Obituaries and Death Notices

Some of the below Obituaries and Death notices were taken from THE CARROLL COUNTY TIMES, 1872-73 AND 1876-77.
Also included are notices appearing in the papers regarding Administrator sales, and applications since it gives the name of the deceased,
although no dates.  These notices might also indicate that a will was involved.  Other Obituaries are located in the Archives. (click here)

MCBRAYER, Andrew Erwin

STEWART, WILEY J.    Carroll County Times, Thursday, February 15, 1945.  Submitted by Gary Smith
"Wiley J. Stewart Died after Long Business Career."
Wiley J. Stewart, prominent business man of Carroll County, died at his home on South Street, after a short illness, early Tuesday morning, Feb. 13th.  Mr. Stewart, son of pioneer parents, the late John W. Stewart and Mrs. Missouri Sterling Stewart, was born in Troup County, Aug. 17th 1857.  He has lived in Carrollton all of his life.  As a little boy he remembered climbing up on a fence and seeing a patrol of Sherman's troops pass on their march to the sea.
    On January 5, 1888 he was married to Miss Mattie Dillard, of Holton, Ga.  She and a son and daughter preceded him in death. Later he was married to Mrs. Emma Bynum Brooks who survives.
    Mr. Stewart as  a young man entered business with his father, later assuming the entire business. He was also associated in business with the late N. Fain, D. F. New, George Flemming and Ben S. Muse.  He continued his business activities until his death.  Having dealt principally in cotton, fertilizer, farm macinery and farm supplies.
    Mr. Stewart was a member of the Board of Trustees of the First Methodist Church and had been a member of the Board of Directors of the Carrollton Bank, Citizens Bank, First National Bank and the Peoples Bank and at his death was a member of the board of directors of Caroline Mills.  In addition to his many business interests, he had extensive farming activities.
    Funeral services were conducted from the First Methodist Church Wednesday afternoon, at 3:00 o'clock with Rev. H. C. Emory and Rev. Horace Smith officiating. Interment was in the Carrollton Cemetery.
    Mr. Stewart is survived by his wife, and daughter, Mrs. G. L. Roberta, Atlanta; Mrs. P. G. Pounds, Memphis, Tenn., Mrs. Hall Keller, Carrollton and a sister, Mrs. W. H. Shaw, Carrollton.
    Pallbearers were Millard Rigsby, Claude Rigsby, Raymond Muse, Earn Lyle, Jim Loftin, W. W. Baskin, B. Copeland and Dr. O. W. Roberts.

JOHN D. MORGAN OBITUARY.  Information transcribed by Rhonda Flynn from the Newnan Herald, Sept. 9, 1884.
"We regret to learn of the death of little Oscar H. Morgan, son of Mr. John D. Morgan, of Shady Grove, Carroll county, after an illness of nine days with typhoid fever. He was aged 8 years and ten months. The bereaved family have our sympathies."

File contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by: Elaine Turk Nell
(clipping from unnamed, undated newspaper)
Funeral Services For Mr. H. L. Smith
     Mr. Harry Louis Smith, 76, of Swatts Street, Barnesville, died unexpectedly early Thursday morning, May 10.
     He was born in Carroll County but had made his home in Lamar County and Barnesville for 44 years.  He was a retired overseer of the Sugar Hill Farms
in Redbone.
     Mr. Smith was an active member of the Yatesville Methodist Church, a past president of the Lamar Electric Membership Corporation and a former member of
the Kiwanis Club of Barnesville.
     Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Minnie Newburn Smith, of Barnesville; one daughter, Mrs. Hodges Poore; three grandchildren, Miss JoAnne Poore, Miss
Carroll Poore and Johnny Poore, all of Barnesville; a sister, Mrs. E. O. Bass of Carrollton; two brothers, Hillyer S. Smith of Atlanta and Herschel V. Smith
of Rome, Ga.
     Funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon at the Yatesville Methodist Church.  The Rev. Miller, pastor of the church, the Rev. Sam Coker
and the Rev. Andy Bonner officiated.  Burial was in the church cemetery.

MCBRAYER, Andrew Erwin (Submitted by Dianne Crawford

Carroll Free Press Nov. 8, 1889
>From the Carroll Free Press November 8, 1889:
The Late Andrew E. McBrayer
Mr. Andrew Erwin McBrayer, one of the oldest citizens of this section, died at his home near Draketown, Ga., Ocotober 29, 1889.   He settled on Sweetwater Creek, near Villa Rica, more than sixty years ago. He raised a large family, of whom six sons and two daughters are living in this community.
Through all his long life he was respected and honored by all who knew him. A self-reliant man who set no traps to catch success but went straight on in his plain duty; his whole life characterized by a remarkable fidelity to principle.
When about to die he called his children around him and advised them to live in this life for a better life in eternity. Only a few minutes before he died he said: "Boys, I can help you no more. Do right."  It was fitting that the last words of "Andy" McBrayer shoud be "do right." The watch words of his life, the "key note" of a character upon which
no stain of dishonesty rests. His life was a rebuke to the evil, an inspiration to the upright. Though gone from earth we cannot say he is dead.  Such men never die. He assisted all his children in getting comfortable homes and left an estate to be divided among them; but the inheritance left to them of which they have reason to be proud, prouder than all else, is the inheritance of a good name. "As honest as Andy McBrayer," was considered in the community in which he lived as the highest attainment of integrity and to
be His friend was a recommendation to any man. Though not a member of the church and never a professing christian---
this, perhaps, the only serious mistake of his life; for his life, useful as it was, might have been infinitely more so, had he openly and before man acknowledged his God. Yet, it seems impossible that he could have lived as he did had he not been influenced by the grace of God, and those who knew him best, and loved him most, can but believe that he whose rule of action through life was "DO RIGHT" not for policy's sake but because it was right; is safe--
resting in a country inhabited by those who in this life "walked uprightly, worked righteousness and spoke the truth in their hearts." He loved his own southern land and native state with a devotion which only a true patriot can love.
Living as he did near the lines of Carroll, Paulding and Haralson counties each claimed him as her citizen and they all mourn together over their loss.
His life and character are the heritage alike of his children, his community, his county, his state, and his country--and they are poorer when he is gone. Sleep on, thou pure patriot, upright man.
When those who knew him, respected him and honored him, pass the grave of his sleeping they will say: "Here lies a man who never wronged his fellow man." W.B.C.
Villa Rica, Ga., Nov. 4th, 1889
Haralson Banner and Paulding New Era please copy.
Dianne Crawford August 12, 2005, 7:11 pm

Haralson Banner November 7, 1889
From the Haralson Banner November 7, 1889

Uncle Andy McBrayer, an aged and highly respected citizen who lived near Draketown, in Paulding county, died last Tuesday night. He was one of the oldest citizens of Paulding county, and was honored and loved by all who knew him. He leaves an aged wife and several children, all of whom are married, some of them are among the foremost men in this and Paulding County. His death was a profound sorrow to a number of friends in this county.
 Additional Comments:
This is the second obituary I had found on Andrew Erwin McBrayer. He lived in Draketown on the Carroll, Paulding, Haralson county lines and was claimed by
all of these counties. This is from Haralson county and I have previously posted one from the Carroll Free Press.
Dianne Crawford August 12, 2005, 7:17 pm

Haralson County Tribune July 9, 1936 and Carroll County Times
Haralson Tribune July 9, 1936


Mrs. Joseph Candler McBrayer, age 78, died suddenly at her home in
Draketown on Saturday night, July 4th.
Although she had been in ill health for some time, her death was
unexpected. A little more than two months ago her husband died shortly after
they had celebrated their sixtieth wedding anniversary, and about three weeks
ago, G.C. Goldin, a son-in-law died.
Funeral services were held for Mrs. McBrayer at Draketown Monday
afternoon in the presence of a large assemblage of friends and relatives.
Deceased is survived by eleven children as follows: Mrs. I.C. Waldrop
and Mrs. G.C. Goldin, Draketown; Mrs. W.L. Hogue, Villa Rica, Mrs. Paul
Astin, Lithonia; Mrs. K.S. Bell, Hapeville; Mrs. R.B. Goldin, Rockmart; Mrs.
Sam Astin, Plant City, Fla., and W.J., J.L., B.H. and L.B. McBrayer all of

The Carroll County Times Thursday, July 9, 1936

Mrs. J.C. McBrayer Dies in Villa Rica Home
Mrs. J.C. McBrayer, age 78, died Saturday night, July 4th, at 10:30
o'clock at her home on Villa Rica, Ga., Rt. 2.
Mrs. McBrayer is survived by seven daughters, Mrs. Ira Walton, Mrs.
Hogue, Mrs. Bell, Mrs. Astin, Mrs. Goldin, Mrs. Astin, Mrs. Goldin, four sons,
Messrs. Will, Joe, Ben and Leonard McBrayer.
Funeral services were conducted Monday, July 6th at Draketown by Rev. C.
Campbell. The grandsons of the deceased acted as pallbearers and the
granddaughters acted as flower girls. Interment was in the church yard.

