Sir William Arbuthnot, Bt and Alexander Broadbent Arbuthnot 1976 - 2010

30 September 2010



Allen Arbuthnot Merritt 1869-1941. Married Fannie Ricketson 1876-1958.

a. Ira Arburthnot. Born 22 July 1909.   Died 27 January 1992. Married in Georgia 1935 Gertrude Singletary, daughter of Riley F Singletary and Bertha Ricketson. reads 

Mr. Ira Arburthnot Merritt, age 82, of Route 1, Douglas, Georgia died Monday, January 27, 1992, at Coffee Regional Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Merritt was born in Coffee County, July 22, 1909, the son of Allen and Fannie Ricketson Arburthnot.
He was a lifelong resident and retired farmer of Coffee County. His church membership was at Chatterton Grove Holiness Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Agnes Arburthnot Merritt of Douglas, Ga.; 3 sons, Pete Arburthnot of Sharpsburg, Ga., George Arburthnot of Winnsboro, Texas and Jack Merritt of Douglas; 1 daughter, Frances Penland Bragg of Ocala, Fla.; 4 stepsons, Vickers Kirkland of Hazelhurst, Ga., Jackie Carter of Avon Park, Fla., Billy Carter of Nicholls, Ga., and Ray Carter of Lake Wales, Fla.; 4 step-daughters, Annie Rowell, Lola Parker, Glenda Radford of Okeechobee, Fla., and Mary Arnett of Albany, Ga.; 1 sister, Vicey Penland Minix of Waycross, Ga.; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, January 29, 1992, at the Chapel of Sims Funeral Home of Douglas with Rev. Harold Barnes and Rev. Herman Soles officiating. Special music was provided by the Cady Sisters as they sang "I Want Us To Be Together In Heaven" and "I'll Be Waiting at the River For You", accompanied by Bonnie Musgrove, organist. Interment followed in the Salem Church Cemetery.
Serving as active pallbearers were Terry Tatum, Ashley Johnson, Jerry Kirkland, David Kirkland, Tommy Kirkland, and Wayne Kirkland. Honorary pallbearers included: Cecil Harper, J. D. Chaney, Clyde Rollins, John Long, Clyde Kirkland, and Paul Hutcheson. Sims Funeral Home of Douglas was in charge of the arrangements.

SOURCE: Satilla Regional Library, Genealogy Dept., Douglas, Coffee Co., GA
Obituary Index Card File ... May 15, 2004

Submitted by Lourice Lott Merritt.
AA. Jack Arbuthnot. Died 2000.
BB. Hazel Arbuthnot. Died young.
CC. Carolyn Arbuthnot. Died as an infant.
DD. George Arburthnot. Born 25 July 1937. Married Patricia Rogers.
aa. Linda Arburthnot. Born 24 February 1968. Married 24 February 1968 Claude Hodges. 
(1) Ashlynne Paige Hodges.  Married Jeff Carroll Holleman.
(a) Koby Allan Holleman
(b) Railea Danielle Holleman
(c) Jaylen Paij Holleman
(2) Timothy Wayne Hodges 
(3) Brittiany Danielle Hodges Married 
(4) Grady Triston Hodges 
aa. Gracie Arburthnot. Born 13 September 19??. Married 3 July 1992 Shane Brown (born 10 March 1972).
(1) Kain Arburthnot-Brown. Born c.2000.
(2) Kason Arburthnot-Brown. Born c.2005.
aa. Cory V Arburthnot. Born 16 May 1972. Married 6 February 1999 Nancy Stapp (born 29 June 1971).

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