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DEATHS NOTICES AND OBITUARIES

CHILDREE, WADE
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 McKinney

DEES, E. W.
CONFEDERATE VET 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)

FULLER, Rev. W.
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

HEAD, 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)

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 mz

WATKINS, MICAJAH L.
Brundridge, Ala., 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 attended regularly.
    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)

 


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