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Mrs. Hubert A. Skinner
Mrs. Frances Louise Skinner, 60, a resident of Rt. 1 Greenville, died
Wednesday, November 27, 1985 in a Montgomery hospital.
Furneral services were held November 29, from the Mt. Pleasant Baptist
Church with Rev. Paul Nelson officiating. Burial in church cemetery with
Johnson Funeral Home of Georgiana directing.
Survivors include her husband, Hubert Arthell Skinner, Greenville;
two daughters, Mrs. Jean Evers, Georgiana, Mrs. Shelby Rodgers, Greenville;
two sons, Lane Skinner and Richard Skinner, bot of Greenville; mother, Mrs.
Ollie Belle Majors, Greenville; two sisters, Mrs. Betty Hooper, Sonora,
Texas, Mrs. Mary Rives, Colliene; three brothers, Charlie Phillips,
Greenville, James Phiilips, Pratville, and William Phillips, Georgiana;
three grandchildren.

Monroe Phillips
Monroe Phillips, age 34, died suddenly Friday in Odenville, Ala. from
injuries in a tractor accident.
Funeral services 10 a.m. Monday for the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church
with Rev. John Phillips officiating. Interment in the Mt. Pleasant
Cemetery, Johnson Funeral Home of Georgiana in charge.
Survivors are his mother, Mrs. Rias Majors, Georgiana; 3 brothers,
Charlie Phillips, Port Lavaca, Texas, James J. Phillips, Odessa, Texas, and
William Phillips, Rt. 2, Georgiana; 3 sisters, Mrs. H. A. Skinner, Rt 1.
Greenville, Mrs Don Hooper, Odessa, Texas, Mrs. James Greene, Rt. 1
Greenville. [hand dated Dec 1995]

PHILLIPS, Mr. James J., 63, a resident of 590 Booth Road, Montgomery, AL,
died Monday, January 25, 1993. A memorial service was held on Tuesday,
January 26,1993, at 11 a.m. from the Ellison-Dozie Funeral Home chapel.
Survivors include: Mother, Ollie Belle Majors; 1 daughter, Prissy Pollot,
Deatsville, AL.; 2 Sisters, Betty Hooper, Odessa, TX. and Mary Greene,
Greenville, AL; 2 Brothers, Charlie Phillips, Crestview, FL. and William
Phillips, Georgiana, AL. 2 Grandsons, Jason and Scott Weaver, both of
Deatsville, AL. The family requests the omission of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to the Hospice of Montgomery, 410 South Perry
Street, Montgomery, AL 36104.
[Montgomery Advertiser]

Marc Poole
Marcus Clifton Poole, 33, died Tuesday, May 25, 1993, in an automobile
accident in Atlanta.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 28, from the chapel of
Dunklin-Herndon Funeral Home at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Clifton Black
officiating.Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery, Dunklin-Herndon Funeral
Home directing.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Angie Poole of Atlanta; his children,
Meaghan Poole and Corel Poole, both of Atlanta; his parents, Mrs. and Mrs.
Billy Poole, Panama City Beach, Fla.; his brother , Robert Ernest Poole of
Atlanta; his sisters, Mrs. Beth Gray nad Mrs. Prudence Mason, both of Panama
City Beach, Fla.; his grandmother, Mrs. Eddie Belle Black and Mrs. Rufus
Poole, both of Greenville; four nieces.

Mrs. Mabel B. Moorer
Mrs. Mabel B. Moorer, 91, a resident of Greenville, died Thurday,
August 26, 1993 in Stable Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, August 28 at 2 p.m. from the
Chapel of Dunklin-Herndon Funeral Home with the Rev. Olin Rowe officiating.
Burial in Fort Dale Cemetery with Dunklin-Herndon Funeral Home directing.
Survivors include three sons, James Elie Brown, Greenville, Frank L.
Brown, Camden, S.C., Wyman V. Brown, Chickasaw; one brother, John K. Black,
Birmingham; one sister, Myra B. Snowden, Greenville; four grandchildren; six
great-grandchildren; several step-children and step-grandchildren.

Bruce Leonard Hicks
Bruce Leonad Hicks, an Avondale Shipyard executive, died in Atlanta,
Ga., on May 21, 1997. Hicks, a native of Mobile and a graduate of B. C.
Rain High School and the University of South Alabama, had been a resident
of New Orleans, La. for the past 21 years. Survivors include: his wife.
Carolyn Barrett Hicks; a daughter, Jennifor Carol Hicks of Lafayette, La.;
a son, Matthew Barrett Hicks of Hammond, La.; his mother, Rosalie Hicks,
three brothers, Robert C. Hicks and James Carson Hicks, both of Fairhope,
and C. David Hicks of Mobile; and many nieces and nephew. Funeral services
wer held at Mothe Funeral Homes, Inc. on Saturay, May 22, 1997, at 11 a.m.
at Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Gretna, La. [Greenville Advocate]

Roas Lee Black Hicks
Rosa Lee Black Hicks, 85, a resident of Georgiana, died Tuesday, MArch
31, 1998. Funeral services were held Thursday, April 2, 1998, at 11 a.m.
from the Johnson Funeral Home chapel. Burial followed in Morrow Cemetery
with Johnson Funeral Home of Georgiana directing. Survivors include: three
sons, Robert C. Hicks and Jaems Carson Hicks, both of Fairhope, and Charles
David Hicks of Mobile; two sisters, Hazel Dean of Georgiana and Dot Stinson
of Pensacola, Fla.; one sister-in-law, Ruth Hicks Black of Georgiana; 9
grandchildren and 1 great grandchildren.
James W. (Billy) Hicks
James W. (Billy) Hicks, 61, a resident of Rt. 1 Ft. Deposit, died
Monday, Sept. 2, 1996 at his residence. Funeral services were Wednesday,
Sept. 4, 1996 fro the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplin Larry Lane
officiating. Durial in Morrow Cemetery with Johnson Funeral Home of
Georgiana directing. Survivors include: Wife: Mrs. Katie Gafford Hicks, Ft.
Deposit; 2 Sons: Darrell W. Hicks, Birmingham and James D. Hicks, Columbus,
GA.; Mother, Mrs. Bertha Black Hicks, Georgiana; Sister: Mrs. Mary Alice
Burt, Georgiana; Brother: George Hicks, Georgiana. In lieu of flowers,
donation may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Baptist Hospice
of Montgomery.

