January 17, 2019

Mr. James Oswald

Mrs. James Carson Oswald, age 96 of Macon, Georgia, formerly of Heard County passed away on January 27, 2016 at the Pruitt Health Peake  in Macon, Georgia.

Mr. Oswald was born in Athens, Georgia on October 15, 1919, the son of the late Cynthia Archer Oswald and Robert Ware Oswald. He was a Christian by faith.

After attending high school he attended Berry College where he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry.

Immediately following his graduations exercises he was whisked on a bus and inducted into the United States Army where he served faithfully during WWII in Germany. For his gallantry he was awarded the American Theater SV Ribbon, EAMET SV Medal, Good Conduct Medal, and World War II Victory Medal.

After serving his country honorably he began work for the Georgia Department of Agriculture where he served as a Chemist.

He and his wife Dorothy Smith were blessed with one child, Nancy whom he adored. He spent all his spare time teaching her to fish or taking her to see the Braves baseball team play ball. These hours spent together were some of the dearest to both father and daughter.

After his retirement he became an active member of the Berry College Alumni Association and had the honor of being its oldest living member.

In his spare time he grew beautiful grape vineyards in his yard which he used to experiment with wine making. He was a gentle man, who was well-known for expressing his thoughts known, in a kind but firm way.  He will be missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his only child, and her husband, Nancy and Kevin Crowley, and two grandchildren, Christian and Sean Crowley,all of Macon, Georgia.

Graveside services for Mr. Oswald were conducted on Friday, January, 29, 2015, 2:00 p.m., at the Franklin City Cemetery with Reverend Scott Hannah officiating. Military honors followed.

Those who wish may write memorial tributes at www.stuttsfuneralhome.com.

Stutts Funeral Home of Franklin, Georgia is in charge of arrangements.


  1. Laurie Grizzard says:

    Was he related to Mr. John Oswald in Franklin?

  2. suzanne carlson says:

    Yes John Oswalds oldest brother!

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