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Montgomery, Sept. 22 – A Special to the Advertiser from Butler, Ala says: Mr. John Addison died Sunday night and was buried yesterday. He was a sufferer from asthma for many years.  About seven years ago, both his eyes were shot out accidentally by his own gun while hunting.  He leaves a wife and two children who have the sympathy of the community. (Weekly Iron Age, Birmingham, Ala, Sept. 29, 1887 – Transcribed by Veneta McKinney)


Meridian, Miss., Sept 16 - The death toll of an automobile accident on the Meridian highway near here reached four today with the death of Miss Martha Barefield, 16, of Lisman, Ala., and Miss Concyle Chandler, 14, of Butler, Ala. (States Time Advocate, Baton Rouge, La., Sept 16, 1939)

BASTON, 3 Children of L.
Near Falls site, Choctaw county, Mr. L. BASTON buried three of his children last week; two the same day.  The family is almost crazed with grief. (Source: Hamilton Times, Marion County AL, June 5, 1890 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney)

Deaths: Boone: Died on the 12th of April 1912, at his home in Choctaw County, Miss., after a long illness, and was buried in Old Lebanon Cemetery on the day following, Dr. C. T. Thompson, of Kosciusko, conducting the service.
      Mr. Boone was born in Choctaw county, Ala., April 17, 1861, of John and Martha Caroline (Bingham) Boone.
      He was a ruling elder in Old Lebanon Presbyterian Church, efficient and zealous.
     “He was a good man and full of the Holy Ghost.”
      Pastor. (Source: The Presbyterian of the South, Atlanta, Ga., May 8, 1912)

Capt James W Bryant, editor of the Choctaw Herald, is dead. (Source; Hamilton Times, Marion County, AL, June 29, 1893 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney)

Dr. W. A. Christopher, physician of Lisman, Ala. who died at his residence there Wednesday was buried Thursday.  Deceased is survived by his widow, one daughter, Miss Ina Christpher; one son, Howard Christopher; three sisters, MRs. Annie Moore, Meridian; Mrs. Lena Hill and Mrs Eva Carr, Centerville, Ala; three brothers, Dr. F. E. and J. C. Christopher, Silas, Ala., and C. H. Christopher, Meridian.  The interment took place in the Lisman cemetery. (Times-Picayune, New Orleans, La., November 30, 1925)

Mr. C. C. Crum of Choctaw county who was injured in a saw mill recently, died from the effect of the injuries received. (Source; Hamilton Times, Marion County, AL, September 28, 1893 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney)

Zack Izar DuBose, 83, of Silas died May 22, 2008 at his residence in Silas.
   Survivors include one son, Tony Edwin (Susan) DuBose, Grove Hill; two daughters, Janice Dale (Terry) Williams, Debra Ann DuBose, all of Silas; one daughterin law, Kathy G. DuBose, Gilbertown; two grandsons, Jeremy Shane (Monica) Williams, Eric Ladell (Whitney) DuBose; two great-granddaughters, Jonnah Bess, Josie John-Kathryn Dubose; one great-grandson, Hunter Shane Williams; two daughters in spirit, Keturah Doggette and Sandy Tallon. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy McLain DuBose, his first wife, Hazel Stanley DuBose; his parents, Asia Izar DuBose and Lyddia G. Hankins DuBose; two brothers, Acey Cecil DuBose, James Emmet DuBose; three sisters, Julia Pearl Sumrall, Vleva Fae Sumrall, Gladys Lillian DuBose, two sons, Johnny Ladell DuBose and Gary Allen DuBose. The service was May 24 at 11 a.m. at Springbank Baptist Church in Silas with Revs. Bobby Holder and Wesley Slay officiating. Burial was in the Edgar Obituaries Cemetery in Silas. Phillips Funeral Home of Gilbertown directed. Active pallbearers were Ronnie Wimberly, Tom Stokes, Terry "Winky" Reed, Scott Lassiter, Franklin Baxter, and Jeff Vanderford, with Pete Vanderford, and Johnny Williams serving as alternates. Honorary pallbearers were Foy DeVane, Claude B. Wimberly, James Charles Utsey, Malcolm Utsey, Pete Vanderford, Bobby Joe Rogers, Chuck Reed, Cecil Taylor, Don Baughman, Harry Flint, Horace Stokley, Rayford Taylor, Edward Gibson, Jerry DuBose, Barr McClellan, Gaston Dutton, Joseph D. White, Ricky DuBose, Rodger M. White, Harold DeVane, Robert McIlwain and Russell McIlwain. [SOURCE: The Clarke County Democrat, May 29, 2008, Submitted by Sabrina Roberts.]

