Mobile County
Alabama
Genealogy and History



Obituaries

 

 
DEATH RECORDS OF STATE CONVICTS



THOMAS ADAMS
Died, in Jefferson county, Kentucky, on the 1nstant, Capt. Thomas Adams, late of Mobile.
[Mobile Register, July 9, 1858 - Transcribed by AFOFG]


IDA ANNETTE
MOBILE, ALA., Dec. 28. – After an illness of a lingering nature, Mrs. Ida Annette, wife of Hardy Harris, died here today at the family home, No. 4 Lyons street. The deceased was 27 years of age and is survived by her husband, one child and other relatives. The death of the young woman is extremely sad as her mother-in-law, Mrs. Noah Harris, Sr., passed away just a week ago.
[Montgomery Advertiser (Montgomery, AL) Thursday, 29 Dec. 1910; transcribed by FoFG mz]


ZOE ATKIN
     Died - In Mobile, October 27, of yellow fevor (sic), Zoe Atkin, daughter of Mrs. W. L. Butler, of Ark., aged fifteen.
     Death spares not to our love the young, the pure and good. Possessed of a singularly miable and ffectionate disposition, she had endeared herself to all who knew her intimately. Modest and retiring, she ever shunned the notice of strangers; but for her friends no sacrifice seemed too great if it conduced to their pleasure.
     An only daughterm deep will be the grief which will overshadow that desolate home where loved ones had been anxiously counting the weeks and months which must pass before thereturn of the cherished daughter and sister.
     For two years she had been woth her grand parents, so as to secure better education advantages; ever looking forward to the time when she should return to aid and cheer those who were sacrificing so much for her good.
     But the bright pictures she loved tp paint have all faded beneath the chilling hand of death, and her bereaved friends can only grieve over the desolation of their hopes.
     Yet to her mourning friends comes one bright gleam of consolation. The change is one of joy to her; the sweet, loving spirit, too dear to us, has but been removed to dwell with the Saviour she loved so much. Though young, she had not delayed the great business of life, and with the love and favor of God were blessings to be daily sought, and His commands were the laws by which she must strive to live. We know then the change to her is a blessed one, and would not call her back. We can go to her, but she can never come to us. - [M. L. N. in N.o. Timers]
[Mobile Register, November 13, 1870 - Transcribed by AFOFG]

FRANK D. AUSTIN
MOBILE, ALA., Nov. 3. – Frank D. Austin, a traveling salesman for the T. G. Bush Grocery Co., died at an early hour this morning. Deceased was sixty years old, and had resided in Mobile eighteen years. He was well known throughout this State. His wife a son and daughter, a brother, H. M. Austin, of Montgomery, and two sisters survive him. The body was taken to Leavenworth, Kansas, tonight.
[Montgomery Advertiser (Montgomery, AL) Thursday, 4 Nov. 1915; transcribed by FoFG mz]


HON. ARTHUR P. BAGBY
Mobile, Ala., [Died] Sept. 21, [1858] age 59. “Gov. B.,” says the Mobile Register, “was a native of Virginia, but removed to Alabama at an early age, when, under the inspiration of an ardent and emulous nature, he devoted his solid sense and brilliant talents to the active and practical exercise of the profession of law. He came to Alabama, if we are not mistaken, in 1818, established a residence at Claiborne, and took at once an elevated position as a criminal lawyer, which soon conferred popular confidence, and enabled him to acquire a more extended reputation as a safe general counselor and jurist. But it was not in the law, only, that his genius and ability commanded attention. In the course of a successful career in his personal pursuits, he was called upon to assume the station and duties of a legislator and statesman. He was returned as a member of the state legislature from the County of Monroe, was afterwards elected speaker of the House of Representatives of that body, and signalized his services not only by a rigidly equitable discharge of the duties of that office, but by the singular ability with which he maintained his elevated views and statesmanlike positions. The reputation so honorably gained by these important services led to further and more distinguished consequences. He was afterwards elected governor of Alabama, and filled that office with the approbation of his fellow-citizens as long as the constitution of the state permitted, when he was transferred to a wider field of political labor as a general counselor of the entire republic, and as one of the immediate representatives of his adopted state in the Senate of the United States. To this honorable position he was twice commended; and, while he yet served in that elevated station, he was still further distinguished by being selected from the ranks of his compeers to represent the dignity of the whole country at the court of Russia, under President Polk. This is but a rapid outline of the career of Gov. Bagby. On his return from Russia, he retired to private life and to the practice of his early profession. During the calm which succeeded the voyage of his public life, he received other tokens of the confidence and respect of Alabama. He was appointed as one of the commissioners to modify the laws of the state, and the present ‘Code of Alabama’ was the joint work of Gov. Bagby, Judge Ormond, and Judge Goldthwaite. For the few past years of his life he has been a resident of our city, where, as every where, he has drawn around him the most affectionate and respectful regard of all who have enjoyed his acquaintance. As an individual, Gov. Bagby was a man of large mental endowment, great intelligence, high moral worth, strict integrity and honor, and liberal public spirit. The usefulness of his life, his Christian charities, his lofty tone, and his exalted manly nature, stamped him with a nobility of character that bespoke and commanded at once the respect and admiration of the world. As a member of the bar he was respectful to the court, courteous to his professional brethren, and kind to all with whom he had intercourse. He had many warm personal friends, and, in the conflicts and collisions of party strife, he had no doubt made some political enemies. In private life he was no less remarkable than in public duty. He was an affectionate husband and father, a devoted friend, and a magnanimous foe, an agreeable companion, and an excellent citizen. His virtues will long survive in the memory of his associates, whilst his acts as a statesman will be recorded in the history of his age.
[Annual OBITUARY NOTICES OF EMINENT PERSONS who have died in the United States FOR 1858; BY HON. NATHAN CROSBY; BOSTON: JOHN P. JEWETT AND COMPANY. 1859. Transcribed by Kim Mohler.]



E.C. BECKHA Dead
Pascagoula, Miss., August 20.
Mr. E.C. Beckham, aged 57 years, a well known and respected citizen of this city, died suddenly yesterdaymorning at 11:45 o’clock while at the packing house of Mr. M. L. Pol. He was a native of Mobile county and been living in Pascagoula about twelve years. He leaves three sons and three daughters, all of whom are grown.
[Daily Herald, August 20, 1913 -  Transcribed by AFOFG]


MR. BENNETT
Mobile, Ala., Mar. 31.--Rev. Dr. Edmond Bennett, of Trinity Episcopal Church, received telegraphic information of the death of his father, which occurred near New Haven, Conn. yesterday. 
[Source: Montgomery, Advertiser, April 1, 1911, Transcribed by C. Anthony]


CLARENCE M. BENSON
PAPER FILE STUCK IN HEAD AND CASUED HIS DEATH
Clarence M. Benson, aged 13, son of Robert Benson, an electrical engineer, was killed in Mobile in a peculiar manner while playing with a number of companions in the Barton Academy yard. Several boys were throwing a stick in the air that had a sharp iron paper file stuck in the end, and in some manner the point struck young Benson on the head and penetrated his brain, causing death. The school authorities are unable to locate the boy who threw the stick into the air.
[Marion County Republican, Marion County Ala, December 23, 1908 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney]
 


