Butler County, Alabama

Obituary Collection

Submitted by Cheryll Morris Sumner

I collected these obituaries from various south Alabama newspapers, most of them from the Butler County News (Georgiana, Butler County, Alabama) and the Greenville Advocate (Greenville, Butler County, Alabama).  Many of the subjects are relatives, but several are not.  All have roots in Butler County.

I xeroxed some but photographed most of these obits with my digital camera, downloaded them to my computer, typed them, and then deleted the photos after I typed them.

Underneath some of the obits is information about death certificates from the Alabama Death Index at Ancestry.com.

Cheryll Morris Sumner


Death of Mrs. Amanda E. Harrison Ainsworth

On Friday morning just as the sun tipped the eastern skies, the death
angel visited the earth at the hour of eight twenty on May 1st, and carried 
away the sweet spirit of Mrs. Amanda E. AINSWORTH.

She had been quite ill for many months.  She had suffered a living death 
and during that suffering she expressed a willingness and a readiness to 
die, which thought alone should be a comfort to her loved ones.  We cannot 
understand why our loved ones are taken from us, but we know that it is all 
according to God's great plan.

You have the consolation of knowing that parting is not forever and that she 
will be waiting for you at the valley of shadows to welcome you home.  Think 
how God has been to lend her to you these many years to love and comfort and 
counsel you, and now that her mission is finished, God has beckoned her to 
join that singing band.  She had many good traits of character.  She was a 
loving mother, a kind and generous neighbor, and was loved by all who knew her.  
Surely a good woman has gone to her reward.

The deceased was 69 years of age, only lacking 20 days of being 70.  She leaves 
to mourn her loss a loving husband, Frank L. AINSWORTH, three daughters, Mrs. 
Tom SCOTT, McKenzie; Mrs. Will SNELLGROVE, Williston, Ga.; Miss Lubie AINSWORTH 
of Montgomery, Ala.; five sons, Walter, Neal, General, George, and Harvey AINSWORTH, 
all of near here.  Funeral services were conducted by Rev. SMITH.  Interment was 
made at the Ebeneza cemetery.

To the loved ones we say:  Weep not, she is not dead, but sleeping.  We point 
them to the Highest, who makes sore hearts and heals them with the same untiring 
hand and bids them look forward to life beyond the tomb, when eternal day will 
wipe away death's sorrows and gloom.-- Written by her daughter.
May 7, 1931 Butler County News

Name:    Mauda [Manda?] I. Ainsworth Death Date:    May 1931  Death County:    Butler  
Comment:    F.S. [Frank?] Volume:    21  Roll:    2  Page #:    10330  [Order to verify]
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Deaths
JACK O'NEAL ALLEN
Jack O'Neal Allen, age 60, died at home, Rt. 2, Georgiana, Thursday night following 
a long illness.

Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Johnnie Lou Allen, Rt. 2, Georgiana; 1 son, Marvin 
Lee Allen, U.S. Army; 1 daughter, Bernice Allen, Rt. 2, Georgiana; 1 brother, Bill 
Allen, Rt. 2, Honoraville; 1 sister, Mary Allen, Rt. 2, Honoraville.

Funeral services were held from the East Chapman Baptist Church Sunday at 11 a.m. 
with Rev. O. D. Cargile officiating.  Burial was in the Antioch Cemetery near Bolling 
with Johnson Funeral Home of Georgiana directing.
[August 30, 1951 Butler County News]

Name:    Jack O Allen Death Date:    23 Aug 1951  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    32  Certificate:    15892  Roll:    5  
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IN MEMORY OF DAVARD LESLIE ATKINS

     On August 11th, 1938, the death angel visited the home of Mr. And Mrs. D. D. ATKINS 
     and took away their little son, Davard Leslie ATKINS. He was born June 23, 1929. He 
     was nine years and 2 months old.
     He left to mourn a sister, Miss Exie ATKINS, two half-sisters, Mrs. Frank HALL, Mrs. 
     Mavis GREEN, all of Georgiana, Ala.; two brothers, Mr. Buddie ATKINS and Mr. Lenthus 
     ATKINS, of Georgiana; and two half brothers, Mr. J.L. BLACKBURN and Mr. John ATKINS 
     of Florida.
     Our home seems so vacant without our little darling baby. He died at Stablers Hospital 
     in Greenville. All was done that loving hands could do.
     We thank both of the Drs. STABLER, and all the nurses for their kindness and help. 
     We also thank Dr. JORDAN, of McKenzie, for the help he gave.
     Little Davard was friendly to everybody that he met. He is missed by a host of friends 
     and loved ones.
     Interment was at SELLERS Cemetery, Friday morning at 11 o'clock, with the Rev. D. W. 
     EILAND, of Georgiana, conducting the funeral services. Johnson Funeral Home in charge.
     Sleep on, dear Davard, and take thy rest. We loved you, but God loved you best. You are 
     with the angels up on that golden throne. We want to meet you in that heavenly home. 
     The home seems so vacant without you here, but God saw fit to take you there.
     Sleep on, dear darling, up in heaven so sweet. We want to meet you on that golden street. 
     We loved you, darling, but God loved you best. We miss you, but you are at rest, for God 
     has called you home to the vacant golden chair.--Written by Mrs. Grady HUDSON
[from the Butler County News, August 1938]

Name:    Durwood [Davard?] Atkins Death Date:    Aug 1938  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    35  Certificate:    17240  Roll:    3  
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Mrs. Melissa BEASLEY (Melissa Ella Adkison Williamson)

On Tuesday morning at 10.00 o'clock, Jan. 12th, the sweet spirit of Mrs. Melissa BEASLEY 
passed from earthly scenes and journeyed on to a land of rest and sunshine.  Deceased was 
one of the pioneer settlers of Covington county, coming from Red Level to Georgiana about 
ten years ago to make her home with her daughter Mrs. Lura RHODES, whose tender devotion 
brightened her declining years.

Her death occurred at the home of another daughter Mrs. Irving HALL of this city, who 
bestowed all the loving care and tenderness possible.

Deceased was about 90 years of age and those who knew her best marvelled at the fortitude 
and patience shown during long months of waiting for the Saviour's call to come higher.  
No one could doubt but that she was leaning on her Lord and Great Friend for support.

She leaves behind several sons and daughters and a number of grand children and close 
friends to mourn her departure.

She was a very pious woman, a member of the Baptist church and when younger a regular 
attendant at services.

Funeral services were held at the Fair Mount Baptist church at Red Level, 
Revs. L. A. NALL, R. S. NEW, and D. L. FOLSOM conducting the services.

Interment was in the hallowed dust of beautiful old Fair Mount cemetery by 
the side of her husband and other loved ones gone before.  May the Heavenly 
Father comfort all who mourn.
[1-14-1926 Butler Co. News]

Name:    Melissa Beasley Death Date:    Jan 1926  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    1  Roll:    2  Page #:    166  
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Tribute of Respect: D. D. BENNETT

In memory of  Bro. D. D. BENNETT, who at the time of his death, Feb. 4, 1905, 
was Worshipful Master of Sepulga Lodge No. 232, 
A. F. and A. M. Whereas, it has pleased the Grand Master of the Universe to 
remove from this transitory state to a life beyond the grave our beloved brother; 
therefore, be it resolved:

1st.  That in the death of Brother BENNETT, Sepulga Lodge has lost one of its 
best members, Butler Co. an able official, the community in which he lived a 
true friend.

2nd.  That to his immediate family, who are most heart-stricken by the loss 
which we all deplore, we have nothing of this world's consolation to offer.  
We can only sincerely sympathize with them and commend them to our Heavenly 
Father, who looks upon the widow and fatherless in their hour of trouble.

3rd.  That a copy of these resolutions be spread upon the minutes of his lodge, 
a copy sent to his family and also copies sent to the Greenville Advocate, 
Georgiana Enterprise, and Evergreen Courant for publication.

A. L. PALMER, 
T. A. JONES,
E. L. BLACK,
D. T. SELLERS,
     Committee
[clipping dated Feb. 15, 1905 from the Greenville Advocate]
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Accident and Sad Death of Hugh L. BLACK
(from the Greenville Advocate--Nov. 14, 1888)

On Monday last, while Mr. Hugh BLACK and son T.M. BLACK and Mr. C.C. LEE 
were rolling out a bale of cotton on the platform at Mr. BLACK's gin, four 
miles and a half northwest of here, the platform came down with a crash, 
T.M. BLACK and Mr. LEE, narrowly escaping with their lives. Mr. Hugh BLACK's 
head fell on a sill, rendering him speechless, from which he never recovered, 
and he died at his home on Friday [Nov. 9, 1888].

Mr. BLACK was an old citizen of this country. His upright walk, fair and 
honest dealings with all men, and generous hospitality made warm friends of 
all who knew him. The family have the condolence of this town and surrounding 
country in their heavy loss and sad afflictions. I have known Mr. BLACK for 
more than 30 years and never heard anything but the kindest treatment from him, 
but we will meet no more, for he is gone.

"As a guest who may not stay,
Long and sad farewell to say,
Glides with smiling face away.

Therefore on thy unknown way
Go, in God's peace, and we who stay
But a little while delay.

Keep for us, O friend, where'er
Thou art waiting, all that here
made thy earthly presence dear.

And when fall our feet as fell
Thine upon the Asphodel,
Let thy old smile greet us well."

--John R. STOTT
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DEATH OF HIGHLY RESPECTED CITIZEN

Mr. Trav Black, one of Butler County's most highly respected citizens, 
died last night at nine o'clock, following a long illness. Burial today 
at Lee Cemetery. A more extended account will appear in our next issue. 
[from the Butler County News of Thursday, October 23, 1924]

Related news--Ebenezer Notes: Everybody is getting along fine in our 
community, except Mr. Trav Black, who has been sick for the past four 
weeks and is confined to bed almost all the time. We hope that he will 
soon be OK. Mrs. Omie Harwell, Omie Dell and Mack Travis [Harwell] spent 
Saturday night at Mr. Black's. Steve Sims from Forest Home is spending a 
few days with Mr. Trav Black and family.
[from the Butler Co. News of Thurs., Oct. 2, 1924]

RESOLUTIONS OF RESPECT 

October the 22nd at 9:00, one of our worthy and beloved brother masons, 
T. M. Black, was summoned from ours to the supreme Lodge above, from labor 
to refreshment.

Therefore, be it Resolved:
First. That we have been greatly benefitted by his life of honesty and fair 
dealings with his fellow men, his devotion to his family and friends, thereby 
demonstrating his love and loyalty to the principles of masonry, and
Second. That we are conscious of a sad loss in his death, and
Third. That, as a token of esteem, our altar be draped, and each member wear 
a masonic badge of mourning for 30 days, and
Fourth. That a copy of these resolutions be spread on the minutes, a copy 
sent to his bereaved family, and a copy be sent to the Butler County News for 
publication.
Committee, Ulay W. Black, Will King, Tullie Mason (from Georgiana Lodge 
No. 285, A. F. and A. M.)
[from the Butler County News of Nov. 6, 1924]

Name:    Travis M. Black Death Date:    Oct 1924  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    42  Roll:    2  Page #:    20832 
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Death of R. W. Black
After a long illness, R. W. Black died Wednesday morning at 12:50 o'clock. 
He was 53 years of age and had been a resident of Georgiana for many years, 
coming here when a young man from his home four miles west of town. He entered 
the mercantile business here as a clerk for J. R. Stott. He afterwards engaged 
in business with Zemma Shepherd. In 1892 he formed a partnership with J. D. 
Bryan. In 1897 he and S. R. Cross formed a partnership which continued until 
four years ago when Mr. Black retired from active business. Mr. Black had been 
a member of the Baptist Church for 25 years and was also a member of the Masonic 
and Knights and Ladies of Honor lodges. He leaves a family and other relatives.

Burial services were conducted by Rev. Culpepper at the residence Wednesday 
afternoon and interment was made at Oakwood Cemetery. 
[from the Butler Co. News, Nov. 13, 1912]
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Mrs. Abbie E. BLACK, age 81, died at home in Georgiana, Wednesday afternoon, 
following an extended illness. Surviving is one daughter, Mrs. R. L. PAGE, of 
Memphis, Tenn. Funeral services will be held from the home at 10:30 Friday 
morning with the Rev. H. B. SHEPHERD officiating. Interment will follow in the 
Oakwood Cemetery with Johnson's Funeral Home, Georgiana, directing. [from the 
Butler Co. News of Sept. 11, 1947]

Name:    Abbie E Black Death Date:    10 Sep 1947  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    38  Certificate:    18954  Roll:    5  
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Mrs. Tessie BLACK PAGE 
     Mrs. Tessie BLACK PAGE, age 61, of Memphis, Tenn., died suddenly Monday.
     Deceased was born and reared here and had many relatives and friends 
     here who were greatly shocked to learn of her death.  Mr. PAGE has the 
     deep sympathy of all in his bereavement.
     Surviving are her husband, R. L. PAGE, of Memphis, Tenn.
     Funeral services from the Johnson Funeral Chapel at 3 p.m. Thursday with 
     Rev. Leroy CURRY officiating.  Burial in the Oakwood Cemetery, Johnson 
     Funeral Home of Georgiana directing.
[Butler County News, 5-5-1955]
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from the Butler County News, 2-13-1947
Annie Elizabeth BLACK--Funeral services for Miss BLACK, age 77, were held 
Sunday morning from Johnson's Funeral Chapel, Rev. H.B. SHEPHERD officiating.  
She died unexpectedly Saturday at her home on Route 3, Georgiana.  Surviving 
are two sisters: Mrs. Roxie GAVIN and Mrs. Susie STONESTREET, both of Georgiana, 
Rt. 3.  Burial in Smith Cemetery with Johnson's Funeral Home directing. 

Name:    Annie E Black Death Date:    08 Feb 1947  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    4  Certificate:    1954  Roll:    5  
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Butler County News Thursday, Aug. 6, 1953
     Roxie L. Gavin, age 79, died at Rt. 1, Bolling, Friday, July 31, after a 
     short illness.  She is survived by one sister, Susie Stonestreet, Rt. 1, 
     Bolling, and a number of nieces and nephews.  The funeral was held at the 
     residence of Mr. Shack Owens near Georgiana at 2:30 PM Sunday with Rev. 
     Warren Nutt officiating.  Burial was at Smith Cemetery, Johnson Funeral 
     Home in charge. 

Name:    Roxie L Gavin Death Date:    31 Jul 1953  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    28  Certificate:    13532  Roll:    5  
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[3-4-1937 BCN]
Mr. Jodie L. BLACK, a prominent citizen of Ebeneza West community, died at his 
home there Monday at about 12:30 P.M.

Funeral services were held at the Ebeneza Baptist Church on Tuesday morning, 
with the Rev. J.B. BYRD, pastor, officiating. Interment followed in the Smith 
Cemetery.

Mr. BLACK is survived by his wife, the former Miss Mattie HICKS, and six children, 
beside several brothers and sisters, all of whom have the deep sympathy of all in 
their great loss.

A more extended obituary will appear in this paper later.

IN MEMORY OF JODIE L. BLACK [3-18-1937 BCN]
     It was said of Barnabas, "He was a good man." Acts 11:24. Surely this 
     was true of Jodie BLACK, for everyone who knew him said, "He was a good 
     man." He was the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. T. M. BLACK, his father being 
     more familiarly known as "Trave" BLACK. He was born Oct. 10, 1885. and was 
     reared four miles northwest of Georgiana.
     The writer has known the family for 32 years, and performed the ceremony 
     when he was married to Miss Mattie HICKS, Feb. 11, 1912. To this union were 
     born seven children, Leslie, Allen, Eugene, Virginia, Sara, Mabel and Nelda 
     Faye, all of whom, with the widow, survive him.
     He lived from the time of his marriage until death at the old home.
     He joined the Starlington Baptist Church in 1914, and moved his membership 
     to Ebeneza West as a charter member on its organization. He was ordained a 
     deacon of that church 15 years ago. He was faithful to all the services of 
     the church and supported it with his means.
     He lived a quiet, unassuming life, and worked hard to support his family. 
     His ambition was to give them the best and provide opportunities for them 
     for a better service in life. His children are an honor to his memory. He 
     was one of our best citizens; a noble Christian, a faithful husband, and a 
     tender, loving father.
     Besides his immediate family, he leaves to mourn his going one brother, 
     Durwood BLACK; five sisters, Mrs. Lula REEVES, Mrs. Omie HARWELL, Mrs. Lola 
     HARWELL, Miss Buna BLACK, all of Georgiana, and Mrs. Inez OWENS, of Destrahan, 
     La., besides many other relatives and a host of friends.
     We shall ever cherish his memory and follow his fine traits of character. 
     Dear husband, father, brother, and friend, we shall miss you in our homes but, 
     knowing your sufferings here, and being assured by your faith and trust in 
     Jesus and the proof in the good life you lived, we bow in humble submission 
     to Him Who doeth all things well, and hope to meet you in that Eternal City, 
     whose builder and maker is God, our Father. Until the resurrection morning, 
     when we will, by His grace, see you face to face, until then, dear Jodie, 
     farewell.--J.B. BYRD, his pastor
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Mrs. Sarah Omie HARWELL, age 70, died at her home, Rt. 2, Georgiana, in the 
Industry community Friday night following a long illness.

Survivors include the husband, W. M. HARWELL; two sons, Terrell HARWELL, Montgomery, 
and Mack T. HARWELL, Rt. 2, Georgiana; one daughter, Mrs. A. B. JOHNSON, New Orleans, 
La.; one brother, Derwood BLACK, Rt. 1, Georgiana; one sister, Mrs. W. S. OWENS, 
Rt. 1, Georgiana; seven grandchildren.

Funeral services were held from Industry Bethel Baptist Church Sunday. 
Interment followed in Georgiana Milner Cemetery, Johnson's Funeral Home 
of Georgiana directing. [from the Butler County News of August 14, 1952]

Name:    Sarah O Harwell Death Date:    08 Aug 1952  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    32  Certificate:    15962  Roll:    6  
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DEATH OF W. E. REAVES [husband of Lula Alberta BLACK]
     Last Tuesday morning the community of Ebeneza West was greatly shocked 
     to learn that this good man had gone home to return no more.  He died 
     at 2:10 a.m. and was buried at Smith Cemetery at 3:30 p.m., same day.  
     Our deepest sympathy is extended to his family and relatives.
     A more extended obituary will be published in a later edition of this paper.
[from the Butler County News, Dec. 1, 1932]

In Memory of W. E. REAVES
     "Billy" as he was so familiarly known, was the second son of Mr. William 
     and Mrs. Julia REAVES of Shackleville, Ala.  He was born Dec. 6, 1883, 
     and was married to Miss Lula BLACK, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Travis BLACK 
     of Ebeneza West community, Dec. 10th, 1911.  They made their home at 
     Shackleville for one year after their marriage, then moved to Ebeneza West 
     community, where they have lived till death claimed him on Tuesday morning 
     at two o'clock.  His home-going was quiet and peaceful in keeping with the 
     life he had lived.  Having known him for more than 25 years, am glad to say 
     that in all the men it has been my privilege to know, I have never known a 
     better one.  He joined the Missionary Baptist church at Shackleville in 
     youthful days and was ordained a deacon before his marriage, a mark of 
     distinction for any young man.  In the constitution and organization of the 
     church, Ebeneza West, he was received in its fellowship as deacon.
     Much more space would be required than we could ask for to say all the good 
     things in his memory that we know, but we give the following:  
     First, as a man he was truthful, honest, and always stood for the noblest 
     and best things on every question pertaining to citizenship.
     Second, as a husband and father, he was kind, a good provider and worked 
     hard for the well-being of those dependent on him.
     Third, as a Christian he lived so that no one who knew him doubted in the 
     least his faith in God and Jesus his Savior.  He filled well the office of 
     deacon and was indeed a leader of his fellow Christians.  Fair as the morning 
     and pure as the dew.
     On his departure he left four brothers and one sister to mourn his going:  
     Bennie, Lummie, and Harvie of Shackleville, Johnnie of Jay, Fla., Nettie, 
     we know not where, also his wife and only child Sidney, and many other 
     relatives, and a host of friends.
     Dear, brother, we miss your counsel.  Dear husband, we miss your companionship.  
     Dear father, we miss your guiding hand.  Dear brother and friend, we miss your 
     fellowship and sweet smiling face.  But peace, sweet peace the gift of God's 
     love be yours till we meet you on the morning of the resurrection, coming f
     orth with a body glorified and made perfect like the body of Jesus our Savior 
     and Lord.--By J. B. Byrd, his pastor.
[from the Butler County News, Dec. 15, 1932]

Name:    W. E. Reeves Death Date:    Nov 1932  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    45  Roll:    3  Page #:    22051 
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[5-27-1965 BCN]
     Derwood W. BLACK, age 71, died at home near Georgiana Thursday following a 
     long illness. Funeral services from the Georgiana Baptist Church Saturday at 
     2:00 p.m. Rev. J. T. BROCK officiating. Interment in the Milner Cemetery, 
     Johnson Funeral Home of Georgiana directing arrangements.
     Survivng are the widow, Mrs. Motes Johnson BLACK, Rt. 3, Georgian, 1 son, 
     Harry BLACK, Rt. 3, Georgiana; 1 daughter, Mrs. Alma PECK, Germany; and 5 
     grandchildren.
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Floris Jean BLACK  
     Floris Jean BLACK, four-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene BLACK, died 
     at Hubbard Hospital in Montgomery, Monday, October 25, after a short illness.  
     Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Jennings BAGGETT, of Montgomery, 
     at the Methodist Church in Forest Home, Ala.  He was assisted by Brother 
     KIMBROUGH and Brother CHAMPLAIN of the Forest Home churches.  She was laid 
     to rest beside her Grandfather TILL, the only grandfather she had known, who 
     preceded her to the grave a year ago and who loved her dearly.  Besides her 
     parents, Gene and Ann Lynn BLACK, Floris Jean leaves a two-year-old sister, 
     Marilyn; two grandmothers, Mrs. Jodie BLACK, of Georgiana and Mrs. D. C. TILL, 
     of Forst Home; nine aunts and uncles and many other relatives and friends who 
     find an achingly vacant place in their hearts that had had been filled by her 
     happy presence.
     Pallbearers were the four uncles, Allen BLACK, Leslie BLACK, Bill TILL, and 
     Bill HICKS.
[from the BCN 11-4-1943]

Name:    Floris J Black Death Date:    25 Oct 1943  Death County:    Montgomery  
Volume:    45  Certificate:    22426  Roll:    4  
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In Memory of E.L. BLACK [Elkanah L. BLACK]
     Whereas God in his wisdom did on the 2nd day of April 1905 call from labor to 
     refreshments our worthy and esteemed brother E.L. Black;  Therefore be it 
     resolved, 1st-- That while as a lodge we do most humbly bow to the Sureme Grand 
     Master of the Universe, we sadly feel the loss of a brother so good and true.  
     2nd--That in the death of Brother Black the Lodge of which he was a member has 
     lost one of its brightest lights; the county in which he lived, one of its best 
     citizens; the community, a faithful servant and a good neighbor; the family, a 
     kind husband and father.  3rd--That the heartfelt sympathy of the members of 
     this Lodge is extended to his family in their sad bereavement, and that we most 
     earnestly point them to Him who reminds us that we too are passing upward toward 
     that far off country from whose bourne no traveler returns, and who alone can 
     comfort and sustain us in this world's trials and troubles.  4th--That a copy of 
     these resolutions be spread on the record of the Lodge and a copy furnished to his 
     family; also that a copy be sent to the Greenville Advocate and the Evergreen 
     Courant for publication.  
Committee.  
S.H. Gamble.
[Greenville Advocate Jan. 10, 1906]
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In Memory of Mrs. Elizabeth LEE BLACK

We are called upon once again to pay tribute to one of the pioneer mothers of this 
county. She was born Jan. 13th, 1846, and died June 11, 1931.

She was the wife of Mr. E. L. BLACK. They were married in 1866 and God blessed their 
union with the following children: James Edmond BLACK, Mrs. Mary Ann Delilah BLACKBURN, 
Mrs. Victoria HOLLOWAY, Geo. R. BLACK, L.B. BLACK, Mrs. Arvilla ENGLISH, Mrs. Bethena 
MORROW, Hugh N. BLACK, and W. T. BLACK. Her husband and two of her children, Mary Ann 
and W.T., preceded her to the grave, but she left to mourn her departure seven children, 
thirty-five grandchildren, twenty-nine great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild, 
one brother, George LEE, and one sister, Mrs. Fannie LEE WEAVER. Grandma BLACK was the 
oldest child of her family, and four brothers and two sisters have gone before her. Her 
virtues are the greatest inheritance of her offspring and true, her virtues do follow 
her. As a wife--true, as a mother--tender, loving, and patient, as a friend--never failing, 
as a neighbor--helpful and doing as she wished to be done by.

She went away from us on the afternoon of June 11, 1931, to his long-sought home, thus 
giving her 85 years, four months and 28 days of life here with us. So after such a long, 
noble, devoted, loyal, worthy life, we should not be as others, weeping without hope, but 
be assured that if we are true to each other and follow her example, making her God our 
God and her Saviour our Saviour and using our inheritance which she has left us--faith, 
trust, and obedience--we shall all meet her in the Eternal City where there will be no sin, 
sickness, nor death, and our stay will be forever and forever. And may it be so.

One has gone whose presence we miss. Your place on earth can never be filled. Your life a 
beacon on our pathway shall be. Your virtues a strength to overcome. Thus, your noble life 
an example we will follow.

And dear mother, grandmother, great and great-great grandmother, we will see your 
dear face again in that land where we never grow old and the soul never dies. So 
bidding you sweet good night, we shall greet you with a sweeter good morning on 
that eternal day.--J.B. Byrd, former pastor of the family
[from the Butler County News, June 1931]

Name:    Elizabeth Black Death Date:    Jun 1931  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    26  Roll:    2  Page #:    12662 
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J. E. BLACK  As we go to press we learn of the death of Mr. J. E. BLACK which 
occurred early this morning. Deceased, one of our oldest and most highly respected 
citizens, was a retired rural route carrier. He had been in failing health for some 
months. Funeral services will be held at home Thursday afternoon, July 3rd [Papa's 
birthday] at 2:00 o'clock. A more extended account will appear in next week's issue.
[from the July 3rd 1952 BCN]

Obituary James Edward Black [from the Butler County News, July 10, 1952]
     James Edward Black, age 84, a lifelong resident of Georgiana and retired mail 
     carrier, died at home Thursday morning.
     Surviving are the widow; one step-daughter, Mrs. Lillie Warren, Georgiana; 
     3 brothers, L. B. Black, Jackson, Tenn.; George Black and Hugh Black, both of 
     Rt. 1, Georgiana; 1 sister, Mrs. John A. Morrow, Rt. 1, Georgiana.  Funeral 
     services held from the residence at 2:00 P.M. Thursday, July 2, with Rev. Warren 
     Nutt and Rev. W. F. Daniel officiating.  Burial following in the Milner Cemetery 
     with Johnson's Funeral Home of Georgiana Directing. 

Name:    James E Black Death Date:    02 Jul 1952  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    28  Certificate:    13630  Roll:    5  

[from the Butler County News, July 1964]
 MRS. JIM BLACK [Mattie Rozelie HUTTO McInvale]
     Mrs. Jim Black, age 94, died Friday morning, July 17th.  Mrs. Black was the 
     widow of the late James E. Black.  She had been a resident of the town for 
     over sixty years.  A member of the Methodist Church since childhood.
     Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, July 19th at her residence.  
     Rev. Norman McLeod officiating.  Burial was in Milner Cemetery.  Johnson 
     Funeral Home of Georgiana, directing.
     Pallbearers were Mr. Shack Owens, Grady Harwell, Herston Black, Roy Dean, 
     Felix Black and Leslie Blackburn.
     She is survived by one daughter Mrs. Lillie Warren, one granddaughter, 
     Mrs. O. V. Martin, several nieces and nephews.

A Card of Thanks appeared in the Butler County News of July 23, 1964, regarding 
the death of Mrs. Mattie Black.  It was signed by Mrs. Lillie Warren and 
Mr./Mrs. O. V. Martin.
---------------------------

DIED
Mrs. M. D. BLACKBURN, of Local, Ala., died at the Southern Infirmary at Mobile 
this week.  She was carried there last Friday for treatment.  She was forty-eight 
years of age and leaves five children to mourn her loss.  She was a sister of Mr. 
H. N. Black, Mr. G. R. Black, and Mr. Jim Black R. 1 of this place.

Funeral services were held at Enon Church, 18 miles west of Atmore and she was 
laid beside three of her children amidst a throng of sorrowing friends and relatives.  
The sermon was preached by Rev. Jim Jones of the Primitive Baptist church of which 
church she was a member.
[Obituary from the Butler Co. News]

Cheryll's note:  Family Bible says Maryann Delilah Black died April 28, 1918.
Death certificate says she died April 29, 1918.
Mary D. Blackburn 29 Apr 1918 Mobile Vol. 14  R. 1  Page 166 
----------------------

In Memoriam MRS. VICTORIA HOLOWAY [Sarah Susan Victoria BLACK]

     This section was greatly shocked on Saturday morning, June 21 [1941], when 
     the death angel visited the Holoway home and took the wife and mother.
     She suffered but a few hours, having fell from the front doorsteps about 5:30 
     Friday afternoon and died at 1:15 Saturday morning, without regaining consciousness.
     No truer words have been spoken of anyone than of her, when saying her loved 
     ones were numbered by her acquaintances, which were many as was shown by the 
     large gathering of friends and relatives for the funeral service.  
     We know she has gone to be with the redeemed. Such lives never end. The veil 
     is drawn by the unseen hand; they are lost from view for only a little while.  
     Just an angel form walks over the earth with silent tread and becons away our 
     loved ones and then we calI them "dead."
     True as a wife, tender loving and patient as a mother, helpful and never failing 
     as a neighbor.  May our goal be to live more like her and thus prepare to meet 
     her "over there."
     Born in the community in which she died, and where she had lived all of her 68 
     years and one day except for a few months.
     She united with the Baptist Church at Mt. Pisgah in 1890.  She was married to 
     Willie Sellers in 1889, who died some years later. To this union was born two 
     children, Cleveland Sellers, now of Long Beach, Calif., and Martha Sellers Goodwin 
     of Foley, Ala.
     She later was married to Thomas Holoway, who survives her. To this union was born 
     one son, Walter Holoway, now in Orlando, Fla.
     Besides these she is survived by 11 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and one 
     sister, Mrs. Bethena Morrow, four brothers, J. E., H. N, and G. R. Black of Georgiana, 
     and L. B. Black of Jackson, Tenn., and a host of other relatives.
     Funeral was conducted by Rev. Eiland, at Morrow School House. Pall bearers were six 
     of her nephews: Ansel, Herston, Gillis and Felix Black, Willie Mac and Roy Morrow.
     One has gone whose presence we miss; your place on earth can never be filled; your 
     life a beacon on our pathway shall be. Thus your noble life an example we will follow. 
[from BCN of late June (26?) or early July (3) 1941]

Name: Sara S Holloway Death Date: 21 Jun 1941 Death County: Butler Volume: 
26 Certificate: 12717 Roll: 4 
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John Thomas HOLLOWAY
     John Thomas HOLLOWAY, age 70, died in a Dothan Hospital Wednesday. Funeral services 
     from the Morrow Schoolhouse at 3:30 p.m. Thursday with the Rev. Nez SELLERS 
     officiating. Burial in the Morrow Schoolhouse Cemetery, John Funeral Home of 
     Georgiana directing.
    Surviving are one son, Walter Holloway, Ft. Walton, Fla., 1 brother, 
    Wesley HOLLOWAY, Georgiana, 1 sister, Mrs. Ella WRIGHT, Garland.
[from the BCN 11-6-1958]

Name:    John T Holloway Death Date:    05 Nov 1958  Death County:    Houston  
Volume:    49  Certificate:    24446  Roll:    6  
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[George Robert BLACK]
Mr. George R. Black, age 88, a native of Butler County and a resident of 
Georgiana, Ala., died at a Georgiana hospital , Sunday, April 5, 1964, at 
9:00 a.m.  He is survived by four sons, Gillis H. Black, Pensacola; Felix 
Black, Georgiana; Leston Black, Mobile; Zibia Black, Georgiana; five daughters, 
Mrs. Effie Page, Mobile;  Mrs. Ollie Belle Majors, Georgiana;  Mrs. Dottie 
Stinson, Pensacola; Mrs. Rosie Hicks, Mobile; Mrs. Hazel Dean, Wetumpka; one 
sister, Mrs. Bethena Morrow, Georgiana; 38 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren, 
one great-great grandchild.  Funeral services will be from Morrow School House, 
Monday, April 6, 1964 at 3:30 p.m.  Interment will be form the adjoining Morrow 
Cemetery.  Arrangements by Johnson Funeral Home, Georgiana, Ala. 
[from BCN April 9. 1964]

Cheryll's note:  Four of these children--Gillis, Leston, Felix, and Effie--were 
George's with his wife Hattie Murphy.  The others were his step-children and 
belonged to his second wife Mary Murphy Black, sister of Hattie, and her first 
husband Robert Monroe Black (Uncle George's first cousin).
DEATH OF MRS. GEORGE BLACK [Hattie MURPHY]
------

[Hattie Belle MURPHY BLACK]
Mrs. George Black, of Route One, who underwent a serious operation at a local 
infirmary last week died Monday evening about six o'clock.

Mrs. Black was a consistent member of the Baptist church, giving her life to her 
Saviour 18 years ago.

She was loved by everyone who knew her. She leaves a husband and four children, 
three girls and one boy, [my note: This is incorrect--should have said three boys 
and one girl] between the ages of ten and fifteen years, to mourn the loss of a 
devoted wife and mother.

Her body was laid to rest at Morrow Schoolhouse Cemetery on Monday, 
Rev. C. W. Stitt officiating.

W. A. Pugh, C. C., Oak Tree Camp, W. O. W. [Woodmen of the World] and 
other Sovereigns were present and extended the sympathy of the Camp to 
Sovereign Black in his great loss.

IN MEMORY OF MRS. HATTIE BLACK

On Sunday afternoon, Dec. 18, 1921, at six o'clock, the sweet spirit of 
Mrs. Hattie Black passed away to yonders eternal home above. Our hearts 
are filled with pain. Our Heavenly Father saw fit to remove her from our 
midst to that eternal home above, not made with hands. It is sad to part, 
but, oh, how sweet to meet in that home above, where there is neither pain 
nor sorrow.

We humbly bow our heads with faith before Thee and say that Thou doeth all 
things well.

Her passing away has caused hearts to be heavy with grief far and near. She 
was a good wife and mother and was ready to help those in need. She was loved 
by all who knew her. There is a vacant place in that home that will never be 
filled as it once was.

She will be missed by both old and young throughout the community. She joined 
the Baptist church at Shackleville when she was young and has lived a good 
Christian life. Today, even as our eyes are dimmed with tears, we hope she is 
a bright angel in that home which God has prepared for her (and all who do His 
will) where there is neither pain nor sorrow.

She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Murphy of Shackleville, and married Mr. 
George Black at the Morrow Schoolhouse on Oct. 1, 1905. She was born Jan. 10, 
1886, and died Dec. 18, 1921, being 35 years, 11 months, and 8 days of age at 
the time of her death.

A husband, four children, a mother, father, three sisters, three brothers, and 
a host of friends and relatives mourn her loss. Her body was laid to rest the 
following day at the Morrow Schoolhouse cemetery, Rev. C. W. Stitt, conducting 
the funeral services. May God bless the bereaved ones. The writer has the 
deepest sympathy with the family. May God bless them and be with them both day 
and night is my prayer.
--Written by Two Friends
[from the Butler County News, December, 1921]

Name:    Hattie Black Death Date:    18 Dec 1921  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    43  Roll:    2  Page #:    21122  
-----

Mrs. Mary Black
	Mrs. Mary Black, age 73, died in an Andalusia hospital Friday night.  
	Surviving are her husband, George Black, Rt. 1 Georgiana; 1 son, Zibia 
	Black, Rt. 1 Georgiana; 4 daughters, Mrs. Ollie Belle Williams, Rt. 1 
	Greenville, Mrs. Dottie Stinson, Rt. 2, Milton, Fla., Mrs. Rosie Hicks, 
	Mobile, Mrs. Hazel Dean, Georgiana; 1 sister, Mrs. Eli Vickery, Rt. 3 
	Georgiana; 2 brothers, Bill (Pete) Murphy and Bob Murphy, both Rt. 3 
	Georgiana; 3 step sons, Gillis Black, Pensacola, Fla., Felix Black, 
	Rt. 1 Georgiana, Leston Black, Mobile; 1 step-daughter, Mrs. Effie Page, 
	Mobile.  Funeral services held from the Morrow Schoolhouse at 3 p.m. Sunday. 
	Interment following in the adjoining cemetery with Johnson Funeral Home of 
	Georgiana in charge.
-----------------------

DEATHS [from the 9-25-1952 Butler County News]
L.B. BLACK  As we go to press word has been received that L.B. BLACK died early 
this morning at Jackson, Tennessee. Funeral services will be held at Laurel, Miss. 
Saturday, Sept. 27 at 10:00. A more extended obituary will appear in next week's issue.

Services Saturday for L.B. Black [Lonzo Bennett Black, Sr.]
      Services for L.B. Black, 74, who died at 3:30 a.m. today at the home of his 
      daughter, Mrs. Robert Ricketts, on Poplar Corner Road, after an illness of 
      several months, will be held at the Spring Hill Baptist Church of Laurel, 
      Miss., Saturday.  Burial will be at Laurel with Griffin Funeral Home in 
      charge of the arrangements.
      Born in Georgiana, Ala., Mr. Black came to Jackson in 1935 and was connected 
      with the old G. M. and N. Railroad as a roadmaster and construction foreman 
      until forced to retire because of an injury.
      At the time of his death, he was a retired contractor.  He was a mason, belonged 
      to the Alchymia Shriners of Meridian, Miss.  He was a Baptist.
      Other than his daughter, Mrs. Ricketts, he leaves his wife, Mrs. Rosa Ellen 
      Summerall Black; a son, Lon B. Black, Jr. of Memphis; three daughters, Mrs. 
      Charles Sousa and Mrs. Glynn Pierce, both of Jackson, and Mrs. Eugene Bowler 
      of New Hyde Park, N.Y.; two brothers, George R. Black and Hugh N. Black, both 
      of Georgiana, Ala.; a sister, Mrs. J.A. Morrow of Georgiana; and seven 
      grandchildren.  His nephews will serve as pallbearers.
[from The Jackson Sun, Jackson, Tenn., Thursday, Sept. 25, 1952]
-------------------

Mrs. English Stricken Day After Christmas [Emily Arvilla BLACK ENGLISH]

     On Dec. 26, the death angel claimed the life of Mrs. Arvilla English, 
     who resided a few miles north of Atmore.  Mrs. English, only 55 years 
     of age, was taken suddenly and without warning.  She died of heart trouble.
     Deceased was born June 17, 1879, at Georgiana, Ala.  She was married to 
     J. H. English, also of Georgiana.  They have lived near Atmore for many 
     years and made lots of friends in this section who suffered equally with 
     the family who were so suddenly stricken with sorrow.
     Survivors are her husband; two daughters, Mrs. Jack Peacock and Mrs. Willie 
     Cunningham of Atmore; three sons, Conie [Canie], Henson, and Hybart, all 
     living near Atmore.
     Funeral services were held on Dec. 27 at the Robinsonville church, conducted 
     by Rev. Marvin Agee.  C. A. Pruitt, Mrs. Henry Grayson, and Mrs. C. J. 
     Crawford conducted a special song service, following which interment was 
     made in the cemetery adjoining the church.
     The bereaved have the sympathy of their many friends.
[from the Atmore Advance, Jan. 10, 1935]

Name:    Emily A. English Death Date:    Dec 1934  Death County:    Escambia  
Volume:    54  Roll:    3  Page #:    26752  
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Little Rock man Is Heart Attack Victim [James Hiram ENGLISH]

     A Little Rock timberman was found dead Thursday, the victim of a heart attack.  
     James H. English, a 71-year-old citizen of the Little Rock community, suffered 
     the heart attack Thursday while tending to his cattle in the pasture.
     Mr. English was a member of the Methodist Church, and had resided in the 
     community for 30 years, having come to this section from Conecuh County.
     Funeral services were held Saturday morning at the Robinsonville Baptist Church 
     with the Revs. J. M. Joyner and B. A. Lambert officiating.  interment was in the 
     Robinsonville Cemetery with Barton-Service in charge.
     He is survived by his widow Mrs. Fannie English, Little Rock, Ala.; one daughter, 
     Mrs. Hattie Bell Cunningham, Atmore; three sons, J. E., R. H., and E. H. English, 
     all of Atmore, and 21 grandchildren.
[from the Atmore Advance, Thurs., Mar. 5, 1953]

Name:    James H English Death Date:    26 Feb 1953  Death County:    Escambia  
Volume:    6  Certificate:    2802  Roll:    5  
-----

[from the Atmore Advance, Jan. 21, 1954]
Royal English
     Royal Henson English died suddenly at his home in Atmore on Wednesday. 
     He suffered a heart attack, bringing about his death. He was 46 years of age.
     He had resided in Atmore for the past nine years and was a member of the 
     Methodist Church.  Mr. English was employed as a truck driver for the Graham 
     Oil Co.
     His survivors are: his wife, Mrs. R. H. English; three daughters, Mrs. 
     Loraine Byrd, Mrs. Willownese Williamson, and Miss Carolyn English, all of 
     Atmore. two brothers, E. H. and Connie [Cannie] of Atmore; and one sister, 
     Mrs. Hattie Belle Cunningham, Atmore.
     The funeral will be conducted tomorrow morning at 10:00 a.m. from the 
     Robinsonville Baptist Church with the Rev. Luther Gandy officiating.  Burial 
     will be in the Robinsonville Cemetery.
     Barton-Service is in charge of funeral arrangements.

Name:    Royal H English Death Date:    31 Mar 1954  Death County:    Escambia  
Volume:    10  Certificate:    4736  Roll:    5  
---------------------

[from the Atmore Advance, 2-14-1952]
Last Rites Are Held for Mrs. J. L. English

     Funeral services were held Thursday for Mrs. John L. (Sudie) English, 
     42-year-old matron of Route 2, who died in a local hospital Tuesday, with the 
     Rev. Ancil White officiating.
     Mrs. English was a lifelong resident of Escambia County, and a member of the 
     Baptist Church.
     She is survived by her husband, John L. (Kanie) English, Route 2, Atmore; 
     four sons, James of Pensacola, Jesse Lee, L. B., and Hugo English, all of 
     Atmore; four daughters, Mrs. Edith Ardis of Atmore, Mrs. Inez Burkhault of 
     Atmore, Annie Ray English of Atmore, and Juanita English of Atmore; one sister, 
     Mrs. Ora mae Dulaney of Atmore; two brothers, Willie Ashcraft of Atmore and 
     J. T. Ashcraft of Pensacola.

Name:    Sudie L B English Death Date:    12 Feb 1952  Death County:    Escambia  
Volume:    6  Certificate:    2522  Roll:    5 
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[3-7-1970 BCN]
MRS. BETHENA [BLACK] MORROW
     Mrs. Bethena Morrow, age 88, died Sunday in an Andalusia Nursing Home. 
     Funeral services 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Johnson Funeral Home with Rev. 
     John M. COREY and Rev. N.E. SELLERS officiating. Interment in the Morrow 
     Schoolhouse Cemetery, Johnson Funeral Home of Georgiana directing.
     Mrs. Lois BLEDSOE, New Orleans, La. 2 sons, Roy MORROW, Georgiana, and 
     Willie M. MORROW, Columbus, Ga. 9 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren 
     [failed to copy the rest]
-----

[from the BCN 4-15-1965]
JOHN A. MORROW
     John A. MORROW, age 88, died Tuesday in a Georgiana Hospital following an 
     illness of 2 months.
     Funeral services 2:30 p.m. Thusday from the Morrow School House with Rev. 
     N.E. SELLERS and Rev. J. T. BROCK officiating. Interment in the adjoining 
     cemetery, Johnson Funeral Home directing.
     Survivng are the widow, Mrs. Bethena MORROW, Rt. 3, Georgiana; 2 sons, Roy 
     MORROW, Greenville, and M-Sgt. Willie M. MORROW, Ft. Knox, Ky.; 2 daughters, 
     Mrs. Ruth SNEAD, Georgiana, Mrs. Lois Bledsoe, New Orleans, La.
1 sister, Mrs. Mae L. GAVIN, Georgiana; 9 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
------------------------

[Hugh Napoleon BLACK]
     Hugh N. Black, age 77, died suddenly at home near Georgiana, Thursday morning, 
     Mar. 23 [1961].
     Funeral services at 11:00 Saturday from providence Church, interment in the 
     church cemetery, Johnson Funeral Home of Georgiana directing.
     Surviving are 3 sons, Ansel and Herston, of Georgiana, Carbie Black, of Macon, Ga.; 
     4 daughters, Mrs. Sewanee Edge, Mrs. Ottrie Morris, both of Georgiana, Mrs. 
     Virgie May, Foley, Mrs, Una Taylor, Baton Rouge, La.; 1 brother, George Black, 
     1 sister, Mrs. Bethena Morrow, both of Georgiana; 23 grandchildren, 
     11 great-grandchildren.
[from the Butler County News]
--

Mrs. Rosa Bell Black, age 74, died at home, Rt. 1, Georgiana Monday.

Funeral services from the Morrow Schoolhouse at 3:00 P.M. Tuesday with 
Rev. J. W. Joyner and Rev. N.E. Sellers officiating.  Burial in the 
adjoining cemetery, Johnson Funeral Home of Georgiana directing.

Surviving are her husband, Hugh Black, Rt. 1, Georgiana; four daughters, 
Mrs. Swanee Edge, Georgiana; Mrs. Ottrie Morris, Georgiana, Rt. 1; 
Mrs. Virgie May, Andalusia; Mrs. Una Taylor, Baton Rouge, La.; 3 sons, 
Ansel and Herston Black, Georgiana; Carvie [Carbie] Black, Macon. Ga; 
1 brother, Frank Hall. Georgiana; 1 sister, Mrs. Sallie Ledlow, Georgiana; 
23 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren.

Name:    Rosa B Black Death Date:    26 May 1958  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    31  Certificate:    15145  Roll:    5  
----------------------

Seriously Injured--Robertsdale, Ala. Aug. 29, 1906  Editor Advocate:  
Yesterday afternoon about 4:30, Mr. Will T. Black of Georgiana was seriously 
injured at the saw mill near Robertsdale, where Mr. Black was at work for 
Mr. W.W. Gordon of Georgiana.  Mr. Black's left leg was so badly hurt that 
the doctor found it necessary to amputate it, and his right knee was badly 
injured, and will probably be stiff.  Mr. Gordon had the doctor sent for and 
is looking after the injured man until his relatives arrive.  WWG   
[Greenville Advocate 9-5-1906]  
Note by CS: William Thomas BLACK died on Aug. 29th, 1906.                                                              
------------------------

[Butler Co. News on Nov. 4. 1937]

Mr. Bob Black--"Uncle Bob" Black, aged 89, Georgiana, Route 1, died at his 
home on Tuesday morning, following a long illness.

Funeral services were held at the Morrow School House Wednesday at 11:00 with 
the Rev. J. B. Byrd officiating.  Johnson Funeral Home in charge.

A more extended account will appear in this paper later.


R. L. BLACK (UNCLE BOB) BLACK PASSES TO HIS REWARD

Mr. Robert Levell Black was born Oct. 10, 1848. He was one of the 
five children--four boys and one girl--of Jim and Pollie Black. 
When a young man, he married Miss Louise Pugh, and to this union 
four children were born: W. N. Black, Mary Black, R. E. Black, and 
Fronie B. Black. Following the death of his first wife, he married 
Miss Louise Powell, and to this union two children were born: A. W. 
Black and Omie Black. I. N. Black, of Shackleville community, is the 
only one of his father's family living. Left to mourn his going are 
the above children, 27 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren, and 
one great-great-grandchild.

On Tuesday morning, November 2, 1937, at 11:30 o'clock, while e
ating his dinner, "Uncle Bob" was called to the realities of another 
country than that in which he had lived for 89 years and 23 days.

Free from the toils and temptations of this life, and from his pains 
and sufferings in his afflictions in, as Apostle Paul said, "a light 
that worketh for us a more and exceeding weight of glory," with all 
the relatives mentioned above and a great many others he left to mourn 
his death.

He was of the Primitive persuasion in his faith. Funeral services were 
held at the Morrow school house on Wednesday following his death, by 
the writer, and his body placed in the cemetery at the same place. 
Johnson's Funeral Home in charge.

To all of his relatives, friends and acquaintances, for your comfort, 
we quote you the last verse of his farewell song:

"Dear Lord, if indeed I am Thine,
If Thou art my sun and my song,

Say why do I languish and pine,
And why are my winters so long?

Oh, drive these dark clouds from my sky,
Thy soul-cheering presence restore,

Or take me unto Thee on high,
Where winter and clouds are no more."

--J. B. Byrd

[Butler County News of Nov. 18, 1937]
ROBERT LEVELL BLACK
     October 10, 1848 marks the beginning of this sketch.  He had 
     reached the evening of his life when the golden clouds rest 
     invitingly through the gathering mists of death, and rest, 
     sweet rest came at last.
     He went away from us on Nov. 2, 1937, at 11:30 o'clock, to 
     his long-sought home, thus giving him 89 years and 23 days of 
     life.  After such a long, devoted, loyal life with us, we should 
     not weep without hope.  May we meet him in the eternal city, 
     where there will be no sin, sickness, nor death, and our stay 
     will be forever and forever, and may it be so.
     His death, though expected for some time, came as a shock to his 
     wide circle of friends and is a matter of deep grief to his family 
     and relatives and to all those who knew him.  Although he had been 
     in bad health for several years, he never gave up and was conscious 
     until the last.  Tears dim our eyes when we think of his long 
     suffering before the Lord said, "Come, I am ready for you."  The 
     flowers that were put on your grave, Granddaddy, made us recognize 
     the esteem in which you were held by your friends.
     "Uncle Bob," so well known to everyone, died within five miles of 
     where he was born and raised.  His first marriage was to Miss Louise 
     Pugh in 1868. To this union 5 children were born:  Mrs. Mary Huggins, 
     of Bluff Springs, Fla.; Miss Fronie and Mr. Nap Black, of Georgiana; 
     Eliza [should be Elijah]  Black, Frisco City, [Ala.]; George Melvin 
     Black, who preceded him to the grave at an early age.  His second 
     marriage was to Miss Louisa Powell in 1886.  To this union two children 
     were born:  Omie and A.W. Black.  He also leaves one brother, I. N. Black, 
     of Shackleville; 27 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren, and one 
     great-great-grandchild, besides other relatives and friends.
     Funeral services were held at the Morrow school house Wednesday, Nov. 3, 
     conducted by the
     Rev. J. B. Byrd, assisted by the Rev. Marvin L. Heaton.
     Pallbearers were his grandsons, Messrs. Willie and Walter Huggins, Colonel, 
     Floyd, Howard, and Bob Black.  Johnson's Funeral Home in charge.
     
