January 13, 1944
Howell Jones, about 70 years of age and former resident of DeFuniak, died at his Memphis, Tennessee, 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 this place.
Mrs. Christian Stubbs passed away at her home at Rock Hill Sunday morning, January 9th, and was buried in Euchee Valley cemetery Tuesday afternoon. She was a native of Walton County. Survivors include 2 daughters, Mrs. Blanche Smith and Mrs. Mary Lou Torrence, and several grandchildren.
John Duncan Anderson of Walton County passed away at his home in Eucheanna Sunday night, January 9th, after an illness of 2 years. Mr. Anderson was 63 yrs and lived an entire lifetime 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.
Miss Anna Knepper, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P. O. Knepper, to Lt. Elvin Mason Gurnea, USNR at Seymour Johnson Field, North Carolina. The groom is a native of Goldsboro, North Carolina.
Miss Audrey Miller, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bragg Miller of Florala, to Mr. Gerald W. Pittman of Fort Pierce on December 30, 1943, in DeFuniak.
Mrs. J. H. Hinote died at her home Saturday, January 8th. Before her marriage to Mr. Hinote, July 2nd, 1896, she was Miss Ida Leona Meigs. Born in Walton County nor far from Mossy Head, she lived her entire life within 10 miles of her birthplace. She was the mother of 11 children, 5 boys and 6 girls. They all survive her but one daughter, Mrs. Ruby Laird, who passed away 8 years 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, and Mrs. Nora Boothe, 24 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren. Interment was at Crowder Cemetery.
Mrs. Ada Lindsey, wife of A. L. Lindsey, died Tuesday morning at her home. The deceased was 57 years old and a native of Walton County. Services were Wednesday and interment was made at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles McLane, daughter Frances Jean, at Eglin Hospital, January 7th.
Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Adams of Liberty, a son January 5th.
Mr. and Mrs. N. F. Holley of Darlington, a son January 6th.
Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Peterson of Pensacola, a son January 7th.
Mr. and Mrs. Hutch Padgett of Ponce de Leon, a son January 9th.
Mr. and Mrs. Buford Swander of Defuniak a daughter, January 11th.
Mr. and Mrs. Alcus Reddick of Niceville, a son, January 11, 1944.
January 20, 1944
Mrs. Cynthia Padgett, age 82, passed away at her home in Gaskin, on Friday, December 14, from a heart attack. The deceased had lived in that community since 1902, coming from Covington County, Alabama. 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 preceded 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 the road, her truck overturned 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 with burial in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Celia Gainey died at her home Monday morning, January 18, at age of 82 years. She had lived in Walton County for 75 yrs. Services were held on Wednesday with interment at Magnolia Cemetery.
Born at Lakeside Clinic
Mr. and Mrs. Ruby Thompson, Santa Rosa, son January 14
Mr. and Mrs. Leon McDuffie, Red Bay, girl January 17
Pvt. and Mrs. Forrest Fiers, DeFuniak, son January 17
Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Brown, Portland, girl January 18
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Collingsworth, DeFuniak, son January 18