JOSIAH BLAKESLEY, ESQ.
In Mobile, Josiah Blakesley, Esq. aged 68, a native of Connecticut, and formerly U. S. Consul at St. Jago de Cuba.
[Repertory (Boston, MA), Volume XII, Issue 39, Page 4, April 1, 1815 - Transcribed by AFOFG]

 
WILLIAM M. BOLTON
Special to The Advertiser
Mobile, Ala., Dec. 9 – William M. Bolton, aged eighty-four years, a native of Mobile County, who for many years operated a farm in Hall’s Mill road, a Confederate Veteran and Christian gentleman, died Monday night at Pascagoula, Miss, after an illness of one month’s duration. He is survived by nine children, H. H., M., R. L., Joesph E., J. S. Bolton of Mobile; Mrs. U. J. Rabby of Pascagoula, Mrs. P. S. Antoine, Mrs. Alice Mallory, Mrs. Charles Kramer of this county; one brother , J. H. Bolton; one sister , Mrs. E. Rowell; a number of grand children and other relatives . Deceased was a member of Semmes camp Confederate Veterans, having been a gallant soldier during the Civil War. The remains were brought to Mobile Tuesday and taken to the home of his son, J.E. Bolton, on Bay Avenue in Oakdale, from which place the funeral will take place Wednesday afternoon and later from Zion Baptist Church at Mertz.
[Montgomery Advertiser, December10, 1913 – Transcribed by AFOFG]


LLOYD BOWERS
CASHIERS SUICIDE
Mobile, Ala. May 18 – Lloyd Bowers, aged 68 years, and for twenty years prior to January of this year the cashier of the First National Bank of Mobile, shot himself in the forehead this morning and died this evening at 1 o’clock.  He had been forced by ill heath to retire from active business life, and although in good financial circumstances and surrounded by a loving wife, and family, he was despondent. Those who knew him well, state they believed his mind had been affected for some time.  He had several thousand dollars to his credit in the bank.
[Vernon Courier (Lamar County AL), May 21, 1891 - Submitted by Veneta McKinney]


MRS. A. L. BREWTON
Mobile, Ala., Nov. 9 – Mrs. Almeda L. Brewton, a native of Jackson county, Miss. Died Thursday after a short illness at her home in this city, where she had lived for the past eighteen years. The remains were taken to Pascagoula, Miss., for burial on Friday. She is survived by three sons, Royal R. Joseph and Mary Brewton, and two daughters, Mrs. E. L. Gentry and Mrs. E. T. Hillburg, of this city, one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Reeder, and three brothers George Eutrekin, Captain John Eutrekin of Biloxi, Miss., and Captain J. E. Entrekin, of Mobile, and one sister-in-law, Mrs. E. Entrekin, at Waynesboro, Miss, and a large family connection.
[Montgomery Advertiser, November 10, 1917 – Transcribed by AFOFG]


MAMIE BROWN
MOBILE, ALA., Dec. 28. – Mrs. Mamie Brown, wife of A. C. Brown, a well known resident of Pritchard’s, died there Wednesday morning at 4:45 o’clock, after a lingering illness. She was 24 years of age, and a native of Birmingham. Her maiden name was Miss Cree. Mrs. Brown’s mother died about six weeks ago in Birmingham, where two sisters and a brother survive her. Mrs. Brown, besides her husband and those mentioned above, leaves a little son, 3 years old.
[Montgomery Advertiser (Montgomery, AL) Thursday, 29 Dec. 1910; transcribed by FoFG mz]
 


Lieutenant Henry Burchsted
At Mobile, on the 28th of Nov. 1813, Lieut. Henry Burchsted, of the 2d reg't U. S. Infantry, aged 29 years - son of Mr. Henry Burchsted of this city. He was a meritorious officer, highly respected and esteemed by his brother officers, and his early exit is a source of affecting grief to his connexions (sic) and friends.
[Bee (Hudson, NY), Volume V, Issue 229, Page 3, December 20, 1814 - Transcribed by AFOFG]


THOMAS J. BURKE
Mobile, Ala., April 19. – Thomas J. Burke, 50 years old, a former member of the Mobile Police Department, died today. Surviving are two sisters – Mrs. Theresa E. Doyle, of Mobile, and Mrs. Maggie Doyle, of Norfolk, Va. – and one brother, Patrick H. Burke, of New Orleans.
[Times-Picayune, April 20, 1909 – Transcribed by AFOFG]


CAPTAIN E. CASTANERA
Old and Respected Coast Citizen Dead
Captain E. Castanera Passes Away At Pascagoula – Leaves Six Children – Three Sons in Biloxi

Biloxi, Aug 22.
     Captain E. Castanera, a native of Provincio de Lugo, Spain, born April 16, 1836, died yesterday afternoon at 3 o’clock at Pascagoula. He had been a resident of the Coast for sixty years, the greater part of which was spent at Pascagoula. Canptain Castanera was one of the oldest and most respected citizens of the Coast and had a large circle of admiring friends and relatives.
     Captain Castanera is survived by his widow, six children, and sixteen grandchildren. His children are Eugene Frank Tribio Castanera of Biloxi, Clarence Castanera of Long Beach, Mrs. C. W. Barnett of Mobile and Mrs. Mack Watkins of Moss Point.
     Interment will be made today at 2 o’clock in the McPhelah cemetery between moss Point and Pascagoula. Captain castanera was a member of the Catholic Church.
[Daily Herald, August 22, 1911 – Transcribed by AFOFG]


WILLIAM CATRETT
William Jerome Catrett, a retired heavy equipment operator, died Thursday at an area health care facility. She was 72. Catrett was a native of Citronelle and a resident of Semmes. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include his wife, Ethel L. Catrett; and one son, Edward L. Weaver, both of Semmes; two daughters, Natessa A. Turner of Lucedale, Miss., and Mary E. Black of Semmes; one brother, Willard Catrett of Escatawpa, Miss.; one sister, Mable Killcreas of Bay Minette; and three grandchildren. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Freeman Funeral Home in Citronelle, where the service is set for 2 p.m. Monday. Burial will be in Sims Chapel Cemetery in Sims Chapel.
[Mobile Register, December 31, 2005 - Submitted by  Dawn Conway]


GEORGE B. CAVANAGH, secretary of the Barney-Cavanagh Hardware Co., of Mobile, died at this home in that city, last Sunday morning,  He was 34 years of age, a graduate of Spring hill college and a prominent and efficient business man.
[Biloxi Herald, March 6, 1897 - Transcribed by AFOFG]

EDWARD WILLIAM COULTER
At Mobile, on the 10th of January, Edward William Coulter, (formerly a baker in this city,) from wounds received in falling into a ship's hold. When on his death bed, he desired that his friends in New York might be informed of his melancholy fate.
[Columbian (New York, NY), Volume VIII, Issue 2264, Page 3, March 1, 1817 - Transcribed by AFOFG]


WILLIE J. COYLE was aborn in Alexandria LA October 4, 1846, and died at the residence of his father-in-law, Mr. Charles Francisville Mobile AL December 31, 1880.
[Submitted by Christine Walters]



CAROLYN NANETTE NASH CRAFT
Carolyn Nanette Nash Craft, 59, of Gulf Breeze, Fla. died March 12, 2008 at a Florida hospital. She was born Aug. 10, 1948

She was a native of Laurel, Miss. She was a member of Lighthouse First Baptist Church in Pensacola and a former member of Moffett Road Baptist Church in Mobile. She was a certified public accountant with Knight Madson Accounting in Gulf Breeze.

