss Ruby Williamson, daughter of Mrs. Essie Williamson of Jackson. and friends here regret to learn of their great misfortune.

Denson, F. C.
Jackson Progress Argus 22 Jan 1986
     F. C. Denson, 62, of Route 1, Jenkinsburg, died Jan. 14 at Sylvan Grove Hospital following a lengthy illness.
     Mr. Denson was born in Henry County, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Denson.
     He was a member of Rock Creek Baptist Church.
     Survivors include his wife, Lillie Mae Denson; daughters, Agnes Watson and Lauretta Grier, both of Jackson, and Ida Mae Chambliss of Flovilla; sons, Samuel Denson of Jackson, C. D. Denson of McDonough, and Walter and Howard Conwell, both of Monticello; sisters, Annie Mae Holland of McDonough and Vera Harkness of Atlanta; brothers, D. C. and Thomas Denson, both of Atlanta; 21 grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; several nieces and .nephews.
     The funeral was held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Rock Creek Baptist Church in Indian Springs with the Rev. B. J. Virgil officiating. Burial was in the Rock Creek cemetery.
     Trimier-Jackson Funeral Services was in charge of arrangements.

Deptula, Mabelene Elizabeth Holston
Jackson Progress Argus 08 Feb 1968
Macedonia Burial Monday For Mrs. Joseph Deptula
     Butts County Coroner Dr. Jack R. Newman and Dr. Larry Howard of the Georgia Crime Lab concurred, Saturday night after an hour's investigation that the death of Mrs. Joseph Deptula, 44, of 615 Covington Street, Saturday afternoon resulted from a
self-inflicted gunshot wound in the left chest. According to Dr. Newman, death was probably instantaneous.
     In addition to the investigation by Doctors Newman and Howard, the Jackson Police Department and Butts County' Sheriff's Department also assisted and from the best information obtainable the incident unfolded in this manner. Mr. and Mrs. Deptula and
their children were working in the yard about noon Saturday, raking leaves and such, when about 12:30 p. m. Mrs. Deptula reportedly told her husband that she was going inside the house to change her clothes. When she did not return in a reasonable length of time, Mr. Deptula went inside and found her body on the bed with a 22 caliber gun nearby. Dr. Newman said that Mrs. Deptula evidently fired one shot into her left chest with the bullet piercing near the area of the heart.
     Dr. Howard of the Crime Lab was called but did not arrive in Jackson until about nine o'clock Saturday evening. He, Dr. Newman and the county and city officers completed their investigation in about an hour's time with the verdict that Mrs. Deptula came to her death from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The body was then released to
Sherrell Funeral Home in Jackson.
     Mrs. Deptula was a native of Butts County, being the former Miss Mabelene Elizabeth Holston daughter of Mr. Oscar Holston and Mrs. Mabel Maddox Holston.
She and her husband, a retired Naval officer, and children moved to Jackson about five or six months ago, occupying the W. L. Nutt house on Covington Street.
     Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon at three o'clock from the chapel of Sherrell Funeral Home with Father O'Malley of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Griffin officiating. Interment was in Macedonia Cemetery. A Rosary was said at
7 :30 Sunday night at Sherrell Funeral Home.
     Mrs. Deptula is survived by her husband, Joseph Deptula; two sons, Joseph and Johnny Deptula, of Jackson; three daughters, Mrs. Sandra Waddington of San Diego, Calif., Cecelia and Sheila Deptula, both of Jackson; one sister, Mrs. Edith Smith of Atlanta; foster parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Mangham of Jackson; two grandchildren of San Diego.

Deraney, Annie D.
Jackson Progress Argus 23 Dec 1965
Mrs. H. Deraney Passes After Brief Illness
     Mrs. Annie D. Deraney, 73, widely known Jackson resident died Monday morning at Sylvan Grove Hospital following a brief illness. Death was believed attributable to pneumonia. She had been ill about a week.
     Mrs. Deraney had been a resident of Jackson for about 36 years, having been born in the old country, moving to America with her parents at an early age. She was the widow of Mr. H. Deraney, one of the city's most prominent businessmen and largest property owner of city real estate.
     Funeral services for Mrs. Deraney were held Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock from St. Mary's Catholic Chapel in Jackson with the Rev. Father Kelch officiating. Interment was in the Jackson City Cemetery. Mrs. Deraney was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church.
     Surviving Mrs. Deraney are five daughters, Mrs. Abraham Mansour of Atlanta; Mrs. William Mitchell of Monticello; Mrs. C. B. Brown Jr. and Mrs. Joe Brown, both of Jackson; Mrs. R. A. Nicholas of Barnesville; three sons, David Deraney of Jackson; Eddie Deraney of Eatonton and Johnny Deraney of Sparta; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. George Deraney of Douglas; several grandchildren.
     Pallbearers were J. W. O'Neal Sr., Dr. Roy Goff, Billy Leverette, Rev. Don Harp, Mike Allen, Watson Vaughn, J. D. (Bud) Pope, and Joe McClelland.

Deraney, Charles Anthony (Bobby)
Jackson Progress Argus 24 Dec 1964
Two Jackson Students Killed In Flaming Three-Car Crash
     A spectacular, flaming collision of three cars just north of the Locust Grove city limits on State Route 42 early last Wednesday evening claimed the lives of two Jackson students, seriously injured five others of the seven involved in the grinding crash, and cast a pall of gloom and sorrow for the families of the victims and their legion of friends.
     Killed in the collision were Charles Anthony (Bobby) Deraney, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Deraney, and Franklin Wayne Cawthon, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Cawthon. Deraney was a student at Gordon Military College, Barnesville. Cawthon was a member of the senior class at Jackson High School where he was an outstanding athlete and active in class and school affairs. Both boys were extremely popular.
     Injured in varying degrees, listed as serious to critical, were Timothy Kelly, 17, son of Mrs. Edna K. Daniel; Bruce Rowe, 17, son of Mrs. Frances Rowe; Jimmy Biles, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Biles, all of Jackson; Samuel Howell Gardner Sr., 74, of Locust Grove; and Carl L. Hall, of Albany.
     The December 16th accident occurred, according to State Highway Patrol reports, when the 1963 car driven by Deraney, with Rowe, Kelly, Biles, and Cawthon as passengers, went out of control on a curve and traveled over 600 feet before veering back onto the pavement and striking the automobile driven by Hall. The Hall vehicle collided with the Gardner car. Both Messrs. Hall and Gardner were alone in their cars.
     The Deraney and Hall cars burst into flames and two passers by, prompt on the scene, are credited with keeping the death toll down by pulling the injured free of the flames. One of the rescuers was from Locust Grove, the other from Virginia.
     Deraney died enroute to a Macon hospital, while Cawthon succumbed to internal injuries about 6:30 Thursday morning in the Macon Hospital.
     Kelly, Biles and Rowe are reported recovering. Kelly was transferred to Macon Hospital; Biles to Georgia Baptist and Rowe was hospitalized at Sylvan Grove. Mr. Gardner was removed to the Griffin-Spalding County Hospital and later reported transferred to Emory University Hospital. Mr. Hall, enroute to Atlanta to visit his mother-in-law at Emory Hospital, at the time of the accident, was admitted to Emory.
     The Jackson boys had been to Atlanta on a shopping expedition and were returning when the tragedy occurred. Christmas gifts and shopping bags in the trunk of the demolished and burned car added a grim note of pathos as did a burning stuffed animal in a field adjacent to the wreck, purchased by one of the boys for his girl.
     Because of the fire and mangled condition of the cars, traffic was blocked for more than two hours on the heavily traveled highway. A detour of approximately half a mile was made necessary until the debris was cleared.
     News of the accident and the deaths of Deraney and Cawthon plunged Jackson into a numbing sea of sadness and grief, robbing Christmas of its accustomed joy and merriment. Literally thousands of friends called by the Deraney home and Haisten Funeral Home to offer some measure of condolence to the bereaved and grief-stricken families. Hundreds of classmates and students filed by the biers of the two youths to pay homage and respect to their departed friends.
     Funeral services for Deraney, a lifelong resident of Jackson, were held Friday morning at 11 o'clock from St. Mary's Chapel in Jackson with the Rev. Larry Haber conducting the rites. Interment was in the Jackson City Cemetery with a great concourse of friends braving sub-freezing weather to attend the graveside rites. A Gordon classmate sounded taps at the close of the service.
     In addition to his parents, Deraney is survived by two sisters, Miss Amelia Deraney and Miss Rose Deraney, both of Jackson; two brothers, Larry Deraney and
Christopher Deraney, of Jackson; his grandmother, Mrs. H. Deraney, of Jackson; one niece and one nephew of Jackson. His mother was the former Miss Julia Nicholas. He was a member of St. Mary's Chapel in Jackson.
     Funeral services for Cawthon were held Friday afternoon at three o'clock from Macedonia Baptist Church with the Rev. Bill Thomas, pastor, officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery with Haisten Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
     A senior at Jackson High School and one of its most popular students, Cawthon was a star tackle on the '64 Red Devil football team that posted a 5-5 record. He was born and reared in Butts County and was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church.
     Survivors in addition to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Cawthon, include, two sisters, Miss Regina Cawthon and Miss Sandra Cawthon, of Jackson; a brother, Phillip Cawthon, Jackson; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Cawthon of Jackson and Mrs. Azza Moss of Henry County. His, mother was the former Miss Ioma Moss of Henry County. Mr. Gardner is a prominent merchant of Locust Grove. Bruce Rowe is a freshman at the University of Tennessee and was a stellar player on the Vol frosh team where he starred as a guard-linebacker.

Deraney, Esperanza
Jackson Progress Argus 27 Jan 1982
     Mrs. Esperanza Deraney, 51, of Monticello died Saturday, January 16th, in the Baldwin County Hospital.
     Funeral services were. held at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Jordan Funeral Home.
The Rev. Vincent Douglas officiated and interment was in West View cemetery.
     Mrs. Deraney was a native of San Cristobal, Cuba and had moved to Monticello in 1971. She was a member of st. Mary's Catholic Church in Jackson.
     Survivors include her husband, Antonio Deraney of Monticello; four sons, George, Jose, Louis and Ariel Deraney, all of Monticello; parents, Mrs. Antonia Falcon Crespo and Erniliano Crespo of Miami, Fla:
     Other family members include a brother-in-law, Jose Deraney of Monticello; a cousin, Mrs. Adel Mitchell of Monticello and a brother-in-law, George Deraney of Jackson.

Deraney, George
Jackson Progress Argus 30 Dec 1943
George Deraney Former Citizen Dies in Atlanta
     George Deraney, Monticello merchant and former Jackson businessman died in Atlanta early Thursday morning of double pneumonia, according to information received by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Deraney.
     He had many friends here who are distressed to learn of his death. Survivors are his wife, two children, his parents, several brothers and sisters
     Funeral plans will be announced later.

Jackson Progress Argus 6 Jan 1944
Impressive Rites Held Friday for George Deraney
     Funeral service for George Deraney, 32, widely known merchant of Monticello, who died early Thursday morning at the Piedmont Hospital after a few days illness were held Friday afternoon at 4 o'clock at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Deraney, on East Third street.
     The rites of the Roman Catholic church, of which he was a member were impressively administered by the Rev. Father Walsh and the Rev. Father McCormick, of Griffin, and the Rev. Father Risk, of Atlanta.
     Unusually beautiful floral offering attested the high esteem of friends and relatives. Many visitors and friends from over the state attended the rites.
     The active pallbearers Were Jas. Ferris, of Douglas, John Shaheen of Macon, Mose Hanna of Douglas, George LaHood, of Atlanta; R. W. Carr, of Jackson, and Louis Joseph of Forsyth.
     The honorary pallbearers were Tom Najjar, of Cedartown, Richard Jabley, of Copper Hill, Tenn., Soloman George and Fred Najjar, of Valdosta; Johnnie Reashey, of Griffin and Azar Ferris, of Douglas. Burial was in the Jackson cemetery with Thornton. Funeral Homes directing arrangements.
     Born July 1, 1911, in Newnan, Ga., Mr. Deraney formerly resided in Atlanta and came to Jackson several years ago when his parents moved here to engage in business. For a time he was associated with his father in a mercantile firm and later be entered the grocery business. A few years ago he moved to Monticello and owned one of the large firms of that city. He met with success in his new business and was highly esteemed by the people of Monticello and Jasper county.
     One of the outstanding traits of Mr. Deraney was his eagerness to aid those in need and distress. He was generous in supporting all worthwhile enterprises and a friend to those in need. His liberality won him many friends. A jovial disposition was a personal, social and business asset. A prominent member of the Syrian colony in Georgia, he was well liked by all who knew him and counted his friends by scores.
     Survivors are his wife, the former Miss Louise Nahara, of Douglas; two daughters, Anita Frances, aged 6, and Georgia Louise, an infant of five weeks; his parents Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Deraney, of Jackson; three brothers, David, Eddie and, Johnnie Deraney, of Jackson; five sisters, Mrs. Rosa Mansour, of Atlanta; Mrs. Adele Mitchell, of Jackson; Misses Mary, Sadie and Sara. Deraney, of Jackson.
     
Deraney, Habib
Jackson Progress-Argus, November 6, 1952
H. Deraney Died October 30 in Griffin Hospital
     H. Deraney, 64, leading Jackson businessman, died at 6 a.m. October 30 in the Griffin-Spalding Hospital as the result of an illness of only a few days.
     The death of Mr. Deraney removes one of Jackson's largest Property owners and business executives.
     Native of New Lebanon, Syria, he was born June 29, 1888, son of Joe Deraney and Lateffe Deraney. He was christened Habib, the English meaning of which is Charlie. He cam ro the United States about 1909 and settled in Atlanta.
     His first business venture was as a peddler of merchandise which also afforded an opportunity to learn the English language. He soon established a mercantile business and built the foundation of a solid success.
     Moving to Jackson in 1928 Mr. Deraney at once took an active interest in community development. He invested heavily in Jackson business property and also owned and entire colored section bordering Benton street and the area across the Southern Railway lines. At the time of his death he was engaged in modernizing this property.
     When Jackson was faced with a distressing housing shortage during hee war years Mr. Deraney backed his faith in his adopted city by building the Deraney apartment houses on Benton street, between East Third and Indian Springs street. Probably no town of its size has apartment houses to compare with these he erected.
     Only a few months ago Mr. Deraney completed a modern brick residence on Benton street. This he was occupying at the time of his last illness.
     In addition to his large real estate holdings in Jackson he owned business property in Atlanta.
     Her formerly owned the Deraney Department Store, which was sold so he could devote his time to developing his real estate. At the time of death he owned and operated a wholesale business on West Second street.
     Honest and straightforward in all business dealings, he won the confidence and respect of business associates and the public at large. He was generous and donated to all worthy charity and no sdeserving cause was ever denied.
     Member of the Catholic Church, Mr. Deraney was said to the oldest Syrian in Georgia.
     As a family man, delighting in being surrounded by his children and relatives, Mr. Deraney was at his best. His home was a meeting place for his children and grandchildren and there hospitality abounded.
     That this Syrian emigrant, handicapped by not knowing the English language, forged to the front as a business leader is a tribute to his energy, sound judgment and also the American system of free enterprise.
     Survivors are his wife, the former Annie Namer; three sons, David Deraney of Jackson; Eddie and Johnny Deraney of Eatonton; five daughters, Mrs. Rosa Mansour of Atlanta; Mrs. Adel Mitchell of Monticello; Mrs. Mary Nicholas of Barnesville; Mrs. Sadie Brown and Mrs. Sarah Brown of Jackson; several grandchildren; a brother, Mike Deraney of Griffin; one sister, Mrs. Mary Deraney of Cuba.
     Funeral services were held Friday at 11 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Griffin with Father Kuhn officiating. Graveside services were held in the Jackson cemetery under the direction of Peacock & Ball Funeral Dome.
     The pallbearers were Joe Ashkouti, Mike Mansour, Bill Sasser, J. W. O'Neal, Gene McCarty, Mike Gasses, Joe Deraney, Jose Deraney.

Deraney, James
Jackson Progress Argus 20 Apr 1944
James Deraney Died Tuesday in Griffin Hospital
     Friends of Mr. and Mrs. H. Deraney of Jackson sympathize with them in the death of Mr. Deraney's brother, James Deraney, 34, manager of Deraney Department Store in Eatonton, which occurred Tuesday morning at the Strickland Memorial Hospital in Griffin. He had been ill since Saturday.
     Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Hazel Ogletree Deraney; two sisters, Mrs. Selma Gases of McDonough and Mrs. Mary Deraney of San Cristobal, Cuba; two brothers, Mike Deraney of Griffin, and H. Deraney of Jackson.
     Requiem mass was held at Sacred Heart church in Griffin Wednesday morning with Rev. Father Walsh and Rev. Father McCormick officiating. The place of burial will be announced by Haisten Brothers, funeral directors.

Derr, Luther Richard, Master Sergeant
Jackson Progress Argus 13 Jan 1972
M-Sgt. Derr Buried Here January 8th
     Master Sergeant Luther Richard Derr, U. S. Marine Corps, (ret.), 36, of Fairfax, Virginia, died Wednesday, January 5th, following an illness of about two years. He was the husband of the former Carol Mask, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Grady Mask of Jackson.
     M/Sgt. Derr was born February 3, 1935 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, and enlisted in the U. S. Marine Corps on August 26, 1953. He received a medical retirement October 15, 1970.
     Funeral services for M/Sgt. Derr were held Friday at the Fort Myer Chapel at Arlington with his body being sent to Jackson for graveside services Saturday morning at the Jackson City Cemetery. Full military honors were accorded Mr. Derr. Rev. Donald Gray, pastor of the Jackson United Methodist Church, officiated with Haisten Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
     In addition to his wife, Mr. Den is survived by a son, Michael R. Derr, of Fairfax, Va.; mother, Mrs. Martha F. Derr of Williamsport, Pa. a brother, Lester Derr of Williamsport, Pa.; two sisters, Mrs. Betty Pulizzi of Williamsport, Pa. and Mrs. Mary Bailey of Avis, Pa.

Dial, Infant
Jackson Progress-Argus, February 8, 1962.
Dial Infant Buried Monday at Worthville
     Graveside services were held Monday afternoon in the Worthville Baptist Cemetery for the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Dial with the Rev. Wendell Banks, pastor of the Worthville Baptist church, officiating. Haisten Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
     The baby died Saturday night, February 3rd. Survivors are parents; two sisters, Ruby and Teresa Dial; two brother, Alvin and Henry Dial, all of Worthville, grandparents, Mrs. Mary E. Johnson and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Green, all of Sylacauga, Ala.

Dial, Naomi St. John
Jackson Progress Argus 29 Oct 1986
     Mrs. Dial Naomi St John Dial, 81, of 580 Indian Springs St., Jackson, died Friday morning at Sylvan Grove Hospital.
     The funeral was held Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Flovilla United Methodist Church with the Rev. Doug Paretti officiating. Burial was in the Flovilla cemetery.
     Mrs. Dial was born in Newton County, daughter of the late Andrew Jackson St. John and Mary Shockwell St. John.
     She was a former employee of the Gateway Luggage Co. in Jackson and was a member of the Flovilla United Methodist Church.
     Survivors include a son, Bobby Dial of Jackson; daughter, Jean King of Jackson; brother Addicus St. John of Jackson; three grandchildren; six great grandchildren; several nephews and nieces.
     Sherrell Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Dianne, Phyllis
(See Miller, Frank)
Dick, J. M.
  The Jackson Progress-Argus October 25, 1929
Mr. J. M. Dick Passes At Fincherville Home
     Mr. J. M. Dick, aged 45, a well known citizen of the Fincherville community, died at his home Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock. He had been in declining health for four or five years. Many friends will regret to know of his passing.
     He is survived by his wife, who before marriage was a Miss Cody; two daughters, Mrs. M. H. Hudson, of Atlanta, and Miss Lucy Jane Dick, of Porterdale; five sons, Rufus, Clarence, R. W., Aubrey and Ralph Dick.
     Funeral services were to be held Thursday morning at 11 o'clock at County Line church in Newton county.

Dick, Thelma Leverrett
Jackson Progress Argus 24 May 1956
Last Rites Were Held Wednesday For Mrs. W. H. Dick
    Funeral services for Mrs. Herbert Dick, who died Monday morning of a heart attack at her home in Spartanburg, S, C., were held Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock at the Jackson Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Wade. H. Bell Jr., pastor, and the Rev. Kirk Nesbit officiating. Interment was in the family lot in the Fellowship Cemetery. Haisten Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
    Her death came as a tremendous shock to the family and friends here since Mrs. Dick had been in her accustomed health prior to the fatal attack.
    Mrs. Dick, the former Miss Thelma Leverrett, was born in Jackson on January 25, 1921 and was a graduate of the Jackson High class of 1938. She was a member of the Jackson Presbyterian Church. She had lived in Spartanburg for approximately 10 months.
    Survivors are her husband, William Herbert Dick, native of Covington; mother, Mrs. J. A. Leverrett; brother, Foster Leverrett ; grandmother, Mrs. S. J. Foster.
    Pallbearers were Jim Childress, C. E. Darnell, John L. Coleman, P. H. Weaver, Dr. W. G. Smith and Whit Newton.

Dickens, Mary Julia
Jackson Progress Argus 18 Feb 1954
Rites Saturday For Mrs. Dickens
     Graveside rites for Mrs. Mary Julia Dickens, wife of Dr. H. B. Dickens of Fernandina Beach, Fla., were held Saturday at 3 p. m. at Locust Grove cemetery. Burial was in the Locust Grove cemetery with Haisten Funeral Home in charge. The service was conducted by the Rev. Kenneth Cawthen.
     The family formerly lived at Locust Grove, later moving to Bristol, Ga., where Dr. Dickens retired in 1942 and moved to Florida for permanent residence. Mrs. Dickens was a member of the First Baptist Church in Fernandina Beach. She was born in Ohio.
     Survivors in addition to her husband are two sons, Dr. B. F. Dickens and Dr. H. B. Dickens Jr., and one daughter, Mrs. Cecil Brewton, all of Fernandina Beach; one sister, Mrs. Emma Boyd of Painesville, Ohio, and ten grandchildren.

Dickerson, Annie Laurie
  The Jackson Progress-Argus March 20, 1925
Death Of Little Girl Occurred Monday P. M.
     Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Dickerson, of Pepperton, have the sympathy of many friends in the death of their three-year-old daughter Annie Laurie which occurred at their home Monday morning at 11:00 o'clock. The child had been ill for several days and suffered from a complication of ailments.
     Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, with interment in the Pepperton cemetery.
Dickerson, C. M.
  Middle Georgia Argus June 15, 1886
Mr. C. M. Dickerson Dead.
     This gentleman, known to many of our readers, died at his home at Island Shoals on Thursday and his remains were interred in Jackson cemetery at 3 o'clock on Friday., Rev. R. C. Mauley conducting the ceremonies. The death was a surprise to many of our people as but few knew of him being sick.
     Mr. Dickerson was born in Barron county Kentucky and moved to Georgia 1n 1849 and first did business for Col. McGuire in Coody's district. After that gentleman's death, which was but a short time after Mr. D. arrived, he moved to Indian Spring and from there to Jackson and for some years did mercantile business with Mr. H. N. Byars. At the beginning of the late war he volunteered and left the county as a Lieutenant in the 45th Ga. Regiment and served through the entire war. He was wounded in the Seven Days Battle around Richmond, in several places and it was a long time before he was again able for duty. He was married in 1866 to Miss Lizzie Hartsfield, a most lovely lady of Island Shoals with whom he lived happily for four years when she died, leaving her husband with one child to mourn her death. After several years of widowerhood Mr. Dickerson was again married to Miss Harper of Fulton county, who died about two years ago leaving two small children.
     Perhaps a man of more push and energy never lived in Butts county than the subject of this writing. He never knew what it was to rest, but always on the go, and had amassed and controlled considerable property, but under complications growing out of the war he lost thousands of dollars settling old claims and his estate is yet worth not less than $20,000. At the time of his death he was nearly sixty years of age. While he never made any professions to Christianity he was know to have a humble heart with noble impulses. He was conscious of his approaching dissolution and made a will just before his death providing for his twin brother Mr. Woodson Dickerson, of Catoosa county, and his son Rax as executors.
     
Dickerson, James Robert
Jackson Progress Argus 28 Dec 1972
Mr. Dickerson Buried At Pepperton
     Mr. James Robert Dickerson, 83, of Thomaston, died at Upson County Hospital Tuesday night, December 19th, after being admitted there that morning. Mr. Dickerson had been in declining health for several years.
     Born December 1, 1889 in Monroe County, he was the son the late Mr. Wiley Robert Dickerson and Mrs. Martha Leverette Dickerson, both of Monroe County. Mr. Dickerson was a retired textile worker and had formerly resided in Jackson for a long number of years.
     Funeral services were held at the chapel of Pasley-Fletcher Funeral Home at two o'clock Thursday with Rev. Lynn Wood and Rev. Chester Craft officiating. Interment was in Pepperton Cemetery in Jackson with Pasley-Fletcher Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
     Mr. Dickerson is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Raymond Salter Thomaston and Mrs. Lucille Skelton of Marietta; four sisters , Mrs. Nan Boyd and Mrs. Mary Gunn of Jackson; Mrs. Nora Wright of Macon and Mrs. Minnie Freeman of Jefferson; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren.

Dickerson, R. W.
Jackson Progress-Argus Jan 4, 1940
R. W. Dickerson Sr. Dies in McDonough
     The death of Mr. R. W. Dickerson, Sr., 72 years of age, prominent Henry county citizen, which occurred Saturday night, brought sorrow to relatives and friends in Butts county. He was widely known throughout middle Georgia as farmer, capitalist and man of large business interests. He was one of Henry county's largest land owners and conducted a warhouse business in McDonough and was interested in other enterprises.
     He is survived by his wife, the former Misa. Hope Thrasher; two sons, Adair and R. W. Dickerson, Jr.; two sisters, Mrs. Edna Stroud and Mrs. John Adair. Mrs. J. Lee Carmichael, of Jackson is a sister-in-law.
     Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon at the residence.

Dickerson, Tom Mrs.
  The Jackson Progress-Argus May 25, 1923
Mrs. Tom Dickerson Claimed By Death.
     The death of Mrs. Tom Dickerson, 22 years of age, occurred at her home in Pepperton Saturday morning at 5 o'clock. She had been in ill health for two weeks with measles and pneumonia.
     Mrs. Dickerson is survived by her husband and one child; her mother, Mrs. George Rawls.
     Funeral services were held at Pepperton Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Mr. Martin officiating. Interment was in the Pepperton cemetery.

Dickerson, W. R.
Jackson Progress-Argus, Dec 7 1917
Mr. W. R. Dickerson is Called by the Grim Reaper
Death Came to Aged Citizen of Pepperton Wednesday Morning
     At the age of 80, Mr. W. R. Dickerson passed away at his home in Pepperton Wednesday morning, death being due to a complication of diseases. Mr. Dickenson had been a resident of Butts county for several years and was well known and highly esteemed.
     The deceased is survived by his wife; two sons, Robert and Tommie Dickerson; four daughters, Mrs. Mamie Freeman. Mrs. Mary Pye, Misses Nannie and Nora Dickerson.
     The funeral was held at Pepperton Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, and interment was in the Pepperton cemetery.

Dickerson, W. R. Mrs.
  The Jackson Progress-Argus July 23, 1924
Mrs. W. R. Dickerson Passed Away Monday.
     The death of Mrs. W. R. Dickerson, aged 67, occurred at her home at Pepperton Monday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock. She was stricken suddenly and lived but a short time. Her passing caused regret to many friends.
     Mrs. Dickerson was a native of Jasper county. She is survived by two sons, Messrs. Robert and Tom Dickerson, of Pepperton; four daughters, Mrs. Emmett Gunn and Mrs. J. L. Wright of Pepperton, Mrs. T. A. Boyd, of Covington, Mrs. Gus Freeman, of Cleveland, Ga.; two brothers Messrs. Jim Leverette, of LaGrange and R. D. Leverette, of Spalding county.
     Funeral services were conducted at the home Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock by Rev. L. L. Minton. Interment was in the Pepperton cemetery.

Dickerson, William Thomas
Jackson Progress Argus, February 1, 1945.
Dickerson's Body Found Monday in Field near Bibb.
     Pepperton Resident had been Missing Since December 1. Body was Found by Eldora Brown, Colored.
     The body of William Thomas Dickerson, who had been missing from his home in Pepperton since the night of December 1, was found in a cotton field between the Wright Maddox home and the highway, near Bibb station, Monday afternoon by Eldora Brown, colored.
     Identification was made by members of the family.
     Found on the body was a pocketbook containing about $11 and the social security number.
     The body was turned over to Thornton Funeral Home and a coroner's inquest was held Tuesday Morning.
     The coroner's jury returned a verdict that Dickerson came to his death from natural causes. The verdict read: "We the jury find that William Thomas Dickerson came to death from natural causes." Members of the jury were T. H. James, foreman, J. V. Crane, J. W. Wise, O. H. Thomas, O. B. Pope, E. T. Bray.
     The body was described as well preserved. The cold weather prevailing since the disappearance is given as one reason for this. It is recalled that the weather on December 1 was severely cold.
     Finding of the body clears up a mystery that has puzzled the family and law enforcement officers. After disappearing from his home at 9 o'clock on December 1 Dickerson was last reported seen alive in the Flovilla community. A wide search by Sheriff J. D. Pope and relatives failed to find any traces of the missing man.
     Recently residents of Pepperton had offered a reward of $250.00 for recovery of the body,
     Mr. Dickerson was a life long resident of Pepperton and had been employed by the Pepperton Cotton Mills for years. He was 44 years of age and was well known in the community.
     He was a son of the late Wiley Dickerson and Mrs. Martha Leverett Dickerson of Butts county.
     Survivors are his wife, the former Miss Lena Norris; two daughters, Mrs. Horace Grant of Pepperton and Mrs. Helen Martin of Porterdale; four sisters, Mrs. J. E. Gunn of Pepperton; Mrs. Oscar Boyd of Griffin; Mrs. Minnie Freeman of Pendergrass, Ga., Mrs. Nora Wright of Columbus, and a brother, Robert Dickerson of Griffin.
     Graveside services were held a Pepperton cemetery at 3 p.m. Tuesday with Rev. Ralph Goodwin and Rev. L. L. Minton officiating. Plans were in charge of Thornton Funeral Home.
     
Dickey, James E. Bishop
  The Jackson Progress-Argus April 20, 1928
     Friends of Rev. and Mrs. Henry H. Jones, former residents of Jackson but now on Marietta, regret to know of the death of Mrs. Jones father, Bishop James E. Dickey which occurred in Louisville, Ky., Tuesday night. Dr. Dickey, one of the leaders in the Southern Methodist church, had often preached and visited here and had many friends in the county.

Dickson, David
  Middle Georgia Argus March 10, 1885
Death of David Dickson.
     David Dickson, long the most prominent farmer in Georgia, died at his residence in Sparta on Wednesday morning. It is supposed that his death was caused by apoplexy. Mr. Dickson was raised on a farm, and while quite young was a close observer, and discovered what he considered fatal errors on the part of farmers. He had a great love for agricultural pursuits. At twenty-one years of age he started with $1,200. In the fourteen succeeding years he cleared by merchandising and trading $25,000. In 1845 he invested all his means in land, negroes, stock and agricultural tools. He purchased 288 acres of land in Hancock county, for which he paid from fifty cents to two dollars an acre.
     He was wonderfully successful as a farmer and lands about him increased greatly in value. He made money rapidly until he owned an immense tract of land, and at the opening of the war he was worth the princely fortune of half a million dollars, every cent of which was made on his plantation. During the war he delivered to the Confederate government 400 bales of cotton taking his pay in bonds, which were never paid. After the first year of the war he planted no cotton, but raised provisions for the army, for which he received no pay, not even in Confederate money. He owned 250 select negroes, who were worth 60 per cent more than average. Gen. Sherman burned 400 bales of cotton for him, and took all his stock and a large amount of provisions. His profits under the new system of labor were smaller, but he made money every year. His plantation embraces thirty thousand acres and is well stocked. He has been farming on the tenant system for some years on account of the uncertainty of other labor. In addition to the plantation he owned a considerable amount of railroad stocks and other property. Had it not been for the war he could easily have amassed a property of a million dollars. He always lived well and entertained a great many friends. Mr. Dickson was the author of a small volume recently issued, called "Dickson's system of Farming; or how to Farm Successfully." His death occasions general regret.

Dickson, Henry
  The Jackson Argus November 4, 1898
     Henry Dickson, the young volunteer who was shot by one of the guards sent out from camp Northern recently to arrest him has died. It is claimed that Dickson resisted arrest, but his resistance must been of a very mild type, for there seems to be no dispute that he was shot in the back of the neck and this would indicate anything but resistance.
     It was a very unfortunate affair, to say the least of it, and whether the slayer is punished or not, we venture the opinion that the cloud which he has brought over his life will follow him to the grave. This seems to be a case in which it was more blessed to receive than to give.

Dickson, L. F.
  The Jackson Progress-Argus January 18, 1929
     Mr. S. E. Copeland was called to Opelika, Ala., several days ago on account of the death of his cousin, Mr. L. F. Dickson. En route home he visited relatives in West Point.

Didier, Joseph Delton
Jackson Progress Argus, December 7, 1950
J. D. Didier Dies at Home Daughter
     Joseph Delton Didier, 57, retired construction engineer and accountant of Marksville, La., died early December 7 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. M. O. McCord Jr., at Warner Robins. Mr. Didier had been spending several weeks here with his daughter and son-in-law. Death was due to a heart attack.
     The body was sent to Marksville, La. for funeral services. Haisten Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.
     Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Ura Elizabeth Guillory Didier; one daughter, Mrs. M. O. McCord Jr. or Warner Robins; two sons, Melroy Didier of New Orleans and Kenneth Didier of Marksville, La.; five grandchildren.

Diffie, Mary Jane
  The Jackson Progress-Argus June 10, 1921
Death Of Little Girl Followed Brief Illness.
     Friends of Mr. and Mrs. John Diffie sympathize with them in the death of their fifteen-months-old daughter Mary Jane, which occurred at their home on Third street Saturday night at 9 o'clock. The little one had been ill for less than a week, her passing coming as a profound shock to the family. Ilio colitis was given as the cause of death. She was a bright and attractive child and the favorite of the family and all who knew her.
     Funeral services were held at the family residence Sunday morning at 10 o'clock, with Rev. J. R. Jordan officiating. The body was taken by her parents and Mr. and Mrs. V. O. Grey, the brother and sister of Mrs. Diffie, to Conway, Ark., for interment.
     She is survived by her parents and one sister and her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Diffie.

Digby, Bettie Mrs.
  Middle Georgia Argus April 1, 1884
In Memoriam.
Died, at her residence in Jasper county Ga., March 17th 1884,
     Mrs. Bettie Digby, formerly Bettie Puly, wife of W. B. Digby. She was born in Baldwin county Ga., November 18, 1853. Her father was killed in the battle at Jonesboro in 1864, and her mother died in 1857. She was raised by her grandfather, Joseph Lenord in Baldwin county. She had for several years been residing in Jasper county among her relatives and was married to W. B. Digby September 19th 1881, and lived with her husband as happy as a man and wife could live together. Providence has seen fit to separate them and we are made to wonder why it is thus? When loving ones are so much attached to each other, why are they thus separated? But the answer is, we cannot have an idol. She joined the church at Concord in 1875 and lived an exemplary christian until her death and as a sister in the church she was obedient to all the requisitions of the church. As a wife, she was loving and obedient and as a sister in the flesh she was kind and affectionate, and as a friend none ever knew her but to love her. She has left a host of friends to mourn, but we can say to her friends, be of good cheer feeling assured that our loss is her eternal gain. To the husband and sisters, we can say to them her kind words, trust in Jesus. So dry up your tears and weep not for me, but for yourself and your children. We can say, follow her examples; though it seemeth hard to give up such a lovely sister, say to yourselves the Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away and blessed be the name of the Lord. She can never come to you but you by the grace of God can go to her. As the writer was very well acquainted with her for years, I can say as the poet she sleeps in Jesus, Blessed sleep from which none ever wake to weep. In a calm and undisturbed years unbroken by the last of foes. You'er in hope to meet her again where sorrow and afflictions will be no more. T. G. P.