Misc. Deaths reported in Southern Christian Advocate, 1837-1869:

Departed this life at the residence of Dr. Barge, in Butler County, Alabama
on the 24th September, John H. Fowler, sone of the Rev. D. C. and Sarah C.
Fowler, about one year and 8 months old.

Died in Butler County Alabama on the 4th inst., Doctor John Barge aged 54
years... a native of N.C., where he studied medicine under Dr. B. Robinson of
Fayetteville.... removed to Alabama in 1819.

Miss Nancy Kelsey died in Butler Co., Alabama, 27th October, last.... brought
up in Presbyterian Church but joined the M. E. Church.

Rec. McCarroll Peurifoy, M. D., died November 7, 1859 in Butler County,
Alabama, in his 58th year. Continued by A. Peurifoy.

Edward F. Brooks was born in GA, June 12, 1827, and died Butler County, ALm
June 24, 1860. Contibuted by Samuel Tisdale.

Miss Nancy Kelsey died in Butler Co., Alabama, 27th October, last.... brought
up in Presbyterian Church but joined the M. E. Church.

Rec. McCarroll Peurifoy, M. D., died November 7, 1859 in Butler County,
Alabama, in his 58th year. Continued by A. Peurifoy.

Edward F. Brooks was born in GA, June 12, 1827, and died Butler County, ALm
June 24, 1860. Contibuted by Samuel Tisdale.

Mary A. V., wife of A. C. Green, and daughter of Rev. McCarroll and N.C.
Purifoy, died in Butler County, Alabama, Marach 8, 1861, in the 26th years of
her age.

Asbury B. Johnson, son of T. M. Johnson, died May 18th, 1861 at South Butler
County, Alabama, born July 12, 1841.

Elizabeth Catharien Bundy, wife of Joshua D. Bundy, and daughter of John L.
and Barbara Adams of Butler County, Alabama, was born November 14, 1845,
married 11th October 1860, and died 13th October 1861.

Abel Barge was born in Fayetteville, NC, and died in Wilcox County, Alabama,
December 28, 1861, aged 82 years.

George T. Barker, brother to John E. Barker, was born in Barbour County, AL.,
November 8, 1841, and died in hospital at Greenville, AL., August 29, 1862.

Tribute to three deceased chaplains, by Greenville Ct., Alabama Conference to
William Franklin Herlong who died July 26, 1862; James Tillery, who died
September 9, 1862; and Isham Morris, who died September 16, 1862.

William Franklin, son of Mr. Daniel and Sarah E. Hurlong, died near
Chattanooga, on 26th July, 1862, in his 35th year. (prob. Herlong)

Rev. John B. Warren died in Butler County, AL., aged about 36 years... born
in Monroe County, AL.

George Southwell, son of Simem and Hester A. Tyner, of Butler County, AL.,
was born in Effingham County, GA, 24th March 1834, died about the middle of
September 1862.

Elizabeth Webb Barge was born in Georgia December 25, 1802, and died in
Butler County, AL. December 14, 1862.

Joseph Hays, of Butler County, Alabama, Captain Green's Company, 18th Alabama
Regiment, adopted son of Ester Hays died at the hospital on Okolone,
Mississippi in his 23rd year.

Died in Butler County, Alabama, March 12th, Henry McTiere, only son of John
T. and Elizabeth A. Harris, aged 2 years and 4 months in Butler County,
In Butler County Alabama Maarch 22, Mary Willie, only child of William C. and
Sallie S. McTeize, aged 18 months.

Died Laura Alice Buntyn, daughter of W. D. and S. A. B. Buntyn, May 25th, in
Butler County, Alabama, aged 5 years 1 month and 26 days.

John H., son of Rev. Daniel and Sarah E. Herlong, of Lowndes County Alabama
died at Fort Gaines, near Mobile, AL on the 8th April in his 39th year.

In Butler County, March 12th, Henry M. Harris, only son of Elizabeth and John
T. Harris, aged 2 years.

Zaccheus C. Galoway of 33rd Regiment A. V. C., died near Georgiana, Butler
County, Alabama on 8th September 1862.

Oscar Hamilton, some of Mrs. John A. Ellis (late Mrs. Segismunda M. Hamilton)
of Banks County, Mississippi, died March 3, 1864, at the residents of his
step-father in Butler County Alabama, aged 7 years and 6 months.

Lt. George W. Bedell of Greenville, AL, 1st Ala Cavalry, was killedon June
20, 1864.

Lt. John A. Harrison of 13th Ala Regiment, was born in Butler County,
AlabamaApril 29, 1840... 28th July 1864, mortally wounded.

Freeman Ellis, died in Greenville, AL October 8, 1864. Only 14 years old, he
joined the army last July. Two weeks more and his widowed mother was
childless... som of Re. J. W. Ellis, deceased of the Alabama Conference.

William H. Rinion, born in Columbia County Georgia, 8th of January 1818, and
died in Butler County 26th January 1866.

William Wright was born in Georgia, on 17th October, 1797, and died near
Greenville, Butler County Alabama July 23, 1866.

THE NEW ERA 1899-1909


Jan.6, 1899
Little JOHNNY the baby girl of Mr. and Mrs. JOHN S. CURTIS, of this city
died last Saturday night 31st of Dec. after several weeks of intense
suffering, and was buried Sunday.

Jan.6, 1899
J. EDWIN ADKINS, age 24 youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. W.R. ADKINS died at
Thornton, Ar. on the 30th of Dec.1899, from injuries received in a train
wreck near that place. His remains were interred in the Fairview Cemetery
near Double Springs, Al. on the 2nd of Jan.1899. Rev. S.H. WILSON and S.C.
COOPER conducting the services.

