Lawson Elmer Jolly1

Male, #48345, (circa 1907 - 10 Dec 2007)
Father*Thomas Jolly1 (c 1873 - 7 Mar 1956)
Mother*Fannie Lela Culpepper1 (10 May 1875 - 29 Jun 1967)
Birth*circa 1907 He was born circa 1907 at Clarkston, DeKalb Co., Georgia.1,2 
1910 Census15 Apr 1910 Lawson was listed as a son in Thomas Jolly's household on the 1910 Census at Clarkston, DeKalb Co., Georgia.1 
1920 Census1 Jan 1920 Lawson was listed as a son in Thomas Jolly's household on the 1920 Census at Clarkston, DeKalb Co., Georgia.3 
Marriage*say 1930 He married Thelma McCurdy say 1930.2 
World War II*between 1942 and 1945 He served in World War II between 1942 and 1945.2 
Death of Father7 Mar 1956 His father Thomas Jolly died on 7 Mar 1956 at DeKalb Co., Georgia.4 
Death of Mother29 Jun 1967 His mother Fannie Lela Culpepper died on 29 Jun 1967 at Clarkston, DeKalb Co., Georgia.5 
Death of SpouseJan 1984 His wife Thelma McCurdy died in Jan 1984 at Decatur, DeKalb Co., Georgia.5 
Death*10 Dec 2007 He died at Pensacola, Escambia Co., Florida, on 10 Dec 2007.2 
Obituary*14 Dec 2007 Lawson E. Jolly, 100, of Clarkston, GA and Pensacola, FL passed away December 10, 2007 in Pensacola.
     Mr. Jolly was born in Clarkston and was in the first graduating class of Clarkston High School. He was the third generation to own and operate Jolly's Store in Clarkston. He retired in 1972 from Aetna Casualty as chief underwriter and resided in Clearwater, FL until returning to Clarkston in 1983. He was a deacon and active member of Clarkston Baptist Church. He was a member of Clarkston Masonic Lodge and a veteran of World War II, having recently received the Cross of Military Service.
     He was predeceased by his wife of 54 years, Thelma McCurdy Jolly.
     He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, the Rev. Lawson E. Jr. and Judith Jolly, Pensacola, FL and daughter and son-in-law, Dr. Joseph Jr. and Jan (Jolly) McAlhany, Charleston, SC; six grandchildren, Philip and Jennifer (Jolly) Rothschild, Lawson III and Jill Jolly, David and Carrie Jolly, Peter and Gina (McAlhany) Thomason, Joseph McAlhany, III and Jason McAlhany; five great grandchildren, Clayton and Connor Rothschild, Justin and Juliet Jolly, Peter Thomason; a sister, Mrs. Lucile Smithy; and numerous nieces and nephews.
     A graveside service will be held at Melwood Cemetery, Saturday, December 15th at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Florida Baptist Children's Home, 1000 Chemstrand Road, Cantonment, FL 32533 A. S. Turner & Sons.2 
Burial*15 Dec 2007 His body was interred on 15 Dec 2007 at Melwood Cemetery, Stone Mountain, DeKalb Co., Georgia.2 

Family

Thelma McCurdy (16 Jul 1909 - Jan 1984)
Marriage*say 1930 He married Thelma McCurdy say 1930.2 
Child
ChartsBenjamin (son of Robert) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
Last Edited18 Oct 2008

Citations

  1. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 30, Page 212B, Family 102, Gen.com Img 14, Indian ??? Road, Clarkston, DeKalb Co., GA
    Tom Jolly, Head, M, 36, Md1-9 yrs, GA/GA/GA, Farmer
    Fannie L. Jolly, Wife, F, 33, md1-9 yrs, ch 2/2, GA/GA/GA
    Virginia L. Jolly, Dau, F, 6, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Lawson E. Jolly, Son, M, 2, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Erma O. Culpepper, Sister-in-law, F, 30, Sng, GA/GA/GA.
  2. Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta, GA.
    http://www.ajc.com
    Obituary of Lawson E. Jolly, published 14 Dec 2007.
  3. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 23, page 7A, Lines 7-14, Anc.com img 13, Decatur Rd, Clarkston, DeKalb Co., GA
    Tom Jolly, Head, M, 46, Md, GA/GA/GA, Grocery Salesman
    Fannie L. Jolly, Wife, F, 42, md, GA/GA/GA, Bookkeeper
    Virginia L. Jolly, Dau, F, 16, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Lawson E. Jolly, Son, M, 12, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Lucile A. Jolly, Dau, F, 8, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    K. S. Culpepper, Brother-in-law, M, 37, Sng, GA/GA/GA, Occ?
    Erma D. Culpepper, Sister-in-law, F, 30, Sng, GA/GA/GA, Saleslady
    Waller W. Culpepper, Brother-in-law, M, 25, Sng, GA/GA/GA, Occ?
  4. Georgia Health Department / Office of Vital Records, compiler, Georgia Deaths, 1919-1998, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1998.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/5426a.htm
  5. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm
  6. E-mail written 2003-2007 to Warren L. Culpepper from Judith Richbourg "Judy" Jolly (#57835), Pensacola, FL, e-mail address.