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Mrs. Sophronia Saylor, 79, widow of the late J. J. Saylor, of Reynolds, Ga., died Tuesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. J. Harp, of Garden Valley. She had been in failing health for several months.
Mrs. Saylor was a member of New Hope Primitive Baptist Church and her life was rich in Christian Service.
She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Robert Vinson, of Fort Valley; Mrs. Robert Williams, of Smithville; and Mrs. C. J. Harp, of Garden Valley; two sons, Henry Saylor, of Reynolds; and Robert Saylor, of St. Petersburg, Fla.; and one sister, Mrs. Edward English, of Reynolds.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday forenoon by Rev. Woodward, of Vienna. Interment will be in the Glover Cemetery.
Sarah Sophronia Glover married John Jacob Saylor October 21, 1866 in Taylor Co., Ga. They both are buried in the Byrd-Glover Cemetery of Taylor Co., Ga. This cemetery is also refered to as Glover School House Cemetery, Glover Cemetery, and Byrd Cemetery.
THE ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, Atlanta, Ga. Wednesday, November 26, 1924
Contributed by John R. Adams

These obits were previously published in The Taylor Tracer

        Mr. George Layfield, an aged and highly respected citizen of Taylor, died at his home near Howard on Thursday night about 2 o´clock. Mr. Layfield had been in bad health for several months past, and his death was not a surprise to his many friends. He leaves a large circle of friends and relatives to mourn his loss. We with the community at large deeply sympathize with the bereaved ones.
Obituary from THE BUTLER HERALD, September 18, 1888. Repoduced in the January, 1998 TAYLOR COUNTY TRACER, John & Janice Adams, Editors.
        George W. Layfield was born April 5, 1816 and died September 14, 1888. He is buried in the Layfield Cemetery in Taylor Co., Ga.  

        Mrs. Lucretia Layfield, wife of T. F. Layfield, treasurer of Taylor County, died at her residence in Butler, Monday night. The funeral and interment will be conducted at that place this morning at 11 o´clock. Capt. E. R. Layfield of the Central of Georgia Railway, her son, and family as well as a large number of other relatives and friends from Macon and other points will attend the funeral. Mrs. Layfield was about 76 years of age and had lived nearly all her life in Butler. She leaves a number of children and grandchildren, by whom she was much beloved, as by all who knew her.
Obituary from THE MACON DAILY TELEGRAPH, Wednesday morning, December 29, 1915. Repoduced in the January, 1998 TAYLOR COUNTY TRACER, John & Janice Adams, Editors.
        She was born August 30, 1839 daughter of Wright & Jerusha (Cobb) Peacock. She married first Jeremiah Thomas Hamilton on July 15, 1856 in Clay Co., Ga. He was private in the 28th Georgia Heavy Artillery Battalion (Bonnaud´s) and died February 20, 1864 at the Battle of Ocean Pond, Fla.  Mrs. Lucretia (Peacock) Hamilton married 2nd. Thomas F. Layfield on November 3, 1870 in Taylor Co., Ga. Mrs. Lucretia (Peacock) Hamilton Layfield died December 29, 1915. She is buried in Butler Memorial Cemetery Taylor Co., Ga.  

        Butler, Ga. September 12. Mr. W. T. Hamilton was cut by a saw at his saw mill in this county on yesterday, from the effects of which he died at 1:30 o´clock last night. He was stepping over the log carriage in the saw house when his foot slipped and the saw being in rapid motion, cut through almost the entire length of his leg. He lived until 1:30 o´clock last night.
        Mr. Hamilton leaves a wife and several children. He was a brother to Mrs. J. T. Adams of Butler and a half brother of Mr. Ed Layfield of Macon.
THE MACON TELEGRAPH, September 13, 1900. Repoduced in the January, 1998 TAYLOR COUNTY TRACER, John & Janice Adams, Editors.
        William Thomas Hamilton was born October 20, 1858 son of Jeremiah Thomas Hamilton & Lucretia (Peacock) Hamilton. He died September 12, 1900 and is buried in Howard Cemetery, Taylor Co., Ga.

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