1. Transcription of document:
    Candidatets Hetor M Neil for Justice of the Peace 17 votes Hollon Hogg For Constable 10 votes Solomon Franklin 8 votes Prince E Howard for Ensign 19 votes We the under aformynd having been appointed manigers For an Election here at the hous of Beri ben Dimonts The muster ground in Capt Dixons Beat on January The 15th 1825 for a justice of the peace in place of James Howard Resignd & for an Ensign for Dapt Dixons company Of the Batallion of the Militia of Covington county Allba. For Constable for Said Beat do certify that Hector M Neil of Covington County was Duly Elected justice Of the peace Prince E Howard Ensign & Hollon Hogg Constable Agreeable to the annex Statement of the poles January the 15th 1825 (signed) Eli Ward (signed) Jeremiah Dixon (father of Capt. Wiley Beauregard Dixon)

    List of voters Jememiah Dixon – 1 Reubin Dimont – 2 John Dixon – 3 H M Neil – 4 James Ward – 5 Wiley Dixon – 6 Seth Dixon – 7 James Ramsey – 8 Solomon Franklin – 9 Reubin Dimont – 10 Wilson Baip(?) – 11 Lewis Franklin – 12 Prince E Howard – 13 Holl Hogg – 14 Jacob Briley – 15 Jeremiah Dixon Lunt (?) – 16 Eli Ward – 17 Robert Dimont – 18

    Stray Note: “Returns” Outside of Document Area 1. Wiley Dixon Wiley Dixon Capt. Area 2. J. J. Thornton Esquire Secretary of State loahaba(?) Area 3. Returns of an Election of Capt Dixons Company of Covington County for Justice of the peace Constabel & Ensign 1825

    Transcribed by Joe Franklin.
    Applies to: Document 4.

  2. Pulaski County, Georgia Minute Book 1-
    Superior Courth October Term 1814

    We the grand inquest for the county aforesaid have agreed on the following presentments--We the prsent Wilson Bass for retailing spiritous liquors without license also for keeping a riotous house on the sabbath day--...

    Transcribed by Lisa Franklin.
    Applies to: Document 6.

  3. Pulaski County, GA Minute Book for case by Daniel Rhodes, administrator vs Wilson Bass and Thomas Franklin, October 1816. Both Wilson Bass and Thomas Franklin migrate Covington county, Alabama sometime after this event in 1816.
    Applies to: Document 7.

  4. The name is misspelled here, should be Christian, and she was married to H. M. Bass not S. M., but he was commonly refered to as Sonk, Sumpt, or Sumpter, so the confusion there is understandable. Most family documents only list her with 11 children but her first child was a daughter who died very young, before the family moved back to Covington County, Alabama from Walton County, Florida. There is no documentation on the child but verbal history leaves no doubt that their were in fact 12 children.
    Applies to: Document 35.

  5. Per family reports the year of death on his headstone is wrong, should be 1967.
    Applies to: Place of Rest 44.

  6. This image was recieved from another researcher and already included the names at the bottom. Emmie was born a Hutto and marred James Wilson Bass, who died in 1919. Per family members she never remarried so her last name should be Bass.
    Applies to: Photograph 59.

    News reached this city yesterday of the sinking of the launch Waterboy, of Pensacola. The accident occurred In the gulf about fifty miles to the east of this city, and the well known pleas ure ana rreignt craft, which was valued at about $5,000, is said to be a total wreck, with about half of the value covered by insurance. The accident happened Thursday morning and was caused by an explosion of one of the cylinders of the engine, which caused the vessel to catch fire and later to sink. The crew consisted of the owner, Captain Hardesty, and two men and they barely escaped with their lives and the clothing they had on at the time. They were rescued and carried to East Pass by LeonardDestin and some other fishermen, who picked them up in launches. Absolutely nothing on board was saved. At the time of the explosion, the Waterboy was en route from Pensacola to Port St. Joe for the purpose of taking cargo of palm trees which were to be delivered to the parks and ways committee or this city for the purpose of distribution in the various parks.
    Applies to: Document 70.

  8. This is Page 2 of William Riley Bass' 1880 US Census.
    Applies to: Document 75.

  9. L-R Back Row first.
    Ollie, Odessa, Sherman, Elzy, Emer and Baby.
    Applies to: Photograph 68.

  10. L to R Front Row: Nettie Hall, Xuripha Walker Cross, Lizzie Johnson Douglas, James "Jim" Douglas, James Wiley "Jim" Cato, Alice Hart Kelley, Agnes Stone, Martha Padgett, John Padgett, Leon Fife Alderman.
    L to R Back Row: Sidney McKathan, Greely Teel, Fred Columbus Kelley, Lillie Beck Cato, Vance Jackson Cato, Warren H. (Pat) Brown, Lou Barnes Brown, Robert Peacock, Julia Alderman, Freeling Hylson "Dick" DuBose.
    Applies to: Photograph 84.

  11. This was noted as one of the last pictures taken of Mavis. She was 94 years old and spent her last days surrounded by family, with no signs of ill health and a sharp mind. Wish I'd spent more time with her talking about family.
    -Nicholas Bass.
    Applies to: Photograph 137.

  12. (Betty Bass Wood) said from left to right they are Marguerite, Betty, Mavis, Audrey and Sybil. Tt was taken when she (Betty) was either 12 or 13. Also Marguerite had just finished sewing the dress she is wearing and didn't even take time to iron it because she was so excited to wear it to church. She said you can tell because the front seam looks puckered.
        - Pam Giannetto [Wood].
    Applies to: Photograph 139.

  13. Front: Minnie Florence (grandmother, we called Mama)
    Back: Jack William (grandfather, we called Papa), Calvin Clanson, Amos Venson (Buddy, my daddy), Clinton (Peter Rab), Aubrey, Eva Mae, Vernon Stephen.
    Applies to: Photograph 163.

  14. Bruce was the principal of Sanford Jr. High School, in Sanford Alabama, Catherin was the secretary.
    Applies to: Photograph 181.

  15. This picture was taken at the home of Franky and Barbara Bass during a reunion held by the J. Bennett Bass family. It is the last photo taken with all of his children together.
    Applies to: Photograph 190.

  16. Anthony 13, Wendy 8, Learvene 33 and Edd Bass 42.
    Applies to: Photograph 215.

  17. "American parachutists - Devils in Baggy Pants - are less than 100 meters from my outpost line. I can't sleep at night; they pop up from nowhere and we never know when or how they will strike next. Seems like the black hearted devils are eveywhere...."
    Found in the diary of a German officer who opposed the 504th on the Anzio beachhead.
    Applies to: Photograph 251.

  18. This is the last known picture taken of the U.S.S. Neosho (the bow is to the left). It was taken from a Japanese plane about 1 p.m. on May 7, 1942, after Japanese torpedo planes and dive bombers attacked the Neosho and its escort, the destroyer U.S.S. Sims. Despite a 30-degree list, the ship would continue to float for four days until the surviving 123 crewmen, including my uncle, Bill Leu, were rescued by the destroyer U.S.S. Henley on May 11.
    Applies to: Photograph 304.

  19. Line 21 was originally, and correctly, marked Male, aged 4 years, Son and later edited in different ink to read Female, with Son marked out. This line represents Albert B. Lawson, almost invariably refertd to as either A. B. or Abb Lawson in writing and socially called Abb.
    Applies to: Document 139.

  20. This is an excerpt from Alabama Heratage of Covington County Vol. 20.
    Applies to: Document 140.

  21. On my visit in 2016 this marker is now completly unreadable.
    Applies to: Place of Rest 315.

  22. Hill Hudson is assumed based on him being the only younger borther of Tildy in my reocrds.
    Applies to: Photograph 366.

  23. The name Susannah, as Wilson's wife comes from the family of William Riley Bass b. 1862, son of Wilson Bennett Bass b. 1840. William Riley Bass was a member of the LDS church, known for their commitment to geneology, also named his first daughter Mary Susannah, which gives some credence to the idea of his grandmother also being Susannah. To my knowledge, no documentatin has been found to confirm.
    Applies to: Susannah Bass.

  24. Copied From Horace P. Bass Family Tree Copyright 2006

    Bennett Bridges Bass had a cattle ranch south of Andalusia in the Carolina community. He lost his ranch soon after the Civil War began and moved with his family to Rocky Bayou near Niceville, FL. Two of his sons James and Wilson and his brother William Riley were killed near Niceville, FL at Boggy Bayou during the Civil War by Mississippi cavalrymen. Information found suggest that the Basses were killed helping a union sympathizer, a local politician named Alfred Holley (state representative), escape to the Union lines. Bennett remained in Walton County, Florida after the war and died there in 1874.

    Information from the book “Early History of Covington County” by Wyley Donald Ward claims in late 1863 there were growing numbers of deserters and Union sympathizers in Southern Alabama & Western Florida. In order to deal with this, Governor Shorter of Alabama instructed the Confederate Army to attempt to crush deserters and Union sympathy in that region. Col. Holland of the confederate army was a leader of one of the groups assigned to this task. Apparently one of the first moves of Col. Holland was to trap Alfred Holley, state representative of Covington County. Who was thought to be assisting the deserters. An attempt was made on March 15, 1864 which was reported in the Montgomery Weekly Advertiser on April 20, 1864 to trap and arrest Alfred Holley.

    Although they did not arrest him, they took his son Alfred D. Holley a Lieutenant in the 40 Alabama infantry and held him for a period of time before releasing him after determining his loyalty to the confederacy.

    Only three days later reported in General Maury’s activity report to General Cooper, Col. Holland’s expedition had an encounter on the Choctawhatchee Bay and he claimed the entire boat crew of about 25 were killed & drowned with no loss on the Confederate side. Col. Holland was leader of the 37 MS regiment.

    The event was also mentioned in the April 4, 1864 report of Gen. Asboth, Union Commander at Ft. Barrancas. It stated that “Mr. Alfred Holley came in yesterday, reporting that while leaving Boggy Bayou for East Pass in a skiff with five others (all members of the Bass family residing there), the rebels fired upon them killing 3 and wounding 2, who we now have in our hospital”.

    All the men on the skiff were natives and or longtime residents of Covington County, Alabama. Those killed were William Riley Bass (the youngest son of Wilson Bass) and 2 nephews, Wilson & James H. Bass, sons of Bennett Bridges Bass. Many of the cattle taken by Col. Holland’s’ troops in Florida, were owned by William Ward, also a former resident of Covington County, Alabama.
    Applies to: Bennett Bridges Bass Sr..

  25. There has been some debate, which I am aware of through notes in the margens of documents in libraries, as to the date of William Riley Bass' time of death. Thes notes in the margins suggest he passed before 1860, because he is not listed on the 1860 census with his wife and children. At first glance this seems to be true, but my research has found that he is listed on the last row of a census page and his wife and children are listed on the next page. My beliefe is that Mr. Riley Bass died on March 18th 1864, along with two of his nephews in an attack by Confederate forces, in their pursuit of State Rep. Alfred Holley. This beliefe is reinforced knowing that just days later his son James W. Bass enlisted in the Union Army in Pensacola Florida, right where Mr. Holley was headed.
    Applies to: William Riley Bass.

  26. Due to sickness after reliese from a POW camp.
    Applies to: William ("Bill") Teel.

  27. Two Bass sisters and one Bass brother, married two Teel brothers and one Teel sister in the same wedding ceremony.

    In the Charleston Mercury on December 19, 1959, entitled “Matrimony by Wholesale”. It was found in the Southwestern Alabama Baptist with the following statement: “About eight miles southeast from Andalusia, on Thursday, October 16,were married at the residence of B.B. Bass, by G.A. Snowden, Judge of Probate, James Teel to Nancy Bass, William Teel to Mary Bass and Wilson Bass to Jane Teel. James, William and Jane are all sons and daughter of John and Anna Teel. Wilson, Nancy and Mary Bass are all daughters and son of B.B. and Elizabeth Bass, all of Covington County, Ala. The above connubial attachments were all formed one ceremony delivered—a nuptial phenomenon perhaps unequaled in this state or the South.”.
    Applies to: Mary Elizabeth Teel Ramer [Bass] and William ("Bill") Teel; Wilson Bennett Bass and Jane Bass [Teel]; Nancy Teel [Bass] and James Teel.

  28. Wilson Bennett Bass, born 1840, enlisted in Captain Brady’s Company, Company E., 42nd Alabama Infantry Regiment on April 1, 1862.
    The 42nd Alabama Infantry Regiment was organized at Columbus, Miss., in May 1862, composed principally of men who reorganized, in two or three instances, as entire companies after serving a year as the 42nd Alabama Infantry Regiment. Members came primarily from Conecuh, Fayette, Marion, Mobile, Monroe, Pickens, Talladega, and Wilcox counties. The regiment joined Generals Price and Van Dorn at Ripley in September and was brigaded under General John C. Moore of Texas. A month later, the 42nd went into the Battle of Corinth with 700 men (losing 98 killed and about 250 wounded or captured) and later wintered in Mississippi.
    Moore’s Brigade was reorganized with the 37th, 40th and 42nd Alabama, and the 2nd Texas regiments. It was part of the garrison of Vicksburg and lost 10 killed and about 50 wounded there, with the remainder captured at the surrender of the fortress.
    The 42nd was in parole camp at Demopolis and then joined the Army of Tennessee. It fought with severe losses at Lookout Mountain and Mission Ridge, and it wintered at Dalton, Ga. General Baker of Barbour then took command of the brigade, (Clayton’s [Stewart’s] Division, Polk’s Corps).
    In the spring, the 42nd fought at Resaca with a loss of 59 killed and wounded. It was then continually skirmishing until the battle of New Hope, where its loss was comparatively light as it was at Atlanta on July 22.
    On July 28, the loss was heavy. A few days later, the regiment was sent to Spanish Fort where it remained on garrison duty during the fall and until January 1865. It then moved into North Carolina, participated in the battle of Bentonville, and surrendered with the army.
    Field and staff officers were Cols. John W. Portis (Clarke; wounded, Corinth; resigned); Thomas C. Lanier (Pickens; wounded, New Hope); Lt. Col. Thomas C. Lanier (wounded, Corinth; promoted); Major W. C. Fergus (Mobile; captured, Missionary Ridge); and Adjutants Thomas J. Portis (Dallas; resigned); and Thomas Gaillard (Mobile).
    The 42nd Alabama Infantry was involved in the following battles while the Teel and Bass family members were present: Corinth, Miss., October 3-4,1862; engagement at Hatchie Bridge “Davis Bridge,” Big Hatchie, Metamora, Tenn., Oct. 6, 1862; retreat to the Hatchie River, Miss., Oct. 5-12, 1862; operations on the Mississippi Central R.R. from Bolivar, Tenn., to Coffeeville, Miss.; “Grant’s Central Mississippi Campaign,” Oct. 31, 1862, through Jan. 10, 1863; skirmishes, 40 Hills and Hankinson’s Ferry, Miss., May 3-4, 1863; siege at Vicksburg, Miss., May 18-July 4, 1863; assault, Vicksburg, Miss., May 19 and 22, 1863; and surrender, Vicksburg, July 4, 1863.
    The Teel brothers and Wilson Bennett Bass survived these campaigns; however, after being required to take the loyalty oath on July 7, 1863, only Henry Teel and Wilson Bennett Bass made it home. William Teel had apparently been ill, and died soon after taking this oath, leaving a young widow, Mary Etta Bass Teel, and son William Henry Teel at home.
    The actual oath of loyalty signed by William Teel, Henry Teel, and Wilson Bennett Bass is as follows:
    “I will not take up arms against the United States, nor serve in any military, police, or constabulary force in any fort, garrison, or field work held by the Confederate States of America against the United States of America, nor as guard of prisons, depots, or stores, nor discharged any duties usually performed by officers or soldiers against the United States of America until duly exchanged by the proper authorities.”
    The source is the writings of Linda Kaple, a descendant of this Teel family.
    Wilson Bennett Bass was killed in 1864 along with his brother and uncle, March 18, 1864.
    Applies to: Wilson Bennett Bass.

  29. Jane Teel, born in 1839. She was residing in her parents’ home in 1850, but she was married in 1857 to Wilson Bennett Bass, son of Bennett Bridges and Mary Elizabeth (Hogg) Bass. In 1860, the young couple was living in his father’s household in Covington County. In 1862, he enlisted as a private in Company E, 42nd Alabama Infantry Regiment, C.S.A. He was captured and paroled in 1863 during the siege of Vicksburg along with two of his wife’s brothers, John and Henry Teel. Upon returning home, he moved with his father and family to Boggy Bayou, Fla. He was killed in 1864 while resisting being taken back into the Confederate Army by force. His wife, Jane, drowned along with her sister, Elizabeth, on their way to another sister’s wedding.

    Jane and Wilson B. Bass had only two young children who were left as orphans upon their parents’ deaths in 1864. Benjamin Wilson Bass was born in 1859 and died in 1935 in Texas where he had married Matilda Hall (1858-1903). William Riley Bass, born in 1862 and died in 1948, was married to Frances Elizabeth Collins, a native of Mississippi (1866-1949). At some point, this couple moved to Utah where they lived out their lives.
    Applies to: Jane Bass [Teel].

  30. Drowned on the way to a sisters wedding due to an accident.
    Applies to: Jane Bass [Teel].

  31. Middle name may have been Jane, Census of 1860 list Jane at 18 years. This matche Nancy's age. Originally I'd thought Jane was the wife of Wilson, Nancy's older brother, but the age does not match for Jane Teel and Nancy would be omitted.
    Applies to: Nancy Teel [Bass].

  32. Holly M. Bass Sr. Enlisted in the Union Army on January 19th of 1864, at the age of 19. He was mustered into the First Florida Calvary Co. B as a Privat, on March 23 1864 at Fort Barraicas, Pensicola Florida. Descrived as 5' 5" Tall, Gray Eyes, Dark Hair, Light Complection.
    He qualified for a $300 bounty at Enlistment and was Paid $25 of that amount. When he mustered out he was still owed $120 of the original $300.

    He was mustered out on March 17th 1865 at Tallahassee Florida.

    He lost an eye or use of an eye in battle. Per family records, and his pention records do indicate him qualifying as an "Invalid". He farmed the rest of his life and raised a larg family, so the eye injury would fit in his history.
    Applies to: Holland Middleton ("Holley") Bass.

  33. Holland Middleton Bass married Christian Bass [Ward] and William Riley Bass married Nancy Jane Bass [Ward]

    The two Bass brothers where married to two ward sisters and they lived and raised their families on ajoining farms. Holly had 12 children and Riley had 14, they lived and worked together for many years. Much of their land is still owed by their decendants.
    Applies to: Holland Middleton ("Holley") Bass; Christian Bass [Ward]; William Riley Bass; Nancy Jane Bass [Ward].

  34. Holland M. Bass funeral story as told by different ones of his grandchildren.
    On July 21 1934 Holland M. Bass passed away at the home of his son William (Bill) in Holt FL. He was 88 and 6 month of age. He was buried at the Zion Rock Cemetery just south of Open Pond in Covington County Ala.Mr. Bass was taken from Holt to Zion Rock Church on the back of a flatbed truck. Preston Posey was driving, and some of the grandson were on the back to hold it down. When they got to the church there was a man standing in the door and he said you can bring the body inside and the family can come in, but then he pointed at the preacher and said he can not come in. So the service was held under a Oak Tree.
    - Anthony "Buzz" Ward.
    Applies to: Holland Middleton ("Holley") Bass.

