These are some obituary notices that Cindy Brock has copied and was generous enough to send for posting on the Walker County page. As time permits, she may be sending more notices for this page, so stop back often to check for updates.
From the Walker Co. Messenger, March 9, 1917
W. M. Roberson Died Sunday Night at 9
Bright's Diesease Said To Be Cause of Death- Leaves Wife and One Child
W. M. Roberson, age 47 died suddenly Sunday night at 9
o'clock from Bright's Disease. Mr. Roberson was able to attend to business at
his store in Linwood Saturday and Saturday night. Late Saturday night, however,
he was taken suddenly ill and a physician was immediately summonded. From the
very beginning of his brief illness no hope was entertained for his recovery.
His death Sunday night came as a great surprise to his friend and those who
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon from the residence, conducted by Rev. A. T. Donahoo. Interment followed at the Naomi Cemetary at 2 o'clock.
Mr. Roberson is survived by his wife and one child; two brothers, Joe and Henry, and one sister, who resides in the west.
Friends of the deceased tender sympathy to the bereaved family.
From the Walker Co. Messenger, March 16, 1917
Mrs. Margaret Ezell, wife of the late Rev. S. Ezell, died
at the home of her son, on North Main Street. Funeral services were conducted
by Rev. T. A. Swafford, at Rock Spring Church, after which her remains were
laid to rest by the side of her husband.
Mrs. Ezell, was before her marriage, Miss Margaret Erwin. She was a native Georgian, born and reared in Union County, but had been residing in Walker County for about 20 years. She was 76 years and 11 months of age at the time of her death.
She was a member of the Baptist Church from her youth. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Rebecca Gribble, and 8 children: Mrs. J.S.F. Wheeler, of Winder, Ga.; V. L. Ezell of Judson, NC; H. M. Ezell of East Lake, TN and T. E. (Ezell), J. A. (Ezell), S. L. (Ezell) and E. B. Ezell of LaFayette, her husband and one daughter having preceeded her to the great beyond.
Walker Co. Messenger; April 13, 1916
Aged Citizen Passes to Reward
Mr. Doe McWhorter, doubtless the oldest member of the
local Presbyterian Church, died at his home near Fairview, Saturday and was
buried at Fairview Cemetery, Sunday afternoon. Mr. McWhorter was about 80 years
of age and had been in feeble health for about two years. He was a devoted member
of the Presbyterian Church, being honored by the Church with many positions
of high trust. He was a loyal Mason, a Confederate soldier and an esteemed citizen
of the county.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, after which his remains were laid to rest at Fairview with Masonic honors.
Walker Co. Messenger, Oct 19, 1917
A. J. Wheeler died Saturday Morning
Was Prominent Citizen of the County - Funeral Services Held Monday Afternoon
After an illness of five weeks with Bright's disease, Andrew
J. Wheeler, aged 57, and one of the county's most prominent citizens, passed
away at his home early Saturday morning. For more than a year Mr. Wheeler had
been in declining health, but only a few weeks ago did he become confined to
Mr. Wheeler was a man of sterling character and was considered one of the county's best citizens. He served as a member of the Board of Roads and Revenue for two years, where he tendered effecient service, and was a supporter of every good movement for the progress of his community.
Funeral services were held from the Center Point Church Monday afternoon at 1 o'clock, in the presence of a large concourse of relatives and friends, impressively conducted by Rev. W. C. Tallent. His body was laid to rest in the graveyard nearby.
The deceased is survived by a wife, four sons, Ulrie, Clint, Paul and Archie, two daughters, Mary and Vera, and four brothers, Henry, John and Ben of Texas, and Oscar of Oklahoma.
Walker County Messenger, Friday, October 19, 1917
Another Confederate Answers Last Call
W. E. Tucker, a Confederate Veteran, died Saturday night
at the home of his only son, Mason Tucer, near Naomi, after a brief illness.
His body was laid to rest in the LaFayette cemetery Sunday afternoon.
Besides his son, the deceased is survived by two brothers, Sam and J. P. Tucker, of Rossville, and two sisters, Mrs. Davis and Mrs. Holtzclaw, who reside in Linwood.
Walker County Messenger - May 16, 1919
Mrs. Elizabeth MASSEY Passed Away Wednesday
After a lingering illness of several weeks, Mrs. Elizabeth
MASSEY, died at her home at Pond Springs, Wednesday afternoon, at the age
Funeral services were held Thursday morning at 11 o'clock at the Cove Methodist church, conducted by Rev. W. C. TALLENT. Interment followed in the Cove graveyard.
Mrs. MASSEY was a woman of splendid traits of character, and her death will be deplored by her host of friends.
Walker County Messenger - Jan. ?, 1920
One of our old citizens , J. W. BOIL, died suddenly Saturday afternoon. The cause of death is thought to be heart trouble. His family has our sympathy in their bereavement.
Walker County Messenger - August 1919
Certainly sorry to hear of the death of Mr. Jim LEE, and to the bereaved I can only point to a better home above where there is no sorrow nor parting.
Walker County Messenger - Friday, November 29, 1907
Mrs. Martha PHILLIPS , aged 90 years, died last week.
Walker County Messenger - Thursday, Jan. 20, 1881
Mrs. GILREATH, 86 years, died Saturday Jan. 8th.
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