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Will Aughtmon at Andalusia. - (Special to The Advertiser) - Andalusia,
Ala., Dec. 9--The many friends of Will Aughtmon, 27, of Andalusia, will
regret to learn of his death on Wednesday at his home here following an
attack of typhoid fever. The deceased was a loyal member of the
Christian church and a devoted son and brother. He was occupied in truck
farming on his father's land on the Beasley property. He is survived
by his father and mother and six brothers, the brothers acting as pall
bearers at his funeral yesterday. Members of the family wish to
express their heartfelt appreciation to the friends of their son and
brother who were so kind and sympathetic during his illness and death and
for the many floral tributes. Source:
Montgomery Advertiser, December 10, 1922, Transcribed by C. Anthony
Andalusia Woman Dies After Life of Charity - Mrs. I.
Berman Buried in Montgomery of Wednesday.
Andalusia, Ala., Dec.
12.--Special to The Advertiser.--Not only the wide circle of friends here
and throughout the state, but many relatives and dependant children and
adults will learn with regret of the death of Mrs. I. Berman, 42, at a
local hospital. Mrs. Berman had been in ill health for a number of years,
but her deeds of kindness to relieve want and suffering among dependent
people of the Jewish race in the old country and in the United States made
her active up to the end.
Mrs. Berman is survived by
her husband, a pioneer citizen and merchant of Andalusia; one son, Sam M.
Berman, business associate of his father.
was accompanied to Montgomery by relatives and intimate friends on the
Louisville and Nashville train and funeral services were held there
Funeral services for Mrs. Rosa
Berman were held from Leak's Chapel Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock.
Rabbi A. S. Welsel officiated. Pall bearers were Sam Berman, H. Wafoce, H.
Axlrod, M. J. Berman, Nathan Kahn and Fred Solomon. Interment was in
Greenwood Cemetery. Source: Montgomery
Advertiser, December 13, 1923, Transcribed by C.
BRANNON, SARAH LOIS
OPP, ALA., Jan. 22. –
Little Sarah Lois, two year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George W.
Brannon, died here at twelve-thirty o’clock today after an illness of only
a few hours. This is the fourth daughter that has died in this family in
the last few years. Funeral services will be held and internment at the
city cemetery tomorrow, conducted by Rev. Mr. Haskew. Source: Montgomery Advertiser (Montgomery, AL) Sunday,
23 Jan. 1916; transcribed by FoFG mz
About two weeks ago Mr. Wade
Childree, one of the best citizens of Covington, a gentleman of high
character and respected of all the good people, was assassinated about 8
p.m. while sitting in his own room and reading the Bible. He is not
supposed to have had an enemy and no cause can be assigned for his
murder. The solicitor has made diligent efforts to ascertain the
assassin and failed. The family have offered a reward of $250 and the
governor ordered a like reward to be paid by the state for the arrest and
conviction of the assassin. Source: Marion
County News, Marion County AL, December 2, 1897 - Transcribed by Veneta
DEES, E. W.
KILLED BY HIT AND RUN MOTORIST - (Special) - E. W. DEES, 83, Confederate
Veteran, was killed by a hit and run motorist Friday afternoon on the
Andulsia - Brewton highway, 11 miles from Andulsia. Mr. Dees
regained consciousness before dying, saying that he had crossed the road
to his mail box and was returning to his home when something hit
him. He was picked up a few minutes later by a neighbor and carried
to his home, where he died several hours later. Sheriff H. B. Gantt
is working on the case and believes he has a clue which will lead to the
arrest of the guilty party. (Source:
Montgomery Advertiser, Montgomery, Ala., November 3, 1928 - Transcribed by
OPP-Funeral arrangements were being completed today
for Rev. W. Fuller, 55, Baptist pastor here, who was instantly killed
yesterday when his automobile struck a cow and overturned near Luverne,
while he was in route to Montgomery. Burial was expected to be made at
Newman, Ga., his home. He had lived in Opp the past four years. He was
survived by his wife and six children. Source: The Cullman Democrat (Cullman, Ala) December 5, 1935 -
Transcribed by SueAnn McKnight
Dr. W. H.
Dr. W. H. Head was shot and killed at Andalusia on
last week by another physician named Jones.
(Source: Hamilton Times, Marion County AL, February 5, 1891 - Trasncribed
by Veneta McKinney)
MALOY, MRS. C. E.
Opp, Ala., May
10 - Mrs. C. E. Maloy, wife of C. E. Maloy, died at her home in Opp
yesterday morning at 10:30 o'clock. Mrs. Maloy had been in a low
state of health for a long time with a complication of diseases and her
death although anticipated by relatives but not so early. She leaves
a husband, one daughter and two sons, all of whom were at her bedside
during her last illness. Her remains were interred at Cool Springs
Cemetery about one mile north of Opp today. (Montgomery
Advertiser, Montgomery Ala., May 11, 1913 - Transcribed by Veneta
MATHEWS, A. W.
ANDALUSIA, ALA., Feb. 29. –
A. W. Mathews, a veteran of years, died at his home on Carlton Street this
morning. Mr. Mathews came to this city from Chrenshaw county about ten
years ago and had been an invalid for several years. He leaves a large
family of children the most of whom are married as well as a large circle
of friends through this section of the state. He was a consistent member
of the Methodist church and took great interest in church affairs until
his health became so impaired that he was confined to his room.