Survivors include her husband, Gerald Craft, Gulf Breeze; two children, Michelle Niedert, Barstow, Calif., and Jerry Craft, Gulf Breeze; her mother, Madalynne Nash, Mobile; a sister, Nancy Wilhelm, Jackson, Ala.; a brother, Wayne Nash, Atwater, Calif.; five grandchildren.

The service was March 18 at 12 p.m. at Radney Funeral Home on Dauphin Street. Burial was in Springhill Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to the library at Moffett Road Baptist Church, 5555 Moffett Road, Mobile, AL 36618 or to the music fund at the University of Mobile Department of Music, 5735 Mobile Parkway, Eight Mile, AL 36613. [The Clarke County Democcat, March 20, 2008 - Submitted by Sabrina Roberts.]


DAVID CRAWFORD
Died, at Mobile, on saturday last, Mr. David W. Crawford. He fell in an affair of honor with Major Triplett. In his death, society has lost one of its brightest ornaments. He will long be remembered, and his premature fall regretted by a numerous and admiring acquaintance.
[Alabama Courier, March 19, 1819 - Transcribed by AFOFG]


EMMA L. CALRK DAVIDSON
Died - At the residence of Mr. J.W. Clifford, Opeloisas, La., on Friday, July 2, 1886, Emma L. Clark, age 29 years, beloved wife of Mr. J. J, Davidson, formerly of Grand Bay, Ala.
[Democrat Star, Jul 9, 1886]


FELIX WATTS DAVIS, JR.
     Felix Watts Davis Jr., a member of Word of Life Church, died Friday (September 6, 2002) at his home.  He was 75.
     A lifelong resident of Mobile County, Davis was a U.S. Army veteran.
     Survivors include his wife, Betty Jo Davis of Theodore; one son, Felix W. Davis III of Theodore; five daughters, Joan Lanier and Jackie Pugh, both of Robertsdale, Sharon P.(orioux) Davis of Grand Bay and Dorothy Stone and Donna Pineda, both of Mobile:  11 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
     Visitation will be from 6:30  to 8 tonight at Word of Life Church on Three Notch Road.  The funeral service will be 10 a.m. Monday at the church.
     Burial will be in Serenity Memorial Gardens.
     Arrangements are being made by Serenity Funeral home on Old Pascagoula Road.
[MObile Press Register, September 8, 2002 - Submitted by S. Robertson]

 
 MRS. RUTH LUNDY DAVIS
     Mrs. Ruth Lundy Davis - a native and lifelong resident of Theodore, Al died Sunday, May 28,  2006 at a local hospital.  She was 93.  Mrs.
Davis was a member of Calvary Assembly of God and was a long time employee of Abbott's Garden Center.  Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Jane (Marvin) Showles of Lucedale, MS and Alice (Curtis) Bohannon of Theodore; one son, Donald Roe (Loretta) Davis of Theodore, AL; one sister, Winnie Pierce of Theododre, Al; twelve grand children, thirteen great, grand children, nieces, nephews and other relatives.
     Funeral servises will be held from the chapel of Mobile Memorial Gardens Funeral Home on Wednesday May 31, 2006 at 10:00 a.m.  Visitation will be Tuesday May 30, 2006 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Interment will be in Magnolia Springs Baptist Church Cemetery. (Theodore, Al).
     Arrangements by Mobile Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 6040 Three Notch Rd., Mobile, Al 36619
[Press Register, May 30, 2006 - Submitted by Shirley Robertson]

THERESA PIERCE DAVIS
     Theresa Pierce Davis - Was born on September 21, 1951 in Mobile, AL to the late H.L. Pierce and Dorothy Marie Loper.
     She was called home on Wednesday June 7, 2006 at her home surrounded by her family.
     Her Christian walk began when she accepted Jesus Christ while she was still a youth.  She was a graduate of THeodore High School in 1969.
     She was known as a dedicated worker and she completed over 10 years of committed service to the Mobile County Public School System. 
  She has always served as a faithful member and tither of her local church. She was attending Living Word Church until her health failed.
     She was united in Holy Matrimony to Felix Walter Davis II on March 26, 1971 and three children were born under this 35 year union.  She is survived by her mother, Marie Loper Pierce,; ther husband Felix Walter Davis III;four siblings, Roy Pierce Sherri (John) poiroux, Pamela Diard and Gwen (Joe) Poiroux.  She leaves to cherish her memories, her children, Douglas Davis, Shelley (Tommy) Barko and Timothy Davis.
    Visitation will be at Serenity Funeral Home on Friday, June 9, 2006 from 5 to 8 p.m.  Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 10, at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of Serenity Funeral Home.
    Arrangements by Serenity Funeral Home 8691 Old Pascagoula Road, Mobile, AL.  251-633-478
[Mobile Press Register, June 8, 2006 - Submitted by S. Robertson]

 


JOSEPH ALPHONSUS DENIS
Died - In Mobile, on Monday morning, Oct. 3d, 1870, of consumption. Mr. Joseph Alphonsus Densi, aged 26 years, 9 months, and 3days.
     And this noble young man, with the halo of life drawing promises about him, and the hopes and love, and faith of an earnest manhood in his heart has crossed over the river and now rests benraeth the shade of the trees within "those jasper gates on the sore of bliss where tideless sleepthe seas of Time, soft by the City of God." Widowed with a warm heart and generous impulses, combined with a genial nature and couteous bearing, Mr. Denis never failed to `andear (sic), himself to all with whom he became acquainted , and the writer finds language inadequate to afford a fitting tribute to his memory. He passed away with the autumn leaves, and now sits among the chosen ones of God, from whence the anguish and tears of a doting mother, fond sisters and dear brothers can never recall him. he died in the faith of the Mother Church, of which he had through life been a conscientious and exempler member, In Magnolia Cemetery he was laid, where rhe birds and winds of his near native oHme (sic) will chant for him an eternal requiem . Although gone before us, the memory of a devout Christian nad honest man and true friend will remain and will entwine us. Ground (??) our hearty and year by year grow verdantly green. Dear friend, farewell.
     "Green be the tuf above thee Friend of our better days.
[Mobile Register, November 13, 1870 - Transcribed by AFOFG]



