Sunday, December 16, 2012

Sunday's Obituary: Bennett Claxton

Mr. Claxton Rites Today

Laurens Citizen Died Last Night At Kite

Funeral services for Bennett Claxton, 77, of Route 3 Dublin, who died Thursday night at the home of a son, J. J. Claxton at Kite, were held this afternoon at Nail Creek Church near Bartow, the Rev. Sidney Claxton of Swainsboro and the Rev. Grover F. Tyner Sr. of Dublin officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery, with Adams Funeral Home of Dublin in charge.

Mr. Claxton, a farmer, was a native of Washington County. He was a member of the Baptist Church and was highly regarded by those who knew him. He had been in ill health for about three years.

Surviving are his wife, who before her marriage was Miss Mary Tyson; two daughters, Mrs. Annie Mae Rowland of Wrightsville and Mrs. Ester Williams of Kite; and four sons, Joe Claxton of Millen, J. J. Claxton of Kite, B. L. Claxton of Dublin Route 3, and M. L. Claxton of Wrightsville.

The Dublin Courier-Herald, Dispatch & Press 8-14-1942

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Bennett Claxton was my 1st cousin, 3x removed.  

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