Mrs. George JONES died at her home near Prattville Monday afternoon, the victim of a stroke of paralysis... Mrs. JONES was, before her marriage, Miss Mary Ella WALLACE, daughter of the late Mr. & Mrs. M.P. WALLACE. She was born at Independence on January 27th, 1884, and was reared in that community. On August 7th, 1902 she was married to George D. JONES, also a resident of Independence. In August 1913, they moved to Prattville... Surviving the deceased are the husband, three sons, Wesley, L.M., and George Heflin; two daughters, Mrs. G.W. RYALS, of Montgomery, and Mrs. Sanford HOLMES, Prattville, and three brothers, Phil WALLACE, Independence; Ben WALLACE, Ensley, and Joe WALLACE, Tallassee... The remains were carried by Griffin to Independence, where burial was in the Jones Cemetery.
The death of Mrs. Carl MONTGOMERY early Monday morning at her home in Stony Point brought sadness to that entire community. The deceased was only 30 years of age and her death came as a shock to many of her acquaintances... Burial was in the Pine Level Cemetery. She is survived by her husband and five children (not named), her mother, Mrs. Elizabeth O'NEAL, three brothers and four sisters. Two of the brothers, Messrs. Verdell and Milton FISHER, reside in Prattville.
Lawton JOHNSON, Jr., eight-year-old son of Mr. & Mrs. Lawton JOHNSON, of Prattville, died at the home of his parents on the afternoon of Friday, December 21st (1934). After suffering for two weeks with an attack of influenza, this young fellow appeared to be recovering. Complications set in, however, and he rapidly grew worse... Burial was in the Durden Cemetery with Griffin in charge.
After a few days illness Mrs. Lola Shelly ROY died at the home of her son, Wesley D. ROY, near Prattville, on the night of December 28th (1934). Lola SHELLY was born November 1st, 1865, and was just past her 69th birthday. She was married to the late Reverend John Wesley ROY on January 1st, 1894. He preceded her to the home beyond, April 14th, 1900. The deceased was a member of the Methodist Church... Surviving her are one son, Wesley D. ROY, and three daughters, Mrs. F.L. WADSWORTH, Mrs. Grady W. GOLSON, and Mrs. W.R. NORTHINGTON, all of Prattville. The pall bearers were her grandson, Joe PHILBRICK, Allen Frank, Jr., and Roy WADSWORTH, Shelly, Wesley and William GOLSON, and Adolphus and Charles NORTHINGTON... Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery with Griffin in charge.
Mrs. J.C. WALTERS passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Rebie KILPATRICK, in Prattville, Tuesday afternoon after a lengthy illness. Funeral services were held from the home Wednesday afternoon. Burial was in the Durden Cemetery with Spigener in charge.
The subject of this memoir, F.J. McNEEL, was born in Autaugaville, January 8th, 1857, and died December 4th, 1934. He had lived all of his life in Autaugaville... He was a member of the M.E. Church...
Friends of Mrs. Josephine BUCKNER sympathize with her in the death, last Wednesday at Tallassee, Alabama, of her half-brother, Dr. Jesse GULLEDGE, age 61, who married Miss Viola TAYLOR, December 23rd, 1900. He was a very popular and successful physician, having practiced in that vicinity since his graduation from Mobile Medical College in 1899. He is survived by his wife, two sons, Euclid, of Montgomery; Frank of Tallassee; two daughters, Misses Josephine and Elizabeth of Tallassee; two brothers, Ben F. and W.J. GULLEDGE of Tallassee; two sisters, Mrs. Susie FOSTER of Eclectic, and Mrs. Josephine BUCKNER, of Prattville; two grandchildren (not named) and a number of nieces and nephews... He was a member of the Baptist Church, Tallassee, whose pastor, Reverend Collis CUNNINGHAM, conducted his funeral at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, December 20th, and burial at Tallassee Cemetery.
Friends in Autauga County of Mr. Norwood C. SMITH will regret to learn of his death which occurred recently at his home in Los Angeles, California. Mr. SMITH was a native of Autauga County, being the son of the late Mr. & Mrs. William D. SMITH, and a brother of Mrs. J.T. FLOYD, who still resides here... For the past 12 years he had resided in Los Angeles. Mrs. SMITH died three years ago. The deceased is survived by three sons, Ernest, Otis, and Lamar SMITH.
Christmas morning was a very dark one in the home of Mr. & Mrs. J.M. GIBBONS. One of their twins, Dorothy Jean, age three, was called to her home in heaven... Surviving are her parents, six brothers, including her twin, Bobby Dean, and one sister (not named)... Only 13 months ago the death angel took another child, Ida Mae, aged nine, from this home.
Funeral services for Mrs. Frank BLOCKER, who died yesterday morning at Kilby, will be held from the residence of Mr. & Mrs. G.P. WALLS, in Prattville, this morning... and burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery with Diffly in charge... She was born in Tallassee on May 18th, 1886, and came to Prattville with her parents, Mr. & Mrs. George W. WALLS, when a small child. She was married to Mr. IRA Luther in 1905, but her husband was killed... She was later married to Mr. Frank BLOCKER, of Prattville... Surviving the deceased are the husband, one son, George LUTHER, one daughter, Mrs. Jack ALFORD, one brother, Mr. George P. WALLS, and one sister, Mrs. W.M. ANDERSON, of Troy.
Mr. Ike CRAWFORD, of Columbus, Mississippi, has returned home after spending a few days with Mr. & Mrs. Revie KILPATRICK. He was called to Prattville by the death of his sister, Mrs. Neva WALTERS.
Mr. Oliver C. COLLUM, 47, for 14 years a Prattville merchant, died at his home on Factory Street Sunday night. Mr. COLLUM suffered for months with pellagra... He was born near Jemison, Chilton County, on July 27th, 1887. On July 5th, 1908, he was married to Miss Mary MILTON, also of Chilton County. They moved to Prattville in 1911. Mr. COLLUM was a member of the Methodist Church, and also a member of the local Masonic Lodge. Surviving the deceased are his widow, one son, Loyd COLLUM, and one grandson, Wayne COLLUM; parents, Mr. & Mrs. D.C. COLLUM; two brothers, W.A. and J.W. COLLUM, and one sister, Mrs. S.D. SMITHERMAN... Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery with Griffin in charge.
Joseph Wheeler MILLS, son of W.B. and Mattie Parker MILLS, passed away at his home in Wylam, Alabama, on December 25th (1934). The deceased was born in the L.B. Parker home at Milton, April 17th, 1899, and lived in that vicinity until he married Miss Annie KLINE, of Birmingham, on December 22nd, 1922. Since then he had lived in Wylam, where he was employed by the T.C.I. Company. Mr. MILLS is survived by his widow, two small daughters, Vivian and Mary Elizabeth; his father, Mr. W.B. MILLS, now of Houston, Texas, two brothers, W.E. MILLS, of Edgewater, and P.G. MILLS, of Prattville; two sisters, Mrs. J.E. ROSS, of Fremont, and Mrs. R.P. MARTIN, of Houston, Texas, and several nieces and nephews.
The death of Mr. Edwin S. JONES, 51, at the home of his parents, Mr. & Mrs. A.B. JONES, in Autaugaville last Saturday night brought sorrow to the many friends of this prominent family. Mr. JONES became ill Thursday, suffering a stroke of paralysis, and grew gradually worse until his death Saturday night. The deceased was born near Autaugaville on May 25th, 1884... He was married in June 1929 to Miss Alice EDWARDS, of Camden, a teacher in the Autaugaville School. His wife died in January 1932. Surviving are his parents; seven brothers, R.A., O.H., Robert, and Claude JONES, all of Autaugaville; Dr. J.P. JONES, Savannah, Georgia; J.E., of Spigener, and Charles, of Montgomery, and two sisters, Mrs. Frank LAMAR, of Prattville, and Mrs. L.C. HERRMANN, of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania...Burial was in Rocky Hill Cemetery with Spigener in charge...
(Birmingham, January 22nd) E.C. CHRISTIE, of Selma, veteran railroad conductor of the Southern Railroad, died here late last night of injuries received when he was struck by a train in the yards. CHRISTIE, who was 70 years old, was struck as he started to board a freight bound for Selma.
Many Prattville people will regret to learn of the death in Mobile of Mrs. L.J. MARTINEZ. She was the mother of Mrs. Leila BOOTH, of Mobile, and had often visited in Prattville as the guest of Mrs. H.D. MURPHREE and Mrs. J.E. WILKINSON.
Funeral services for Mrs. Mollie McHearg INGRAM were held from the home of her sister, Mrs. R.E. McGOWAN on Monday. Burial was in the White Pond Cemetery. Besides the sisters and brothers (not named), Mrs. INGRAM is survived by her husband and four small sons (not named).
The death of Judge B.K. McMORRIS, 62, of St. Louis, in Wetumpka Wednesday morning came as a shock to the people of Autauga County. Mr. McMORRIS, Judge of this Judicial Circuit from 1919-1923, has resided in St. Louis for the past 10 years... At the time of his death he was visiting his brother, Mr. S.J. McMORRIS, in Wetumpka...
Miss Annie BOWEN, 73, a life-long resident of Prattville, died at the home of Mr. & Mrs. J.W. RICE Tuesday morning after several months illness. Miss BOWEN was born in Clinton, Georgia, on November 19th, 1861, the daughter of Dr. James H. BOWEN and Annie Montgomery BOWEN. She came to Prattville with her parents in 1865... Following the death of her parents she made her home with a brother, Mr. W.H. BOWEN, until his death 10 years ago. Since that time she had resided with her sister, Mr. J.W. RICE... The deceased is survived by two sisters, Mrs. J.W. RICE, and Mrs. F.D. SMITH, of Mishawaka, Indiana... Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery with Spigener in charge... An unusual coincidence in the death of Miss BOWEN is the fact that she died of the same malady at the same age, and in the same month of the year as her father, Dr. James H. BOWEN.