When morning tints the eastern sky with grey,
And when the hour of noon proclaims the golden day,
Indeed, Granddaddy, I think of you always;

When all the toils of each long day are done, 
And when sinks low the weary, westering sun,
My heart is always thinking of you.

At night through weary, waking hours,
Your love to us is more than all the earth's fragrant flowers;
When storms abound and whelming tempests lower,
I think of you.

I think of you, Granddaddy, through all the journey long;
I hear your gentle voice in every gentle song.

I'll think of you, when all the weariness of this poor life is o'er, 
And when my lonely heart can feel earth's pains no more,
Throughout the countless years, on heaven's eternal shore,
I'll think of you.
--Written by his granddaughter, Pearl Black
--
Name:    Robert L Black Death Date:    Nov 1937  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    51  Certificate:    25208  Roll:    3  
-----

Mrs. Louisa Jane Black, 80, died July 10, 1947, after a short illness. 
She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Omie Black,one son, Mr. Andrew Black, 
both of Georgiana, Rt. 1; two sisters, Mrs. Anna Griffin and Mrs. Etta Goodwin 
of Mobile; two brothers, Mr. A. Z. Powell, Georgiana, and Mr. John D. Powell, 
Birmingham, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services 
will be held July 11th at 10:30 A. M. from Morrow Schoolhouse with Rev. H. B. 
Shepherd officiating. Burial will be in the Morrow Cemetery with Johnson's 
Funeral Home, Georgiana, directing.
[from the Butler County News]

Name:    Louisa J Black Death Date:    10 Jul 1947  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    2??  Certificate:    12981  Roll:    5  
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Wednesday, 1-13-1897 Greenville Advocate
     Last Sunday evening, a Mr. BLACK living near Georgiana was riding a 
     spirited horse which became frightened at something and ran against 
     some object, throwing Mr. BLACK with such force as to cause death. 
     The horse was also killed by the shock. No other details are available. 
     [George Melvin BLACK]
--------------------

Providence 6-7-1945
Relatives and friends were grieved to learn of the death of Mrs. Minnie 
BLACKBURN BLACK of Blackshear. She was reared near here and married here, 
but has made her home there since. She died May 13th after having suffered 
a stroke of paralysis and lived two weeks without gaining consciousness. She 
is survived by her husband Mr. Elijah BLACK, several children, two brothers, 
and one sister.

Obit says she died May 13th; death certificate says May 21, 1945
from the Alabama Death Index
Name:    Minnie E Black Death Date:    21 May 1945  
Death County:    Escambia  Volume:    18  Certificate:    8620  Roll:    4  
----------------

[from the BCN May 1955]
DEATHS
WILLIAM NAPOLEON BLACK
     William Napoleon BLACK, age 82, died suddenly at home Rt. 1, Georgiana 
     Saturday night (May 14).
     Surviving are 4 sons, Henry, of Andalusia, Colonel, Georgiana, Howard 
     and Chester both of Rt. 1, Georgiana; 3 daughters, Mrs. Essie GARNER, 
     Mrs. Annie mae SNEAD, Mrs. Bertha HICKS, all of Rt. 1, Georgiana; 2 
     brothers, Elijah BLACK, Frisco City, Andrew BLACK, Rt. 1, Georgiana; 
     1 sister, Mrs. Omie BLACK, Rt. 1, Georgiana; 13 grandchildren and 4 
     great-grandchildren.
     Funeral services from the Morrow Schoolhouse at 2 p.m. Monday, May 16, 
     with Rev. KELSO officiating. Burial following in the adjoining cemetery, 
     Johnson Funeral Home of Georgiana directing.

Name:    William N Black Death Date:    14 May 1955  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    18  Certificate:    8596  Roll:    5  
---

[Jessie Ophelia MORROW BLACK]
Mrs. W.N. BLACK, aged 68, died at her home Sunday night after a brief illness. 
Funeral services were held Tuesday from the Morrow School House, with the Rev. 
J.B. BYRD officiating. Interment was at Morrow Cemetery with Johnson Funeral 
Home in charge. 

Surviving Mrs. Black is her husband W.N. Black; 3 daughters, Mrs. W. L. GARNER, 
Mrs. D. B. SNEAD, and Mrs. R.L. HICKS, all of Georgiana, Route 1; 4 sons, Henry 
BLACK of Andalusia; C.M., Howard, and Chester BLACK, all of Georgiana, Rt. 1. 
She is also survived by 11 grandchildren.
[from the Butler Co. News of Thursday, July 18, 1940]

Thank You Note from July 25, 1940 BCN
Signed by Mr. Nap BLACK, Mrs. Ben SNEAD and family, Mr./Mrs. Howard Black and 
baby, Mr./Mrs. Chester BLACK and baby, Mr./Mrs. Wilton GARNER and family, 
Mr./Mrs. Henry BLACK and family, Mr./Mrs. Colonel BLACK, Mr./Mrs. Dick Hicks 
and family

Name:    Jessie O Black Death Date:    14 Jul 1940  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    31  Certificate:    15284  Roll:    4  
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[from the Butler Co. News]
MISS PHRONIE ELEANOR BLACK
     Miss Phronie Eleanor BLACK, age 79, died at her home near Georgiana last 
     Sunday. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Omie BLACK, Georgiana, and Mrs. 
     Mary HUGGINS, Bluff Spring, Fla; three brothers, W.N. BLACK, Georgiana, 
     Elisha [Elijah] BLACK, Atmore, and A.W. BLACK, Georgiana; and twenty-five 
     nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 10 A.M. Monday from 
     Morrow Schoolhouse with Rev. H. B. SHEPHERD officiating. Burial was in the 
     adjacent cemetery with Johnsons' Funeral Home, Georgiana, in charge.
[died July 25, 1948]

Name:    Phronie E Black Death Date:    25 Jul 1948  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    27  Certificate:    13338  Roll:    5  
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IN MEMORY OF I. N. BLACK [Ivan Napoleon BLACK]

In memory of our beloved father and grandfather, Nap Black, who departed this 
life Saturday, December 16, 1939. He was 83 years, 5 months, and six days old.

He leaves to mourn his going, his wife, Mrs. Sallie Black, and six children: 
Wes Black, Repton, Ala.; Tom Black, Bert Black, Lewis Black, Mrs. Jim Stinson, 
and Mrs. Elihu Pinkerton, all of Georgiana, Route 3; sixty-one grandchildren 
and sixty-two great-grandchildren.

Jesus wanted another soldier, so he called him home on high, where the sun 
shall shine forever, and the flowers never wilt. Jesus picked another rose 
from this land of sin and carried it home to live with Him.

Granddad is not dead; he's just sleeping in that home above where we will 
someday have to take our flight. Sleep on, dead Granddad and take thy rest. 
We loved you dearly, but God loved you best.

He sent those angels down to pluck the flower they chose. They saw you shining 
so bright and neat, so they took you off your feet. Granddad, we can see your 
nimble feet, as you skip across those streets.

Granddad, we cannot see you as we pass your old homeplace. It seems so lonesome 
to go so near to that old home of yours, where we used to play in those clean 
and sandy yards. We cannot see your smiles nor hear you joking as we pass by. 
Sleep on, Granddad, in that soft bed that's setting up there in that home, sweet 
home. We hope to meet you some sweet day, on those long, long, golden streets.
--Written by a granddaughter, Miss Ruth Black
[from the Butler County News, Jan. 1940]

--
     In memory of Mr. I.N. BLACK, who departed this life Saturday morning, 
     Dec. 14, 1939.
     He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Sallie BLACK; six children, Lewis Black, 
     Bert Black, Tom Black, Mrs. Lela Pinkerton, and Mrs. Emaline Stinson, all 
     of Georgiana, Route [number missing]; Mr. Wess Black, Repton, Ala., and 
     several grandchildren, and great-grandchildren; a host of other relatives 
     and friends.
     His remains were laid to rest in the Providence Cemetery Sunday, 
     December 17, the Rev. M. L. Heaton conducting funeral services.
     He made his stay on earth 83 years, six months, and 13 days.  He was 
     a devoted husband and father.  There was an immense crowd of neighbors 
     and friends that gathered at the church to show their last respects to 
     this good man.
     There was found the young, the old, the middle age and without religious 
     affiliation.  It was a crowd upon whose faces could be plainly read a 
     distinct expression of sorrow, sympathy, and regret.  All seemed to realize 
     that they had lost a true friend, and that the community had lost one of 
     its best citizens.
     Thus was brought to a close the long and useful life of a good man.  He was 
     the same kind, gentle, sympathetic and cheerful person every time you met 
     him, while no doubt the burdens of life weighed heavily upon him at times, 
     yet he refused to bow or bend under them.  He carried his own sorrow upon 
     his heart without any attempt to put them upon the shoulders of others.  
     No wonder that his wife and children would be distraught with grief and the 
     community bowed in unconcealed sorrow at the passing of his life, but may his 
     life be an inspiration to us all.  His going cannot be compensated for in this 
     world, but he was ready and willing to go.  He is now resting from all his 
     labors.  His work on earth is done, but through the virtue, the power, the 
     grace and the goodness of God, he survived.  We will some day meet him where 
     sorrow will be no more.  I will say be not quick to forget.  The Lord is our 
     light.  The Lord is the strength of our life, of whom shall we be afraid?
     Grandfather is gone on beyond to another world, a world where the sun shall 
     never go down.  Our hearts are sad and broken.  As we walk along the pathway, 
     as we stroll along the cane [lane?], we are thinking of your tender loving face.  
     If we keep our pathway clean and our lane straight, we shall walk in your path 
     on and on.  When the trumpet then would sound, we would all journey home and 
     find you waiting there on the throne.  You are resting in that mansion where 
     we all should journey, you are waitng for the day of resurrection.  We are 
     preparing to meet you some sweet day in that world above which is built so 
     grateful that no war nor man shall tear it down.
     Granddad we loved you dearly, we did, but God loved you better, so he said 
     let's go.  Then he took you to join the angels around the great white throne, 
     but our loss is your eternal gain and now  your spirit is resting in the arms 
     of Jesus.
     Written by Miss Ruth Black, Shackleville, Ala.


[from the Butler Co. News, May 30, 1940]
     In loving memory of our father and grandfather, Nap Black, who 
     departed this life Saturday, December 16, 1939.  He was 83 years old.  
     He left to mourn his passing a wife, four sons and two daughters, a 
     host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
     He has gone to live with his other three sons in that Great Beyond.  
     He was a member of the Methodist Church and believed in what was right.  
     Everybody who knew Granddad knew he was a fine man.  He was good to 
     everybody, and our dear Granddad was seeking that Great Beyond.
He has left this life of sorrow and pain and 
Gone where there is peace and love;
Our granddad dear was called away 
To live with Christ above.
He's free from sorrow, pain and care,
Where all is peace and love.
Oh, dear Granddad, how we miss you here
While on this earth we roam.
But you are happy, glad and free,
In that bright eternal home.
Oh dear Granddad has gone to yonder city,
Where the angels shout and sing.
He is standing by the portals,
Singing prayers to his King.
Oh dear Granddad, free from sorrow,
Free from every toil and care;
We will join him on the morrow,
When there will be no parting there.
Our dear granddad has gone to live with Jesus
In that bright eternal Home;
Though in sorrow here we miss you,
And your tender love and care, 
Some sweet day we will go over
And meet you bright and fair.
There we will sing God's praise together,
Over in that Glory Land.
Oh, dear Granddad, how we miss you 
Since you left us here alone,
But by the grace of God we'll meet you
In that bright eternal home.
Oh, dear Granddad how we miss you
While through this world we roam.
But we will meet you on the morrow
In that bright eternal home.
Where we'll always live together, 
And we'll never, never part;
Where we'll all stay together,
In that bright eternal home.
---Written by a granddaughter who loved him, Mrs. Sybil Smith


[from the Butler County News, May 1941]
In Memorium
I. N. BLACK
     In this issue of The Butler County News you will find a line of 
     love written by a granddaughter, May, 1941.
     Grandad we have written many expressions, although you cannot read.  
     Dear Grandad, you have been gone one and one-half years, although we 
     cannot forget you in the flashing of our hearts.
     Dear Grandad we often wonder about that wonderful home you're in with 
     the walls that's made of silver and the streets that's paved with gold.
     Dear Grandad you left a loving wife and five children and several 
     grandchildren and great-grandchildren to mourn your going, but we would 
     not attempt to call you back in this sinful world again.  You was a good 
     old Christian, we'll have to admit.
     Dear Grandad we miss you in your walking, in your talking, in your work, 
     you was a kind human that everyone loved, you had a smile of kindness 
     that you never gave away.
     Many tears were shed around your grave where your charming body was lain.
     Many people gathered at the sadest hour that had ever met with us.
     Dear Father up above needed another angel, so he plucked a beautiful, 
     ready-bloomed rose.
     'Tis sad Dear Grandad to pass your old homeplace, where beneath 
     the oaks we used to play.  Now they are almost withered away.
     People passing to and fro sowing wonders where they go.
     Time is swiftly passing by in the movement of our eye, and time 
     we cannot call back.  Grandad we are trying to sympathize with 
     the mourning of our lives.
     Written by a granddaughter,
           MISS ANNIE RUTH BLACK,
           Loxley, Ala. 

Name:    Nepoleon Black Death Date:    Dec 1939  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    52  Certificate:    25518  Roll:    3  
--

PROVIDENCE July 5, 1945
Mrs. Sallie BLACK, 88 years of age, widow of the late Mr. I. N. BLACK, 
departed this life on Tuesday a.m. about 2 o'clock, after being an invalid 
for 3 or 4 years. The cause of her affliction was that she fell and dislocated 
her hip and never walked another step. She made her home at her son-in-laws, 
Mr. J. E. PINKERTON. Burial was here about noon Wednesday. Rev. Jones held 
funeral services in the presence of a large gathering of relatives and friends. 
She was a member of the Methodist Church since early in life. The deceased is 
survived by 3 sons, two daughters, 3 sons having preceded her to the grave 
since they reached their manhood. Johnson's funeral home directed the funeral.
--------------------------

[Robert Monroe BLACK]
An article in the newspaper [BCN or GA?] on Jan. 19, 1923 reads as follows: 
"Till News--We are sad to report that our old neighbor, but recently of 
Shackleville, Mr. Monroe Black, died on the 14th.  Mr. Black was an honest, 
Christian gentleman, and so far as we are able to judge, he has exchanged a 
world of sorrow and sin to that of eternal joy and bliss.  Our sympathy goes 
out for the sorrowing widow and children."  

Providence News from the Butler Co. News of Jan. 18, 1923
     Quite a large nember went to Providence Sunday to pay their last respects 
     to Mr. Monroe Black who died Sunday morning and was buried Monday.  He 
     leaves a wife and seven children to mourn his loss.

Ala. Death Index (two death certificates)
Name:    Monroe Black Death Date:    Jan 1923  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    1  Roll:    2  Page #:    174  

Name:    Robert M. Black Death Date:    Jan 1923  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    1  Roll:    2  Page #:    134  
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AUTO ACCIDENT RESULTS FATALLY [Evan Napoleon BLACK]
     Mr. E.N. BLACK, who lived on Derry VICKERY's place near McKenzie, 
     suffered fatal injuries when the mule on which he was riding late 
     Monday evening was struck by a willys automobile and he was thrown 
     from the mule which was killed by the impact.
     Mr. BLACK was picked up in an unconscious condition and brought to 
     Tippins Hospital, where he remained unconscious until his death 
     yesterday afternoon. Mr. BLACK was returning to his home from 
     Montgomery where the mule had been purchased last week.
     The accident occurred on Persimmon Creek bridge about 3 miles south 
     of Georgiana. The driver of the car, Mr. M. V. SMITH of Montgomery, 
     it is alleged, attempted to pass Mr. BLACK, but a truck from the 
     opposite direction forced him back on the right side and he was going 
     so fast that in avoiding the truck, he collided with Mr. BLACK and the 
     mule. Mr. SMITH escaped injury, but his car was slightly damaged.
     Mr. BLACK was the son of Mr. Nap BLACK of Shackleville. He was 42 years 
     of age, and is survived by a wife and eight children.
     Burial was at Providence today, Jim C. Johnson in charge.
[Description: This is Evan Napoleon or Napoleon Evan Black. He was known as 
Pole/Polen. His father's name, Ivan Napoleon, is also listed as Evan Napoleon 
Black in some places. Polen was Papa's first cousin. He died in March of 1933.]

Name:    Cole [Pole???] Black Death Date:    Mar 1933  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    14  Certificate:    06506  Roll:    3  [need to order to verify]
--------------------------------

8-12-1925  "Caleb Black, a young white man, was shot and killed last Saturday 
night about six miles west of Georgiana.  On Sunday morning Sheriff Augustus 
Murphy arrested Clarence Walker, another young white man, who is in the county 
jail awaiting the preliminary trial which will be heard Thursday.  Walker, it 
is said, will plead self-defense.  The two men were returning from an ice cream 
supper and the killing occurred in the public road."

Georgiana, Ala. Aug. 1925
CALEB BLACK SHOT AND KILLED SATURDAY NIGHT
     The people of this section were shocked to hear of the shooting 
     and killing of Caleb Black last Saturday night in the public road 
     east of Bethel Church. Clarence Walker is being held for preliminary 
     hearing today on charge of kiling Black.
    Deceased leaves a wife and three children.
    He is the son of Mr. Nap Black of Providence and stood high in the 
    estimation of all.

Name:    Calip Black Death Date:    Aug 1925  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    36  Roll:    2  Page #:    17570  
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[August 31, 1939 BCN]
MR. L. L. C. BLACK
     Mr. L.L.C. (Bud) BLACK, of Route 3, north, Georgiana, died at his home 
     last night at 9 o'clock, after an extended illness.
     Funeral services will be held at the Ebeneza West Baptist Church today 
     (Thursday) at 3:30 p. m., conducted by the pastor, the Rev. J. B. BYRD. 
     Interment will be made in the adjoining cemetery. Johnson's Funeral Home 
     in charge of  arrangements.
     A more extended obituary will appear in next week's issue.

In Memory of Mr. L. L. C. BLACK

Bud, by which he was so familiarly known, was the youngest son of Mr. and 
Mrs. Lytle BLACK.  There being no record of his birth, it is supposed that 
he was near 60 years of age.  His father was one of the first settlers in 
the community of Ebeneza West, where Bud departed this life on August 30th, 
1939, at 9 o'clock p.m.

He was a good citizen and was faithful to those dependent on him.

He was married to Miss Delia FAIL in the year of 1902.  Born to this union 
were nine children, as follows:  Mrs. Johnnie Lou Allen, Greenville, Ala.; 
Rufus Black, Chapman, Ala.; Miss Alberta BLACK, Jasper, Ala.; Eugene and 
Early, Georgiana, Ala.; Mrs. Sallie Mae Johnson of Rigolets, La.; Greeley, 
Delia, and Marie, Georgiana, Ala.

He left to mourn his death, besides his wife and children, four 
sisters, Mrs. Sallie HUGGINS, of Excel, Ala.; Mrs. Vick GANDY, 
Flomaton, Ala.; Mrs. Frankie MORROW and Mrs. Evie HUGGINS, Georgiana, 
Ala.; and a host of other relatives and friends.

On the day following his death, in the afternoon at 3:00 o'clock, 
funeral services were held by the writer at Ebeneze West Church, and 
his remains were deposited in the adjoining cemetery.

For many years he had suffered from the disease that caused his death 
and he was the first in his immediate family to be called by death.

Gone, dear father, but not forgotten, we hope and trust to a better 
land, where you will never feel any more aches and pains.  Knowing 
that your sufferings are over and that we hope to meet you again bring 
comfort and consolation to our bereaved hearts.
-----J. B. BYRD

Name:    Lytle L Black Death Date:    Aug 1939  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    34  Certificate:    16710  Roll:    3  
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[from the 11-2-1950 BCN]
MRS. FRANKIE BLACK MORROW
     Mrs. Frankie Black Morrow, age 76, died at home, Rt. 1, Georgiana 
     Saturday night (Oct. 28) following a lengthy illness. Survivors 
     include 3 sons, Sam MORROW, Rt. 1, Georgiana, L. J. MORROW, Orange, 
     Texas, Ernest J. MORROW, Rt. 1, Georgiana; 2 sisters, Mrs. John GANDY, 
     Flomaton, and Mrs. Eve [Evie] HUGGINS, Rt. 1, Georgiana; and 4 
     grandchildren. Funeral services were held from the residence at 4:15 P.M. 
     Sunday with Dr. D.E. RICHARDSON officiating. Burial following in the 
     Ebenezer Cemetery with Johnson Funeral Home in charge.

Name:    Frankie B Morrow Death Date:    28 Oct 1950  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    39  Certificate:    19389  Roll:    5  

June 1911 Greenville Advocate
Johnnie Morrow, 38, a resident of Georgiana, died May 31, 1911 in 
St. Margaret's Hospital in Montgomery from injuries sustained while 
working with Dixon Bridge Co. at Catoma Creek a couple of days earlier.
[husband of Frankie Black]

Name:    John Morrow Death Date:    01 Jun 1911  Death County:    Montgomery  
Volume:    20  Certificate:    132  Roll:    1  
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Mrs. Sallie [BLACK] HUGGINS

Mrs. Sallie HUGGINS, 74, died at her home at Frisco City, Thursday morning, 
Feb 5 [1942], after only a few hours illness. She was born in Butler County 
near Georgiana, Alabama.

Surviving are two children, Mrs. Lula PHILLIPS and Tomie HUGGINS, of Frisco 
City, Ala; three sisters, Mrs. Frankie MARROW (sic) [MORROW] and Mrs. Evie 
HUGGINS, Georgiana, and Mrs. Vick GANDY of Bluff Springs, Fla.

Funeral services were held at Mount Pisgah Church with the Rev. Mr. JONES, of 
Frisco City, conducting services. Burial was in the Coleman Cemetery. Active 
pallbearers were J. L. GANDY, Theodore BLACK, Wilson HUGGINS, Ernest MORROW, 
Forest STINSON, and Mack PHILLIPS. 
(from the Butler County News of Feb. 19, 1942)

Name:    Sallie Huggins Death Date:    05 Feb 1942  Death County:    Monroe  
Volume:    8  Certificate:    3935  Roll:    4  
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Washie Black

On Sunday morning, March 11, about 9 o'clock, his spirit returned to God who 
gave it, and in the afternoon, we deposited his his body in the grave at [this 
paragraph seems to be missing words/lines] of his life, he suffered much 
[words missing?] from which it came.

During the last three or four weeks of his life, he suffered much from a cancer 
which preyed on his body, but the last month he suffered seemingly beyond human 
endurance. He was conscious of the fact that he would soon go hence.

For many years he had lived alone, did his housekeeping, tended to his 
own business and let other people's business alone. He believed in good 
citizenship, did many noble deeds of kindness, harmed no one, but wished 
all well. Many times he heard the writer preach but he was not at the 
house of worship. His last request was to "sing a song."

May we not emulate his good traits of character and eulogize his noble 
deeds as we cherish his memory?

He left to mourn his death three brothers, W. S., J. W., and L. C. Black 
of Georgiana; four sisters, Mrs. Sallie Huggins of Excel, Ala.; Mrs. Vick 
Gandy, of Flomaton, Ala., Mrs. Frankie Morrow and Mrs. Evie Huggins of 
Georgiana, Ala.; many other relatives and a great number of friends.

Peace to your ashes, "Uncle Washie." Hoping your soul is at rest and 
trusting that we will meet you "face to face" in another land.---J.B. Byrd
[from the Butler Co. News, Mar. 22, 1934]

Name:    George W. Black Death Date:    Mar 1934  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    16  Roll:    3  Page #:    7519  
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In Memory of J. W. BLACK [Jackson William Black]

"Jack" the name by which everybody knew him, was the son of Lytle BLACK, 
who was one of the first citizens of Butler County. Jack was one of a large 
family, the members of which now living are Mr. Tuney Black, Mr. Bud Black, 
and Mrs. HUGGINS. 

Besides his brothers and sisters, he left to mourn his death his wife and 12 
children, 5 boys and 7 girls. He was a good provider for his family, a good 
citizen, a true neighbor. The large attendance at his funeral services, which 
were held at the Morrow School House, was a testimony of the esteem the people 
held for him.

He was born March 31st, 1875 and died at St. Margaret's Hospital, Montgomery, 
April 26th, 1936. He was married to Miss Isabell Fail, Dec. 3rd, 1906.

His death was caused from injuries received when his truck, loaded with 
fertilizer, crashed through Panther Creek bridge, 2 miles northwest of 
Georgiana, on March 13th. He suffered much during the six weeks he lived, 
following the accident.

He numbered his friends by his acquaintances. We should emulate all the 
good traits of character he demonstrated in his life and be ready to 
answer the call of the death angel when he comes for us.

We pray that his companion and children will find comfort in the promises 
in God's word. Also that the presence of the Holy Spirit will be their 
guide and that Jesus will share with them their burdens by their faith 
and acceptance of Him as their Saviour.

His body was placed in the cemetery at the Morrow School House on Tuesday 
morning at 10:30, to await the resurrection. May God graciously bless 
and comfort all of his loved ones and friends.

Services were conducted by Dr. R.H. WATSON and Rev. J. B. BYRD. 

Jim C. JOHNSON in charge
--J. B. Byrd
(from the Butler County News, April 30, 1936)

Name:    J. W. Black Death Date:    May 1936  Death County:    Montgomery  
Volume:    36  Roll:    3  Page #:    17675  [need to order--May death 
month does not match obit]
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DEATH
[from the Butler Co. News July 1939]
Mr. W. S. BLACK
     Mr. W. S. BLACK, about 70 years of age, of Morrow Schoolhouse, died 
     after a brief illness at 3:30 o'clock this morning. His wife who has 
     been quite sick for several months, is still in serious condition. 
     Mr. BLACK was a splendid citizen, and many are grieved to learn of 
     his passing.
     A more extended obituary will appear in our next issue.

Name:    William S Black Death Date:    Jul 1939  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    29  Certificate:    14258  Roll:    3  
===================================================================

MRS. W. A. BAGGETT DIES AFTER SHORT ILLNESS [Martha E. BLACK]
     Quietly and peacefully late Tuesday evening, April 27, after  a brief 
     illness, the gentle spirit of Mrs. W. A. BAGGETT took its flight from 
     this earthly home. She had been in declining health for several years 
     but her death came as a surprise to family and friends.
     Mrs. BAGGETT was a beloved citizen of her community and will be missed 
     by a wide circle of friends as well as by devoted sons, daughters, and 
     grandchildren.
     She was born July 25, 1855, and the normal happiness of her girlhood 
     was saddened by the early death of both her parents.
     Mrs. BAGGETT was a lifelong resident of the western part of Butler 
     County and was the daughter of Thomas BLACK and Louiza EDMONDSON, pioneer 
     citizens of this county and members of distinguished families, prominent 
     in the early history of the state of South Carolina.
     Mrs. BAGGETT was preceded to her grave three years ago by her brother, 
     the late J. Monroe BLACK, Sr., prominent in the development and civic 
     life of Fort Deposit. She leaves one brother, Robert BLACK of that place.
     On Jan. 13, 1880, she was married to W.A. BAGGETT, son of Elijah BAGGETT 
     and Margaret Jourdan BAGGETT, natives of Monroe County. He has been 
     identified for many years with the mercantile business and had farming 
     interests in this county until his retirement several years ago.
     Surviving are her husband, W. A. BAGGETT; four daughters, Mrs. T. G. 
     COLLEY and Mrs. H. M. THOMPSON of Greenville; Mrs. O. C. BOUTWELL of 
     Milton, Fla.; Miss Marie BAGGETT of Detroit, Mich.; four sons, Tom BAGGETT 
     and Will BAGGETT of Montgomery, Gene BAGGETT and Comer BAGGETT of Detroit, 
     Mich.; 16 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
     Mrs. BAGGETT was a member of the Church of Christ and funeral services 
     were conducted from the home Thursday afternoon at 4:00 o'clock with the 
     Rev. Maurice CLYMORE officiating, assisted by the Rev. W. F. FLOYD, pastor 
     of Liberty  Methodist Church. Burial was at Liberty Cemetery, Hay in charge.
     The pallbearers were: E. L. CHEATHAM, M. G. CHEATHAM, S. H. CHEATHAM, 
     Chessser REYNOLDS, V. A. BOUTWELL, and J. N. LEWIS. [5-6-1937]
----------------------

DEATH OF MRS. W. H. MOORE SUNDAY [Melvina BLACK]
     Mrs. W. H. MOORE did Sunday, August 10th, at the home of her daughter, 
     Mrs. J. R. ABRAMS, Georgiana, after an extended illness.
     Deceased was one of Butler County's oldest native citizens, being in 
     her 80th year, and was loved by all who knew her. She was born and 
     reared near Greenville, Ala. She had been a faithful member of the 
     Methodist church many years.
     To know Mrs. MOORE was to love her. She was a dutiful wife and mother 
     and always had a smile and a kind word for everyone. Her passing away 
     has caused hearts to be heavy with grief far and near.  She lived well 
     and died a peaceful death.
     Surviving her are her husband and four children, Mrs. Joe ABRAMS, Mrs. 
     Fannie TAYLOR of Georgiana, Mr. Richard MOORE of Greenville and Mrs. 
     G. J. ROGERS of Brooks, Ala. as well as a number of other relatives.
     Burial was at Liberty Cemetery, near Greenville, Monday, the pastor of 
     the Methodist church there conducting the services, Georgiana Hardware Co., 
     funeral directors in charge. [8-14-1930 BCN]

Name:    Malvina Moore Death Date:    Aug 1930  Death County:    Butler  
Comment:    W. H.  Volume:    37  Roll:    3  Page #:    18155  
--------------------------

[husband of Melvina BLACK]
W. H. MOORE died at the home of his son Dinty MOORE. At 95, he was the Butler 
County's oldest citizen. The funeral was at Liberty Methodist Church, Rev. Mr. 
KIMBROUGH directing. He was survived by son R. H. MOORE, Greenville, and one 
daughter, Mrs. J. G. ROGERS of Andalusia. He was a former citizen of Georgiana 
where he lived many years and operated a cafe. He was known far and wide for 
his fine service and many friends, especially among our older citizens, who 
will be deeply grieved by his death. [Thurs. 1-17-1943 BCN]

Name:    William H Moore Death Date:    02 Jan 1943  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    5  Certificate:    2065  Roll:    4  
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2-13-1930 BCN
obit abstract--J. A. BLACK, age 68, of Luverne, died in a Montgomery hospital 
Wed. morning. He had lived in Luverne for 39 years; was in the cotton and 
fertilizer business.

Name: James Alex Black Death Date: Feb 1930 Death County: Montgomery 
Volume: 9 Roll: 2 Page #: 4310 
--
Wed May 10, 1905  Greenville Advocate
Mrs. James A. BLACK died suddenly at Luverne Thursday night and was 
laid to rest the following day at Georgiana.  She was the second 
daughter of Capt. D.B. TAYLOR and was reared in Greenville.  She was 
universally loved and her untimely death was a shock and grief to all 
who knew her.  Her married life was one of perfect happiness and the 
bereaved husband and four children will grievously miss the devoted 
wife and mother.
-----

10-24-1900 IN LOVING MEMORY OF PAUL MCNEIL BLACK, AGED 2 YEARS, 
2 MONTHS AND 6 DAYS
      On  Oct. 18th, 1900, in Luverne, the monster, death, entered 
      the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. BLACK and claimed for his victim 
      their second son, who was only sick for a few days. All that 
      fond parents, kind friends, and best medical skill could do 
      was done, but he must go.
     The beauteous face, the white brow with its soft fringe of sunny 
     hair, the blue wistful eyes seemed to smile at me as I lay his 
     little precious body in his snow white bead, there to sleep till 
     the morning of the resurrection day. I could not but think what 
     tiny hands to unbar the golden gates of light.
     Little Paul, child angel, keep the Heavenly "gates ajar" that the 
     pathway here may not be altogether dark and that the loved ones  
     left behind thee may at times catch glimpses of that radiant Heaven 
     to which the tender Shepherd has called his little lamb. 
We pity the hearts in the desolate home.
Whose burdens seem greater than they can bear,
Whose treasures are just an idle toy,
And a tiny curl of shining hair,
Who remember a little grave with tears,
And mourn while lingers the weary years.
Our darling is no more.
                                 --Aunt Annie
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Aged Citizen Succumbs to Stroke January 30

Funeral services were held Friday, January 31, 1936, for John Calvin 
BLACK. a resident of Conecuh County, living near Garland, Ala., who 
died Thursday, January 30th at 12 o'clock noon following a stroke of 
paralysis.

Services were held at the Concord Methodist Church with the Rev. Fred 
BROWN, pastor of the Owassa Baptist Church conducting, assisted by the 
Rev. SELLS, pastor of the Concord Church.  A large assemblage of friends 
and relatives gathered to pay their last respects.

The deceased, aged 82, was born Feb. 20th, 1853, and came to Alabama 
from Kentucky in 1876.  He was widely known in Conecuh and Butler counties 
where he was a landowner, having been one of the earlier settlers in 
Conecuh County.  July 15th, 1877, he was married to Miss Sue ROBERSON, 
who died May 26, 1926.  To this union were born 9 children.  He was one 
of the oldest deacons of the Union Baptist Church of which he was a member 
for a number of years.  Before coming to Alabama he was married to Miss 
Rebecca HIBBS.  Two children were born to this union, one dying in infancy 
and the other, who was known here as Mrs. Amby HAWSEY, preceded her father 
to the grave some years ago.

Surviving the deceased are three sons:  James W. BLACK of Evergreen; 
Henry T. BLACK, Mobile, Ala.; Robert T. BLACK, of Mobile, Ala.; four 
daughters, Mrs. J. J. GANUS, Robertsdale, Ala.; Mrs. R. L. JOYNER, 
Garland, Ala.; Mrs. Henry COKER, Toulminville, Ala.; Mrs. W. Kenneth 
CALLOWAY who was making her home with her father at the time of his 
death.  Mrs. J. Z. BROOKS and Miss  Myrtle BLACK, daughters of the 
deceased, preceded their father to the grave several years ago.  Four 
brothers, J. H. BLACK, Century, Fla.; C. R. BLACK, Century, Fla.; 
William I. BLACK, Allentown, Fla.; David BLACK, Atlanta, Ga.
[from the Butler County News, Feb. 27, 1936]

Name:    John C. Black Death Date:    Jan 1936  Death County:    Conecuh  
Volume:    1  Roll:    3  Page #:    387  

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John A. BLACK Memoriam to this fine young man by Lodge #776 Knights 
of Honor 12-30-1891 [from Butler County Alabama Obituaries, compiled 
by Marilyn Davis Barefield]

MRS. LULA BLACK DEAD--The funeral of Mrs. Lula BLACK, who died yesterday 
morning at 6:30 o'clock, will take place from her late residence 705 Highland 
Avenue today at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. O.F. Gregory pastor of the Adams Street 
Baptist Church will officiate.
     Mrs. BLACK had been ill for some time and her death yesterday morning 
     was not wholly unexpected. She was a niece of Mrs. L. F. WARE of this 
     city. Before her marriage she was a Miss CALHOUN of Greenville. She came 
     here about a year ago.
     She was about 40 years old and a widow. Four children--three daughters 
     and one son--survive her.
     We copy the above from the Montgomery Advertiser of last Thursday. Mrs. 
     BLACK was well known here where she lived all her life until about a year 
     ago, and her friends and relatives here are sorry to hear of her death 
     and deeply sympathize with her children. [Dec. 16, 1903 newspaper article]
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8-21-1901
     A telegram was received here Sunday morning announcing the death of 
     Mr. Frank BLACK at or near Birmingham Saturday night. He was a son of 
     Mr. and Mrs. F. M. BLACK, and was well known in this county, having 
     lived here until a few years ago. He leaves a wife, daughter, and two 
     sons. Mr. BLACK left on first train, and was accompanied from Ft. Deposit 
     by other members of the family.
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Greenville Advocate Wednesday 5-15-1901

     Little Jacob BLACK, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. W. BLACK and grandson of 
     F. M. BLACK, died at the home of his parents at Enterprise Sat. after 
     a long and painful illness.
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5-18-1927 Greenville Advocate
JOHN CALHOUN BLACK
     The subject of this notice was laid to rest Sunday afternoon at Damascus 
     Cemetery, after a long illness, the last month or moreof a critical nature. 
     His loved ones were with him, and the end came peacefully. 
     Mr. BLACK was the youngest child of Thomas J. BLACK and Mary Ann 
     PICKENS BLACK and was born September 25, 1844.There were ten sons 
     and daughters	and he was the last to go. His whole life was spent 
     in the same neighborhood, living fifty-three years on the farm where 
     he moved when he first married.
     His first wife was Mrs. Mary S. RICHARDSON. Their only children were 
     Mrs. A. D. STANLEY and Mr. Joseph M. BLACK of this county. Six 
     grandchildren are also left.
     He was married the second time in 1898 to Miss Paralee BARRETT, who 
     died two years ago.
     Mr. BLACK saw service in the Confederate army. He was a member of 
     Damascus Baptist Church and a regular attendant of services there. 
     The annual protracted meeting of the church embraces the third Sunday 
     in July, and he often said he had never missed but one Sunday meeting 
     when he was in the Civil War, making 81 times he attended, carried by 
     his mother when a baby. He loved the church and was faithful to its 
     precepts. His life was upright and his dealings with his fellow man 
     above reproach. A good man has gone.
     The funeral Sunday afternoon was conducted by the pastor, Rev. Ralph 
     MULLINS, and many old friends and neighbors and relatives gathered in 
     the church where he will come no more, and in the family lot, he was 
     laid to rest, beautiful flowers covering the mound.

5-18-1927 CARD OF THANKS 
     We wish to thank our friends and relatives for kindness and sympathy 
     in the last illness of our father, Mr. John C. BLACK. They were untiring 
     in giving help, doing all possible to aid in our distress, and we are 
     deeply grateful.
                      Lillie BLACK STANLEY
                      Joseph M. BLACK
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5-6-1925 Greenville Advocate
Mrs. John Black Dead
     On Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock Mrs. Black, wife of Mr. John Black 
     died at the family home after a short illness, in her 72nd year.  She 
     died at the family home in the Dock neighborhood, 12 miles east of 
     Greenville after a short illness in her 72nd year. She was a member of 
     Damascus Church and had been for 21 years a consistent member and was 
     beloved by all who knew her. She was before her marriage Miss Parilee 
     Martha Barrett.
     She is survived by her husband and four sisters, Mesdames McBride, 
     Sims, Day, and Duncan.
     Burial took place Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock at Damascus Church 
     Cemetery. A very large concourse of sorrowing friends and relatives 
     were there to pay their last sad tribute to this devoted christian 
     woman. For they all loved her.

Name: Parilee Black Death Date: May 1925 Death County: Butler 
Volume: 21 Roll: 2 Page #: 10346 
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2-3-1904 Greenville Advocate
DEATH OF MRS. BLACK
     Mrs. N. F. Black, relict of the late Mr. Andrew Black passed quietly 
     away Sunday morning and Monday morning at ten o'clock was laid to rest 
     in the old cemetery by the Methodist church. The service was conducted 
     by her pastor Rev. E. L. Norris, assisted by Rev. W. A. Taliaferro.
     Mrs. Black was a daughter of Rev. William Fendley. She was born in 
     Montgomery county and was in her seventy-fifth year. She joined the 
     Primitive Baptist church in her youth and lived a pure, christian life. 
     She did all the good in her power and harmed no one. For many years she 
     was afflicted, for more than nine months confined to her bed. Yet she 
     murmured not, and often expressed her complete resignation to her Father's 
     will. During  all her sickness she was tenderly cared for by her only 
     daughter, Mrs. A. B. Calhoun, with whom she lived. She leaves four children, 
     Messrs. J. A. and M. L. Black, of Luverne, William Black of Texas, and 
     Mrs. Calhoun.
     Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Black, of Ft. Deposit, Mr. Thomas Black of Brewton, 
     Messrs. J. A. and M. L. Black, of Luverne, and Misses Warthen and Scottie 
     Taylor of Georgiana were present at the funeral.
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Aug. 24, 1904 Greenville Advocate
     The relatives of Mrs. Emily Black in this city were notified by wire 
     last Monday of the death of that good woman at her home in Fort Deposit 
     at one o'clock of that date. Mrs. Black was the wife of Mr. F. M. Black 
     and had lived in Greenville for about half a century, moving to Fort 
     Deposit a few years ago. She was 72 years of age, and was a woman most 
     universally admired by all who knew her.
     Mrs. Black was a lovable character, a devoted member of the Baptist 
     church, but for a number of years her health has been so feeble that 
     she could not attend church often.
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11-8-1911 Greenville Advocate
MRS. MATILDA ROACH
     The death of this good woman occurred Thursday morning at her home 
     near Dock. She was eighty-three years of afe and for a long time had 
     been in feeble health. Yet the summons came suddenly and was a great 
     shock to her family.
     Mrs. Roach was born a few miles from the home where most of her life 
     was spent. She was one of the charter members of Damascus Church, of 
     which she was a loyal member for sixty-one years. She possessed a sunny 
     sweet disposition and was devotedly loved by her many relatives. Of her 
     immediate family there were two daughters and two sons, Mrs. C. G. Jones, 
     Mrs. Joe Kirksey, Messrs. Felix and Clopton Roach, nine grandchildren, 
     and three great-grandchildren. Her husband, Mr. David Roach, died fifteen 
     years ago. She is survived by two brothers, Mr. F. M. Black and Mr. 
     J. C. Black of Dock.
     Many friends and relatives gathered at old Damascus church Friday, where 
     the funeral services were conducted by Rev. L. L. Gwaltney. Interment was 
     made in the cemetery near the church where many of her loved ones sleep.
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Greenville Advocate May 14, 1884
     On the 8th inst., Mrs. Mary A. Black, aged about 83. In the death of this 
     aged lady, another landmark drops silently out of sight. Her life deserves 
     more than mere mention. In girlhood she came from Edgefield Dist., South 
     Carolina, to this part of the country and was one of the band of brave men 
     and women who helped make proud history for this State. Her memory was stoed 
     with vivid scenes from that time and although she has been blind for several 
     years, her cheerful spirit made its own sunshine.
     As bravely as she came to the wilds of Alabama, she went forth into the Valley 
     of Shadows saying she feared not death. Among her last words were these: I am 
     dying to die no more. Mrs. Black leaves a number of relatives in this place, 
     who will fondly remember her as long as life lasts.
----------------------------

Death of Miss Nancy Jane BLACK
     Miss Nancy Jane BLACK, of Natchez, was called away from her many 
     friends Wednesday morning, Dec. 11, 1946.
    Miss BLACK was born near Tunnel Springs on Nov. 15, 1849, and had 
    just passed her 97th birthday. She has been a resident of Natchez 
    for many years.
     She is survived by two nieces and five nephews: Mrs. R. M. HELTON, 
     Atmore; Mrs. S. B. HELTON, Natchez; T. A. BLACK, Uriah; J. A. BLACK, 
     J. D. BLACK, J. M. BLACK, Beatrice, and O. J. BLACK, Franklin; 
     28 great nieces and nephews and seven great great nieces and nephews.
     Funeral services were conducted at the Presbyterian church at Old 
     Scotland by Rev. Iris HALLFORD.
     Active pallbearers were T. A. BLACK, Sr., J. A. BLACK, J. D. BLACK, 
     O. J. BLACK, J. M. BLACK, and T. A. BLACK, Jr.    
     Interment was at the Old Scotland cemetery with Dunklin-Johnson in charge.
[from the Monroe Journal, 12-19-1946]

Name:    Nancy J Black Death Date:    11 Dec 1946  Death County:    Monroe  
Volume:    49  Certificate:    24188  Roll:    4  
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WALTER S. BLACK
     Walter S. BLACK, an aged citizen, passed away at the home of his son, 
     Homer BLACK, of Forest Home, Monday afternoon, May 15th, at 2:00 o'clock.
     Mr. BLACK was seventy-six years of age and a member of the Presbyterian church.
     Interment was at Sandy Ridge, Lowndes county, Tuesday afternoon, May 16th.  
     Rev. W.H. KAMPLAIN, pastor of the Forest Home Baptist Church, officiated at the 
     funeral services.
     Mr. BLACK was a highly respected, honorable citizen, who will be missed by his 
     scores of friends who mourn his loss.
     He is survived by two sons, Homer BLACK, Forest Home, and W. Clyde BLACK, of 
     Mobile; two daughters, Mrs. Walter BEASLEY and Mrs. Dewey BROWN, both of 
     Evergreen, and a number of grandchildren.
[May 25, 1944 Greenville Advocate]

Name:    Walter S Black Death Date:    15 May 1944  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    18  Certificate:    8719  Roll:    4  
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JAMES HAMPTON BLACK
     Mr. James Hampton BLACK died at his home, two miles north of 
     Greenville on Thursday, Nov. 14, after a short illness.
Mr. Black was 66 years of age, and had never married. He was the 
son of Eli and Elizabeth Till BLACK, and a native of Lowndes County.
     In 1889 he moved to Greenville and later moved to Manningham 
     where he spent several years in the mercantile business. The 
     deceased returned to Greenville in 1914 and since that time has 
     conducted a store on Fort Deposit Road. Here he built a comfortable 
     home, which he shared with relatives.
     The deceased was an honest, upright man, a good friend, a lovable 
     character. He was kind and thoughtful, and in his death Butler has 
     lost one of her very best citizens. Naught but good has ever been 
     said of him.
     He was a member of the Methodist church since childhood, and the 
     funeral services Friday were conducted by his pastor, Rev. T. G. 
     JONES. Interment was made in Magnolia Cemetery.
     The deceased is survived by one brother, Mr. Hugh BLACK, of Fort 
     Deposit; five nephews: Messrs. E. E. BLACK and Haywood BLACK of 
     Greenville; J.E. BLACK of Selma; Marvin BLACK, Mobile; Willie 
     PEAGLER, Gadsden; Henry BLACK, Georgiana; James BLACK, Fort Deposit; 
     four nieces, Mrs. Mollie WOOD, Selma; Mrs. Ina NEWTON, Georgiana; 
     Misses Lola Mae and Florence BLACK, Fort Deposit.
[from the Greenville Advocate, Nov. 20, 1929]
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Hugh BLACK Dies Here; Burial Fort Deposit
     Funeral services for Hugh BLACK were held at Fort Deposit Sunday 
     afternoon at the Methodist Church with Rev. Charles H. HILDRETH, 
     pastor of the church, officiating. Interment was made in the Fort 
     Deposit cemetery by the side of his wife, who had preceded him to 
     the grave some years ago. Dunklin and Johnson in charge.
     Mr. BLACK died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. H. L. DECKER in 
     this city Saturday afternoon. He had made his home with Mrs. DECKER 
     in Greenville for the past eight months. Prior to that time he had 
     most of his 85 years at Fort Deposit, where a long and interesting 
     life had made him appreciated by the citizens of that place and 
     through Lowndes County. He had been in failing health for some time 
     and the end was not unexpected.
     Mr. BLACK is survived by two sons, Henry BLACK, of Atlanta, 
     and James BLACK, of Mt. Willing; two daughters, Mrs. H. L. 
     DECKER, of Greenville, and Miss Lola May BLACK of Selma.
11-20-1941 Greenville Advocate

Name: Hugh W Black Death Date: 15 Nov 1941 Death County: Butler 
Volume: 53 Certificate: 26066 Roll: 4 
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     Mrs. D.H. BLACK died at the home of her son, Mr. E.E. BLACK, 
     near Greenville, at two o'clock Sunday afternoon, after an 
     illness of two weeks. Her health had been failing for the past 
     two years.
     She was born almost 83 years ago, on March 1st, 1854, in Lowndes 
     County as Rebecca Ann LESTER. She was married to Mr. Dan H. BLACK 
     of this county [Butler] in 1870. Her husband died in 1918, and 
     since that time she has resided with her eldest son. Twenty years 
     ago the family returned to Butler County from Mobile where they 
     lived for several years.
     She had been a lifelong member of the Methodist Church and was one 
     of the oldest members of the First Methodist Church of Greenville. 
     As long as health permitted she was a faithful attendant at all the 
     church services. She was a true Christian woman, who will be sincerely 
     missed, not only in the home and by the members of her family, but by 
     all who knew her.
     Funeral services were conducted at the home at two o'clock Monday 
     afternoon by her pastor, Dr. E. C. MOORE, with interment in Magnolia 
     Cemetery. Six grandsons were pallbearers.
     Surviving are three sons: Messrs. E.E. BLACK and L.H. BLACK, Greenville, 
     and Marvin BLACK, Mobile; one daughter, Mrs. Mollie E. WOOD, of Selma; 
     one brother, Mr. J. G. LESTER of Greenville; three granddaughters, 
     Mrs. W. I. BROWN and Mrs. Clarence SNOWDEN, Greenville, and Mrs. Roy 
     O. PERRY, of Linden; four grandsons, Messrs. Leroy and Lester BLACK, 
     of Greenville; John BLACK of Birmingham and Willie BLACK, U.S. Aviation 
     Service, Philippine Islands; and twelve other grandchildren, and 16 
     great-grandchildren.
     Among those from out of town who attended the funeral were Mr. and 
     Mrs. Roy O. PERRY, Linden; Mr. and Mrs. John BLACK, Birmingham; 
     Miss Lavetta BLACK, Mobile; Mrs. M. E. WOOD, Selma.
2-25-1937 Greenville Advocate

Name: Rebecca A Black Death Date: Feb 1937 Death County: Butler 
Volume: 5 Certificate: 2264 Roll: 3 
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A. L. BLACKBURN [Allen Lafayette Blackburn]
Mr. Isaac BLACKBURN of Repton  was called home Wednesday on account 
of the death of his father, Mr. A. L. BLACKBURN.  Many hearts were 
made sad by the death of this friend, Uncle Fate, as many called him.  
He and his son were coming home from Greenville last Tuesday, March 4, 
when Mr. Blackburn died, about 3 o'clock.  We suppose he had heart trouble.

He was born Dec. 13, 1852.  In 1876 he was married to Miss Nancy LOWERY.  
To this union were born six children, four of whom are still living.  He 
leaves a wife, seven sons, three daughters, two sisters, one brother, 
sixteen grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends to mourn 
his loss.

"Uncle Fate" was a jolly old gentleman, and we all enjoy being with him, 
the children clambering about his feet, and the other folks enjoyed his 
company, as he had a sense of humor which we all enjoy.

