Private David W. Payne Camp #1633

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The North Georgia News
Blairsville, GA  30512

June 15, 2005
Obituary - page 5C


Union County’s last “Real Son”
Son of Pvt. Francis Lafayette Seabolt, 52nd G.V.I.R.

“Thomas Oscar Seabolt, Son of Confederate Veteran from Union County, October 1, 1906 – June 8, 2005.  Real Son Certificate and Medal presented to Oscar Seabolt by Camp #1418, 52nd Georgia, SCV, Presented November 10, 2001.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 10, 2005, in the Mason-Ward-Rogers Funeral Home Chapel for Mr. Thomas Oscar Seabolt, 98, of Lakeland Road, Gainesville.  The Rev. Milton Turner and the Rev. Loyd Martin officiated.  Interment was in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mr. Seabolt died Wednesday, June 8, 2005, at the Lanier Park campus of Northeast Georgia Medical Center.

Born in Union County, Mr. Seabolt was the son of the late Lafayette Seabolt, who was a Confederate soldier, and Sarah Katie Garrett.  He was retired from Gainesville Scrap Iron, and after his retirement he owned and operated Seabolt Scrap Iron in Gainesville for many years.  Mr. Seabolt was a member and deacon of new Bridge Baptist Church.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Blanche Tanner Seabolt; son, Thomas Lee Seabolt; daughter, Betty Sue Porter; and someone special, Willie Mae.

“Mr. Seabolt was a loving husband, father and grandfather; he was an inspiration to all he came in contact with.”

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to the New Bridge Baptist Church Building Fund, 3120 Cleveland Highway, Gainesville, GA 30506; or Hospice of Northeast Georgia medical Center, 2150 Limestone Parkway, Gainesville, GA 30501.

Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Sarah and Charles Smith, Gainesville; grandchildren, Randy and Sally Smith, Gainesville, Ricky Porter, Murphy, NC, Todd Seabolt, Cleveland, Ronnie Porter, Gainesville, Donna and Tim Murphy, Falkville, AL, Mike and Jo Seabolt, Lula, and Wanda and Randy Furgerson, Gainesville; 15 great grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren.

Mason-Ward-Rogers Funeral Home, Gainesville.”

(no corrections have been made; this is exactly as it appeared in paper)
transcribed by Linda Garrett