Here are three Zeigler obits from a Macon, GA newspaper. Hope someone finds them helpful.
(Macon Daily Telegraph, "News for Colored People", Saturday Oct. 25, 1947, pg 09A)
Bennie McMickens of 616 Plummers Lane, died at the Macon Hospital early Thursday night after a short illness. Surviving are a wife, Mrs. Octavia McMickens (nee Octavia Zeigler), son Seaborn McMickens, cousin Hillman Bailey, two brothers-in-law, Willie Zeigler, Jacksonville, Fla., Dan Zeigler, Macon, two sisters-in-law Mrs. Alma Zeigler, Macon, Mrs. Emma Zeigler, Macon and other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 4 p.m. at our chapel. Burial in St. Rest Cemetery. Central City Funeral Home.
Mrs. Octavia McMickens
(Macon Daily Telegraph, "News for Colored People", Tuesday April 12, 1966, pg 11A)
Funeral services for Mrs. Octavia McMickens, 1476 Second Street Lane will be held Wednesday at 5 p.m. from the Hutchings Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in St. Rest Cemetery.
She leaves to mourn her passing one son, Cevin (Seaborn?) McMickens, Macon, a brother Dann Zeigler, one sister-in-law, Mrs. Zeigler of Macon, five nephews, Dan Zeigler Jr., Tallahassee, Fla., Dan Zeigler II, Willie Lee Zeigler, Robert Lee Zeigler, and Curtis Zeigler, all of Macon, five nieces, Mrs. Ora Lee Card, Miss Catherine and Miss Ruby Lee Zeigler, Macon, Mrs. Carolyn Thompson, Chicago, Illinois, Mrs. Alma Wynn, Florida, a cousin; Mrs. Beulah Durden of Macon, several great nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, and a devoted friend, Tom Smith. Hutchings Service.
George Zeigler Drowns in Lake
(Macon Daily Telegraph, Wed., Apr. 27, 1921, pg 01A)
First Tragedy of Season
George Zeigler, 24 years old, well known young man of Macon, was drowned yesterday afternoon while on a fishing trip to Houston Factory. It was a party of young men who left here about 3 o'clock. The drowning occurred about 5:30 pm. It is the first drowning of the season at local resorts.
The body was recovered soon afterward and artificial respiration was applied by .........
Drowning Due to Cramps
The young men were swimming in the lake and the drowning was said to have been due to cramps. Mr. Zeigler had been in ill health for the past several weeks and the cold water chilled him as he swam.
George Zeigler was a brother of F. R. Zeigler, formerly financial secretary of the Macon Y.M.C.A., now of the Dunlap-Huckabee Automobile Company.
The younger Mr. Zeigler was born in Ft. Motte, SC in 1897. He came to Macon four years ago to join his brother, and took a position with the Macon Clearing House, later going to the Fourth National Bank. A year ago he took a place with the Dunlap Hardware Company as bookkeeper. He lived at the home of Mrs. M. D. McCoy, 715 Second Street and it was with a number of young men from the same place that he went to Houston Factory yesterday afternoon. In the party were W. E. Stubbs, Charles Griggs and W. H. Cherry.
Body to South Carolina
Mr. Zeigler is survived by his brother, F. R. Zeigler, of Macon, Mr. N. T. Zeigler of Chattanooga and Jesse M. Zeigler of Orangeburg, SC, brothers; by four sisters, Mrs. ??? E. Putnam, Danville, VA; Mrs. C. A. Hooper, Reidsville, NC; Mrs. W. D. Kittrell, Ft. Motte, SC; and Mrs. N. W. Geddings, Lone Star, SC; by four half sisters and one half brother.
The body, which was brought to the city last night, will be sent this afternoon at Ft. Motte, SC accompanied by F. R. Zeigler. Funeral services will be held at the M???? Baptist Church at Ft. Motte some time Thursday.
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