JEREMIAH DONOVAN
VETERAN DIES - LAST SURVIVOR OF CARPENTER'S CREW SUCCOMBS AT MOBILE
Mobile, Ala, Nov. 19 - Jeremiah Donovan, 83, Confederate Veteran, last surviving member of the crew of ship carpenters who built the first submarine in this country in 1861 in Selma for service in the Civil War, died here today.  He had the distinction of assisting in the building of vessels for service in three wars, the civil, Spanish American, and world war
[Clipping from unnamed newspaper - writing on it says: Nov. 19 . My guess is that its the Montgomery Advertiser of November 19, 1928 - transcribed by Veneta McKinney]


ROBERT FRANKLIN DUCK, native of Escambia County, FL, a resident of Mobile for the past 40 years, died at a local hospital Friday morning, Dec. 12, 1958. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Louella Duck, Mobile, AL; three daughters, Mrs. Anna Lee Simon, Mobile, AL, Mrs. Virginia Mae Jarvis, Theodore, AL, and Mrs. Annis Creamer, Robertsdale, AL; three sons, Jared E. Duck, Martin Luther Duck, and Albert E. Duck, all of Mobile; two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Silcox, Bayou la Batre, AL, and Mrs. Bashie Bankester, Reeves, LA; two brothers, Walter Duck, Loxley, AL and Alph Duck, Mobile, AL; thirteen grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and other relatives. His remains will be in the funeral parlors from Saturday at noon until Monday morning at 9 o'clock. Funeral services will be held from the Pentecostal Holiness Church, Washington Avenue, Monday morning, Dec. 15, 1958 at 11 o'clock. His body will lay in the church from 10 am until funeral time at 11 o'clock. Interment will be in the Pine Crest Cemetery. Funeral arrangements by Higgins Mortuary, Inc., Mobile, AL. [Mobile Register, Dec. 15, 1958 - Submitted by Dawn Conway]

MAJOR DANIEL OTIS DUNHAM
In New Orleans, on the 17th July, (on a tour of duty to the Mobile,) deeply lamented, Major Daniel Otis Dunham, aged 24, late aid to Maj. Gen. McIntosh, of the Georgia militia.
[Weekly Messenger (Boston, MA), Volume 4, Issue 47, Page 4, September 8, 1815 - Transcribed by AFOFG]
 


GEORGE W. FEAGIN
MOBILE, ALA., Sept. 29. – The remains of George W. Feagin, who died in Birmingham, Ala., today at 6:15 o’clock, arrived in Mobile tonight and will be interred here tomorrow afternoon. Mr. Feagin was a resident of Mobile for a long number of years, leaving here three years ago to reside in the Magic City. He was a native of Conecuh County, Alabama, 65 years of age, and is survived by a number of relatives in Birmingham. The deceased was a Confederate Veteran and had an excellent record as a soldier.
[Montgomery Advertiser (Montgomery, AL) Monday, 30 Sept. 1912; transcribed by FoFG mz]


CHARLES H. FOND
     On Friday, August 16, at 12 o'clock, of Yellow Fever, Charles H. Fond, aged about 28 years, formerly a resident of New Orleans and Mobile, Ala.
     New Oreans, Mobile and New York papers please copy.
[Flake's Bulletin (Galveston, TX), Saturday, August 17, 1867, Volume III, Issue 50, Page 4 - Transcribed by AFOFG]


DON A. FRANCIA
Lately died at Mobile, Don. A. Francia, the great botanist, and natural historian, of the bite of a rattle snake, which he received as he was fearing for some particular herbs and plants.
[Charleston Morning Post (Charleston, SC), Volume IV, Issue 400, Page 2, June 22, 1786 - Transcribed by AFOFG]


JOHN FRIEND
At Mobile, on the 20th ult. John Friend, printer; he was a native of Philadelphia. At the same place, Captain John Smith (Transcriber's note: Believe Captain John Smith is Captain Smith listed below)
[Evening Post (New York, NY), Issue 4826, Page 2, November 28, 1817 - Transcribed by AFOFG]


MRS. MARGIE LEE PHILLIPS GATES
May 18, 1999
Mrs Margie Lee Phillips Gates - Age 77, a native of Alabama and a lifelong resident of Mobile, died Monday, May 17, 1999 at her home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marion H. Gates, Sr. Mrs. Gates was devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother and was a member of Government Street Baptist Church and the Bykota Sunday School Class. She is survived by her children, Marion H. (Martha) Gates Jr. of Theodore and Margo (Buddy) Nabors of Mobile; three grandchildren, Elaine Frederickson, Marion Gates III and Richard Cook; three great grandchildren, Tiffany, Tyler, and Terra; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services will be held from the chapel of Radney Funeral Home on Wednesday, My 19, 1999 at 10:00 am with interment in Pine Crest Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday from 5 pm until 8 pm. Funeral arrangements made by Radney Funeral Home.

May 20, 1999
Mrs. Margie Lee Phillips Gates - Funeral services were held at the chapel of Radney Funeral Home, Dauphin St. on Wednesday, May 19,1999, at 10:00 am. Officiated by Dr. Charles E. Brown and Mr. Lambert C. Mims. Honorary pallbearers were Len Hayles, Curtis Harris, and members of the BYKOTA Sunday school class of Government St. Baptist Church. Active pallbearers were Johnny Martin, Terry Dortch, Brant lancaster, James Madison, Lambert Mims, Dale Mims, Danny Mims. Interment was in Pine Crest Cemetery, Dauphin Island Parkway. Funeral arrangements by Radney Funeral Home, Daphne, AL.
[Contributed by Jackie Schultes Gordon and transcribed by Dawn Conway.]  

 


CONSTANCE OCTAVIA GIRARD
MOBILE, ALA., Dec. 14. – Mrs. Constance Octavia Girard, age 55 years, a native of Mobile, died Saturday night at 5:30 o’clock at her home, Park Avenue, eighth north of Spring Hill Avenue, after an illness of a lingering nature. She was the widow of Emile Girard and lived here all her life. Two daughters, Mrs. Alice M. Herron, Mrs. Adele Helton of this city; one son, Frank Girard; twelve grand children and nine great grand children survive her. Mrs. Girard is the last member of the Eslava family who were among the early settlers of Mobile and whose names are connected with the history of the city.
[Montgomery Advertiser (Montgomery, AL) Monday, 15 Dec. 1913; transcribed by FoFG mz]


MR. LEWIS GOVETT
At Mobile, on the 10th of October last, in the 29th year of his age, Mr. Lewis Govett, late of this city.
[Franklin Gazette, Nov. 28, 1820 - Transferred by AFOFG]


