Lamar County, Alabama

"H" Deaths



Mr. GEORGE HACKLEMAN a prominent citizen of Vails beat died of slow fever yesterday. A 16-year old son had died of some disease one day last week. (Vernon Courier, August 20, 1893)

Mrs. TESSIE HALEY, wife of JOHN HALEY, died Friday last from an attack of measles. She was buried at Nebo Cemetery Saturday. Mrs. HALEY was united in marriage to Mr. JOHN HALEY last summer and her death was a very sad affliction to him. Mrs. HALEY was a faithful member of the Free Will Baptist Church for several years before her death. (Vernon Courier, May 7, 1891)

LIGE HALL, a colored section hand, was killed by a freight train at Crews, on the Memphis & Birmingham road last Thursday. It seems that the man did not get away from the track far enough, as he was not struck by the front of the engine, but by some part of the engine after the front had passed by him. His back was broken.  The man was from Nettleton, Miss. (Vernon Courier, January 26, 1893)

Miss SARAH HALL, an aged lady, residing near Hightoga, died very suddenly at her brothers Monday night. The deceased was the daughter of Mr. JOHN HALL, and was in perfect health up to the time of her death. (Vernon Courier, August 8, 1895)

A telegram from Shannon, Miss. yesterday to J. M. MORTON told of the death of his daughter Mrs. MINERVA HAMILTON on Tuesday evening Mrs. HAMILTON had been sick for quite a while and her death was not unexpected to her relatives. (Vernon Courier, February 7, 1895)

Mr. C. I. HANKINS, who has been down with slow fever for several weeks died Tuesday evening.  Long and patiently he clung to life but at least he succumbed.  His death is a sad blow to his wife and children.  Mrs. HANKINS and two children are in bed with same disease.  Their sad condition demands the substantial sympathy of the entire community. (Vernon Courier, October 22, 1896)

HANKINS, Daughter of HENRY
Died: The 3-year old daughter of HENRY HANKINS, Esq., died of whooping cough Sunday morning, the 15th inst. (Vernon Courier, April 20, 1888)

HANKINS, Daughter of ISHAM
Died: On the 8th inst. of severe burns caused by her dress catching on fire, a little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. ISHAM HANKINS. The News hereby extends sincerest sympathies to the bereaved family. (Lamar News, Feb. 11, 1886)

Mr. JOHN HANKINS died at his home near Bell Sunday night. He leaves a family and quite a number of relatives to mourn his death.  His remains were laid to rest in the Shiloh cemetery Monday. (Vernon Courier, June 18, 1896)

Mrs. MARTHA HANKINS died at the home of Mr. JIMMIE TURNER on the 20th inst. after a lingering illness. She was a sister of the late T. MORTON, and had lived in this county for many years and was in her 84th year at the time of her death. (Vernon Courier, March 26, 1891)

Mrs. HANKINS, wife of Capt. S. H. HANKINS, of Blowhorn, died Monday from an attack of measles. Mrs. HANKINS was a very estimable lady and her death will be deeply felt in the community in which she lived. (Vernon Courier, Feb. 5, 1891)

Mrs. S. H. HANKINS died at her home, nine miles east of here, Saturday night. She had been suffering intensely for three days but was thought by her physicians to be improving that morning. She was laid to rest in the Shiloh cemetery Monday. (Vernon Courier, March 4, 1897)

Mrs. HANKINS, wife of Mr. SYLVANUS HANKINS of Jewell, died rather suddenly last Thursday about 6:30 p.m.  She had been sick a few days before, but was thought to have entirely recovered and on that evening was as bright and cheerful as usual.  She cooked supper for the family and after she had finished eating, she called to her husband and told him that she could not get up, he lifted her in his arms and put her on a bed, in a few moments she was dead. (Source: Vernon Courier, December 24, 1896)

