Joel T. Conyers

The Cartersville News
Cartersville, Georgia

March 20, 1913

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Joel T. Conyers Dies In Atlanta
Passes Away Sunday At Hospital There
Was Wealthy and Prominent Citizen
Funeral Held Here Monday At First Baptist

Mr. Joel T. Conyers died at the Georgia Baptist Hospital in Atlanta last Sunday afternoon at 1:20 o’clock. Mr. Conyers had been in bad health for several months but the worst came about a month ago when he was forced to go to Atlanta and stand an operation. For a while he grew better but a sudden change came a few days ago and he passed away.

In the death of Mr. Conyers Bartow county losses on of her most prominent and popular citizens and the sympathies of the entire community go out to the bereaved ones in their sad hour of sorrow. He was born and reared in old Bartow and was a son of the late Colonel Bennett Conyers, one of Bartow’s most distinguished citizens.

He followed farming and was quite successful and during his life accumulated considerable property. A circumspect man in his habits, fair and square in his dealings with men, a good consistent christian and possessed a genial and kind temperament he was loved and revered by all.

He is survived by his wife and two children, Mrs. J. J. Bennett and Mr. Marcellus Conyers, of this city and was an uncle of Judge A. W. Fite.

He was a member of the Stilesboro Baptist church and had been a loyal and constant one for many years, having united the same in early life. He had always been quite a leader in the affairs of the church.

His remain were turned over to Barclay & Brandon, undertakers in Atlanta and were brought to this city on the 10:30 train Monday morning. They were carried to the First Baptist Church and held in state from 10:30 to 1:30 p.m. The funeral was changed on account of high waters at Raccoon creek between this city and Stilesboro and so that his friends and relatives from Stilesboro and vicinity came up over the Seaboard at noon for the funeral. The remains were looked after at the church by the following citizens; Messrs. John B. Foster, H.E. Young on the first shift and Messrs. James M. Smith and Warren Donahoo on the second.

The services were conducted at 1:30 o’clock by Rev. L. E. Roberts, of Brunswick, Ga. Assisted by Rev. Edge of Taylorsville, pastor of Conyers’ church. They were very impressive and Rev. Roberts made a beautiful talk after which a quarrette sang. The pall bearers were the nephews of Mr. Conyers: Messrs. J.H. and Sam Conyers, of Atlanta; William Conyers and W.T. Townsend, of Cartersville, Johnnie Cunyus, of Atlanta, and Henry Skanall, of Silgo, La. There was a large crowd out to pay their last tribute of respect to this good man, and there were many beautiful floral offerings which adorned the casket. Interment was at Oak Hill cemetery



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