  35. Mrs. Christian Bass dies Oct. 3 1917.
    She was born Oct. 21 1847. She was reared in Walton County, Florida, near Laurelhill. She was married to S.M. Bass (Her husband Holland Middleton Bass’ nick name was Sonk and Sumpter. This is just a typo.) and lived for sometime near Boggy, Florida, later moving to Covington county and lived here the remainder of her life. She was the Mother of 12 children. Ten of whom are living. Her husband and children and a host of friends mourn her death.
    She leaves 20 grand children.
    She joined the Methodist church in her girlhood, after moving to Covington county, there being no Methodist church near her home, she was baptized in the Free Will Baptist church and lived a consistent member until her death.
    Your humble scribe has known her 20 years and knows her to be a good woman. She was a faithful wife, a loving mother, a good neighbor and a model Christian.
    A precious one from us has gone,
    A voice we loved is stilled,
    A place is vacant in our home
    That Never can be filled.
    God in his wisdom has recalled
    The boon his love had given
    And though the body lingers here
    The soul is safe in Heaven.
    -Mattie V. Rowell.
    Applies to: Christian Bass [Ward].

  36. Killed by Confederat Soldiers while trying to cross Boggy Bayou with his father.
    Applies to: James Hilliard Bass.

  37. "A Neighborly Murder" Taken from Troy Messenger 8/28/1873 - Typed by Tonia Porter 2005

    Intelligence of a very sociable murder comes from Walton County, Florida. Following, as it does, close upon the heels of another tragedy, and as a woman, whether lovely or not, is at the bottom thereof, the facts in the case are perhaps worth relating. Some months ago, Mr. George Parish, having some misunderstanding with is brother-in-law, a Mr. Leyden, armed himself with a shot-gun and promptly put his recalcitrant relative out of the way. Shortly after this sanguinary affray, which made Mrs. Leyden a widow, she doffed her weeds for the legendary orange-blossom, and became the bride of Mr. Robert Bell. The honeymoon sped by without a ripple on the surface of the placid stream of domestic felicity. In a short time, however, Mrs. Bell made complaint to her husband of the amorous advances of one Mr. William Nathie, a neighbor, and afterwards made the same complaint in the presence of Mr. Nathie. Mr. Bell simply requested her to stop her noise, intimating if this reasonable demand was not complied with, he would be under the painful necessity of severing the marital tie. Whereupon Mr. Nathie remarked that Mrs. Bell could always find a shelter under his hospitable thatch. This remark upon the part of Mr. Nathie roused the sleeping demon of jealousy in the breast of Bell, and an old-fashioned scuffle ensued; in which Nathie was somewhat worsted. His two sons appeared at this juncture, and they made a united effort to suffocate Bell by shutting off his wind, while their respected parent sauntered into the house after a gun for the purpose of putting an end to the pleasantry. Bell managed to break away from his friends and went to his own domain for a shot-gun. He procured his armament and appeared on the scene just in time to receive three buckshot in his head from Nathie’s artillery which brought him to the round. Recovering, Bell saluted his opponent with one barrel and mortally wounded him. Nathie died in thirty minutes, while Bell recovered sufficiently to attend the funeral the next day where, according to all accounts, he was the most prominent mourner. The little community has relapse into its former pastoral peacefulness, and all hands are probably satisfied with the situation. – -Savannah News.
    Applies to: George Washington Parrish.

  38. "Pioneer Citizen Called by Death" The Andalusia Star News Jun. 29 1933, Thursday
    William Riley Bass, aged 79, honored and respected citizen, and one of the pioneer citizens of Covington County, died at his home on Rt. 5, Andalusia Monday morning, June 18th. He was… Mr. Bass wielded a potent influence in his section of the county and his service to the community and to his numerous relatives and friends made his passing a matter of sincere regret in the whole section.
    The deceased is survived by his widow, 3 sons, and 8 daughters, besides a large number of other relatives.
    The sons are W. H. Bass and J. R. Bass, Andalusia Rt. 7, and J. B Bass, Andalusia, Rt. 5. The daughters are Mrs. Lizzie Carson, Andalusia, Rt. 7; Mrs. Emma Garvin, Andalusia Rt. 5; Mrs. Savanna Posey, Baker, FL; Mrs. Lennie Edwards, Laurel Hill, FL; Miss Florence Bass, Andalusia, Rt. 7; Mrs. Mattie Johnson, Falco; Mrs. Dora Murphy, Andalusia Rt. 5; and Mrs. Flora Jackson, Opp, Alabama.
    Applies to: William Riley Bass.

  39. John signed as a witness on a deed for his Franklin "cousins" on 16 Feb 1883, Covington County, Alabama for the sale of land by John & Celia Franklin to their son Jackson Magilbry Franklin. On 01 Sep 1887, he again signed as a witness when Jackson Franklin sold this same land to his brother William J. Franklin.
    Applies to: John Bass.

  40. Her father was born in Ireland, her mother in South Carolina.
    Applies to: Abigail ("Abbie") Bass [Welch].

  41. Riley Bass is recorded in the 1860 census in Covington County, Alabama. He also appeared in the census in 1870 in Covington County, the census in 1880 in Covington County, and in the census on May 24, 1910 in Loango, Covington County, Alabama.

    He died from inflammation of the stomach on Feb. 23, 1915 in Covington County. According to his death certificate he was single. He was buried in Covington County. John appears with Riley showing John as head of household on 1870 census and on thru the 1910.On the 1910 Loango census John is 61 and single and Riley is 54 and also single. Also listed in the household is an aunt Sirena Franklin listed as single and age 82.
    Applies to: Riley Bass.

  42. Inflamation of Stomach.
    Applies to: Riley Bass.

  43. Moved to Texas to live with relatives after his father was killed in the Civil War and mother drowned on her way to a wedding.
    Applies to: Benjamin Wilson ("Ben") Bass; William Riley ("Bill") Bass.

  44. Nancy Jane Bass McGlaun was the second child of Holland and Christian Bass. She was born on March 9, 1873 in Walton County Florida.
    In about 1881, the Bass family moved to Covington County Alabama at the fork of Five Runs and Hogfoot Creek. This is where she lived until she married.
    On March 18, 1900, she married James Egie McGlaun and they lived across the creek from the Bass family home. All there children were born here. I've been told they lived for some time in Santa Rosa County Florida but the 1930 census show them living in Covington County.
    Egie and Nancy had 5 sons and 1daughter.
    Nancy McGlaun died November 13, 1947 and was buried at Shiloh Cemetery. Egie died May 9, 1970 and was buried at Shiloh Cemetery.
    Applies to: Nancy Jane Middleton McGlaun [Bass].

  45. The family story says, James was on his way back home from Andalusia when he was kicked in the chest by a mule and killed.
    Applies to: James Henry Rowell.

  46. The story of Holley and Christian's first child comes from the Parish family (relayed to me through Anthony "Buzz" Ward), reporting that Martha Jane Parish [Bass] indicated that an unmarked childs grave was the daughter of her brother Holley, and that she'd been named after thier sister Levina. This story, especially combined with Christian's obituary crediting her with 12 children, seems to ring true.
    Applies to: Levina Bass.

  47. Before her parents moved back to Alabama.
    Applies to: Levina Bass.

  48. Bennett Bridges Bass III, left Alice Bass Lolly [Kinlaw] but did not divorce her. Both were remarried.
    Applies to: Bennett Bridges Bass III and Alice Bass Loly [Kinlaw].

  49. Records of a Lawrence Bass, born to Bennett "Shug" Bass, where found on the internet through multiple sources but with little information. It is possible he was a twin of Florence since they are usually listed with the same birth month and year. It's also possible that at some point Florence was misinterpreted as Lawrence in a record and the name was added in error.

    It seems that Florence was listed as Lawrence on the 1900 Census, in error. I have a copy of the Census document. However, that same census says she mothered 14 children with only 11 living, with out Lawrence I only have names for 13.
    Applies to: Lawrence Bass.

  50. Sonny, as he was known, was born to Josephine Paget before she was married to Ephriam Ward. It is believed that his real father was Bennett B. (Shug) Bass (this according to my father, Willie Thermon Padgett). And, as of 2016, the fact that the father of Thomas Sonny was, indeed, Shug Bass has been confirmed by DNA test matches. The DNA results show that I, William. Thomas Padgett is a 2nd or 3rd cousin to several Shug Bass descendants, and the only way that could be is that Shug is my great grandfather! -Tom Padgett.
    Applies to: Thomas "Sonny" Padgett.

  51. Lost At Sea Off The Coast of Honduras.
    Applies to: Tolbert Tillis Parrish; Laura L. Parrish [Brown].

  52. James Hillary Cason, aged 67, whose body was recovered from Yellow River Friday, June 14th, drowned June 4th.
    He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary F. Cason, two daughters, Mrs. Florence Smith, Andalusia Route One, Mrs. Zonie Bell Raley, Therosa, Fla., four sons, Coleman, Charles, and J.P. Cason, all of Andalusia Route 1, Grady J. Cason, U.S. Army. One sister, Mrs. Catherine Cason,Andalusia Route 1, and 16 grandchildren.
    Funeral Services were held at Zion Rock Church Friday at 10 a.m. with Rev. G.H.-officiating.
    Pallbearers were-Floyd and Autrey B-, Samuel and Daniel Barrow and L.A. Stokes.
    Burial was in the church cemetery with Benson Funeral Homes in charge.
    Applies to: James Hillard Cason.

  53. William Henry Bass is listed on the 1880 Census as "Not Named" with an age of 5/12. The 5/12 indicates 5 out of 12 months, so William seems to have spent the first several months of his life without a name.
    Applies to: William Henry Bass.

  54. I met him once or twice when I was a kid, he used to scare the snot out of me! He was so strong, when he hugged me, I thought he was going to break my ribs! - Lisa Uptagrafft.
    Applies to: William Henry Bass.

  55. Minnie Josephine died at around 36 years of age, possibly in an accident involving a logging train. She may have suffered from some type of disability.
    Applies to: Minnie Josephine Bass.

  56. Florence never married, her "sister" said "she did love one man but her father didn't like him and ran him off. She never dated again." - Not sure which sister.
    Applies to: Florence Bass.

  57. J. Bennett Bass, while in the army during WWI, served in an engineering company working supply lines. His sons usually add that it was the most dangerous job you could have, and there is some merit to that view.

    The way I heard it, while in France Bennett heard a familiar voice and knew exactly who it was. He jumped up on a nearby stump and started hollering, Riley Bass! Before too long, Riley Bass was hollering back, and come to join Bennett at the stump. Two brothers, so far from home, found each other during a war on another continent.
    Applies to: Riley John Bass; James Bennett Bass.

  58. There is a story that Charles Bass, son of William Riley and Nancy Bass [Ward], died at a young age after being burned in an accident that involved the making cane syrup. This lines up with Charles not being on any of the census records that I have found.
    Applies to: Charles Bass.

  59. Mattie's middle name seems to have been something of a riddle. My original records list her middle name as Onealyus. Her grandchildren have said the debate includes Ofillia, Onelia, Omelia and other similar names. Some even suggest she may not have been sure herself, at least not late in life.
    With all of these things in mind, I've decided to just list her as Mattie O. Johnson [Bass].
    Applies to: Mattie O. Johnson [Bass].

  60. Probably during child birth.
    Applies to: Lillie May Crosby [Bass].

  61. From Covington County History, 1821-1976 by Gus Bryan: "Liston T. Hutcheson the oldest citizen in the Red Level – Loango area. Hutcheson was a three mule farmer, operated a sawmill and a cotton gin. In 1925 he moved to Fort Lauderdale, Florida where he worked as a carpenter and later operated a gas station. When he retired he returned to Loango. After his wife’s death he remarried Maggie Lindsey Acree and the two resided in Loango.".
    Applies to: Liston Thomas Hutcheson.

  62. From his obituary from Audrey Ard Tschirhat: "Liston was not slim but not portly. Somewhere in between. And I imagine about 5 foot 9 inches tall with a ruddy Complexion. He did not wear a hat when he was at church. Of course, he was a Baptist; very polite and friendly. Always had on a white shirt.".
    Applies to: Liston Thomas Hutcheson.

  63. "Miss Gusta Cooper and Riley Bass were married one day last week." The Andalusia Star News: January, 8th 1906.
    Applies to: William Riley Bass and Augusta ("Gusta") Bass [Cooper].

  64. Graduate of the North Louisiana State Hospital School of Nursing.
    Applies to: Marvel May Bass [Murphy].

  65. Mrs. M.L. (Mamie) Bass, 80 of 2329 N. 39th died in a local Hospital.
    Graveside services will be at Oakwood Cemetery.
    Mrs. Bass was born, reared and educated in East Texas and was a graduate of the North Louisiana State Hospital School of Nursing.
    She married M.L. Bass in Hillsboro in 1921. Mr. Bass was a drilling contractor. He died in 1958. Mrs. Bass was a former resident of LaPorte and had lived in Waco since September of 1968. She is survived by her 2 cousins, Mrs. Harry C. Blaize of 2805 Morrow, and Miss Lillie Mae Bohner of 2601 Sanger.
    Per death cert. Parents: Ed Murphy & Jennie Fox.
    Applies to: Marvel May Bass [Murphy].

  66. BARTON — Funeral services for Alpha B. Barton will be Saturday, 1 p.m., at the Monticello Ward Chapel, Monticello, Utah. Friends may call Friday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the McDougal Funeral Home, 4330 South Redwood Road, and Saturday at the church one hour prior to services. Interment, Monticello Cemetery. Funeral directors, McDougal Funeral Home.
    Salt Lake Tribune Friday, February 13, 1976 transcribed by Rhonda Holton.
    Married Mary Margretta King on 19 Dec 1906, in Salt Lake City, Utah
    Married Etta Mary BASS on Sept 10, 1937 in Manti, Sapete, Utah.
    Applies to: Alpha B. Barton.

  67. Genola is the primary person responsible for the original Bass Family Record distributed in 1968. The work she did in collecting the information for that first book required a great deal more effort than anything I have done so far. The dedication required on her part far exceeds what has been required of me, and she has my unending gratitude for the spark her work was for mine.
    Applies to: Genola Spence [Bass].

  68. Ossie M. Bass Summerlin, age 95, of Holt, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, in Pensacola. She was born September 9, 1917, in Andalusia, AL, to the late William and Estelle Jordan Bass, and moved to this area in 1925, living in Holt and Milton. Ossie worked as a ward clerk at Okaloosa Memorial Hospital, and was an active member of the Holt Assembly of God until she became ill. She had also been a member of the Baker (Blossom) Garden Club.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, J. D. Summerlin, her parents, a brother, Maxie Bass, and sisters, Genola Spence, Naomi Wilkinson and Ottie Lee Wilkinson.
    Ossie is survived by her son and his wife, Devon and Mary Summerlin; a grandson and his wife, David and Mary Jo; granddaughter, Kathy; and great grandchildren, Jason, Sarah, Chad and Caleb; and several much-loved nieces and nephews.
    A time of visitation will be held from 6-8 PM on Thursday at the chapel of Whitehurst Powell Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held at 11 AM Friday at the funeral home, with Rev. Alton Nixon officiating. Burial will follow at Old Holt Cemetery.
    Arrangements are entrusted to Whitehurst Powell Funeral Home in Crestview. Guest book and condolences are available online at www.whitehurstpowellfuneralhome.com.
    Applies to: Ossie Mae Summerlin [Bass].

  69. Plot: Section 144 Lot 1.
    Applies to: Leroy Rowell; Laura Rowell [Pittman].

  70. Doris Bass, 86, of Lynn Haven, Florida passed away Saturday January 19, 2019 at home surrounded by family.
    Doris was born in Panama City, Florida. She graduated from Bay High School in 1950. Doris owned and managed Bass Grocery in West Bay, Florida until 1971. She was a life-member of West Bay Advent Christian Church, where she served as a Deaconess, Treasurer, and was actively involved in the Women’s Home and Foreign Mission Society. Doris had an extraordinary love for her family, friends and church. She was deeply loved and respected for her Christian faith and kindness to all.
    Doris was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Gerald H. Bass, Sr, son Gerald H. (Howie) Bass, Jr., sons-in-law Larry Striplin and Anthony (Tony) McGill and sister Inez Kirtsinger.
    She is survived by her daughters, Wanda McGill, Rhonda Striplin and Tonya Wagner; grandchildren Melissa Dudley, Chad Bass (Carrie), Kyle Bass, Delilah Bass, Josh Jackson (Tiffany), Anthony McGill, Aharon McGill (Amber), Heather Gentry (Wayne), Jessica Ceurvels, Kaitlyn Rodriguez (A.J.) and Brittney Latta (Austin); siblings Roy Ray (Myrtle), Delma Ruth Jordan, John Ray (Donna); and 19 great grandchildren.
    Funeral services held 1:30 P.M. Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at West Bay Advent Christian Church.
    Serving as pallbearers are Donald Wayne Miller, Brigham Bass, Kenny Ray, Greg Ray, A.J. Rodriguez, and Aharon McGill.
    Applies to: Doris Bass [Ray].

  71. James Edgar Huckaba's name and spelling was confirmed, in person, with his son Edward Irvin Huckaba. The variances were his middle name being Edgar and not Edward and him spelling his last name Huckaba rather than Huckabaa. All of his siblings spelled it Huckabaa, but he prefered Huckaba.
    - From meeting with Edward Irvin Huckaba at the Posey reunion, 9-16-2018.
    Applies to: James Edgar Huckaba.

  72. Bonnie Lee Posey Stewart, age 86, of Pensacola went to meet her Lord on April 4, 2008 surrounded by her children and family. Mrs. Stewart was born to Martin Edward and Mary Alice (Bass) Posey on July 12, 1921. She was born and raised on the family farm in Holt, Florida. She married Ernest Stewart in 1935. Mrs. Stewart retired from Monsanto Co.
    She is preceded in death by her husband, parents, sisters May Bell Huckaba and Cora Lee Posey, brothers Clifton Veal, Preston D., Chester, Holland, Stacy Denton Posey; grandson Derrick Alan Stewart and great granddaughter, Janie Lee Woodfin.
    Survivors are children special daughter Bonnie Mae Stewart, care giver daughter Barbara Harris, Patricia (Hudson) Woodfin, Betty (Paul) Cook, Dewayne (Jenny) Stewart, Shirley Danley, Mary (Tom) Short, Ernest (Judy) Stewart, Jr. and grandson Clifton Stewart, 26 grandchildren, 44 great grandchildren and 9 great great grandchildren.
    Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 8, 2008 at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North-Cantonment with Rev. Hazel Godwin officiating. Interment will follow at Bayview Memorial Gardens.
    The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday, April 7, 2008 from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm
    Faith Chapel Funeral Home North 1000 Highway 29 South Cantonment is in charge of arrangements.
    Applies to: Bonnie Lee Stewart [Posey].

  73. Mary Evelyn Taylor, 86, died Friday, February 10, 2012 in Pensacola, Florida. She was born June 7, 1925 to Martin Edward and Mary Alice Posey in Holt, Florida. On March 30, 1946 she married James Edward Taylor. Together they had eight children. She retired from Monsanto in 1980 after 30 years of service. She was of Baptist faith.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 51 years and her son Thomas Taylor, Sr.; brothers Preston D. Posey, Stacey D. Posey, Chester A. Posey, Clifton V. Posey and Holland M. Posey; sisters, Mae Belle Huckaba, Bonnie Lee Stewart and Cora Lee Posey.
    She is survived by three daughters, Elaine Taylor (Jerry, Sr.) Murdy, Gloria Taylor (Gary) Lefebvre, Sherry Taylor (Roger) Painter; five sons James E. Taylor, Jr., Daniel R. Taylor, Ronald A.(Cathy) Taylor and David A. (Jauquita) Taylor, Sr., twenty-two grandchildren and thirty-two great grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter due in April; sister-in-law Juanita Posey and a host of nieces and nephews.
    Special thanks to her caregivers, James E. (Jimmy) Taylor, Jr., granddaughter Terry Lynn Govoni and friend Tina. Job well done! Also thanks to all the folks from Covenant Hospice for always being there.
    Funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at Faith Chapel Funeral Home South. Interment will follow at 2:00pm at Holt Cemetery.
    The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm on Monday, February 13, 2012.
    Memorial may be made to Covenant Hospice, 5041 North 12th. Avenue, Pensacola, Florida 32504.
    Faith Chapel Funeral Home South, 100 Beverly Parkway, Pensacola, Florida 32505.
    Applies to: Mary Evelyn Taylor [Posey].