Mrs. S.A. SANDERSON, 62, of Vida, Alabama, died at her home early Friday morning after a long illness. Surviving are her husband; one son, Charles J. SANDERSON, of Autaugaville; four daughters, Misses Callie and Jessie, both of Selma, Mrs. Retice DAWSON and Mrs. E.H. HESTER, both of Vida; and seven grandchildren... Burial will be in the Mulberry Cemetery with Griffin in charge.
Mr. W. Frank PREDDY, 64, formerly a citizen of Prattville, but for the past ten years a citizen of New Prospect community, died last Thursday morning. He had been in ill health for more than a year... He was ready to go, however, and Monday morning before he died he went out to the White City Cemetery and selected the spot he wished his grave to occupy... Mr. PREDDY came to Prattville some 15 years ago and for several years was foreman of the weave shop in the local cotton mills... Mrs. PREDDY, who was Miss Lola PAYTON, of White City, survives him...
Mrs. Annie CORY died at her home in Birmingham Thursday of last week following a short illness. Mrs. CORY was the widow of Maury CORY, who was the brother of Mr. H.H. CORY, of Prattville and Mr. Lonnie CORY, of Selma. She was the mother of Mrs. Blan HOLLOWAY, now of Birmingham. Funeral services were held in Birmingham Friday with burial in Elmwood Cemetery.
Mrs. Ida HOOK, 74, native of Prattville, died in Birmingham Saturday after an illness of two weeks. The remains were brought to Prattville where funeral services were held at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C.E. GILLESPIE Sunday afternoon. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery with Spigener in charge...
(Independence) Many hearts were made sad Friday morning when the sad news came that the death angel had visited the home of Mr. Sam SANDERSON and claimed his beloved wife, Lula...
Friends in Autauga County of Mr. & Mrs. I.F. PATTERSON, former residents of Prattville, will regret to learn of Mrs. PATTERSON's death, which occurred in a Montgomery hospital Tuesday morning... The body was sent to Mt. Carmel, near Sellers, for interment. Besides her husband, the deceased is survived by two brothers, Dr. L.Y. POWELL and S.L. POWELL, of Montgomery; two sisters, Mrs. Julia INGRAM and Mrs. M.C. GURLEY, both of St. Louis, Missouri. She was 67 years of age...
Mrs. Vester Jewel TATUM, 33, wife of William Thomas TATUM, employee of the local plant of the Continental Gin Company, died at their home north of Prattville on Monday of last week, after a week's illness of pneumonia. Vester Jewell was the daughter of John Abb TATUM, prominent farmer of beat 10. She was born and reared in Autauga County, and was married to William Thomas TATUM, June 27th, 1925. She was a member of the Liberty Baptist Church... Mrs. TATUM is survived by her husband; one son, Thomas Haywood, Jr., seven years old; a sister, Miss Gertie Louise TATUM; six brothers, Ernest F. TATUM, Toledo, Ohio, and Gresham, Gray, Albert, Preston and O'Neil TATUM, all of Deatsville... The body was carried to Liberty Cemetery for burial, to be placed at rest beside her mother, Griffin in charge.
On Friday morning, January 25th, Mrs. Carley R. PETERS, 36, died at her home near Wadsworth, after a week's illness of pneumonia. The deceased is survived by her husband and four small children (not named), her father, Mr. Jack CONNELL; five sisters and three brothers (not named). She was buried Saturday afternoon, the 26th, at the Wadsworth Cemetery.
(Billingsley) Mr. Bob WILKINS, an aged resident of the Bethlehem community, passed on to the World Beyond, and was laid to rest Monday. He leaves a large family, all of age, and a wife (not named).
(Birmingham, February 12th) Jerome Theodore FULLER, 60, of Centerville, widely known Democrat and a prominent political figure in Alabama for years, died in a hospital here today from injuries received Saturday night in an automobile accident on the highway between Woodstock and Blocton...
Reverend J.H. LIMBRICK, member of the Board of Revenue of Autauga County, was fatally injured when the automobile he was driving was struck by the west-bound passenger train of the Mobile & Ohio Railroad at Davis Crossing near Billingsley at 11:30 Thursday morning of last week.... John Harmon LIMBRICK was born near Billingsley on December 26th, 1876, and had lived in that section all his life. He was married to Miss Sarah BOWLES on February 9th, 1899. Shortly after his marriage he joined the Methodist Protestant Church at Concord and entered the ministry one-year later. At the time of his death Mr. LIMBRICK was pastor of the Pleasant Hill circuit, made up of Pleasant Hill, Kingston, Mt. Pisgah and Oak Grove churches... The deceased is survived by his widow, two sons, Curtis, of Kansas City, and Atticus, of Billingsley, and one daughter, Sarah Maud, of Billingsley. He is also survived by one brother, Fletcher LIMBRICK, of White City; two half-brothers, W.F. LIMBRICK, Billingsley, and Martin LIMBRICK, Montgomery; two sisters, Mrs. Sealey GRAY, Billingsley, Mrs. Jim THRASH, Jemison, and four half-sisters, Mrs. Needy THRASH, Mrs. Alice WILLIAMS, Mrs. Sadie BENSON, Jemison, and Mrs. Bessie VINSON, Montgomery...
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Werline BUFORD, widow of the late Dr. W.D. BUFORD of Hayneville and Mt. Willing, and a native of Dallas County, died Saturday evening following an illness from pneumonia and the infirmities of old age. She was 83 years of age, having been born on December 17th, 1851 at Pleasant Hill, Alabama. She lived in Selma for the past 15 years, making her home with her niece, Mrs. J.B. RAYFIELD, Sr.
Mrs. J.A. WADSWORTH, Mrs. J.A. ALEXANDER, Miss Nell BURNS, Messrs. Leonard WADSWORTH and Harold ALEXANDER attended the funeral of their aunt, Mrs. Mary E. GOODGAME, in Rockford Friday. Mrs. GOODGAME was the last surviving member of the family of Capt. J.C. BURNS. She was 91 years of age and up to two weeks ago had enjoyed the best of health.
(White City) Mary Elizabeth Ella CULPEPPER, two-year-old daughter of Mrs. Sara Hargett CULPEPPER, died on Tuesday and was buried on Wednesday afternoon at the White Pond Cemetery...
Mr. Lewellyn SPIGENER, 82, died in a Washington, D.C., hospital Saturday afternoon. His death was the result of injuries received when struck by a truck while crossing a Washington street intersection two months ago. The remains were shipped to Prattville where funeral services and interment took place in Oak Hill Cemetery yesterday... The deceased was born in Prattville in 1853, being the son of Col. & Mrs. Lewellyn SPIGENER. He was a brother of the late Mr. G.C. SPIGENER, for many years one of Autauga's prominent businessmen. After graduating from Alabama Polytechnic Institute at Auburn, the deceased went to Pensacola, Florida. He resided there until six years ago, when he went to Washington, D.C., to live with his only sister, Mrs. Julia FISHER...
Mr. George SPIGENER, of Tuscaloosa, Miss Marguerite FISHER and Mrs. Wilma FISHER, of Atlanta, attended the fuenral of their uncle, Mr. Lewellyn SPIGENER in Prattville yesterday.
(White City) The people of this community were greatly shocked to learn of the death on Saturday afternoon of Icie Belle DENNIS, youngest child of Mr. & Mrs. J.W. DENNIS. She was carried to a Clanton hospital late Friday morning preceding her death. Icie Belle was only 21 years of age... Burial was at White Pond Cemetery with Martin in charge.
(Independence) Saturday night the death angel came unexpectedly and claimed the precious wife and mother of Mr. P.M. WALLACE and daughters, Minnie and Sadie. She was a good Christian, and a member of Bethesda Baptist church... Reverend A.S. BENTLEY, of Plantersville, conducted the services at the Jones Cemetery at Independence Monday at 10 o'clock...
(Autaugaville, February 21st) Mrs. A.T. MITCHELL, 70, died at her home here today at 2 p.m. The funeral was held at Rocky Hill Cemetery at 3 p.m. Friday... Surviving are four brothers, H.S. WILSON and Jim WILSON, of Autaugaville; G.W. WILSON, of Clanton, and Pete WILSON, of Wetumpka, and two sons, J.E. and J.F. MITCHELL, of Autaugaville.
The sudden death of Mrs. B.F. DONOVAN in Jacksonville, Alabama, last Saturday afternoon came as a shock to her family and friends in the Mt. Creek section among whom she had lived for many years... The deceased was born near Marbury, January 28, 1867, the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Stephen WELCH. She was married to Mr. B.F. DONOVAN 45 years ago. One month ago she went to Jacksonville to be with her daughter, Miss Gertie DONOVAN, student in the Jacksonville State Teachers College. Funeral services were held at the Donovan home Sunday afternoon. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery with Griffin in charge... Surviving the deceased are the husband, two sons, Messrs. Walter DONOVAN, Prattville, and A.L. DONOVAN, Mt. Creek; four daughters, Mrs. T.E. WELDON, Alpine, Mrs. S.M. DAVIS, Clanton, Miss Bettie DONOVAN, teacher in the Pine Level school, and Miss Gertie DONOVAN... Three sisters, Mrs. Thomas BROWN and Miss Betty WELCH, of Florida, and Mrs. Willis PEYTON, of Birmingham, also survive.
Mrs. L.W. LOWERY died at her home in the Liberty community on February 16th. She was 67 years old... Surviving the deceased are three sons, Messrs. Shady LOWERY, of McWilliams, Alabama, Elmore LOWERY, of Montgomery, and Daniel LOWERY, of Deatsville. The body was shipped to Greenville, with burial in the New Prospect Cemetery with Diffley in charge.
