CAPT. J.D. ROBERSON DIES AT OCILLA—
DEATH COMES WHILE ON VISIT TO THE FAMILY OF THE BROTHER-IN-LAW.
Captain J. D. Roberson (Robeson), well-known citizen and prominently connected in this and Irwin County, died at the home of Mr. D. R. Henderson, his brother-in-law, at Ocilla yesterday, following an illness of several years. His death however; at this time coming as a severe shock to his many friends.
For many years Captain Roberson was in charge of one of the boats that plied up and down the Ocmulgee river during which time he was married to Miss Mattie Dorminy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Dorminy, during the past several years he has made his home in Asheville, N. C.
His trip to South Georgia was to include a visit to his relatives in this vicinity as well as a business trip to Bainbridge, from which place he moved to Asheville.
Funeral services were conducted at Ocilla this afternoon.
[ THE FITZGERALD HERALD Tuesday July 3, 1923 ]