HARDIN, Mr. and Mrs. JOE
Died: Mr. and Mrs. JOE HARDIN on Sunday morning Jan. 14. The circumstances surrounding their death were somewhat peculiar. Both were sick of pneumonia. Mr. HARDIN died about 2 a.m. Sunday, and at a few minutes past 6 his wife followed him. The interval between their deaths being four hours and three minutes. Both were placed in the same coffin, and taken near Pikeville, Marion county for burial Monday. Mr. HARDIN was a man in the prime of life, of large and robust physique. Mrs. HARDIN was a daughter of late tax assessor ALLEN. They leave several small children to battle through the stern realities of life alone. (Vernon Courier, January 18, 1894)

DIED. On the 7th inst. Miss ALICE HARPER, daughter of Mrs. GEO. HARPER. Miss Alice was a young lady of many lovely traits, and a large number of friends mourn her untimely death. (Lamar News, Aug. 12, 1886)

HARPER, RIEL and Grandchild of RIEL HARPER
RIEL HARPER, who lived some six miles north of Gordo, died very suddenly on Saturday last. On Sunday while a number of his children and grand-children were at the house of mourning, the sorrow of the occasion was made doubly sad by the drowning of one of the deceased's grand children. It seems that the little fellow was playing about the springs near by when by some means he lost his balance, fell into the spring, and was drowned before assistance could be had. - [West Alabamian] - (Vernon Courier, May 31, 1889)

Mrs. HARRIS, wife of Mr. CAN HARRIS, died on last Sunday morning at her home near town. - (Vernon Courier, Jan. 7, 1887)

NOT DEAD BUT SLEEPETH -  JOHNNIE F. HARRIS, son of Rev. H. C. and B. J. HARRIS, was born in Lamar County, Alabama, Dec. 12th, 1872 and died near Itasca, Hill county Texas, March 14th, 1892.
    JOHNNIE, being the son of devoted Christian parents, received religious impressions in early childhood, and was converted to Christ and joined the Methodist Church South, at Ebenezer, Bexar circuit, under the pastoral care of Rev. A. SPEAR, when only thirteen years of age.  Abe he at once entered the service as a lively and active workers for God - in so much that very soon he was the admiration of many.
    He loved the church "Beyond all highest joys, he joined her heavenly ways.
    In August 1890 he migrated to Texas, and, on the third day after he arrives at Itasca, he presented his certificate of church membership and became a member of Union Valley church in Hill county, Texas where he lived an active and devoted Christian until "God touched him and he slept."  The writer is furnished with abundant written testimonies of his model Christian life and his great usefulness to the church in the "Lone Star" state, among those with whom he had associated though only for a short time.
    Having been acquainted with him from his youth, I have often anticipated his future usefulness.  He was, in devotion to God in both prayer and song, diligent earnest and sincere, and was ever ready to do what his hands found to do.
     JOHNNIE was ill about fourteen days, but we trust was ready when the summons came.  If we are allowed to answer the question, "why is this life of promise and so much usefulness cut off in its very dawning." Our answer would be; his life was too pure for this world of sin and trouble, and that now he was singing with the angels around the Throne of God awaiting dear friends and relations to join him there.  And while the removal of his young life causes the Celestial choir to strike the sweetest more of all Heaven's golden lyres, yet there is a vacancy in the bereaved family and in the community that the world can never fill.  But we trust that we shall meet him in that celestial home above, where is no more death neither sorrow nor fears, and we rejoice to know that he is released from the burdens and cares of his life, and is waiting and anything to receive father, mother, brother, and sister.
      May they all take fresh courage to served God, and may he bless and comfort them.
      JOHN C. CAMP (Hamilton Times, Marion County AL, June 30, 1892)

TREE FELL ON HIM - News comes from Sulligent of a peculiar and fatal accident. - WILSON HARRIS, a little son of THOMAS HARRIS, who resides four miles southwest of Sulligent, was killed last Saturday night by a tree falling upon him. He was out hunting with an older brother and several other boys. The dogs treed something and they cut down the tree, which fell against a dead tree, the top of which broke off and fell upon the boy, killing him instantly. (Vernon Courier, Dec. 22, 1892)

Miss MAGGIE HARRISON, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. M. HARRISON died at home near Bedford of malarial fever Wednesday night. The deceased was but nineteen years of age, when the summons came. Full of hope and interest in life; but all is over and her sweet Christian graces alone are remembered (Vernon Courier, November 21, 1895)

