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Bessie "Carolyn" Rich[1, 2]

Female 1927 - 1989


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  • Nickname  Carolyn 
    Born  7 Sep 1927  , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender  Female 
    Census: Federal  3 Jun 1930  Vada Road, Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • 1) Gus Rich, head, white male age 32, married at 24, born in GA, parents born in GA, general practice plumber, rents a home for $15
      2) Willie B. Rich, wife, white female age 26, married at 17, born in GA, parents born in GA
      3) Erle Rich, son, single white male age 6, born in GA
      4) Caroline Rich, daughter, single white female age 2 6/12, born in GA
    Obituary  18 Jul 1989  , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    The Post-Searchlight 
    • Mrs. Carolyn R. Strickland Mrs. Carolyn Rich Strickland, 61, died July 18, 1989, at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital Extended Care Center in Tallahassee, Florida, after a short illness. Graveside services were held July 20 at 11 a.m. at the family lot in Oak City Cemetery with Dr. Al Reese and the Rev. Frank Short officiating. Mrs. Strickland was a Bainbridge native, born here Sept. 7, 1927. She was a housewife and the administrative assistant of the Bainbridge-Decatur County Chamber of Commerce for 25 years, until her retirement in 1987. Mrs. Strickland was a nominee for the Bainbridge-Decatur County Woman of the Year and was a charter member of the Bainbridge Junior Women's Club. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, where she was pianist for many functions and a member of the choir. She was preceded in death by her husband James Clifton Strickland. Surviving Mrs. Strickland are three daughters, Janice Trawick of Bainbridge, Kay Foldes of Rome and Jane Camp of Monroe; four grandchildren, Robert Cheshire Trawick of Bainbridge, Rich Langston Foldes of Rome and Chambless Randolph and Wesley Sanders Camp of Monroe; her step-mother, Alice Rich of Bainbridge; one sister Susan Coppinger of Bainbridge; one brother, Augustus J. Rich of Rockledge, Florida, and her mother-in law, Gussie Strickland of Cairo. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to favorite charities. Cox Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
    Died  18 Jul 1989  , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried  20 Jul 1989  Oak City Cemetery, Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID  I1316  Nestor Rich Tree
    Last Modified  10 Jan 2011 

    Father  Augustus Joshua Rich,   b. 7 Oct 1897, , Brinson, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 May 1958, , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Mother  Willie Bess Glover,   b. 12 Jan 1904, , , , Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1946, , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Married  28 Mar 1921  , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F478  Group Sheet

    Family  James Clifton Strickland,   b. 10 Jul 1918, , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1975, , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  21 Feb 1946  , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
     3. Living
    Last Modified  16 Oct 2005 
    Family ID  F482  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 Sep 1927 - , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 3 Jun 1930 - Vada Road, Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 21 Feb 1946 - , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsObituary - The Post-Searchlight - 18 Jul 1989 - , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 18 Jul 1989 - , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 20 Jul 1989 - Oak City Cemetery, Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S128] notes from 1968 Rich Family Reunion in Tallahassee, FL, Pete and Jean Rich, (written correspondence with attendees: original papers in possession of Jean Downs Rich Murray).

    2. [S19] Personal Correspondence, e-mail from Beth Molina (rmolina2@cfl.rr.com) to Gail Rich Nestor on 15 Oct 2005.

    3. [S1716] 1930 U.S. census, Ancestry.com, Digital images, Georgia, Decatur County, (http://www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), T626, roll 350, Vada, enumeration district (ED) 5, sheet 4A, dwelling 26, family 26, Gus Rich household, accessed 10 Jan 2011, 10 Jan 2011.