In the death of J. B. Ward which occurred Monday at his home in North DeFuniak, the county lost a resident who bore several distinctions. He was the last remaining Federal pensioner from the Civil war in Walton County. He was among the older residents in the county, being in his 91st year at time of his death, having been a resident for 80 of those years. Services were held Tuesday at Sandy Creek Baptist. Five grandsons, Clyde Brown, Reginald Davis, Lloyd Davis, Alton Ward, Charley Davis and one great grandson Ray Howell acted as pallbearers. J. H. Ward was born in Henry County, Alabama, in May 1844 and removed to Walton County with his family a dozen years later. Survived by 4 children, one son having died, 10 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.
The death of Mr. Charles Sutton Padgett occurred about the time the sun went beyond the horizon on Sunday, February 10, at his home. Services held in the home on Monday. Interment was at Sandy Creek cemetery in Holmes County. Charles Sutton Padgett was born in Walton County on February 20, 1855, the son of Mahala and William Padgett and was reared on a farm in the same vicinity in which his death occurred. He is survived by his aged wife Margaret Morrison Padgett, 3 sons, Billie, Alexander and Charles, one sister, Mrs. J. M. Miller of Ponce de Leon, 2 brothers, W. S. of Dady, Florida, and E. S. of Ponce de Leon.
F. Q. Tervin, who suffered an heart attack on the street in DeFuniak earlier in the week, died at his home about 4 o’clock this morning. Funeral arrangements have not be completed at this time.
Three more arrests in the hit and run death of Judge Pearce’s death. Bascomb Guilford has been arrested for the second time, and the mail carrier’s father John H. Guilford was indicted for attempting to bribe Della Massey, the alibi witness of the defendant, and she was accused in a perjury indictment. The Guilfords were arrested late on Saturday at their Daleville home. The older Guilford posted bond of $500, but the mail carrier did not post $1,500 on the charge of first degree manslaughter until Sunday, having spent Saturday in the Houston County jail. Miss Massey was also arrested and did not post bond.
30 yrs ago from the February 23, 1908, Breeze: Reuben Landrum died at the home of his brother, C. A. Landrum.
25 yrs ago from the February 24, 1910, Breeze: Ben Sallas of Elam, claimed to have shot his brother-in-law, W. F. Nixon accidentally but County Judge Parish ordered him held for the grand jury.
15 yrs ago from the February 24, 1920, Breeze: Miss Sarah Gillis, 85, died at home of her niece in Pensacola.
10 yrs ago from the February 26, 1925, Breeze: Mr. and Mrs. Campbell Morrison are the proud parents of a fine boy baby, who arrived on February 25th.
[Contributed by Lois Danley and Sharon Watson]