The death of Mrs. M. A. Stinson, wife of the late Dr. W. H. Stinson, who died in 1918, occurred Sunday morning at her home on Guava Street following an illness of about 2 weeks. Services were conducted from the home Monday morning at 11:00. She was Missouri Ann Colquitt and a native of Alabama, having passed her 80th birthday, being born on August 5, 1854. Dr. and Mrs. Stinson moved to DeFuniak from Rose Hill about 35 years ago. Survivors are 3 children: W. I. and Cecil both of this place and Mrs. George Burkhart of St. Petersburg, 4 grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Hal Richardson died early Tuesday at his home on 12th street of pneumonia. Hal C. Richardson was born in September 1890 at Darien, Georgia, the son of Mr. and Mrs. David Eugene Richardson. When he was eight years old his family moved to this place. In April 1922 he was married to Miss Christian Currie, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. D. J. Currie, paster of the local Presbyterian church for many years. He was a World War vet and member of the post of the American Legion. Survivors are his widow, and one son, Hal Jr., one brother J. P. Richardson of this place and 5 sisters, Mary Richardson also of DeFuniak, Mrs. Quarterman McCaskill of Marianna; Mrs. Reed Walker of Darien, Georgia, Mrs. Jim Northcutt of Notasulga, Alabama, and Mrs. Robert Oliver of Centenary, South Carolina. Service on Wednesday and interment in family lot at Magnolia.
Mr. Norman Gillis died on Friday, February 15, he was called “Uncle Norman” by many. Funeral services were conducted on Saturday from Valley church, interment was in Magnolia cemetery. Norman Gillis was born 85 years ago at the Pensacola Navy Yard. He was a mere child when his family moved to Knox Hill. About 1916 he moved to DeFuniak. He was married to Miss Nannie McSween and 4 children survive this union. Survivors are his widow, 2 brothers, Duncan of this place, Daniel of Panama City, a daughter Miss Kate and 3 sons, Alwyn of Orlando, Angus of Akron, Ohio, and William Campbell Gillis also of Akron, Ohio.
Angus Davis aged about 50 years killed himself shortly before midnight Tuesday at his home at Freeport by a self-inflicted shotgun wound. Davis made his home with a brother, William and a sister, Christine. Mr. Davis had been in poor health and it was thought that he committed suicide in a fit of despondency over his condition. Services were held Thursday and interment was in the Davis cemetery, an old burial ground northwest of Freeport. He is survived by 3 brothers William, James & Alex Davis, sisters Christine and Mrs. Arthur Stanley, and a niece, Dottie B Stanley.
[Contributed by Lois Danley and Sharon Watson]