  74. Mr. Cleavy E. Posey Sr., 83, of Laurel Hill, died Thursday, August 4, 2011 in Pensacola, Fla. He was a native of Holt, Fla., and a longtime resident of Escambia and Okaloosa Conties in Florida. He retired as an insurance salesman with Gulf Life Insurance Company and was a member of Milligan Assembly of God. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army. He was preceded in death by his parents Mary Alice Bass and Martin Edward Posey; his first wife, Ida Busby Posey; sons, William J. Howard and Wayne Howard; brothers, Preston D. Posey, Stacey D. Posey, Chester A. Posey, Clifton V. Posey and Holland M. Posey; sisters, Mae Belle Huckaba, Bonnie Lee Stewart and Cora Lee Posey. He is survived by his wife, Nola Madden Posey; five daughters, Joyce Posey (Lynn, Sr.) Garrett, Marsha Posey (Jeff) Johns, Jennifer Posey Howard, Dianne Madden (Tom) Mallini, Karen Madden (Mark) Hoffman; sons, Cleavy E. (Deborah) Posey Jr. and Stephen Curtis Madden; sister, Mary Evelyn Posey Taylor; eighteen grandchildren and twenty-five great grandchildren.
    Visitation will be held from 5-8 pm on Saturday, August 6, at Milligan Assembly of God.
    Funeral services will be held Sunday, Aug. 7, at 3 p.m. at the church with the Rev. Mike White officiating. Burial will follow at New Holt Cemetery with Whitehurst Powell Funeral Home in Crestview, Fla. Guest book and condolences are available online at www.whitehurstpowellfuneralhome.com
    Brewton Standard 8/6/2011.
    Applies to: Cleavy Edward Posey Sr..

  75. Mr. James Verlin Bass, age 88 of Jacksonville, FL died at his residence Wednesday May 20, 2009. Funeral services will be 3:30 PM Saturday May 23, 2009 at Foreman Brown-Service Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Andalusia Memorial cemetery. Mr. Bass was preceded in death by a sister, Florine Wallace. Mr. Bass is survived by his wife, Jane T. Bass, son James M. Bass (Linda), daughter, Patricia Bass Lincoln (Dick) and son Roger D. Bass (Pam), sister, Eula Dotson, brother, Marlin H. Bass, five grandchildren, James Bass, Brian Bass, Stephen Lincoln, Elizabeth Lincoln, Eric Bass, and four great grandchildren. Visitation will be after 1PM Saturday at Foreman's.
    Applies to: James Verlin Bass.

  76. "I'm Marlin Bass, I have two fish names." A frequent introduction used.
    Applies to: Marlin Holley Bass.

  77. Marlin Bass, age 93 of Crestview went to his heavenly home on Tuesday, April 26, 2016. He was born in Holt, FL on January 16, 1923, and has been a lifelong resident of the area. He graduated from Munson High School class of 1941. Marlin served his country in the United States Army and fought in World War II. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Crestview. Marlin loved to go to bluegrass festivals and loved to camp. He was a gifted story teller and talker who never met a stranger, always introducing himself saying, "I'm Marlin Bass, I have two fish names". Most of all he loved his family and loved his grandchildren.

    Marlin is survived by his wife of 73 years, Charlotte Bass; sons: Jeffery Bass and wife Sue of Cookeville, TN and Dudley Bass and wife Debra of Pace, FL; daughter, Dottie Crowder and husband Don of Ft. Walton Beach, FL., honorary daughter Gloria Dotson, and a sister Eula Dotson and husband Glen of Baker. Also surviving are his precious 11 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

    A time of visitation with the family will be on Saturday, April 30, 2016, from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. with the celebration of Marlin's life beginning at 11:00 a.m. A private family burial will take place at Liveoak Park Memorial Cemetery. The family asks that in lieu of flowers donations be made in Marlin's memory to the Big Red Machine Uniform Fund at Crestview High School to help purchase new uniforms.
    Applies to: Marlin Holley Bass.

  78. Daddy (Glenn) came in from overseas. He didn't even sit down. My aunt and uncle took them to Mississippi to get married. That was the only way they could get married before January 1st so he could get the $200 refund in income tax. -Gloria Dotson.
    Applies to: Eula Virginia Dotson [Bass] and Glenn Dotson.

  79. Funeral services for Elizabeth H. Bass, 86, of Cairo, GA, are at 11:00 a.m (CST), on Friday, January 27, 2017, at the Carolina Baptist Church in Carolina. Dr. Ron McCaskill will officiate and Gary Padgett will arrange the music. Interment will be in Carolina Cemetery. Keahey Funeral Home will be in charge of the arrangements. Mrs. Bass passed away at Magnolia Place, Cairo, GA, on Saturday, January 21, 2017.
    Pallbearers will be: Bill Bass, Jr., Joel F. Bass, Joel S. Bass, III, Cooper Bass, Dray Bass, Ronald Jacobs and Tommy Godwin.
    Mrs. Bass was born on June 24, 1930, in Andalusia, AL, to the late William Washington and Daisy Bell Hutto Henderson. On March 6, 1947, she married Joel Sidney Bass, who preceded her in death on February 4, 1996. She worked as the communications director for the Fort Walton Beach Medical Center before her retirement from Humana Hospital System. Mrs. Elizabeth had a way with people and loved her family dearly. She did two things to excess…she laughed and she worked. She was a founder of the Business and Professional Woman’s Club of Fort Walton Beach. In her younger years, she was a factory worker. Her career included working as a pharmacist’s assistant, Mary Kay representative, communications supervisor, licensed auctioneer, standup comic, and award-winning fruit and vegetable canner. In her 70’s, she was still working…in airport security for TSA of Homeland Security. She was of the Baptist Faith.
    Survivors include: her sons, Joel S. “Joe” Bass, Jr. of Cairo, GA, John William “Bill” Bass, Sr. (Celia) of Cairo, GA; grandchildren, Joel Bass, III, Julia Bass, Bill Bass, Jr. (Kelly), and Joel Farrar Bass (Allison), all of Cairo, GA; great-grandchildren, Cooper, Caroline, Farrar, Ava and Dray Bass, all of Cairo, GA; sister-in-law, Eunice Bass Henderson of Brewton, AL; and a host of nieces and nephews.
    She was preceded in death by: her parents; her husband; brothers, Archie, Harold and Bibb Henderson; sisters, Willie Blackwell, Ethel Kennedy, Bertha Garrett and Tessie Lewis.
    Memorial contributions can be made in Elizabeth’s memory to: Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 17745 Rockhole Bridge Road, Andalusia, AL 36420; or to the church or charity of your choice.
    The family will receive friends at Clark Funeral Home on Wednesday, January 25, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (EST); and at Keahey Funeral Home on Thursday, January 26, 2017, from 6:00 p.m to 8:00 p.m (CST).
    Applies to: Mary Elizabeth Bass [Henderson].

  80. Easter Sunday.
    Applies to: John Thomas ("T") Bass.

  81. Mavis E. Bass McVay of Andalusia, was born March 17, 1922, in Covington County, Ala., to Stacy B. and Alline Rowell Bass and was the oldest of 10 children. After enjoying almost 95 years of good health, on Monday evening, Dec. 26, celebrating Christmas holidays with her family at her old home place, she was suddenly and unexpectedly called home.
    She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Sybil Day; four brothers, Marcus Bass, Cecil Bass, Grover Bass, and Hubert Bass; two brothers-in-law, Lewis Wilson, and L.A. McVay; two sisters-in-law, Louise Morris, and Dosia Etheridge; and one son-in-law, Charles H. Williamson.
    She is survived by three daughters, Loyce McVay, Joan Williamson, and Miriam (Matthew) Cunningham; six sons, Richard (Dru) McVay, Michael (Runae) McVay, Samuel (June) McVay, David (Tracie) McVay, Nathaniel (Linda) McVay, and Jonathan (Debbie) McVay; 32 grandchildren; 32 great- grandchildren; eight great-great grandchildren; three sisters, Marguerite Martin, Betty (Gerald) Wood, and Audrey Wilson; one brother, Quinton Bass; three sisters-in-law, Louise Bass, June Lipa, and Elmira Penton; one brother-in-law, Cecil Day; and numerous nieces and nephews and extended family and friends.
    She loved to read her Bible and do her daily devotions. She attended church every time the doors were open and encouraged everyone else to do the same. She loved sewing, crocheting, cooking, gardening, reading, word search, and watching Wheel of Fortune and Hallmark movies. She loved traveling and had been to many places in the USA, as well as Spain and Portugal. She loved singing gospel music with the family at family gatherings. She was a long standing faithful member of Shady Hill Free Will Baptist Church, a long-time supporter of Welch College (and was an honorary alumnus), and Free Will Baptist International Missions.
    She taught us how to live the Christian life by example, and showed us the meaning of “actions speak louder than words.” She was a fervent prayer warrior.
    Flowers are accepted or donations to Welch College (3606 West End Avenue, Nashville, TN 37205) or Free Will Baptist International Missions (PO Box 5002, Antioch, TN 37013).
    Family will receive visitors at Foreman Funeral Home on Fri., Dec. 30, from 5-8 p.m. The funeral will be Sat., Dec. 31, at Shady Hill Free Will Baptist Church, 11344 Hogfoot Road, Andalusia, at 11 a.m., with visitation one hour prior to service. Dr. Matthew Pinson and the Rev. Michael McVay will officiate. The grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, and Wesley Bass will serve as pallbearers and honorary pallbearers.
    Applies to: Mavis Earline McVay [Bass].

  82. Gerald Wilson "Son" Wood, 87, of 7710 Cowpasture River Highway, Millboro died Friday, July 28, 2017 at his residence. He was born in Clifton Forge, Virginia on August 19, 1929 a son of the late Russell Guy Wood and Madge Nation Shue Wood. He was a retired Tech Sargent serving in the United States Air Force for over 20 years and spent 17 years working for the United States Government in Civil Service.
    He was a past Commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10773 of Millboro and Goshen, Past President of the Millboro Ruritan Club and was active in Bath County meals on wheels. He was a deacon of the Horeb Baptist Church and served as cemetery sexton of the cemetery. He was an active member of the Bent Rod Hunt Club at Nimrod.
    He is survived by his wife Betty Irene Bass Wood of Millboro; 5 daughters, JoAnn Wood of Marietta, Georgia, Connie W. Knowles & husband Ted of Fayetteville, Georgia, Rebecca G. Wilson and husband Shannon of Andalusia, Alabama, Pamela E. Giannetto and husband John of Milledgeville, Georgia and Joyce W. Mandeville and husband John of Buchanan, Virginia; son, Russell Stacy Wood and wife Andrea of Brooks, Georgia; brother, William T. "Tommy" Wood and wife Barbara of Newport News, Virginia; 12 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; a number of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister Helen W. Cauley and by two brothers Robert "Bob" Wood and Russell Lewis Wood. A funeral Service will be conducted Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at Noon from the chapel of Nicely Funeral Home in Clifton Forge with the Rev.
    Michael McVay and Rev. Stephen Markum officiating. Cremation will follow with interment made in the Horeb Baptist Church Cemetery at a later date.
    The family will receive friends on Tuesday morning at Nicely Funeral Home from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. The family suggest memorial tributes take the form of contribution in Gerald's name of Horeb Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o. Frank McCoy, 3468 Cowpasture River Highway, Millboro, Va. 24460, Mountain Regional Hospice, P.O.
    Applies to: Gerald Wilson ("Son") Wood.

  83. Hubert and Shirley met while Hubert was visiting his brother Grover who had moved up around Niagara Falls, New York. –Maurice Seiwell Bass.
    Applies to: Hubert Lee Bass and Ms. Unlisted.

  84. Bill Ward might have trouble drifting off to sleep Wednesday night. It’s been that way every Dec. 6 for more than three-quarters of a century.
    Waking to a savage attack will do that — which is how Ward was welcomed to the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor on the Hawaiian island of Oahu.
    “I’ll never forget that day,” he said, slowly and sadly shaking his head. “I was scared from that moment on. I didn’t quit being scared ’til I saw the Golden Gate Bridge” (near the end of his service in the U.S. Navy.).
    Ward, 96, is among the sparse group of survivors from the “date which will live in infamy,” as President Franklin Roosevelt labeled Dec. 7, 1941.
    He was aboard the destroyer O’Brien during the assault, which killed 2,403 servicemen and civilians and marked America’s entry into World War II.
    The O’Brien had sailed into Pearl Harbor less than 24 hours earlier. What began as a peaceful night, turned into hell on earth.
    As the old sailor recalled: “We were anchored only about a quarter-mile away from the Arizona” (the battleship which suffered the greatest casualties.) “The (Japanese) planes flew right over us.”
    The O’Brien wasn’t struck during the surprise raid. It pursued a Japanese submarine, overtaking it near Waikiki Beach.
    After Pearl Harbor, the O’Brien was involved in heavy fighting during battles of the Coral Sea, Midway and Solomon Sea.
    It was during one of those encounters that Ward, manning a 20-millimeter gun, took a near-direct hit.
    “The man next to me was blown to bits,” he said. “I wound up with 111 pieces of shrapnel in my body.”
    On another occasion, Ward and other crewmen thwarted an attack from five Japanese soldiers. He was struck in the leg.
    “We were shooting at each other from about 75 yards apart,” he said. “We killed them all.”
    Ward was awarded a Purple Heart, but the medal was quickly rescinded.
    “They said we were hit by ‘friendly fire,’” he said, eyes ablaze at the memory. “Friendly fire, nothin’! It took 64 years for the Navy to finally give it to me!”
    After the war, Ward learned pipefitting in his native Florida and came to Oak Ridge to work at the Y-12 facility. He also pastored two Baptist churches.
    Lela, his wife of 68 years, died in 2012. He has four children, nine grandchildren and "too many great-grandkids to count.”
    Ward resides at Meadowview Senior Living Center in Clinton, where the walls of his room are decorated with numerous family photos and citations from governmental and civilian organizations.
    “When I was in the seventh grade, the class voted me ‘Most Likely To Not Succeed,’” he says with a chuckle.
    Wow. Talk about an election gone wrong.
    Published 7:00 a.m. ET Dec. 5, 2017 in Knox News.
    Applies to: Mr. Unlisted.

  85. I met Mr. DeLeon Ward at the First Sunday in June Sacred Harp singing and reunion, Jun 5th 2016. He was just shy of 92 years old at the time and we had a very plesant conversation. His wit was sharp and his since of humor was refreshing. He said he'd been coming to the First Sunday singings for his whole life and always enjoyed them. He invited me to the annual Bass reuninon in Baker Florida on the 4th Saturday in July.
    Mr. Ward also commented that he hoped to "live to be 100 years old, unless Jesus returned first". - Nicholas Bruce Bass.
    Applies to: Mr. Unlisted.

  86. Eva Bass Rodgers, 98, of Andalusia, died Tuesday, July 31, 2001, in an Andalusia nursing facility. A funeral was held Thursday, Aug. 2, at 10:30 a.m. at Carolina Baptist Church with Rev. Jeff Taylor officiating. Music was provided by Rebecca Wiggins and Gloria Riley accompanied by Joy Sowards. Burial followed in Carolina Cemetery with Foreman Funeral Home directing. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Carolina Baptist Church Cemetery or Church building fund, or to the charity of ones choice.
    Applies to: Eva Allie Rodgers [Bass].

  87. Merline White Bass passed away on Friday November 1, 2013 in Pensacola, Florida. She was born on November 23, 1920 in Andalusia, Alabama. She was one of six children. She was married to Army Sgt. Claude B. Bass on Christmas day in 1941.
    After his career in the Army they settled in Mobile, Alabama where they raised their four sons.
    She is survived by her four sons and families: Richard (Milli) of Farragut, Tennessee; Bob (Ruth) of Tallahassee, Florida; Greg (Peggy) of Birmingham, Alabama and Jeff of Pensacola. She has one grandson, Richard Thomas Bass of Birmingham. Many nephews and nieces also survive her.
    A visitation will be held at the Pensacola Memorial Gardens Chapel on Monday November 4th at 9 AM, followed by a memorial service at 10 AM. The family is grateful for the wonderful care and support given to Mrs. Bass while she lived at The Haven. Donations in lieu of flowers, donations are requested to be made to The Haven of our Lady of Peace.
    Published in Tallahassee Democrat on Nov. 3, 2013.
    Applies to: Marline Bass [White].

  88. BASS, Frances Chesser Hester, 84, a resident of Montgomery, AL and formerly of Covington County, passed away on Saturday, April 29, 2006. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 2, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. at Pigeon Creek Baptist Church in Covington County. There will be a one hour lie in state prior to the service. Burial will be in Pigeon Creek (Chesser) Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Monday, May 1, 2006 from 5:00 - 7:00 at Leak Memory Chapel.

    She is preceded in death by two husbands, Noble Clark Hester, Sr. and Bennett Ray Bass. She is survived by two sons, Frank (Judy) Hester of Montgomery, AL, and Clark (Blanche) Hester, Jr. of Pensacola, FL, stepdaughter, Linda (Harry) Crews, stepson, Gary Bass, two sisters, Blanche Chesser Bullock, Nell Chesser Bullock, four grandchildren, Joseph Frank Hester, Jeffrey (Anna) Grant Hester, Sr., Jan Hester (Scott) Chambless, Dawn Noel Hester, three step-grandchildren, Mike, Angie, and Shawn, two great-grandchildren, Jeffrey Grant Hester, Jr., Matthew Braxton Hester, and a number of nieces and nephews. Leak Memory Chapel Directing.
    Applies to: Frances Alice Hester Bass [Chesser].

  89. Mrs. Bessie Mae Andrews, Age 89, a resident of Fairhope, AL. died on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at a local hospital. She was a former member of the Business & Professional Women's Club. One of her passions was working at Brookley Air Force Base in Mobile. She also worked at Pensacola Naval Air Station helping military families relocate. She was a master gardener and loved being outdoors. Mrs. Andrews is preceded in death by her husband, Lucian H. Andrews, Jr; a granddaughter, Stephanie E. Smith; two sisters and five brothers. She is survived by one son, Lucian H. (Elaine) Andrews, III; three daughters, Lucia Andrews (Ben) Smith, Deborah Andrews (Joe) Smith all of Fairhope, AL and Rebecca I. (Andy) Rumbaugh of Bristow, VA; eight grandchildren; twenty great grandchildren; other relatives and many friends. The family will receive friends on Saturday, March 27, 2010 at Wolfe-Bayview Funeral Home, Fairhope from 5:00PM until 7:00PM. Graveside services and interment will be held on Sunday, March 28, 2010 at 2:00PM at Belforest Community Cemetery. Published Friday, March 26, 2010, Press-Register, Mobile, Alabama.
    Applies to: Bessie May Andrews [Bass].

  90. Mr. Murry Cecil Bass, 78, of the Carolina community, passed away Monday June 20, 2016 at the Andalusia Hospital.
    Funeral services will be at 10 AM Wednesday June 22, 2016 from Foreman Funeral Home Chapel with interment in Carolina Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:30 – 8 PM Tuesday at Foreman Funeral Home.
    He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Lamar and Donna Bass of Andalusia; his daughter, Sherry Danford of Red Level; two grandchildren J-Mack (Lakelyn) Danford and Derrick Bass; a brother and sister-in-law, Kenneth and Nancy Bass of Milton; and two sisters, Laura Barnett of Andalusia and Juanita Maund of Lake Park, GA
    He is preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Ann Jackson Bass; two brothers, Winston Bass and George Bass; and two sisters, Mildred Abner and Rossie Mann.
    Applies to: Murry Cecil Bass.

