Hart County Obituaries
Hart County Obituaries


Geo. O. Alewine Dies At Age 64; Bowersville Burial
From The Hartwell Sun 29 December 1944
Funeral services for Mr. George O. Alewine, 64, well known citizen of Bowersville community, were held from the Bowersville Baptist Church on Friday, December 15th, following his death Wednesday, 13th, at the Anderson County Hospital. He had been ill one week with a heart ailment. Rev. D. C. Williams, pastor, and Rev. R. Lewis MaGaha, of Enoree, S. C., officiated. Surviving Mr. Alewine are two daughters, Mrs. Harold Williams, of Bowersville, and Mrs. O. G. Scott, of Atlanta; three sons, Messrs. C. B. Alewine, of Canon, Obie and Lonnie Alewine, of Bowersville; and two half brothers, Messrs. Lewis Alewine, of Anderson, S. C., and Preston Alewine of Greenville, S. C. His wife, the former Miss Martha Frances Childs, died some years ago. A native of Hart County, the deceased has made this his home the greater part of his life. The sympathy of many friends is extended the bereaved family. Palbearers were Messrs. Fred, Oren, Lucius and C. B. Alewine, Jr., C. E. Williams and Mack Brown. Interment was in the Bowersville cemetery.


The Hartwell Sun - January 26, 1923
Rev. Cole Dies - Died at his home, near Reed Creek Community, Tuesday afternoon, January 23, 1923 at 2:00 PM. He was ill one week, about 77 years of age. Baptist Minister, Confedrate soldier. Survived by widow; three sons, Asbury, Floyd W. and Freeman Cole of this county; one daughter, Mrs. John Burns of SC. Funeral on Thursday AM at Vernon Church, Hart County, Georgia. (NOTE: This Rev. Cole is Francis Marion "Frank" Cole, whose wife was Nancy Rebecca Freeman)


From the Atlanta Constitution 8 February 1883
A Town Marshal Killed
Hartwell, Georgia February 7
William Dooly, marshal of Hartwell, was killed last night about nine o'clock. He was standing in Henry Allen's bar by the fire when some one shot him from outside of the house. He lived but a few minutes. Certain persons are suspected and a few days will show whether justly or not.


From the Hartwell Sun of March 1936
Mr. Jesse Mercer Leard passed away at his home near Bowersville Sunday night at 9:30 after suffering with influenza for about two weeks. Mr. Leard was 84 years of age and had been active all his life till the recent illness carried him away. Funeral services for Mr. Leard were held at the Leard home on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by the Rev. Nellie Mann Opdale of Canon. Interment was in the Bowersville Cemetery. The pall bearers were: Lecel A. Leard, Claude Leard, Myron R. Leard, children of Horton Leard and George Leard, grandchildren of Mr. Leard. Mr. leard was born in Hart County near Redwine Church on November 28th, 1851. He spent his early years in Hart County around the old Leard Homestead. In 1876 he was married to Miss Margaret Johnson of Hart County who has been his faithful companion since and still survives, although in feeble health at present. Mr. Leard moved to his present home 54 years ago. Six children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Leard, five of whom survive. They are Lecel Leard of near Bowersville; Mrs. George Perkins of Norman, Oklahoma; C.J. Leard of Hartwell; Dr. P.A. Leard of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and Myron R. Leard of Colbert, Georgia. He is also survived by 15 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. The death of a daughter, Miss Lizzie Leard, which occurred at Canon last year, was the first death of this large family. Mr. Leard was the oldest of 8 children. All have passed away except the youngest, Mrs. Ollie Phillips, who lives in Atlanta. Mr. Leard was one of the old type citizens whom we regret to see depart. He lived at home, attended to his own affairs, looked after his business, reared an honorable family, and owed no man. He was regarded as one of our best citizens. His wife was confined to her bed when death came to Mr. Leard. She is also advanced in years. She stood the shock of her husband's death remarkably well and is in as good condition as could be expected.


Atlanta Constitution 27 March 1915
Hartwell, Georgia March 26
Harriet Jones died on pneumonia Thursday night. She will be interred in Sardis Cemetery Saturday morning. Mrs. Jones was 80 years of age. She leaves a daughter, Mrs. Amanda McMullan, at whose home she died. Before her marriage she was Miss Harriet Walters.


From The Toccoa Record March 1974
Mrs. Lillie Crowe Rice, Hartwell, died at her home Monday morning, March 11, following several months illness. She was a native of Banks County, a daughter of the late Randolph and Nancy Bond Crowe. She was the widow of Alvin M. Rice and a member of the Zebulon Baptist Church in Toccoa. Surviving are six sons, Alvin Rice of Belton, S.C., Dewitt Rice of Palataka, Fla., Dorsey Rice and Curtis Rice of Hartwell, Garnett Rice of Thomasville, N.C., Olin Rice of Eastanollee; a daughter, Mrs. Orlena Webb of Hartwell; six sisters, Mrs. Lila Barnes of Greenville, S.C., Mrs. Jessie Fitzpatrick of Ila, Mrs. Vanna Simmons of Greenville, S.C., Mrs. Argie Bennett of Atlanta, Mrs. Nelle Adams and Mrs. Nora Wyatt of Danielsville; two brothers, D.L. Crowe of Dacusville, S.C., R.H. Crowe of Macon; 22 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Hudson River Baptist Church by Revs. Oscar Anderson and Wade H. Lord and Dr. C. Raymond Wilson. Burial was in the church cemetery.


Mildred Lewellyn Adams Sadler, 99, of Hartwell, died Nov. 17, 2006, at Hartwell Health Care Center. She was born Nov. 5, 1907, the daughter of the late Reuben Morgan Adams and Leila Ann Glover Adams. She was a homemaker, and was a member of Cross Roads Baptist Church, and the Encourager Sunday School Class. She is survived by her daughters, Barbara Buttram of Edinburg, Va., Sandra Howell of Cordele, Connie Yager of Hartwell and Katie Moorhead of Canton; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe W. Sadler; brothers, Keifer Adams, Dwight Adams and Blant Adams; sisters, Lillie Leard, Annie Bartlett, Willie Davis, Cecil Thrasher, Mary Moorhead and Helen Martin. Funeral services were held Nov. 19, at Cross Roads Baptist Church with the Revs. Ben Coleman, Connie Mack Bowers and Don Howell officiating. Burial followed in the Cross Roads Baptist Church Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Cross Roads Baptist Church, 3636 Lavonia Hwy., Hartwell, GA 30643. Strickland Funeral Home - Hartwell Chapel was in charge of arrangements.


From the Hartwell Sun 16 Jul 1879
Death: Died on Thursday evening at 8 o clock, Mrs. Margery Skelton, widow of Noel Skelton, aged 82 years and 20 days. She was the mother of 12 children, 8 of whom are living, two sons and six daughters. Of those who are dead, the first child was burnt to death, the second, a boy 10 years old (baby child) was killed by the falling of a tree. A son who lived in Missouri was shot by the Tories near the beginning of the war. The other son died in the war. She had 62 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren. She was a consistent member of the Baptist Church for fifty years; joined at Sardis, and was one of the first members of the Line Baptist Church. She was buried at the latter place on Friday.

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