SUSAN GUSMAN
     MOBILE, ALA., Dec. 22. – Mrs. Susan Gusman, wife of Captain Alfred W. Gusman, of this city died Saturday. She was born in this city February 9, 1847, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Wragg. Mrs. Gusman was one of the prominent residents of Mobile, and was well known in Montgomery, New Orleans, and Birmingham.
     Her husband, one son, and four daughters, Mrs. Mamie Cavin, Miss Martha Gusman, Mrs. S. H. Colvin, Mr. Kline Gusman and Mrs. D. R. Barbee, wife of D. R. Barbee, editorial director of the Mobile Register survive her.
[Montgomery Advertiser (Montgomery, AL) Wednesday, 23 Dec. 1917; transcribed by FoFG mz]

JAS. HADLOCK
Near Mobile, Captain Nathaniel Swasey, master of the sch. Eliza of Boston -
also Jas. Hadlock, cook of same vessel.
[New England Palladium (Boston, MA), Volume XLV, Issue 46, Page 2, December 9, 1817 - Transcribed by AFOFG]


THOMAS L. HARRISON 
At Mobile, Thomas L. Harrison, the hero on the confederate side in the Battle of Mobile Bay, died Friday night, aged fifty-one years.  He graduated from Annapolis, and at the age of twenty years, he entered the confederate naval service He was ordered to Mobile in 1862 and appointed executive office for the gunboat Morgan.  In the battle in the spring of 1865, when Farragut forced an entrance into Mobile Bay, the little vessel was soon driven under the shelter of the guns of Fort Morgan, the ram Tennessee and the gunboat Selma having been captured and the gunboat Gaines burned. The captain of the Morgan gave orders to abandon the ship and set her on fire.  Lieutenant Harrison, however, reminding the crew that this was the only free vessel in the bay and would be of incalculable value to the confederacy if saved, asked the men to volunteer to run the boat up to Mobile.  Every man stepped to the starboard. Thereupon Harrison requested the captain to step below. The captain declared the act one of mutiny, but Harrison said they would talk about that later.  It was then night, and the Morgan, under full steam ran through the federal fleet, the vessels opening fire upon her on either side.  The Metocomet and the Lackawanna put out in pursuit, and a fighting race of twenty-three miles followed.  At the upper forts the confederates, not trusting the signals from the advancing vessel, opened fire upon her and had the gates through the obstruction closed. Under the double fire the lieutenant put out a small boat, hailed the nearest fort and got his friends to turn the full force of their guns on the pursuing vessel, thus keeping them at bay.  Before daylight the gate was lifted and the Morgan passed into Mobile River in safety.  After the war Harrison engaged in business and later filled the post of United States Commissioner.
[Vernon Courier, Lamar County, AL - March 31, 1892]

 

MELVILLE HURLEY Dead
Gulfport
Melville Hurley, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Hurley, formerly of this city but now of Pascagoula died with the influenza at the A. & M. College Monday night. He was buried in Mobile yesterday with full military honors. The young man, was at one time in the employ of the Gas Company in this city and was liked by a large circle of friends who will regret his death. He had been in the government service but one week when stricken.
[Daily Herald, October 10, 1918 – Transcribed by AFOFG]


LOUIS J. JACKSON, a native of Tunnel Springs, AL, residing in Mobile, AL for 34 years, died Friday, April 7, 1978 at 9:30 a.m. in Mobile. He was buried from Bel-View Baptist Church, Monday April 10, 1978 at 10 a.m. He is survived by his wife, Louise cumbie Jackson and two daughters.
[Submitted by Christine Walters]


EBEN BELL KIRK
Eben Bell Kirk, Montgomery, Ala.: University of Alabama, Mobile, 1885; died in a hospital in Montgomery, March 10.
[Journal of American Medical Society 1920 – Transcribed by Tina Easley]


MARY A. LANGLEY, a longtime resident of Wilmer, died Wednesday at a local hospital. Survivors include a daughter, Karen Kuhn of Wilmer; two sons, Jerry Richardson and Bart Spivey, both of Mobile; two stepchildren, Sandra Henderson of Mississippi and Walter A. Langley Jr. of Florida; a brother, Ellsworth Alford of Wilmer; a sister, Frances Kirby of Eight Mile; and six grandchildren. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. today at Valhalla Memorial Funeral Home, with burial in Valhalla Memorial Gardens.
[Mobile Register (AL) - September 27, 1996 - Submitted by Dena Whitesell]
 


FRANK LISICA
Lisica Dead.
     Frank Lisica, who was shot from ambush in Pascagoula on Monday night, died in the Providence Infirmary in Mobile yesterday morning. The remains were sent to Pascagoula for interment. The shooting of Lisica, which resulted fatally, is somewhat of a mystery. Lisica claimed before he died that he was shot twice by two negro highwaymen and robbed of $50. Sheriff W. G. Parker, of Pascagoula, said that he disbelieved the statement. The sheriff stated that he had information that Lisica was shot by a man whom he is alleged to have insulted. The sheriff further stated that the dead man did not have $50 on his person as it was said that he borrowed $15 the afternoon he was shot. The shooting took place on the outskirts of Pascagoula.
[Daily Herald, September 6, 1918 – Transcribed by AFOFG]


ROBERT MAGUIN
Died, at the Providence infirmary, on the 8th inst. Robert Maguin, aged 35 years, a native of Castlemillan, County Down, Ireland, but for the last four years a resident of this city.
[Mobile Register, July 13, 1858 - Transcribed by AFOFG]


E.E. MANGUM
Killed by High School principal
Mobile, Ala.. Dec 15 A special from Saratoga, Miss says E.E. Mangum, a prominent citizen of Magee, was shot and killed by Prof. J.E. Woodward principal of the high school today. A son of Mangum was whipped by Woodward, and subsequently Mangum met and knocked Woodward down.
[The Washington Post, December 16, 1904 (Washington, D.C.) (Barb)]


 

FELIX D MCCANN
MOBILE, ALA., Dec. 14. – Felix D. McCann, age sixty, a native of Ireland, a resident of Mobile for the past forty years, and a retired retail grocer, died Sunday morning at 5:40 o’clock after an illness of several weeks at his home, 508 Saint Francis Street. One sister, Mrs. John Diamond, and other relatives, survive him. Mr. McCann was a devoted Catholic and a member of the Cathedral branch of the Catholic Knights of America.
[Montgomery Advertiser (Montgomery, AL) Monday, 15 Dec. 1913; transcribed by FoFG mz]


 
DAVID MCCULLOUGH
Died, in this city, at 8 o'clock, on the morning of the 10th instant, at his residence on Jackson, between Dauphin and St. Francis streets. Mr. David McCullough, aged 62 years.
[Mobile Register, August 11, 1858 - Transcribed by AFOFG]


 
MURPHY MCMILLIAN, a leading citizen of Stockton, died at the Battle house at Mobile Wednesday morning.  He was a very successful manufacturer of Cypress lumber, a man of fine character and a consistent church member.  He leaves a number of relatives and friends to mourn his loss.  He was 71 years of age.
[Source Vernon Courier, Lamar County, AL July 3, 1890 = Submitted by Veneta McKinney]