Additional Comments:
Georgia Garner McBrayer lived in Draketown but apparently had a Villa Rica
address, therefore one obit list her as Villa Rica and the other Draketown.
Dianne Crawford August 12, 2005, 7:22 pm

Haralson County Tribune April 30, 1936
Haralson County Tribune April 30, 1936

J.C. McBrayer of Paulding County Dies at Age of 86

Joseph Candler McBrayer, resident of Paulding County and retired farmer,
died at the age of 86 Wednesday morning, of last week, following four days
For sixty years and four months Mr. McBrayer, who before his retirement
on account of advancing old age had been one of the most influential citizens
of Paulding county. He had resided in the Dallas community all his life.
Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon.
In addition to his wife he is survived by four sons, William, Joseph, Ben
H., and Leonard B. McBrayer all of Paulding county, and 7 daughters, Mesdames
I.C. Walton and G.C Goldin, of Draketown, Mrs. W.L. Hogue, of Villa Rica, Mrs.
R.B. Goldin, of Rockmart, Mrs. Paul Astin, of Lithonia, Mrs. Sam Astin, of
Plant City, Fla., and Mrs. K.S. Bell of Hapeville.

Additional Comments:
The McBrayers lived in Draketown on the Carroll, Paulding, Haralson County
line. He had been married to Georgia Garner McBrayer at the time of his death
for sixty years and four months although that sentence in the obit. is not


The below file has been transcribed from the Conference Records of the Bowdon Methodist Episcopal Church, established in 1850. (The church is now known as Bowdon First United Methodist Church).  Transcribed by Mignon Wessinger.) Conference date was


                                                        IN MEMORIAM
                                                            Rev. James Russell Thomason, L.D. (M.D.)

The members of the quarterly conference Bowdon Circuit M.E. Church South:--
We your committee having been appointed to draft resolutions on the death of our dearly beloved brother Rev. Dr. James Russell Thomason by leave to submit the following report:
Whereas in the providence of Almighty God our dearly beloved brother Rev James Russell Thomason was removed from this life of sorrow and disappointment to that of peace and rest on Oct. 23, 1897, we have this to say: Brother Thomason was born in Gwinnett Co. Ga June 19, 1826 and died at his house in Carroll Co. Ga. Oct 23, 1897. The greater part of his useful life was spent in Carroll Co. Ga. He was on May 2, 1852 married to Miss Mariah L. Colbert. He was converted in childhood and licensed to preach when about twenty-one years old. He preached with acceptability until failing health compelled him to cease preaching. He was indeed a pillar of the church. The weary itinerant always found a welcome at his home. For the interest of the church he was ever watchful and always ready to support and defend her. His heart was full of love and pity for the poor. In his nature he was quite sympathetic; he could not turn away appeals for help from those around him.
He was ordained deacon by Bishop Pierce Dec. 1, 1867.
We will miss him, his place is vacant. He died in full triumph of a living faith. He told one of your committee several months before his death that all was well, that he was just waiting the will of the Lord. For him to die was gain.
Therefore be it resolved, that with sad hearts we bow to the will of God, and that we may live nearer to Him for having had such an example as was our beloved brother.
Resolved 2. That the community has lost a fine and useful citizen, and the Church a model member whose life was benediction to all around him.
Resolved 3. That a page of the record of this conference be inscribed to his memory.
Resolved 4. That a copy of these resolutions be furnished the Wesleyan Advocate and the County papers with request that they publish the same.
Respectfully submitted
W.J. Pyron }
I. M. Adams } Committee
I.H.P. Beck }


HON. JOHN BONNER                 File contributed by Kenny Shackleford

" After a long illness, the Hon. John Bonner died at his home in Kansas district on Thursday evening of last week.  At one time during his illness he partially recovered and was able to come to town, but taking a backset he gradually failed till the end came.

The deceased was a prominent citizen of this county and was well know.  Several years ago he represented the county in the legislature and for a number of years he was county commissioner.

He was a man of considerable means which he had accumulated by industry and frugality.  He was noted for his hospitality and kindness.  He could not do too much for those who were his guests and many will ever remember the gracious kindness with which they were treated when under his roof.

He was at the time of his death about seventy-six years of age.  Up to this last illness he was quite active and gave promise of living many years.

The remains of the deceased were intered at the old Camp Ground near here and many friends and relatives were present to witness the last sad rites.  The funeral exercises were conducted by the Rev. Mr. Crow.

To the relatives of the deceased many friends extend their condolence.
(Note: Date of Death: 24 August 1893)


I have included notices regarding Administrator sales, and applications since it gives the name of the deceased, although no dates.
These notices might also indicate that a will was involved.

PAYNE, FLOYD:   GEORGIA Carroll County: (Date of Article; 1/5/1872) Asa Phillips, administrator on the estate of Floyd Payne, deceased, applies for letters of dismission from said trust: therefore all persons interested, are notified to be an appear at my office, and file their objections, if any by the first Monday in February next, why said letters should not be granted. J. B. Juhan, Ordy.

JOHNSON, W. A.; GEORGIA – Carroll County:(1/5/1872) --J. P. Watson, adm’r on estate of W. A. Johnson, dec’d, applies for letters of dismission from said trust- therefore all persons interested will be and appear at my office and file their objections, if any, by the first Monday in March next why said letters should not be granted. D. B. JUHAN, ORD’S.

EWELL, GENERAL: The Carroll Times – Feb. 2, 1872
Death of General Ewell. General Ewell is dead. He died at his residence in Maury county Tennessee on the 24th inst. General Ewell served with distinction in the late civil war, and was held in high esteem by Stonewall Jackson, with whom he operated the first of the war in the Valley of Virginia. Ewell was every inch a soldier, and was enthusiastically devoted to the cause for which he had drawn his sword. At the second battle of Manassas he lost a leg, but this did not keep him back from the front and upon the death of Jackson, he was put in command of his corps. It was while in this position that the writer frequently saw him.
His health was much impaired by the loss of his leg, and he looked while acting as corps commander in 1864, like a fitter subject for the grave, than for the stern and active duties of war.

SMITH, S. E.: TRIBUTE OF RESPECT. Bowdon Lodge, No. 206, Feb. 16, 1872
We the Committee appointed to prepare a suitable expression of the Lodge with regard to the death of Bro. S. E. Smith, beg leave to recommend the adoption of the following: Resolved:---that, while we bow with reverence to the will of the Great Architect in removing one of his laborers from the toils of Earth; yet, in the death of Bro. Smith, we deeply mourn the loss of a worthy member of our Fraternity.
Resolved:---That this Lodge in common with our countrymen, mourn the loss of a useful citizen and an able minister of the gospel.
Resolved:-- That we wear the usual badge of mourning thirty days.
Resolved:-- That the Secretary be required to present a copy of their report, properly draped in mourning to the wife of the deceased; and, to furnish a copy of the Carroll County Times and the Newnan Herald, for publication. Respectfully submitted, F. H. M. Henderson, Gideon Smith, H. M,. Williams, Committee
SMITH, S. E.: Dec. 5, 1873 -- Georgia - Carroll County... N. Shelnutt having in proper form applied to me for permanent letters of administration on the estate of S. E. Smith, late of said county.

Administrator's Notice: All persons indebted to the estate of M. C. Scott, deceased late of Carroll county, are requested to come forward and settle, and all persons having demands against said estate, will present them in terms of the law. H. N. WIGGINS, ADM'R, March 1, 1872

MARTIN, HENRY C.: FOUR WEEKS after date application will be made to the Ordinary of Carroll county, for leave to sell all of the real estate belonging to the estate of Henry C. Martin, deceased. D. E. MARTIN, ADM'R, March 1, 1872 -1m

LASSETTER, J H.: The Carroll County Times, Friday, March 8, 1872
CARROLL SHERIFF SALES,----Lot of land No. satisfy six fi fas in favor of J. P. Watson, Adm'r of the Estate of J. H. Lassetter deceased vs. B. H. Lassetter principal, Eli Benson and J. B. Bailey securities. Levied on the property of Eli Benson.

REESE, ERNIE C. : MARCH 15, 1872....Death of E. C. Reese....Mr. E. C,. Reese, son of Rev. A. C. Reese of this place, died at the residence of his father on the 7th inst.
Mr. Reese had been seriously ill for several months and for some time past his friends had despaired of his recovery. A tribute to his memory, under the heading "Death" appears in another place.

Death of a Well Known Young Citizen---The sad intelligence yesterday reached this city of the death of Ernie C. Reese, so well know here as a wonderful young pianist and organist. But a few weeks since he was in our midst, gladdening the hearts of a large circle of friends by his musical genius and rare social and congenial nature---but he withered and died as a sensitive flower, the victim of an unusually rapid case of consumption, the first decided symptom of which exhibited itself only some three months since. Our highly esteemed young friend passed away in the midst of his family, at Carrollton, Ga., on Thursday last, in the nineteenth year of his age. That afflicted family have the assurance that all who knew "Ernie" sincerely sympathize and mourn with them in their heavy bereavement.

