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Benjamin Absalom Ogletree, Obit, ..
Posted by: Ruby Laney (ID *****0426) Date: August 11, 2002 at 15:09:49
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The following obit was transcribed from microfilm records at the University of Georgia state newspaper archive. The Griffin Daily News and Sun was from Spalding County, GA. Wanted to share with Ogletree researchers. ;-)

J. Crim
Athens GA

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Griffin Daily News and Sun, Thursday Afternoon, April 20, 1922, page 4.
The obituary is at the top of the page with a prominent headline:
"B.A. OGLETREE DIES AT HOME NEAR BROOKS".
There is a sub-headline:
"Well-Known Confederate Veteran of Spalding and Fayette Counties Passes Away Wednesday".

The body of the obituary reads:

"BROOKS, Ga., April 20. -- B.A. Ogletree, one of the most prominent
citizens of this section, died at his home near Brooks Wednesday morning at
eight o'clock, after an illness of several weeks.

Mr. Ogletree was about seventy-five years old. He was a Confederate
veterans [sic] and resided in Spalding and Fayette counties all of his life. He was
almost a life time member of the Methodist church, being prominent in its
affairs.

Funeral services over the body of the deceased were held Thursday morning,
conducted by Rev. W.E. Brown, of the Inman charge. Interment was made in County
Line cemetery at Birdie, Halsten Brothers having charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Ogletree is survived by his wife and four children, being Mrs. Lillie
Lender, Mrs. Annie Harkness and Franklin Ogletree, of Spalding county, and
Thomas H. Ogletree, of Brooks."


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