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Sylacauga Today Obituary July 22, 1998

Funeral service for Mrs. Clanis Dobson Smith, 84, were held at Curtis and Son Funeral Home North Chapel on Friday July 3, 1998 at 11 a.m. Burial was at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery. Rev Randy Sykora officiated the service. Mrs. Smith died on Wednesday July 1, at Sylacauga Health Care Center.
A member of Village Street Baptist Chulrch, Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by her husband Robert David Smith and one daughter Betty Kay Smith Leach.
She is survived by two sons, Ricky Gene Smith and Johnny Lee Smith, both of Childersburg, AL; two daughters Lavada Sykora of Cobbtown, GA and Rita Dowdy of Sycamore, AL 9 granndchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. 
Dobson, Clanis (I1139)
Taladega Daily Home, 21 February 2006


GADSDEN ? Lamurel Craft Williams, 80, will have her Life's Celebration Service on Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 9 a.m. at Collier Butler Chapel with interment immediately following at Crestwood Mausoleum. The the Rev. Thomas Hilyer will be officiating. Visitation will be at from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at Collier Butler Funeral Home. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services will be directing. Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Lamurel Craft Williams was born Feb. 13, 1926, in Coffee County, AL to Shelly and Lois Craft. She lived most of her life in the Sylacauga area and was a member of The Hollins Baptist Church. She retired from Avondale Mills in Sylacauga and moved to Gadsden, AL to be near her children and grandchildren that had migrated to this area over the years. Mother loved her family and was loved by them. If there are saints on this sweet earth then our Mother is certainly one of them. She loved her husband Isaac deeply. He passed away last March and she missed him immensely. God has prepared a place for them and she will be able to be with him forever. At some point, all of her children and grandchildren will be with them to enjoy eternity together and will have no worries. Growing up and living life being associated with a sweet Mother and Grandmother like ours is something that is difficult to share. She never had a bad word to say about anyone. She would literally give you the shirt off her back if she felt you needed it. Avarice and greed were not in her vocabulary -- only love for and sharing with her fellow beings. Sunday dinners were especially happy occasions for all of us. You could call it a feast. She could cook a good Southern dinner that would make your mouth water just thinking about it. The number of preachers, relatives, and people just passing through that we had at our house for Sunday dinner is certainly a big one. She loved preparing it and sharing it with anyone that wanted to "stop" by. She grew up on a farm and assisted her family toward providing the necessities of life. She never complained about what she had, never complained about what she didn't get. She was happy and content with whatever this earth provided and never thought twice about it. She was happy when good happened to other people and she was there to assist when it didn't. As a child, I remember, she would look at all five of us children and give us the biggest smile in the world. It was like an angel descended on this earth to take care of five of the strangest kids that anyone could ever assemble. Her warmth and glow was with her until the end. Only last week we celebrated her 80th birthday. Most of her children and grandchildren were there and she was so happy. The twinkle in her eyes was there and she seemed content. Our Mother and Grandmother is gone but her love, her life, and her caring will continue with us until we, too, cross that river and feast with her again. Ms. Williams, our Mother and Grandmother, has passed on, both her families cherish the many memories of the love she shared. Ms. Williams is survived by daughters, Patricia (Winston) Palmer of Easley, S.C., and Kathi Davis of Atlanta, GA; sons, Michael (Barbara) Williams of Calera, Kenneth (Betsy) Williams and Keith (Kay) Williams of Southside; 11 grandchildren, Tracie (Dale) Sorgenfrei, Michelle (Bill) Mayne, Chris (Michele) Palmer, Kenneth (Wynn) Williams Jr., Erin (Greg) Barnett, Daniel Williams, Jennifer Davis, Leslie Williams, Ike Williams, and Anna Williams; and eight great grandchildren, Zak Mayne, Brooke Sorgenfrei, Michael Mayne, Heather Palmer, Matthew Williams, Savanna Williams, Meghan Barnett, and Ava Barnett. She was one of seven children and is survived by her sisters, Judith Hall of Gadsden, and Betty Garshman of Calgary, Alberta, Canada; and by her brother, Charles Craft of Attalla; and by numerous nieces and nephews. 
Craft, Hazel LaMerle (I419)
Talladega County, Alabama Deed Book K, page 232

5 February, 1857
Clark, John and wife, Mary to Joseph Stonecypher both of Talladega County.

The NW/4 of NW/4 of S26
The SE/4 of NE/4 of S27
In T18, R8 East
80 acres more or less with tenements and ?