FRIDELL, FRANCIS: Letter from Sand Hill, May 10, 1872. Mr. Editor. We regret to announce through your columns the death of Francis Fridell wife of Jas. Fridell.She breathed her last on the 6th inst., of consumption. She has left a husband and three children and many friends to morn her loss.

LAMBERD, MRS MARY: Obituary. Died in the 5th district, the 20th of April, Mrs. Mary Lamberd, Age 79 years the 20th of March last.(1872)

BLAIR, SARAH J: The Carroll Times, May 17, 1872
Obituary. Died of that slothful, disease, (consumption) about 8 O'clock on the evening of the 8th inst. at her residence in this county, in the forty-seventh year of her age, Mrs. Sarah J. Blair, eldest daughter of Mrs.____ Wise of Coweta county, GA. , A Friend, Sand Hill GA. May 10, 1872

PERDUE, CHARLEY: The Carroll County Times, May 30, 1872-Death---We are pained to announce the death of Mr. Charley Perdue, from that terrible disease meningitis. He died yesterday morning after a short illness, at the residence of his father, in this place. He was a young man, we learn, of fine morals and much promise. His remains will be buried this morning at 11:00 o'clock A. M. at the Camp Ground, four miles from here on the Bowdon road.

BONNER, MRS. LUCY B: The Carroll County Times, May 30, 1872 -OBITUARY. Departed this life at the residence of her husband Judge Z. Bonner of Carroll county, Georgia, on the morning of April 7th, 1872 Mrs. Lucy B. Bonner in the sixty-sixth year of her age, after a protracted and painful illness of five months.
The subject of this notice was born in Ellbert county, Geo. June 1, 1806, removed from there to Clark county, Geo. when two years of age; was married to Zadoc Bonner a resident of the same county, December 28, 1825. Mr. and Mrs. Bonner moved to Carroll county in 1820, and have been well known by an extensive circle of friends and acquaintances.
It was my privilege to be intimately acquainted with the deceased, but it would be impossible with my feeble pen in a short sketch to give to the world a faint idea of her worth while living, or hoer loss by death; but I know that her memory will be fondly cherished in the hearts of all who knew her.
In early life, at the age of thirteen, the deceased made a profession of the religion of Jesus, united herself, with the Methodist Episcopal church at Bold Springs, Clark county, and from then till the time of her death, fifty-two years and some moths, adorned that profession by an humble, consistent Christian deportment. Though retiring and unobtrusive in disposition, by her death the church to which she belonged, lost an efficient and faithful member.

As one of the heads of a numerous family she discharged the duties of her household with the most assiduous care and diligence, and was to her devoted husband a help meet indeed, the partner of his cares and joys, and even with uncommon energy and the most prudent fidelity, discharging her duties as a loving affectionate wife.
As a mother I feel my utter incompetency to express her worth, but her children will bear testimony to her parental faithfulness from their childhood to mature age, and in that great day, children and grand children "will rise up and call her blessed."
Being amply provided with the comforts of this life, she dispensed her bounties with a liberal hand, and her hospitality was unbounded. Her home was ever made a welcome home to the ministers of Jesus, many of whom will never forget the many kindnesses received at her hands. As a friend she was true and confiding, free from flattery and ostentation, but firm in her principles of right.
Until a few months previous to her death, she had been blessed with more than an ordinary degree of health for one of her age, but during her continued illness through a great sufferer, bore it all with patience, calmness and resignation. And while her family and friends were hopeful of her recovery, she often expressed her firm conviction of her approaching death, but without dread and with complete resignation to the will of that Savior in whom she placed her trust.
But if the untiring care of a devoted husband, the kind attentions of children and friends, together with faithful medical skill, could have stayed the messenger of death, the loved one would have been spared to us. But God who cannot err, in His providence ordered it otherwise. And while we grieve to give up the Wife, the Mother, the Christian, the Friend, yet "we mourn not for those without hope".
We have no fears but that with her all is well. Life gently ebbed away. Calm and peaceful were her expiring moments, and now she sleeps in Jesus. And on the morning of the holy Sabbath, the day on which the blessed Savior rose, she safely passed the swellings of the Jordan her spirit triumphantly winged its way from earth to its home in Heaven; and she has joined the Grand Chorus of the Redeemed.
She is laid in the grave but we will not deplore her.
Though in sorrow, and darkness we compass her tomb,
The Savior has passed through its portals before her,
And the lamp of his love, was her guide through its gloom."
She is laid in the grave! and tis vain to deplore her,
For God was her Ransom, her Guardian, her guide;
He gave her, He took her, and He will restore her,
For death has no triumph, since Jesus has died."
A Friend

WISE, HENRY E.: GEORGIA - Carroll County. To whom it may concern...W. H. Johnston, Jr., ...properly applied for letters of administration, on the estate of Henry E. Wise, late of said county...creditors and next of kin to be at my office ....they can show cause why permanent administration should not be granted to W. H. Johnson, Jr., on Henry E. Wise's estate.

BLALOCK, REV. J. M.: The Carroll County Times, June 21, 1872
DEATH of Rev. J. M. Blalock - Rev. J. M. Blalock, an old citizen of this county, and intimately identified with its history, for the past twenty or thirty years, died on last Tuesday evening at his residence in this place, after an illness of six or seven weeks. Mr. B. Was a man that was universally respected in this community, on account of his courteous deportment and fair and upright dealings, with all with whom he came in contact. As an evidence of the esteem in which he was held, we would state, that his fellow citizens confided to him repeatedly the office of Ordinary, which responsible position he filled with credit to himself, and satisfaction to his constituency. We have not space this morning (Thursday) for an extended sketch of Mr. B. We hope at an early day to publish a suitable tribute to his memory, from some one of his numerous friends in this community, more familiar than we are, with his past history.
Mrs. Blalock who has been confined to her room for several months, we regret to state, is still very low, though it has been thought for the past week or two, that she was getting better. To the bereaved family in their affliction we tender our heartfelt sympathies.

WISE, EDGAR H: Obituary ...Died on the 28th ult., (June 28m, 1872) Edgar H. Wise, youngest child of James T. and Mary M. Wise, age ten months. F. A. Hamrick, Sand Hill, June 29, 1872

REID, MARTHA: A Tribute of Respect...Death has recently laid his restless hand, upon one of our number, Martha Reid, aged 16 years.

BLANDNER, EUNICE: Obituary....Sweet little Eunice Blandner, 13 months, June 22, 1872.

BYERS, SAMUEL: Administrator's Sale...By virtue of an order of the Court of Ordinary of Carroll county, will be sold within the usual hours of sale on first Tuesday in September ..sixteen acres of land, more or less, within the corporate limits of the Town of Carrollton...the same being situated in the northeast corner of lot number one hundred and twenty eight in the tenth Dist. ..sold as the property of Samuel Byers, colored late of said county, and for the benefit of the heirs and debtors of said deceased. Terms credit til the 15th Nov. with note ..approved security, or lein upon the property. This 17th July 1872.. J. M. Griffin, Admn.

BONNER, WM. S.: GEORGIA, Carroll County....Thos. Bonner, Sen. Administrator of estate of Wm. S. Bonner, deceased, applies for letters of dismission from said...Therefore all persons interested will be to appear at my office, and tile their objections if any, by the first Monday in November next, why said letters should not be granted. D. B. Juhan, Ordy. Aug 2, 1872.

BUISE, W. C.: GEORGIA - Carroll County, 8/9/1872. James J. Juhan applies for letters of administration on the estate of W. C. Buise, dec'd, this is therefore to cite all and singular the creditors an next of kin of said deceased, to be and appear at my office within the time required by law, and show cause, if any they can, why letters of administration should not be granted to said applicant, on the 1st Monday of September next. D. B. Juhan, Ord'y

MORRIS, EZEKIEL B: From Bowdon.8/9/1872)..Our esteemed friend Ezekiel B. Morris, aged forty years, died of fever at his residence on Tallapoosa River, in Cleburne county, Al. on Monday evening the 20th inst. He had long been a citizen of Bowdon having lived in Alabama only about 18 months. His remains were brought to Bowdon and buried this morning. It had only been two days since the family was bereaved b=of their little boy Lovick P. He died on the 27th inst. age five years. He also was buried here.

MCLEAN, S. W.: The Carroll County Time - August 16, 1872
Death: We learn that Mr. S. W. Mclean of Cleburne county, Alabama died on the 8th inst. aged sixty years. He had been for a long time a citizen of Bowdon, and his remains were returned to that place and buried with Masonic honors.

PYRON, W. H.: August 23, 1872. Death of an old citizen. Mr. W. H. Pyron, an old citizen of this county died on the 16th inst., in this place at the residence of his son-in-law, Judge Johan. His disease was bilious fever, and he was sick but a short time. Mr. Pyron was just seventy years of age at the time of death.

HARDAGE, J. M.: AUGUST 30, 1872...Application will be made to the Court of Ordinary of Carroll county on the first Monday in October next for leave to sell all the lands, belonging to the estate of J. M. Hardage, deceased. Sarrah Hardage, Adm'r. Aug 30, 1872- 1m.