With regret we chronicle the death of Mr. STEPHEN HARRISON, who died at the age of 76 years at his home five miles south of Vernon on last Friday. (Lamar News, September 2, 1886)

From Kennedy we received this morning the sad news of the sudden death of Mrs. HARTON, wife of Dr. J. B. HARTON who lives about three miles east of that town. She ate a hearty supper last evening and was apparently in usual health. A short time after she was taken suddenly sick and grew rapidly worse until 12 o'clock when she died. (Vernon Courier, June 17, 1897)

INNOCENT BLOOD - On Sunday morning at 2 a.m. the people of the quiet town of Kennedy were aroused from their slumbers by pistol shots and the cries of murder.
     Investigation showed that in the town of Kennedy a negro, ANDY HAYDEN, had been shot in bed and dragged out into the street dead.
     The killing was done at the home of WEST COOPER and it is said that the deceased was only a visitor attending a big meeting at that time.
     The coroner's jury which sat on the case made their examination privately and returned a verdict that he was killed by a mob the number and names of whom to the jury were unknown. It is believed generally from the testimony that the mob was after JOHN BONNER, a son-in-law of WEST COOPER.  On Thursday night previous, three men had taken Bonner's wife out and given her a severe whipping demanding that she tell where BONNER was. This together with the facts of the killing at West's house and inquiry made there leads to the conclusion that they killed a man whom they were not after.  Finding him in the said room of Cooper's house they shot him in the breast then dragged him into the main room where he was shot in the head and dragged out and up and down the street some thirty or forty yards.
    It is not known that the mob ever found out their mistake.
    Repeated inquiries there have elicited no further information than that some circumstances are being brought to light that will result in the arrest of the guilty parties sooner or later. (Vernon Courier, June 3, 1897)

By His Own Hand - A Tragedy at Norman
Norman, Ala. June 25 - Our entire community was shocked by the news that Mr. LEANDER HAYS, a well known young man, and a son of our esteemed townsman A. J. HAYS, had while suffering under an attack of mental aberration shot himself with suicidal intent. The shooting was done with a 44 caliber pistol and the ball passed through the stomach and almost through to his back. The ball was removed by the attending physician, Dr. J. I. BARKSDALE. He is at this hour fast passing away and cannot possibly live until midnight. The shooting was done some distance from his father's house, perhaps a miles. At the time of the shooting and when he realized what he had done, he threw the pistol away and walked home and told his father how it happened. The young man had of late been subject to these attacks and would remain in an outhouse on his father's place for three days at a time, and no one would know where he was. He at once came to his proper mind and when he realized what he had done and the certain death that awaited him, he began to prepare for death. Kind Christian friends have been talking with him and leading him, and the friends of himself and family will be glad to know that he, while now in proper mind, is exercising a living faith the Christ died for him and that he too will be saved. Is it possible for a man who takes his own life to be saved was the one theme on which he talked. It is sad for one to be stricken down before the noonday of life; but he was no doubt as powerless to prevent this one act as he would have been a hidden malady waited on the breeze. We are glad that the wound was not instantly fatal and that sanity returned, and that in him was exemplified the ever-ready and sufficient power of the atonement. (Vernon Courier, June 30, 1892)

Mrs. HAYS, wife of Mr. PIERCE HAYS, of Molloy, Ala, died on the 28th ult, at the home of her brother, Mr. WILLIAM FOSTER in West Point, Miss. Her remains were brought back and laid to rest in the cemetery at Mt. Nebo Church on Tuesday evening. Mrs. HAYS had been an invalid for some time and had gone to West Point for treatment. The bereaved family have the sympathy of a host of friends in this hour of affliction. (Vernon Courier, Dec 1, 1892)

Mr. WM. L. HAYS, a well known citizen of Trulls beat died on the 11th inst, after a lingering illness. (Vernon Courier, April 23, 1891)

