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The DeFuniak Herald – March 26, 1925

D A McLean died at Holly, FL last Monday. The body was conveyed here through the country by auto yesterday and services were conducted at the Valley church where interment took place. Mr McLean is a descendant of the Gillis & McLean family of this county, he having been born and raised in the Red Bay section. Survivors are his wife, 3 daughters 3 sons, and one sister.

[Contributed by Lois Danley and Sharon Watson]

The DeFuniak Herald – March 26, 1925

Hon. Daniel Campbell passed away last Thursday at his home. Services on Friday and interment was made in Valley church cemetery. Daniel Campbell was 80 yrs and is survived by 3 daughters; Mrs (Dr) C B McKinnon, Mrs John L McKinnon, and Miss Emma Campbell; 3 sons Judge A G Campbell, G B & W O Campbell. Deceased was CSA veteran and for many years attorney for the L & N Railway.

[Contributed by Lois Danley and Sharon Watson]

The DeFuniak Herald – March 26, 1925

Eugene Hightower for 40 yrs a mail clerk on the Central of Georgia Railway, committed suicide on Friday, Mar 13th at Albany, Ga.  A Negro by the name of Potts was the only eye witness to the tragedy, who stated that Hightower made a dive under the driving wheels of the moving locomotive. Eugene was engaged to be married to Mrs Carrie Thomas of Florala, the wedding date set for March 19th.  Funeral services were held at his old home at Blakely, Ga.

[Contributed by Lois Danley and Sharon Watson]

The DeFuniak Herald – March 19, 1925

Thomas Walter Higginbotham faces charges of murder in death of Martin Tabertwho it was claimed came to his death as the result of a severe flogging administered by the former, was indicted at Cross City, Fl, Mar 14th for 1st degree murder in the death of Lewis Baker, a negro in October 1924. Higginbotham was convicted in Columbia Co on July 8th 1923 for the death of Tabert and sentenced to 20 yrs in state prison. The body of Baker was found near the Putnam Lumber Co and had been missing since Oct 19th, 1924. This is a separate case from that of Tabert.

[Contributed by Lois Danley and Sharon Watson]

The DeFuniak Herald – March 5, 1925

Dr F M Plank passed away at his home in Jacksonville, FL, Thursday Feb 26. He was brought here to the home of his wife’s sister, Mrs H E Wickersham where funeral services were held, with burial in Magnolia cemetery. Dr Plank was 57 yrs and born in Chattanooga, Tenn. On Jul 19, 1917 he was united in marriage to Miss Chrissie (Charlise) Gillis of this city. Other survivors, besides his wife are brother, John H Plank; 2 sisters, Mrs M N Pugh and Mrs A Smith; he was brother-in-law to Mrs H E Wickersham, Mrs W E Quarterman and Hon. D Stuart Gillis of this city.

[Contributed by Lois Danley and Sharon Watson]

The DeFuniak Herald – March 5, 1925

Russell Halford of Laurel Hill died Feb 21st. He was born Dec 28th 1872 and was an invalid from birth. His parents died several years ago and left two sisters and two brothers to care for him. His sisters have devoted their lives to caring for him.

[Contributed by Lois Danley and Sharon Watson]

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