J. J. Gunter

Oconee Enterprise
Friday, February 12, 1926

Another Good Man Crosses Great Divide

In the death of Mr. J.J. Gunter, at his home near Pine Grove last Friday morning, at 2 o’clock, Oconee sustains the loss of another good man, an ideal citizen in every sense of the term, and his genial presence in our midst will be sorely missed and hard to fill. He was 86 years old and a son of the late J.J. and Ann Adams Gunter, of Walton county. He leaves a brother, Mr. T.H. Gunter, of Walton; two sisters, Mrs. Robt. Wier, of Athens; Mrs. J.B. cook, of our county; a number of nieces and nephews among who is Mrs. Ferd Johnson, of our town.

The funeral was conducted by Rev. Mr. Kelley from Bethabara church last Saturday afternoon, the interment with full Masonic honors following in the nearby cemetery beside his faithful consort who proceded (sic) him to the grave some six years ago.

Our heart’s tender sympathy is extended his loved ones.

Oconee Enterprise
Friday, March 12, 1926
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In Memory of Brother Jimmie Gunter

On Friday morning February 5th 1926, the gentle spirit of Brother Gunter took its departure to that house not made with hands eternal in the Heavens. Jas. J. Gunter was 86 years old when God called him, he was a native of Walton county, Ga., was born in 1840. Joined the Methodist church in his boyhood days, inlisted (sic) in the army April, 1861, served four years, returning home in the spring of 1865, he served under Captain Enoch McCullum, was married to Missouria Cook of Oconee county in 1867 joined the Mars Hill Baptist Church with his wife some 12 years ago.

Brother Gunters record as a Master Mason was something to be proud of, he was made a Mason at Mountain Lodge in Walton county at the age of 22 years, he was worked with the Craft at Bogart almost since the Lodge was instituted, having moved his membership from Walton county he was faithful in all his undertakings, he was loyal to friends, his community, Lodge and church. Brother Gunter lived a life before the world that was an inspiration to all who knew him.

Whereas, God in his wise providence has seen fit to remove from our midst one of our most loved brothers and coworkers, we do most humbly resolve to submit to the will of Him who doeth all things well. Be it resolved. That we as Masons try the hardest to imitate the beautiful life of our deceased brother, thereby better fitting our spiritual lives as living stones for that building not made with hands eternal in the Heavens.

Be it resolved further. That our deepest sympathy and love be extended to the family and relatives of our deceased brother, and that our prayers be lifted for Gods richest blessings ever rest on them.

Be it further resolved. That a copy of these resolutions be spread upon the records of our Lodge, and a copy be sent to the family and also a copy be sent to the local papers for publication.

Respectfully Submitted,
O.H. Bradbury
Dr. L.H. Elder,
Bogart Lodge 507
F.& A.M.