The DeFuniak Herald – February 28, 1946

Mr Ben Louis Seigler, 82 yrs, 4 mos and 9 days passed away Feb 2 1946 in the home of his daughter Mrs D W Miller.  He was confined to his home from Dec 23 1944 until his death. He was laid to rest in Euchee Valley Cemetery. Survivors are his wife; Mrs Falzy Seigler, 5 daughters, Mrs W F Butler, Mrs Anne Bell Beck, Mrs J O Williams, Mrs D W Miller & Mrs A D Miller; 6 sons Marvin, Lummie, Coe, Jack, Ben Lee, & Sanford Seigler, a grandson James Louis Seigler.

[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]

The Breeze – September 28, 1911 – Page 1

DEAS-WILLIAMS Wedding
(FLORALA) Mrs. Mary Williams and J. M. Deas were happily married on Wednesday morning at the residence of W. L. Helms at Dothan. The bride is a very popular lady of this city, while the groom is a prominent business man of Columbia. The News wafts congratulations. –Florala News

 

Contributed by Michael Strickland

The Breeze – February 9, 1911 – Pages 1 & 4

WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

WILSON/VEIT (page 1)

Mr. Amzie Wilson and Miss Annie Veit were married last night (February 8, 1911) in Louisville, Kentucky. We strongly suspected when Amzie left here that there was something of this kind brewing and are glad to extend congratulations. The bride is a close friend of Mrs. Frank Wilson.

 

WILLIAMS/TAPPAN (page 4)

A pretty home wedding was celebrated on Saturday (February 4, 1911) at the home of Mr. and Mrs. L.E. Tappan when their daughter, Grace, became the bride of Mr. Valerian Williams, a prosperous farmer of Madison County. Only the immediate relatives of the bride and a niece of the groom were present, the ceremony being performed by the Rev. D.B. Slaughter. The bridal couple left on the train on Sunday morning for their home in Madison.

 

Contributed by Michael Strickland

The Breeze – February 2, 1911 – Page 8

OBITUARIES

 

JOHN L. CREARY: Mr. John L. Creary of Pensacola, who has been here for the past year living in the pine woods in the hope that he might get some relief from consumption, died suddenly Thursday night (January 26, 1911) from a hemorrhage . The body was taken to Pensacola on Friday night for burial there.

 

F.S. WILLIAMS: Mr. Floyd S. Williams Sr. died at his home on 13th St. on Sunday evening from apoplexy after an illness of only a few hours, and was laid to rest on Tuesday morning. The Rev. D.B. Slaughter conducted the services. A wife and 3 daughters, Mrs. J.E. Douglas of Tarpon Springs, Nellie Mae and Julia, and 3 sons, A.G.,F.S., and Ralph are left to mourn his loss.

Mr. Williams has been a resident here for several years and was formerly in the turpentine business at Glendale.

 

INFANT CAMPBELL: The infant babe of Mr. and Mrs. A.D. Campbell of Laurel Hill was taken to the Valley Cemetery for burial.

 

Contributed by Michael Strickland

The Breeze – August 31, 1911 – Page 5

Green Williams dies suddenly.

The community was shocked yesterday morning by the announcement of the sudden death of Green Williams, who fell from the window of his mother’s residence on 12th St. while suffering from a hemorrage. He had evidently had one attack during the night, and early this morning had another and went to the window, and his mother who was in the yard saw him fall, but the force of the fall broke his neck, and nothing could be done for him.

He had been in poor health for a number of years, but pluckily stuck to his work until a few weeks ago when he came home from Pensacola where he had been employed in Hughey’s Restaurant.

He was a model young man, and liked by all who knew him. The funeral will be held today.

 

Contributed by Michael Strickland

The Breeze – February 9, 1911 – Page 4

A pretty home wedding was celebrated Saturday [February 4, 1911] at the home of Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Tappan when their daughter Grace, became the bride of Mr. Valerian Williams, a prosperous farmer of Madison county. Only the immediate relatives of the bride and a niece of the groom were present, the ceremony being performed by Rev. D. B. Slaughter. The bridal couple left on the train Sunday morning for their home in Madison.

[Contributed by Michael Strickland]

The Breeze – February 2, 1911 – Page 8

Mr. Floyd S. Williams Sr., died at his home on 13th street Sunday evening from apoplexy after an illness of only a few hours, and was laid to rest Tuesday morning. Rev. D. B. Slaughter conducting the services. A wife and three daughters, Mrs. J. E. Douglas of Tarpon Springs, Nellie Mae and Julia, and three sons, A. G., F. S., and Ralph are left to mourn his loss.

Mr. Williams has been a resident here for several years and was formerly in the turpentine business at Glendale.

[Contributed by Michael Strickland]