J. E. MILSTEAD
MOBILE, ALA., Sept. 29. – J. E. Milstead, a prominent resident of Pensacola, Fla., aged 45 years, died here this afternoon at a local infirmary, after an illness of four days’ duration. The remains of the deceased were taken to Pensacola tonight, accompanied by his wife and other relatives. Mr. Milstead was a resident of Pensacola for a long number of years.
[Montgomery Advertiser (Montgomery, AL) Monday, 30 Sept. 1912; transcribed by FoFG mz]


MR. WILLIAM MITCHELL
Died, At Mobile, Alabama, on the 3d inst, Mr. William Mitchell, Jun. formerly of this place.
[Newbern Sentinel, Jan. 8, 1820 - Transcribed by AFOFG]

MAJOR THOMAS MONTGOMERY
Died at Fort Charlotte, Mobile, on the 11th Dec last, Major Thomas Montgomery, Battalion 3rd District Paymaster -  on the following evening his boay was interred with appropriate military honors.
[American and Commercial Daily Advertiser (Baltimore, MD), Volume XXXV, Issue 5498, Page 3, January 29, 1817 - Transcribed by AFOFG]


WILLIAM NORWOOD
At Mobile, Mr. William Norwood, mate of sch. Mary, of Newburyport.
[Salem Gazette (Salem, MA), Volume XXX, Issue 85, Page 2, October 18, 1816 - Transcribed by AFOFG]


FRANK ROSS O’ROURKE
(Special to The Advertiser]
Mobile, ALA., Nov. 9 – Frank Ross O’Rourke, aged 45 years, a native of Mobile, died Thursday at a local infirmary. He was the son of the late Michael V. O’Rourke, who was a well known newspaper man of this city. Deceasedis survived by one brother William O’Rourke, one sister, Miss Lela O’Rourke, and other relatives.
[Montgomery Advertiser, November 10, 1917 – Transcribed by AFOFG]



THOMAS B. OVERTON
At Mobile, Alabama, on the 18th October last, Thomas B. Overton, Esquire, attorney at law, late of Wilkesbarre, Pennsylvania.
[Franklin Gazette, Nov. 28, 1820 - Transferred by AFOFG]

 

PATRICK H. PEPPER
Mobile, Ala., Jan 5--Patrick H. Pepper, a noted Confederate blockade runner during the war, died this morning.
[The Milwaukee Journal, Jan 5, 1884 - Submitted by K. Torp]


MARY PETERS
MOBILE, ALA., Dec. 13. – The funeral of Mrs. Mary Peters took place Saturday morning from the Home for the Aged of the Little Sisters of the Poor and the internment was in the Catholic Cemetery. Deceased was 85 years of age, a native of Germany and leaves no relatives in this country.
[Montgomery Advertiser (Montgomery, AL) Sunday, 14 Dec. 1913; transcribed by FoFG mz]

CAPTAIN BENJAMIN PLANK
In Mobile, Alabama, 10 July, Captain Benj. Plank, commander of the Steam Boat Jachin, and formerly of Bennington, Vermont.
[Newburyport Herald, September 24, 1819 - Transcribed by AFOFG]


William Pollard
In Mobile, Alabama, Mr. William Pollard, aged 48.
[Columbian Centinel (Boston, MA), Issue 3495, Page 2, October 4, 1817 - Transcribed by AFOFG]


MR. RIDER
At Mobile, Mr. Rider, mate of sch. Elizabeth, at Boston.
[New England Palladium (Boston, MA), Volume XLV, Issue 46, Page 2, December 9, 1817 - Transcribed by AFOFG]


EDWARD MURPHY ROBINSON
ROBINSON SUICIDED
Edward Murphy Robinson, one of Mobile’s most prominent citizens and one of the leading criminal and civil lawyers of the south, a club man, former representative in the general assembly of Alabama and who had refused many political honors, ended his life by two shots form a revolver in his bedroom. The news of the tragic ending of this brilliant young man when it became generally known through out the city shocked every one.
[Marion County Republican, Marion County AL, November 4, 1908 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney]



CASSIE S. ROLAND
Cassie Sims Roland, a veteran educator who retired after teaching elementary school for 29 years in Mobile County, died Sunday at a local health care facility. She was 77.  The Forkland, Ala., native resided in Prichard. Mrs. Roland began her career in the public school system at Grand Bay School. She later taught at Carver, Ella Grant, Trinity Gardens and Brazier schools. She retired in 1979. She maintained memberships in the national and state retired teachers' associations and held various offices with the local association. She was a member of Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church since childhood and served in many auxiliaries, including the vacation Bible school, senior choir, counselor to the junior choir and teacher to the Sunday school primary class. She also worked with Cub Scouts. Survivors include two sons, Charles Gerald Roland and Patrick Lynn Roland, both of Prichard; three daughters, Saundra Jean Inge and Linda Elaine Hargrett of Tallahassee, Fla., and Eunice Elizabeth Roland Jackson of Chicago; a sister, Ruth Sims Morrissette of Chicago; 14 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Viewing is to be Saturday from 9 a.m. until services begin at 11 a.m. at Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church.
Reese Funeral Home of Prichard is handling arrangements.
[Mobile Register (AL), June 12, 1997, Submitted by Anna Newell]


MR. DANIEL B. SANDERSON
In Mobile, about two weeks since, Mr. Daniel B. Sanderson, one of the editors of the Mobile Gazette, and a few days subsequent, his consort, Mrs. Theodosia W. Sanderson.
[Alabama Courier, Oct. 15, 1819 - Transcribed by AFOFG]

 

DAVID SAUCIER
Pascagoula, Miss., Oct. 25
David Saucier, a prominent farmer and Civil War veteran, of West Pascagoula, died this morning at the age of 69 years. He was born at Pass Christian. At the beginning of the war he enlisted in the Dahlgren Guards and served until the close of the war. He was a member of Jackson County Camp no. 1170. He is survived by his wife and four children: Mrs. W. T. Norton of Mobile; A. D. Saucier of Rose and Mobile Register Cecile Sucier. The interment was made this evening in the Gautier Cemetery, Rev. Father B. O’Reilly officiating.
[Daily Herald, October 26, 1910 – Transcribed by AFOFG]


 

LEO SCHARFF
Pascagoula Man Dead
Moss Point, July 11.
      Leo Scharff, age 52 years, a prominent jewish merchant of this city, died at his home here Sunday afternoon shortly after 2 o’clock.
     Mr. Scharff is survived by a wife and his two daughters, Miss Ida Scharff of this city and Mrs. A. Bernstein of New Orleans, also by one brother, Mr. Edward Scharff of this city and Mobile.
[Daily Herald, July 14, 1915 – Transcribed by AFOFG]