Miss Trannie EVERS, 19, daughter of Mrs. Nora EVERS, of Prattville, died in a Montgomery hospital Sunday. Funeral services will be held this afternoon... Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery with Griffin in charge.
Mr. Will CARTER, prominent farmer who has resided near Billingsley, died in a Clanton hospital Tuesday following a short illness of pneumonia. Funeral services were held at Billingsley Wednesday at 12 o'clock. Mr. CARTER was a brother of Mr. Henry G. CARTER, disbursing officer of the Autauga County Welfare Board.
At 6 o'clock Tuesday morning God called to the Eternal Home little Mary Louise, 10- month-old daughter of Mr. & Mrs. G.T. JOHNSON. She had been ill of pneumonia only a short time... Besides the parents, she is survived by her grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. W.O. JOHNSON and Mr. & Mrs. S. McDONALD, of Prattville, three brothers, a sister and a large number of cousins, uncles and aunts (none listed).
(Billingsley) On last Sunday evening the Death Angel came and took young Robert SEARLS, the eldest son of Mr. & Mrs. C.A. SEARLS. He was about 20 years old. It will be remembered that he and Dick KLINNER were both injured in an automobile accident a week ago, SEARLS injuries proving fatal. He died in the Clanton Hospital... the remains were laid to rest in the New Cedron Cemetery five miles north of Billingsley, Monday at 3 p.m., J. Mel Martin in charge.
Dr. William Posey HURT, a former pastor of the First Methodist Church of Prattville, ... died in Eufaula on Sunday, February 24th, after a brief illness, following a gradual decline in health for some months past. Funeral services were held on Tuesday morning... The remains were carried to his old home in Troy where interment was made beside his wife who was buried there in 1926. Dr. HURT was born near Troy 75 years ago and received his training for the ministry at the old Southern University at Greensboro. He became affiliated with the Alabama Conference in 1880...
(Bridge Creek) Mr. & Mrs. M.P. HOLLON, and Mrs. Allie HOLLON attended the funeral of Mr. Jim MOORE at Bethlehem Tuesday of this week.
Mrs. Tom ECHOLS, 76, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J.R. BOGGS, Thursday night of last week after several days illness. Mrs. ECHOLS was a native of Liverpool, England and came to America in 1880 with her husband, who was also a native of Liverpool, settling at Ensley. Mr. ECHOLS died there three years later. Mrs. ECHOLS continued to reside in Ensley until six years ago when she came to Prattville to reside with her daughter. The remains were carried to Ensley where funeral services were held from St. John's Episcopal Church, of which the deceased was a charter member, Saturday afternoon. Burial was in the Fraternal Cemetery with Spigener, of Prattville, in charge. Surviving Mrs. ECHOLS are three daughters, Mrs. A.D. SLYE and Mrs. J.L. MULLARKY, Ensley, and Mrs. J.R. BOGGS, Prattville, and one sister, Mrs. Sarah PAGE, Ensley.
The home of Mr. & Mrs. J.M. ARANT of Wadsworth, was saddened by the death of their daughter, Miss Lorine, age 15, which occurred Thursday (Tuesday?) afternoon. Miss Lorine was brought to the hospital Saturday and little hope for her recovery was entertained by her attending physicians. She was buried Wednesday afternoon at Wadsworth with Spigener in charge.
William T. ("Bill") CARTER, who died in a Clanton hospital last Tuesday, was the third of the Carter brothers to die within the past four years. Charlie was the first to go, dying at Selma late in 1930. Then followed Marvin, who died in Clanton in 1933. A sister, Mrs. Mary GRIMES, died at her home in Bessemer during that year also. And now "Bill", as he was known to many friends follows after two weeks illness of pneumonia. The deceased is survived by his widow, who was Miss Earthey BILLINGSLEY before her marriage; four sons, William Joseph, Wilton, E.J., and Harold; three brothers, Henry, Prattville; Erby, Chathom, and Tommie, of Birmingham. Funeral services were conducted from the home near Indian Grave Wednesday morning... and burial was in the Indian Grave Cemetery.
Mr. I.N. NUNN, 81, for many years one of Autauga's prominent citizens, died at his home in Autaugaville Monday morning. Mr. NUNN had not enjoyed good health since an infected arm was amputated two years ago... Isaac Newton NUNN was born near Autaugaville on December 21st, 1853, and has lived in Autauga County all his life. He was a son of Mr. & Mrs. William James NUNN, who were among the pioneer families of that section... Funeral services were held from the residence in Autaugaville Tuesday morning. Interment was in the Nunn Cemetery, near Independence, with Spigener in charge. The deceased is survived by his widow, two sons, C.J. NUNN, Burnsville, and W.J. NUNN, Prattville, and one daughter, Mrs. Mamie C. TURK, Montgomery...
Mrs. Pauline Hall PEARSON, 26, died at her residence near Wetumpka Monday morning after a brief illness. She was a member of the Baptist church. Surviving are her parents, Mr. & Mrs. S.J. HALL, of Elmore; one daughter, Odessa PEARSON; two sons, John Oliver PEARSON and Rudolph PEARSON, all of Wetumpka; three brothers, Amos HALL, of Montgomery, Crawford HALL, of Elmore, and Dewey HALL, of Elmore; and three sisters, Mrs. Mattie POWELL, of Elmore, Mrs. Ruby JARRICK, of Elmore, and Mrs. Lennie POWELL, of Elmore. Funeral was held from Good Hope Church Tuesday. Burial was in the Good Hope Cemetery.
Nine deaths among colored people of Autauga County were reported for the month of February:
Sadie Mae TYUS, Autaugaville. Minnie HUTCHINSON, Prattville. Eliza C. DOUGLAS, Prattville. Bernice MITCHELL, Jones. George Anna FULKNER, Jones. Eulas DAVIS, Mt. Creek. Elizabeth SUTTON, Verbena. Infant daughter of Eddie & Iona WILLIAMS, Prattville. Infant son of Bill & Mamie DAVIS, Billinsgley.
Another of Autauga County's good citizens are taken away to the Great Beyond on February 15th. Mrs. LOWERY was before her marriage Miss Milty Eveline MAJORS... Mrs. LOWERY was born in Butler County in 1896... Surviving are three sons, Messrs. J.D. LOWERY, of near Deatsville; S.F. LOWERY, of McWilliams, Alabama, and J.E. LOWERY, of Montgomery; ten grandchildren, four brothers, Messrs. J.A. MAJORS, J.D. MAJORS, of Georgiana; J.W. MAJORS, of Eclectic, and S.B. MAJORS, of Greenville. Interment was in the New Prospect Cemetery in Butler County...
Friends of Miss Sara STROZIER sympathize with her in the death of her sister, Mrs. Guy BECK, which occurred Saturday in Waverly. (Autaugaville) Friends of Mr. & Mrs. W.L. DeBARDELABEN regret to hear of the death of Mrs. Molly HULL, of Montgomery, who was an aunt of Mr. DeBARDELABEN.
Ross FRIDAY, 19-year-old son of Mr. & Mrs. Wade FRIDAY, who reside four miles northeast of Billingsley, died* Sunday night at the home of his brother, Mr. Earl FRIDAY, of Billingsley.... Funeral services and burial were at Bethsalem Church in Chilton County Monday afternoon... (*See full article for details).
Reverend T.Y. ABERNETHY, the old-set minister of the Alabama Methodist Conference, died at his home in Pensacola Monday. He joined the conference in 1873 in Selma and the records show that he never missed a conference roll call. The deceased was for four years presiding elder of the Prattville District.
Dr. William S. HANNAH, well-known young Montgomery physician, died last Friday in the Buffalo General Hospital, Buffalo, New York, following an acute illness. April 4, 1935:
(Wetumpka, March 31st) George Wesley LITTLE, 50, of Tallassee, was killed instantly here tonight when he was struck by an automobile...
Miss Hazel DUFFEE, daughter of Mr. Clarence DUFFEE, died yesterday afternoon at the Taylor hospital where she had been under treatment for the past two weeks. In September this popular young lady grew seriously ill and was carried to a Montgomery hospital for treatment. For weeks her condition was critical. She improved, however, and returned to Prattville where she lived with her grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. R.L. DUFFEE... the deceased is survived by her father and step-mother, Mr. & Mrs. C.L. DUFFEE, a half-brother, C.L., Jr.; two half-sisters, Helen and Elizabeth, and her grandparents.
Mrs. Annie Guthrie SANFORD, 82, died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Nina HUNT, in Prattville Monday morning. Death came to Mrs. SANFORD in her sleep... The deceased was born in Gainesville, Georgia, March 20th, 1853. She was married on January 21st, 1879 to William Daniel SANFORD, native of Autauga County, and went with him to reside near Wadsworth... Surviving the deceased are four daughters, Mrs. Nina HUNT, Prattville; Mrs. H.A. JONES, Ariton; Mrs. H.S. WALLACE, Wadsworth; Mrs. Maggie MYRICK, Wetumpka, and one son, Mr. K.R. SANFORD, Wadsworth. Twenty-seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren also survive. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon in the Pine Flat Presbyterian Church... Burial was in Pine Flat Cemetery.
Walter Richard BRASSEL, 68, an employee of the city of Montgomery for more than a quarter of a century, and a commissioner under both the Robertson and Gunter regimes, died Monday night at his home in that city.
