When I walk into my art room, I am confronted with two stacks of old newspapers. Some are sorted (somewhat) by year, and others are stored safely in a storage container. I figure, however, that just hanging onto these newspapers is pointless unless I plan to read them, use them for research, etc. So, as I search for the perfect way to preserve them (many of them crumble when I just look that them from across the room, it seems), I will be abstracting information and posting. It’s something I have been meaning to do for sometime, and considering I have now had these newspapers in my possession for ten years, why not now?
I can’t say that information will be put up in chronological order. Many of the newspapers have had their sections separated and stuck in other places. Rather than take forever matching up this page to this section to this day to this month to this year, I will just put the abstracts up as I comb through.
I hope these abstracts help someone!
THE ATLANTA JOURNAL
Wednesday, May 18, 1939
DEATHS IN GEORGIA
Mrs. Will Atchley, Rome. Other names mentioned: husband, Will Atchley; daughters, Misses Geneva, Eunice, and Ruby Atchley, and Mrs. Inez Watson; sons, Leroy, Garfield, and Burnell, of Rome; sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Jackson of Albertville, AL, and Mrs. Eunice Smith of McClain, TX; brothers, Ed and JB Fergerson of Guntersville, AL, and Jim T Fergerson of Flintville, TN.
WJ Baston, Appling. Other names mentioned: sons, Ernest and O’Neil of Appling, and WJ Baston of Harlem; daughters, Mrs. Brantley Reid and Mrs. Thomas Smith of Thomson, Mrs. Edward Tankersley and Mrs. Herman Morris of Appling.
Mrs. Annie E Bennett, Waycross. Other names mentioned: husband, Ben Bennett; sons, Harvey of Millwood and Willie Bennett of Gulfport, MS; daughters, Miss Annie Bennett of Lake City, SC, Mrs. Rena Herrin of Orlando, Mrs. Mamie Hurst and Mrs. Lettie Wesson of Winter Park, FL, and Mrs. Edna Kirkland of Lakeland, FL; brothers, DC and LH McLendon of Douglas, CH and EA of Pearson, and BE McLendon of Nicholls.
Robert Eugene Braddy, Midville. Other names mentioned: parents, Mr. & Mrs. FM Braddy of Blunn.
Patrick Otis Darden, Washington (GA). Other names mentioned: sister, Mrs. LT Lewis of Washington.
Mrs. Emma E Fields, McDonough
Mrs. MH Lyons, Griffin. Other names mentioned: husband, MH Lyons; parents, JA Spruce and Mary Akin Spruce; daughters, Mrs. Ernest Bramblett and Mrs. Paul Fosett, of Concord; sisters, Mrs. Lois Howard of Forsyth, and Mrs. JA Norris of Milner; brothers, John E Spruce of Jackson and Earnest T Spruce of Griffin.
Fred Elvis Massey, Cordele. Other names mentioned: parents, Mr .& Mrs. Charley Massey of Crisp County.
Mrs. Mary Gordon Patten, Richland. Other names mentioned: parents, William Gordon and Peggy Lowery; husband John Walter Patten; sons, Dempsey and Fred; daughters Mrs. Robert Lowery of Preston and Mrs. Walter Tomlin of Eufaula; son James of Richland; sister, Mrs. JH Highnote of Moultrie; brother, RD Gordon of Meggs.
Mrs. Anna M Pruitt, Brunswick. Other names mentioned: children, Mrs. WG Landrum, Mrs. Bessie Ellis of Clearwater, FL, Mrs. Odessa Barrus of Thomasville, Carl and Esburn Pruitt of Moultrie.
Mrs. Nannie Sherrill, Rossville
Mrs. Dave Smith, LaGrange. Other names mentioned: husband, Dave Smith, daughters, Mrs. Clifford Smith, Mrs. RC McClain, Mrs. GM Gadd, and Miss Lottie Smith, of LaGrange; sons, Guy, Nick, and Rudd Smith of LaGrange, and Corb Smith of Randolph County, AL.
Mrs. Edward Sudderth, Lawrenceville. Other names mentioned: husband, Edward A Sudderth; daughter, Mrs. Bessie Puckett; aunt, Mrs. Henry H Pattilo, of Buford, GA; sister-in-law, Mrs. Fannie Reese, of Lawrenceville, GA.
Payton P Tison, Cordele. Other names mentioned: sons, John A of Cleveland, OH, and Sam Lee Tison of Wauchula; daughter, Mrs. HJ Knox of Jasper, FL.
Faye Wilson, Thomaston. Other names mentioned: parents, Mr. & Mrs. EJ Wilson of [S]ilvertown; sister Frances; brothers, James Jr and Bobby of Silvertown; grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. JE Wilson of Molena; WT Ward of Columbus.
