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WALKER, , Son of Mr.
November 25, 1898
WALTHALL , Mrs. F. L.
June 16, 1890
WARD , Miss Bradley
March 25, 1897
WARREN , General Eli
February 22, 1882;
WARREN , Jess
April 1, 1897
WASHINGTON , Charlie
July 16, 1889
WASHINGTON , Fulton
June 30, 1899
WASHINGTON , Mrs. Jno. I.
February 14, 1896
WASHINGTON , Walter
October 1, 1889
WATKINS , Alford M.
January 26, 1890
WATKINS , Mrs. Evans
September 13, 1895
WEAVER , Mr.
March 18, 1897
WEBB , Capt. A. J.
May 18, 1900
WHITE , Mrs.
June 2, 1899
WHITE , Mrs. Will
July 6, 1900
WHITNEY , Infant
June 11, 1896
WILKERSON , Daughter of Wyly
January 7, 1890
WILKERSON , Samuel
December 15, 1865
WILKINSON , Sarah
February 22, 1895
WILLIARD , Mrs. Larkin
April 23, 1897
WILLIAMS , Infant of Bill
January 7, 1890
WILLIAMS , Aunt Susan
July 12, 1895
WILSON , Mrs. Arretus
November 1, 1887
WILSON , Billie
July 16, 1889
WISE , Mrs. T. C.
October 22, 1887
WOLIHIN , Major A. M.
March 22, 1897
WOODS , Dr. T. A.
June 25, 1889
WOODS , Mrs.
April 20, 1900
WOODWARD , Mrs. Robert
January 21, 1897
WOODWARD , Newt
July 16, 1889
WOODWARD , N. H.
September 10, 1889
WRIGHT , Bernard
May 25, 1900
WRIGHT , Mrs. J. F.
October 1, 1889
WRIGHT , Dr. Joseph F.
June 30, 1899



Mrs. F. L. Walthall
On Monday 16th inst., death again made an unexpected visit to the little village of Wrothville, and this time removing from its ranks Mrs. F. L. Walthall, a devoted and kind hearted wife and mother. Mrs. Walthall had many friends in whose estimation she was held with the highest degree of reverence. She had been confined to her bed with typhoid fever only about two weeks prior to her death. Our Sympathies are extended to the bereaved relative and friends of a lady whose vacancy cannot be filled. (Middle Ga Argus – Week of June 24,1890)

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Miss Bradley Ward
The death of Miss Bradley Ward which occurred at her home in Dublin district last Sunday removes from our county one of its most charming and lovable women. Miss Ward has been an invalid for some time prior to her death and on this account the sad event was not unexpected.
Miss Ward had many friends in Jackson. She was a special friend of Mrs. H. L. Daughtry where she has frequently visited and here in Jackson her death is a cause of sadness.
Miss Ward was the daughter of the late B. F. Ward, a man who was very popular in his day and a representative from Butts county to the state legislature when the capital was at Milledgeville. At the time of her death Miss Ward owned the old homestead and lived thereon. The old home place is, by the way, of historic interest. It was the home of the now famous McIntosh and when he deeded this section to the pale faces he reserved this magnificent old home place which is one of the finest farms in the state.
Flem Ward of Jasper and Ben Ward of Butts are brothers of the deceased.
Miss Ward is a member of the Baptist church at Cork and was a consistent Christian. She was buried at Monticello.
A noble Christian woman has gone to her reward.
(Jackson Argus - Week of March 25, 1897)

Miss Bradley Ward
The remains of Miss Bradley Ward who died near Flovilla last Sunday, were brought to Monticello Monday for interment in the Methodist cemetery. Rev. H. L. Embry officiated at the funeral - Jasper County News
( Jackson Argus - Week of April 7, 1897)

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General Eli Warren
General Eli Warren died at his home in Perry, Ga. suddenly yesterday at noon in the 82nd year of his age. (Jackson News - Week of February 22, 1882)

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Mr. Jess Warren
We regret to announce the death of Mr. Jess Warren which occurred on the 1st. His remains were interred at the Baptist Cemetery.
(Jackson Argus - Week of April 23, 1897)