Jan.13, 1899
Rev. WILLIAM J. TINGLE, Mellville, Al. breathed his last the 29th of Nov.
1898. Bro. Tingle leaves a devoted wife, three children, an aged mother,
five brothers and one sister. He was interred in Bethel Cemetery at 4p.m.
the 1st of Dec. with Masonic honors. Bro. TINGLE was born the 1st of Mar.
1850, professed a hope in Christ about 23 years ago and joined the
Missionary Baptist Church. He was ordained to preach a few years ago in the
Freewill Baptist Church but owing to failing health he never exercised his
faith in public.

Jan.27, 1899
EDGAR LEE BLACKWELL is dead. He was the son of J.C. and ELIZAR BLACKWELL.
He was born the 28th of July 1882 and died the 21st of Jan.1899. Age 16
years, 5 months and 23 days. He was taken sick on the 13th and died the
21st of Jan.1899 with the most dreaded disease Pneumonia.

Jan.27, 1899
Mrs. BETTY CURTIS, wife of CHAS F. CURTIS of this place, after many weeks
suffering, departed this life on the 25th. Her remains were interred at the
Fairview Cemetery on the 26th. Elder KEY conducted the services.

May 5, 1899
Marriages; Mr. C.W. CANTRELL and Miss N.A. RIDDLE, Mr. G.J. FREEMAN and

July 7, 1899
About 10 o'clock Wednesday night Mr. D.S. McCULLAR, one of the most
prominent citizens of the county, died at Motes. He had been sick about
three weeks with Typhoid fever.

Aug.18, 1899
D.S. McCULLAR departed this life the 5th of July 1899 at age 52 years, 1
month and 1 day.

Sept.22, 1899
J. BURTON PAYNE of Addison, Al. died of Typhoid fever the 11th of Sept.1899.
He was born in north Ga. and spent his boyhood there with his parents. He
came to Al. about two years ago and manifested a great interest in the
causes of education and Christianity. He was a member of the Missionary
Baptist Church.

Sept.22, 1899
After an illness of 34 days with Typhoid fever, Mrs. MOLLIE CURTIS, wife of
C.A. CURTIS of this place died Thursday morning at about 9 o'clock. She
leaves five sweet little girls. Mrs. CURTIS was a daughter of Hon. P.H.
NEWMAN. She was buried at Fairview Cemetery today at 10 o'clock.

Sept.22, 1899
On last Sunday morning at about 9 o'clock, Commissioner HADDER, who resided
across Clear Creek three miles west of town, was thrown from a buggy and

Nov.3, 1899
The news reached here that Mrs. R.S. JONES of Haleysville died Wednesday

Nov.24, 1899
In memory of LILA DOROTHA daughter of Mr. and Mrs. ELAM, who died the 7th
of Oct.1899 at the age of 7 months and 18 days.

Jan.5, 1900
Mr. C.F. CURTIS of this place and Mrs. PARK ROBINSON of Mt. Hope, were
married on the 22nd of Dec.1899.

Jan.5, 1900
Death again has invaded the home of Mr. C.A. CURTIS. Wednesday morning
taking as its victim his little daughter, MURTIE, who has been lingering
with Typhoid fever for several weeks. Only a few weeks ago death claimed
her dear mother.

Jan.5, 1900
On last Sunday at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. WOLF, Miss SAVANNA WOLF was
married to Mr. FLECHER ROBERSON. The ceremony took place at 9 o'clock.

Jan.13, 1900
Died at her home near Tavern, the 17th of Dec., Mrs. CYNTHIA MITCHEM. She
was buried at Friendship Cemetery.

Feb.23, 1900
Mr. JOHN HADDER, one of the county's oldest and most respected citizens
died at the home of his daughter. Mr. HADDER was 86 years old and lived a
consistent member of Northern M. E. Church for 30 years. His body was laid
to rest in Fairview Cemetery on last Tuesday.

Mar.23 1900
Judge BLANTON issued a marriage license this week to D.J. HARPER and M.J.

Apr.6, 1900
The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. Z. McVAY will be pained to learn of the
death of their little infant son, COLEMAN ZADOCK. He was born the 7th of
Mar. 1900 and died on the 2nd, being 26 days old.

Apr.6, 1900
Died last Sunday night at his home in Winston County. Mr. RICHARD E. PAYNE
age 74 years and 3 days. He enlisted in Capt. H.B. IRWINS Com. 27th Al.
Reg't and served through out the war. He was a member of the Primitive
Baptist Church.

May 15, 1900
Died at her home near Motes, Winston County, on the morning of the 28th of
Apr. 1900, Mrs. RACHEL ROMINE. She was the daughter of L.M. and MARY E. POE
deceased. She was born the 22nd of Jan. 1848, was married to Mr. L.C.
ROMINE the 30th of Sept.1872, who with one child survives her, a son ANDREW
T. ROMINE. She was buried at Old Bethel.

June 1, 1900
LARKIN J. CRAFT born the 3rd of Feb.1828. Died the 14th of May 1900. Age 72
years, 3 months and 11 days.

June 8, 1900

Aug.17, 1900
Thursday at 1 o'clock at the residence of H.J. BAIRD, J.F. YORK and Miss
SUSIE ROMINE were united in the holy bonds of wedlock. Judge R.L. BLANTON

Sept.28, 1900
We regret to announce the death of our friend HENRY T. McCULLAR, who lived
eight miles south east of this place, which occurred last Monday.

Mar.3, 1905
Mr. FRANK FARLEY and Miss VIOLA KEY were happily married last Sunday
evening at the residence of the bride's father, Mr. S.T. KEY.

Mar.31, 1905
WILLIE LEE ROBINSON, a little daughter of W.J. ROBINSON of Morgan beat,
died suddenly Saturday.

