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Mary Jane Perkins's Life was Replete with Deeds of Kindness

Mary Jane, husband of Alexander Lee Perkins (1827-1895), left Monroe County, Georgia after the death of her husband, and finished out her days with a daughter in Bibb County. Following is an obituary from the 18 November 1901 edition of the Macon Telegraph (Georgia):

Her Remains Will Be Taken to Forsyth for Interment -- Mother of Mrs. S. B. Price.

Mrs. A. L. Perkins died yesterday afternoon at 1:45 at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. S. B. Price, No. 2 Daisy Park.

Since the death of her husband, Capt. A. Lee Perkins, of near Bolingbroke, Monroe county, Mrs. Perkins has resided in Macon with Mrs. Price. She had been in ill health for some time and gradually grew worse until yesterday the end came.

Mrs. Perkins was an estimable woman and drew about her many warm and devoted friends. Her life was replete with deeds of kindness and charity to those in distress. Her delightful country home in Monroe county was noted for its hospitality.

Mrs. Perkins was th…
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Dr. O. L. Deadwyler Killed in 1922 Auto Crash

Though his first initial is printed incorrectly, the following front-page news article details the death of Dr. O. L. Deadwyler.

19 March 1922 Athens Banner (Georgia)


Fatal Smash-Up, Said to Be Unavoidable, Results When Ford Coupes Collide.


Dr. D. L. Deadwyler, Pinned Under Car, Dies Before Reaching Athens Hospital.

Dr. D. L. Deadwyler, prominent physician of Carlton, Ga., was almost instantly killed at an early hour Saturday night in an auto collision about three miles from Athens on the Winterville road.

Dr. Deadwyler and his son, D. L. Jr., were returning to their home at Carlton when the accident occurred. Young Deadwyler who was driving the Ford coupe in which he and his father were riding was unhurt save for minor scratches and bruises. He stated Saturday night that so far as he knew the accident was unavoidable. He said that his car was approached by another Ford coup…

An Incomplete Tribute of Respect to Lieut. Francis Power

Following from the 9th December 1863 Athens, Georgia Southern Banner:
Tribute of Respect.
At a regular communication of Brookline Lodge, No 210, of Free and Accespted Masons, a committee...were appointed to draft resolutions expressive of the feelings of the Lodge in regard to the death of our Brother, FRANCIS B. POWER...

Whereas, it has pleased the Supreme Architect of the Universe, in the dispensation of his providence, to remove from time to eternity, our highly esteemed and worthy brother Francis Power, who departed this life in the fortieth year of his age. He volunteered in defence of his country on the fourth of March, 1862, served as second Lieut. one year and seven months, chiefly in Tennessee. He fell a victim to the missles of the fow, on the bloody battle field of Chickamauga, whilst leading his men on to victory. He was highly esteemed as an officer, and much beloved by all his men, for his affection and kindness towards them at all times. Bro Power was a devoted member of…

Joseph B. Power, Son of Jesse and Emily

Joseph B. Power, son of Jesse (1788-1881) and Emily, was born 10 July 1837 in Georgia (possibly Madison County). At age nineteen, he married Anna G. Power in Madison County, and they had at least one child.

According to Ancestry's Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles database, Joseph enlisted as a Private in Company B, Georgia 9th Infantry Battalion on 9 May 1862. He was mustered out upon his death six months later. The Southern Banner (Athens, GA) published the following on 10 December 1862:
Died Nov. 23d, 1862, of typhoid fever, Joseph B. Power, aged 25 years 4 months and 11 days. He was a son of Jesse and Emily; he died at the residence of Martha Power, his mother0in-law, in Madison county. He has left a wife and one child to mourn their loss; and also a large circle of relatives; but we hope that their loss is his gain, as he has been a member of the Baptist church for a number of years.

"Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord, from henceforth; yea, saith the Spirit,…

"Jesus, While Our Hearts are Bleeding" (Epitaph for David and Elizabeth Wynn)

A tombstone in Fork Cemetery (Madison County, Georgia) stands to memorialize the lives of David Wynn (1838-1904) and wife Elizabeth (1827-1898). A portion of the epitaph on their shared marker -- inscribed below a pair of clasped hands (one male, one female; possibly symbolizing matrimony) -- is the first two verses of a hymn written by Thomas Hastings about 1834: "Jesus, While Our Hearts Are Bleeding."
Jesus, while our hearts are bleeding,
O'er the spoils that death has won,
We would at this solemn meeting,
Calmly say thy will be done.

Tho' cast down we're not forsaken,
Though afflicted, not alone.
Thou didst give and thou hast taken,
Blessed Lord thy will be done.The third verse:
Though today we're filled with mourning,
Mercy still is on the throne;
With thy smiles and love returning,
We can sing, "Thy will be done."As a side note, this hymn is also mentioned in The Sound of the Dove: Singing in Appalachian Primitive Baptist Churches by Beverly Bush…

Mamie G. Moore Instantly Killed By the Lightning in 1913

Front page of the 20 June 1913 Athens Banner (Georgia):

(Special to the Banner.)
Comer, Ga., June 19. -- Mrs. Jim Moore, formerly Miss Mamie Guest, was instantly killed by a stroke of lightning, at her home near Watson's Mill Wednesday afternoon at six o'clock.

Her remains were laid to rest in the Old Ford [sic] cemetery Thursday at 4 p.m.
The next day, the same newspaper reported the following:
Went to Attend Mrs. Moore's Funeral

Mr. Ed J. Arnold and family and Mrs. J. G. Power and children left Athens Thursday morning on the 10:45 Seaboard Air Line train to attend the funeral of Mrs. Mamie Moore who was killed by lightning Wednesday evening about 5 o'clock while moving flower pots on the back porch of her dwelling. She was killed instantly. She was buried at the old Fork cemetery in Madison county near Carlton. A large crowd of sorrowing relatives and friends attended the funeral. She leaves a husband, Mr. James Moore and a moth…

So Sad are the Hearts of All Those Who Knew Clyde Power

From the 15 June 1906 Danielsville Monitor (Georgia):
Clyde Power Gone to Rest.

At 2 o'clock Wednesday morning, May 23, 1906, there entered into 'the rest that remaineth for the people of God' the gentle spirit of Clyde, the devoted son of Mr. and Mrs. David Power. He had just entered into the bloom of manhood and was a noble young man. It took only fourteen days for typhoid fever to do its deadly work.

Ah! so sad are the hearts of all those who knew Clyde, for he was such a good, pious, devoted Christian, not only in his home circle, but wherever he went. But since, in the providence of God, his life and goodness will be felt and realized no more on earth, yet his going away as he did gives a greater light and consolation than his life could have ever done. For in illness he bore his sufferings without a murmur and greeted each and every friend who came to see him with a smile. In his death his parents have lost an obedient son, his sister a kind and loving brosher [sic] a…

The hand of the Lord came upon me and brought me out in the Spirit of the Lord, and set me down in the midst of the valley; and it was full of bones. Then He caused me to pass by them all around, and behold, there were very many in the open valley; and indeed they were very dry. And He said to me, "Son of man, can these bones live?"

So I answered, "O Lord God, You know."

Again He said to me, "Prophesy to these bones, and say to them, 'O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord!' Thus says the Lord God to these bones: 'Surely I will cause breath to enter into you, and you shall live...'" (Ezekiel 37:1-5, NKJV)