The DeFuniak Herald – February 5, 1914 – Page 6

Freeport

  • Mrs. W. T. Morris is greatly improved to the delight of her many friends.
  • Mrs. H. E. Reese of Portland was visiting her sister, Mrs. Morris the first of the week.
  • Mrs. S. E. Huggins returned from Atlanta this morning where she had been in the Infirmary for the past six weeks. Her many friends are glad to see her so much improved.
  • Warren Melvin was on our streets this week. He represents a fishing establishment at East Pass.
  • The people of our town are expecting great volumes of hot air here today. Many Candidates are expected from all parts of the county and the citizens are expected to turn out with full baskets.
  • Rev. and Mrs. C. J. Buttram are happily domiciled in the Daniels house. They visited Point Washington last Sunday.
  • Rev. C. W. Gavin was in our town last Saturday and Sunday.

[Compiled by Emily Petroskey]

The DeFuniak Herald – May 6, 1965 Obituaries

Mrs Frances Pricilla Wheeler, aged 96, of Freeport died Wednesday in local hospital. She was native of Coffee Co, Ala and had resided in Freeport since 1960. Services held Saturday from Black Creek Methodist church with interment followed in church cemetery. Survivors are one son, J W Wheeler, 4 daus Mrs Cora Lee Bishop, Mrs Jane Simmons, Mrs Mary Frances Richards, and Mrs Lizzie Simmons, 9 gr ch and 13 gr gr.

James Saul Melvin, aged 62 yrs, died Saturday, a native of Ponce de Leon but resided in Freeport since 1904. Services Tuesday with interment in Hatcher Cemetery. He is survived by his widow, Mrs Bessie Melvin, 3 son, Ned, Fred and Grady Melvin; one
dau Mrs Bill Caswell; 2 bros, H P and Warren Melvin, 3 sis Mrs Maude Morris, Mrs Annie Blankenship and Mrs Minnie Gay; 4 gr and 1 gr gr.

Mrs Minnie Bell Alberson, aged 72, of Gaskin died Sunday in a Geneva Co hospital. She was a native and lifelong resident of Walton Co. Services were Wednesday with interment in Gaskin cemetery. Survivors include 2 sons, Vernon and Hughey
Alberson, 3 daus Mrs Pearlie Mae Henderson, Mrs Gladys Adams and Mrs Estelle Simpler; 2 bros B D and L G Alford; 4 sis Mrs Mattie Warren, Mrs Donnie Duke, Mrs Kate Dean and Mrs Rose Duke; 14 gr and 10 gr gr.

Mr Vernon Richard Owen, aged 45, died Friday at his home. He was a native of Oneonta, Al and resided in DeFuniak since 1954. Services held Sunday at Oneonta, Al with interment in Oak Hill Cemetery there. Survivors include his wife, Mrs Jean Owen, and
son Michael Owen, 3 dau Valerie, Shannon and Jeffire Ann Owen; 3 bros, W E, Lloyd J and Hilton; 2 sis Mrs Grace Maddox and Mrs Paul Hule and his father B J Owen of Oneonta, Ala.

[Contributed by Lois Danley and Sharon Watson]