Mr. PHIL HENLY, one of Lamar's busy citizens died of dropsy, Feb. 29th, near Crew's depot. (Vernon Courier, March 9, 1888)

Mrs. ROSA H. HENSON (nee ALLMON) died at her home, Henson Springs, on Friday evening, the 9th instant, at 7:55 o'clock.  She had been sick quite a long time, having a severe attack of la grippe about three years ago for which she never wholly recovered. This brought on other diseases, and despite the best medical attention and careful nursing, at last consumption of the lungs developed.  Even then the efforts of the family were not relaxed in the least and some small hope was entertained until a short time back that she would recover.  When all hope was gone and the family and relatives were summoned to her bedside she still thought she would get well.  She was perfectly conscious at all times, and when she too realized that she must soon pass away from this earth she talked with and counseled her husband and children to grieve not for her for the separation would not be long.
    When she would think of her children she would say "I cannot leave them," as she too fully realized what it is to grow up without a mother's love for her mother.  ESTHER E. ALLMON died on the 9th of July 1856, leaving her a little girl less than two years old to the care of others, then her father, WILLIAM C. M. ALLMON passed away on the 11th day of April 1859.  She was reared by her grandmother with all the tender care that she could bestow, but this was not like the tender solicitude of a mother.  Her greatest regret was for her youngest child, a little girl not yet three years old.
     She told husband, children, and friends to meet her in Heaven, saying that she felt fully prepared to die and that there was nothing between her and the Savior.  She had long been a consistent member of the Methodist church and lived a life which showed her charitable and Christian spirit.  To know her was to love her.
     As to the family no words can express their loss. The community will feel that there is a place vacant that none can fill.
     She was born at Pikeville, Marion County, Alabama, October 23rd, 1854, was married to I. N. HENSON on December 8th, 1870.  She was but in the 43rd year of her age at the time of her death.
     She was laid to rest in the family cemetery near her home on Saturday afternoon just as the sun was sinking behind the western horizon, and as the light was fading from the world so it seemed to that family that as they lowered her body into the grave, was the light fading from their lives; but the thought of these words from the Holy book came to them in that sad hour; "Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord for they shall see God."  (Vernon Courier, April 15, 1897)

HILBURN, Infant child of HUBBARD
Backed Off A Bridge - On Christmas Eve Mrs. HUBBARD HILBURN and four children started on a visit to her mother's who lives south of Yellow Creek. When they reached the bridge over Yellow Creek and possibly when half across the bridge the oxen hitched to the wagon took a fright and backed the wagon off of the bridge into 15 foot water. The wagon bed turned bottom upwards, and into the water went the helpless woman and the children. By some miraculous chance Mrs. HILBURN and two of the children got out. One was soon after rescued and after several hours resuscitated. While one, a child aged 13 months, was drowned. The town has rarely ever experienced such a shock the Christmas festivities were almost forgotten and no doubt more than one mother's heart breathed prayers for the deliverance of same and for divine comfort to the bereaved father and mother. Just how and what occasioned the accident it would be hard to tell. Of course if the oxen had gone on properly and not have turned back it would not have happened. Possibly if there had been strong banisters on the bridge it would have been averted. There were some banisters on the bridge at the time and as to whether there were any at the point where the wagon was pushed off we are not informed. - (Vernon Courier, Dec. 31, 1891)

Died: On the 15th of March 1887 of apoplexy SERENA J., wife of J. R. HILBURN and daughter of Mr. MARSH and ELIZABETH AVERS. She was called away without any warning, leaving a heart-stricken husband and five little children with many friends to mourn their loss. By T. T. HILBURN - (Lamar News, March 24, 1887)

In Marion County on the 15th inst of apoplexy, SERENA J., wife of J. H. HILBURN and daughter of MARSH and ELIZABETH AYERS. She leaves a husband and five little children to mourn her death. - (Vernon Courier, March 25, 1887)

T. T. HILBURN, former citizen of this county, committed suicide at his home near Guin last Saturday night by taking strychnine. (Vernon Courier, October 29, 1896)

HILHAM, Infant Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. H.
Died: On June 29th, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. H. H. HILHAM aged seven weeks. (Vernon Courier, July 6, 1888)