The writer remembers how faithful he was, as a school trustee, when she was 
teaching at Providence.  The funeral service was conducted by Rev. J. W. 
HIGHTOWER Thursday afternoon, and his body was laid to rest in the Providence 
Cemetery.
[from the Providence Community Column of the Butler County News, Mar. 13, 1924]

Name:    Allen Fate Blackburn Death Date:    Mar 1924  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    5  Roll:    2  Page #:    2323  
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Local Boy Killed by Hit and Run Driver Saturday
     Ralph BLACKBURN, of Atmore, was fatally hit by a hit and run driver 
     late Saturday night according to the local police department this week.  
     BLACKBURN was later picked up by the same car that hit him and carried 
     to the Atmore General Hospital where he subsequently died from his injuries.
     Blackburn and two companions were walking from Atmore when the Jeep station 
     wagon driven by a man identified as SINGLETON and containing four other 
     companions side-swiped him and sped on.  Blackburn was knocked down when 
     the bumper of the car struck him and caused his head to hit the side of the car.
     While one of the victim's companions ran back to town to get the police, the 
     jeep returned and SINGLETON inquired as to the cause of the crowd.  By-standers, 
     supposing him to be a passing motorist, asked that he take the boy to the hospital, 
     which SINGLETON readily agreed to do.  It was while at the hospital that the police 
     arrived and took Singleton and his companions into custody, after their identification 
     by one of the  boy's companions.
     SINGLETON denied knowing anything of the accident when he was first questioned 
     by the police and a special investigator from Bay Minette.  Later, confronted with 
     the testimonies of the victim's companions and the large dent in the side of his car, 
     he admitted driving the car when it hit BLACKBURN.
     BLACKBURN died Sunday shortly after noon as result of his injuries.  SINGLETON was 
     taken to the County jail by the sheriff where he was booked for drunken driving, 
     manslaughter, and reportedly driving without a license and reckless driving.
[The subject of the article below, Ralph BLACKBURN died Dec. 7, 1947. This article is 
from a December 1947 Atmore newspaper]

Name:    Ralph Blackburn Death Date:    07 Dec 1947 Death County:    Escambia  
Volume:    48  Certificate:    23539  Roll:    5  
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Bledsoe, John Furber, 71, a resident of Rt. 3, Georgiana, died Jan. 8 in a New 
Orleans hospital.  Funeral services were Jan. 11, 1981, from the Johnson Funeral 
Home Chapel with Rev. Arlin Byrd officiating.  Burial in Morrow School House 
Cemetery with JOhnson Funeral Home directing.  Survivors include: wife, Mrs. Lois 
Bledsoe of Georgiana; two daughters, Mrs. Sharon Keppler of Pearl River, La., and 
Mrs. Betty Jean Bass of Andalusia; three sons, John W. Bledsoe of Chalmette, La., 
Joseph Parrett of New Orleans, La. and Bobby Bledsoe of Niceville, Fla.; sister, 
Mrs. Lucile Brooks of California; three brothers, Acie Bledsoe and Bufford Bledsoe, 
both of Andalusia, and Bill Bledsoe of Mobile; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.
[Jan. 1981 BCN]
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Judge L. M. BROOKS Passes Away
     Judge L. M. BROOKS died at Atmore July 29 at the age of 69 years after a 
     lingering illness covering over one year.
     Judge BROOKS was born in Pike Co. Ala. and came to Butler Co., Ala. with 
     his father about the time of the outbreak of the Civil war.  He went to war 
     as a young boy and spent three years in the service.  After the war he came 
     to this section and settled in Escambia Co. Fla.  He was elected County judge 
     of his county and served one term and filled many other public positions.
     He was a member of the Baptist church and for several sessions he was 
     moderator of the Baptist association.  He died peacefully at home 
     surrounded by a loving wife and two sweet girls, and a host of loyal friends.
     Four of his children by his first wife live in Pensacola. L. E. and 
     Harry BROOKS, Mrs. J. O. JENNINGS, and Miss Abbie BROOKS.  Mrs. D. J. 
     SALTSMAN, his eldest daughter, lives in McDavid.
     He leaves three brothers, W. W. BROOKS, Marianna, Fla., Judge M. F. BROOKS, 
     Brewton, Ala., and Rev. R. W. BROOKS, Pollard, Ala.  Mrs. DAVIS, his oldest 
     sister, lives at Foshee, and Mrs. Dora DONALDSON lives in Pensacola.
     Many and beautiful were the floral tributes given by loyal friends, and with 
     willing hands were placed on his casket, attesting the worth and esteem in 
     which he was held by those who knew him best.
     Interment was in the Atmore cemetery, after a service conducted by Rev. 
     Robt. PATTERSON of the Baptist church, assisted by Rev. C. H. MOTLEY, of 
     the Methodist church.
[from the Atmore Record, August 6, 1914]

Name:    L M Brooks Death Date:    30 Jul 1914  Death County:    Escambia  
Volume:    10  Certificate:    102  Roll:    1  
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Death of Mrs. Katie [Garner] Brooks
     Many friends were grieved when the sad news came of the death of 
     Mrs. Katie Brooks last Sunday at the home of her daughter, Mrs.Tully 
     Lord of Montgomery, where she had made her home the past four years.
     Deceased was born and reared in Sunnyside community [in Butler Co.] 
     and lived there until the death of her husband [Marion Taylor Brooks] 
     four years ago, when she went to Montgomery to make her home. 
     Had she lived until February 4, she would have been 68 years of age.
     She was a noble Christian woman and was a member of the Baptist church. 
     Her life was one of service to those whom she loved. She was the mother 
     of nine children, all surviving her except one, whose body now lies in 
     France [Eugene Brooks]. Thirty-six grandchildren also survive her.
     She leaves six sons, A.M. Brooks of Georgiana, M.E. Brooks of Perkinson, 
     Miss., R.E. Brooks of Hattiesburg, Miss., V.C. Brooks of Tulsa, Okla., 
     M.L. Brooks of Montgomery, Ala., and H.D. Brooks of Grand Bay, Ala., two 
     daughters, Mrs. Tullie Lord of Montgomery, and Mrs. John Cobb of Georgiana, 
     and a brother, Steve Garner, of Georgiana.
     Her body was brought to her old home for burial and interment, made 
     at Mt. Olive West Cemetery Tuesday, a large concourse of sorrowing 
     friends and relatives attending. Rev. C.V. McMurphy of East Chapman 
     conducted the services. 
[from Dec. 13?,1928 Butler Co. News]

Name:    Katie Brooks Death Date:    Dec 1928  Death County:    Montgomery  
Volume:    61  Roll:    2  Page #:    30437  
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Marion Taylor BROOKS
Obituary
Mr. M. Taylor BROOKS was born June 6, 1848.  On June 5, 1925 about 5 o'clock 
in the afternoon, God, our heavenly father, in His divine providence saw best 
to call him to his eternal home.  God sent His death angel to call him from 
labor to refreshment; from this world of sorrow and pain, to a home bright, 
eternal in the skies.  Uncle Taylor lacked only one day reaching his 77th mile 
post.  He joined the Baptist church while young and had been a consistent member 
up to the time of his death.  He leaves a widow and ten children, six boys and 
four girls, besides forty-one grandchildren, four great grandchildren, and a 
host of friends to mourn his death.  A voice we loved is still; a place in the 
home is vacant; a pillar in the church and community has been removed.
     There is an aching void and broken hearts that will ne'er be healed, until 
     in the bright resurrection, when we shall again clasp hands and know each 
     other as we are known.  We [missing word] God will wipe the tears away and 
     give a crown of righteousness to all those who love His appearing.  Our 
     love and sympathy goes out to the bereaved family and relatives, and may 
     they lean upon God as their heavenly father, for He doeth all things for 
     the best. 
[from the Butler County News, June 11, 1925]

Sunnye Side Notes June 1925 Butler County News
     Our community was made sad Friday afternoon when the news was spread that 
     Mr. M. T. BROOKS was dead. He died at the home of his son Horace.
     Deceased was 77 years of age, having been born June 6, 1848, and dieing [sic] 
     June 5, 1925.
     Mr. Brooks leaves to mourn his loss a wife and several children and a host 
     of relatives and friends. His remains were laid to rest in the beautiful 
     cemetery at Mt. Olive West Sunday afternoon at two o'clock.

CARD OF THANKS
     We wish to express our sincere thanks to all for the assistance, 
     sympathy, and kindness rendered to us by our many friends and for 
     the beautiful floral offerings in the death of our dear husband and 
     father. May God bless you all.
     Mrs. M. T. BROOKS and children
     Mr. and Mrs. Albert BROOKS and family
     Mr. and Mrs. Ed BROOKS and family
     Mr. and Mrs. Robert BROOKS.  

Name:    Taylor Brooks Death Date:    Jun 1925  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    26  Roll:    2  Page #:    12957  
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Mrs. Ella L. HICKS

Mrs. Ella L. Hicks, age 81, died in a Greenville Hospital Wednesday (Feb. 2).

Surviving are her husband, Albert HICKS, Rt. 1, Georgiana; 2 sisters, 
Mrs. W. O. HICKS, Rt. 1, Georgiana, and Mrs. Tullie LORD, Montgomery; 
[4 brothers] A. H. BROOKS, McKenzie; M.E. BROOKS, Wiggins, Miss;  
V.C. BROOKS, Houston, Texas; H.D. BROOKS, Foley; numerous nieces and 
nephews. Funeral services from Mt. Olive West Church at 10:30 a.m. 
Friday (Feb. 4) Burial followed in the adjoining cemetery, Johnson 
Funeral Home of Georgiana directing.
[from the Butler Co. News, 2-10-1955]

Name:    Ella L Hicks Death Date:    02 Feb 1955  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    5  Certificate:    2224  Roll:    6  
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Annie BROOKS HICKS, 85, passed away at ther home in the Starlington 
Community, Route 1, Georgiana, on Friday, March 10 [1961].

Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 Sunday, March 12, at the Georgiana 
Baptist Church by Rev. Neaz SELLERS with Rev. L. N. STAMPER and Rev. 
R. O. SIGLER assisting. Interment was at the Morrow Schoolhouse Cemetery 
with Johnson Funeral Home in charge.

She is survived by her husband, Will O. HICKS; three sons, Sam HICKS and 
Hilton HICKS of Montgomery, Bill HICKS of Georgiana; five daughters, Lola 
GANDY and Bernice HICKS, Route 1, Georgiana, Mary Ella DUNN, Una CORLEY, 
and Edna LASSITER, all of Birmingham; 23 grandchildren and 28 
great-grandchildren. Also surviving are one half-sister, Mary LORD of 
Montgomery, and four half-brothers, Ab BROOKS of Miami, Florida; Ed BROOKS 
of Wiggins, Mississippi; Veston BROOKS of Houston, Texas; and Horace BROOKS 
of Foley, Alabama. [from the Butler County News of March 16, 1961]
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M. L. BROOKS [Minner Lee BROOKS]
Mr. M.L. BROOKS, Sr., has died at a Greenville hospital, Sunday morning, 
October 11?, after an illness of several months. Mr. BROOKS was born on 
March 8, 1892, and was married to Miss Lessie JONES of Sanford March 1, 
1915.  He was a member of the Baptist church and was one of McKenzie's 
most respected citizens.

Funeral services were conducted on Monday at three o'clock from the Mount 
Olive Baptist Church with the Reverend Jennings BAGGETT, his pastor, 
officiating, assisted by Rev. E. M. HOLMAN and Rev. QUINN, pastor of Red 
Level Baptist Church.

Active pallbearers were his nephews, William HICKS, Hilton HICKS, Robert 
BROOKS, William BROOKS, Richard BROOKS, and Harold HOUSTON.

Surviving Mr. BROOKS are a companion and nine children, five brothers and 
three sisters and other relatives.  The children are Mrs. E.M. SAULS; Edwin 
and James BROOKS of Mobile; Corporal John T. BROOKS, stationed at Eglin Field, 
Fla.; Corby BROOKS, with the U.S. Navy, with headquarters at San Francisco, 
Cal.; Miner Lee, Jr., Blanche, Rollo, and Wayne BROOKS of McKenzie. 

His brothers: A.H. BROOKS, of Mckenzie; Bob BROOKS, Hattiesburg, Miss.; 
Ed BROOKS of Wiggins, Miss.; Horace BROOKS of Summerville, Ala.; Veston 
BROOKS of Tulsa, Okla.; and the sisters are Mrs. Tullie LORD of Montgomery; 
Mrs. Will HICKS and Mrs. Albert HICKS of Georgiana.

Funeral arrangements were conducted by Johnson's Funeral Home.

Those from out of town attending the funeral of Mr. BROOKS were 
Mrs. Tom WALLS, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth DRAKE of Brantley, Mr. and 
Mrs. Sherman PEARCE, Mrs. J. A. MORRISON, Mr. and Mrs. Carl JORDAN 
and son of Opp, Mr. and Mrs. Edison HOUSTON and sons of Mobile.
[from the Butler Co. News Oct. 22, 1942]

Name:    Minner L Brooks Death Date:    11 Oct 1942  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    39  Certificate:    19347  Roll:    4  
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Veston C. BROOKS
Veston C. BROOKS, 83, of 419 Martin Drive, passed away Monday, 
Dec. 20, 1971.  Native of Georgina [sic] (Georgiana), Ala., 
resident of Houston 26 years. Survivors: wife, Mrs. Theresa 
BROOKS; daughter, Mrs. Emelda KEATING; son-in-law, P.N. KEATING; 
grandson, P.N. KEATING, Jr. and wife Judean; one great-grandchild, 
all of Houston; brother, Horace D. BROOKS, Foley, Ala.; number of 
nieces and nephews.  Services 9 a.m. Tuesday, Heights Chapel, with 
reader Ed J. WINSTON officiating.  Body will be taken to Tulsa, Okla., 
for burial under the direction of Moore-Eastland Funeral Home. 
Interment Memorial Park, Tulsa.  HEIGHTS FUNERAL HOME, 862-8844
[From the Houston Post, 12/21/1971, p. 23C]

Name:    Veston C Brooks Death Date:    20 December 1971  Death County:    HARRIS  
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Sad Death of Mrs. John COBB [Estelle BROOKS]

On Saturday, Nov. 8th, 1930, at eight o'clock, the death angel visited 
the home of Mr. John COBB, and took form him his precious wife.  She had 
been in declining health for some time, but never complained.  All was 
done that loving hands could do, but God saw fit to carry her home where 
there will never be any more parting.  She lived a Christian life.  All 
loved her who knew her.  She was in the full bloom of life and was a model 
and exemplary young woman.  Always devoted to her family, always mindful 
of their welfare.  She leaves to mourn her loss a husband and six small 
children, four boys and two daughters, three sisters, Mrs. Albert HICKS 
and Mrs. W. O. HICKS of near Georgiana, Mrs. Tully LAIRD[LORD] of Montgomery, 
and six brothers, Mr. Edd BROOKS of Perkinston; Mr. Bob BROOKS of Wiggins, 
Miss., Mr. Veston BROOKS of Tulsa, Okla., Mr. Minnow[sic] BROOKS of Montgomery, 
Mrs. [Mr.?] Horace BROOKS of Grand Bay, and Mr. Abb BROOKS of near Georgiana.

Oh! How sad it was to give up Aunt Estelle.  Oh, how lonely the hours and sad 
the days when the loved one passes away.

Grieve not dear husband and children, for dear Aunt Estelle has gone to heaven 
to receive her reward.  We can't understand why God has taken you from your 
husband and small children, but God doeth all things well.

The sudden call did not find her unprepared to meet her maker.  She has lived 
a noble life, had been a devout member of the church since in early life, and 
the esteem by which she was held by the family and the community attested the 
loving place she filled in all hearts.

Oh, how sweet to breathe your name as in life we loved you dearly and in death 
we do the same.  We love you dear wife and mother.  In our sweet and loving home, 
how well we can remember those happpy days, spent and gone.  Sleep on, dear wife 
and mother, take thy rest.  We loved you, but God loves you best.  We hope to meet 
you in heaven some day.
                                                             -----Written by her niece
[from the Butler County News, Nov. 13, 1930]

Name:    Eatelle (John) Cobb Death Date:    Nov 1930  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    50  Roll:    2  Page #:    24766  
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LITTLE BROOKS CHILD DIES
     Harold, the little 3-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ab BROOKS, died this 
     morning at a Montgomery hospital from the effects of a peanut hull which 
     accidentally caught in his windpipe.
     The accident occurred Tuesday.  All efforts to dislodge the hull were 
     fruitless and on Wednesday he was carried to specialists in Montgomery 
     who were unable to relieve him.
     The heartbroken parents have the sympathy of all in their great loss.
[12-23-1926 BCN]

Obituary
     On Thursday morning, Dec. 23, at 6:50 o'clock, the sweet spirit of little 
     Harold Edwin BROOKS, small son of Mr. and Mrs. A. H. BROOKS, went back to 
     the Father who gave it.  He was sick only two days and nights, but oh, how 
     he did suffer.  He had whooping cough and while eating peanuts Tuesday morning 
     had a coughing spell and half a peanut went down his windpipe.  He was rushed 
     to Montgomery to Dr. THIGPEN, reaching there in less than three hours after it 
     happened.  They took him immediately to the operating room and tried to find it 
     but failed.  About seven o'clock he was carried back and an incision made and a 
     tube placed in his throat through which he breathed the remainder of the time.  
     He seemed to revive and rested some that night, but the next day, Wednesday, his 
     suffering was something terrible till two o'clock, when he was carried back to 
     the operating room and the peanut removed.  He revived and rested well until 
     midnight when he became restless for an hour, then quieted down and rested 
     again until six o'clock, when he began struggling for breath and suffered beyond 
     description until 6:50 when God said it's enough, come up higher where there 
     will be no more suffering.
     We bow in sorrow at the taking of little Harold, feeling that while the ripened 
     fruit must be gathered, it seems cruel that the bud should be taken before it 
     has time to unfold into blossom.  We will try to accept the cross and bear it, 
     knowing that the bud will yet blossom and bear fruit in the angel land, where 
     the spirit of this pure child has so early flown.
     Little Harold was a sweet child endearing himself to all with whom he met, even 
     the neighbors all dearly loved him.  He was two years, 7 months and two days old 
     when the end came.  He leaves a father, mother, two brothers and two sisters to 
     mourn his loss.  But God doeth all things well.  We realize our loss is Heaven's gain.
      -----One who loved him.
[from the Butler County News, 1-26-1927]

Name:    Harold E. Brooks Death Date:    Dec 1926  Death County:    Montgomery  
Volume:    59  Roll:    2  Page #:    29085  
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Death of Mrs. BINION  [Elizabeth BROOKS Binion]

Mrs. E. C. BINION died at the home of her son Robert BINION after an illness of 
several days.  She was 87 years of age April 23, and was born in Macon, Ga., 
and moved to Butler County 58 years ago. Her husband preceded her to the grave 
many years, dying soon after the war.  She was a consistent member of the 
Methodist church a number of years.  Funeral services were conducted by her 
pastor, Rev. J. F. PRICE, and burial was made at the family burying lot at 
Sellers graveyard three miles south of Georgiana.

Those from out of town attending the funeral of Mrs. BINION were: 
T. E. BINION, Dothan; W. H. BINION and wife, Flomaton; E. M. BINION 
and family, Evergreen; Mrs. ARCHIBALD, Selma; Mrs. John J. FLOWERS 
and Mrs. Bernard STEINER, of Montgomery; Mrs. ROGERS of Brantley and 
Mrs. Wm. ROGERS if Amerous (sic), Ga.
[from the Butler County News, July 8, 1915]

Mrs. BINION
     Whereas, the Supreme Ruler of the Universe, in His infinite 
     wisdom has seen fit to remove from this earthly abode and take 
     her to that Home of the faithful followers of the lowly Man of 
     Nazarine, Mrs. BINION, of Georgiana, Alabama, the sainted mother 
     of our beloved brother, E. M. BINION, therefore, be it
     Resolved, that the members of Armor Lodge No. 31 Knights of Pythias, 
     extend their profound sympathy and condolence to brother BINION in 
     his bereavement.
     Be it further resolved, that a copy of this resolution be filed in 
     the archives of this lodge and a copy of same be furnished brother 
     BINION, and that a copy be furnished the county papers and the Butler 
     County News, of Georgiana, Alabama with the request to publish same.
Respectfully submitted,
W. B. JAMES,
Byron TISDALE,
Committee.
[7-29-1915]

Name:    Elizabeth Binion Death Date:    07 Jul 1915  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    3  Certificate:    301  Roll:    1  
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Mrs. W. F. BROOKS died Friday June 8 at the home of Mr and Mrs. Curtis BROOKS.  
She was a member of the Methodist Church in McKenzie, aged 76 years, 11 months, 
and 3 days.  She is survived by four children:  Curtiss BROOKS, McKenzie; Jack 
BROOKS, Chapman; Beeland BROOKS, Georgiana; and Jennie BROOKS, McKenzie; also 
23 grandchildren.  She was buried at South Butler Cemetery Saturday morning, 
June 9; service by Rev. METCALF.--obit by oldest granddaughter, Mrs. J. O. CLIPPER
[from the Butler County News, June 21, 1934]

Name:    Frances Brooks Death Date:    Jun 1934  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    25  Roll:    3  Page #:    12277  
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Wm. BROOKS, 48, of Beat 14, committed suicide by gun on Oct. 3, 1915. 
A businessman at Rhodes, he was experiencing financial problems. His 
wife received an accidental wound to the hand in trying to prevent him.

Sad Tragedy at Rhodes

     One of the saddest tragedies happened at this place early Sunday 
     morning when Mr. Will BROOKS accidently shot his wife and then 
     shot himself.  His wife, as we understand it, tried to prevent him 
     from killing himself and in doing so was shot through the right hand 
     when it discharged.  BROOKS then free again turned the gun on himself, 
     the shot entering his head, tearing the top part completely off.  It 
     was necessary to amputate Mrs. BROOKS' fingers.  At this time, she is 
     resting very well.  Trouble over business affairs is said to be the 
     cause of the shooting.  Mr. BROOKS was 50 some years old, and our 
     community has lost a good man and neighbor.  He leaves a wife and other 
     relatives.  His untimely death is a great shock to the entire community, 
     and I do hope and trust he has gone to a better place.  the writer can 
     only say I've known him all my life and never heard an ill word spoken 
     of him in my life.  I pray God's richest blessings upon his bereaved 
     family.  Interment was made at Wesley Chapel Monday at 11 o'clock.  
     Rev. Jim SMYTHE conducted the services and preached a very impressive sermon.
[from the Butler County News, Oct. 7, 1915]

Name:    Will Brooks Death Date:    03 Oct 1915  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    3  Certificate:    306  Roll:    1  
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DEATHS
MRS. SUSAN ANNIE BROWN
     Mrs. Susan Annie BROWN, age 89, beloved and much esteemed resident of 
     Castleberry, passed away at ther home on Sunday, August 18 following a 
     lingering illness.
     Funeral services were held at 11 A. M. Tuesday, Conducted by Rev. Percy 
     SALTER and Rev. McGRAW.  She was a devoted member of the Holiness Church.  
     Interment was in Holland Cemetery with Cope Funeral Home directing.
     She is survived by two sons, Robert S. BROWN and William E. BROWN of 
     Mobile; one daughter, Mrs. Ida POWELL, Castleberry.
     Pall bearers were: Jack HOLLAND, David HARDIN, Edd SHIPP, Cliff SULLIVAN, 
     Botch BREWTON, Henry KERSEY.
[8-27-1957 Evergreen Courant]

Name:    Susan A Brown Death Date:    18 Aug 1957  Death County:    Conecuh  
Volume:    32  Certificate:    15807  Roll:    5  
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Died in this city on Wednesday morning last, the 7th, inst., Mr. Jessie E. 
BRUNDAGE, in the eighty-second year of his age.  The deceased came to Greenville 
from near Leon, Crenshaw county something more than a year ago, to make his home 
with that of his son, Mr. Henry BRUNDAGE.  He had been in very feeble health ever 
since he came to Greenville, and for several months was suffering from dropsy which 
was the immediate cause of his death.  Mr. Brundage was a devoted Mason, and knowing 
that he would not live long he wrote to the lodge of which he was a member and had 
them to request the Lodge in Greenville to bury him with Masonic honors when he died, 
and in obedience to that request Eureka Lodge took charge of the remains and the 
beautiful ceremony of that ancient order was gone through at the grave.
     The deceased came to this state many years ago from Georgia and located near 
     Leon, in Crenshaw county, and lived in that county until recently.
     We extend our sincere sympathy to the bereaved family.
September 14, 1898  Greenville Advocate 
--------------------------

AN AGED CITIZEN PASSES AWAY
     After a long illness Mr. S. [H] J. BRUNDAGE died at his home in this city 
     last Thursday afternoon.  He was 73 years of age and was born in Barbour 
     county, but came to Butler when quite a young man, and married Miss Jennie 
     OWENS fifty years ago.  They moved to this city, where ever since he been a 
     well known figure.  Although afflicted, he by frugality and industry made a 
     good living for his family.  He was blessed with two children, Mr. Seaborn 
     BRUNDIDGE of Evergreen, a prominent citizen of that city; and Miss Bessie 
     BRUNDAGE of Greenville, who has always lived with her parents.
     Mr. BRUNDAGE was a good citizen.  He joined the Methodist church many years 
     ago, and lived the life of a christian.  He was buried in Magnolia Cemetery 
     Wednesday morning.  Rev. W. R. BICKERSTAFF, his pastor, conducted the  
     funeral services.  A very large number of citizens of the city followed 
     the hearse to the City of the Dead and paid their last sad tribute to his 
     memory.
     The aged widow and children have the sympathy of our citizens 
     in their bereavement.
Aug. 3, 1923 Greenville Advocate

     CARD OF THANKS
     We do most sincerely tender our heartfelt thanks to the citizens 
     of Greenville and especially to our neighbors for their many, many 
     acts of kindness shown us during the illness and death of our husband 
     and father and for the many floral offerings sent in.
     Mrs. Jennie O. BRUNDIDGE,
     Seaborn J. BRUNDAGE,
     Miss Bessie BRUNDAGE.
August 3, 1923 Greenville Advocate

DEATH OF H. J. BRUNDRIDGE
     The funeral services of the late H. J. BRUNDRIDGE were held from his 
     residence on North Pine Street, Greenville, Wednesday afternoon, and 
     were conducted by his pastor Rev. W. R. BICKERSTAFF.
     The deceased was highly esteemed by a large circle of friends.  He was 
     a member of the First Methodist church of Greenville, and he attended 
     services regularly during the time he was able to do so despite the 
     fact that he was bereft of his hearing when a young fellow.  He is 
     survived by his wife and two children, Miss Bessie BRUNDRIDGE of 
     Greenville and Mr. S. J. BRUNDRIDGE of Evergreen.
Thursday, August 9, 1923 Butler County News

Name:    Henry Brundidge Death Date:    Jul 1923  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    28  Roll:    2  Page #:    13795  
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     MRS. JENNIE OWEN BRUNDAGE
     Mrs. BRUNDAGE passed away Saturday afternoon at the home of her son, 
     Mr. Seaborn BRUNDAGE, at Evergreen, after an illness of several weeks.
     The remains were brought to Greenville and interment was made at 
     Magnolia Cemetery by the side of her husband, Mr. Henry BRUNDAGE.  
     Rev. H. R. ARNOLD conducted the service as Dr. W. P. HURT was not a
     ble to officiate.  Mrs. BRUNDAGE was a member of the Methodist Church, 
     and was ever loyal to its tenets.  She was a good woman and had many 
     friends in Greenville, her home for many years.  After the loss of her 
     husband she had resided with her son.
     Mrs. BRUNDAGE is survived by her son and a daughter, Mrs. Bessie 
     MALLORY, three grandchildren, Mrs. HAMILTON, Mrs. ROBERTS and 
     Seaborn BRUNDAGE, Jr.  She is also survivied by two sisters, 
     Mrs. Laura HOUSTON and Mrs. Mittie BUTTS.
     A number of Evergreen friends accompanied the family on their 
     sad errand to Greenville.
[March 28, 1928 Greenville Advocate]

Name:    Mrs. H. J. Bundage Death Date:    Mar 1928  Death County:    Conecuh  
Volume:    12  Roll:    2  Page #:    5669  
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10-3-1888
Jesse H. Brundage, 12, son of Henry Brundage of Leon, was accidentally 
killed at the steam gin of John Merrill Oct. 2.  Both parents are mutes.  
Jesse was born near Leon 10-15-1876. (abstract of obit from Greenville 
Advocate 10-31-1888)
from Butler County [Alabama] Obituaries by Marilyn Barefield
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Services are held for S. J. BRUNDAGE

     Seaborn Johnson BRUNDAGE, age 82, died at his home on Friday, 
     August 12 after a long illness.  Funeral services were held 
     Saturday afternoon at 4 o'clock at Cope Chapel with the Rev. 
     Don Montgomery and Rev. Aubrey HARTLEY officiating.  Burial 
     was in the Evergreen Cemetery with Cope Funeral Home directing.
     Until his retirement a number of years ago, Mr. BRUNDAGE was 
     a prominent Evergreen businessman.  He owned and operated one 
     of the first electrical and plumbing contracting businesses in 
     this area, establishing it in 1926.  When he ceased to be active 
     in this field, he devoted his time to a variety store he had 
     established at the same time until his retirement.
     Survivors include the wife, Mrs. S. J. BRUNDAGE, Evergreen; 
     one son, Seaborn J. Brundage, Jr., Evergreen; two daughters, 
     Mrs. Myrtle ROBISON, Evergreen and Mrs. Jennie ALEXANDER, 
     Panama City; 7 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. 
     Pallbearers were his grandsons and honorary pallbearers were 
     C. A. JONES, L. W. PRICE, Fred WRIGHT, Frank DEAN, Cecil HAGOOD 
     and Dr. Joseph HAGOOD.
[August 18, 1966 Evergreen Courant]
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Final rites are held for Mrs. Brundage
     Mrs. James Edward (Granny) BRUNDAGE, 94, of 204 Belleview Avenue, 
     Evergreen, died Saturday, March 8, in a Mobile hospital.  Mrs. 
     BRUNDAGE was a much beloved lady of this city.  She and her late 
     husband operated Brundage's Variety Store on West Front Street for 
     many years.  Many children grew up calling her "Mom" out of their 
     affection for her and her affection for them.  She was a loving 
     wife and mother and grandmother who enjoyed the love and esteem 
     of a wide circle of friends throughout this area.
     Graveside services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at 
     the family plot in the Evergreen Cemetery with Minister Ron Williams 
     officiating.  Cope Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
     Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Myrtle ROBISON, Evergreen, 
     and Mrs. Jennie ALEXANDER, Lynn Haven, Florida; seven grandchildren 
     and several great grandchildren and several great great grandchildren.
[3-13-1986 Evergreen Courant]
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MR. GEORGE BRYAN DEAD

     	The many friends of Mr. G. H. BRYAN of Georgiana, a prominent 
     	business man of that city, will learn with regret of his death 
     	which occurred in Mobile last week.  Mr. Bryan has been in ill 
     	health for some time and was in Mobile for treatment.  His death 
     	came as a great shock to his friends and relatives.  He is 
     	survived by his wife.
Jan. 1, 1909 The Living Truth

Name:    G H Bryan Death Date:    23 Dec 1908  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    1  Certificate:    382  Roll:    1  
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GEORGE KELLY BRYANT, a native and lifelong resident of Mt. Vernon, Ala. 
died at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday evening, June 27, 1933. He is survived by one 
brother, Knowles Bryant of Whistler, Ala.; two sisters, Mrs. Bertie SIMS 
of Mobile and Mrs. H. R. TURNER of Chunchula, Ala., and other relatives. 
His body was shipped Thursday morning by Roche mortuary to Mt. Vernon, Ala. 
where funeral services and interment will occur.
[Mobile Register June 29, 1933]

Name:    Geo Kelly Bryant Death Date:    Jun 1933  Death County:    Mobile  
Volume:    25  Certificate:    12114  Roll:    3  
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DAN BRYANT KILLED IN MOUNT VERNON. Glenn Smith Held in Mobile on 
Charge of Murder
     Dan Bryant, of Mount Vernon, was shot and instantly killed at 
     2 o'clock yesterday afternoon during a street fight in that city, 
     and Glenn Smith, also of Mount Vernon, is being held in the county 
     jail in Mobile on a charge of murder. Smith went to Citronell and 
     surrendered to Deputy Sheriff A. B. Jeffries, admitting that he 
     did the shooting, but claiming self defense. In a statement to 
     Sheriff Holcombe last night, Smith said that there had been some 
     trouble between the men regarding ownership of hogs. Smith states 
     that while out getting in his stock yesterday afternoon, he met 
     Bryant who suggested that they fight out their trouble. Both men 
     carried shot guns, he said, and when the suggestion was made, he 
     declined, saying that he did not want any trouble. Bryant then 
     suggested, according to Smith, that they lay down their guns and 
     use their fists. Smith again declined, he states, but a scuffle 
     followed. During the scuffle the men switched guns and Bryant was 
     killed with his own gun, according to Smith.
[Mobile Register Oct. 10, 1921]

Name:    Dan Bryant Death Date:    09 Oct 1921  Death County:    Mobile  
Volume:    38  Roll:    2  Page #:    18513  
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Rev. Phillip BURKETT
In the death of Rev. Philip BURKETT, the church and the community have 
lost one of their most valuable members.  He was born in Butler Co., 
Alabama, on May 2, 1841.  He joined the M.E. church South at the age of 
ten years and was licensed to exhort at the age of sixteen and to preach 
at the age of twenty years.  This reveals the devoutness of his parents 
and the wholesome religious atmosphere of the home of his childhood.  

At the beginning  of the Civil War he entered the Confederate Army, 
serving with a courage characteristic of  the man and worthy of the 
highest traditions of that heroic struggle.  On his return from the war, 
he was married to Miss Epsy MYRICK, on November 26, 1865.  To this union 
there were born seven children, but only two W.L. and Robert BURKETT with 
his aged and devoted wife are left to mourn their loss. 

Brother BURKETT moved with his wife to Louisiana in 1878 and settled 
in Bienville Parish.  He came to Ouachita Parish in 1896, and settled 
near Eros, where he died on March 7, 1919.  Brother BURKETT was ordained 
deacon in 1875.  This is proof enough that Brother BURKETT was always 
climbing higher with never a fall.  He was always to his church having 
served eighteen years as supply on different works.  [words missing???] 

In his death the  church and community and those who were closest to 
him and loved him feel that they have an inexpressable loss to which 
nothing but the blessed assurance that he was prepared to go confirmed 
by his own testimony can reconcile them.  His life and Christian character 
had been a benediction to all who had the good fortune to associate with him.  
His bright and general (sic) [genial?] disposition cheered all with whom he 
came in contact and radiated sunshine into many dark places along the road 
of life.  After his long pilgrim journey, we feel that he is at home at 
last in his Father's house.--W. B. Inabnet
[from the Butler County News of May 8, 1919]

Name:    Phillip Burkett Death Date:    07 Mar 1919  Age:    77 years  Parish:    Jackson  
Volume:    7  Certificate:    3308  
Title:    Louisiana State Deaths: Death Indexes, 1900-1929  

Thanks to Vergie Lee Seeley (g-gd of Phillip Burkett) for the information below.

Phillip Burkett was born in Butler County, Alabama on May 2, 1841.  
At the beginning of the Civil War he entered the Confederate Army.  
He married Epsey Myrick (Dec. 19, 1846-October 27, 1927) on Nov. 26, 
1865 after he returned from the war.  He and Epsey moved to Louisiana 
in 1878 and settled in Bienville Parish.  He moved to Ouachita Parish 
in 1896 and settled near Eros where he died on March 7, 1919.  Both 
Phillip and Epsey are buried in Franion Cemetery in Bienville Parish 
on Rte. 383.  

Phillip Burkett's Civil War record 
The records show that Pvt. Phillip Burkett, age 21, was a member of 
Company D, 33rd Alabama Infantry (Capt. McKee's company of Alabama 
volunteers).  He enlisted March 8, 1862 at Georgiana, Alabama for 
three years.  He appears on the roll of prisoners of war at Point 
Outlook, Maryland (register No. 2.l. page 78) He was captured at 
Pulaski, Tennessee December 25, 1864.  The records show that he was 
wounded at Paryvill, Ky., New Hope, Ky and Franklin, Tennessee.  He 
was first wounded in the butt, then the thigh and third in the foot.  
He was admitted to the U.S. Army  General Hospital in Nashville, 
Tennessee, March 30, 1864.  He was released from service on June 5, 
1865, on taking the Oath of Allegiance to the United States. 
Source: National Archives, Washington, D.C.
--------------------
Phillip BURKETT
Phillip BURKETT died last Monday afternoon at about 2:00.  He had been 
ill six weeks and one day.  He was born in August of 1888 and united in 
marriage to Miss Daisy DEES on Dec. 9, 1908.  Six children were born to 
this union:  four girls, Mrs. Irene PYFROM, Misses Willie Ruth, Alma, 
and Orphelia BURKETT; two boys Buster and Aaron Burkett, all of Providence.
[from the BCN of May 18, 1933]

Name:    Phillip Burkett Death Date:    May 1933  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    18  Certificate:    08717  Roll:    3  
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DEATHS--LEVI JEFF BURKETT
Levi Jeff BURKETT, 89, died at the home of his son, Mr. Lee BURKETT, 
Georgiana, Ala. Rt. 2.  Mr. BURKETT was a lifelong resident of this 
area; he helped lay the cross-ties for the first railroad track laid 
through Georgiana.  He is survived by another son, Mr. Bob BURKETT, 
Georgiana, Rt. 2;  five daughters, Mrs. Anna ROBERTSON, Montgomery; 
Mrs. Mollittie  ROGERS, Mobile; Mrs. Trudie MARTIN, East Brewton; 
Mrs. Lola MOSELEY, Georgiana, Rt. 3; and Mrs. Hattie HAMILTON, Tuscaloosa.  
Funeral services were held from the Union Church Saturday at 2 p.m. with 
Rev. Franklin S. MOSELEY officiating.  Burial was in the church cemetery 
with Johnsons' Funeral Home, Georgiana, in charge.  Grandsons were pallbearers.
[from the Butler Co. News, 3-13-1947]

Union Cemetery listing
Nancy Bradley BURKETT Feb 9 1859 Jan 4 1942 
Levi Jeff BURKETT Jan 8 1858 Mar 7 1947 
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Mrs. Robert E. BURKETT, age 75, died Friday.  Funeral was held at Oak 
Grove Church Saturday by Reverend HEADLEY.  Burial was at Union Cemetery.  
Survivors:  husband, five daughters--Mrs. WT HIGDON, Mrs. JF GIBSON, 
Mrs. Tom B. BARNES, of Montgomery;  Mrs. AL LEE and Mrs. WM LEE of Lake 
Harbor, Fla.; five sons--Earnest and Fletcher BURKETT, Lake Harbor, Fla.; 
Oris BURKETT, Kissimmee, Fla.; Orrie and Joe BURKETT, Georgiana; 31 
grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren. 
[from the Butler County News July 1940]

from Union Cemetery listing
Robert Ernest BURKETT  JAN 2, 1868 OCT 10, 1962 
Louella Walker BURKETT  MAR 22, 1865 JUL 12, 1940 

Name:    Louella W Burkett Death Date:    12 Jul 1940  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    31  Certificate:    15285  Roll:    4  
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MISS MISSOURI BURKETT
     Miss Missouri BURKETT, age 95, died at home Route 3, Georgiana, 
     Tuesday morning following a long illness.
     Funeral services 2;30 p.m. Wednesday from the Providence Methodist 
     Church with the Rev. McCrory officiating. Interment in the church 
     cemetery, Johnson Funeral Home of Georgiana directing. Surviving 
     are several nieces and a number of other relatives.
[4-15-1965 Butler County News]
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MRS. MARY E. GAVIN
     Mrs. Mary E. (BURKETT) GAVIN was born in Butler County, Ala., near 
     Georgiana, June 6th, 1859, and died August 26th, 1924.
     She was a devoted wife, a kind and loving mother, a good neighbor, 
     a devout member of the Primitive Baptist church.  She died as she 
     had lived, true to her faith.
     She leaves to mourn her loss a husband, W. H. GAVIN, of route five, 
     seven children, Mrs. Will MCINVALE, of Brewton, Ala., Mrs. Will PITMAN, 
     of route five, Mr. Lewis GAVIN of route one, Messrs. Kolb, Herman, 
     and Hobbie, and Miss Leverett GAVIN, all of route five.  Also three 
     brothers, Messrs, J. L., W. T., and R. E. BURKETT of route six, and 
     five sisters, Mrs. Wm. LEDLOW of McKenzie, Mrs. W. G. WATSON of Brewton, 
     Mrs. T.H. BEESLEY of Georgiana, Mrs. J. W. CRENSHAW of route two, and 
     Mrs. L. P. DAVIS of route six.
     Funeral services were conducted by Rev. W. S. OWENS, her pastor.
     ---Writen by a friend who had known the family forty years.

OBITUARY
     On the morning of Aug. 26, 1924, our Father in His infinite wisdom 
     called to her Heavenly reward Mrs. Polly BURKETT GAVIN.
     In her death earth has lost, but Heaven has gained.  Mrs. GAVIN 
     was a member of the Primitive Baptist church.
     She was born June 6, 1859, and was married Oct. 29, 1876, and to 
     this union was born 5 boys and 5 girls, the youngest being 26 years 
     old at her death.  She was a faithful and loving wife, a kind and 
     tender hearted mother, and will be greatly missed in the home and 
     community.
     Besides her husband and children, she leaves 3 brothers and 5 sisters 
     to mourn her departure.  We wish to say to the sorrowing ones, Weep 
     not as those who have no hope, but strive the harder to meet her in 
     that Heavenly home, where there will be no more parting but where all 
     will be bliss and happiness.--A friend.

Name:    Mary E. Burkett Gavin Death Date:    Aug 1924  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    34  Roll:    2  Page #:    16656  
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OBITUARY [Mrs. Lee BURKETT]
     The noble spirit of Mrs. Lee BURKETT, of Avant, on May 24th took its 
     flight into that city of angels, "for she looked for a city which hath 
     a foundation, whose builder is God."  Florence loved her husband as is 
     commanded by the Lord in Eph. 5:24 and was one of God's noble characters.  
     She was loved by all who knew her from her childhood.  She obeyed her 
     parents in the Lord.
     When she realized that her time on earth was nearing an end, she called 
     her devoted husband and loved ones to her bedside and told them she was 
     not afraid to die, was going to heaven to live with her papa.  At those 
     words her little six year old girl said to her, "Mama, who will keep me?" 
     The mother replied, "Your grandmother will keep you, darling."  She asked 
     them all to so live as to meet her in heaven.  Bidding them all good-bye 
     with a sweet, natural smile, she peacefully passed to a better world to 
     live in the eternal city.
     Let us all learn a lesson from this life.  Whatsoever good our hands find 
     to do, let's do that work cheerfully and with alacrity, trusting that He 
     who promised the annual return of seed time and harvest will bless us with 
     the things needful in this life.  Oh! that we all might be like Him when 
     this life is drawing to a close; to have that confidence in the love of a 
     crucified Savior, and say, "I want that sweet rest.  I believe there is a 
     home prepared for me, where the suffering will be over."
     She left a bright little son twelve days old, who just ten days 
     later followed its sweet mother to their united heavenly home.
     She leaves to mourn her loss a heartbroken family, mother, five 
     brothers, and two sisters to mourn her absence.  Mourn not, dear 
     ones, as you are parted but for a short while.  On the other shore 
     you will be happily reunited.
     She was thirty years of age and became a follower of Jesus at an 
     early age.  The remains were laid to rest at Union, Rev. A. L. SHELL 
     and D. L. WATSON officiating, there to await the resurrection morn, 
     when we all hope to be raised and fashioned like Christ's holy body, 
     and be as He is, and sing God's praise in the realms of the blest forever.  
     Oh, glorious thought, precious promise, that makes this last scene of 
     a christian's life happy and triumphant.  

It is sad that one we cherish
     Should be taken from our home,
But the joys that do not perish 
     Live in memory alone.
All the years we've spent together
     All the happy golden hours
Shall be cherished in remembrance
     Fragrant sweets from memory flowers.
[from the Butler County News, 6-12-1919]

Name:    Florence Burkett Death Date:    25 May 1919  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    2  Roll:    1  Page #:    512  
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Mr. HERBERT BURKETT

Funeral for Mr. Herbert BURKETT, 61, was held Wednesday afternoon at 
2 o'clock, at Providence Church, with the Rev. J. B. BYRD, of Georgiana, 
officiating.  Burial was in Providence cemetery, with Brunson Funeral 
Home in charge.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary BURKETT; two daughters, Mrs. Fred BEVERLY 
and Mrs. Rufus WARD, and three sons, George, Pete, and Jack BURKETT, all 
of Georgiana, Route 1.
[from the Butler County News, 12-8-1938]

Related news from the Providence community column of the 12-15-1938 
Butler County News:

Mr. and Mrs. J. A. BURKETT, Miss Alethea BURKETT and Mr. and Mrs. 
Bennie JORDAN, all of Brewton, and Mrs. Ludie BURKETT and Messrs. 
Ferrell and Bryan BURKETT and Mr. and Mrs. Guy BURKETT, all of 
Columbus, Ga., were called here to attend the funeral of Mr. Herbert 
BURKETT, who died suddenly on the morning of December 6.

Name:    Herbert M Burkett Death Date:    Dec 1938  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    54  Certificate:    26567  Roll:    3  
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LEWIS BURKETT ACCIDENTLY KILLED MONDAY
     Mr. Lewis BURKETT was instantly killed Monday afternoon by a 
     falling tree, while in the employ of the W. T. Smith Lumber Co., 
     at the Dunham Camp.  the accident occured at 2:05.  He was nineteen 
     years of age and a worthy young man.
[3-11-1920]
Name:    James Louis Burkett Death Date:    08 Mar 1920  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    2  Roll:    2  Page #:    578  
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Mrs. J. M. BURKETT
On Monday, Feb. 6, 1928 at 3:40 p. m., God sent the Death Angel to 
the home of Mr. J. M. Burkett and claimed the spirit of his sainted 
wife, who was 83 years of age.

She had lived to a ripe old age and grew in grace as she grew in years. 
She was loved and cared for tenderly in her last days.

She lived well and died a triumphant peaceful death and has gone on to 
be with our Lord.

A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favor 
rather than gold and silver.

Deceased was a member of the Methodist church. She leaves to mourn 
her loss her husband, two daughters, and two brothers, also a nephew 
she raised.

Her body was laid to rest beside her mother in Providence Cemetery, 
Rev. J. A. Crew officiating.

Name:    Louise Burkett Death Date:    Feb 1928  Death County:    Butler  Comment:    J.M.  
Volume:    6  Roll:    2  Page #:    2739  
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Mr. Levy Burkett, an old and respected citizen of Avant, answered 
his last roll call last Thursday. His death was due to Bright's 
disease. He was 86 years old and a veteran of the Civil War. He 
leaves ten children and a number of other relatives. 
[from the Butler County News, Thurs. Jan. 4, 1917]

Name:    Levy Burkette Death Date:    28 Dec 1916  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    3  Certificate:    107  Roll:    1  
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Mrs. Elizabeth Burkett
The wife of Levi Burkett died in her 77th year at her home near 
Avant, Ala. March 25. She leaves a husband and eleven children, 
three sons and eight daughters, eighty grandchildren, and sixteen 
great-grandchildren to mourn her death. The family have the sympathy 
of the entire community.
[article dated April 10, 1907]
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Deaths
Abner Press Burkett [Abdel Preston Burkett]
The death angel came for Mr. Abner Press Burkett, January 31st, 1940. 
He passed away at 2 o'clock a.m.

Mr. Burkett was born in Butler County, Dec. 7, 1855. He was a lifelong 
resident of the Providence community. He was a good neighbor and a true 
Christian. He was loved by all that knew him.

Mr. Burkett was in bad health for several months, but was able to be up 
until a few days before his death.

His wife died in the year of 1925.

Mr. Burkett leaves to mourn his death two sons, Twig and Roy Burkett, 
both of Georgiana, Route Three; four sisters, Mrs. Emmaline Sims, of 
Providence; Mrs. Sally Black, of Providence; Mrs. Ira Davis, of Providence, 
and Mrs. Ronna Scott, of Florida; and a host of grandchildren and other relatives.

