compiled & contributed by Lisa Graham, MAY 2006.
SEPTEMBER 10, 1914
-Married, Mr. Mark Carpenter and Miss Bertha Sellers of near McKenzie were married last Sunday.
-Obituary- On Thursday night, September 3, 1914, Nettie DAVIS died at the home of her Father, Mr. Charlie Davis, of Avant, she was the eldest daughter and in her 16th year, She died of Typhoid fever, Her precious body was laid to rest at Union Cemetery.
-The sad Death of Mrs. John DEAN occurred last Wednesday, at Garland, she is survived by her husband and 3 children. She was buried at Bethel Cemetery last Thursday. Misses Lillie, Alice and Annie Skipper attended the Funeral of their Aunt.
-The Infant child of Mr. and Mrs. G.E. Stinson was buried in Providence, Sunday August 23.
- Unclaimed letters at the Georgiana Postoffice the past week: C.M. Spears, W.L. Murray, Ben Hawkins, Tom Coll, Vernon Hope, Tom Nichols, Andie Bons, Mrs. Tobetha Robson, Anna Taylor, Mirit Jordan & Annie Ruse.
-Miss Lela Hughes of Hickory Grove is improving after being ill with Diphtheria.
-The Infant of Mrs. Jim Calloway of Old Mill Hill died last Friday night.
- J. H. Martin died at Greenville last Friday.
-Miss Ethel Carpenter, of Greenville is visiting relatives at Manistee, Alabama.
November 12, 1914
- John L. Watson, 81, Confederate Veteran, died in Monroe County. Co. B, Third Ala. Calvary.
-Unclaimed Mail ending Nov. 7: Henry Num, William Robinson, E.W. Stallworth, Si Sims, Ollie Terry.
- Avant- Crittenden: Mr. Lauren Avant and Miss Olive Crittenden were married on Wednesday at the home of the Brides parents on Oaky Streak, near Greenville.
- Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Stinson announce the birth of a son Monday Morning.
September 7, 1916
-married Mr. Berry Patrick of Opp and Miss Alma Nall of McKenzie were married at Paxton last Friday.
-Mrs. B.D. Carpenter of Near McKenzie celebrated her 78th Birthday on August 31st 1916. Only 3 of her children were present. There were 14 grandchildren and 14 Great Grandchildren attending. Grandma Burkett, aged 93 years walked one-half mile to attend the dinner. Mrs. Carpenter and husband have 8 children, 48 grandchildren, 28 Great Grandchildren. The names Attended are : J.D. Huggins, Mabrey Huggins, Grely Huggins, Bryan Huggins, Lurline Huggins, Wesley Huggins, Edna Huggins, Bertha Huggins, Sarah Huggins, Johnnie Huggins, George Wiggins, Savannah Wiggins, Sam Wiggins, Lenna Wiggins, Dora Wiggins, Hyrum Wiggins, Leon Wiggins, Edwin Wiggins, Darwin Wiggins, Grace Wiggins, Ruby Wiggins, Tennie Wiggins, Carlotta Wiggins, Lula Weaver, Ruby Waever, Ionice Weaver, Maud Weaver, Verable Weaver, Alma Weaver, Shellie Weaver, Aldridge Weaver, Goldye Minnard, Ethel GRIFFIN, Bama Griffin, Mark carpenter, Bertha Carpenter, Mr. Hammond, Mrs. Hammond, John D. Hammond, Therma Hammond, Dallas Hammond, Dallas Hammond and Grandma Burkett, aged 93 years.
-Married- Mr. Romney Hagan of Union, Miss., and Miss Ruby Johnson of Georgianna, motored to Greenville, Sept 1 1916, They will make their home in Union Miss.
-Married- Mr. Berry Patrick of Opp and Miss Alma Nall of Mckenzie were marrried at Paxton last Friday.
- The Thirteenth months old infant, of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Joyner of McKenzie ,was laid to rest in Walker Cemetery at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon.
- Mr. Alman Carpenter returned home Sunday, after spending a week with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Carpenter.
- Miss Vera Horn spent Saturday night with Miss Carmie Gipson at Macedonia and attended services there.
- Mr. Ben Carpenter is at home on the sick list.- Sunflower
-Mrs. E.E. Johnson of Pensacola, is visiting her brother, Prof. Barnes, of Jones Mill, Ala. She will visit her sister Mrs. McPherson, of McKenzie, Ala. before returning- Pensacola Journal.
