1944 Jan 13 Howell Jones, abt 70 yrs of age and former resident of Defuniak died at his Memphis
Tenn home Saturday. While Mr Howell’s death was not expected, his health has been poor.
Survivors are his widow, Mrs Howell Jones, and 3 daughters Mrs V N Davis, Mrs. A J
Frazer and Mrs J E McCaskill. Mr Jones’ father, the late A P Jones was a merchant in
Mrs Christian Stubbs passed away at her home at Rock Hill Sunday morning Jan 9th,
and was buried in Euchee Valley cemetery Tuesday afternoon. She was a native of
Walton Co, survivors include 2 daughters, Mrs Blanche Smith & Mrs Mary Lou
Torrence, and several grandchildren.
John Duncan Anderson of Walton Co passed away at his home in Eucheanne Sunday
night, Jan 9th after an illness of 2 yrs. Mr Anderson was 63 yrs and live an entire life-
time in this county. Services conducted at the home Monday and interment was made
in the Valley Cemetery. Survivors include widow and foster son Emory Campbell
who is in the Army stationed at Eglin Field.
WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENT: Miss Anna Knepper, d/o Mr & Mrs P O Knepper to Lt Elvin Mason Gurnea USNR
at Seymour Johnson Field, NC. The groom is native of Goldsboro, NC
WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENT: Miss Audrey Miller, d/o Mr & Mrs Bragg Miller of Florala, to Mr Gerald W Pittman,
Of Ft Pierce on Dec 30th 1943 in DeFuniak.
Mrs J H Hinote died at her home Saturday, Jan 8th. Before her marriage to Mr Hinote,
July 2nd 1896 she was Miss Ida Leona Meigs. Born in Walton Co nor far from Mossy Head,
She lived her entire life within 10 miles of birthplace. She was the mother of 11 children,
5 boys & 6 girls. They all survive her but one daughter, Mrs Ruby Laird who passed away
8 yrs ago. Survivors are Mrs Gladys Shelley, Mrs Maggie Chesser, Mr Loyd Hinote, Sgt.
Curtis Hinote, Johnnie Claude, Newton Hinote, Mrs Mae Adams, Mrs Annie Richardson,
& Mrs Nora Boothe, 24 gr children, & 3 gr grands. Interment was at Crowder Cemetery.
Mrs Ada Lindsey, wife of A L Lindsey, died Tuesday morning at her home. The deceased
was 57 yrs and a native of Walton Co. Services were Wednesday and interment was made
at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery.
Mr & Mrs Charles McLane, daughter Frances Jean, at Eglin Hospital, Jan 7th.
Mr & Mrs J F Adams of Liberty, a son Jan 5th.
Mr & Mrs N F Holley of Darlington, a son Jan 6th
Mr & Mrs L D Peterson of Pensacola, a son Jan 7th
Mr & Mrs Hutch Padgett of Ponce de Leon, a son Jan 9th
Mr & Mrs Buford Swander of Defuniak a daughter, Jan 11th
Mr & Mrs Alcus Reddick of Niceville, a son, Jan 11 1944
1944 Jan 20 Mrs Cynthia Padgett, age 82 passed away at her home in Gaskin, Friday Dec 14 from
heart attack. The deceased had lived in that community since 1902, coming from
Covington Co, Ala. She was married twice and is survived by 3 sons, Lloyd Mosely,
C Rex Padgett, and R Q Padgett. She was the mother of 7 sons, four of whom preceed-
ed her in death. Services were held Saturday at Gaskin Baptist Church and interment
was made in church cemetery.
Mrs Dallas Miller age 22, was so badly injured from burns, sustained in a wreck, that
she died at Lakeside Clinic Monday. In trying to avoid a hog in road, her truck over-
turned and caught fire, Mr W A Burkett went to her assistance. She was severely
burned all over her body, blankets were wrapped around her and Mr Burkett and
Woodrow Holley brought her to the clinic in Mr Holley’s car. Services were held
on Wednesday at the Cluster Springs church, burial in church cemetery.
Mrs Celia Gainey died at her home Monday morning Jan 18 at age of 82 yrs.
She had lived in Walton Co 75 yrs. Services held on Wednesday , interment at
Born at Lakeside Clinic–
Mr & Mrs Ruby Thompson, Santa Rosa, son Jan 14
Mr & Mrs Leon McDuffie, Red Bay, girl Jan 17
Pvt & Mrs Forrest Fiers, DeFuniak, son Jan 17
Mr & Mrs Wesley Brown, Portland, girl Jan 18
Mr & Mrs Albert Collingsworth, DeFuniak, son Jan 18
Contributed by Lois Danley and Sharon Watson