He was buried in Providence Cemetery. Pallbearers were Aaron Braden, 
Earl Myrick, Dayton and Herston Myrick, Oscar Burkett, and Badger 
McCarthey. Dunklin in charge.
[from the Butler Co. News, Feb. 1940]

Providence
(intended for last week)
Mr. Press Burkett, of Rocky Creek, passed into eternity on Jan. 31st 
at 2:00 a.m. after two weeks confinement to his bed. He had been in 
declining health for several years. Last fall he had a stroke, but 
got to where he could stir around. He was 85 years of age and was a 
member of the Methodist Church since his youth. Burial was here on the 
same afternoon at 3:00 o'clock. The Rev. Bennie Owens held funeral 
services. Dunklin in charge of funeral arrangements. His grandsons 
acted as pallbearers. He is survived by two sons and some grandchildren 
and four sisters and numerous other relatives. He died at the home of 
his youngest son, Roy.
---Friend.
[from the Butler Co. News, Feb. 1940]
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Mr. James P. Burkett of Morrow School died Dec. 28 at 2:25 and was 
buried the following day. He had been in declining health for several 
years. He had been an invalid for the past year and a half. Rev. Ivey 
held the funeral services. He was a member of the Baptist church at 
Mt. Pisgah for several years. He leaves seven sons and four daughters 
and his last wife. His first wife [Susan A./Susannah LEE] preceded him 
to his grave some twenty years ago. He was laid beside her. A son and 
daughter preceded him to the grave some years ago.
[from Providence Notes in the Butler County News, Jan. 3, 1929]

Name:    J. P. Burkett Death Date:    Dec 1928  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    57  Roll:    2  Page #:    28307  
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REV. J. B. BYRD PASSES SUDDENLY
Beloved Citizen of Georgiana Ill Only Few Hours; Shock Is Great
     One of the greatest shocks this section has received in a number 
     of years came Wednesday afternoon, when Rev. J.B. Byrd, beloved 
     Baptist minister, passed suddenly about 3:00 o'clock, following 
     an illness of only a few hours.
     Numbering his friends by his acquaintances, and they were thousands, 
     the Rev. Mr. Byrd was one of the best-known men in this section. 
     Licensed to preach and ordained to the ministry at the turn of the 
     century, he had spent some forty years in carrying the gospel of 
     Christ into the country districts. He was indeed active in the 
     affairs of his denomination and during his 18 years of residence 
     at Georgiana, he had taken the forefront in civic and religious 
     undertakings.
     Born near Ozark, Dale County, Alabama on August 29, 1876, the son 
     of Alexander Calon and Martha Andrews Byrd, the Rev. Mr. Byrd was 
     a descendant of the pioneer citizens of Southeast Alabama. At the 
     age of 64 he still was one of the most active men of the town, and 
     age had left but few marks, for he possessed the vitality of a man 
     much younger.
     In September, 1900, he was married to Miss Sewanee Elizabeth Marley, 
     of Barbour County, who survives him. Other survivors include two 
     daughters, Mrs. J. A. Murphy, Garland, Ala., and Mrs. Millard Rogers, 
     Fort Deposit, Ala.; three sons, Jesse, Arlin, and Oscar Byrd, all of 
     Greenville, Ala.; two sisters, Miss Vicky Byrd, of Enterprise, Ala., 
     and Mrs. W. A. Godwin, Dadeville, Ala. two brothers, R. P. Byrd, 
     Greenville, Fla., and C. T. Byrd, Enterprise, Ala.; six grandchildren; 
     two great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends.
     Funeral services were held at the Georgiana Baptist Church this 
     (Thursday) afternoon, at 2:00, with the Rev. Montague Cook, pastor 
     of the Southside Baptist Church, Montgomery, officiating, assisted 
     by the Rev. Jennings Baggett, the Rev. D. W. Eiland, and the Rev. J. W. 
     Joyner, of Georgiana. Interment was in the family lot at Oakwood Cemetery, 
     with Johnson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
     Truly can it be said that "the Preacher," as he was 
     affectionately known, wrote a lasting epitaph by the 
     life he lived. Mere words cannot express the full extent 
     in which he gave of his friendship and aid to all, from 
     the lowly and down-trodden to the highest in society. 
     Their sorrows were his sorrows, and their joys brought 
     him happiness as well. Society, as a whole, has lost a 
     true friend; his family has lost a loving and devoted 
     husband and father, and the town will deeply mourn the 
     passing of one of its best citizens.
[Butler County News, Thursday, October 10, 1940]

Name:    James B Byrd Death Date:    09 Oct 1940  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    45  Certificate:    22311  Roll:    4  
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Reverend Arlin Alexander BYRD died Monday, Decemeber 15 following 
a brief illness. The eighth child of James Benjamin Byrd and Swanee 
Elizabeth Marley Byrd, he was born in Talladega Springs, AL, on 
July 11, 1914. He came to Butler County with his family in 1921 
and grew up in the Georgiana Community. Graduating from Georgiana 
High School in 1932 as Salutatorian of his class, he began his 
illustrious newspaper career in 1927 at the age of 13, single 
wrapping the Butler County News, learning the rudiments of the 
printers trade as a printerís devil and later teaching himself 
to set linotype. He continued his vocation as a newspaperman 
until he moved to Greenville in 1940 and went to work with the 
Greenville Advocate as a Printer/Sports Editor and later served 
as President of the Alabama Sportswriters Association. During 
1947 he was co-owner and Associate Editor of the Covington News 
returning to Greenville and the Greenville Advocate in January 
of 1946 where he worked until his retirement in 1979 at the age 
of 65. In addition, he served the community through various civic 
clubs and organizations. The son and grandson of Baptist Ministers, 
he too felt the call to preach the gospel and filled pulpits 
throughout the Butler County Baptist Association. Ordained by the 
First Baptist Church of Greenville. He served as Pastor of the 
Liberty Baptist Church from 1963 to 1975. As a member of the First 
Baptist Church, he served the church faithfully as a Deacon, Sunday 
School Teacher and through various church committees. He is survived 
by his wife of 67 years, Kathleen Alyce Salter Byrd; one son, Richard 
Arlin Byrd of Flowery Branch, Georgia; a daughter, Kathleen Alice Byrd 
Peterson of San Jose, California; grandsons, Richard Lawrence Byrd and 
William George Byrd of Sugar Hill, Georgia and David RaShawn Peterson 
of Everett, Washington; granddaughter, Jennifer Lynn Byrd Lee of Rome, 
Georgia; five greatgrandchildren and one great-great grandchild; six 
nieces and four nephews. Funeral services will be Friday, December 19, 
2003 at 11:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Greenville with Rev. Tim 
Patton, Rev. Don Yancey and Rev. Herbert Brown officiating. Burial to 
follow in Magnolia Cemetery. Dunklin-Herndon Funeral Home of Greenville 
Directing. Visitation will be Thursday evening from 5:00 p.m. until 
8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. The family will receive flowers or donations 
may be made to the First Baptist Church of Greenville Building Fund. 
Dunklin-Herndon Greenville Directing 
[from the Montgomery Advertiser, Dec. 17, 2003]
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Death of Old Citizen
One of the oldest and most respected citizens of Conecuh County 
passed away last Saturday morning at his home near Owassa. William 
Burgamy lived to be 96 years old and enjoyed good health up to 
within a few days of his death. He was an old Confederate soldier 
and highly esteemed as a citizen; was never married and lived with 
his brother who died several years ago. Mr. Burgamy was noted for 
his life and great kindliness of heart, and his death will be 
generally regretted. [from the Butler County News of 9-7-1916]

Name:    William Buryamy Death Date:    26 Aug 1916  Death County:    Conecuh  
Volume:    7  Certificate:    158  Roll:    1  
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8-9-1956
JAMES MADISON CARPENTER	
     James Madison CARPENTER, age 91, died at his home in Garland 
     Saturday morning.
     Survivors include two sons, James A. CARPENTER, Mobile; Joseph 
     A. CARPENTER, Miami; two daughters, Mrs. John SKINNER, 
     Mrs. Clarence HORN, both of Garland; one brother, John CARPENTER, 
     Silver Lake, Fla.; 24 grandchildren and 25 great- grandchildren.
     Funeral services were held from Garland Baptist Church at 3:30 p.m. 
     Sunday with Rev. N. E. SELLERS officiating.  Burial was in the South 
     Butler Cemetery with Johnson's Funeral Home of Georgiana in charge.

Name:    James M Carpenter Death Date:    04 Aug 1956  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    36  Certificate:    17635  Roll:    5  
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Mrs.  Charity CARPENTER of McKenzie, died at a local infirmary, Sunday 
morning, July 1st, age 74.  She is survived by her husband Mr. Jilles 
CARPENTER and several children as follows:  Mr. John CARPENTER, Mr. Elias 
CARPENTER of Georgiana, Mr. Willie CARPENTER of Laurel, Miss., Mr. Jim 
CARPENTER of McKenzie, Mrs. Joe MCKENZIE, Mrs. Scott CABINESS, Mrs. G. B. 
LEE of McKenzie.  Mrs. CARPENTER was by nature, bright and sunny, and had 
many warm friends who regret her death very deeply.  She was a member of 
the Primitive Baptist church, and found many ways to serve her Master.  
Her sweet face will be missed at Elizabeth church and at other places.  
Many hearts go out in sympathy to the bereaved husband and other relatives 
in this sorrow.
[from the Butler County News]

Name:    Charity Carpenter Death Date:    Jul 1923  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    23  Roll:    2  Page #:    11492  
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Abstract--Bailey D. CARPENTER, 84, died near McKenzie on Oct. 19, 1919, 
after four years of bad health. He was born Nov. 25, 1834.

South Butler Cemetery
Bailey Carpenter
- no dates

Elizabeth Carpenter
wife of Bailey Carpenter
b. August 31, 1838 - d. January 16, 1924
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DEATH OF NERONE COBB [Gerald Neron COBB]
     On Saturday night, Feb. 28th, 1931, at ten o'clock the death angel 
     visited the home of Mrs. Dana [probably Lena] GOODWIN of Montgomery 
     and took from them the oldest son of Mr. John COBB.  He was stricken 
     with that dreadful disease, pneumonia.  He was sick only a few days.  
     All was done that loving hands could do, but God saw fit to carry him 
     home where there will never be no parting.  All loved him who knew him.  
     He was a sweet child in the full bloom of early boyhood, having but 
     recently reached the age of 12 years, but the sudden call did not find 
     him unprepared to meet his Maker.
     He leaves to mourn his loss, a father, two sisters, and three brothers, 
     his mother having preceded him to the grave just three months and 23 days.  
     He was laid to rest in the beautiful Mt. Olive West on Monday morning at 
     11:30 o'clock among a host of sorrowing friends, relatives, and loved ones.
     Oh how sad it was to give up Nerone.  Oh, how lonely and sad the days 
     when the loved one passes away.  Grieve not dear father, sisters and 
     brothers, for Nerone has gone to heaven to receive his reward.  We can't 
     understand why God has taken you Nerone, but God doeth all things well.  
     Oh how sweet to breathe your name as in life we loved you dearly, and in 
     death we do the same.  How well we can remember those happy days spent and 
     gone.  Sleep on dear son and brother and take thy rest; we loved you but God 
     loved you best.  We hope to meet you in heaven some day.  Our warmest 
     sympathies to his dear ones we give and wish for them the guiding hand of 
     the heavenly father.  We hope for them all a happy reunion in the sweet bye 
     and bye.--By his two cousins.
[from the Butler Co. News 3-5-1931]

Name:    Meron Cobb Death Date:    Feb 1931  Death County:    Montgomery  
Volume:    9  Roll:    2  Page #:    4294  
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Mr. W. R. COLE of Oaky Streak died May 15, 1933, at 76 years of age. 
He leaves to mourn his death three children, Mrs. Tom BLACK of Georgiana, 
Rt. 3; Mrs. H. D. LITTLE and Mrs. Will SIMS of Pigeon Creek. 
[5-18-1933]

Name:    William R Cole Death Date:    May 1933  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    22  Certificate:    10693  Roll:    3  
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Obituary of James Craig 1860
     Died--At his residence near Greenville, Butler County, Alabama 
     on the 14th of April, Mr. JAMES CRAIG, in the 81st year of his age.
     Mr. Craig was born in Abbeville District, South Carolina, 
     March 5th, 1780. In 1817 he settled in Autauga County, Alabama. 
     In 1819 he removed to his late residence, where he spent the 
     remainder of his life.
     For twenty-six years he had been a consistent member and for 
     twenty-four years an acceptable ruling elder of the Presbyterian 
     Church in Greenville. He was a man of strong mind, high integrity, 
     great energy of character, and real piety. He loved his Bible, 
     delighted in the house of God, and died a Christian's death. 
     Butler County has lost a worthy citizen, and the Church a valued member. 
---W.M. Swift [from the April 23, 1860 South Alabamian]
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DEATH OF LITTLE CHILD
     Minnie Lee, 17 months old daughter of Rev. and Mrs. C. T. CULPEPPER 
     died Friday night.  Rec. L.L. GWALTNEY of Greenville conducted the 
     funeral services Saturday at two o'clock.  Burial was at Oakwood 
     cemetery.  The heart broken parents have the sympathy of all in 
     their great loss.
7-8-1915
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Caroline DICKENS died on July 30 1935; survived by her husband Sam DICKENS, 
and seven children:  Mrs. Lidzie SCRUGGS of Georgiana, Route 1; Mrs. Katie 
SCRUGGS of Greenville; Mrs. Annie GARNER and Mrs. Ethel GARNER of Rt. 1, 
Evergreen; Mrs. Tessie STOKES of Millville, Fla.; and Mr. Leamon DICKENS 
of Russellville, Ala.
from the Butler Co. News of August 29, 1935

Mary CAROLYN DICKENS

Mrs. Mary Carolyn DICKENS, 65, died at the residence, 1522 Lower 
Wetumpka Road, Montgomery, at 7:55 p.m. Tuesday, August 6th, after 
a brief illness.  Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. Lizzie SCRUBBS 
[SCRUGGS], Georgiana, Mrs. Annie GARNER and Mrs. Ethel GARNER, both 
of Evergreen, Mrs. Katie SCRUBBS [SCRUGGS], Greenville, Mrs. Tessie 
STOKES of Florida, and Mrs. Verdie WALKER, of Montgomery; one son 
L. H. DICKENS, Russellville, Ala.  The funeral was held from the 
residence Thursday at 10 a.m., with the Rev. L.D. Barfield officiating.  
Burial was in Memorial Gardens, Diffly's Funeral Home in charge.

Name:    Mary C. Dickens Death Date:    Jul 1935  Death County:    Montgomery  
Volume:    35  Roll:    3  Page #:    16174  
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Lemon DICKEN, age 39, died at Fairhope hospital Friday morning after 
a short illness.  He was a native of Butler County and born and raised 
in Starlington Community.  He had made his home in Oregon for several 
years, and after returning to Alabama in December, he resided in Mobile.

Funeral services were held Saturday at 2:00 o'clock p.m. at the home 
of his sister, Mrs. Hardy SCRUGGS, of Greenville.  Interment in the 
Greenville Cemetery.  Pallbearers were:  Hardy SCRUGGS, Charlie GARNER, 
J. C. GARNER, Curtis SCRUGGS, Odell DICKEN, Willie C. SCRUGGS.   

Surviving are his wife and three children, Katie Jean, Jasper, and 
Dorothy; and six sisters, Mrs. Hardy SCRUGGS, of Greenville; 
Mrs. W.J. SCRUGGS, of Georgiana, Rt. 1; Mrs. J.C. GARNER, of Mobile; 
Mrs. Charlie GARNER, of Plateau; Mrs. Johnnie STOKES, of Panama City, Fla.;  
Verdie DICKENS of Montgomery. 
[from the Butler County News, March 16, 1944]

Name:    Lehman H Dickens Death Date:    10 Mar 1944  Death County:    Baldwin  
Volume:    9  Certificate:    4386  Roll:    4  
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DEATHS.
     The death of Mr. William DICKENS occured 10 miles north of 
     Greenville Saturday afternoon, April 22nd.  He was buried at 
     the Daniel graveyard in the northern part of the County, the 
     funeral services being conducted by Rev. W.H. CHEATTHAM. 
      Mr. DICKENS was 80 years and six months old.  He leaves a 
      wife, seven children and a large number of grand-children.  
      He was a member of the Baptist church for 50 years, died from old age.
[5-3-1905 Greenville Advocate]
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MRS. ADDIE L. ENGLISH DIES HERE SATURDAY

     Death Saturday claimed Mrs. Addie L. English, 66-year-old matron 
     of Goodway.   Mrs. ENGLISH passed away at a local hospital after 
     an illness of six weeks.  She was a native of Butler County, but 
     made her home in the Goodway community for the past fifty years.  
     She was a member of the Baptist Church.
     Grandsons and sons-in-law served as pallbearers.
     Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at 3:00 o'clock 
     at the Goodway Baptist Church, the Rev. Sheppard BRYAN, pastor of 
     the First Baptist Church of Atmore, assisted by the Reverend HOWELL, 
     officiating.
     Interment was in the Silo Cemetery at Goodway, Barton-Service, Atmore, 
     in charge of arrangements.
     Mrs. English is survived by her husband, Wm. T. ENGLISH, Goodway; four 
     daughters, Mrs. H. H. HENDRIX, Atmore, Mrs. J. O. COLEMAN, Grove Hill, 
     Mrs. B. L. COLEMAN, Mobile, Mrs. L. W. QUIMBY, Grove Hill; seven 
     grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
[from the Atmore Advance  Feb. 22, 1951]

Name: Addie L English Death Date: 17 Feb 1951 Death County: Escambia  
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Mr. John Fail of Shackelville passed away on Oct. 29, 1929, at the home 
of his son Johnnie Fail, with whom he had made his home since the death 
of his wife.

Mr. Fail was among the first to settle in this community. He came from 
one of the most prominent families of the state, and has done much to 
build up the community in which he lived. He was honored and loved by 
all who knew him.

He was born Dec. 23, 1847. All through the long years of his life, he 
was an active church worker, a helper in all charity work. We can 
truthfully say he did his utmost best to make the world a better place 
in which to live.

He leaves a number of splendid sons and noble daughters to mourn his 
death. They, and all who knew him, will miss him.

He was laid to rest beside his beloved wife. The funeral services were 
held Oct. 30th at Shackelville Cemetery.

Mr. Fail had been in ill health for a number of years, but was unable 
to be up only for the past few days. He leaves to mourn his death 
Mrs. S. E. Simmons, Mrs. Mary Traweek, Mrs. Martha Harrison, Mrs. Delia 
Black, Mrs. Isabelle Black, Mr. I. Fail, J.H. Fail, J.L. Fail, R.E. Fail. 
A number of grandchildren and a host of friends.

He is gone but not forgotten. We can see his work, his noble deeds. 
He will never be forgotten by those who knew him.

Remember
At the beginning of a new day,
Death's Angel carried you away
From your earthly home
Forever to roam--
You were so good and kind;
We hate to be left behind;
But we must carry on
The work you left us.
While you hover close
Around the golden throne,
We will remember you,
And to your teachings be true;
And we hope some day,
When we, too, have traveled life's pathway,
To meet you above,
In that home of peace and love.

--Mrs. C.(or G?)B. Myrick
[from the Butler County News, 11-6-1929]

Name:    John J. Fails Death Date:    Oct 1929  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    64  Roll:    2  Page #:    31943 

Card of Thanks (Butler Co. News, 11-20-1929)

We wish to express our heartfelt thanks to our many friends and 
relatives for their kindnesses and much sympathy shown to us during 
the sickness and death of our father, also for the beautiful floral 
offerings.

Mr. and Mrs. I.M. Fail, Mrs. S.E. Simmons, Mr. and Mrs. R.E. Fail, 
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Traweek, Mr. and Mrs.
A.W. Traweek, Mr. and Mrs. H. Harrison, Mr. and Mrs. L. Black, 
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Black, Mr. and Mrs. J.L. Fail, Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Fail
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Nancy [MCPHERSON] FAILS
We are very sorry to report that the Death Angel visited the home 
of Mr. J.J. Fails of Georgiana, Route 3, January 2, 1929, and carried a
way Mrs. Nancy Fails, the beloved wife of Mr. J.J. Fails. She has been 
in poor health for the past few years but was not confined to her home 
until a few days ago when she was struck by paralysis.

She leaves behind to mourn her sad death, ten devoted children: Mrs. S.C. 
Simmons of Georgiana, Rt. 3; Mr. I.N. Fails of Greenville; Mrs. Ida Traweek 
and Mrs. Mary Traweek of Evergreen; Mrs. Martha Harrison of Georgiana; 
Mr. R.E. Fails, Mrs. Delia Black; Mr. J. H. Fails, and Mr. J. L. Fails, 
Georgiana, Rt. 3; and Mrs. Isabelle Black of Georgiana; also 47 
grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

All of her children were at her bedside except Mrs. Martha Harrison.

Mrs. Fails was born and reared in Randolph County, Alabama. She was 
born March 31, 1848, and died January 2, 1929.

For many years Mrs. Fails has made her home here. She has done much 
to build up the community in which she lived. She was a devoted church 
worker. Her noble deeds, her kind and gentle words will long be remembered 
by all who knew her; a loving wife and devoted mother. A truer and nobler 
woman never lived.

She was, before her marriage, Miss Nancy McPherson. They were married 
Oct. 23rd, 1870.

All her brothers and sisters have gone on to that other shore, there 
to await the happy metting of their beloved sister who has traveled 
the end of life's pathways, and has gone on to the land of peace and rest.

We each and every one will miss her more and more, day by day, but 
God knew best and called our dear one to rest.

--A Friend
[from Butler Co. News, 1-9-1929]
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Mrs. Elizabeth FALLOW died at 5 o'clock Wednesday afternoon after a 
lingering illness of months at the home of Mrs. Jackson FALLOW at 
this place.  She was born in South Carolina, but has spent most of 
her life in Butler County near here.  She lived a consistent life 
and was a member of the Baptist church here.  She lived to the age 
of 80 and her life was one of true womanhood and motherhood.  Her 
children were with her at the time of her death, although scattered 
over several different states.  Her children were with her Xmas, 
although she was confined to her bed.  She said it was her happiest 
Xmas for many years, for her children were with her; she could not 
see them, owing to the dimness of her eyes, yet she could tell each 
one by their voice.  She, like Paul, hath fought a good fight, hath 
finished her course and kept the faith, and hence she will receive 
the crown of righteousness laid up for her.
     [Last paragraph was torn and partly missing]
     The children of Mrs. FALLOW ___ attended her funeral were 
     ___ FALLOW, of Tuscaloosa, Ala. ___ SMITH, of Jamestown, 
     M___?Tom HARRISON, of M____? Mrs. BELL, of F___?  Mrs. Richard 
     CROSS _____ also Miss Vela Fa__? [probably Fallow].
[from the Butler Co. News, 1-18-1912]
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FORMER CITIZEN OF BUTLER COUNTY Dies in Jakin Ga.
     John J. FLOWERS, one of the best known citizens of Montgomery, 
     who was largely interested in the timber business of Georgia 
     and Alabama, died suddenly at Jakin, Ga. this morning says the 
     Montgomery Journal of last Friday.
     Mr. FLOWERS had lived in Montgomery for several years and during 
     that time he had made numerous friends. When the news reached 
     Montgomery, a special train was chartered by the members of his 
     family to go to Jakin after his remains.
     On this special train were Dr. F. J. STEINER, Bernard STEINER, 
     Brooks FLOWERS, John FLOWERS, Jr., Dr. J. A. RICE, and T. F. LEAK.
     Mr. FLOWERS was a successful business man and had accumulated 
     quite a fortune in the lumber business. He had lumber mills in 
     Georgia and Alabama and was one of the best known lumber men in 
     the south.
     At the time of his death he was in Jakin looking over his mill. 
     His wife was with him at the time of his death. Although Mr. FLOWERS 
     had been ill for the past month, his sudden death was a surprise to 
     his family and friends. Mr. FLOWERS moved to Montgomery from Greenville 
     where he had lived for some time.
     He was a prominent member of the Court Street Methodist church and 
     took an active interest in church work. This church loses a faithful 
     and valuable member.
     He was a democrat but never held office. He was tendered the position 
     of president of the board of convict inspectors by the late Governor 
     SANFORD, but he declined it.
     He was the oldest son of W. H. and Sarah T. FLOWERS, and was born in 
     Fayette County, Ga., Oct. 3, 1837. He received a practical education 
     in the common schools. In 1858 he came to Alabama and in partnership 
     with a Mr. THAMES engaged in the mercantile business at Greenville, 
     where the firm did a large and lucrative trade for a period of three years.
     Severing his connection with merchandising, Mr. FLOWERS for the succeeding 
     ten years lived the life of a farmer, but in 1872 moved to Bolling and 
     became a member of the firm known as the MILNER, CALDWELL, and FLOWERS 
     Lumber Company, of which he was general manager, secretary, and treasurer. 
     Mr. FLOWERS possesses business ability of high order, and much of the 
     success of the large company with which he is connected is due directly 
     to his superior management. 
     He was a democrat in politics, a Royal Arch Mason and member of the 
     Methodist church. 
     April 11, 1861, Miss Kate BROOKS became his wife, to which union the 
     following chidren have been born: May, wife of R. E. STEINER; Sallie, 
     wife of  Bernard STEINER; Edward P., bookkeeper for the lumber company 
     with which his father was connected; William H., student at Vanderbilt 
     University preparing for the legal profession; Brooks and Marvin. Marvin 
     died Jan. 14, 1901. 
     July 11, 1878, Mr. FLOWERS had the misfortune to lose his wife, and in 
     October 1881, he married Mrs. Lizzie (HILL) BROWN, daughter of John G. 
     HILL, of Griffin, Ga. The children born to bless this union are named 
     John J., Jr., and Arthur, who are living at home with their parents.
     The body was buried in Montgomery. Friends and relatives of the deceased 
     in large numbers paid the last honors to one who has always been just to 
     his fellow man.
[April 14, 1905 The Living Truth]

DEATHS
MR. JOHN J. FLOWERS
     It was sad news that flashed over the wires Saturday morning announcing 
     the sudden death of Mr. John J. FLOWERS, which occurred at Jakin, Ga.  
     His health had not been good for some time.  He went over to Jakin 
     Thursday to look over the large mill, of which he was president, and 
     was accompanied by Mrs. FLOWERS.  He expired suddenly, unexpectedly, 
     Friday morning at 6 o'clock.  The body was brought home to Montgomery 
     that afternoon, and Saturday afternoon was laid to rest in Oakwood Cemetery.  
     The funeral took place at Court street Methodist church, Dr. J.A. RICE 
     officiating.
     The editor of the Advocate feels a personal loss in the death of Mr. FLOWERS 
     and will miss him throughout the rest of life's journey.  He was a man of 
     high integrity.  His word was his bond.  As a member of the church since 
     boyhood, he had been loyal to Methodism and steadfast in his religious life.
     Mr. FLOWERS was born in Fayette county, Ga. October 3, 1837.  In 1858 the 
     family moved to Alabama and from that time to a few years ago he resided 
     in Butler county.  He was a resident of Greenville a number of years, but 
     in 1872 moved to Bolling and was identified with the Millner, Caldwell & 
     Flowers Lumber Co., being one of the firm, also general manager, secretary 
     and treasuer.  When the pine forests in the section were exhausted, Mr. FLOWERS 
     located his milling interests in Jakin, Ga. but purchased a home in Montgomery,
     where he has since resided.
     Mr. FLOWERS is survived by a wife, six sons and two daughters, besides a 
     large number of near relatives.  Many friends also sorrow with these bereaved 
     ones in their great grief.
[Wednesday, April 12, 1905, Greenville Advocate]
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MR. A. P. GAFFORD DEAD

On the 19th day of November 1819, nearly 73 years ago, the subject of this 
sketch was born in a little house less than three miles from Greenville, 
and in this county near the spot where he first saw the light of day he has 
been living ever since.

On last Saturday morning after a lingering illness Mr. A. P. GAFFORD breathed 
his last.  He was one of nature's noblemen, an honest man, an upright, christian 
gentleman, true in every relation of life and hundreds will miss and mourn him.  
A column could be written of his virtues and every word the truth, but there 
is no need; he was known and loved for these virtues and his children rise up 
and call him blessed.

His aged companion to whom he was married about 50 years ago still survives him, 
together with several children and many grand children.

The Advocate extends sympathy to the bereaved ones in this their sad hour of 
affliction.
[from the Greenville Advocate, 6-1-1892]
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IN MEMORY: Thomas J. GOODWIN
     The hearts of many relatives and friends were made sad Monday, 
     December 27, 1943, by the passing of Thomas J. GOODWIN. He had 
     been in poor health for a number of years but was able to be up 
     just a few hours prior to his death. Thomas J. GOODWIN was born 
     in Georgia, December 23, 1866. While still a baby his parents 
     moved to Henry County, Alabama, and when just a small boy, he 
     moved with his parents to Butler County where he lived the 
     remainder of his life. He was a very well known and liked citizen 
     of the community in which he lived, being known to every one as 
     Uncle T.  He worked for the W. T. Smith Lumber Company for a number 
     of years. The last few years of his life were spent on his farm near 
     Mt. Pisgah.
     On October 17, 1894, he was united in marriage with Miss Nettie PAGE, 
     of Starlington, at the home of the bride.  Of this union were born 
     seven children, all of whom remain with the companion to mourn the 
     great loss of a kind and affectionate husband and father, whose life 
     was devoted to their welfare.
     He was a member of Starlington Baptist Church. He loved music and his 
     voice in former years aided in the local church worship.
     Besides his widow Nettie GOODWIN, he leaves four sons, Clifford, Mobile; 
     John, Evergreen; Dempsey, Louisville, Ky.; and Dick, Mobile. Three 
     daughters, Mrs. Fred JONES, Akron, Ohio; Mrs. A. A. WRIGHT, Mobile; 
     Mrs. Watson BLACK, Georgiana, Route 1; 12 grandchildren and a host of 
     nephews and nieces.  All of the children and their families were present 
     at the funeral except one son-in-law and one granddaughter.
     Funeral services were held Thursday morning, December 30, at the home, 
     with Rev. POWELL, of Evergreen, officiating.  Interment in Morrow cemetery 
     with Johnson and Copeland in charge.  Pallbearers were Clifford GOODWIN, 
     John GOODWIN, Dempsey GOODWIN, Dick GOODWIN, Albert WRIGHT, and Watson BLACK.
  (Written by a daughter-in-law, Mrs. C. S. GOODWIN)
[From the Butler Co. News 1-6-1944]

Name:    Thomas J Goodwin Death Date:    27 Dec 1943  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    52  Certificate:    25556  Roll:    4  
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Prominent Citizen on Route One Dies
     J. W. GOODWIN, better known as Short GOODWIN, died at his home on 
     Route 1 Tuesday night at 9:30 after an illness of several months.  
     He went to Montgomery for treatment in November and later to Mobile 
     Infirmary and was treated until sent home by a physician.  Since that 
     time he has had some days of improvement, and he was able to be up most 
     of the time.  He ate dinner with his family Tuesday as usual but was 
     taken suddenly worse and died that night.
     He was 60 years old, and he had lived in the community he died the 
     greater part of his life.
     His first wife, Mary Jane COOK, died twenty-five years ago leaving 
     three children.  He later married Mrs. Leona COBB, who had two children.  
     There were two children who blessed this union.
     Uncle Short was the hub about which the whole circle of relatives 
     gathered; every one loved to go to his home.  He was a favorite with 
     his brothers, all who were with him when he died.
     His place in the community can not easily be filled.  He will be greatly 
     missed by all of his friends and relatives.  the tie of the home has been 
     broken and his place made vacant.
     He leaves a wife and sons, Ab, Clarence, Marvin, Willie Morris, and a 
     daughter, Mrs. Ed BYRD.  He was a father to John and Eva COBB, his step 
     children who miss him as their own father.  His brothers, S.H., M. G., 
     and T.G. GOODWIN also a sister, Mrs. DICKENS.  His funeral was conducted 
     by Rev. S.D.  ROBINSON at Barnes school house Wednesday afternoon.
     Those who attended the burial of Mr. Short GOODWIN from here were M.G. 
     GOODWIN and family, Mrs. M.A. DICKENS, Mr. and Mrs. Will TAYLOR, Mr. and 
     Mrs. Claude COOK, Miss Adele SALTER, Mr. and Mrs. Larkin GOODWIN of 
     Montgomery, Mrs. Ed BYRD and Clarence GOODWIN of Montgomery, T.A. GOODWIN 
     and Med GOODWIN of Florala.

[from the Butler County News, 3-5-1915]

Leana COBB married J. W. GOODWIN 12-21-1893 by JW Stewart, MG, in Conecuh Co., Ala.
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DEATHS
Mrs. Nola GRIFFIN
     On Saturday night June 26 at 12:30 the death angel entered the home 
     of Mr. J. H. GRIFFIN and silently carried the precious spirit of his 
     beloved wife, Mrs. Nola, to her home on High.  Having been ill for 
     the past three weeks, she seemed to be recovering, but on Saturday 
     afternoon she was taken worse again.  All that kind and loving hands 
     could do was done to ease her suffering but at last the Great Physician 
     reached out and gave her peace and rest.
     Mrs. Nola will be greatly missed in our community.  Always ready to help 
     and stand by her friends and neighbors in hours of trouble.  she was such 
     a comforting person.
     She leaves to grieve for her, her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Ralph 
     WILKERSON, Mrs. Luman STEELE, both of Mobile; two sons, Lewis GRIFFIN of 
     Cleveland, Ohio, and Selma GRIFFIN of Camp Lee, Va.; four brothers, 
     D. W. STUART, John STUART, Hicks STUART and Audie STUART.  She also 
     leaves several grandchildren.
     Burial was in Macedonia Cemetery with Rev. Huffman conducting service.  
     Pallbearers were:  Griel, Woodrow and Carl STUART, Ellis HUDSON, 
     Jake DAVIS, Jr., and James MARTIN, all nephews of the deceased except 
     the latter, he being her grandson.
     The little flower girls were Peggy WYROSDICK, Clydie Mae ODOM, Ima Lois 
     WATFORD, Pauline COOK, Melba STEELE, Elizabeth SIMS, Lola JOHNSON, 
     Imogene HESTER.  Johnson Funeral Service in charge. 
[7-8-1943 Butler County News]

Name:    Sarah A Griffin Death Date:    26 Jun 1943  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    22  Certificate:    10635  Roll:    4  
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Obituary
Jerry GRIFFIN
     In remembrance of dear old uncle Jerry GRIFFIN, who died at his nieces 
     Mrs. J. C. DAUGHTERY's, after a long illness.  He had been in ill health 
     for some three months, and was confined to the bed for two weeks and 
     seemed to suffer unknown pain; he bore it patiently to the end and did 
     not worry over his condition.  He could not eat a bite and could drink 
     but little.  He seemed to be ready to go to meet his Lord as he lived a 
     Christian life and belonged to the Christian church.
     He will be missed; his chair is vacant.  He leaves to mourn his loss only 
     nephews and nieces and many friends.  we must all be content and count our 
     loss Heaven's gain.  He lived to the ripe old age of 76 years and said he 
     was ready to go and was at the feet of Jesus.  He prayed a great deal of 
     the time and so let us who feel his loss be prepared to say as he did, 
     and to be ready for the call.
     Dearest uncle, thou has left us and our loss we deeply feel, but 'tis God 
     who has bereft us, and who can all our sorrows heal.---One who loved him.
[10-21-1920 Butler County News]

Name:    Jer?.? Griffin Death Date:    14 Oct 1920  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    39  Roll:    2  Page #:    19095  
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DEATHS--WILLIAM HENRY GRIFFIN
     William Henry GRIFFIN, age 82, died Sunday at his residence in Georgiana, Ala.
     Surviving are: Mrs. W. A. CLEPPER, Georgiana, Ala., Mrs. Mary WATSON, 
     Detroit, Mich., Mrs. Troy Lee PETTY, Sydney, Fla., and Mr. David GRIFFIN, 
     Georgiana, Ala.
     Funeral services were held Monday at 3:30 p.m. at Morrow schoolhouse with 
     Rev. Warren NUTT officiating.  Burial was in the churchyard cemetery.
     Pallbearers were Junior CLEPPER, Henry CLEPPER, Gerald McINVALE, Frank 
     REID, Harding JOHNSON, Freddie BLACKMON.
     Brunson Funeral Home, Greenville, directing.
[April 19, 1951 Butler County News]

Name:    William H Griffin Death Date:    15 Apr 1951  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    19  Certificate:    9292  Roll:    5  
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G.G. Hall died Friday at 1:00 at the office of Dr. J. C. Watson at this place 
where he had gone for treatment.

An inquest was held by Justice T. P. Howell and the verdict was: "We, the 
coroner's jury, summoned to investigate the cause of death of Gabe Hall, 
deceased, came to his death from blows on the head by some blunt instrument 
in the hands of W. T. Moxley."

Hall was arrested by Marshall Moxley on the night of the 18th for alleged 
disturbance.

Marshall Moxley was placed under arrest by Sheriff Daniel and taken to 
Greenville Friday night to await preliminary trial.

G. G. Hall was 27 [age is incorrect] years old and leaves a wife and several 
children, besides his parents and other relatives. The burial was at Sellers 
Cemetery Saturday morning. 
[from the Butler Co. News, Jan. 25, 1912]

Name:    Gabe G Hall Death Date:    19 Jan 1912  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    3  Certificate:    156  Roll:    1  
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from the Butler Co. News, Thurs., Mar. 21, 1935
DEATH OF MR. JOHN HALL
     The death angel visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. L.E. Ledlow on 
     March 7, 1935, and took from them Mrs. Ledlow's father.
     Mr. Hall was confined to his bed for quite a while.  He was loved by 
     everybody who knew him.  He had a smile for everyone.
     He never forgot his Heavenly Father, who took him in his care several 
     years ago.  He always said he was prepared to go.  All was done that 
     loving hands could do, but God knew best and took him home to sweet 
     peace and rest.  
     He leaves to mourn his going two daughters, Mrs. Bill MLACK misprint --
     should say Bell Black], of Georgiana, Ala., Mrs. L. E. Ledlow, Georgiana, 
     Route 2; one son, Mr. Frank Hall, Georgiana, Ala., Route 3, and lots of 
     grandchildren and a host of friends and other loved ones.  
     He is gone but not forgotten.  Never will his memory fade.  Sweetest 
     thoughts will ever linger around the grave where he was laid.
     He was laid to rest in Sellers' graveyard, Rev. J. W. Joyner conducting 
     the funeral services,--Written by a loved one.

Alabama Death Index    Name: John J. Hall  Death Date:    Mar 1935  
Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    11  Roll:    3  Page #:    5108  
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DEATH OF MRS. M. E. HALL 
     On last Tuesday morning, July 18th, at 3:10 o'clock, the death angel 
     visited our home and took from our midst the sweet spirit of our 
     grandmother, Mrs. Elizabeth HALL. She was a patient sufferer for 
     six weeks. Her going was not a shock to us, for we were warned by 
     the doctor to be prepared for the end for she could not live long 
     in the condition she was in. We miss Grandma oh so much and grieve 
     for her too, but we know from the life she lived on earth that she 
     is at rest. She begged for the last breath to come as she was tired 
     of this old sinful world. Her pain was great, but she was patient 
     and always said she felt alright. She always looked on the bright 
     side of things in sickness or in health.
     Grandma was 90 years and 18 days old at the time of her death and 
     had been a member of the Methodist Church since her girlhood days. 
     She leaves to mourn her loss two children, Mrs. L. C. MOSELEY of 
     Butler Springs and Mrs. Matilda PATRICK of Georgiana, nine grandchildren, 
     twenty-six great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.
     We loved you, we miss you. we wish you were here. You filled us with 
     gladness; you scattered much cheer.
     Your going was quiet with very little warning. But sometime, somewhere, 
     we'll bid you good morning.
     We will cherish your memory thru-out the long years. We know you are 
     happy; we will smile through our tears.
              ---Written by her granddaughter, Mrs. Ada R. PRIDE
[8-27-1933 Butler County News]

Name:    Elizabeth Hall Death Date:    Jul 1933  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    26  Certificate:    12935  Roll:    3  
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IN MEMORY OF MRS. R. H. HALL 
     On March the 18th Our Heavenly Father saw fit to remove from our 
     midst to heaven, our dear Grandmother.
     She was an honest and upright Christian, a devoted mother and an 
     excellent neighbor and friend to all. She won her friends by her 
     acquaintances and if she had any enemies on earth, they were unknown.
     Grandmother was 87 years of age and leaves to mourn her loss four 
     children: Mrs. M.M. WYROSDICK of Georgiana, Route Six; Mrs. Lambert 
     PARKER of Red Level; Mr. I.P. HALL of Georgiana, Mrs. Maggie MOXLEY 
     of Tuscumbia, and a grandson who loved her most dearly, Charlie WEST, 
     and a host of relatives and friends.
     All was done for Grandmother that loving hands, kind friends, and 
     doctor could do, but God saw fit to take her to his heavenly home.
     A place is vacant in the home
     A voice on earth is stilled
     She is gone--but not forgotten.
     She is only sleeping, so dear ones prepare to meet her in heaven above. 
     We know it seems to be more than one can bear, but we know that the 
     all-wise father has taken her home to that city that is made of gold; 
     so just prepare yourselves in this world and meet her in the better 
     world to come, where there is no pain or sorrow known.
     "She is gone to Christ above
     Forever there to reign."
     Our loss is great; the breech is great, and it doth create much grief 
     as all may see.
     But lamentations shall cease as God thought it best to take her soul 
     from here, away to its resting place.
[from the Butler Co. News 3-31-1927]

Name:    Malissie G. Hall Death Date:    Mar 1927  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    13  Roll:    2  Page #:    6172  
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"Uncle Bill" Hallford Died Friday Night
     Mr. W. T. HALLFORD (Uncle Bill as he was better known) who lived 
     near Red Level on Route 2 died Friday night June 8 after 10 days 
     illness.
     Mr. HALLFORD would have been 75 years of age in July.  He leaves 
     a wife and fifteen living children, seven having preceded him to 
     the grave.  Mr. HALLFORD was married twice.  Eleven children were 
     born of his first marriage, six of these having died.  Eleven were 
     born of the second marriage, one having died.  He has one daughter 
     married, leaving nine young children at home at the time of his 
     death, the youngest only two months of age.
     Funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. L. HOGAN at Fairmount 
     Baptist Church Saturday afternoon.  Interment in Fairmount Cemetery.
[from the Andalusia Star, June 14, 1934]

Name:    William T. Halford Death Date:    Jun 1934  Death County:    Covington  
Volume:    26  Roll:    3  Page #:    12541  
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D. L. HARRISON born Sept. 5, 1872, died Jan. 5, 1929; age 56 yrs. and 4 mo.; 
was Primitive Baptist; Survivors:
Mrs. D. L. HARRISON; two sons, Mr. Zema HARRISON of this place and 
Mr. Clarence HARRISON of Ensley, Ala.; four daughters, Mrs. Dock DEAN, 
Misses Lillie and Myrtle HARRISON of this place, and Mrs. Ada JONES of 
Mt. Carmel, Ill.;
an aged mother; two brothers, Willie and John HARRISON of McKenzie, Ala.; 
1 sister, Mrs. John WIGGINS of Fla.
Deceased was buried at Mt. Pisgah with Rev. Sam ETHERIDGE conducting the funeral.
[Butler County News, Jan. _, 1929]

Name:    David L. Harrison Death Date:    Jan 1929  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    1  Roll:    3  Page #:    217  
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Butler's last Confederate Veteran Dies: Wiliam G. Harrison Succombs to 
Illness at his home in Greenville

William G. HARRISON, 93, died at his home on Conecuh Street early last 
Thursday morning.

He was the last survivor of the Confederate army in Butler County. He 
joined the 71st Alabama regiment as a lad of 16, and served the last two 
years of the war.

Mr. HARRISON was born in Butler County on June 15, 1847, and lacked but 
one month of reaching his 93rd birthday. He was the son of Williamson and 
Elizabeth HARRISON, and the grandson of James HARRISON, one of the pioneer 
settlers of Butler County. James Harrison came to this county from the 
Darlington district in South Carolina. With a party of friends he was on 
his way to the river, searching for land on which to establish homes. He 
saw the fertile acres near Pigeon Creek, east of Greenville, and decided 
to remain here. He went back and moved his family and was granted land by 
the president.

This land later was owned by his son, Williamson HARRISON; then by William 
G. HARRISON, and is now owned by a member of the fourth generation--W.M. 
HARRISON--who continues to till the soil farmed by members of this family 
since it was reclaimed from the wilderness which was Butler County prior 
to the coming of the early settlers.

Mr. HARRISON moved to Greenville some years ago and operated a small farm 
on the edge of the city for several years. During late years he resided at 
his home here with his daughter, Mrs. Irene MEADOWS.

He was twice married. His first wife was Miss Nannie McKenzie of this county. 
After her death he married Miss Cornelia M. HAYES of Bowling Green, Ky.

He is survived by two sons and three daughters: W. M. HARRISON, Greenville; 
Young HARRISON, Memphis, Tenn.; three daughters, Mrs. Irene MEADOWS, Greenville; 
Miss Mabel HARRISON and Miss Mary HARRISON, Birmingham.

Also surviving are fourteen grandchildren: Mrs. Luther ROYE, Hartford; 
Mrs. John DELONEY, Ensley; Mrs. Ben BRANDET, Birmingham; William George 
HARRISON, Birmingham; Mrs. Otis TAYLOR, Montgomery; Mrs. Monroe ROMLEY, 
Birmingham; William Lawrence HARRISON and Robert Lee HARRISON, Memphis; 
W.M. HARRISON, Jr., Birmingham; Miss Sarah Ellen HARRISON, Greenville; 
John Pryor HARRISON, Tallassee; Miss Helen HARRISON, Greenville; Miss 
Margaret MEADOWS, Greenville.

Funeral services were held from the home Friday morning with 
Rev. E.A. CHILDS, pastor of the First Methodist Church, officiating. 
Burial at Mt. Zion Cemetery in the community where the deceased spent 
many years of his long and useful life.
[5-23-1940 Greenville Advocate]

Name:    William G Harrison Death Date:    16 May 1940  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    22  Certificate:    10855  Roll:    4  
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A SUDDEN DEATH [James M. HARTLEY]

Late Tuesday afternoon, the 29th ult. while plowing in his field near 
his home 3 miles from Greenville, Mr. J. M. HARTLEY fell dead.  A minute 
before he fell, two negroes passing stopped to speak to him and he told 
them to stop at the house, that he would be through in a few minutes and 
would go up to the house and give them some mail that belonged to one of 
them.  They turned to leave when he fell forward on his face and expired 
before help could come.  They ran and told his brother that he was dead 
and the neighbors came and carried him to the house.  Mr. HARTLEY had never 
married and he was living with his brother a short distance from his own home.  
He was 51 years old, and leaves three brothers, Messrs. J. R. HARTLEY, 
T. G. HARTLEY and W. HARTLEY all of this county, and one sister Mrs. Irvin 
GAFFORD of Atmore.

Mr. HARTLEY was one of Butler's best citizens, a hard working farmer who 
was well thought of by all his neighbors and all who knew him. He had lived 
here all his life, and died on the plantation which was settled by his 
grandfather a great many years ago, when Greenville was only a village.
[May 7, 1913 Greenville Advocate]

Name:    James Hartley Death Date:    30 Apr 1913  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    3  Certificate:    43  Roll:    1  
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WILLIAM F. HARTLEY DEAD
     On last Saturday night Mr. William HARTLEY died at the family residence 
     in this city, after a long illness.  He was 60 years of age.  For some 
     years he had been engaged with the Henderson Grist Mills; he was a 
     faithful worker, a good citizen, an indulgent parent and fond husband. 
     In his death the family have met with a great loss.  He has been a member 
     of the Christian Church for years.  The body was carried out o Antioch 
     Church Cemetery on Monday morning and laid to rest in the family lot, 
     Elders BARNETT and ROGERS officiating at the funeral services.  Besides 
     his wife, one son, Mr. Frank HARTLEY, one sister, Mrs. Ervin GAFFORD of 
     Mobile, two brothers, Mr. John HARTLEY and Mr. Tom HARTLEY of this 
     neighborhood, survive him, all of whom were with him in his last illness.
     The deceased will be missed by a large number of relatives.
[3-6?-1918 Greenville Advocate]

Name:    Will Hartley Death Date:    04 Mar 1918  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    9  Roll:    1  Page #:    334  
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Mrs. S. R. HARTLEY [Sallie STALLWORTH BRYAN HARTLEY]
     The many friends in Greenville and throughtout the county will learn with 
     deep regret of the sudden death of Mrs. S. R. HARTLEY which occurred at 
     her home in Georgiana on last Saturday night.
     Mrs. HARTLEY was a daughter of the late Col. Nick STALLWORTH of Evergreen 
     and has many friends in this city where she was often a visitor.  She was 
     a woman of affable manners and sweet disposition and was loved by all who 
     knew her.  The Advocate deeply sympathizes with her bereaved husband and 
     other relatives in this, their great sorrow.
9/3/1913 Greenville Advocate

Name:    Mrs S R Hartley Death Date:    05 Sep 1913  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    3  Certificate:    62  Roll:    1  
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DR.  S. R. HARTLEY [Stephen Richard HARTLEY]
     Dr. Stephen R. HARTLEY, well-known citizen and professional man died at 
     his home here after an extended illness. He was 69 years of age, born and 
     reared near McKenzie. After completing his course in dentistry he located 
     at Georgiana, where he practiced his profession for nearly half a century.
     Dr. HARTLEY was not only outstanding in his profession but a leader in 
     civic and religious affairs. He was very instrumental in the upbuilding 
     and betterment of our town. He was indeed a friend to man and will be 
     sorely missed from all walks of life.
     A wide circle of friends throughout the state were deeply grieved to 
     learn of his death.
     Deceased is survived by his wife, Mrs. Clyde HARTLEY; a son, Paul, Greenville; 
     two daughters, Mrs. Peggy HOLLOWAY, Mobile, and Miss Jo Ann HARTLEY, Georgiana; 
     a brother, William C. MCKENZIE [This should say William C. HARTLEY of McKenzie]; 
     two sisters, Mrs. Frances BENNETT, Kinston [second sister not listed]; two 
     grandchildren. Funeral services were held from the Georgiana Baptist Church 
     Tuesday at 11 a.m. with his pastor, Dr. D. E. RICHARDSON officiating. Burial 
     was in the Oakwood Cemetery. Johnsons Funeral Home directing.
     A large concourse of sorrowing friends and relatives attended.
[from the Butler Co. News, December, 1950]

Name:    Stephen R Hartley Death Date:    18 Dec 1950  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    48  Certificate:    23667  Roll:    5  
---------------------------------


J. J. HARTLEY and Joseph BOWMAN
Obituary
     McKenzie lost two of its most respected citizens on the morning of 
     May 14, 192b [sic], when J.J. HARTLEY and Joseph BOWMAN passed to 
     their reward, the former answering the death call about eight o'clock 
     and the latter about eleven.  Both were members of the Primitive 
     Baptist Church and their funerals held the following day by the 
     same preacher and burial was in the same cemetery and at Elizabeth 
     Church.  They both lived honorable and useful lives and stood high 
     in the estimation of all who knew them.  We sympathize with thier 
     families in the great loss they have sustained.
[from the Butler County News, May 22, 1924]

In Memory of J. J. HARTLEY 
     On Wednesday night, May 14, 1924, at eight o'clock the Lord saw fit 
     to take from us our precious grandfather, Mr. J.J. HARTLEY, who was 
     borned [sic] Dec. 23, 1855, making his stay on earth 68 years, 4 months, 
     and 21 days.  He was laid to rest in the beautiful cemetery at Elizabeth 
     Church near McKenzie, of which he was a member for several years.  Funeral 
     services were conducted by Rev. S.W. ETHERIDGE of McKenzie.  To know 
     grandfather was to love him.  He was always kind and loving to all.  He 
     was sick seven weeks and one day.  He leaves a wife, two sons and five 
     daughters.  J.D. HARTLEY of Mobile, W.J. HARTLEY of Independence, Mo., 
     Mrs. Deam LEE of Wilcox, Mrs. C. B. HEASTER [sic] of McKenzie, Mrs. J.A. 
     STUART and Mrs. J.E. GIPSON of Georgiana, Route 6, and 24 grandchildren 
     and 3 great-grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends to mourn 
     for him.  He lived and died a christian [sic] and has gone where pain 
     never comes.
     All was done for grandfather that loving hands, kind friends and doctors 
     could but God saw fit to take him from our midst.
     Sleep on dear grandfather and take thy rest.  We love you.
     But God loved you best.
                       --Ethel GIPSON
[from the Butler County News of June 26, 1924]

Name:    John J. Hartley Death Date:    May 1924  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    20  Roll:    2  Page #:    9705

Name:    Joseph E. Bowman Death Date:   May 1924  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    20  Roll:    2  Page #:    9703  
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DEATH OF OLD CITIZEN
     S. M. HENDERSON, one of Butler county's pioneer and most respected 
     citizens answered the last roll call last Monday at twelve o'clock 
     at the home of his son, H. E. HENDERSON east of Chapman.  Born in 
     Randolph County, Georgia Nov. 14, 1835, he lacked but four months 
     in reaching his eightieth milestone.  At the age of seven his parents 
     left Georgia and settled 12 miles east of Greenville, removing 8 years 
     later to the vicinity of Georgiana where he has since remained.  At 
     this time there was no railroad and the country was a wilderness, 
     thinly populated, and during his time he has watched his adopted home 
     develop into one of the most prosperous and populated sections of the 
     state.
     During the civil war he served his country well and when peace was 
     declared he returned with his comrades to begin anew the rebuilding 
     of their country among the ruins of war.
     For many years he taught in the public schools of the county and many 
     of our older citizens received their early training under him.  For 
     the past twenty years he has served in the capacity of Justice of 
     Peace of Beat 14 and the years of service prove the confidence of the 
     public in his fair dealings.  In early manhood he joined the Baptist 
     church and was a faithful member of the W.O.W. fraternity belonging 
     to Rocky Creek Camp at Chapman.
     He was married twice.  His second wife and seven children survive him, 
     five sons and two daughters, Rev. J. L. of Georgiana, S. M., Jr., Robert, 
     Hiliary and H.E. of Chapman, Gus of Aycock, Fla. Mrs. Marvin WATSON, 
     R. 2, Georgiana and Mrs. Elton COOPER of Chapman and one step-daughter, 
     Mrs. J. M. HENDERSON, Georgiana.
     The funeral sermon was preached by Rev. C. T. CULPEPPER of Georgiana 
     and the body was laid to rest at Brushey Creek with an imposing ceremony 
     by the W. O. W. in the presence of several hundred persons who gathered 
     to pay their last respects to the deceased.
[7-8-1915 Butler County News]

Name:    Shade Henderson Death Date:    05 Jul 1915  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    3  Certificate:    342  Roll:    1  
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In Memory of Mr. Emmitte Hicks
He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe HICKS. He was born August 9, 1861; was 
married to Miss Delia GAMBLE, Feb. 25, 1886, and to this union were born 
five children: three boys, Robert, Earnest, and Richard (Dick), all of 
Georgiana, Route 1; two girls, Mrs. Mattie BLACK, Georgiana, Route 3, and 
Mrs. Adelle DUNLAP, of Ellenton, Ga. There are twenty-two grandchildren, 
three great-grandchildren, three living brothers, Messrs. Ed, Albert, and 
Will HICKS, all of Georgiana, Route 1. Two sisters and two brothers preceded 
him to the grave. He joined the Methodist Church in early life and did not 
change his church relationship.

