The DeFuniak Herald – February 21, 1946

L P Campbell 83, died Thursday. He was born in Euchee Valley. Services were held Friday of last week. Mr Campbell’s father Dr D L was a physician with Dr Angus Gillis, were county’s first two physicians. Interment was in Magnolia by the side of his wife who preceded him in death abt 2 yrs ago.

[Contributed by Lois Danley and Sharon Watson]

The DeFuniak Herald – March 5, 1925

Dr F M Plank passed away at his home in Jacksonville, FL, Thursday Feb 26. He was brought here to the home of his wife’s sister, Mrs H E Wickersham where funeral services were held, with burial in Magnolia cemetery. Dr Plank was 57 yrs and born in Chattanooga, Tenn. On Jul 19, 1917 he was united in marriage to Miss Chrissie (Charlise) Gillis of this city. Other survivors, besides his wife are brother, John H Plank; 2 sisters, Mrs M N Pugh and Mrs A Smith; he was brother-in-law to Mrs H E Wickersham, Mrs W E Quarterman and Hon. D Stuart Gillis of this city.

[Contributed by Lois Danley and Sharon Watson]

The DeFuniak Herald – March 11, 1943

1943 March 25 – D. Harley McSwain Sr passed away Tuesday at Providence Infirmary in Mobile, Ala. A native of Walton he was commissary manager for the Jackson Lumber for 8 yrs. Services conducted from home of his sister Mr G D Newton, Florala, Ala, with interment at Magnolia. Survivors; wife Mrs Minnie Kennedy McSwain, son Corp. D H McSwain Jr, Keesler Field, parents Mr & Mrs W T McSwain, Florala; 2 sisters, Mrs C H McFall and Mrs Newton both of  Florala.

[Contributed by Lois Danley and Sharon Watson]

The DeFuniak Herald – March 11, 1943

Norman McLeod, son of the late Captain William McLeod passed away Wednesday March 10th in St Petersburg Florida.  He is survived by 2 brothers John & Walter, 2 sisters Misses Kate and Sarah Ellen of St Petersburg. Services were held Saturday in Wickersham‘s Chapel, internment was at Magnolia.

[Contributed by Lois Danley and Sharon Watson]

The DeFuniak Herald – February 4, 1965 Obituary & Anniversary announcement

1965 Feb 4


Paul B Reichermann 78, died Monday Feb 1 1965. He was a native of Germany and had been

a resident of Defuniak for past 21 years. Surviving is his widow, Mrs Margaret Reichermann.

Services held Wednesday from Clary Funeral Home Chapel, burial followed in Magnolia Cemetery.




Mr & Mrs M B Kelley celebrated their 55 wedding anniversary on Saturday Jan 20th 1965.


Contributed by Lois Danley and Sharon Watson

The DeFuniak Herald – January 28, 1965 Obituary

1965 Jan 28


John W Sullivan, 69, passed away Saturday Jan 23.  Mr Sullivan was native of Pensacola

and had resided in Walton co for past 53 years. Survivors include wife, Mrs Tennie P

Sullivan , one daughter Mrs Vera Bess Tillett, one son William, a sister Mrs Julia Garrett, 2 brothers

Bryan & Dennis Sullivan, 3 step sisters, 2 step brothers, &  4 grandsons.  Services were conducted

Sunday from First Methodist church; the burial followed in Magnolia cemetery.


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]

The Breeze – July 4, 1935

Mrs Flora Campbell widow of the late J W Campbell occurred at her home on Sunday. Services were conducted Monday at 4:00 at Presbyterian church, internment was in Magnolia cemetery.  Miss Flora Dixon was born in Cuthbert, Ga 62 yrs ago, but had been a Defuniak resident for 35 yrs.  Survivors: 3 daughters, Mrs Clark Scott, Misses Hazel & Lorene, all of this place, one step-daughter Miss Mary Gunn of Marianna, one step-son Donald of Chapman, Ala.  One step-daughter Mrs Nita Hurston and one son Morris preceeded her in death.

[Contributed by Rita Bridges]

The Breeze – August 31, 1911 – Page 4

Mrs. Helen Jernigan Birch who has been very ill for some time at the home of her sister, Mrs. George Ward, passed away early Monday morning, and was buried Tuesday in the village cemetery.

Sunday it was thought that the crisis had passed and that she would recovered, but a sudden change for the worse was observed that night, and early Monday morning her spirit took its flight. Mrs. Birch was the daughter of Henry Jernigan, of Portland, and had attended school here for several terms before her marriage, and was loved by all who knew her.

[Contributed by Michael Strickland]