Oct.6, 1905
Little BERYL ADKINS the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. GEO W. ADKINS died
Sunday morning, the 1st of Oct., of inflammation of the stomach. He was
nearly 14 months old.

Nov.10, 1905
MARTIN TURNER died the 7th of Oct. 1905, age 72 years. He was a member of
Haleyville Lodge No.464 for 45 years.

Nov.24, 1905
Married last Sunday night at the M.E. Church south, at this place by Rev.
S.H. WILSON, Mr. SMITH McCULLAR of Motes to Miss MINNIE BURKES of Ashridge.

Feb.9, 1906
THOMAS GIBSON an aged and highly respected citizen of near Arley died at
the home of his daughter in Cullman County, on the 25th of Jan.1906. His
remains were interred in the Mt. Hope Cemetery near Arley on the 27th. He
was perhaps the oldest citizen in the county. He spent last summer with his
widowed daughter-in-law, Mrs. ISHAM GIBSON in Double Springs. While here he
joined the Fairview Baptist Church.

Mar.16, 1906
A small child of JOHN LONG of Marshall was killed Monday afternoon while
playing near the family woodpile. The boy was just 3 years old.

Mar.23, 1906
Mrs. MELVINA E. BUTTRAM nee MILLICAN was born in Ga. the 29th of Aug.1869.
She departed this life the 18th of Mar.1906. Her father moved to Al. when
she was a child. She joined M.E. Church south in Aug. of 1885; was married
to F.H. BUTTRAM the 29th of July 1886, unto them were born six children,
one of them preceded her to glory. On Monday the 11th of Mar. she was taken
seriously ill with Pneumonia. She pasted away Sunday evening the 18th of
Mar. Visiting family of Springville, St.Clair Co. were THOMAS MILLICAN,

Mar.23, 1906
The death angel visited Arley, Friday night and took from our midst Mr. L.R.
JEAN, an aged father. His remains were brought here yesterday. The burial
took place in Kemp Cemetery.

Mar.23, 1906
JOHN R. CHILCOAT departed this life the 13th of Feb. 1906. He was 67 years

Apr.13, 1906
Mr. WARREN WATTS, a well-known citizen of Moreland, died suddenly of heart
disease yesterday.

Apr.13, 1906
Married the 25th of Mar.1906, at the residence of the brides father near
Motes, Mr. IVY, of near Elk, to Miss LANIE McCULLAR daughter of A.J.
McCULLAR, a prominent politician and farmer of Beat # 4.

Apr.13, 1906
Married at the home of the bride near Elk, Mr. GEO BALDWIN to Miss ADA
THORNTON on last Sunday afternoon.

Apr.20, 1906
Married: at Double Springs on Easter Sunday, Mr. FERNANDO SHIPMAN and Miss
PEARL MOORE of this place, Judge CURTIS performed the ceremony.

Apr.20, 1906
We are sorry to learn that the beloved wife of JOHN MOORE died one day last
week at their home near Oakshade, of consumption.

May 4, 1906
Mrs. EVANS, wife of WILL EVANS of Nauvoo, died the 30th of Apr., after an
illness of several months.

May 25, 1906
Married on Sunday the 20th of May, Mr. TOM WALL to Miss LIDA UPTON.

June 8, 1906
Died at his home near Arley, the 9th of Mar.1906, L.R. JEAN. He was born in
Heard County, Ga. the 3rd of Dec.1829. Was married to Mrs. T.A. SLATON the
28th of July 1858. Professed a hope in Christ and in 1859 joined the church.
He was a true and faithful member of Addison Lodge No. 463.

June 8, 1906
We are sorry to learn that the baby of Mr. and Mrs. JASPER COCKRELL, of
near this place died last Sunday night.

June 29, 1906
We are sorry to learn to say that Mrs. HARRISON HENDERSON died this week.
She leaves a husband and several little children.

July 20, 1906
Mrs. CYNTHA ELAM died on the 9th. She lives a husband and three little boys
to mourn their loss. The burial services were conducted by Rev. THOS KELLY
and WILLIAM TOWERS. The remains were laid to rest in the Upshow Cemetery.

July 20, 1906
We learn that ARTHUR CURTIS of this place and Miss NELLIE CARROLL of Double
Springs, were married by Judge CURTIS last week.

July 20, 1906
Sorry to say that Mr. SCOTT ELAM lost his wife last week on the 16th of

July 20, 1906
The wife of ARTHUR McNUTT of Delmar, died on the 10th. Her remains were
interred in the Union Grove Cemetery. She leaves an infant and husband to
mourn her loss.

July 27, 1906
We are sorry to learn that a little child of Mr. and Mrs. GEORGE ROBERTS
died Monday.

July 27, 1906
Miss MINNIE WRIGHT and Mr. HORSLEY were happily married last Sunday at the
home of the bride.

Aug.3, 1906
GEO TAYLOR and MARY BATES were united in matrimony last Wednesday

Sept.14, 1906
We regret to chronicle the death of the little son of our friend FRED
WILSON, which occurred Monday night.

Oct.6, 1906
W.J. SEYMORE died Monday morning at 3 o'clock. He was buried Thursday at
the Frank Curtis Cemetery.

Jan.25, 1907
Married at the residence of the brides parents near this place, on last
Sunday J.H. TAYLOR to Miss LYDIA KING. Rev. J.K.P. TAYLOR tied the knot.

Jan.25, 1907
Married at the residence of Rev. J.P. PUGH, EDWARD FROST to Mrs. MARTHA
MIZE nee KING. Mrs. MIZE is about 45 and Mr. FROST 75.

Jan.25, 1907
WEST MOORELAND was found dead in bed last week.

Jan.25, 1907
CLEVELAND McCULLAR of this place and Miss ESSIE VICKERY of Haleysville,
were happily married last Sunday by Rev. W.J. BARKER.

