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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):
MRS. LEE PERKINS DIED YESTERDAY

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 the only sister of Capt. L. A. Ponder, a prominent planter of near Forsyth. She leaves two daughters, Mrs. S. B. Price and Miss Joe Perkins. The remains will be carried to Forsyth tomorrow morning over the Central railroad, where they will be interred in Oakland cemetery by the side of her lamented husband.
The date of birth provided on Mary's urn-topped tombstone is 1 May 1832. When I visited in 2011, the burial ground holding the remains of Mr. and Mrs. Perkins was known as Forsyth Cemetery.


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