John “Johnnie” Motley


Jonnie Motley was born on 09 Aug 1904 in Kershaw, South Carolina, USA a child of Mack Motley and Nora Addison.


Johnie Motley was counted in the census on 21 Apr 1910 in Fairfield, South Carolina, USA, as a six-year-old, male, single, mulatto, son. Also in the home was his father, Mcnight Motley; his mother, Norah Motley; his siblings, James Motley, Daisy Motley, Francis Motley, Willie Motley, Doolie Motley, Mcdaniel Motley, Chester Motley; and his uncle, Eliond Motley.


John Matley was counted in the census on 02 Jan 1920 in Wateree, Kershaw, South Carolina, USA, as a fifteen-year-old, single, black, son. Also in the home was his father, McKnight Matley; his mother, Nora Matley; and his siblings, Janie Matley, Bessie Matley, Francis Matley, Willie Matley, Duly Matley, Mack Matley, Sumter Matley, Eliza Matley, Moses Matley, Tallie Matley, Henry L Matley, and Nora Matley.


He died on 24 Oct 1974 in High Point, Guilford, North Carolina, USA at High Point Memorial Hospital. He was buried on 27 Oct 1974 in Elgin, Kershaw, South Carolina, USA at Mount Sinai AME Zion Church Cemetery.

Motley Rites Set Sunday

Johnnie Motley, 70, of 1010 Meredith St. died Thursday at 4:30 p.m. in High Point Memorial Hospital following hospitalization of two days and declining health of three years.

Mr. Motley, a son of the late Mack Motley and Nora Addison Motley, was born in Kershaw County, S. C. He had been a resident of High Point since 1929. He was a retired employe of Woodmark Originals and was of the Methodist faith.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Johnnie Mae Motley of the home; six sisters, Mrs. Jane Jones, Mrs. Pearline Williams and Mrs. Eliza Dixon, all of Charlotte, Mrs. Bessie Dunlap of Norwood, Mrs. Frances Harper of New York City and Mrs. Theresa Wood of Elgin, S.C.; and three brothers, Tally Motley of Apoka, Fla., Pete Motley of Pittsburg, Pa., and Theodore Motley of Camden, S. C.

Funeral will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at Mt. Zion Ziami AME Church, Elgin, S. C., by the Rev. R. Robinson. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body will remain at Haizlip Funeral Home until sent to Elgin, S. C., Sunday at 9:30 a.m. The family will be at the funeral chapel Saturday night 8 to 9.

High Point Enterprise. [High Point, NC] 25 Oct 1974, page 2B.
“North Carolina Deaths, 1931-1994,” database, FamilySearch ( : 2 September 2014), > image 1 of 1; State Department of Archives and History, Raleigh.

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