Jan.25, 1907
JAMES G. MARTIN and Miss MAGGIE HUE MARTIN, both of Mount Hope were married
at the courthouse yesterday, by Judge CURTIS. There were parental objection
and the couple "ran away from the old folks". The young lady was exceedingly
pretty and the general verdict is that the young man was perfectly
justifiable in stealing her.

Mar.1, 1907
We are sorry to state the death of Mrs. MAUD ALEXANDER. She died last
Sunday morning; She was buried in the JALEY WILLIAMS graveyard. Rev. J.R.
BARKER, of Double Springs conducted the funeral services. She leaves a
husband and six little children.

Mar.8, 1907
Died last Friday the little 6-year-old daughter of JACK FREEMAN, with
diphtheria. She was buried at Friendship Cemetery last Saturday. Burial
services were conducted by Rev. T.J. KELLY.

Mar.29, 1907
JESSIE JENKINS and Miss DOVER UPTAIN of near Nesmith were married Sunday.

Mar.29, 1907
BENJAMIN F. BERRY one of Winston's most illustrious sons, born a few miles
west of here in this county in 1866 and died on the 20th of Mar. 1907 in
Memphis, Tenn. He was buried in the cemetery at Union Grove near his old
home. The undertaker wrote on his coffin, Cause of Death, cancer of the

Mar.29, 1907
On the 19th of Mar. God in his goodness saw fit to call from earth JOSEPH W.
BARTON, better known in his community six miles north of Lynn as Uncle Joe.
For more than a quarter of a century he was a member of the Missionary
Baptist Church.

Mar.29, 1907
Mr. and Mrs. WISE GIBSON found their five-month-old baby dead in the bed
Friday morning. The remains were buried in the Haleyville Cemetery Saturday.
It was though bold hives was the cause of death.

Mar.29, 1907
We are sorry to learn of the death of Mr. M.L.THOMAS. He was the president
of Rock Creek Sacred Harp singing class.

Apr.19, 1907
Bro. GEO LITTLE died last Thursday and was buried by the Masons Saturday at

Apr.19, 1907
The one-year-old child of Rev. and Mrs. J.W. SNIPES being left alone in the
room a few moments crawled into the fire and before the fact was discovered
the infant was so seriously burned that it died soon after. Services
conducted by REV. W.R. RANDOLPH.

Apr.19, 1907
The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. DUNKIN HOOD of Addison was laid to rest
last Sunday.

Apr.26, 1907
We regret to announce the death of Mrs. T.J. LAUDERDALE, which occurred at
her home on the hills some miles south of Moulton last Sunday evening.

May 31, 1907
After a brief illness the 15 month old baby girl of Mr. and Mrs. ED LYLE
died Friday afternoon about 2 o'clock. It was buried in the Ashridge
Cemetery Saturday afternoon.

May 31, 1907
Died on last Saturday night the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. FLOYD HUNTER.

May 31, 1907
Mrs. LELA F.GIBSON, daughter of NATHAN and LIZA LANGLY, was born near
Mellville Al. the 3rd of Apr.1887 and died in Arley aged 20 years, 1 month
and 24 days. Was married to WALTER M. GIBSON, son of Rev. GEO W. GIBSON the
13th of June 1905.There having been born to them one child which preceded
the deceased to the sweet land of rest.
Sister GIBSON took consumption about one year before her death. The last
four or five months of which she was confined to her bed.
The funeral was conducted by Rev. J.P. GILLAND at Mt. Hope Thursday evening
the 28th of May at 2 o'clock. She was a member of the Missionary Baptist
Church about two years.

June 7, 1907
We are sorry to say that the beloved wife of Mr. JOHN ENTREKIN died at her
home near Jones Chappel on the third Sunday at 10 o'clock.

June 7, 1907
We also learn that the mother of our Holiness preacher Bro. LOTT dropped
dead last Sunday morning.

June 14, 1907
We are sorry to learn of the sad death of Mrs. HENRY WHITE of near Addison.
She died on the 11th of June.

June 21, 1907
Died on last Tuesday morning Mrs. HENRY WHITE. She leaves a husband and
three little children.

July 12, 1907
A baby of Mr. and Mrs. MAT HOLSOMBACK of near this place died Wednesday.

Aug.30, 1907
Married last Sunday by Esq. JNO F. CURTIS, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. M.M.
COX, Mr. L.A. Burlison of Marion County to Miss Cora Cox.

Nov.15, 1907
Married on last Thursday at the home of the bride Mr. G.W. Knight Sr. to
Mrs. McElroy. Rev. S.H. Wilson Officiating.

Nov.15, 1907
On the 25th of October the death angel entered the home of Coroner B.F.
Neely and took from that happy home his beloved wife, who had stood by him
for many years.

Dec.6, 1907
Married at the Court House by Hon. John S. Curtis on last Monday; HENRY
SWINDLE of Walker County, Al.
Also Thursday Geo D. Lane to Miss M.E. TIMMONS also near Motes Al. J.I.

Dec.6, 1907
On last Friday two hearts were happily united by the golden bonds of holy

Jan.1, 1909
Mr. TOM BAILEY AND Miss MARY ARMSTRONG were happily married on Christmas

Jan.1, 1909
Sorry to report the death of WILLIE BURNS, the son of JENERAL BURNS which
occurred yesterday morning. The remains will be laid to rest in the Fairview
Cemetery this evening.

Jan.9, 1909
Miss ELIFAIR WARD and Mr. JOHNNY SIMS were married last Sunday by Rev.

Jan.22, 1909
We are sorry to note the death of Mrs. TOM BARKER an aged person who died
last Friday morning.

Jan.29, 1909
We are deeply in sympathy with Mr. and Mrs. MAT HOLSOMBACK in their sorrow
over the death of their little son which occurred last week.

Feb.26, 1909
Sorry to report the death of Mr. and Mrs. ADERHOLT's two-year-old son which
was recently fatally burned, which occurred last Wednesday evening, and was
buried at Bethel Cemetery on last Thursday.

Feb.26, 1909
Sorry to report that the sudden death of an aged citizen, LIGE STHERLAND.