Mr. Richard VINSON, 88, probably the oldest resident of our city, died Monday night at the Taylor Hospital in Prattville... His death was attributed to heart failure. Funeral services were held from the home on Washington Street yesterday morning... Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery with Spigener in charge. Mr. VINSON was born near Murfreesboro, Tennessee, February 15th, 1847, and came to Alabama with his parents at the age of nine. They settled near Rockford in Coosa County, and for 79 years the deceased called that section "home." Enlisting with the Southern forces, he served in the Confederate army during the last year of the Civil War... He was married to Miss Fannie ALLEN, who also lived in that section, on November 17th, 1868 and for 65 years they had lived happily together. Mrs. VINSON, now 86 years of age, survives her husband. Surviving also are four sons, Walter, of Prattville; R.J., of Sylacauga; Grover, of Titus; J.W., of Birmingham; three daughters, Mrs. W.E. GUY, Montgomery; Mrs. G.W. HEWEN, Dodson, Louisiana; Mrs. Walter WARD, Sylacauga; a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren...
Ten deaths among the colored people of Autauga County were reported to the County Health Department during the month of March:
Beatrice HALL, Prattville. Charlie BRUENTON, Prattville. Infant daughter of Jimmie & Bessie WYATT, Autaugavile. Cornelia JOHNSON, Autaugaville. Lutie Lewis MACK, Autaugaville. Infant daughter of Thomas HUBBARD & Lillie Mae MOORE, Autaugavile. Katie Cobb LEE, Autaugaville. Infant daughter of Willie JACKSON & Ellen HOLLISON, Route 3, Selma. Woodrow PERRY, Route 3, Selma. Kitty HALL, Route 3, Selma.
Funeral services for James B. GARDNER, well-known farmer of near Verbena, who died last Wednesday afternoon at his home, following an extended illness, were held Thursday afternoon from the Verbena Methodist Church. Burial was in the Verbena Cemetery with Martin and Sons in charge. Mr. GARDNER, who was 59 years old, had spent his entire life in the community in which he died. He was born and reared only a few miles from Verbena, and was one of the best known citizens of that section. He is survived by his widow; one daughter, Mrs. Judson MESSER; two sisters, Mrs. Agnes TATE and Mrs. Grier CULVER; and one brother, N.L. GARDNER, all of Verbena-Reprint from Chilton County News.
News has been received here of the death of George D. SHILLING, World War veteran and former resident of Montgomery, who was fatally injured in an automobile accident Wednesday at Newberry, South Carolina...
Dr. Chas. A. CARY, state veterinarian, and dean of Auburn Polytechnic Institute school of veterinary medicine, died at his home in Auburn of a heart attack late Tuesday night...
Mr. J.C. TAYLOR passed away at his home in North Prattville Tuesday afternoon following a lengthy illness. A heart attack was given as the immediate cause of his death... The deceased was born in Baltimore, Maryland. He early became interested in civil engineering and had followed that profession all his life, doing construction work in Nicaragua, Central America, Cuba and many sections of the United States. He married Miss Elizabeth SMYTH, of Louisville, Mississippi, while engaged in construction of a railroad out of Mobile. Later he became associated with Hon. Woolsey FINNELL, of Tuscaloosa, and when the Prattville dam broke in 1919 they were given the contract to rebuild the structure. While building the dam, Mr. TAYLOR and his family learned to love Prattville and its people and they have remained here... Funeral services were held from the home Wednesday afternoon. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery with Griffin in charge. The deceased is survived by his widow, two sons, James, of Montgomery and Cole, of Prattville; his mother, Mrs. J.H. TAYLOR, of Brownsville, Pennsylvania, and one sister, Miss Hettie TAYLOR, of Brownsville.
Arthur "Buck" CHAPMAN, 19-year-old son of Mr. & Mrs. Ira CHAPMAN of Elmore County, died in a Montgomery hospital Sunday, a victim of meningitis... The youth became ill last Thursday and died Sunday. The funeral was held yesterday at Deatsville.
Reverend Sol BATES, highly respected colored minister of Autaugaville, died at his home there Monday night. His death brings sorrow to both the white and colored people of Autauga County, for he had many friends among both races.
Miss Mae LOVELESS, one of Prattville's most highly esteemed women, died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Eva WILKINSON, Tuesday morning after an illness of several days. Miss LOVELESS suffered a stroke of paralysis Tuesday afternoon of last week... The deceased was born in Tuskegee, the daughter of Dr. E.L. and Mary Andrews LOVELESS. She resided there with her parents until February 1910, when her mother died. The remains of the mother were brought to Prattville for burial. Dr. LOVELESS became ill during the funeral and died here one week later. Miss LOVELESS had since that time resided with Mrs. WILKINSON... Surviving is a sister, Mrs. Eva WILKINSON, a niece, Miss Louise LONG, of Prattville, and a nephew, Mr. Loveless LONG, of New York City. Funeral services were held from the residence Wednesday afternoon... Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery with Spigener in charge.
On April 21st, God in his wisdom called the soul of Mrs. J.M. WILLIS from our midst into the realms of eternity. A severe heart attack was given as the cause of death. Mrs. WILLIS was before her marriage Miss Lura GRANGER. She was born December 25th, 1862 in Autauga County. At the age of 18 she united with Salem Methodist Church, where she remained a member until after marriage, when she moved her membership to the Big Springs Baptist church, later moving it to Evergreen, where she was a loyal member until her death. On January 17th, 1886, she was married to J.M. WILLIS. To this union was born five children, all of whom survive... Mrs. WILLIS is survived by her husband and five children, Mrs. Walter JACKSON, of Independence, Mrs. John L. TAYLOR, of Pearlington, Mississippi, Mrs. B.J. CAVER, of this community (Evergreen), Mrs. J.A. JACKSON, Selma, and Mr. T.C. WILLIS of this community. Also, one sister, Mrs. William HUNT, of Birmingham, 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday morning from Big Springs Church... Interment was in the cemetery there with Griffin in charge.
E.S. HOWARD, 67, died at the family residence at Lowndesboro Saturday after a brief illness. Surviving are the widow, two sons, H.M. and Cook HOWARD, and one grandson, E.W. HOWARD, all of Lowndesboro.
Mr. J.A. HUBBARD died Thursday morning at the home of his brother, Mr. W.B. HUBBARD. He suffered a stroke of paralysis early last week... The deceased was 87 years of age. He was born in Anniston and grew to manhood in that city. While never considered of strong physique he was active until at the age of 23 he suffered a serious illness. He recovered to some extent, but for the remainder of his life he suffered a severe handicap. He came to Prattville 31 years ago and has since resided with his brother... Funeral services were held at Oak Hill Cemetery Friday morning... Surviving the deceased are four sisters, Mrs. T.J. PONDER, Waycross, Georgia; Mrs. E.B. NELSON, Birmingham; Mrs. W.R. BOLTER, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Mrs. A.H. ATKINS, Florence, South Carolina; and one brother, Mr. W.B. HUBBARD, of Prattville.
Mrs. W.J. WILSON, 64, died at the home of her son, Mr. M.R. EVANS, in Prattville, Saturday afternoon. For several months she had been ill with dropsy, and a weak heart hastened her death. The deceased was born in the old Gaines Water Mill settlement, present site of Bridge Creek Fishing Club, the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Ben GAINES. She was married first to Mr. Henry EVANS, also of Autauga County. Surviving this union are six sons, M.R., of Prattville; C.R., of Jones; W.I., Columbus, Ohio; Marbury, Kansas City; T.J., Memphis, and G.T., of Hot Springs, New Mexico. Several years after the death of her first husband, the deceased was married to Mr. W.J. WILSON, of Booth, who survives her. Surviving also are two brothers, Mr. R.H. GAINES, of Bridge Creek, and Mr. John GAINES, of Birmingham, and two sisters, Mrs. E.F. GUNNELLS, Bessemer, and Mrs. A.E. WHITE, of Prattville. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon from the Pine Level Church... Burial was in the Pine Level Cemetery...
Mrs. Mary Lee CROW, 83, died Sunday afternoon at her home in Prattville, after a long illness. The deceasd had been a resident of Prattville for the past 30 years... She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. J.W. TURNER, Mrs. Henry BARBER, and Mrs. Charlie WHITE, and three sons, C.C. CROW, G.C. CROW, and J.B. CROW, all of Prattville; twenty-eight grandchildren, and twenty-six great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held from the home Monday afternoon... Burial was in the Durden Cemetery with Griffin in charge. Pall bearers were six grandsons, Lonnie and Olice CROW, Hubert HAYNIE, Clarence TURNER, Ruben CROW, and Heflin RAWLINSON.
This community was greatly grieved Sunday when the sad news reached the neighbors and friends that God saw fit to call from our midst Mrs. W.E. JONES... Mrs. JONES is survived by her husband, and two daughters, Mrs. Gene DeRAMUS and Norma JONES. The funeral was conducted from the home of her parents, Mr. & Mrs. W.L. KING... Burial was in the King Cemetery Monday morning.
(Oak Grove) Many hearts were made sad in this community by the death of Mrs. W.J. WILSON and Mrs. Jim CHAVERS.
White Mr. James Cole TAYLOR, Prattville, April 23rd. James Edgar GUY, Prattville, April 3rd. Mr. Richard VINSON, Prattville, April 15th. Mrs. Annie SANFORD, Prattville, April 8th. Miss Hazel DUFFEE, Prattville, April 3rd. Bobby Ruth DAY, Autaugaville, April 10th. Mrs. Laura Granger WILLIS, Billingsley, April 12th.
Colored Henry WELLS, Jr., Prattville. Eliza HOUSE, Prattville. George COFIELD, Prattville. Mattie Pearl TODD, Prattville. Ira STOUDENMIRE, Prattville. Sallie C. DERAMUS, Booth. Billie STEELE, Selma, Route 3. Willie BIVINS, Selma, Route 3. Willie MATHEW, Selma, Route 3. Eula CLAY, Billinsgley. Mollie FORD, Autaugaville. Jimmie TYUS, Jones. Milo PARKER, Jones. Infant son of Will & Bama UNDERWOOD, Billingsley. Infant son of Orrie Lee DURDEN, Vida. Henry BROWN, Mt. Creek.(Independence) Friends and relatives gathered at the Harmon Cemetery Thursday afternoon to see Mrs. J.H. BATES, of Selma, laid to rest... The deceased is survived by one sister, Mrs. W.M. DERAMUS; three brothers, John and Clinton DURDEN, of Birmingham, and Ben DURDEN, of Independence; three daughters, Mrs. Martin WALKER, of Huntsville, and Mrs. Dewey COX and Mrs. Katie COLEMAN, of Selma, and a number of grandchildren.