LAMBERT, POLLIE: Obituary. Pollie Lambert aged 79 years, departed this life April 26, 1872 of dropsy of the chest. She was the daughter of Jacob and Sarah Parker, was born in Hancock County , March 1793. Removed from Hancock to Putnam, where she was married to William Lambert, with whom she lived happily til June 4, 1858, when the Lord thought best to call him home. ...Her funeral in connection with her husband's, will be preached in old Carrollton Church, second Saturday in Sept., by Rev. Enoch Phillips. It was her request that the text should be, "Remember thy Creator in the days of thy youth." M. P. L. (NOTE by transcriber. Obituary says date of death APRIL 26, 1872 but I wonder if it should be August???)

HANNAH, ISAAC: GEORGIA, Carroll County. Application will be made to the Court of Ordinary of Carroll county on the first Monday in October next for leave to sell all the real estate belonging to the estate of Isaac Hannah, late of said county, deceased. James Green, Richard Hannah, Admr's. Sept 6. 30d.

EMBRY, R. G.: GEORGIA, Carroll County. Application will sell one hundred acres of land number 130, 6th dist. , belonging to W. P. Embry, a minor son of R. G. Embry of said county deceased. Nancy Embry, Guardian, Sept. 6. 30d.

JOHNSON, JOHN H.: September 20, 1872 -Administrator's Sale...will be sold as the property of the estate of John H. Johnson, late of said county. deceased. Terms Cash. G. L. Johnson, Admr

JONES, ELIZABETH: Executor's Sale...Under the direction of the last will and testament of Elizabeth Jones late of said county deceased, will be sold the first Tuesday in Nov. next....The same sold for a division amongst the legatees of said Elizabeth Jones, deceased, as her property. John Shadinger, Adm'r

MUSE, W. P.: October 4, 1872 GEORGIA- Carroll County. Jesse W. & J. M. Muse, Esq. applies for letters of administration on the estate of W. P. Muse, deceased.

JOHNSON, THOMAS: GEORGIA- Carroll County(Date of Article 10/4/1872) . F. C. Johnson...letters of administration...on the estate of Thomas Johnson, late of said county.

DAVIS, HUGH: In Memoriam. Hugh Davis, Infant son of J. M. and L. E. Richardson, Born Sept. 27, 1871. Died Sept. 30, 1872.

BLALOCK, MRS. M. A.: DEATH: Mrs. M. A. Blalock consort of the late J. M. Blalock, who has been confined by a long illness to her bed, died at her residence in this place last Friday morning the 4th. Oct., 1872, and was buried Saturday, Oct., 5th. Mrs. Blalock leaves a large family, some of them small children.

THURMAN, WILLIAM: GEORGIA- Carroll County.(Article 10/14/1872) Robert Crawford of Fulton county, having properly applied...... on the estate of William Thurman, late of said county, of kin of William Thurman.....why permanent administration should not be granted to Robert Crawford on William Thurman's estate. D. B. JUHAN, Ord'y.

BLALOCK, MARY A. Georgia, Carroll County. J. Y. Blalock having in proper form of Mary A. Blalock late of said county.....J. B. Duhan, Ord'y

HILDEBRAND, JOHN: GEORGIA, Carroll county. Whereas John H. Hildebrand adm. of Jno. Hildebrand...has fully administered John Hildebrand's estate. discharged from his duties on the first Monday in March 1873. D. B,. Juhan, Ord'y. Nov. 28, 1872

: Death: We regret to announce the death of Mr. Wm. McClellan, Marshal of Carrollton, which took place at his residence in this place on the 17th inst. (1872)

MCLENDON, CLARK: DEATHS: Died on the 14th of November,(1872) Mr. Clark McLendon, a well known citizen of DeKalb county. He came out to Carroll for the purpose of getting a home near Carrollton, he took the Typhoid Pneumonia fever. He Died at the residence of his son F. W. McLendon.

: Died on the 22nd of Nov. (1872) in the Fifth District of Carroll County, Mrs. Pollie Williams

BROWN, AARON: OBITUARY: Died recently Aaron Brown, aged eighty-seven years, eight months and twenty six days.
He was one among the first immigrants of this county and noted as one of her influential citizens, Isaac N. B. (no date given)(Article appeared 1/10/1873)

JONES, NASA: January 24, 1873 GEORGIA-Carroll County Whereas - William S. Bonner, administrator of Nasa Jones, represents to the Court by his petition duly filed, that he has fully administered Nasa Jones estate. This is therefore to cite all persons concerned kindred and creditors, to show cause, if any they can, why said administrator should not be discharged from his administration and receive letters of dismission, on the first Monday in March next. D. B. Juhan, Ordinary

HAY, DAVID R: FEBRUARY 7, 1873 GEORGIA, Carroll County --- Application will be made to the court of Ordinary of said County, on the first Monday in March next, for leave to sell the real estate, belonging to Wm. R. Hay, B. M. Hay, and D. R. Hay minor children of David R. Hay, late of said County deceased. Isabella J. Hay, Guardian

MORRIS, B. A.: GEORGIA- Carroll County - Whereas, N. Shelnutt, Administrator of B. A. Morris, deceased, represents to the Court, in his petition duly filed and entered on record, that he has fully administered said B. A. Morris estate: This is therefore, to cite all persons concerned, kindred and creditors, to show cause, if any they can why said administrator should not be discharged from his administration, and receive letters of dismission on the first Monday in June next. D. B. Juhan, Feb 21, 1873

BROOKS, WILLIAM: We regret to announce the death of William Brooks, aged 74 years. He leaves a wife and six children to mourn their loss. J. M. Hamrick, Jr.(Date of article, March 7, 1873)

AVERY, RICHARD AUGUSTUS: OBITUARY. Richard Augustus Avery, son of Richard and S. F. Avery, formerly of Carroll co., GA, Died of congestive fever in Rusk co. Texas Jan 5, 1873 aged 13 years.

MCCALL, NANNIE: March 14, 1873
Burned to death. Friday night Feb. 28th, the clothes of a little girl at the hotel at Whitesburg, Carroll Co., caught on fire and burned her person so badly that she died the next morning. The name of the little unfortunate was Miss Nannie McCall.

MOORE, ROBERT: Dead...We regret to announce the death of Mr. Robert Moore, He died on last Tuesday at his residence, (Mar. 25, 1873?) some six miles south of this place, of inflammation of the stomach and bowels. ....Old Uncle Bobbie, as he was familiarly called was between 60 and 70 years of age. He had been living but but a few years in this county, having removed here from Coweta though a native we believe of South Carolina.

REID, ROBERT: .....It becomes our duty to announce the death of another well known old citizen of this county, Mr. Robert Reid, living in the upper part of the county, died
we learn yesterday morning. We failed to get any of the particulars of his death

DAVIS, MRS.: OBITUARY: Died at her residence, near Villa Rica, GA. on the night of the 24th inst., (Mar. 24, 1873) Mrs. Davis, mother of Prof R. P. Davis of this place. The subject of this brief notice, was worthy and most estimable lady, and was respected and beloved by a large circle of friends and acquaintances. Villa Rica March 21, 1873

MEGGS, W. P.: In Memoriam...Dedicated to the memory of W. P. Meggs, student of Macedonia Literary Institution. Departed this life 1 o'clock on Friday March 21, 1873. Age about 21 years.

GREENE, HAMILTON H: OBITUARY: Hamilton H. Greene, was born June 8th 1812, baptised September 1853, by Bro. Simmons, the pastor of Long Cane Church, Troup Co., GA. On the 17th of November 1841, he was married to Mrs. Ellen Griffin, who with sever children, survive him to mourn his departure which occurred on the morning of the 18th January last, suddenly and somewhat mysteriously.
Bro Greene was in his usual health, ate his breakfast, gave direction to the business of the day, and started for West Point in company with Dr. B. C. Cook, his neighbor, and family physician. In less than two miles from home, while talking pleasantly of an amusing scene, that occurred on a steam boat, Dr. Cook, who was driving felt the head of Bro. Green, leaning gently against his shoulder, and in a moment he finds himself alone,in the buggy with a corpse.........A. R. Gallaway, LaGrange, Ga., March 25, 1973.

RUSSELL, MRS. M. R. :Date of Article - 4/15/1873 --Death: We regret to announce the death of Mrs. Russell, wife of M. R. Russell, on the 23d inst. The remains were buried yesterday at the Camp ground four miles from this place.

