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The DeFuniak Herald – February 5, 1914 – Page 2

Deerland

  • Pretty weather and good health prevails.
  • Revs. Brunk and Griffith preached at Deerland schoolhouse Sunday.
  • J. E. Ward attended Justice court at Mossy Head Saturday.
  • Misses Kate and Minnie Ward visited at Mossy Head Saturday.
  • W. J. Davis was on business at DeFuniak Saturday.
  • John Wright and family was here the last of the week visiting Mr. Wright’s parents.
  • J. E. McConnell was in Pensacola Saturday on business.
  • E. C. Hart and family visited on the south side Saturday and Sunday.
  • Will and Alex McCallum attended church here Sunday.
  • W. G. Miller, Mr. and Mrs. M. P. Hart, Mrs. P. M. Griffith were among the visitors at the Bolton house Sunday.
  • Commissioner Steel was in our parts Monday.
  • J. W. McSwain passed through Tuesday morning going to DeFuniak.
  • W. A. Jernigan and wife visited down Crestview way Monday.
  • Mrs. M. D. Miller of Bonifay was in town last Sunday visiting her sister, Mrs. W. F. Meigs.

[Compiled by Emily Petroskey]

The DeFuniak Herald – February 5, 1914 – Page 2

Red Bay

  • Clifford Meigs, of DeFuniak and Randall Hughes of Ponce de Leon were down here Sunday.
  • Mrs. Neil McLeod visited her mother, Mrs. David George, at the Valley Sunday.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Pat Kennington of Ponce de Leon spent Sunday with their parents.
  • Miss Irene Brown spent last week at home.
  • Rev. Peacock of Pleasant Valley preached here Sunday.
  • J.R. Brown and Marshall Chamberlain were in DeFuniak last week.
  • Daniel Alec McDonald and Reg Sanford were in Ponce de Leon on business Wednesday.
  • Edgar Chamberlain was in Argyle Sunday.
  • Tom Chamberlain wears a smile these days twice as long and large as the ordinary father wears. His twins are named Hurtis and Curtis.
  • The young people under the management of Mrs. Brown and Mrs. McLeod are practicing for a play to be given in about two weeks. It is to be given to raise funds with which to purchase a new fence to be used around the cemetery. A worthy object, and we are sure the young folks will receive the encouragement and patronage they deserve.

[Compiled by Emily Petroskey]

The DeFuniak Herald – February 5, 1914 – Page 2

Ealum

  • The health of the community is generally good- only colds.
  • Most farmers are preparing their land for farming, though some say it is too early. By the looks of it, spring is here.
  • Mr. Leonard Bell made a business trip to Florala last week.
  • The debate at Liberty last Thursday night was fine and enjoyed by all.
  • J.R. Turner and daughter Miss Vivian went to Mossy Head last Saturday.
  • The little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Connie Jones is quite ill.
  • Mr. Tom Price, who moved here from Waycross, Ga., some two weeks ago returned last week. They leave but they have to come back to Florala.
  • Miss S.E. Ray spent Saturday and Sunday with home folks.
  • Miss Ruth Shelly left Saturday for Bonifay to visit her sister. BHer friends were sorry to see her leave, especially some of the boys.
  • Charlie Prater and Jesse Tompson were at DeFuniak last Friday.
  • Murie Bell and wife, from Glendale, were visiting their parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Turner, last Friday.
  • Notwithstanding the rain last Friday night the debate at Gum Creek was fine and enjoyed by all.

[Compiled by Emily Petroskey]

The Breeze – November 30, 1911 – Page 5

[The following sayings were taken from an advertisement placed by One Cash Price House on the McCaskill Block on Baldwin Avenue in DeFuniak Springs.]

“Trade here and get your money’s worth and then some.”

” A penny saved is a penny earned. It’s old, but it’s gospel truth.”

“There’s plenty of room at the top, but the elevator is not running today.”

“When you reach the top of the ladder–yell for more ladder.”

[Contributed by Michael Strickland]

The DeFuniak Herald — November 28, 1912 — Page 1

Captain John T. Stubbs, who suffered a stroke of paralysis nearly five years ago, died at his home in this city last Monday at the age of seventy-seven years and ten months. He was born at Marlboro District, S. C., January 25th, 1835. He served with distinction in the Confederate army in the war between the states, having attained the rank of Captain of Company C, 1st Alabama Regiment. He was a gallant soldier in war and a most honorable and estimable citizen in peace. He was married to Miss Emily L. Gerkey, on June 15, 1860 and reared a family of 8 children, 4 daughters and 4 sons, wife and six children of whom survive him.

When sixteen years old, Captain Stubbs, with the rest of his father’s family, removed to Alabama and located at Fort Deposit, where he resided until 1873, when he removed with his family to Milton, Fla. He removed to DeFuniak in 1883 and engaged with Mr. Murray Cawthon in the lumber business, afterward conducting the State Experimental Farm, just south of town, relinquishing this position to acquire and operate The DeFuniak Herald, which he did successfully up to five years ago, when a stroke of paralysis disqualified him for active newspaper work. He was a member of the Methodist church and was an earnest, consecrated Christian gentleman. He bore his affliction heroically and expressed no fear of the death which he has known was near for some weeks. All the members of his immediate family, except the eldest son, were present at the time of his death. The funeral services, which were under the auspices of the local camp of Confederate Veterans, of which organization he was a member, were conducted by Rev. D. P. Slaughter, assisted by Rev. R. Q. Baker and Rev. R. R. Ellison. The funeral, which was held at the home on Thirteenth street, was largely attended, and the casket was literally covered with beautiful floral offerings, paying mute, though eloquent tribute to the love in which the people held this good man, who has resided among us for thirty years.

