PROMINENT RESIDENT OF NORTONVILLE DEAD
Was Correspondent for a Number of Papers - Took an Active Interest in Agricultural Affairs
Lemuel Everett Dalton, so of Green and Mary Dalton was born near what is now the vicinity of Nortonville, in Morgan County, on Oct. 14, 1867, and peacefully passed away at 1:45 a.m. on Dec. 19, 1917, being 50 years, 2 months and 5 days old.
On Dec. 25, 1887, he was converted to the faith of our Saviour during a revival held by Rev. B. F. Drake at Youngblood.
On the 9th day of the following April, he was baptized and united with the Youngblood church and remained true to his faith all of his life, and when his summons came he said he was ready and willing to go. He was a man of kind disposition, pleasant and agreeable to everyone. He was a man of good business ability.
Perhaps no one in the community was better known among various newspapers of the state and county, having contributed news to a number of them for many years.
He has been a reporter to the U.S. Bureau of Agriculture for a number of years, always taking a great interest in his work.
He has been in the employ of various insurance companies, always saving success. He secured over five hundred members for one organization.
He will be sadly missed by a host of sorrowing relatives and friends, but most of all his aged father and mother, with whom he had always lived and aided them in every way possible, so long as he was able, until failing health came over him.
He never complained, but bore his afflictions patiently.
He leaves to mourn his loss, father, mother, five sisters and three brothers.
After brief services at the home the funeral was conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 20 from Youngblood church in charge of Rev. B. F. Drake of White Hall.
The music was furnished by Miss Mildred Smith and the singing by the Fuqua family, and Fountain Pond.
The pall bearers were Sanford Covey, John Covey, Guss Seymour, Gussie Henry, Robert Nevins and Ezekiel Edwards.
The flowers were cared for by the Misses Clara and Vella Dalton, nieces of the deceased.
Interment in Youngblood cemetery.
One remarkable thing is, this was the first death in the immediate family in forty-five years, when an infant brother preceded him in death.
Among those from away in attendance at the funeral were: W. F. Miskell and family, Carlin Dalton and family and George Miers and family of Jacksonville, Robert Miers of Virginia and John Snyder of Alexander.