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The DeFuniak Herald – October 4, 1923

Santa Rosa News

Mr. Herman Weston moved his family into town last Friday so it would be handier or the children to attend school. He also moved his sawmill last week out on the Jack Martin place near the Gulf where he expects to put in a busy season.

Mr. Ward S. Paham and Mr. Moore motored here from Crosby, Ala., last Tuesday bringing the sad news that a sister of Vernie Shivers had died the day before and took Mr. Shivers back with them.

Miss Ruby Mathews of DeFuniak Springs spent a few days in town on business

F. S. Stallworth the West Florida Grocerie man transacted business in town last Friday.

We were pleased to see the smiling face of W. F. Hall of Freeport in town last Friday.

Jack Stringer went to DeFuniak last Monday where he will resume his studies in the T. I. I.

Rev. John Garnett of Camp Walton was in town most of last week to assist with and oversee the painting of the M. E. Church and also to conduct services Saturday evening and Sunday.

Mr. Fred Crookshank has just about completed the painting of his residence on Wilson Ave., and it certainly looks fine.

Have you seen the latest style for mules? We have a pair of mules in our town that is wearing pantaloons. Now we are not making fun of the mules. We rather think it is a very bright idea and one that it would be well for others to imitate.

Somebody, [presumably] some [n—–s,] got away with some of Mrs. Greens chickens last night. Its a pity if people must steal that they can’t pick out somebody besides a widow lady to steal from. But woe! unto them if they are caught at it.

“Dad” Butler and D. W. Shunk drove over to Grayton Beach last Sunday on a tour of inspection.

Mrs. Bessie Noyes our former Postmistress arrived here from Mobile, Ala., last Sunday evening on the “Sarona.” Mrs. Noyes has many friends here who are glad to see her again.

The Civic League held a meeting at the home of Mrs. E. T. Ziel last Friday. Among other business transacted it was decided to give a fox social at the school house on Friday evening Oct. 19th, the proceeds to be used for the school. It was also decided to have a “Bazaar” sometime in December the date to be set later.

We have two Women’s Clubs here and we are all working together for one purpose. Thats to raise money for two more months of school. We have six months but we feel that eight months would be better. We did not have any trouble in raising the money last year and we feel confident that it can be done again. Now we are not writing this for the sake of handing ourselves a bouquet. But it might help others. As we happen to know that there are other communities where they don’t have as much as six months school. Don’t just fold your hands and say, “It’s a shame our children can’t have more school, but we just can’t help it.” Just put your heads together and raise the money as it is surprising how quickly a sum of money can be raised if everybody will work together.

The DeFuniak Herald – February 28, 1946

Mr Ben Louis Seigler, 82 yrs, 4 mos and 9 days passed away Feb 2 1946 in the home of his daughter Mrs D W Miller.  He was confined to his home from Dec 23 1944 until his death. He was laid to rest in Euchee Valley Cemetery. Survivors are his wife; Mrs Falzy Seigler, 5 daughters, Mrs W F Butler, Mrs Anne Bell Beck, Mrs J O Williams, Mrs D W Miller & Mrs A D Miller; 6 sons Marvin, Lummie, Coe, Jack, Ben Lee, & Sanford Seigler, a grandson James Louis Seigler.

[Contributed by Lois Danley and Sharon Watson]

The DeFuniak Herald – February 28, 1946

Mrs Winnie Henderson, wife of R R Henderson (deceased) passed away Feb 10 at the home of her daughter Mrs V T Drake where she has stayed almost all the time since last November 5 1945.  She was 75 yrs of age. Funeral was held at First Baptist church on Feb 13. She is survived by 10 children: Mrs H A Stephens, Mrs V T Drake, Reason Henderson, Mrs Albert Cosson, Ira Henderson,  Mrs J D Wooten, Jr, J R Henderson, Mrs W J Slaughter, Mac D Henderson, Conward Henderson; one sister Mrs Jane Collinsworth and 2 brothers, Joe And Johnny Stafford.

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The DeFuniak Herald – February 28, 1946

Mary Jane Bount died on Wednesday Feb 29 at the home of Mrs Sarah Jane Senterfitt. She was born in Walton county and was 86 yrs old.  Funeral held Friday Feb 22 and interment was made in Steele cemetery.

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The DeFuniak Herald – February 28, 1946

Lt. McSween declared dead. Mr & Mrs J C McSween have received work from the war dept. that their son Lt R D McSween who has been missing since July 1943 has been declared officially dead as of Jan 11 of this year. He was a bombardier on a Liberator bomber which departed from Rushmupur, India on a mission to Rangoon, Burma July 2 1943. No trace of the bomber or crew has ever been found.

[Contributed by Lois Danley and Sharon Watson]

The DeFuniak Herald – February 28, 1946

William Abner Bishop died at the home of his son, D W Bishop in Miami on Friday Feb 20 after two weeks illness. The deceased was 78 yrs was first married to Miss _____, to this union was born 3 sons & 3 daughters, 3 of these and the wife preceding Mr Bishop in death by many years.  He later married Mrs Modie Tharpe to which union were born 2 sons.  Born and reared in Holmes Co., he was associated with his brother J F Bishop in the saw mill business, until  his brothers’ death.  The body arrived here from Miami Friday. and survived by 2 daughters, Mrs C L (Laurton) Neel & Mrs C D (Melinda) Thomason, 3 sons D Webb, J C & John D Bishop; one brother G M Bishop. Services were At Otter Creek Church Friday Feb 22 with interment followed in church cemetery.

[Contributed by Lois Danley and Sharon Watson]

The DeFuniak Herald – February 21, 1946

Mrs Roshey McGowan, 39  died at her home Wednesday. She was a native of Holmes Co and funeral held from Baptist church in Ponce de Leon on Thursday, Feb 14, with interment following in the Ponce de Leon Cemetery.

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The DeFuniak Herald – February 21, 1946

Rev Pitt Mercer Scott Sr, 69 died Friday Feb 15, he was born in Washington Co. Florida. Services were held Sandy Creek church Sunday . Surviving are his wife, former Celia Jane Wilkes, 2 sons, Pitt Jr, & Clark Scott, 2 daughters, Mrs T D Sutton & Mrs J W Alfson.

[Contributed by Lois Danley and Sharon Watson]

The DeFuniak Herald – February 21, 1946

Robert Cluster Simmons, the 2 month old son of Mr & Mrs Chester C Simmons died in Dothan, Ala on Tuesday Feb 1.  Funeral held at Duncan church, near Chipley on Thursday, interment followed in Duncan cemetery.

[Contributed by Lois Danley and Sharon Watson]

The DeFuniak Herald – February 21, 1946

Isaiah S Gomillion passed away at his home near Liberty, on Wednesday, Feb 13. He was born in Walton Co and was 56 yrs of age. Funeral held at Cluster Springs church on Thursday, Feb 14 with interment in Cluster Springs Cemetery. Survivors include wife, 5 daughters, Mrs Anna Mae Griffin, Mrs Dore Mae Hobbs, Mrs Myrtice Kirkland, Mary Lou & Rhogene Gomillion, 4 sons; James E, Cecil, Joel & Carl Gomillion.

(Card of Thanks in later paper signed Mrs Adelis Gomillion, Mr Jessie A Gomillion, Mr Walter Gomillion and Mrs G E McDaniel.)

[Contributed by Lois Danley and Sharon Watson]

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