A rumor is in circulation to the effect that Mr. GEORGE HILL, late of this county, was killed by the soldiers at the opening of the Cherokee Strip. The rumor is that his horse became frightened and ran over the line. (Vernon Courier, Oct. 19, 1893)

HILL, Child of JOHN and sister
Mr. JOHN T. HILL after a long and serious illness was able to spend Monday and Tuesday with friends in Vernon. The dreaded scourge, typhoid fever, has been in his family for a long time.  His entire family having been sick first and last; his infant child and a sister, having died within the past three months.  His friends were glad to see him. (Vernon Courier, June 17, 1897)

Mr. JAMES HOLLADAY, an old man and full of years, died on Saturday the 23rd day of April 1887. He was 72 years of age; had lived in this county from his infancy. He was a good and peaceable citizen; had been a member of the Baptist Church for many years, a good and charitable neighbor and a kind husband. He has left an aged companion and many relatives and friends to mourn his loss. But we trust that our loss is his eternal gain. Therefore we should be content, and may the good Lord bless and comfort his faithful and disconsolate companion until they shall meet where parting is no more, is the prayer of the writer.  A Friend - (Lamar News, May 5, 1887)

On last Tuesday on section 20, a few miles west of Quincy, Miss. the body of a dead man was found which on examination proved to be DAN HOLLIDAY, alias PAN REDUS, of near Crews, Ala. As per coroners inquest he was murdered, a ball having passed through his head.  Last week DAN HOLLIDAY and ELI MOSELEY, both of near Crews, went over to Quincy to move ANDY OTTS to this county and they sent the wagon back and on Friday went down to Aberdeen they came back on the train so far as Acker, a small station on the Aberdeen branch, and got off to walk through to Quincy. A woman saw them fighting on the way, and it is supposed both were drinking; and that MOSELEY was the man who did the killing. When HOLLIDAY was found he had one full pint bottle of whiskey in his pocket and other one lying up by his side uncorked.  Messrs. S. F. PENNINGTON and A. Q. SMITH left here yesterday in search of MOSELY and found him at BILLIE MILLERS' near Fayette county line and arrested him and brought him here last night. He still remains here in custody.
  There does not seem to have been very much evidence of a struggle and death must have been instantaneous.  HOLLIDAY was a hard-working man. He leaves a wife and six children to mourn his death.
 Later: MOSELY has acknowledged to killing HOLLIDAY. He says he did it in self defense.  He awaits a requisition and when it comes he will be carried to Miss.  (Vernon Courier, October 31, 1895)

Mrs. HOLLIDAY, wife of Prof. J. D. HOLLIDAY, died at their home near Gattman, Miss. on the 19th inst. (Vernon Courier, Feb. 24, 1888)

Mrs. MARY HOLLIDAY died at her home five miles south of here on the 3rd inst.  She was one of the pioneer settlers of this county, a lady of rare accomplishment, a devout Christian, loved by all who knew her. - (Vernon Courier, February 7, 1895)

Mrs. MATTIE HOLLIDAY (nee BANKHEAD) wife of County Commissioner J. G. HOLIDAY died yesterday afternoon of consumption. She was noted for her gentleness and refined Christian character.  Her death does not come unexpected to us for the dread disease gives a few months warning that soon we shall see the last of some fading human life that is dear. She leaves a bright little girl of four and her husband and numbers of close relatives who feel deeply their great loss.  She had not reached the noonday of a long and happy life when she was summoned to go and leave this world and her friends richer in the remembrance of a life and character so quiet, gentle, and pure that the world is but the better that she has lived. (Vernon Courier, June 3, 1897)

A very sad accident occurred at Sulligent on last Friday night. A party of young had been out in the country to a social gathering, and were returning to town in a wagon. Among the party were Dr. and Mrs. D. D. HOLLIS, and while going down a slight incline a wheel struck a small stump, throwing Mrs. HOLLIS out of the wagon, killing her instantly. The bereaved husband and family have the sympathy of the entire community. (Vernon Courier, January 4, 1889)