In the presence of Lloyd Whatley and I.I. or J.J. Dempsey
W.T. Davis, Justice of the Peace 
Stonecypher, Joseph (I210)
Talladega Daily Home Obituary Tuesday, 7 September 1976

Funeral service for Lois Royal Mayfield, 76, of 26 DeSoto Court, Childersburg will be held Tuesday at 3 p.m. at Gillum Curtis Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bill Gresham and the Rev. Clyde Walker officiating. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery.
A native of Talladega* and a homemaker, Mrs. Mayfield died September 5 at University Hospital in Birmingham.
Survivors include 5 sons, Maxwell Mayfield and Ronnie Mayfield, both of Sylacauga, Jasper Mayfield of Anniston, Gene Mayfield of Atlanta, Georgia, and James Mayfield of Wilsonville; 2 daughters, Frances Tyre Atkinson of Columbiana, and Virginia Watson of Atlanta, Georgia; 3 brothers, Glenn Royal of Missouri, Ed Royal of Childersburg and Lonzie Royal of Sand Mountain; 4 sisters, Mrs. Autry Norred and Iris Dale both of Sylacauga, Mrs. Bruce Montgomery of Childersburg and Eunice Hay of Clanton; 21 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Grandsons will be pallbearers.

*This should be "Talladega County", not simply Talladega. 
Royal, Lois (I594)
Talladega Daily Home, Monday 9 June 1975

Funeral service for Jessie James Morris, 81 of Pace Florida will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Service Chapel with the Rev. Jimmy Dean officiating. Burial will be in Marble City Cemetery.
Mr. Morris died June 7 at a Chatahoochee, Florida hospital. He was a native of *Coosa County.
Survivors include 2 sons, Paul J. Morris of Falls Church, Virginia and C.L. Morris of Pace, Florida; 5 daughters, Mrs. Betty White of Montgomery, Mrs. Runette Bolton of Richland Washington, Mrs. Doris Roberson of Augusta, Georgia, Mrs. Burine Higgins of California and Mrs. Mary Nell Solley of El Paso Texas; two sisters, Mrs. Pearl Price and Mrs. Lula Brown both of Sylacauga; 28 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren.
*Jessie's WWI draft registration card states he was born in Fayetteville, Alabama which is in Talladega County. However, it's very close to the Coosa County line.

**Jessie's tombstone gives his death date as 30 June 1975, however the obituary states 9 June 1975. 
Morris, Jessie James (I1055)
Tallapoosa County, Alabama Land Records

George Loflin
1019N23ESt. Stephens39.811 October 1845

George Loftin
919N23ESt. Stephens39.7851 October 1851 
Loflin, George (I3621)
The 1860 Pike County, Alabama census shows Cynthia's birth year as 1847. Her age in the 1850, Pike County, Alabama census appears to be 7, but I believe it is a 1. It is most likely she was born in 1849, as her parents were married in April of 1848. 
Croley, Cynthia (I99)
The 1890 Randolph County census, Rockdale, page: 5B, shows Etta with her parents, using the last name Rice and gives her marital status as divorced. 
Family F889
The 1900 Clay Co., Alabama census give William J. Browning's birth year as 1864, while his grave marker says 1863.

The same census says he was a farmer and owned the farm outright. He could also read and write. 
Browning, William J. (I980)
The 1900 Clay Co., Alabama census, page 176A, household #137/138 gives Frances' birth year as 1864, but her grave marker says 1866.

The same census says she had given birth to 11 children, 8 of which were still living. We know from grave markers that two of those children were Bennie and Anney. Myrtle was born and died after this census was taken. So we know she gave birth to at least 12.

The census states that Frances could read and write. 
Bradbury, Sarah Frances (I1442)
The 1900 Clay County, Alabama census states Barbra gave birth to eight children, seven of which were living. 
Knight, Sarah (I3141)
The 1900 Talladega County, Alabama census shows Lutisha Royal living with her mother and siblings and next door to her future husband, Earnest Deason, his parents and siblings. 
Royal, PTishie Royal Ella Loutishie (I2689)
The 1900, Randolph County, Alabama census gives Willie's birth year as 1897. 
Craft, Willie (I449)
The 1910 Chilton Co., Alabama census, T624; Roll: 6; Page: 53A; Enumeration District: 37, states Lettie had given birth to five children with three living.