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Charlie Washington
It is with sadness that we announce this item of news. After a brief illness with typhoid fever he breathed his last on Sunday night and will be buried at Towalliga today. He was a young man and leaves a wife and three small children in indigent circumstances to mourn his loss, besides a host of relatives and friends. (Middle Ga Argus - Week of July 16, 1889)

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Mrs. Jno. I. Washington
Mrs. Jno. I. Washington of near Indian Springs died last Sunday after a short illness. (Jackson Argus - Week of February 14, 1896)

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Walter Washington
We regret to chronicle the death of little Walter Washington at Worthville on Thursday of typhoid fever. He was in his 15th year at the time of his death. (Middle Ga Argus - Week of October 1, 1889)

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Mr. Alford McKenie Watkins, Watkins, one of the pioneer farmers of this section and for many years one of the largest land owners in Butts county, died at his home two miles from Jackson on Sunday morning from the effects of Paralysis. Mr. Watkins has always been known as a straight forward, upright and strictly honest man, and by his close attention to his chosen calling – a tiller of the soil – had emassed a considerable fortune. He released a large number of children, the youngest of whom is grown, all of who like their father, are industrious upright citizens. His remains were held away in the family burying grounds near his home on yesterday, Rev. J. T. Kimbell conducting the funeral. Mr. Watkins, at the time of his death, was in his seventy fourth year. (Middle Ga Argus – Week of January 28, 1890)

Alford M. Watkins
Our heavenly Father, in His wisdom and love, saw fit on January 26th, 1890 to take him from us.
Six months ago little did we think that we should have a vacant place in our hearts, and made vacant by the angel of death. Little did we think that eh form of our dear father would o soon be laid to rest in the cold and silent grave.
He was a devoted to his wife and children. He loved them with a pure and holy love. It was one of the greatest pleasures of his long life to make them happy. Father is gone! Yes gone! But God knew best which would be to his happiness, life, or death. We may have been selfish to have wanted him to stay, but God said no, and humbly we should bow and say “Thy will be done.” Father we shall miss you sadly, but we would not call you back; oh, no! thou hast suffered enough. Farewell until He calls us to join the, Oh God, fill the aching void Thou hast put into our hearts. Thou and Thou alone can give the comfort we need. May God abide with his wife and children and comfort them the remaining time which they must linger here and finally when their days are ended, may He take them to where their father is waiting and watching for them.
Dear father, thou hast passed away. Now lonely you sleep in the clay, and the silent stars are nightly weeping o’er thy grave, since death hath borne your spirit away. We too, will hear the same command when our lives on earth are over, May you be the angel hand to pull us onto the other shore.
His daughter, Amanda.
(Middle Ga Argus - Week of February 12, 1890)

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Mrs. Evans Watkins
We are pained to learn of the death of Mrs. Evans Watkins who died yesterday. She was young and her life was one of Christian influence. She was buried today. (Jackson Progress - Week of September 13, 1895)

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Mr. Weaver
Another of the old land marks of Butts county has fallen and as the leaves one by one lose their hold upon the tree which bore them, so does man one by one pass off of the state of action. "Uncle Billie," as everybody knew and mentioned him, had many friends as was evidence by the large concourse of people who followed his remains to their last resting place. Mr. Weaver was a member of the Baptist church in Jackson, and a bright Mason. He was buried at Macedonia church at Stark, where his first wife was laid to rest. Rev. J. T. Kimbell preached the funeral sermon and made some very touching remarks, having been the personal friends of deceased since young manhood. Mr. Weaver was the father of Mrs. J. F. Carmichael and Mr. Joe Weaver, of Jackson. He has other children whose names we do not know. He leaves a young and affectionate wife, also to mourn his death. All the relatives and friends have our sympathy in their bereavement. (Jackson Argus - Week of March 18, 1897)

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Infant Whitney
Infant baby girl of Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Whitney died yesterday morning after a short illness. (Jackson Argus - Week of June 11, 1896(

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Daughter of Wyly Wilkerson
A little daughter of Wyly Wilkerson died last night of croup. We sympathize with the bereaved family. (Middle Ga Argus - Week of January 7, 1890)

