Obituaries, Effingham County, Georgia

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ROUNTREE , Cornelius G. | ROUNTREE , Roxie Anna Wolfe

Cornelius G. ROUNTREE,

Mr. Cornelius G. Rountree, postmaster at Egypt, who has been in declining health for over two years, was overcome by tuberculosis Saturday PM. The remains were laid to rest in Baptist Turkey Branch Cemetery Sunday afternoon with Masonic honors, being one of the largest funerals witnessed for a long time in this county, speaks for the high esteem in which he was held. The pallbearers were Messrs. R. P. Mallory, J. G. Mallory, C.D. Wilson, J. E. Foy, Drs. B. P. Powers and E.W. Griffin. A lovely floral tribute was placed on his mound. Mr. Rountree was never known to deviate from anything pertaining to integrity. For a number of years he was an ardent member of the Elam Baptist Church.Note of genealogical interest: Cornelius G. Rountree was born April 11, 1856 He married Roxie Anna Wolfe in 1878, according to Effingham County Marriage records.{Extracted from the Springfield Herald, March 18, 1910 – Effingham County Court House-Probate Court – Copy of original obtained by Judy V. (Rountree) Mason – Cornelius Green Rountree died March 12, 1910.} Respectfully submitted: Judy V. (Rountree) Mason, Great-granddaughter of Cornelius Green Rountree

WOLFE , Emma Blitch

Emma Blitch Wolfe ~ Pioneer Appling County Lady Died March 29, 1928. ~ On Thursday morning, March 29, 1928, at her home in Ten Mile Community, Mrs. Emma Wolfe, age 76, died after a short illness of pneumonia. Mrs. Wolfe was born in Effingham County, Georgia. Her father, Rev. Benjamin Blitch was a pioneer in this section of the state and was the first missionary in the Piedmont Association. Her mother was Miss Harriet Wilson, a great-great granddaughter of James E. Wilson, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. [Note: Her GGGrandfather was not a signer of the Declaration of Independence but was a Revolutionary War Soldier.] True to this background, Mrs. Wolfe’s life was one of usefulness and service. For several years she was Superintendent of the Sunday School in the Elliott neighborhood, walking two miles and carrying her five little ones with her. There are many useful men and women who would have missed this early religions training had it not been for her faithfulness to the cause. She was a close student of the Bible and a regular attendant at church until her health failed. When sorrow came to the home of a neighbor, her frail slender form would soon be seen plodding its way down the long, dusty road. When sufferage was granted to her sex, she accepted it as another duty and cast her vote as her conscience directed. She was a strong advocate of education and gave her children the advantage of the best schools the neighborhood afforded. Mrs. Wolfe, who was Miss Emma Blitch, married Robert T. Wolfe in 1885, who preceded her to the grave several years ago. Five children were born of this union, four survived her: Mr. E. M. Wolfe, of Savannah, Mr. B. L. Wolfe, of Derby, Colorado, Mr. R. S. Wolfe, of Baxley, GA, and Mrs. John Gibson of the Bethel Community. Also surviving her is one sister, Mrs. K. A. Youmans, and two brothers, Rev. William W. Blitch and Mr. Obe Blitch of Tampa, Florida. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. George Moody and interment was at Ten Mile Cemetery. Thus from life’s pathway another comrade, tired by the journey, has lain down to rest, and truly the reaper with his sickle keen has reaped the flower along with the bearded grain. Yes, verily our days are like a shadow that declineth and as the grass that flourisheth in the morning and in the evening is cut down. Truly life’s short span is as a flower that dies when first it begins to bid, but let us remember that “the grass witherest and the flower fadeth, but the word of our God endureth forever.” {It is believed this obituary appeared in the Savannah Morning News.} Submitted by Ann Parkinson {Great Granddaughter}.

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