  91. Capt. O.T. was a tough and tenacious Man who worked hard, took care of his family and looked after his neighbors. When asked, if you could relive your life what would you do? His reply was "I would do the same thing. I have never wanted to do anything but fish, it was a good life, and the harvest of the sea was bountiful!" - Destin History and Fishing Museum.
    Applies to: Odem Thomas Melvin Sr..

  92. Bladder Cancer.
    Applies to: Zelma Elizabeth Parrish [Webb].

  93. Clipping, I assume, from the Andalusia paper of the time. Aug. 3 or 8 1938.
    …The writer was especially deeply impressed with the next family that was visited on the tour, for more than one reason. This particular man was Mr. Robert Foxworth, of Andalusia, route 1, (near Open Pond). Mr. Foxworth age 25, has a wife and one small child that are dependent upon him.
    Before the writer ventures any further in praising Mr. and Mrs. Foxworth, he would like to tell of some of their accomplishments.
    In 1937 Mr. Foxworth estimated his worth above his liabilities at only $15.00, having had two previous years’ bad crops. He had only a steer as a work stock these two years, but at the end of 1937 Mr. Foxworth’s net worth dropped down to a mere $8.07. Yet Mr. and Mrs. Foxworth weren’t ready to call it quits—nay, by a long shot.
    He determined to try again this year and the FSA again stepped in… (obscured in image) …money to buy a mare, wagon, seeds, feed and enough cash to pay living expenses.
    On reason that this particulare case impressed the writer so was the fact that Mr. Foxworth rented about 30 acres of land and a pasture—and note, you, this Mr. Foxworth rented land that didn’t have a sign of a building on it, but he said that the set right in and build a neat two… (obscured) …ing, a smokehouse, chicken house, and a barn entirely of logs and rough boards, furnished by the landowner.
    Another thing that left a very impressing mark was the fin display of canned food that was canned and neatly arranged in the smokehouse by Mr. Foxworth. Being that Mrs. Foxworth had been very sick most of the year didn’t stop Mr. Foxworth from having a good supply of canned food for winter use on hand. He rolled up his sleeves and set into canning the vegetables and the fruits like nobody’s business and at the present time has about 210 quarts canned up, and hear ye… I’ll wager that many a female would turn green with envy upon looking at the outcome of Mr. Foxworths culinary ability.
    Mrs. Foxworth not being physically able to be on her feet any of the time, didn’t let that fact bother her for she set right in and… gents…his lady really has the… (obscured)… the lau…good sized…to quilting a…was really a…some of the…that she had…quilts that sh…while she wa…work.
    -Clipping shared by Bill Miller, son of Mae Foxworth Miller [Bass].
    Applies to: Leilla Mae Foxworth Miller [Bass].

  94. Henry Grady Bass was born Nov. 21 1915 to William Henry and Dora Bass [Purvis]. Acording to his WWII draft Registration Card, by age 24 he was working for Frank Horton Engineering Co. in Lamar, Barton County, Missouri. On his draft card, he is listed as 5’ 5” tall, 155lb, Blue eyes, and Brown hair, with a ruddy complexion. He married twice, first to a lady named Edith and finally to Ruth Bass [Nemet] in Kansas City on Aug. 26 1946.
    Mr. Bass was a veteran of WWII, a Sgt. In the 145th Armored Infantry, and brought back many pictures of his time in Europe and Germany. After the war he returned to Missouri and was active in his community, a member of the United Methodist Church, a trustee and board member of the Masonic Lodge AF&AM No. 56, VFW, served on the City Council, and even Mayor of Tipton Missouri.
    Mr. Bass died in a Boone County, MO hospital on Monday Jun. 21 1982 and was buried in the Masonic Cemetery Tipton, Moniteau, Missouri, USA.
    Applies to: Henry Grady ("Tough") Bass.

  95. Ruth A. Bass, 87, Tipton, died July 7, 2000, at Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Versailles.
    She was born Oct. 4, 1912, in Cleveland, a daughter of Mac and Rose Nemet. She was married Aug. 26, 1946, in Sedalia, to Henry Bass, who died in 1982.
    She served on the advisory board for the Tipton Library and Moniteau County Extension. She was a past Girl Scout leader and had been involved with the PTA. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, Tipton, and the Eastern Star. She was a past president of the American Legion Auxiliary.
    Survivors include: one daughter, Greer Knipp, Tipton; and two grandsons.
    A daughter, Jennifer Lee Bass, preceded her in death.
    Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Meisenheimer-Griswold Funeral Home, Tipton. The Rev. J.D. Cooper will officiate. Burial will be in Tipton Masonic Cemetery.
    Applies to: Ruth A Bass [Nemet].

  96. Died of Tuberculosis he contracted during the war.
    Applies to: Clyde Kermit Bass Sr..

  97. Mr. Floyd Irvin Bass, age 83, of Bass Road Andalusia died Tuesday October 6. 2009 in a Birmingham hospital. Funeral services will be 10AM Saturday October 10, 2009 at Foreman Brown-Service Funeral Home with Minister Stan Marschalk officiating. Interment will follow services at Zion Rock Cemetery.
    Applies to: Floyd Irwin Bass.

  98. No one could have asked for a better mother-in-law. She raised two beautiful daughters that she was very proud of. She'll be missed, but I'm confident that she's comfortable, able to move around without any pain, and probably tending to her garden in heaven. I'm glad I could be one of the ones to make her laugh. Her laugh was infectious and was always a highlight of our visits. - Jim Smith.
    Applies to: Fannie Esther Wise [Bass].

  99. Mrs. Esther was a sweet lady. She loved the Lord and shared that love with everyone that she met. Knowing Mrs. Esther was a true blessing from Heaven. Prayers are going up for her family. - Terry Spader.
    Applies to: Fannie Esther Wise [Bass].

  100. Esther B Wise, age 86, a resident of Florala, passed away Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018. A native of Covington County, AL, she was the daughter of William Henry Bass and Dora Purvis Bass. She was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, James (Buddy) Wise in 1997. She worked at Franklin Ferguson Company in Florala and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Florala.

    Survivors are two daughters, Myra Lynn Wise of Florala and Tracy N Smith (Jim) of Pensacola, FL; one sister, Nan Wallace of Andalusia, AL; and one granddaughter, Lindsay Barnes (Kaleb) of Pensacola, FL.

    She was the ultimate description of a Christian woman. In the 70s, she taught 2 and 3-year-olds in nursery school at the First Baptist Church and was ever patient and loving. She was a kind-hearted woman who always put others first. For those that knew her, you know that she loved to laugh, she loved to watch comedies and she loved to hear funny stories and jokes. At times you would think she had stopped breathing she was laughing so hard and you would find yourself laughing at her laughing.

    She had been suffering the last few years of her life after having two hip replacement surgeries and surgery to repair fractures in her back. She is suffering no more and is basking in the glory of Heaven with her family and friends.

    Visitation will be held Friday, April 6th, 2018 at 2:00 PM from Evans Funeral Home in Florala with the Reverends Charlie Leonard and James Pickron officiating. Funeral services will be at 3:00 PM at Evans Funeral Home with internment in the Chapel Hill Cemetery with Evans Funeral Home directing.
    Applies to: Fannie Esther Wise [Bass].

  101. Nolie was the wife of John Lee Thames and the daughter of James Ocey & Savannah Bass Posey. She worked at Franklin-Ferguson Sawing factor in Florala, Alabama for 40 years.
    Applies to: Cora Nolia Thames [Posey].

  102. Gussie Lee Mills, age 84, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., passed away Saturday, March 20, 1999, at her residence.
    Mrs. Mills was born on April 3, 1914, in Andalusia, Ala., to the late James Ocie and Savannah Posey. She moved to Fort Walton Beach in the early 1970s from Lakeland, Fla. She was Baptist by faith and enjoyed spending her time working in the yard and cooking for her family, who she loved very much.
    Mrs. Mills was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Charles O. Mills; and her son, Gene Verlon Mills. She is survived by her son, Jim Mills and wife Martha of Auburndale, Fla.; daughter, Juanita Holmes and husband Wendell of Murphy, N.C.; son, Charles Mills and wife Gloria of Denver, Colo.; son, Donell F. Mills and wife Peggy of Shalimar, Fla.; 12 grandchildren, including Melinda Roddy, who has been taking care of her grandmother's needs; 18 great-grandchildren; sisters, Frances Cobb of Lockhart, Ala., and Anna Turberville of Lakeland, Fla.; and many other extended family and friends.
    Funeral services for Mrs. Mills will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 24, at Emerald Coast Funeral Home Chapel.
    Interment will follow in Beal Memorial Cemetery. Grandsons and other family members will serve as pallbearers.
    The family will greet friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
    Emerald Coast Funeral Home, 113 Racetrack Road N.E., Fort Walton Beach, is in charge of arrangements.
    Applies to: Gussie Lee Mills [Posey].

  103. Dad married my mother Gussie Lee Posey on April 17, 1937. They were married by Judge J. R. Roberts, witness's were Frances & Nolie Posey.
    Dad joined the Civilian Conservation Corps on July 7, 1934 in Dothan Alabama .
    From July 7, 1934 to Jan. 1, 1935 he was under the War Dept. at Old Town, Florida. Type of Work was Conservation. Jan. 1, 1935 to June 30, 1935 he was at Green Cove, Florida. Same type of work.
    His performance was rated as excellent.
    Remarks on his discharge was- very good truck driver -- dependable fellow.
    After Dad and Mom married he did Share Croping for severly years along with other work.
    Dad had a severe Back injury in the early 1950s, while working in the Ship Yard in Green Cove Springs, Florida (the ship yard is no longer there). He had several surgery's over the years, if it helped him it was very little. He was in a great deal of pain for the rest of his life, but most of the time you would not know it. After his death his Doctor said no one knew how much he had suffered over the years. -Donell Mills.
    Applies to: Charles Oresta Mills.

  104. Frances was the wife of Bartlett "Bart" Cobb. She was retired from Franklin-Ferguson sewing factory in Florala, Alabama, where she worked for about 40 years.
    Applies to: Mary Francis Cobb [Posey].

  105. He was known as Bart Cobb. he was the husband of Mary Frances Posey. He was a barber in Florala, Al. for many years. He had a way with childern and they always wanted Bart to cut their hair. His wife Frances was my mothers sister. - Donell Mills.
    Applies to: Bartlett Lorenzo ("Bart") Cobb.

  106. Albert Posey was an even-tempered , easy-going, caring, loving handsome family man. He served in World War II, [ in the Pacific theater] as A Military Policeman in the U.S. Army . He could have returned home during the four years he served, but he said that he didn't think he would ever be able to go back again once he went home. He once told his mother that he felt like he would not be killed in service, but that he would die of natural causes. He was correct. He died at the very young age of 31 years of colon cancer, leaving behind his young wife Jewel, and two daughters, Darlene age 2 years & 11 months old, and Dianne age 50 days old.
    At the time he was taken ill, he was working for Booth Drug Store in Florala, Alabama. He has been greatly missed.
    This was told to me by his sister (my Mother) Gussie Mills Posey - Donell Mills.
    Applies to: William Albert Posey.

  107. Jewel Baker age 87, of Florala passed away November 1, 2015. She was born June 26, 1928 in Seva ,Fl to William Henry Creech and Exie Adams Creech. Jewel was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She love to so sew and make clothes for her children. Jewel enjoyed cooking, (everyone looked forward to her famous pancakes) planting flowers around her home, working outside and decorating for Christmas. Her biggest legacy, however is the unconditional love she had for her family. Known to them as Jewel, Mama, Granny Jewel, "Jew Jew" and "Bubbie", she will forever hold a dear and precious place in each of their hearts. She was preceded in death by husbands, William Albert Posey and Clarence "Pete" Baker; great grandson, Luke Weens; father, William Henry Creech; Exie Adams Creech; brothers, William Junior Creech, Donald Eugene Creech, and Bud Creech.

    She is survived by daughters, Darlene Edmondson and husband Jermone of Florala, Dianne Weems and husband Fred of Greeneville, TN and Debbie Peterson of Florala, 7 grandsons, Michael and Jason Edmondson, Charles, Perry and Justin Weems, Todd and Scott Caraway, 17 great grandchildren, brother, Roy Creech and wife Lynn of Florala, sister, Loette Killough of Florala.

    Funeral services for Jewel Baker will be 11AM Thursday November 5, 2015 from Evans Funeral Home with William Tucker Aplin and Dennis Sims officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6-8PM. Interment will be at Chapel Hill Cemetery.
    Applies to: Jewel ("Granny Jewel") Posey Baker [Creech].

  108. My aunt Vianna (Anna) was the daughter of James Ocey & Savannah Bass Posey. She was a devoted Christian woman & it was a blessing to be around her. - Donell Mills.
    Applies to: Vianna Catherine Turbeville [Posey].

  109. Bruce was the oldest and very often the last to get to the table at meal time. He would invariably go all the way around the table to his chair bumping each of his brothers and sisters head with his hand as he went by. "Blip, blip, blip', he would say as he hit each head. Some would try to dodge his hand but were usually unsuccessful.

    Then the yelling would begin. "Ouch, quit! Mama, Mama, make Bruce quit, we'd yell. We’d be shushed quiet. Bruce would be reprimanded. The blessing would be said and eating would begin. The reprimand did little good though. At the next meal Bruce would take the same route to his seat at the table, hitting heads as he passed.

    When Bruce was in senior high school he was drafted into the army. We hated to see him leave home before graduating from high school. We shouldn't have worried. He worked and took an equivalence test. He got his high school diploma. I remember his saying that when he was being examined so that he could get into the army, it was found that he lacked a pound or two weighing enough. The examining officer flipped him a quarter and told him to go buy and eat some bananas so that he could weigh enough.

    When Bruce was discharged from the army he wanted to get a job, but Daddy was very persuasive in talking Bruce into going on to college. (He bought extra mules so they could plow more often.) The G.I. Bill would pay his way to go to school. Troy State Teacher's College was nearest so Bruce said he'd just go one quarter to satisfy Daddy. He did go to college one quarter and liked going so well that he continued to the of 4 years and got his degree in education.

    Bruce became principal of Babbie School after getting his degree. He also taught a class as well as having the job of being principal. I remember how proud Daddy was of Bruce for graduating from college and for becoming principal of Babbie Elementary School, too. Daddy found time to go to Babbie one time and walk over the school grounds and through the school to see how things were getting along. He was told by the superintendent that Bruce was doing fine. The superintendent said that they liked getting a young man as principal. Then they could train him on the job. This satisfied Daddy enough so that he could stop worrying about Bruce and just be proud of him. - Hazel Bass Trawick.
    Applies to: Bruce James Bass.

  110. My dad has always told me that my grandfather, Bruce, did not have a middle name, at least not until he was drafted and processed into the Army for WWII. At some point, he had to give them a middle name and they wouldn’t accept, I don’t have one. So, he said James. I assume that was because his father’s name was James Bennett Bass. Whatever the reason, from then on, he was Bruce James Bass.
    Applies to: Bruce James Bass.

  111. After graduating college his first job in education was as Principle of Babbie School in Covington, Alabama, USA.
    He was later Principle of Sanford School and then Vice Principle of Straughn School (K-12 at the time) and retired from that position in the late 80s.
    He recieved a Gold Toothpick as a gift at his retirement ceremony.
    Applies to: Bruce James Bass.

  112. Complications from heart surgery in Birmingham Alabama.
    Applies to: Bruce James Bass.

  113. Then Andalusia Star News Jan 13 1972 Thursday f.p.
    Mrs. Catherine Lawson Bass 46, wife of Bruce Bass, the principal of the Sanford School, died at her home in Sanford Friday morning after an illness of several months.
    Mrs. Bass, a native of Covington county, had lived all of her life in the Andalusia area. She graduated from Straughn High School and served as secretary at the Sanford School for several years prior to her illness. She was a faithful member of the Sanford Baptist Church and taught Sunday school until her health failed.
    Survivors are her husband Bruce, Sanford; two sons, Ricky and Don J. Bass, both of Sanford; two daughters, Mrs. Wanda Barnes, Gantt; and Miss. Janet Marie Bass, of Sanford; and her Parents Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Lawson.
    Funeral services were held Saturday from the Sanford Baptist Church with Rev. Woodrow Merrill and Rev. Ben Martin officiating. Burial was in the Andalusia Memorial Cemetery.
    Pallbearers were Hermon Bass, Coy Bass, Franklin J. Bass, Phillip Lawson, Raymond Lawson, and Charles Lawson. Music was by the Reaford Daughtry family and the Sanford Baptist Church choir.
    Forman’s was in charge of arrangements.
    Applies to: Catherine Bass [Lawson].

  114. They met at singings that both of their families attended regularly.
    Applies to: Bruce James Bass and Catherine Bass [Lawson].

  115. Annie Joyce Bass, 76, of Andalusia, passed away Monday June 22, 2015 at her residence.
    Funeral services will be at 11 AM Wednesday June 24th from Foreman Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow in Shady Hill Freewill Baptist Cemetery. Visitation will be at 9:30 AM Wednesday at Foreman Funeral Home.
    Mrs. Bass is preceded in death by her daughter, Vivian Bass; and a brother, Darrell Morris.
    Foreman Brown-Service Funeral Home Chapel 6/23/2015.
    Applies to: Annie Joyce Bass [Morris].

  116. Mr. Bass began his career in electrical repairs with Ward Bell Company and then with Covington Electronics where he worked for almost 38 years.
    He and his wife had been married for 57 years. They had been active members of Shady Hill Baptist Church for many years and for the last couple of years had attended Beda Baptist Church.
    He loved to whittle woods and make it into all shapes of animals.
    He took pride in his vegetable garden and enjoyed raising cows.
    Applies to: Edd Bass.

  117. Edd Bass died after a short illness. He spent a few days in Florala Alabama for treatment at the nursing home there. He was transferred to Andalusia for dialysis and then to Crestview, after a few hours, due to issues with the dialysis machine in Andalusia. Edd passed in the Crestview hospital.

    Until his illness Edd was generally healthy and he lived his whole life in his own home and did about like he wanted to. During his illness he was visited by many relatives and friends. - Nicholas Bruce Bass.
    Applies to: Edd Bass.

  118. Only one of his siblings born in a hospital, the rest were born at home with a midwife.
    Applies to: Mr. Unlisted.

  119. Dr. Kenneth R. Johnson was born December 10, 1927 to Mattie Bass Johnson and John Henry Johnson, in the logging community of Falco, in Covington County, Alabama.
    An Army veteran, Dr. Johnson served nearly three years in Korea. He earned degrees from Troy State Teachers College (BS-Social Studies Education), the University of Alabama (MA-School Administration), and Florida State University (MS and PhD-History). Later, he engaged in post-doctoral research in the field of Black Studies with Dr. John Hope Franklin at the University of Chicago.
    He taught in public schools, Young Harris College, and Florida State University. In 1966, Dr. Johnson joined the faculty at the University of North Alabama, teaching several different history courses, specializing in Southern History and Alabama History and later becoming Head of the History Department. He retired in 1996 and holds the title of Professor Emeritus.
    Dr. Johnson researched, wrote and published several articles about southern history with an emphasis on the Muscle Shoals area. In the 1970s he joined with other local historians and began the Journal of Muscle Shoals History.
    In 1994 Dr. Johnson and others interested in Methodist History organized the North Alabama Methodist Conference Historical Society. He served as president of this Society for several years.
    An active member of the community, Dr. Johnson participated and lead in many organizations including the Florence chapter of Civitan International, the Tennessee Valley Historical Society (president), Florence Historical Board, Alabama Humanities Foundation (president), Alabama Historical Association (president), Southern Historical Association (Lifetime Member), Florence Federal Credit Union Board of Directors, Friends of the Public Library and Edgemont United Methodist Church.
    Dr. Johnson was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the UNA Alumni Association and the Wheeler Archives and History Award by the North Alabama Conference of the United Methodist Church as well as a member of Phi Kappa Phi.
    A devoted son and brother, Dr. Johnson was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Dudley Sadie Johnson, and sister, Monia Ruth Johnson.
    Dr. Johnson was also a loving husband, father and uncle survived by his wife, Marilyn Simmons Johnson; his daughters, Sally Ruth Johnson and Nancy Ann Johnson and grandchildren, Vivian Nichole Johnson-Pierson and Roland Daniel Johnson-Pierson. He was also devoted to his surviving nephews, John Taft Johnson (Karen) and Dudley Franklin Johnson; great nephew, Christopher Daniel Johnson (Kathryn) and great niece, Julia Adele Johnson.
    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Department of History Scholarship Fund at the University of North Alabama or the Florence Lauderdale Public Library.
    FLORENCE — Dr. Kenneth Ray Johnson, 88, died Monday, Oct. 17, 2016. Visitation will be 10-11 a.m. Thursday at Edgemont United Methodist Church. The funeral will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the church, with burial in Beda Cemetery. He was the husband of Marilyn Johnson. Greenview Funeral Home is directing.
    Applies to: Kenneth Ray Johnson.

