Coley Blease Motley

1912

Coley Blease “Colie” Motley was born on 15 Nov 1912 in Elgin, Kershaw, South Carolina, USA a child of John Glenn Motley and Fannie Ann Thornton Motley.

1920

Coley Motley was counted in the census on 14 Jan 1920 in Pontiac, Richland, South Carolina, USA, as a 8-year-old, male, single, white, son. Also in the home was his father, J G Motley, Sr.; his mother, Fannie Motley; his siblings, Nolton Motley, George Motley, Lever Motley, Clara Motley; and his grandmother, Lizzie Motley.

1930

Coley B Matley was counted in the census on 02 Apr 1930 in Pontiac, Richland, South Carolina, USA, as an 18-year-old, male, single, white, son. Also in the home was his father, John G. Matley; his mother, Fannie A Matley; and his siblings; Frank L Matley, and Clara V Matley.

1940

Coley Motly was counted in the census on 12 May 1940 in Wateree, Kershaw, South Carolina, USA,

as a 28-year-old, male, single, white, as a newphew-in-law. Also in the was his uncle, Warren Dalton Sanders; his aunt, Coria Motley Sanders; his cousin, Willard Monroe; and servants Geneva Jones and Simon Johnson.

1943

On October 21, 1943, Coley Motley was listed as a living son in the obituary of John G. Motley, Sr.

1945

On 24 November 1945, Coley B Motley was mentioned in the United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946.

1951

Coley Blease “Colie” Motley died on 09 Aug 1951 in Elgin, Kershaw, South Carolina, USA. He was buried on 11 Aug 1951 in Elgin, Kershaw, South Carolina, USA at Union Baptist Church Cemetery.

Funeral Today for C. B. Motley

Colie Blease Motley, 39, of Blaney, died at 2:30 yesterday afternoon, August 9, 1951, at his home, following a short illness.

He was born near Blaney the son of Mrs. Fannie Thornton Motley and the late John Motley of Blaney. He was a farmer.

Mr.Motley is survived by his mother; four sisters, Mrs. Minnie Monroe and Mrs. Laura Ross, both of Columbia and Mrs. W. D. Sanders and Mrs. Clara Goodman, both of Blaney; four brothers, Glenn Motley and Level Motley both of Blaney, Knowlton Motley of Patrick and George Motley of Columbia, and numerous other relatives.

Funeral services will held Saturday morning, August 11, 1951 at 11 o’clock at Union Baptist church near Blaney. He died at his home yesterday.

The services will conducted by the Rev. Monroe Smith, assisted by Revs. George Patridge and A. L. Wood. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Herbert Lovett, Robert Dennis, Samuel Kelly, Jack Flynn, Willard Monroe, and William Davis.

Honorary Pallbearers will be E. T. Bowen, Calvin Bowen, Norman Rose, Lynel Rose, Charles Wooten, Glenn Dowey, Glenn Jacobs, G. P. Monroe, Sr., Alton Nelson, J. D. Watson, Sr., J. O. Winburn, Dr. William Pitts, William Derrick, Paul Ross, L. W. Smith, D. Palmer, and Boykin Rose.

The body was to be taken from Paschal – Regal Funeral home to the home of his sister, Mrs. Corrie Sanders, at Blaney, after 5 o’clock this afternoon.

Active pallbearers will meet at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. The honorary pallbearers will meet at the church at 10:55 a.m.

On August 10, 1951, Colie Blease Motley was listed in the newspaper article “Deaths.”

August 10, 1951  State (published as The State)  
Columbia, South Carolina
Page 9
August 10, 1951  State (published as THE COLUMBIA RECORD)  
Columbia, South Carolina
Page 7
August 11, 1951  Columbia Record (published as The Columbia Record) 
 Columbia, South Carolina
Page 8
August 11, 1951  State (published as The State)  
Columbia, South Carolina
Page 8
Located in Union Baptist Church Cemetery
Elgin, Kershaw County, South Carolina, USA
Photo added by Nelson McLeod
“South Carolina Deaths, 1915-1965,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89GZ-Z16W?cc=1417492 : 12 March 2022), > image 1 of 1; Department of Archives and History, State Records Center, Columbia.

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