Sunday, January 23, 2011

Sunday's Obituary: Mrs. C. M. Schwalls

Here is another obituary I found on  Rosa Rountree Schwalls was the second wife of Charlie Milton Schwalls, son of my elusive George W. Schwalls.  (This Charlie is not to be confused with the Charlie whose obituary I posted last week.  THAT Charlie Schwalls was the grandson of George W. Schwalls.) 

Charlie Milton Schwalls was the brother of my maternal great-grandmother, Mattie Schwalls.

What I found interesting about this obituary was how many honorary pallbearers Rosa had.  There are four paragraphs of names! 

Obituary, February 9, 1954, Augusta Chronicle, Augusta, Georgia:

  "Mrs. C. M. Schwalls
    SWAINSBORO, Ga., Feb. 8 - Mrs. Rosa Lee Rountree Schwalls of Swainsboro died late Sunday night after a lengthy illness at a local hospital.
    She was born Jan. 22, 1875, eldest daughter of the late Joshua W. and Mahala Durden Rountree, both descendents of Emanuel county pioneer settlers.  She was married on Dec. 15, 1912, to Charlie M. Schwalls of Kite, who preceded her in death 25 years ago.
    DeLoach Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
    Survivors are one son, Rountree Schwalls of Swainsboro, two daughters, Mrs. J. B. Meeks of Norristown, and Mrs. D. N. Meeks of Hazlehurst; one granddaughter, little Miss Joye Schwalls of Swainsboro; her stepmother, Mrs. Anna Rountree of Twin City; three sisters, Mrs. George M. Williamson of Twin City, Mrs. Sallie P. Taylor of Douglas and Mrs. Willie O. Coleman of Twin City; two brothers, Charles D. Rountree of Thomasville and J. Willie Rountree of Atlanta; and a number of nieces and nephews.
    She was a member of the Baptist Rest Primitive Baptist Church of Twin City where funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p. m. by Elders Pat Byrd and A. L. Brannen.
    Burial will be in Old Canoochee cemetery.
    Active pallbearers will be James Coleman, Carl Rountree, George Brophy, Perry Rountree, B. H. Taylor, Harold Meeks, Dalton Schwalls, and Charlie Schwalls.
    Honorary pallbearers will be Brode Johnson, Butler Watson, Gus Watson, Hubert Watson, Robert L Rowland, Philip Rowland, E. L. Smith, J. F. Mathis, David Cason, Edd Coleman, Hugh Coleman, W. O. Philips, Jim Brown, Dr. J. A. Meeks, W. W. Claxton.
    Also, C. L. Claxton, Murphy Norris, Walter Douglas, H. J. Claxton, Cliff Douglas, Milledge Anderson, Milton Anderson, Loren Anderson, Talmadge Harrison, Dartus Brown, Peyton Youmans, Robert H. Humphrey, Jottle Lewis, Olan Rountree.
    Also, Walter H. Rountree, John B. Spivy, Ivy W. Rountree, Bennie Ehrlich, Leon Ehrlich, Grayson Powell, R. E. Tanner, Silas Power, Wyley Powell, C. I. Welch, Pat Durden, Thomas Durden, Harold Durden, Carl Durden, Clyde Durden, V. H. McHale.
    Also, Pete Canady, Edwin Flanders, Jim Peebles, Johnnie M. Thompson, Arthur Chance and R. J. Waller Jr.
    The body will lie in state at the church for one hour before services.  Pallbearers are requested to meet at the church at 1:45 p.m."

WOW!  She must have been one beloved lady.

1 comment:

  1. I've never seen that many honorary pallbearers before!! You're right, she must have been quite the lady!