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Brother Samuel Wilkerson was born in Orange Co. North Carolina. He settled in Butts County Georgia in 1823 and died the 15th December 1865 at age 66 years. (The Southern Christian Advocate Issue of March 16, 1866)

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Aunt Sarah Wilkinson
There has not been a death in this town for years more universally regretted than that of "Aunt Sallie." Our own people loved her, our country people regarded her as the most useful woman in Jackson, and the traveling public always felt welcome when they saw her smiling face. At the time of her death she was 57 years old. She was born in Bell Buckle, Tennessee, but has been in Georgia a great while. She has been in the hotel business 18 years, been married 26 years, and has been a consistent member of the Methodist church for 30 years. The bereaved ones, Uncle Alex Wilkinson, the husband and Mrs. J. W. Jones, the daughter has the sympathy of the entire country. There is no one living who knew Aunt Sallie but who cherishes her memory as a friend. (Jackson Argus - February 22, 1895)

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Mrs. Larkin Williard
Mrs. Larkin Williard of near Stark died last Friday morning and was buried on Saturday at Macedonia Cemetery.
Mrs. Williard had been in bed about ten days and had been suffering from acute rheumatism. She was a sister of Mrs. John B. Thomas and leaves seven children and a host of other relatives to mourn her death.
(Jackson Argus - Week of April 23, 1897)

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Williams Infant
An infant of Mr. Bill Williams was buried at Sardis yesterday.(Middle Ga Argus – Week of January 7, 1890)

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Aunt Susan Williams
The subject of this notice died at the home of Mr. Thomas Mangham, several weeks since, and was 85 years old. She was a member of the Jackson Baptist church many years, and was supported by it for several years before her death. For the last fifty years she lived a consistent, Christian life. The greater part of her life was spent in the family of Mrs. Harkness, mother-in-law of Mr. Z. T. Buttrill, with whom she lived several years after the death of her first benefactress, and finally was supported by the church as stated, which gave her a decent burial at the old Patterson family cemetery. She told friends several years since that she desired to be buried there.
Everybody who knew her history and had seen her correct walk for half a century before her death regarded her a Christian lady, and we believe she is today in a happy home with the redeemed.
A FRIEND
(Jackson Argus - Week of July 12, 1895)

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Mrs. Arretus Wilson
Mrs. Arretus Wilson of Sandy Ridge died at her home on Saturday of last week. Her funeral was preached at Sardis on Sunday by Rev. J. W. Beck. Mrs. Wilson leaves three small children, which alone makes her death exceedingly sad. She had been sick only a few weeks with typhoid fever, of which she died. The husband, children and other relatives of the deceased have our sincere sympathy.
(Middle Ga Argus – Week of November 1,1887)

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Billie Wilson
Just as we go to press we learn of the death of Mr. Billie Wilson, an old citizen of this county, which occurred on yesterday. His remains will be laid away at Sardis today and Rev. E. M. Hooten will preach the funeral. Mr. Wilson has long been a citizen of Butts and his friends were all who knew him. (Middle Ga Argus – Week of July 16, 1889)

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Mrs. T. C. Wise
Died at 1 o’clock, p.m. October the 22nd, 1887, at the residence of her only son, Elder W. T. Godard, Mrs. T. C. Wise, aged sixty-six years, the day she died. She had been a constant sufferer from acute rheumatism and caner of the breast since last October. The two last months she lived her death was looked for daily.
The deceased received a good hope in Christ in early life. Forty-seven years ago, last April, she united with the Primitive Baptist church at County Line, and was baptized by her father-in-law, elder Joseph Godard. From that time to her death her entire life was lived as but few live. She was universally loved and respected by all who knew her. At her death she was a member of Liberty Primitive Baptist church. She was buried at County Line cemetery, on the 23rd inst, and her funeral was preached by Dr. I. L. Gumer, by and in the midst of a host of weeping relatives and mourning friends. But the great abundance of Christian evidence left by her, make us all believe that our earthly loss is her heavenly gain. May we all live and die as she did, then we’ll meet beyond the strand. One Who Loved Her. (Middle Ga. Argus - Week of November 1, 1887)

