His strength, good humor and faith through good times and bad will always enrich our lives as we remember him.
  • 93 years old
  • Born on February 19, 1864 in Wayside, Georgia, United States.
  • Passed away on June 26, 1957 in Wayside, Georgia, United States.

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.

Posted by Chris Lewis on 18th 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.
Posted by William Chance on 18th 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.
Posted by Tina Johnson on 18th February 2014
Happy 150th Birthday Grandpa Boatright!
Posted by William Chance on 25th June 2013
I hope to see you when this is over.
Posted by Chris Lewis on 25th June 2013
Another year has passed, so very quickly. Gone but not forgotten. God Bless.
Posted by William Chance on 18th 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".
Posted by Chris Lewis on 27th 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.
Posted by William Chance on 25th June 2012
Oh how I miss you. Ask Jesus to give me clear guidance and to deal kindly with me.
Posted by Chris Lewis on 25th June 2012
You've been in Heaven for 55 years today but you are still remembered and your legacy lives on in incredible people.
Posted by Chris Lewis on 18th February 2012
Happy Birthday to an awesome man who will never be forgotten because he left this world with incredible people, especially Dan Chance.
Posted by Chris Lewis on 8th November 2010
Thank you for blessing this country with so many wonderful people. You will never be forgotten.
Posted by Tina Johnson on 12th 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.
Posted by Chris Lewis on 29th September 2010
What a beautiful thing to do. I love it.

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