BROOKS, WILLIAM: May 2, 1873
GEORGIA, Carroll County. Ordinary's Office, May 1, 1873. T. M. Brooks having applied to me for permanent letters of administration on the estate of of William Brooks, late of said county, this is to cite all concerned to be and appear, at my office, within the time allowed by law and show cause if any they can, why said administration should not be granted, to the said T. M. Brooks, D. B. Juhan, Ordy

CAMERON, B. H.: Administrator's Sale. Agreeable to an order of the Honorable Court of Ordinary, of Troup county, will be sold before the Court house door in Carrollton between the legal hours of sale, on the first Tuesday in June, lot of Land 150 in the 11th District of Carroll county, subject to widows dower. Sold as the property of B. H. Cameron, late of Troup County, deceased. Terms Cash. S. W. Swanson, Adm'r. May 2, 1873

RUSSELL, MRS. FANNIE L.: May 9, 1873 --OBITUARY...Died in peace near Carrollton, April 23, (1873) Mrs. Fannie L. Russell. She was the daughter of Sylvanus and Elizabeth Bell, born in Coweta County May 3______. Married Oct. 4th 1857. At the age of 13 years she joined the M. E. Church, in which he lived a consistent member to the day of her death.
She leaves behind her six lovely children, husband and relatives to mourn her loss,. Her sickness was long and born with great Christian fortitude. To the writer of this notice she said " I am not afraid to die" and seemed surprised when asked if she was ready to die---surprised that any one should think otherwise ---surprised no doubt, that after so long sickness and preparation, she should not be ready to meet in peace her blessed Redeemer. May the loss be temporary--let every member of the family and friend follow her example that they may meet Death as triumphantly and join her in the world of bliss in singing everlasting praises to the worlds Redeemer. R. C. A.

FULLBRIGHT, AARON: May 9, 1873-Died at his residence in Carroll County, at 10 o'clock A. M., on the 28th (April 28, 1873) ultimo, Mr. Aaron Fullbright. Mr. F's death was brought about by a cancer, which appeared several years ago, on the side of his nose. This cancer proved impregnable to the arts of the physicians and kept extending until it had eaten out his entire left eye and face, and a portion of the right side. It was the universal opinion of all who visited him, that it was the worst case of cancer they ever saw.
The deceased leaves a wife and four children to mourn his loss. We hope he has gone to a land where afflictions are unknown.

RUSSELL, HARRIS: May 23, 1873 - Will of Harris Russell - Citation: To Martha J. Russell, Nancy A. Ballard, Sarah Cristopher, Marshall E. Russell, Calvin A. Upchurch, A. W. Landers, M. E. Cook, Frances
Goddard and I.B. Perdue, Guardian Ad-Litam of John H. & W. A. Russell, Roxie, Henrietta and Robert Landers.
M. R. Russell and James H. Russell having applied for Probate at the July Term 1873 of this Court, of the Will of Harris Russell, to which they claim to be Executors, being so named in said Will, you and each of you are required and cited to be and appear at the Ordinary's Office in the Court House in Carroll county Georgia at the regular July Term 1873, of the Court of Ordinary for said co unty, to attend the Probate of said will. May 16, D. B. Juhan, Ordy.
It appearing to the Ordinary at Chambers that Martha J. Russell, Nancy A. Ballard, Sarah F. Christopher, Marshall E. Russell, Calvin A.Upchurch, A. W. Landers and M. E. Cook next of ken to Harris Russell, deceased, reside out of State of Georgia, it is therefore ordered that service of the above citation be perfected upon them, and each of them, by publication of said citation and this Rule once a week from this date to the time of said Probate, the first Monday in July 1873, of the Will of said deceased, in the Carroll County Times. D. B. Juhan, Ord'y

MORRIS, SARAH E: Georgia, Carroll County.... Ordinary's Office, May 27, 1873
J. H. L. Benford, administrator of Sarah E. Morris, deceased, having fully wound up said administration, and prayed for letters of dismission. If objections exist let them be filed with the time prescribed by law, or the letters will be granted. D. B. Juhan, Ordy

WILSON, MOSES: GEORGIA, Carroll County....Ordinary's Office, June 2, 1873
John A. Wilson applies to me for letters of administration, with the will annexed, on the estate of Moses Wilson, late of said county, deceased. All persons concerned are hereby notified to file their objections, if any exist, on or before the first Monday in July next, else letters will be granted said applicant. D. B. Juhan, Ord'y

CUSTER, MRS. A. C. F.: Article June 6, 1873 - GEORGIA, Carroll County.....
N. Shelnutt applies to me for letters of administration on the estate of Mrs. A. C. F. Custer, late of said county, deceased......D. B. Juhan, Ord'y

MARTIN, HENRY O.: Article June 6, 1873 --Georgia, Carroll County....David E. Martin, administrator of Henry O. Martin, deceased, applies to me for letters of dismissory. D. B. Juhan, Ord'y

JONES, ASA: Article, June 6, 1873 --Ordinary's Court -- The following business was transacted in the Ordinary's Court on last Monday: Letters of Dismission granted to W. S. Bonner, administrator Asa Jones, Deceased.

MOORE, ROBT.: Non-Cupative will of Robt. Moore, was proven and admitted to record.

PAYNE, ALEXANDER: Letters of Administration granted to J. R. Thomason, on estate of Alexander Payne.

BROOKS, WILLIAM:Application for letters of Adm. by T. N. Brooks, on estate of Wm. Brooks, was granted to Mrs. M. A. C. Brooks, with the will, which subsequent to the application was found and proven, and admitted to record.

BARNETT, ABSALOM:  Application of S. P. Barnett to probate and admit to record the will of Absalom Barnett, deceased.
Application of David E. Martin, for letters of Dismission, from Adm. of Henry Martin

BONNER, WIFE OF JUDGE BONNER: The Funeral of Mrs. Bonner, late wife of Judge Bonner of this county, was preached on last Sunday at Mt. Gilead church, near Judge Bonner's, by Rev. W. J. Scott, pastor of the M. E. Church at LaGrange. (Date of article, Friday, June 6,1873)

CONNELL, TERENCE: DEATH --- Terence Connell, aged nine years, son of Dr. G. T. Connell of this place, died on last Saturday night, after a short illness, and was buried Sunday evening. (Date of article, Friday, June 6,1873)

SELBY, MRS NANCY L: Mrs. Nancy L. Sebly, aged seventy four years, died on the 28th of May in Senoia.(1873)

MCCLURE, MRS.: We regret to announce the death of Mrs. McClure, an aged lady living hear this place, and mother of Judge V. B. McClure. Mrs. M. has been confined to her bed for some time and her death was not unexpected. ( Date of article July 18, 1873)

SHELNUTT, THOMAS: July 25, 1873-DEATH: Mr. Thomas Shelnutt, father of Judge N. Shellnutt, so well known in this county, died of billious fever, at High Pine Creek, Randolph,Alabama, on the 30th day of June. Deceased was 66 years of age, at the time of his death

DICKSON, MARTHA JACKSON: OBITUARY. In memory of Martha Jackson Dickson - Jackie Dickson was born December 16, 1862 and departed this life July 12, 1873. Her health was poor and had been from an early age. ....

MOORE, MRS. THOMAS: We regret to announce the death of Mrs. Thomas Moore of this place. She died on the morning of the 5th inst. (Aug. 5, 1873) at 9 o'clock. She leaves behind four little motherless children. She was buried at 12 o'clock Wednesday.

TAYLOR, W. A.: Death of an aged citizen --- Died on the 31st of July,(1873) at his residence in this county, Mr. W. A. Taylor, aged seventy five years. Mr. T. Lived thirty eight years in this county, and was respected and honored by his neighbors and friends as an upright citizen and truly good man

FLETCHER, MRS. RICHARD: Death - We regret to learn that Mrs. Fletcher, wife of Richard Fletcher, died at his residence, near Chapel street, in this city, yesterday. (Aug 7, 1873) The deceased was near 63 years of age --- Her bereaved husband and herself had reared a large family of intelligent children, who now fill useful and honorable positions in society. They formerly lived in Carrollton, Ga., Their many friends her and there will regret to year of her death. Atlanta Herald

JONES, LAWDUSKY: OBITUARY. Mrs. Lawdusky Jones, the wife of Dan'l Jones and daughter of Jeremiah and Lottie Cole, died in this county, July 7, 1873, in the 57th year of her age. Mrs. Jones death was a great shock to her family. She leaves behind a loving husband and a large family of children. She had been a member of the Primitive Baptist Church for 30 years, and was esteemed a true Christian. M. C. Shell

CARTER, A. C. F.: August 15, 1873 Administrators Sale...By virtue of an order of the Court of Ordinary of Carroll county, Georgia, I will sell before the Court house door, in the town of Carrollton, on the first Tuesday in Sept. next, lot of land no. 205 in the Original 9th District of said county. Sold as the property of A. C. F. Carter dec'd for the benefit of the heirs. Terms Cash. N. Shelnutt, Admr. August 6, 1873

CHAMBERS, EMMET A.: OBITUARY... Died at Carrollton, August 7th, 1873, sweet little Emmet A. Chambers, son of W. T. and Mary Chambers aged six months and 18 days.

ROBERSON, WILLIAM H.: AUGUST 29,1873--Georgia, Carroll County. J. A. Roberson, has applied for letters of Administration on the estate of William H. Roberson, late of said county, deceased.