Digby, John Wiley
Jackson Progress Argus 30 Apr 1970
Heart Attack Claims Life John W. Digby
     Mr. John Wiley Digby, 82, of 160 Park Avenue, Jackson, died at 1:15 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, April 22nd, at Sylvan Grove Hospital after being admitted earlier in the day. Death was attributed to a heart attack.
     A native of Jasper County, Mr. Digby was the son of the late Mr. Berry Digby and Mrs. Fannie Fears Digby. Mr. Digby was a faithful communicant of Jackson Church of the Nazarene where he attended both Sunday School and worship services with regularity.
     He was a veteran of World War I.
     Graveside services were conducted Friday afternoon April 24th at the Fears Family Cemetery in Jasper County. Rev. Billy Ring, pastor of the Jackson Church of the Nazarene, officiated with Sherrell Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
     Mr. Digby is survived by three nephews, Ralph Minter of Monticello, Morris Minter of Mableton and Ray Minter of Decatur.
     Nephews served as pallbearers.

Digby, Johnny
Jackson Progress-Argus, March 1, 1962
Body of Griffin Man Found in Lake on Tuesday
     The body of Johnny, Digby, 53, of Griffin, missing 13 days in Jackson Lake, was found Tuesday afternoon floating in a cove approximately 1,000 feet from where a floating cushion and an oil can were discovered from his overturned boat on Feb. 14th.
     Butts County coroner Doyal J. Bennett convened a coroner's jury Tuesday evening which ruled a verdict of accidental drowning, believe to have been caused when the 12 foot aluminum boat in which he was paddling overturned.
     Digby, who was only able to do light work, had gone to Jackson Lake on February 14th to help a friend repair a dock damaged by high water. Late in the afternoon he borrowed a boat to fish a trot line, but failed to return at dark, therefore touching off an intensive search of several days which included dragging operations by Butts County law enforcement officers, Jackson Lake residents, Ranger of the State Wildlife Department, Civil Defense Units from Jackson, Griffin and Warner Robins, as well as many volunteers. The body was discovered at 7 p.m. Tuesday by Messrs. C. L. White and Harmon Edwards who had been patrolling Jackson Lake daily since dragging operations had failed to recover the body.
     Digby is survived by his mother, Mrs. E. A. Digby of Griffin; four brothers, DeWitt, Emmett Lee, and Boyd Digby of Griffin, and Idus Digby of Birmingham, Ala.; a sister, Mrs. Beulah Ellis of Griffin.

Digby, Thomas E.
  The Jackson Argus February 9, 1900
     Saturday night last while young Thomas E. Digby and brother, Walter were on their way from town home a negro man by the name of Wallace Kelly shot Thomas Digby with a pistol and killed him instantly.
     The affair seems to have been committed without any provocation whatever and feeling against the darkey is very bitter. The report that was brought to town was in substance as follows: The two Digby boys were on their was home from town and had to pass by a negro house on Joe Malone's place where a party was to be had for the darkies. The young man stopped by to light a cigarette and get warm. As they walked in the house a negro was setting in a chair and got up and gave it to Kelly and told him not to let any negro set down in it, and Kelly turned the chair over, Mr. Tom Digby made the remark that he was not a negro. Kelly jerked it out from under him. It is said that young Digby did not become offended at this but lit his cigarette and started to leave and had just gotten outside the house when a pistol shot was heard and when Walter Digby went out he found his brother dead.

Dilbeck, Fannie Bishop
Jackson Progress Argus 14 May 1986
     Fannie Bishop Dilbeck, 76, of Route 3, Jackson, died Tuesday, May 6, at Sylvan Grove Hospital.
     A native of Tennessee, Mrs. Dilbeck had lived in Jackson a number of years. She was retired from the Gold Kist Poultry Co. of Canton and was a member of the Baptist Church.
     Survivors include, a daughter, Sarah Laveme Cardin of Tallahassee, Fla;; sons, William E. Dilbeck of Jackson and David D. Dilbeck of Dallas, Ga.; 13 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
     The funeral was held Thursday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Williams Funeral Home in Barnesville with the Rev. Don Pruitte officiating. Burial was in the Greenwood Cemetery in Barnesville.
     Williams Funeral Home of Barnesville was in charge of arrangements.

Dillard, George
  The Jackson Argus March 23, 1900
Died of Small Pox.
     Master George Dillard, son of Rev. W. B. Dillard pastor of the Methodist church in Monticello, died of small pox in that town Monday. His demise came after an illness of twelve days. Only four persons were allowed to attend the funeral. This is the first death from small pox in our sister town of Monticello.

Dillion, Zue Miss
  Middle Georgia Argus November 10, 1881
Died.
     Departed this life in Griffin, on Thursday November 3, at the residence of Mr. J. O. Stewart, Miss Zue Dillion. That our dear friend is no more on earth, causes deep, and poignant grief, in the hearts of many who knew her well, and loved her fondly.
     She was a lady of cultivation, manners, beautiful person, native modesty, truthful, honorable, and in the full sense of its meaning,--indeed possessing the qualities that form the character of a true christian woman.
     In this village, the years of her earliest childhood were spent, and the recollection of the joys of her yearly visits gave, makes us wretched indeed, that she will come to us no more.
     For twelve weeks she lingered and suffered with typhoid fever, heartrending, to her sisters, and friends, being the fifth occurred in their immediate families in the last months.
     Weep not, sorrowing friends, no happier angels throngs the court of heaven than our loved one, who has only gone before us.

Dingmon, Robert Lynn
Jackson Progress Argus 26 Jul 1995
     Robert Lynn Dingmon, 46, of Jackson died Friday, July 21, at his residence following a lengthy illness.
     Memorial services were held Sunday, July23, in the chapel of Haisten Funeral Home with Rev. Joel Brown officiating.
     Mr. Dingmon was a native of Michigan. He served in the United States Marine Corp in Vietnam.
     He was a machinist, retired due to ill health, and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
     Survivors include wife, Julie Aukerman Dingmon of Jackson; brother , Andrew Renfrow of Jackson and Mathew Renfrow, Jesse Renfro, Marcie Dingmon and Kevin Dingmon, all of Grass Lake, MI; parents, Wayne and Nancy Dingmon of Stanton, MI; brother, James Dingmon of Spring Arbor, MI; and sister, Kathy Coleman of Stanton, MI.
     Haisten Funeral Home of Jackson was in charge of arrangements

Dix, Charlie Ralph (Bud)
Jackson Progress Argus 28 Nov 1984
     Charlie Ralph (Bud) Dix, 72, died Sunday at Westbury Medical Care Home in Jenkinsburg.
     Mr. Dix was born in Meriwether County, son of the late Irvin Levi Dix and Fannie Horton Dix. Before his retirement, he was employed by Dundee Cotton Mills of Griffin.
     Survivors include a son, Charlie Stansell of Stone Mountain; daughters, Sandra Barnes of Decatur and Gail Garrison of Greensboro; sister, Frances Entrekin of Griffin; brothers, the Rev. Cecil Dix of Griffin and Roy Dix of Greenville, Ga.; brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Sherrell of Griffin; several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
     Services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Sherrell Funeral Home with the Rev. Weldon Martin and the Rev. Cecil Dix officiating. Burial was in the New Hope Methodist Church cemetery in Meriwether County.
     Sherrell Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Dixon, Harriett Claude Guest
Jackson Progress Argus 03 Jun 1976
Saturday Rites Were Held For Mrs. Dixon
     Mrs. Harriett Claude Guest Dixon, 79, of Route 2, Stark Community Jackson, died late Thursday night, May 27, at Georgia Baptist Hospital In Atlanta after being a patient for 15 days. Mrs. Dixon was a retired government employee and a member of the Stark United Methodist Church.
     She was daughter of the late Mr. John W. Guest and Mrs. Sara Redman Guest of Butts County.
     Funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon at two o'clock from the chapel of Haisten Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles Risher officiating. Interment was in Stark United Methodist. Cemetery. Haisten Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
     Mrs. Dixon is survived by one sister, Mrs. Nell G. Swan of Jackson; four brothers, A. B. Guest, S. E. Guest, and L. H. Guest, all of Atlanta; A. R. Guest of Marietta; several nieces and nephews.
     Pallbearers were Max Redman, E. M. McCord, Harold Brooks, Emmett Mason, Dr. William Mitchell, Emerson McMichael.

Dixson, Herman, Mrs.
Jackson Progress-Argus 8, May 14, 1953
Three Prominent Atlantians Killed Thursday as Plane Falls Near Forsyth
     Three prominent Atlantians were instantly killed Thursday morning, May 7, when their light private Beechcraft plane crashed five miles northeast of Forsyth in the Logwall community. The dead were Dr. T. R. Staton, 44; his wife, Marian, 41; and Mrs. Herman Dixson, 39, a friend.
     The three were en route to Ponte Vedra, Fla., to join Mrs. Dixson's husband, a widely known dairy equipment manufacturer in Atlanta. for a weekend of rest and relaxation when the plane is believed to have run into a storm at high altitude, shearing off the right wing and tail section. The stricken craft plummeted to earth in a pasture about two miles off Highway 42 behind the Logwall Church. First person on the scene reported the three occupants evidently were killed instantly. The watch of Dr. Staton had stopped at 10:51, indicating the exact moment of the crash.
     W. P. Goodrum, Monroe county farmer, told investigators he saw a "dark Cloud" near the plane just prior to the crash. He said the craft was at high altitude and suddenly began "spinning wildly" to the earth.
     Dr. Staton, a leading Atlanta surgeon and urologist, was a 1930 graduate of Emory University School of Medicine. He was prominent in civic and medical circles in Atlanta.
     Funeral services doe Dr, and Mrs. Staton were held Saturday at Spring Hill Chapel with Robert W. Burns officiating.
     Dr. and Mrs. Staton are survived by two daughters, Sara and Deborah.
     Services for Mrs. Dixson were held Saturday morning at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer with Rev. John R. Brokhoff officiating.
     Mrs. Dixson is survived by her husband; a daughter, Miss Jane Dixson; and two sons, Herman R. Dixson Jr. and Tommy.

Doby, James T.
Jackson Progress Argus 19 Feb 1942
J. T. Doby, Former Butts Resident, Dies In Atlanta
     The death of J. T. Doby, 72 years of age, former resident of Butts county, occurred at his home in Atlanta Monday night.
     Funeral services were held Wednesday at 11 a. m. at the Hemphill Avenue Church of God, with burial in Crest Lawn cemetery.
     Mr. Doby was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Silas Doby, well know residents of Butts county. His father was a Confederate veteran and at the time of his death was a one of the county's oldest citizens.
     While a citizen of the county. Mr. Doby was engaged in farming. Several years ago he moved to Atlanta for residence and for a time was connected with Fulton county in the construction department. He was a Mason.
     Surviving are his wife and six daughters, Mrs. W. T. Weaver, Mrs. T. H. Vaughn, Mrs. S. P. Boozer, Mrs. L. R. Spurline, Mrs. C. C. Hunter and Mrs. C. L McCord; two sons, J. R and H. L. Doby, and 22 grandchildren.

Doby, Mary Ann Deason
Jackson Progress Argus Jan 9 1931
Mrs. Doby Passes at Ripe Age in Atlanta
     In the death of Mrs. Silas Doby, aged 95, Butts county loses one of its oldest and most widely beloved women. Her death, occurred Saturday night at 7:30 in Atlanta at the home of her son, Mr. J. T. Doby and followed a period of declining health extending over several years.
     Mrs. Doby, who was formerly Miss Mary Ann Deason, member of an old and prominent Butts county family, was born April 1, 1835, and would have been 96 years old in a few weeks. She was a sister of the late Mr. Ben Deason, well known Confederate veteran. Her husband, who preceded her in death by a few years, was one of the county' oldest residents. He was a veteran of the War Between the States and took part in the Battle of Gettysburg and other major engagements of the war. Mrs. Doby made her home here until a few years ago when she went to Atlanta to reside with her son.
     Mrs. Doby was a member fo the Baptist church and was held in affectionate esteem by a host of friends. She is survived by her son, Mr. J. T. Doby; a daughter, Mrs. Will Reeves, of Butts county; a large number of grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
     The body was brought to Jackson Monday and funeral services held at .Macedonia church at 11 o'clock, with Rev. Thomas M. Callaway, of t he First Baptist church, officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery beside her husband.

Doby, Silas
  The Jackson Progress-Argus February 3, 1928
Mr. Silas Doby Is A Victim Of Paralysis
     Following a stroke of paralysis suffered a few days ago and a period of feeble health extending over several months, Mr. Silas Doby, aged 89, one of the county's oldest and most respected citizens, died at his home on Second Street Wednesday afternoon at 5:20 o'clock. His condition had been critical for several days and the family was prepared for the final dissolution.
     Mr. Doby was born and reared in Butts county and spent his entire life here with the exemption of four years spent in the War Between the States. In that conflict he served as a member of Company I Fourteenth Georgia Regiment and took part in many of the major battles in Virginia. He was severely wounded in the Battle of Horse Shoe Bend and lost an eye as a result of injuries. He took part in the battle of Gettysburg, and was one of the few survivors in this section who followed Pickett in his immortal charge. Mr. Doby was a member of Camp Barnett No. 1114 U. V. C. As a soldier he was brave and fearless and gave four years of his young manhood to the Lost Cause.
     As a citizen, Mr. Doby was well known and highly esteemed. He was a member of Cedar Rock church and had a large circle of friends who will be pained to learn of his passing.
     He is survived by his wife, who before marriage was Miss Mary Ann Deason, member of a pioneer Butts family. He also leaves one son, Mr. J. T. Doby, of Atlanta, and a stepdaughter, Mrs. Dollie Reeves of Butts county.
     Funeral services will be held Thursday at 12 o'clock from the home and Rev. Augustus Ernest, of the Methodist church, will officiate. Interment will be in Macedonia cemetery.

Dodd, Quinton Leroy
Jackson Progress Argus 31 May 1995
     Quinton Leroy Dodd, 79, of Norcross died Thursday, May 25, as the result of a tractor accident.
     Funeral services were held Sunday, May 28, at Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. G. Stephen Wood and Rev. John Sheppard officiating. A graveside service followed at Jackson City Cemetery with Al Gilbert officiating.
     Mr. Dodd was a farmer and a mechanic for the Atlanta Athletic Club. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps, a member of Mount Tabor Baptist Church in Duluth and American Legion Post #55 in McDonough.
     Survivors include wife, Anna Ruth O'Neal Gilbert Dodd of Norcross; son and daughter-in-law, Al and Kathy Gilbert of Hampton, VA; daughter and son-in-law, Jane and Paul Nail of Jackson; sister, Allene Bennett of Gumming; and seven grandchildren.
     Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home of Norcross was in charge of arrangements.

Dodson, Alfred H.
  The Jackson Progress-Argus October 21, 1927
Mr. Alfred Dodson Stricken Suddenly.
     Stricken suddenly Tuesday morning at 8 o'clock at the home of his son, Mr. W. L. Dodson, near Flovilla, Mr. Alfred H. Dodson, 75 years of age and a well known citizen of the county, died before medical aid could be summoned. He had not been feeling well for a few days but the fatal attack cane without warning.
     Mr. Dodson was born and reared in Butts county and was connected with a pioneer family. He was a brother of the late Mr. John A. Dodson and of Mrs. J. M. T. Mayo and Mrs. Larkin Lee. He had retired from active business and for some time had been making his home with his children. Mr. Dodson was held in general high esteem and was a member of Union Ridge Christian church. He had been greeting his friends in Jackson only the past week and his sudden passing came as surprise and shock to a wide circle of friends.
     Mr. Dodson is survived by two sons, Mr. W. L. Dodson, of Flovilla and Mr. K. A. Dodson, of Jackson; a daughter, Mrs. T. W. Fears, of Flovilla; several grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
     Funeral services were held at Macedonia Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock and were attended by many relatives and friends. The services were conducted by Rev. Augustus Ernest of the Jackson Methodist church, and interment was in the family lot in the church yard.

Dodson, Arrie Bell Adams
Jackson Progress Argus 14 May 1980
Dodson Rites Held Saturday
     Funeral services for Mrs. Arrie Bell Adams Dodson 88, of Route 2, Jackson were conducted Saturday morning, May 10th, at eleven o'clock from the Chapel of Sherrell Funeral Home with the Rev. Maxie Threatt officiating. Interment was in the Flat Rock Cemetery in College Park. Sherrell Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Dodson died at Sylvan Grove Hospital on Thursday morning, May 8th.
     Born in Haralson County, Georgia on March 6, 1892, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin B. Adams and the late Ida Irene Harris Dodson.
     Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. E. H. Stovall and Miss Evelyn Dodson both of Jackson; one brother, Mr. A. T. Adams of Fayetteville; 7 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild.
     Pallbearers were Tommy Stovall, Calvin Stovall, Billy Stovall, Donald Stovali,, Benny Love, and Kennon Moore.

Dodson, Elizabeth Agnes
Jackson Progress Argus 29 Dec 1982
     Mrs. Elizabeth Agnes Dodson, 93, of 263 N. Oak Street, Jackson died Thursday morning at Hill Top Nursing Home in Monroe County.
     Mrs. Dodson, widow of James Almon Dodson, was a member of the Jackson Presbyterian Church and the Eastern Star.
     She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Mattie D. Maddox of Jackson; nieces, Mrs. Watson Fisher of Perry, Mrs. Carl Howell of Morrow, and Mrs. John Pennington of Butler; nephews, Seaborn W. Maddox of Jackson and Mack T. Duffey of Chicago'; 11 great-nieces and nephews, seven great-great-nieces and nephews.
     Services were held Friday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Haisten Funeral Home in Jackson with Rev. Ed Ayers officiating. Burial was in the Flovilla cemetery.
     Pallbearers were Seabie Maddox; Mike Maddox, Mark Maddox,
Steve Shatterly, Bruce Fisher, Billy Mogan.
     Haisten Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
     
Dodson, Erma
Jackson Progress-Argus, August 23, 1962
Henry County Mishap Sunday Takes 3 Lives
     A blow-out Sunday morning on U. S. 23, about a mile and a half north of Stockbridge, triggered a three-car smash-up that left three persons killed and five others injured.
     The State Patrol listed the dead as Erma Dodson, 30, of Route 1, Morrow, Willie Pearl Edge, 50, and Massey S. Edge, 50, of Chester.
     Officers said a tire on the car operated by the Dodson woman blew out as it was rounding a curve. The car swerved across the center line and crashed head-on into the car in which Mr. and Mrs. Edge were passengers, officers said. The Dodson car then struck a third vehicle.
     The Henry County mishap was the state's worst single accident that saw four other victims killed on highways over the state.

Dodson, Harold J.
Jackson Progress Argus 27 Feb 1975
Harold Dodson Passes On February 19th
     Mr. Harold J. Dodson of Tyrone Road, Fayetteville, died on Wednesday, February 19th.
     He is survived by two daughters, Betty Dodson of Arizona, Bernice Hall of Jonesboro; four sons, Lester Dodson of Chicago, Ill., Harold Dodson, Jr. and Larry Dodson, both ,of Macon; Pfc. Danny Dodson of Columbus; three sisters, Mrs. Ruth Carter, Mrs. Lillian Weeks, both of Davenport, Fla., Mrs. Ann Rooks of Orlando, Fla.; grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
     Funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon, February 21st, at three o'clock from the chapel of Carl J. Mowell and Son Funeral Home with the Rev. Bill Foster officiating. Interment was in Sherwood Memorial Cemetery.

Dodson, Humphery Lewis
Jackson Progress Argus 29 Jun 1067
H. L. Dodson Buried Sunday At Jackson
     Mr. Humphery Lewis Dodson, 64, of Route 1, Flovilla, died Friday night at Emory University Hospital where he had been a patient for six weeks.
     A native of Butts County, Mr. Dodson was the son of the late Mr. Lee Roy Dodson and the late Mrs. Ida Tyler Dodson. Mr. Dodson was a long-time employee of the Southern Railway System until ill health forced his retirement several years ago. He was a member of the Union Ridge Christian Church.
     Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at three o'clock from the Flovilla Methodist Church with Rev. Don Harp, pastor, and Rev. Don Dye officiating. Interment was in the Jackson City Cemetery with Haisten Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
     Mr. Dodson is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lois Conner Dodson; a daughter, Miss Jean Dodson of Atlanta; a son, Conner Dodson of Decatur; three sisters, Mrs. Wallace Wheeler of Jasper, Mrs. Albert Thrasher of Clarkesville, and Mrs. LaRue Turner of Flovilla; a brother, Leonard Dodson of Flovilla.
     Pallbearers w ere Albert Thrasher Jr., Joe Marchman, Billy Turner, Arthur D. Conner, Charles Wardell, J. W. Browning Sr.

Dodson, Humphrey Posey
Jackson Progress-Argus February 16, 1917
Mr. H. P. Dodson Has Answered Last Roll Call
     Mr. H. P. Dodson, one of the county's most highly respected citizens, passed away at the home of his son, Mr. L. R. Dodson, Saturday afternoon. He had been in feeble health for several months. News of his passing came as a shock to a large circle of friends and the family have the sympathy of many friends in their bereavement.
     Mr. Dodson was about 73 years of age. He was a Confederate veteran, having served in the Thirteenth Georgia regiment. He was a member of a prominent family of the county and was held in high esteem by all who knew him.
     He is survived by his wife, who was a Miss Maddox before her marriage; one adopted son, Mr. L. R. Dodson; five brothers, Messrs. J. A. Dodson and A. H. Dodson, of Butts county, and Mr. W. A. Dodson, of Troup, Texas, Messrs. J. B. and J. M. Dodson, of Wills Point, Texas.
     The funeral was held at Union Ridge Sunday afternoon at three o'clock. Rev. W. O. Sharp conducted the service, and interment was in the churchyard at Union Ridge.

Dodson, Ida Mae Tyler
  The Jackson Progress-Argus February 20, 1925
Death Calls Mrs. L. R. Dodson
     Following an eight day's illness of pneumonia, Mrs. L. R. Dodson, one of the most widely beloved women in the county, passed away Tuesday morning at 8 o'clock at her home near Flovilla. Her death came as a shock to a host of friends over the county.
     Mrs. Dodson, who was 46 years of age, was a Miss Tyler of Jasper county, before her marriage. She was a devoted wife and mother and a loyal considerate friend. She possessed many excellent traits of character and was held in the most affectionate esteem by those who knew her. She was a member of Union Ridge Christian church and exemplified her exalted character in her home life. Her going is a loss to all who knew her.
     Mrs. Dodson is survived by her husband; five children, Misses Lorane, LaRue, and Julia Dodson and Messrs. Lewis, and Leonard Dodson; her mother, Mrs. M. D. Tyler; three brothers, Messrs. Jobe and Ernie Tyler, of Jasper county and Martin Tyler, of Macon; three sisters, Mrs. Ollie Vickers, of Flovilla, Mrs. Hattie McCelland and Mrs. Ruth Green, of Macon, all of whom have the sympathy of many friends, in their bereavement.
     Funeral services were held from the Flovilla Baptist church Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Rec. Mr. Taylor and Rev. Mr. Griffeth conducted the services, which were largely attended by friends and relatives. Members of the faculty and pupils of the Jackson high school attended, as did the student bodies of the Iron Springs and Flovilla schools. Many lovely floral offerings attested the love and esteem in which the deceased was held. Interment was in the Flovilla cemetery.

Dodson, Inez Quintella Maddox
Jackson Progress Argus 16 Sep 1966
Mrs. L. R. Dodson Was Buried At Macedonia Sept. 8
     Mrs. Inus Maddox Dodson, 83, widow of the late L. R. Dodson, died Wednesday night at Westbury Nursing Home following a lengthy illness.
     Mrs. Dodson was born in Butts County, the daughter of Charlie Shug Maddox and Mrs. Sara Harper Maddox. She was a lifelong resident of Butts County and a member of Pleasant Grove Congregational Methodist Church.
     Funeral services were conducted Thursday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock in Haisten's Chapel with the Rev. Andy Holston, pastor of the Pleasant Grove Congregational Methodist Church. officiating. Interment was in Macedonia Baptist Church cemetery with Haisten Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
     Mrs. Dodson is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Edgar Thompson of Warner Robins, Mrs. Ruby Patrick of McDonough; one brother, Claude Maddox of Westbury Nursing Home in Jenkinsburg; three stepdaughters, Mrs. A. A. Thrasher of Clarkesville, Mrs. Wallace Wheeler of Jasper, Mrs. LaRue Turner of Jackson; two stepsons, Lewis Dodson of Jackson and Leonard Dodson of Jackson.
     Pallbearers were Bobby Duke, Franklin Duke, Fleetwood Long, Elbert Long, Conner Dodson, Billy Turner.

Dodson, James Almon (Dugan)
Jackson Progress Argus 23 Apr 1964
J. A. Dodson Died Friday At Jackson Home
     Funeral services for Mr. James Almon (Dugan) Dodson, 76, were conducted Saturday afternoon, April 18, at 4 o'clock from the Jackson Methodist Church with the Rev. W. L. Cawthon, pastor, and the Rev. Virgil Bryant officiating. Interment was in the Flovilla Cemetery with Haisten Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
     Mr. Dodson, a native of Flovilla, was son of the late Mr. Alfred Dodson and Mrs. Susan Maddox Dodson. He died early Friday morning at his home at 262 North Oak Street in Jackson following a long period of declining health.
     Widely known locally, Mr. Dodson was a retired restaurant operator and telegrapher. An avid sports fan he formerly managed one of the semi-pro teams in Jackson when baseball was in its hey-day here. Mr. Dodson was a member of the Jackson Methodist Church.
     His wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Agnes Duffey Dodson, survives Mr. Dodson as do several nieces and nephews.
     Pallbearers included Dan Fears, Riley Plymale, Mike Allen, Roy Goff; Lewis Dodson, R. F. Armstrong.
     Honorary pallbearers were J. W. O'Neal, Sr., T. E. Robison, Sr., John Hutcheson, Joe Griffin and Jim C. Newton.

Dodson, James Edward
  The Jackson Progress-Argus August 27 1915
Little Child Dies.
     Master James Edward Dodson, the eleven-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Dodson died Thursday night of last week at the home of his parents here. He had been ill of pneumonia for about a week and was desperately ill for about two days. He was a winsome little fellow, beloved by his relatives and neighbors and made the home life brighter and happier with his presence. The short funeral services were held at the residence, Friday afternoon at one o'clock and the interment took place at Flovilla. Rev. Olin King of the Methodist church conducted the services.

Dodson, John Almond
  The Jackson Progress-Argus October 1, 1920
Death Summoned Mr. John A. Dodson
Was one of county's oldest and most prominent citizens. Veteran of the Confederate Army
     After a period of ill health, extending over several months, Mr. John A. Dodson, one of the county's oldest and prominent citizens, passed away at his home at Stark at 4 o'clock Friday morning. Death was due to a complication of diseases.
     Mr. Dodson had been in feeble health for several months, suffering a breakdown the past winter. He grew stronger and was able to come to Jackson during the spring. Recently his condition grew worse and he gradually became weaker until the end came at an early hour Friday morning.
     At the time of his death Mr. Dodson was 85 years of age, being one of the oldest citizens of the county. He had been a member of Macedonia church for a long number of years, being one of the oldest and most consistent members of that church. He was said to be the oldest Mason in Butts county, having united with the order before the Civil War. He was an upright citizen, honest and honorable in all his dealings and was in universal high esteem and many friends mourn his passing. He served through the Confederate Army as a member of Company I Thirteenth Georgia Regiment and lost a finger in bat`tle. He was a member of Camp Barnett No. 1114 U. C. V. of Jackson.
     Mr. Dodson's wife, who was Miss Adaline Barnett, preceded him to the grave several months. He is survived by two brothers, Mr. Alfred Dodson, of Butts county; and Mr. Jean Dodson, of Texas. Many nieces and nephews also survive. The family connections being large and prominent in this section.
     The funeral was held at Macedonia Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock and Rev. J. A. Benner, his pastor, officiated. The Masons had charge of the services at the grave. Many relatives and friends gathered for a final tribute and the body was laid to rest in the Macedonia cemetery.

Dodson, Kenneth Scott
Jackson Progress Argus 22 Jun 1994
     Kenneth Scott Dodson of Austell died Thurs., June 16.
     Funeral services were held Sat., June 18, in the chapel of Sherrell Funeral Home with Rev. David Fowler officiating. Interment was in the Jackson City Cemetery.
Mr. Dodson was born Dec. 16,1961 in Spalding County, son of Earnest Dodson and Joan Spencer Barclay.
     Mr. Dodson was a native of Jackson. He graduated from General McArthur High School in San Antonio, TX before studying art and theater at Fullerton State College in Fullerton , CA. He was best known for creating "Lola the Cow," a cartoon with many personalities.
     Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Joan and Ralph Barclay of Austell; father and stepmother, Mr. and Mrs. Earnest Dodson of Las Vegas, NV; brother, Robert Dodson of Jackson; grandmother, Lorene Staver of Sparta, TN; and several uncles, aunts and cousins.
     Sherrell Funeral Home of Jackson was in charge of arrangements.

Dodson, Lee Roy
Jackson Progress Argus 24 Mar 1966
Lee Roy Dodson - Died At Home On March 17th
     Mr. Lee Roy Dodson, 87, of Route 1, Flovilla, former Butts County treasurer and tax collector, and widely known retired farmer, died at his home Thursday morning, March 17th, about 6:20 o'clock following a long period of declining health.
     Born in Butts County, Mr. Dodson was the son of the late Mr. H. P. Dodson and Mrs. Nancy Maddox Dodson. One of the county's best known men, he combined a successful career in both politics and farming, serving both as county treasurer and Butts County tax collector. He was a member of the Union Ridge Christian Church.
     Funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon at four o'clock from Flovilla Baptist Church with the Rev. W. Andy Holston, pastor of the Pleasant Grove Congregational Methodist Church, and Rev. Ronald Exline officiating. Interment was in Flovilla Cemetery with Haisten Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
     Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Inus Maddox Dodson; three daughters, Mrs. Albert A. Thrasher of Clarkesville, Mrs. LaRue Turner of Jackson, Mrs. Wallace Wheeler of Jasper; two sons, Lewis Dodson and Leonard Dodson, both of Jackson; eight grandchildren; five great grand children.
     Pallbearers were Conner Dodson, Billy Turner, Albert Thrasher Jr., Tony Payne, John Shope, and John Cochrane.

Dodson, Leonard B.
Jackson Progress Argus 24 May 1073
L. B. Dodson Died Tuesday In Monticello
     Mr. Leonard B. Dodson of Route 1, Flovilla, Giles Ferry Road, died early Tuesday morning, May 22nd, at the Jasper Memorial Hospital in Monticello following a lengthy illness.
     Mr. Dodson was born in Butts County, the son of the late Mr. L. R. Dodson and the late Mrs. Ida Taylor Dodson. He was a retired Georgia Power Co. employee and since his retirement had engaged in cattle farming. Mr. Dodson was a member of Union Ridge Christian Church in Butts County.
     Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon at four o'clock from the chapel of Haisten Funeral Home with the Rev. David Thompson officiating. Haisten Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements with interment in Flovilla Cemetery.
     Mr. Dodson is survived by his wife, Mrs. Rosa Cole Dodson; three sisters, Mrs. Lorraine D. Thrasher and Mrs. LaRue D. Turner, both of Jackson; Mrs. Julia D. Wheeler of Jasper; several nieces and nephews.
Jackson Progress Argus 31 May 1973
Dodson Rites Held May 23
     Funeral services for Mr. Leonard B. Dodson of Route 1, Flovilla, Giles Ferry. Road, were conducted Wednesday afternoon, May 23rd at four o'clock from the chapel of Haisten Funeral Home with Rev. David Thompson officiating. Interment was in Flovilla Cemetery with Haisten Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
     Mr. Dodson died Tuesday morning, May 22nd, at Jasper Memorial Hospital in Monticello following a lengthy illness
     Mr. Dodson was. born in Butts County, the son of the late Mr. L. R. Dodson and the late Mrs. Ida Tyler Dodson. He was a retired Georgia Power Co. employee and since his retirement had engaged in cattle farming. He was a member of Union Ridge Christian Church in Butts County.
     Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Rosa Cole Dodson; three sisters, Mrs. Lorraine D. Thrasher and Mrs. LaRue D. Turner, both of Jackson and Mrs. Julia D. Wheeler of Jasper; several nieces and nephews.
     Pallbearers were Gene Harrison, Donald Bankston, Dr. B. F. Parrish, Bobby Stephens, Melvin Jenkins; and Joe Marchman.

Dodson, Mary
  The Jackson Progress-Argus October 16, 1925
Miss Mary Dodson Summoned By Death.
     Coming as a shock to the family and a large circle of friends, was the death of Miss Mary Dodson, sixteen year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Dodson, which occurred Thursday afternoon, October 8, at 5 o'clock. A popular student at the Iron Springs Consolidated School, Miss Dodson became ill Tuesday afternoon and was removed to her home where medical assistance was summoned. Despite the efforts of the family physician and specialists from Atlanta the young lady passed away late Thursday after an illness of two days. Blood poisoning was given as the cause of death.
     Miss Dodson was a member of a prominent family of the county and attended school at Iron Springs. She was held in high esteem by school mates, friends and in church and religious circles, being a member of Pleasant Grove Methodist church. Her passing after an illness of short duration came as a profound shock to scores of friends and school mates.
     She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Dodson; two brothers, Mr. W. A. Dodson, of Tucson, Arizona, Master Harold Dodson; five sisters, Misses Lillian Annie, Louise, Pearl, and Ruth Dodson; her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Dodson; her grandmother, Mrs. G. H. Thompson.
     Funeral services were held at Union Ridge church Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock, with Rev. August Ernest, of Jackson, officiating. Many pretty floral offerings attested the love and esteem of relatives and friends. The pallbearers were Messrs. Boyd McMichael, H. J. Greer, Dan Freeman, Leonard Dodson, Winfred Thompson and Robert Smith. Interment was in the family lot in the Union Ridge Cemetery.
     The teachers and pupils of Iron Springs school attended the funeral in a body.

Dodson, Nancy Jane Maddox
  The Jackson Progress-Argus March 20, 1925
Mrs. N. J. Dodson Died Monday Night.
     Following an illness of several days, Mrs. N. J. Dodson, 75 years of age, passed away at her home near Flovilla Monday night at 11 o'clock. She suffered from influenza and this and other complications were responsible for death.
     Mrs. Dodson was one of the most widely beloved women in the county. She was a Miss Maddox before marriage and belonged to a pioneer family of the county. She died in the house in which she was born and reared. She was a consistent of the Union Ridge Christian church and had hosts of friends who appreciated her many fine traits of character. She is survived by one adopted son, Mr. L. R. Dodson; two sisters, Mrs. Susie M. Dodson and Mrs. Emily F. Edwards, both of Butts county, several nieces and nephews. She was the widow of the late Mr. H. F. Dodson
     Funeral services were held at the home Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock and were conducted by Rev. A. G. Preston. Interment was in Union Ridge cemetery.

Dodson, Robert Stanley
  The Jackson Progress-Argus May 17, 1918
Little Boy Dies From Grain Corn In Throat
     Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Dodson have the sympathy of many friends in the death of their thirteen-months-old son, Robert Stanley, which occurred Saturday night at the Macon Hospital. Several days ago the little fellow swallowed a grain of corn, which lodged in his windpipe. Following an operation pneumonia developed and the complications were too much for his strength. The funeral was at Union Ridge church Sunday morning at 11 o'clock, Rev. J. J. Hodges conducting the services.

Dodson, Rosa Cole
Jackson Progress Argus 31 Jan 1979
Mrs. Dodson Buried On Monday
     Funeral services for Mrs. Rosa Cole Dodson, of Route One, Flovilla, were held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock in Haisten's Chapel with the Rev. Dan Brown officiating. Interment was in the Flovilla cemetery under the direction of Haisten Funeral Home.
Mrs. Dodson died early Sunday morning at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta following a lengthy illness.
     A native Butts Countian, she was the daughter of the late Edgar Cole and the late Oma Stewart Cole. She was a retired registered nurse and was a member of the Flovilla Methodist Church. She was the widow of the late Leonard B. Dodson.
     Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Eddie Jo Bankston and Mrs. Elizabeth Chambers, both of Flovilla, several nieces and nephews.
     Pallbearers were Dr. Bailey Crockarell, Denny O'Neal, Danny Hoard, Bobby Stephens, Melvin Jenkins, W. L. Holloway and Glenn Staples.