He was noble in character, a good citizen and provided well for those 
dependent on him.  After his marriage, he built his home near Starlington 
Baptist Church and there he lived, reared his family and died on March 9, 
1938.  He and his wife lived together 52 years and five days, and his life 
here was 76 years and seven months.

I first met him in 1904 and counted him as one of my best friends.  I always 
found him ready to do his part in every good work and cause.

His wife, all the relatives mentioned, and many more, together with a host 
of friends, are left to mourn his going.  But as we cherish his memory and 
recall his good deeds, may we come closer in fellowship with God and be more 
deeply consecrated to Jesus our Saviour, and live under the leadership of 
the Holy Spirit as our guide and comforter.

The funeral service was conducted in the Morrow School House on Wednesday 
afternoon, March 10, at 2:30 o'clock, by Dr. Watson and the writer assisting.  
His body was placed in the cemetery there to await the resurrection time, and 
until then, Brother Hicks, farewell, and may God's richest blessings abide 
with all those who mourn.--J. B. Byrd

Name:    James E Hicks Death Date:    Mar 1938  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    11  Certificate:    5015  Roll:    3  
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MILTON EDWARD HICKS
     Mr. Milton Edward HICKS, a lifelong resident of Butler County, passed 
     away at Stabler's Hospital, Sunday, Nov. 14th.  Mr. HICKS was born and 
     reared in Butler County where he died and had spent his entire life.  
     He enjoyed the esteem of a host of friends, not only in his home community 
     but throughout the county, all of whom are deeply grieved by his passing.
     Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary HICKS, Georgiana, Ala.; 3 sons, Joe HICKS, 
     Mobile, Ala., John HICKS, Repton, Ala., Claude HICKS, Georgiana, Ala.; 
     7 daughters, Mrs. Earnest COVAN, Owassa, Ala., Mrs. Alice MIDDLETON, 
     Georgiana, Ala., Mrs. S. E. DEAN, London, Ohio; Mrs. S. C. LIPHAM. Georgiana, 
     Ala., Mrs. Arthur BENNETT, Garland, Ala., Mrs. Rufus MORGAN, Mrs. W. O. RAY, 
     Garland; 2 brothers, W. O. HICKS, J. A. HICKS, Georgiana, Ala. Funeral 
     services were held at 11:00 a. m. at Mt. Olive West with Rev. J. A. FORTNER 
     officiating.  Interment was in Mt. Olive West cemetery.  Pallbearers were 
     Arthur BENNETT, Otis RAY, Rufus MORGAN, John HICKS, Joe HICKS, Claude HICKS.
[from the Butler County News, 12-2-1948]

Name:    Milton E Hicks Death Date:    14 Nov 1948  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    44  Certificate:    21562  Roll:    5  
----------------------

J. Albert HICKS
     J. Albert HICKS, age 80 years, died at home, Georgiana, Rt. 1, Saturday 
     (Jan. 21).  He was found burned to death when his home was discovered on 
     fire.
     Surviving are one brother, Will HICKS, Rt. 1, Georgiana, and numerous other 
     relatives.
     Funeral services were conducted from Mt. Olive West Church at 3 p.m. Sunday 
     with Rev. Neaz SELLERS and Rev. Ray officiating.  Interment was in the 
     adjoining cemetery, Johnson Funeral Home of Georgiana directing.
[January 26, 1956 Butler County News]
---------------

MRS. MARY JANE HICKS
     Mrs. Mary Jane HICKS, age 87, of Garland, died Tuesday at her home.
     Survivors include six daughters, Mrs. Ora COVAN, Mrs. Alice GASKEY, both of 
     Garland Rt. 1; Mrs. Mamie DEAN, London, Ohio; Mrs. Dell BENNETT, Mrs. Effie 
     Lee MORGAN, Mrs. Carrie B. RAY, all of Garland Rt. 1; three sons, Joe HICKS, 
     Prichard; John HICKS, Repton, and Claude HICKS, Georgiana Rt. 1; 19 grandchildren.  
     Funeral services were held Thursday at 10 a.m. from Mt. Olive West Church with 
     the Rev. H. T. DAY officiating.  Burial was in the church cemetery witrh Johnson 
     Funeral Home of Georgiana directing.
7-12-1956 Butler Co. News

Name:    Mary J Hicks Death Date:    03 Jul 1956  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    27  Certificate:    13211  Roll:    6  
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Death of Rev. John HIGDON

     Our community was made sad when on last Friday the death angel visited the 
     home of Mr. Will HIGDON and claimed for its own his father, Rev. John HIGDON.  
     He was stricken with paralysis on Sunday night before and never spoke again.  
     All that loving hands could do was done for him, but it was our Master's will 
     that he should go.  A good man is gone but one jewel more is shining up above.  
     He was 67 years old and for nearly 40 years had been a minister of the gospel 
     of the Missionary Baptist church.  His wife preceded him to the grave several 
     years ago.  Seven children are left to mourn.

     Messrs. John HIGDON, of Owassa; Tom HIGDON, of Mt. Union; Will HIGDON and 
     Frank HIGDON, of R 6 Georgiana; Mrs. 
Mary BELT, of Noma, Fla.; Mrs. Nannie Belle GAFFORD, of Georgiana; Mrs. Cattie 
LEE, Mrs. Corrie RILEY and Misses Clora, Minnie and Mattie HIGDON, of R 6 
Georgiana, were at his bedside when the end came.  Weep not dear children; he 
has gone but only remember his teachings and do our Lord's will and some sweet 
day there will [be] a glorious meeting.  We shall see his smiling face.  Life 
is so uncertain and death is sure; we should be prepared.

     Interment was made at Elizabeth graveyard Saturday morning.  A large host 
     of friends and relatives were present.  Rev. CULPEPPER, of Georgiana, 
     conducted the funeral services.  The bereaved family has our heart-felt 
     sympathy and especially the twins.  It was heartbreaking to hear them 
     calling their father.  They loved him so.  It should be a warning to all 
     children.  You never know when the death angel will come and take father 
     or mother; hence we should be loving and kind to them so when they are 
     gone we won't have to look back with sad regret and say, "Oh! I wish I 
     had treated them better."
[from the Butler County News, Rhodes Community Column, Sept. 23, 1915]
-------------------------

DAVID WAYNE HILL
     David Wayne HILL, age 2 years, died in a Greenville hospital Saturday 
     (Jan. 21) following a very brief illness.
     His death saddened the hearts of a host of friends and relatives.
     Surviving are the parents,Mr. and Mrs. Walter L. HILL, Georgiana; 
     Grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Eric EDGE, Georgiana; Mrs. John HILL, 
     Morton, Pa.; great grandmother, Mrs. E. P. EDGE, Greenville; great 
     grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh BLACK, Georgiana.
     Funeral services were held from the Georgiana Baptist Church at 3:30 p.m. 
     Wednesday (Jan. 25) with Rev. L. N. STAMPER officiating.  Burial was in 
     the Morrow Schoolhouse Cemetery, Johnson Funeral Home of Georgiana in charge.
Jan. 26, 1956 Butler Co. News

Name:    David W Hill Death Date:    21 Jan 1956  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    1  Certificate:    99  Roll:    6  
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Unknown HINSON

...the home of her son, A. T. HINSON.  She was surrounded by her sons, 
daughters, and grandchildren during her illness, and by them all she 
will be greatly missed.  Her life had been a useful one and it was only 
a year ago that she had grown very feeble, and had given up her household 
career.  She had lived at her country home northeast of this place, and 
to the old cemetery at Ft. Dale the body was carried for interment.  The 
funeral took place Saturday morning and was attended by a large number of 
friends and relatives.  Rev. W. A. TALIAFERRO conducted the funeral service.
[This is part of an obit showing on a digital photo of another obit from 
the Greenville Advocate, 3-1-1905]
------------------

Mrs. Rachel HOLLOWAY died in Greenville March 31, 1892, after an illness 
of six months with the lagrippe; aged 72 years, three months, and 16 days; 
leaves three children, two daughters and one son and a host of relatives 
and friends to mourn her loss.  She was a true Christian-hearted lady, 
loved by all who knew her.
April 1892 Greenville Advocate
---------------------------

Martha Jane HOOD
PROVIDENCE NEWS
DIED--Mrs. Martha Jane HOOD, 95, widow of the Confederate veteran, George 
HOOD, who preceded her to the grave 53 years ago, passed into eternity on 
St. Valentine Day at 8:00 p.m. after a short illness.  She was a member of 
the Methodist Church, having died at the home of her son, Mr. John HOOD, 
with whom she made her home.  Funeral services were held Sunday at 11 o'clock, 
Rev. H. B. SHEPHERD and Rev. H. A. JONES held funeral services.  Interment 
was at Providence.

She is survived by two daughters and three sons, 4 daughters having preceded 
her to the grave.  She is survived by over 100 grandchildren and great-
grandchildren, 2 brothers, and 2 sisters.  Brunson Funeral Home directing.

Mr. and Mrs. Ivin HOOD of Atmore and Mr. and Mrs. Carl ROBINSON and Miss 
Madie HOOD of Montgomery were called here by her death.
[from the Butler County News 2-20-1947]
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DALLAS HUGGINS
     Dallas HUGGINS, of near Starlington, died suddenly last Monday morning. 
     He had been ill only a short while and his death came as a great surprise 
     to his many friends.
     He was 52 years of age and had been a life long resident of the community 
     in which he kived. He was a big hearted man and had many friends who 
     regret to hear of his passing.
     Burial was at Providence cemetery Tuesday.
     He leaves a wife and a large family as well as many friends who mourn his loss.
[died March 17, 1930]
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Obit of Nancy Rebecca "Dollis" HUGGINS

Mrs. Dollis Smith HUGGINS (better known as Doll) joined the ranks of those who 
have gone on before, on last Thursday morning at 10 o'clock.  She had been in 
declining health for the past few years.  She was unable to distinguish her 
children.  She wasn't any worse than usual up until that morning, and gradually 
passed away.  Interment was here on Friday at 3:00 p.m.  Rev. Merton GRIFFIN 
and Rev. A.T. NOLAND conducted the services,  Dunklin Funeral Home in charge.  
She was a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church for several years.  She was 80 
years of age.  She is survived by three sons and three daughters, and a large 
number of grandchildren.  Two sons preceded her to the grave, Dallas a few 
years ago, and Archie, last year.  She also has two brothers, Mr. Cade SMITH 
of Laurel Hill, Fla. and Wesley SMITH of Opp.  Her husband, Mr. Columbus 
Huggins, preceded her to the grave last March was 18 years ago.
     Mrs. Laura IRWIN and children, of Atmore; Mr. and Mrs. Walter ENGLISH, 
     Mrs. Pearl HUGGINS, and Mrs. Billie MERRIL, all of Flomaton; Mrs. Robert 
     IRWIN, of Camp Walton, Fla.; Mr. and Mrs. Cade SMITH and children, of 
     Laurel Hill, Fla.; Mr. Noah HUGGINS, of Mobile; Mr. Pat HUGGINS, of 
     Atmore; Mr. Boyce HUGGINS, of Mobile, and possibly others were called 
     here by the death of Mrs. HUGGINS.  --Friend
[from the Providence Community Column of the Butler County News, Sept. 7, 1937]

Name:    Nancie R Huggins Death Date:    Sep 1937  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    46  Certificate:    22627  Roll:    3  

Note by CMS:  Columbus M. HUGGINS (Nov. 19, 1848-Mar. 13, 1919) and Nancy R. 
HUGGINS (June 28, 1857-Sept. 2, 1937) are buried at Providence Cemetery near 
Georgiana, Ala.  They were married April 2, 1874, in Santa Rosa County, Fla.
---------------------------------

Death of C.M. Huggins

Mr. C. M. Huggins, Sr., 72 years of age, passed away last week after a long 
and useful life. He was the father of 12 children. Had been a member of the 
Missionary Baptist Church forty years and had so lived that he was ready to 
go to his reward. 

Gathered around his bedside at the end were his children and dear ones from 
whom he asked promises of each one to live clear, clean, noble lives that they 
might all meet again together on the other shore.

The deceased, while a modest and retiring man, his influence reached far and 
wide and hundreds of loving friends came to pay their last respects to his 
noble character. Rev. C. F. Fletcher, his pastor for many years, conducted 
the services, paying a ... (newspaper was torn here) to the deceased. 
[from Butler Co. News, Mar. 20, 1919]

Name:    Columbus Huggins Death Date:    13 Mar 1919  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    2  Roll:    1  Page #:    478  
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Rev. Huggins Dies Friday in Hospital
     Rev. Phillip HUGGINS, 77, of Frisco City, Route 2, died Friday at the 
     Monroe Co. Hospital.
     Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Oak Grove Assembly 
     of God Church with the Rev. Ralph Johnson and the Rev. Clem SANKS officiating.
     Burial was in the adjoining cemetery with Johnson Funeral Home in charge.
     Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Bessie Ledkins HUGGINS; three sons, 
     Harvey, Wesley, and Floyd, all of Frisco City; five daughters, Mrs. Lillie 
     Mae MOONEY of Cantonment, Fla.; Mrs. Adell COLEY of Frisco City; Mrs. Vera 
     DAVIDSON of Molino, Fla.; Mrs. Era SILCOX and Mrs. Fay LUKER, both of Goodway; 
     three sisters, Mrs. Annie PARRISH of Frisco City, Mrs. Laura BURTON of Foley, 
     and Miss Clara HUGGINS of Cantonment; twelve grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
[from the Monroe Journal 1-7-1965]
--------------------------

T. N. Huggins Dies of Heart Attack

     Tommie N. Huggins, 50, died of a heart attack Dec. 19, [1946] at his home 
     in Frisco City, Rt. 2.
     He was a World War 1 veteran and a member of American Legion Post 61.
     He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Belle MANNING HUGGINS and one sister, 
     Mrs. Lula PHILLIPS.
     Funeral services were conducted Saturday Afternoon at the Coleman Assembly 
     of God Church by Rev. HIGDON, pastor of the Excel Baptist Church. Burial 
     was in the church cemetery.
[from the Monroe Journal, Jan. 9, 1947]

Name:    Tommie N Huggins Death Date:    19 Dec 1946  Death County:    Monroe  
Volume:    49  Certificate:    24404  Roll:    4  
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Services Are Held for Mrs. Phillips
     Funeral services for Mrs. Lula Bell PHILLIPS, 68-year-old resident of 
     Frisco City, Rt. 2, Colemanville community, were held Wednesday at 3 p. m. 
     from the Coleman Assembly of God Church with the Elders Andy PARRISH and 
     John STOKES officiating.
     Burial followed in the Coleman Church Cemetery.
     Mrs. PHILLIPS died Tuesday in Monroeville Hospital following an illness 
     of several months. She was a native of Butler County but had resided in 
     Monroe County most of her life. She was a member of the Mt. Pisgah Baptist 
     Church in Frisco City.
     She is survived by her husband, J. M. PHILLIPS; five sons, C. M. PHILLIPS 
     of Mobile; L. J. PHILLIPS and M. J. PHILLIPS, both of Frisco City; 
     M. M. PHILLIPS of Chickasaw, and F. V. PHILLIPS of foley; one daughter, 
     Mrs. Eunice JAMES of Frisco City; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
     Johnson Funeral Home of Monroeville directed funeral arrangements.
[from the Monroe Journal 12-29-1955]

Name:    Lula B Phillips Death Date:    27 Dec 1955  Death County:    Monroe  
Volume:    53  Certificate:    26127  Roll:    6  
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Final Rites Held for W. J. HUGGINS
     Final rites for William Joseph HUGGINS, 75, Frisco City, Rt. 2, 
     were held Tuesday at 2 p. m. from Coleman Assembly of God Church 
     in the Colemanville community.
     The Rev. Joe Allen LUKER and Rev. FLOWERS officiated. Burial 
     followed in the church cemetery.
     Mr. HUGGINS died at his home at 1:10 a. m. Monday. He was a 
     member of the Coleman Assembly of God Church.
     Survivors include two sons, Curtis of Atmore, Rt. 2, and Eucle 
     of Frisco City, Rt. 2; one brother, Phillip of Frisco City, Rt. 2; 
     three sisters, Mrs. Annie PARRISH of Excel, Mrs, Laura BURTON of 
     Foley, and Miss Clara HUGGINS of Frisco City, Rt. 2; 10 grandchildren; 
     and six great-granchildren.
     Funeral arrangements were directed by Johnson Funeral Home of Monroeville.
[from the Monroe Journal 2-6-1958]

Name:    William J Huggins Death Date:    03 Feb 1958  Death County:    Monroe  
Volume:    10  Certificate:    4586  Roll:    6  
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March 8, 1956 Butler Co. News
NOAH ISAAC HUGGINS
     Noah Isaac HUGGINS, a native of Starlington, Route One, Georgiana, Ala., 
     and resident of Mobile for the past 39 years, died in a Mobile Hospital, 
     Feb. 29, 1956, at 5:30 p.m.  He was 72 years of age.
     He is survived by two sons, Mr. S. R. HUGGINS, San Jose, Calif., and 
     Mr. R. C. HUGGINS, Grand Junction, Colo.; two daughters, Mrs. J. A. 
     SORENSEN, Mobile, and Mrs. W. L. GIBSON, Mobile; two brothers, 
     Mr. Pat HUGGINS, Monroeville, Ala., and Mr. Doc HUGGINS, Georgiana, 
     Ala.; three sisters, Mrs. S. W. ENGLISH, Mobile, Mrs. Earl CASEY, 
     Georgiana, Ala., Mrs. Laura IRWIN, Atmore, Ala.; eight grandchildren, 
     one great grandchild and other relatives.  Funeral services were held 
     from the chapel of Higgins Mortuary in Mobile Thursday, March 1, 1956, 
     at 3 p.m.  Interment was in Pine Crest Cemetery.  Funeral arrangements 
     by Higgins Mortuary, Inc., Mobile, Ala.
January 26, 1956 Butler County News

Name:    Noah I Huggins Death Date:    29 Feb 1956  Death County:    Mobile  
Volume:    12  Certificate:    5732  Roll:    6  
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Mary Carolyn BLACKBURN HUTTO

On February 19th, 1928, about two o'clock in the afternoon, the death 
angel visited the home of Mrs. J.E. Black, and took from them her loving mother.

Her death came as a great shock to her family and friends. She was sick only 
one hour although she had been an invalid for two years. We didn't think of 
death coming so quick, but God saw fit to take her out of her suffering to 
dwell with Him in a more beautiful home of rest and happiness.

Mrs. Hutto, who before her marriage was Miss Mary Carolyn Blackburn, was born 
Nov. 25th, 1840, in Pike Conty, Ala. On Jan 10th, 1859, she was married to 
William Edward Hutto, who died several years ago. To this union was born three 
children, two of whom preceded her to the grave a few years ago.

She joined the Primitive Baptist church at the age of twenty, and for 68 years 
lived a consecrated Christian life. Her love for her family and loved ones was 
beautiful to see. She was always kind and loving to everyone who visited her.

It is hard, oh so hard, to say goodbye to a dear one, but if the family and 
loved ones live right, as was her desire, they will meet her in that beautiful 
home where there is no suffering nor good-byes.

She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. J. E. Black of this place, six grandchildren, 
twelve great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren, who are all left to 
mourn her loss.

The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Littles, pastor of the Primitive 
Baptist church at McKenzie, assisted by Rev. D. L. Folsom. She was laid to rest 
in Milner Cemetery.
---A loved one
[from the Butler County News, Feb. 1928]

Name:    Mrs. Mary (Wm.) Hutto Death Date:    Feb 1928  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    6  Roll:    3  Page #:    2759  
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Death of Newton HUTTO
     
On Friday afternoon the funeral of Mr. Newton HUTTO, age 60 years, was 
conducted at his late residence in Evergreen by Dr. J. G. DICKENSON, 
pastor of the local Baptist church, services at the cemetery being 
concluded by Rev. W. H. KAMOLIN.

Deceased was born in Butler county where he resided all his life until 
about two years ago when he moved to Evergreen to engage in the 
mercantile business. 

He leaves his wife and one daughter; and one sister, Mrs. Mattie BLACK, 
of Georgiana, to whom is extended deep and sincere sympathy.
--Evergreen Courant.
[from the Butler County News of 3-5-1926]

Name:    William J. Hutto Death Date:    Mar 1926  Death County:    Conecuh  
Volume:    18  Roll:    2  Page #:    8716  [need to order to verify that 
William J. is Newton]
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Death of Mrs. Ingram
     The death angel visited the home of Mrs. George H. Ingram last 
     Saturday morning July 18th and claimed for its own, his dear wife, 
     Evie, who had suffered for some time.  She was 63 years old and a 
     member of the Methodist church.  She was always kind and gentle.
     Before the marriage she was Miss Martha Evelyn BYRD.  She was the 
     mother of eleven children, several of whom survive her.  Author I. 
     INGRAM of Georgiana, Ala.; S.C. INGRAM, Beaumont, Texas; W.L. INGRAM, 
     Montgomery, Ala.; G. C. INGRAM, Montgomery, Ala. Chester L. INGRAM, 
     Georgiana, Ala.; Mrs. L. E. ANDREWS, Montgomery, Ala. and Mrs. J. T. 
     MCNEIL, Pine Apple, Ala., all of whom were present at the funeral 
     except S. C. INGRAM, of Beaumont, Texas.  She is also survived by 
     her husband and one brother, Mr. Wall BYRD, of Repton, Ala. and one 
     sister, Mrs. S. E. WALL, of Pine Apple, Ala. both of whom were present.  
     She leaves 18 grandchildren [rest was cut off of photo]
[from the Butler Co. News 7-18-1912]

Name:    Mrs George Ingram Death Date:    13 Jul 1912  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    3  Certificate:    160  Roll:    1  
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ZACK TAYLOR JOINER
     Funeral services for Zack Taylor JOINER, age 70, who died at his 
     home at Garland, R. F. D. 1, Monday following several weeks illness 
     was held at the family cemetery Tuesday at 2:30 p.m., Cope Funeral 
     Home in charge, Rev. Fred BROWN conducting the services.
     Survivors are his wife; three sons, Elmore and Will of Ohio, Edd, 
     Owassa; three daughters, Mrs. Myrtle WOLF, Buffalo, N.Y., Mrs. 
     Fannie Mae CAROLL, Tuscaloosa, Mrs. Bessie  BRAXTON, Owassa; one 
     brother, Elbert JOINER, Garland, R. F. D. 1.
Thursday, July 18, 1946 Evergreen Courant

Name:    Zack T Joiner Death Date:    15 Jul 1946  Death County:    Conecuh  
Volume:    49  Certificate:    24340  Roll:    4  
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Death of Mrs. Jones
     After a short illness Mrs. Ruthie R. JONES, of McKenzie, passed 
     from this world to her home in the eternal kingdom, Oct. 21, 1912.  
     Mrs. JONES was borned Oct. 26, 1831, and lacked one day being 81 
     years of age.  She had been a devout member of the M. E. church 
     for a number of years.  One son, J. H. JONES, and one daughter 
     Sallie E. survive her.  Her husband preceded her to the grave a 
     number of years ago, having died in the year 1868.  Burial services 
     were conducted by Rev. W. BANCROFT and interment was made in South 
     Butler Cemetery.  Many relatives and friends were present and paid 
     their last respects to this noble woman.
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JESSE L. JOYNER

Jesse L. JOYNER, age 79, died at his home 5 miles west of Garland in 
Beat One Saturday after an illness of about five weeks.  He was born 
and had lived all his life in that community where he enjoyed the esteem 
and respect of a wide circle of friends.

Funeral services were held Sunday at 3 P.M. at Concord church with 
interment in the cemetery near the church.  Rev. BAGGETT, Baptist minister 
of Georgiana officiated.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Susan JOYNER; 7 children, R. L. JOYNER, 
Garland, Mrs. Joe HICKS, Belleville, Mrs. Evelyn MIDDLETON, Evergreen, 
Mrs. Lee ETHERIDGE, Belleville, Clifford JOYNER, Garland, Mrs. H.E. REED, 
Birmingham, Preston JOYNER, Mobile.  He is also survived by 21 grand children.
Jan. 29, 1942 Evergreen Courant

Name:    Jesse L Joyner Death Date:    24 Jan 1942  Death County:    Conecuh  
Volume:    1  Certificate:    248  Roll:    4  

[Note: Jesse L. JOYNER was born January 15, 1863, and died January 24, 1942.]
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DEATH OF AGED CITIZEN 
Mrs. Levinia King Passes Away at Early Hour Thursday
     The death of Mrs. Levinia KING occurred suddenly at the home of her son, 
     Mr. Will KING, early this morning.  She had gotten up when she was 
     suddenly stricken with a severe pain and died before medical aid could 
     reach her.  Her death was a great shock to all.  Mrs. KING was 84 years 
     of age and one of our oldest as well as most beloved and estimable citizens.  
     Two children, one daughter, Mrs. George MURPHY of Greenville, and one son, 
     Mr. Will KING of this place, survive her.  They have the sympathy of all 
     in their great loss. 
[from a March or April 1925 Butler Co. News--Lavenia King died in Mar. 1925]

Name:    Lavenia King Death Date:    Mar 1925  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    10  Roll:    2  Page #:    4737  
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Aged Citizen Expires
     On Friday morning, March 2nd, at this home occurred the death of 
     Mr. W. H. H. LEATHERWOOD, Sr.  Surrounded by immediate members of 
     the household and friends, his gentle spirit winged its flight to 
     its Maker.
     Weeks and months of suffering were borne with that fortitude so 
     characterisitic of the good and venerable man.  For several years 
     he had been in declining health, and the dissolution was not unexpected 
     to the watchers at his bedside.
     He was good, he was unselfish; and as his dear devoted wife waited by 
     his bedside he would say to her, "I fear you may not have such kind 
     attention when you get sick."
     The deceased was a pioneer settler of this county, having reached the 
     ripe old age of 84 years at the time of his death.  He is survived by 
     his devoted wife and six children.
     The remains were tenderly placed in their last resting place in the 
     Robinsonville cemetery, a large concourse of friends and relatives 
     being present.
     'Twill not be long until God's loving hands will draw the curtain away 
     and faith will give place to knowledge, as we look with enraptured 
     vision across the mystic river.
     --W. J. TROUTMAN. Canoe, Ala., March 19th, 1906
[from the Atmore Spectrum, March 22, 1906]
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Mrs. J. W. LEDLOW 
     Mrs. Margaret Annie LEDLOW, 79, died at Greenville, Friday, August 5th. 
     On Monday afternoon, Aug. 1st, she was struck by a motor vehicle on the 
     highway near the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. Jesse BYRD, where she 
     was visiting. Injuries received then caused her death.
     A large circle of relatives and friends were grieved at the passing of 
     this beloved woman.
     Mrs. LEDLOW was born in Butler County, and made this her home until death. 
     She married John Wesley LEDLOW and to this union were born two children, 
     one of whom survives. She was a faithful member of the New Home Methodist 
     Church.
     She is survived by one son, Mr. Steve Ledlow, Georgiana; ten grandchildren, 
     Mrs. Jesse BYRD and Miss Annie Will WARD. of Greenville; Miss Oneita WARD, 
     of Haines City, Fla.; Mr. Clayton WARD, Mrs. Amasa PALMER, Mrs. Willie 
     HARVILLE, Mr. John LEDLOW, Mrs. Melvin SALTER, Miss Winona LEDLOW, and 
     Mrs. Hollis LEDLOW, of Georgiana; nine great grandchildren; two brothers, 
     Mr. Will HENDERSON, Chapman, and Mr. J. M. HENDERSON, of Georgiana; two 
     sisters, Mrs. Monroe BEASLEY, Georgiana, and Mrs. Ashley MILLER, Caryville, Fla.
     Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at four o'clock at the home 
     of Mr. Steve LEDLOW, conducted by the Rev. L. B. HEADLEY, assisted by the 
     Rev. J. B. BYRD. Burial was in SELLERS cemetery with Johnson Funeral Home 
     in charge. The large gathering attested the esteem in which the deceased 
     was held.
     The pallbearers were: Messrs. Jesse BYRD, Clayton WARD, David FOLSOM, 
     Race GREEN, John LEDLOW, Willie HARVILLE, Amasa PALMER, and Cecil WARD.
[August 1938 Butler County News]

Name:    Mrs M A Ledlow Death Date:    Aug 1938  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    35  Certificate:    17239  Roll:    3  
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MRS. SALLIE B. LEDLOW
     Mrs. Sallie B. LEDLOW, age 72, died in a Tuscaloosa hospital, Wednesday. 
     Funeral services will be conducted Friday at a time to be announced by 
     Johnson Funeral Home.
[from the BCN 11-6-1958]

Name:    Sallie B H Ledlow Death Date:    05 Nov 1958  Death County:    Tuscaloosa  
Volume:    52  Certificate:    25948  Roll:    6  
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IN MEMORY OF A MOTHER IN ISRAEL

Matilda Elizabeth LEE was born on Jan. 25th, 1854, and was married to William 
Caleb HOLLOWAY, Dec. 24th, 1874. To this union God gave eight children, three 
of them and her husband preceding her to the grave. Also there are 17 
grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren surviving. She professed faith in 
Christ and united with Starlington Missionary Baptist Church in the year 1875. 
For fifty-nine years, she lived a simple, Christian life, and her influence has 
and will tell in the life of her children and grandchildren, for they will stand 
up in life to call her blessed.

Her body is resting in the cemetery at Morrow Schoolhouse, her spirit returned 
to God, who gave it; her soul went to Jesus, who redeemed it because of her faith 
in him. So, weep not, dear children, as those that have no hope, but trust in Him 
who saved her soul, and some sweet day, you will meet her face to face again.

May we all cherish her memory and emulate her Christian life in all the virtues 
she so beautifully illustrated. We can say with all her loved ones, "Peace, sweet 
peace, the gift of God's love."
--J.B. Byrd
[from the Butler County News, 1934]

Name:    Elizabeth Holloway Death Date:    Oct 1934  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    48  Roll:    3  Page #:    23636  
---

Death of W.C. HOLLOWAY [William C. HOLLOWAY]
     Mr. W.C. HOLLOWAY died on March 12th and was buried at Morrow school house.
     He had been a member of the Baptist church since he was a young man.  
     Mr. HOLLOWAY was 76 years old, and leaves a wife and six living children 
     to mourn his loss.  Besides his widow, Mrs. M.E. [Matilda Elizabeth LEE] 
     HOLLOWAY of Starlington are Mrs. Ella WRIGHT of Garland; Mrs. Pearl MCCALL 
     of Brushy Creek, Miss Ola HOLLOWAY; Mr. J. T. HOLLOWAY, and W.W. HOLLOWAY.  
     He also had sixteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  We regreted 
     very much to give him up, but God knows best.
     Sleep on, sweet father, Sleep on and take your rest.  When called home He 
     thought best.  We loved you first; we loved you last, but God in Heaven 
     loved you best.--A friend.
[from the Butler County News of 4-17-1930]

Name:    William C. Holloway Death Date:    Mar 1930  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    11  Roll:    3  Page #:    5013  
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Death of Mrs. T. L. LEE
     Sunday morning, Dec. 20th, at 5:30 o'clock Mrs. T. L. LEE passed from 
     this sad world to rest.  She had been in bad health for quite a while, 
     and was taken serious and somewhat sudden Saturday night about 7 o'clock.
     Mrs. LEE leaves a husband, two daughters and seven sons besides a host 
     of friends to mourn her death.  To the husband and children we would say 
     "Weep not for God giveth, He taketh, He knoweth best, and doeth all 
     things well."  We all know it is hard to be submissive in such and just 
     say from the depths of our hearts "Thy will be done," but when we take 
     that dear old book and read how our Saviour suffered and died for us we 
     know we should not grieve over this world of trouble.
     Mrs. LEE was a good wife and mother, a true Christian woman, having a 
     pleasant smile for all she met.
     Mr. LEE and family wish to thank their many friends for their kindness 
     shown them during their bereavement.---A Friend.
[from the Butler County News, Dec. 31, 1914]

Note by CMS:  This is Lydia BURKETT, wife of Thomas Lovard LEE, Sr.  
She is buried at Morrow Cemetery near Georgiana, Alabama.
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Mr. T. L. LEE, Sr. [Thomas Lovard LEE]
Obituary--Mr. Lovie LEE of near Starlington died Sun. Aug. 31st, 1930, 
at the home of his son Rev. Tommie LEE at 7:00 A.M. There will be a more 
extensive obit in next week's issue.
[9-4-1930 Butler County News]

In Memory of T. L. Lee, Sr.
     On Sunday morning, Aug. 31, 1930, Bro. Lee went home never to return 
     to us again. Seventy-two years ago on the same date of the month he 
     came into this world. He was born and lived in ths county all his life. 
     He was a good citizen, advocating and voting for what he believed to 
     be the best for his community, state, and nation. He was a good man, 
     so said to be by his neighbors and friends who knew him best.
     For fifty years he had been a member of Starlington Baptist church and 
     lived the life of faith that he professed in his Saviour. "So we weep 
     not as those who have no hope" but feel sure that he has passed to the 
     sweet beyond and will come in possession of that eternal home that 
     Jesus has gone to prepare for those who love and serve Him.
Bro. Lee was married to Miss Lydia Burkett, Jan. 13th, 1887, and to them were 
born ten children, Mrs. Maudie Jolly, Shreveprt, La.; Rev. Thomas L. Lee, Jr., 
Georgiana, Ala.; Miss Willie Lee, Georgiana, Ala.; Luther P. Lee, Jackson, 
Tenn.; Albert Lee, Rutledge, Ala.; Aaron C. Lee, Garland, Ala.; Robert W. Lee, 
Denver, Colo.; Rev. Moses L. Lee, Monroe, La.; Mrs. Edmund Higgs, Key West, 
Fla.; Besides his children, there are 29 grandchildren and one sister Mrs. W. C. 
Holloway and a host of friends left to mourn his death.
     His funeral was held at the Morrow School House on Monday at ten o'clock 
     Sept. 1st and there we buried his body to await the resurrection morning 
     when I trust we shall all meeet to part no more. Services were conducted 
     by the writer, Rev. J. B. Byrd. 
[from the Butler Co. News, Sept. 11, 1930]

Name:    T. Love Lee Death Date:    Aug 1930  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    37  Roll:    3  Page #:    18153  
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Obituary
     The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. T. L. LEE was buried here on Monday 
     morning, Aug. 26th.  Its little life scarcely begun before it closed 
     its eyes upon earthly scenes and opened them upon the glories of the 
     heavenly home.  The short life of the precious child, though so brief, 
     had its mission to those who were brought under its gentle touch.
      In heaven's bright home where the angels are singing, your little 
      darling, dear parents, awaits your coming.  May the gracious Father 
      send his comforting and sustaining grace to the sad hearts and point 
      you to a land where no death angel ever comes.--W. BANCROFT.
[9-5-1912 BCN]

Name:    T L Lee, Jr Death Date:    25 Aug 1912  Death County:    Butler  Comment:    INF  
Volume:    3  Certificate:    185  Roll:    1  
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Mr. Alonzo Lee Called by Death Monday [Alonzo Bennett LEE]

Mr. Alonzo Lee, well known and prominent citizen residing in the Loree 
community, passed away at his home Monday afternoon at 6 o'clock following 
an illness of several months. For some time he had suffered from cancer and 
this was the cause of his death.

Deceased was a native of the community in which he died. He was a splendid 
citizen and his passing is a great loss to that section. He was not married. 
He and his sister, Mrs. Fannie Weaver, made their home together.

Funeral services were held at Fairfield Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock with 
Rev. Cleve Ellis conducting the last rites.
[from May 8?, 1930 Evergreen Courant]

Mr A. B. Lee

On Monday evening, April 28, the death angel visited the home of Mrs. Fanny 
Weaver, bearing away the spirit of her beloved brother, Mr. A. B. Lee.

Mr. Lee had suffered from a cancer for several years which resulted in his 
death. All that loving hands could do for him was done to try to relieve 
him of his suffering.

The deceased was 68 years old at the time of his death, and was unmarried. 
He was a member of Arkadelphia Baptist Church, having united with it early in life.

Mr. Lee is survived by one brother, Mr. George Lee, of Arkadelphia and two 
sisters, Mrs. Black of Butler [Co.] and Mrs. Fannie Weaver of Arkadelphia.

Funeral services were held at Fairfield Cemetery Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock 
with Rev. Cleve Ellis officiating.

The beautiful floral offering spoke silently the high esteem in which Mr. Lee 
was held in the community in which he lived and wherever known.

"I cannot say, and I will not say
That he is dead. He is just away!
With a cheery smile and a wave of the hand,
He has wandered into an unknown land.
And left us dreaming how very fair,
It needs must be, since he lingers there.
Think of him still as the same, I say.
He is not dead--he is just away."
[from the Evergreen Courant, Thursday, May 15, 1930]

Name:    Alonzo B. Lee Death Date:    Apr 1930  Death County:    Conecuh  
Volume:    16  Roll:    3  Page #:    7949  
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Aged Loree Citizen Passes Away Sept. 9

After a period of declining health over the past several years, 
Mr. George Lee, age 85, well known and respected citizen of Loree 
community, died at his home Thursday, Sept. 9 at 8:30 o'clock.

Deceased through his long residence in the county and useful life 
endeared himself to a large circle of friends who were saddened at 
his death. He was born and raised in the Breckenridge community and 
had lived in this county all of his life. During his active years he 
engaged in farming and timbering.

Funeral services were held at Arkadelphia Church Friday morning with 
Rev. S. P. Lindsey officiating.

Survivors are one son, R. B. Lee, and one daughter, Mrs. Betty Freeman.

Rutland was in charge of arrangements.
[from the Evergreen Courant, Sept. 16, 1937]

Card of Thanks in Sept. 23 edition of newspaper was signed by Mr. and 
Mrs. R. B. Lee and son, Mrs. B. L. Freeman, and R. R. Lewis
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Mrs. Lucy SALTER Called by Death [Lucy Octavia LEE]
     Mrs. Lucy Salter on Monday morning, November 26, just as the day 
     began to dawn, the death angel visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. 
     T. L. SALTER, bearing away the sweet spirit of her mother, Mrs. 
     Lucy SALTER.
Mrs. SALTER had been in failing health for some time. She was 71 years 
at the time of her death. All that loving hands here upon this earth 
could do for her it was done until the end came. But God saw best to 
take her away from us to her heavenly home where there will be no more 
sorrow. She was a most devoted wife and loving mother. 
     She has been a faithful member of the Baptist church since early 
     girlhood. She is survived by her husband, Mr. A. S. SALTER, one 
     son, Mr. John SALTER, and three daughters, Mrs. T.L. SALTER, 
     Mrs. Dick BURT of Evergreen, Rte. B, and Mrs. Porter STRINGFELLOW 
     of Georgiana, and two brothers, Mr. A.B. LEE and Mr. George LEE 
     of Arkadelphia, and two sisters, Mrs. E. L. BLACK of Butler [Co.] 
     and Mrs. Fany [sic] WEAVER of Arkadelphia, and a number of 
     grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Fairmont Baptist 
     Church Tuesday morning with Rev. I. S. RIDGWAY officiating. Her 
     remains were laid to rest in the Fairfield Cemetery. A number of 
     friends and relatives paid their last respects to this good woman.
     To the loved ones we can say we sympathize with you in your loss, 
     yet we can say your loss is her gain in the Heavenly home not 
     prepared by hands for Jesus said, "Come unto all ye that labor 
     and are heavy laden and I will give you rest.
...by Phoebe and Annie D. CARTER
[Evergreen Courant, Dec. 6, 1928]

Name:    Lucy A. Salter Death Date:    Nov 1928  Death County:    Conecuh  Comment:    A.S.  
Volume:    53  Roll:    3  Page #:    26100  
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Mrs. George LEE Dies of Pneumonia Monday [Theodocia HIGDON]
     Mrs. George Lee, age 72, highly respected lady of Loree community, 
     passed away at her home Monday night after an illness of pneumonia 
     lasting over a period of then days.  Deceased was a splendid character, 
     greatly beloved by a host of friends and relatives, who deeply regret 
     her passing.
     Mrs. LEE was born and reared in the Loree community. A further unusual 
     fact connected with her death is that she died in the same house in 
     which she was born.  She was a member of the Arkadelphia Baptist church 
     and had been since a young girl. At no time in her life was her membership 
     elsewhere.  She lived an exemplary Christian life.
     Funeral services were held at Arkadelphia cemetery Tuesday afternoon with 
     her pastor, Rev. W. H. Kamplain in charge assisted by Dr. J. G. DICKINSON.
     Surviving her are her husband George LEE and two children, Roy B. LEE of 
     Evergreen, and Mrs. Betty FREEMAN of Loree.
[12-19-1929 Evergreen Courant]

Name:    Theodocia (Geo) Lee Death Date:    Dec 1929  Death County:    Conecuh  
Volume:    59  Roll:    3  Page #:    29500  
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JANE WATSON LEE
     Mrs. Jane Watson LEE, age 67, died at her home on West Front Street at 
     8 p. m. Tuesday night, August 31, after a long illness.
     She was a native of Conecuh County, having been reared in the Arkadelphia 
     Community. Since har marriage to Roy B. LEE 43 years ago, she had lived 
     in Evergreen.  She was held in high esteem by her numerous friends, all 
     of whom are grieved at her passing.
     Funeral services were held from Cope Funeral Home at 4:30 p. m. September 1, 
     conducted by Rev. O. PD. WILLIAMS and Rev. Sam GRANADE.  Pall bearers were 
     Melvin PIERCE, Bill SUDDITH, Aubrey GRIFFIN, John SKIPPER, A. J. JEFFCOAT 
     and Lewis WHITE.
     Interment was at Magnolia Cemetery.
     Besides her husband, she is survived by a son, Ray Watson LEE, a niece, 
     Mrs. Richard STEIN, Fayetteville, Tenn.
[from the Evergreen Courant 9-7-1950]

Name:    Mrs R B [Royal Bennett] Lee Death Date:    31 Aug 1950  Death County:    Conecuh  
Volume:    31  Certificate:    15400  Roll:    5  
----------------------

     Royal Bennett (R. B.) LEE, 89, of Evergreen died in a local nursing home 
     on Monday, Dec. 2, after a lengthy illness.  Funeral services were held 
     at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning from Cope Chapel with Dr. Sam GRANADE 
     officiating.  Burial was in Magnolia Cemetery, Cope Funeral Home directing.
     Mr. LEE was a member of an old and prominent Conecuh County family.  
     An avid sportsman, he operated a service station here for many years and 
     also dealt in boats and fishing tackle.
     Survivors include two nieces and a number of cousins.
[12-5-1968 Evergreen Courant]
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     Roy Watson LEE, 51, died on March 9 at his home in Evergreen.  Funeral 
     services were held March 10 at Cope Chapel with Rev. Sam Grenade officiating.  
     Burial was in Magnolia Cemetery with Cope Funeral Home directing.  Survivors 
     are his father R. B. LEE of Evergreen and several cousins.
3-14-1968  Evergreen Courant
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     Mrs. Reba Faye LEWIS, 65, of Evergreen died on Saturday, May 17, in a Mobile 
     hospital.  Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the 
     Fairview Baptist Church with the Rev. Wilburn COTTON officiating.  Burial was 
     in Magnolia Cemetery, Cope Funeral Home directing.
     Survivors include three sons, Roy LEWIS, Mobile; George LEWIS, Merritt Island, 
     Fla.; and Allen LEWIS, Ewa Beach, Hawaii, and five grandchildren.
[5-22-1975 Evergreen Courant]
--------------------

     Robert Ransom LEWIS, 61, of Evergreen, died Nov. 4 in Conecuh County Hospital.  
     Funeral services were held Tuesday from Bower Memorial Chapel with the Rev. 
     Sam GRANADE officiating.  Burial was in Magnolia Cemetery with Cope Funeral 
     Home directing.
     Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Reba Lewis, Evergreen; three sons, Alvin 
     Fritz LEWIS, Mount Holley, New Jersey; George LEWIS, Boynton Beach, Florida; 
     and Robert Roy LEWIS, Evergreen; a brother, Elmo LEWIS, Greenville; a sister, 
     Mrs. Idelia HART, Greenville; and one grandson.
[Thursday, Nov. 8, 1962 Evergreen Courant]
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J. C. LEE DEAD AT 81 YEARS OF AGE [John Calvin LEE]

Mr. J. C. LEE , a life-long citizen of this community, died  Tuesday after a short 
illness.  Deceased was 81 years of age and one of our most highly respected citizens.

He had been in a feeble condition for the past year or so but had been able to be up 
and around his home until last Friday afternoon when he left his house.  As he did 
not return in a couple of hours, search was made for him, and he was found lying 
unconscious in his cane patch near the house.  He did not regain consciousness, and 
on Tuesday afternoon, he passed to his reward in a better world.

An obituary of the life of this good man will appear in an early edition of this paper.

Mr. LEE is survived by his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Charlie VARNER of Chapman; four 
sons, J. C. LEE of Babbie, Burl LEE of Georgiana, Calvin LEE of Kentucky, and Ned LEE 
of Montgomery.

Burial was in the family graveyard near the LEE homestead yesterday afternoon, 
Rev. J. B. BYRD conducting the funeral services.
[from the Butler Co. News of Oct. 31, 1930]

Card of Thanks from the following:  Mrs. J. C. Lee, Sr.; Mr. and Mrs. J. E. LEE; 
Mr. and Mrs. C. H. VARNER; Mr. and Mrs. E. M. LEE; Mr. and Mrs. J. C. LEE, Jr.?, 
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. LEE [from the Butler Co. News of Nov. 7, 1930]

In Memory of John Calvin LEE

His forefathers came to this country from England and settled in Virginia before 
the American Revolution.  Hopkins LEE, his grandfather, came to Alabama in the 
pioneer days and made a home for himself and family.  His father, Jackson LEE, 
and mother , Betsy LEE, of  North Carolina, homesteaded land in this section.

There were ten children in his father's family, all of whom preceded him to the 
grave, except  W. M. LEE, of Brooks, Ala., the youngest one, and he is now 72 
years of age.

"Uncle Calvin," as he was familiarly known, spent his entire life of almost 81 
years within a mile of the place of his birth.  He was married Nov. 19th, 1886, 
to Emma Francis HANCOCK, whose native home was Troy, Alabama.  God blessed this 
union with six children, all of whom are living except Dan who died in 1911.  
Uncle Calvin was one of our very best citizens, a good neighbor, a kind husband, 
and a loving and tender father.  He had the love and respect of all who knew him.  
May we follow the noble deeds of his life and be prepared to answer the call of 
the Death Angel.  He is survived by his wife and one daughter, Mrs. C. H. VARNER, 
of Chapman, Ala.; four sons, E. M. LEE, of Montgomery, Ala.; J. E. LEE, of Opp, 
Ala.; J. C. LEE of Kentucky; and Burrel LEE of Georgiana, Ala. His body was placed 
in the Smith Cemetery on Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 30th, there to await the 
Resurrection morn.  Funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. W. IVEY and J. B. BYRD.

May the Holy Spirit comfort those that are left to mourn his passing, and the 
grace of God our Father be your sufficiency.
                                                          -----A friend
[from the Butler County News of Nov. 13, 1930]

Name:    J. C. Lee Death Date:    Oct 1930  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    46  Roll:    3  Page #:    22521  
---------------------

Mrs. Emma LEE
Mrs. Emma Lee, widow of the late Calvin Lee, died last Tuesday night at 
8:45 o'clock. Burial services will be held at the home this afternoon with 
the Rev. C. W. Northcutt and the Rev. J.B. Byrd in charge of services. 
Dunklin-Glass in charge.

Deceased was 81 years of age and was one of our oldest and most highly 
respected citizens. Four sons survive her: Messrs. E. M. Lee, Montgomery; 
Burrel Lee, Georgiana; J.E. Lee, Opp, Ala.; and J.C. Lee, Ft. Pierce, Fla.

