James O'Dillon

Oconee Enterprise
Friday, February 5, 1926
Page One

Mr. James O'Dillon Dies Sunday after Short Illness

Mr. James O'Dillon, aged 81 years, prominent and beloved Oconee county citizen, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. F.J. Marshall, with whom had had been making his home for the past few years, since retiring from active farming, which he had been one of the most successful at an early hour Sunday morning, from an illness lasting only one week.

The funeral was held at Salem Methodist church, of which he had been a consistent member for many years, at 2:30 o'clock Monday afternoon, conducted by Rev. W.A. Bagerley, of Bishop, Ga., with Dorsey's funeral directors in charge, acting as pallbearers were the following grandsons: Mr. U.R. O'Dillon, Mr. J.M. O'Dillon, Mr. A.L. Hale, Mr. H.J. O'Dillon, Mr. J.W. Marshall, and Mr. Wayman Marshall.

Surviving Mr. O'Dillon are three sons, Messrs. W.B., T.L. and J.E. O'Dillon, all prominent citizens of Oconee county; two daughters, Mrs. B.F. Marshall and Mrs. H.T. Hansley; one step-son, Mr. J.S. Hale each of Oconee county; thirty-three grandchildren and thirty-four great-grandchildren, together with a large family connection.

Mr. O'Dillon was born and lived his entire life in Oconee county. He was a member of the Methodist church, a Confederate soldier, and was for fiften (sic) years justice of peace of Salem district of Oconee county.