September 25, 2021

Mr. John Oswald

Mr. John Archer Oswald, former Franklin City Council member, age 88 of Franklin, Georgia passed away at the Tanner Hospital in Carrollton, Georgia on Saturday, September 3, 2011.

Funeral services for Mr. Oswald were conducted on Wednesday, September 7, 2011 at 3:00 P.M., from the Tom Stutts and Son Funeral Home Chapel in Franklin, Georgia with the Reverend Talmadge Chandler officiating.

Music was provided by Mr. Oswald’s daughter, Patricia Hawkins, Cloma Chandler and Leesa Stutts Cothran. Those serving as pallbearers were Casey Oswald, Tim Rowley, Cliff Giles, Taylor Lee, Johnny Lane, and Tom Awbrey. The interment followed in the Franklin City Cemetery.

Mr. Oswald was born in Tampa, Florida on June 23, 1923, the son of the late Cynthia Archer Oswald and Robert Oswald. Mr. Oswald served his country gallantly during World War II in the United States Army-Air Corps.

He was a faithful member of the Franklin First Baptist Church, and was retired from the Casper-Star Tribune, where he was a printer. After his retirement “Mr. John” became a popular Heard County resident, who served on the Franklin City Council.

He was known for his plain spoken manner and a ready chuckle. He was a member of the VFW, and in the early part of his life was Mayor of Evansville, Wyoming. He will be greatly missed.

He is survived by two daughters, Suzanne (Carl) Carlson, and Patricia Hawkins all of Los-Alamos, N M; three sons, Daniel (Kathy) Oswald of Armuchee, GA. , John (Sara) Oswald of Wichita, KA.; James (Sarah) Oswald of Monroe, GA.; one brother, James Oswald of Macon, GA.; a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; and dear friend, Doris Forbes.

Other than his parents he was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Harryette Ann Burton Oswald.

The Tom Stutts and Son Funeral Home of Franklin, Georgia are in charge of arrangements.


(Obituary provided by Tom Stutts and Son Funeral Home)


  1. He was such a sweet man. He will be missed.

  2. suzanne carlson says

    He was great Dad,ill miss him!

  3. Bill Herald says

    I enjoyed working and bowling with John during my time as sports editor of the Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune in the mid-1960s. May my former friend rest in peace!

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