Apr.23, 1909
We are sorry to note the death of a little four-year-old baby of W.T.
BATCHLER, of near this place.

Apr.23, 1909
Mrs. W.A. Lovett, of Haleyville, sister of Mrs. T.P. SUTHERLAND, of Double
Springs died Wednesday at 11 o'clock and was buried Thursday at New Prospect
Cemetery. She was about 40 years old. She leaves a husband and three
children living.

Apr.23, 1909
We want to express our heartfelt thanks to the good people of this community
for their kindness toward us during the sickness and death of our sweet
darling, BERTHA MAY. Mr. and Mrs. W.T. BATCHLER

Apr.23, 1909
Died last Saturday, Mr. TILDEN BENNETT, a good citizen of our city. He was
about 30 years old, leaves a wife and three children. He was buried with
Masoic and Odd Fellow honors.

Apr.30, 1909
Died on last Thursday night H.C. DAVIS.

May 15, 1909
Died last Tuesday the infant child of our clever rural mail carrier, Rev.
L.P. WHALEY. The remains were carried to Eberneezer Cemetery near Cullman.

May 28, 1909
May 25th, last Monday about 10 o'clock Mrs. BETTIE SNOW, better known as
"Aunt Bet" died at her home near Nauvoo, after a long illness. She was laid
to rest yesterday in the Mount Ebron Cemetery.

June 18, 1909
Died on last Saturday at 11 o'clock at his home, Mr. JOHN HUNTER. The
funeral services took place at the Inman Cemetery and were conducted by
Rev. L.P. WHALEY. He leaves a wife and six children to mourn their loss.
Mr. HUNTER came to this county from Ga. several years ago.

July 9, 1909
LOUIS SEARS a young man of about 22 years, residing in southeast Winston
County had the misfortune to lose his life by drowning last Saturday
evening in Sipsey River. He came from South Carolina about a year ago.

July 16, 1909
On the morning of the 9th of July the death angel visited the home of Bro.
and Sister J.W. SHAW and summoned their darling little baby, WYNE. Little
WYNE MAY was two months old. She was buried in Mount Ebron Cemetery on
Saturday the 10th. The burial services were conducted by J.E. WILSON.

July 23, 1909
Haleyville Rev. T.P. SUTHERLAND was up the other day and officiated in the
burial services of Mr. JOHN RIDDLE who recently died in this community.

July 23, 1909
Two children have recently died in this section of Dysentery. They were the
children of Mr. and Mrs. ELBERT GODSEY and Mr. and Mrs. W.G. TIDWELL.

July 30, 1909
Mrs. BLANTON, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L.W. HOOPER. The wife of Mr. J.W.
BLANTON, was born the 8th of Nov. 1875, at Collinsville, Dekalb County, Al.
Departed this life the 16th of July 1909. She leaves a husband and seven
children. She was a member of the Baptist Church. She was laid to rest in
the Rock Creek Cemetery. Funeral services conducted by Bro. T.P. SUTHERLAND.

July 30, 1909
Browns Creek
We regret to announce the death of Rev. J.C. COOPER of this place which
occurred on the 21st by a falling rock which crushed him to death almost
instantly. He was buried near his home. The funeral services were conducted
by Rev. COLLINS of Nauvoo.

July 30, 1909
Falls City
We are sorry to learn of the death our Brother COOPER, who was a member of
the Baptist Church. We extend to the bereaved children our heartfelt
sympathy in their loss.

Sept.10, 1909
Infant child of SAM BLACKWELL of Haleyville died Wednesday night.

Nov.26, 1909
VIRGIL the little son of Mr. and Mrs. W.T. GUTHRIE died last Sunday and was
buried at Fairview last Monday. Rev. T.P. SUTHERLAND conducted the services.

Nov.26, 1909
ELIZABETH STEWART was born the 12th of Nov. 1862 and departed this life the
16th of Nov. 1909. She was the daughter of R.A. CUMMINGS and was married to
T.A. STEWART at about the age of 22. The funeral services were conducted by
the minister assisted by Rev. J.H. CORBIN, Wednesday evening the 17th. She
leaves a husband and aged father.

THE WINSTON HERALD 1886-1897 -Double Springs, Winston County, Al.
Obits & Marriage Abstracts

21 Jan. 1886
Died last Monday Dr. W. E. S. WILSON at his residence, near Biler Po, in
this county.

28 Jan. 1886
Died last Friday evening at 6:00 at his fathers residence near Houston in
this county. Mr. CHRISTOPHER H. SHANK after illness of several weeks.

18 Feb. 1886
At the home of his father, on the 22 day of Jan. 1886. CHRISTOPHER H. SHANK
age 28 had been afflicted for several months. He leaves one child and an
aged father and mother.

18 Feb. 1886
Died last Sunday morning at 2:00 am. ISAAC WESTERFIELD infant child of JOHN
S. and NANCY CURTIS of this place.

11 Mar. 1886
Died at his residence in this county the 9th. Mr. S. M. MITCHELL

8 Apr. 1886
Died on the morning of the 5th. WALTER a little son of Mr. and Mrs. J. L.
SHANK of this place.

8 Jul. 1886
Dr. W. E. S. WILSON was born in Marshall Co., Al. in 1830 and lived in this
state the most of his time. He was married to S. E. FELKINS in 1853. He
enlisted in the cause of Christ at 23 years of age. Lived a faithful member
of the M. E. Church south, until Feb. 1886. Dr. Wilson left a dear wife and
7 children. Rev. P.F. McNutt performed the burial service.

12 Aug. 1886
The death of Hon. SAMUEL J. TILDEN is received with sorrow through out the

23 Sept. 1886
Mr. JACK SIMMONS died at his home in this county on the 20th.

24 Mar 1887
Died this place recently, of measles, two infant children, one of Mr. JOHN
S. the other C. F CURTIS.

19 May 1887
Died Mrs. D. P. VICKERY at her home near Motes on the night of the 14th, of

19 May 1887
Died Mrs. PEARSON, on the 13th at her home near this place of consumption.

23 Jun. 1887
Married at the residence of the brides father, on the 12th, Mr. JEFF
MILLICAN, to Miss INGLEDOVE STEELE, both of near this place.

