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THE FAYETTEVILLE NEWS
On account of high priced oil, I am making a liberal exchange for seed. Don't wait to late.
Mr. H.G. Gilbert has accepted a place with the Farmers and Merchants Bank in Senoia.. Howard is an
excellent boy and we feel sure will fill his place with credit to himself and town.
Miss Essie Green, of near New Hope, and Mr. Marcus Brown, of Ebenezer, were married here last Sunday
by Judge S.B. Lewis. We wish them a pleasant journey through life.
Last Saturday the twelve year old boy of Pink Murphey while removing saw dust from the mill of H.N. Cargile,
had his hand caught in the saw and it was necessary to amputate his right hand above the wrist.
He is doing nicely.
Mr.T.M. McGough, of this place, and Miss Lizzie Walker of Turin, were happily married at the brides home in
Turin last Sunday.
Mr W.J. Stevens formerly of this place, but of late years a resident of Atlanta, died in Atlanta Tuesday after
suffering from heart failure. His remains were brought here Wednesday evening and entered in the
cemetery. He was married to Miss Annie Travis of this place
Death of Mr. John Coleman
Mr. John Coleman died at his home near Fife last Friday after an illness of several months. Mr. Coleman
was born about one mile south of this place, June 20, 1839, and lived in the county all his life.
He enlisted in Co. I, 10th Ga. Regiment June 12,1861, and was in every battle of his company except 2.
He was captured 3 days before the surrender at Salem Creek. He was married to Miss A.R. Thornton Oct. 27,
1868. His remains were placed in the Thornton Cemetery near his old homestead.
Uncle Lewis Middlebrooks was in town Monday. He is near 100 years old and walked several miles and
did not seem the least tired. He has lived in the county 60 or 70 years and bids fair to live many years yet.
Submitted by C.B. Glover