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Major Wolihin Dead
Maj. A. M. Wolihin died at his home in Macon on the night of the 22nd inst after an illness of about two months.
Maj. Wolihin enjoyed an extensive acquaintance among the Masons of the state and especially of this section. He has visited Jackson and rendered valuable services in conferring Masonic degrees. The brethren her regarded him as one of the grandest old men in the order and his death causes much sadness.
He was a consistent member of the Baptist church, having accepted that faith many years ago. As a Mason Major Wolihin took second place to none in his love and enthusiasm for the order. For the past ten or twelve years he was the grand secretary of the order and performed the duties of that office as a work of love. He loved the order for its ennobling effects on mankind and no man did more than he to help keep up its high teachings. Major Wolihin was also grand secretary of the grand chapter of Georgia of Royal Arch Masons and deputy inspector general of the Southern Jurisdiction of the Thirty Third degree of Scottish Rite Masons. In his daily walk he practiced charity and benevolence towards his fellow man and although one of the most courageous of men he was as gentle as a woman. Those who knew him best loved him most. No man had more warm personal friends that he and the announcement of his death will be learned with profound regret through the jurisdiction of Georgia.
(Jackson Argus - Week of February 17, 1897)

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Dr. T. A. Woods
Dr. T. A. Woods who practiced medicine for two years at Jenkinsburg in this county and moved to Pensacola Florida last winter died there on Monday of last week. His sister, Miss Minnie, was summoned to his bedside but he died shortly after her arrival. His remains were buried at Pensacola and Miss Woods returned to her old home in Virginia. (Middle Ga Argus – Week of June 25, 1889)

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Newt Woodward
Mr. Newt Woodard, an old citizen of this county died on Sunday morning at 8 o’clock after a long illness. His remains were interred in Fellowship cemetery on yesterday, Rev. J. T. Kimbell conducting the funeral. (Middle Ga Argus – Week of July 16, 1889)

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N. H. Woodward
We, your committee appointed to draft resolutions upon the death of Companion N. H. Woodward beg leave to submit the following:
We have been called to mourn the loss of Companions, we have been called to reflect upon their lives and characters. None are more beautifully typical of the virtues taught and principles promulgated by our order than shown forth in the life and character of Companion N. H. Woodward. While from feebleness and age he was prevented from being with us at our regular convocations as often as he desired, yet it was always a source of great pleasure to him to meet his Companions and converse with them upon the subject of masonry. Ever evincing the warmest regard of the order and his Companions. His was a blameless life, and we can cheerfully recommend his example to all Companion Royal Arch Masons as worthy our respect and love. Therefore:
Resolve, that we recognize the Will of God as just and wise in all things, and that in thus removing our Brother and Companion it was for his eternal gain.
That these resolutions be spread upon the minutes of Chapter and that a blank page be left to his memory and that a copy be furnished the family of the deceased and published in the Middle Georgia Argus. Y. A. Wright, S. McKibben, W. S. Henley – Committee
(Middle Ga Argus – Week of September 10, 1889)

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Mrs. Robert Woodward
Mrs. Robert Woodward, an aged lady living near Jenkinsburg died last Saturday night and was buried on the following Monday. Among Mrs. Woodward's children are J. A. Walter and J. Charles Woodward, the later being one of the most prominent educators in the state and who is now taking a special course at the University of Chicago.
The deceased was a consistent member of Towaliga Baptist church, and while ripe in years and Christian graces her many friends are grieved at her departure.
(Jackson Argus - Week of January 21, 1897)

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Mrs. J F Wright
It is with regret that we are called upon to Chronicle the death of Mrs. J. F. Wright, who died yesterday morning at 8:30 o’clock at her home about 7 miles from Jackson, near the line of Butts and Monroe counties. She was the wife of Dr. J. F. Wright, who survives her. Mrs. Wright had been confined to her room since January with dropsy, and was a consistent member of Mt. Vernon Baptist church. She was about 50 years of age, and leaves a large family to mourn her death. She was buried today.
To the family and friends we tender our sympathy. (Middle Ga Argus – Week of October 1, 1889)

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