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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.
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.”
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