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Hiram Woody Boatright
  • 93 years old
  • Date of birth: Feb 19, 1864
  • Place of birth:
    Wayside, Georgia, United States
  • Date of passing: Jun 26, 1957
  • Place of passing:
    Wayside, Georgia, United States
His strength, good humor and faith through good times and bad will always enrich our lives as we remember him.

This memorial website was created in the memory of my mother's maternal grandfather, Hiram Woody Boatright who was born on February 19, 1864 and passed away on June 26, 1957. We will remember him with pride and pleasure forever.

His obituary as published in the Carrollton paper: Rev. Hiram W. Boatright, age 93 veteran Baptist minister died Wednesday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Gordon Ball, on Carrollton, Route No.1 following an extended illness.

Rev Boatright was born in Carroll County, February 19, 1864 the son of James A. Boatright and Mary C. Bell Boatright.  He was a member of the Cross Plains Baptist Church where he joined in 1886.  He was ordained as a Baptist minister in March 1911 and had served churches in this area for 46 years.  Rev Boatright was the oldest member of the Good Samaritan Association.

On December 24, 1884 he was married to Miss Mary Sarah Chance who died January 4, 1946.  Six children preceded Hiram in death; a son, Earlie, who died June 7, 1955 and five who died in infancy.

Surviving are: four daughters; Mrs. J. S. Gibson of Cullman, Al., Mrs. E. L. Barnes of Macon, GA,  Mrs. Gordon Ball of Carrollton, GA and Mrs Wayne Otwell of Villa Rica, GA; a son Herman Boatright of Cedartown, GA; 21 grandchildren; 51 great grandchildren; 5 step great great grandchildren.  

Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 27th at 3:30 pm from the Cross Plains Baptist Church with Rev Irvine Phillips officiating, assisted by Rev Kirby Bryan, Rev. O. M. Hale, Rev Noble Hendrix and Rev Clinton Campbell.

Music will be rendered by the church choir under the direction of Mr. and Mrs. Ceryl Williams.  Pall bearers will be Homer Boatright, Donald Boatright, Bobby Boatright, Darrel Boatright, Howell Ball, Herbert Reese and Claude Reese.

Interment will be in the church cemetery with Martin and Hightower Funeral Home of Carrollton in charge of arrangements.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Chris Lewis on 19th February 2014

"Hey there up in Heaven, Happy Birthday Hiram Boatright, glad you're there and not here. The times have been 'a changing and I don't think you'd like what you see, except for family that is. Anyhow you were one amazing man to have produced the grandson you have in Dan Chance. they don't make them like him anymore either.Sigh."

This tribute was added by William Chance on 19th February 2014

"150 they tell me.  I think of you often and am pleased that you have been spared the shameful condition of the USA. After I see Jesus I want to see you.  May be soon."

This tribute was added by Tina Johnson on 19th February 2014

"Happy 150th Birthday Grandpa Boatright!"

This tribute was added by William Chance on 26th June 2013

"I hope to see you when this is over."

This tribute was added by Chris Lewis on 26th June 2013

"Another year has passed, so very quickly. Gone but not forgotten. God Bless."

This tribute was added by William Chance on 19th February 2013

"Oh how I miss the days of my youth, many of them spent in your presence.  I'd tell you more of my regrets but this is a "party line"."

This tribute was added by Chris Lewis on 28th July 2012

"So very generous of you to share the rich history of your family and days gone by. I can feel the heat of the sun beating upon my head; taste the dust in  my mouth from the old dirt road and see rural America through your eyes.Thank you and God Bless."

This tribute was added by William Chance on 26th June 2012

"Oh how I miss you. Ask Jesus to give me clear guidance and to deal kindly with me."

This tribute was added by Chris Lewis on 26th June 2012

"You've been in Heaven for 55 years today but you are still remembered and your legacy lives on in incredible people."

This tribute was added by Chris Lewis on 19th February 2012

"Happy Birthday to an awesome man who will never be forgotten because he left this world with incredible people, especially Dan Chance."

This tribute was added by Chris Lewis on 9th November 2010

"Thank you for blessing this country with so many wonderful people. You will never be forgotten."

This tribute was added by Tina Johnson on 13th October 2010

"I love this and it is such a wonderful tribute to my great-grandfather.  It has blessed my soul and it makes me feel connected to a man that I never knew.  I'm the 3rd daughter of Bobby Boatright who is also Hiram's grandson and I've heard my daddy tell me stories of him all my life especially the one about "move your finger bro Boatright".  Thank you Dan."

This tribute was added by Chris Lewis on 30th September 2010

"What a beautiful thing to do. I love it."


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