Tribute of Respect: - Mrs. MINNIE HOLLIS, daughter of Dr. D. H. and MARY N. MILLER, was born in Pickens county, Ala., Dec 1862 and was thrown from a vehicle and killed instantly near Sulligent in Lamar County, Ala. December 29, 1888. When she was quite young her parents moved to the state of Missouri, and she was reared and educated in the same state, at Irondale, where she was united in marriage by Rev. Mr. LOVE of the Presbyterian Church to Dr. D. D. HOLLIS, Lamar County, Ala. on December 17, 1884. Sister HOLLIS was converted to the Christian religion in early life, and joined the Presbyterian Church. In 1885 she was received into the M. E. Church South by the writer at Cansler, Ala. She lived in this church as a faithful member until speedily called to go up to the church above. Sister HOLLIS was a beautiful lady, and her style of dress showed the finest taste. She was a lady of high culture and strong social ability, very entertaining and pleasant. As a Christian she was faithful, as a wife she was devoted, as a child obedient, as a neighbor useful and kind. We see her no more here for awhile. Why God took her from her husband's side into eternity so soon "we know not now, but we shall know hereafter." The dear wife was seated by her husband when suddenly thrown from her seat and killed in a moment. In an hour, when you least expect him, the Son of Man cometh." God bless the grief-stricken ones. May we meet dear MINNIE in her bright home above.   GEO. L. HEWITT (Vernon Courier, March 8, 1889)

HOLLIS, Mrs. D. W.
We regret to chronicle the death of Mrs. HOLLIS, wife of Mr. D. W. HOLLIS, who lives four miles northwest of town, which occurred on Thursday night last from pneumonia. (Vernon Courier, Feb. 5, 1891)

Stabbed to Death: On last Saturday at Crews Depot, JAMES LINDLEY stabbed and almost instantly killed DERRELL HOLLIS. From eye witnesses the Courier gets the following facts: LINDLEY was in Hill Bros. store and had his coat off preparing to shave, when HOLLIS appeared and collared him, remarking, "Now I've got you and I'll fix you." When young Mr. HILL ordered them to get out of the house, HOLLIS threw his left arm around LINDLEY'S neck, and caught him by the right arm and dragged him from Hill'S store to about the front of the store of Crew & Stanford, which is about thirty yards. It is said that LINDLEY called for the bystanders to take HOLLIS away, but they were all afraid to interfere, believing if they did he would turn on them. HOLLIS had a knife in his hand but it was not opened; he was striking LINDLEY on the head with the jaws of the knife. About the time they reached the front of Crew & Stanford's store the fight had commenced in earnest, and LINDLEY managed to get hold of his knife, which was of the most dangerous kind, having a long keen blade with a spring back. Opening the knife, and being bent over next to HOLLIS' left side, gave it one thrust into HOLLIS' side. Esq. W. T. STANFORD ran out just as LINDLEY got his knife and rushed forward, but was too late. The struggle continued for a moment when STANFORD caught HOLLIS and pulled them apart. When the knife was drawn from the wound the blood spurted out six feet away, and HOLLIS threw up his hands and exclaimed, "Oh, Lordy, I'm gone!" The knife had pierced the heart. HOLLIS staggered and fell, scrambled to his feet and walked a few steps and fell and with a convulsive quiver his body shook, and he was dead.  His life blood that only a few moments before had given force and motion to his powerful and vigorous body now lay clotted on the earth.  From reliable authority we are informed that HOLLIS had left home that morning with the intention of doing some violence to LINDLEY, and had sought for him diligently all day until he found him. HOLLIS' wife and father had tried to persuade him to desist and let LINDLEY alone, but it seems that his anger had gotten above his judgment. Bad feeling seems to have existed between the parties for some time back, and some remark of LINDLEY unpleasant to HOLLIS precipitated the deadly combat. LINDLEY is on the dodge; but said to be only out of the way of HOLLIS' brother. The father of young LINDLEY was in town Monday and stated that just so soon as he thought it safe for his son to come back that he would bring him in and that he should stand his trial claiming that his son was entirely justifiable, which seems to be the opinion of the majority of the citizens of the neighborhood where the killing occurred. The deceased leaves a wife and one child, was the son of Mr. and Mrs. HUBERT HOLLIS, was about 30 years old and lived near Beaverton. LINDLEY is not 20 years of age, is the son of Mr. WM. LINDLEY, who resides near Crews. HOLLIS was brave, fearless and reckless when angry, and was much larger than LINDLEY, who was rather slender. (Vernon Courier, June 13, 1889)

