The Winona Times
Feb 13, 1953
David Richard Devine, son of the late John Devine and Epsie Seals Devine was born at Thomastown in Leake County May 4, 1879. Mr. Devine died at the Lexington hospital Wednesday morning, Feb. 4th, and funeral services were held Thursday, Feb. 5th, at Midway Methodist Church, with the Rev. Joe Cooper and the Rev. James McCafferty officiating.
During the service Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Bingham sang, "Never Alone." Burial was in the church cemetery with Trewella Funeral Home in charge.
Mr. Devine once served as deputy sheriff of Carroll County and served as Justice of the Peace of Beat 5 for a number of years. He will long be remembered for the example he set, the life he lived, and the influence he left behind. Early in life he united with the Methodist Church and was a faithful member throughout his life.
On Dec. 7, 1903, Mr. Devine was married to Miss Della Cook, who with the following children survived him: six daughters, Miss Pearl Devine, of Holly Springs, Mrs. Ester Rosenbaum, of Shreveport, La., Mrs. J. W. (Rebecca) Braswell, of Kilmichael, Mrs. Lillian Briscoe, of Grand Bay, Ala., Mrs. Cora Lee Hester, Nettleton and Mrs. Sally Wilson, Shady Grove, Ohio; four sons, Turner Devine, Vaiden, Percy Devine, Magnolia, Ark., Earl Devine of Grand Bay, Ala., and Lloyd Devine, of Winona; twenty-one grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Lee Tindall, Charlie Stewart, Johnson Cook, Allen Simpson, Garrison Ross and Louis McDougal.