Source: Montgomery Advertiser (Montgomery, AL)
Thursday, 1 Mar. 1912; transcribed by FoFG
Perenot Milligan of Andalusia
Dies - Prominent Young Citizen of Covington County Passes Away At Local
Andalusia, Ala., Dec. 12--Perenot
Milligan, aged 24, passed away Monday afternoon at 1 o'clock at a
Montgomery infirmary after an illness of several weeks. He became ill the
latter part of October and was taken to Montgomery three weeks ago. The
end had been expected for several days and his father and mother, Mr. and
Mrs. S. B. Milligan, and his brother and sister, L. M. and Miss Cecelia
Milligan all of Andalusia, were with him when the end came, they having
been at his bedside for some time.
The young man was
very popular in Andalusia and Covington county, and his many friends mourn
his death. He was connected with the Andalusia National Bank at the time
of his illness, and had been for the past few years. The remains will
reach Andalusia at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning and will be taken to the
home of his parents on East Three Notch street. Funeral arrangements have
not bee announced. Source: Montgomery
Advertiser, December 13, 1921, Transcribed by C.
PATRICK, DR. THOMAS
Nov. 23 - Dr. Thomas Patrick, aged 90 years, died at his home about four
miles south of Opp yesterday after several month lingering. Dr.
Patrick was one of Covington county's pioneer citizens and up to a few
years ago practiced medicine and conducted a farm near this place.
He had a large connection of relatives many of which attended his funeral
service and were at this bedside during his last
His remains were interred
yesterday at his family cemetery which is located about one hundred years
from his residence, the Masons having charge of the burial services.
He being a member of the Opp Lodge A. F. and A. M. at the time of his
death, a large procession of that body being present.
(Montgomery Advertiser, Montgomery, Ala. November 24, 1911 - Transcribed
by Veneta McKinney)
Opp, Ala., Sept 19 -
Comer Powell, young son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Powell, died here today
after a short illness with fever. Funeral services will be conducted
by Rev. D. W. Haskin; interment at city cemetery.
(Montgomery Advertiser, Montgomery, Ala., Sept 20, 1916 - Transcribed by
Opp, Ala., May 10 -
Jack Richbert, a prosperous farmer living one mile south of Opp, died
Thursday night after a short illness of pneumonia, which was the cause of
relapse of measles. Mr. Richbert leaves a large family to mourn his
loss, all of whom are near grown. Mr. Richbert came to this county
about four years ago from Pike county and had bought a farm and was just
getting comfortably fixed. His remains were interred at Hickory
Grove Cemetery yesterday at 3 o'clock, where a large number of spectators
were in attendance. (Montgomery Advertiser, Montgomery
Ala., May 11, 1913 - Transcribed by Veneta
STANLEY, JONAH C.
Opp, Ala., Dec.
28 - Mr. Jonah C. Stanley, a prominent citizen of Opp, died here this
morning about 9:30 o'clock. Deceased was married and was about 28
years of age. He leaves a wife and three small children. Mr.
Stanley was the youngest son of Elder W. J. Stanley a Primitive Baptist
preacher and pioneer of Covington County. Besides his wife and children he
is survived by a host of relatives in this section. The cause of his
death was typhoid fever. (Montgomery Advertiser,
Montgomery, Ala. December 29, 1914 - Transcribed by Veneta
UNDERWOOD, B. G.
Opp, Ala., Sept
26 - After an illness of several weeks, Mr. B. G. Underwood, a prominent
farmer, died here this morning. Mr. Underwood was past 50 years of age,
and is survived by a widow and one son and one daughter. (Montgomery Advertiser, Montgomery, Ala., September 27, 1915 -
Transcribed by Veneta McKinney)
George W. Vickery, Andalusia. - Andalusia, Ala.,
Dec. 12.--Special to The Advertiser.--George W. Vickery, 44, for many
years a resident of Andalusia, coming here as a youth from Indiana, died
at his home Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock, following an illness of several
weeks. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at Red Level, the
funeral procession leaving Andalusia at noon.
Vickery is survived by his widow and eight children, seven of whom are
here. One son who is in the United States navy was unable to get here in
time for the funeral services. One daughter, Mrs. Robert Keeffe, of
Pascagoula, Miss., arrived Tuesday.
Members of the
bereaved family have endeared themselves to a wide circle of friends here
who feel keenly the sorrow which has visited them. Source: Montgomery Advertiser, December 13, 1923, Transcribed
by C. Anthony
WATKINS, MICAJAH L.
Feb. 5 - (Special) - Micajah L. Watkins, Sr., one of Brundridge's oldest
and most respected citizens, passed away here at his home Monday eveing,
after an illness of influenza, which developed pneumonia and hastened his
death. Mr. Watkins was born in Covington County in 1847 - 82 years
ago this month - was reared in Barbour county, where he married and
settled soon after the Civil War. Later he moved to Pike County
where he had made his home for the past 52 years. He was a devout
member of the Baptist Church for many years before his death, which he
In his going another Confederate
Veteran passes away from this life. He leaves a host of friends to
mourn his going as well as many relatives. Surviving him are his
widow, three sons, two daughters, 21 grand children, and eight great-grand
children. His children are Tom Watkins, Andalusia; J. A. Watkins,
and M. L. Watkins, Jr. of Brundridge; Mrs. Carrie Hartzog, Louisville;
Mrs. Maggie Carroll, Banks.
Funeral services were
conducted on Tuesday afternoon at Bethel Church, five miles north of here
by his pastor, Rev. W. T. Mims, assisted by Revs. J. B. Tate and J. F.
Feagin, of the Methodist Church and his body was laid to rest in the
family cemetery. - (Source: Montgomery Advertiser,
Montgomery, Ala, Jan. 6, 1929 - Transcribed by Veneta
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