-Mrs. Harry Taylor of Georgiana spent Sunday with her sister, Mrs. W.C. Jones.
- One of the oldest citizens on Conecuh passed away last Saturday at his home near Owassa. William Bargamy lived to be 96 years old. He is an old Confederate Soldier, he was never married and lived with his brother several years before he died.
- New Home, Mr. and Mrs. B. L. Henderson and Mrs. J. L. Henderson and daughter, Ruth, also son Roger motored to McKenzie last Sunday and spent the day with the Former Grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. B. D. Carpenter.
-Miss Ethel and Bamma Griffin are visiting their Aunts west of Georgiana.
-Mr. W.H. Griffin and family have returned from a long visit to relatives of this place.
November 26th, 1936 - April 29, 1937 Misc. Issues
- Infant of Mr. and Mrs. J.L. Brown died.
-Mr. Ed McPherson of McKenzie, Route 2, was instantly killed in a truck wreck which occurred yesterday. McPherson caught a ride with a truck loaded with logs and was driven by Mr. Kirby Black. A soft place in the road made Mr. Black lose control of the truck. The logs broke lose & struck Mr. McPherson it is believe. Mr. Black jumped from the truck. The deceased is survived by his wife and two children, his parents Mr. and Mrs. Tom McPherson and other relatives, Burial services held this afternoon.
- On Monday Morning, Nov. 16, 1936, Edward Eugene Hughes died, He was only 4 years, 2 months and 15 days old. He was laid to rest at Union Cemetery. he leaves behind a Father, Mother and little brother; Mr. and Mrs. Joe R. Hughes and little son Milton.
-On Thursday Nov. 19, 1936, Elton C. Fussell of East Chapman was accidentally killed near Chapman by a falling tree, he was 30 years of age. Interment was at Brushy Creek Cemetery.
He leaves a wife, Mrs. Nina Fussell, 1 child, a mother and 7 brothers.
-As we go to Press, the death of Mr. Henry Till of Route 2 is reported.
Date- not exactly known of This Newspaper:
-Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Pipkin, of Rt. one announce the arrival of a daughter, born November 19, at Tippins Hospital, whom they named Francis.
- On Saturday Oct. 10th, 1936 William Ashley Burkette, beloved husband and father, died.
He leaves to mourn his loss, a wife, Cora L. Burkett, 3 daughters, Mamie Lou, Annie Mae and Eddie Belle Burkett. He was laid to rest Monday Oct. 12th in the Providence Cemetery. Jim C. Johnson in Charge.
- Died in Nov. 10, 1936, the baby boy of Mr. and Mrs. Neal McClain. He was born Sept. 29, 1936, he lived about 6 weeks. The little body was laid to rest in Brushy Creek Cemetery Tuesday.
- Mr. Ernest Jones, departed this life November 2, 1936.
- Mrs. Sofa Ellen Huggins Died Sept. 13, 1936. She was born Sept. 21, 1853, married at age 15 and died at age 83. She leaves 13 living children.
The Butler County News- 1937
January 7, 1936
- Sixth Selma victim is taken by fire. She was Mrs. Fredricka Heinz Williams, 27, died early Tuesday, Funeral services were held at the State Street Methodist Church, Selma. Two other remained in Hospital, Mrs. Clarence Agree and Mrs. Lucille Rowell from the Holiday tragedy. Mrs. Williams, the 6th Victim of the fire was the wife of Dr. J. Richard Williams, house physician of Vaughan Hospital. Others who died of burns were Mrs. T G. Gayle, Mrs. Tyler Wilby Cleveland, Mrs. Bernand Reynolds, Mrs. Alston Keith and Mrs. Edward Smith.
-Mr. B. R. Holston, Butler County, farm agent, was injured in an automobile crash near Greenville this past weekend, hospital reports his condition is not serious.
- Mr. Howard Wright, of Ruthven is critically Ill at Stablers Hospital in Greenville, caused by an Accident, he fell from a road machine & the rear wheel rolled over his body.
-Howard Basch, 13, of Montgomery, playing with a loaded shotgun, Monday resulted in the death of Myron C. Lobman, Jr. 12, also of Montgomery.