Died: On last Sunday night in Sizemore precinct, Mrs. R. G. HOLLIS, cause, consumption. (Vernon Courier, February 27, 1896)

FOUND DEAD IN BED - Perhaps everybody in the county has heard of FRANCES HOLLOWAY, colored, better known as "Fighting Frances."  FRANCES is dead. She was found dead in bed in her cabin near town Wednesday morning. No signs of violence were found on her person and everything point to death from natural causes. Justice W. G. MIDDLETON was called upon to hold an inquest, which he proceeded to do. Dr. G. C. and W. A. BURNS were called to make an examination of the body, and they said that death resulted from heart disease. Her death occurred between the hour of midnight and sunrise.  The Coroner's jury returned the following verdict: "We the jury, summoned and empanelled to inquire into the death of FRANCES HOLLOWAY, find that she came to her death from heart disease." J. E. PENNINGTON; M. V. SMITH; JOHN E. GRAVES; M. C. CROSSLY; T. A. PHILLIPS; JOHN T. BURROW.  FRANCES was a noted negro, figuring frequently in the courts. She was also a very zealous worker in all the revivals and no one could shout louder than "Sister Holloway." (Vernon Courier, Sept 3, 1891)

Miss GEORGIE HOLLY, who lived with Mr. LINK PENNINGTON 3 miles west of town, died Monday of congestive chill.  Her remains were laid to rest in Friendship cemetery Tuesday. (Vernon Courier, August 20, 1893)

DIED QUITE SUDDENLY - Mrs. HOOTS, wife of Mr. LAWRENCE HOOTS died quite suddenly on the 2nd inst, at his home in Ridge Beat. Her death was due to some disease of the heart. (Vernon Courier, May 11, 1893)

Mr. J. D. HOPPER died very suddenly last Saturday at his home, near Molloy. The immediate cause of his death was heart failure. Mr. Hopper was one of the substantial and leading men of his community, and had many friends through the county who will learn of his death with sadness. (Vernon Courier, July 20, 1893)

Mr. W. P. HOOPER lies dangerously ill at his home eight miles south-west of town. A message was sent in by Dr. BOX to have telephoned to Dr. DAVIS of Columbus to come at once to aid in performing an operation for intersusception (sic) of the bowels. Mr. ED L. YOUNG manager of the Columbus Exchange soon had Dr. DAVIS on his way.  R. HOPPER was here Monday filing his bond for Justice of the peace, having been recently elected.  He is a most excellent young man and his friends hope for his recovery
Later: Mr. HOPPER died last night. (Vernon Courier, August 13, 1896)

WILLIAM PARHAM HOPPER was born Sept. 16, 1858, professed faith in Christ in early manhood and joined the M. E. Church South of which he lived a faithful and consistent member until his master called him up to take possession of his everlasting inheritance in heaven.  He departed this life Aug. 13, 1896.
    Brother Hopper's character was above reproach, being scrupulously honest in all his business transaction, he made no enemies. His remains were deposited at the Lampkin Cemetery, near the old Hopper farm, amidst a large assemblage of relatives and friends.  In his death the country has lost one of its most honored citizens, the family one of the best of brothers, and the church one of its most devoted and consistent members. No wonder that such a man could say when death approached, "I am prepared to go."  May God comfort the bereaved.
      J. T. BLACK (Vernon Courier, August 20, 1896)