  120. Originally had Haward listed as Howard, then corrected to Hayward, but Haward seems to be the actual spelling.
    Applies to: Haward James Jackson.

  121. USAF Retired Master Sergeant, Haward James Jackson, 83, was called to his final deployment on Monday, April 9, 2018. Haward served our country for twenty years in the United States Air Force.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Flora and Quillie Jackson, brothers, Hollis and Hillary Jackson, and sister, Florene Parker.
    Haward was a loving husband, father, and grandfather who is survived by his wife of 65 years, Nora Faye Jackson, brother, Horris Jackson, children: Neal (Pati) Jackson, Debra (Jerry) Weldon, Dale (Cathy) Jackson, Eric (Robbie) Jackson, Kimberly (Derek) Adams, and daughter-in-law, Tammy Jackson, as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was loved deeply and will be sorely missed.
    A funeral service will be held at 11:00a.m. Thursday, April 12, 2018 at Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home, with burial to follow in Garden Hills Cemetery. Dr. Rusty Sowell will be officiating the funeral service. Visitation will be Wednesday April 11, 2018 at Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home beginning at 5:00p.m. until 7:00p.m.
    Applies to: Haward James Jackson.

  122. Al lived a full life, surrounded by those he loved. He began his career at the young age of 16 when he left home to join the military. He served three years before joining the US Merchant Marines. He spent several years travelling the world and providing for his mother and siblings. When he returned home, he settled down and met the love of his life, Beth.

    He started a new career, working in construction at Eglin Air Force Base, in Niceville, Florida. He found much success in commercial construction, and quickly rose up the ranks to General Superintendent. He spent his career building the skyline of Okaloosa Island and Fort-Walton Beach. Al was a devoted family man and strong Christian. He was an active member of Choctaw Beach First Baptist Church and a pillar in his community. -Bio from Obituary.
    Applies to: Charles Alton ("Al") Murphy.

  123. Mr. Charles Alton ("Al") Murphy, age 86, of Niceville, Florida, passed away Wednesday, December 13, 2017. He was born in Covington County, Alabama, on January 11, 1931, to Everette Stanley Murphy and L'Dora Bass Murphy, who preceded him in death, along with siblings Lillie Mae, Bobby Ewell, and Dorothy.
    He leaves behind his wife of sixty-two years, three sons, and five grandchildren.
    Funeral Services for Charles Murphy will be 10am Saturday December 16, 2017, at Evans Funeral Home.
    Applies to: Charles Alton ("Al") Murphy.

  124. L. V. Hart is noted as Nephew of James W. and Flossie B. Hart on the 1930 US Census.
    Applies to: Leonard V. Hart.

  125. Mrs. Eva Bass Fowler Davis, 94, of Andalusia, went to be with her Lord on Saturday December 29, 2012. She passed away peacefully at Andalusia Regional Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday January 2, 2013 at Foreman Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Timothy Davis offciating and burial following in Andalusia Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. She was born May 9, 1918, to the late William Riley Bass and Gusta Cooper Bass. She began work at Andala and Alatex at a very young age. She also worked at Funsten in Andalusia and retired after 20 years of service. She loved to garden and quilt, but especially loved to cook for her family. She loved the Lord and instilled that love in her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Jimmy and Molly Fowler, and Stanley and Lynn Fowler of Andalusia and Phillip Fowler of Dozier; daughters-in-law, Janice Fowler and Sherry Fowler DuBose; 15 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by two sons, Gary Fowler and Jackie Fowler; grandchildren, Kim Fowler McMann, Stan Fowler, and Amanda Lunsford; two great grandchildren, Jacob Webb Driver and Hannah Noel Driver; brothers, Barney Bass and Horace Bass; sisters, Dell Bass Watson, Velma Bass Poole, and Maggie Bass Smith. Pallbearers will be Brock Beck, David Carter, Josh Driver, Eddie Jernigan, Chris Mohon, and James Sutton.
    Applies to: Eva Mae Fowler Davis [Bass].

  126. Mr. Richard Junior Patterson, age 76 of Andalusia, died Thursday February 25 at his residence. Funeral services for Mr. Patterson will be held on Saturday, February 27, 2010 at 11 am from the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church. Reverend Dale Norris will officiate. Interment will be in the Buck Creek Cemetery.
    Mr. Patterson is survived by his wife, Frances Patterson of Andalusia; two daughters, Barbara (Jimmy) Eiland and Angie(Tommy) Sutton all of Andalusia; two step children, Beverly(William) Rogers of Crestview, Florida and Wesley(Donna) Bass of Andalusia; seven grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren; two brothers, Mac(Abby) Patterson of Red Level and Randall Patterson of Andalusia; a sister, Carolyn(Bere) Beverly of Red Level, and two sister in laws, Rhonda Patterson and Brenda Patterson both of Red Level.
    Mr. Patterson was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Shelby Patterson and two brothers, Robert and Gary Patterson.
    Pallbearers will be Jimmy Varner, Franklin Whatley, Ferrell Whatley, Anthony Ammons, Raymond Bozeman and Darren Carter.
    Applies to: Richard Patterson Jr..

  127. Vera Merle Cross, 77, of Irving, passed away Sunday, November 16, 2014 in Irving. She was born December 14, 1936 to Aaron Teel and Bessie Harrelson Teel in Andalusia, Alabama.
    Vera was a retired supervisor in Dallas and was a vibrant member of Heart of Worship Baptist Church in Irving.
    Survived by her husband Cecil; sons; her siblings, Mary Ethel Brook, Marie Armstrong, Aaron Teel Jr. and Francis Patterson; four grand children; and three great grand children.
    The family will greet friends at Brown’s Memorial Funeral Home in Irving on Tuesday, November 18, 2014.
    Burial will take place later in the week at Carolina Cemetery near Andalusia, Alabama under the direction of Foreman Brown-Funeral Service, Inc. in Andalusia.
    Applies to: Vera Merle Cross [Teel].

  128. L.C. Barneycastle served as a First Lieutenant & Pilot on B-24J "Lady Lora" #43-50799, 714th Bomber Squadron, 448th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.
    He resided in Hardin County, Texas prior to the war.
    He enlisted in the Army on July 15, 1942 in Houston, Texas. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a lumbermen and also as Single, without dependents.
    B-24J #43-50799 took off from Seething, England on a bombing mission over Euskirchen, Germany. They were hit by German ground anti-aircraft fire and crashed near St. Vith, Belgium during the war.
    L.C. Barneycastle was "Killed In Action" in this crash.
    He was awarded the Air Medal & the Purple Heart.
    Service # O-685258
    His brother, SSgt Todd Barneycastle, was also Killed In Action during World War II.
    Applies to: L. C. Barneycastle.

  129. WWII.
    Applies to: L. C. Barneycastle; Todd Barneycastle.

  130. Todd served as a Staff Sergeant & Engineer / Gunner on B-25G #42-64770, 379th Bomber Squadron, 310th Bomber Group, Medium, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.
    He resided in Hardin County, Texas prior to the war.
    He enlisted in the Army on August 17, 1942 in Houston, Texas. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being Single, without dependents.
    B-25G #42-64770 took off from Gambut, Libya on a shipping bombing mission over Portelargo Bay, near Leros Island, Greece. They were hit by anti-aircraft fire and crash in the sea about two miles of shore during the war.
    Todd was declared "Missing In Action" in this crash.
    He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.
    Service # 18117439.
    Applies to: Todd Barneycastle.

  131. An original Ice Road Trucker, not from the TV show, the real deal. When oil was first discovered in the Northern Slope area in the 1960s, the family was living in Soldotna, Alaska. Before that he'd worked for the Road Commision in Valdez, Alaska as a heavy equipment operator. This was about 1950 when Alaska was still a territory, not yet a state.
    Applies to: Michael James Harris.

  132. Glynda helped Genola Spence [Bass] with the original Bass Family Record. We met for the first time at the Baker reunion on July 22, 2017. We had a pleasant chat about family and the work we had each done on the family documents. I was very excited to meet her and wish we had taken the time to talk longer.
    Applies to: Ms. Unlisted.

  133. Howie Bass, age 55, of Westville, Fla., passed away May 19, 2008.
    He was born on April 29, 1953, in Panama City, Fla., to Gerald Bass Sr. and Doris Ray Bass. Howie was a resident of Westville. He was Baptist by faith and a member of Northside Baptist Church in Ponce de Leon, Fla. He owned and operated Advance Copy in DeFuniak Springs, Fla., for 10 years. He was currently working at Reliable Products in Geneva, Ala., as a press operator. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and also enjoyed spending time with his family. He was an avid outdoorsman.
    Howie is survived by his father and mother, Gerald and Doris Ray Bass of Lynn Haven, Fla.; his wife, Teresa "Terry" Griffin Bass of Westville; two sons, Chad Howard Bass and wife Carrie of Southport, Fla., and Kyle Bass of DeFuniak Springs; one stepson, Josh Jackson of Westville; two daughters, Melissa Bass Dudley of Bonifay, Fla., and Delilah Carol Teresa Bass of Westville; three sisters, Wanda Bass McGill and husband Tony of Marietta, Ga., Rhonda Bass Striplin and husband Larry of Birmingham, Ala., and Tonya Bass Morrell and husband Steve of Southport, Fla.; and five grandchildren, Jacob Dudley, Brigham Bass, Carson Bass, Oland Bass and Rayleigh Bass.
    Visitation services will be conducted from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Northside Baptist Church in Ponce de Leon.
    Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 21, at Northside Baptist Church with the Revs. Chad Bass and Kenneth Harrison officiating.
    Those asked to serves as pallbearers are Steve Morrell, David Griffin, Billy Griffin, Kevin Hicks, Joe Paulk and Larry Rowe.
    Burial will follow in Hurricane Creek Cemetery.
    Applies to: Gerald Howard ("Howie") Bass Jr..

  134. Cecil Larry Day, 63, of Andalusia, passed away Sunday April 26, 2015 at his residence.
    Graveside services will be at 11 AM Tuesday April 28th at Andalusia Memorial Cemetery. In the event of stormy weather, the service will be held at Foreman Funeral Home Chapel.
    He is preceded in death by his mother, Mrs. Sibyl Bass Day.
    Foreman Brown-Service Funeral Home 4/27/2015.
    Applies to: Cecil Larry Day II.

  135. I hope to oneday know almost as much about our family history as Buzz Ward.
        - Nicholas Bruce Bass.
    Applies to: Mr. Unlisted.

  136. Bass Jr., Ernest True

    Ernest True Bass Jr. Ernest True Bass Jr., 86, passed away Sunday, June 7, 2009, in Tallahassee. Visitation will be today from 7 to 8 p.m. EDT at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, 1737 Riggins Road (850-877-8191). Graveside services will be at Culley's MeadowWood Cemetery on Timberlane Road at 10 a.m. EDT Tuesday, June 9. Ernest was born July 2, 1922, in Telogia, Fla., to Ernest T. and Ruth (Morgan) Bass Sr. He moved to Tallahassee in 1941 and was the former owner of Bass Lighting and Electrical Supply. Mr. Bass was a veteran of World War II and served with the U.S. Marine Corps (CB) in the Pacific Theater. He was a member of a local VFW Post, Civitian Club and the Sertoma Club of Tarpon Springs. Surviving Ernest is his wife of sixty-eight years, Nadine (Ireland) Bass; sons, Bob and Kenn Bass of Tallahassee; brother, William (Judy) Bass of Tallahassee; sisters-in-law, Linda Bass of Shell Point, Fla., Gloria (Hershel) Harvell of Thomasville,Ga., Helen (Don) Guttinger of St. Ausustine, Fla., and Mary (Robert) Bird of Tifton,Ga.; two grandsons, Stewart and Robert; and one granddaughter, Briton. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 6/8/2009.
    Applies to: Earnest True Bass Jr..

  137. Garden of Peace 9.
    Applies to: Earnest True Bass Jr.; Nadine Bass [Ireland].

  138. Nadine Ireland Bass, 91, of Tallahassee died Monday at Big Bend Hospice. Nadine was a native of Thomasville, GA and was raised in Hosford, FL. She was a real estate broker and worked at agencies Jacksonville, Tarpon Springs, as well as Tallahassee. She has been back here in Tallahassee since 1986. She had been a member of the VFW, volunteered at the Tallahassee Memorial Hospital as a Pink Lady, during WW II she worked in the shipyard at Panama City to support the war effort, and was a Welcome Wagon Hostess. She was especially dedicated to her family and had also served as a Cub Scout Leader.

    Survivors include her sons: Kenn and Robert "Bob" both of Tallahassee; sisters: Mary Emma Bird of Atlanta, Hellen Ireland Guttinger of St. Augustine; grandchildren: Robert (Crystal), Jr., Stewart (Kanae), Briton (Modie) Hassan; two great grandchildren: Kaiden, and Liliah.
    Applies to: Nadine Bass [Ireland].

  139. Ennis served during, WWII, S Sgt. US Army Co. E 423 Inf., in Germany and his military marker is noted with, "Battle of the Bulge POW".
    Applies to: Ennis Rudolph Bass.

  140. Ennis R. Bass, 79, an electrician, died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2004, in Crawfordville. He is survived by his wife, Linda Bass. He was born in Telogia and had been a resident of Shell Point since 1976, moving from Tallahassee. He was a member of IBEW and Panacea VFW Post 4538. He was a U.S. Army veteran and served in World War II.
    Other survivors include a daughter, Linda Ann Olds (and husband Dr. Robert Olds); two brothers, E. T. Bass and William Bass; a sister, Mary Ruth Stefan; and a granddaughter, Morgan E. Olds.
    He was preceded in death by his parents and infant brother E. T. Bass.
    Applies to: Ennis Rudolph Bass.

  141. Linda Barbara Borgioli Bass, 86, died December 10, 2010, at her home in Shell Point.
    She was born August 20, 1924, in Revere, Massachusetts, to the late Carlo and Annina Albano Borgioli. She was a registered nurse, having worked with Dr. Frank All and later, as a nurse with the Florida State Legislature.
    She was active in and an officer with VFW Ladies' Auxiliary Posts 3308 and 4538, an avid Bingo player and active with both the Alzheimer's Association Support Group and the Tallahassee Retired Nurses Association.
    She is survived by a daughter, Linda Ann Bass Olds (Bob), St. Augustine; granddaughter, Morgan Elizabeth-Ann Olds, St. Augustine; brother, Salvatore Borgioli (Gertie), Massachausetts; sister, Mary Dezerne, Tallahassee; host of loving nieces, nephews and friends.
    She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ennis Rudolph Bass; infant son, Ennis Rudolph Bass, Jr.
    The funeral is 2:00 PM, Thursday, December 16, 2010, at Abbey Funeral Home, with interment at Tallahassee Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 PM, Wednesday, at the funeral home.
    Applies to: Linda Barbara Bass [Borgioli].

  142. Published in the Mobile Register, Mobile, Alabama on 5/1/2003.

    Alice Bass Peterson-- A native of Telogia, Florida and a resident of Chickasaw died on Tuesday, April 29, 2003 in Northport, AL. She was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church for 50 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elwynne Peterson. She is survived by her daughter, Sharon Peterson; brother and sisters, Catherine Bass, Charles Bass, Nell (O.C.) Reinhart, Olive Kirkland; other relatives and friends. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, May 2, 2003 from St. Thomas Catholic Church at 10:00 AM. Visitation will be 9:00 AM until 10:00 AM Friday morning at the church. Interment will be in Catholic Cemetery.
    Applies to: Alice Lillian Peterson [Bass].

  143. A life long resident of Tallahassee, she will always be remembered as a loving mother, grand mother and good friend to all who knew her. She retired from the State of Florida as a calculations specialist for the Division of Retirement.
    Applies to: Mary Elizabeth Bass [Hale].

  144. Peasfully.
    Applies to: Kenneth Kirby Bass.

  145. Kirby Kenneth Bass, 81, peacefully passed away in Tallahassee, Florida, on Saturday, May 26, 2018, after a brief illness. He was born to the late Richard Carl Bass, Sr. and Hadassah Stoutamire Bass on September 11, 1936, in Arran, Florida, Wakulla County. When Kirby was still a young child, he moved with his parents and siblings to Tallahassee, Florida.
    Kirby was an active member, usher of the Woodville First Baptist Church and was a Christian.
    He graduated from Leon High School in 1956. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served actively for six years in numerous locations including Korea, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait. Afterwards, he had a career in state government in Tallahassee, Florida, retiring on March 1, 1993. He was active in the Florida National Guard in Tallahassee, Florida. He retired from the military as a Sergeant First Class, serving for a total of 27 years. His highest award was the bronze star; this was awarded to Kirby, after being deployed to and serving in Operation Desert Storm.
    Kirby is survived by and his memory cherished in the hearts of his wife Beth Cockerham Bass of Tallahassee, Florida; daughter Cheryl Bass Hamilton (Jimmy); grandson Josh Strickland and granddaughter Natalie Westerling, all of Tallahassee, Florida; sisters Joanne Bass Cox of Havana, Florida, Betty June Bass Koval of Whitehouse, Tennessee, Nell Reinhart and Betty Westberry of Thomasville, Georgia; brothers Gene (Gaile) Bass of Havana, Florida, and Woody Harrell of Whitehouse, Tennessee. Kirby is also survived by many beloved nieces and nephews, and numerous friends. He was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.
    He will always be remembered by his caring nature, love of family and dear friends. Kirby had a passion for flying, soloing at the early age of 18. He was a generous man who loved life, camping, road trips, and spending time with his family and friends. Kirby loved volunteering at church and on numerous local projects. He liked joking around and having the last laugh. His beloved daughter, Cheryl, thought she was blessed with the best Dad.
    A celebration of life service will be held on Thursday, May 31st, at Woodville First Baptist Church at 11 a.m., with visitation beginning at 10 a.m. Interment will be in the National Cemetery in Tallahassee, Florida, at a later date.
    Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, the American Diabetes Association, or Big Bend Hospice of Tallahassee, Florida.
    Culley's Meadowwood Funeral Home Obituary.
    Applies to: Kenneth Kirby Bass.

  146. “Big Rodgers was more than just a member of the platoon. He was a staunch pillar in our ranks both morally and physically. He radiated a quiet encouragement that sustained our confidence. In battle, he manifested a courage that translated itself into deeds and a bulwark of security for us all”.
    Ross Carter in his book, “Those Devils in Baggy Pants.".
    Applies to: Thomas Lloyd ("Big Rogers") Rodgers.