Dodson, Susan Matilda Maddox
  The Jackson Progress-Argus March 12, 1926
Mrs. A. H. Dodson Called By Death.
     Following an illness of some time, Mrs. A. H. Dodson, 73 years of age passed away at her home at Stark Tuesday afternoon at 4 o'clock. Her death brought regret to a large circle of friends.
     Mrs. Dodson was a Miss Maddox before her marriage and was one of the oldest members of Union Ridge Christian Church. She was held in high esteem for her many excellent traits of character. She is survived by her husband and two sons, Mr. J. A. Dodson, of Jackson and Mr. W. L. Dodson of Flovilla; one daughter, Mrs. T. W. Fears, of Flovilla, and a sister, Mrs. Emily F. Edwards, of Butts county.
     Funeral services were held at Macedonia church Wednesday afternoon at 1 o'clock. Rev. Augustus Ernest, pastor of the Jackson Methodist church, conducted the services and interment was in the cemetery.

Dodson, William
  The Jackson Progress-Argus October 29, 1920
Death Of Little Boy Occurred Wednesday.
     William, the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Dodson, of Jackson died at 7:30 o'clock Wednesday morning. The little fellow had been sick for more than six months and during that time had been under treatment of well known specialists in Macon, Atlanta and other cities. The best treatment and tender nursing failed to check the disease that gradually sapped his vitality.
     Little William was known to practically every resident of the city and was a universal favorite. "Bill" as he was affectionately known, was a sweet, jolly, good-natured child, the idol of his parents and the friend of all. He was 23 months old and was a member of the Presbyterian church. Countless friends were grieved to know of his going away.
     The funeral was held at 2:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Presbyterian church. Dr. M. McN. McKay, assisted by Rev. S. R. England, conducted the services. The pallbearers, six little girls, members of the Presbyterian Sunday School, were Misses Lollie Carmichael, Frances Carmichael, Mary Carmichael, Thelma Carmichael, Thelma Maddox, Sarah Foster, Susanna Foster. The body was laid to rest in the Jackson Cemetery. Evidencing the love and esteem of many friends were the beautiful floral offerings.
     In their great sorrow Mr. and Mrs. Dodson have the sympathy of scores of friends.

Dodson, William Almond
Jackson Progress Argus 06 Jun 1968
Wm. A. Dodson, Butts Native, Died in Putnam
     Mr. William Almond Dodson, 62, of 2049 Freeman Street, Macon, died Saturday at his cottage on Lake Sinclair from an apparent heart attack.
     A native of Butts County, Mr. Dodson was the son of Mr. Lawrence Dodson and Mrs. Geneva Dodson. A retired machinist at Warner Robins, Mr. Dodson had lived in Macon 22 years, moving there from Jackson. Mr. Dodson was a member of the Union Ridge Christian Church in Flovilla, the Masonic Order, the York Rite and the Shrine.
     Graveside services were held Monday morning at 11 o'clock at the Jackson City Cemetery with Hart's Mortuary, Macon, in charge of arrangements.
     Mr. Dodson is survived by his wife, Mrs. Vera Smith Dodson of Macon; one daughter, Mrs. Charles Ashley of New Orleans, La.; one brother, Harold Dodson of Atlanta; five sisters, Mrs. Dozier Waldrop of Forest Park, Mrs. James Weeks of Davenport, Fla., Mrs. Ann Rooks of Orlando, Fla., Mrs. Louise Fountain of Haines City, Fla., and Mrs. Ruth Carter of Davenport, Fla.: and his mother, Mrs. Geneva Wise of Haines City, Fla.
Dodson, William Lawrence
  The Jackson Progress-Argus February 24, 1928
  Mr. W. L. Dodson Is Suddenly Stricken.
     Stricken with a sudden illness, Mr. W. L. Dodson, a well known citizen of Iron Springs district, expired at his home Wednesday night. He had been in his usual health during the day, ate a hearty supper and some time after retiring became seriously ill. He expired before medical assistance could be summoned.
     Mr. Dodson, who had been a rural mail carrier at Flovilla for the past eighteen years, was a highly respected citizen of the county. He was a son of the late Mr. A. H. Dodson and was related to a prominent Butts county family.
     He is survived by his wife, who before marriage was a Miss Thompson; several children; a brother, Mr. J. A. Dodson, of Atlanta, and a sister, Mrs. T. W. Fears, of Flovilla.
     Funeral services will be held Thursday at Union Ridge church, the arrangements to be announced later.

Dolvin, Carl
  The Jackson Progress-Argus January 30, 1925
Former Butts Citizen Killed By Automobile.
Carl Dolvin, Alderman in city of Atlanta, struck by car. Formerly resided at Indian Springs.
     Friends of Carl Dolvin, a former resident of Butts county, and alderman in the city of Atlanta, regret to know of his death which occurred Monday night when he was struck by an automobile in front of his home, 173 Dill Avenue, Atlanta. His skull was crushed and he was rushed to Grady hospital and died soon after being placed on the operating table.
     Mr. Dolvin, who was born in Greensboro, Ga., spent his boyhood at Indian Springs, where the family formerly resided. He moved to Atlanta a good many years ago and had taken an active part in the city's affairs, having served as an alderman several terms. He was alderman from the tenth ward at the time of his death. He was president of the Dolvin Realty Company and prominent in fraternal circles, being a Mason and Elk.
     He is survive by his widow and a daughter, Mrs. Guy Tarrance; two brothers, Oliver Dolvin, who was associated with him in business, and Paul Dolvin, of St. Louis; a sister, Mrs. E. A. Wills, of Stone Mountain.

Dolvin, Lannie Mrs.
  Butts County Progress April 15, 1910
Flovilla
     Mrs. Lannie Dolvin, who has been in failing health for several weeks, died at her home here on Saturday the 9th. Her remains were carried to Greensboro, Ga., Sunday morning for interment. She is survived by three sons and two daughters who have the sympathy of many friends in their bereavement.

Dolvin, Oliver
  Jackson Progress-Argus, September 11, 1952
Oliver Dolvin, 61, Called by Death
     Oliver Dolvin, 61, president of Dolvin Realty Company in Atlanta, and a former resident of Indian Springs, died in an Atlanta hospital September 3. Funeral services were held Friday at 11 at Spring Hill with Dr. J. W. O. McKibben and Dr. A. M. Pierce officiating. Burial was in Westview.
     Mr. Dolvin was born in Greensboro and had been a resident of Atlanta since 1909. He was a Mason and member of Haygood Memorial Methodist Church. He resided at Indian Springs before moving to Atlanta.
     Survivors are his wife, the former Miss Lily Cornell of Indian Springs; two sisters, Mrs. Nan Williams of Miami, and Mrs. E. A. Wells of Stone Mountain; several nieces and nephews.

Dominick, Col. Mrs.
The Jackson Argus June 11, 1896
     Mr. Jas. L. Hooten was called to Zebulon last Thursday on account of the illness of his sister, Mrs. Col. Dominick. She died Saturday and was buried the following day.

Dominy, Carris L.
Jackson Progress Argus 03 Sep 1980
Dominy Rites Held Tuesday
     Funeral services for C. L. Dominy of Jenkinsburg were held Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock in the chapel of Townsend Funeral Home in Dublin. Interment services were held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday in the City of Jenkinsburg cemetery, with the Rev. Phil DeMore officiating. Haisten Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements.
     Mr. Dominy died Sunday in Dublin following an apparent heart attack. A native of Dublin, he had lived for the past six years in Jenkinsburg.
     He was a retired employee of the State of Georgia Highway Department.
     Mr. Dominy is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Whitaker Dominy of Jenkinsburg.

Dominy, Ida Lee Ellington
Jackson Progress Argus 21 Mar 1979
Dominy Funeral Wednesday
     Funeral services for Mrs. Ida Lee Ellington Dominy, 92, of Dublin, were held Wednesday at Bethsaida Baptist Church, with interment following in Dublin Memorial Gardens.
     Mrs. Dominy, a lifelong resident of Laurens County, died Monday in a Dublin hospital. She was a member of the Bethsaida Baptist Church.
     Survivors include two sons, Carris L. Dominy of Jenkinsburg and Gary A. Dominy of Dublin; three daughters, Mrs. Evelyn D. Baker of Dublin, Mrs. M. H. Sikes of Cornelia and Mrs. B. H. Claxton of Hazlehurst; 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
     Townsend Brothers Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Donaldson, Bert
  The Jackson Progress-Argus August 6, 1926
Bert Donaldson Was Known Here.
Atlanta man regular attendant at Indian Springs Camp Meeting. Had cottage at camp ground.
     Bert Donaldson, investigator in the office of Solicitor General John A. Boykin, of Atlanta, who was shot to death in the Georgia Terrace Hotel on July 29, was well known in Butts county. He was a regular attendant at the annual meetings at the camp ground and the family had a cottage there. The slain man married a Mrs. Martin, whose parents were among the organizers of the Indian Springs Holiness camp ground. Regular attendants of the assembly recall Mr. and Mrs. Donaldson, who usually came down and spent the ten days of the meeting at their cottage.
     Donaldson, it was said, often led in the services. He led these services in such an impressive way that, it is declared, they stand out prominently in the memory of those attending. Following his conversion some ten or twelve years ago, Donaldson showed much interest in religious activities.
     Friends here who knew the Atlanta sleuth were pained to hear of the brutal and shocking crime.

Donnelly, Ignatius
  The Jackson Argus January 11, 1901
     Ignatius Donnelly is one of the prominent men who died last week. Mr. Donnelly must have been a good man. He is said to have been a "crank."

Dooley, Dorothy Boyd
Jackson Progress Argus 28 Jul 1993
     Dorothy Boyd Dooley, 73, of Monticello died Sun., July 25, at Jasper Memorial Hospital.
     Funeral services were held Tues., July 27, a t Monticello Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Jones officiating. Interment was in the Prospect Cemetery.
     Mrs. Dooley was a lifelong resident of Jasper County, daughter of the late Homer Troy and Maggie Hodges Boyd. She was a homemaker, widow of George Dooley, and was a member of the Monticello Baptist Church.
     Survivors include daughters Linda Woods of Monticello and Terry Tooke of Lake Sinclair; sons Harold Dooley of Monticello, Tommy Dooley of Lithonia, Troy Dooley of Marietta and Wayne Dooley of Jackson; brother Wilson Boyd of Cordell, Ok.; 16 grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren.
     Jordan Funeral Home in Monticello was in charge of arrangements.
     
Dooley, Sadie Head
Jackson Progress Argus 23 Dec 1992
     Sadie Head Dooley of Jackson died Suri., Dec. 20, at Westbury-Medical Care Home.
     Graveside services were held Tuesday at the Flippen United Methodist Church Cemetery in Henry County with Rev. Jim Cantrell officiating.
     Mrs. Dooley was born in Hall County, daughter of the late Noah Parks Head and the late Lillie Hulsey Head. She was the widow of Charles Franklin Dooley.
    She was a retired bookkeeper for the U. S. Government and was a member of the Jackson United Methodist Church.
    Survivors include daughter, Kathleen Blisner of Bellingham, Washington; stepson James H. Dooley of Lancaster, S. C; sister Marie Bland of Jackson; and two grandchildren.
    Haisten Funeral Home in Jackson was in charge of arrangements.

Dormandy, Elizabeth Jeane
Jackson Progress Argus 28 Dec 1988
     Elizabeth Jeane Dormandy Moore of Jenkinsburg died Tuesday after a long battle with cancer.
     The funeral will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Sherrell Funeral Home with burial in the Andersonville National Cemetery.
     Mrs. Moore, daughter of the late Harold and Sue Dormandy of Sylvania, was a 21- year employee of the Georgia Department of Revenue. A member of the Jenkinsburg United Methodist Church, she was active in the community and was a two-time past president of the Jenkinsburg Garden Club. She was also an active member of the Ladies of the Old Guard of the Gate City Guard. Mrs. Moore lived in East Point before moving to Jenkinsburg in 1974.
     Survivors include her husband, Retired Army Major Roy W. Moore; children, Beth Wilson of Chamblee, Randall W. Moore of Jackson, and Mary Sue Bryan of Grayson; three grandchildren, Tiffany Wilson, Jason Moore, and Erin Bryan; aunts, Billie Brodsky and Pearla Lou Freeman, both of Savannah; several nephews, nieces, and cousins.
     Sherrell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Dorner, Joe
Jackson Progress Argus 21 Nov 1974
Mr. Dorner, Buried In Forsyth
     Mr. Joe Dorner, 63, widely-known Forsyth businessman, died Friday morning, November 15th, at the Veteran's Administration Hospital in Atlanta. He had been at the hospital for the last two months or more, where he had undergone three operations.
     Mr. Dorner was born in Monroe County, son of the late Mr. John Dorner and Mrs. Margaret Roe Dorner.
     Mr. Dorner operated Dorner, and Son Dry Cleaners in Forsyth for more than, 30 years and was a member and deacon of the First Baptist Church of Forsyth.
     Memorial services were held at the First Baptist Church of Forsyth at 3:00 Sunday afternoon. Graveside services were conducted at 3:30 o'clock with the Rev. Don Shaddock, pastor of the First Baptist Church officiating, assisted by Dr. Harry V. Smith and Rev. Malcolm C. Davis.
     Mr. Dorner is survived by his widow, Mrs. Thelma Wade Dorner; one son, Joe Wade Dorner of Forsyth; one sister, Mrs. M. W. Carmichael of Jackson; four brothers, John Dorner, of Jacksonville, Fla., Frank Dorner of Greensboro, N.C., Marion Dorner of Forsyth, and Leon Dorner of Forsyth; four nephews and five nieces.

Dorner, John
Jackson Progress-Argus December 4, 1952
John Dorner, Forsyth Leader, Taken by Death
     Friends of Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Carmichael extend them sympathy in the death of Mrs. Carmichael's father, Mr. John Dorner which occurred Tuesday morning at his home in Forsyth. Long in ill health, he was critically ill for only a short time.
     Native of Germany, Mr. Dorner came to this country as a youth and had resided in Forsyth for a long period. He was active in the business and religious life of the community. He had often visited his daughter here and had many friends in Jackson who are sorry to learn of his death.
     Survivors are his wife and five sons, John Dorner Jr., Frank, Joe, Marion and Leon Dorner; one daughter, Mrs. M. W. Carmichael and several grandchildren.
     Funeral services were held Wednesday at 3 p.m. at the Forsyth Baptist Church. Burial was in the Forsyth cemetery.

Dorner, John
Jackson Progress Argus 07 Nov 1979
Dorner Rites Held Saturday
     Graveside services for John Dorner, 69, of Jacksonville, Fla., were held Saturday afternoon at 4 o'clock from the Forsyth City Cemetery.
     A native of Forsyth, Mr. Dorner was a retired bus driver, having been employed by Pace Bus Lines, of Jackson, and Greyhound Bus Lines. His death followed a lengthy period of declining health.
     Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Nell Dorner; a sister, Mrs. M. W. Carmichael, of Jackson; a son, John Dorner, Jr., of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; brothers, Marion Dorner and Leon Dorner, of Forsyth, and Frank Dorner, of Greensboro. N. C.

Dorner, Margaret Roe
Jackson Progress Argus 28 Feb 1974
Saturday Rites For Mrs. Dorner
     Graveside services for Mrs. Margaret Roe Dorner, 89, of Forsyth, who died Thursday, February 21st, after a long illness in the Monroe County Hospital, were held Saturday afternoon at 4:00 o'clock in the Forsyth City Cemetery. The Rev. Dan Shaddock and the Rev. Harry Smith officiated.
     Mrs. Dorner was a native of Pickens County, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ancil Roe. Mrs. Dorner had spent most of her life in Forsyth and was a member of the First Baptist Church of that city. She was the widow of Mr. John Dorner.
     Mrs. Dorner is survived by a daughter, Mrs. M. W. Carmichael of Jackson; five sons, John Dorner of Jacksonville, Florida; Frank Dorner of Greensboro, North Carolina; Joe Dorner, Leon Dorner, and Marion Dorner, all of Forsyth; ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Dorsett, Lu Mrs.
  The Jackson Argus January 6, 1899
An Aged Lady Dies.
     Mrs. Lu Dorsett of this county died last Monday night after a short illness. She was eighty-three years of age, and was a good woman. She made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Ned Giles, but at the time of her death was stopping with Tom Giles. She was the mother of Will Dorsett, the marshal at Flovilla.
Dorsett, William R.
Jackson Progress-Argus Dec 5, 1940
Mr. W. R. Dorsett Dies in Florida
     The death of Mr. William R. Dorsett, 88 years of age, occurred December 1 at 11:30 a. m. at his home in St. Petersburg, Fla., where he had resided for the past several years. Funeral services were held in St Petersburg. ,
     Mr. Dorsett was a former, resident of Butts county, living first at Flovilla and later in the High Falls community. He was a successful farmer and served as a bailiff and was a familiar figure in court circles a generation ago. Mr. Dorsett. had many friends here and was highly regarded. Several years ago the family moved to Florida for residence and made their home in St. Petersburg. He was a native of Jones county but had lived in Butts county most of his life. He was a member of Sandy Creek church.
     Surviving are his wife, the former Miss Laura Grant, of Butts county; two sons, Dozier P. Dorsett and Jesse Graydon Dorsett; three grandchildren, Frances, George and Jimmie Dorsett. Mr. Dorsett was a brother-in-law of Mr. D. V. Grant of Butts county.

Dorsey, Ashley Jefferson
Jackson Progress Argus 08 May 1969
A. J. Dorsey Buried Thursday
     Mr. Ashley Jefferson Dorsey, of 132 LePrade Road, Griffin, died early Wednesday morning at the Griffin Spalding County Hospital where he had been a patient for the last three days. Mr. Dorsey was the brother of Mrs. Johnnie Kelley of Jackson.
     Mr. Dorsey had made his home in Griffin for 45 years and was a retired employee of Dundee Mill No. One. He was a native of Tifton.
   Funeral services were conducted Thursday afternoon, May l, at four o'clock from the chapel of Pittman-Rawls Funeral Home with the Rev. J. J. Stephens officiating. Interment was in Griffin Memorial Gardens.
      Mr. Dorsey is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Mildred Royals, Mrs. Geraldine Harris and Mrs. Betty McMahon, all of Griffin; two sisters, Mrs. L. R. Jimmerson of Griffin and Mrs. Johnnie Kelley of Jackson; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

 Dorsey, Elvie Barnes
Jackson Progress Argus 08 Sep 1982
     Mrs. Elvie Barnes Dorsey, 81, died Monday night at Westbury Medical Care Horne in Jenkinsburg where she had lived for 5 years.
     A native of Butts County, Mrs. Dorsey was the daughter of the late John Washington Barnes and the late Sally Jinks Barnes. She was the widow of Horner L. Dorsey.
     Mrs. Dorsey resided in Griffin for many years before returning to Butts County.
     Survivors include a sister-in-law, Odessa Dorsey of Thomaston; a brother-in-law, Jack Brooks of Jackson; and several nieces and nephews.
     Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 in the chapel of Haisten Funeral Horne with Rev. Eddie Morgan officiating.
     Burial was in the Stark United Methodist Church cemetery.
     Haisten Funeral Horne of Jackson made the arrangements.

Dorton, Frank P.
Jackson Progress Argus 4 Nov 1932
Old Bethel Burial for Former Butts Citizen
     The death of Mr. F. P. Dorton, aged 79, a former resident of Butts county, occurred at his home in Griffin Saturday night at 8 o'clock.
     Death came after a period of declining health and illness of some time. Born in Henry county, Mr. Dorton resided in Butts for a good many years and while a resident here married Miss Teluthe King, sister of the late Mr. J. A. King. He had been living in Griffin for some time. Mr. Dorton was the oldest member of Old Bethel church. He was related to the Vaughn and other families of this section.
     Funeral services were held at Old Bethel church Monday morning at 11 o'clock, with Elder A. C. Elliott, of McDonough, and Rev. C. B. Bullard, of Griffin, officiating. Interment was in the family lot in the churchyard.
     Mr. Dorton is survived by five sons, Messrs. Frank Dorton, Eastman; Burl Dorton, Forsyth; Mack and Mattie Dorton, of Griffin; Madison Dorton, Fairfax, Ala.; four daughters, Mrs. W. M. Ingram, Mrs. Opal Collier, Mrs. Herbert Martin and Mrs. Emmett Pitts, of Griffin. Mrs. Tom McElroy, another daughter by a former marriage, resides at Thomaston.
     
Dorton, Mack Arthur
Jackson Progress Argus 01 Dec 1966
Mack A. Dorton Butts Native Dies in Griffin
     Mr. Mack Arthur Dorton 77 of 105 Georgia Avenue Griffin died Thursday morning at his residence following several years of declining health.
     A native of Butts County, Mr. Dorton was son of the late Franklin Pierce Dorton and Mrs. Talutha King Dorton. He had resided in Griffin 69 years and was e a retired employee of Rushton Mill.
     Funeral services were held Friday afternoon from Haisten's Chapel in Griffin with interment in Oak Hill Cemetery.
     He is survived by his widow a son, daughter, and one sister.

Doster, Madie Laura Auglin
Jackson Progress Argus 01 May 1975
Rites For Mrs. Doster In Atlanta
     Funeral services for Mrs. Bert B. Doster, 75, of Rt. 2 Jackson were held at 3 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the chapel of A. S. Turner and Sons Funeral Home with the Rev. Odeen McNeal officiating. Interment was in Melwood Cemetery.
     Mrs. Doster, the former Miss Madie Laura Auglin, died Sunday, April 27th.
     Mrs. Doster is survived by her husband; one daughter, Miss Lavonia Doster of Jackson; one sister, Mrs. Mattie Belk House of Jefferson; two brothers Jesse C. Auglin of Jefferson; and Monroe Auglin of Dallas, North Carolina.

Dotson, Bobby Taylor
Jackson Progress Argus 11 Aug 1982
     Jackson Lake was the scene of two deaths this weekend involving a Forest Park man and a seven year old local girl who died in two separate accidents.
     According to Sheriff Billy Leverette, Bobby Taylor Dotson, 23, of Forest Park was killed instantly Friday evening when he fell from a boat and the boat's propeller struck the victim's head.
     Leverette said Dotson was operating the boat which was pulling a skier identified as Robert Kent Campbell of Forest Park. According to the sheriff, it is believed Dotson turned the boat sharply, throwing himself into the water. As the boat turned, the propeller struck Dotson's head. Campbell was not injured Leverette said.
     Dotson's body was recovered about 11 p.m. Friday night, about 21/2. hours after the sheriff's department received the call. The local rescue squad, the Game and Fish Department, and the sheriff's department performed the dragging operations which led to the recovery of the body.
     Butts County coroner Rick Ballard said Dotson's death was ruled accidental.

Dotson, Jeffery Daniel
Jackson Progress Argus 11 Mar 1965
Two Children of Locust Grove Died Wednesday
     Two infant children from Locust Grove were dead on arrival at Sylvan Grove Hospital on Wednesday of last week. Their deaths were not believed related however.
    Jeffery Daniel Dotson, five-week-old son of Mr. and Mrs. David Victor Dotson of Locust Grove, was the name of one of the children. His body was carried to McDonald Chapel in Griffin where funeral services were conducted last Thursday from the West Griffin Baptist Church. Burial was in Griffin Memorial Gardens.
    The other child was a Negro. Linn Ann Hector, four-months-old daughter of Ernest Hector, was also pronounced dead on arrival. Spear and Spear of McDonough had charge of arrangements.
     
Douglas, Anice
Jackson Progress-Argus, February 20, 1947.
Miss Anice Douglas Died Monday in Rome Hospital.
     Friends here were grieved to learn of the death of Miss Anice Douglas, a former resident of Jackson, which occurred Monday in a Rome hospital. During her residence here Miss Douglas endeared herself to a host of friends.
     Graveside services were held a Riverside in Macon at 4 p.m. Tuesday. Mrs. Odum Willingham, Miss Pauline Mallet and Miss Grace Garlington attended the funeral.

Douglas, Annie B.
Jackson Progress Argus 14 Feb 1990
     Annie B. Douglas, 62, of Route 2, Forsyth, died Feb. 8 at the Monroe County Hospital.
     The funeral was held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Mount Zion A.M.E. Church with the Rev. William George officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
     Mrs. Douglas was born in Butts County, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Slaton. She was a member of the Mount Zion A.M.E. Church.
     Survivors include her husband, James Douglas; sons, John Arthur and Larry Douglas; daughters, Annie Will Head and Dorothy Mae Hartford; 12 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; sons-in-law, Robert Head Jr. and Eugene Hartford; sisters, Daisy Mae Scott, Lucy Mae Spann, Mattie Slaton, and Nellie Pye; several nephews and nieces.
     Trimier - Jackson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Douglas, Elroy
Jackson Progress Argus 11 Mar 1992
     Mr. Elroy Douglas, 73, of 232 Carter Avenue in Jackson died March 3 at AMI Spalding Regional Hospital.
     The funeral was Saturday, March 7, in the Abe Trimier Chapel of Trimier Funeral Home in Jackson, with the Rev. C. F. Barlow officiating. Interment was in Macedonia cemetery.
     Mr. Douglas was born in Butts County, son of the late Milton and Tennis Douglas.
     Survivors include his sisters, Ella Grier of Jackson, Clara Weeks of Conyers, and Mary Fannie of Atlanta.
     Trimier Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Douglas, Johnny
Jackson Progress Argus 22 Jul 1971
Shotgun Blast Ends life Of Negro Man
     Bad feelings between two young Negro men erupted into violence Saturday night at a Sandy Creek juke joint with the result that Johnny Douglas, 20, was instantly killed by a shotgun blast in the head with Eddie James Webb, 23, lodged in Butts County jail on a warrant charging murder. Both men resided at Flovilla, Route 1.
     Butts County Sheriff Hugh Polk investigated the shooting and stated that he had been told that ill feelings between the two men had existed for several years. In a statement to law officials Webb said that he had come out of the juke joint and had gone to the rear of the house to relieve himself when Douglas came around the corner of the house. He spoke to Douglas after which Douglas withdrew Webb said he went to a friend's car and obtained a 16 gauge shotgun and placed the gun beside the house. In a short time Douglas came onto the porch and down the steps with the shooting taking place in the front yard a few feet from the steps. Webb told officers that he picked up the gun and shot Douglas in the left ear at the distance of only a few feet. The charge killed him instantly. The body was taken, however, to Sylvan Grove Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival by the physician on duty.
     Following the shooting, according to Sheriff Polk, Webb dropped the gun and ran to the nearby residence of Hattie Mae Watson where he reportedly asked the woman to drive him to the County Jail where he surrendered some 30 to 40 minutes later,
     Sheriff Polk said that he searched Douglas' body at the hospital and found that he had no weapon or knife on him. Sheriff Polk said the shooting happened between 10:30 and 10:45 Saturday night at the juke joint which he stated was owned by Robert Douglas.

Douglas, Johnny
Jackson Progress Argus 24 Oct 1990
     Johnny Douglas, 30, of Watkins Road in Flovilla died Oct. 16 at Sylvan Grove Hospital in Jackson.
     Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 20, at Antioch Baptist Church in Monroe County, with the Rev. H. R. Wright officiating. Burial was in the church's cemetery.
     Mr. Douglas was born in Butts County, the son of Viola McDowell Douglas and the late Lenton Douglas Sr.
     A 198 graduate of Jackson High School, he was a member of Antioch Baptist Church and served in the U.S. Marines.
     Survivors include his mother, Viola Douglas; brothers, Willie Watson of Jackson, Robert Douglas of Jenkinsburg, Lenton Douglas Jr., Thomas Douglas and James Douglas, all of Flovilla; sisters. Annie R. Taylor of Jenkinsburg, Shirley Watts, Jeanette Head, Ruby Douglas, Leotha Thurman and Mazal Mayfield, all of Jackson, and Sonjia Goodrum of Flovilla; six brothers-in-law, five sisters-in-law, and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
     Trimier - Jackson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Douglas, Lucy Dozier
Jackson Progress-Argus 23 Jan 1941
Rites Monday for Mrs. Lucy Douglas
     Graveside rites for Mrs. Lacy Dozier Douglas were held at the Flovilla cemetery Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Burial was in the family lot, with Thornton Funeral Homes in charge of arrangements.
     Mrs. Douglas, former resident of Flovilla and member of prominent Jasper and Butts county families, died Saturday night at her home in Rome after a long illness.
     She was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Dozier, esteemed residents of Flovilla for many years where her father was a widely known banker and business leader. Several years ago she removed to Atlanta for residence and still later to Rome where she made her home with her brother, Mr. W. A. Dozier, prominent insurance executive.
     Mrs. Douglas, widow of Mr., Robert Douglas, took an active part in civic and patriotic affairs. She was a member of the Flovilla chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy, and the William Mcintosh chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
     She is survived by her brother, Mr. W. A. Dozier, of Rome; two sisters, Mrs. B. F. Walker of Roberta and Miss Mariamne Dozier of New York City; a nephew, Dozier Walker, of North Carolina.
     Funeral services were held at the home in Rome Monday at 10:80 a. m. with the Rev. J. F. Davis of Carrollton and the Rev. George M. Acree of Rome officiating. The pallbearers were Geston Garner, W. F. DeLamar, C. H. Langston, E. H. Hartman, R. L. Lyscomb, C. B. Plexico. Friends, relatives and organizations attested their affection by beautiful floral offerings.

Douglas, Rollie Joe
Jackson Progress Argus 02 Mar 1983
     Rollie Joe Douglas, 81, of Westbury Nursing Home died Feb. 18 following a brief illness.
     Mr. Douglas was born in Monroe County, son of the late Tal and Cora Douglas. He was a member of Antioch Baptist Church.
     Survivors include nine daughters and four sons; brothers, Robert Douglas of Atlanta and John Douglas of Cleveland Ohio; sisters, Mrs. Azzlea McDowell of Atlanta and Mrs. Leola Grier of Jackson; four daughters-in-law, five sons-in-law; 45 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
     Services were held Feb. 20 at 2:30 p. m, at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Cork with the Rev. H. R. Wright officiating. Burial was in the Flovilla cemetery.
     Trimier-Jackson Funeral Services was in charge of arrangements.

Douglas, Sadie McDowell
Jackson Progress Argus 02 Mar1983
     Mrs. Sadie McDowell Douglas, 76, of Westbury Nursing Home died Feb. 21 following a brief illness .
     A native of Monroe County, Mrs. Douglas was the daughter of the late Robert and Lizzie McDowell. She was a member of St. Paul Baptist Church.
     Survivors include nine daughters, Mrs. Sara Mae Collins, Mrs. Grace Fletcher, Ms. Helen Douglas and Ms. Ellen Douglas, all of Jackson, Mrs. Lemon Watson of Flovilla, Mrs. Katherine Lamar, Mrs. Lizzie Carter, Mrs. Doris Ross, and Mrs. Sadie Lee Moore, all of Atlanta; four sons, R. J. Douglas, Grady Douglas, J. W. Douglas, and Joe Douglas, all of Atlanta; five sons-in-law, four daughters-in-law, 45 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
     Services were held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Cork with the Rev, H. L. Colvard officiating. Burial was in the Flo- villa cemetery.
     Trimier-Jackson Funeral Services was in charge of arrangements.

Douglas, Valdora White
Jackson Progress Argus 19 Jul 1989
     Valdora White Douglas, 73, of 976 Kirkwood Ave., Atlanta,, died July 12 at Grady Hospital.
     The funeral was held Sunday at 2:30 at the South River Baptist Church in Butts County with the Rev. C. English officiating. Burial was in the Bold Springs cemetery in Butts County.
     Mrs. Douglas was born in Butts County, daughter of Charlie and Kittie White. She was a member of South River Baptist Church.
     Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Monroe and Eva Mae Clark of Atlanta; sister, Daisy Pittman of Atlanta; grandchildren, Howard Douglas, Juanita Douglas, and Curtis Clark, all of Atlanta; 10 greatgrandchildren; nephews and nieces.
     Trimier - Jackson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Douglas, William F.
Jackson Record Jan 11 1907
Death of W. F. Douglas
     On last Saturday night William Douglas died of Pneumonia at the home of his daughter in Tenn. Judge Douglas was born in Butts Co and was about sixty years old and the whole of a long an useful life he has spent among the people of Butts County.
     The wife and three Children survive Charlie who lives in Anniston, Ala., Mrs. Mattie Cunningham, Dayton, Tenn. and Mrs. Nell Park of Newborn N. C.
     William Douglas was amodg [sic] the last of those Gentlemen of the old school, Courtly, Peerless Christian like; one of those old land marks that are so fast disapparing [sic] and that have done so much and stood for so much in the grand old State.
     The people of Butts County and Flovilla where he lived extend their heart felt sympathies to the stricken family.
     Junge [sic] Douglas was a nephew of Jackson's grand old lady Mrs. Martha Respress. The interment was in Dayton Tenn.

Douglas, Willie Mae Russell
Jackson Progress Argus 11 July 1979
Douglas Rites Held Tuesday
    Funeral services for Mrs. Willie Mae Russell Douglas of Rt. 1, Jackson, were held Tuesday, July 3rd, at 2 o'clock from the Macedonia Baptist Church, with the Rev. C. R. Sheridan officiating. Interment was in Macedonia Cemetery
    Mrs.Douglas died unexpectedly June 29th at her residence. She was the daughter of the late Mr. Willie.Russell and Mrs. Dessenia Gaye Rusussell.
    She is survived by her husband, Mr. Elroy Douglas: her mother, Mrs. Dessenia Russell; two brothers, Mr. James Russell of Baltimore, Md. and Mr. Raymond Russell of Chattanooga Tenn.,
    Abe Trimier Funeral Home of Jackson was in charge of arrangements.

Douglas, Willie Otis
Jackson Progress Argus 16 Feb 1994
     Willie Otis Douglas of Jackson died Fri., Jan. 28, at Henry General Hospital.
     Funeral services were held Tues., Feb. 1, at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church with Rev. H. R. Wright officiating. Interment was in the China Grove Cemetery.
     Mr. Douglas was born April 24, 1940 in Butts County, son of the late Lenton Douglas, and Jessie Mae Watson.
     He was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church.
     Survivors include daughters, Joyce Goodrum artd Vanessa Douglas, both of Morrow and Phyllis Douglas of Forest Park; sons, Willie Douglas Jr. of Ellenwood and Lt. Randy Alexander of Jacksonville, Fla.; sisters, Annie Ruth Taylor of Jenkinslaurg and Shirley Watts, Jeanette Head, Ruby Douglas, Leotha Thurman and Mozal Mayfield, all of Jackson, and Sonjia Goodrum of Flovilla; brothers, Lenton, Thomas and James Douglas, all of Flovilla, and Robert Douglas of Jenkinsburg; eight grandchildren; one great grandchild; three aunts; one uncle; and several nieces and nephews.
     Trimier Funeral Home of Jackson was in charge of arrangements.

Douglass, Robert A.
  The Jackson Argus August 15, 1902
     All Jackson grieved Monday, to learn of the death of Robert A. Douglas, which occurred in Columbia last Sunday (see notice elsewhere). The remains were brought to Jackson for burial Tuesday, and followed to their last resting place by a large party of relatives and friends. Bob Douglas was a good, clever man, and all of Jackson joins The Argus in sympathy for the bereaved.

The Jackson Argus August 15, 1902
Columbia, S. C., August 12th.
     The death of R. A. Douglas occurred here on Sunday last. Mr. Douglas belonged to one of the best known families in Georgia, coming originally from Jackson, Ga. For fourteen years he was connected with the N. K. Fairbanks Company as a traveling salesman and visited Atlanta frequently. Some years ago he was forced to give up his position on account of ill health, and it was not until the first of this year that he was able to again engage in business. About May 1st he became connected with the Coca-Cola Bottling Company, with headquarters here. The remains will be taken to Jackson, Ga., for burial.
Wednesday's Atlanta Constitution.
The Jackson Argus September 12, 1902
In Memory of Robert Douglass.
To the Editor of The Argus.
     Please allow me space to give a few thoughts in memory of our young friend R. A. Douglass, who died in Columbia, S.C., August 10th, 1902.
     In the evolution and progress of affairs which brought The Argus from a small beginning to its present field of usefulness, Robert did an important part. Full of energy, social bearing and obliging nature made him friends every where he was known. His acquaintance was not limited by state lines; having been "on the road" as a commercial traveler for a number of years, his acquaintance was national. Chicago, Baltimore, New York, New Orleans, Birmingham and Atlanta were, in part, his home.
     In his buoyant spirit, tireless energy and blameless will, he lived out his three score and ten years in half the time. Apparently in the full vigor of young manhood, he was something over one year ago stricken with paralysis, from which he never fully recovered, and from the second stroke of which he died.
     It was so sad to have one so full of promise stricken in the full vigor of young manhood, but He who doeth things in mercy knew what was best.
     Robert A. Douglass had friends to mourn his death wherever he was known. Raised in the lap of prayer, guided to young manhood by a mother's prayer, and shielded by the armor of a mother's prayer until called from earth to another life, we have an abiding faith that all is well. That calm resignation with which he met the first stroke and the subsequent afflictions gave ample proof that he realized that it was a warning in mercy sent. Always anxious to be up and doing, but never murmuring at his affliction. But in that energetic, active and towering mind a great change had been wrought. To that devoted young wife, mother and father, brother and sisters he never told what he felt.
     He knew the great change was soon to come, when he would be called to meet loved ones on the other side.
     A good citizen, a devoted husband, a dutiful son and an affectionate brother has been called away, but we must accept the bereavement with that same calm resignation that he met the summons to go. Although our young friend has been called away, his unselfish deeds, his pleasant manner and true friendship will live on and on in our memory until we meet again. No word or thought from us can ease the sorrowing hearts of the bereaved ones. We can only weep with them. W. F. S.
Flovilla, Ga., August 27, 1902.

