Native American History of Oconee County, Georgia

Oconee County is located in northeastern Georgia. Its county seat is Watkinsville. It is named after the Oconee River, which was named after the Okonee branch of the Creek Indians. To the north of Oconee is Clarke County. It is bounded on the east by Oglethorpe County. Walton County forms its western boundary, while Greene



Obituary of Wilma Butler

Bishop – Wilma Butler, 81, of 2430 New High Schoals Road, died Wednesday, Sept 2, 1992. Arrangements will be announced by Oconee Chapel Funeral Directors, Watkinsville. Athens Banner-Herald, Athens, GA September 3, 1992



Epps, William Earl “Early” – Obituary

Bogart: William Earl “Early” Epps, 70, of 1691 Jimmy Daniel Road, died Saturday, Nov. 10. A native of Americus, Mr. Epps had lived in Oconee County for 35 years. He was retired from Wellington Corporation and was a veteran of World War II. He was a past Commander of VFW Post #2872 and a member



Epps, W. P. H. Mr. – Obituary

Passed away Saturday afternoon at His Home in this City. Saturday afternoon about four o’clock at his home in this city occurred the death of Mr. W. P. H. Epps, after a short illness. Though he was brought home sick Tuesday morning of last week from Siloam, his condition did not become serious until Friday



Elder, W. E. Mr. – Obituary

Died Monday at his Home in Oconee County. Was Brave and Loyal Soldier. Mr. W. E. Elder, a prominent citizen of Oconee County, died at his home in that county on Monday. Mr. Elder was sixty-eight years of age, and had remained single during his life. He was a Confederate soldier, serving in the 44th



Stephens, Mrs. – Obituary

On Friday evening last, Mrs. Stephens, whose illness has been noticed in these columns, breathed her last at her home on Baxter Street. The remains were carried to Mars Hill yesterday for interment. Mrs. Stephens was a bridge of less than a year, a lovely young woman only 21 years of age, and leave a



Couch, Lucy E. – Obituary

Lucy E. Couch, 92, of 1091 Creek Hollow Road, died Tuesday Aug. 13. A native and lifelong resident of Oconee County, Mrs. Couch was a daughter of the late Thomas N. Epps (Note: from Connie Epps Bond, this name was in error should have been Early Oscar Epps) and the late Annie Herndon Epps. She



Fowler, Johnny – Obituary

Johnny A. Fowler, 65, Lot 53, Spring Valley Mobile Home Park, died Tuesday, Dec. 29. Mr. Fowler, a native of Jackson County, had lived in the Athens area most of his life. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Ross Chapel Baptist Church. The Rev. Curtis Lee Hammonds will officiate and burial will



McRee, Susan Kelly Mrs. – Obituary

Mrs. Susan Kelly McRee, well known Watkinsville resident, died at her home Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Mrs. McRee was 83 years old and had been ill for several weeks. Services were conducted this afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from Johnson’s Church with the pastor Rev. M. H. Conway, and Rev. Dan ?____, pastor of Watkinsville



Hardeman, Henry Mr. – Obituary

Dies at his mother’s home in Oconee County Mr. Henry Hardeman, the only son of Mrs. Geo. Hardeman, died at the home of his mother, two miles this side of Snow’s bridge, on the lower Monroe road at nine o’clock Saturday night. Mrs. Hardeman was the only boy in a family of seven children, and



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