BOON, BENJAMIN L.: August 29, 1873 --Georgia, Carroll County. Mary J. Persons has applied for letters of administration on the estate of Benjamin L. Boon, late of said county, deceased

MCKEE, MILTON L.: August 29, 1873 --Georgia, Carroll County. Jasper G. McKee, has applied for letters of administration on the estate of Milton L. McKee, late of said county, deceased

BRIDGES, JAMES M.: Sept.5, 1873 --Georgia, Carroll County. Application of D. W. Sims and F. M. Bridges Executors of the estate of James M. Bridges, late of said county, deceased,respectfully represent to the Court of Ordinary, believing that it would be greatly in the interest of the legalees of said estate, to sell the lands belonging to the same, apply for leave to sell said land...

KILGORE, J. C.: Sept. 5, 1873 --OBITUARY. Died at his residence in Villa Rica on the morning of the 19th ultimo, of asthma, Mr. J. C. Kilgore, in his twenty eighth year. He was a member of the V. R. Lodge, of Good Templars and was buried with all the honors of that worthy and renowned Order, but a long and imposing procession and a general turn out of its members.

ROWE, MARCIA BOON: Died September 2, 1873, Marcia Boon infant daughter of A. J. and M. J. Rowe, aged eleven months and nine days.

MEADE, JESSE: OBITUARY: Died on the morning of the 11th inst. (Sept. 11, 1873) of that dreadful disease, "Meningitis, Jesse Meade, second son of A. J., and Z. J. Broom, aged five months and twenty four days. Sand Hill, Ga. Sept. 12, 1873

RUSSELL, HARRIS: September 26, 1873--Funeral - The Rev. A. C. Reese will preach the funeral of Mr. Harris Russell lately deceased, in the Methodist Church at this place, on next Sabbath the 28th inst.

JOHNSON, THOMAS: October 10, 1873 --Georgia, Carroll County.....J. G. Davenport, administrator upon the estate of Thomas Johnson deceased, applies for leave to sell the land belonging to said estate.

CHENEY, M. A.: OBITUARY. Died, 5th October, (1873) M. A. Cheney, daughter of I. N. and M. A. Cheney, aged 10 years, 1 month and 8 days. She was known in our school by the endearing name "Taddie".  
CHENEY, M. A.: October 17, 1873--On Sunday morning the 6th inst. "the pearly gates were opened wide" to welcome little Mary Cheney home.

BLOODWORTH, MARY L.: ...Two days later our hearts were again saddened by the news that Mrs. Mary L. Bloodworth was dead. On Monday night the 7th(Oct. 7, 1873) she fell asleep, we trust, in Jesus.

CHANDLER, INFANT: OCTOBER 31, 1873--Dead - An infant child of Mr. Newton Chandler, was buried in this place on last Monday evening.

SINGLETON, JEREMIAH: Dead - Jeremiah Singleton, aged about eighty years, died suddenly while sitting in his chair at his residence in Bowdon on the 1st inst.(Nov. 1, 1873)

CANDLER, HON. S. C.: November 21, 1873 Town and County News.....Death of the Hon. S. C. Candler. It is with feelings of the most profound regret that we announce the death of this distinguished citizen of this county, which occurred at his home at Villa Rica on the 13th inst. Mr. C. at the time of his death, had been confined to his room but a few days, though he had been in feeble health for some time. Since the death of Mr. Chandler, we also learn that Mrs. very low and is not expected that she will live.
Our acquaintance with Mr. Candler was rather limited but our impression from what we had seen of him, was, that he was a man of more
than ordinary abilities. Intellectually, we find the impression to be, among those who knew him best, that he had no superior in the county.
He was undoubtedly a man of great native abilities combined with considerable culture, and in his death the county has sustained a great loss.
We will not attempt here to vie a history of Col. Candler's public service nor a sketch of his private life. We will leave this sad task to some of his many friends, who were better acquainted with him that we are. Suffice it it say, that as a public man, he was well known throughout this section of the State, as he represented this county in the Legislature repeatedly before the war with honor to his constituency, as well as himself.
Col. Candler was at the time of his death about sixty-five years of age. He leaves behind a large and interesting family of childr en, the most of them of age we believe. Senator M. C. Candler of Atlanta is his eldest son.

CANDLER, HON. D. C. December 5, 1873
Hon. D. C. Candler. The following obituary notice of the Hon. S. C. Candler is from the Cartersville Standard and Express, and we presume is from the pen of the editor, Col. J. W. Harris:
Hon. Samuel C. Candler died at his residence near Villa Rica, Carroll county, at 11 o'clock on Thursday 13th inst. He was born on the 6th day of December 1800, and was therefore nearly sixty-four years old. On the following Saturday he was buried by his sorrowing friends and neighbors at the new cemetery of the Methodist church in Villa Rica, with Masonic honors preceded by a touching, yet most comforting sermon from Rev.Mr. Trussell. A larger concourse we have never seen gathered on any funeral occasion the people coming not only from his own neighborhood and county, but from greater distances to pay a last sad tribute of respect to a man whom they had loved, honored and admired while living. Born in Columbia county, Georgia, he was at an early age left an orphan, after which, at about the age of ten years, he was taken charge of by his relative Dr. Ignatius A. Few, with whom he remained for some years, after which he lived with his mother in the county of Baldwin, until he was grown. At this early period of his life he was put in charge of the interest of a large mining company in Carroll county, guarding and managing them with that strict fidelity and capacity which was always prominent throughout a long and honorable life. Intermarrying with Martha the oldest daughter of Noble Beall, he made his home in Cherokee county for some years, after which he returned to Carroll county, where he resided until the day of his death. Quiet and unassuming in all his deportment, of sound judgment and a wise discriminating mind, rigidly correct in all his transactions and intercourse with men, not olny did he acquire the regard of his fellow citizens, manifested by repeated acts of public confidence and trust, but so great was the influence which his character exerted upon them that his very name became a proverb of honesty and virtue. "As honest as Sam. Candler" was their heartiest expression and endorsement of character. Amassing a very considerable fortue beofre the war,like many others he lived to see it shattered and lost amid the horrors of that fearful time. Opposed to the secession of the State, yet when the war came upon us, he devoted himself and all his energies to the cause of the South, and through too old to undergo the severities of the tent and field, yet so conspienous was he for his adherence to the liberties of his native land, that when the federal troops overrun that portion of the country in which he dwelt, he had to flee from his home and take refuge in the forests and swamps from the merciless marauders who hunted for his person and his life. The war over, once more with more than his old energy, he devoted himself to the re-building of his ruined fortune,for the support and education of his large and interesting family. About four years before his death he made a profession of religion and attached himself to the Methodist church, and from the day of his religious profession proved himself not only a humble and happy follower of his Savior, but a prominent, active and useful member of the church of his choice. Converted at his own home, he made that home afterward a Bethel, and around the alter which he there raised in the bosom of his family, and upon which his morning, and evening sacrifices where always thankfully laid, there lingers yet the incense of his praises and his prayers.......

DUKE, THOMAS: Dec. 5, 1873 --Hardy Z. Duke having applied to be appointed guardian of the person and property of Jesse Benjamin Duke, a minor of Thomas Duke, dec'd. resident ofsaid county ....................

MATHEWS, ABEL: January 21, 1876--Georgia, Carroll County....Whereas B. E. Mathews, administrator of Abel Mathews, represents to the court in his petition duly field and entered on record, that he has fully administered Abel Mathews estate: This is therefore to cite all persons concerned kindred and creditors to show course if any they can, who said administrator should not be discharged from his administration and receive letters of dismission, on the first Monday in April 1876. D. B. Juhan, Ordinary. This Dec. 21st 1875

Administrator's Sale. By virtue of an order from the Court of Ordinary of Carroll county, will be sold within the legal hours of sale, at the courthouse door in said county, on the first Tuesday in March next, the following property to wit: The north half o lot of land number 54, lying and being the the Tenth district of Carroll county. Sold as the property of Thomas Carten deceased, for distribution among the heirs and creditors of said estate. Terms half cash, balance twelve months time. C. A. Garrett, Administrator, Jan. 27th 1875

BROWN, W. F.: Administrators Sale: By virtue of an order from the Court of Ordinary of Carroll county, will be sold within the legal hours of sale at the court house door in said county on the first Tuesday in February next, the following property to wit: Lot of land Number 20 in the Ninth District of Carroll county, Sold as the property of W. F. Brown, deceased, for the benefit of the heirs and creditors of the said estate. J. J. Velvin, Adm'r.

GEORGIA, CARROLL COUNTY....W. M. Richards, having in proper form applied to me for permanent letters of administration on the estate of Angeline M. Richards, late of said county, this is to cite all and singular the creditors and next of kin of Angeline M. Richards, to be and appear at my office within the times allowed by law and show cause if any they can, why permanent letters should not be granted....D. R.Juhan

MUSICK, GEORGE: FEBRUARY 4, 1876--GEORGIA, CARROLL COUNTY.....Richard Benton, having in proper form applied.... on the estate of George Musick, late of said county...this is to cite....why adm. should not be granted. D. B. Juhan

SKINNER, JACKSON: FEBRUARY 4, 1876--A MAN FROZEN TO DEATH. On last Tuesday, being Sale day in Carrollton, Mr. Jackson Skinner, a citizen of Carroll county, came to town early in the morning and being addicted to taking too much of the "ever joyful" was soon under the influence of "King Alcohol". Late in the evening he started home and fell by the wayside. He was found next morning, some four miles from town, near the track of G.S. & N. A. Railroad frozen to death. Mr. S. was between fifty and sixty years of age, and said, to be an hones, industrious and harmless man. His sad and untimely death should serve as a warning to those who are in the habit of indulging too freely.