Dover, John David
Jackson Progress Argus 19 Aug 1981
John Dover Was Buried Friday
     Funeral services for John David Dover, 63, of 203 Franklin Street, were held Friday morning at 11 o'clock from the chapel of Sherrell Funeral Home. The Rev. A. L. Price and Rev. James Burleson officiated and interment was in the Jackson city cemetery under the direction of Sherrell Funeral Home.
     Mr. Dover died unexpectedly at his residence early Wednesday morning, the apparent victim of a heart attack.
     He was a native of Jasper County, son of the late Awes Dover and Mrs. Ruth Alexander Dover. He was employed by Collins Trucking Company of Jackson and was a veteran of World War II.
     Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Glennis Price Dover; a son, David Dover of Milledgeville; a daughter, Mrs. Debbie Conway of Macon; three sisters, Mrs. Martha Gordon of Hillsboro, Mrs. Vern Petrino of Trenton, N.J. and Mrs. Sarah Phillips of Atlanta; two brothers, Strib Dover of Hillsboro and Ben Hill Dover of Jackson; a granddaughter, Dandy Dover of Jackson; several nieces and nephews.
     Pallbearers were Sammy Webb, Rudy Mangham, Barney Wilder, Gerald Cleveland, Warren Autrey and Snookie Turner.

Dover, Ruth Alexander
Jackson Progress Argus 21 Nov 1957
Sudden Illness Fatal To Mrs. Ruth A. Dover
     Jackson friends of Ben Hill Dover and John David Dover and their families sympathise with them in the death of their mother, Mrs. Ruth A. Dover, 67, of Hillsboro, who succumbed Saturday morning following a sudden illness.
     Stricken early Saturday morning at her Hillsboro home, she reportedly died while enroute to a Macon hospital.
     Funeral services for Mrs. Dover were held at three o'clock Monday afternoon at the Hillsboro Methodist Church with the Rev. Rural Westbrook officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.
     She is survived by three sons, John David Dover and Ben Hill Dover of Jackson, and Stribling Dover of Hillsboro; three daughters, Mrs. Henry Gordon and Mrs. Sara Austen of Hillsboro and Mrs. Vera Petrino of Trenton, N. J.; two sisters, Mrs. Fanny Holland, Morgantown, N. C.; Miss Corrie Alexander, Hillsboro; three brothers, John Alexander of Hillsboro and Ike Alexander and Tom Alexander of Macon.

Dovie, Perdue Jinks Evett
Jackson Progress Argus 17 Dec 1986
     Dovie Perdue Jinks Evett, 94, formerly of Covington Highway, Jackson, died Thursday evening at Westbury Medical Care Home in Jenkinsburg where she had lived since March.
     Graveside services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Jackson cemetery with the Rev. Mack Tribble officiating.
     Mrs. Evett was born Oct. 31, 1892, in Butts County, daughter of the late Marshall Edgar Perdue and Miranda Heath Perdue. She was first married to the late W. W. Jinks and after his death to Gene Evett who died in 1973. She was a member of the Jackson United Methodist Church and the Jeptha Chapter No. 252, Order of the Eastern Star.
     Survivors include two daughters, Geraldine J. Henderson of Gray and Naomi J. Pope of Jonesboro; five grandchildren, Mary Zane Swearingen and Norma Dean Walton, both of Jackson, Herald Henderson Jr. of Gray, Billy Pope of Atlanta, and Carol Lovingood of Jonesboro; 12 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren.
     Haisten Funeral Home of Jackson was in charge of arrangements.

Downing, Lillie H.
Jackson Progress Argus 20 Oct 1977
Mrs. Downing Was Buried Here Friday
     Mrs. Lillie H. Downing, 84, of Atlanta, passed away early Thursday morning, October 13th, following a period of declining health.
     A native of Butts County, she was daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Newton J. Harmon.
     Graveside services were conducted Friday morning at 11 o'clock from the Jackson City Cemetery under the direction of Carmichael Funeral Home.
     Mrs. Harmon is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Eudy of Atlanta; one brother, N. Judson Harmon, of Atlanta; three sisters, Mrs. Emma Owen and Mrs. Ina Linton, both of Atlanta, and Mrs. John ( Nina) Vickers of Charlotte, N. C.
     
Downing, Van Hill
Jackson Progress Argus, August 9, 1945.
Rites Wednesday for Mr. Downing.
     Graveside services for Van Hill Downing, 63 years of age, former resident of Jackson, who died August 6 at his home in Raleigh, N. C., were held at the Jackson cemetery Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. Rev W. S. Norton of the Methodist church officiated and burial was ion the family lot.
     Mr. Downing had been in feeble health for several years. Native of Van Feet, Miss., he was telegraph operator for Western Union here a bout thirty years ago. During his residence here he made a host of friends. He was a member of the Methodist church.
     In addition to his wife, the former Miss Lillie Harmon of Jackson, he is survived by one sister, Mrs. Thomas F. Parker of Bessemer, Ala.; one brother, C. R. Downing of Erle, Pa., and an aunt, Mrs. M. A. Downing of Bessemer, Ala.

Downs, Frances Katherine Pope
Jackson Progress Argus 01 Jun 1950
Mrs. H. S. Downs Called by Death
     Mrs. Frances Pope Downs, widow of the late Mr. H. S. Downs, died in a private hospital in Atlanta at 5:15 on May 25 after a long illness.
     Mrs. Downs, 71 years of age, who had lived in Jackson for several years, was one of the community's widely beloved women. She was a member of the Jackson Methodist church and as long as health permitted took a leading part in church affairs.
     Member of prominent Jasper county families, she was a daughter of the late C. W. Pope and Mary Hunter Pope of Monticello. The family moved here more than thirty years ago and until his death a few years ago Mr. Downs was active in business affairs.
     Survivors are two daughters, Miss Mary Downs of Jackson and Mrs. W. C. Dailey of Flippen; four sisters, Mrs. Arthur Smith and Mrs. B. L.

                Downs, Howard Shelley
Jackson Progress Argus, February 8, 1945.
H. S. Downs, 66, Beloved Citizen, Called by Death.
     Howard Shelley Downs, 66 year of age, prominent resident of Jackson, died at his home on north Mulberry street after an illness of two or three weeks. Before the holidays he suffered from influenza and recently complications that hastened the end.
     Born in Rockdale county April 10, 1879, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Shelley P. Downs, Mr. Downs formerly resided in Monticello. Moving to Jackson years ago he became actively identified with the business and religious life of the community. He was formerly connected with the firm of Carmichael-Mallet Company and for the past several years had charge of the shoe department of Etheridge-Smith Company. As a salesman he was widely known and popular because of his uniform tact, patience and courtesy.
     Mr. Downs was actively identified with the Jackson Methodist church and was treasurer for the board of stewards. He gave years of faithful effort to serving the church and was recognized as one of the most influential members. He was a member of the church choir.
     He had many friends throughout the community who regret the death of this religious and business leader.
     Funeral services were held a the Jackson Methodist church Sunday afternoon with Rev. W. S. Norton, pastor, Rev. Augustus Ernest, former Jackson pastor, and Rev. John Maxwell of Stockbridge officiating. The board of stewards furnished the active and honorary pallbearers. The services were marked by a large attendance of of relatives and friends who sent lovely floral offerings as a token of affection.
     Burial was in the Jackson cemetery with Thornton Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
     Survivors are his wife, the former Miss Kate Pope of Monticello; two daughters, Mrs. Mattie Downs Thomas of Stockbridge and Miss Mary Downs of Jackson; a son-in-law, M. L. Thomas of Stockbridge; two sisters, Mrs. S. J. Kelly of Conyers; Mrs. J. P. Malone of Rome; three brothers, T. P. Downs of Gainesville, Fla.; V. G. Downs of Covington and Rev. M. L. Downs, Preston, Cuba, and several nieces and nephews.

Downs, Jim
Jackson Progress Argus 27 May 1943
Rites Tuesday Monticello For Mr. Jim Downs
     Friends of Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Downs and family extend them sympathy in the death Mr. Downs' brother, Mr. Jim Downs, 75, which occurred Sunday in a hospital in Cordele. He had been ill since January and was making his home with a son, Bradley Downs, in Cordele.
     Born in Jasper county, son of Mr. and Mrs. S. P. Downs, he served for 40 years or more with Benton Supply Co. and retired from active business sometime ago. He was a member of the Monticello Methodist church and was connected with widely known families of this section.
     Funeral services were held at the Monticello Methodist church Tuesday at 11 a. m. with Rev. Augustus Ernest officiating. Burial was in Westview cemetery.
     Survivors are two sons, Bradley Downs, Cordele; Leward Downs, Hot Springs, Ark.; two daughters, Mrs. Ed Spivey, Wilson, N. C.; Mrs. O. J. Miles, Washington, D. C; two sisters, Mrs. S. J. Kelley, Conyers; Mrs. J. E. Malone, Rome; four brothers, V. G. Downs, Covington; Tom Downs, Gainesville, Fla.; H. S. Downs, Jackson and Marvin Downs, Preston, Cuba.

Downs, Mary Elizabeth
Jackson Progress Argus 25 May 1978
Miss Downs Died Tuesday At Her Home
     Miss Mary Elizabeth Downs of 554 McDonough Road, Jackson, died early Tuesday morning at her residence. She was a native of Jasper County.
     Daughter of the late Howard Shelley Downs and the late Katie Pope Downs, she was employed by the City of Jackson for 25 years prior to her retirement about fifteen years ago. She was a member of the Jackson United Methodist Church, the William McIntosh Chapter of the DAR, and was a former member of the Jackson Business and Professional Women's Club.
     Miss Downs is survived by a sister, Mrs. Mattie Downs Dailey, of Jackson; a nephew, Harold Dailey, of McDonough; and several cousins.
     Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon at three o'clock from the chapel of Haisten Funeral Home with the Rev. Phil DeMore, pastor, officiating. Interment was in Jackson City Cemetery.

Doyle, Doris
Doyle Rites Were Held Tuesday Jackson Progress Argus 28 Mar 1979
     Funeral services for Ms. Doris Doyle of 1716 Simpson Rd, Atlanta, were held Tuesday, March 20 at 2 o'clock from the Allen Temple AM.E. Church in Atlanta with the Rev. A. R. Smith officiating. Interment was in Southview Cemetery.
     Ms. Doyle died March 16th at Grady hospital in Atlanta.
     She is survived by her father, Joseph S Doyle, son, Charles E. Doyle; sister, Mrs. Lucia Moore; brother, Joseph S. Doyle Jr.: grandson, Sherman Doyle, all of Atlanta, the Trimier family of Jackson and a host of her relatives and friends
     Abe Trimier Funeral Home of .Jackson was in charge of arrangements.

Dozier, J. O.
  Butts County Progress December 30, 1910
Death Claims Prominent Young Flovilla Citizen
     The death of Mr. J. O. Dozier, aged 28, took place at the home of his parents at Flovilla Wednesday night at 6 o'clock. Death followed an illness of sometime and was due to a complication of diseases.
     Mr. Dozier is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Dozier, one brother, Mr. W. A. Dozier, of Macon, four sisters, Mrs. Lucy Dozier Douglas, Misses Marianne, Lula Dozier, of Flovilla and Mrs. D. E. Walker, of Roberts.
     The funeral was held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon from the family residence. The services were conducted by Rev. J. A. Sprayberry.
     Mr. Dozier was a prominent young man of bright prospects and news of his death will cause general regret in a large circle of friends.
  
Dozier, John W.
  The Jackson Progress-Argus June 9, 1960
Atlanta Man Dies Of Heart Attack On Ocmulgee.
     A pleasant afternoon of fishing for two Atlanta men in the Ocmulgee River below the Jackson Dam late Wednesday afternoon, June 1, turned into tragedy when John W. Dozier, 64, 1436 Lakewood Ave. SE, apparently suffered a heart attack and toppled from the boat into the river.
     His fishing companion, E. M. Barr, also of Atlanta, with the assistance of two other anglers in a nearby boat, quickly pulled Mr. Dozier back into the boat, but he expired before reaching the nearest bank. His body was taken by Haisten ambulance to Monticello since the scene of the mishap was in Jasper county.
     Funeral services for Mr. Dozier were held Friday afternoon at Spring Hill with the Rev. W. L. Rainwater and the Rev. Clarence Sessions officiating. Interment was in Westview cemetery.
  
Dozier, Lula B
Jackson Progress-Argus Oct 12, 1939
Miss Lula Dozier Claimed by Death
     The death of Miss Lula B. Dozier, former resident of' Flovilla, and daughter of the late Mr. W. B. Dozier, pioneer Butts county banker and Mrs. Sarah Flournoy Dozier, occurred early Friday at her home, 985 Drewery street, N. E . Atlanta. She was connected with noted middle Georgia families who were intimately associated with the development, of this section. Until a few years ago the family resided at Flovilla but in recent years have been residents of Atlanta.
     Miss Dozier was a member of the Methodist church, was a member of the William Mcintosh chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution and of the Flovilla U. D. C. chapter. She had many friends here who were sorry to learn of her death.
     Surviving are her brother, Mr. W. A. Dozier, former Butts county business and civic leader and now an insurance official in Atlanta; her sisters, Mrs. Lucy Dozier Douglas, of Atlanta; Mrs. Ben F. Walker, of Roberta, and Miss Mariamne Dozier, of New York City; a nephew, Dozier K. Walker, of Concord, N. C.
     Funeral services were held at t he home Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock and Rev. J . J. Copeland, pastor of the Cascade Methodist church and former pastor of the Flovilla Methodist church, officiated. Pallbearers were W. F. DeLamar, Dr. Ben T. Carter, Wilma A. Dozier, J. Olin Drew, Gabe A. Cohen and T. M. Hughes. Interment was in the Flovilla cemetery at 4 o'clock, with Thornton Funeral homes in charge of arrangements.

Dozier, Sara Maddox Flournoy
Jackson Progress Argus November 29, 1929
Death Summons Comes to Mrs. W. B. Dozier
     Many friends in Butts county and throughout Georgia were saddened to learn of the passing of Mrs. W. B. Dozier at her home in Flovilla early Tuesday night. She had been seriously ill for several weeks and recently her condition had been grave. Death did not come as a surprise but brought sincere sorrow to a wide circle of friends.
     Mrs. Dozier was one of Butts County's most prominent and widely beloved women. Born May 31, 1856, she was in her 73rd year. Before her marriage she was Miss Sara Maddox Flournoy of Monticello, member of an old and distinguished Georgia family. The family has resided in Butts county for a long number of years and has been active and prominent in all movement looking to the improvement of the community.
     Mrs. Dozier was a devoted member at the Flovilla Methodist church and took a active interest in church and religious work. She possessed the grace and charm of manner that made the women of the Old South so universally beloved. Endowed with a brilliant intellect, she exerted a profound influence over her family, friends, and acquaintance. She was widow of the late Mr. W. B. Dozier, pioneer Butts county banker and business man, who preceded her in death several years.
     The surviving relatives are Mrs. Lucy Dozier Douglas, Miss Lula Dozier and Mr. W. A. Dozier of Flovilla; Mrs. Ben F. Walker, of Roberta, Miss Marianne Dozier of New York City; one grandson, Dozier K. Walker, of Wilmington, N.C. Mrs. Dozier is prominent in the business world is a past president of the Kiwanis club of Jackson, a past lieutenant governor of the central division and former secretary of the Georgia district of Kiwanis International. Miss Marianne Dozier is a member of the Metropolitan Opera Company in New York and has had a successful and brilliant career as a concert singer.
     Funeral services were to be held from the home Wednesday afternoon at 3:00, Eastern time. Rev. Thomas M. Callaway of the First Baptist church of Jackson will officiate and the graveside services will be in charge of Rev. J. F. Davis of Flovilla Methodist church. The body will be laid to rest in the family lot in the Flovilla Cemetery.
Jackson Progress Argus December 6, 1929
Mrs. W. B. Dozier Laid to Rest in Flovilla Cemetery.
     Funeral services for Mrs. W. B. Dozier, prominent and beloved woman whose death occurred November 26, were held at the home in Flovilla Wednesday afternoon at 5:30 o'clock. Rev. J. F. Davis, pastor of the Flovilla Methodist church and Rev. Thomas M. Callaway, pastor of the First Baptist church of Jackson, officiated.
     A large number of relatives and friends, including visitors from several Georgia cities, gathered to pay a tribute of respect to this splendid christian character. The floral offerings were numerous and beautiful attesting to the love of relatives, friends and organizations.
     The pallbearers were Messrs, Miller Ogletree, Carl Funderburk, Dr. R. B. Thompson, C. B. Plexico, W. B. Thompson, O. A. Pounds, P. H. Weaver, W. B. Roper.
     Interment was in the family lot in the Flovilla cemetery.

Dozier, W. B.
  The Jackson Progress-Argus January 30, 1925
Mr. W. B. Dozier Yields To Death.
Prominent banker and well known business man had long been identified with county's upbuilding.
     The death of Mr. W. B. Dozier, one of Butts county's most prominent bankers and business men, occurred at his home at Flovilla Wednesday morning at 7:45 o'clock.
     His passing, while not coming as a surprise, caused sincere regret to host of friends over the county.
     Mr. Dozier's last illness dated from the past November, when he was stricken. Since that time his health has been a matter of concern to the family and friends and for the past few days he had been gradually sinking. Members of the family who had been prepared for the end were at the bedside when he passed away.
     Mr. Dozier had long been identified with the progress, growth and upbuilding of the county and his death removes one of the leading citizens of this section. He was born January 20, 1850 in Jasper county and recently celebrated his seventy-fifth birthday. He had been a resident of Butts county for more than forty years. Moving to Flovilla he was for a time engaged in the mercantile business and in 1895 established a private bank which was operated under the name of W. B. Dozier, Banker. He was one of the organizers of the Flovilla Methodist church, and had manifested much interest in religious and civic affairs. In addition to his banking interests he owned large holdings of farm property in Butts and Jasper counties.
     He was a man of strict integrity and upright motives and all his business relations showed the sterling qualities of his character. He was the last surviving member of an old and prominent Middle Georgia family that has played an important part in the development of this section. Mr. Dozier was held in high esteem by all his associates and his passing is a personal loss to the scores of friends.
     He is survived by his wife, who was a Miss Flourney, of Jasper county, five children, Mrs. Lucy Dozier Douglas, Miss Lula Dozier and Mr. W. A. Dozier, past president of the Kiwanis club of Jackson and one of Butts county's most prominent young business men, of Flovilla; Mr. B. F. Walker, of Roberta, and Mrs. Marianne Dozier, of New York City.
     The funeral was held from the residence Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock and his pastor, Rev. J. E. Cline, of the Flovilla Methodist church, conducted the services. The esteem of countless friends was shown in the lovely floral offerings. The Kiwanis Club of Jackson and other organizations sent handsome designs. Interment was in the family lot in the Flovilla cemetery.
     The pallbearers were Messrs. G. B. Plexico, E. R. Edwards, A. B. Lindsey, Miller Ogletree, J. W. O'Neal Dozier, R. Walker.
  
Drain, Ellen
Jackson Progress-Argus, October 8, 1953
Negress Victim Stabbing After Triangle Feud
     Ellen Drain, Negro woman in her thirties, is dead as the result of stabbing wounds inflicted early Sunday, and Eva Allen, Negress, is held in the Butts county jail on a charge of murder, Sheriff J. D. Pope said Monday.
     Cause of the stabbing was a triangle love affair, Sheriff Pope declared.
     The victim was pronounced dead upon arrival at a doctor's office. She was stabbed several times with what appeared to be a pocket knife.
     The killing occurred ion the Ray Saunders farm at home of Bub Head.
     The Allen woman was placed under arrest at the home of her father, Sheriff Pope explained.
     The were eyewitnesses and no inquest was held, investigation revealed.
     Eva Allen is described as married and it was said that the Drain woman was not "living with her husband."

Drake, Cora
Jackson Progress Argus 19 Apr 1957
Mrs. Cora Drake Killed Sunday in Auto Accident
     Mrs. Cora Drake, 75, mother of Mrs. Clyde Walker, was killed and three members of a Jackson family hospitalized as the result of an automobile accident Sunday afternoon near Athens.
     The accident occurred about 6 p. m. as the Jackson family was returning home from a visit to relatives in Commerce. According to local reports of the accident, a car driven by a Negro man made a left turn into the path of the car driven by Mrs. Bonnie Wilder. The Wilder car was demolished by the impact.
     Injured members of the family carried to Athens General Hospital were Mrs. Clyde Walker, suffering from multiple bruises and shock; Mrs. Bonnie Wilder, broken ribs and possible lung puncture; and Sandra Wilder, head injuries.
     Bonnie Wilder was injured only slightly while Kenny and Donna Wilder were uninjured.
     Little and Ward Funeral Home of Commerce were in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Drake's funeral.
     Since Mr. Walker's death two months ago, Mrs. Drake has made her home in Jackson with Mrs. Walker and had made many friends here who regret to learn of her death.

Drake, Gene Milton
Jackson Progress Argus 13 Jul 1967
Gene M. Drake To Be Buried Here Friday
     Mr. Gene Milton Drake, 51, was found dead about noon Wednesday at his home, 311 Covington Street, the victim of an apparent heart attack. He was discovered by his wife, Mrs. Margaret S. Drake, when she went home to lunch. The body of Mr. Drake was discovered in a bedroom near the bed. He was pronounced dead at the scene by a Jackson physician.
     Mr. Drake was born in Birmingham, Alabama, the son of Mr. John Lee Drake and Mrs. Eddie Mae Thomas Drake. He was a salesman for the E. I. Dupont Company and had been with this corporation for 28 years.
     Mr. Drake graduated from Georgia Tech and was a pilot during World War II, being attached to the RAF in England. He was a Major in the Air Force Reserve. Mr. Drake was a Shriner, a member of the VFW and American Legion, and of the Jackson Methodist Church.
     Funeral services will be conducted Friday afternoon at four o'clock from the Jackson Methodist Church with the Rev. Ray Dunahoo, pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the Jackson City Cemetery with Haisten Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
     Mr. Drake is survived by his wife, Mrs. Margaret Silas Drake Jackson; one daughter, Miss Don Drake of Atlanta.
     Pallbearers will be Levi Ball, Otis Ball, Euel Wade Sr., Jim Hill, Ed Dickenson, Duvall Patrick.

Drake, Lula Hunnicutt
Jackson Progress Argus 17 Dec 1959
Mrs. B. M. Drake, Former Resident, Buried on Friday
     Funeral services for Mrs. Lula Hunnicutt Drake, widow of Benjamin Magruder Drake, former. county agent in Butts during the 1930's, were held Friday morning at Spring Hill. Interment was in the Ben Hill Methodist Church cemetery.
     Mrs. Drake, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. James R Hunnicutt, of Turin, died Wednesday in a Douglasville Hospital. During her husband's career as a county agent Mrs. Drake lived at Athens, Jackson Marietta, SummervilIe, Ringgold and Dalton
     Mr. Drake was a professor at Vanderbilt and Emory Universities and Henry College in Virginia before becoming a county agent.
     Survivors include two daughters, Miss Alice Drake and Mrs. W. M. Crawford, both of Atlanta. three sons, James H. and Frank M. Drake; of Atlanta and W. W. Drake Northport, Ala.; a sister, Mrs. Elam F. Dempsey, Atlanta; and a brother, Dr. B. H. Hunnicutt, of San Paulo, Brazil.

Drake, Mary Catherine Lindsey
Jackson Progress Argus 24 May 1995
     Mary Catherine Lindsey Drake of Butts County died Saturday, May 20, at her residence following an extended illness.
     Funeral services were held Monday, May 22, at the First Baptist Church of Orchard Hill with Rev. Earl Quick, Rev. Mike Turner and Rev. Bennie Tate officiating. Interment was in the Rehoboth Baptist Church cemetery.
     Mrs. Drake was born April 27, 1914 in Butts County, daughter of the late Cyrus Clayton Lindsey and the late Maggie Dale Hammock Lindsey.
     She was a homemaker and an active member of the First Baptist Church of Orchard Hill where she was a member of the Dorcus Sunday School Class.
     Survivors include husband, J. C. Drake of Jackson; daughters and sons-in-law, Pat and Billy Chappell of Locust Grove and Betty and Billy Kinard of Jackson; sons and daughter-in-law, Larry and Donna Drake and Harry Drake, all of Jackson; grandchildren and their spouses, Andy Kinard, Katrina and Mark Spradlin, Christine and Clint Mullikin, Christopher Drake, Joe and Bridget Chappell, Jill and Trae Whiten and Courtney Drake; five great granddaughters; and one niece and one nephew.
     McCullough Funeral Home of Griffin was in charge of arrangements.

Drake, Roswell H. Mrs.
  The Jackson Progress-Argus December 1, 1922
Mrs. Roswell H. Drake Passed Away November 23.
     Friends in Jackson and Butts county of Mrs. Roswell H. Drake, of Griffin, will be distressed to learn of her sudden death Thursday night.
     Mrs. Drake suffered an attack of apoplexy, while she was returning from a meeting of the Woman's club, where she was among the speakers. She never regained consciousness and passed away at seven o'clock.
     The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at St. George's Episcopal church and interment was in the Griffin cemetery.
  
Drake, W. W., Rev.
Jackson Progress Argus 4 Aug 1933
Mr B. M. Drake's Brother Passes in Louisiana Home
     Mr. B. M. Drake, Butts County Agricultural Agent, returned Monday from Louisiana where he was called on account of the death of his brother, Rev. W. W. Drake, who passed away July 27 at his home at Lake Charles, La. Funeral services were held Friday in Shreveport.
     The Rev. Mr. Drake was born in Natchez, Miss., and was a member of an old and distinguished southern family. At the time of his death he was presiding elder of the Lake Charles district of the Methodist church and was a leader in the affairs of the church in that state. Through occasional visits to Georgia he was well known in this state and had many friends here. He was 62 years old.
     Mr. Drake is survived by his wife and two sons, Marlin and Walton Drake. Besides his brother, Mr. Drake is survived by the following nieces and nephews, Miss Alice Drake, of Canton, Ga.; Mrs. W. M. Crawford, James Drake and; Frank Drake, of Atlanta and W. W. Drake, of Birmingham, Ala.

Drake, Willie
Jackson Progress Argus 05 Aug 1965
Henry Co. Man Shot To Death
     A 73-year-old Henry County was shot and killed Friday at his home just across the Butts County line, the sheriff's office in McDonough reported Saturday.
     A sheriff's deputy said Usher Pearson, who lived about 10 miles east of McDonough, was shot once with a shotgun and twice a rifle. The deputy said Willie Drake, 35, who shared the house with Pearson, was charged with murder.
     Drake's wife, listed as Geneva Drake, 34, was wounded in the shooting. She was brought to Sylvan Grove Hospital in Jackson where her wound was noted as "gunshot wound of the abdomen," and later transferred to the Macon Hospital.
     No explanation for the shoot was given by the deputies.

Drawdy, Jerol F., Lt. and Mrs.
Jackson Progress Argus 23 Dec 1976
Car-Truck Collision Kills Two People; Injures Jackson Man
     A colliision involving a Volkswagen and a pick-up truck claimed the lives of 2nd Lieutenant and Mrs. Jerol F. Drawdy of Cherry Point, N. C. and injured James "Peanut" Gilbert of Jackson when the two vehicles hit head-on on Georgia Highway 16 about five miles west of Jackson around six o'clock Sunday morning.
     Mr. and Mrs. Drawdy, occupants of the Volkswagen, were killed instantly. Gilbert was admitted to Sylvan Grove Hospital with head and facial injuries and was pronounced in fair condition, according to a spokesman at Sherrel Funeral Home.
     The Griffin State Patrol office reported that Mr. and Mrs. Drawdy were heading west when the truck driven by Gilbert collided with them in the west bound lane.
     "It appears that the truck driven by Gilbert crossed the center line and struck the Volkswagen," said Corporal R. T. Stephens, the investigating officer from the State Patrol headquarters in Griffin.
     Stephens also stated that Gilbert has been charged with homicide by vehicle and with having vehicle on the wrong side of the road.
     The accident is being further investigated by the Griffin State Patrol and the Butts County Sheriff's Department.
     Mrs. Jean Drawby was 20 years old and a 1974 graduate of Griffin High School. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dickinson of 1117 Skyline Drive, Griffin, Ga.
     Lt. Drawdy, 23, was stationed with the U. S. Marine Corps in Cherry Point; N. C. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Fulton Drawdy of 1916 Kirkland street, Waycross, Ga.
     Also killed in the wreck were a pet dog and parakeet belonging to the young couple who was enroute to visit her parents for the holidays.
     Pittman-Rawls Funeral Home of Grifflin is in charge of funeral arrangements.

Driskell, Belle S. Nolen
Jackson Progress Argus 10 Jun 1971
Mrs. Driskell Buried Sunday At Sandy Creek
     Funeral services for Mrs. Belle Nolen Driskell, of Juliette, were conducted Sunday morning at eleven o'clock from the chapel of Dillon Funeral Home in Forsyth with the Rev. W. A. Jarrett, pastor of the Juliette Baptist Church, officiating. Interment was in the Sandy Creek Cemetery at Flovilla.
     Mrs. Driskell passed away Friday night, June 4th, in the Bolingreen Nursing Home following a lengthy illness.
     Mrs. Driskell was the eldest daughter of Mr. Wesley A. Nolen and Mrs. Emily Moore Nolen and was born October 4, 1884 in the Cork Community. She was the widow of Mr. Daniel Searcy Driskell. One sister, Mrs. Junius Stallings, and one brother, James A. Nolen, both of Atlanta, preceded her in death.
     Mrs. Driskell is survived by one son, Daniel Searcy Driskell II; a sister, Mrs. T. R. Moore of Atlanta; a brother, Hub I. Nolen of Pavo: three grandchildren, Dan S. Driskell III, Mrs. O. Dennis Mason, both of Macon, and James Nolen Driskell of Laurel, Md.; several great grandchildren. Also surviving are two half-sisters, Miss . Emmie Nolen and Mrs. George Barnes, both of Flovilla.
     Many Butts County relatives and friends attended. funeral services both in Forsyth and Flovilla which attested to the esteem Mrs. Driskell was held in her childhood community.

Driskell, Dan S.
  The Jackson Progress-Argus July 13, 1928
Mr. Dan S. Driskell Of Juliette Taken By Death.
     Mr. Dan S. Driskell, aged 70, a prominent citizen of Monroe county and well and favorably known in many parts of Butts, died suddenly of heart failure at his home in Juliette Monday afternoon. He had been in declining health for several years and two or three years ago bought a winter home in Miami, and had since lived there most of the time with his family.
     Until his health failed he was quite extensively engaged in merchandising and farming in Juliette. For a number of years he served as a member of the Monroe county board of education and took an active interest in consolidating the schools and other progressive educational measures.
     He was a member of the Juliette Baptist church and was held in high esteem as a progressive and useful citizen.
     He is survived by his wife who before marriage was Miss Bell Nolen, of a prominent Butts county family, being a daughter of the late Mr. Wesley Nolen; a son, Dan Driskell, Jr.; one brother, Mr. Tom Driskell, of Juliette, and a large number of nieces and nephews.
     Funeral services were conducted Wednesday morning at the Juliette Baptist church by his pastor, Rev. R. M. Hall, and the body was taken to Cork for burial in the Nolen lot in Shady Creek cemetery.
  
Driskell, Roy
Jackson Progress Argus 11 Oct 1973
Mr. Driskell Died Sunday
     Graveside services for Mr. Roy Driskell, 82, of Brightmoor Nursing Home in Griffin, brother of Mrs. E. L. Crum of Jackson, were conducted Wednesday afternoon, October 10th, at two o'clock in the Juliette Methodist Church Cemetery in Juliette with Rev. Steve Perry officiating. Haisten Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
     Mr. Driskell died Sunday, October 7th, at eleven o'clock at the nursing home after an extended illness. He was born in Juliette, the son of the late Mr. Thomas J. Driskell and Mrs. Sara Greer Driskell.
     Survivors include four sisters, Mrs. Julia Harden of Juliette, Mrs. E. L. Crum of
Jackson, Mrs. Mattie Graham of Jacksonville, Fla. and Mrs. Bob Booth of Sanford, Fla.; one brother, Rev. H. L. Driskell of Monroe, La.

Driver, C. G.
  The Jackson Argus February 11, 1898
C. G. Driver Dead.
     C. G. Driver, a citizen of Jackson a few years ago, died at his home in Pike county on the 9th, inst., and will be buried today.
     The deceased was for several years treasurer of Pike county and immediately preceding his death he was engaged in school teaching. He had been in feeble health for several months past.
  
DuBose, Cecil Hardy, Mrs.
Jackson Progress Argus 31 Aug 1967
Mrs. H. DuBose, Native of Butts, Died August 24th
     Mrs. Cecil Hardy DuBose, a native of Butts County; died on August 24th following a long illness. She had lived in Dunwoody for the past several years.
     Funeral services for Mrs. DuBose were conducted Saturday afternoon at two o'clock from Sandy Springs Chapel with interment in Oglethorpe Cemetery. H. M. Patterson & Son of Oglethorpe Hill was in charge of arrangements.
     Survivors include her husband, Mr. Hugh DuBose; two daughters, Cecile and Ella DuBose; mother, Mrs. Troy Hardy; five sisters, Mrs. Thomas Moss, Mrs. H. R. Cochran, all of Macon; Mrs. Evelyn Spencer of St. Petersburg, Fla.; Mrs. Virginia Williams of South Bend, Ind.; Mrs. W. N. Meredith of Jackson; two brothers, Raymond Hardy of Albany, Sherrod D. Hardy of Long Beach, Calif.

DuBois, Sherry Denise
Jackson Progress Argus 02 Dec 1971
DuBois Infant Buried Friday
     Little Sherry Denise DuBois infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Richard DuBois of Indian Springs, died Wednesday, November 24th, at 7:30 o'clock.
     Graveside services were conducted Friday afternoon at three o'clock at the Flovilla Cemetery with Rev. A. L. Price, pastor of the Second Baptist Church, officiating. Sherrell Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
     The infant is survived by her father, Johnny Richard Du Bois; mother, Mrs. Charlotte Martin DuBois, both of Indian Springs; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Pope Moncrief of Indian Springs.

Duckworth, W. C.
  Jackson Progress-Argus, January 2, 1947.
W. C Duckworth Dies as Result Auto Accident.
     William C. Duckworth, 42, of Concord, died in an Atlanta hospital December 26 as a result of injuries suffered Christmas Day when the automobile in which he was riding overturned near Fairfield Church on the Jackson-Griffin Highway.
     His companion at the time was reported as Charles Lynch. He was reported a seriously injured. The cause of the accident could not be learned.
     Both men were taken in a Dillon-Thomas Co. ambulance to a Griffin hospital.

Duff, Alice Lucienda Rhodes
Jackson Progress-Argus 08 Oct 1953
Mrs. A. L. Duff Dies in Atlanta
     Mrs. Alice Lucienda Duff, 78, resident of Butts county several years, died in an Atlanta hospital Friday night.
     Native of Virginia, Mrs. Duff resided in the Iron Springs community the past few years. She long been be in declining health was removed to an Atlanta hospital for treatment.
     In her younger days she was a music teacher and was widely known in musical circles. Seeking rest quiet on a farm near Flovilla, she lived with her son, Carol A. Duff, whose devotion to his mother in her illness was it bright spot in her life.
     The body was sent to Danville Va., for funeral and interment Awtry & Lowndes, Atlanta undertakers.
     In addition to her son, Mrs. Duff is survived by a brother, Gene Rhodes of Chester, Penna.