DYKE, Mrs.
Mrs. Dyke, living near Butler, fell into the fire a few days ago and was burned to death. (Source: Vernon Courier, Lamar county AL, June 22, 1893 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney)

Alabama Man Killed in Automobile Accident
Meridian, Miss., Oct. 24 - Rankin Green of Gilbertown, Ala., 28, a business man and ranch owner in Choctaw County, was killed almost instantly yesterday when a car in which he was riding collided with another vehicle.  Green suffered a broken neck and internal injuries and lived only a few minutes.
    The accident occurred about 11 miles north of Gilbertown on the Butler highway.  The impact caused the Green car to turn over twice and smash into a stump on the side of the road. Green was driving alone.
    He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Green.  Besides his parents, he is survived by his widow, a daughter, five weeks old, a brother and a sister.
    Funeral services were held today with the Rev. Mr. Mason of Isney, Ala, in charge. (Daily Herald, Biloxi, Miss., Oct. 24, 1935)

W. P. Jones was killed by being thrown from a mule at Pushmataha on last Friday.  His neck was broken by the fall. (Source: Vernon Courier, Lamar county AL, May 25, 1893 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney)

Departed this life on Dec. 29, 1899, at 10 o'clock, J. H. Jordan.  He was born Oct. 10, 1839 in Choctaw county, Ala., where he grew to manhood, leaving that state for Texas, where he lived at various places.  At last leaving Gainsville, he cast his lot in Ardmore, Jan. 29, 1889.  He was united in marriage to Miss Sallie Peters at Bowie, Tex., Dec. 30, 1884.  Deceased was a kind husband, and loving father.  A great lover of home, he had prepared in our city a lovely, comfortable home with convenient and pleasant surroundings.  Mr. Jordan loved flowers and shrubbery and had beautified his place with them, delighting to spend his spare moments in caring for and admiring them.
    Brother Jordan became a Christian some five years ago during a spirited meeting held by B. B. Sanders, and lived a consistent Christian life till death.  He was always in his place at church when able to be there.
    He leaves a wife and eight grown children by his former companion.  (The Daily Ardmoreite, Ardmore, Okla., Dec. 31, 1899)

Fatally Hurt by Tree
Meridian, Miss., June16 - Howard Mosley, 18, of Toxey, Ala, died today at a local hospital from injuries suffered when a tree fell on him.  The accident happened while he was sawing logs near Gilbertown, Ala.  He suffered internal injuries in the accident. (Daily Herald, Biloxi, Miss., June16, 1936)

Wounded Man Dies
Meridian, Miss., May 6 - Marshall C. Oglesby, 28 of Toxey, Ala., died today in a Meridian hospital where he was undergoing treatment for gunshot wounds suffered at his home last night.
    Officers said Oglesby was shot in an argument with another man over the employment situation at the Oglesby mill and that another man was in jail at Butler, Ala., in connection with the shooting.
    Oglesby is survived by his widow and three children. (Daily Herald, Biloxi, Miss., May 6, 1940)

Accompanied by relatives the body of Julian C. Perry, 14 years old, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Perry, of Choctaw county, Ala., who died at a local hospital was taken to the parent's home late yesterday for the funeral service and interment. (Times-Picayune, New Orleans, La., November 30, 1925)

Died in Pennington on March 13th, Mrs. S. J. SCANLIN, an esteemed and much beloved lady - age about 75 years. Her husband saw service in the war of the 60's and answered the last call some years ago.  [Source: Choctaw Advocate, Choctaw County, dated March 13, 1929 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney - Note on clipping: This pensioner was on First class roll of Choctaw County - Blind]

George W. Taylor, who died in Alma, Ala., last week, was the first man to introudce turpentine making in Alabama.  He was born in Norht Carolina in 1833, and at the age of twenty eyars opened a pine orchard at Bladens, in Choctaw county, Ala.  (The Western Sentinel, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, July 6, 1893)

The Choctaw Herald comes this week with a notice of the death of the editor and proprietor of that paper, Mr. M. L. Yeatman.  He was an upright, honorable man and a most useful citizen.  He was in the 53 year of his life. (The Weekly Age Herald, Birmingham, Jefferson County, AL., March 26, 1890)








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