The DeFuniak Herald – February 5, 1914 – Page 2

Red Bay

  • Clifford Meigs, of DeFuniak and Randall Hughes of Ponce de Leon were down here Sunday.
  • Mrs. Neil McLeod visited her mother, Mrs. David George, at the Valley Sunday.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Pat Kennington of Ponce de Leon spent Sunday with their parents.
  • Miss Irene Brown spent last week at home.
  • Rev. Peacock of Pleasant Valley preached here Sunday.
  • J.R. Brown and Marshall Chamberlain were in DeFuniak last week.
  • Daniel Alec McDonald and Reg Sanford were in Ponce de Leon on business Wednesday.
  • Edgar Chamberlain was in Argyle Sunday.
  • Tom Chamberlain wears a smile these days twice as long and large as the ordinary father wears. His twins are named Hurtis and Curtis.
  • The young people under the management of Mrs. Brown and Mrs. McLeod are practicing for a play to be given in about two weeks. It is to be given to raise funds with which to purchase a new fence to be used around the cemetery. A worthy object, and we are sure the young folks will receive the encouragement and patronage they deserve.

[Compiled by Emily Petroskey]

The DeFuniak Herald — April 28, 1935

On 25th Mar Mr Julius Caesar Day died leaving wife, 3 sons, & 6 daughters to mourn his loss. Mr Hugh M Day, Argyle, Wallace of Eucheeanne, Ernest of this place; Anne who lived with her parents; Mrs Mary Hunt; Mrs Bill Wilks, Ponce de Leon; Mrs Emma Infinger, Mrs Sallie Infinger & Mrs J F Robinson; also 18 gr children, 7 gr grands. Uncle Jewel, as he was known, was one of 16 children, only two brothers now living, Mr Jeff Day of Marianna, and Mr William Day of Orange Hill Fl. Mr Day was born Dec 12 1848 near Opelika, Ala. In 1856 the famiy moved to Knox Hill and in 1872 he Married Sarah Abigall McDonald. Services held at the Valley on Wednesday Mar 27; internment in Valley cemetery.

[Contributed by Lois Danley and Sharon Watson]

The DeFuniak Herald – May 1935 – Obituaries

May 16, 1935

J E Spann was born Dec 10 1846 and died May 10 1935 at the age of 88 yrs, 5 mos. at the home of his granddaughter  and  son in law, Mr & Mrs Major Miller of Darlington. He was married to Miss Frances Redman in 1868 and to this union was born 2 son and 4 daughters. Survivors; Mrs Mary Ward, Darlington; Mrs Jennie Mcdonald , Mobile, Ala; Johnnie Spann, Geneva, Ala; Mrs Minnie Alford, Darlington, 16 grandchildren, 19 gr grands; 1 gr gr grand.

John J Ward of Panama City was convicted yesterday [May 15, 1935] in US District court of violating the Federal law which prohibits anyone from charging a soldier or ex soldier from charging for aid in collecting money from the government for World War services.  Ward was convicted on 4 counts; he was sentenced to 6 mos in Washington Co jail and fined $200 on 1st count; received 6 mos on 3rd & 4th count but sentences were made concurrent with 1st count. On 2nd count he was sentenced to 6 mos, but suspended on condition that he pay the $200 fine and pay back the 3 Negro veterans the money he charged them to aid them getting their War monies.  Alleged to have charged Robert Spoars $25 to collect $50.40 & $65.50 for collecting $115.50; Roland Hamerick $95 to collect $395; and Alexander Holloway $10 for collecting $18.

Ed L Pinney, about 35 yrs old, former Pensacola newspaper writer and native of that city, was killed Saturday night about a 12 miles west of Panama City, when a cow walked onto hwy and he crashed into the cow. With Pinney was Stanley Sweeny, who was not seriously injured. He was survived by a widow and two children.

[Contributed by Lois Danley and Sharon Watson]

The DeFuniak Herald – February 7, 1935 – Obituaries

Funeral services for W T Bludworth, whose death occurred Thursday, Jan 31 were conducted on Friday afternoon at 3:00 from the Methodist church, interment was in Magnolia cemetery. W T Bludworth was born in Dale Co, AL, Aug 21 1861. At age 10 his family moved to Florida, he was member of Methodist Church and graduate of Florida State Normal School.  Thirty nine years ago he was united in marriage with Mrs J W Kennedy nee Miss Lucy Jackson. He was a teacher, steamboat captain on the Choctawhtchee River, he practiced Law for more than forty years before ill health caused his retirement.  He is survived by his widow; sister, Mrs O A Watson of this place, 3 sons, Glen of DeFuniak, Ed of Sanford, and Walter of Columbia NC; 3 step children; John J Kennedy, Mrs D H McSwain and Mrs C H Johnson all of this place.

Funeral services for Malcolm A Morrison whose death occurred on Thursday January 31, were conducted at the Morrison home on the Circle Friday morning at 11:00. The deceased was born 44 yrs ago at Argyle, son of Mr & Mrs Malcolm Morrison, a descendent of one of Florida’s older families. He served in the wireless telegraph department during the World War. On July 12, 1920 he was united in marriage with Miss Mamie Ruth Tatum of Geneva, Al. Died of pneumonia, the deceased was an insurance agent for many years.  He is survived by his widow and 2 daughters, Mary Christian & Marjorie, one sister Mrs D Stuart Gillis all of this place.

Friends here are sorry to learn of the death of Mr D O Rowell, Tuesday night at his home in Cottondale, following an illness of long duration.  Present at time of his death was Mrs J A McDonald, a step daughter and Mr W W Rowell a son, both of this place, who had been with him since the previous Saturday.

Joseph Hassell, son of Mr & Mrs Wavey Wadsworth was operated upon for acute appendicitis at Pensacola hospital, Friday.  He was taken to Pensacola Friday morning and the operation performed that afternoon.  He withstood the operation well and is expected home in a few days.

On Sunday, December 23, 1934 we laid to rest an old patriarch, Uncle Marion Freeman. Last Sunday, January 20, we buried his son, Winfred R Freeman, just four weeks of time elapsing. W R (Win) Freeman was born in Shannon Co, Mo. November 25 1882, he died January 18 1935 at his home in Defuniak.  He was married to Hattie Ward May 19 1910. Two sons born to them, John & Elmer survive as does his wife.  (see Jan 24 1935). Also surviving are his aged mother, Mrs Annie Freeman, and 2 sisters, Mrs Cora Williams and Mrs Claten Culbertson, of Eminence, Mo.  The wife & mother brought the remains to Eminence. (long article)

[Contributed by Lois Danley and Sharon Watson]