Duff, Carol Alvin Roy
Jackson Progress Argus 21 Jan 1971
Natural Cause Ruled In Death Of Carl Duff
     The body of Mr. Carl A. R. Duff, 63, of Route 1, Flovilla, was discovered about seven o'clock Monday night in his home by a fellow employee and Deputy Sheriff Wendell Cook who went to his house to inquire of his absence from work for a period of several days.
     Butts County Coroner John Sherrell and the Butts County Sheriff's Department were called to the scene where it was ruled that death was due to natural causes, Mr. Duff having had a history of heart trouble and high blood pressure. According to Coroner Sherrell, death was attributed to a heart attack and it is believed that Mr. Duff had been dead for several days before his body was discovered in the unheated kitchen of the house in which he lived alone on the Giles Ferry Road.
     Mr. Duff is believed a native of Virginia. He was employed by the Butts-Henry County Forestry Unit and was reported last seen Thursday night, January 14th, when it was said that he was ill. His mother, Mrs. A. L. Duff, lived with him for a number of years but died in October, 1953 with her body being shipped to Danville, Va. for burial by an Atlanta mortuary.
     Coroner Sherrell is experiencing some difficulty in obtaining the names and addresses of Mr. Duff's relatives with the body being held at Sherrell Funeral Home until relatives can be contacted for funeral plans.

Jackson Progress Argus 28 Jan 1971
Rites For Mr. Duff Held In Virginia
     Graveside services were held Friday afternoon, January 22nd, at three o'clock in the Leemont Cemetery in Danville, Virginia for Mr. Carol Alvin Roy Duff, a resident of Butts County for the past 20 years. Sherrell Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements with Wynne-Hyatte Funeral Home of Danville in charge of final arrangements.
     Mr. Duff, 63, was found dead at his home on Giles Ferry Road about seven o'clock Monday night, January 18th, by a fellow employee and Deputy Sheriff Wendell Cook who went to his home to investigate his failing to report to work with the Butts-Henry County Forestry Unit for several days. Death was attributed to natural causes with indications being that Mr. Duff had been dead for several days before being discovered in the unheated kitchen of his home.
     Mr. Duff was born in Danville, Va. on June 27, 1907 to Mr. Roy Duff and Mrs. Alice Lucienda Rhodes Duff, both of Danville. Mrs. Duff lived with her son in Butts County for a number of years prior to her death in October 1953. His body was shipped to Danville for burial.

Duffey, Aaron
Jackson Progress Argus 24 Sep 1968
Negro Man Is Killed In Sunday Tiff
     An argument between two young Negro men early Sunday morning left Aaron Duffey, 26, of Route 1, Jackson, dead with Henry Smith of Locust Grove, Route 2, lodged in Butts County Jail on a warrant charging murder.
     According to Butts County Deputy Sheriff Lewis Weldon, the scene of the fatal shooting was in the yard of Buddy B. Evans on Shiloh Road between Jenkinsburg and Highway 16 West. Deputy Weldon stated there were several witnesses to the shooting incident and according to reports of those present an argument between the two men ensued when Smith pulled a 25 caliber automatic pistol from his person and shot Duffey twice, one bullet striking him in the upper chest and another under the left arm
from a distance of approximately 10 feet. The wounded man was brought to Sylvan Grove Hospital by private conveyance where he succumbed about 15 to 20 minutes after his arrival.
     According to Deputy Weldon, it is believed that the shooting affray will be brought to the attention of the Butts County Grand Jury which convenes on November 4th.

Duffey, James Fleetwood
Jackson Progress Argus 18 Dec 1969
Heart Attack Claims Life of Fleet Duffey
     Mr. James Fleetwood Duffey, 58, of Forsyth, died Friday morning of an apparent heart attack while on the job as foreman of the maintenance crew of the State Highway Department for Monroe County.
     Mr. Duffey, a former widely known resident of Butts County, was born in Jasper County on November 2, 1911, the son of the late Mr. James W. Duffey and Mrs. Janie Mae Goodman Duffey. He was a long time employee of the State Highway Department and lived in Jackson for many years before moving to Forsyth.
     Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock from Haisten Chapel with Rev. T. J. Thaxton and Rev. Francis Ford, pastor of the Jenkinsburg charge, officiating. Interment was in Flovilla Cemetery with Haisten Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
     Mr. Duffey is survived by his wife, Mrs. Willie Ruth Hardy Duffey of Forsyth; one daughter, Mrs. Nancy Ruth Third of Atlanta; two sons, David Lee Duffey and William Michael Duffey, both of Forsyth; four sisters, Mrs. Leola Campbell of Madison, Mrs. Hazel Washington of Jackson, Mrs. Margie Rutledge of Atlanta and Mrs. Nellie Guthery of Huntsville, Alabama; four brothers. Oscar Duffey of Lawrenceville, Nevin Duffey of Jackson, Harvey Duffey of Macon and Paul Duffey of Eatonton stepmother, Mrs. Lottie Harold Duffey of Jackson; six grandchildren.
     Pallbearers were Roy Prosser, Otis Stephens, Bobby Stephens, Letson Britton, Russell Price, Dr. B. F. Parrish, George Washington, Alva Ledford.
     Honorary pallbearers were Lamar Moore, Neal Bonds, W. C. Johnson, Paul Smith, Homer Carden, Marion Weldon, Robert Watson; Third Division Highway Department employees.
     
Duffey, James Wilson, Sr.
Jackson Progress Argus, February 1, 1945.
J. W. Duffey Sr. Taken by Death Early Tuesday.
     James W. Duffey Sr., 83 years of age, died at his home near Indian Springs Tuesday at 7:30 after a long illness.
     Native of Henry county, he had long been a resident of Butts county and resided in and near Indian Springs. He was a member of Mt. Vernon church and took an active interest in county affairs.
     Survivors are his wife and three sons, J. W. Duffey Jr., of Jackson; C. A. Duffey of Flovilla, and W. W. Duffey of Douglasville; one daughter, Mrs. Lou Ara Niblett of Tampa, Fla.
     Funeral services were held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Locust Grove Baptist church, with Rev. Theodore Thaxton officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Thornton Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Duffey, James Worthy
Jackson Progress Argus 22 Jun 1961
Funeral Services Held Saturday For J. W. Duffey
    James Worthy Duffey, age 72, of Route 3, Jackson, died Friday morning in the Griffin-Spalding County Hospital. He had been confined to the hospital two weeks before his death.
    Funeral services for Mr. Duffey were held Saturday, June 17 at 3 p. m. from the Flovilla Methodist Church. The Rev. Dennis Doane and the Rev. Ralph Goodwin officiated.
    Interment was in the Flovilla cemetery.
    Born in Jasper County, Mr. Duffey had lived in Butts County for the past 37 years. At the time of his death he was a retired farmer.
     His church membership was with the New Hope Baptist Church in Jasper County. He was a Mason.
     Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Lottie Harrell Duffey; four daughters, Mrs. Charlie Campbell, Madison; Mrs. Wayne Washington, Jackson, Mrs. Lamar Rutledge, Atlanta, Mrs. T. J. Guthrie, Jackson; five sons, Fleet Duffey, Jackson; Oscar Duffey, Lawrenceville; Nevin L. Duffey, Jackson; Paul R. Duffey, Eatonton, and Harvey H. Duffey, Macon; 18 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
     Pallbearers were David Duffey, Jimmy Duffey, Sam Third, J. C. Campbell, Carter Campbell, and Carlton Campbell. .
     Honorary pallbearers included H. Hodges, John M. Hutcheson, Dr. Jim Howell, Howard Greer, Charles Rooks, Leonard Washington, and E. R. Edwards, Sr.
     Haisten Funeral Home was hi charge of arrangements.

Duffey, Lizzie Bearden
Jackson Progress Argus 24 Mar 1933
Mrs. J . W. Duffey, Sr. , Passed Away Tuesday
     The death of Mrs. J. W. Duffey, Sr., aged 63, prominent resident of the Indian Springs community, occurred Tuesday afternoon at 3:45. Death resulted from a complication of diseases and followed a protracted illness.
     Mrs. Duffey was born and reared in Butts county and before her marriage was Miss Lizzie Bearden. She was a member of Mt. Vernon Baptist church and was highly esteemed for many fine qualities of character and her death is mourned by a wide circle of friends.
     She is survived by her husband and one son; two stepsons, Messrs. J. W. Duffey, Jr. and C. A. Duffey, both of Flovilla; one brother, Mr. Arthur Bearden, of Atlanta; three sisters, Mrs. Nannie McMichael, of Florida, and Mrs. Willie Parham and Mrs. Sula Elliott, of Atlanta.
     Funeral services were to be held Thursday morning at 11 o'clock at Mt. Vernon church, with interment in the churchyard. S. H. Thornton, Jackson undertaker, was in charge of arrangements.

Duffey, Mack Terrell, Sr.
Jackson Progress Argus 02 Jan 1980
Duffey Rites Held Thursday
     Graveside services for Mr. Mack Terrell Duffey, Sr., 79, of 1119 Winburn Drive, East Point, were held Thursday morning at 11 a.m. in the Flovilla City cemetery. The Rev. Phil DeMore officiated and Howard L. Carmichael & Sons Funeral Home of East Point was in charge of arrangements.
     Mr. Duffey died Sunday in Atlanta following a lengthy illness. A native of Butts County, he was the retired owner of Duffey Automotive Co.
     Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ruth Duffey; a son, Mack T. Duffey, Jr., of Chicago; a daughter, Mrs. Mae Pennington, of Butler, Ga.; three sisters, Mrs. J. A. Dodson and Mrs. Seaborn W. Maddox, of Jackson, and Mrs. L. L. Tolleson, of Atlanta.

Duffey, Mary Lucille Webb
Jackson Progress Argus 18 Mar 1987
     Mary Lucille Webb Duffey, 67, of Lawrenceville, died March 9 following several years of declining health.
     The funeral was held March 11 at 2 p.m. at Mount Zion Baptist Church in Snellville. Burial was in the church cemetery.
     Survivors include her husband, Oscar D. Duffey; daughters, Joyce Turberville of Mobile, Ala., and Betty Hathaway of Clarkston; sons, James C. Duffey of Lawrenceville and Billy Duffey of Smyrna; brothers, Jewell Webb of Eatonton, Andrew Webb of Lawrenceville, and A.W. Webb of Forsyth; eight grandchildren.
     Local survivors of Mrs. Duffey are her brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Nevin and Gwendolyn Duffey of Jackson.
     The Tim Stewart Funeral Home of Lawrenceville was in charge of arrangements.

Duffey, Nevin Lee, Sr.
Jackson Progress Argus 06 Apr 1988
     Nevin Lee Duffey Sr., 63, of 333 McCaskill Drive, Jackson, died March 28 at his residence.
     The funeral was held Thursday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Haisten Funeral Home with the Rev. Jim Bocian and the Rev. Donald Gray officiating. Burial was in the Jackson cemetery.
     Mr. Duffey was born in Jasper County, son of James Worthy Duffey and Jenny Mae Goodman Duffey.
     He was employed by the Georgia Department of Transportation as a supervisor when he retired in June 1981 following 30 years of service.
     For several years, Mr. Duffey was engaged in farming and was also employed by the Washington Tractor Co. He was a member of the Stark United Methodist Church, which he served in many capacities, including chairman of the Board of Stewards, chairman of the trustees, and song leader. He served as a Butts County commissioner in the early 1980s and was married to Rebecca Redman Duffey prior to her death in 1982.
     Survivors include his wife, Gwendolyn McMichael Duffey of Jackson; son and daughter-in-law, Lee and Jenny Duffey of Marietta; stepsons, Joe Morris of Jackson and Bill Morris of Jonesboro; stepmother, Lottie Duffey of Atlanta; sisters, Leola Campbell of Madison and Hazel Robertson of Griffin; brother, Oscar Duffey of Lawrenceville; half sisters, Margie Rutledge of McDonough and Nellie Guthrie of Huntsville, Ala.; half brother, Harvey Duffey of Montgomery, Ala.; sisters-in-law, Mrs. James F. Duffey of Forsyth and Mrs. Patil Duffey of Eatonton; several nephews and nieces.
     Haisten Funeral Home of Jackson was in charge of arrangements.

Duffey, Paul Ray
Jackson Progress Argus 23 Mar 1978
Paul Duffey Died Saturday In Eatonton
     Paul Ray Duffey, 51, of Eatonton, died Saturday night after suffering a massive coronary. He was a native of Butts County and had been a resident of Eatonton for the past 30 years.
     Mr. Duffey was the son of the late James Worthy Duffey and the late Jennie Mae Goodman Duffey, both of Butts County. He was a retired insurance salesman.
     Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Geraldine Wall Duffey; two sons, Kent Duffey and Kyle Duffey, aIl of Eatonton; step-mother, Mrs. J. W. Duffey of Epworth Towers, Atlanta; three brothers, Oscar C. Duffey of Lawregg
nceville, Nevin Duffey of Jackson, Harvey Duffey of Huntsville, Ala; four sisters, Mrs. Leola Campbell of Godfrey, Ga. Mrs. Hazel Buford of Milner, Mrs. Margie Rutledge of Atlanta, Mrs. Nellie Guthrie of Huntsville, Ala.
     Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock at the First Baptist Church in Eatonton with interment. in the Memorial Park Cemetery. Vining Funeral Home of Eatonton was in charge of arrangements.

Duffey, Rebecca Redman
Jackson Progress Argus 22 Sep 1982
     Mrs. Rebecca Redman Duffey, of 333 McCaskill Drive in Jackson, died unexpectedly Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 14, at the Georgia Baptist Medical Center in Atlanta after being admitted earlier in the day.
     Mrs. Duffey was a lifelong resident of Butts County, the daughter of the late William Cliett Redman Sr. and the late Maggie Yancy Redman. She had been an employee of the Butts County Health Department for 34 years when she retired three years ago. She was a member of the Stark United Methodist Church.
     She is survived by her husband, Butts County Commissioner Nevin L. Duffey of Jackson; a son, Lee Duffey of Atlanta; four sisters, Mrs. Mildred Long, Mrs. Eloise Vaughn, and Mrs. Sara Martha Brooks of Jackson, and Mrs. Elizabeth Wilson of Milledgeville; a brother, Cliett Redman Jr. of Jackson; and several nieces and nephews.
     Funeral services were conducted Thursday in the chapel of Haisten Funeral Home with Rev. Med Roach and Rev. Donald Gray officiating. Burial followed in Jackson City Cemetery.
     Pallbearers were Jimmy Duffey, David Duffey, Carter Campbell, Larry Wilson, Richard Brooks, and Dr. Randolph Long.
     Haisten Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Duffey, Sena Florence Plymale
Jackson Progress Argus 26 May 1960
Mrs. Duffey, 96, Died Sunday at Jackson Home
     Mrs. John Edmond Duffey, 96, widow of the late Mr. Duffey, and one of Jackson's oldest residents, died Sunday night at her home on North Oak Street from the infirmities of old age.
     The former Miss Sena Florence Plymale, she was the daughter of Mr. Mike Plymale and Mrs. Sara Agnes Moore Plymale. She was born in Butts County and in recent years had made her home in Jackson with her daughter, Mrs. S. W. Maddox.
     Funeral services for Mrs. Duffey were held Tuesday afternoon at three o'clock from Haisten's Chapel in Jackson with the Rev. S. L. Waterhouse, pastor of the First Baptist Church; Rev. Lamar Watkins, pastor of the Jackson Methodist Church, and the Rev. Virgil L. Bryant, former pastor of the Jackson Presbyterian Church, officiating. Interment was in Flovilla Cemetery with Haisten Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
     Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. J. A. Dodson and Mrs. S. W. Maddox, both of Jackson; Mrs. L. L. Tolleson of Atlanta; one son, Mark T. Duffey, Atlanta; five grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren.
     Pallbearers were Riley Plymale, Tony Hay, Van Hay, Riley Hay, Emmet Phinazee, Eros Mayfield.

Duffey, William Zoot
Jackson Progress Argus 09 Mar 1988
     William Zoot Duffey, 63, of Cincinnati, Ohio, died Feb. 29 in Cincinnati.
     The funeral was held Saturday, March 6, at.l p.m. at Rock Creek Baptist Church in Indian Springs with the Rev. John Freeman. Officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
     Mr. Duffey was a native of Monroe County, son of Mr. and Mrs. Adam Duffey. He was a member of Rock Creek Baptist Church.
     Survivors include his wife, Opalene Duffey; seven children, Lawinia Freeman, William J. Duffey, Annie Whitmire, Rosa Hollis, Morris Duffey, Betty Stanfield, and Winfred Duffey, all of Cincinnati; 21 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; brother. Van Duffey of Atlanta; sister, Marie McDowell of Jackson; sister-in-law, Willie Mae Duffey, several nephews and nieces.
     Trimier - Jackson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
     
Duffy, Elizabeth (Betsy) Carmichael
  Middle Georgia Argus January 21, 1890
Dead.
     Mrs. Duffy, well known as Aunt Betsy, died at her son-in-law's, Mr. Walter Woodwards' on Saturday, and her remains were interred in Friendship cemetery on Sunday. She was a lady who was loved by all who knew her.
  
Duffy, Jennie Mae Goodman
  The Jackson Progress-Argus August 16, 1929
  Mrs. J. W. Duffy, Jr. Summoned By Death
       The death of Mrs. J. W. Duffy, Jr., aged 36, occurred at her home at Flovilla Thursday morning, August 29 and followed a short illness. She was a widely beloved woman of the community and her death caused deep regret to a wide circle of friends.
     Before her marriage she was Miss Goodman, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Taylor Goodman, of Monticello. She was a member of the Talmadge Methodist church of Jasper county. During her residence in Butts county Mrs. Duffy had made many friends who admired her high qualities of character.
     She is survived by her husband and four sons, James Fleetwood, Oscar Clifford, Marvin Lee and Paul Ray Duffy; two daughters, Misses Leola and Hazel Duffy; one sister, Mrs. Bertha Wilson, of Farrar, Ga.; nine brothers, John and A. D. Goodman, of south Georgia, Ed, of Augusta, Will, of Fitzgerald, Job and Walker, of Dexter, Ga., Charles and Jack, of Monticello and Harvey Goodman, of James Station.
     Funeral services were held at the Flovilla Methodist church Friday afternoon at 4 o'clock and Rev. J. F. Davis officiated. Interment was in the Flovilla cemetery.
  
Duffy, Lawrence, Prof.
  Butts County Progress May 3, 1912
     Mr. and Mrs. Henry Turner went up to McDonough Tuesday to attend the funeral of Mr. Turner's brother-in-law, Prof. Lawrence Duffy, principal of the Sixth District Agricultural College at Barnesville, who died suddenly Monday. Mr. Duffy had numerous friends here who were pained to learn of his death.

Duffy, Samuel Pharr
  Middle Georgia Argus December 7, 1886
     The body of Mr. Sam Duffy who died in Griffin twenty-nine years ago was moved from the Griffin cemetery to Fellowship cemetery near Towaliga in this county one day last week. It was buried in a fine metallic casket which was found to be in an almost perfect state of preservation, but the body was not seen, but no doubt it is yet well preserved.
  
Duggan, Julia Muse
Jackson Progress Argus 01 Dec 1977
Mrs. Duggan Buried Monday In Covington
     Mrs. Julia Muse Duggan of the Jackson Lake area died at Griffin-Spalding County Hospital about 1 o'clock Sunday morning following a short illness.
     Born October 15,1907 in Covington, she was daughter of the late William Allen Muse and the late Meida Viola Athon Muse. She was widow of the late Roy Duggan.
     Mrs. Duggan was a member of the Stark United Methodist Church and a former Librarian.
     Survivors include two brothers, W. A. Muse of Coleman, Texas and T. O. Muse of Bryan, Texas; a sister, Mrs. John Fuller Smith of Englishtown, N. J.; an aunt, Miss Thalia Muse of Jackson; an uncle, J. V. Athon of Decatur; several nieces and nephews.
     Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon at two o'clock from the graveside in the Covington City Cemetery with the Rev. Charles Risher officiating.
     Sherrell Funeral Home of Jackson was in charge of arrangements.
     
Duggan, Roy Leon
Jackson Progress Argus 04 Feb 1976
Claims Duggan, Native
     Roy Leon Duggan, 72, of Route 2, Jackson, died Wednesday morning, February 4, about 4:10 o'clock in Griffin-Spalding County Hospital where he had been a patient for six days. He had been in declining health for quite some time.
     Born March 15, 1903 in Eufaula, Alabama, he was the son of the late Joseph Duggan and Elizabeth Wright Duggan. He was a retired accountant for the City of Atlanta.
     Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Julia Duggan of Jackson; a brother, Edward W. Duggan, Villa Rica.
     Mr. Duggan's body was dedicated to Scientific and Anatomical Research with no funeral or memorial services.

Duke, Auby Ardell Sr.
Jackson Progress Argus 03 Oct 1963
Auby A. Duke Dies in Atlanta
     Mr. Auby A. Duke Sr., 82, of 1069 Deckner Avenue, S. W., Atlanta, passed away September 23 after a period of declining health.
  Mr. Duke was born and reared in the Stark community and moved to Atlanta 37 years ago. He was the son of WIliam Franklin Duke and Mrs. Mollie Moore Duke. He was a member of the Stewart Avenue Methodist Church.
     Funeral services were held September 25 at Cascade Hill with the Rev. Julian F. Thompson officiating. Interment was in West View with H. M. Patterson and Son in charge of arrangements.
     He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Maude Harper Duke; two daughters, Miss Doris Duke and Miss Mary Duke; son, Auby A. Duke Jr., all of Atlanta; sisters, Mrs. W. T. Cawthon, Mrs. A. C. Peacock, both of Atlanta; one brother, J. C. Duke, College Park; two grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Duke, Bennie Irene McCord
  Jackson Progress-Argus, November 3, 1949.
Mrs. J. T. Duke Taken by Death.
     Funeral services for Mrs. Bennie Irene McCord Duke, who died October 25 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. R. L. English, in Griffin, were held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. in Forsyth. The services were conducted by Rev. Clyde Blackstock of Griffin and Rev, T. J. Hughey. Burial was in the Forsyth cemetery.
     Mrs. Duke was the wife of the late James Thomas Duke. She was born in Butts county but had spent most of her life in Monroe county, where she was widely beloved.
     Survivors are three sons, five daughters, three brothers, D. L. McCord of Forsyth; H. L. McCord of Wrightsville and Nollie McCord of Dublin; one sister, Mrs. Robert Preston of Flovilla; 15 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Duke, Bessie Biles
Jackson Progress Argus 09 Mar 1994
     Bessie Biles Duke died Tues., March 1, at Hilltop Nursing Home in Monroe County.
     Funeral services were held Thurs., March 3, in the chapel of Haisten Funeral Home with Rev. Danny Hughes and W. A Cook officiating. Interment was in the Jackson City Cemetery.
     Mrs. Duke, affectionately known as "Mama Duke," was born Nov. 6, 1905 in Butts County, daughter of Charlie and Gertrude McClure Biles. She was the widow of William Albert Duke Sr. and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Jackson.
     Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, William Albert, Jr. (Buster) and Dorothy Duke and Harold and Barbara Duke, all of Jackson, and Perry and Olene Duke of Griffin; daughter and son-in-law, Frankie and Van Kersey of Jackson; son-in-law, John Meister of Leesport, Pa.; sisters-in-law, Sara Frances Biles of Jackson and Beatrice Biles of Stockbridge; 15 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren.
     Haisten Funeral Home of Jackson was in charge of arrangements.

Duke, Bessie Mae Cole
Jackson Progress Argus 10 Jul 1975
Mrs. Duke Passes In Florida
     Funeral services for Mrs. Bessie Cole Duke, 84, of 3 Range Road, Cocoa, Florida, were held Wednesday July 2nd, from Wylie-Baxley Brevard Funeral Home in Rockledge, Fla. Interment was in Rockledge.
     Mrs. Duke was born in Jackson and moved to Cocoa 45 years ago.
     Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Rachel Bobowicz and, Mrs. Ethel Routzong, both of Cocoa; brother, James O. Cole of Rockledge, sister, Mrs. T. D. Carmichael, Sr. of Cocoa; grandson, Thomas D. Routzong of Rockledge; granddaughter, Mrs. W. L. Nichalson of Hiawassee; four great-grandchildren.

Duke, Charles David, Jr.
Jackson Progress Argus 28 Apr 1993
     Charles David (Chuck) Duke Jr. of Dalton died Sun., April 25, from injuries sustained in a vehicle accident.
     Graveside services were held Tues., April 27, a t Jackson City Cemetery with Key. Gene Sellers officiating.
     Mr. Duke was born Feb. 12, 1972 in Fulton County, son of Charles David Duke and Mary Rebecca Duke. He was employed in t h e carpet industry.
     Survivors include his parents ; son Joseph David Duke; and sisters Donna and Debbie Duke, all of Dalton; and several uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews.
     Sherrell Funeral Home of Jackson was in charge of arrangements.

Duke, David Bailey
Jackson Progress-Argus 26 June 1939
Funeral for Mr. D. B. Duke Held at Macedonia Church
     Funeral services for Mr. David Bailey Duke, former Butts county citizen who died at his home at Ellenwood Friday afternoon, were held at Macedonia Baptist church Sunday afternoon at 1:45. Interment was in the churchyard.
     Mr. Duke, who was born and reared near Stark, left the county, several years ago and had resided in and near Atlanta. He was related to the widely known Duke family of Butts county. He is survived by his wife; three daughters, Mrs. G, E. O'Neal, Mrs. Zed Phillips and Mrs. C. V. Burrell; five sons, E. E., K. N., K. R., H. J and O. B. Duke; three brothers Luther, F., J and E. M. Duke.

Duke, Davis Hammond
Jackson Progress Argus 22 Nov 1973
Davis Duke Died In Atlanta
     Mr. Davis Hammond Duke, 49, of Atlanta, died Thursday morning, November 15th about 10:50 o'clock at the Veteran's Hospital in Atlanta following a period of declining health.
     Mr. Duke was born July 22, 1924 Butts County, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Duke, both of Butts County. Mr. Duke was a veteran of World War II.
     A memorial services for Mr. Duke will be held at a later date at Macedonia Cemetery with Sherrell Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
     Survivors include his wife Mrs. Viola Duke; step-sons, Bradford Norsworthy, Ronnie Norsworthy and Richard Norsworthy; two brothers, Lonnie Duke of Griffin and Hollis Duke of Flovilla; two sisters, Mrs. Otis Mangham of Jenkinsburg and Mrs. W. N. Johnson of Jackson; several nieces and nephews.
     In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Heart Fund.

Duke, Debby
Jackson Progress Argus 10 Jun 1992
     Debby Duke of Butts County died June 3.
     Funeral services were conducted Saturday in the chapel of Sherrell Funeral Home with Rev. Gene Sellers officiating. Interment was in the Pepperton Cemetery.
     She was born June 30, 1954 to the late Julian A. Duke and the late Bernice James Duke Gilbert and was a life-long resident of Butts County.
     Survivors include her daughter, Angel Duke, and son, Cortney Cato, both of Jackson; and several aunts, uncles and cousins
     Sherrell Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Duke, Dora, Mrs.
The Jackson Argus January 21, 1897
Mrs. Dora Duke.
     Mrs. Dora Duke, a highly respected widow lady of Worthville, this county died last Sunday and was buried at Red Oak in Newton county. Mrs. Duke had been in declining health for a year or more and for the past six months her condition has been precarious.
     The Argus learns that Mrs. Duke was highly esteemed by her neighbors and was accounted by them a most excellent woman.

Duke, Dorothy Alice The Jackson Progress-Argus November 1, 1918
Death Of Infant
     Mr. and Mrs. Ewell Duke, of Worthville, have the sympathy of their friends in the death of their infant, which occurred Monday, of influenza. The funeral was held Tuesday morning at Sardis church.
     
Duke, Earnest Ray
Jackson Progress-Argus, March 8, 1962
Earnest R. Duke, Jackson Native, Dies in Virginia
     Earnest Ray Duke, 63, of Danville, Va., died of a heart attack in Halifax County Friday afternoon while on an outing with friends.
     Mr. Duke was at the Dan River Hunting Club at Omega when he was stricken around noon. He died before medical aide could be administered. He had been in declining health for six years.
     Born in Jackson November 24, 1896, the was the son of the late Edward G. and Mary Ida Hilley Duke. He was employed by Dan River Mills for 20 years until his retirement six years ago.
     Mr. Duke married the former Imogene Parker in June 1922. They resided at 34 Selma Ave. Hew as a member of Third Avenue Christian Church where he served as a deacon and choir member.
     Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon from the Third Avenue Church with interment in Schoolfield Cemetery. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Ruth Hamlett of Danville and Mrs. Rae Lee Carroll of Hampton, Va.; five sisters, Mrs. Mae Hodges of Jackson; Mrs. Bessie Gresham of Daytona Beach, Fla., Mrs. Maude Hegdon, Mrs. Willie McMichael and Mrs. Grace Purvine, all of Atlanta, and seven grandchildren.
     
Duke, Edmond, Mrs.
  Middle Georgia Argus August 30, 1893
     It becomes our sad duty to announce the death of Mrs. Edmond Duke, on Tuesday morning, after a long siege of typhoid fever. Only a short time ago she lost a daughter, and on returning from her burial took bed and never recovered. The husband and three little ones have our sympathy.

Duke, Edward Green
Jackson Progress Argus 21 Nov 1930
Death Summons Calls to Mr. Edward Duke
     The death of Mr. Edward Green Duke, 64 years of age, occurred at his home near Stark Friday afternoon at 2:30. Death followed a heart attack and resulted in a few minutes after being stricken and before medical assistance could be summoned. Until seized with the fatal illness Mr. Duke had been in his usual health and had just attended to chores about the home and was seated by the fireside when he became suddenly ill.
     Mr. Duke, who was a well known citizen of the county, was born and reared near Stark. He was a son of the late Mr. Henderson Duke, a prominent resident of the Stark community. His mother was a Miss Mayo, connected with an influential family of the county. He was held in general high esteem and was a member of Macedonia Baptist church and was a Mason and Woodmen.
     He is survived by his wife, who before marriage was Mrs. Ida Hilley; five daughters, Mrs. H. L. Higdon, of Atlanta; Mrs. W. B. Gresham, of Hock Hill, S. C.; Mrs. M. L. Hodges, Mrs. J. R. McMichael and Mrs. J. L. Lamb, of Butts county; one son, E. R. Duke, of Stark; two brothers, R.L. Duke, of Upson county, and Elihu Duke, of Atlanta; one sister, Mrs. Mattie McGarity, of McDonough.
     The funeral services were held at Macedonia church Sunday afternoon at 2:30 and were in charge of Rev. Ashton Smith and Rev. J. B. Stodghill. The services at the grave were in charge of the Masons of which he was an active member. Interment was in the family lot in the church yard.
  
Duke, Elihu W.
Jackson Progress Argus Jan 3 1930
Mr. Duke's Funeral is Held Here Past Friday
     Funeral services; for Mr. E. Duke, 66 years of age, whose death occurred in Atlanta on Christmas Day, were held at Macedonia ** cemetery Friday morning.
     Mr. Duke was a native of Butts county but moved some thirty years ago to Atlanta. He was connected with the well known Duke family of this county and section.
     He is survived by three brothers, D. B. and L. J. Duke, of Atlanta; and Mick Duke, of Butts county.

Duke, Elisha Mickelber
Jackson Progress Argus 27 Aug 1942
E. M. Duke, 72, Died Friday At Home At Stark
     The death of Elisha Mickelber Duke, 72 years of age, occurred, Friday night at Stark as the result of an illness of ten days. Mr. Duke made his home with Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Cook at Stark. Recently he suffered a stroke and was critically ill for several days.
     Born in Butts county June 13, 1870, he was the son of Machagee C. Duke and Mary Holifield Duke, and was one of ten children. He was engaged in farming and was a
member of Macedonia church and was held in high esteem by friends; and associates.
     Surviving relatives include one brother, L. J. Duke, of Atlanta, and several nieces and nephews.
     Funeral services were held at Macedonia church Sunday morning at 11 o'clock. Rev. T. J. Thaxton conducted the services and burial was in the churchyard with Thornton Funeral Homes directing arrangements.
     The pallbearers were Carl Holifield, Carl Standard, John Cook, Elmer Britt, Jim McMichael, Emerson McMichael.

Duke, Elizabeth Jane Duke
Jackson Progress Argus 09 Nov 1944
Rites Thursday At Macedonia For Mrs. Jane Duke
     Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth Jane Duke, 76 years of age, who died at 5:30 Tuesday afternoon at her home on Lyons street after a week's illness, were held Thursday morning at 11 o'clock at Macedonia church. Rev. Gaither A. Briggs of the First Baptist church officiated and burial was in the churchyard, with Thornton Funeral Homes in charge of plans.
     The former Miss Elizabeth Jane Duke, she was a daughter of Green Duke and Mrs. Mary Singley Duke, old families of the Stark community. Throughout a long life she resided in Butts county, moving to Jackson after the death of her husband, J. H. Duke, about 15 years ago. She was a member of Macedonia church and was widely beloved for her life of service to others.
     Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. W. R. Smith and Mrs. J. H. Holifield of Jackson and Mrs. J. C. Bartlett of Monticello; three foster children, Mrs. Bryant Williamson, Mrs. Harvey Williamson and Albert Duke, all of Jackson.
Duke, Ella D Meredith
  The Jackson Progress-Argus January 6, 1922
Mrs. W. D. Duke Called To Reward.
     The death of Mrs. W. D. Duke, 60 years of age, a prominent and beloved woman of the Worthville community, occurred at her home Saturday night. She had been sick for some time, suffering from a complication of ailments.
     Mrs. Duke, the widow of the late Mr. W. D. Duke, was a Miss Meredith of Butts county before her marriage. She is survived by several sons and daughters.
     The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at Macedonia, Rev. J. R. Jordan officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Duke, Emma Sarah Fletcher
  Jackson Argus October 18, 1894
A Sad Death
     Our town was overshadowed with gloom on yesterday on account of the death of Mrs. M. L. Duke, a most estimable lady, who is a member of the Baptist church, and who leaves a large family of children and a devoted husband to grieve her death. Mrs. Duke was a daughter of Major Fletcher and has as many relatives as any person in the county, who are sad today. Her remains will be interred in the Jackson Cemetery today. The Argus in common with all our people sorrow at the death of this good lady.
               
Duke, Emory Morton
Jackson Progress Argus 30 Sep 1954
Emory M. Duke Victim of Attack
     Emory Morton Duke, 55, engineer with the State Highway Department, died at his home in Flovilla Sunday at ** m. as the result of a heart seizure.
     The attack which came without warning occurred while has was dressing.
     Lifelong resident of Butts county, he was a son of the late Col. and Mrs. O. M. Duke. His father, Emory University graduate, was a former solicitor of the Flovilla city court and was an active member of the Butts county bar at the time of his death.
     For 19 years Mr. Duke had been connected with the State Highway Department in the local area. He was widely known as a Mason. and churchman. He served the Flovilla Methodist Church as steward and Sunday school superintendent, but in recent years had given up both positions. He served Indian Springs lodge of Masons as secretary for 19 years and was a zealous member of the order.
     Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Long Duke of Flovilla; one daughter, Emily Louise Duke; five sons, Martin, Franklin, Eugene, Bobbie and Emory Duke Jr.; a brother, Paul Duke of Divine, Texas.
     Funeral services were held Monday at 3 p. m. at the Flovilla Methodist Church with the Rev. W. H. Lewis officiating. Burial was in the Flovilla cemetery under direction of Haisten Funeral Home.
     Pallbearers, members of Indian Springs Masonic lodge, were Dan Hoard, Johnnie King, Ralph Weaver, Flem Brooks, W. L. Holloway, P. J. Welch.

Duke, Ethel Gertrude Smith
Jackson Progress Argus 30 Jan 1969
Mrs. Duke Was Buried Corbin, Ky. Jan. 22nd
     Mrs. W. W. Duke, 70, of Corbin, Kentucky, died at her home on January 20th after an extended period of ill health.
     A native of Butts County, born January 24, 1.898, she was the daughter of Mr. Robert A. Smith and Mrs. Odessa Fincher Smith. She had lived in Corbin about 40 years and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Corbin.
     Funeral services were held in Corbin on January 22nd.
     Mrs. Duke is survived by her husband, W. W. Duke; two sons, Nelson Duke of Denver, Colo. and James Duke of Dayton, Ohio; a sister, Mrs. S. S. Pace of Jackson; brothers, John H. Smith of Terra Haute, Ind., Aaron Smith of Ft. Pierce, Fla., Robert Smith of East Point, Elwood and Ira Smith, both of Jackson.