Her grave marker reads:
Lettie wife of J.P. STONECYPHER Juen 25, 1851-May 28, 1925 She was a kind and affectionate wife, a fond mother and a friend to all. 
Kent, Lettie (I239)
The 1910 Talladega County census give his name as Scott Stonecypher and living in Fayetteville with his wife, Lona, child Rosa, father and mother, Joseph and Mary Ann, and two brothers, Thomas and John. 
Stonecypher, Walter Scott (I224)
The 1910, Fayetteville, Talladega County, Alabama census says Mary Ann was the mother of seven children, six living. 
Claton, Mary Ann (I223)
The Anniston Star, 6 May 2007


TALLADEGA - Graveside services for Velma Craft, 87, of Talladega will be Monday May 7, 2007 at 1 p.m. at Upper Cane Creek Cemetery with Pastor Reggie Kirk officiating. Mrs. Craft passed away Saturday in Anniston.

Survivors include: sons, Jerry Lee Grubbs and wife, Patricia, of Talladega, Randall Craft and wife, Teresa, of Talladega, Michael Craft and wife, Deanna, of Petersburg, Va., Jesse T. Craft and wife, Tina, of Ohatchee; daughters Janet Lotze, of Talladega, Nancy Fox and husband, Frankie, of Oxford, Ann Daniel Bigos and husband, Mark, of Lincoln; special friend, Rosemary Lotze, of Talladega; 20 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild. A special thanks to Dr. Michael Hanna for the loving care given to our mother for many years.

Pallbearers will be Family Members.

Preceded in Death by 1st husband, Artis Jlee Grubbs, 2nd husband, Abner Myrle Craft; sons, Kenneth Wayne and Phillip Myrle; daughter, Lynnie Gail Craft; mother and father, Louis and Bessie Beatrice Phillips.

Gray Brown-Service Mortuary in charge of arrangements. 
Phillips, Velma (I1208)
The Avondale Sun, 7 Jan 1946
Catherine Spinning News

Mrs. Eddie Erwin and Mrs. Minnie Phurrough, who have been out for some time, have come back to work. Glad to have both of you. 
Royal, Minnie Belle (I3056)
The Avondale Sun, 7 January 1946
Catherine Spinning by Jane Pfeifer, Reporter
Mrs. J.C Horton is very ill at this writing. We all hoop for her a speedy recovery. 
Osbourn, Annie Bell (I140)
The birth date on Absoleum Stonecypher's headstone is a bit unclear. It looks like 24 September 1769, but could be 21 September 1769.

Excerpt from the book, "In the Footsteps Of Davy Crockett" by K. Randell Jones:

On another occasion, after the Crocketts had moved to a different farm, young David witnessed his father tend to a man, Absalom Stonecipher, who had been accidentally shot. Joseph Hawkins, the brother of Rebecca Hawkins Crockett, was hunting one day when he mistook Stonecipher, who was picking grapes, for a deer. Stonecipher was carried to the nearby home of Samuel Humbert, after which David's father passed a silk handkerchief completely through the wound, which was believed to clean it. David was amazed enough to recall the incident over 40 years later in his autobiography. Stonecipher recovered and later married Humbert's daughter, Sarah. 
Stonecypher, Absoleum (I755)
The book Craft and Ball Families by Roma Mitchell and Robert Lindley give James Troy Craft's death date as 8 September 1985. It is not sourced. The grave marker simply says, 1985. The Social Security Death Index gives September 1985 with no day of the month.


Added note in Rootsweb cemetery survey transcription: TEC5 US Army WWII 
Craft, James Troy (I1928)
The book Randolph County Cemeteries has Joseph's birth date as 22 February 1896 while the birth register has 1895. 
Craft, Joseph L. (I1706)
The book, "Families Remembered" gives Lucinda Stonecypher's birth and death dates as 28 June 1862 to 30 March 1932. 
Reese, Lucinda (I696)
The book, "Families Remembered" gives Raliegh Stonecypher's birth and death dates as 23 March 1868 to March 1950. 
Stonecypher, F. Raliegh (I685)
The book, "Families Remembered" gives the birth and death dates as 3 October 1900 to 6 February 1931. 
Stonecypher, Reuben (I704)
The Bowman's are included in this genealogy because they seemed to have stayed in close contact with my grandparents. All my life I could remember hearing the name, "Rennie Bowman". That is very possibly incorrect spelling, but it's the way it's spelled on the back of our family pictures.

William Royal's family is another whose names I grew up hearing, so my grandmother must have kept in touch often. William married Eliza Bowman, Rennie's mother. I feel the families might have known each other before the marriage, but the friendship with Rennie, his wife and children could have been cultivated afterward. Certainly, it would have been exciting at that time to have friends who lived in another state, as they lived in Georgia.