  147. Mrs. Sibyl Jacobs, age 88, of the Carolina community, passed away Monday May 23, 2011 at her home in the Carolina community. She was a faithful, life long member of Carolina Baptist Church.
    She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, John Mandrak Jacobs; her parents, Evans and Eva Rodgers;brothers, Lloyd Rodgers, Evans Rodgers, Jr., Kenneth Rodgers, and Ross Burton Rodgers.Funeral services will be at 10 AM Wednesday May 25th at the Carolina Baptist Church with Rev. Matt Brady and Rev. Billy Boles officiating, burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8 PM Tuesday at Foreman Funeral Home.
    Survivors include her children, Sherry (Jimmy) Garner of the Carolina community, Ronald (Carol) Jacobs of Andalusia, Tim (Darlene) Jacobs of Jackson, AL, Donna (Mike) Cauley of Andalusia; 10 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Lucille Bozeman, Hazel Wood, Don Hutto, Ruth and Charles Lawson, Dean and Gene Jacobs, Esther and Benny Barrow, Ruth Rodgers, Opal Rogers, and number nieces and nephews.
    In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Carolina Baptist Church Cemetery fund or to the Building fund.
    Pallbearers will be Ryan Jacobs, Michael Cauley, Jacob Cauley, Brad Garner, Micah Garner, Hubble Sowards, Wade Armstrong, and Jon Luke Jacobs.
    Applies to: Sibyl Jacobs [Rodgers].

  148. Mr. Evans Rodgers Jr., 83, of Wing, died Sat., March 8, 2008 at his residence.
    Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. today, March 11 from Foreman Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Anthony Clark and the Rev. Robert Martin officiating.
    Burial will be held in Carolina Cemetery.
    Survivors include his wife Opal Rodgers of Wing; his sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas and Dorothy Rodgers of Rome, Alvin and Jana Rodgers and John and Bonnie Rodgers, all of Andalusia; his daughters and son-in-law, Jo Anne and Jimmy Paul of Luverne, Joyce Hall and Brenda Russell of Andalusia; his step children, Steven (Tracy) Henley of Crestview, Fla., Bill (Sandy) Henley of Wing, Charles Henley of Andalusia, Jeanette Williams of Wing, Doyle (Janie) Clary of Crestview and Sandra Henley of Laurel Hill, Fla.; 24 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren; and his sister Sybil Jacobs of the Carolina community.
    Mr. Rodgers was preceded in death by his wives Annice Henderson Rodgers, Merle Holland Henley Rodgers, and stepson Tracy Henley.
    Applies to: Evans Rodgers Jr..

  149. No one can fill the shoes of the late Capt. O.T. Melvin Jr., yet visitors at the Destin History and Fishing Museum can stand in the spot where the captain spent nearly three decades of his life at the new Brass Wheelhouse Exhibit.
    "The fact that it all still works is amazing," said museum director Jean Melvin.
    The O.T. Melvin tugboat spent most of its days working the waters of Louisiana before the captain sold it in 1974 — not before taking the brass steering wheel, telegraph and magnetic compass with circular azimuth with him.
    Named after his father who helped dig out the new East Pass, O.T. started his life in Destin born on March 15, 1915, as the first child and only son of Ellen Destin Melvin and O.T. Melvin, Sr. He grew up here and began his career on the water with his father working on all types of boats.
    At the age of 19, O.T. went to work for American Bridge Company to construct the Destin bridge. The company had O.T. driving tugboats and recruited him to help construct a new bridge over Bayou Bienvenue in Chalmette, La., once the Destin project was completed.
    Jean said O.T. planned to come home to Destin when the bridge was completed, until he met and married Chalmette local Beulah Petit. The couple had one child, Merwyn Melvin, five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
    O.T. operated tugboats for the oil rigs off Louisiana during the ‘30s. He eventually built a shipyard and a fleet of eight tugs that operated until he sold the business in 1974.
    When the O.T. Melvin tug was sold, the brass instruments were stripped from the wheelhouse and preserved in O.T.'s home.
    O.T. passed away in 2004, leaving the brass relics to his son Merwyn. O.T. never moved back home to Destin, and Merwyn decided that the fishing village his father was from would be the best place to retire the wheel and instruments.
    The new permanent view from behind the wheel is a dated panoramic image of East Pass.
    The steer station, obviously no longer attached to the boat's rudder, is the centerpiece of the exhibit. Looking to the right, just as it appeared in the tug's wheelhouse, is the telegraph the captain used to communicate with the engine room. The captain also used the magnetic compass with azimuth circle for celestial navigation.
    The exhibit is also sponsored by Jerremy Whitehead of Southern Paradise Homes, which constructed the replica platform that holds the wheelhouse's old setup.
    It's the museum's first exhibit of its kind.
    "It adds another facet of life at sea," Jean said.
    Want to see? Visit the Capt. O.T. Melvin Jr. Brass Wheelhouse Exhibit at the Destin History and Fishing Museum Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 108 Stahlman Ave. in Destin.
    Source: The Destin Log Museum Exhibit.
    Applies to: Odem Thomas ("O.T.") Melvin Jr..

  150. Beulah Petit Melvin, 94, a native of Larose and resident of Cut Off, entered eternal life Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2007.
    Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to funeral time Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Cut Off. Mass will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church, with burial in the church cemetery.
    She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, M.T. Melvin and Louise Adams Melvin; one granddaughter, Julie Melvin Peltier and husband, Timothy Peltier, of Thibodaux; three grandsons, Merwyn "Mel" T. Melvin II and wife, Marcie Dupuy Melvin, of Baton Rouge, Vincent J. Melvin and wife, Daphne Theriot Melvin, of Thibodaux and Aaron "Bogie" Melvin and wife, Charlene Chiasson Melvin, of Thibodaux; nine great-grandchildren, Edward "Buddy" Schertler II, Philip Peltier, Marie Elizabeth Peltier, Brittany Melvin, Mathew Melvin, Nicholas Melvin, Clare Melvin, Andrew E. Melvin and Ellen Melvin.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, O.T. Melvin Jr.; her parents, Armand J. Petit II and Adelina Authement Petit; one grandson, Andrew John Melvin; two great-granddaughters, Emily and Sarah Melvin; one brother, Armand J. Petit III; and one sister, Beulah Petit Defelice.
    She was a schoolteacher in Larose for 33 years and was Catholic.
    The Daily Comet August 23, 2007.
    Applies to: Beulah Melvin [Petit].

  151. Billy Joe Thames age 65 of Florala passed away December 12, 2014. He was born January 27, 1949 in Florala to John Lee Thames and Nolie Posey Thames. Billy Joe was employed by Lord and Sons Construction located in Fort Walton Beach until ill health forced his retirement. In his spare time he loved to fish. He loved spending time with his family especially taking his grandchildren camping. He loved being their "PaPa". Nothing was more important to Billy Joe as his faith in Jesus Christ. It sustained him as he bravely fought many health issues. He fought the good fight. He finished the race. He kept the faith. He was preceded in death by father, John Lee Thames; mother, Nolie Posey Thames; brother-in-law, Max McCarty.

    He is survived by his devoted wife Dale Dixon Thames of Florala, son Christopher Thames and wife Reba of Florala, grandchildren, Hilary, Clay and Dustin Thames. He is also survived by sister, Ruby McCarty of Abbeville, AL.
    Funeral services 2PM Sunday December 14, 2014 from Evans Funeral Home with James Pickron officiating.
    Interment Greenwood Cemetery
    Visitation will be 1 hour before services.
    Applies to: Billy Joe Thames.

  152. Mrs. Dorothy Turner, 82, of Opp passed away Thurs., June 30, 2016, at her residence.
    Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Sat., July 2, 2016, in the Keahey Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Jerry Elmore officiating. Burial will follow in the Blue Springs Baptist Church cemetery with Keahey Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends from noon until time of service in the chapel.
    Survivors include his grandchildren, Brittney (Chase) Bozeman of Opp, Andrea Acree of Red Level, Eric (Daniell) Owens of Opp, and Joseph Livingston of Blue Springs; great-grandchildren, Ashton Worley, Kade Worley, Lexie Duffell, Eli Bozeman, Madison Austin and Zoe Owens; and sisters, Annie Merle Henderson, Inez Jackson and Alene Catoe.
    Mrs. Turner was preceded in death by her parents, Walter Lee McCurley and Gladys Lee Cotton McCurley; her husband, Hyram Wallace Carthel; and daughter, Pamela Nell Turner Livingston.
    Applies to: Dorothy Turner [McCurley].

  153. William James Mills, 77, of Auburndale, FL passed away on January 19, 2015 at his residence.
    Born January 19, 1938 in Alabama, he moved here in 1952 from Alabama. He was retired as a Boilermaker and also was a union representative. He was a member of the First Baptist Church at the Mall.
    Mr. Mills is survived by his wife of 59 years, Martha; 3 sons, Douglas Mills of Auburndale, FL, Don Mills of Mulberry, FL and Allen Mills of Auburndale, FL; 2 brothers, Charles Mills of Missouri and Donnell Mills of Atlanta, GA; and 4 grandchildren.
    The family will receive friends from 5:00pm till 7:00pm, Thursday, January 22, 2015 at Oak Ridge Funeral Care in Winter Haven. Funeral Services will be held at 10:00am, Friday, January 23, 2015 at the First Baptist Church at the Mall in Lakeland. Interment will follow at Glen Abbey Memorial Gardens.
    Applies to: William James Mills.

  154. Dewey Wendell Holmes,Sr., 81 of Murphy, NC and formerly of Lakeland, died September 3, 2012 due to heart failure. Dewey was born April 13, 1931 in Elberton, GA to Dewey Ezwell and Minnie Dale (Porterfield) Holmes and moved to Lakeland in 1957 coming from Ashville, NC. Dewey is a Korean War Air Force Veteran and is retired from Butter Crust Bread Co. with 28 years of employment.

    He is preceded in death by his sister, Orita Talley. Dewey is survived by his wife of 52 years, Evelyn Juanita Mills Holmes of Murphy; his son, Dewey Wendell (Carla Ann) Holmes, Jr. of Lakeland; his daughters, Gail Pace of Polk City, FL and Melinda (Larry) Roddy of Murphy, NC; his seven grandchildren, Dillon and Trenton Hunt, Jenifer Spoor, Shawn and Craig Bloomfield and Timothy & Joshua Jason and his seven great-grandchildren, Alexis, Christopher, Hunter, Jason, Adam, William and Logan. Friends will be received Tuesday from 7-8pm at the Lakeland Funeral Home where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2pm. Interment will take place in Lakeland Memorial Gardens.
    Applies to: Dewey Wendell Holmes Sr..

  155. Dudley Franklin Johnson was born October 11, 1963 at Tallahassee Memorial hospital, Tallahassee, Florida. Dudley suffered with congenital developmental delay and severe epilepsy due to hypsarrhythmia with profound mental retardation. Dudley became a resident of Hammond State School in 1968 and was a lifelong resident at that facility until it closed in December 2016. Evergreen Life Services began providing care at Hammond State School (now North Lakes Support Services Center) in 2014 and moved resident out to group homes in the community. Dudley's group moved in December 2016 to Wadesboro Group home near Ponchatoula, Louisiana where he received great care. Dudley suffered an apparent stroke and cardiac arrest on the evening of January 28, 2017 and did not survive.
    He is preceded in death by his mother, Julia Ann Barrow Temple, father, Dudley Sadie Johnson, maternal grandparents, Malcolm Taft Barrow and Nancy Lee Moore Barrow, paternal grandparents, John Henry Johnson and Mattie O. Bass Johnson and paternal uncle, Kenneth Ray Johnson.
    He is survived by his brothers and sisters in law, John and Karen Johnson, Graham and Christy Temple, nephew, Christopher Daniel Johnson and wife Kathryn, and niece, Julia Adele Johnson, Aunt Marilyn Johnson and cousins, Sally and Nancy Johnson and extensive extended family.
    Dudley taught us all much about love, compassion and caring for those who are less fortunate. In lieu of flowers, donations to Evergreen Life Services at 1170 HWY 51 N, Pontchatoula, Louisiana, or Voice of the Retarded (VOR) would be greatly appreciated.
    Graveside services for Dudley Franklin Johnson will be 1PM Friday February 3, 2017 from Beda Cemetery with James Parker officiating. Visitation will start at 11:30AM at Evans Funeral Home.
    Applies to: Dudley Franklin Johnson.

  156. Charles Alton Murphy II age 59 of Niceville passed away March 21, 2018.
    He was born April 24, 1958 in Crestview to Charles A Murphy and Kathryn Hendrix.
    Funeral services for Charles Alton Murphy II will be 11AM Wednesday March 28, 2018 from Evans Funeral Home with Doug Fannon officiating.
    Applies to: Charles Alton Murphy II.

  157. Wynelle Kelley Baygents Bailey, 91, passed away on Sunday, June 4, 2017 at Houston Medical Center. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 3:00 pm in Burpee-Scott Chapel with interment immediately following in Magnolia Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 from 2:00-3:00 pm at Burpee-Scott Memorial Chapel & Crematory. The family request that in lieu of flowers, please make donations to Pleasant Home Baptist Church, 6107 Eagle Road, Andalusia, AL 36420 in her honor.

    Wynelle was born on February 18, 1926 in Andalusia, AL to the late Fred and Rachel Davidson Kelley. She worked for 35 years at Robins Air Force Base in the morale, welfare and recreation division and at retirement was the food operations manager. She attended Green Acres Baptist Church for many years. In addition to her parents, Wynelle was preceded in death by 4 sisters: Eloise K. Bicanek, Ruth K. Eib, Joyce K. White and Barbara Kelley.

    Wynelle is survived by her son: Darryl Baygents(Donna), Denver, NC; daughter: Linda Baygents Phagan(Fred), Pineview, GA; 4 granddaughters: Kelley Baygents Clark(Duane), Mobile, AL; Kimberly Odom Trepanier(Scott), McDonough, GA; Season Baygents Flowe(Jason), Denver, NC; Lacey Baygents Antley(Mickey), Denver, NC; 7 great-grandchildren: Abi Trepanier, Gracie & Emory Clark, Jameson & Michael Antley, Brighton & Baylor Flowe; 3 brothers: Fred Kelley, George Kelley(Emma), James Kelley(Gail); sister: Patricia Palmore(AG); numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
    Applies to: Wynelle D Kelley.

  158. Sue was raised in Texas City, Texas and graduated from Texas City High School. Later she earned her bachelor’s degree at the University of Utah. She learned to play piano at an early age and by age 12 she was the church pianist. She danced ballet from her youth through her young adult years. She was an artist with emphasis on landscape oil and southwest water-color paintings. She owned her own art studio where she taught many aspiring artists her trade. She traveled the US selling her paintings at art shows.

    Sue loved gardening with a rare passion that was evident in the way she could turn any bare spot green. She passed on her love of gardening to her children and grandchildren. If you went to visit Sue and she didn’t answer the door, you knew to go around to the back where you would find her out in the garden.

    Sue enjoyed any good political debate and would tirelessly debate her side. She could cook and loved to cook southern food for her family. She loved baking and even won a blue ribbon at the Utah State Fair for her delicious Mexican wedding cookies. Of all the many things Sue did in her life, the most important thing to her was her family. She loved unconditionally. She made spoiling her grandchildren into an art form. She was self-sacrificing, independent and creative. She would help a stranger as quickly as she would family. Her fighting spirit will forever be cherished by all those lucky enough to have known her.
    Applies to: Sue Adele Hardcastle [Barneycastle].

  159. Our beloved mother Sue Adele Barneycastle passed away in Salt Lake City, Utah on December 1, 2015.
    She was born on April 4, 1942 in Houston, Texas to Benjamin Wilson Barneycastle and Lola Mae Keels.
    She was married to Edmond Hardcastle; later divorced. They had 5 children.
    She is preceded in death by her parents, her sister Hazel and her baby daughter, Greta.
    Sue is survived by her sister, Bennie (Louie) Willis, their children and families; 4 children, Edmond Jr. (Rose), Susan (Tony), Timothy, Pamela (Todd) Woodford; 13 grandchildren, Wendi, Michael, Kristina, Timothy Jr., Nathan, Kendra, Mikaela, Tyler, Carson, Kalei, Trevor, Amy and Elise; 4 great-grandchildren, Kevin Casey, Liam, Luke and Kennedy Monroe.
    Applies to: Sue Adele Hardcastle [Barneycastle].

  160. DANIEL S. "STEVE" BASS of Scott Township, age 60, on Monday, March 01, 2010. He was born January 6, 1950 in Lake Charles, LA the son of Dorothy Victoria (Farris) of Florien, LA and the late Daniel Materson Bass.
    Beloved Husband of Barbara; Loving Father of Steven (Jennifer) of Huntsville, AL; Cassandra and Sean both of Scott Township; Brother of Brenda (Ivar) Weierholt of Bremerton, WA; John (Rachel) of Florien, LA; Nita (Jim) Evans of Midland, TX; Annette (Les) Torrey of N. Scituate, RI; Grand Father of Hannah and Meagan; Son-in-Law of Helen and Joseph Banyas of Carnegie, Also many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.
    Steve worked for many years at Bill Gray Auto. He was an avid NASCAR fan and loved boating on the rivers. Funeral Arrangements by BEINHAUERS.
    Friends welcome at 2630 West Liberty Avenue, Dormont, Saturday and Sunday 2-4 and 6-8 PM. In lieu of flowers, family suggests contributions to Family Hospice, 50 Moffett St, Pittsburgh, PA 15243 (www.familyhospice.com) or UPCI, Development, UPMC Cancer Pavilion, Suite 1B, 5150 Centre Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15232 (www.upci.upmc.edu). Please add tributes at www.beinhauer.com.
    Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb
    Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on March 4, 2010.
    Applies to: Daniel S ("Steve") Bass.

  161. Mr. Martin VanBuren "Jr." Huckabaa, 59, of the Carolina Community passed away Wed., Jan. 26, 2011, at his residence.
    Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., today, Fri., Jan. 28, at Shady Hill Freewill Baptist Church.
    Survivors include sons, William (Rosa) Huckabaa of Opp, Dennis Huckabaa of Carolina Community, Derek Huckabaa of Andalusia; daughters, Marsha (Robert) Douglas of Carolina Community, Brenda Tolbert of Opp; brothers, Jerry (Betty) Huckabaa of Greenville; Jackie (Mary) Huckabaa of Carolina Community, Curtis Huckabaa of Carolina Community, J. L. Huckabaa of Carolina Community; sisters, Evelyn (Edward) Davidson of Andalusia, Charlene (Wayne) Brandley of Wing and her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
    Mr. Huckabaa was a Vietnam War veteran and served in the United States Army.
    Applies to: Martin Van Buren Huckabaa Jr..

  162. Pamela Nell Turner Livingston, 47, of Opp, passed away Thurs., Sept. 22, 2011, at her residence.
    Funeral services were held on Mon., Sept. 26, at Keahey Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Elmore officiating, and burial following in Blue Springs Cemetery in the Horn Hill Community.
    Survivors include her mother, Dorothy Turner; sons, Eric Owens, both of Opp, and Joseph Livingston of Blue Springs; daughters, Brittney Diane Owens and Andrea Acree, both of Opp; and grandchildren, Ashton Worley, Landon Kade Worley, Lexie Duffell and Zoey Grace Owens.
    Serving as pallbearers were Chase Bozeman, Hunter Duffell, Josh Worley, Shawn Worley, John Duffell and Justin Gavin. Serving as honorary pallbearers were Joseph Barfoot and Dustin Barfoot.
    Applies to: Pamela Nell Livingston [Turner].

  163. Spy for Mafor patton, joined the Georgia militia as a spy on Dec 22 , 1814. He later served during the Creek War in 1837.
    Applies to: James Benjamin ("Bear") Ward.

  164. This is per a Teel record, I'm not sure this union is valid.
    Applies to: James Benjamin ("Bear") Ward and Evelina Ward [Hogg].