Duke, Eva Smith
Jackson Progress Argus 21 Jan 1987
     Eva Smith Duke, 70, of 1221 Drewery Ave., Griffin, died Thursday night at the Griffin - Spalding Hospital.
     The funeral was held Saturday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Sherrell Funeral Home with the Rev. Lewis James officiating. Burial was in the Sandy Creek cemetery.
     Mrs. Duke was born in the Cork community of Butts County, daughter of the late Bartow Smith and Lottie Smith Smith.
     Survivors include her husband, Lonnie Duke; sons, the Rev. Robert Duke of Fayetteville, Artis, Rex, and Terry Duke, all of Griffin, Leonard Duke of McDonough, and David Duke of Dalton; daughter, June Moore of Griffin; 16 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.
     Sherrell Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Duke, Fannie Kimbell
Jackson Progress Argus 12 Feb 1932
Mrs. Fannie Duke Passed Away in Atlanta Sunday
     Relatives and friends here were saddened to learn of the death of Mrs. Fannie Duke, 65 years of age, which occurred Sunday afternoon at her home in Atlanta.
     Mrs. Duke, who was Miss Fannie Kimbell before her marriage, was the widow of the late Mr. Oliver Duke. She resided most of her life in Butts county and was a member of the Jenkinsburg Baptist church. She had scores of friends and was admired for her many fine qualities of character. She was connected with one of the county's old and prominent families.
     Mrs. Duke is survived by a son, Mr. M. D. Duke, of Atlanta; four sisters, Mrs. W. M. Thompson, Mrs. J. S. Duke, Mrs. Mollie Thompson and Mrs. Nora Cawthon; one brother, Mr. W. B. Kimbell, of Jackson. The body was taken to Macedonia church Tuesday afternoon where funeral services were conducted at 2 o'clock by Dr. C. C. Heard, of Locust Grove. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Duke, Fleming Jordan
Jackson Progress-Argus Aug 24 1939
     News of the death on July 27 of Mr. Flem Jordan Duke, 86 years of age, former resident of Butts county, at his home in Oneonta, Ala;, has been received by relatives here.
     He was, a son of the late Cager and Mary J. Holifield Duke, Butts county residents. Born in Jackson, spent his early manhood here, moving to Alabama in 1891. He was a member of the Baptist church and was a charter member of the Oneonta church which he helped establish,
     Funeral services were held in Oneonta and burial was in Forest Hills cemetery.
     Surviving are the widow, Lucy Godsey Mote Duke, the former Mrs. Thomas Mote. of Jackson; two daughters, Mrs. E. F. Franklin and Mrs. D. C. McDaniel, of Gadsden; one son, T. B. Duke, of Birmingham, and a step-son, George T. Mote; a step-daughter, Trudie Mote Cox; one brother, Mick Duke, of Butts County, and several grandchildren.

Duke, Franklin, Mrs.
  The Jacksonian June 7, 1907
Mrs. Franklin Duke Dies.
     Thursday morning at half past three o'clock, Mrs. Franklin Duke died at her home here after a lingering illness. She is survived by her husband and three little children and a host of other relatives. She numbers her friends by those who knew her well. She will be buried at Macedonia today (Friday) at ten o'clock, the pastor Rev. W. O. Sharp, conducting the funeral services at Macedonia church.
  
Duke, Grace Ramona
Jackson Progress Argus Mar 6 1931
Grace Duke Claimed by Death Thursday Night
     Grace Ramona, the two-year-old daughter of Mr. R. E. Duke, of Pepperton, died Thursday night at 1:30 following an illness of some time. Friends of the family sympathize with them in their sorrow. The little girl is survived by her father; two sisters, Misses , Ruby and Lessie. Jewell Duke; four brothers, Lonnie, Bernard, Hollis and David Duke.
     Funeral services were held front the home Saturday afternoon a t 1:39, with Rev. L. L. Minton officiating. Interment was in the Macedonia cemetery.

Duke, Henri
  The Jackson Progress-Argus November 29, 1918
Influenza Causes Death Of 4-Year Old Worthville Boy.
     The four-year-old son of Mr. R. E. Duke died at the home of his parents at Worthville Monday morning at 8 o'clock. Death was due to Spanish influenza. The funeral was held at Macedonia church Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock and Rev. J. A. Bonner conducting the services. The child is survived by his parents and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Duke, who have the sympathy of their friends in this bereavement.

Duke, Infant
  Butts County Progress December 25, 1914
Stark
     The two year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Duke, of Atlanta, formerly of this place, died Saturday night, of pneumonia. The family have the sympathy of a large circle of friends here.

Duke, Infant
  Butts County Progress July 22, 1910
Death Of Two Infants During The Past Week
     The fourteen-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Duke of Jenkinsburg, died Sunday of a complication of diseases. The funeral was held Monday afternoon at three o'clock at Macedonia, the services being conducted by Rev. Mr. Dodson

Duke, Infant
  The Jackson Argus May 7, 1897
     David Duke lost a sweet little child last week. It died of cholera infantum and was buried at Macedonia on Sunday.

Duke, Infant
  Middle Georgia Argus August 14, 1888
       The little infant of Mr. John Duke died at Stark last Sunday night. Its mother had died only a few weeks previous.

Duke, Infant
  The Jackson Argus June 11, 1897
Cedar Rock.
     We are pained to chronicle the death of the little two-year-old child of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Duke, which occurred last Saturday. The grief stricken parents have our deepest sympathy.
Broncho.

Duke, Infant
  The Jackson Argus March 11, 1898
     The Argus sympathizes with Mr. Oliver Duke in the loss of his ten year old girl who died last week of some disease of the throat.

Duke, Infant
  The Jackson Argus September 23, 1898
Stark.
     We extend our profound sympathy to Mr. and Mrs. Doc Duke in the loss of their sweet little infant, which was buried at Macedonia cemetery on Saturday.

Duke, James
  The Jackson Progress-Argus May 25, 1923
     Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Duke, Jr., have the sympathy of their friends in the death of their eight-months-old son, James, which occurred at their home in Atlanta on Sunday, May 13. The remains were brought to Macedonia Monday for interment.

Duke, James Henderson
  The Jackson Progress-Argus April 20, 1928
Mr. James H. Duke Passed Away Sunday.
     Following a long and painful illness, Mr. James Henderson Duke, 69 years old, died at his home at Stark Sunday morning at 8:45 o'clock. In November, 1926, he was stricken with paralysis and since that time has been confined to his bed. Though his passing did not occasion surprise, it brought regret to a wide circle of friends.
     Mr. Duke was a well known citizen of the county and before his last illness was a successful planter. He was a member of Macedonia church for some forty years and was held in general high esteem. He was connected with a well known family of the county, and had spent his entire life as a resident of Butts county.
     He is survived by his wife, who before marriage was Miss Lizzie Jane Duke; four brothers, Messrs. W. F. and Elihu Duke, of Atlanta, R. L. Duke, of Thomaston, and E. G. Duke, of Jackson; one sister, Mrs. Mattie McGharity, of McDonough. Mr. and Mrs. Duke having no children of their own, upon the death of his brother-in-law's wife, Mrs. Franklin Duke, the adopted and reared three children-- W. A. Duke, Mrs. Lillian Williamson, and Mrs. Lydia Williamson-- giving them splendid educational advantages and opportunities.
     Funeral services were held at Macedonia church Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock. Rev. I. G. Walker, of Atlanta, conducted the services and interment was in the churchyard.

Duke, James M.
Jackson Progress Argus 30 Sep 1937
Mr. J. M. Duke Is Claimed By Death
     Relatives and friends were grieved to know of the death of Mr. J. M. Duke, 72 years of age, well known resident of the county, which occurred at 4 o'clock. Thursday afternoon, September 23. He had been in declining health for the past few months and critically ill for several days.
     Mr. Duke, who was a member of Sardis church, was a splendid type of citizen and had many friends throughout the county. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.
     Surviving relatives include his wife, the former Miss Asia Gunn; a daughter, Mrs. Annie Piper; two sons, Mr. J. J. Duke, connected with the state park at Indian Springs, and Mr. John Duke, of Henry county.
     Funeral services were held at Sardis church Friday afternoon and interment was in the family lot in the church cemetery.

Duke, Jesse J.
Jackson Progress-Argus 23 Feb 1953
Jesse L Duke Dies In Macon
     Jesse J. Duke, former resident of Butts county and for the last 12 years warden at the city stockade in Macon, died at 1:10 p. m. Thursday,. February 19, in a Macon hospital after a short illness.
     Funeral services were held Saturday at 2 p. m. at Hart's Mortuary with the Rev. William Worth Williams and the Rev James Purcell officiating. Burial was in the Elam cemetery with Masonic services at the grave.
     Born in the Fincherville section, son of Mrs. J. M. Duke and the late Mr. Duke, he resided in Butts county for many years before going to Macon. He was formerly connected with the commodity depot in Jackson and the Farmers Union Warehouse. Mr. Duke was a Mason and a member of Elam Baptist Church.
     Survivors are .his wife, the former Miss Beulah Agnes Aultman of Macon; his mother, Mrs. J. M. Duke of Atlanta; step-son, C. B. Thomas of Macon; step-daughter, Mrs. R. N. Kelley of Macon; several grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Emma Williams of Atlanta; several .nieces and nephews.

Duke, Julia Holifield
  Butts County Progress October 8, 1909
Mrs. Julia Duke Died Last Sunday.
     At the age of 66 Mrs. Julia Duke died at Stark Sunday morning about four o'clock, of a complication of diseases brought on by old age and a general breakdown. Though she had been in ill health all the year her condition was not regarded as serious until two months ago.
     The funeral was held at Macedonia Monday morning at eleven o'clock, Dr. Robert VanDeventer pastor of the Jackson Baptist church conducting the services.

Butts County Progress October 15, 1909
Stark.
     After a lingering illness Mrs. Julia Duke passed away at her home here last Sunday.

Duke, Julian Arthur
Jackson Progress Argus 27 Oct 1966
Heart Attack Sunday Claims, Julian A. Duke
     A heart attack suffered early Sunday morning at his residence on the Griffin Road unexpectedly claimed the life of Julian A. Duke, 47, a lifelong resident of Butts County and an employee of Avondale Mills, Indian Springs Plant, for many years.
     Mr. Duke was the son of Mr. Marion Duke and the late Mrs. Lela Reeves Duke. He was a member of the Pepperton Baptist Church, a Mason, and overseas veteran of World War II, serving with the United States Navy.
     Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon at three o'clock from the Pepperton Baptist Church with the Rev. James S. Brown, pastor, officiating. Interment was in the Pepperton Cemetery with Haisten Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
     Mr. Duke is survived by his wife, Mrs. Burnice James Duke; one son, Julian Wesley Duke of Monticello; a daughter, Miss Debbie Duke of Jackson; four brothers, W. H. Duke of Belle Glade, Fla., L. H. Duke, Harvey Duke, and Edgar Duke, all of Jackson; one sister, Miss Allene Duke of Jackson; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Marion Duke of Jackson; one grandson, Tracy Allen Duke of Monticello.
     Pallbearers were Ray Henderson, Jimmy Davis, Tommy Milwood, Joe Tate, Jack Worley, and Troy Norsworthy.

Duke, L. A.
  The Jackson Progress-Argus November 28, 1919
Death Of Mr. L. A. Duke Occurred November 23
     Mr. M. L. Duke was advised Sunday of the death of his brother Mr. L. A. Duke, at Fort Gaines, Ga., Saturday afternoon. None of the particulars were stated in the telegram which was delivered to late to allow Mr. Duke to attend the funeral.

Duke, Leila Odess J. Smith
Jackson Progress Argus 12 Feb 1942
Mrs. Leila Duke Called By Death
     The death of Mrs. Leila Odess J. Duke, 73 years of age, occurred at her home on Second street Monday morning at 4:40 and followed an illness of more than a year.
     The former Miss Leila Smith, she was born in Henry county and resided there until a few years ago when she moved to Jackson for residence. She was a daughter of the late Wiley Smith and Mrs. Rebecca Johnson Smith, and was a member, of Sharon Baptist church. During her residence here she made a large circle of friends who regretted to learn of her death.
     Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. George White of Jackson and Mrs. Hansell Preston of Experiment; one sister, Mrs. Tennie Smith of Griffin; a brother, Sheeley Smith of Covington.
     Funeral services were held at Sharon church Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The Rev. G. A. Briggs, pastor of the First Baptist church of Jackson, officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery with Thornton Funeral Homes in charge of arrangements.
     The pallbearers were Bryant Leverette, Morris Faulkner, Talmadge Preston, Howard Smith, Jackson Brown and W. M. Collier.

Duke, Lennie Robert (Peewee)
Jackson Progress Argus 06 May 1992
     Mr. Lennie Robert (Peewee) Duke, 84, of Griffin died Saturday at Spalding Regional Hospital where he had been a patient for the past month.
     Funeral services were Monday, May 4, in the chapel of Sherrell Funeral Home in Jackson, with the Rev. Louis James officiating. Burial was in Sandy Creek Cemetery in Butts County.
     Mr. Duke was born in Butts County, son of the late Robert Lee and Missies Thompson Duke. He was the husband of the late Eva Smith Duke who died in 1987.
     A retired textile employer, Mr. Duke was a veteran of World War II. He served in the U.S. Navy and saw combat in several campaigns. Mr. Duke also witnessed the raising of the flag at Iwo Jima.
     Survivors include his sons, the Rev. Robert Duke of Albany, Leonard, Antis, Rex and Terry Duke, all of Griffin, David Duke of Dalton; daughter, June Moore of Jonesboro; a large number of grandchildren and great grandchildren; brother, Hollis Duke of Flovilla; sisters. Ruby Maugham of Jenkinsburg and Jewel Johnson of Jackson.
     Sherrell Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Duke, Leonard
Jackson Progress Argus 29 Dec 1976
Leonard Duke Was Buried On Monday
Funeral services for Leonard Duke, 66, retired Butts County businessman, were held Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock in the Worthville Baptist Church with the Rev. Clarage Tucker and the Rev. Chuck McCrackin officiating.
     Interment was in the church cemetery under the direction of the Ancient York Lodge No. 127, F. & A. M.
     Following a lengthy period of declining health, Mr. Duke died Saturday at the Coliseum Park Hospital in Macon.
     For many years he operated a general store at the intersection of Barnetts Bridge Road and State Hwy. 36. In recent years the operation of the store had been turned over to his son.
     A native Butts Countian, he was the son of the late Thomas Marion Duke and the late Mrs. Lillie Mae Reeves Duke. He was a member of the Worthville Baptist Church and of the Ancient York Lodge No. 127, F.& A. M.
     Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mattie Lou Faulkner Duke; two sons, Thomas Duke and Franklin Duke, both of Jackson; a sister, Miss Aleene Duke, of Jackson; a brother, Edgar Duke, of Flovilla; five grandchildren and one great grandchild.
     Active pallbearers were W. J. Horton, Guy Howard, Virgil Smith, S. A. Washington, Clyde Parker and W. A. Cook.
     Sherrell Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Duke, Lila Mae Reeves
Jackson Progress Argus December 13, 1929
Death Summons Comes to Mrs. Marion Duke
     Mrs. Marion Duke, age 40, passed away at her home at Worthville Saturday night at 7:40 o'clock. Death followed an illness of two weeks during which she suffered from double pneumonia. Mrs. Duke was a beloved resident of the Worthville community and had hosts of friends who was are pained to know of her death.
     She was born and reared in Butts county and before her marriage was Miss Lila Mae Reeves, a daughter of the late Mr. W. H. Reeves and Mrs. Reeves. She was a member of Macdonia Baptist and her fine qualities of character made for her many friends.
     Mrs. Duke is survived by her husband, Mr. T. M. Duke; four sons, Willis, Leonard, Donald, and Julian Reeves; her mother, Mrs. M. A. Reeves; five sisters, Mrs. T. E. Duke, of Covington; Mrs. L. D. Carter of Lakeland, Fla.; Mrs. E. W. Cook of Birmingham, Ala.; Mrs. W. L. Thurston and Mrs. R. L. Mitchell of Jackson; four brothers, Messrs. J. B., W. B. Reeves of Jackson, and A. V. and W. H. Reeves of LaFollette, Tenn.
     Funeral services were held at Macedonia church Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock and Rev. J. B. Stodghill and Rev. T. M. Callaway officiated. The body was laid to rest in the churchyard.

Duke, Lillian Carter
Jackson Progress Argus 26 Jun 1969
Mrs. W. W. Duke Died Wednesday
     Mrs. Lillian Carter Duke of Griffin, widow of Mr. Walter W. Duke, died Wednesday morning, June 18, at the Griffin-Spalding County Hospital where she had been a patient for the past two days.
     Mrs. Duke was born in Butts county and had made her home in the Rehoboth community in Spalding County for 56 years. She was a member of the Rehoboth Baptist Church.
     Funeral services were conducted Thursday afternoon at four o'clock from the Rehoboth Baptist Church with the Rev. Jimmy Chambers officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery with Pittman-Rawls Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
     Survivors include two sons, Earl Duke and Franklin Duke; a granddaughter, Miss Linda Alice Duke; a grandson, Stephen Earl Duke, all of Griffin. a sister, Mrs. I. P. Middlebrooks of Lakeland, Fla.

Duke, Lily Mills
Jackson Progress-Argus 19 Feb 1937
Mrs, Lilly Duke Is Claimed By Death
     Mrs. Lilly Duke, wife of Mr. J. J. Duke, caretaker of the Indian Springs State Park, died at her home on the reservation Monday morning at 5 o'clock after a two days illness, caused by a light paralytic stroke and complications which followed. Funeral services were held at Sardis Baptist church in Henry county with burial in the family cemetery near Ola.
     Mrs. Duke was 39 years old. As Lilly Mills she was married November 27, 1927 and the couple moved to Worthville district, Butts county, in 1929 and about a year ago they went to Indian Springs. Mrs. Duke was a member of the Sharon Baptist church.
     Mrs. Duke is survived by her husband and parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. H.l Mills, four brothers and three sisters, all residents of Henry county.

Duke, Lula M. Williams
Jackson Progress-Argus 13 Apr 1934
Mrs. Lula M. Duke Is Taken by Death
     The death of Mrs. Lula M. Duke, widow of the late Mr. James Thomas Duke, occurred April 5 at a private sanitarium in Macon. She had been in declining health for several months and death did not come as a surprise.
     Mrs. Duke was born and reared in Macon and was connected with a prominent family of that city. She resided, until recently, in Jackson for a long number of years and had many friends here who were sorry to know of her death. She was a member of the Mulberry Street Methodist church in Macon.
     Funeral services were held in Macon Friday afternoon at 5 o'clock, with Dr. Ed F. Cook and Rev. Silas Johnson officiating. Interment was in Riverside cemetery.
     Mrs. Duke is survived by a brother, Hubbard Williams of City Point. Fla., and several nieces and nephews.
     Among the Jackson people who attended the funeral were Mrs. T. A. Nutt, Miss Elizabeth Towles, Miss Frances Barnes, Mrs. H. W. .Turner, Mrs. J. M. Leach, Mrs. W. F. MaLaier.

Duke, Maggie Evelyn
Jackson Progress-Argus March 2 1917
     Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Greene went to Stark Sunday to attend the funeral of their little grand-daughter, Maggie Evelyn Duke, who died in Atlanta Saturday afternoon. The funeral took place at 11 o'clock Sunday. The family have the sympathy of a large circle of friends in their bereavement.
 
Duke, Marcus Luther
  Middle Georgia Argus July 16, 1889
     An infant boy of Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Duke died on Saturday night. We extend sympathies.

Duke, Marion Harvey
Jackson Progress Argus 15 Apr 1971
M. H. Duke Killed In Car Mishap
     Mr. Marion Harvey Duke 34 of No. 2 School Street, East Jackson, was killed Saturday morning, April 10th, when his car ran off the road on the Johnstonville Road about three miles east of Barnesville. The accident was investigater by the Georgia State Patrol, Griffin headquarters.
     Evidence indicates that the vehicle being driven by Mr. Duke overturned on a curve, probably killing him instantly.
     Mr. Duke was born in Butts County on July 10, 1936, the son of Mr. Marion Thomas Duke, and the late Mrs. Ruby Wooten Duke. He was employed by the McDonough Power Equipment Company and was a member of the Macedonia Baptist Church.
     Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock from Macedonia Baptist Church with the Rev. R. W. Jenkins, pastor, and Rev. Ed Welch officiating. Interment was in the Macedonia church cemetery with Haisten Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
     Mr. Duke is survived by one daughter, Miss Sandra Duke of Juliette; two sons, Donald Duke and William Duke, both of Juliette; father, Marion Thomas Duke of Jackson; one sister, Miss Aleene Duke of Jackson; one brother, Edgar B. Duke of Flovilla; a half-brother, Leonard H. Duke, of Jackson.
     Pallbearers were Porter Cawthon, Russell Price, Phillip Bunch, M. L. Hodges Ir., Billy Long and Robert Fincher.
                    
Duke, Martha Susan Singley
  The Jackson Progress-Argus May 29, 1925
Mrs. Bill Duke Is Called To Reward.
     Friends and relatives here were sorry to learn of the death of Mrs. Bill Duke, of Covington, which occurred Saturday morning at 3 o'clock. She had been ill for about a month.
     Mrs. Duke who was 62 years of age, was Miss Susie Singley, of Butts county before her marriage. She was a member of Macedonia church and belonged to a well known family of this county.
     Mrs. Duke is survived by her husband, three daughters, and two sons; five brothers, Messrs. S. H., W. H., L. D., Alex and John Singley and a sister.
     Funeral services were held at Macedonia church Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock.

Duke, Martin Luther
  The Jackson Progress-Argus July 6, 1928
Mr. M. L. Duke Passes After A Long Illness.
     Following a protracted illness, Mr. M. L. Duke, prominent Confederate veteran and well known citizen, passed away at his home here Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. For the past several months he had been in declining health and his condition had recently grown steadily worse.
     Mr. Duke was born and reared in Butts county, being connected with a pioneer family. He was formerly engaged in business in Jackson, being one of the largest and most successful merchants, planters and live stock dealers in the county. He had not been active in business recently owing to declining health.
During the War Between the States he served as a member of Company I, 14th Georgia, Jeff Davis Rifles, taking part in many of the important engagements of the war. He held membership in Camp Barnett U.C.V. of Jackson and possessed many interesting reminiscences of the war. He was a member of the Baptist church and was held in general high esteem, being admired for his courage, honesty and upright dealings.
     He is survived by his three daughters, Mrs. C. P. Carmichael, of Monroe; Mrs. Frank Shelton, of Columbia, Tenn.; Mrs. H.H. Barnett, of Fitzpatrick, Ala.; two sons, Mr. Henry Duke, of McRae, and Mr. Fletcher Duke, of Jackson; one brother, Mr. Robert Duke, of Blakely, Ga., and several grandchildren and other relatives.
     Funeral services were held from the home Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock, with Rev. Julian Warner, of the Presbyterian officiating. Relatives and friends evidenced their love and esteem by the lovely floral offerings. The pallbearers were Messrs. J. O. Cole, J. L. Lyons. J. L. Bailey, T. H. Nolen, W. D. Pope and W. J. Wood. Interment was in the Jackson city cemetery.

Duke, Marshal Mr.
  Butts County Progress March 4, 1910
Young Man Takes Fatal Dose Acid.
     Marshal Duke, of Orchard Hill, Spalding county, committed suicide Sunday night at 10 o'clock by drinking carbolic acid. The news of the death of Mr. Duke, who was prominently connected and well known here was received with regret. He was a son of the late Elder J. Duke and a brother of Walker and Arthur Duke.
          
Duke, Martin Luther
Butts County Progress Nov 7 1907
Luther Duke Succumbs to Typhoid Fever at Newnan
     Mr. M. L. Duke, a young man well known in Jackson and Butts county died at Newnan Ga. Monday night with typhoid fever. His body arrived here Tuesday afternoon accompanied by his wife and children and was taken immediately tot he residence of his wife's father, Mr. J. E. Kitchens, at Stark. The funeral and interment took place at Macedonia Wednesday morning. Mr. Duke, known among his many friends as simply Luther, was a son of Mr. J. H Duke of Stark and was about 25 years of age. His genial nature and splendid character won for him many friends who share the sorrow of his death with his immediate relatives. Although raised in Butts county, Mr. Duke had spent the last few years in Atlanta and Newnan and at the time of his death was manager of the Singer Sewing Machine Office at the latter place.

Duke, Mary Lucy Godsey
Jackson Progress Argus 01 Jul 1943
Mrs. Lucy Duke Dies in Gadsden
     Mrs. Lucy Godsey Duke, 85, died Saturday, June 19, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. D. C. McDonald, in Gadsden, Ala. She had made her home with Mrs. McDonald for the past six months.
     A native of Butts county, she was the daughter of Matt Godsey and his wife, Louise Hazeltine Barnes Godsey. She was first married to Thomas Mote who died in 1875. Twelve years later she was married to Flem Jordan Duke, Mr. and Mrs. Duke moved to Oneonata, Ala., shortly after that town was settled. She was a charter member of the Oneonata Baptist church.
     Mrs. Duke is survived by two daughters, Mrs. McDonald and Mrs. E. F. Franklin, both of Gadsden; 8 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
     Funeral services were held Friday afternoon, June 20, in Oneonata, with Rev. B. F. Dykes officiating. Interment was in the Oak Hill cemetery there.

Duke, Mary Susan Moore
Jackson Progress Argus, November 15, 1945.
Funeral services at Macedonia for Mrs. W. F. Duke.
     Mrs. W. F. Duke Sr., 88 years of age and a former resident of Butts county, died early Saturday morning, November 10, in Atlanta. Before the death of her husband fifteen years ago, Mr. and Mrs. Duke made their home at Stark.
     Mrs. Duke is survived by three daughters: Mrs. Fitzhugh Lee, Mrs. W. T. Cawthon Sr., and Mrs. A. C. Peacock; three sons, A. A. W. O., and J. C. Duke, all of Atlanta; twenty-five grandchildren and thirty-four great grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. J. C. Jones and Mrs. E. W. O"Neal of Jackson.
     Funeral services were held at Macedonia Baptist church Monday morning, November 12, at 10:30 with Rev. R. O. Weaver officiating. Six of the grandsons served as pallbearers. Burial was in the church cemetery. Howard L. Carmichael's Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Duke, Mattie Lou Faulkner
Jackson Progress Argus 23 Nov 1994
     Mattie Lou Faulkner Duke of Jackson died Wednesday, Nov. 9, at Westbury Medical Care Home.
     Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 12, at Worthville Baptist Church with Rev. Argin Floyd and Rev. Joe Faulkner officiating. Interment was in the Worthville Baptist Church Cemetery.
     Mrs. Duke was born Oct. 28, 1913, daughter of the late Tom, Faulkner and-Fannie Green Faulkner. She was the widow of Leonard Duke. Mrs. Duke was a homemaker and a member of the Worthville Baptist Church. Her son, Thomas Duke, died in 1991.
     Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Franklin and Dorothy Ann Duke of Jackson; brothers. Rev. Joe Faulkner of Watley, Ralph Faulkner of Savannah and Lanier Faulkner of Gray; sisters, Nellie Cochran and Elsie Harris, both of Jackson and Mildred Mitchell of Macon; five grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; seven step great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
     Sherrell, Wilson, Mangham Funeral Home of Jackson was in charge of arrangements.

Duke, Maude Harper
Jackson Progress Argus 28 Jan 1987
     Maude Harper Duke, 101, of Powder Springs, died Jan. 21.
     The funeral was held Thursday at 3 p.m. in White Columns Chapel in Mableton. Burial was in Westview Cemetery in Atlanta.
     Mrs. Duke, a former resident of the Stark community, was the widow of Auby A. Duke Sr. She was a member of Orange Hill Baptist Church in Powder Springs.
     Survivors include two daughters, Doris. and Mary Frank Duke of Powder Springs; son, Auby A. Duke Jr. of Decatur; two grandchildren; and a niece, Annie Lou Potts of the Stark community.
     White Columns Chapel of Mableton was in charge of arrangements.
     
Duke, Minnie Miss
  Middle Georgia Argus July 20 1893
     Another sad death was that of Miss Minnie Duke, the fifteen year old daughter of Mr. Edmund Duke, three miles south of town. Her death was caused by typhoid fever after several weeks of confinement. She was a bright beautiful young lady and before her sickness was the very pleasure of health and young womanhood. Our sympathies are extended to the bereaved.

Duke, Missie Thompson
  The Jackson Progress-Argus February 15, 1929
  Mrs. Robert Duke Claimed By Death
     The death of Mrs. Robert E. Duke, 38 years of age, occurred at her home at Pepperton Monday morning at 10 o'clock. She had been in feeble health for some time, following painful injuries sustained in a fall several months ago, and recently had been confined to her bed for a period of fourteen weeks.
     Mrs. Duke, who was Miss Missie Thompson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Matt Thompson, was born and reared in Butts county. She was a member of Macedonia church and was held in high esteem by a wide circle of friends who are pained to learn of her passing.
     She is survived by her husband, Mr. Robert E. Duke, 3 daughters, Misses Ruby, Bessie Jewell and Grace Duke; 4 sons, Lonnie, Bernard, Hollis and Davis Duke; two sisters, Mrs. H. E. Singley, of Butts county and Mrs. Homer Bunn, of Experiment, Ga.; one brother, Lowell Thompson, of Coffee county.
     Funeral services were held at Pepperton Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, with Rev. Thomas M. Callaway officiating. Interment was in Macedonia cemetery.
  
Duke, Morton Monroe
  The Jackson Argus February 11, 1898
Flovilla.
     On last Saturday morning the winged messenger, Death, entered the home of Col. and Mrs. O. M. Duke and bore away their infant son. Another flower that budded on earth to bloom in heaven. To the bereaved we extend our heartfelt sympathy.

Duke, Nancy Clementine Wilkerson
  Butts County Progress September 23, 1910
Mrs. Nancy Duke Dead At Ripe Old Age of 82.
     After an illness extending over several months, Mrs. Nancy Duke died at the home of her son, Mr. Luther Duke a few miles from town Saturday morning at 2 o'clock.
     Mrs. Duke was one of the most prominent women in the county and had a wide circle of friends to whom news of her death came as a shock. She belonged to a family noted for longevity and had already passed the allotted time of three score and ten years.
     Mrs. Duke is survived by five sons, Messrs. M. L. Duke, of Butts county Lucian, Marcellus and Robert Duke of south Georgia, and Willie Duke of Alabama; two sisters, Mrs. Mary E. Ham and Mrs. Martha Dumble of this city and a brother, Mr. M. B. Wilkerson, Texas, and a number of grandchildren.
Mrs. Duke enjoyed the distinction of being the mother of two brave Confederate soldiers.
     The funeral took place Sunday morning at ten o'clock from the Jackson Baptist church of which the deceased had long been a faithful member. The Rev. Dr. Robert VanDenventer conducted the services. The funeral was largely attended and numerous and handsome floral tributes attested the esteem in which the deceased was held. Interment was in the city cemetery.
                         
Duke, Oliver S.
  The Jackson Progress-Argus December 1, 1916
Mr. Oliver S. Duke Passes To Beyond
     After an illness of only three days, Mr. O. S. Duke, one of the best known citizens of the county, died at his home in Jenkinsburg Monday night at 9:30 o'clock. He was taken sick about 5 o'clock and medical assistance was summoned, but the end came in spite of the best attention. Death was due to heart trouble.
     Mr. Duke was 55 years of age, a member of the Baptist church and a successful farmer. He was widely known over the county, was interested in church and Sunday School work, was a public spirited citizen and his passing came as a shock to a large circle of friends over the county.
     Mr. Duke is survived by his wife, two sons m O. A. Duke, of Braxton, and Morris Duke of Jenkinsburg; two sisters, Mrs. Upchurch and Mrs. McGarity, of Locust Grove; five brothers, Messrs. Frank, Jim, and Ed Duke of Stark, John Duke of Henry county, and Lihu and Bob Duke of South Georgia.
     The funeral was held at Macedonia church at 11 O'clock Wednesday morning and was largely attended. Interment was in the cemetery at Macedonia.

Duke, Oscar Aaron
  The Jackson Progress-Argus October 23, 1925
Mr. Duke's Funeral Held At Macedonia.
     Funeral services for Mr. Oscar A. Duke, 41 years of age, whose death occurred at his home in Broxton, Ga. Friday, October 16, were held at Macedonia church Sunday morning at 11 o'clock. The services were conducted by his pastor, Rev. R. G. Martin, of Broxton. Many friends and relatives gathered for a final tribute. The Masons had charge of the services at the grave, the Douglas, Stark and Jackson lodges sending representatives, with Mr. H. L. Daughtry officiating as worshipful master.
     Mr. Dukes death was due to a stroke of apoplexy and came with shocking suddenness. He had been a resident of Broxton for sixteen years and was engaged in the mercantile business. He was a native of Butts county, a son of the late Mr. Oliver Duke, and belonged to a well known family of this section. He was a member of the Baptist church and a Mason.
     Mr. Duke is survived by his wife, who was a Miss Myrtle Mayo of Butts county before her marriage; five children, Mrs. John Lott, Misses Pearl, Virginia, Mayo and O. A. Duke Jr.; his step-mother, Mrs. Oliver Duke of Locust Grove.
  
Duke, Ossian Morton
Jackson Progress-Argus Sep 14, 1939
Col. O. M. Duke Dies of Sudden Heart Attack
Member of Jackson Bar Association and Prominent Political Leader Expired Early Tuesday
     Colonel Ossian Morton Duke, 68 years of age, member of the Jackson Bar Association and long active in political circles, died in Flovilla at 8 o'clock Tuesday morning as the result of a heart attack. He was discussing the European war with friends when he became suddenly ill and died before medical aid could be summoned.
     During a residence of more than forty years in Butts county Col. Duke had been actively identified with public affairs. He served as mayor of Flovilla, solicitor of the Flovilla city court, master of the Masonic lodge, and was a recognized leader in the Republican party in this section. In the recent election in the Fourth District to name a successor to Congressman E. M. Owen, Mr. Duke made the race as the sole Republican candidate, advocating principles of the Townsend Old Age plan.
     Former attorney for the Republican Central Committee, Mr. Duke was active in shaping Republican policies and handling patronage during the administrations of Theodore Roosevelt, Harding, Coolidge and Hoover. He attended many of the Republican national conventions.
Born March 7, 1871, he was a son of T. M. Duke and Amanda Spears Duke, connected with Newton and Jasper county families who settled in this section early. in the last century. Mr. Duke was educated at Emory College at Oxford, taught school for some years and later studied law and was admitted to the bar. He was a recognized authority on constitutional law and had often lectured to schools and civic clubs on the American Constitution. He possessed a splendid library and was a scholar of accepted ability. He was a member of the Flovilla Methodist church, member of the Indian Springs Masonic lodge and held membership in th Odd Fellows.
     Surviving relatives are his wife, the former Miss Susie Hardin, of Jasper county; two sons, Emory Duke, of Flovilla, and Paul Duke, connected with the U. S. Air Service at Kelly Field, Texas; a grandson, Paul Duke, Jr.; one brother, C. D. Duke, of Mansfield, and a sister, Mrs. James Wilson, of Atlanta.
     Funeral services will be held at the Flovilla Methodist church Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock, and Rev. Eugene Daniel, pastor of the Jackson Presbyterian church, will officiate. Services at the grave will be in charge of Indian Springs lodge of Masons. Burial will be in the Flovilla Cemetery, with Thornton Funeral Homes in charge of arrangements.

Duke, Pap
Jackson Progress-Argus 5 Oct 1934
Negro Slain in Row near Henley's Mill
Rufus Burk Charged With Shooting Pap Duke Is Held in Butts County Jail. Woman in Case.
     Rufus Burk, negro, is held in the Butts county jail on a charge of killing Pap Duke, also colored, near Henley's Mill Saturday night.
     The trouble is said to have had its origin over Duke's attentions to Burk's wife.
     After the shooting Burk fled the scene but was arrested by Sheriff McWilliams of Spalding county and turned over to Sheriff Walter D. Pope, who placed the black behind prison bars.
     Burke is said to claim self-defense alleging that Duke was advancing on him at the time of the shooting. There were eye witnesses to the crime, it is said.
     A pistol was used in the slaying, a bullet entering Duke's body near the heart and death was instantaneous, it was said.