- PROVIDENCE- Mrs. Amelia Barlow died suddenly on Tuesday, Dec. 29th of a heart attack, at the home of Mrs. Sallie Stinson, whom she had made her home with the past couple of months,
Her son ARCH, was in the room with her. She was sitting on the bed, fell over, struggled and died. She is survived by 3 sons and 1 daughter and some grandchildren Her daughter lives in Florida. One son proceeded her to the grave years ago. She raised one grand-daughter who lives at Chapman and came to the burial. She was 80 years old this past Sept. 15. Rev. A.L. Bonner held services.
- Providence- Mrs. John Simms died Saturday night after a few hours illness. Burial was at Morrow on Monday. She is survived by her husband & eight children & formerly lived in Opp.
- Mrs. Lou H. Vickery of Mt. Pisgah died at the home of her son, Mr. Dennie Vickery on December 30. Interment was at Forest Home.
-Married. Miss Myrtice Cook and Mr. Lester Williamson were married on last Sunday by Rev. H.L. Ray in Red Level. The bride is the daughter of Mr. And Mrs. J.W. Cook, of Red Level, And the Groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Wiliamson.
-Miss Evelyn Brunson, student at Huntington College , returned to Montgomery Monday after spending the Holidays with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.F. Brunson.
-Born to Mr. and Mrs. Ansel Black, a ten pound daughter on Dec. 28th, she was named Erma Belle.
-Died, Mr. W.T. Burkett, died last Thursday, Dec. 31, at the home of his son, Mr. W.E. Burkett. of Georgianna.
No front page of this newspaper - Jan. 1937
-In remembrance of wife and Mother, Mrs. Epsie Sims who left us January 2nd 1937.
-Mr. Joe Stough of Red Level is spending a few days with his brother, Mr. Sellers Stough, at Birmingham.
- Mr. L.F. Floyd and family have moved from Red Level to Opp Ala.
-Mr. and Mrs. George Baker announce the arrival of a fine baby girl born in Red Level on Sunday and has been named Mary Alice.
- W.T. Burkett died December 31. 1936 at the home of his son, Mr. Burt Burkett in Georgiana. He was born Jan. 1 1864 near Georgiana. He was the son of Levy & Elizabeth Lee Burkett. At the time of his death, he was visiting his son, but made his home at his daughter’s, Mrs. Hollis Rigsby, at East Chapman. He was married 3 times. These were Miss Dolly Gavin, Miss Adelle Barganier and Miss Mary Carpenter. His first wife lived only 2 years into the marriage. His second wife lived 28 years and was the mother of 9 surviving children. His last wife, Mary Carpenter was spared to stay with him 11 years and a source of comfort in his declining years, until death took her away less than 2 years ago.
His surviving children are; Burt, of Georgiana, Sidney, of Lake Harbor, Fla., Mrs. Mary Zimmerman, Mrs. W.H. Smith, Mrs. Virgil Kenney and Andy Burkett, all of Birmingham.
Mrs. Homer Horne, Citra, Fla, Mrs. Hollis Rigsby, Chapman Ala., and Mrs. D.O. Thompson of Crane Hill, Al., Also surviving are the following sisters; Mrs. Lizzie Beasley, Mrs. Callie Crenshaw and Mrs. Lillie Davis of Georgiana, and Mrs. Drucilla Watson of Brewton. Two Brothers, Rob and Jeff Burkett of Georgiana and 16 grandchildren. The body was interred Jan. 1, 1937 at Union Cemetery.
-Texas, Milton Aubry Moncrief, Jr. died Jan. 1, 1937 at Ft. Worth TX. He would have been 24 years old in a few days. He had married Miss Ruth Webb & had relatives on his Mother’s side in Texas. He body was shipped back to Greenville and carried to his home where it was interred in the Reynolds burial plot at Pine Flat Cemetery on January 5, 1937.
- Miss Nellie Lloyd died at her home in Greenville on Sunday. She was the daughter of the late Dr. C.C. Lloyd and sister of the Late Barrow Lloyd who wrote for the Montgomery Advertiser under the name of Rufus Sanders. Burial was at Antioch, near Greenville. She is survived by 1 brother, M.A. Lloyd of Greenville, and 3 Nieces, Mrs. Cecil G. Brown of Hurtsboro, Miss Stanley D. Waldorf of Hazelnut, Ga., and Mrs. J.B. Conkle of Greenville.
-Death called Mrs. W.F. Stabler at her home on Wednesday Jan. 6th. She was born in Lowndes County, Ala., March 22, 1879 & married to Mr. W.F. Stabler in 1900 & 7 children were born of this union. She leaves her husband and 7 children and 7 grandchildren to mourn her. She was laid to rest at the Almorant Cemetery, with the Rev. Enzor of the Church of Christ.
