obituary in the Butler Herald 13 Sep 1898
reprinted in the Taylor County Tracer Sep 1998
A Christian Lady's Death
At the Home of her Daughter, Mrs. L.B.Hicks. Remains taken to Macon County.
In the death of Mrs. S.S. Carson which took place at 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. L.B. Hicks, on upper Fifth Avenue, the community has lost a mother in Israel and her children a devoted friend and counsellor, as well as a loving, tender mother. Her death was that of a noble Christian woman, and while she is mourned by many, they know she rests in the bosom of her Savior and is at peace in heaven.
Mrs. Carson had been quite feeble for some time, but her death was not expected, and it was a severe shock to her family and friends. Mrs Carson was in her seventy-third year having been born in Knoxville, Crawford County, Ga, on the 17th of May 1826. She was the wife of Major J.T. Carson who was killed in the last battle of the Wilderness in Virginia.
Her husband was brought home and buried in the family lot in Macon county.
Mrs. Carson is survived by six children, all of whom were present when the end came. They are Messrs. R.A. and A.A. Carson, Mrs. L.B. Hicks and Mrs. Lula Waters, of this city. Mr. J.T. Carson of Valdosta, GA and Mrs. W.B. Hinton of Kissimee, Fla. Mrs. Carson was a member of the First Baptist church of this city. The remains were taken to Reynolds, GA on the 6:50 train Friday morning and the funeral took place in the afternoon conducted by Rev. Dr. Smith of this city - Columbus Ledger.
Mrs. Carson was for many years a resident of this county and her many friends here are sorry to learn of her death.