Duke, R. G.
  Middle Georgia Argus June 30, 1881
Died.
     A shadow of gloom or'e spread this county on Sunday last upon the announcement of the death of one of our most aged and esteemed citizens, Mr. R. G. Duke, which occurred at his home, in Jackson at 1 o'clock P.M. of that day, (June 26 1881), aged 86 years, after an illness of several months. His long lingering upon the brink had to some extent prepared the family and large circle of friends for the shock, and also prepared his immortal spirit for its flight to the celestial home beyond the reach of mortal sight.
     After a long spell of bodily suffering in the struggle with disease and tortured by a remorse of conscience, from a sense of neglect of duty, in not devoting the days of his early manhood to the cause of God, the great love and mercy of a crucified and exhaled Savior was revealed to him, and death swallowed up in victory.
     He had been for some time very much concerned about his condition, and in the most penitent feeling exclaimed: "I would give everything in this world if I was just as good a christian as Martha! (meaning his wife), I want to live my life over, to live for God."
     And when he had realized that the great mediator who stands between a sin cursed world, and an offended God, and in answer to the pleading of a pendent heart could bear the sins of a long and sinful life, he exclaimed, in a spirit of resignation to the will of him who could be so merciful, "I will soon be with mother at rest, I only regret that I can't stay to pray with and for the rising generations.
     How sad! That in the sublime moments when the portals of heaven had opened for him, and he could see the beaming countenance of a sainted mother beckoning him come, he should have to regret the lost opportunity of pointing others in the "lamb that taketh away the sins of the world," but his dying prayer will not be lost. It will not only be heard and treasured up in heaven, but will be told by friend to friend and by the power of the press made known to friends abroad, and an impression made that will be as indelible as time.
     Surely some of us will heed this admonition, and see that we do not loose the golden opportunity of working while we are young, surely some young man will appreciate his dying prayer in their behalf, surely some of our aged parents will take warning and see the importance of at once beginning the most important work of this life, by preparing for the eventful moment of death. If such should be the result, what nobler purpose could he have lived for? And what better work would his loved ones had him perform? While we bid him rest in peace, let us remember his dying prayer.

Duke, Robert Edward
Jackson Progress Argus, December 13, 1945.
Robert E. Duke Taken by Death.
     Robert E. Duke, 63 years of age, employee of the Pepperton Cotton Mills, died at his home Wednesday morning at 3 o'clock after a few days illness. Born and reared in Butts county he was a son of the late Dock Duke and Mrs. Ella Meredith Duke.
     Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Otic Mangham and Mrs. Wilfred Johnson; four sons, Lonnie, Bernard and David Duke of Jackson and Hollis Duke with the Army overseas; three brothers, Marion of Jackson; Walter of Corbin, Ky., and Howard Duke of Ohio; five sisters, Mrs. W. M. Mitchell of Jackson; Mrs. Mary Johnson and Mrs. Frank Wise of Covington; Mrs. J. E. Hillman and Mrs. C. A. Puckett.
     Funeral services will be held at Macedonia church Thursday afternoon at 3:30 with Thornton Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Duke, Robert Fletcher
  Middle Georgia Argus April 27, 1882
       The little child of our fellow citizen M. L. Duke died in Jackson last Saturday. We can sympathize with those bereaved of their little one, and this sad bereavement coming so close in connection with the death of his sister, Mrs. Tucker reminds us of the fact that trouble don't often come single handed.

Duke, Ruby Wooten
Jackson Progress Argus 15 Oct 1970
Mrs. Ruby Duke Passes After Short Illness
     Mrs. Ruby Wooten Duke, 73, of Number 2, School Street, East Jackson, died early Sunday morning in the Griffin-Spalding County Hospital following an illness of about a week.
     A native of Butts County, Mrs. Duke was born September 19, 1897 to Mr. Edmond Wooten and Mrs. Liza Roberts Wooten, both natives of Monroe County. She was a member of the Macedonia Baptist Church.
     Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon, October 12th at three o'clock at Macedonia Baptist Church with Rev. R. W. Jenkins, pastor, and Rev. Edgar Welch officiating. Interment was in the Macedonia Church Cemetery with Haisten Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
     Mrs Duke is survived by her husband, Mr. Thomas Marion Duke of Jackson; a daughter, Miss Mary Aleene Duke of Jackson; two sons Harvey Duke of Jackson and Edgar Duke of Flovilla; a step-son, Leonard Duke of Jackson; four sisters, Mrs. Callie Smith of Griffin, Mrs. Susie Wise of Griffin, Mrs. Erna Tolbert of Newnan, Mrs. Maggie Nail of Macon; seven grandchildren.
     Pallbearers were Frank Smith, Bobby Smith, H. F. Tolbert, Jack Tolbert, William Woods and C. J. Maddox.
          
Duke, Susan Jane White
  Middle Georgia Argus July 17, 1888
       Mrs. Duke, wife of Mr. Oliver S. Duke of Stark, died on Monday night of last week. She was the daughter of Mr. B. S. White of Stark. She leaves two small children one only nine days old at the time of her death. Tis sad for one so young and useful to be taken away in the very morning of life, but we can only bow our heads and submit.

Duke, Susie Gertrude Hardin
Jackson Progress-Argus, June 13, 1946. Mrs. O. M. Duke Taken by Death.
     Mrs. O. M. Duke, 68 years of age, widow of the late Col. O. M. Duke and one of the county's beloved residents died Thursday night, June 6, at her home in Flovilla, after an illness of several weeks.
     Born in Jasper county, she was the former Miss Susie Gertrude Hardin, and following her marriage to Col. Duke the family moved to Flovilla for residence. She was an active member of the Flovilla Methodist church, a former superintendent of the Sunday school and one of the organizers of the Indian Springs camp meeting. Next to her family, her religious affairs claimed a large part of her loyalty and care.
     Survivors are two sons, Emory Duke of Flovilla, and Paul H. Duke of Devine, Texas; six grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. D. W. Posey of Atlanta and Mrs. V. D. Lowe of Warner Robins.
     Funeral service were held at the Flovilla Methodist church Sunday afternoon at 3;30 and Rev. B. N. McHan, the pastor, officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery and Thornton Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.
     The pallbearers were D. W. Brooks, R. H. Hay, C. B. Higgins, T. G. Brooks, J. T. Bray, Luke St. John.

Duke, Sweet Kitchens
  The Jackson Progress-Argus June 3, 1937
Funeral Mrs. Duke Held At Macedonia.
     Funeral services for Mrs. Martin Luther Duke, 61 years of age, former Butts county resident, whose death occurred in Atlanta Sunday afternoon, were held at Macedonia church Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock. Rev. T. B. Thrailkill was the officiating minister and interment was in the church cemetery.
     Mrs. Duke's death followed a short illness. She was born and reared here, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Kitchens, and was related to several prominent Butts county families. Previous to her marriage she was Miss Sweetie Kitchens. For several years the family have resided in Atlanta.
     She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. E. C. Puckett and Mrs. A. P. Aaron, and three sons, Mr. Albert Anderson Duke, John Henderson Duke and James Vestal Duke, all of Atlanta; a sister, Mrs. G. R. Harper, of Stark; three brothers, Messrs. W. R. Kitchens, J. W. Kitchens and A. K. Kitchens.

Duke, T. M. Colonel
  Butts County Progress August 26, 1910
Colonel O. M. Duke Suffers The death Of His Father
Butts County Progress August 26, 1910
     His friends everywhere sympathize deeply with Col. O. M. Duke in the death of his father, Mr. T. M. Duke, which occurred in Atlanta Wednesday afternoon. Death was due to cancer and was not unexpected.
     Mr. Duke, who was a gallant Confederate veteran, leaves a wife and four children. The funeral took place at the burying ground in Jasper county. Mr. Duke was 62 years of age.
  
Duke, Thomas Donnell
Jackson Progress Argus 03 Mar 1938
Donnell Duke Dies Of Gunshot Wounds
     Thomas Donnell Duke, 21 years of age died in the Strickland Memorial Hospital Monday afternoon 4 o'clock from gunshot wounds self inflicted Sunday night.
     At the time he shot himself, Mr. Duke was at the home of his brother Leonard Duke, at Worthville. No immediate motive was assigned for his action.
     Mr. Duke had been employed by the Pepperton Cotton Mills for some time but recently had not been at work.
     He was given medical attention in Jackson and then taken to the Griffin hospital. The discharge from a shotgun entered his side.
     He was a well known young man of the community and his death came as a shock to his family and friends. Surviving Mr. Duke are his father, Mr. T. M. Duke, and his step-mother; five brothers, Willis, Leonard, Julian, Harvey and Edgar Duke; a sister, Miss Aline Duke.
     Funeral. services were held at Macedonia church Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Rev. J. B. Stodghill, pastor of the Worthville Baptist church, conducted the services,
with. S. H. Thornton funeral director in charge. Interment was in the church cemetery.
     
Duke, Thomas Leonard
Jackson Progress Argus 22 May 1991
     Mr. Thomas Leonard Duke, 54, a resident of Keys Ferry Road in the Worthville Community died Monday afternoon.
     Mr. Duke was working under a vehicle when it fell on him, resulting in his death.
     The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at Worthville Baptist Church. The Rev. Marty Duren and the Rev. Argen Floyd officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.
     Mr. Duke was a native of Butts County, son of Mrs. Mattie Lou Faulkner Duke and the late Leonard Duke of Jackson. A local merchant, Mr. Duke and his wife, Jery, owned and operated Duke's Store on Hwy. 36 East.
     Survivors include his wife, Jery Mitchell Duke; mother, Mrs. Mattie Duke; sons, Thomas Ronald Duke and Mark Leonard Duke; daughter, Karen Elizabeth Sandow; brother and sister-in-law, Franklin and Dot Duke, all of Jackson; mother-in-law, Lorine Mitchell of Jonesboro; 10 grandchildren, uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews.
     Sherrell Funeral Home in Jackson was in charge of arrangements.

Duke, Thomas Marion
Jackson Progress Argus 08 Aug 1974
T. M. Duke Died On Monday
     Mr. Thomas Marion Duke, 89, of Route 2, School Street, East Jackson, died at 5:00 o'clock Monday afternoon at the Sylvan Grove Hospital after being a patient since last Thursday. Mr. Duke was in declining health but death was sudden and from an apparent heart attack.
     Mr. Duke was born in Butts County November 18, 1884, son of the late Mr. Doc Duke and Mrs. Lila Meredith Duke. He was a retired employee of the old Pepperton Mills and was a member of the Macedonia Baptist Church.
     Funeral services were held Wednesday at 3:00 o'clock at the Macedonia Baptist Church with Rev. R. W. Jenkins, pastor, and Rev. Ed Welch, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Stockbridge and former pastor of Macedonia Baptist Church, officiating. Interment was in Macedonia Cemetery. Haisten Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
     He is survived by one daughter, Miss Mary Allene Duke; two sons, Edgar Duke and L. H. Duke, all of Jackson; 14 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Lois Puckett, Las Vegas, Nevada; Mrs. Lillie Mae Hillman, Blissville, Michigan; Mrs. Olenza Wise, Covington; Mrs. Mary Johnson, Jackson; one brother, Walter Duke of Dayton, Ohio.

Duke, W. L. Dr.
  The Jackson Argus June 6, 1902
     It was quite a shock yesterday to the relatives of Dr. W. L. Duke, of Dunwoody, when a telegraph came announcing his death. Dr. Duke was a man of fine physique, weighing two hundred pounds, and seemingly in perfect health. Under the circumstances the *** is very sudden and severe. Particulars of his death have not been learned. He was well known in the city, and his large number of friends sorrow with the family in this sore trouble, and especially do their hearts go out in tenderest sympathy to the dear mother on whose heart the blow falls heaviest, in giving up, without warning, her youngest son. Dr. Duke was expected to visit here soon, and Miss Annie Duke contemplated returning with him for a visit during her vacation. The Argus joins the entire town in sympathy for the bereaved relatives.

The Jackson Argus June 13, 1902
     Mention was made in last week's Argus of the sudden death of Dr. W. L. Duke, of Dunwoody. It has been learned that his death was caused by poison. Not feeling very well he told a friend, who was visiting him, to give him two teaspoonsful of Cascara, and through mistake gave him Aconite instead, which caused his death in a few hours, despite the heroic efforts of the physicians who were called in to attend him
       
Duke, William Albert, Sr.
Jackson Progress Argus 23 Nov 1961
W. A. Duke Sr. Buried Sunday At Jackson Rites
     William Albert Duke, Sr., 59, retired motor express company employee, died at this home on Lyons Street Friday night after a long illness.
     The son of the late William Franklin Duke and Mrs. Maggie Scarbrough Duke, he was a native of Butts County and had lived in Jackson for a long number of years. He was a retired employee of the Atlanta-Macon Motor Express where he worked for about twenty years. An experienced and expert driver, Mr. Duke drove the Citizens School Bus in Jackson which furnishes transportation to and from school for school children at a nominal fee. Declining health forced retirement from this position. He was a member of the First Baptist Church.
     Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock from the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Sidney L. Waterhouse, pastor, officiating. He was assisted by Rev. T. H. Wilder, pastor of the Macedonia Baptist Church, and Rev. James Burleson, pastor of the Pepperton Baptist Church. Interment was in -the Jackson City Cemetery with Haisten Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
     Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Bessie Biles Duke; two daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Miester of West Leesport, Pa.; Mrs. Frankie Mae Kersey, Jackson; three sons, William Albert Duke, Jr., Jackson; Perry E. Duke, U. S. Navy; and Harold L. Duke, Jackson; three sisters, Mrs. Harvey Williamson, Mrs. Bryant Williamson, both of Jackson; Mrs. Marilyn O'Brien, Boston, Mass.; one brother, Franklin Duke, Atlanta; 15 grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
     Pallbearers were Hugh Polk, Roger Kersey, James Kersey, H. L. Cawthon, James Maddox, and Leonard Gray.

Duke, William Bernard
Jackson Progress Argus 23 Jun 1955
Bernard Duke, 45, Dies Heart Attack; Funeral Thursday
     Funeral services for Bernard Duke, 45, who died Tuesday evening at 10:30 in the Monticello Hospital of a heart attack will be held this afternoon at the Pepperton Baptist
Church at 3:30 o'clock with the Rev. W. L. Lawrence officiating. Interment will be in the Pepperton Cemetery with Peacock & Ball Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
     Mr. Duke, for many years an employee of the Pepperton Cotton Mills, was stricken on the job about 6 o'clock Tuesday evening and was rushed to the Monticello Hospital where he later expired. A native of Butts county, Mr. Duke was the son of Robert Lee Duke and Mrs. Missie Thompson Duke. He was a member of the Pepperton Baptist Church.
     He is survived by his wife; Mrs. Ernestine Benton Duke; one daughter, Carol; one son, Van; two sisters, Mrs. Otis Mangham and Mrs. Wilford Johnson, both of Jackson; three brothers, Hollis, of Jackson; Davis of Atlanta; and Lonnie of Griffin.

Duke, William Fletcher
Jackson Progress Argus Jul 3 1931
Mr. W Fletcher Duke Passed Away Sunday
The death of Mr. W. Fletcher Duke, 38 years of age, member of a prominent Butts county family, occurred Sunday morning at 6:15 at the Georgia Baptist Hospital. He was admitted to the hospital on June 19 and underwent an operation for appendicitis. Complications that developed proved too much for his strength and the end came early Sunday morning. Many friends and relatives here are saddened at his passing.
     Mr. Duke was born and reared in Jackson. He was a son of the late Mr. M. L. Duke and Mrs. Emma Fletcher Duke, prominent residents of the county. His father, a Confederate veteran, was formerly one of the community's largest and most successful business men. His mother was connected with a family long influential in the county's upbuilding. Mr. Duke attended the Jackson schools and was a member of the First Baptist church. He had a large circle of friends who are grieved to know of his death. For some time he had been affiliated with the pimiento and peach packing industry and recently had been connected with Kinard's Nurseries as salesman.
     He is survived by his wife, who before her marriage was Miss Bessie Cole; two daughters, Misses Ethel and Rachel Duke; one brother, Mr. Henry B. Duke, of McRae; three sisters, Mrs. C. P. Carmichael, of Monroe; Mrs. Frank A. Shelton, of Columbia, Tenn. and Mrs. H. H. Barnett, of Fitzpatrick, Ala.
     Funeral services were held from the residence on North Mulberry street Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock, with Rev. Julian Warner, of the Presbyterian church, assisted- by Rev. Thos. M. Callaway, of the Baptist church, officiating. A large number of relatives and friends gathered fora final tribute and a t t e s t e d their love and e s t e em by lovely floral offerings. The pallbearers were Messrs. W. D. Pope, Victor O'Neal, C. D. Horton, Bert Kinard, Horace Bankston, William Turner. Interment was made in t h e Jackson city cemetery.

Duke, William Franklin
Jackson Progress-Argus Jan 18, 1940
W. F. Duke Dies As a Result of Truck Injuries
     Mr. W. F. Duke, 63 years of age, former Butts county citizen, but resident of 625 Central Avenue, S. W., Atlanta, died in Grady Hospital Thursday night of injuries received Thursday afternoon when he was struck by a truck at the corner of Central Avenue and Glenn street. Mr. Duke suffered a fractured skull and internal injuries. He was admitted to Grady Hospital, ;where he died without gaining consciousness. A charge of reckless driving was docketed against William Banks, negro truck driver.
     Born and reared in Butts county, Mr. Duke was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Green Duke. Formerly engaged in business here he moved to Atlanta in 1909 and had since resided there. For a time he was connected with the street railway system but retired from active business some time ago. He was a member of Macedonia church at Stark.
     Surviving relatives are his wife, the former Miss Gussie Vaughn; three daughters, Miss Manfrey Duke, Mrs. Bryant Williamson and Mrs. Harvey Williamson; two sons, George F. and* W. A. Duke; four sisters, Mrs. W. R. Smith, Mrs. J. H. Holifield, Mrs. J. C. Bartlett and Mrs. J. H. Duke.
     Funeral services were conducted at Macedonia church Sunday at 2:30, with the Rev. L. E. Williams officiating. Burial was in the churchyard, with J. Austin, Dillon Company in charge of arrangements.

Duke, William Franklin
Jackson Progress July 18, 1930
Mr W. F. Duke Laid to Rest at Macedonia
       Funeral services for Mr. W. Frank Duke Sr. former resident of Butts county, who died at his home in Atlanta Sunday afternoon, were held at Macedonia church Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock. Rev. A. C. Peacock, a son-in-law, conducted the rites and interment was in the churchyard.
     Mr. Duke's death followed an illness of some months' duration and was due to a complication of diseases. He had many friends in Butts county who are pained to learn of his passing away. He was born and reared at Stark, having been a son of Mr. and Mrs. Henderson Duke, prominent residents of this section. He spent his entire life here until a few years ago when he moved to Atlanta. He was a member of Macedonia church and was a man of sterling character and was highly esteemed by a wide circle of friends.
     He is survived by his wife who before their marriage was Miss Mollie Moore; three daughters, Mrs. Fitzhugh Lee, Mrs. W. T. Cawthon and Mrs. A. C. Peacock, all of Atlanta; three sons, A. A., W. O. and J. C. Duke of Atlanta, three brothers, E. G. Duke of Jackson, Elihu Duke, Atlanta and Bob Duke; one sister, Mrs. Mattie McGarity of McDonough; several grandchildren and other relatives.

Duke, Willie Belle
The Jackson Argus July 4, 1902
     On Sunday morning, June 22nd 1902, at 2:00 o'clock, the angel of death came into the home of Mr. and Mrs. O. S. Duke and bore away in its arms to the region Eternal, the soul of little Willie Belle. She had lived a little more than two years to bless their home and make it seem an Eden in the hour of toil; but God saw fit to take her and leave the home desolate. For two long weeks she lay on the bed of suffering, attended by most faithful hands; but those hands could not relieve the little sufferer; so God came in all mercy and love to relieve her. The end, though it had been expected all the while, was a sudden shock to all.
     Great hopes were centered on this little child, because before her, five others had gone, leaving only one boy, the son of his first marriage.
     The father, mother, and son should not grieve for her, for she has borne all her sufferings and is now at rest with God. And as she can no more brighten their home on earth. May they strive together to reach that home of eternal bloom where the unclouded day of perpetual glory will beam upon them with its radiance forever; and now in their sorrow enable them to say: "The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away."
     Our sympathies cannot supply the broken hearts that refuse comfort, but our prayers are, that He who shines with righteousness into the hearts of sorrow and dispells their gloom, will be their comfort in this sore loss which they sustain.

Duke, Willis D. D. "Dock"
  The Jackson Progress-Argus December 20, 1918
Mr. W. Dock Duke Called To His Reward
     After a few days illness of a complication of diseases, Mr. W. D. Duke, 59 years of age, one of the county's most highly respected citizens, died at his home at Worthville Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock.
     Mr. Duke was a man of sterling integrity and his death is a blow to his community. He is survived by his wife, who before marriage was a Miss Meredith of Butts county, four sons, Messrs. R. E., W. F., W. W., and Howard Duke; six daughters, Mrs. H. H. Johnson, Misses Laura, Etor, Lillie Mae, Lois and Olinza Duke; one sister, Mrs. Lizzie Mayfield and several brothers.
     Funeral services were conducted at Macedonia church, of which he was a member, Thursday morning at 11 o'clock. The pastor, Rev. J. A. Bonner, was in charge and interment was in the church cemetery.

Duke, Willis Horace
Jackson Progress Argus 07 May 1970
Willis Duke Died Monday In Savannah
     Mr. Willis H. Duke, 62, of Savannah was found dead Tuesday morning, May 5th, with death presumably caused by a heart attack.
    A native of Butts County, he is the son of Mr. T. M. Duke and the late Mrs. Leila Mae Duke.
     He had lived in Savannah about 25 years and was employed as an auto salesman.
     Funeral arrangements will be held in Savannah Thursday, May 7th, at three o'clock with Henderson Brothers in charge of arrangements.
     Mr. Duke is survived by his wife; a son, Douglas Duke of Savannah; a daughter, Mrs. Linda Starvo of Forest Park; father, T. M. Duke of Jackson; a brother, L. H. Duke of Jackson two half-brothers, Harvey Duke and Edgar Duke, both of Jackson; a half-sister, Miss Alene Duke of Jackson.

Duke, Willis Howard
Jackson Progress Argus 25 May 1972
W. H. Duke Dies In California
     Mr. Willis Howard Duke, 69, a native of Butts County, passed away May 17th in Duarte, California.
     Mr. Duke was born in Butts County on July 20, 1902, the son of the late Mr. Dock Duke and Mrs. Ella Meredith Duke of Butts County.
     Funeral services were held on May 20th at 11:30 o'clock in Live Oak Memorial Chapel, Duarte, Calif. with the Rev. Esmond D. Ferris officiating. Interment was in Live Oak Memorial Park.
     Mr. Duke is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ester Rice Duke of Duarte, Calif.; two brothers, Marion Duke of Jackson and Walter Duke, Dayton, Ohio; five sisters, Mrs. Mary Johnston of Jackson, Mrs. Laura Mitchell of Macon, Mrs. Olenzer Wise of Covington, Mrs. Lilly May Hillman of Blissfield, Mich. and Mrs. Lois Puckett of Las Vegas, Nevada.

Dukes, Eugene
Jackson Progress Argus 07 Jul 1966
Father of Mrs. Goff Passes In Carrollton
     Funeral services for Mr. Eugene Dukes, 74, of Route 1, Whitesburg, father of Mrs. Roy Goff of Jackson, were conducted Monday afternoon at three o'clock from the St. Paul Methodist Church with the Rev J Austin Gladney and Rev. W. M. Chatham officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery with Almon Funeral Home of Carrollton in charge of arrangements.
     Mr. Dukes, a retired farmer and lumberman, died Saturday night in Tanner Memorial Hospital, after an illness of approximately five weeks. He was a native of Carroll County and a member of Sand Hill Masonic Lodge.
     Mr. Dukes is survived by his wife, the former Miss Florence Hilley; two daughters, Miss Lucy Dukes, College Park; Mrs. Roy Goff, Jackson; three sons, Mr. P. J. Dukes, Carrollton; Mr. Hugh L. Dukes, Mr. W. B. Dukes, both of Route 1, Whitesburg; three sisters, Mrs. R. H. Richards Mrs. Jack Hilley, Mrs. H. G. Favor all of Newnan; 11 grandchildren.

Dukes, Lewis "Bear"
Jackson Progress Argus 23 Sep 1992
     Lewis "Bear" Dukes of Jackson died Mon., Sept. 14,1992.
     Funeral services were held Saturday at Macedonia Baptist Church with Rev. A. F. Eusery officiating. Interment was in the Macedonia Cemetery.
     Mr. Dukes was born April 6,1902 in Butts County, son of the late Jim and Mattie Dukes. He was a member of the Macedonia Baptist Church.
     Survivors include wife Bessie "Fisher" Duke; daughters Annie B. Usher and Fannie M. White; sister Ealla Tomlinson; son Keith Douglas; 10 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; 11 great great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
     Trimier Funeral Home in Jackson was in charge of arrangements.

Dumas, Edmund Judge
  Middle Georgia Argus November 2, 1882
       Judge Edmund Dumas died suddenly of heart disease at his residence in Forsyth on Sunday afternoon about 5 o'clock, aged about sixty-five. HE had been a judge of the court of ordinary for a number of years, and has long held a virtual lease on the position as no one could defeat him. He was also a prominent minister of the Primitive Baptist Church and was widely known having been a leading spirit in that denomination for many years. He had been in declining health for some weeks.
  
Dumas, Charlie
Jackson Progress Argus 22 Feb 1973
Daughter Is Charged In Death Father
     An 18-year-old Negro girl, Diane Dumas, of Route 2, Jackson, was in Butts County Jail Monday charged with voluntary manslaughter in the butcher knife stabbing and cutting death of her father, Charlie Dumas, 47, early Saturday morning, February 17th, according to Butts County Sheriff Barney L. Wilder.
     Sheriff Wilder said that the incident stemmed from a family argument at Dumas' home off the Monticello Road, at Route 2, Jackson, in the Freeman subdivision about 8:55 o'clock. Sheriff Wilder said that the argument and stabbing occurred in the presence of several witnesses and that the case is still under investigation.
     Butts County Coroner John Sherrell reported that the dead man was cut on the head, the back, and stabbed in the chest with the knife severing the aorta which led to his death in a very few minutes. Sheriff Wilder also stated that Dumas was cut and stabbed about his body with the penetration of the knife in the area of the heart believed to have been the fatal wound.
     A Jackson doctor pronounced Dumas dead on arrival at Sylvan Grove Hospital.

Dumble, John B.
Georgia Weekly Telegraph & Georgia Journal & Messenger (Macon, Ga.) November 26, 1880
Death of a Journalist
     We learn from the Griffin News that Mr. John B. Dumble died last Friday night at his home in Jackson, Butts county.
     Mr. Dumble will be remembered by many of the readers of the Telegraph and Messenger. For a number of years before and during the war, Mr. Dumble was on the editorial staff of the Memphis Appeal. As the enemy approached, that paper was removed first to Atlanta, and then to this city, and with it came John B. Dumble, Esq. When the war ended, instead of returning to Tennessee he became one of the proprietors of the Macon Daily Telegraph, the firm being Clayland & Dumble. Mr. Dumble was a good newspaper man, his capability partaking more of tact that talent. He remained in this city some time, and had many friends, who will be grieved at his death.
     Subsequently he became the editor of Atlanta Daily Opinion until it was sold to Messrs. Anderson & Styles, who changed its name to the Atlanta Constitution, a journal which now is circulated in every city and village in the State, and carries the news of Georgia's greatness into every section of the union. Mr. Dumble afterwards removed to Butts county, where he has since lived. He was for a number of years editor of the Butts County Argus, and may be said to have died in the harness. He was connected with the Southern press embracing a period of more than a quarter of a century, and was indeed a veteran journalist.

Dumble, Martha Mrs.
  Butts County Progress December 19, 1913
  Mrs. Martha Dumble Goes To Her Reward
     Friends here regret to learn of the death of Mrs. Martha Dumble, who passed away Monday evening at the home of her niece, Mrs. D. D. Durham in Poplarsville, Miss. Mrs. Dumble was eighty-four years of age and was the oldest member of the Jackson Baptist church. She has been ill since August and returned to Poplarsville with Mrs. Durham in September. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Mary Ham, of this city and one brother, Mr. M. B. Wilkinson, of Comanche, Texas, besides a number of nieces and nephews. The funeral was in Poplarsville, Tuesday.
  
Dunagan, Victoria Anne (Vikki)
Jackson Progress Argus 10 Aug 1978
Mrs. Dunagan Was Buried In Jackson
     Mrs. Victoria Anne (Vikki) Dunagan, 34, of 505 North dale Road, Lawrenceville, Georgia, passed away August 3rd. Mrs. Dunagan is the former Victoria Anne Parrish of Jackson.
     Mrs. Dunagan sustained fatal injuries on Wednesday, August 3rd, in an automoble accident while the family was returning from a vacation trip to Panama City, Fla. The jeep in which the family was riding was pulling a camper which began to swerve out of control, throwing Mrs. Dunagan from the jeep into the path of the camper which ran over her body.
     Mrs. Dunagan is survived by her husband, Dennis M. Dunagan; two sons, Theodore Edward Dunagan and Andrew Keith Dunagan, all of Lawrenceville, parents, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene A. (Mary) Parrish of Jackson; two sisters, Mrs. Patricia Hooten of Hamilton, and Mrs. Linda Morgan of Turkey; a brother, Eugene Parrish of Macon.
     Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at one o'clock from the First United Methodist Church, Lawrenceville, with the Rev. William L. Childers Officiating. Interment was in Jackson City Cemetery in Jackson.
     Members of the Lawrenceville Women's Club and the Wesley Sunday School Class in Lawrenceville served as honorary escort. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc. of Lawrenceville was in Charge of services.

Dunagan, William Lafayette
Jackson Progress Argus 30 Sep 1932
Mr. W. L . Dunagan Is Taken by Death
     News of the death of Mr. W. L. Dunagan, 60 years of age, which occurred at his home in Decatur Monday morning at 2 o'clock, was received with deep regret by relatives and friends here. Mr. Dunagan had been in declining health for some time and death was attributed to a heart attack.
     Mr. Dunagan was a native of Texas but had been a resident of Georgia for a good many years. He formerly resided in Jackson, where he made many friends by his jovial nature and attractive personality. He was a member of the Presbyterian church and was a well known business man. The family had been residing in Decatur for some years.
     Mr. Dunagan is survived by his wife, who was Miss Bessie Barnes, daughter of Mr. W. H. Barnes, of Jackson, prior to her marriage; two daughters, Misses Janice and Jean Dunagan; two brothers, Dr. T. M. Dunagan, of Fort Worth, Texas, and Mr. A. M. Dunagan, of Dallas, Texas; two sisters, Mrs. C. T. Knight and Miss Fannie Dunagan.
     Funeral services were held in Decatur Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock, with Dr. John W. Hani and Rev. D. P. McGeachey officiating. The body was taken to Macedonia cemetery for interment. Rev. T. M. Callaway was in charge of the graveside service and interment was in the family lot in the churchyard Tuesday morning at 11:30.
     
Dunahoo, Joseph Albert
Jackson Progress Argus 03 Dec 1966
Father of Ray Dunahoo Passes At Rome Monday
     Mr. Joseph Albert Dunahoo, 67, of Shannon, father of Rev. Ray Dunahoo of Jackson, died unexpectedly about three o'clock Monday afternoon at the Rome Hospital, apparently the victim of a heart attack suffered earlier in the day.
     A native of Winder, Mr. Dunahoo was born October 1, 1899, the son of Mr. John Henry Dunahoo and Mrs. Jane Katherine Gillian Dunahoo. He was a retired, employee of the Klopman Mills where he had worked for 25 years. He was a member of the Shannon Methodist Church, serving on the official board, and was treasurer of the Men's Club and president of the Men's Bible Class.
     Funeral services were conducted Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock from the Shannon Methodist Church with the pastor, the Rev. Mel Simon, and Rev. Leonard Crawford of Cartersville officiating. Interment was in Sunset Hill Memorial Garden with Jennings Funeral Home of Rome in charge of arrangements.
     Mr. Dunahoo is survived by his wife, Mrs. Nanlene Johnson Dunahoo; one son, Rev. Ray Dunahoo of Jackson; one daughter, Mrs. W. P. Rowe of Chamblee; four grandchildren; a number of nieces and nephews.

Dunbar, Walter Cecil
Jackson Progress Argus 26 Jun 1985
     Walter Cecil Dunbar of Roopville, Ga., formerly of Atlanta, died Saturday at Tanner Medical Center in Carrollton after an extended illness.
     Mr. Dunbar is survived by his wife, Thelma Bryan Dunbar; daughter, Jan
Maddox of Jackson; son, Walter Steven Dunbar of Roopville; sisters, Mary
Bryant of Tucker and Cleva Laird of West Point; five grandchildren.
     The funeral was held Tuesday in the chapel of Howard L. Carmichael & Sons.
     Funeral Home with the Rev. Harold D. Jones and George Fyler officiating. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memorial Park
     
Duncan, Aubrie B.
Jackson Progress Argus 05 Oct 1994
     Aubrie B. Duncan, 79, of Carrollton died Sat., Oct. 1.
     Funeral services were held Mon., Oct. 3, at Tabernacle Baptist Church with Rev. Larry Insko officiating. Interment was in the Carroll Memory Gardens.
     Mr. Duncan was a retired educator and school administrator and served many years in Butts County. He was still a member in good standing of the local St. Johns Lodge #45.
     Survivors include wife, Winnie Gillham Duncan; daughters, Shirley Garrett of Villa Rica and Mary Chancellor of Montgomery, AL; son, Lamar Duncan of Albuquerque, NM; sisters, Florice Akin of Carollton and Alera Harrison of Toccoa; sisters-in-law, Beatrice Duncan of Bowdon Junction, Mildred Duncan of Atlanta and Mae Duncan of Athens; brother-in-law, Lawton Lee of Nichols; five grandchildren; four great grandchildren; nnd several nieces and nephews.
     Almon Funeral Home of Carrollton was in charge of arrangements.

Duncan, C. C., Col.
  The Jackson Argus May 13, 1910
     Col. C.C. Duncan, one of the best known and most prominent men of Houston county, was found dead in his bed room at his home in Perry Monday morning at 9 o'clock. Col. Duncan was Judge of the city court of Houston county at the time of his death, was prominent politically and socially, and was for many years a leading member of the Baptist church of Perry. He was 70 years of age and leaves a family.
  
Duncan, Eula Mrs.
  Butts County Progress February 6, 1914
       Mrs. S. W. Gentry's friends sympathize with her in the death of her daughter, Mrs. Eula Duncan which occurred at her home in Cordele, Saturday. Mrs. Gentry and Mr. and Mrs. Gentry attended the funeral in Cordele Sunday, returning home Monday,
  
Duncan, George Morrison
  The Jackson Progress-Argus December 29, 1922
Little Boy Shoots Himself Accidentally.
Master Morrison Duncan playing with gun when tragedy occurred. Visiting in Jackson at time.
     A deplorable tragedy of the Christian holidays was the death of George Morrison Duncan, five year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. G. M. Duncan, of Atlanta, who shot himself while playing with a gun Christmas afternoon at the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John A. Moore. The lad was alone in the room at the time, and it is supposed that he was attempting to drag the gun off a bed, when the trigger caught in the bedclothes, causing the gun to discharge. The load of shot entered his right shoulder, after having shot off four fingers of his right hand, and death was instantaneous.
     News of the unfortunate accident cast a gloom over the entire community and caused sincere regret to hundreds of friends of the family. With his parents, little George was spending the Christmas holidays in Jackson. The lad had been playing with other children during the day and was left alone in the room for only a few minutes. He was the only child of Mr. and Mrs. Duncan, was a great favorite with the family and was a lad of much promise. Scores of friends extend the bereaved family heartfelt sympathy in their great sorrow.
     Besides his parents, the little boy is survived by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John A. Moore, two aunts, Mrs. W. H. McMichael, of Atlanta and Mrs. C. H. Mathews, of Jackson; three uncles, Messrs. Lewis, Frank and Herbert Moore.
     The funeral was held from the home Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, with Dr. W. H. Major, of the Capitol Avenue Baptist church of Atlanta, conducting the services. Interment was in the Jackson cemetery.

Duncan, George Morrison
Jackson Progress Argus 20 Jan 1977
Local Services Geo. M. Duncan Held Monday
     George Morrison Duncan, 83, of Route 3, Jackson, died late Saturday night at Westbury Medical Care Home in Jenkinsburg where he had been a patient for the past month
     A native of Arbrowth, Scotland, Mr. Duncan was married to the former Nettie Florence Moore of Jackson who preceded him in death in 1966. He was employed with the L&N Railroad for over forty years before his retirement. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Jackson.
     Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon at four o'clock from the Chapel of Haisten Funeral Home with the Rev. Don Folson officiating. Interment was in Jackson City Cemetery with Haisten Funeral Home in charge.
     Mr. Duncan is survived by several nieces and nephews,
     Pallbearers were Robert F. Armstrong, Newt Etheridge, Charles Brownlee, P. H.
Weaver, Edward Washington, Harry C. Taylor.