HENRY A. SCHROEDER DEAD
Mobile, July 25 – Henry A. Schroeder died today at Narragansett Pier, R. I. in his 62nd year.  He was one of Mobile’s best known and wealthiest citizens.  He was a native of Baltimore and came here in 1838 and engaged in cotton factoring.  The panic of 1837 brought a complete failure, but in the next thirteen years he made another fortune in the same business.  He sided in incorporating the Southern Bank of Alabama and was its president from shortly after its incorporation until the expiration of the charter of the bank in 1880.  He was married many years ago, but leaves no children of his own.  He was very active in church and charitable work, being for many years senior warden of Christ Church.
[Vernon Courier, Lamar County, AL, Aug. 4, 1892 Transcribed by Venetta McKInney]

 

JAMES L. SHOTWELL
     In Galveston, Texas, August 21, of Yellow Fever, Mr. James L. Shotwell, formerly of Mobile.
     Mobile papers please copy.
[Flake's Bulletin (Galveston, Texas), Saturday August 24, 1867, Volume III, Issue 56, Page 4 - Transcribed by AFOFG]

 

MRS. LYDIA SIMMONS
On Sunday, of the same complaint (editor's note: "Milk Sickness"], Mrs. Lydia Simmons, wife of Mr. Daniel Simmons.
[Mobile Register, August 11, 1858 - Transcribed by AFOFG]

 

DANIEL SIMMONS
On Saturday last, in Mobile County, of "Milk Sickness" Mr Daniel Simmons, aged about 25 years.
[Mobile Register, August 11, 1858 - Transcribed by AFOFG]


JOSEPH R. SKILTON
Joseph R. ''Bud'' Skilton, an electrician and Army veteran of World War II and the Korean War, died Thursday in a local hospice. He was 76. A native of New York, Skilton had resided in the Mobile area since 1982, living in Chickasaw for about the past three years. Survivors include his children in New York. Their names were unavailable. Viewing will be from 10 a.m. to noon today at Radney Funeral Home in Mobile, with graveside services at 2 p.m. at the U.S. National Cemetery in Biloxi.
[Mobile Register (AL) - September 27, 1996 - Submitted by Dena Whitesell]

CAPTAIN SMITH
At Mobile, on the 20th Sept. Capt. Smith, of the schr Martha.
[Evening Post (New York, NY), Issue 4800, Page 2, October 29, 1817 - Transcribed by AFOFG]


MRS. JOHN SMITH
Mrs. John Smith was burned to a crisp at Mobile Tuesday by her clothing catching on fire.
[Vernon Courier (Lamar County, AL) March 20, 1890]


TOMA SMITH
At Mobile, Toma Smith, the young sailor who fell from the topmast of the Dutch bark Theodore last week and sustained severe injuries, is dead.
[Hamilton Times, Marion County, AL, July 16, 1891 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney]

ERASTUS ST. JOHN
Died, on the 1st instant, Erastus St. John, youngest so of Addison and Harriet B. Leavens, aged fourteen months and twenty days.
[Mobile Register, Jul. 3, 1858 - Transcribed by AFOFG]


CAPTAIN NATHANIEL SWASEY
Near Mobile, Captain Nathaniel Swasey, master of the sch. Eliza of Boston -
also Jas. Hadlock, cook of same vessel.
[New England Palladium (Boston, MA), Volume XLV, Issue 46, Page 2, December 9, 1817 - Transcribed by AFOFG]


JOHN W. THOMAS
THEY KILLLED HIM – Because He Had Them Arrested and Locked Up Mobile, July 12 – The dead body of John W. Thomas, of Mobile county, was found yesterday in the village of Whistler, seven miles from Mobile.  There were three bullet wounds on his body, and his skull was crushed.  The crime was traced to Gilbert Deace and John Ryan, two engineers, whom Thomas had arrested yesterday for a minor offense. Deace and Ryan were captured and locked up.  Thomas was a one-armed deputy sheriff and was a terror to evil doers
[Vernon Courier, Lamar County AL, July 20, 1893 - Submitted by Veneta McKinney]



NED STRENGTH
October 17, 2004, Mobile Register
     Ned Strength, a veteran of the U.S. Navy, died Friday at a family home. He was 91.
     Strength was a native of Little River and a resident of Kushla. He attended Shadow Lawn Baptist Church and was retired from National Steel.
     Survivors include one son, Ned Strength of Texas; four daughters, Carley Benton of Texas, Mary Ann Dye of Massachusetts, Linda Gilchrist of Chickasaw and Brenda White of Kushla; five grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.
     Visitation will be held today from 6 to 8 pm at Gilmer's Funeral Home on Zeigler Circle West, where the funeral is set for 10 am Monday. Burial will be in the George Family Cemetery in Saraland.
[Contributed by Jackie Schultes Gordon and transcribed by Dawn Conway.]

BONNIE SYLVILLA PIERCE
    
Mrs. Bonnie Sybilla Pierce - Age 90, a native of Mobile, AL 
and resident of the Tanner Williams Community died Wednesday, March 12, 
2003 at a local hospital.
    She was a manager of the Tanner Williams School Cafeteria for 33 years.
    She is survived by three children, Gearldine "Gerrie" Howell, 
Mildred (J.W.) Maples and Ronald Pierce all of Tanner Williams; seven 
grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, and two great great 
grandchildren; one brother, Henry Bryan of Howell COmmunity; and nieces, 
nephews and other relatives.
      Visitation will be from 5 to 8 pm Friday, March 14, 2003 at Randny 
Funeral Home.  Funeral Services will be held from Palestine Baptist 
Church Saturday, March 15 at 11 am with family receiving friends from 10 
am until the service time.  Interment will be in Palestine Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements by Radney Funeral Home, 3155 Dauphin Street 
Extension, Mobile, AL
[Mobile Press Register, March 13, 2003, Submitted by
Name: S. Robertson]
 


MRS. LIZZIE THOMAS
The Laurel Ledger
Friday, January 11, 1907
Laurel, Mississippi
Obituary.
(Written by a Friend)
On December the 13th, the death angel visited the home of W D Thomas and took away his dear companion Mrs Lizzie Thomas. She was born April 3 1864 and joined the Baptist church at Whistler, Ala., 1879. She was the mother of ten children, nine of whom are living, five boys and four girls. Besides these she leaves a host of relatives and friends to mourn her death. Mrs Thomas was a devoted companion, an effectionate mother and a consecrated Christian and was loved by all both old and young that knew her. She was sick for several weeks and the very best medical skill with good nursing she had seemed not avail. But we feel according to God's promise that she is in the arms of our blessed Master awaiting the coming of her sorrowing companion and dear little children where they can strike hands around the beautiful throne of God where parting will be no more.
[The Laurel Ledger, January 11, 1907 - Transcribed by Kathy S]

 



GEORGE THOMPSON
Mobile, Ala., April 19. – George Thompson, of Mobile, died Sunday night at Bay Minette. He was a member of the Gulf City Guards, and a detachment went there today and attended the funeral. Thompson is the second member of the company to die in two weeks, Roy P. Martin having been murdered in Birmingham.
[Times-Picayune, April 20, 1909 – Transcribed by AFOFG]


