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 1946 – Obituaries

April 11, 1946

Fitzhugh Lee Gomillion, 59, passed away at his home in Ponce de Leon Apr 8. He was a lifetime resident of Walton Co. Services were held at Euchee Valley Church on April 9, interment was made in the church’s cemetery.  Survivors include a wife, the former Miss Cardell Rushing, 3 sons, Ralph, Jeraldan & Howard Lee Gomillion, 2 daughters, Mrs Maudine Finger & Mrs Jenette Byrd, 2 sisters, Mrs Ola Hurley & Mrs Nora Peacock.

April 18, 1946

Richard Emory Still, 6mos son of Mr & Mrs Morris Still (Ethel Pate) died at Pensacola hospital, Monday , April 9.  Services were held at the Freeport Baptist Tuesday with interment made at Hatcher cemetery. Survivors include the parents, and a grandmother, Mrs W E Still of Miss.

Mrs Josephine Wachob died at her home Monday April 15, age 68 yrs and native of Florida. Services held at the Otter Creek Church on Tuesday and interment at the church cemetery. Survivors include 3 brothers Joe, Marion & Jim Ammons, 3 sisters, Mrs J L King,  Mrs Anna Helms & Mrs Emma Shirley.

Elton D Peacock passed away at Bay Pines Veterans Hospital on Wednesday Apr 10. Services were held at Bay Pines on Friday. He was veteran of WWI, having served in 167th Infantry, Co. E of the Rainbow Division and was gassed at the battle of Chateau-Thierry.  Survivors include a widow, Bernice Walden Peacock, his father, Simeon P Peacock, sister Mrs Vassie Russo, 4 brothers, Colin, Simon, Clifford & Pat Peacock.

[Contributed by Lois Danley and Sharon Watson]