- Mrs. R.G. Pierce died in Atlanta Tuesday and was buried in Brewton on Wednesday Afternoon.
Mr. R.G. Pierce, husband, and 3 daughters accompanied the body to Brewton.
- Charles E. Henderson, Alabama’s governor in the World War days, died at his home in Troy Thursday night from influenza. He was age 77. He was born on a farm near troy. He left the farm to go to work at age 17 due to his father’s death. He is survived by his wife who was Miss Laura Montgomery and a sister, Mrs. Hamilton M. Weedon, of Troy. He was Governor from 1915-1919. -Tribute- Mr. Henderson’s Great-Grandfather was Nathaniel Henderson, born in north Carolina & came to Alabama in 1818.
- Mr. and Mrs. Alford Wagnon were called to Mckenzie by the death of their mother, Mrs. D.A. Wagnon on Monday.
-Married- Miss Sybil Elizabeth Pickens married Mr. Julius Robert Johnson on Thursday, January 7th.
- Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Wagnon died Monday January 11, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. M.A. Beasley, of McKenzie. Funeral services were at New Home Church with Burial in the Elizabeth Cemetery.
- Mrs. and Mrs. James Sellers and Mrs. Lena sellers were visitors to Selma Sunday, the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Sellers.
- Georgiana and vicinity 20 years ago--- Mr. Henry Barnes and son, Charley, of Pollard, spent Sunday with homefolks in Garland. - News of January 11, 1917.
- In Remembrance of our Loving Mother, Mrs. Epsie Sims.--Mrs. Epsie Sims passed away on Jan. 2, 1937. She leaves a husband and 8 children, Griel, Marvin, Minnie Lethie, Louis, Rubie, Merle, James, Bama, and little Carlton, only 14 months old; two sisters, Mrs. Bama Booths and Mrs. Minnie Henderson and one brother, Mr. James Danley, all of Sanford, Ala. She was laid to rest at the Morrow Schoolhouse Jan. 4th.
-Mrs. Effie Lee Murphy of Shackleville, died last Thursday Jan. 7th, 1937. Burial was that afternoon at Shackleville. She is survived by 2 daughters and 3 sons & a number of Grandchildren. She was 87 years old. Her body was laid to rest beside her husband who preceded her to the grave 8 years ago, Jan. 3. Four children proceeded her to the grave, 2 boys in childhood and later, Mrs. Julia Palmer and Mrs. Hattie Black.
-Married Miss Irene Black of Starlington and Mr. Alvin Kennedy of Evergreen were married New Years Eve, of Providence.
- Mr. T. L. Till (Johnny Till) of Mt. Pleasant Community died Jan. 14th 1937, this morning at 4:00 o’clock. He was born Feb. 24, 1870 in the Mt. Pleasant community, Funeral services will be held tomorrow (Friday) at Mt. Pleasant. He was the eldest son of late D.G. Till. In 1897 he married Miss Lou Jernigan and to this union were born 9 children, 5 boys and 4 girls. The widow and all the children are living except a small girl who died numerous years ago and Mrs. Ben Fussell, who died two months ago.
January 21st, 1937
- New Officials take place- Messrs D. Ben Carpenter of Garland, representing the fourth commissioner’s District took office this week.- Butler County
- The funeral of Mr. J. L. Campbell, who made his demise Tuesday , 12th ,afternoon, will be held at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. W.M. Wise on Friday. He was 69 years of age and a native of Dale County. Surviving him are 10 children. The body will be interred at Hartford.
-Mrs. G.B. Morgan of Shreveport, La., died Monday. The funeral will be in
OPP on Thursday (Today). Mrs. Dewey Morgan and children were called to Opp
- Mrs. Charles Brantley, of Route 1, died Sunday. Burial was at Pleasant Hill Tuesday, 2 children and her husband survive.
- Mrs. Laura HOGG died at the home of her son, Mr. D.S. Hogg on Saturday, January 9.
Mrs. Hogg was born May 26th 1861 in Dale county. Her father, Mr. Jeff Myers, later moved the family to Crenshaw county. In 1884 she married Mr. J.D. Hogg who preceeded her to the grave 13 years 11 months and 16 days. Mr. Hogg was born in Covington County on Sept. 27, 1854, to this union were born 3 children, 2 sons and 1 daughter. They adopted a daughter at 2 months old and raised her as one of the family. After the death of her husband on Feb. 27, 1923, Mrs. Hogg made her home with her youngest son, D.S. Hogg. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon, January 11, 1937 at Wesley Chapel.