[Contributed by Michael Strickland]

The DeFuniak Herald – March 11, 1943

Ben H Crawford Jr aviation cadet U S Army stationed at Fort Sumter SC was killed when his plane crashed Wednesday Mar 10. The young man was 21 yrs and volunteered for service several months ago. The son of Mr & Mrs Ben H Crawford of Crichton, Ala and a nephew of Miss Sallie Mae Crawford of Defuniak. Miss Crawford and her brothers, Sergt Wallace Crawford of Eglin Field and Hayes Crawford of Freeport attended the services in Mobile, on Sunday.

[Contributed by Lois Danley and Sharon Watson]

The DeFuniak Herald – March 11, 1943

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS — 1943 March 18 – S Sergt & Mrs A R Bishop of DeFuniak a daughter on March 15th.  Mr & Mrs Curtis McBroom of Defuniak a daughter on 15th.  Mr & Mrs Homer Cook of Darlington a daughter on March 16th.

[Contributed by Lois Danley and Sharon Watson]

The DeFuniak Herald – May 6, 1965 Obituaries

Mrs Frances Pricilla Wheeler, aged 96, of Freeport died Wednesday in local hospital. She was native of Coffee Co, Ala and had resided in Freeport since 1960. Services held Saturday from Black Creek Methodist church with interment followed in church cemetery. Survivors are one son, J W Wheeler, 4 daus Mrs Cora Lee Bishop, Mrs Jane Simmons, Mrs Mary Frances Richards, and Mrs Lizzie Simmons, 9 gr ch and 13 gr gr.

James Saul Melvin, aged 62 yrs, died Saturday, a native of Ponce de Leon but resided in Freeport since 1904. Services Tuesday with interment in Hatcher Cemetery. He is survived by his widow, Mrs Bessie Melvin, 3 son, Ned, Fred and Grady Melvin; one
dau Mrs Bill Caswell; 2 bros, H P and Warren Melvin, 3 sis Mrs Maude Morris, Mrs Annie Blankenship and Mrs Minnie Gay; 4 gr and 1 gr gr.

Mrs Minnie Bell Alberson, aged 72, of Gaskin died Sunday in a Geneva Co hospital. She was a native and lifelong resident of Walton Co. Services were Wednesday with interment in Gaskin cemetery. Survivors include 2 sons, Vernon and Hughey
Alberson, 3 daus Mrs Pearlie Mae Henderson, Mrs Gladys Adams and Mrs Estelle Simpler; 2 bros B D and L G Alford; 4 sis Mrs Mattie Warren, Mrs Donnie Duke, Mrs Kate Dean and Mrs Rose Duke; 14 gr and 10 gr gr.

Mr Vernon Richard Owen, aged 45, died Friday at his home. He was a native of Oneonta, Al and resided in DeFuniak since 1954. Services held Sunday at Oneonta, Al with interment in Oak Hill Cemetery there. Survivors include his wife, Mrs Jean Owen, and
son Michael Owen, 3 dau Valerie, Shannon and Jeffire Ann Owen; 3 bros, W E, Lloyd J and Hilton; 2 sis Mrs Grace Maddox and Mrs Paul Hule and his father B J Owen of Oneonta, Ala.

[Contributed by Lois Danley and Sharon Watson]

The DeFuniak Herald – August 17, 1950 Obituary

Mrs Susana Bishop, aged 71, died in a Pensacola hospital, Friday Aug 11, following an illness of about 5 days. Mrs Bishop was a former resident of DeFuniak, having lived here a number of years, and later moving to Crestview. Services were held Sunday Aug 13, the interment being held at the Sandy Creek cemetery. Survivors are 3 sons, Curtis, Caro, Morris; and daughter Mrs Stell Glover, as well a number of grand-children.

[Contributed by Lois Danley and Sharon Watson]

The Defuniak Herald – December 4, 1947 Obituaries & Birth notices

A former DeFuniak woman, the former Ethel Clark of this county, her husband and 3 month old son died at their home in Pensacola Wednesday of last week as a result of gas fumes emanating from the basement. Funeral services for Mr and Mrs Otis Dan Baggett and their son, Harry Otis, were held at Euchee Valley church with interment in Euchee Valley Cemetery. Mr Baggett is survived by brother Claude C, 3 sisters, Mrs Pearl White, Mrs Nell Ree White and Mrs Nanny Clark. Mrs Baggett 21 is survived by Her parents Mr and Mrs H L Clark, 6 sisters, Ms Virginia Howell, Mrs Stella Bishop, Mrs Julia Hussey and Misses Bobbie, Joan and Alice Clark, 3 brothers Heuer, James and William Clark. The couple had been married abt a year and half, and were so happy when son was born in July.

Mrs Mary Spears Bishop, 87 died last Wednesday at the home of a niece, Mrs Perry Lee Spears, near Darlington. Services were held Thursday at Leonia cemetery where interment followed. Survivors include one son, B O Bishop, sister Mrs Sarah Ann Clark and 2 nephews J D Clark and Perry Lee Spears.

Births at the Lakeside Clinic:
Mr and Mrs J C Bellflower, girl, Nov 26 3 lbs 4 oz
Mr and Mrs Have Barton, boy, Nov 29, 9-1/4 lbs

John C McSween 86, died at home Friday morning. Services were held Saturday, interment at Magnolia. Survivors include widow, Mrs Grace McSween, 2 sons Dr J C and Marry McSween; 3 daughters Mrs F B Calloway, Mrs Kate Smith and Mrs T G Nesbitt.

[Contributed by Lois Danley and Sharon Watson]

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