A more extended obituary will appear in our next issue.
[from the Butler County News, Nov. 11, 1937]

In Memory of Mrs. E. F. Lee
     Mrs. Emma Frances Lee was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bransford 
     Hancock. She was born Nov. 23, 1856, at Troy, Ala., where she grew 
     into young womanhood. She was married to Mr. Calvin Lee, and they 
     built their home one and one half miles northwest of Georgiana, Ala., 
     the same location where she died on Nov. 9, 1937, 80 years and 11 
     months and 16 days old at her death. Her husband passed to his reward 
     7 years and 9 days ahead of her, the date of his death being Oct. 29, 
     1930.
These two lived together for 55 years, 11 months, and 10 days. They were 
blessed with six children, 5 boys and 1 girl: Jackson, Sallie, Ned, Calvin, 
Dan, and Burrell.
     Dan died in 1911 and Sallie died some four or five years ago. Jackson 
     lives near Opp, Ala.; Ned in Montgomery, Ala.; Calvin at Ft. Pierce, 
     Fla.; Burrell at Georgiana. Besides the children living, there are 19 
     grandchildren and many other relatives, friends, and neighbors who 
     mourn her passing.
     She joined the Methodist Protestant Church in her youth, and we believe 
     as others, that a "mother in Israel has fallen." May all who mourn her 
     going find comfort in the promises of God's Book the Bible, the grace 
     of our Lord, Jesus Christ, and in the presence of the Holy Spirit. For 
     our weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning. So 
     it will be when we meet with her and all the dear ones gone on before.
Her body was placed in the Smith Cemetery on Thursday after her death in 
the family lot. The Rev. J. B. Byrd and the Rev. C. W. Northcutt conducted 
the services. Dunklin-Johnson in charge.
"I hear the soft winds sighing
Among the boughs that wave,
Beneath is mother lying
So quiet in her grave.
Unbidden tears have started, 
As by the ground I bow;
I think of when we parted;
I have no mother now.
She's gone from earth to Heaven;
She's gone away.
I have no mother now."
--J.B. Byrd
[from the Butler Co. News, Nov. 1937]
-----------------------------------

HENRY LEE, native of Georgiana, Ala., and a resident of Mobile for the past 
four years, died at the residence, 152 South Dearborn Street, at 7:35 p. m. 
Sunday. Surviving are five sons, John of Excel, Ala., Calvin of Chisman, Ala., 
T. E. LEE of Georgetown, Charles and Henry LEE of Mobile; seven sisters, Mrs. 
Robert SAWYER of Excel, Mrs. Huey DYESS of Atmore, Ala., Mrs. Joseph LEE, and 
Mrs. J. W. BRYANT of Mobile, Mrs. Earl GRIFFIN of Foshee, Ala., Mrs. James 
Harrison of Atmore, and Mrs. Joe HARDY of Walnut Hill, Fla.; two brothers, 
W. R. LEE and R. E. LEE of Bay Minette; several grandchildren and great-
grandchildren and other relatives. The remains will be sent to Bay Minette 
Monday morning at 10 o'clock for interment by the Higgins Mortuary.
[from the Mobile Register, Jan. 14, 1935]

Note by CS: I believe the obit contains a mistake. I believe the seven sisters 
it mentions are actually daughters.

Name:    Henry Lee Death Date:    Jan 1935  Death County:    Mobile  
Volume:    4  Roll:    3  Page #:    1739  
--------------------------

MRS. J. B. LEE KILLED BY LIGHTNING [Nannie Lois SNEAD]

     During a severe thunderstorm on Tuesday afternoon, Mrs. Fanny LEE, 
     wife of Night Marshall J. Burryl LEE, was struck and instantly killed 
     by a bolt of lightning.  The five-months-old baby she was holding in 
     her arms was not hurt.
     Lightning struck the Lee home, which is located a mile north of Georgiana, 
     about four o'clock on Tuesday afternoon and entered the room where Mrs. 
     Lee was standing at the time and struck her.
     Deceased was 47 years of age and is survived by her husband, two children, 
     and two step-children. She will be greatly missed and the family has the 
     deepest sympathy of all in its sad bereavement.
     Funeral services will be held this afternoon at the home, with burial in 
     the Smith Cemetery.  Brunson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
[from the Butler Co. News, 8/3/1939]

Note by CMS: This obituary contains a mistake. I believe the newspaper was 
incorrect and the subject's name was actually Nannie or Nanny Lois SNEAD, not Fanny. 
Nannie SNEAD LEE (born in 1892, died Aug. 1, 1939) is buried at Smith Cemetery, 
Georgiana, Butler Co., AL. 

Name:    Nannie L Lee Death Date:    Aug 1939  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    34  Certificate:    16711  Roll:    3  
---------------------------

Obit: Mrs. J. Burl LEE [Bessie Mae PINKERTON]
     The sudden death of Mrs. Burl LEE was a great shock to the family and 
     their friends last Friday morning.
     She leaves to mourn her loss, her husband, two children, her father, 
     Mr. J.R. PINKERTON, three brothers, Ernest, C.B. and Greeley PINKERTON 
     of Lake Worth, Fla., one sister Mrs. B.D. BLACKMON of Georgiana .
     Burial was in the family cemetery near her home Sunday afternoon.

Card of Thanks
     We wish to thank each and every one for their loving kindness and 
     cherishing words of comfort during the sad hours of our precious 
     daughter and sister's death, also for the beautiful floral offerings.  
     May God bless each one and keep your hearts from aching as ours in 
     this most trying time.--Jim PINKERTON, Mr. and Mrs. B.D. BLACKMON. 
     Ernest PINKERTON, C.B. PINKERTON and Greeley PINKERTON.
[from the Butler County News of May 2, 1929]

Name:    Mrs. J. B. Lee Death Date:    Apr 1929  Death County:    Butler  
Comment:    J.B  
Volume:    25  Roll:    3  Page #:    12239  
---------------------------------------------------------------------

Joseph B. LEE    [Joseph Burrell LEE]

Joseph B. LEE, 78, of Red Level, died Saturday, Jan. 12th, in an 
Andalusia hospital.

Funeral services were held at 3:00 p.m., Monday, from Johnson Funeral 
Home Chapel. Burial was in Smith Cemetery, with Johnson Funeral Home of 
Georgiana directing.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Lula LEE, Red Level; five daughters, 
Mrs. Mary Frances BASS, Georgiana; Mrs. Jo Edna TOWRACH, Point Mugo, 
Calif.; Mrs. Virginia KARNES, Atwood, Ill.; Mrs. Emma Ruth VARNER, Red 
Level, and Mrs. Sallie Diann HOOD, Georgiana; three sons, John Jack LEE, 
Pensacola, Fla.; James Calin (Calvin?) LEE, Wichita Falls, Texas; and 
Joseph Buriell (sic) LEE, Jr., Red Level; 16 grandchildren; seven 
great-grandchildren. 
(from the Greenville Advocate, Jan.?, 1974)
------------

In Loving memory of Mrs. M. S. LEE

Aunt Senie, as she was always called, was called from this earth to 
rest on August 3, 1933.

Aunt Senie was for 8 months where she could not walk by herself and 
was confined to her bed for three weeks, but she bore her sickness 
with a smile, always kind, never seemed to worry or complain.  All 
was done for her that loving hands could do, but God saw fit to take 
her away to a better home than this.  We feel sure she slipped away 
out of this world to wake up in a brighter world on high.

She was married to H. T. LEE October 10, 1878.  To this union was 
born four children, Dan, John Robert, and Richard LEE and Mrs. W. L.
 WATSON.  Dan preceded her to the grave in early manhood, John Robert 
 in babyhood, and Richard 10 years ago, leaving only one child to mourn 
 her loss, 12 grandchildren, and 7 greatgrandchildren; 4 sisters, 
 Mrs. W. W. JONES, Mrs. Tom BENSON of Bethel West, Mrs. G. H. MORGAN 
 of Brewton, and Mrs. T. R. JONES of Castleberry, besides a host of 
 other relatives and friends.

Sleep on dear one; we loved you but God loved you best.--By one who loved her.
------------------

In Memory of Mrs. J. W. MURPHY [Effie LEE]
     In memory of our precious mother and grandmother, who departed this 
     life early on Thursday morning, Jan. 7, 1937, making her stay on earth 
     near 87 years. She was a devoted member of Shackleville Baptist Church, 
     a citizen of Butler County all of her life, having lived in the same 
     house since her marriage 67 years ago. She was the oldest of a family 
     including two brothers and one sister, and the last to be called away.
     Grandmother had good health all of these years, being able to do her 
     own housework and care for her chickens, which she enjoyed so much. 
     She never complained of anything, was always so loving and kind.
     She was ill five weeks with heart trouble, but bore her suffering with 
     patience. God, in His love, saw fit to call her home to be with Him in 
     those mansions He has prepared for those who love and trust Him as she 
     did. May we, too, so live that when we're called away, we may hear the 
     voice of Jesus say, "Well done, thou good and faithful servant. Enter 
     into the joys of Heaven." God's will be done, not ours...
[omitted a long poem]
     The body was laid to rest in the Shackleville Cemetery that afternoon 
     beside her husband who preceded her to the grave eight years ago, 
     Jan. 3. Four children also preceded her to the grave, two boys in 
     childhood, and later Mrs. Julia PALMER and Mrs. Hattie BLACK. Surviving 
     children are Mr. Henry MURPHY of Jay, Fla.; Mrs. Mary BLACK of Georgiana, 
     Ala.; Mrs. Lena VICKERY, Mr. B. L. MURPHY, and Mr. B. B. MURPHY of 
     Shackleville; forty grandchildren, a large number of g-grandchildren 
     and gg-grandchildren. Funeral by a minister from Greenville, Dunklin 
     in charge.
----written by Mrs. J. A. MCINVALE

Card of Thanks from Mr./Mrs. Eli VICKERY and family; Mr./Mrs. George BLACK 
and family; Mr. Bill MURPHY; Mr. Bob MURPHY; Mr. Jim PALMER and children; 
Mr. Henry MURPHY.
[from the Butler Co. News of Jan. 28, 1937]

Name:    Effie Murphy Death Date:    Jan 1937  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    1  Certificate:    114  Roll:    3  
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RICH LEE FATALLY SHOT SUNDAY AFTERNOON

     During an altercation Sunday afternoon about one o'clock at a place 
     about one half mile south of town, Mr. Rich LEE was fatally shot twice 
     through the side and died early the next morning.  Gordon and Alvin 
     FULLER are held on the charge of killing Mr. LEE.  Both shots entered 
     LEE's back at the waist line.  After being shot, he walked some distance 
     through the woods to the railroad, near Mr. Edge's home, giving out when 
     he reached there.  He was carried to Watson's Infirmary immediately when 
     it was found that he had been fatally wounded.  Preliminary hearing of 
     the case will be held at Greenville Saturday.
     Burial of Mr. Richard LEE, who died Monday morning, occured at Macedonia 
     graveyard last Tuesday.  Services were conducted by Rev. B.M. HERLONG of Atmore.
[from the Butler County News, May 29, 1924]

Name:    H. Rich Lee Death Date:    May 1924  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    20  Roll:    2  Page #:    9695  
---------------------------

John Robert LEE, 54, died Sept. 3, 1939; survived by widow; three sons--
Joseph, Fred, and Jack; three daughters--Doris, Mae, and Laurie; four 
brothers--Herbert of Georgiana, and Arthur, Marlin, and Clarence of Lake 
Harbor, Fla.; one sister, Mrs. A.B. ARNOLD of Georgiana. 
[Butler County News]

Name:    John R Lee Death Date:    Sep 1939  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    38  Certificate:    18834  Roll:    3  
-------------------

Joseph Edward LEE, son of Burrl LEE died Saturday evening after a short 
illness; survived by father Burrl LEE; 2 sisters, Mrs. Frank BASS, Jr., 
and  Joe Edna LEE, and one brother John Jack LEE. Funeral Sunday afternoon; 
Rev. D.W. EILAND officiated. Burial at Smith Cemetery.
[3-2-1944 Butler County News]

Name:    Joseph E Lee Death Date:    26 Feb 1944  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    9  Certificate:    4437  Roll:    4  
------------------

DEATH  [Jackson Lafayette Lee] 
     Last Wednesday, Feb. 13th, 1918, just as the sun was going down, 
     the Angel of Death visited our home and took from us our dear father 
     and oh it was so hard to give him up.  But the Lord knew best and 
     called him to come up higher where there will be no sickness, sorrow, 
     pain, and death.  His suffering was great but he bore it all without 
     complaint.  When we would ask him how he felt his answer would be, 
     "I'm better," or "alright."  Though we could see that he was racked 
     with pain, no one but himself and Jesus knows how he suffered.  Often 
     we would see him lying there looking out the window with tears in his 
     eyes.  But we could never get him to tell us his thoughts, and the 
     day he died he would watch everyone as if he wanted to tell us something 
     though he never did.  Oh, just to think we'll never get to see him any 
     more on this earth.  But some sweet day I hope to meet him in Heaven 
     where there'll be no separation.  Our home will never seem itself anymore, 
     for dear papa is gone, and no one can take his place. 
[from the Butler Co. News, 2-18-1918]

CARD OF THANKS
     We wish to thank our many friends for the kindness shown us 
     during the sickness and death of our dear husband and father.
     --Mrs. J. L. LEE and family.

Butler Co. Ala. Register of Births & Deaths, 1916-1919
Name: J. L. LEE   Date of Death: Feb. 13, 1918   Occupation: Farmer   
Cause of Death: Tuberculosis of Lung
Age: not given   Marital status: Married   Place of Interment: Smith Cemetery   
Reporter: Johnson H. W. 
---------------------------

  Mrs. Celia LEE died at the home of her son Hillary LEE at Vera Cruz a 
  few days ago.  She was in her 90th year and drawing a pension as the 
  widow of Hillary LEE, a veteran of the War of 1812.  She was perhaps 
  the oldest  person in the county.
[from The New Era, 12-2-1904, p. 4]
----------------------

W. E. LEE PASSES AT HIS HOME AFTER LONG ILLNESS

     Mr. William E. LEE, 72, died at his home on Route 3, Red Level, 
     on Thursday afternoon, November 4.  He had been in ill health 
     for three and one half years.
     Mr. LEE had lived in the same community for over 30 years, was a 
     good man and neighbor and a faithful member of the Primitive church.
     He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Sue Caton Lee, of Route 3, Red Level; 
     two sisters, Mrs. Ella RUSSELL, of Pigeon Creek and Mrs. Guy CATON, 
     of SALE City; two brothers, Charlie and Perry, both of Red Level.
     Funeral servives were held at Fairmount church with Elder R. W. CROSS, 
     of Andalusia, officiating.  Interment was made in the church cemetery.
     Pallbearers were nephews of the deceased and were W. I. RUSSELL, 
     J. L. LEE, M. T. LEE, J. E. LEE, H. A. CATON, and T. E. RUSSELL.
     Foreman Funeral Home directed.
--Covington County News
[from the Butler Co. News, 11-18?-1943]`

Name:    William E Lee Death Date:    04 Nov 1943  Death County:    Covington  
Volume:    47  Certificate:    23378  Roll:    4  
------------------------------------


OBITUARY
     On Monday night, Oct. 31st, 1932, the death angel hovered over 
     the head of our dear husband and father, C. J. LEE, and called 
     him home to walk the golden streets of the New Jerusalem.  Papa 
     was only sick about one week, although he had been in bad health 
     for the past few years.  All was done for him that doctors and 
     kind hands could do, but none could stay the mighty hand of death.  
     It seems awful hard to give up one that was so kind.  Also the next 
     night the Lord saw fit to call his baby, Otto LEE, to go with him.
     Father's age was 59 years, six months, and ten days, and brother's 
     age was 28 years, eight months and 26 days.
     Father was a member of the Baptist church for about 13 years and was 
     always loyal to his church.  Brother did not belong to any church at 
     all, but just a few nights before he died, he made an open confession 
     and prayed almost an hour.  That day he called for his children and 
     they were carried to him.  First his little three-year-old boy, and 
     he said to him, "Good bye Jean. I have got to leave you.  I want you 
     to be a good boy." Next, they brought his baby.  He said to her, 
     "Good bye Evelyn."  She replied, "Good bye."  He then told her, 
     "I want you to be a good girl."  Then his dear companion broke down i
     n tears, and he said to her, "Don't cry, Eva.  I have got to go, but 
     death is honorable."
     They both died with that dreaded pneumonia.  We hardly have words to 
     express our heartfelt thanks to our many friends and for the many 
     floral offerings, also our kind and appreciated family physician, 
     Dr. W. D. NETTLES and Dr. TIPPINS of Georgiana.  We will have to 
     mention the kind nurses, Mrs. E. C. SHELLEY and Miss Mattie MARTIN.
     He leaves four children, two boys and two girls, and eighteen 
     grandchildren, three brothers, three sisters, and dear old mother to 
     mourn for him.
     Brother leaves his dear wife and three children, and both of them a 
     host of friends to mourn his loss, but we feel sure our loss is their 
     eternal gain.
     Their bodies were laid to rest at Elizabeth cemetery to await the 
     resurrection morn.  Funeral services were conducted by Elders J. M. 
     JONES of Frisco City and R. W. CROSS of Andalusia.
     We wish we had words to express our heartfelt thanks.  May God's 
     richest blessings rest upon you all is our prayer.
    ---T. R. LEE
[from the Butler County News, Nov. 10. 1932]

Name:    Columbus J. Lee Death Date:    Oct 1932  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    40  Roll:    3  Page #:    19880  

Name:    Otto K. Lee Death Date:    Nov 1932  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    45  Roll:    3  Page #:    22057  
-----------------------------------------------

DIED [Mrs. J. Osborne (Lula) LEE]

At the residence of Mrs. BLAUM, in this city Friday night, after a 
lingering illness of typhoid fever, Lula, the beloved wife of Mr. J. 
Osborne LEE.  Mrs. LEE was the daughter of John H. and Ida V. LEE, and 
was born in Elba, Coffee county.  She has been married only two short 
years and leaves her husband and infant child to mourn her loss.

The body was interred at Magnolia Cemetery Saturday afternoon and was 
followed hither by a large number of relatives and friends.

Mrs. Lee was a good, christian woman and her sweet and gentle manners 
had won for her a large circle of friends in this city.
4-6-1892 Greenville Advocate (Butler Co., Ala.)
-------------------------------------

Mrs. Julia LEE

     Mrs. Julia LEE died Monday at the age of 63 years.  She was a member 
     of the Baptist church and held in high esteem by all.  Her husband 
     preceded her to the grave two years ago.  She had lived at Avant 
     until a few months ago, when her health failing she came to Georgiana 
     and made her home with her son Mr. Arthur LEE.  She is survived by 
     four sons, Herbert, Robert, Marlin and Arthur LEE, and two daughters, 
     Mrs. A. B. ARNOLD and Mrs. Steve F. GAFFORD of Birmingham.  Burial 
     was at Union cemetery Tuesday, Rev. A. C. SHELL officiating.
[from the Butler Co. News Mar. 10, 1921]

Name:    Mrs. Julia Lee Death Date:    Mar 1921  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    8  Roll:    2  Page #:    3816  

Union Baptist Cemetery listing

350. J. L. LEE JAN 12, 1856 - FEB 13, 1918 
JULIA LEE MARCH 9, 1858 - MARCH 7, 1921 
----------------------

MR. DAN LEE DEAD

     Mr. Dan LEE, son of Mr. and mrs. J. C. LEE, of Georgiana, died of 
     pneumonia on Saturday night.  Dan was seventeen, a large lad of 
     unusually quiet, gentle manners and very devoted to home and loved 
     ones.  He was always kind and obedient to his parents and seemed 
     happy to be with his sisters and brothers.  A host of friends and 
     kindred are deeply grieved to give him up.
     Dan was a loyal member of Company A. of the Boy Scouts and was much 
     loved by all the command.  He was buried in the home cemetery, with 
     Scout honors, led by the commander, Mr. E. W. HOLAND.  He was followed 
     to the grave by a host of friends who extend sympathy to all the dear 
     ones left behind.  He leaves many friends who will miss him sorely.  
     To his memory, peace.
                              His friend,
                              E. W. HOLLAND
from the Greenville Advocate, 2-8-1911

Name:    Daniel Lee Death Date:    04 Feb 1911  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    2  Certificate:    296  Roll:    1  

Note by CS:  Dan Lee is buried at Smith Cemetery, Georgiana.
----------------------

Mr. A. L. LEE, Sr., died at the home of his son, Dr. Arthur LEE, here on 
Friday at 2 o'clock.  He suffered with an attack of heart trouble.  
Mr. LEE moved to Greenville some months ago from Furman and was residing 
with his son.  He was about 63 years of age at the time of his death.

His church membership was with the Baptist church.  During the War 
Between the States he was a soldier of the Confederacy.  His body 
was sent to Furman for interment.
from the Butler County News, 1-14-1915

Name:    Arthur Lee Death Date:    07 Jan 1915  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    3  Certificate:    203  Roll:    1  
---------------

Deaths
     Eddie M. LEE was born in Petrey, Crenshaw county, July 1882.  
     The only son of Robert E. and Mattie LEE.  Professed religion 
     and joined the Methodist Protestant Church in 1906 at old Smith's 
     Chapel.  Attended a Bible school the same fall, and was quite a 
     diligent student.  Removed with his parents to Red Level, Ala., 
     several years ago, where he died Feb. 8, 1915.

     About five years ago Mr. LEE began work with the L & N Railroad, 
     and was with the road at intervals until his health failed last 
     summer.  He went out to New Mexico for a time, but failing to 
     improve returned home to spend the remaining time with his parents 
     and friends.

     He made many friends among the railroad people.  During one winter 
     he was a student in the Georgiana High School under Prof. E. L. 
     STOUGH, and he was the students' friend.  He lived in the home of 
     Rev. E. W. HOLLAND while in this school, and was devoted to this family.

     Mr. LEE was a member in good standing in the Woodmen of the World.  
     The funeral services were held by Rev. E. W. HOLLAND in old Fairmount 
     Baptist church.  Quite a large congregation in attendance.

     The W. O. W. burial service was read at the grave by Counsel Com. 
     MASON, after which the benediction was pronounced by E. W. HOLLAND.

     We bless his memory, and say peace to his ashes.  May his friends 
     and loved ones all prepare to go and see him again, beyond the 
     tideless sea, "Where we shall know as we are known."

     Mr. LEE leaves a father, mother, grandmother, two sisters, 
     and many other relatives to mourn his early departure.  He 
     was greatly beloved in his home, and by his friends.
     --His former pastor, E. W. HOLLAND
[from the Butler County News, 2-11-1915]

Name:    Eddie M Lee Death Date:    08 Feb 1915  Death County:    Covington  
Volume:    7  Certificate:    337  Roll:    1  
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Young Man Instantly Killed by Falling Tree

     Evie LEE, a young man in the employ of the W. T. Smith Lumber Co. 
     was instantly killed Wednesday afternoon by a falling tree while 
     cutting stock logs for the company near the Long Creek track west 
     of Georgiana.  The deceased was a single man, 22 years of age and 
     the son of William J. LEE of near Brooks.  The body was sent to 
     his home yesterday afternoon for burial.
[from the Butler County News, August 19, 1915]

Name:    Evie Lee Death Date:    18 Aug 1915  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    6  Certificate:    15  Roll:    1  
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Mrs. Martha Lee STALLWORTH, 92, died on Nov. 20 at Evergreen Nursing Home.  
Mrs. STALLWORTH was a descendant of one of Conecuh County's pioneer families.  
She was the daughter of Martha MCCREARY and Dr. Robert Augustus LEE who was 
Probate JUdge of Conecuh County.  Born in Burnt Corn, she moved to Evergreen 
at the age of four and lived her entire life in Conecuh County.  She was the 
wife of James A. STALLWORTH, prominent lawyer in the firm of Stallworth and 
Burnett.

Funeral services were held Nov. 23 at Cope Chapel with Cope Funeral Home 
directing.  Active pallbearers were Hill STALLWORTH, DR. Joe HAGOOD, 
Liston L. LEE, Waynard PRICE, John Law ROBINSON, Robert H. JONES, Jr.  
Honorary pallbearers were Dr. Robert W. STALLWORTH, T. Y. HENDERSON, J
oe B. NIX, Edwin C. PAGE, Robert LEE, Lawton Kamplain, W. Jerry DONOVAN, 
and John Lee BETTS.

Surviving are one son, James A. STALLWORTH of Brewton; six grandchildren, 
Dr. Nick STALLWORTH, Jacksonville; Mrs. Beano STEELE, Suisan City, Cal.; 
Mrs. Martha JERNIGAN, Huntsville; Mrs. Jane RILEY, Charlotte, N.C.; 
Warren STALLWORTH, Pensacola; and Mrs. Jean CAMPBELL, Mobile; and 17 
great-grandchildren.
12-5-1968 Evergreen Courant
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MR. DEAM LEE--Native of McKenzie, Alabama, a resident of Mobile, Ala. 
for the past 30 years died at the family residence, 1783 Thrush Dr., 
Sunday, Dec. 22, 1957, at 2:05 p.m.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. 
Phraser LEE; son William C. LEE; two brothers, G. B. LEE and J. W. LEE; 
two sisters, Mrs. Ethel FRYE and Mrs. Eula SOUTH, two grandchildren, all 
of Mobile, Ala., and other relatives.  Funeral services will be held from 
the chapel of Higgins Mortuary, Tuedsday, Dec. 24, 1957, at 11 a.m.  
Funeral arrangements by Higgins Mortuary, Inc., Mobile, Ala.
from the Mobile Register, Monday, December 23, 1957 

MR. DEAM LEE--Funeral services for Mr. Deam LEE were from the chapel of 
Higgins Mortuary Tuesday at 11 o'clock.  Elder J. W. ANDREWS, Elder C. A. 
SHUMACK officiated.  Pallbearers were B. F. PATRICK, George WHIDDONT, Jim 
REEVES, S. H. DAY, Huston HASTEY, Troy WHEATLEY.  Interment was in the 
Pine Crest Cemetery.  Funeral arrangements by Higgins Mortuary.
from the Mobile Register, Wednesday, December 25, 1957

Name:    Deam Lee Death Date:    22 Dec 1957  Death County:    Mobile  
Volume:    54  Certificate:    26918  Roll:    6  
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MR. BURNIE LEE--Native of Conecuh County, Ala., a resident of Satsuma, Ala., 
for the past five years died in a local hospital Saturday morning, Feb. 4, 
1950, at 12:33 o'clock.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Margaret LEE of 
Satsuma, two sons, Richard and Robert LEE of Satsuma; one daughter, Louise 
LEE of Satsuma; his mother Mrs. Nancy LEE of Plateau, Ala.; three brothers, 
Henry LEE of Bayou la Batre, Ala.; G. J. LEE of Mobile, and Lonzo LEE of 
Theodore, Ala., and other relatives.  Funeral services will be held from 
Satsuma Baptist Church, Satsuma, Ala., Sunday afternoon at 2:30 afternoon.  
Interment will be in the Creola Cemetery, Creola, Ala.  Arrangements by 
Martin-Chevalier.
from the Mobile Register, Feb. 5, 1950

MR. BURNIE EDWARD LEE--Funeral services for Mr. Burnie Edward LEE, 
who died Saturday morning, Feb. 4, 1950, were held from the Satsuma 
Baptist Church, Satsuma, Ala., Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.  
Rev. Burl MORRIS and Rev. Dewey E. WILLIAMS conducted the services.  
The following served as pallbearers: Mr. H. M. SCHROEDER, Mr. R. E. 
GRAHAM, Mr. B. F. FREE, Mr. W. M. HOUPT, Mr. W. M. STRINGER, and
 Mr. J. H. STEVENS, Jr.  Interment was in the Creola Cemetery.  
 Arrangements by Martin-Chevalier.
from the Mobile Register, Feb. 7, 1950

Name:    Burnie E Lee Death Date:    04 Feb 1950  Death County:    Mobile  
Volume:    7  Certificate:    3339  Roll:    5  
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Mrs. R. L. [HOWELL] LEE, 67, died at her home at McKenzie Monday 
morning. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Gene CHAMBLISS, 
Fort Deposit; Mrs. Grady BOWMAN, Mckenzie; one son, Joseph LEE, 
Mckenzie; two sisters, Mrs. Joe WHITTINGTON and Mrs. Billy WILSON; 
one brother, W. J. HOWELL, Flomaton. 
[from the Butler Co. News of Aug. 28, 1941]

Name:    Rebecca L Lee Death Date:    25 Aug 1941  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    57  Certificate:    28226  Roll:    4  
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IN MEMORIAN,
Mrs. Rhoda Elizabeth Lee was born in Taylor County, Ga., in 1847, 
came with her parents to Alabama at 8 years of age. Was married to 
Rev. G. W. Lee, of Butler Co., Ala., Feb. 17, 1864, to whom were 
born 12 children. Eight are married, all of them, together with the 
father, survive, to mourn the loss of a kind and loving mother and 
wife. Sister Lee joined the Primitive Baptist Church in 1870. To 
whose ordinances she has ever been faithful. One of the many proofs 
of her implicit confidence in the Divine justice of a God, of love 
and mercy, is that she bore her afflictions with christian fortitude. 
The throngs of visitors at her bedside were faithful to visit the sick. 
On the evening of the 5th inst., her spirit took its flight, no doubt, 
into the land of the redeemed, there to await the happy reunion of 
husband, sons and daughters. The funeral services were conducted by 
Rev. Ed Hughes in the midst of a host of bereaved friends of the 
deceased. The family of Bro. and Sister Lee have our deepest sympathies. 
W. E. Williams
Georgiana Guardian please copy 
[from the Wednesday, March 28, 1900 Greenville Advocate]
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William LEE
John R. Stott, Esq., was summoned on the night of the 27th ult. to 
hold an inquest over the body of Mr. William LEE, who lived about 
three miles west of here. I understand Mr. Lee had been at work in 
the field until about 2:00 P.M., when he started home, apparently 
all right. When night came and he had not reached home, his family 
became somewhat uneasy and went in search of him. He was found about 
9:00 near the path which led in the direction of his home, dead. 
Cause unknown. This is indeed sad. Mr. Lee was a good man.
[from a column called "Georgiana News" in the Greenville Advocate, 
Thurs. Sept. 8, 1881]
-------------------

Died suddenly at her residence four miles northwest of Georgiana, 
the 6th inst., Mrs. Emily LEE.
[from the Greenville Advocate of Thursday, May 11, 1882]
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HIS REMARKABLE RECORD
     Dr. C. C. LLOYD of Butler County died on September 8, and his 
     death removed a substantial citizen. In his young manhood he 
     was a practicing physician and was successful.  He was one of 
     sixteen sons of his father and went into the Confederate army 
     with eight of his brothers. It is thought that this was the 
     record in either army.
     After the war Dr. LLOYD became a Baptist minister and continued 
     in that work till age compelled his retirement. He died quietly 
     and without pain at age 83. He was enthusiastic about keeping up 
     his connection with the veterans, and attended the reunions. He 
     wore the "Cross of Honor" and was chaplain of his camp.--Birmingham Ledger
[from the Mobile Register Sept. 1917]

Name:    Dr C. C. Lloyd Death Date:    09 Sep 1917  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    13  Roll:    2  Page #:    570  

C. C. Lloyd, 1st Sergeant COMPANY C 17TH ALA. REGIMENT
http://theusgenweb.org/al/butler/churches/moriahch.htm
Rev. C. C. Lloyd (son) buried Antioch East Bapt. Ch. 
b. April 2, 1834 d. SEPT. 8, 1917 
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Obituary

E. Jackson LUCKIE was born at Montecello, Ga., March 14, 1814, 
and died at Monterey, Butler county, Ala., February 15, 1892.

While but two or three years old his parents died, and at about 
four years he moved with relatives to Pine Flat, Butler county, 
Ala., where he grew to manhood.

In May 1840 he was happily married to Miss Margery D. YELDELL, 
youngest daughter of Mr. Robert YELDELL, Sr. of Monterey, Ala.  
At this place he settled at once after marriage, and here he 
continued to reside the remainder of his life.

He had five sons and two daughters, namely, Hampton, William, 
Archie, Walker, and Thames, and Mrs. T. W. TRAWEEK and Mrs. 
J. P. COUCH.  All survive him except Mr. Hampton LUCKIE who 
was killed in the late civil war, and the others reside at 
Monterey Alabama except Mr. Arch LUCKIE of Pine Apple, Alabama 
and Mr. Thames LUCKIE of New Orleans, La.

His good wife, aged and feeble, survives him.

In 1842 he joined the Methodist church in which he lived to 
his death.

His home was always one of hospitality that kind that has made 
our Southland noted for such.  And none was more welcome than 
his pastor whom he always entertained with careful attention 
and much pleasure.

He was a man of great energy and of fine business capacity, by 
which he amassed a good fortune and surrounded himself with the 
comforts and luxuries of a good home.  He was favorably known 
in business circles and appreciated as a reliable man being 
prompt in his engagements and obligations.  This was beautifully 
shown by the expressions of business friends to his wife on the 
occasion of his death.

On his death the writier saw some letters of relatives, which 
bore sentiments of highest esteem and love for him as a true 
friend and kinsman.

One of his old servants paid him a compliment worthy of a remark 
here.  She said, "Mars Jackson was always good to us, fed and 
clothed us well and never abused us.  I never heard him say a 
cuss [(?) word unclear] word in in my life."

A rare compliment this!

But his good wife and children rise up and call him blessed.  
One said: "He was so kind and good as a husband and father.  
He never tired in his efforts for us."  He said to his wife 
shortly before his death: "Do not think I get tired because 
you are sick so much.  It is such a great pleasure to me to 
wait on you and comfort you."  Another said: "As a neighbor, 
father, and husband too much cannot be said.  He was a true, 
noble man."
                ---J. M. G.
[from the Greenville Advocate, 3-16-1892]

Mount 
Moriah Baptist Church Founded 1828, Rebuilt 1954 Surveyed 
by Cindy Waren McCoy
E. Jackson Luckie  March 14, 1814  Feb. 15, 1892
Margaret D. Wife of E.J. Luckie  Sept. 16, 1816 July 17, 1893
also found 
here.
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Mathews Survived by 154 Descendents
McKenzie Man Dies at 86, Leaves 11 Children; 76 Great Grandchildren

     J. A. MATHEWS, well-known citizen of McKenzie, died in a 
     Greenville hospital at 9:05 o'clock last Thursday morning 
     after a lengthy illness.
     He is survived by 154 living descendents, which include 
     eleven children, 53 grandchildren, 76 great grandchildren 
     and 14 great great grandchildren.
     Mr. MATHEWS was almost 86 years of age.
     He was the father of twelve children, eleven of whom survice: 
     Mrs. Mollie MORRIS, Mrs. Bell GOMILLION, John Allen MATHEWS, 
     of McKenzie; Mrs. Sallie HARWELL [HARRELL], Greenville; Jack 
     MATHEWS, Warrington, Fla.; D. O. MATHEWS, Laurel Hill, Fla.; 
     Mrs. Annie SMITH, Mrs. Ada BROWN, McKenzie; W. D. MATHEWS, 
     Greenville; Rozie MATHEWS, Montgomery; Mrs. Lola Mae GOMILLION, 
     McKenzie.  Also surviving is one sister, Mrs. Bettie MOTT, of 
     Red Level.
     Funeral services were held at New Home Church at 3:30 o'clock 
     Thursday, with Rev. Ernest BRSH [BUSH?] and Rev. Levi PRESSLEY 
     officiating.  The pall bearers were Theron and G. B. MATHEWS, 
     Elvin and D. C. HARRELL, Clarence GOMILLION and James SITH [SMITH?].  
     Burial was in New Home Cemetery, with Dunklin and Johnson directing.
11-21-1946 Greenville Advocate

Name:    John A Mathews Death Date:    13 Nov 1946  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    48  Certificate:    23906  Roll:    4  
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OBITUARY
     Died, March 16th, 1898, Mrs. M. A. MCCONNICO.  Sister MCCONNICO 
     was twice married; first to Mr. Nick STALLWORTH and latterly to 
     Mr. C. T. MCCONNICO.  She was the eldest daughter of Elder Alex 
     TRAVIS.  She lived at Allenton, Wilcox county, Pineville, Monroe 
     county, and Hammock all of her life.  She had been a patient 
     sufferer for four long years and she went to sleep without a 
     struggle.  This departed sister was a devout Baptist and lived 
     in the very sunshine of the Sun of Righteousness for many years.  
     She was blessed with the closest attention and best of care.  
     She was 85 years old.  Peace to her ashes and rest to her soul.
             S. P. LINDSEY.
3-31-1898 Conecuh Record
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MRS. JOHN A. MCCRORY
     Mrs. Annie MURPHY MCCRORY, age 74, died Friday night at 9:15 
     at her home in Butler Springs, after a brief illness.
     Mrs. MCCRORY was born in 1870, the daughter of Augustus and 
     Amanda WATTS MURPHY, pioneer settlers of Butler county.  In 
     1896, she was married to John A. MCCRORY.
     She was a member of the Butler Springs Baptist Church.
     Surviving are six sons, Noah, John, Tom Jack, Flutcher, of 
     Greenville; William and Augustus M. (Dock), of Montgomery; 
     one daughter, Mrs. Annie OWEN, of Butler Springs; sixteen 
     grandchildren.
     Funeral services were held from the home at 4;30 Saturday 
     afternoon, conducted by Rev. W.H. LAMPKIN and Rev. L.H. 
     KIMBROUGH, with burial in the family lot in Shackleville cemetery.
[May 25, 1944, Greenville Advocate]

Name:    Annie M McCrory Death Date:    19 May 1944  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    18  Certificate:    8718  Roll:    4  
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Abstract--Mrs. J. W. McInvale died Jan. 11, 1928, of pneumonia at 
over 61 years of age. She was a member of Mt. Pisgah Church for 43 
years. Survived by husband J. W. McInvale; four sons, Dick and Boss 
of Mobile, and Albert and Otto of Georgiana; four daughters, Mrs. 
H.H. Freeman of Atmore, Mrs. Eaz? Freeman of Georgiana, Mrs. Milton 
Sims of Butler Springs, and Miss Lonie McInvale of Georgiana; a number 
of grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. J. T. Dean of Local, Ala.; three 
brothers, T. B. Sellers of Robertsdale, J.M. Sellers of McCullough, 
and J.C. Sellers of Georgiana. Funeral by Rev. Ben owens of Forest Home. 
Burial in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery.
[full obit in Butler Co. News Jan. 26, 1928]

Name:    Annie J. (Judge) McInvale Death Date:    Jan 1928  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    1  Roll:    3  Page #:    133  
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Miss Sarah McKELLAR.
     The home of Misses MCKELLAR was invaded by the grim reaper, 
     Death, Thursday morning, the second sad message in two weeks, 
     the third in five months.  After an illness of two weeks Miss 
     Sarah MCKELLAR fell asleep to wake no more on earth.  She was 
     sixty-eight years of age and for years had been quite feeble.  
     Grief for the eldest sister, who had been the mainstay of the 
     household, made the struggle against sickness hard, and so day 
     by day she grew weaker until the end came.
     Miss MCKELLAR was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Alexander 
     MCKELLAR.  She was a quiet, gentle kindhearted woman of industrious 
     habits _____ [words missing, paper was torn] deep love for home 
     [rest missing from photo]
[3-1-1905 Greenville Advocate]
---------------

Rev. Seaborne MOORE died at his home in Butler Springs Tuesday evening 
at 4 o'clock. The remains were taken to Forst Home for burial.
[from The Living Truth, Friday, Oct. 9, 1903]
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In Memoriam: W. A. MORROW  [William A. MORROW]

The subject of this sketch was one of the purest, gentlest men in 
Georgiana.  Was born near Georgiana in the year 1872.  His parents 
were pioneer settlers of this country.  He was married early in life 
and leaves a wife and eight living children.

Was converted and joined the Baptist church many years ago and was a 
devout Christian all the rest of his life.  Was a devoted husband, an 
indulgent father, and a good, ___? neighbor.  He will be greatly missed 
in his home and from among his friends.

Was ill but a short time, and bore his pain patiently.  Was resigned 
when the end came, and died a peaceful death.  Funeral services were 
conducted by Rev. E. W. ___LAND?, after which his remains were laid 
to rest in Oakwood Cemetery.  Many beautiful flowers were laid on his 
grave by friends.

May the Heavenly Father give His blessing and comfort to his dear ones 
left behind.--May 10, 1917--A friend.
[from the Butler County News] 

Name:    Jim. [William???] A. Morrow Death Date:    26 Apr 1917  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    13  Roll:    2  Page #:    384  [need to order to verify it's William]
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Mrs. J. J. MORROW [Susie Leatherwood]
On Monday night, Feb. 6th, at 10:45, the death angel visited the 
home of Mr. J.J. Morrow of Camden, Ala., and took from them their 
precious wife and mother.

She was sick only a few days with pneumonia, and God saw fit to 
remove her from earth to that home on high.

To know Mrs. Morrow was to love her. She was a dutiful wife and 
mother and always had a smile for everyone. Her passing away has 
caused hearts to be heavy with grief far and near.

She had lived a useful Christian life, having joined the Methodist 
church when she was quite young. Today when our eyes are dimmed with 
tears, we can see her, a bright angel in that home which God has 
prepared for her, where there is neither pain nor sorrow.

She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Leatherwood of Atmore, 
Ala., and was married to Mr. Joseph Morrow of Georgiana, June 24, 
1908. She was born April 29, 1890.

She lived well and died a peaceful death and has gone to be home 
with her Lord.

She leaves to mourn her loss a husband, six children, one sister, 
a mother, six brothers, and a host of friends and relatives.

She was laid to rest the following day at Morrow schoolhouse 
cemetery (beside her little son who died several years ago). Her 
pastor, Rev. Childs of Camden, conducted the funeral services. All 
have a deep sympathy with the family.
---One who loved her
[from the Butler County News Feb. 23, 1928]

Name:    Susie (Jos. J.) Morrow Death Date:    Feb 1928  Death County:    Wilcox  
Volume:    11  Roll:    3  Page #:    5120  
------------------------------

Death of J. C. Morrow

Mr. Joseph Calvin Morrow died Sunday morning at one o'clock. He was 
taken with an attack of heart trouble Wednesday night and gradually 
grew worse until his death.

Mr. Morrow was in his 75th year. He became a member of the Methodist 
church in early life and had lived a useful Christian life. His wife 
preceded him to the grave several years ago. Burial was at Morrow 
Schoolhouse Monday, Rev. J. B. Remine(?) conducting services.
[from the Butler County News of Thursday, Jan. 12, 1922]

Name:    J. Calvin Morrow Death Date:    07 Jan 1922  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    5  Roll:    2  Page #:    2017 
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MORROW Sisters
The death angel visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. David Griffin on 
Saturday night, Dec. 27th, 1930, and took from them their loving 
auntie, Miss Mattie Morrow, age 72. Aunt Matt had been in declining 
health for the past four years, but kept lingering on till god saw 
fit to call her on to her great reward. she was laid to rest on 
Sunday at the Morrow cemetery. Services were conducted by Bro. Farror.

Her sister, Mrs. Jesse Scruggs, came to see her, and very soon 
developed pneumonia, and died at the same home on Dec. 31st, at 
20 minutes till five in the morning and was laid to rest by her 
sister on New Year's Day. Being at the age of 74 years, she could 
not fight through the dreadful disease. All was done that loving 
and faithful hands could do to save them but God saw fit to take 
them to a better place than here.

Their sister Miss Lucendia Morrow, age 70, was taken sick on 
Thursday, Jan. 1st, 1931, developed pneumonia in a few hours. 
She suffered great pain until God called her home on Tuesday night, 
Jan. 6th. All was done that our faithful love and friends, also 
Dr. Moorer could do, but God doeth all things well and never makes 
a mistake.

Sleep on, dear aunties, and take thy rest. We loved you all, but 
God loved you best. Three precious ones from here have gone. Their 
voices we loved, are stilled. Their places are vacant in our homes 
and never can be filled.

There is in that lonesome graveyard we see a mossy ground. There's 
where our dear aunties are sleeping in that cold and silent ground. 
Our hearts are sad and lonely since our aunties from us are gone. 
[from the Butler Co. News of Jan. 8, 1931]

Name:    Martha A. Morrow Death Date:    Dec 1930  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    55  Roll:    3  Page #:    27216  

Name:    Mary J. (Jess) Scruggs Death Date:    Dec 1930  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    55  Roll:    3  Page #:    27214  

Name:    Lucinda Morrow Death Date:    Jan 1931  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    5  Roll:    3  Page #:    2474  
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On December 31st, 1931 [1930], Mrs. Jesse SCRUGGS departed from 
this life and passed on to her great reward.  She was born in 
Lowndes County in the year of our Lord 1856, gave up this life 
December 31, 1930, which made her 74 years of age.  Her suffering 
was great, but she fought bravely till the Almighty God said, 
Come, I have prepared a place for you.  It was hard  for us to 
give Mary up, as she was known, but God in His infinite wisdom 
doeth all things well.  She has done all she can do here on earth, 
but judging from the life she lived here, we know she has gone 
where she can do more for the Saviour than ever before.

Before she died she said she was ready to go.

She is survived by her husband.  Funeral services were conducted 
by Bro. E. B. FARROR, and burial was in Morrow cemetery on January 1st, 1931. 

Card of Thanks: We wish to thank each and every one for their 
sympathy and kindness shown to us during the illness and death 
of our dear aunts, Mattie and Lucinda MORROW, and Mrs. Jessie SCRUGGS.

Signed by Mr. and Mrs. David GRIFFIN, Mr. and Mrs. Willie CLEPPER, 
Mr. and Mrs. Nap BLACK, Mr. and Mrs. A. L. WATSON, Mrs. E. L. MORROW, 
Mr. Jessie SCRUGGS, Mrs. Frankie MORROW, Mrs. Jim BOLLING, Mr. and 
Mrs. Edd DUNCHAN.

Name:    Mary J. (Jess) Scruggs Death Date:    Dec 1930  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    55  Roll:    3  Page #:    27214  
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DIED.

After an illness of some duration, Mrs. MORRIS, the beloved wife of 
officer Jeff MORRIS, departed this life Friday and was interred at 
Magnolia Cemetery Saturday.  The sympathy of a large number of friends 
goes out to Mr. MORRIS in his sad hour of affliction.
[from the Greenville Advocate July 6, 1892]
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In Memory of Grandmother
     On June 29, 1938, the death angel visited the home of Mr. G. W. 
     MORRIS, Sr., and took from him his beloved wife.  Only those who 
     have lost dear ones can imagine the pain and sorrow which filled 
     our hearts when her last breath left her.  She had been confined 
     to her bed for several months with cancer, and although everything 
     possible to do was done, nothing ever drove away her suffering.  
     Only God put her at rest.
     She made her home near Red Level for several years, but the first 
     of 1938 she moved to her daughter's in Georgiana and remained there 
     until her death.  She was 67 years old, had a large family, and was 
     looked after and cared for to the very last.
     And now, dear grandmother, since you have gone and left us, it seems 
     as if my heart will break, for only God knows how I loved you, trusted 
     you, and how I miss your tender voice and body.  I shall never forget 
     your loving ways and sweet disposition.  You have always been the 
     dearest and sweetest grandmother a child could possess.  When I saw 
     you, cold and still in your beautiful casket, I thought of your kindness 
     to me, and I could hardly bear to see you leave me in this sinful world.  
     I hope that when my life on earth is over, I'll have a new home in Heaven, 
     where I'll meet you, darling, and our other loved ones, and where we can 
     rejoice and be exceedingly glad.
     When the trumpet sounds, if it can be my Father's will, I will meet you 
     in the morning where we'll never part again.
     The deceased is survived by her husband and the following children: 
     Mrs. C. D. SHINE, Columbus, Ga.; Mrs. C. A. ARMSTRONG, Georgiana, Ala.; 
     Mr. Jim MORRIS, Chapman, Ala.; Mr. Y. E. MORRIS, Webster, Fla.; G. W. 
     MORRIS, Jr., W. E. MORRIS, J. O. MORRIS, A. A. MORRIS, and Mr. Joe 
     PATTERSON, all of Red Level, Ala. and many other relatives, including 31 
     grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.
     To all those who read my article and all who have a dear grandmother, 
     take my advice:  Be kind to her, honor and respect her while she lives, 
     for when she's gone, you can do no more for her.
     --Mary Alice MORRIS, Red Level, Alabama.
[Nancy Alice HARTLEY Morris] [from the Butler County News, July 1938]
----------------------------

from the Mobile Register, Oct. _, 1953
Mrs. Rennie MORRIS, a native of Covington County, Ala. and a resident 
of Prichard, Ala. for the past 11 years, died at the family residence, 
335 Baldwin Ave., Wednesday morning, Oct. 21, 1953 at 10:15 o'clock.  
Survivors include her husband, H. D. MORRIS, Prichard, Ala.; three daughters, 
Miss Frances MORRIS, Miss Louise MORRIS, and Miss Geraldine MORRIS, all of 
Prichard, Ala.; four sisters, Mrs. Queenie AGLETON, Lakewood, Fla., 
Mrs. Minnie DAVISON, Houston, Texas, Mrs. Beulah CORNLEY, and Mrs. Ruby FLOYD, 
both of Opp. Ala.; three brothers, Need BOSS [BASS], Winter Haven, Fla., 
Jonnie BOSS [BASS], Dover, Fla., and Fletcher BOSS [BASS], Opp, Ala., 
nieces, nephews, and other relatives.  The remains will be shipped to 
McKenzie, Ala. at 8:45 p. m. Thursday, where funeral services will be 
held at the Bethel Church at 10:30 o'clock Friday morning, Oct. 23, 1953.  
Interment will be in the Bethel Cemetery.  Funeral arrangements by the 
Higgins Mortuary, Mobile, Ala.

Name:    Rennie V Morris Death Date:    21 Oct 1953  Death County:    Mobile  
Volume:    43  Certificate:    21038  Roll:    6  
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from The Baldwin Times, July 30, 1942
Mrs. Kingman Dies Here Last Friday
     Mrs. Sally MORRIS KINGMAN died here at 12:00 noon Friday, 
     July 24, at the age of 76 years, following a long illness.
     Although her home was in Greenville, she had been here with 
     her sister and niece for a number of months.  She was born in 
     Greenville Oct. 28, 1865, as Sally MORRIS.  In 1917 she married 
     the late W. A. KINGMAN at Bay Minette.
     She was a member of the Methodist church.  Besides her friends 
     she is only survived by her sister, Mrs. Clara McMillan, and a 
     few nieces and nephews.
     Funeral services were held last Saturday at 4 p.m. and interment 
     was in Bay Minette cemetery.  Rev. O. G. Pope officiated.  Pall 
     bearers were George PAGE, F. B. NIHART, M. H. WILKINS, E. DAVIDSON, 
     Shirley POWELL, and Ort H. ERTZINGER.