Mrs. MARY A. HOWARD, wife of THOS. G. HOWARD, aged 74 years departed this life on the night of the 21st of June, near Canaan in this county. Her last days were spent in much suffering, which she bore with Christian fortitude and patient endurance. Her mind was clear until near the last. She expected a perfect satisfaction and even anxiety to cross over the River and receive her everlasting reward, which awaits all the faithful. She leaves a son and three daughters to mourn her loss, but not as those who have no hope. May God sanctify their bereavement to the good of their never dying souls. That they may one day meet where there is no parting. FRIEND (Vernon Courier, July 4, 1889 - pg 1)

Tribute of Respect: On the 17th day of April 1889, near the close of day little ETHEL HOWEL, one of earth's brightest jewels, was called home after many days of suffering. When she felt that death was near she called her loving parents to her bedside to bid them farewell; told them that she was soon to leave them and told her mama to dry her tears and meet her in heaven, and to bring papa. She then said, "Grandma will you come too?" And as if going to sleep she died. She was only eight years old, but a bright and loving child; loved by all who knew her. While we will miss her in the Sunday School and her dear parents when they gather around, their fireside will see her vacant chair that cannot be filled. But what a consoling thought to know that she is now a bright angel in heaven and that at it will not be long ere they will meet their child again. God help the bereaved parents to be faithful until death, that they may join their own little ETHEL in the mansions of glory. Mrs. J. N. MCNEIL   Mrs. S. E. WIER (Vernon Courier, May 10, 1889)

Pikeville Items (Marion County, AL) - Mr. ALEXANDER HUEY, a very worthy citizen who lived in the neighborhood of the Toll Gate in this county, died suddenly on the 25th of January. He was in the woods with some neighbors chopping, and after hauling, sat on a log for awhile to rest, he complained of being thirsty, and rose from his seat, when he fell on his face and expired instantly. Deceased was a brother of MR. WM. HUEY, of Lamar County. - (Vernon Clipper, Feb. 6, 1880)

MRS. MOLLIE HUGHES, wife of THOMAS HUGHES of this county, died on the 28th of July. Deceased leaves a family of five children, the youngest an infant only two weeks old. MRS. HUGHES, who was a daughter of REV. R. D. BOLIN of Lamar, was a very estimable lady beloved by all who knew her. - (Vernon Clipper, Aug 8, 1879)

MANILAH JANE (BOLIN) HUGHES. She is not dead but sleepeth. The lovely daughter of R. D. BOLIN and NANCY E. BOLIN, MANILAH JANE HUGHES, the wife of THOMAS HUGHES, departed this life at 11 o'clock Monday July 28th, 1879, age 30 years. A dutiful daughter, kind wife and tender mother of 5 children. She was sick 9 days. She professed religion in 1867, and lived a strict member of the M. E. Church until her death. She often said during her illness she would never get well, and prayed often to be spared to raise her little babes, if it was the will of the Lord, if not, his will be done. On Sunday morning being very low, she often asked her nurse, friends, and neighbors to let her talk to them, they first refused her, she said if she was going to get well it would not hurt her, if she was going to die it would do her good to talk; O let me talk, ma, will you meet in Heaven? I will sweet child; that is sweet news to me. She then called her husband. Will you meet me in Heaven? I will. She then sang some four songs of Zion, gave a sweet smile and went home.   Her funeral, with her little daughter's, will be preached by REV. E. F. S. ROBERTS, at Bethel Church, on the 4th Sabbath in August. R. D. B. - July 30th, 1879 - (Vernon Clipper, August 15, 1879)

GEORGE HUGHEY, formerly a citizen of this county died at his home in Arkansas several weeks ago. (Vernon Courier, Jan 27, 1888 - pg 4)

Mr. WM. P. HUGHEY, of near Beaverton departed this life last Thursday. The deceased leaves a large family and many friends to mourn his loss. - (Lamar News, June 23, 1887)

Mr. W. P. HEWEY died at his home near Beaverton, on ----th inst, after a long lingering illness. He bore his suffering with patience and Christian fortitude, which was characteristic with him in all walks of life. He leaves a wife and ten daughters and a --- and a large number of --- to mourn his death. ---- to his memory. - (Vernon Courier, June 24, 1887)



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