Robert C. May

 
The Tribune News
Cartersville, Georgia

Thursday, May 31, 1934

 
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Mr. Robert C. May Paid Last Tribute Tuesday Afternoon
For Twenty Years a Leading Miner of the District and Well Known Citizen—Native of England

Mr. Robert C. May, seventy, for twenty years [a] prominent citizen of Cartersville, and a leading miner of the district since coming here, succumbed at his home on West Avenue Monday morning at nine o’clock. He was stricken with a paralytic stroke two weeks previously and gradually grew weaker, until the end came.

Funeral services were held at the home Tuesday afternoon at two thirty o’clock, with Rev. Guy N. Atkinson, pastor of the First Baptist church in charge. He read appropriate Scripture passages, while a quartette composed of Messrs. Arthur Edwards, Joe Owens, William T. Townsend and J.E. Robinson, accompanied by Miss Ella Neel, at the piano sang “Nearer My God to Thee.”

The body was borne to Oak Hill cemetery, and there laid to rest, after Mr. Atkinson, assisted by Rev. Russell Johnson, pastor of the Presbyterian church, had completed impressive commitment rites. Floral offerings in great abundance were heaped about the casket, just before it was lowered into the grave. The pall-bearers were Messrs. Frank D. Smith, Charles M. Milam, Sam M. Howell, Robert W. Knight, Milton L. Fleetwood, Colquit Finley, Charles F. Fai, and John H. Little. Arrangements were in charge of Cummings-Long-Owen.

Native of England.

Mr. May was a native of England, but came with his parents when quite a small lad. The family settled in the West and he grew up near Boise City, Idaho. As a young man, he took up mining and because quite proficient.

 

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