AMANDA (ORRELL) TOLER Died - At St. Elmo, Mobile County AL, October 4, 1878 wife of W.D. Toler, Esq. and daughter of the late John Orrell Esq. of N.C. She was buried on the anniversary of her wedding day. Seven years of wedded happiness shed its bright beams on her pathway of life. To a devoted sister's tender love and care, she left her three dear little children - a little girl, aged five years, a boy three years of age and an infant only a few weeks old.
[St. Elmo AL October 25, 1878 - Submitted by Christine Walters]


W.D. TOLER - Died, August 25, 1885, at his residence in St. Elmo, Mobile Co., Ala. W.D. Toler, who was born in Newbern, NC in which State he resided until 1879, at which time he removed to Mobile County and soon thereafter married Miss Amanda Orrell of St. Elmo, formerly of N.C. whom he survived seven years. He leaves three little children and a large number of friends who in sorrow and sadness survive him. Mr. Toler conducted successfully a saw mill and turpentinery in and near St. Elmo for about 15 years. He was a Representative of Mobile County at the time of his death. About 18 years ago Mr. Toler was shot by an assassin, the bullet lodging in his left lung, which produced his death. He was a good citizen, a useful man charitable and universally kind to his fellow man, and always promoting to the extent of his ability, every interest which tended to promote the general good of his county.
[Newspaper - Orange Grove Miss, Oct. 20, 1885  - Submitted by Christine Walters]

 
DERVIN G. TOWNSEND
     Dervin G. "D" Townsend, 66, of Mauvilla, died March 16, 2008 at an area hospital.

     He was a native of Greensboro. He was retired from the Alabama Highway Department as an inspector. He graduated from Coffeeville High School.
    
Survivors include his wife of 23 years, June Fuller Townsend, Mauvilla; two sons, Randy Townsend, Chase Townsend, both of Mauvilla; two daughters, Penny Townsend, Mobile, Dawn Ellis, Grand Bay; four brothers, Jack Townsend, Columbia, Tenn., L.D. Townsend, Jacksonville, Fla., Ronald Townsend, Ray Townsend, Chunchula; two sisters, Louise Thomas, Greensboro, Geneva Gillam, Thomasville; six grandchildren.
    
The service was March 19 at 1 p.m. at the Haven Woods Baptist Church. Burial was in Valhalla Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Valhalla Memorial Gardens Funeral Home of Semmes directed. [The Clarke County Democcat, March 20, 2008 - Submitted by Sabrina Roberts.]


MRS. W. WALKER
Mrs. W. Walker, aged 23 years, of Pascagoula, died this morning at 6 o’clock in an infirmary in Mobile.
[Daily Herald, August 4, 1915 – Transcribed by AFOFG]


Mrs. Sallie Lyon Waller
Mrs. Sallie Lyon Waller, widow of Charles J. Waller, born in Mobile, Ala., died in Richmond, Va., Mar 18, 1915. She was buried from Christ Church in the family plot in Magnolia Cemetery, Mobile, Ala.
[Daughters of the American Revolution Magazine, Volume 46-47 by The Daughters of the American Revolution, 1915 - Transcribed by AFOFG]



CAPTAIN JOHN A. WATSON
At Mobile, Capt. John A. Watson, late of  the 3d reg. U. S. infantry.
[Essex Register (Salem, MA), Volume XVI, Issue 46, Page 3, June 8, 1816 - Transcribed by AFOFG]

 
MR. JOSEPH WILKINSON
In Claiborne, (Alabama) Mr. Joseph Wilkinson, Aged 18, of Providenc, presently from Mobile.
[Boston Daily Advertiser, Aug. 4, 1820 - Transcribed by AFOFG]

ANTHONY ALAN WINDHAM
     U.S. Marine killed in MOBILE, Ala. -- A 27-year-old man was killed early this morning in a motorcycle accident on Azalea Road, Mobile Police said.Spokesman Officer Christopher Levy said Anthony Alan Windham was pronounced dead on the scene after the accident was reported about 12:55 a.m. Levy said Windham was northbound on Azalea Road in the 600 block when he lost control of his 2006 Suzuki motorcycle, struck a curb and crashed. He said no other vehicles were involved in the accident.
     Windham's wife, Tracy Windham, told the Press-Register her husband was an eight-year veteran of the U.S. Marines who was stationed with the Third Force Reconaissance Unit in Mobile. She said Windham, a active-duty corporal, served a tour of duty in Iraq as a prison guard.
     MIDLAND Monday morning motorcyle crash on Azalea Road. Anthony Alan Windham went to be with our Lord on March 15, 2010, he was born on May 1, 1982, in Midland Texas. Anthony attended grade school in Rankin Texas and then moved to Midland Texas where he proceeded to graduate from Midland Lee High School in the year 2000. After graduation and 9/11/2001 he decided to make the ultimate sacrifice and join the military to defend our country. Anthony was currently serving in the United States Marine Corps as a Corporal, assigned to the Third Force Reconnaissance Unit located in Mobile Alabama. During his eight years in the military he served a tour in Iraq as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom from Aug. 2004 to March 2005. Anthony was a marksmanship instructor while stationed at Camp Lejeune NC in 2006; he was also a sharp shooter and received many medals and recognition during his time in the military. Anthony loved making a difference and being apart of something that was so much more then just a career. Anthony was a son, grandson, big brother, father, husband, dear friend and soldier. He had a smile that could light up any room and a laugh that was so contagious you couldn't help but want to be around him. Anthony was generous and willing to help anyone in need. Anthony had a very humble spirit and will be greatly missed and loved forever by all who knew him and all the lives he touched. Anthony was preceded in death by his uncle, Bill Curtis Lindsey. He leaves his family behind to cherish his memory; wife, Tracey Windham of Mobile Ala.; son, Caleb Ryan Windham of Midland; step-children, Abigail, Theodore and Jerzie, all of Mobile, Ala.; parents, Debra Lindsey of Midland and Daymond Lindsey of Flowermound; brother, Matt Lindsey also of Flowermond; sister, Kelly Lindsey of Midland; grandparents, John and Elizabeth Harrell of Midland and DeWayne and Janey Lindsey of Rankin; great grandparents, Reverend Clyde and Mavis McCollough of San Angelo and his mother-in-law, Amy Polochak of Mobile, Ala.; his dear friend and mother of his son Caleb, Jennifer Farrington of Midland; numerous uncles, aunts and cousins. Family will be receiving friends tonight from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Lewallen-Garcia-Pipkin Funeral Home. A funeral service will take place Saturday, March 20, 2010, at 2 p.m. at 1st United Methodist Church in Rankin, Texas. Interment will follow at Rankin Cemetery in Rankin, Texas. Funeral services are under the direction of Lewallen-Garcia-Pipkin Funeral Home. - Submitted by Janice Rice.  


MRS. ELIZABETH WINTER
At Rothsay, Scotland, on the 29th June, Mrs. Elizabeth Winter, wife of Francis Winter, of this city.
[Mobile Register, August 11, 1858 - Transcribed by AFOFG]

 
 


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