Miss Renee Eloise CANNON, a student of the University of Georgia, Athens, and a niece of Mr. Alva K. COOPER, Prattville merchant, was killed late last Friday when she fell from a horse on the campus of the college... She was a sophomore in the university and the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. C.R. CANNON, of Conyers, Georgia... Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon with burial in Covington, Georgia, where her grandparents, Capt. & Mrs. J.O. COOPER, reside...
Col. Alfred Moore TUNSTALL, one of the outstanding members of Alabama's legislatures for more than 30 years, passed away at his home in Greensboro Tuesady night, following a two weeks illness... He was 71 years of age and the infirmities of age had begun to tell on the veteran legislator... He represented Hale County in the House of Representatives nine terms during two of which he was speaker and in another was speaker pro tem, and served one term as a member of the State Senate. Funeral services will be held today from St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Greensboro, with burial in the Greensboro Cemetery.
Mary Ann GRAHAM, 12-year-old daughter of Mr. & Mrs. C.M. GRAHAM, who reside in Montgomery at 221 St. Charles Avenue, and granddaughter of Dr. & Mrs. James M. GRAHAM, of Prattville, died at 6 o'clock last Saturday morning after two days' illness of toxic poisoning. Funeral services were held from the home Sunday afternoon...
Mrs. Bettie SOLOMON, widely known Montgomery woman, died at a Montgomery hospital Tuesday night. She was 78 years old. She had lived in Montgomery all her life. Surviving are three sons, Fred SOLOMON and H.D. SOLOMON, both of Montgomery, Alex SOLOMON, of Houston, Texas; two sisters, Mrs. Celia MOUNT and Mrs. Tillie PEYSER, both of Montgomery.
The life of little Joe FARRELL, four years old, was taken by his father, James FARRELL, middle-aged cotton mill worker of Prattville, last Friday night. The tragedy occurred at the FARRELL home in Allenville. From reports it seems that a number of persons were attending a dance at the FARRELL home. Liquor flowed freely... FARRELL secured his shotgun and fired several shots at members of the party. One of the loads hit his little four-year-old son, Joe...
Mr. Ellsworth ELLIS, prominent citizen of Autauga County, died last Thursday morning in a Montgomery hospital a few hours after he had suffered a stroke of paralysis. Mr. ELLIS was a member of one of Autauga County's most highly esteemed families. His father, Mr. W.H. ELLIS, and brothers, Everett and Claude, have for years been engaged in poultry raising at Marbury. The deceased formerly taught in the Chilton County schools, later being connected with the Alabama School Supply. At the time of his death he was connected with the State Tax Commission. Surviving are the widow and two sons (not named), the father and two brothers, all of Marbury. Funeral services were held from the Marbury Baptist Church Friday afternoon.
Marbury and surrounding communities were greatly grieved last Friday when the sad news reached us that God saw fit to call from our midst Mr. L.C. HAWES. Mr. HAWES had been sick for about two weeks... The deceased is survived by six sons and one daughter (not named). The remains were laid in the New Harmony Cemetery, Saturday afternoon, with Spigener in charge.
The funeral ofMrs. Fannie MERCER, 76, who died Monday night at her home at Elmore Station, was held Tuesday at Mt. Hebron... Surviving are six sons, John H. MERCER, of Oklahoma, C.W., W.R., R.L., F.A., and A.L. MERCER, all of Elmore Station; two daughters, Mrs. Ralph BRYANT, of Elmore Station, and Mrs. Fred DAVIS, of Cairo, Georgia; two sisters, Mrs. B.L. CROWELL and Mrs. J.F. MORRIS; and three brothers, A.D. HENDERSON, M.D. HENDERSON, and H.F. HENDERSON.
Mrs. Frances Browse McDONALD, wife of the Reverend P.N. McDONALD, rector of the Church of the Ascension in Montgomery, and the Prattville Episcopal Church, died last Thursday in St. Mary's Hospital at Mayo's Clinic, Rochester, Minn., where she had been under treatment for three weeks...
Mitchell STREET, colored, is dead and Dave ROSE, also colored, is in the Autauga County jail as the result of a shooting occurring on the Gunter plantation in the southwestern part of the county last Saturday night...
Mr. & Mrs. Deason JONES, and Mrs. Stanley JONES, of Columbus, Georgia, are dead and four others are in Montgomery hospitals more or less seriously injured as a result of an automobile crash... on the Montgomery highway near Red Devil Lake Saturday... Mr. & Mrs. Stanley JONES, formerly residents of Prattville, moved to Columbus last year...
the death of Mr. Eddie BAZZELL, 69, in Prattville last week, Autauga County has lost a good citizen. Mr. BAZZELL was born in beat 10 and had spent his entire life in Autauga County. He was for years connected with the Autauga Oil & Fertilizer Company, but at the time of his death was employed by the Prattville plant of the Bradford Cotton Mills... He is survived by two brothers, W.C. BAZZELL, of Prattville, and J.C. BAZZELL, of Deatsville, and a sister, Mrs. W.L. JONES, of Prattville...
Mrs. James FERRELL was carried to a Montgomery hospital Saturday night suffering with an acute attack of appendicitis. An immediate operation failed to save her life, death coming Sunday morning. The remains were brought to Prattville and funeral services were held Sunday afternoon. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery with Spigener in charge.
Autauga County lost one of its most prominent and worth-while citizens in the death of Mr. C.W. SMITH, which occurred at his country home six miles southwest of Prattville last Sunday morning. Mr. SMITH had been confined to his bed for several weeks and for days before his death it was known that the end was not far away. Claude Whit SMITH was born in Autauga County on August 11th, 1868. He was the son of C. Whit SMITH and Colista Ward SMITH, early pioneers of this county... He attended the old Prattville Academy, and later the University of Alabama... In the late 1890's he became associated with two of his cousins, the late McQueen and Major M. SMITH and continued farming operations on a larger scale, part of their farm being the lands on which the beautiful Smith home now stands... On July 22nd, 1903, the deceased was married to Miss Margaret Graham SMITH, one of Tuskegee's sweetest and most accomplished young ladies. To this union was born one daughter, who is now the lovely and attractive Margaret SMITH, who resides at Tuskegee, where she has lived since infancy, first with her grandmother, Mrs. Sara Anna SMITH, and later with her aunt, Mrs. E.R. ALEXANDER. Years after the death of his first wife, Mr. SMITH was married to Mrs. Sarah SMITH, beloved Prattville woman. She died in 1927. In early life the deceased joined the Prattville Presbyterian Church... Mr. SMITH was for years a member of the Board of Revenue of Autauga County...
Mr. D.C. CAMPBELL, prominent citizen of Ft. Worth, Texas, died last Saturday at his home in that city after a lingering illness. Mr. CAMPBELL, who was a native of Wetumpka, and who married a sister of the late Mrs. Sarah BOOTH, of Prattville, was influential in civic and religious affairs in his Texas home... Surviving the deceased are the widow and four children (not named).
Mr. Charles Clifton SMITH, for many years one of Autauga's most prominent citizens, died at the home of his brother, Mr. T.M. SMITH, Sunday night... He was born on March 31st, 1867. He was a son of Col. A.Y.& Mrs. McKeithen SMITH, members of pioneer families of Autauga County... On November 23rd, 1909, Mr. SMITH was married to Mrs. Eleanor CONE...Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery... Mr. SMITH is survived by his widow, a stepson, Mr. Will CONE, three brothers, T.M. SMITH, Prattville; A.Y. SMITH, Wauchula, Florida; A.M. SMITH, Acadia, Florida; two sisters, Mrs. Mary STANSFIELD, Wauchula, Florida; and Mrs. A.C. BILLUPS, Birmingham...
(Opelika, July 14th) The funeral of Edmund POWELL, 62, former Opelika merchant, who died in Columbus, Georgia, Frdiay night after a long illness was held today... burial was at Rosemere Cemetery. Mr. POWELL was a resident of Opelika for nearly a quarter of a century and during this time he was engaged in the retail grocery business. He moved to Columbus about two years ago where he has resided with his son, B.E. POWELL, until his death... Surviving are the widow, the former Miss Annie GRIFFIN of this city, and one son, B.E. POWELL, of Columbus, Georgia, a brother, B. POWELL, of Battle Creek, Alabama... Mr. POWELL was a brother of the late J.L. POWELL, of Prattville.
Mr. William Middleton FISHER, for a number of years a prominent citizen of Prattville, died Sunday morning at his home in Washington, D.C... Mr. FISHER was 69 years of age and was born in Columbus, Georgia, but moved to Prattville at the age of eight. He was an employee of the Continental Gin Company until 17 years ago when he moved to Washington and there resided until his death... The funeral was held in Washington Monday and the remains were brought here for burial. The services were held at Oak Hill Cemetery Tuesday... Mr. FISHER is survived by his widow, Mrs. Julia Spigener FISHER, three daughters, Miss Marguerite FISHER and Mrs. W.F. YEARGER, of Atlanta, Georgia, and Mrs. A.O. DOOLEY, of Washington, D.C.
Mr. B.A. TUCKER, 67, died Tuesday at a Montgomery hospital after a brief illness. He is survived by his widow, four daughters and one son (none named). The funeral was held from Diffly's funeral home yesterday...