David Clinton Byles, Bainbridge. Other names mentioned: wife, Mrs. Bessie Byles; active pallbearers, Jack Bower Sr, Douglas Hawkins, Dr. WD McCord, WH Miller, Harry Johnson, and EF Vickers.
Kansas City: Mrs. Saidie Orr Dunbar, Portland, OR; Mrs. Horace B Ritchie, Athens, GA.
Macon, GA: LC Alderman, Jr; Minnie Amelia Alderman; Nell Davis; Lindler Drew; Janelle Griffin; Miss Martha Griffin; Miss Evelyn Hatcher; Miss Jessema Riley; Mary Clyde Tanner.
Wesleyan College: Dorothy Du Pius, Warrenton; Joe Estes, Gay; Annette Gardner, Atlanta; Frances Hackett, Macon; Jacquelin Howard, Atlanta; Ruth Ingle, Macon; Ann Munck, Winter Haven FL; Lillian Touchstone, Tifton; Margaret Tuner, Tampa, FL; Dorothy Weick, Dalton.
Mrs. Arvie Baldwin, Georgia. Other names mentioned: Mrs. Josie Humphreys, Mr. & Mrs. Claude Baldwin.
Mr. Elean Livingston Deep, Georgia; Birmingham, AL
Mrs. Emma E Fields, McDonough. Other names mentioned: daughters, Mrs. Dennis Echols, Mrs. Roy Ford, Mrs. Ike Selphridge, Mrs. George Brannon; son, Mr. CF Fields of Lenox, GA.
Mrs. Hubert (Maude) Jamerson Hames, Olive Springs Baptist Church. Other names mentioned: Mr. & Mrs. EH Hames, Miss Beatrice Hames, Miss Ozelle Hames, Mr. Clarence Hames, Mr. Cecil Hames, of Marietta; Mr. & Mrs. WB Burnett, of Ceillowhe, NC; Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Mallonce, of Murphy, NC; Mr. & Mrs. Harry Hames, of Woodstock, GA; Mr. & Mrs. Forrest Mabry, of Marietta, GA; Mr. & Mrs. CW Jamerson, of Orlando, FL; Mr. & Mrs. HF Jamerson, of Seneca, SC; Mr. Bronson Jamerson, of Marietta, GA.
Mr. PB Hodges, Georgia; Chattanooga, TN.
Mr. Conrad Hudspeth, Georgia. Other names mentioned: brothers: BB Hudspeth, of El Paso, TX; AD Hudspeth, of Oklahoma City, OK; Dr. G Hudspeth, of Tampa, FL. (see also below DEATHS AND FUNERALS)
Mrs. Gladys Veal Prescott, Conyers. Other names mentioned: Master Billie Prescott, Mrs. WS Veal, Mr. & Mrs. WL Conner, Mr. & Mrs. AM Whitaker, Mr. & Mrs. HT Veal, Mr. & Mrs. LB Veal, Mr. & Mrs. JT Chambers, of Conyers, GA; Mr. & Mrs. WA Gatlin, of Atlanta, GA.
Mr. Marcus D Wicker, Georgia. Other names mentioned: Mr. & Mrs. RW Cage; Barbara Ann Cage; Mr. HW Flindt; Mr. Amos Madison; Mr. CP Downing; Mr. D Lee Wicker; Mr. George P Waller, Jr; Mr. J Wats.
Mr. George Rivers Yarbrough, Sr, Vinings. Survived by wife, three sons, one brother, and one sister.
Mrs. Mary Lue Brazil, Atlanta
Mr. John Carson, Jackson
Mr. Bob Couch, Marietta
Mr. Paul Redding, Kennesaw
DEATH AND FUNERALS
Walter M Archer, Atlanta
S Irby Bagwell, Atlanta
Mrs. Viva Baldwin, Buckhead. Other names mentioned: grandson, Claude Baldwin; sister, Mrs. Josie Humphreys.
Conrad Hudspeth, Georgia. (see above FUNERAL NOTICES, Mr. Conrad Hudspeth)
Augustus Judson King, Atlanta
Mrs. Mary J King, Atlanta. Other names mentioned: daughter, Mrs. Albert Thompson.
JA Loyd, Chamblee. Other names mentioned: daughters, Mrs. TH Reynolds, Mrs. RE Jolley, Mrs. DM Wright, Mrs. DG Honea; son, JC Loyd.
Mrs. Thomas Allen Scott, Atlanta
LP Sewell, Riverdale. Other names mentioned: brothers, JP Sewell and MP Sewell, of Ben Hill.
Francis Carroll Wheat, Charleston, SC