GARRISON, WALTER B.:   FEBRUARY 4, 1876--Obituary. Walter B. Garrison. On last Tuesday night, the 25th inst., (Jan. 25, 1873) Walter B. Garrison, departed this life at the residence of his father, in this place, aged about 14 years. On Saturday morning...he was taken with a violent attack of Meningitis. He was employed in the office of the News.
The above account of the death of Walter B. Garrison, son of Mr. P. G. Garrison, late of this place .
Editor Times. At the request of Mr. P. G. Garrison and Mary A. Garrison , I ask you to announce the death of his son Walter who died at his father's house in Athens, Alabama at 12 o'clock on the night of the 25th of January last. (1873)

Reverly Johnson, the eminent statesman and lawyer, is dead. He died on Friday (Probably Feb. 28, 1876) from the effect of a fall which is attributed to an attach of apoplexy or vertigo. He was about 80 years old

GEORGIA, CARROLL COUNTY. Motion in Carroll County of Ordinary to probate deceased will in solemn form, by the witnesses to the same. George Sharp and Hiram Sharp. Executors of Hiram Sharp Sr., deceased. vs. the heirs at law and distributees of the Estate of Hiram Sharp, Sr. dec'd. It appearing to the Court that a part of the heirs and distributees of the estate of Hiram Sharp sr., deceased, live out of the limits of this State: It is on motion ordered that service be perfected upon all and each of the said heirs and distributees, residing out of the limits of this State, by publication of this rule once a month, until the first Monday in June net, in the Carroll County Times, a paper published in Carrollton, and the said parties in interest are hereby required to appear at the Court of Ordinary to be in and for said county of Carroll at the Court House, on the first Monday in June next, to show cause if any they can, why the will propounded by the said named executors should not, then and there be probated by the witnesses in solemn form, as the last will and testament of the said Hiram Sharp, sr., deceased, and admitted to record. Granted at March Term of Carroll court of Ordinary 1876. D., B. Juhan, Ordinary, March 7, 1876.

OBITUARY. Died at his residence in the Sixth district of this count, on last Friday, the 18th instant, of Pneumonia fever, Mr. Thomas Brooks, in the twenty sixth year of his age. Mr. B. was a strict member of the M. E. Church, and set an example of piety and virtue worthy of imitation.The funeral services were performed at Asbury Chapel on last Sunday by the Rev. C. Trussell, before a large concourse of friends and relatives of the deceased.

GILBERT, JOHN: APRIL 14, 1876 --DEATH: At his residence in Whitesburg Carroll County, on the 10th inst., (April 10, 1876?) Mr. John Gilbert, in the 64th year of his age, from an injury received in the following manner: He had gone into the new Baptist church in company with one of his sons, and was piling up some loose lumber, and while walking about on the sleepers, the floor not being laid, he stepped upon the end of a short piece of plank, which not being fastened, flew up and hit him in the side, causing a contusion of the bowels. His sufferings from the time he received the injury on Saturday morning about 8 o'clock until Sunday evening, were very great, when he expressed himself as feeling a little easier. On Monday morning an evident change for the worse had taken place, and his physicians gave up all hope of his recovery, and about 8 o'clock his spirit winged its way to the God who gave it.

Thus passed away from the turmoils of life a kind husband, an affectionate father, and a useful citizen, loved and respected by all who knew him. Mr. Gilbert was the owner of the land upon which the beautiful little town of Whitesburg is located and was extensively engaged in the building up of that place. We deeply sympathize with the bereaved family, but it is consoling to believe that their loss is his eternal gaiN.

LONG, JOHN: April 21, 1876
Executor's Sale. Will be sold on the first Tuesday in June next, the undivided half of lot of land number 186, in the fifth district of Carroll county. Sold as the property of John Long, deceased. Sold on time until December 25th 1876. b. M. Long Executor, April 11, 1876

ENTREKIN, WILLIAM: Notice to Debtors and Creditors. State of Georgia Carroll County. Notice is hereby given to all persons having demands against William Entrekin, late of said county, deceased to present them to me properly made out, within the time prescribed by law, so as to show their character and amount. And all persons indebted to said deceased are hereby required to make immediate payment. Joseph Entrekin, Exec. April 5, 1876

BROOKS, THOS. S: MAY 5, 1876
Georgia, Carroll County. William Brooks, having in proper form applied to me for permanent letters of administration on the estate of Thos. S. Brooks, late of said county, this is to cite all and singular, the creditors and next of kin of Thos. S. Brooks, to be and appear at my office, within the time allowed by law, and show cause if any they can, why permanent administration should not be granted to William Brooks on Thos. S. Brooks estate, on the first Monday in June next. D. B. Juhan, Ordinary

SHARPE, W. O. : MAY 12, 1876
Death of Mr. W. O. Sharpe. After a lingering invalidism of many years, and a more serious illness of a few weeks, this old and highly esteemed citizen died of consumption of the bowels, at his residence in West Point, on Saturday last, about noon. (Mar. 6, 1876) His last hours were consoled by the presence of all his children, (one of whom, Mr. E. R. Sharpe, is editor of the Carrollton Times.) and by the faithful administrations of neighbors and friends,. His remains were buried in Pine Grove Cemetery on Sunday afternoon. Rev. P. M. Ryburn officiating.
Mr. Sharpe removed to this section from South Carolina many years ago. Until recently he resided in Chambers county, about two miles from town. He was 59 years of age.

GRIFFIES, MR. THOMAS H.: MAY 19, 1876 - Died at his residence near Billow of Calculus or gravel, at 7 o'clock. on the evening of the 13th inst.(May 13, 1876?) Mr. Thomas H. Griffies, of this county, in the 65th year of his age...."Uncle Tommie Griffies" as he was familiarly called, needs no eulogium of any man. His actions in life speak louder than the words of a friend All who knew him are ready to accord with me in stating that he was a perfect patron of godliness. He lived where he died for 23 years in perfect peace with the neighborhood. His funeral was preached before his interment at Smith's Chapel by Rev. John Thurman, at 4 o'clock P. M. Sunday, from Psalms the 34th and 19......

WHITE, LUCY: Died upon the 6th inst.(May 6, 1876) Lucy infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. H. White. Also upon the 13th inst, (May 13, 1876) at the residence of Mr. A. J. Garrison, infant child of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Lea.

We learn from the last number of the Christian Advocate, that Mr. Robert Duncan, who went to school here last year at the Masonic Institute, died recently at Dahlonega, Georgia.

OBITUARY. Died at Villa Rica just as the first grey streaks of morning announced the dawn of the Sabbath, June 11th, 1876, Mr. William Hill, in the 72nd year of his age. Mr. Hill or Uncle Billy, as he was most usually called, had been for many years a residence of that neighborhood. .....Mr. Hill had been a member, and an Elder, in the Presbyterian church at Villa Rica, from the time of its organization. In the quiet hour of the Sabbath evening we committed to the grave the body that had been so long and so severely afflicted. W. D.

Gone To Rest. Died at 5 o'clock A., M. on the 20th inst,. (June 20, 1876) the infant child of Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Sharpe. Our beautiful little girl babe lived but little over an hour after its birth...

MUSIC, GEORGE: JULY 14, 1876--Georgia, Carroll County. L. Kendrick, administrator upon the estate of George Music, late of said county, has applied to me for leave to sell the land belonging to said estate. All persons concerned are hereby notified to file their objections if any they have, on the first Monday in August next, else leave to sell will be granted the applicant. D. B. Juhan, Ordinary.

GILBERT, JOHN: July 14, 1876--Georgia, Carroll County. C. P. Gordon having in proper form applied to me for permanent letters of administration on the estate of John Gilbert, late of said county, this is to cite all and singular, the creditors and next of kin of John Gilbert, to be and appear at my office on the first Monday in August next, and show cause if any they can, why permanent letters of administration should not be granted to C. P. Gordon on John Gilbert's estate. D. B. Juhan, Ordinary

MERRELL, INFANT: July 21, 1876
Dead: The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Merrell died on last Sunday evening at 2 o'clock. (Aug. 5, 1876)

HEATH, MRS. MARY: Obituary. Died on the 27th of July, 1876, at her home in Whitesburg, Mrs. Mary Heath, in the fifty-fourth year of her age. Mrs. Heath was born in Madison county, in this State but was married in Coweta to Henry Heath in the year 1844. She died in the hope of the Christian, having united herself, with the Baptist church at Whitesburg in 1874. She was an active member of the church., having served as deaconess, the most of the time after uniting with the people of God. Mrs. Heath leaves many warm friends to mourn her death, where she was known.

