The Macon County Citizen - The Montezuma Georgian
Merged Oct.1, 1931 October 25, 1934
MR. BOZE KITCHENS CLAIMED BY DEATH
Oglethorpe, Ga. Oct 25, Mr. Boze Kitchens, better known as Sampson, died at his home in Cut-Off Cummunity, Friday night, Oct 19th. His death marks the passing of the last Confederate Veteran on the west side of Flint River. Macon County has indeed lost a venerable citizen.
Mr. Kitchens was born April 8, 1844 in Emanuel county, but came to Macon County when quite small. He remembered when Indians roamed up and down the Flint and his conversation was always bright and entertaining. He enlisted in the War Between the States in 1863 and was a member of Co.C, 10th Ga. Battalion. He delighted to show his most priceless possession, his "Paroled Prisoners Pass," which was given him at Appomattox Courthouse on April 16, 1865, stating that he was a paroled prisoner of the Army of Northern Virginia, and giving him permission to go to his home and then remain undisturbed. He was always loyal to the cause of right, an honest, upright citizen.
He leaves five sons and four daughters, D. K. Kitchens of Pleasant Grove, J. B. Kitchens of Oglethorpe, J. F. Kitchens of Macon, W. O. Kitchens of Cut-Off, S. L. Kitchens of Americus, Mrs. A. J. Jordan of Sumter County, Mrs. E. E. Coker of Oglethorpe, Mrs. J. L. Presley of Americus, Miss Rushie Kitchens of Cut-Off, twenty-five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
His body was laid to rest Saturday afternoon in the Keily/Kelly Cemetery in Sumter County, Rev. D. L. Haglar performing the last rites.