Name:    Sallie M Kingman Death Date:    24 Jul 1942  Death County:    Baldwin  
Volume:    27  Certificate:    13122  Roll:    4  
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DEATHS 
MRS. MARY E. MORRIS
     Mrs. Mary E. (Mollie) Morris, age 87, died Saturday, September 28 
     in a Quincy, Fla, hospital.
     Funeral services 2:30 p.m. from the Bushfield Primitive Baptist Church.  
     Interment in the church cemetery, Johnson Funeral Home of Georgiana in 
     charge of arrangements.
     Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Gladys Trawick, Quincy, Fla., John D. 
     Smith, Montgomery, 3 sons, Walter Morris, Montgomery, JOhnnie Morris, 
     Ft. Walden, Lewis Morris, McKenzie, 1 brother, Posey Mathews, Montgomery, 
     5 sisters, Mrs. Belle Gomillion, Mrs. Ada Lee Brown, Mrs. Lula Mae 
     Gomillion, Mrs. Sally Harold, Mrs. Annie Smith, all of McKenzie, and a 
     number of grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.	
(from the Butler Co. News, 10-3-1968)
-----------------------

Mrs. Mary Jane MORRIS [Mary Jane HARTLEY]
--Died at a local hospital Monday morning, July 16, 1945, at 
2:45 o'clock. The remains were sent to Georgiana, Ala., with 
interment to be had at McKenzie, Ala. in the Bethel Cemetery. 
She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Lena NYE [error, should 
be Knight], Tampa, Fla.; Mrs. Lora HODGE, Dade City, Fla.; 
Mrs. Buna JOINER, and Mrs. Clara PERRY, both of Mobile, Ala.; 
five sons, Mr. John MORRIS, Andalusia, Ala.; Dan MORRIS, River 
Falls, Ala.; Grey MORRIS, United States Army; Fred MORRIS, 
Georgiana, Ala. and H. D. MORRIS, Chickasaw, Ala. and other 
relatives. Arrangements by Higgins Mortuary. 
[from the Mobile Register]

Name:    Mary J Morris Death Date:    16 Jul 1945  Death County:    Mobile  
Volume:    27  Certificate:    13482  Roll:    4  
--------------------

MARTHA JANE MORRIS

     Funeral services for Martha Jane MORRIS, of Evergreen, 
     age one year, seven months, were held at 2:00 Sunday at
     Bethel Church with W. F. CANN officiating, Cope Funeral 
     Home in charge.  She died at Repton Hospital Saturday 
     following a long illness.
     She is survived by her mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. 
     Houston MORRIS; sister Mary Frances, all of Evergreen.
Thursday, Jan. 29, 1942 Evergreen Courant

Name:    Martha J Morris Death Date:    24 Jan 1942  Death County:    Conecuh  
Volume:    1  Certificate:    260  Roll:    4  
-----------------------------

Dr. W. E. MORRIS, prominent physician, age 64, passed away at 
his home in Georgiana Thursday after a short illness. He was 
a member of the Methodist Church. The funeral services were 
held Friday, with Dr. C. W. NORTHCUTT, pastor, assisted by 
Rev. Jennings BAGGETT and Rev. J. B. BYRD, conducting the 
services. Interment was in Oakwood Cemetery where Masonic 
honors were accorded.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Lula MORRIS; one daughter, 
Mrs. Murry YARBOROUGH of Georgiana; one son, Willie B. MORRIS 
of Montgomery, and one brother, Robert MORRIS of Evergreen, Ala.

Active pallbearers were J.C. McGowin, Jr., Paul HARTLEY, 
H. E. JACKSON, E. P. DEER, W. P. BISHOP, D. D. BENNETT, Dick 
BENNETT, and Wilbur MORGAN. Honorary pallbearers were Dr. J. S. 
JORDAN; Dr. R. H. WATSON, Dr. T. A. WARREN, Dr. L. V. STABLER, 
Dr. H. H. HENDERSON, Dr. S. R. HARTLEY, Dr. J. L. BRYAN, C. L. 
TURNIPSEED, Will MCGOWIN, and John McGOWIN.

Johnson's Funeral Home directing.
[clipping dated 12-8-1938, from the Butler Co. News?]

Name:    W E Morris Death Date:    Dec 1938  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    54  Certificate:    26572  Roll:    3  
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Mrs. W. E. MORRIS [Lula BRYAN]
Mrs. W. E. MORRIS died Sunday afternoon at 6:30 o'clock at her 
home here after several weeks illness.
Deceased was one of our oldest as well as most beloved citizens. 
She was a member of the Baptist Church. She is survived by one 
daughter, Mrs. Murry Yarborough, of Evergreen, and one son, 
W. B. MORRIS, of Montgomery; two sisters, Mrs. Mary WILLIAMS, 
of Georgiana, and Mrs. Kate BENNETT, of Greenville; two brothers, 
Herbert and Walter BRYAN, of Flomaton.
Services were conducted at the Baptist Church Monday afternoon 
at 4:30 o'clock and were conducted by Revs. H. B. SHEPHERD and 
J. B. NICHOLS.
Pallbearers were: D. D. BENNETT, J. R. BENNETT, Joseph HARTLEY, 
W. P. BISHOP and Paul HARTLEY. Burial was in the family lot in 
Oakwood Cemetery. Johnson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements
[7-6-1944 Butler County News]

Name:    Lula Morris Death Date:    02 Jul 1944  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    26  Certificate:    12947  Roll:    4  
---------------

WILLIAM MORRIS DEAD
     Mr. William MORRIS, one of Conecuh county's most highly 
     esteemed citizens, died last Monday at the home of his 
     son, Dr. Wm. MORRIS, at Georgiana.  The remains were 
     brought to Evergreen on Tuesday morning's train and 
     carried from there to the Witherington grave yard and 
     laid to rest by the side of his wife who preceded him 
     to the grave several years.  Mr. MORRIS was 76 years 
     old and was a civil war veteran.  The members of Camp 
     Wm. Lee, U. C. V., attended the funeral.  Mr. MORRIS is 
     survived by two sons, Dr. Wm. MORRIS, of Georgiana, and 
     Robert E. MORRIS, of China.
[William Morris died 4-10-1916]

Name:    William Morris Death Date:    10 Apr 1916  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    3  Certificate:    235  Roll:    1  
------------------------------
Funeral services for *L. C. MORRIS, age 11, of Red Level were 
held at the Old Bethel Church Monday afternoon with Reverend 
E. J. BUSH of McKenzie officiating.

MORRIS died Sunday night after an illness of one day.

The deceased is survived by his parents Mr. and Mrs. W. L. 
MORRIS, two sisters, Callie Marie and Louisa MORRIS, all of Red Level.

Pallbearers were Walter PHELPS, Gussie KING, Robert WILLIAMS, and 
Howard MARTIN.

Foreman Funeral Home directed.
[Dec. 21, 1939 Andalusia Star]

1930 Conecuh Co. Ala., Jamestown, April 10, 1930 ED 18-11 Sheet 10A p. 146
162/162 MORRIS, Willie L. head m w 31 M at 19 Ala. Ala. Ala. Farmer General Farm
Gracie wife f w 31 M at 19
Callie M. dau f w 3
*L. C. son  son m w 1

Name:    L C Morris Death Date:    Dec 1939  Death County:    Covington  
Volume:    52  Certificate:    25866  Roll:    3  
------------------------------

DEATH OF W. M. MORRIS [William L. MORRIS]

Mr. W. M. MORRIS, one of the oldest and most respected citizens 
of South Butler, died at the home of his niece, Mrs. J.D. KIRKSEY, 
at McKenzie last Saturday morning after an illness of a year's duration.

He was 77 years old and had lived in Butler County since early 
manhood, locating near Oaky Streak with his family about sixty 
years ago.  He lived there until about ten years ago when he 
moved to Industry.

He served during the war in the 17th Alabama and did gallant 
service for his country.  He was a member of the Missionary 
Baptist church at Bethel and lived a consecrated Christian 
life.  He was a faithful member of the Masonic order belonging 
to Quitman Lodge at Rhodes.  His wife preceded him to the grave 
over a year ago.

His death is mourned by all who knew him, for he was always 
ready and willing to help a neighbor and for his splendid upright 
character and his firm stand for right and justice at all times.

Funeral services were conducted at Wesley Chapel Sunday afternoon 
by Rev. J.C. DUNLAP under the auspices of the Masonic lodge.  One 
of the largest gatherings ever seen at this cemetery was present 
and paid their last tribute to this splendid character.
[from the Butler Co. News, Feb. 15, 1917]

Name:    Wm. Morris Death Date:    08 Feb 1917  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    13  Roll:    2  Page #:    333  
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William Thomas MOXLEY, 72, a resident of Montgomery for 3 years 
and a former resident of Georgiana, died in a local hospital at 
12:45 Sunday following a long illness. Surviving are his widow, 
Mrs. Maggie O. MOXLEY; three daughters, Mrs. Ruby WATSON and Miss 
Louise MOXLEY, both of Birmingham, Mrs. Bessie ARANT, Georgiana; 
and one son, E. C. MOXLEY, Montgomery; two brothers, the Rev. Mr. 
MOXLEY of Manatee, Fla., and Bob MOXLEY, Albertville, Ala. The 
funeral was held from White Chapel, Montgomery, Monday at 4:30 P.M. 
with the Rev. ?. L. MARSDEN officiating. The body was sent to 
Georgiana Tuesday morning and burial occurred on arrival there. 
[from the Butler County News of Oct. 12, 1944]

Name:    William T Mox?? Death Date:    08 Oct 1944  Death County:    Montgomery  
Volume:    50  Certificate:    24734  Roll:    4  
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Obituary

     Mrs. M. J. MOTES was born in Wilcox Co., Ala., Dec. 8, 1837.  
     In early married life her husband, John MOTES, was killed on 
     the field of battle near Petersburg, Va., while in the 
     Confederate army.  Mrs. MOTES was left with two little children 
     to raise, but adopting teaching as her profession, she turned 
     her eyes hopefully toward the future and with a brave heart she 
     struggled through the years, gave her daughters a good education 
     and raised them in the best circles of society.  Mrs. MOTES was 
     happily gifted as a teacher and especially for the younger children 
     and was eminently successful in her chosen work, to which she gave 
     so many years of her useful life.  In early life she united with 
     the Methodist church and ever afterward lived a consistent member 
     of same.  For the last five years she has made her home with only 
     grand daughter, Mrs. James J. HAYWOOD of Jasper, Ala. at which 
     place she died Oct. 17, 1915, in the 78th year of her age.
     Mrs. MOTES left to mourn her loss her two daughters, Mrs. Shirley 
     DAVIS, Boulder, Colorado, and Mrs. H. E. SCOTT, of Battles Wharf, 
     Ala., three brothers--Judge J. N. STANFORD, Camden. Ala., Messrs. 
     Ollie and Duncan STANFORD now living in Texas, and one sister, 
     Mrs. Amand of Carlowville, Ala.
     Mrs. MOTES was noted for her unselfishness.  She lived largely for 
     others.  She found great pleasure in serving others.  In large 
     measure she caught the spirit of Him that said, "If any among you 
     would be great let him be a servant to all."
     "Well done good and faithful servant.  Enter into the 
     joys of the Lord."--_.(?) T. SIMS, Ala.  
[Butler County News, Oct. 1915]

Name:    Mary J Motes Death Date:    17 Oct 1915  Death County:    Walker  
Volume:    37  Certificate:    206  Roll:    1  
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To the memory of Elder E. L. NORRIS
     Another good citizen has gone to his reward, and a deeper 
     gloom has settled over a home which had recently felt the 
     loss of a beloved son.
     At about 10 o'clock Monday, 27th day of February, 1905, 
     Mr. NORRIS passed away, surrounded by those he loved best.  
     He had lived a good life and was ready for the summons.  
     For a number of years his health had been feeble and this 
     last illness found him too weak to resist its ravages.
     Mr. NORRIS was born on Sept. 23rd, 1835 and was therefore 
     in his 70th year. He joined the ministry of the Primitive 
     Baptist Church in the young manhood.  He had been one of 
     the most prominent members of that denomination in this 
     section and in all work pertaining to the denomination he 
     took an active interest.  He was baptized June 12, 1871, 
     and was ordained deacon in August of the same year.  In 
     January 1872 he was ordained to the ministry in which he 
     served ever since. He served Mt. Moriah church in Butler 
     county several years, of which church the writer is a member. 
     At his death he was a pastor of New Providence church near his 
     home at Greenville, which church he served as under Shepherd 
     until his death. He was also Moderator of the Ebenezer Association.
     A wife, four sons, and a daughter survive to whom this blow is 
     a grievous one.  Many relatives and friends also sorrow for the 
     loss of this good man.  May God in his tender mercies prepare 
     his children to meet him where sorrow and disappointment are 
     unknown, and may his family, brother and friends look with the 
     eyes of faith and see him in his great joy and happiness as he 
     sits at Jesus' side, glorified and immortal.
     The funeral occurred Tuesday evening at the church, conducted 
     by Elder B.P. BOWEN, assisted by Elder C.H. DEES and Rev. 
     W. A. TALLIAFERRO.
     The body was laid to rest at Magnolia Cemetery.
                                                      Josiah TALLEY
[March 1, 1905 Greenville Advocate][see also 5-31-1905 
Greenville Advocate for "Last Tribute"]
------------

Henry OLIVER Dead--Greenville, Ala. Nov. 5, 1913
Henry OLIVER died at the home of his sister Mrs. Scottie TAYLOR 
at Georgiana Monday night.  Mr. Oliver had been in feeble health 
for a number of years.  He lived in Greenville and had many warm 
friends here.
[from the Mobile Register, Nov. 5, 1913]

Name:    Henry Oliver Death Date:    03 Nov 1913  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    6  Certificate:    146  Roll:    1  
---------------------

abstracted from the obituary of Sallie B. O'NEAL entitled 
"Love's Tribute" 
Sallie was born in Harris Co., Georgia, in 1843; lived in 
Georgiana for the past 20 years; member of the Baptist Church; 
husband and baby passed on several years ago; funeral by 
Rev. B. M. HERLONG and Rev. C. W. STITTS
[from the BCN Sept. 30, 1920]

Card of Thanks regarding the "death of our dear aunt" signed 
by Mrs. R. W. [Robert] BLACK and Mrs. J.M. O'BRIEN

Name:    Sallie O'Neal Death Date:    22 Sep 1920  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    35  Roll:    2  Page #:    17131  
------------------------

Death of Tom L. PAGE 

Tom L. PAGE, age 85, died Thursday in a Greenville hospital 
after a long illness.  Funeral services were held Friday at 
2:00 p.m. from Liberty Baptist, TARNUM officiating.  Burial 
was at Morrow School House cemetery.

Surviving are  the widow; three sons, W. E. , Mobile; 
Thomas L., Mobile; Ralph H., Greenville; seven daughters, 
Mrs. Anna Mae WALKER, McKenzie; Mrs. Dock HUGGINS, Georgiana; 
Mrs. Edith CHERRY, Mobile; Mrs. A. M. MATTHEWS, Georgiana; 
Mrs. Howard LITTLE, Greenville; Mrs. C. H. GANDY, Greenvillle; 
Miss Mary PAGE, Greenville; a sister, Mrs. Nettie GOODWIN, 
Georgiana; Dunklin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
[from the Butler Co. News of November 10, 1955]

Name:    Tom L Page Death Date:    03 Nov 1955  Death County:    Butler 
Volume:    47  Certificate:    23436  Roll:    6  

Name:    Tom L Page Death Date:    03 Nov 1955  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    43  Certificate:    21207  Roll:    6  
----------------------------------------

Funeral Rites for R. L. Page Held Tuesday 
     Robert Lee PAGE, age 72, died at the home of Mike O'Brien 
     in Baker, Louisiana Saturday.
     Funeral services at the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel 3 P.M. 
     Tuesday with Rev. Norman MCLEOD and Rev. J. T. BROCK officiating.  
     Interment in the Georgiana Oakwood Cemetery, Johnson Funeral Home 
     of Georgiana in charge.
     Surviving are 1 sister, Mrs. J. Q. SHOFNER, Grand Bay, Ala. and a 
     number of other relatives.
     The deceased was born at Evergreen, Ala. March 4, 1892.  He was 
     employed by the L&N Railroad as train dispatcher and telegrapher 
     for a number of years, working at local stations from Montgomery 
     to Mobile, including about 7 years at Georgiana.  Later he became 
     associated with the Illinois Central Railroad as train dispatcher 
     and after 41 years of services there, he retired as Chief Train 
     Dispatcher in 1958, with a total of more than 53 years of service 
     with the two railroads.
[Butler County News, 3-4-1965]
-----------------------------------------

Allen Page--Tribute of Respect 1860
Tribute of Respect, Masonic hall, Sepulga Lodge, No. 238?, 
Starlington, Ala., June 2d, 1860
     The committee appointed to draft resolutions expressive 
     of the feelings of the Lodge towards our beloved brother, 
     Allen Page, who was murdered by highway robbers on the 11th 
     day of November, 1859, offer the following:
     WHEREAS, In the untimely death of our beloved brother Page, 
     Conecuh County has lost one of her oldest, best, and most 
     useful citizens, and the Lodge, as well as the Fraternity 
     at large, have been deprived of an exemplary and worthy member, 
     whose memory we revere, and loss we sincerely deplore. Plain, 
     honest, unassuming, and an honorable high minded gentleman 
     in every particular. He had been a citizen of Conecuh County 
     for many years, and his kind and affable disposition had won 
     him many valuable friends. His social qualities and ardent 
     affections made him a kind parent and good neighbor, a devoted 
     and confiding friend. And even his murderers had not a better 
     friend on earth, they having applied to him again and again 
     for favors, and were never denied. His love of truth and 
     rectitude, his ready frankness in censuring wrong was proverbial 
     wherever he was known. He has left a large and interesting family 
     to deplore his untimely death, with whom we most sincerely sympathize. 
     But while we mourn, we mourn not as those who have no hope, for we 
     are well assured that our loss is his eternal gain.
     Resolved, That in the untimely death of our brother Page, 
     the community has lost a valuable and worthy citizen, and 
     the Fraternity a member whose Masonic character is altogether 
     unimpeachable, whose virtues are proverbial, and whose attachment 
     to the principals of our order, firm and unflinching.
     Resolved, that we tender to the bereaved widow and family our 
     heart-felt and sincere sympathies in their great bereavement.
     Resolved, That as a further testimony of the friendship and 
     esteem we bear towards our departed brother, that his name and 
     age be inscribed upon a blank page in the records of the Lodge. 
     That this Preamble and Resolutions be spread upon the minutes of 
     the Lodge, and that we wear the usual badge of mourning for thirty days.
     Resolved, that the Secretary furnish a copy of these resolutions 
     to the widow of the deceased, and the same be published in the 
     newspapers of Butler County.
Coleman O'Gwynn
Moses Myrick
W.P. Myers
Committee [from the June 16, 1860 South Alabamian]
----------------

Death of Mrs. Julia PALMER [Julia MURPHY]
Our hearts were made sad on Thursday evening, Feb. 28, 1935, about 8:00, 
when our dear mother passed to the great beyond.

She leaves to mourn her loss a mother, Mrs. Effie MURPHY, two sisters, 
Mrs. G. R. BLACK, Mrs. Eli VICKERY; three brothers, Messrs. Robert, 
Bill, and Henry MURPHY; a husband, Mr. J.M. PALMER and 11 children, 
one having preceded her to the grave several years ago.  The children 
are:  Mrs. E.W. JOHNSON, Mrs. Z.E. STUCKIE, Mrs. Aubie STINSON, of 
Starlington; Messrs. John, Lewis, William PALMER, of Montgomery; 
Mrs. F.M. STUCKIE, James PALMER, Leon PALMER, of Trenton, Fla.; 
Fannie and Jack PALMER.  Eleven grandchildren also survive her.

She would have been 57 years of age March 21, 1935.

Her health had been bad for several years.  She was confined to her 
bed only three days.  We are sad since you have gone away, dear mother, 
but surely our stay can't be long.

Through all our life mid all its joy and through its trials and care a 
kindly hand did love employ to guide our footsteps here.  By loving deed 
and tender word that patient hand has led our feet 'till God's own call 
she heard for mother's word.

Oh! Mother dear, 'twas not in vain thy guidance here below inspires my 
soul bright heaven to gain and thy love again to know.

A precious one from us is gone, a voice we loved is still, a place is 
vacant in our home that never can be filled.--Written by her daughter 
who loved her dearly--Mrs. F. M. STUCKIE
[from the Butler County News, March 1935]


Name:    Julia Palmer Death Date:    Feb 1935  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    16  Roll:    3  Page #:    7827  
------------------

Providence column
     Mr. Mack PALMER died last Thursday, Feb. 4, at the home of 
     Mr. and Mrs. Nap PHILIPS, of Shackleville, after a short illness.  
     Interment was made Friday at VICKERY graveyard.  He is survived by 
     six children part of whom reside in Florida.  He was near seventy 
     years of age.
2-11-1915 Butler County News
--------------

GEORGE BARNEY PARKER
     George Barney Parker, age 76, died Saturday at 2 p.m. at his home 
     on Route 3, Red Level.
     He has been ill for over five years. He was a retired farmer and a 
     member of the First Baptist Church.  He had lived in Red Level for 
     the past 45 years.  He is survived by three sons, Virgil G. Parker 
     and George Parker, Route 3, Red Level, and Cyril F. Parker, Gadsden; 
     two sisters, Mrs. Ella Foshee, Tuscaloosa and Mrs. Winnie Russell, 
     Panama City; two grandchildren.
     Funeral services were held from Long Branch Church in Conecuh County 
     Sunday at 3 p.m.  Interment was in the church cemetery, Foreman 
     Funeral Home of Andalusia in charge.
[Butler Co. News, 8-16-1951]

Name:    George B Parker Death Date:    11 Aug 1951  Death County:    Covington  
Volume:    33  Certificate:    16147  Roll:    5  
----------

H. C. Parker Dead
Mr. H.C. Parker, an old and highly respected citizen of Georgiana, 
died last Friday at his home in that city. For many years Mr. Parker 
served as Justice of the Peace in Georgiana beat and made many friends 
by his fair and impartial rulings.
[from The Living Truth of Nov. 24, 1905]
---------------

A Tribute of Respect

On November 30, 1923, after an illness of only about seventy-two hours 
following a stroke of paralysis, Death claimed 
James B. PARKER, better known as "Uncle Tobe," at the home of his son 
James C. PARKER near McKenzie, Alabama.

Mr. PARKER was a lifelong citizen of Butler County, having been born 
on the old plantation on which he lived until his death. He was a man 
of unquestionable integrity, an honored citizen, a faithful husband, 
a devoted father, and a loyal church member.

He was born Sept. 11, 1848. At the age of 23 he was married to Miss 
Eugenia SELLERS, whose death preceded his by only nine months. For 
more than fifty years "Uncle Tobe" and "Aunt Gene" shared Life's joys 
and sorrows, accepting them as they came without murmur or complaint, 
each in perfect understanding of the other, and when he lost his 
companion, life seemed to lose all interest for him, she having been 
revered by him above all else in the world, and notwithstanding the 
fact that care and affection was lavished upon him by each and every 
one of his children, life held no charm for him, and he seemed to await 
patiently the time when he would go to join her.

For more than forty years he was a member of the Latter Day Saint church, 
his membership being at Pleasant Hill, from which church his body was 
carried to its resting place in Pleasant Hill Cemetery amid the tears 
and regrets of many friends and relatives.

Having been a very quiet, unassuming man, probably no one knows so well 
as his door neighbors just how nearly he lived the Golden Rule: "Do unto 
others as ye would that they should do unto you." Few men leave behind 
them such an unsullied name as that of James B. PARKER.

He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Ann STEWART of Greenville, Ala., 
and Mrs. Missouri WEAVER of McKenzie; three sons, D. T. PARKER, W. W. 
PARKER, and James C. PARKER; three daughters, Mrs. P. W. ODOM, Mrs. Z. K. 
PATRICK, and Mrs. E. L. BOOKER, all of McKenzie; thirty-five grandchildren 
and thirty great-grandchildren.
[newspaper clipping dated 12-5-1923]

Name:    James B. Parker Death Date:    Nov 1923  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    45  Roll:    2  Page #:    22225  
------------------------

Matthew PATTON, Sr.
Died--On the 25th inst. at his residence in Butler county, Matthew Patton, Sr.
In his death Butler county has lost one of her best and most useful 
citizens. Plain, honest, unassuming, and of retiring habits, his 
virtues were but little known beyond the sphere of his immediate 
acquaintance. His social qualities and ardent affections made him 
a kind parent and good neighbor, a devoted and confiding friend. 
His love of truth and moral rectitude, his ready frankness in 
censuring wrong, was proverbial wherever he was known; and of him 
it might be well said, "an honest man is the noblest work of God." 
He has left a most interesting family to deplore his loss, with whom 
we most sincerely sympathize.--A Friend
[from the June 2, 1860 edition of The South Alabamian]

The obituary notice and Masonic tribute publishd in our columns 
today chronicle the irreparable loss to Greenville and Butler 
County, by the hand of Death, of our old citizen, Mr. Matthew 
Patton. The obituary notice over the signature of "A Friend" is 
a truthful, unvarnished pen and ink protrature of his character, 
and we would not add another line to embalm the memory of one 
whose whole life was a rebuke to deception and guile. The large 
funeral concourse which assembled on Sunday last to drop the tear 
of regretful farewell on his grave, was his fittest and most 
truthful epitaph. An esteemed citizen passed to his tomb, an 
entire community following in mournful train. The elevating 
and awe-inspiring rites of the Masonic Fraternity added solemnity 
to the occasion, impressing the minds of all with the certainty 
of a resurrection, and the impulse was in every heart to chant 
the requiem to the departed soul of an upright man. May the sod 
rest lightly on the bosom of our departed, true old friend!
(written by the editor) [from the June 2, 1860, The South Alabamian]
-------------------

 On Feb. 8, at 12:30 Thomas W. PAYNE, a citizen of Georgiana, a 
 native of Butler county, and prominent rail road man on the L & N 
 road, died at his home here.  Cause of death was Bright's disease.

     Mr. Payne was born June 25, 1872, was married to Miss Ella 
     BISHOP, March 8, 1903.  To them were born four children.  
     Three living, one dead.  He also leaves an old mother Mrs. 
     Eliza PAYNE, and a sister Mrs. J. R. CARPENTER, and many 
     other relatives. Also a host of friends.

     Mr. PAYNE was in the employ of the L & N road 23 years, and 
     was a bridge foreman for 15 years, was very efficient in his 
     work.  Several prominent railroad officials attended the 
     funeral services.  Some lovely floral designs were sent by 
     his friends.  The funeral services were conducted by Rev. 
     J. F. PRICE at the home, after which the burial took place 
     in Oakwood cemetery.

     Georgiana has lost one of her most popular citizens.  The 
     L. & N road has lost one of its most proficient workers.  The 
     family has lost its loyal, loving protector.  To the wise 
     providence of God we bow in humble submission, and pray the 
     comfort of a kind heavenly Father to be given to his loved ones.

---His friend, E. W. HOLLAND.
[from the Butler County News, 2-11-1915]
------------------------

     Mrs. Eliza PAYNE died Dec. 19th at 3:00. Burial was at South 
     Butler Cemetery, funeral by Rev. J. L. HENDERSON. She had made 
     her home with Mrs. J. R. CARPENTER for a number of years. Her 
     husband preceded her to the grave some 50 years ago. She lacked 
     several weeks reaching her 79th anniversary.
[from the BCN 1-10-1924]

1-17-1924 BCN Card of Thanks  [regarding] Mrs. Eliza PAYNE "... our 
dear mother and grandmother..." signed by Mary CARPENTER, Mrs. J. W. 
HUGGINS and family, J. M. CARPENTER, W. B. CARPENTER, Mrs. J. L. 
HENDERSON, G. E. WIGGINS

Name:    Eliza Payne Death Date:    Dec 1923  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    49  Roll:    2  Page #:    24355  
-----------------------


Just as we go to press we learn of the death of Dr. PEACOCK 
which occurred at his home at Garland Sunday afternoon. He 
was one of Butler's esteemed citizens and his death will be 
regretted by all who knew him.
3-13-1901
Note by CS: I am 99% certain this is Noah B. Peacock.
--------------------

DEATHS: Labon S. PEAVY
     Labon S. PEAVY, 85, died at 5:30 at his home in McKenzie 
     Monday, May 19, following a short illness.
     Survivors are his widow, three sons, Curtis, Allman, Gerald 
     and a daughter, Elimae, all of McKenzie.
     Funeral services were conducted at 3 o'clock by Rev. R.I. 
     LAWRENCE of Sweet Water, assisted by E.B. PAUL of McKenzie.       
     Interment was made in South Butler.
     Pallbearers were Lester GRIFFIN, Jack YOUNG, Charlie COOK, 
     Glenn WINGARD, Kendrick MOSLEY, and Hubert HAYS.
     Benson Funeral Home directing.
[from the Butler County News, May 29, 1941]

Name:    Lason S Peavy Death Date:    19 May 1941  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    21  Certificate:    10404  Roll:    4  
------------------------

Death of T.P. PEAVY
     Mr. T.P. PEAVY of route one McKenzie died Sunday morning at 
     Stabler's infirmary at Greenville where he underwent an 
     operation last Thursday. He was taken suddenly ill Wednesday. 
     Mr. Peavy was 83 years of age and had been in good 
     [word missing--health?] until taken [ill?] Wednesday.  He was 
     born and reared in Beat 2, South Butler, moving to Shreve 
     below McKenzie 24 years ago where he has since resided.  He 
     was a Confederate soldier and a member of the Christian church 
     of which he was a member 36 years.
     His wife preceded him to the grave some years ago.  He is 
     survived by one daughter Mrs. Mattie MCQUEEN of Mobile, 
     two sons, E.F. PEAVY and A.R. PEAVY of McKenzie.
     Burial was at New Home cemetery, below McKenzie, on Monday.
[from the Butler Co. News, April 4, 1929]

Name:    T. P. Peavy Death Date:    Apr 1929  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    25  Roll:    3  Page #:    12238  
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MRS. LAURA PEAVY
     The death of Mrs. Laura PEAVY at the home of her daughter, 
     Mrs. J.F. HICKS, Route 2, Georgiana, April 15th, is reported.  
     Deceased was 78 years of age.
[from the Butler County News, April 17 1930]

OBITUARY--Mrs. Laura PEAVY
     On April 15th, the death angel visited the home of Mr. and 
     Mrs. J.F. HICKS and took as its victim her mother, Mrs. Laura 
     PEAVY, age 78.  The deceased was confined to her bed about 
     three months.  All was done that loving hands could do, but 
     God saw fit to take her out of her suffering.  She leaves to 
     mourn her loss three sons and one daughter:  Mr. G.M. PEAVY, 
     Mr. M.A. PEAVY, Mrs. [Mr.?] C.M. PEAVY, and Mrs. J.F. HICKS, 
     also several grandchildren and a host of friends.  She was 
     laid to rest at New Prospect cemetery 10 miles southeast of 
     Greenville, Rev. CONNOR of Bolling officiating.
     Weep not dear relatives and friends, for we can see her again.  
     May we always feel our loss was heaven's gain.--By one who loved her.
[from the Butler County News, April 24, 1930]

Name:    Laura (Abraham) Peavy Death Date:    Apr 1930  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    16  Roll:    3  Page #:    7640  
--------------------

John Wesley PEAVY, age 68, died at home in the Industry community, 
Route 2, Georgiana, Thursday night. Surviving are the widow; one 
daughter, Mrs. Robinette HERRING, of Greenville; two sons, Bernice 
and Harold PEAVY, both of Route 2, Georgiana; two sisters, Mrs. Beulah 
SPANN, Montgomery, and Mrs. Bessie MYERS, Opelika; one brother, Pierce 
PEAVY, Fairhope; and nine grandchildren. Funeral from Mt. Olive East 
Church at 2 p.m. Saturday, Rev. ARMSTRONG officiating. Burial in the 
adjacent cemetery, Johnson Funeral Home of Georgiana in charge.  
[2-11-1954 Butler County News]

Name:    John W Peavy Death Date:    04 Feb 1954  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    5  Certificate:    2299  Roll:    6  
-------------------

DIED
     Mrs. E. PEEVEY, wife of Mr. Asa PEEVEY departed this life 
     near McNeil, Ala., on May 11th 1890, after a long and painful 
     illness.  She is survived by many warm friends who watched with 
     her during her suffering, the thought of which can but be 
     oppressive to the memory of her many friends and relations in 
     years to come.
     For many, many years she has occupied the position of a mother 
     to the neighborhood, and we shall greatly miss her, yet live 
     in the hope that our loss is her eternal gain.
     Our heart-felt sympathies are extended to the bereaved husband 
     and children.
                                                    A FRIEND.
May 22, 1890 The Star
--------------------

Mrs. PINKERTON wife of Drew PINKERTON living in Beat One near Bears 
old store died last Saturday. Rumors are out to the effect that the 
woman came to her death at the hands of her husband, he having as 
is said administered a severe beating five or six days previous to 
her death. Rumor has it that he declared to a Mrs. McNEIL just previous 
to the time his wife was beaten that he intended "to whip the devil 
out of her." It is also stated by a gentleman who was in the neighborhood 
that it is a matter of common rumor that Mrs. PINKERTON on her death bed 
stated that her husband was the cause of her death.
     Officers are trying to locate Pinkerton and put him in jail.
[from The Living Truth of Sept. 21, 1900]
---------------------------

DEATH OF J. W. POWELL [John Wiley POWELL]

John W. Powell died at an early hour on Sunday morning following about 
two weeks illness. The funeral occured on Monday afternoon from his 
late residence on Magnolia Street, conducted by the Masonic order of 
which he had been a member for more than sixty years.

Mr. Powell was born in Butler County August 29, 1837. His early 
life was spent on the farm. After reaching his majority he embarked 
in the mercantile business at Georgiana, where he did a thriving 
business until the beginning of the war in 1861., when he volunteered 
and saw service throughout that conflict with the 33rd infantry under 
General Bragg.

At the close of hostilities he resumed the business of merchandising 
at Georgiana. In October, 1866, he was married to Miss Emma MULLEN. 
From this union three daughters and four sons were born, as follows 
[cms: seems a son is missing]: Mrs. C. A. SIMS and W. J. CASEY, 
Georgiana; Mrs. G.H. GRANT of Boyds; D.W. POWELL of Dothan, and 
J.B. and J.E. POWELL of Evergreen.--Evergreen Courant. 
[from the Butler Co. News of 3-11-1920]

Name:    John Wiley Powell Death Date:    29 Feb 1920  Death County:    Conecuh  
Volume:    15  Roll:    2  Page #:    7347  
------------------------------

Mrs. J. W. POWELL, mother of Mrs. C.A. SIMS, died Jan. 19th, 1930, 
at 3:25 Sun. A.M. at age 83 years, 9 months, and 19 days. She had 
been an invalid for five months and been living with her daughter, 
Mrs. C.A. SIMS, for the past six years. She was survived by 6 children, 
32 grandchildren, and 29 g-grandchildren. Her body was sent on the 
No. 5 to Evergreen. Funeral was at 11:00 at the home of her son 
J.E. POWELL by Dr. Dickerson, her pastor. Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
[abstract from the BCN of Jan. 23, 1930]

Name:    Emma (Cap) Powell Death Date:    Jan 1930  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    6  Roll:    3  Page #:    2535  
----------------------------

GEO. W. POWELL DIES
     On last Friday night at 1 o'clock, Mr. Geo. W. POWELL died 
     at his home in Fairfield, after an illness of 8 weeks duration.
     Mr. POWELL would have been 80 years of age on the 10th day of 
     August (Monday of this week), and had been a citizen of Conecuh 
     county since he was quite a lad. His body was buried Saturday 
     afternoon at the Fairfield church of which he had been a member 
     since the organization of that church, being one of its charter 
     members. The funeral was conducted by Rev. I. S. RIDGWAY.
     He leaves three sons and one daughter and about 18 grandchildren 
     and a host of friends to mourn his loss.
[from the Evergreen Courant, Aug. 12, 1925]

Name:    George W. Powell, Sr. Death Date:    Aug 1925  Death County:    Conecuh  
Volume:    36  Roll:    2  Page #:    17798  
---------------------------

Death of H. W. POWELL [Henry Washington Powell]

Was One of County's Oldest and Most Respected Citizens

On Sunday afternoon, March 4, 1928, Henry Washington Powell, 
one of the few remaining Confederate veterans, passed to his reward.

He died at the home of his son A. Z. Powell, surrounded by a number 
of his children and grandchildren. He had been sick for several weeks, 
but had not been confined to his room but for a few days. His death 
was caused from heart trouble and other complications.

This old soldier was born August 4, 1840, near Georgiana in Butler 
County. His parents moved to Pontotoc County, Mississippi, when he 
was a small boy, and there he grew to manhood.

When war was declared between the states, he was sent with a company 
of soldiers from northern Mississippi to Virginia, where he spent the 
four years the north opposed the south. He fought in the first great 
battle of the war, Manassas or Bull Run. He fought in many famous 
battles and received several minor wounds, which he carried proudly 
to his grave.

Shortly after the war, he was married to Nancy Jefferson Lovings of 
Tupelo, Miss. A few years after their marriage they moved back to his
native county.

Several children were born to this union, three of which, with his 
wife, have preceded him to his grave.

A brother and sister, John Powell and Mrs. Frances Green of 
Northern Mississippi, five sons, A. Z. Powell, Georgiana, 
M. J. Powell, Montgomery, W. E. Powell, Mobile, C. R. Powell, 
Corpus Christi, Texas, J. D. Powell, Ensley, Three daughters, 
Mrs. R. L. Black, Georgiana, Mrs. Anna Griffin, Skinnerton, 
Mrs. Walter Goodwin, Crichton, 29 grandchildren, __? great-
grandchildren, and a host of friends are left to mourn his death. 

Funeral services were conducted by Rev. D. L. Folsom at the home 
of A. Z. Powell. Interment followed at Morrow Cemetery.
[from the Butler County News, Mar. 15, 1928]

Name:    H. Washington Powell Death Date:    Mar 1928  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    11  Roll:    3  Page #:    5318  

Mastin B. PUGH, 78, died at home Jan. 29 after an illness of 
8 weeks from pneumonia.  He was married twice, his second wife 
dying in 1867. He had 5 children by his first wife and 16 by 
his second, the youngest being 19.  Fourteen children survive him.  
2-13-1873
[This obit is from the book Butler County Alabama Obituaries 
compiled by Marilyn Davis Barefield, 1985]  
------------------

JAS. T. REID KILLED NEAR THOMASVILLE

     In a shooting affray at Choctaw Corner Saturday afternoon, 
     J. T. REID was shot in the head and instantly killed by 
     Eugene MURPHY. Both are white farmers of that locality, and 
     it was reported that the men had been quarreling previous to 
     the shooting.
     So far as can be ascertained, there were no eye witnesses to 
     the shooting, but from the best information available, it seems 
     that MURPHY, accompanied by his brother, Oscar, was coming along 
     the road near Reid's house when they were intercepted by the 
     latter. Both Eugene MURPHY and REID were armed with pistols, 
     and in the shooting MURPHY was shot through the leg below the knee.
     The MURPHYs, it is stated, claim that all the shooting was done at 
     one time and in the road where the trouble started, but some have 
     questioned this because of the fact that REID fell about fifty yards 
     away near his gate, yet the shot which caused his death struck him 
     near the back of his neck, breaking it and lodging in his forehead.
     Some who viewed the body stated that the face and head showed 
     bruises, indicating that REID had been beaten over the head with 
     some blunt instrument. This, however, is said to be denied by 
     Dr. GASTON, who made a post mortem examination. Dr. GASTON removed 
     the bullet and is reported to have stated that he found no bruises 
     other than those caused by the shot.
     No arrests have been made, the matter being left for the grand 
     jury to investigate. 
[from The Clarke Co. Democrat, Nov. 13, 1919]

Name:    James T. Reed Death Date:    08 Nov 1919  Death County:    Clarke  
Volume:    5  Roll:    2  Page #:    456  
------------------------------

DIED
Mrs. N. H. RILEY, mother of Mr. W. A. RILEY, and sister of 
Mrs. R. N. CALLAHAN, near Evergreen, in the 87th year of her 
age, on the 12th inst., at her son's home. Mrs. RILEY was a 
woman of remarkable activity and energy, and generally of good 
health up to a year or two ago. She was a member of the 
Arkadelphia Baptist church, and was never absent from her 
church service when able to get there. She loved to hear 
preaching and song service and have her pastor visit her. God 
spared her to a ripe old age, and her children and relatives 
enjoyed the loan from heaven for a long while, and should say: 
"The Lord gave and the Lord hath taken away, blessed be the name 
of the Lord." For some months she has not been uniformly rational. 
Peace to her ashes.
                       ---B. H. CRUMPTON
[from The Conecuh Record, Jan. 20, 1890]
----------------------------------

VETERAN, 95, DIES
Capt. T. M. RILEY Taken by Death at Beatrice Home

Captain Thomas Mercer RILEY, 95, president of the Bank of Beatrice, 
one of the few remaining Alabama Confederate veterans and well-known 
throughout Southern Alabama, died at the family residence near Beatrice 
Saturday afternoon and was buried Sunday afternoon following services 
at the Baptist Church.

Captain RILEY leaves two brothers, also veterans, W. G. RILEY,  92, 
of Evergreen, and L. R. RILEY, 90, of Monroeville.  All three enlisted 
in Monroe County early in the war.  Captain Riley commanded Company C 
of the Fifth Alabama, fighting under General Robert E. LEE, under 
Gen. J. B. EARLY at Shenandoah, and in the battle of Gettysburg.

He commanded his company in the final surrender at Appomattox.  
Burial was in the family cemetery at Beatrice, Rev. A. R. HUTTO 
of the Baptist Church officiating.
[from the March 7, 1935 Butler Co. News]

Name:    Thomas M. Riley Death Date:    Mar 1935  Death County:    Monroe  
Volume:    28  Roll:    3  Page #:    13967  
---------------------------

THOMAS L. SALTER
     Thomas Lafayette SALTER, 78, of Rt. 2, Evergreen, died Wednesday, 
     February 26, in a MOntgomery hospital.  Funeral services were 
     held Friday afternoon at 2:30 from Cope Chapel, with the Rev. 
     BENNETT officiating.  Burial was in the Ramah Cemetery with Cope 
     Runeral Home directing.
     Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Betty SALTER, Rt. 2 Evergreen; 
     two sons, Charles B. SALTER, Montgomery and A. T. SALTER, Pine Hill, 
     and a daughter, Mrs. Lanier HAWSEY, Saraland.
March 6, 1969 Evergreen Courant
---------------

MRS. BETTIE SALTER
     Funeral for Mrs. Bettie SALTER, age 84, who died Sunday evening at 
     her home in Repton was held Monday at 3:00 p.m., from Belleville 
     Methodist Church with Rev. E. B. WARREN officiating and Cope Funeral 
     Home in charge.  Interment followed in churchyard cemetery.
     She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Nannie Lee Kawa of Clearwater, 
     Fla., Miss Elizabeth SALTER of Repton; three sons, T. L. of Evergreen, 
     Sam J. of Atmore and N.B. SALTER of West Va.; one brother, H. M. ANDREWS 
     of Belleville; one sister, Mrs. F. P. HINES of Montgomery.
Feb. 15, 1945 Evergreen Courant

Name:    Bettie Salter Death Date:    03 Feb 1945  Death County:    Conecuh  
Volume:    33  Certificate:    16356  Roll:    4  
----------------------

March 28, 1868 

Enoch SALTER was killed near Burnt Corn on Sunday March 2 [1868] 
by a negro Brit, his former slave. SALTER in company with George 
and John SEARCEY met the negro in the road when a quarrel took 
place between the negro and one of the SEARCEYs. A blow aimed at 
SEARCEY hit SALTER on the head causing his death.
[from the Monroe Journal, April 17, 1913 from a column called 
"'Tis 5 and 40 Years Since"]
-----------------------------

George W. SAUCER
George  W. SAUCER, one of the best known citizens of Butler County, 
died at his home Tuesday night, Feb. 13, at Forest Home, after 
several months' illness.  He was 62 years old, a member of the 
Missionary Baptist church, and an honest and upright citizen.

He is survived by a widow, five sons and nine daughters, all of 
whom were with him during his last illness.  The sons are Little, 
Abner, Nattie, Thomas, and Fred.  The daughters are Mrs. Wirt SIMS, 
Mrs. Mark SMITH, Mrs. Conrad WALTERS, Misses Neatie, Tiny, Opal, 
Grace, Ruth, and Bettie Mae.

The funeral services were held at the family residence and 
conducted by his pastor, Rev. M. I.? MCCORD and interment was 
made at Shackleville Cemetery.  Many relatives and a host of 
friends sympathize with the family in their loss.
[from the Butler County News, Feb. 15, 1923]

Name:    George W. Saucer Death Date:    Feb 1923  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    6  Roll:    2  Page #:    2648  
----------------------------------------------

Mr. B. F. Sauser. A veteran has answered the last roll call. 
On Wednesday night last, Mr. B. F. Sauser, one of the county's 
oldest citizens, was called to his long home. The deceased for 
a great many years lived in the south western part of the county 
near Shackleville. He had been in feeble health for many months, 
but confined to his home only a short time before the end. He 
served in the civil war and did his duty there. He was a member 
of J. H. Dunklin Camp of Confederate veterans and loved to attend 
the county reunions. The deceased was about 75 years of age and 
leaves a large number of descendants and friends. Mr. Sauser was 
a good citizen and his influence in his neighborhood will be sadly 
missed. [from the Greenville Advocate of April 19, 1905]
--------------------

John SCRUGGS died Tuesday, September 17, 1935; survived by wife 
Emmaline and seven children:  Mr. Hardie SCRUGGS, Greenville; 
Mr. Jeff SCRUGGS, Georgiana, Rt. 1; Mrs. Mary MERALL, Bolling, Ala.; 
Mr. John Scruggs, Mr. Arthur SCRUGGS, and Mr. Ben SCRUGGS of 
Frisco City, Ala.; and Mr. Doise SCRUGGS of Kilby, Ala.
[from the Butler County News, Sept. 1935]

Name:    John Scruggs Death Date:    Sep 1935  Death County:    Monroe  
Volume:    45  Roll:    3  Page #:    22477  
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 Ellis SELLERS, Jr., age 17, died in a Knoxville, TN hospital on 
 Sept. 26. The funeral was held from Johnson's Funeral Chapel 
 Sept. 29 by Rev. J. B. NICHOLS. Surviving are the parents, 
 Mr. and Mrs. Ellis SELLERS, two brothers, Ennis and Pat and 
 grandmother Mrs. Lillie McLANEY. Burial at Milner.
[10-5-1944 Butler County News]

A TRIBUTE TO ELLIS SELLERS, JR.
     Few persons have so many commendable qualities as Ellis 
     Sellers, Jr., whose death shocked our town and school.  
     Here was one of the finest spirits we have known.  His 
     physical appearance was splendid, and his disposition 
     was bright.  Friendliness characterized him, and his c
     lassroom work was equaled by few.
     Ellis possessed steadfastness and dependability.  He 
     accepted duties willingly, and often volunteered beyond 
     the line of duty.  In school, home, and church, at work 
     and at leisure--he was always a gentleman, and more than 
     a gentleman--a Christian.
     Ellis was a young man who believed in his church and whose 
     church recognized in him a superior disciple of Christ.  
     His alert, happy manner will always be remembered.
     Among the many virtues in Ellis SELLERS' life, one of the 
     finest was sincerity, or genuineness.  The meaning of that 
     word has a legend woven around it.  A sculptor in ancient 
     times was commissioned to fashion a marble figure to be 
     erected in the city square.  His work was disappointing, 
     but to pass the final inspection of the committee that 
     received the work from his hands, he used wax to build up 
     several defective places.  The finished work was proclaimed 
     noteworthy by the committee, and the fee for the sculpture 
     was paid.  The figure was mounted in the public square, and 
     it took but one warm day to reveal the mistakes and gouges 
     the sculptor had made.  Tradition says that because of the 
     scandal of this matter all contracts for sculpture thereafter 
     made contained the Latin words from which "sincere" has come, 
     and meant "without wax."
     Here was a character that needed no glossing over, no veneering 
     of faulty places.  A genuine son and brother, friend, schoolmate, 
     and believer in Christ. 
[from the Butler County News, 10-26-1944]
--------------------------------

Necrological
     Prof. C. C. SELLERS, the well-known school master who 
     resided for several years in this county, died at his 
     home near Steadham, Ala. on the morning of 27 March.  
     His remains were carried to his former home in the 
     northern part of the state beside his first wife.
     Prof. SELLERS was a North Carolinian by birth and was 
     a graduate of the University of that state.  He came 
     to Alabama when quite young but soon went to Texas 
     remaining there only a few years.  He then came back 
     and settled in Alabama where he spent the remaining 
     days of his life in farming and school teaching.
     In the death of Bro. SELLERS the Baptist church has 
     lost one of its most consistent and faithful members, 
     the Masonic fraternity one of its truest and most 
     upright brethren, and Escambia one among its most 
     highly respected citizens.  He leaves behind a legion 
     of sorrowing students who will be pained to learn of 
     the death of their beloved tutor.
     The Professor was married the second time on 14 Feb 1894 
     to a Miss HURRY who survives him to the grave.  He leaves 
     five children; among them are Profs. F. A. [E. A.?] and 
     C. E. SELLERS of this place.  This renowned old veteran 
     carried with him to the grave the scars in his flesh to 
     prove his bravery in the war.
     The profound sympathy of the writer is extended to the 
     bereaved  family in their sad affliction.
            ---A Scholar.
            Hadley, Ala. Apr. 1st.
[from the Monroe Journal, April 5, 1900]
------------------------------

SGT. JOSEPH E. SELLERS KILLED IN CORSICA
     The family of Sgt. Joseph E. SELLERS, McKenzie, received 
     word from the War Department on June 7 that he was killed 
     in Corsica on May 23, 1944.  He died from injuries incurred 
     while unloading an aircraft bomb which fell exploding and 
     causing other bombs in the plane to explode.
5-22-1944 Butler County News
----------------

Joseph D. SELLERS died at Mobile, Alabama, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 1945. 
Surviving is his widow, Mrs. Jessie SELLERS. Funeral was held here 
at Johnson Funeral Home Chapel Wednesday afternoon at 3:00. Burial 
was at SELLERS Cemetery, Johnson Funeral Home in charge. [from the 
Butler Co. News of Oct. 4, 1945]

Name:    Joseph D Sellers Death Date:    02 Oct 1945  Death County:    Mobile  
Volume:    39  Certificate:    19334  Roll:    4  
-----------------

D. *G. Sellers Dead [my note: *This should read D. T. Sellers]

Mr. D. G.*[T] Sellers died suddenly last Tuesday morning. He has 
been in bad health for some weeks, but was up and around a short 
time before his death.

"Uncle Dunk," as he was known by all, was one of the oldest native 
citizens of this section. He was born 75 years ago [Duncan T. Sellers 
was born in 1844] in south Butler six or seven miles from Georgiana 
and has lived around Georgiana all his life. He used to like to tell 
how he hunted deer and other game in the forests now where Georgiana 
stands. He was a veteran of the civil war and did valiant service 
under General Bragg, of the Western Army. 

He was a member of the Methodist church and the Masonic fraternity 
of which he was held in high esteem.

He is survived by a wife and two sons, Ellis [Ennis?] of Georgiana, 
and Joe of Pensacola, Fla. 

Burial services were conducted by Rev. B.M. Herlong. Burial was at 
Sellers graveyard, under the auspices of the Masonic lodge. A large 
concourse gathered at the cemetery to pay their last tribute to this 
worthy man.
[from the Butler County News, Thursday, June 12, 1919] 
*Duncan T. Sellers has the death date 10 June 1919 on his tombstone 
at Sellers Cemetery, so this obit is a match for him.