The friends and acquaintances of Mrs. Lillie Bowen SMITH will regret to learn of her untimely death, which occurred at Prattville July 22nd. Mrs. SMITH had been in feeble health for more than a year, and while on a visit to her daughter in Indiana, was seriously stricken, and died a very short time after reaching home... She was 71 years of age, and had spent her whole life in her hometown. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon from the home of her sister, Mrs. John RICE. Interment was in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Mr. A.M. "Boss" SMITH died Tuesday morning at a hospital in Arcadia, Florida... Mr. SMITH was born and reared in this community being the son of Col. A.Y. & Mrs. McKeithen SMITH... He was a brother of Mr. C.C. SMITH who died here on July 14th. The deceased is survived by three sons, Dr. A.M. SMITH, Jr., Tampa, Florida, Mr. A.Y.* SMITH, Langley Field, Mr. Bruce SMITH, St. Augustine, Florida... *Paper is in bad condition. The first letter is not legible. The name is assumed to be "A.Y. SMITH".
Grover Cleveland SEXTON, 43-year-old textile worker of Prattville, was almost instantly killed at 4 p.m. Friday when he was struck down by an automobile near the center of the Alabama River bridge on the Birmingham Highway... Mr. SEXTON is survived by his widow and five children, of Prattville (none listed); two brothers, W.M. and H.L. SEXTON, and two sisters, Mrs. John TURNER and Mrs. George TURNER, all residents of Honoraville. The body was sent to Cool Springs, Crenshaw County, from the Griffin Funeral Home in Prattville.
Roy WILLIAMS, colored, of the Lily Hill Community, died Saturday night in a Montgomery hospital as the result of a wound received that afternoon when shot by a pistol in the hands of Jim GILL, another colored man...
(Selma, August 13th) Funeral services were held today for the victims of two unusual accidents. James H. BREWER, 75, died Sunday from injuries received when a porch collapsed at his home at Forkland. Aron ROPER, Range Line Road farmer, died of a broken neck, received when he dived into shallow water in Mulberry Creek.
The following deaths among colored people of Autauga County occurred during July:
Infant son of Isaiah & Mayleen ROPER, Prattville. Ann McCLAMON, Prattville. Lillie STEWART, Prattville. Theodore DAVIS, Prattville. Jesse Lee BELL, Prattville. Owen HOUSER, Jr., Autaugaville. Infant son of Alex & Rosetta FRAZIER, Autaugaville. Willie NUNN, Billingsley. Mary DERAMUS, Vida. Frank SIDNEY, Mt. Creek.
(Selma, August 25th) Arthur L. DAY, 28, prominent Selma real estate broker, was instantly killed early today when the automobile he was driving left the highway and plunged down an embankment near Pelhatchie, Mississippi, some 25 miles from Jackson.
Joe CALE, 31, of Docena, was killed instantly Saturday night when struck by a Frisco freight train near his home about 12 miles west of Birmingham... Funeral services were held at Docena Union Church Monday. Burial was in Fraternal Cemetery, Pratt City. The Cale Family were formerly citizens of Autauga County and have many friends here who will regret to learn of the tragic death of this young man.
On Wednesday night, August 22nd, the death angel came and claimed the life of Mr. W.G. JACKSON while his devoted wife was at the bedside of their daughter, Mrs. James BUSBY. Mr. JACKSON was born December 8th, 1867, near Independence and has lived here all his life. On January 1st, 1892, he was married to Miss Mary Elizabeth WYATT. Unto this union were born 11 children, 10 of whom survive his death; Mrs. J.W. WOODARD, of Harbeson City, Florida; Mrs. L.N. WALLACE, Longview, Texas; Mrs. Mable KING, Montgomery; Mrs. I.G. ARMSTEAD, Warsaw, Georgia; Mrs. H.L. JACKSON, Shreveport, Louisiana; Mrs. J.H. VINSON, Jones; Mrs. C.M. WAGNER, Lakeland, Florida; Mr. W.F. JACKSON, Mrs. James BUSBY, and Miss Louise JACKSON, of Independence, and 12 grandchildren... Reverend Peacock conducted the services at the WYATT Cemetery Friday afternoon with Griffin in charge... (Tallassee, August 25th) Chester ESTES, 29-year-old farmer, died in a hospital here this afternoon from bullet wounds officers said were inflicted by a colored tenant farmer during an argument...
Perry GOODSON, 80-year-old colored man, was instantly killed Saturday night when struck by the engine of an M & O freight train four miles west of Booth... GOODSON was for many years active in the pastorate of colored churches in this section and enjoyed the respect of the people of both the white and colored races.
Funeral services for Mr. W. O. DURBIN, prominent Autauga County farmer, will be held this afternoon at 3:30 at Mt. Nebo Cemetery in Chilton County... Mr. DURBIN died yesterday morning, following a lengthy illness, at his home on the Booth-Independence Road. He was 55 years of age and was considered a splendid citizen and industrious farmer. He is survived by his widow and three children (not named).
(White City) The infant of Mr. & Mrs. Clarence THORNTON, of Prattville, was buried in the White City Cemetery Friday afternoon...
Last Wednesday afternoon, just at the time we were preparing an article for The Progress stating that Mr. William J. GAFFORD, who was in a Montgomery hospital, was better, the condition of this good man became worse, and death came to him later in the day. At the passing of Mr. William James GAFFORD (better known as Uncle Bill) Autauga County has lost one of its best citizens... He was born June 29th, 1858, and departed this life September 11th, 1935... Funeral was held from Big Springs Church Thursday... Interment was in the cemetery there, with Martin in charge...
Vital Statistics -Month of August
As reported by the Autauga County Health Unit:
White Deaths Son of Mr. & Mrs. Clarence THORNTON, Prattville. Grover E. SEXTON, Prattville. Claudius W. SMITH, Prattville. William George JACKSON, Independence.
Colored Deaths Virginia WILLIAMS, Prattville. Bertha Seal HOUSER, Autaugaville. Julia Lee WHITE, Autaugaville. Eliza Jane HOWARD, Autaugaville. Alma Arleen SAPP, Mt. Creek. Twin sons of Booster & Hattie PARKER, Billingsley. Lee ARMSTRONG, Plantersville.
Information contained in a letter to Prattville friends from Dr. & Mrs. A.D. ALLEN states that their son, Carroll ALLEN, died suddenly at their home in Decatur, Alabama, recently. Dr. & Mrs. ALLEN formerly lived in Prattville and their son, Carroll, who was only a little fellow when they moved away from here, is remembered by many of their friends.
Mrs. D.L. YARBROUGH, of Rocky Mount, died in a Montgomery hospital Tuesday morning, following a short illness... it was discovered that pneumonia had developed and the end came in a very short time. Before her marriage, Mrs. YARBROUGH was Miss Alice Tulula MAY. She was born in Prattville, being the youngest daughter of Hiram J. & Mattie Fralick MAY, who were among the county's pioneer citizens... On September 22nd, 1911, the deceased was married to Mr. D.L. YARBROUGH, one of the outstanding farmers of this section... Two sons, D.L., Jr. and Harry, and two daughters, Elizabeth and Dorothy, survive this union... Others surviving are the husband, and two sisters, Mrs. Minnie WEIR and Mrs. Ida WEEKS, of Prattville. Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon in Rocky Mount Church... burial was in the Rocky Mount Cemetery with Griffin in charge...
(Deatsville, September 22nd) J.M. STROCK, 86, pioneer citizen of Elmore County, died at his home near here this afternoon following a long illness. The funeral will be held Monday from the Ebenezer Church, with burial in the adjoining cemetery... Mr. STROCK was born and reared in Elmore County and was a prominent farmer. He was a member of the Protestant Methodist Church. Surviving are one son, A.E. STROCK, of Deatsville; two daughters, Mrs. T.J. RUCKER, of Elmore, and Mrs. D.J. LONG, of Montgomery, and nine grandchildren, including the following: L.D. MORGAN, of Mansfield, Louisiana; Mrs. Dewey ROY, of Deatsville; Mills COWLING, of Montgomery; and L. COWLING, of Elmore.
Mr. W.E. FORD died at his home in Prattville Friday night. Mr. FORD had been under the care of physicians for the past six months... William Ernest FORD was born in Selma on January 24th, 1879. For some years after reaching manhood, he resided in Birmingham. He was married on March 29th, 1913 to Miss Maudena BATTLES, also of Birmingham. Coming to Prattville in July 1922, Mr. FORD accepted a position with the local cotton mills...He was a member of the Methodist Church, the Masonic Lodge and Shrine, being a member of Zamora Temple in Birmingham. Surviving the deceased are the widow, three sons, William V. and Ernest, Jr., Birmingham, and Virgil, of Prattville; four daughters, Mrs. Annie BEVIS, Birmingham, and Misses Gladys, Dimples, and Nellie FORD, of Prattville. A brother, Mr. Virgil FORD, of Bonham, Texas, also survives. Funeral services were held from the home Sunday afternoon... Burial was in the Durden Cemetery with Griffin in charge...
(Liberty) Our community was greatly saddened on last Thursday by the death of a beloved and useful citizen, Mrs. Ella BOONE. Mrs. BOONE suffered for many weeks before being taken to a hospital with an infected foot, caused by an ingrowing toenail. The toe had to be removed while in the Prattville hospital. Later in a Montgomery hospital, her leg had to be amputated. All efforts failed and she died from the result. Mrs. BOONE was a member of the Baptist Church for 56 years... Surviving the deceased are her husband, W.E. BOONE; parents, Mr. & Mrs. J.N. COOK; two brothers, Jim and Nix; and five daughters, Mrs. C.D. RAWLINSON, Mrs. Arthur BEARD, of Montgomery; Mrs. Jim RAWLINSON, Mrs. John HOLLON, and Mrs. Tom BICE, of Deatsville; four sons, Hannon, Robert, of Montgomery; and George and Oliver BOONE, of Deatsville. Fifty grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren also survive... Funeral services were held Saturday morning.
