The DeFuniak Herald – September 1944 – Obituaries

1944 Sep 7:  Rev. John D Alford 82, passed away at his home Sunday night Aug 27 1944 in the Cluster

Springs community.  He was born in Coffee County, AL, January 1, 1862.  In 1880 he was

married to Miss Bama Preacher and to this union was born 13 children, 8 boys and 5 girls,

of which 5 of them preceded him in death and his wife also passed away in the year 1919.

He was a minister of the Primitive Baptist church for 35 yrs. During this time he baptized

over 1,000 members, conducted 300 funerals, and united in marriage 400 couples.  In the

year 1921, he was again married to Miss Alice Lindsey. To this union there were born 5

children, 4 boys and a girl all of whom are living.  Those who are left to mourn his passing

are his wife, Mrs Alice Alford, Pvt Wiley J Alford, somewhere in France, Jesse D Alford,

Dorris Alford, J C Alford, Maxwell Alford.  The older children are Luther, Art, Tom, Jerry,

Howell, & Henry Alford, Mrs Clayton Moore, Mrs Mattie Robinson. Services were Tuesday

evening Aug 29.  Interment was at Cluster Springs Cemetery.


1944 Sep 21:  Charles A Plante died suddenly at his home in Santa Rosa, Fl Sunday Sep 10. He

was born at Stanbridge P Q in 1864; less than a year ago he came to Fla from Worcester,

Mass.  Survivors include his widow, Mrs Wilfa G Plante,  sister Marie Louise Plante and

Several nieces and nephews. Burial was in Danville, Vt.


Contributed by Lois Danley and Sharon Watson