Duncan, J. T. Mrs.
  Butts County Progress February 6, 1914
Mrs. J. T. Duncan Dies After A Short Illness
     After an illness of only a few days, Mrs. J. T. Duncan died at her home in Cordele Saturday afternoon. It was given out that blood poison, resulting from an abscessed tooth, was the cause of death.
     Mrs. Duncan before her marriage was Miss Gentry of this city and was well known here. She was 28 years of age and a member of the Baptist church. She is survived by her husband and three children; her mother, Mrs. S. W. Gentry, four brothers, Messrs. J. W. and E. G. Gentry of Jackson, Charles, of Jacksonville, and E. R. Gentry, of Atlanta. The funeral and interment was held at Cordele Sunday afternoon. The family have the sympathy of a large number of friends in their bereavement.

Duncan, Julia Thornton
  The Jackson Progress-Argus November 9, 1928
     Mr. and Mrs. John P. Duncan, of Quitman, have the sympathy of friends in the death of their three-year-old daughter, Julia, which occurred November 1. Mr. and Mrs. L. P. McKibben and Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Loyd attended the funeral. Mrs. Duncan was formerly Miss Julia Thornton, popular teacher in the Jackson public school.

Duncan, Lucile Newman
Jackson Progress Argus 19 Jan 1978
Friday Rites Were Held For Mrs. Duncan
     Funeral services for Mrs. Lucile Duncan, 80, of 1555 Carol Way, S.W., Atlanta, were held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock from Carmichael's Chapel, with the Rev. Andrew J. Peters and Rev. VanBuren Hancock officiating. Interment followed in Westview Cemetery.
     A native of Butts County, Mrs. Duncan was the daughter of the late William Frank Newman and the late Ada Elder Newman. Death came to Mrs. Duncan following a lengthy period of declining health, the last month of which had been spent in an Atlanta hospital.
     Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Grady H. Richway, Jr., of East Point; a brother, William Park Newman, of Jackson Lake; sisters, Mrs. Susie M. Gentry and Mrs. Jane Bozeman, both of Decatur; Mrs. B. G. McBride Sr., of Macon; Mrs. Grady Cagle, of Canton; Mrs. John Eubanks, of Tate; Mrs. B. H. O'Neal, of Atlanta, and Mrs. Sam F. Lambert, of Holmes Beach, Florida; one grandchild and two great-grand- children.

Duncan, Nancy Mrs.
  Butts County Progress March 6, 1914
  Mrs. Nancy Duncan Dies In Cordele Home
     The many friends of Mrs. Nancy Duncan will regret to learn of her death a few days ago at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. R. Lanier in Cordele. During her residence here with Professor and Mrs. Lanier, Mrs. Duncan made many warm friends who will be grieved to learn of her passing away. She took a deep interest in church work and in all things worth while. Here was a lovely sympathetic nature that found expression in usefulness. The sympathy of a wide circle of friends in Jackson goes out to Mrs. Lanier in her deep grief. The funeral and interment of Mrs. Duncan took place in Dublin, her old home.

Duncan, Nettie Florence Moore
Jackson Progress Argus 24 Mar 1966
Mrs. Geo. Duncan Buried Here At Rites On Friday
     Mrs. George M. Duncan, of 1590 Beecher Street, S. W., Atlanta, died at Sylvan Grove Hospital Wednesday afternoon, March 16th, at 5:30 o'clock. She had been a patient there for three days.
     The former Miss Nettie Florence Moore, Mrs. Duncan was born in Butts County, the daughter of the late Mr. John Allen Moore and Mrs. Annie Elizabeth Preston Moore. She had made her home in Atlanta since 1917.
     Mrs. Duncan was a retired General Traffic Department clerk of the Southern Bell Telephone Company where she was employed thirty years, and was a lifetime pioneer member of that organization.
     Funeral services were held Friday afternoon from the First Baptist Church in Jackson at two o'clock with the Rev. George S. Halsey, pastor of the Cascade Baptist Church in Atlanta, of which she was a member, and the Rev. Robert L. Thompson, pastor, officiating. Interment was in Jackson City Cemetery with Haisten Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
     Survivors include her husband, George M. Duncan, Atlanta; a sister, Mrs. George H. Mathewson of Jackson; two brothers, Frank D. Moore and Herbert E. Moore, both of Jackson; several nieces and nephews.
     Pallbearers were C. W. Greer, Charles Brownlee, Harold Brooks, Ralph Evans, Bobby Taylor, and R. F. Armstrong.

Duncan, S. B., Rev.
Jackson Progress-Argus, February 26, 1953
Rev. S. B. Duncan Called by Death
     The Rev. S. B. Duncan, 75, retired Baptist minister and father of Prof. A. B. Duncan, principal of Jackson high school died at his home at Bowdon Junction, Carroll county, Friday night. His wife died only a few weeks ago and friends of Prof. and Mrs. Duncan extend them sympathy in their bereavement.
     Mr. Duncan was a former school teacher, merchant, and was a past master of Mt. Zion Masonic Lodge. He had lived in the community 40 years. He had retired from active duty because of ill health.
     Funeral services were held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at Harmony Baptist Church. The Rev. Lawrence Akin and the Rev. Carl Tapley officiated and burial was in Pleasant View cemetery.
     Survivors are four sons, A. O. Duncan. Athens; Ira J. Duncan, Detroit, Mich.; Major E. E. Duncan, Washington, D. C.; and Aubrie B. Duncan, Jackson; five daughters, Mrs. E. O. Harrison, Toccoa; Miss Bernice Duncan, Atlanta; Miss Audie Duncan., Bowdon Junction; Mrs. E. G. Akin, Carrollton; Mrs. J. C Carter, Athens; one brother, one sister and 17 grandchildren.

Duncan, T. W.
Jackson Progress-Argus Oct 26, 1939
Mr. T. W. Duncan Claimed By Death
     Mr. T. W. Duncan, 76 years of age, prominent Monroe county citizen, died Sunday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. A. Griffith, in Jacksonville, Fla. A native of Monroe county where he had spent most of his life, Mr. Duncan had resided in Jacksonville since February.
     A son of William P. Duncan and Mary Ham Duncan, he was born November 1, 1863, and was connected with widely known families of Monroe county. He was a member of Providence church, where funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Thornton Funeral Homes were in charge of arrangements and interment was in the churchyard.
     Surviving are four sons, T. R. Duncan, of Augusta; J. L. Duncan, of Jackson; E. A. Duncan, of Houston, Texas; R. F. Duncan, of Lawrenceville; two daughters, Mrs. W. B, Conley, Jr., of Thomasville, and Mrs. J. A. Griffith, of Jacksonville, Fla., and six grandchildren.
     The Rev. S. A. F. Wagner, pastor of the Forsyth Methodist church, conducted the services in the presence of a large gathering of relatives and friends. A quartette composed of J. Emmett Phinazee, Mrs. James Tribble, Mrs. Ruth Chapman and Theo Rumble, with Mrs. Bertie Hughey as accompanist, sang favorite hymns. The pallbearers were G. L. Weldon, R. E. Tingle, J. W. Smith, G. R. Freeman, F. H. Proctor and J. N. Ham.

Duncan, Tommie Flint
Jackson Progress-Argus 30 Nov 1934
Mrs. T. W. Duncan Is Summoned by Death
     Following an illness of thirty days and a period of declining health that extended over several months, Mrs. T. W. Duncan, 69 years of age, prominent and beloved resident of Monroe county, died Thursday afternoon, November 22. Her death brings regret to a wide circle of friends here and over the state.
     Mrs. Duncan, who was Miss Tommie Flint of Butts county before her marriage, was a member of the Locust Grove Methodist church. She possessed estimable qualities of character and was admired by all who knew her. In her home life and as a friend and neighbor, she was faithful, loyal and devoted. Mrs. Duncan was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Washington Flint, pioneer residents of this section.
     Besides her husband she is survived by four sons, Messrs. J. L. Duncan, of Jackson; E. A. Duncan, of Houston, Texas; R. F. Duncan, of Lawrenceville, and T. R. Duncan, of Raleigh, N. C ; two daughters, Mrs. W. B. Conoley, Jr., of Thomasville, and Mrs. J. A. Griffeth, of Jacksonville, Fla.; one brother, Mr. W. M. Flint, of Macon.
     Funeral services were held from Providence church in Monroe county Friday afternoon at 2:30, with Rev. Harvey A. King officiating. Interment was in the family lot in the churchyard.

Duncan, William Lester
Jackson Progress Argus 01 Nov 1989
     William Lester Duncan, 82, of Longwood, Fla., died Sunday evening at his residence.
     The funeral will be held Thursday at 11. a.m. in the Harkness/Thomton lot at the Jackson cemetery. The Rev. Bill O'Conner will officiate.
     The family will receive friends at Haisten Funeral Home from 10 -11 a.m. Thursday
     Mr. Duncan, a native of Woodbury, Ga., was the son of the late A. C. Duncan and Leola Heam Duncan. He attended the University of Georgia and was a retired produce broker.
     Mr; and Mrs. Duncan lived in Naples, Fla., before moving to Longwood in 1986. He was the son-in-law of the late Mr. and Mrs. Harkness Thornton.
     Mr. Thornton was owner-operator of Thornton Funeral Home in Jackson before selling to Haisten Funeral Home in 1949.
     Survivors include his wife, Willene Thornton Duncan; son, Harkness A. (Buddy) Duncan of Longwood, Fla.; four grandchildren; one great grandchild. Contributions may be made\ to the Arthritis Foundation in memory of Mr. Duncan.
     Haisten Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Dunlap, Josephine Glidewell
 Jackson Progress Argus 10 Feb 1982
     Mrs. Josephine Glidewell Dunlap, 86, of 2479 Peachtree Rd., N. E., Atlanta, died Saturday evening at Piedmont Hospital following a lengthy illness.
     Mrs. Dunlap was a native of Umatilla, Fla. and was a graduate of Florida State Teacher's College. She was the widow of Gilmore S. Dunlap. The Dunlaps lived in Denver, Colo. for many years before moving to Atlanta about five years ago.
     Mrs. Dunlap was a member of Peachtree Presbyterian Church and has been employed as an accountant, school teacher and as owner of several businesses before her retirement several years ago.
     Surviving are six nephews, including Hugh M. Glidewell, Sr. of Jackson.
     Funeral services for Mrs. Dunlap will be conducted Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock in the chapel of the Gentry-Morrison Funeral Home in Lakeland, Fla.
     Haisten Funeral Home of Jackson was in Charge of local arrangements.

Dunn, Mary Kate Jones
Jackson Progress Argus 15 Jun 1983
     Mrs. Mary Jones Dunn, 68, died Sunday at the Retreat Medical Care Center in Monticello after an extended illness.
     Mrs. Dunn, widow of Julius Dunn, was the daughter of the late Augustus Roe Jones and Myrtice Crim Jones. She was a native of Butts County and was a member of the Second Baptist Church of Jackson.
     Survivors include sons, Pat Dunn of Phoenix, Ariz., Carey Dunn of Atlanta, and Jackie Dunn of Macon; daughter, Mrs. Joann Waits of Jackson; eight grandchildren; brother, Lafayette Jones of Jackson; sister, Mrs. Maggie Bell Smith of Jackson; several nieces and nephews.
     Services were held today at 3 o'clock at the Second Baptist Church in Jackson with the Rev. Hudson White. Burial was in the Pepperton cemetery.
     Sherrell Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Dunn, Max A.
Jackson Progress Argus 04 Mar 1976
Morrow Man Killed Friday When Boat Crashes Dock
     Jackson Lake claimed its first victim of the 1976 season Friday night about 8:30 when Max A. Dunn 42, of Morrow, was killed in a boating accident in Lake Zone 35 near Barnett's bridge.
     The accident occurred when a boat piloted by Dunn crashed head-on in the darkness into a private dock said to be owned by Cecil H. Walker of Forsyth.
     A spokesman for the Butts County Sheriff's Department said that several people on shore heard the boat approaching the land about half speed and that it never slowed until it slammed into the dock.
     Dunn's body was recovered about 10:40p.m. by a team of civil defense workers, wildlife rangers and sheriff's deputies who had been dragging the lake near the
accident site for about two hours. His body was brought to Sylvan Grove Hospital where it was determined death was due to massive head injuries rather than drowning.
     Two companions in the boat with Dunn received only minor injuries. Richard Thompson of Riverdale was treated at Sylvan Grove Hospital for facial injuries and released. Wayne Franklin Clark, of Forest Park, was thrown from the boat at the time of impact and escaped injury.
     It is understood that all three occupants of the boat were employed by Union Camp Corporation of Forest Park.
     The boat, a 15-foot Catalina with 65 hp motor, was severely damaged in the mishap.
     Services for Mr. Dunn were held at 2 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Parkway Gardens Funeral Directors in Forest Park.
     Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Geraldine Dunn of Morrow; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Dunn of Missouri; three sons, Charles A., Max R. and James E. Dunn, of Morrow; two sisters, Mrs. Elaine Tallchief and Mrs. Evelyn Cochran; both of Wichita, Kan., a brother, Leon Dunn of Everton, Missouri.
     Gerald Kersey, Butts County Conservation Officer, reports that the accident Friday is the first fatal boating accident on Jackson Lake since April, 1971.

Dunn, Nora Bell
Jackson Progress Argus 24 Aug 1978
Griffin Rites Were Held For Mrs. Dunn, 69
     Funeral services for Mrs. Nora Bell Dunn, 69, of 325 W. Chappell St., Griffin, were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Second Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Billy Southerland and the Rev. Hartwell Kennedy officiating. Interment Was in Oak Hill Cemetery.
     Mrs. Dunn was a retired employee of Thomaston Mills, having Worked there for 42 years. A member of the Second Baptist Church, she was active in the Gleaners Sunday School Class, the Training Union and the church's senior citizen's group.
     Survivors include two sons, Charles Dunn of Griffin and Glenn Dunn of Atlanta; two grandsons, Chuck Dunn and Wayne Dunn, both of Griffin; four Sisters, Ruth Fowler of Jenkinsburg, and Nellie Jones, Ira Mooney and Lois Land, all of Griffin.

Dunn, Pearl Lee
Jackson Progress Argus 13 Apr 1967
Miss Pear Dunn Buried Saturday In Dodge County
     Miss Pearl Lee Dunn, 75, of Flovilla, died Thursday afternoon at Sylvan Grove Hospital following a brief illness. She was admitted to the hospital Thursday morning and expired a few hours later.
     A native of Dodge County, Miss Dunn was the daughter of the late Mr. John Dunn Sr. and Mrs. Eliza Warren Dunn. She was a member of Antioch Baptist Church No.1 in Dodge County. Miss Dunn was a retired employee of Pepperton Cotton Mills where she worked many years.
     Funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon at three o'clock from the Antioch Baptist Church No. 1 in Dodge County with the Rev. Vinton Myrick officiating. Interment was in the churchyard cemetery with Haisten Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
     Miss Dunn is survived by two sisters, Mrs. W. L. Golden of Flovilla and Mrs. John W. Cummins of Rhine; one brother, Rev. J. W. Dunn Jr. of Eastman; several nieces and nephews.

Dunn, Vashti English
Jackson Progress Argus 21 Mar 1957
Mrs. W F. Dunn Died Saturday At Griffin Home
     Funeral services for Mrs. Willard Franklin Dunn, 78, of Griffin, were held Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the Rock Springs Methodist Church. The Rev. J. K. Kelley and the Rev. J. B. Taylor officiated. Interment was in the church cemetery.
     Mrs. Dunn, who was the former Miss Vashti English, died Saturday night at her home in Experiment, after an illness of several months.
She was a native of Monroe county but had lived in Griffin for 52 years.
     She was employed for a number of years by Dundee Mill No. 1 until her retirement in 1943. She was a member of the Kincaid Memorial Methodist Church.
      Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Mrs. Ruth Chappell of Griffin, and Mrs. Hazel Dunn of Miami, Fla.; son, W. J. Dunn, of Jackson; sister, Mrs. J. H. Smith of Jackson; two brothers, U. H. English of Jackson and Evans English of Griffin; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
     Haisten Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Dunn, Willard Franklin
Jackson Progress Argus 15 Oct 1959
Father W. J. Dunn Died in Griffin Oct 7
     Mr. Willard Franklin Dunn, 78, father of Mr. W. J. Dunn of Route 2, Jackson, died Wednesday night at his home, 186 Poplar Street in Experiment. Mr. Dunn was a native of Meriwether County and had lived in Griffin for the past 50 years where he was employed by Dundee Mills before retiring. He was a member of the Kincaid Memorial Methodist Church.
     Funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon, October 9, at the Rock Springs Congregational Methodist Church with the Rev. J. K. Kelley officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery with Haisten Funeral Home of Griffin in charge of arrangements.
     Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Ruth Chappel of Experiment and Mrs. J. M. Dunn of Cocoa, Fla.; three sisters, Mrs. J. I. Barwick of Miami, Fla.; Mrs. Arthur Barwick of Lake Placid, Fla.; Mrs. Bessie Poole of Tallahassee, Fla.; a son, W. J. Dunn of Jackson; a brother, W. T. Dunn of Cocoa, Fla.; eight grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

Dunn, Willard Julius, Sr.
Jackson Progress Argus 28 May 1964
W. J. Dunn Sr. Died Saturday At Sylvan Grove
     Mr. Willard Julius Dunn, Sr., 57, of Jenkinsburg, died Saturday night, May 23, at Sylvan Grove Hospital following a period of declining health.
     Mr. Dunn was born in Spalding County, the son of the late Mr. Willard Franklin Dunn and Mrs. Vashti English Dunn. He had resided in Butts County for the past 25 years where he enjoyed a wide reputation as an expert machinist, being employed for a number of years as a machinist for Burford Hall and Smith of Atlanta.
     Funeral services for Mr. Dunn were conducted Monday afternoon at three o'clock from the Pepperton Baptist Church with the pastor, Rev. James Burleson, officiating. Interment was in the Pepperton Cemetery with Haisten Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
     Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mary Jones Dunn; one daughter, Mrs. Carl Waits of Jackson; three sons, W. J. (Jackie) Dunn Jr. of Jackson; Carey L. Dunn of Decatur; Jefferson Pat Dunn of Phoenix, Arizona; two sisters, Mrs. Ruth Royals of Griffin and Mrs. Hazel Blasingim of Cocoa, Fla.; four grandsons; several nieces and nephews.
     Pallbearers were Marlin Spencer, Hugh Polk, Max Polk, Neal Baker, Julian Fletcher, and J. D. (Bud) Pope.

Dunning, David Dennis
Jackson Progress Argus 28 Jul 1993
     David Dennis Dunning of Hampton died Mon., July 19, at Crawford Long Hospital in Atlanta.
     Graveside services were held Thurs., July 22, in the Locust, Grove Cemetery with Rev. John Greer officiating.
     Mr. Dunning was born Oct. 20, 1943 in Arlington, Mass., son of Dennis Worth Dunning and Lillian Daisey Wentworth Lagasse.
     He was a decorated veteran of the Marine Corps having served in Viet Nam and was awarded medals and citations including the Bronze Star.
     Survivors include wife Donna Hall Dunning of Hampton; daughters Bonnie and Lisa Dunning and Kimberly Florine, all of Hampton; brothers Arthur Lagasse of McDonough and William Lagasse of Jonesboro; sister Mary Rogers of Middleboro, Mass.; father, mother and stepfather; and one grandchild.
     Sherrell Funeral Home of Jackson was in charge of arrangements

Dupree, C. W.
  The Jackson Progress-Argus October 17, 1924
Mr. C. W. Dupree Claimed By Death.
     Friends of Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Moore sympathize with them in the death of Mrs. Moore's father, Mr. C. W. Dupree, who passed away in Atlanta morning. He had been in declining health for some time and news of his death did not occasion surprise.
     Mr. Dupree, who was a native of Henry county, was one of the leading citizens of this section. He was a man of large business affairs and was held in high esteem by all who knew him. He was 79 years old and was a Confederate veteran. Mr. Dupree had spent much of his time recently with Mr. and Mrs. Moore and was well known to many of the people of Butts county. He had been a life long member of the Baptist church.
     Mr. Dupree is survived by two daughters, Mrs. T. W. Moore, of Jenkinsburg, Mrs. J. M. Ward, of Atlanta; one son, Mr. J. D. Dupree, of McDonough, and a brother, Judge E. F. Dupree, of Zebulon.
     Funeral services were held from the First Baptist church in McDonough Tuesday morning at 9:30, with Rev. James Drewry officiating. Interment was in the city cemetery.

Dupree, E. F. Judge
  The Jackson Progress-Argus September 4, 1925
Judge E. F. Dupree Summoned By Death.
     Many friends in Butts county will be grieved to learn of the death of Judge E. F. Dupree, 76 years of age, which occurred at his home in Zebulon Monday night. He had been in failing health for some time, suffering from a complication of ailments.
     Judge Dupree was one of the best known public men in his section of the state. He had been judge of the city court of Zebulon and the county court for more than thirty years. He was a trusted leader, his fellow citizens reposing the greatest confidence in his honesty and integrity. He was a candidate for judge of the First Circuit several years ago, being opposed by the late Judge R. T. Daniel, of Griffin. Judge Dupree had been a deacon in the Baptist church for a long number of years. He was held in the highest admiration and esteem by countless friends and his passing is a blow to his home community.
     He is survived by his wife, who was formerly Miss Reeves; four daughters, Mrs. Jessie Jordan, Atlanta, Mrs. Susie Head, Zebulon, Mrs. Mattie Stewart, Birmingham, Mrs. Gussie Donovan, Wadley, Ga., one son, Robert Dupree, Zebulon, two nieces, Mrs. Walter Moore, Jackson, and Mrs. J. N. Ward, Atlanta.
     Funeral services were held in Zebulon Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, the services being conducted by Rev. Mr. Jenkins, of Dublin, his former pastor.

Dupree, John D.
Jackson Progress Argus 28 Jan 1943
John D. Dupree Died in Atlanta
     The death of John D. Dupree, members of a widely known middle Georgia family, occurred in Atlanta January 15. Burial was in the McDonough cemetery on January 16.
     Formerly stationed at Jackson as a cotton buyer, Mr. Dupree had many friends in this section. In recent years he had resided in Atlanta. He was born in Henry county.
     Mr. Dupree is survived by one sister, Mrs. Beulah Ward of Atlanta. The late Mrs. Carrie Dupree Moore of Jenkinsburg was a sister.

Dupree, Margaret
Jackson Progress Argus 08 Jun 1994
     Margaret Dupree of Jenkinsburg died June 2.
     Funeral services were held-Sun., June 5 at 2 p.m. from the Donchoo-Lewis Chapel with interment in the Jenkinsburg City Cemetery. Rev. Stacy Thomas officiated.
     Dupree is survived by a daughter, Patricia Gail Dobson of Jenkinsburg; a sister, five grandchildren, five great grandchildren. Donehoo-Lcwis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements

Dupree, Ronald Cornelius
Jackson Progress Argus 16 Nov 1988
     Ronald Cornelius Dupree, 26, of Jackson was found dead Nov. 6 in Henry County, the victim of a homicide.
     The funeral was held Nov. 9 at 2 p.m. at Friendship A.M.E. Church with the Rev. J. C. McGill officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
     Mr. Dupree was born in Barnesville, son of the Rev. Albert Dupree Sr. and Vera Dupree, who now live in Jackson.
     He was a graduate of Jackson High School and was a member of Lizzie Berry Baptist Church.
     In addition to his parents, survivors include his wife, Angela Dupree; son, Comelious Dupree; grandmother, Geneva Wright of Jackson; brothers, Albert, Ezzard, Jimmie, Freddie, and Anthony Dupree, all of Jackson, and Bennie Dupree of Covington; sisters, Lurlene Head, Dorothy Price, and Brenda Askin, all of Jackson, and Jennifer Farriss of Macon; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Thelma and Sammy Holland of McDonough; five brothers-in-law; 10 sisters-in-law; several aunts, uncles, nephews, and nieces.
     Trimier - Jackson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Durden, Mr.
  Butts County Progress April 9, 1915
     Mrs. T. H. Buttrill was called to Savannah Thursday on account of the death of her uncle Mr. Durden.

Durden, Carl E.
Jackson Progress Argus 05 Feb 1959
Brother Mrs. T. H. Buttrill Dies In Metter Jan. 26
    Friends of Mrs. Thomas H. Butrill of Jackson sympathize with her in the death of her brother, Mr. Carl E. Durden of Swainsboro, which occurred Monday, January 26, in a Metter Hospital. His death resulted after a long illness.
    A native of Emanuel county, Mr. Durden was long associated with the progress and growth of his city and community as one of his section's leading citizens.
    Survivors in addition to Mrs. Buttrill, include another sister, Mrs. Hardeman Durden of Twin City; one nephew, Samuel F. Smith, Atlanta.

Durden, Carrie Jewell
Jackson Progress-Argus, September 4, 1952
Mrs. Buttrill's Sister Died Friday on Statesboro Clinic
     Miss Carrie Jewell Durden, sister of Mrs. T. H. Buttrill of Jackson, died Friday at the Statesboro Hospital after a short illness. She had often visited Mrs. Buttrill here, and had many friends who were grieved at her passing.
     The was a daughter of the late William Matthew Durden and Emma Kennedy Durden of Emanuel county, pioneer families of that section.
     She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, charter member of the Society of the Court of Honor, first state librarian, charter member of the Georgia Huguenot Society, first state librarian, Colonial Dames and member of Colonial Wars. She attended Thornbury School in Atlanta and Lucy Cobb School at Athens, Ga., New England Conservatory at Boston, Mass., and the French School for Girls in Paris, France.
     Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Primitive Baptist Church at Twin City with Elder J. W. Hendricks. Rev. H. Overstreet and Rev. Carlton Anderson officiating. Burial was at Twin City.

Durden, Lucille Bowen
Jackson Progress Argus 30 Sep 1992
     Lucille Bowen Durden died Mon., Sept 28, 1992 at Hilltop Nursing Home in Forsyth after an extended illness.
     Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Corinth Baptist Church in Walton County with Rev. Don Hardister officiating. Interment was in the Corinth Baptist Church cemetery.
     Mrs, Durden was born May 25, 1914 in Walton County, daughter of Johnny Bowen and Lillie Carter Bowen, both deceased.
     She was the widow of Robert Lee Durden and a housewife. Mrs. Durden was a member of the Corinth Baptist Church.
     Survivors include sons Robert M. Durden and Larry Durden, both of Morrow and Huie L. Durden of Rex; daughters Shirley Barber and Lorene June Casteel, both of Jackson; 18 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; sisters Londene Jenkins of Stockbridge and Dora Cox of Loganville,
     Sherrell Funeral Home in Jackson was in charge of arrangements.
     
Durden, R. L.
Jackson Progress Argus 14 Oct 1987
     R. L. Durden, 73, of 1600 S. Mulberry St., Jackson, died Friday morning following an illness of several months.
     The funeral was held Sunday at 3 p.m. at Corinth Christian Church in Youth, Ga. with the Rev. Don Hardister officiating.
     Pallbearers were Edsel Durden, Joe Neal Durden, Teddy Durden, Jerry Durden, William Grady Henderson, and Ed Young.
     Mr. Durden was born in Walton County, son of Melton Grady Durden and Mattie Gilreath Durden. He was a retired trucker and was a member of Corinth Christian Church.
     Survivors include his wife, Lucille Bowen Durden; sons, Robert M. and Larry D. Burden both of Morrow, and Huey L. Durden of Rex; daughters- Shirley Barber and Lorene June Casteell both of Jackson; 19 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; brothers, Bob and Emory Durden, both of Loganville, and Morris Durden of Eatonton; sisters, Ruby Henderson of Lawrencevijle, Margarette Young of Jackson, and Laverne Bowen of Monroe.
     Sherrell Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Durden, William M
  The Jackson Progress-Argus May 17, 1918
     Mrs. T. H. Buttrill's many friends sympathize with her in the death of her father, Mr. W. M. Durden, at his home in Graymont Wednesday afternoon. Although Mr. Durden had been ill for several years his death was not expected. Mrs. Buttrill was at home on a visit at the time of her father's death and Mr. Buttrill left Thursday for Graymont to attend the funeral.

Durham, Marion Eugene
Jackson Progress Argus 26 Feb 1970
Death former Resident Stirs Fond Memories
(Editor's note: The following account of the death of Mr. Marion Eugene Durham was contained in a letter to the editor from his sister, Dorothy Durham Beale (Mrs. Phela u Beale) of Poplarville, Mississippi.)
     The passing of Mr. Marion Eugene Durham, in the hospital at his town, Poplarville, Mississippi, will be of interest to his relatives and friends of Jackson, Indian Springs, The Camp Ground and Butts County.
     Mr. Durham was the son of the late Estelle Harbin Durham, who was born on the spot where the old "Wigwam" Hotel stood, in Indian Springs, Ga. She attended the school of "Miss Hannah's Select School For Young Ladies," in Atlanta. She was a member of the D.A.R. Chapter in Jackson. Her mother and father were the late Lucia Wilkinson Harbin and Marion Harbin, both residents of Georgia.
     Mr. Durham's father was the late D. D. Durham, who owned a cottage at Indian Springs Camp Ground, where he brought his wife and family every Summer, up until two years after his wife passed away.
     Marion Eugene Durham and his sister, Dorothy, (the widow of the late Phelau Beale of the law firm of Bouvier & Beale of 165 Broadway, New York), visited in Indian Springs in the Summer of 1956, stopping at the "Elder House." Mrs. Elder, nee Grace Ham, being a relative of theirs.
     They brought a friend with them, Mrs. Inman Rawls, of Poplarville, Miss., to have her meet their dear mother's relatives; and to view the beauty and magic of Indian Springs and the Camp Ground, which had been a Fairy Land as a playground for them in their youth.
     While on their visit, they were entertained by their relatives, Mrs. Victor Carmichael, Mrs. Jane Ham Mallet and Mr. Willie Lee Nutt and family, and many friends. They had such a happy and memorable visit in their search for kinfolds and old friends. In their search, they ran into who was once a Mississippi next door neighbor and very dear friend, the late Mr. Clarence Newton. He now had become the owner of what was once their cottage on the Camp Ground.
     Mr. Durham had been bedridden for the past eight years, with two types of arthritis, and his sister Mrs. Phelau Beale, gave up her apartment in New York City to come South to be with him and to nurse him during these years. He was a widower, with no children.
     As a little boy, Eugene was quite a well known character in his home town, because of his extreme brightness and cunningness. Especially as a tiny lad in his daily visits outside the county jail, to the inmates he was "praying" for them.
     As a grown man, he was known as a fine young man who had not wasted his life drinking and as a faithful worker in the church. Also, as a dependable and loving son to his old father, and the same as a brother. From boyhood he had been an ardent hunts man, and lover of animals. His sense of humor was quiet, but keen. He was a deep lover of flowers and plants.
     His great courage during these years of illness and suffering was incredible.
     Because of so many fine and loving qualities, he will be greatly missed by his many friends, as well as his family.
     Mr. Durham is survived by his sister Mrs. Phelan Beale, formerly of New York City and Pass Christian, Miss., now of Poplarville, Miss., Mrs. Frank Levy of New Orleans, La., and Miss Frances MacDonald Durham of Poplarville, Miss., a brother, Mr. Dillard A. Durham of Poplarville, Miss.

Dutton, B. Z. Mrs.
  Middle Georgia Argus November 8, 1887
     The many friends of Mrs. B. Z. Duttom, nee Miss Jennie Edge, daughter of Rev. N. N. Edge, formerly of Indian Spring will regret to hear of her death, which occurred at her father's in Hampton a few days ago.

Dutton, John Russell
Jackson Progress Argus 10 Dec 1970
J. R. Dutton Passes After Short Illness
     Mr. John Russell Dutton of Route 1, Jackson, died Thursday morning at Sylvan Grove Hospital in Jackson after a brief illness.
     Mr. Dutton was a native of Spalding County but had resided in Jackson and Jenkinsburg for the past several years. He was a retired employee of Griffin Division of Thomaston Mills.
     Funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon at Haisten chapel in Griffin. The Rev. John Brown Taylor officiated and burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery. Haisten Funeral Home of Griffin was in charge of arrangements.
     Mr. Dutton is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Hosie Morgan of Milner, Mrs. Shirley Willard, Mrs. Frank Stinchcomb and Miss Nellie Dutton, all of Griffin; two sons, S-Sgt. Glen Dutton of Minot AFB, North Dakota and S-Sgt. Paul Dutton of Fort Meade, Md.; two step-sons, Harvey W. Parker of Griffin and Grady Parker of Tampa, Fla.; a brother, Zack Dutton of Griffin; eight grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Duty, Fred
Jackson Progress Argus 08 Oct 1986
     Mr. Duty Fred Duty, 38, of 153 Plum St., Jackson, died Saturday afternoon from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
     The funeral was held Monday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Haisten Funeral Home with the Rev. Francis Sands officiating. Burial was in the Jackson cemetery.
     Mr. Duty was a native of Eufaula, Ala., son of the late Fred E. and Elizabeth Grice Duty. A helicopter pilot, he had served in both the U.S. Army and Air Force.
     Survivors include his wife, Mona Patterson Duty; daughters, Sharon Duty and Donna Duty, both of Jackson; son, David Duty of Jackson; brothers, Charles Duty of Phenix City, Ala., Carl Duty of Mugu, Calif., and Donald Duty of Hampton, Va.; sisters, Mary Whitehead of Seale, Ala., and Marjorie Jordan of Anchorage, Alaska; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. W. A Patterson of Jackson.
     Haisten Funeral Home of Jackson was in charge of arrangements.

Dyer, R. C.
Jackson Progress Argus 28 Nov 1963
Brother Mrs. Lunceford Dies in Gainesville, Fla.
     Mr. R. C. Dyer, 61, brother of Mrs. B. Y. Lunceford of Jackson, died November 21 in Gainesville, Fla. of a heart attack.
     Funeral services were held from the Chapel of Church and Son Funeral Home in Clarkesville Saturday, November 23, with interment in Hollywood in Habersham County.
     Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Reba Smith of Fort Pierce, Fla.; one son, Davis Dyer, Fort Pierce; two brothers, Willie Young Dyer, Fort Pierce, Frank Dyer, Tullulah Falls; one sister, Mrs. B. Y. Lunceford of Jackson.

Dykes, John Ed
Jackson Progress Argus 12 Jun 1975
John Dykes Died In McRae
     Mr. John Ed Dykes, 70, of McRae, died Monday, June 2nd, in the McRae Hospital following a short illness. He suffered a heart attack in the morning, was admitted to the hospital, and succumbed in the afternoon to a second attack.
     Mr. Dykes was a farmer and a native of Dodge County.
     Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, June 4th, in Dodge Chapel. Burial
was in the church cemetery with Harris and Smith Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
     Mr. Dykes is survived by his wife, Mrs. Susie Powell Dykes of Jacksonville; five daughters, Mrs. Annie D. Ford of Macon, Mrs. Austin Gilbert of Chester, Mrs. Johnnie Cook of Jackson, Mrs. Pauline Brown and Mrs. Madgeline Holland, both of McRae; a son, Dennis Dykes, of Jacksonville; two brothers, Charlie Dykes of McRae and Monroe. Dykes of Denton; a sister, Mrs. Liza Walker of Macon; parents Mr. Jake Dykes and Mrs. Jane McCraney Dykes oF McRae.

Dykes, Susie P.
Jackson Progress Argus 09 May 1984
     Mrs. Susie P. Dykes, 77, died Monday after an extended illness. Mrs. Dykes was a lifelong resident of Telfair County. She was a homemaker and a member of the Central Grove Church of God.
     Survivors include one son, Dennis Dykes of Atlanta, five daughters Mrs. Ann D. Leong of Macon, Mrs. Austine Gilbert, Mrs. Pauline Brown, Mrs. Madgeline Holland of McRae, and Mrs. Johnnie Cook of Jackson, one brother, Mr. O. C. Howell of Perry, four sisters, Mrs. Eudell Clark, Mrs. Georgia Adams, Mrs. Ada Meeks, all of Macon, Mrs. Mary Lee Clark of McRae, 17 grandchildren and 6 great-grand-children.
     Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 9 at 3:00 p.m. at the Dodges Chapel United Methodist Church. Rev. Graham Bowen and Rev. James Wilcox officiated. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
     Dixon-Bland Funeral home of McRae was in charge of arrangements.

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