Marietta, GA Hit and Run Accident, Sept 1935

Roy Priest Dies After Hit By Car Near Fair Oaks

Roy Priest, 26, of Marietta, died Sunday morning at a hospital here being the victim of a hit-and-run driver on the Atlanta-Marietta highway early Sunday morning.

Mr. Priest was hit while walking along the road but no clues have been found. Police investigating the death said he was lying unconscious when found along the highway. He suffered a fractured skull, broken legs, and internal injuries.

Surviving him are his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. H.E. Priest; five sisters, Mrs. F.A. Newton, Mrs. E. Randolph, Misses Ada, Ola Mae and Maud Priest, and six brothers, D.P., A.L., Earl, J.P., Lemon and Herbert Priest.

Funeral services were held at the Oak Grove Baptist Church Monday afternoon.




Apparently hit by an automobile while walking along the Atlanta-Marietta road early Sunday morning near Fair Oaks, LeRoy Priest, 26, of Marietta, died at the hospital here at 6 o'clock the same morning, about five hours after a passerby had found him unconscious beside the road. He had a badly fractured skull, both legs broken and numerous cuts and bruises.

Police who investigated the death say that he was hit from the rear, possibly by the body of a large truck and fixed the time of the accident at about midnight or shortly afterwards.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at Oak Grove Baptist church near Acworth.

Surviving the deceased are his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. H.E. Priest; five sisters, Mrs. F.A. Newton, Mrs. E. Randolph, Misses Ada, Ola Mae, and Maud Priest and six brothers, D.P., A.L., Earl. J.P., Lemon and Herbert Priest. Mayes Ward and Company in charge of funeral arrangements.



Rewards of $100 each are being offered by the State of Georgia for evidence leading to the conviction of party or parties responsible for the hit-and-run death of Roy Priest September 15 on the Atlanta highway and also for the apprehension of three unknown persons who impersonated Cobb sheriff's deputies near Austell October 18 and flogged three Clark Thread Mill workers.




Mr. Lee Roy Priest passed away at a private sanitarium at Marietta, September 15, 1935, in his 26th year.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon, at 3 o'clock, from Oak Grove Baptist Church, Rev. A.O. Russell officiating. Interment was in the churchyard. The following named gentlemen served as pallbearers: Messrs. George LeCroy, F.A. Newton, Herbert Read, Lee Strickland, J. D. Fricks and Alton LeCroy.

He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H.E. Priest, five sisters, Mrs. E. Randolph, Miss Ada Priest, Miss Ola Mae Priest, Miss Maud Priest and Mrs. F.A. Newton, of Marietta; six brothers, Mr. D.P. Priest, Mr. A.L. Priest, Mr. Earle Priest, Mr. J.P. Priest, Mr. Hubert Priest, of Marietta; Mr. Lemmon Priest, of Camp Hill, Ala.- Mayes Ward & Company



We wish to thank our many friends for the kindness shown to us during the death of our dear brother and son; and for the floral offerings and the use of cars.

May God's richest blessing fall upon each and every one of them.

Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Priest and family

Georgia, Cobb County.

To Margaret Cooper, Greeting:

You are hereby commanded that, laying all other business aside, you be and appear at Marietta, 2 pm on the 21 day of Sept 1935, then and there to be sworn as a witness before a Coroner's jury investigating the death of Roy Priest. Fail not under penalty of law. Witness my hand and official signature, this day of Sept 1935. John Williams, Coroner, Cobb County, Georgia