- Former citizen dead, John Hay died of Pneumonia at 11 a.m. Tuesday Jan. 12 in Montgomery. Mr. Hay had previously resided in Foley and married Miss Lindberg of Robertsdale.
-Curtis H. Judge, 51, died suddenly Monday at his home in Texas. He was a former native of Greenville. He was the Grandson of the late Col. Hillary A. Herbert, former secretary of the Navy, and was a brother of former State senator Thomas Judge of Birmingham. He was associated with his Uncle C.B Herbert in the drug business at Greenville at one time. Mr. Judge is survived by his widow who was Miss Iris Herbert and one son, Curtis H. Judge, Jr.
-Couple killed in Montgomery- Double Murder of Dora Bullard, 22 yrs old and L.K. Nichols, age 37, bodies were found Monday behind Oakwood Cemetery in Montgomery with their throats slashed. They were found by John Moseley about 30 feet apart. The coroner, M.P. Kirkpatrick blames a “Manaic”. The woman was blonde and a textile worker and her husband had not seen her for several months. The man was almost decapitated. The girl’s body and throat were brutally attacked said the Coroner. Nichols was the brother of a Montgomery Policeman, A.G. Nichols. He was divorced for 2 years ago. His former wife and children live in Montgomery.
Coroner Kirkpatrick said Nichols was still holding the girls coat as if he had used it to protect her from a man armed with a knife. Montgomery Police wired Spartenburg, S.C. to attempt to locate and hold a man for questioning. he is the supposed husband of the dead Woman.
January 28, 1937
- Little miss Margaret Avo Ellis and several friends were entertained at her 9th birthday party Saturday afternoon at the home of her Grandmother, Mrs. J.L. Chambliss.
- A surprise birthday dinner was held for Mrs. Lena Sellers Monday at her home here. She was planning to eat dinner at the Crystal Cafe, and someone called her to see her in her home. As she entered the house she saw a big turkey dinner awaiting her by Mrs. T. H. Coker, Mrs. Lee Stamps, Mrs. Savannah Griffin, Mrs. Johnnie Martin and Mrs. James Sellers.
- Dr. Joseph M. Steiner died at his home in Greenville late Monday from an injury from where he fell in his flower garden at home. His head hit a concrete structure in the fall. He was the son of the late J.M. Steiner. He is survived by his widow, one daughter, Miss Alice Hawthorne Steiner, and 2 sons, Lewis Cole Steiner of Greenville and
- In memory of J.J. Bush died. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Bush. 52 years ago he moved into the Starlington Community and was married to Miss Lou Sina Grant in Oct. 1874. To this Union was born 5 children, 4 girls and 1 boy. He was born Sept 8th 1852 & lived 84 years. His body was placed in a tomb at Oakwood Cemetery, Georgiana.
-Obituary, In Memory of Mrs. Ruby Brantley who died January 18. She was born Oct. 4th, 1902, the daughter if the late Sam Mixon, who preceded her to the grave 25 years ago. She leaves a husband, Charles Brantley and 2 children, Jimmie and June Brantley, a mother, Mrs. Lydia Mixon, one sister, Mrs. Jim Brown, three brothers Eim, John and Ed Mixon & An Aunt, Mrs. J. W. Edwards. Funeral services were held at Pleasant Hill Church and the body laid to rest at Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
-Circuit Court in Equity- Notice is given that Wiley Dewberry and Bessie Dewberry his wife, having failed to carry out the terms of the decree rendered the 9th day of December, 1936, wherein, W.F. Brunson, doing business as Georgiana Hardware Co., is complainant...... Of said Property........
-Mrs. Jane Lowery died, of Mt. Pleasant Community at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Steve fuller on Jan. 25th. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Billy Jernigan. She would have been 66 years old on July 5th and was married first to Mr. Hoix and afterwards to Mr. Merrett, After his death she married Mr. Lowe and after his death she married Mr. George Lowery of Brushy Creek, who died 3 years ago. She was buried at Wesley Chapel Tuesday. Sheleaves a brother, Mr. W.T. Jernigan, one sister, Mrs. J. L. Till (who recently lost her husband and daughter).