30 Jun. 1887
Mrs. ISABELL SIDNEY DARDEN, was born in Lee County, Ga. 6 Apr. 1848 and
died near Houston, Winston County, Al. on 19 Jun. 1887. She was married to
JESS DARDEN, in Terrell County, Ga. at the residence of her mother 19 Dec.
1878. She joined the Methodist E. Church at Adam's Station, Lee County, Ga.
in Nov. 1871. She leaves one brother, D. A. TICKNER, a husband and two girl

28 Jul. 1887
E. A. HILLER was born in Newberry, SC. 29 May 1874. He was the son of
Professor S. J. and Mrs. S. R. HILLER and was dedicated to God in infancy
by Rev. J. AUSTIN and came to his death near Houston, Winston County, Al.
16 Jul. 1887. His funeral was preached at home by Rev. S. R. CRUMPTON. He
leaves a father, mother, grandma, four brothers and two sisters.

28 Jul. 1887
Mr. S.T.A. STEELE and Miss. S.E. FAUGHT were married on the 21st at her
residence a few miles north of town by Eld. A.F. COLE.

25 May 1894
JOE GRASTY was born 4 Mar. 1868 and died the 19th of Jan 1894. He joined
the M. E. Church south at about 20 years of age. On the 30th day of Aug.
1891 he was married to Miss. M. J. TUBB and the Lord gave to them a little
girl to keep for a little while and in about 10 months before the death of
the father angles came an bore the sweet babe away. He leaves a kind and
loving wife, mother and two sisters.

31 May 1894
CHRISENBERRY BENNETT was born in 1854, EVELINE BENNETT was born in 1859
(both in Tennessee). They were married 13 Sept. 1877.They moved to Alabama
about the year 1887 where they lived until their death about 8 Apr. last,
Bro. BENNETT contracted typhoid fever and by the constant skillful attention
of Dr. H. B. FREEMAN and D. B. FORO its power was arrested but about that
time an internal abscess set in which baffled every remedy and on the
morning of the 6th at 1:20 a.m. he passed away. He was buried at Mt. Hope
Cemetery the same day. EVELINE BENNETT wife of deceased contracted the same
fever and passed away on the evening of 24 May at 7:00 p.m. Her remains
were laid by the side of her husband in the Mt. Hope Cemetery on 25 May.
They leave seven children, four boys and three girls ranging from one to
sixteen years of age. G. W. GIBSON minister Missionary Baptist Church.

3 Oct. 1895
Married at the M. E. Church at this place last Tuesday Mr. JOHN J. PRINCE
to LAVINA McDOWELL of near Haleysville by Rev. A. L. OWENS.

6 Dec. 1895
Mr. WILLIAM TIDWELL and Miss. MARY McRAE were married by Judge BLANTON.

1 Jan 1896
Married on 26 Dec. at the residence of Mr. J. A. BAILEY near town. Mr. JAKE
FLANNAGIN to Miss. LASSIE COSS, Rev.P.H. NEWMAN officiating. They left next
day for their future home in Lawrence County, where the groom resided
before the union.

1 Jan 1896
One of our most prominent citizens, Mr. PERRY SHIPMAN, departed this life
last Friday after a long pretracted illness. His remains were interred in
the Rock Creek Cemetery last Saturday.

15 Jan 1896
Mrs. ROSALIE BRANNON wife of W.W. BRANNON died on 25 Dec. 1895 at
Haleysville, Al. and was buried at Fairview. She was a member of the
Baptist Church at this place. She leaves a loving husband and two dear
little babies.

20 Mar. 1896
Mr. MARTIN LOVETT who was thrown from his wagon sometime since, near Lynn
died from the injuries received a few days back.

20 Mar 1896
Mrs. MARTIN BAIRD, wife of our esteemed county treasure, departed this life
Thursday evening 13 Mar. and was interred at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery near
Houston. The burial service was conducted by Rev. P.H. NEWMAN.

20 Mar 1896
ELZEY QUATTLEBAUM, the fourteen year old son of T. J. QUATTLEBAUM, of
Trimbles Mills vicinity, met his death near his home last Friday.

3 Apr. 1896
Died 22 March Miss RUBY SMITH, daughter of JOHN A. and CAROLINE SMITH: was
born in St.Clair County, Al. 10 Mar. 1879, became a Christian Sept. 1894
and baptized into the Bethel Baptist Church by G. W. GIBSON. Her remains
were deposited in the Bethel Cemetery 24 March.

10 Apr. 1896
MARTHA BAIRD pasted away 12 Mar. 1896. She leaves a husband, five children,
and a mother in law. She was born in Winston County, Al. within one mile of
Houston 21 Nov. 1862. She was 33 years old. Was married to H. J. Baird 1
Dec. 1878.

8 May 1896
The visiting angel of death in the form of pneumonia visited the home on D.
K. and M. C. BURNETT and took little DELLA ALMEDY age 10 months. Her body
was laid to rest in the Bethel Cemetery 16 Apr. at 4:00 p. m. G. W. GIBSON
conducted the services.

4 Dec 1896
Wednesday morning the double wedding of Mr. ARLIE WICKERSHAM of Carbon Hill
to Miss CLARA GIBSON of our city and Mr."Sug" FREEMAN to Miss WILLIE
RUTLEDGE both of Dismal, performed by R.G. ISBELL.

11 Dec.1896
Miss MILLIA WILSON a lovely young lady of Elk, died last week of fever.

12 Feb 1897
SAMUEL JACOB HILLER born near Newberry, SC. 11 Aug. 1841 and died Mellville,
Al. age 55 years 5 months and 11 days. Was married to SARAH R. DERRICK 7
Nov. 1867. There having been born to them 7 children one of whom has
preceded the deceased to the sweet end of rest. At dawn on Friday 22 Jan.
he passed away. He was laid to rest Sunday 24 Jan. Mt. Hope Cemetery at
12:00 noon.