  165. Birth: 1832
    Death: 1903

    Family links:
     James Melvin Ward (1820 - 1890)

     William Samuel Ward (1852 - 1938)
     James Riley Ward (1854 - 1940)
     John C. Ward (1858 - 1929)
     Joseph Daniel Ward (1861 - 1920)
     Wiley Celestine Ward (1863 - 1923)
     George T Ward (1867 - 1946)
     Charles F Ward (1872 - 1927)

    Little Pine Barren Cemetery
    Pine Barren
    Escambia County
    Florida, USA
    Created by: Krissay
    Record added: Jun 01, 2008
    Find A Grave Memorial# 27237427.
    Applies to: Martha Jane Ward [Nichols].

  166. Consort of E. Watson. {Information retrieved from tombstone]

    Groom's Name: Ezekiel Watson
    Bride's Name: Nancy Mathews
    Marriage Date: 21 May 1840
    Marriage Place: , Wilcox, Alabama
    Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M59347-1
    System Origin: Alabama-EASy
    Source Film Number: 1290214
    Collection: Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974
    [Information retrieved from an email contact].
    Applies to: Nancy Watson [Mathews].

  167. Marriage to First Wife:
    Groom's Name: Ezekiel Watson
    Bride's Name: Nancy Mathews
    Marriage Date: 21 May 1840
    Marriage Place: , Wilcox, Alabama
    Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M59347-1
    System Origin: Alabama-EASy
    Source Film Number: 1290214
    Collection: Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974.
    Applies to: Ezekial Watson and Nancy Watson [Mathews].

  168. Served in the same Company, Co. E, of the 42nd Alabama Infantry during the Civil War as Wilson Bennett Bass, son of Bennett Bridges Bass Sr.
    Applies to: Lewin Monrow ("Doc") Jordan.

  169. The Andalusia Star News
    Aug. 4, 1910

    Two funerals occurred in Andalusia cemetery last Wednesday afternoon at the same home. L.M. Jordan, aged 70 years, and a baby were laid to rest in separate graves. S.P. Barron conducted the services.

    Transcribed by D. Fountain.
    Applies to: Lewin Monrow ("Doc") Jordan.

  170. Reportedly, killed by slaves at Burn Out, a town north of Andalusia, Alabama, when she was 6 or 8 years old.
    Applies to: Margaret Jordan.

  171. Claude Cornielus Cooper went into the Navy before the war started. His ship was at Pearl Harbor when the Japanese attacked, it was a tanker called the USS Neosho. The ship was tied up two ships behind the Battleship Arizona, but the Japanese were so focused on sinking the battleships so they were able to escape the port. The next May the Neoso she was attacked in the Battle of the Coral Sea and set alight. There were four survivors but Mr Cooper was not one of them.

    All I know of him was what I heard. Before the war, he was a guard for the prisoners working for the Horseshoe Lumber Company. That he was a good hunter and made good wiskey. Grandmother told me he had a hot toddy every night. -Bobby Wilcox.
    Applies to: Claude Cornelius Cooper.

  172. Lehana Morgan and Mary Ann Morgan were married to Nathan and Thomas Lawson. Nathan to William is Betty/Betsy proven line.Claim for widows Pension was rejected. , Claim Dated May 8, 1870. Rejected Dec. 23, 1872 due to lack of evidence of marriage and credibility of witness. Sandy files.
    Applies to: Leannah LAWSON [Morgan].

  173. James Paul Lawson family came from Georgia

    There were representatives of the Lawson family in Covington County as early as 1860 when the household of Thomas Lawson was enumerated. He was born in Georgia and was a farmer at 34 years of age with his wife, Sarah, who was 29 years old. With them were the following children: Robert E., 14; Julius, 4; and Sarah Ann F., 1.
    In 1864, another Lawson, listed as F., joined Company C, Covington County Reserves, which was organized from Beats 4, 5, and 11. He was identified as being 32 years of age and a minister of the gospel.
    In today's column the family and descendants of James Paul Lawson, a native of Taylor County, Georgia, will be reviewed. Although the date of his move to Covington County is not currently known, he did migrate from Georgia to Crenshaw County during the mid-1870s. Most of his children had been born by this time.
    James Paul was born in 1839, and was probably the son of David Lawson. In 1857, he was married in Georgia to Jane G. Battle. They resided in Taylor County, Georgia, where they began their family. On August 3, 1862, James Paul enlisted in the Confederate Army in Butler, Georgia, and was assigned to the 27th Georgia Volunteer Infantry (Taylor's Guard). He was wounded on February 20, 1864, in the Battle of Olustee, Florida. By 1970, James Paul was back with his family in Taylor County working for the railroad.
    James Paul and his wife, Jane, had the following children: William R., b. 1856, d. 1935, m. (1) Hannah Jane Richards (2) ? Kilcrease (3) Emma Battle; Nellie, b. 1859, d. before 1900 and believed to be single; Frances, b. 1862, m. Dan Sutley; Mary "Molly," b. 1864, m. Fate Henderson; James Marshall "Doc," b. 1866, m. Sally Wells; Leonard, b. 1869, m. Mary Battle; Alonzo R., b. ca 1870, d. 1952, m. Nancy Elizabeth Meachem; Melissa, b. 1871, m. Franklin Jefferson who took Lawson name; Albert B., b. 1876, d. 1959, m. (1) Betty Locke (2) Missouri Hall; and Lilia, b. 1884, d. 1936, m. Charles Wesley Hall.
    James Paul eventually moved to Covington Country. It is understood that he lived and farmed, probably sharecropped, on the Head Farm southeast of Andalusia on the Lindsey Bridge Road. At some point the family had connections in the Carolina community because James Paul and his wife as well as many of their descendants were buried in the Carolina Baptist Church Cemetery.
    The oldest son, William R., was nine years of age when the family moved to Alabama and about 48 years old when he moved his family to Covington County. Actually, his residence was in the Oak Grove community, which is currently in Crenshaw County.
    Applies to: James Paul ("Jim") Lawson.

  174. The Covington County News
    Feb. 13, 1925
    Front Page

    Mr. J.P. Lawson, aged citizen residing on Route B., died at his home. He was 86 years of age and had been for 60 years a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. Relatives for five generations were there at the time of his death. He was the father of nine children, all of whom are living except one. His widow survives him. Funeral and interment were had at Carolina Church on Wednesday, with Dr. J.P. Kirkland and T. Baron Gibson officiating.
    Applies to: James Paul ("Jim") Lawson.

  175. Thomas Jefferson Henley was born to Thomas H. Jefferson Henley and Susannah Moody on 22 Jan 1839 at Givins Bridge, AL. He married Lydia Brackens, daughter of Mathias Brackens and Delilah Grimes born 15 Oct 1845 in Alabama. They were married about 1865 in Alaqua, Walton, Florida.
    When the war broke out in 1861, he enlisted for service. He became a private in Company A of the 25th Infantry Regiment of the Confederate States Army. This regiment was organized at Mobile, Alabama by the consolidation of two battalions in December 1861. It remained in that vicinity under Gen. Gladden, the regiment fought at Shiloh, where its casualties were 15 killed and 75 wounded. Thomas Jefferson received a severe wound and was discharged for disability 30 November 1861 at Barlow’s Mill, Mobile, Alabama.
    Returning home for a short time he again enlisted, joining Company E of the 6th Alabama Infantry Regiment in the Confederate Army at Camp Watts, Alabama. His brother Micajah “Mike” Henley, nephew Elmore A. Henley, neighbors Cornelius Starr Thomasson and Jefferson Sylvanus Thomasson served in the same regiment.
    They were sent to Virginia when the Sixth Alabama was already engaged in battles as part of the Army of Northern Virginia commanded by General Robert E. Lee. The Sixth Alabama was assigned to the Second Corps commanded by Lt. Gen Richard S. Ewell, along with the 3rd, 5th, 12th and 16th Alabamas. James N. Lightfoot, the colonel in Company E was wounded at Gettysburg and replaced by Capt. Bowie.
    The regiment took part in nearly fifty various type skirmishes, engagements and battles during its career. Thomas J. Henley, Micajah Henley, Elmore A. Henley and the Thomasson brothers ended up being present when General Lee surrendered at the Appomattox Court House. Thomas Henley was honorably discharged at Appomattox in the State of Virginia on the 6 May 1865. All five of these men survived the war and returned home to rear their families. In 1884 the surviving members of Company E, 6th Alabama Infantry erected a monument in the City Cemetery at Montgomery, Alabama, to the memory of the men who fought in this company. Engraved on the monument are the names of the surviving members, and at its base is a lone grave of one of its members.
    Lydia Henley died 15 Nov 1911 in Laurel Hill, Okaloosa, FL. Thomas Henley passed away on 20 January 1922 and was buried along with his wife and many family members in the Beda Baptist Church Cemetery in Covington County, AL.
    Submitted by J. Hudson Gaal, great great-grandaughter
    National Park Service – Alabama Civil War Records
    The Heritage of Covington County, AL 976.1 HER; LOC #00-133779; ISBN 1-891647-43-1
    Historical Sketch and Roster of the Alabama 25th Infantry Regiment: John C. Rigdon, Author
    Alabama Department of Archives and History 1997
    1866 AL State Census, Database Family Search; US Fed. Census: 1910 and 1920 Watkins, Covington
    Find A Grave Memorial #37967323, #37967167.
    Applies to: Thomas Jefferson Henley.

  176. David Benjamin Mitchell Lawson was born March 10, 1934 in the small community of Butler, Talbot County (now Taylor), Georgia. David grew up with his younger brother, James, around the railroad, which was being formed through that part of Georgia.
    In April 1862, Taylor County raised another company to participate in the Civil War. They were called The Taylor Guards, Co. F. GA 27th Volunteer Infantry.
    Although the war was hard on the men, it also opened opportunities for them outside Georgia. David, James and the 27th left Georgia for James Island, Virginia, to help fight the powerful northern troops attempting to take over Richmond. Their unit was also involved in battles in North Carolina. They ended up at the Battle of Qlustree in Florida.
    David was paroled out of service on the 17th day of May, 1865 and thus began his next ventures through Alabama. The 1870-80's found him in Dale and Henry Counties. After losing his first wife, Louisa Bell around 1869, he married Mary Hutto whose husband had become a casualty of the war. She had two young orphaned sons whom David adopted and raised. In the late 1890's he owned some land in Crenshaw County, Alabama, possibly all his sons lived there also.
    In 1900 David and Mary were living in Coffee County with the youngest son, Franklin, and family.
    Their older son, Charley Lawson, and his family also lived in the area. Charlie W, grandfather of this writer married Mattie Burk in this county in 1900.
    By 1907 he was living in Covington County, near the Horseshoe Lumber Company, where he worked as a guard at this prisoner-working sawmill. He was found back in Elba, (Coffee County) in 1910 again with family. In 1918, he was in Butler County with his son Thomas G. who was the Town Marshall of Georgiana. David died in 1918 in Georgiana and was buried in Milner Cemetery.

    Sources: Georgia and Alabama Census Records, Courthouse Records, Archive Records, News articles and family memories. Written and submitted by: Betty Lawson Nelson great-granddaughter of David B. M. Lawson, 318 Fletcher Road, Andalusia, AL 36420. The Heritage of Covington County, AL; ISBN 1-891647-43-1.
    Applies to: David Benjamin Mitchell Lawson.

  177. Mike Henley was the youngest child of Thomas and Susannah (Moody) Henley and was given the family name of Micajah when he was born October 4, 1842. His father had moved from Rowan County, North Carolina, to Conecuh County, Alabama, about 1818 with his parents and settled near Sparta. Thomas Henley and Susannah Moody were married ca 1821 in Conecuh County andlater moved to Covington County where they raised then family of eight children. Thomas Henley was the keeper of a mill according to census records. (See Henley and Moody families in Related Alabama Families.) In his latter years Mike would tell his children and grandchildren stories about his parents and the trip they made to Alabama in a covered wagon.
    Eleven children were born to Mike and Mary Henley at their first home in the Burnout community. These children are as follows: Hardy R., Oliver B., Arra Loretta, Charles Clauson, Ruhama, Thomas Jefferson,
    Cornelius Dolphus, Mallie, Thomas Melvin, and Mary Effie. Another son who died at birth was not named.
    Mike would go to Milligan, Florida, by ox cart or mule and wagon to buy supplies which were not raised on the farm. Staples such as flour, salt, and fertilizer were bought in large quantities, as the trips would take several days. One time when Mike had to make one of these trips, Mary was expecting a baby most any day. He made arrangements with a lady in the community to come and stay with Mary until he returned. After he left, the baby arrived, and the lady promptly went home leaving Mary to care for the new baby and the other children by herself.
    The family was regular in church attendance and after the children had left home, Mike and Mary were faithful in their attendance as long as they were able. When there was a church dinner, Mary would cook many
    goodies including stacks of egg and potato custards. She would stack them by crossing large broom straws between the pies.
    Mike's health began to fail from a condition that was diagnosed as Bright's Disease. He became an invalid before his death on November 19, 1930. Mary cared for him faithfully as long as he lived.
    (Thomasson Traces, Narrative of the Thomasson Family 1677-1995) Volume II By Curtis H. Thomasson and Marjorie B. Malloy).
    Applies to: Micajah ("Mike") Henley.

  178. Mary Ann Abbagail Thomasson was the tenth child born to Thomas Randolph and Sarah (Roach)Thomasson, the first girl in a family of nine boys. Since she was the first girl in the family, very careful consideration was given to the choice of her name. She was named for both her grandmothers—Mary Ann (Reeves) Thomasson and Ann Abbagail (Garrison) Roach.
    Mary never knew either of the grandmothers for whom she was named.
    She inherited the short stocky features of the Roach family which had considerable Dutch heritage. Mary Ann was born March 9, 1847, at Thomasville in Pike County, Alabama. (This area was later incorporated into Bullock County and the township renamed Inverness.) Her parents moved from Pike County in the mid-1850's to take advantage of the cheap federal lands being offered for sale in Covington County. Land was purchased off Possum Trot Road near Rosehill and at Red Level. One of then neighbors at Rose Hill was the Thomas Henley family who would figure quite prominently in the future of Mary Ann Abbagail.
    Mary Ann was about eleven years old when her mother died. Her death created a void in the family that was particularly devastating to Mary Ann as she and her mother had been very close. There were still three minor children in the family that had to be provided for—Syl, Mary Ann; and Charles.
    For some reason Mary and her father were not listed in the 1860 census of Covington County and where they were at this time is a mystery. It is possible Thomas was planning a trip, and this could have been the reason for deeding the home place to his son. He may have taken his daughter with him since she was so unhappy with her home situation.
    It is possible he could have been sick and needed to make permanent arrangements for his minor children. Whatever the reason, he was included in the 1870 census and was living at Red Level with his youngest son, Charles. Mary and Sylvanus had married by this time.
    Mary Ann Abbagail was a very modest, even-tempered lady. She kept the split log cabin spotlessly clean. She was a hard worker and was always busy. On occasion she would bathe the children and put them to bed and then go to the spring and wash their clothes, so they could have something clean to wear the next day. The spring was their source of water until the well was dug.
    She had strong religious beliefs and was vehemently opposed to card playing. Once she found a deck of cards hidden in the rose bush and they were thrown in the fire. Several days later when the boys came in later than usual, she noticed tracks going under the house. Mary got down on her hands and knees, crawled under the house, and found a deck of cards on the sill. She also burned these much to the dismay of her boys.
    Another practice Mary was opposed to was the use of strong language. If she was irritated with something she might simply say, "Tut, tut." One day she was in the barn with Mike shelling corn to be ground into corn meal. Some of the corn spilled on the ground and Mike used a few words of profanity. She gave him a hard look and promptly walked away and left him to finish by himself.
    (Thomasson Traces, Narrative of the Thomasson Family 1677-1995) Volume II By Curtis H. Thomasson and Marjorie B. Malloy).
    Applies to: Mary Ann Abigail Henley [Thomasson].

  179. She passed away at the home of her daughter Mrs. Ruhama Kersey near Sanford, Alabama.
    Applies to: Mary Ann Abigail Henley [Thomasson].

  180. 1870 Census Washington twp, Clark Co. Missouri. Civil War Service Record, Company B Unit 62, Tn. Mt. Brigade.
    Rank, Private in Confrderate Army.

    William M. Lawson and wife Mahala had a number of daughters, and finally two last ones were sons.

    Wm. oldest was Elizabeth who marr. Thomas Mayes, in Claiborne cty. 1846 Mine was Rachel her sister. marr. in 1850, to a Hatfield of all things.

    She and Thomas went to Springhill sometime after that. and they both died there,. in Springhill Johnson co. Kansas. buried in Kansas City Cem. Elizabeth died in 1900 and Thomas in 1904. Did the family go to California sometime after that? My tree is not on there, I research Lawson on the oldnate site . Betty Hayden.
    Applies to: William Morgan Lawson.

  181. Mary Ann Devlin or Doolan. Court records say Doolin,.
    Applies to: Mary Ann Polly Devlin [Lawson].

  182. 1850 Census in Subdivision 33, Sneedville, Tennessee, Hancock County

    Page: 25

    Drewrey Lawson (Head of Household) Age: 34, Male, Occup: Farmer - $700.0

    0, TN

    Alsey (WIFE) Age: 32, Female, TN

    William (SON) Age: 8, Male, TN

    Con't - Page: 26

    Thomas Lawson (SON) - Age: 4, Male, TN

    Isum - (SON) Age: 2, Male, TN

    Elisha - (SON) Age: 3 / 12, Male, TN

    *They are living next door to James Seals and Joab Brewer on this census r


    Census Transcribed & Researched by Peggy Leyva-Conley, Hollister, CA - No

    v. 2005.
    Applies to: Drury Lawson.

  183. Preston Worgan 40 Mistake in Census record. Should be Morgan
    Nancy Worgan 38

    Sarah Worgan 17

    Nathan Worgan 15

    William Worgan 13

    David Worgan 11

    Emaline Worgan 9

    Mary Worgan 7

    Catharine Worgan 3

    Name: Preston Worgan

    [Preston Morgan]

    Age in 1860: 40

    Birth Year: abt 1820

    Birthplace: Tennessee

    Home in 1860: Subdivision 9, Claiborne, Tennessee Nancy Lawson


    Children (9)

    Sarah Morgan

    Nancy Morgan

    William Lee Morgan

    Mary Elizabeth Morgan

    Thomas Manuel Morgan

    George Preston Morgan

    Dalzie Fate Morgan B: 1889

    John Andy Morgan B: 1892

    Carrie Matilda Morgan B: 1895

    : 1870 Census Home in 1870: Tazewell, Claiborne, Tennessee

    Name Age

    Preston Morgan 57

    Nancy Morgan 48

    David Morgan 19

    Catharine Morgan 11

    Neally Morgan 8

    Thomas Morgan 5.
    Applies to: Nancy A Morgan [Lawson].

  184. Name: Preston Morgan (These birth and death dates are all over the place. Did they forget when they were born?)
    Is there another Preston Morgan and Nancy Lawson?

    Spouse: Nancy

    Birth: abt 1818 - Tennessee

    Residence: Census 1880 - District 9, Claiborne, Tennessee

    In Claiborne Co. Tennessee in 1869. Occupation: Laborer,

    Preston Morgan 27 in 1850 Census

    Nancy Morgan 25

    Sally Morgan 7 b.1875

    Nathan Morgan 5

    William Morgan 3 b.1879

    David Morgan 0

    Home in 1850 (City,County,State): Subdivision 7, Claiborne, Tennessee.
    Applies to: Nancy A Morgan [Lawson].

  185. Hancock Co. Tennessee in 1869. Court Records.
    Applies to: Isham Lawson.

  186. 1837 Hancock census with Ishom, David, Nathan and Andrew from Holland files.
    One more connection. We know the farm or lands of the Benge Family, of which Drewry claimed relationship....

    were up on Big Sandy. This section, if I am not mistaken quite probably was not yet in Ky. but perhaps just

    Indian territory ? Any thoughts???? My document, of Nathans son Robin, or Robert.... went up to the Benge

    family to visit, Up on Big Sandy.....( which was Ky. by then ) sometime before the 1906, reg. documents,

    that the younger Lawsons of my family, all applied for.
    Applies to: Robin Robert Lawson.