(Verbena, October 7th) The funeral of F.A. GULLEDGE, 86, prominent Chilton County citizen who died Sunday morning at his home where he had lived for 59 years, was held today at 3 p.m., from the Verbena Methodist Church... burial was in the Verbena Cemetery... Surviving Mr. GULLEDGE are five sons and daughters, Mrs. (-) B. OLIVER*, Mrs. Samuel SCOTT, (-) H.*, W.A., and Charles E. GULLEDGE, all of Verbena. His wife died about two years ago. Born in Coosa County, September (-), 1849, he made his home there until the Fall of 1876, when he removed to Chilton County and settled at Verbena, engaging in the mercantile business... At the age of 19, he was married to Miss Cordelia Ann COLLIER...Although he was too young to serve in the War Between the States, he has always been intensely interested in the activities of the Confederate Veterans... His brother, Gen. J.W.E. GULLEDGE, is one of the few veterans of this war now living in Chilton County. *NOTE: Paper is in bad condition and the first initial of this name is illegible.
Will ALLEN, farmer of near Eclectic in Elmore County, died* Sunday at his home from shotgun wounds... Allen, about 50 years old, died while his family was at church, it was reported. He is survived by his widow and a number of children. *See article for full details.
Mrs. Sarah B. PASSMORE, 70, a resident of Montgomery for 28 years, died at the residence, 110 Capitol Parkway, Montgomery, Monday after a short illness. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. G.B. BARNETT, of Montgomery; a son, G.C. PASSMORE, of Prattville; three sisters, Mrs. T.B. HAIGLER and Mrs. J.H. CARAWAY, both of Louisville, Alabama, and Mrs. Will RICHARDS, of Texas; three brothers, T.B. PICKETT, of Columbus; Edgar PICKETT, of Cottonwood; and John PICKETT of Cottonwood; and three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were held from Diffley's Funeral home... Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery...
Mr. J.R. WILLIAMS, one of Autauga's oldest and best citizens went to his resting-place October 29th. If he had lived until October 16th, he would have been 85 years of age. Mr. WILLIAMS was born in Macon County, and came to Autauga County with his parents at the age of five... He had been married 62 years, and had been a member of the church 65 years. The deceased is survived by his wife, 88 years old, and four children, J.R. WILLIAMS, Jr., and Mrs. H.A. HAND, of Prattville; Mrs. A.J. THOMAS, Deatsville; and Mrs. J.E. HAND, Mt. Creek. He is also survived by 33 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren. Interment was in the Liberty Cemetery...
Mr. Porter FORT, for several years one of Prattville and Autauga County's prominent saw mill operators and lumbermen, died at his home in Morristown, Tennessee, recently following a short illness. Funeral services and burial were in Morristown...
(Holtville, October 22nd) The funeral of J.L. BAXLEY, 66, who died here Monday, was held at 2 p.m. today. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. BROWN and Mrs. S.B. RAY, of Montgomery; one brother, J.H. BAXLEY, a member of the Montgomery police department, and four sisters, Mrs. Ella HOOD, of Montgomery; Mrs. O.P. WOMBLE, of Holtville; Mrs. Ever NORRIS, of Dallas, Texas; and Mrs. Jennie JACKS, of Prattville.
Vital Statistics for Autauga County
The following vital statistics were reported to the County Health Officer for the month of September:
Deaths-White Mr. William Earnest FORD, Prattville. James Gilbert GRAY, Prattville. Theodore STROM, Autaugaville. Deaths- Colored Fannie Mae TYUS, Prattville. Bessie M. JONES, Prattville. Perry GOODSON, Booth. Bettie WASHINGTON, Prattville. Thomas STOUDENMIRE Mims MOTEN, Selma, Route 3.
(Independence) Mrs. Charley HENRY and Lester WYATT, of Pleasant Hill, and Odell WYATT, of Sylacauga, attended the funeral of their nephew, Willie Franklin WYATT. Dr. HALL, of Billingsley, diagnosed his case as diphtheria.
The sudden death of James R. CLOUD yesterday morning came as a great shock to the people of Prattville, and throughout Autauga County. His death occurred about 7:30 in his office located in the rear of the Prattville Mercantile Company... James Ross CLOUD was born in Texas on November 15th, 1883. He was brought to Autauga County by his parents when only three years of age and has since made Prattville his home... Surviving are the widow, who was before her marriage, Miss Fannie MURPHREE, of Troy; two sons, James, of Prattville, and Bert, of Anniston, and one daughter, Mrs. Cecil STOKES, of Anniston. Funeral services were held from the home this afternoon. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery with Spigener in charge....
. A.J. ALDRIDGE, 69, died suddenly Saturday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Tom WEBB, in Pratt-Mont... He slumped over suddenly as he was stricken with a heart attack, and death came within a very few minutes. The deceased was born in Chilton County, January 1st, 1866. He came to Prattville in 1908, and for years conducted a meat market here. Funeral services were held at Liberty Church Sunday afternoon... Burial was in the church cemetery with Griffin in charge. Surviving the deceased are two sons, W.L. of Marietta, Georgia, and G.C., of Sherman, Texas; five daughters, Mrs. W.L. TATUM, Clanton; Mrs. Maude MOORE, Sylacauga; Mrs. Tom WEBB, Mrs. G.F. FISCHER, and Mrs. Flossie BORDERS, of Prattville. Twenty-nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren also survive.
Autaugaville) Mrs. Robert THOMPSON was called to Greenville Friday on account of the death of her mother, Mrs. CONNER.
Bernas TILLIS, 20-year-old colored man, was shot* Saturday night... dying Sunday morning from wounds received... *See full article for details on this homicide.
(Independence) Friends and relatives extend their deepest sympathy to Mr. & Mrs. J.T. RAINWATER in their bereavement. Their twins were laid to rest in the New Cedron Cemetery last Friday afternoon...
(Autaugaville, November 11th) Sunday afternoon with his many friends and loved ones about him, Mr. J.G. HICKS was laid to rest at Rocky Hill Cemetery. Mr. HICKS was one of our most outstanding citizens...Our community is going to miss Mr. Jay, as all his friends called him, and as he took upon his frail shoulders the added burden when his brother, Mr. L.D. HICKS, died, so his remaining brother, Mr. Tom, as we all know him, will carry on...
Mrs. Charles A. RUSH, wife of a former presiding elder of the Prattville District of the Methodist Church, died Tuesday night at her home in Brundidge after a long illness. Mrs. RUSH moved to Brundidge two years ago with her husband, who is pastor of the Methodist Church there. The funeral was held here yesterday afternoon from the Methodist church. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery with Spigener in charge. Surviving are her husband, the Reverend Charles A. RUSH; sons, Dr. Richard RUSH, of California; Charles A. RUSH, Jr., of Dothan; and John RUSH, of Jacksonville, Florida; and two daughters, Mrs. Robert DAVIDSON and Mrs. N.D. DENSON, both of Opelika.
(White City) Funeral services for Delbert CASTLEBERRY were held at the Baptist church Wednesday morning. He was the two-year-old son of Mr. & Mrs. Ernest CASTLEBERRY, of near Verbena. He died of diphtheria. We are extremely sympathetic for Mr. & Mrs. CASTLEBERRY, as this is the second child they have lost in two years.
Vital Statistics for Autauga County
The following deaths were reported to the County Health Department in October:
White Infant son of J.B. & Ruth THOMAS, Prattville. Mr. Jack HOLMAN, Prattville. Mr. William Oscar DURBIN, Independence. Mr. James Robert WILLIAMS, Prattville. Colored Infant son of Jimmie & Minnie HOWARD, Prattville. Infant son of Henry & Maldo RAWLINSON. Infant son of Queen WASHINGTON. Millie BOOGE, Booth. Maria STEWART, Prattville. Alice Motley FRAZIER, Autaugaville. Fred HOWARD, Autaugaville. Infant daughter of James & Lillian WILKINSON, Autaugaville. Infant daughter of Willie & Phibie WILLIAMS, Selma, Route 3. Hiney GRISHOM, Selma, Route 3. Percy JENKINS, Selma, Route 3. Infant son of Jesse & Idell UNDERWOOD, Autaugaville. Harriett SHELTON, Plantersville. Lewis MIMS, Vida. Julius WRIGHT, Deatsville. Infant daughter of Truth & Alice RAY, Mt. Creek. Infant daughter of John & Elaine WILLAIMS, Mt. Creek.
One of Autauga's saddest tragedies occurred Thursday night of last week when Dorsey SIMPSON, of Autaugaville, received burns which resulted in his death. Mr. SIMPSON was employed as watchman at the gravel pit being used in the paving project on the Prattville-Autaugaville Road. About 11 o'clock Thursday night an oil lantern which he was using exploded throwing burning kerosene over his clothes... He died at 10 o'clock Friday night. Dee Dorsey SIMPSON was 35 years of age. He was born in Autaugaville, and had spent almost his entire life there. He was married in October 1922, to Miss Lucile RANDALL, of Birmingham. The widow and one daughter, Ruth, survive. Surviving also are one sister, Miss Edna SIMPSON, and one brother, Robert, all of Autaugaville. Funeral services were held from the Autaugaville Baptist Church Sunday afternoon... Burial was in the Hicks Cemetery with Griffin in charge...
John Henry ANDERSON, 55-year-old colored man, died Saturday night about 8:30, an hour after he had been struck by an automobile... The accident occurred on the Birmingham highway near the residence of Mr. Johnnie BOONE...