JONES, MATTIE: In Memoriam. With a sorrowing heart we record the death of Mattie Jones, daughter of Mr. W. D. and Mrs. M. H. Jones, who departed this life Wednesday morning, July the 25th 1876, aged seven years and one month. Her illness was short and her death an unexpected.

COSPAR, JACOB P.: August 25, 1876 --DEATH. Jacob P. Cospar, one of the oldest citizens of Carroll county, died very suddenly on the 29th August (1876) at his home in Lowell district. He was at the time of hi death in the seventy ninth year of his age. He had been in the county about fifty years. Mr. C. was recognized as a high toned and honorable citizen and was considered one of the best citizens of the county.

STALLINGS, MRS Wilson: Dead. On Tuesday, of this week, (October 20, 1876), Mrs. Stallings, wife of Wilson Stallings, living near this place. Mrs. S. was quite old at the time of her death, and had been living a long time in Carroll county.

MITCHELL, BOBBIE: IN MEMORIAM. Died in Bowdon, on Friday the 11th inst., (October 1876) at about two o'clock P. M., little Bobbie Mitchell, son of J. L. and Adelaide Mitchell. His death was caused by that dreaded disease, diphtheria. He was taken with all the appearance, of a bad cold, and was up for several days before his father and mother suspicioned anything else was the matter with him. One hour before his death he said to his brother that he was getting worse, and that he didn't believe he would live till night. Bobbie at the time of his death was eight years old.

SHARP, HIRAM, SR: October 20, 1876--Georgia Carroll County
Geo. S. and Hiram Sharp, executors of Hiram Sharp sr. late of said county, deceased, has applied for leave to sell the lands belonging to said deceased. All persons concerned are hereby notified to file their objections, if any they have on the first Monday in November next else leave to sell will be granted the applicant to sell wild lands lying in other counties to be sold either at public or private sale.

Suicide by Shooting. We learn from Squire Noland of Villa Rica, that a young man by the name of James Lee, Son of Green Lee of the upper part of the Sixth district, committed suicide on last Monday evening by shooting himself. No cause is known for the rash act. The young man was very quiet and inoffensive in his manner, but considered rather eccentric. The circumstances under which the suicide was committed are as follows:
On Monday evening in the afternoon he took his gun, and went off into the farm as if for the purpose of hunting. Failing to come back at night, the family were alarmed, as he was always punctual in returning home before night, when he went off, and immediately aroused the neighborhood and went in search of him. It was not until the next day, Tuesday, in the afternoon, that his body was discovered in a thicket in the farm, with every evidence from the position of the bun and his body that he had shot himself.

BLALOCK, JAMES: OCTOBER 27, 1876--Death of Mr. James Blalock. Mr. James Blalock who returned not long since from Texas, to this place, his former home, after a protracted illness, died at the residence of his brother-in-law, Mr. B. F. Brown, on last Tuesday, a little after noon. Mr. B. leaves a wife and babe and many relatives and friends in this community to mourn his loss. He was reared in Carrollton and both as a youth and man was highly regarded, for his integrity of character and exemplary deportment. In common with the entire community we extend our sympathy to his wife and relatives in their bereavement.

BARROW, GEORGIA: Bowdon News: Little Georgia Barrow, a daughter of J. R. Barrow, aged 8 years, died on the 5th inst of diptheria. (December 1876)

EASON, MRS. Thomas : JANUARY 5, 1877
Bowdon News: Mrs. Eason of this community departed this life, last Thursday night, the 29th (Dec. 1876) ultimo just a seven o'clock, after a short but severe illness. She was the wife of Thomas Eason.

SEALY, ELISABETH J.: January 12, 1877 - GEORGIA, Carroll County
M. W. Upshur having in proper form applied to me for permanent letters of administration on the estate of Elisabeth J. Sealy, formerly a resident of said State and county, but afterwards a resident of Green County, State of Arkansas, this is to cite all and singular, the creditors and next of kin of Elisabeth J. Sealy, to be and appear at my office within the time allowed by law, and show cause if any they can, why permanent administration should not be granted to M. W. Upshur on Elisabeth J. Sealy's estate on the first Monday in February next. D. E. Juhan, Ordy.

COLEMAN, MRS. ALLEN: Feb. 9, 1877 --Death of Mrs. Allen Coleman of Honduras. On last Monday evening the remains of Mrs. Coleman, wife of Mr. Allen Coleman of Honduras, were received at this place. From what we can learn, Mrs. Coleman left Honduras some thirty or forty days ago for the purpose of returning to this county where she formerly lived for the restoration of her health. She was accompanied by her brother in-law Mr. Jno. Coleman who went out to Honduras, from this county, last spring, besides she had along with her two children, one a son of twelve or thirteen years of age, and the other a baby some six or seven months old. As we have stated, Mrs. Coleman left Honduras sick, and in crossing the Gulf of Mexico, on the way to New Orleans, her troubles were no doubt added to by the death of her babe. Being far from land at the time of its death there was no other alternative but to cast the remains of the little one into the Gulf. This was no doubt a terrible shock to the mother, already very feeble, and she did not long survive. She died we are told after she had arrived in this country, on the cars between New Orleans and Montgomery, (we have not been able to find out, at what exact point). and her remains were coffined in Montgomery, and brought on as we have stated to this place Monday evening. From here they were carried Monday night to the Sixth district of this county, where they were buried the next day.
Mr. Allen Coleman the husband of the deceased is a son of Major Coleman of this county. He went to Honduras after the war. His wife, the deceased, was also a native of this county. Her maiden name was Riggs.
February 16, 1877 --We understand that the babe of Mrs. Coleman, who died on her way from Spanish Honduras to this county, was not thrown over in the Gulf, as stated in the notice in reference to her death, but was buried in Balize, British Honduras.

MURPHEY, MRS SIM.: Dead. We learn that Mrs. Sim Murphey, daughter of Dr. Coston, of Bowdon, died near that place on the evening of the 6th inst., Jan. 1877

DOWNS, INFANT BOY: Feb. 16, 1877 --Sad Accident. We learn of quite a sad accident in the family of Judge J. W. Downs, of Bowdon, one day last week. His infant child, a little boy not quite a year old, was being nursed by his little sister, who accidentally let if fall, and such were the injuries received by the fall, that the little fellow did not long survive. In this sad casualty the parents have the sympathy of the public.

SMITH, C. C.: March 9, 1877--Death of Mr. C. C. Smith. Mr. C. C. Smith, one of our best known citizens, died at his residence in this place at 1 o'clock A. M., on the 2nd inst. He had been sick a long time and his death was not unexpected. (March 2, 1877)
Mr. S, died in the prime of manhood, being about thirty-five years of age at the time of his dissolution. He was born and reared in this county, and as he was man of generous impulses, he had many warm and true friends who mourn his untimely death.
During the revival in this place last summer, Mr. Smith united himself with the M. E. Church, and when the dread monster Death came, he expressed himself as resigned to his fate. He told his pastor, who visited him just before his death, 'that he was ready to die'.
He was buried at Concord church in the Sixth district, on last Saturday. He leaves a wife and six children to mourn his loss, who hve the sympathy of the community in their bereavement.

HAMMOCK, GREEN B.: Hammock, the hermit, living hear Davenport's Mill, died some two weeks ago, we understand but we did not hear of it until a few days ago.(Article appeared March 9, 1877)(SEE ARTICLE DATED JANUARY 5, 1877...UNDER "NEWSPAPER" HEADING regarding the life of Green B. Hammock.

Brevities: Mrs. Easterwood, an old lady living in the Sixth district, died the latter part of last week. (week of March 11, 1877)

BIRD, J. S.: J. S. Bird, one of the first settlers of this county, died on the 15th inst., at his residence, a little over two miles west of here. (March 15, 1877)
He was at the time of his death, about seventy-six years old and had been a citizen of this county about forty years.

SMITH, COLUMBUS C.:April 7, 1877 --Georgia, Carroll County
Moses J. Baxter having in proper form applied to me for letters of administration on the estate of Columbus c. Smith, late of said county, deceased, this is to cite all and singular, the creditors and next of kin of said C. C. Smith, to be an appear in my office, within the time prescribed by law and show cause if any they can why administration should not be granted to Moses J. Baxter, on the estate of C. C. Smith, deceased.

SMITH, L. J.: April 7, 1877 - Georgia, Carroll County
Moses J. Baxter, having in proper form applied to me for letters of administration, de bonis non, on the estate of L. J. Smith, late of said county, deceased, this is to cite all, and singular, the creditors and next of kin, to be and appear in my office within the time allowed by law and show cause if any they can why administration de bonis non, should not be granted to M. J. Baxter, on the unadministered estate of L. J. Smith.
Thos. Chandler. D Clk. C. O.

GARST, MRS Christopher: April 7, 1877 --Mrs Garst, wife of Christopher Garst, living near Allen's Mills, died the first of the week (week of April 6, 1877). Mrs. G was about 70 years of age.

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