Rev James Danelly Anthony
Inscription and Notes:
Shares headstone with Emily Anthony and Mattie Anthony. United Methodist historic
site # 164.
Rev. James Danelly Anthony
For 52 years a successful Methodist preacher, trusted by the church and greatly beloved by his brethren. His throne was the pulpit, his theme was Christ, his message was love. Thousands were converted under his ministry. Having great bodily strength, a cheerful and hopeful mind and a tender and sympathetic heart in which no selfishness dwelt, He was a Son of Consolation and an Evangel of Hope. He delivered the poor that cried and the fatherless and him that had none to help him. The blessings of him that was ready to perish came upon him, and he caused the widow's heart to sing for joy.
Rev. J. D. Anthony
James Danelly Anthony entered the Methodist ministry at the 1847 Georgia Conference and after 50 years of service retired in 1897. He had 12 different charges and was 4 times Presiding Elder for separate districts, one being the Sandersville District in 1866. His ministry saw new congregations formed along the railroad, from Brunswick to Macon and thousands converted, labors which earned him the affectionate title "Bishop of the Wiregrass." He served Sandersville twice, 1862-65 and 1876-78. He is to be remembered for his great love, devotion and service to this community and his Church.
Sandersville United Methodist Church
and South Georgia Commission on Archives and History - Site No. 11