1944 Nov 16: Jesse Melvin Childers, the young son of Mr & Mrs J A Childers died at the family home
Tuesday night Nov 7 after a brief illness of diphtheria. Services were Wednesday after-
Noon at the home. The little daughter of the family is also quite ill with same disease.
Mr Maynard M Bannister died unexpected Monday morning at his home. The Bannister
Family came here from Florala, Ala many years ago. Services were held at family home, with
interment at Magnolia. Surviving family include the widow and 2 daughters Mrs Lura
White and Miss Thelma Bannister, son Ray M Bannister and 2 gr sons Maynard & Fred
White, and the little son of Mr & Mrs Ray Bannister; sisters Mrs E M Lee, and Mrs O L
Mrs Sherman Hutto was found dead last Monday with her head in a small spring of water,
near her home. Mrs Hutto was a victim of epilepsy and it is presumed she had an attack
and fell into the spring.
- T/Sgt & Mrs H W Alford, son Nov 8
- Mr & Mrs Willie Drake, girl Nov 13
1944 Nov 23: P W Smith, died at his home on the Freeport road early Monday morning. Services were
held at the home Tuesday, interment in Magnolia Cemetery. Percy W Smith was born in
Booneville, Mo on Mar 21 1869. He spent his boyhood day in Lamar Mo, going from there
to Tyndall, S D from which place he moved to Walton Co arriving here on Thanksgiving day
in 1901. Survivors include widow, 3 sons Lewis T, Hugh P & Kenneth R Smith; 2 daughters
Mrs Anna Hollingsworth and Mrs Maxwell Master; one sister, Mrs W P Finks of Mo.
Contributed by Lois Danley and Sharon Watson