Mrs. D. G. SELLERS Buried Near Here
     The remains of Mrs. Dunk SELLERS who died in Florida, last week, 
     were brought to Georgiana last Friday and interred in Sellers 
     graveyard beside her husband, who recently died.  Rev. J. L. 
     HENDERSON officiating.  The deceased had rapidly failed in 
     health since the death of her husband.
[2-13-1920 Butler County News]
-------------------

Ennis SELLERS, Sr.
Abstract--Died Sunday night [June 8, 1930] at Century, Fla. where 
he had been in infirmary for several weeks. He held a prominent 
position on the L&N Railroad. Survived by wife and three sons, 
Ellis Sellers, of Union Springs, Fred Sellers of Denver, Colo., 
and James Sellers of Georgiana, Ala. Funeral by Rev. C. H. Seibert 
and Rev. D.L. Folsom. Masonic ceremony, with Jim C. Johnson and Son, 
morticians in charge.
[from Butler Co. News Thurs., June 12, 1930]
-------------------

DEATH--LENA YOUNG SELLERS 
     The community of Georgiana sustained a great loss when the 
     spirit of Lena Young SELLERS passed to her eternal reward 
     on April 16, at 11:45 A.M.
     She was born in Covington County, moved to Georgiana, where 
     for many years she conducted "Lena's Beauty Shoppe."
     During her serious illness and until her death, she was 
     patient in all her trials and found solace in her family, 
     Mother, sisters, and many friends who for many days sought 
     to minister to her comfort until God in his infinite wisdom 
     saw fit to take her from us.
     While her going was a source of sorrow we nevertheless left 
     our hearts in gratitude to God for lending her to us through 
     these brief years.
     Forgotten! No, she has built in the hearts of those who knew 
     her a monument of kindly deeds and faithful service that will 
     remain throughout the years.
     Funeral services were held in the Methodist Church at 2:30 P.M. 
     Thursday, with her pastor, Rev. LIZENBY and a friend, Rev. BAGGETT, 
     pastor of the Baptisit Church, officiating. Interment took place in 
     the Milner's Cemetery with Johnson Funeral Home in charge.
     The pallbearers were: Charles SHEPHERD, Frank THIGPEN, Herman PRIDE, 
     Lloyd MORGAN, Ratford TRAWEEK, and Zema SALTER.
     Surviving her are: three sons, Ellis, Georgiana; James, Sheffield, 
     Ala., and Fred, Durham, N.C.; Mrs. Laura RHODES, mother, and two 
     sisters, Mrs. Savannah GRIFFIN, Georgiana; Mrs. Mattie B. PALMER, 
     Montgomery, and four grandchildren.
[from the BCN 4-24-1941]

Name:    Lena Y Sellers Death Date:    16 Apr 1941  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    16  Certificate:    7989  Roll:    4  
--------------------------------

Tate Sellers, formerly of Georgiana, was shot and killed by a negro 
in Beaumont, Miss. on Friday night, the 22nd inst. The body was 
brought to Georgiana and interred in the family burial ground. Sellers 
was shot while trying to protect a negro who was working on the same 
crew with him. Two negroes got into a difficulty and one of them ran 
to the car where Mr. Sellers was, and as Sellers opened the door for 
him to enter, the other negro shot and fatally wounded him. After 
lingering for three days, death came. Mr. Sellers was foreman of a 
crew of hands on the M.J. and K.C. RR. He was an excellent man and 
highly esteemed. He leaves a wife and three children.
[May 4, 1904 Greenville Advocate]
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Ennis SELLERS, Jr.
Abstract--Died Sunday [June 3, 1928] of heart trouble while in Georgiana 
on vacation. He had moved to West Palm Beach, Fla. He was a member of 
the Methodist church and Masonic fraternity. Survived by wife, parents, 
and three brothers, Ellis, James, and Fred. Funeral at Methodist Church 
Tuesday afternoon, Rev. D. L. Folsom officiating. Burial at Milner Cemetery, 
Masonic fraternity in charge.
[from Thursday, June 7, 1928 Butler Co. News]

Name:    Ennis Sellers, Jr. Death Date:    Jun 1928  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    27  Roll:    3  Page #:    13449  
----------------

D. B. SELLERS [Daniel B. SELLERS]
     On the morning of April 26, 1918 at 6:15 o'clock, the angel 
     of death visited the home of D. B. SELLERS, Sr., and called 
     him home.  The call for which he anxiously awaited since the 
     death of his wife two years ago.  He was 84 years of age and 
     had been a member of the Methodist church a number of years.  
     He served four years in the Confederate army and saw much hard service.

     There were at his bedside when the end came all of his children 
     except B. E. SELLERS of Georgiana, he being at Graceville, Fla. 
     and could not reach there in time.  He leaves to mourn his loss 
     eight sons and two daughters, 44 grandchildren, and 22 g-grandchildren.

     Interment at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.  Funeral by Rev. B. M. 
     HERLONG, assisted by F. A. ROWE. 
[from the Butler Co. News, May ?, 1918]

Name:    D. B. Sellers Death Date:    26 Apr 1918  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    12  Roll:    2  Page #:    251  
----------------------

Died near Bear's Store on 23rd Mr. C. K. Sellers, father of J. M. Y. 
Sellers and George and Angus Sellers of the Alabama Conference. He 
died as he had lived in the faithful service of his Master. "Rest 
soldier rest from thy loved employ. Thy work is done--enter thy Master's joy."
by J.R.S.
[from the Greenville Advocate of Wednesday, June 30, 1886, from a 
column called Georgiana Dots]

Note by CMS: C. (Calvin) K. Sellers is buried at Providence Cemetery 
near Georgiana. 
Born Nov. 20, 1818, Died June 23, 1886,
Private 3 Bn Ala. Res. C. S. A. 
----------------------

A Tribute to My Friend, J.M.Y. Sellers by J.A. Reid

Denied by illness from attending his burial, which occurred in 
Oak City Cemetery, I cannot refrain from offering this humble 
tribute to the memory of my lifelong friend.

He was born January 22, 1848, in Montgomery County, Alabama, 
and died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W. A. Leysath, in 
Greenville, Ala. on March 6, 1926, being then a little more 
than seventy-five years of age. It was our fortune in early 
life to live only a few miles apart in south Alabama. There 
he was married April 5, 1868, to Miss Mary E. Casey, daughter 
of Dr. W. T. Casey, a prominent physician of Alabama, and their 
union proved to be the beginning of a long and ideal companionship. 
Five sons and six daughters were born to them, all of whom lived to 
manhood and womanhood, save one daughter, who died in Bainbridge 
November 24, 1901. 

I knew him intimately as my friend in social, business, and 
religious life, and never knew him to say nor do a thing that 
would in any way reflect on his Christian character. He was 
indeed a Christian. He had his joys and sorrows. I have walked 
with him under the shadows, and it was custom when the way grew 
dark and the burden grew too heavy to bear, for him to turn aside 
to the throne room where he had in early life enthroned his Saviour, 
and there in quiet communion with Him, lay all of the problems and 
perplexities of life at His feet, asking Him for guidance and strength; 
and I never knew him to go away from such communion without added 
strength and light and a brighter hope with which to renew life's 
journey. Then too, I have seen him scale the heights of spiritual 
exaltation, and standing on some bright peak, he seemed almost to 
catch glimpses of his future home with its bright prospects. It was 
a privilege and a blessing to have had such a lifelong friend. He did 
not strive for great material wealth, but rather for Christian character 
for himself and for those who God had committed to his care and training.

While in Alabama he conducted his farming operation, and at the same 
time was in charge of the timber department of the Milner, Caldwell, 
and Flowers Lumber Company of Bolling, Ala., until he served his 
connection at Bainbridge with the Flint River Lumber Company, which 
connection he maintained until they closed operations for want of 
timber. For thirty years he was an honored citizen of this county, 
and for a time served as one of its Commissioners. He was also 
instrumental and active in the building of the church at Diffee, Ga., 
and was a member of the building committee for the construction of the 
Bainbridge Methodist Church, of which he was afterwards a Steward and 
an active and useful member. 

During all of these years he was my intimate friend. As the years 
crept by he grew feeble, and at last, weary with the pilgrimage, 
he laid down to rest, and fell asleep. Sleep on, my friend. No 
discordant sound, nor even a note of melody nor lilt of song shall 
disturb your peaceful slumber. Sleep on until the voice of God shall 
call you into wakefulness on the resurrection morn. Then shall you 
wake in His likeness. To his loved ones he has left in his life and 
character a richer heritage than any material legacy. And now that 
his useful Christian life has ended--
Go, bury thy sorrow, the world has its share;
Go, bury it deeply; go hide it with care;
Go, think of it calmly, when curtained by night;
Go, tell it ot Jesus, and all will be right.
J. A. Reid
[from the Greenville Advocate April 7, 1926]

J.M.Y. Sellers Dies Saturday Night

About 12:00 Saturday night, J.M.Y. Sellers "Uncle Joe," as he was 
called by a great many loved ones, died at the home of his daughter 
Mrs. W. A. Leysath in this city. For many months the deceased had 
been a great sufferer and at times his life hung by a thread. A few 
days ago the prevailing epidemic, flu, attacked him, and in his feeble 
condition he succumbed. He was 79 years of age.

Mr. Sellers was reared in Butler Co. and when almost a boy, was engaged 
by the Confederate government in collecting from the farmers their ten 
percent of the crops, to be used for the army. Mr. D. G. Dunklin was in 
charge of the "Tax in Kind" department, and one-tenth of everything grown, 
or hogs and cattle raised, had to be turned over to him for the sustenance 
of the soldiers. After the war, Mr. sellers married and was a prominent 
farmer in the southern part of the county. He was always a Christian, and 
early in life connected himself with the Methodist church, and was a leader 
in it until ill health prevented active work. He lived and died in the faith. 
A good man as everyone who ever knew him will testify.

In his old age he had been living first with one and then with another of his 
children, making his headquarters with his daughter in Bainbridge, Ga. He came 
to Greenville on a visit to his daughter, Mrs. W. A. Leysath, some months ago, 
when he became ill and has been here ever since.

Funeral services were held at the home of his daughter Sunday afternoon at 
3:30 and the body carried to Bainbridge, Ga. for burial. Rev. D.H. McNeal 
officiating. A large number of citizens were present to pay their respects to him.

He is survived by his widow and a number of children, all of whom are grown with 
families of their own.

The deceased was a very prominent citizen of this county and at one time was a 
candidate for the State Senate on the Democratic ticket. It was the time when 
the Populist party was in the ascendancy, and he was defeated. That was the only 
time he ever entered politics, and he did not seek that office; it was thrust upon him.
[from the Greenville Advocate of March 10, 1926]

Name:    J. M. Y. Sellers Death Date:    Mar 1926  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    11  Roll:    2  Page #:    5223  
----------------------------------------

CAPTAIN SHEPHERD FAMOUS INVENTOR DIES IN MONTGOMERY 
     Captain Marshall L. SHEPHERD aged 62 years, died Saturday evening
     at the residence of his daughter Mrs. I. G. GORRIE, No. 6 Parkway, 
     Capitol Heights, Montgomery, Ala., after a long illness. Captain 
     Shepherd was born in Butler Co. May 7, 1855, and spent the major 
     part of his life in this county. He went to Montgomery about 15 
     years ago since which time he has made that city his home and the 
     scene? of his activities.
     Captain SHEPHERD married Mrs. Elizabeth LEE in Butler County. She 
     died in 1912?, leaving nine children. Captain SHEPHERD married the 
     second time his wife being Mrs. Blanche Mc Vay? of Richmond, Va., 
     who also survives him. The surviving children are:
     W. L. SHEPHERD, Lee H. SHEPHERD, Marshall SHEPHERD, Scott SHEPHERD, 
     Miss Elizabeth SHEPHERD, Mrs. D. H.  REEVES and Mrs. I. G. GORRIE, 
     all of Montgomery; John C. SHEPHERD, Charlotte, N.C., and Mrs. O. J. 
     SMITH, Careyville, Fla. There are a number of grandchildren.
     Funeral services were held from the residence of his son-in-law 
     I. G. GORRIE Sunday afternoon, interment being made in Greenwood 
     Cemetery.
     Captain Shepherd led an active life from early manhood, engaging 
     in the saw milling and railroad business all the time. He was 
     looked on as a mechanical genius, and his inventions are credited 
     with working toward safety and saving of labor. Some years ago he 
     invented and perfected an automatic railroad switch, which has been 
     given practical endorsement, and shortly before his death he had 
     completed and perfected an automatic street railway switch.
     Captain SHEPHERD was a member of the Baptist church, his membership 
     always remaining in the church in Butler County. During the 
     administration of Governor Thomas G. JONES, Captain SHEPHERD was 
     Captain of Company G, Second Alabama Regiment, Alabama National Guard.
[Butler County News, 1-4-1917]

Name:    Marshal L Shepherd Death Date:    30 Dec 1916  Death County:    Montgomery  
Volume:    32  Certificate:    597  Roll:    1  

Name: Bettie Shepherd Death Date: 19 May 1912 Death County: Montgomery 
Volume: 26 Certificate: 197 Roll: 1 
--------------------------

Mr. Napoleon P. SIMS
Mr. Napoleon P. SIMS, who would have been 76 the 22nd of this month, 
went home to his reward on Monday morning about 4 o'clock, having died 
suddenly.  He arose and had gone into the yard and as he came back, he 
fell on the floor.  They picked him up and he breathed only a time or 
so after they laid him on the bed.  He appeared as well as usual up 
until then.  He had been diabled to work for the past two years, and 
was in declining health for several years, having been afflicted with 
heart trouble and other complications.  He was a member of the Methodist 
Protestant church for quite a number of years.  Interment was at Mt. 
Pisgah Cemetery, Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock, with Dr. R. H. WATSON 
holding services.  He spoke of what a good man Mr. Sims was, the life 
he had lived.  He stated several times that he was ready to go, that 
there was nothing between him and his Lord, and was just waiting for 
the summons. He is survived by his wife, four daughters, six sons, and 
three brothers and a large number of grandchildren and other relatives.

Messrs. Marion, Arter, and Leander Sims of Bay Minette came up to 
attend the funeral of their brother.--Friend
[from the Providence News column, Butler County News, Feb. 14, 1935]

In Memory of Mr. Nap SIMS

The death angel came very early on Monday morning, Feb. 11, 1935, to 
the home of Mr. Nap SIMS, and took him away from his loved ones to 
live with God throughout eternity.  Mr. SIMS would have been 76 years 
of age on Feb. 22nd.  His aged afflicted companion and children are 
just grief-strickened over their great loss.  He was a most devoted 
husband and loving father.

He was a good citizen and a friend to all.  He was a faithful member 
of the Protestant Methodist Church at Providence, always enjoyed 
following his Lord and Master in His teachings of a beautiful life, 
always standing for the highest and best things that it took to be a 
Christian.  He will be missed, oh, so much in the home, in the church, 
and in the community.  But oh, what a great consolation it is to know 
that he is walking the golden streets of a beautiful Heaven to which 
he said he was going and is rejoicing with his Lord and Saviour now 
forevermore.

The writer heard him talk some two years ago of the beauties and 
wonders of Heaven.  He had visions of  Heaven, said it was just 
wonderful to know there was just such a beautiful and wonderful 
place prepared for all who followed Jesus.  Mr. SIMS would warn 
the people that were not Christians to prepare themselves for that 
wonderful place of rest and happiness.  He would say to his bereaved 
companion, children, and grandchildren to look up to Him who is ever 
ready to help you bear your great sorrow and loss.  He will help you 
if you trust Him.  Grieve not for the loved one as dead, for he has 
only gone up higher that your hold on God may be stronger.  You, too, 
will share that same happy place with the loved one who is waiting 
and watching for you, if you trust in Him.  You loved him, but God 
loved him best and took him home to rest.  Just say good-bye 'til 
we meet again.--Written by a friend.
[from the Butler County News, Feb. 28, 1935]

Name:    Nap Sims Death Date:    Feb 1935  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    6  Roll:    3  Page #:    2523  
-----------------------

Mrs. Emaline SIMS

Mrs. Emaline SIMS, 84, died Monday after a long illness.  She was a 
lifelong resident of the Providence community, a member of the Methodist 
Church for 41 years.  Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. R. D. STINSON, 
Garland; Miss Daught SIMS and Miss Emmie SIMS, Georgiana, Rt. 3; six sons, 
Mr. Tommie SIMS, Garland,; Mr. Milton SIMS, Mobile; Mr. Ned [Med?] SIMS, 
Mr. Bud SIMS, Mr. Bailey SIMS, and Mr. Nal SIMS, all of Georgiana, Rt.?;  
19 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.  Funeral services were held 
from Mt. Pisgah church at 2 p.m. Tuesday with Rev. A. H. JONES officiating.  
Grandsons were the pallbearers.  Burial was in the church cemetery with 
Johnsons' Funeral Home, Georgiana, in charge.
[from the Butler Co. News, 2-20-1947]

Name:    Amarentha E Sims Death Date:    17 Feb 1947  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    4  Certificate:    1944  Roll:    5  
-----------------------

Obit of Stephen Joseph SIMS
Stephen Joseph Sims was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac SIMS.  According 
to the best information we have, he was born in 1855; therefore, he 
lived 83 years. He was married first to Mrs. Elvira GRIFFIN and to 
this union were born seven children:  Mrs. Rilla BUSH, T.E., J.L., 
L.N., I.D., and John SIMS, of Georgiana, and Mrs. Katie RAWLS, of Brooks.

His second marriage was to Callie LENTON and his third marriage was 
to Dollie POWELL. To each of these last unions was born one child, who 
preceded him to the grave.

Many other relatives and friends besides the above named children are 
left to mourn his death, which came suddenly on the morning of March 22 
at the home of his granddaughter Mrs. Tom GORAM, of Georgiana.

On Wednesday following his death his body was interred in the cemetery 
at Antioch West Baptist Church.  Funeral services were conducted by the 
writer, Johnson's Funeral Home in charge.

He professed faith in Christ in early life and united with the Missionary 
Baptist Church.  May God's sustaining grace strengthen all who mourn and 
grant you through your faith in Jesus, a happy reunion with him in Heaven.  
---J. B. Byrd  
[from 4-28-1938 Butler Co. News]

Name:    Stephen Sims Death Date:    Mar 1938  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    11  Certificate:    5036  Roll:    3  
---------------------------

Mr. Oscar C. Sims Dies at Mobile

News has just been received here of the death in Mobile of Mr. Oscar 
C. SIMS.  Mr. Sims will be remembered here as the eldest son of Rev. 
A. T. Sims.  Mr. Sims has resided in Mobile for the last 25 years, 
engaged in the furniture business.

He leaves one daughter, Mrs. FULLER; four sisters, Mrs. Chas. L. SIMS 
of Georgiana; Mrs. P. K. URQUHART of Montgomery; Mrs. J. W. COOR and 
Mrs. Fred L. DAVIS of Birmingham, and two half-sisters, Margaret and 
Grace SIMS and one half brother A. T. SIMS, Jr. of Beatrice, Ala.
[Butler Co. News Oct. 1930]

Name:    Oscar C. Sims Death Date:    Oct 1930  Death County:    Mobile  
Volume:    48  Roll:    3  Page #:    23960  
---------------------------------

Death of Mr. C. A. SIMS

Mr. C.A. SIMS of Andalusia died at Georgiana, Saturday Feb. 2.  He 
came up on a visit the first of the week and became ill at the home 
of his daughter, Mrs. Herman DEAN.   He quickly grew worse until his 
death.

Mr. SIMS was a former resident of Georgiana coming from Bethel West 
section around 1923.  Some four or five years ago he moved to Andalusia 
to make his home.

Deceased was around 61 years of age.  He was a highly respected citizen, 
a consecrated member of the Georgiana Methodist Church and a beloved 
member of the Sepulga Masonic Lodge No. 233.  A good man has passed to 
his reward.

He is survived by his wife and seven children, five daughters and two 
sons, who are as follows: Mrs. Robert MAJORS, Mrs. Herman DEAN of 
Georgiana; Misses Marie and Ruth SIMS and Mrs. Henry BLACK of Andalusia; 
two sons Messrs. Harvey and John SIMS of Andalusia; also one brother, 
Mr. W. L. SIMS of Georgiana. Rt. 1, and one sister, Mrs. WL DEAN of 
Crichton, Ala.

Funeral services were held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Herman DEAN 
Sunday afternoon and were conducted by Rev. C. H. SEIBERT, Jim C. 
Johnson...(rest missing) 
[from the Butler Co. News of Feb. 7, 1935]


TRIBUTE OF RESPECT

Tribute of Sepulga Lodge No. 233 of A. F. & A. M., to Chas. A. SIMS, 
deceased, born April 1st, 1873, died Feb. 2, 1935.  Sepulga Lodge lost 
a good man and we bow in reverence to Him.  He was born and raised around 
Bethel, in later years moving to Georgiana, Ala., and from there to 
Andalusia, Ala.  At the time of his death he had come to Georgiana to 
visit his daughter Mrs. DEAN for a short visit and was taken sick a 
few minutes after getting there and died in a short time.  The deceased 
was a member of the Methodist church and was well-liked in the community 
that he lived in.

Therefore, be it resolved, in the death of Bro. SIMS, Sepulga Lodge 
No. 233 has lost a good member; his family a devoted husband and father; 
his friends a friend indeed; the state and county in which he lived an 
upright and honorable citizen.

Therefore, be it resolved, that our Lodge shall ever cherish his memory 
and as our loss, Heaven has gained another jewel.

Be it further resolved, that a copy of this tribute be spread on the 
record of the Lodge and a copy sent to the Butler County News to be 
printed in that paper.--Com.,  Dee TILL,  S.H. OWENS,  S.H. MIXON
[from the Butler Co. News, March 7, 1935]

Name:    Charlie A. Sims Death Date:    Feb 1935  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    6  Roll:    3  Page #:    2535 
-------------------------------------

IN REMEMBRANCE  OF OUR LOVING MOTHER, MRS. EPSIE SIMS
     Our darling mother left us Jan. 2, 1937.
[omitted three paragraphs without family information but will send 
to anyone related]
     Mother was sick two weeks before her death. She leaves to mourn 
     her going a husband and eight children:
Griel, Marvin, Minnie Lethie, Lois, Ruby Mae, James Albert, Bama Joy, 
and Little Carlton Faye, only fourteen months old; two sisters, Mrs. 
Bama BOOTHS and  Mrs. Minnie HENDERSON, and one brother, Mr. James 
DANBY, all of Sanford, Alabama. 
     We loved you mother, but God loved you best.
     Mother was laid to rest at the Morrow School House on Monday 
     afternoon, January 4.
             ----Written by her daughter Minnie Lethie SIMS
[from the Butler County News, 2-4-1937]

Name:    Epsie Sims Death Date:    Jan 1937  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    1  Certificate:    129  Roll:    3  
--------------------

"Joygrams" by J. W. Joyner 
The Rev. A. A. "Ned" SIMS
     Born April 5, 1855, died Sept. 2, 1895.  He was a member of 
     Butler Springs Baptist Church.  Began preaching at the age of 19.  
     This good man's life work in the ministry was cut short by that 
     deadly disease , Typhoid Fever, but while living was considered 
     one of the best pastors and preachers in the county.
     The writer remembers hearing his brother, the Rev. A. T. SIMS, 
     tell my father of his death, which reveals the character of this 
     noble Christian gentleman, and I am telling the story here.  
     Realizing the time for him to leave the world had come, he had 
     his baby, just two days old, brought to his bed and prayed for 
     its care in the world without a father.  He also called for Mr. 
     Flowers, who held a mortgage over his home, and asked him to be 
     as kind and lenient with the family as he could.  Then like Jacob 
     of old, he gave instructions to his brother concerning his funeral, 
     and went to his reward.
(from the Butler County News, May 5, 1942)
-------------------------

Mr. James M. SIMS
     The following appears in the war records written by ex-Governor 
     OATES and recently printed in the Ozark Star, which we take pleasure 
     in copying:
     James M. SIMS was 17 years old when enlisted. He was one of the best 
     soldiers in the company, and was wounded on the second day of the 
     battle of Chicakamauga, was wounded again at Knoxville November 25, 
     1863, and again at the Wilderness May 6, 1864, and a fourth time on 
     a charge on Fort Harrison September 30, 1864. He was appointed third 
     corporal June, 1864, and promoted to third sergeant in September 1864. 
     He was a very faithful and reliable young man, served through to the 
     surrender and for many years after was a merchant in Georgiana, in 
     Butler county, and is now engaged in the same business in Evergreen, 
     Conecuh county. There is no better citizen anywhere than Jim Sims.
[from The Conecuh Record, Jan. 20, 1890]
-----------------------------------

Death of Mrs. J. M. SIMS
     After many weeks of patient suffering, Mrs. SIMS, wife of our worthy 
     and esteemed townsman, Jas. M. SIMS, breathed her last about 5 o'clock 
     on Thursday afternoon last.
     Mrs. SIMS was taken ill several weeks ago, and though all that human 
     skill could do was done to check the disease, the decree had gone forth 
     that her noble life must soon go out, as day by day she grew fainter and 
     less able to resist the terrible disease that was preying upon her, and 
     as the shades of evening drew nigh, her sweet gentle spirit winged its 
     flight to the great beyond. The Grim Reaper has invaded another home and 
     removed from its sacred precincts the one that made it happy and attractive. 
     Mrs. SIMS was a good woman, a true christian and an affectionate wife, a 
     loving and indulgent mother.
     The sympathy of the public goes out very tenderly and earnestly to the 
     family in the great loss they have sustained.
     Her remains were taken to Georgiana, her old home, on Wednesday afternoon 
     for interment. 
[from the Evergreen Courant, April 17, 1901]
---------------------------------

Death of Young Man
     We clip the following from last week's issue of the Atmore Standard.
     A large number of our young people attended services at Maros on last 
     Sunday evening which were conducted by Brother A. A. SIMS of this place.  
     Brother SIMS is just starting out on the work of the master, and we can 
     say he did well for a beginner, and we predict for him a bright and 
     successful future.  He has a large number of friends here and else where 
     who wish for him great success.
     After the above was printed we learn that the young man had the misfortune 
     to have his right arm mangled in a gin where he was employed.  The member 
     was amputated above the elbow, but the injured man died Friday and was 
     buried Saturday afternoon.  Young Mr. SIMS was a nephew of Rev. A. T. SIMS, 
     of the local Baptist church,--Geneva Reaper.
[Butler County News, 10-17-1912]
---------------------------

Death of Mrs. Susan SALTER

     Mrs. Susan SALTER, perhaps the oldest lady of this county, died on Sunday, 
     the 25th inst., at the home of her son, Arthur SIMS, near Manti.  Mrs. Salter 
     was about 94 years old.  She could remember many incidents of the war of 1812, 
     and lived on the route where General Jackson marched to New Orleans.
     She was a noble, Christian woman, kind in her nature and always ready to 
     minister to those who needed a tender nurse.  She leaves a large number of 
     children, grand-children and great grand-children.
5-28-1902 Evergreen Courant
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Napolean SIMS [Jr.] 
     Napolean SIMS, age 66, of Rt. 3, Georgiana, died in the Veterans Hospital 
     in Montgomery Friday night (June 10).
     Surviving are 3 sisters, Minerva SIMS, Emmie SIMS, both of Rt. 3, Georgiana, 
     Mrs. Laura STINSON, Garland; 4 brothers, Med SIMS, Rt. 1, Georgiana; Tommie 
     SIMS, Garland; Milton SIMS, Mobile, and Nal SIMS, Rt. 3, Georgiana; 3 sisters 
     [repeated?] Miss Minerva SIMS, Rt. 3, Georgiana; Mrs. R. D. STINSON, Rt. 1, 
     Garland; Miss Emmie SIMS, Rt. 3, Georgiana; 10 nephews, Albert, Ernest, Floyd 
     SIMS, Rt. 1 Georgiana; J.C. SIMS, Erastus SIMS, Rt. 3, Georgiana; William SIMS, 
     Rt. 1, Garland; Leroy SIMS of Florida; Mack SIMS of Mobile; Archie STINSON of 
     Montgomery; James STINSON of Birmingham; 9 nieces, Miss Lillie STINSON, Rt. 1, 
     Garland; Mrs. Almettie [surname missing?] of Florida; Miss Lucille SIMS, Miss 
     Bettie SIMS, Miss Marla SIMS, Mrs. Mammie Lois JONES, Mrs. Alice Nell MCCLAIN, 
     Mrs. Fannie SKINNER, Mobile; Mrs. Preston STINSON, Brewton; 
     Funeral services from Mt. Pisgah Church at 3:30 P.M. Sunday (June 12) with 
     Rev. N. E. SELLERS officiating. Interment following in the Mt. Pisgah Cemetery, 
     Johnson Funeral Home of Georgiana in charge of arrangements.
[BCN 6-16-1955]

Name:    Napoleon Sims Death Date:    10 Jun 1955  Death County:    Montgomery  
Volume:    25  Certificate:    12285  Roll:    6  
-------------------------

D. B. SNEAD [Daniel Ben (Benjamin?) SNEAD]

The family and many friends of Mr. D. B. SNEAD were inexpressibly 
shocked Tuesday morning, Feb. 2, 1937, when the death angel came and 
claimed for its own the soul of Mr. SNEAD.

On Monday night, on a return trip from town, while stopping at the 
home of J. J. MORROW, Mr. SNEAD was stricken with a severe pain in 
the head.  He was given first aid by Mr. MORROW and members of the 
family, and a physician was summoned at once, but it seemed that this 
was God's time to call him home, for on Tuesday morning at 7:00, he 
departed this life.  His passing was imperceptible.  Relatives and 
friends stood by his bedside in the silent room and in a faint low 
whisper said, "Thy will be done."

We know not why Bennie was called, but I'm sure he went for a great cause.

"Not now but in the coming years; It may be in a better land; We'll read 
the meaning of our tears, and there sometime we'll understand."

We may think our golden years are when youth and high ideals go hand in 
hand, but in the test of time we'll understand that death leads to fairer, 
golden days. God saw fit to take from the ones who loved him so, to 
brighten another world with his smile, where none but the good will go.

Midst a large concourse of relatives and friends and many beautiful floral 
offerings, the body of Mr. SNEAD was laid to rest Wednesday afternoon, 
Feb. 3, in the Morrow School House cemetery, there to peacefully sleep 
until resurrection morn. The floral offerings were a beautiful testimony 
of the esteem in which he was held by his friends.

Mr. SNEAD's untimely death has brought much sorrow to the family, 
other relatives and the many friends he has left here.  There is a 
vacant chair in the home which can never be filled and an emptiness 
in these sorrowing hearts which only the Divine Comforter in His 
wisdom can fill.  

"In this material world of sin and woe, your sweet voice is heard 
no more, for Jesus came and carried you home to dwell with Him 
forevermore. Though in your earthly home, there is a vacant chair 
that brings to many loved ones here a feeling of loneliness, but 
not despair; for the life you lived while here on earth was one 
such that everyone you knew should know, that when the Master's 
final call should come, you were prepared and ready to go. So the 
many ones you loved and knew strive hard to live like you, and 
know that when they leave a vacant chair, you with the angels 
will be waiting on a golden stair."

He is survived by his wife [Annie Mae BLACK] and three children, 
Bennie Jr., Louise, and Kathryn [Annie Catherine?], while one child 
preceded him to the better world at an early age [William Edward]; 
three brothers, Morgan SNEAD, of Birmingham; Roy SNEAD, of Georgiana; 
and A. V. SNEAD, of Blackwater, Texas;  four sisters, Mrs. Viola THOMAS, 
Mrs. Belle MCINTYRE, and Mrs. Mealie CARROLL, of Evergreen; and 
Mrs. Nannie LEE, of Georgiana, besides other friends and relatives.

Pallbearers were Morgan and Roy SNEAD, Leonard THOMAS,  Ed CARROLL, 
Colonel and Howard BLACK.

Rev. A. L. BONNER, of Georgiana, conducted the funeral services.  
Jim C. JOHNSON in charge of funeral arrangements.
---Written by one who loved him. 
[from the Butler County News 2-11-1937]

Death of Mr. D. B. SNEAD

Mr. D. B. SNEAD, of Route One, Georgiana, died February 2, after 
a short illness.  He was 37 years of age, and was a native of 
Louisville, Ala.

He came to Georgiana some 15 years ago; was a good citizen, and 
had a large circle of friends who deeply sympathize with his 
family in their sad bereavement.

Surviving him are his widow and three children.  Burial was at 
Morrow School House Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock.  Rev. 
A. L. BONNER conducted the funeral service.  Johnson funeral 
home in charge of arrangements. 
[from the Butler County News 2-04-1937]

Our community was made sad when the news came that Mr. Ben SNEAD 
of this place was dead.  He died Tuesday morning, Feb. 2, 1937, 
at seven o'clock, at the home of Mr. Joe MORROW of Morrow School 
House, where he was stricken Monday night, Feb. 1.  Funeral services 
were conducted on wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Morrow 
School House, Jim C. JOHNSON in charge. [from the Starlington 
community column Feb. __?, 1937]

We regret very much to hear of the death of Mr. Ben SNEAD, which 
occurred Tuesday morning.  We understand he was taken suddenly ill 
late the afternoon before.  He just recently moved from here to 
Starlington.  We can say of him, he was a good neighbor.---Friend 
[from the Providence column of the Butler County News, Feb. __?, 1937]

Name:    Daniel B Snead Death Date:    Feb 1937  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    5  Certificate:    2278  Roll:    3  
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Miss Elizabeth Snead
     Miss Elizabeth Snead, age 19, died in a Greenville hospital 
     Wednesday morning (Aug. 8) following an illness of over three 
     years.  The deceased was a resident of Georgiana.
     Surviving are her parents, Mr.and Mrs. Roy L. Snead, Georgiana; 
     1 sister, Mrs. Doris Worley, Newport, R. I.; 2 brothers, Winston 
     and Charles Snead, Georgiana; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John A. 
     Morrow, Rt. 1, Georgiana.
     Funeral services were held from the Georgiana Baptist Church at 
     3 p.m. Thursday with Reverends H. B. Shepherd and Warren Nutt 
     officiating. Interment was in the Morrow Schoolhouse Cemetery 
     with Johnsons Funeral Home of Georgiana directing.
[Butler Co. News, 8-16-1951]

Name:    Bama E Snead Death Date:    08 Aug 1951  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    32  Certificate:    15883  Roll:    5  
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Rev. J. L. STINSON [James Leander STINSON]
Rev. J. L. STINSON passed to the Great Beyond Monday a.m. at 6:30 
o'clock after several months illness.  He had been confined to his 
bed a great portion of the time with a complication of diseases, 
including heart trouble, kidney trouble, and a head affliction.  
He had been a minister of the gospel since young manhood, for quite 
a number of years of the M. E. Church, and later of the M.P. Church.  
He was a man with a big heart.  He believed in helping his fellow man.  
His first wife preceded him to the grave about 30 years ago.  Also 
three children have gone on before.  He is survived by his wife, 
five sons, and four daughters, a large number of grandchildren and 
great-grandchildren.  Rev. ENFINGER and Dr. WATSON held funeral 
services.  A large concourse of relatives and friends were present 
to pay their last respects to the deceased.
[from the Providence Community Column, Butler County News, 
August 10th, 1933]

Death of Rev. J. L. STINSON

Rev. J. Leander STINSON, one of the oldest and most highly 
respected citizens of West Butler County, died early Monday 
morning, August 7, 1933, at his home in the Providence community.

He is survived by his wife and a number of relatives.

Burial was at Providence cemetery Tuesday.  A large concourse 
of sorrowing relatives and friends were present.  Jim C. Johnson 
and Son in charge.
[from the Butler Co. News, August 10th, 1933]

Death of J. L. STINSON

On August 7, at 6:30 o'clock, the death angel visited our 
community and took from us our dear husband and father, 
Rev. J. L. Stinson.  He was born in the year 1849.  He 
just lacked 6 days of being 84 years old.  He had been 
in declining health for many years.  He had been confined 
to his bed a great portion of the time with a complication 
of diseases, including heart trouble, kidney trouble, and 
a head affliction.

Grandpa had always lived in the community in which he died, 
upholding its standards and advocating all its church and 
social activities.  He had been a minister of the gospel 
since young manhood.  He lived a wholly consecrated life 
and he prayed for us all.  He always had a smile for everyone.  
He loved to preach and to hear preaching when he had good 
hearing.  He enjoyed telling his people of Jesus and His love.  
During his last days here he had Bro. LYNCH, Bro. ENFINGER, 
and Dr. WATSON to preach at his home.  Upon those occasions he 
was asked, "Did you hear any of the service?"  He replied, 
"No, but I know it was good, and maybe one present derived a 
benefit from it."

He is survived by his wife, 5 sons and 4 daughters, 1 brother, 
1 sister, and a great number of grandchildren and great-
grandchildren besides a host of friends.

Though all was done that loving hands could do, God saw fit 
to take him to live with Him in that celestial home on high.  
His sufferings were more than human tongue can tell but glad 
to say that into the arms of Jesus he fell.

We loved him, we miss him, we wish he were here.  He has gone 
on and left behind him friends and loved ones dear.  But it is 
sweet to know that he is at rest with his Saviour.  That voice 
is now hushed which guided our way.  The form we loved is now 
mingling with clay.  But the still echo of that voice whispers, 
"Come this way dear wife and children, steer straight for me here 
safely in Heaven, I am waiting for thee."

In behalf of the family, I take this space to thank the dear people 
and especially Dr. WATSON for their efforts and kindness shown us 
during Grandpa's sickness and death.

We thought as we left his flower-covered grave that the christian 
life, a peaceful death in Christ, and a multitute of friends to 
follow you to the grave was worth more than the wealth of the world.
-------Written by a granddaughter
[from the Butler County News, August 17, 1933]

Name:    James L Stinson Death Date:    Aug 1933  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    31  Certificate:    15077  Roll:    3  
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Seanie STINSON
     The death angel visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. Willie BURKETT 
     Friday about 10:45 and took her mother, Mrs. Seanie STINSON, 
     aged 82 years and 16 days. She had been ill only two or three 
     days, with an attack of the heart. She is survived by 3 daughters 
     and two sons, her husband having preceded her to the grave about 
     30 years ago. Also two grown sons and a grown daughter preceded 
     her to the grave several years ago. Interment was at Mt. Pisgah 
     on Saturday about one o'clock. Dr. R. H. WATSON held funeral 
     services. She was a member of the Baptist Church at Mt. Pisgah 
     for a long number of years. She often stated she was ready to 
     go to her long home.
     Mr. J. R. STINSON and daughters, Misses Orene and Madie of 
     Birmingham and Mrs. Mattie BLACK and children of McKenzie 
     and Mr. and Mrs. Bennie JORDAN, Mr. and Mrs. Switzer LINDSEY 
     and Miss Aletha BURKETT, all of Brewton, were called here by 
     the death of Mrs. STINSON.--A Friend
[Providence News BCN Aug. 22, 1935]

Name:    Senie Stinson Death Date:    Aug 1935  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    34  Roll:    3  Page #:    16777  
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Mammie SALTER STRINGFELLOW
Mrs. Mammie SALTER STRINGFELLOW--A native of Evergreen, Ala., 
a resident of Chickasaw for one month, died at the family residence, 
403 Caethoff St., Oct. 18, 1949, at 5:30 p.m.  She is survived by two 
sons, Robert STRINGFELLOW, Eldorado, Kan., Eugene STRINGFELLOW, Plateau; 
three daughters, Mrs. Arthur COOLEY, Chickasaw, Misses Frances and Nell 
Stringfellow, Prichard; one brother, John SALTER, Evergreen; two sisters, 
Mrs. T. L.. SALTER, Mrs. R. N. BURT, both of Evergreen, Ala.; two 
grandchildren and other relatives.  Her remains will be sent to Evergreen, 
Ala., Wednesday night for funeral services and interment.  Funeral  
arrangements by Higgins Mortuary.
[from the Mobile Register of Wednesday, Oct. 19, 1949]

Name:    Mammie S Stringfellow Death Date:    18 Oct 1949  Death County:    Mobile  
Volume:    42  Certificate:    20685  Roll:    5  
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OBITUARY
     Mrs. Bessie OLIVER TAYLOR died at her home at 2:30 o'clock, 
     Monday, April 11th, age 79 years.
     Her death was not unexpected as her helath had been failing 
     for some time.
     She was born in Greenville, Ala., July 21st, 1842 and was the 
     daughter of Henry and Kathrine OLIVER.
     During the war she was married to Capt. D. B. TAYLOR, and their 
     beautiful old home was a very happy one from that day until his 
     death, which occured in August, 1890.
     Surviving her are six living children, M. Scott TAYLOR, Frances 
     TAYLOR, H.O. TAYLOR, D.B. TAYLOR, A.S. TAYLOR, of Georgiana and 
     H.A. TAYLOR of Sheffield, Ala., also a number of grandchildren.
     Mrs. TAYLOR was a member of the Methodist church.  Her life was 
     one of service; "she went about doing good," making those who 
     came in contact with her happier and better.  We will all miss 
     her smile and kind attention, but the influence of her beautiful 
     life will live on with us.
     After a brief funeral service on Tuesday afternoon conducted by 
     Rev. B.M. HERLONG and Rev. Jas. CLENDINEN, the remains of this 
     sweet woman were tenderly laid to rest in our silent City of the Dead.
[4-14-1921 Butler County News]

Name:    Mrs. D. B. Taylor Death Date:    11 Apr 1921  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    12  Roll:    2  Page #:    5740  
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Died--Mrs Lucinda TAYLOR died in this city after a protracted illness 
on the 25th ult.  She was the mother-in-law of our esteemed fellow citizen, 
Judge M. C. LANE, and leaves many relatives and friends to mourn her loss.
[from the Greenville Advocate April 2, 1868]
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Death of "Grandma" Vickery
     One of the most appropriate customs of our people in this age is 
     that of paying grateful tribute to the memory of our departed.
     We believe we live in the most rapid and progressive age the world 
     has ever seen, and we believe that we Americans are the most advanced 
     people of this age.  But thank God the march to progress has not 
     dulled the feeling of our hearts, and we are ready to pause and mourn 
     for a deceased sister or brother as our blessed Lord did over two 
     thousand years ago when he wept over the body of his beloved Lazarus.
     Therefore, no matter how important our duties may be, we deem it a 
     sad pleasure to turn from them, and from the rush of busy life in 
     order to wear memorial chaplets over the graves of our departed.
     Among those who have gone from us into the Valley of the Shadow, into 
     a bright and more glorious beyond is Aunt Mary VICKERY, who died at 
     the home of her son, J. L. BUCHANAN, at Wiggins, Fla., on March 13th 
     after a long illness.  Aunt Mary  has long been a friend to us, was 
     always ready to respond to those in need of her services, and will be 
     greatly missed from our midst.
     The bereaved family have the heartfelt sympathy of our community.
           --Sallie LEE
[from the Atmore Spectrum, 3-22-1906]

Possible match:
1880 Escambia Co. Florida Census, Pensacola, P. 122B 
 
 W. C. VICKRY   Self   M   Male   W   40   AL   Farming   ---   ---  
 Mollie VICKRY   Wife   M   Female   W   50   GA   Housekeeping   SC   GA  
 J. BUCKHANAN   SSon   S   Male   W   18   FL   Laborer   AL   GA  
------------------------------------------

D. A. WAGNON Dies Sunday Night [David Alfred WAGNON]

Mr. D. A. WAGNON, 73 years of age, one of our oldest as well as most 
respected citizens passed to his reward Sunday night at the home of his 
son Mr. Comer WAGNON, after a short illness.

Mr. WAGNON was born December 25, 1857 in Butler Co., moving to Georgiana 
38 years ago.  He was a devout member of New Home M. P. Church.

He is survived by his wife, four daughters as follows: Mrs. B. F. TILL 
of Mobile; Mrs. B. M. JONES of Pensacola, Fla.; Mrs. M. A. BEASLEY, 
McKenzie; Rosa WAGNON, Pensacola, Fla., and three sons, Messrs. Comer, 
Alford and Carl WAGNON, all of Georgiana.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon and were conducted by Rev. 
ENFINGER, assisted by Rev. C. H. SEIBERT.  Interment was at Elizabeth 
Cemetery near McKenzie.  A large number of sorrowing friends gathering 
to pay their last respects to the deceased.
[from the Butler Co. News, 4-23-1931]

Name:    David Alfred Wagnon Death Date:    Apr 1931  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    21  Roll:    3  Page #:    10325  
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DIED 
     Mrs. Vicey WALLER, one of Butler's oldest citizens, died at the 
     home of her daughter Mrs. A. J. ODOM near Manningham, on the 3rd 
     inst. in her 93rd year.
     The deceased came to this county with her father, Mr. HUTCHINSON, 
     in 1818 and she died on the place where her father settled 79 years ago.
     Mrs. WALLER was active and able to be up and about until five or six 
     days before her death.  She was for a great many years a consistent 
     member of the Primitive Baptist church and died as she lived in the 
     consolation of that faith.
     She leaves five children and numerous grand and great-grand children 
     to mourn her loss.
[Greenville Advocate 3-10-1897]
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Joseph Leroy WARREN
     Mr. Lee WARREN, a prominent resident of Georgiana for the past 14 years, 
     died here Friday after a long illness.  He was the son of the late Mr. 
     and Mrs. Joe R. WARREN of Montgomery.  Deceased was born near Georgiana, 
     April 13, 1884, and spent the greater part of his life here.  Until 1920 
     he moved to Wetumpka and entered business for himself.  In 1921 he was 
     married to Mrs. Lillie MCINVALE HENDERSON.  Simple but impressive funeral 
     services were held at the residence Saturday afternoon, conducted by their 
     pastor, Rev. NICHOLS, assisted by Rev. SHEPHERD.  Burial in Milner Cemetery.  
     He is survived by his wife, four sisters, Mrs. W. H. ROBERTS, Mrs. Hattie BLAN, 
     and Lillian WARREN; two brothers, W. J. WARREN, all of Chapman; and Mack WARREN, 
     of York, S. C. Pallbearers were Herman PRIDE, W. W. EADY, B. C. COUNTRYMAN. 
     H. N. BLACK, Colonel BLACK, and Pat TRAWEEK. Johnson Funeral Home in charge.
[from the Butler Co. News, 12-2-1943]

Name:    Joseph L Warren Death Date:    25 Nov 1943  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    47  Certificate:    23131  Roll:    4  
------------------------------------

from the Butler County News, 11-4-1915

Death of an Old Citizen
     Mr. A. J. WATSON, better known as Uncle Jack WATSON, died at his 
     home four miles east of Georgiana, last Friday night.  He was in 
     his eightieth year, and was loved and respected by all who knew him.  
     He leaves a wife and four sons, Messrs. Ben WATSON, E. A. WATSON, 
     and Marvin WATSON of Georgiana, Route 2, and Dr. R. H. WATSON, of 
     Georgiana, Route 4, and a host of friends to mourn his loss.  His 
     body was laid to rest at Union graveyard Saturday afternoon at four 
     o'clock.  His obituary will appear in the next issue.

Obituary

     "I know not where His islands lift
     Their fronded palms in air,
     But I know we cannot drift
     Beyond His love and care."

     Mr. A. J. WATSON died at his home near Georgiana, in the 80th 
     year of his age, Oct. 29, 1915.  He was born in Macon county, 
     Georgia in 1838 [should be 1835?].  He is survived by a wife 
     and four sons: Mr. A. E. WATSON, Dr. R. H. WATSON, Messrs. 
     B. F. WATSON and M. A. WATSON, all of Georgiana.  One brother, 
     Mr. W. R. WATSON, of River Falls, two sisters, Mrs. Sarah BRADLEY, 
     of Mobile, and Mrs. Rhoda NORWELL, of Atlanta, Ga., besides a good 
     number of friends and relatives in whose sorrowful hearts his place 
     can never be filled.

     One more of the old confederate veterans has answered the roll on 
     high.  During the Civil war he belonged to Co. B, 17th Alabama 
     Regiment.  Soon after the war was over he was married to Mrs. Mary 
     TOBIAS, and came to Butler county where they lived the remaining 
     years of his life.

     Mr. WATSON was a christian gentleman from his youth up.  His life 
     was filled with deeds of kindness and charity.  He was a deeply 
     religious man and worshipped God every day in the beautiful spirit 
     of holiness.  With his dying breath he spoke of the Kingdom of God 
     and righteous living.  His last words were "Lord all is well."

     Uncle Jack will be missed in this community.  He was always ready 
     to help a good cause.  He will be missed in the church as a leader 
     is missed from any great cause.  How he could shout and sing!

     May we all follow his example and meet our dear old friend in the 
     beautiful city of God.---One who loved him. 
[from the Butler County News, 11-11-1915]

Name:    A J Watson Death Date:    29 Oct 1915  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    3  Certificate:    407  Roll:    1  
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Died--after a protracted illness, near Monterey, in Butler 
County, Ala., on Tuesday the 22nd of May, 1860, MRS. FRANCES 
E. YELDELL, wife of Robert Yeldell, and only daughter of James 
and Mary Powers, in the 30th year of her age. She left three 
small children--all sons--the oldest of which is about 10 years 
of age, the next six, and an infant about six weeks old, a 
grief-stricken and disconsolate husband, with numerous relations 
and friends, to mourn their irreparable loss.

Though she made no profession of Christianity prior to her 
illness, she died like a Christian. In her last moments she 
gave unmistakable evidence of a hope beyond the grave, and 
admonished her friends to meet her in heaven. Though many tears 
have been shed for her, "we sorrow not as those who have no hope," 
being assured that "all things work together for good to them that 
love God." Lamented and beloved we bid her sadly farewell.

Dear Fanny, thou hast left us
In grief to weep and mourn,
But not as the disconsolate
Who put no trust in God.
Thy body we have laid beneath
The cold and silent sod,
But thou art not there, dear Fanny,
Thy spirit rests with God.
When her life was well nigh closing
These cheering words she said,
I see Death and God approaching
And with them I shall speed.

"Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord; yea saith the spirit 
that they may rest from their labors, and their works do follow 
them."---D. A. [from the June 2, 1860 The South Alabamian]
--------------------

Sad ACCIDENT
     A very sad death occurred here Tuesday morning when Kizzie 
     Mae YORK, the 13 year old daughter of C. H. YORK, was shot 
     and instantly killed by the accidental discharge of a pistol 
     in the hands of her brother Eli.  
     It seems they were going on an errand and were out in the open 
     when the accident occurred.  The young man was examining the 
     weapon which was out of order and while making the examination 
     accidentally discharged it.  The shot entered the back of his 
     sister's head and before he could reach her she was dead.  
     The young man was prostrated with grief over the accident as 
     was the family.  The body was laid to rest in Oakwood cemetery 
     Wednesday morning, Rev. C. T . CULPEPPER officiating.

Name:    Lizzie M York Death Date:    Jul 1915  Death County:    Butler  
Volume:    3  Certificate:    413  Roll:    1  

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