The body of Jesse THORNTON, employee of J.F. Nichols and Company, of Montgomery, who was drowned on November 14th at Lake Jordan, was recovered shortly after 8 a.m. Sunday...The body was taken Sunday to the home of Mr. & Mrs. W.F. THORNTON, at Wetumpka. The funeral was held at 3 p.m. Monday at Bullard Cemetery near Eclectic.
Many of our citizens were made sad last Saturday by the news that Miss Alma McGAUGH, 66, a former principal of the Autauga County High School, had died suddenly in Montgomery... Miss McGAUGH came to Prattville as a teacher in the Autauga County High School during the 1915-16 session.... In 1918 he was elected principal of our high school, a position which she filled faithfully and efficiently until 1923, when she accepted the principalship of the Pike County School, located at Brundidge... Survivors include a brother, A.H. McGAUGH, of Tilden, Alabama; and three sisters, Miss Inez McGAUGH, and Mrs. Eugene BALLARD, both of Montgomery, and Mrs. J.E. TAYLOR, of DeLand, Florida. Funeral services were held at Memory Chapel in Montgomery, with interment in Greenwood Cemetery.
Mr. Raymond WELCH, 36, died suddenly at his home in Clanton Thursday morning of last week. His death, which was attributed to heart failure, came as a shock to hundreds of friends of this popular young man, who lived for a number of years in Prattville, while his father, Dr. O.S. WELCH, was pastor of the First Methodist Church here... Funeral services were held in Clanton Friday. Burial was in the Rocky Mount Cemetery near Prattville Friday afternoon with Spigener in charge. The deceased is survived by his widow, who was before her marriage Miss Olive YARBROUGH, of Prattville, two children (not named), his father, Dr. O.S. WELCH, prominent Methodist minister; and three sisters, Mrs. Allen NORTHINGTON, Misses Kathryn and Thelma WELCH.
Mr. George B. MORGAN, 74, native of Prattville, died at his residence in Montgomery Sunday afternoon following a short illness... George Beauregard MORGAN was born in Prattville, June 5th, 1861. He was a son of Charles & Sarah E. MORGAN, pioneers of the town. He grew to manhood here. For a time he was connected with the local plant of the Continental Gin Company, and he was also for years overseer of the plantation of the late H.S. DOSTER... Funeral services were held from the home in Montgomery Monday afternoon... Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery in Prattville. Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. Charles FAULKENBERRY, Mrs. William COINE, Mrs. A.C. O'CONNER, Montgomery; Mrs. J.N. TAYLOR, of Prattville; Mrs. E.B. COLLINS, of Tuscaloosa, and Miss Bert MORGAN, of Montgomery; two sons, Charles T. MORGAN, of Birmingham, and George A. MORGAN, of the Panama Canal Zone, and two sisters, Mrs. Hattie KITCHENS, of Collouden, Georgia, and Mrs. Charles STROZER, of Macon, Georgia. Twenty-five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
Mr. Wallace MYRICK, 47, one of Myrick Chapel community's prominent farmers, died Friday night in the Prattville hospital just 30 minutes after he had been admitted seriously ill... Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon from Myrick Chapel... burial was in the church cemetery with Griffin in charge. The deceased is survived by his widow, one son, Karmit Leon, and his mother (not named), all of the Myrick chapel community.
Autauga County lost another mighty good citizen last Thursday afternoon when death came to Mr. George HOUSTON at his home in Mulberry. Mr. HOUSTON, who was 82 years of age, had spent his entire life in Mulberry... He was also one of Autauga's highly educated citizens. He graduated from the University of Alabama when a young man and later completed a medical course, but, growing interested in farming, never practiced his profession... Funeral services were held from Ivy Creek Church Friday afternoon, with burial in the church cemetery. Surviving the deceased are one daughter, Mrs. Tom KENNAMER, of Birmingham, and two sons, Messrs. Arch and Marcus HOUSTON, of Mulberry. Another son, Ewell Smith HOUSTON, was killed during the World War, falling in the Battle of Chateau Thierry.
(Hayneville, December 10th) Walter J. COKER, 61, for the last nine years assistant executor of public accounts for the state of Alabama, died at his home here Monday afternoon. Mr. COKER, who was engaged in the mercantile business here for years, was a native of Mt. Willing, Alabama... Interment will be in the family cemetery at Mt. Willing, Wednesday with Spigener, of Prattville, in charge.
Edward Keith JOHNSON, 19, who held an important position with the Johnson tire and Supply Company of Montgomery, was killed instantly early Sunday morning when the car in which he and three other persons were riding was crowded off the Birmingham highway two and a half miles south of Verbena...
Elinor MIMS, four-year-old daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Ed MIMS, died Tuesday, after a week's illness. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon from the home, with interment in the Durden Cemetery... she is survived by her parents and several brothers and sisters (not named).
Vital Statistics for Autauga County Deaths reported to the Health Department in November were as follows:
Mr. J.R. CLOUD, Prattville. Miss Ida Mae COMPTON, Prattville. Mr. John BERRY, Prattville. Mr. Jay Golson HICKS, Autaugaville. Mr. William Henry JENNINGS, Deatsville. Infant son of Mr. & Mrs. William EVANS, Marbury.
Rasby ERVIN, Prattville. Infant daughter of Zettie WALTER & Belzora HULL. A.L. MOTEN, Autaugaville. Mary Eliza STEELE, Autaugaville. Wesley LEE, Selma, Route 3. Minthrone BLIVINS, Statesville, RFD 3. Jim WOOD, Selma, Route 3. Martha ALEXANDER, Plantersville, Route 2. John GIBBONS, Prattville, Route 2. Infant son of Hiawatha WOODSON & Lezeate TYUS, Mt. Creek.
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary E. GIBBONS, 77, a lifelong resident of Pine Flat, Autauga County, who died at her home early Friday night, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday... with interment in Pine Flat Cemetery. Surviving are five sons, J.M. GIBBONS, of Caugah Falls, Ohio, and B.T., S.H., R.P., and W.H. GIBBONS, all of Deatsville; two daughters, Mrs. Susie E. GREEN, of Pratt City, and Mrs. Mary E. GOLSON, of Autaugaville; a brother, J.P. JOHNSON, of Wetumpka; two sisters, Mrs. F.M. NORRIS, of Deatsville, and Mrs. H.E. HONEYCUTT, of Birmingham...
Mrs. Myrtle Blackmon CAIN, 56, mother of John CAIN, noted University of Alabama football star, and aunt of Bill TERRY, manager of the New York Club of the National League, died early Friday morning at her home, 206 Lexington Road, Montgomery, after a long illness. Mrs. CAIN had lived in Montgomery for the last 22 years and was a member of the Clayton Street Baptist Church.
The funeral for James F. MARTIN, 53, who died Thursday morning at his home in Pine Level Community, was held at 3 p.m. Friday with burial in the Pine Level Cemetery. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mamie MARTIN, Pine Level; two sons, Joe and Prentis MARTIN, both of Prattville; six daughters, Mrs. Geneva BAZZELL and Mrs. Belle ROBINSON, of Deatsville; Mrs. Dolly Mae COOK, of Prattville; Misses Salem, Mary Joe and Lilly MARTIN, all of Pine Level; two brothers, Rube and T. MARTIN, of Deatsville; four sisters, Mrs. Ada GRIER, of Mobile; Mrs. Dosie JOHNSON, of Montgomery; Mrs. Glacie GLENN and Mrs. Mamie TATUM, both of Prattville.
Funeral services for W.P. ALDRIDGE of Marbury, who died at a Montgomery hospital last Wednesday, were held from the home of R.L. ALDRIDGE, of Mt. Creek, Friday... burial was in the Marbury Cemetery with Spigener Funeral Home in charge. Mr. ALDRIDGE is survived by his widow; four daughters, Mrs. Marcelet SPENCER, Misses Frances, Evelyn and Sue ALDRIDGE; one son, James ALDRIDGE, all of LaGrange, Georgia; mother, Mrs. Robert ALDRIDGE, Marbury; three brothers, Thomas J. ALDRIDGE, Clanton, Robert, Jr., Marbury, and John P. ALDRIDGE, of Verbena; five sisters, Mrs. M.J. CONNELL, Mt. Creek, Mrs. B.H. HOWELL, Mrs. J.L. WILKINSON, both of Birmingham, Mrs. Henry COOPER, of Montgomery, and Mrs. Lily ELLIS, of Marbury.
Edward OKEL, 62, an architect and outstanding Masonic leader for many years, died last week at his home in Robinson Springs after a long illness. Mr. OKEL, a native of St. Louis, came to Montgomery in 1908 and drew the plans for the Grand Theatre on Dexter Avenue... Surviving are his widow and a son, of Millbrook, and another son, William OKEL, of Montgomery.
Mr. Charles Cleveland COOPER, well known salesman for the Kenny Company in Montgomery, died suddenly at his home in that city Thursday morning of last week. Funeral services were held the following day. Mr. COOPER is survived by his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Arthur COOPER, of Montgomery, and two brothers, William E. COOPER, Prattville, and Arthur B. COOPER, of Atlanta...
E.C. WELDON, of Clanton, was killed almost instantly about noon yesterday when the truck on which he and several other people were riding overturned on the Clanton-Billingsley highway several miles west of Clanton... Surviving WELDON are his widow, one daughter, Joyce, his parents, Mr. & Mrs. J.E. WELDON, four brothers, O.O., Tommy, Osmond and Cecil WELDON, and five sisters, Mrs. Zadie HEWITT, Mrs. Roberta CULP, Mrs. Sophie Lee MOATES, Mrs. Doshie MIMS and Mrs. Sarah PIERCE, all of Billingsley.
Richard Herman SOLOMON, 24, son of Mr. & Mrs. J.B. SOLOMON, 516 Alabama Avenue, Selma, was instantly killed when the automobile in which he was riding failed to make a turn for a bridge near Lillian, Florida, and rammed into a house boat in the Perdido River yesterday...