John Calvin McTier

The Tribune-News
Cartersville, Georgia

Thursday, June 26, 1941

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Entire Section Mourns Passing [of] John C. McTier
Beloved Cassville Pioneer Passes in Rome Hospital Friday Morning After Short Illness.

A pall of gloom was cast over this section when news became known that Mr. John C. McTier, 88, beloved Cassville pioneer resident, had passed away at a Rome hospital shortly before noon Friday, after an illness of only a few days.

One of Bartow county’s most widely known citizens, Mr. McTier, and his equally beloved wife had only recently celebrated their fifty-eighth wedding anniversary.

Impressive funeral services were conducted at 3 o’clock Saturday afternoon from the Cassville Baptist church, of which Mr. McTier was the oldest deacon. Rev. Ralph Kimsey, pastor of the church, assisted by Rev. Guy N. Atkinson, of Cartersville, officiated in the presence of scores of grief-stricken relatives and friends.

Interment was in the historic family plot of Cassville cemetery, the following friends serving as pallbearers: Messrs. Buddy Bruce, Sam Verner, McTier Verner, Paul Crawford, H.M. Tribble, Tom Crawford, Owen Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Mr. McTier was the son of the late Henry F. McTier and Amanda Ivey McTier. His father, with his sister Nancy, came to Cass County from Maryville, Blount county, Tenn., in 1838, bringing their worldly goods in an ox-wagon.

In 1850, Henry McTier married Amanda Ivey, of Gwinnett county, and many of their descendants have continued to make their home in Bartow county through the years.

John Calvin McTier was married to Miss Sallie Crawford, a sister of Mike Crawford, of Atlanta, and the late J.B. Crawford, who was (sic) also members of one of Bartow county’s best known families. Their only daughter, Miss Fannie Sue McTier, married W.S. Chunn, now a retired mail carrier of Cassville.

Mr. Sam Verner, of Cartersville, and Bertie Bruce of Cassville, are nephews of the deceased. Miss Mary McTier, a sister, is the last surviving member of Mr. McTier’s generation.

Of sturdy pioneer stock, Mr. McTier has successfully carried on extensive farming operations on the McTier home-place since before the outbreak of the War Between the States. A mere lad at the time of the war, Mr. McTier remembered harrowing details of the siege and burning of Cassville, which was at that time the county seat of Bartow, known then as Cass county.

During his declining years, surrounded by a host of admiring friends, and loving relatives, Mr. McTier lived to see many changes take place in his native county, which throughout his entire lifetime, he held a high place in the respect and esteem of all who came to know him.

Truly Bartow county has lost one of her best loved citizens. Friends by the score extend tenderest sympathy to members of the grief stricken family in their hour of sorrow.


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