26 Feb 1897
The 9 year old son of CHARLIE SIMMONS, fell across a log in a new ground on
Tuesday before last, his side striking a limb and breaking some of his ribs.
Last Sunday after considerable suffering, the little boy died and was
buried Monday at Rock Creek Cemetery.

9 Apr 1897
Mr. HENRY DUPREE aged and respected citizen of nearby Natural Bridge, was
found dead in his bed one morning last week. He was afflicted of heart
disease which was supposed to have caused his death.

23 Apr 1897
LEOLA, a little daughter of Mr. WILL BRANNON, died yesterday and was buried
at Fairview today.

23 Apr 1897
An infant child of W. S. MONTGOMERY of near this place was severely burned
by over turning a pot of boiling coffee on itself, and died from the effects
last night after much suffering.

21 May 1897
Mr. WARD our clever sewing machine man buried the last member of his family
and the last of the triplets a sweet little daughter on the 2nd.

9 Jul 1897
Uncle STRAUD JOHNSON of Kinlock died Sunday before last. He was 94 years

9 Jul 1897
With sorrowful heart we chronicle the death of Mrs. A.J. FREEMAN of Amos
which occurred last Tuesday.

16 Jul 1897
INA ALVESIA child of BIRD and ETTA FINE born 13 Feb. 1897 died 26 Jun 1897.
Buried Sunday the 27th at Mt. Hope age 4 months and 13 days.

6 Aug 1897
Died at her home near Mt. Hope 29 Jun 1897 Mrs. MITTIE ROBERSON daughter of
Mr. J.S. GIBSON and wife of Mr. LUTHER ROBERSON. She was married to Mr.
LUTHER ROBERSON 13 Sept 1896 and died 29 Jun 1897. She leaves that dear
husband and sweet little babe. Deaths angel came at 9 o'clock on Tuesday
morning. She was laid to rest in Rock Springs Cemetery.

24 Sept 1897
Mrs. Dr. BONDS presented her husband with a handsome boy last Monday, but
the parental bliss did not last long as the child died the next day.

29 Sept 1897
Little MAGGIE ERLINE HALEY daughter of Mr. W.W. and MARTELIE HALEY, was
born 1895 and died 14 Sept 1897. Buried at the cemetery near Thorn the 15th.

5 Nov 1897
Mr. J.P. ROBERSON died at his home near Mt. Hope 2 Oct 1897. Mr. JAMES
PARKER ROBERSON husband of Mrs. TEM ROBERSON at the time of his death. He
was married first to Miss SALLIE CLEERE and blessed with 6 children. He
married Miss TEM DOLLAR and was blessed with 2 girls. He was laid to rest
in Rock Springs.

5 Nov 1897
We have received an obituary of the late THOMAS M. WADSWORTH who died in
east Winston County a few weeks back. The tribute was received to late for
publication in this paper.

12 Nov 1897
Dedicated to the memory of WILLIAM J. KELLEY; son of JOHN and DELILAH KELLY
who departed this life on the evening of 29 Sept 1897 in Winston County, Al.
He was born 4 Sept 1874, joined the Baptist Church at Ephesus Douglas County,
Ga. 23 Aug 1889 and was baptized the 24th by Rev. J.R.T. BROWN. Mr. WILL
was hurt at the gin. He was buried at the Friendship Church.

12 Nov 1897
THOS. M. WADSWORTH is no more! He breathed his last at his home. Dismal, Al.
13 Oct at 1 P.M. While laying a floor for Mr. H. E. SMITH, a neighbor, he
made a misstep and fell through between the sleepers a distance of about 6
feet to the bottom of a cellar, fell on his head and shoulders jolting him
so severely that he only lived fourteen hours.
All that medical aid could do had no effect. His remains were laid to rest
by loving hands, with aching hearts in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Thursday 14 Oct
at 4 P.M. Bro. WADSWORTH was born 22 Apr 1841: was married to his first
wife, 1 Jan 1865. To this twain were born 3 children 2 of whom are still
iving, about the year 74 or 75 his first wife died, and about the year 79
he was married to his 2nd wife. There were born unto them 5 children 4 of
whom still survive.
Deceased was one of the best citizens of the county. The writer has not the
words to express the high esteem which was held for him.
I am sure that I express the sentiment of the entire settlement when I say
he was one of the most agreeable men that I ever knew.
We can not say he had no faults, but can say he had as few as any man we
ever knew.
We can truly say a good man has gone. The accident happened about 11 A.M.
He was in his right mind until about 4 A.M. He told all that he was ready
to go: that he new he had to die and was not afraid to meet his God.
Bro. WADSWORTH was a member of the M. E. Church at Mt. Hope. He died as he
lived in the tribute of a living faith in Christ Jesus.
The entire community joined in expressing sympathy to the bereaved widow
and orphan children. We can not morn as those who have no hope. What makes
a good county is having good people in it. That's the reason heaven is so
desirable - only God and those who are good will be there. Signed Rev. G.W.

26 Nov 1897
An infant child of Mr. and Mrs. CAINY ADAMS of near this place died
yesterday morning.

3 Dec 1897
Dedicated to the memory of Dr. HOWARD B. FREEMAN of Mellville, Al. He was
born in Cleburne County, Al. 8 May 1866 died Mellville, Al. 28 Nov 1897 at
6 P.M. Was married to ADDIRA F. KILGO 21 Oct 1885. They had 2 children one
of which preceded Dr. FREEMAN to the glory land. He joined the M. E. Church
in 1884. He was a master mason. Laid to rest at Shady Grove, Cullman, Al.

3 Dec 1897
An infant child of Mr. and Mrs. JOE ROBINSON of near this place died last
Sunday morning.

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