- Mrs. Jack Armstrong, of Oakey Streak died Friday and was buried last Saturday. She lived her last year at the Bob Crittenden place. She would have been 50 years of age had she lived until February 11th. She leaves a husband and 5 children.
-Mrs. Rogers of New Home was called to Mt. Pleasant community Tuesday by the death of her Aunt, Mrs. Jane Jernigan.
-Obit. Mrs. Lou Vickery who died on December 30th 1936 at age 71 years. The past 5 months she had made her home with her son, Mr. Dennie Vickery. She was married Dec. 24 1885 to frank Vickery who proceeded her to the grave 22 years ago. Her remains were carried to Forest Home and Interment was in the Cemetery.
-Mr. and Mrs. A.C. Cross of Red Level announce the birth of a baby boy on last Tuesday.
- Mr. and Mrs. M.D. Cox are the proud parents of a baby boy born last Thursday night, the 21st, whom they named Gene Arlis.
- Mrs. M.R. Wagnon died January 11, 1937 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. M.A. Beasley.
The Funeral was held at New Home Church. Burial was at Elizabeth Cemetery, beside her husband who passed away almost 6 years ago.
-Born to Mr. and Mrs. Willie Lee McCrory, a fine baby boy on January 13th.
-Married, Miss Irene Black, daughter of Mrs. Jack Black of Georgiana, and Alvin Kindig, son of H.L. Kindig of Evergreen. They were married Friday evening.
- born to Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Harrison, of Mt. Pisgah on Jan. 20th, a baby boy, who has been named Harold Eugene.
- Mr. and Mrs. Robert Smith and Ruby, spent the night with her Mother, Mrs. Minnie Wright, of Pleasant Hill.
- Born to Mr. and Mrs. Fred McGowin, a fine baby boy, Dec. 31,1936, of Starlington, He has been named Bobby Raye.
-February 4, 1937
- Death of D. Ben. Snead, of Route One, Georgiana, died Feb. 2nd after a short illness. He was a native of Louisville, Ala. He leaves a wife & 3 surviving children. She was 37 years of age. Burial at Morrow School House on Wednesday. He died at the home of Ben Morrow.
-Earl Reynolds of Greenville died of a concussion received in an automobile wreck Thursday night.Surviving him are his widow; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Reynolds & 3 brothers, Will, John & Chesse (Chesley) Reynolds. Funeral services held at Greenville.
- Oscar R. Porter, Sr. died at Greenville Hospital Sunday. Surviving him are a widow & 2 children. Funeral on Monday.
- 2 week old Cemetery mystery surrounding the death of Dora Bullard and Leon Nichols on Jan. 17th in Oakwood Cemetery in Montgomery. James Park, a South Carolina textile worker, held at Kilby prison on a murder Warrant, arrested in union S.C., admitted his presence in Montgomery a week before the slayings, but not until confronted by a witness who say him in the girl’s company in early January. He admitted being close Friends with the slain girl.
- The infant of Mr. and Mrs. A.C. Cross of Red Level was buried at Pigeon Creek last Friday morning.
-In loving memory of Charlie Sims who passed away 2 years ago. Mrs. Sims & Children.
- In Memory of Our Mother left us January 2 1937, Mrs. Epsie Sims, Minnie Lethie Sims, daughter.
-Mr. Zach Morrell of Providence died at his home on Jan. 28. He was age 66 last September. He leaves a wife & 1 son.
February 11th 1937
-Mr. Ben Palmer died Friday at home where he had lived for 60 years at age 77. Burial at Brushey creek Sunday.
-The infant child, Lois, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cleaston Lowery, died Feb. 8th, age 1 month. Burial at Friendship Cemetery Feb. 9th.
-Dorothy Jean, 2 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mose Myrick, of Georgiana, died Sunday Feb. 7. Services were held Monday.
- Mrs. G.W. Hitson died December 30, 1936. She was laid to rest at Brushy Creek Cemetery beside her first husband, Mr. John McLain, who proceeded her to the grave 30 years ago.
- Mr. and Mrs. James Powell announce the birth of twins at Stabler’s Hospital, Greenville. All are fine.
-A surprise birthday party was given on last Thursday night by Mrs. T. H. Coker and Mrs. Lena Sellers in honor of their Sunday School teacher, Miss Ola Weathers.
-Funeral Services for John Ellis, 38, a native of Conecuh County, who died in Century, Fla., hospital were held at Holly Grove. Surviving are the widow and 1 daughter, 1 son, 3 brothers, and 1 sister.