  187. Resides in Kentucky in 1869.
    Applies to: Andrew Lawson.

  188. Della Cain married Thomas Granville (T.G.)"Gun" Henley on 22 December 1897. Recorded: The State of Alabama, Covington County. Ceremony performed by Nathan Maloy, Minister of the Gospel, at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. F.M. Cain. Signed and recorded by J. M. Robinson, Judge of the Probate, Covington County.
    Applies to: Thomas Granville ("Gun") Henley and Della Henley [Cain].

  189. Fell dead while combing her hair. She was dressing to visit her daughter.
    Applies to: Emma Frances Lawson [Battle].

  190. Alonzo Thomas “Lonzo” Lawson was born in Georgia in 1873, and when a small boy came to Bullock, Crenshaw County, Alabama with his family.
    He was the son of James Paul Lawson and Jane Battle, both born in Georgia. Alonzo had nine brothers and sisters:

    William R. (1856-1935),

    Nellie (1859-1900)

    Frances (1862-deceased),

    Mary “Mollie” (1864-1955),

    James Marshall (1866-deceased),

    William Leonard (1869-deceased),

    Malissa, his twin sister (1873- 1957),

    Albert B. (1876-1959), Lilia (1884-1936).

    On February 13, 1891 in Coffee County, Alabama, Alonzo Thomas married Nancy Elizabeth “Nannie” Meachem. She was born in 1873 in Tallapossa, Alabama and died October 17, 1938 in Covington County, Alabama, the daughter of Henry Meachem and Lucy Lambert.

    Alonzo and Nancy Lawson had the following children:
    Lou Ella, deceased m. John Henderson
    Alma Rebecca “Susie b. May 16, 1894-July 21, 1955,” m. Hill Hudson
    Johnny Drew, b. Jan. 26, 1897-Nov.24, 1898
    Robert Alonzo “Bob”, 1901-deceased
    Myrtle Bell b.1904-1967, m. __ Canat
    Eunivae, deceased, m. __ Martin
    Hollice, deceased, m. Tiny Cromwell
    Connie B., deceased m. (1) Nobie Waters (2) Lillian Steines
    Beatrice, deceased, m. Gus Ziglar
    Nellie Mae, b.1908-1994, m. Joe Lawson, son of Leonard Lawson

    Alonzo was widowed in 1938 and later married Margaret (nee) Lawson. He and his first wife, Nancy Elizabeth Lawson are buried in Five Runs Cemetery.

    1880 US Fed. Census, Bullock, Crenshaw, AL
    Lonnie T. Lawson, US Fed Census 1910
    Al, Select Marriages 1816-1942
    Alonzo Lawson, U. S. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
    Find A Grave Memorial # 51011103, #51011080, #327943182, #27943183, #51010754, #85771708, #51011007
    Andalusia Star News, Front Page, August 14, 1952, Andalusia, Alabama
    Applies to: Alonzo Thomas ("Lonzo") Lawson.

  191. Minister.
    Applies to: Alonzo Thomas ("Lonzo") Lawson.

  192. Mrs. Melissa Lawson, 85, life-long resident of Coffee County, and for many years a resident of Elba, died Friday, March 8.
    Funeral services were held on Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the Church of God in Elba with Rev. Dan Dubose and Rev. C.F. Barrett officiating. Burial was in the Evergreen Cemetery with Hayes Funeral Home directing.
    Survivors include five sons, Otis, Arthur and Aubrey Lawson all of Elba; Ross Lawson, New Brockton and Lewis Lawson of Columbus, Ga.; two daughters, Mrs. Maggie Carter, Elba; Mrs. Nettie Carter, New York City.

    Elba Clipper 3-14-1957.
    Applies to: Malissa Rebecca Lawson.

  193. Adoption: Aft. 1871, Father was an Unknown Jefferson. Franklin raised By David B. M. Lawson like his own son, and Franklin, out of love for David, assumed the surname Lawson.
    Applies to: Franklin Jefferson Lawson.

  194. Ether B Lawson was my great grandmother, Granny Lawson. I remember visiting her in her home and her visiting with us when I was young. A specific memory I have is of sitting in her lap and using the wrinkles in her dress as trails for a toy motorcycle I had, she smiled. Granny Lawson was always a large woman, so her belly combined with my imagination, and toy motorcycle, made for an exciting combination. Another thing I remember about visiting at her home is the pair of trees she had, one on each end of her front porch. They were big pecan trees and close enough to the porch that even as a young child I could step right from the porch to the tree. I remember the tree on the right side of the porch, if you were facing the house from the yard, had a big fork and a few big branches that were easy to climb around on. I know now that I wouldn’t have been more than 5 or 6 feet from the ground, but it made a lasting impression on me.
    Granny Lawson’s only daughter Catherine “Cat” Bass [Lawson] was my dad’s mother, and she died in 1972 before I was born, in 1979. Granny Lawson lived until 1987; just a month or so after my 8th birthday, so I was just old enough to remember a little but they’re good memories. I’m grateful for that.
    - Nicholas Bruce Bass.
    Applies to: Ether B Lawson [Henley].

  195. Aunt Wanda told me she asked Granny Lawson, Ether B Lawson, what the B stood for in her name. Granny's responce was "It don't stand for nothing, it's just a B".
    That's why I don't have a period after the B in her name, it's just a "B".
    Applies to: Ether B Lawson [Henley].

  196. Robert was obviously married three times. Accoding to 1930 census, Robert L. is 40. It states further that he was first married at age 20 [1909-1910]. Rose ??? is 33., stating she was first married at 31. Obviously this is her first because of their child Mary Elizabeth listed at age 8 months in April 9, 1930 [date of the census]. Pearl died in Jan 1928. In 1890-1910, Pearl Lawson and Cassie Mae Rhodes would both have been 14-15. However, neither Lester Hynes nor Willie Cecil CHavers [Robert's first two children] are listed in the 1930 census with 3rd wife, Rose, yet Pearl's children are [she died Jan 1928], The first two children are obviiously mothered by Cassie Mae Rhodes, indicating she was Rabort's 1st wife.
    Robert obviously married Rose ??? very soon after Pearl's death, no doubtbecause it was very difficult having to manage 5 young children alone.
    Lester Hynes Chavers and Willie Cecil Chavers, first two children, are not listed in the 1930 census with Robert & Rose Chavers. However, they would both have been over 17 so they could have been on their own, explaining their absence. Nothing to indicate whether Cassie died or divorced Robert.
    Robert L. Chavers (Jr.) is reportedly born Jan 1, 1927. He would have been about almost 2 4/12 years of age in 1930, yet he is not listed among the children in the 1930 census either.
    Applies to: Robert Lafayette Chavers.

  197. Possibly died of TB in a Sanitarium.
    Applies to: Joseph David ("J. D.") Lawson.

  198. The Andalusia Star News
    Feb. 28, 1957


    Mrs. Lovie Aughtman, 45, died in a local hospital Tuesday, Feb. 19.
    Survivors include the husband, P.K. Aughtman; two brothers, Willie Lawson, Andalusia, Rt. 2; Marshall Lawson, Opp.

    Funeral services were held Thursday, Feb. 21 from Hickory Grove Church near Opp with Rev. William Goodson officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Foreman's Funeral Home directing.

    Transcribed by D. Fountain.
    Applies to: Lovie Aughtman [Lawson].

  199. Van Buren Lawson
    Van Buren Lawson was a farmer and citizen of Covington County, Alabama. He was born July 14, 1900, the son of William Leonard Lawson and Mary Ann Battle of Covington County.
    He was a Methodist and a Democrat. He married Ada Lea Henley on March 15, 1928 in Andalusia, Covington County, AL. Ada Lea was born on March 4, 1906, the daughter of Thomas Granville “Gun” Henley and Della Cain. She was the granddaughter of Thomas Jefferson Henley and Lydia Brackens. Her maternal grandparents were Frank M. Cain and Demarias Hairelson. All of Covington, Alabama.
    Van Buren was the grandson of James Paul Lawson and Jane G. Battle, natives of Taylor County, Georgia but later became residents of Crenshaw County, AL. in the mid-1870’s and later moved to Covington County.
    He enjoyed politics and campaigned faithfully in state and local elections of Covington County. Buren was devoted to his wife and family. He worked hard and along with Ada, provided a loving and secure home environment. Christmas was always a special time to him. He enjoyed shopping for special treats for his children and grandchildren. On many a Saturday afternoon, he and son, Louie Frank enjoyed watching baseball together for hours.
    At age 73, Buren passed away on May 12, 1974. He was preceded in death by Ada Lea who had died on August 31, 1973. They are buried in Andalusia Memorial Gardens Cemetery along with many family members.
    Applies to: Van Buren Lawson.

  200. Ceremony performed by Judge H.J. Brogden.
    Applies to: Ada Lea Lawson [Henley] and Van Buren Lawson.

  201. Mr. Tom Hayward Lawson, age 71, of Andalusia, passed away on Sun., March 8, 2015, at his residence.
    Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., today, Wed., March 11, 2015, in the Keahey Funeral Home chapel.
    The Rev. Robert Canant will be officiating. Interment will follow in the Five Runs Cemetery with Keahey Funeral Home directing.
    Survivors include a wife, Pat Lawson of Andalusia; son, Lamar (Rhonda) Lawson of Andalusia; daughters, Jennifer (Joel M.) Kervin of Red Level and Kristi (Terry) Davis of Laural Hill, Fla.; brothers, Charles (Ruth) Lawson of Andalusia and Didge (Patricia) Lawson of Pleasant Home; sister, Doris Poole of Pleasant Home; and grandchildren, Dusty Lawson, Joel Thomas Kervin and Lane Davis.
    Mr. Lawson was preceded in death by his brothers, Jinks Lawson and Phillip Lawson; and sisters, Martha Windham and Ollie Cravey.
    Applies to: Thomas Hayward ("Tom") Lawson.

  202. Maxine Lawson Scurlock, 86, of Panama City, Fla., went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 24, 2015.

    She loved Jesus, her family, and her friends very much. She was a member of First Assembly of God in Southport since 1963. Her passion was serving her Lord, and her calling was to guide children to the Lord. For many years, Maxine served as the Sunday School Superintendent. She was known as a mighty “Prayer Warrior” and will be greatly missed.

    Mrs. Scurlock was preceded in death by first husband, Randle Hudson; late husband, Henry Scurlock; two sons, Terry Randle Hudson and Walter Mark Scurlock; and brother Louie Lawson.

    Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M., June 29, 2015 at First Assembly of God in Southport. A visitation will begin one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow the service at Evergreen Memorial Gardens.

    Heritage Funeral Home 6/24/2015.
    Applies to: Maxine Hudson Scurlock [Lawson].

  203. Jumped off a rolling store and his his head, died of concussion.
    Applies to: Willie Ervin Blackwell.

  204. Mr. Elwood Lawson, age 81 of Andalusia, died Saturday, December 18, 2004 at his residence.

    Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Tuesday, December 21, 2004 at Keahey Funeral Home.

    Burial will follow in Andalusia Memorial Cemetery with Keahey Funeral Home directing.

    Survivors include: three sons and spouses: Danny and Faye Lawson, Andalusia, Danny and Corinne Warthen, New Jersey and Donnie Warthen Montgomery; sister, Bell Henley, Dallas, Texas; nine grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and one great great-grandson; special niece, Carolyn Jackson and three other nieces; and special nephew, Jimmy O'Neal.

    Mr. Elwood Lawson was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma Lawson in 2002 and also by a son, Clifton Elwood Lawson.
    Applies to: Ellwood Lawson.

  205. The Andalusia Star News
    Aug., 2002
    Thelma Fern Lawson, 74, of Andalusia, died Wednesday, August 14 at the Andalusia hospital.
    Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. on Friday at Keahey Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Andalusia Memorial Cemetery, with Keahey Funeral Home directing.
    Special music was provided by Opal Fowler, singing.
    Survivors include her husband, Elwood Lawson of Andalusia, two sons, Danny Warthen of New Jersey, Donnie Warthen of Montgomery, step son, Danny Lawson of Opp; a brother, Frank Harrelson of Gantt; nine grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
    Applies to: Thelma Fern Lawson [Harrelson].

  206. Willie Mae Hutto was 14 years old when she married Willie Powell.
    Applies to: Willie Morgan Powell and Willie Mae Powell [Hutto].

  207. Married in Andalusia, Alabama at the Covington County courthouse. The ceremony was perfinned by H G. Brogden, Probate Judge.
    Applies to: Voncile Chavers and Mr. Unlisted.

  208. Spinal Meningitis.
    Applies to: Edna Louise Warthen.

  209. Effie Jean Tindle
    (May 9, 1919 - January 5, 2010)
    Mrs. Jean Tindle, 90, of Andalusia, died Tuesday January 5, 2010 at her son's residence.
    Funeral services will be at 10 AM Thursday January 7th from Foreman Funeral Home Chapel with interment in Adellum Cemetery. Rev. Ralph Jones and Rev. Mike Flowers will officiate the service. Visitation will be from 5-7 PM Wednesday at Foreman Funeral Home.
    Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Ray and Melba Kelley of Andalusia, her grandchildren, Kevin and Angie Kelley, Cameron and Marcy Kelley, and Courtney and Shane Bush, her great grandchildren, Mallory Kelley, Spurlin Kelley, Kelley Bush, Thomas Bush, and Cole Kelley, and two sisters, Ida B. Peterson of Andalusia and Lorene Boyter of Shreveport, LA
    Pallbearers will be Cameron Kelley, Kevin Kelley, Bill Carter, Don Ingram, Billy Joe Turner, and Jimmy Peterson
    The family will accept flowers or memorials to Comfort Care Hospice.
    Applies to: Effie G. ("Jean") Tindle [Lawson].

  210. AD Lawson lived in the house across the road, from the time we moved to Sanford until he died. He was never married and his brother LC, whom also never married, lived with him until he passed away in 1983. They had shared the home with their mother for a time, after their father's death, but she passed before we moved "back home".

    I remember AD as a nice old man and a good neighbor, not very sociable but kept an eye on things, like he counted the loads of logs when my dad had the pine trees thinned the first time, and anytime we were away for vacation we knew he'd know if someone was messing around our place.

    In his last days, his nieces came to stay with him, taking turns and even being with him on holidays. We took him and whomever was with him at the time a plate of our Thanks Giving dinner on his last Thanks Giving. I don't think he was eating at the time but he knew we brought it to him and his guest enjoyed it.

    Before his healt failed to the point his family decided to stay with him, another of our neighbors Billy Knox visited with him regularly.

    A.D. always lived like a pauper but when he passed the family found a cooler full of money still in the envelop where he'd go to town, cash his check, buy what he needed and put what was left in the cooler. The sum was no fortune but considerably more than most would have thought he had laying around.
    Applies to: A. D. Lawson.

  211. Jimmy Lawson, age 74, of Baker, FL passed away on June 4, 2016. He was born in Andalusia, AL on March 4, 1942, and has been a lifelong resident of Baker, FL. He worked for 46 years at Eglin with the OEM Contract. Jimmy served as President of Baker Quarterback Club from 1982-1985 and was President of the Baker Area Youth Association from 1985-1989. Jimmy loved his family. He was preceded in death by his parents Joe and Nellie Lawson, daughter Lisa Lee, and brothers: James, Ray, Raymond, and Earl Lawson
    Survivors include his wife of 50 years Leila Lawson; son Jimmy Lawson, Jr. and wife Tina; Brother John Lawson and wife Vivian; sisters: Margie Hawkins and Betty Newell. Also surviving are his grandchildren: Melinda & Adam Saucer, Joe Lee, Joshua & Hannah Lawson, and Crystal Gagner. One great grandchild Kynlie Lawson and numerous nieces and nephews, and a dear close friends Clyde and Barbara Laing survive.
    A time of visitation with the family will be held on Tuesday, June 7, 2016, at Whitehurst-Powell Funeral Home from 6:00 p.m. till 8:00 p.m. The celebration of Jimmy's life will be on Wednesday, June 8, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Whitehurst-Powell Funeral Home with burial to follow in the Pyron Chapel Cemetery.
    Arrangements are entrusted to Whitehurst Powell Funeral Home in Crestview. Guest book and condolences are available online at www.whitehurstpowellfuneralhome.com

    Published Online in Northwest Florida Daily News on Jun 7, 2016.
    Applies to: Jimmy David Lawson.

  212. Published in The Post-Searchlight - Bainbridge, GA
    Published 12:00am Friday, June 4, 2010

    Frankie Lawson Sr.

    Funeral services for Frankie Dale Lawson Sr., 50, of Jakin, Ga., will be held on Sunday, June 6, at 4 p.m. at Donalsonville Church of God with the Revs. Milton Pate, Johnny Taylor, Rawleigh Furney and Kenny Johnson officiating.

    Interment will follow at Jakin Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery.

    Visitation will be held Sunday, June 6, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Donalsonville Church of God.

    Born July 20, 1959, in Andalusia, Ala., Mr. Lawson died on Wednesday, June 2, 2010, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Ala.

    Mr. Lawson was a member of Oakview Church of God. He worked in law enforcement for 18 years with City of Donalsonville and 13 years with Seminole County Sheriff's Department in Donalsonville.

    He was preceded in death by his father, Louie Frank Lawson; and a sister Patricia Richardson.

    He is survived by his wife, Becky M. Lawson of Jakin; his mother, Nan Lawson of Iron City, Ga.; four sons, Staff Sgt. Frankie Dale Lawson Jr. of Fort Hood, Texas, Jeffery Lawson of Iron City, and Daniel Ellis and Jacob Ellis, both of Jakin; one daughter, Laura Nantz of Iron City; two brothers, Scott Lawson of Colquitt, Ga., and Luke Lawson of Iron City; his mother-in-law, seven grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

    Evans-Skipper Funeral Home in Donalsonville is in charge of arrangements.
    Applies to: Frankie Dale Lawson Sr..

  213. Ralph E. Blackwell, 67, of N. Shell Road in DeLand, passed away on Dec. 4, 2008 at Halifax Medical Center in Daytona Beach. He was born in Andalusia, AL on March, 24, 1941. He served in the U.S. Army in Germany and in the Commander's Honor Guard as well. He was also in the Army Reserves. He was the owner and founder of Blackwell and Associates, Land Surveyors. He was an active member of The Christian Church at DeLeon Springs, serving as an Elder. He loved bass fishing and was a member of Tedder's Bass Club and a long time member of the West Volusia Bass Anglers. Survivors include his wife, Connie Frick Blackwell of 43 years; four daughters, Coranna J. Porporino of DeLand, Cameron Shanks of Louisville, KY, Courtney McLeod (Jeremiah) of DeLand, FL and Megan Blackwell of Louisville, KY; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandson; brother, Albert C. "Buddy" Blackwell of Las Vegas, NV; and sister, Elizabeth McGrath of Bradenton, FL. Friends may call on Sat., Dec. 13 from 9-10:30 a.m. at Allen-Summerhill Funeral Home in DeLand. The funeral will be Sat., Dec. 13 at 11 a.m. at the Christian Church at DeLeon Springs. Burial will be at DeLand Memorial Gardens. Allen-Summerhill Funeral Home in DeLand is in charge of arrangements.
    Applies to: Ralph Ervin Blackwell.

  214. Brooks Dewayne Lawson was a hero who died in the line of duty as an Alabama State trooper, Andalusia, AL. He was in his squad car in pursuit of a fleeing vehicle and was struck and killed by a train at an unprotected crossing. July 31, 1969.
    Applies to: Brooks DeWayne ("Wayne") Lawson.