The DeFuniak Herald – March 1946 – Obituaries

1946 Mar 7:  Willis Coady Redmon, 31 yrs a native of Ponce de Leon was killed in auto accident

on Feb 28.Funeral services were held in family home Saturday. Survivors are his mother,  Mrs

Jimmy Redmon and 2 sisters, Lola Redmon & Mrs Lester Hall. Interment made in

Ponce de Leon cemetery on Mar 2.


Curtice A Hodges 74, died March 5 at his Vernon home and was interred in the

Damascus cemetery. Surviving are his widow, 5 sons, and 5 daughters. One son, H C

making his home in Defuniak, 32 gr children & 5 gr grands. Eight grandsons acted

as pallbearers for the funeral service which was held on March 6.



1946 Mar 14:  Mrs Maude Cole Manning, wife of Wendell W Manning died Tuesday in Ponce

de Leon. Funeral services at the Ponce de Leon cemetery Thursday Mar 11 with in-

terment following.  Survivors include the husband, one daughter, Elizabeth Ann, 4

step-children, Wendell Manning Jr USMC, Mrs Lance Jones, Gay P & James W

Manning; 4 sisters Mrs M Austin, Mrs Verlie Harper, Mrs M Deverts, Mrs T V

Powell, 3 brothers Spencer, Paul & Travor Cole.


Thomas Jefferson Adkinson 82, died at his home near Glendale, Saturday.  Born in

Coffee Co, Al he lived in Walton Co for the past 40 years.  The funeral was held from

Gum Creek church with interment following in Gum Creek cemetery.   He is survived

by 2 sons, David H & Oscar S Adkinson, 3 daughters, Mrs Eva Owens, Mrs Lela Jones,

& Mrs Callie A Dobbs, one brother Bully Adkinson and one sister Mrs Leona Nobles.


Mrs Harry McGee, who made her home at the Walton Hotel died a Thomasville, Ga

Hospital February 10, where she had gone for treatment.  The remains were cremated

in Macon, Ga and brought here for a memorial service at St Agatha’s Episcopal Church

on Sunday Mar 3.  The ashes were then shipped to Richmond, Va to the home of Mrs

McGee’s daughter, who with her father survive.


Joseph Johnson Cotton 42 yrs, died Saturday March 2 in his home. A native of Geneva,

Ala, he had lived here about one year. Services were held at Magnolia Chapel, with inter-

ment  in Magnolia. Survivors are wife and several children.


John McLeod 80 yrs. Died at his home near Eucheeana, Wednesday, February 27. He

was a native of Walton and lived in this community for 60 yrs. Services were held at

Valley Church, interment followed in church cemetery.  Survivors are 4 dau, Mrs D

Brannon, Mrs Abbie Tew, Anna & Mary McLeod; 3 sons, Alex, John Angus &

Raymond McLeod, one brother Lee, 2 sisters Mrs Sarah McCollum and Mrs Kate



1946 Mar 21:  Wilbur B Cawthon, veteran of both WWI & WWII, died at Legion, Texas

Veteran’s Hospital Wednesday Mar 13. He served the past 30 yrs in the Army en-

listing when 17 yrs of age. The body was brought here for burial at Pleasant

Ridge Cemetery on Sunday, with full military honors.


Susan Frances Simmons died Saturday March 18, at her home near Bruce at age

of 79 yrs.  Services were held at Black Creek Church Sunday with interment in

Black Creek cemetery.


Mrs Nancy A Nolin, 88, passed away at her home in Darlington Friday, March 22.

Mrs Nolin was a native of Pike Co, Ala but resided in Walton for many years.  She

is survived by several sons & daughters, her survivors include approximately 91,

including children, grchildren & gr grands.  Eight of her grandsons were pallbearers,

included Mayo Nolin, Earl Day, Warsaw Danley, Mike Berry, Tom Weeks, John Singleton,

Buddie Allen & George Nolin.


Contributed by Lois Danley and Sharon Watson