- The death angels visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Crenshaw on the 29 of November & took away 6 year old Sarah.
- died, Dorothy Jean Myrick died on Sunday. She was the little daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Mose Myrick. She would have been 2 years old in 21 days.
- Mr. and Mrs. Emmitt Whittle and Mrs. Lula Whittle were called to Panama City, Fla., Saturday on account of the death of MARY Pouncy. Mary was the step-daughter of the former Lois Whittle, now Mrs. Oliver Pouncy.
- Mrs. G.A. Baldwin died January 18, 1937 in Milton Fla. Her mother, Mrs. B.M. Jowers is expected back from Fla. soon. Mrs. Baldwin was born March 23, 1899, age 37 years. She was married to Mr. G.A. Baldwin on November 11, 1927. Her body was laid to rest at Concord Church, Jay. Fla. beside her little son who preceded her in death.
-March 4, 1937
-Mr. Tom Gandy died at his home wed, February 24. Funeral services were held at Sardis Church.
-Funeral services for Mrs. Sam Dunne, who died at her home in Georgiana Feb 23 were conducted the 24th. She was laid to rest in Forest Home Cemetery. Surviving are her husband and 2 daughters.
- Mr. Jodie L. Black dies of Ebeneza West Community at his home on Monday. He was laid to rest in Smith Cemetery. Mr. Black is survived by his wife, the former Miss Mattie Hicks and 6 children. He married Miss Mattie Hicks Feb. 11, 1912. He was born October 10, 1885. He was the eldest son of Mr. T.M. Black.
-Mr. Greer, a native of Pike County, died. He lived in Covington Co. since 1909. Funeral Services were held at Fairmont Church Tuesday Morning.
- Mrs. M.J. Maddox and children of Bluff Springs, Fla., were the week-end quests of Mrs. G.W. FRANKLIN of Route One.
-Miss Pearl Franklin was the quest of Carrie Williamson Tuesday Afternoon.
-Mr. and Mrs. W.S. Owen, of Destrahan, La. were called here this week due to the death of her brother, Mr. Jodie Black.
-Mrs. Essie Pouncy, wife of Robert H. Pouncey died at her home in Florala on Wednesday, February 24, 1937. She will be remembered as Miss Essie Satterwhite, daughter of Mr. John Satterwhite. She married Robert H. Pouncey in 1902. Burial at Greenwood Cemetery.
March 18, 1937
- Mrs. Sallie Pope died February 27, 1937 at her home.
March 25, 1937
-Arthur W. Butts, a white man, 32 killed instantly, and Frank Sigers and Frank Hill, Negroes, in an automobile collision on U.S. Hwy no. 31 near Montgomery Sunday night. Mr. Butts body was sent to Greenville Monday by Diffly’s Funeral Home.
-Mr. Newt Matthews, of Fredricksburg, Ala., former citizen of the Wildfork Community, died at his home on Tuesday morning. Funeral & Interment were at Brushey Breek on Wednesday.
-Thomas J. Judge, 52 died Monday at his home. Mr. Judge was born May 11, 1884 at Greenville. Surviving him are a widow & 2 daughters.
-Matt C. Hawkins, 89, Greenville Planter died Sunday. Funeral Services were held Tuesday.
- Mrs. Benjamin Rhodes, 70 died at the home of her son, R.E. Rhodes of the Sand Cut community Thursday. Funeral services were held Friday.
-Miss Emiline Young was laid to rest in Bethel Cemetery on Monday after her death on Sunday.
-Mr. Hunter Wright, of Montgomery was called her Sunday by the death of his Aunt, Miss Young.
- written by Mrs. Tom Hall.- In Memory of my Daddy, just 13 years ago, who departed this life March 15, 1924.
- Born to Mr. and Mrs. Joe Parrot had a fine baby boy Thursday.
-Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Rigsby are the proud parents of a baby girl, born last Thursday.
APRIL 1, 1937
- Mrs. Isabell Smith of Providence departed this life last Saturday after having a stroke, wife of Mr. Presley Smith.
- Miss Stella Stallworth, 60, postmistress at Chapman, died Tuesday, her body was sent to Pasagoula, Miss.
- Miss Alice Austin of Mt. Pisgah and Mr. Eddie Benson of this place were married March 27 in Greenville.
-Mrs. Emma Dean, wife of Mr. W. I. Dean, near Greenville, died at her home on March 24. She was a native of Ga., and moved here with her husband in 1913. They married in 1909 & she was 49 years of age. Funeral was at Fairmont Baptist Church.
