08 April 2009

Mary Alma Avant's Obituary

Mary Alma Avant was the daughter of James Russell and Mary E. Harry Avant. According to her gravestone, she was born 17 September 1881 and died 10 April 1915. The death date is not correct according to her obituary. She was buried in Liberty United Methodist Church Cemetery; Bibb County, Georgia. There is a large family plot behind the church. Her obituary:

2 April 1914
The Macon Daily Telegraph; Georgia

Deaths & Funerals

Miss Alma Avant, 33 years of age, died yesterday morning at an early hour at the home of her father, J. R. Avant, near Walden. Besides her father she is survived by three sisters, Mrs. E. W. Lipford, Mrs. J. F. Hammock and Miss Jessie Avant; also one brother, George Avant.

...The funeral will be held today at noon from Liberty church, Rev. M. W. Carmichael officiating. Interment will follow in the family burying ground.

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