Sunday, May 22, 2011

Sunday's Obituary: Homer Frank Tapley

From the Augusta Chronicle, Augusta, Georgia, March 17, 1952:

"Homer F. Tapley
  Homer Frank Tapley, 56, of 1047 Bertram road, died yesterday at University hospital.
  Funeral services will be held today at 5 p. m. at St. Luke Methodist church with the Rev. W. L. Brackman officiating.  Interment will be in West View cemetery.
  Active pallbearers will be Dempsey Tapley, Jerome Hobbs, Albert Hurt, Delmar Reese, Emory Odum and James Tuten.  Remains will be at the residence until the hour of the service.
  A native of Johnson county, Ga., Mr. Tapley had resided in Augusta for the past 20 years.
  Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Katie Reese Tapley; five daughters, Ms. C. G. Marsh of Greenville, S. C., Mrs. G. W. Heubel, Mrs. W. C. Cochrane, Mrs. Slydell Kitchens and Mrs. Johnny Hobbs, all of Augusta; seven grandchildren, two brothers, Leroy Tapley and Walter Tapley, both of Augusta; four sisters, Mrs. Jack Dawson and Mrs. Sallie Geter, both of Augusta, Mrs. C. J. Claxton of Bartow, Ga., and Mrs. H. L. Howard of Augusta, several neices [sic] and nephews."

Homer was the son of Franklin Morgan (Frank) Tapley and Laney Minton Tapley.  Uncle Frank and my grandfather, Lusion Tapley, were brothers.  Therefore, Homer and I are 1st cousins, 1x removed.

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