-Mrs. Karmen Ethel Kervin, aged 33 years, wife of Mr. Russ Kervin died March 23 at her home. Burial was at Pigeon Creek.
- To Mr. J.M. Beasley, December 21, 1935, written by his youngest daughter, Mrs. Race Green, in honor of his 75th Birthday.
- Died March 20, Floyd Rhodes, He was born & reared in Mt. Olive West Community.
-Died, Mrs. Lillie McCain, the widow of the late Dr. James J. McCain, on March 21st in Tenn.
She was 67 years old. Dr. McCane died 14 years ago.
April 8, 1937
- George Albert Goodwin on March 11, 1937. He was married to Miss Mollie Francis Bush, Jan. 02, 1902. He was buried in Brushey Creek Cemetery.
-Francis Womack, Negro woman, said to be age 105, died in Butler County.
-Mrs. Mary Mamie Peavey, wife of Mr. C.M. Peavey died at Pensacola Fla. last Sunday. She was buried at Brushy Creek Cemetery Tuesday afternoon.
- Miss Mildred Amelia Owen of Red Level and Mr. Lovette Ray Wilkerson of Georgiana were wed on March 27.
- Buck Myrick, died 26th day of March 1937. he was born Aug. 17. 1914. He leaves his Mother , Mrs. Phronic Myrick and 3 brothers, Mose, Walter & John O. Myrick. Funeral services held at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, March 28, 1937.
-Mr. and Mrs. Ned Taylor had a baby girl.
-Miss Mattie Mae Grace, of Arkadelphia community died March 11th. She was 24 years old.
-Funeral was held Sunday for Mrs. J.D. McIntyre whose death occurred in Brewton on March 27. Interment was in Union Cemetery at Georgiana.
-Mr. Jim Williams, of Mt. Pleasant, age 48 died Sunday. He was buried at Wesley Chapel on Tuesday. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Williams.
- Mr. W.F. Miller, formerly of Wesley Chapel community died at his home. He leaves a widow & 5 sons.
April 15, 1937
-Miss Ida Davis died on Wednesday and her aged mother, Mrs. Martha Davis died on Saturday, both of Falco. They both had Pneumonia. Mrs. Davis leaves one son, Claud.
- Mrs. Isaac Newton Matthews, Sr. of Buena Vista, Alabama died March 23, 1937. She was born April 27, 1871 in Butler Co. He was the son of G.A. Matthews. He was married to Laura Jane Cohron on Dec. 10, 1891. To this union were born 10 children.
-Mr. John Jefferson Pritchett was born on December 21st 1851 and died at his home in Red Level, on April 10, 1937 at age 86. Burial was in Evergreen Ala.
-The funeral for Mr. F.S. Boan died Wednesday morning. The Funeral was held at Bethel Bapt. Church. Interment was in Macedonia Cemetery.
April 22, 1937
-Mrs. Fed Boan, of Wesley Chapel died last night, April 21, 1937. Just 24 hours before her husband died. She was the eldest of 4 daughters of the late Rev. P.D. Rigsby. Funeral at Bethel Church & her body laid to rest at Macedonia Cemetery.
-Funeral services for G. E. Bright, 62 who died Saturday at his home. Burial was at Brushy Creek.
-In Memory of Daniel Benjamin Snead who died February 2, 1937. He was born in Barbour County on June 19, 1897. Funeral services held at Morrow Cemetery.
-Miss Vida Smith and Mr. Seaborn McNaughton were married in Greenville.
-Mr. Jack Vickery of McKenzie dropped dead, burial was on Sunday.
April 29, 1937
- Barney Eugene Brantley, age 29, died at his home in Concord, age 29 on April 19, 1937.
He was born November 5, 1907, His father was William H. Brantley. Funeral was at Concord Church.
- Mr. John Sims and Miss Lela Jones of Andalusia were married March 31 1937. Mr. Sims is the youngest son of the late C.A. Sims & Mrs. Sims.
- Mr. Joe S. Bass died April 24, 1937. He was born in Henry County, May 15, 1869. He was married to Miss Della Kelly. Burial at Smith Graveyard.
- Mrs. S.B. Majors of Bolling, died April 26. Burial was at Mt. Olive on Tuesday.
- George A. Goodwin died March 11, 1937.
- Mrs. E.M. Shell passed away.
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