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Gordon Bowie Laffitte,1876-1966

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Gordon Bowie Laffitte,1876-1966

"Funeral services for Mr. Laffitte will be held 11 a.m Thursday at the Buck Creek Methodist Church with interment in the Enecks Cemetery in Screven County. Officiating ministers will be Rev. John Taylor assisted by Rev. M. T. Gunter. Active pallbearers are Dr. H. L. Laffitte, Dr. Tucker Laffitte, Charlie Laffitte, Montague Laffitte, Fred Belcher, Emerson Mock, Othel Burns, Ed Bodiford."

William Robert Enecks 2nd, 1884-1956

William Robert Enecks, 2nd, born April 14, 1884 in Screven County, Georgia, was the second born child of J.O.A. (Colonel) and Anna Christie Enecks. His parents home was in the Enecks community within sight of the home in which Colonel grew up, and in which Will's grandfather and great aunts and uncles still lived. His mother died when he was only eight years old and six years later his beloved "Auntie", Irene Christie Enecks, who was also his stepmother, died. Like his sister Helen, who was two years older, Will early developed a sense of responsibility for family which never left him, and he continued to do all in his power to counsel and support the younger members of his family, brothers and sisters as well as his own children.

His daughters told me that when Will was15 years of age, he boarded one year at Springfield, Ga. to attend school. Then he went to Milledgeville, Ga. to attend GMC,~~ two years of high school and two years of college.

Will married Marion Smith and they established a home in Screven County. He is listed in 1910 census of GMD 1676, Screven Co., Ga, as head of household #123, 26 years old, wife, Marion, 18; brother, James 0 Enecks, 23; sister. Floerl, 16. He and Osgood farmed together. For some years they lived across the road from the Laffittes and after their sister, Helen, died, Will and Marion and Floerl helped Gordon with the care of his children. Later Will and Marion moved to a home in Newington, where several of their children were born. In 1920 they moved to Rocky Ford, where Will carried a rural mail route, and they lived there until 1955.

Statesboro, Ga. May 14~~ William Robert Enecks, 72, died Sunday in a Bullock County hospital after a long illness. Born at Newington, Georgia, he was a son of the late J.O.A. Enecks and the late Anna Christie Enecks. He went to Rocky ford in 1920 as a rural mail carrier, where he remained until 1955. . He retired as the result of ill health several years ago. He had resided at Statesboro for the past few months. He was a Mason and a member of the Statesboro Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Marian Smith Enecks of Statesboro; four daughters, Mrs. D. W.

Cunningham of Pahokee, Fla. Mrs. Shelby Monroe and Mrs. Bill H. Simmons, Jr., of Statesboro; and Mrs. Robert F. Jenkins, Jr., of Munnerlyn; one son, Parnell Enecks of Charleston, SC; three sisters, Mrs. Floerl Enecks Smith of Ocilla, Mrs. Horton Penrose of Miami, Fla and Mrs. George Conley of Reidsville: one brother, Jarrell Enecks of Newington; 17 grandchildren, one great-grandson and several nieces and nephews.

Masonic funeral services wi11 be held at 11 o'clock Tuesday morning at the graveside in Enecks Cemetery, near Newington, with the Rockyford Masonic Lodge in charge.

Resolution In Memory of Brother Wm. Robert Enecks

" Bro. Enecks was made a Mason in Newington Lodge #503 on Sept. 10, 19? and affiliated with Rockyford Lodge # 37 FVAM on Feb. 27, 1923. We acknowledge our debt of gratitude for our brother's life and devotion to duty and his service to Masonry. He was a Past Master of this lodge. We his brethren, will feel keenly the loss of our beloved brother. He was an upright citizen, a devoted husband and father, and a tried and true friend. We cherish his memory by living Masonry as was exemplified in the life of our brother.

Therefore, be it resolved that a copy be sent to Sylvania Telephone for publication Respectfully submitted, George N. Thomas, T. M. Lee and J. B. Lee."

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