05 July 2009

I Found It In The Newspaper....

W.A. Ansley Dies In Ochlochnee January 12

Funeral services for Mr. William Anderson Ansley of Rt.1, Ochlochnee were held at 3 pm Jan 4 at the Pine Forest Baptist Church with Rev. Roy Thomas and Rev. Leon Carlton officiating. Burial followed in the Pine Forest Cemetery.
Mr. Ansley died following a long illness. Active pallbearers were Elvis Clark, George Morris, Harry Morrie, Oris Carlton and S. Bullock.
Honorary pallbearers were Rod Willis, Mich Meadows, Jess Sadler, Polon Butler, Julius Johnson and Talmidge Sellers.
Mr. Ansley was born in Jackson County, Georgia and had lived in this area for 30 years. He was a retired farmer and a member of Pine Forest Baptist Church.
Survivors include one daughter, Retta Nicholson of Ochlochnee, three sons, Jim Ansley of Cairo, Willie Ansley of Palm Harbor, Florida and Henry Ansley of Pelham.
Arrangements were in charge of Miller Funeral Home.

Obituary - Unknown Georgia Paper (Handwritten on pg -Friday, January 14, 1963)

W.A. Ansley
Cairo -- Funeral services for William (Will) Anderson Ansley, Rt.1, Ochlochnee, were held today at Pine Forest Baptist Church with the Rev. Roy Thomas and Leon Carlton officiating. Miller Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Pallbearers were Sam Bullock, R.S. Carlton, Harry Morrie, Elvis Clark, George Morrie and George Bransford.
A native of Grady county, Mr. Ansley died Sunday at his home after an extended illness. He was a retired farmer and a member of Pine Forest Baptist Church.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Retta Nicholson, Route 1, Ochlochnee and three sons, Jim Ansley, Cairo, and Willie and Henry Ansley, Pelham.


  • William Anderson Ansley died January 12, 1963

  • William is buried in Pine Forest Cemetery

  • William was NOT buried January 4th

  • William was a native of Jackson County, not Grady County

  • William died on a Saturday not a Sunday

  • Handwritten notice stating burial was on Friday Jan. 14th is incorrect

  • William had another son, David C. Ansley not even mentioned in this obituary

Even with all this information, the state of Georgia can not locate a death certificate for this man. The reason for this particular blog -

Just because it is published in a newspaper - doesn't make it so!

Happy Researching


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