Eliza Bowman had other children, I'm sure, but I haven't pursued this since Rennie and his family are the only ones we have pictures of and the only ones of which I remember Grandma speaking. 
Bowman, Wrennie (I3501)
The Clay Co., Alabama Cemetery book has his name as Sidney Allen Craft.

Minutes of Concord Baptist Church, Clay County, Alabama

Sep Clay Co Ala Sept the 21 1894
the Baptis church of christ met at Concord
after preaching by Brother Johnston the church met in conferance & taken up
missellaneous buisness & withdrawn fellowship from Sidny Craft & his wife Zena
Craft the charge was for fighting
closed in order W. H. Johnston mod
T. S. Barton Clerk 
Craft, Allen Sidney (I1460)
The Ledger, Lakeland Florida, Obituary 25 March 2005

Ronald Hammett, 81

Plant City Steel

LAKELAND -- Mr. Roland S. Hammett of Lakeland died of kidney failure Thursday (March 24, 2005) at home. He was 81.

Born in Sylacauga, Ala., on Feb. 20, 1924, he came to Lakeland from there in 1965. He was a welder for Plant City Steel. He was a Navy veteran of World War II.

Mr. Hammett is survived by his wife, Frances N. Hammett; son, Rick Hammett, Lakeland; daughters, Trish Hammett, Lakeland, Jan DeCatur, Winter Park; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at Ott-Laughlin Funeral Home, Auburndale. Services will follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home chapel. 
Hammett, Roland S. (I1051)
The marriage of Ollie (or Olive) Frances Norred and "Tip" Dison took place at the residence of John Norred.
Recorded - Book B 1877-1882 page 67 
Family F44
The News & Banner
NEWSPAPER NOTICES FROM "THE NEWS & BANNER", Franklin, Heard County, Georgia
11 August 1944

Burson's Cross Roads News:
"Mrs. Monroe Powell is on the sick list."

Death date according to the Social Security Death Index is July 15, 1997. Her grave marker says July 13, 1997. 
Craft, Cora (I450)
The only redhead of the four brothers.


Obituary on

Mr. Herbert Preston (Red) Horton, age 78, of 2416 Vinson Mountain Road, Rockmart passed away Sunday, September 7, 2008 following a brief illness.

He was born in Sylacauga, AL on November 26, 1929 a son of the late William Thomas Horton and Queenie Elizabeth Smith Horton. Mr. Horton had been a resident of Polk County since 1957. He was a member of the Yorkville Methodist Church , retired in 1980 from Bankhead Industries where he had been employed as a machinist, was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was an avid fisherman. Mr. Horton was preceded in death by a daughter, Mrs. Betty Joyce Stegall on June 20, 2003 and by a brother, Mr. Paul Horton.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mae Horton of Rockmart to whom he was married in November of 1951; two daughters: Mrs. Shelia Smith, Rockmart and Ms Denise Horton of Silver Creek; two brothers: Mr. Leak Horton and Mr. Frank Horton both of Sylacauga, AL; six grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of the Alvis Miller & Son Funeral Home with Rev. Barry Snapp officiating. Interment will follow in the Rose Hill Cemetery with Brown-Wright Post # 12 of the American Legion in charge of military graveside rites.

Pallbearers will include: Mike Smith, Jimmy Stegall, Barry Cole, Dusty Cole, Adam Smith and Scotty Stegall. Honorary pallbearers will include: Shelly Stegall, Amy Earwood and Jodie Swift.

The family will receive friends Monday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Horton, Herbert Preston (I11)
The Randolph County, Alabama 1900 census shows Mandy "F." Craft living with William and Elizabeth New. It states Mandy was the mother of 10 children, 6 living. A few houses away was the Wiley M. Craft family and next door to them was the James T. Craft family. 
Ball, Amandaline (I493)
The Randolph Leader
December 29, 1999

James Monroe Craft

(WEDOWEE) Graveside funeral services for James Monroe Craft, 88, of Wedowee
were at 11 a.m. Monday Dec. 27, 1999, at Union Hill Congregational Methodist Church
Cemetery, with the Rev. Basil Key and the Rev. Earnest Lipham officiating.
Mr. Craft died Saturday, Dec. 25, at Wedowee Hospital.
A lifelong resident of Randolph County, he was born Sept. 28, 1911, son of John
William and Arvie Key Craft. He had been employed with Kilby Steel and was a
Congregational Methodist. He was preceded in death by two sons, Billy Craft Sr. and
Johnny Ray Craft Sr.
Survivors include two daughters, Dorthy Smith of Wedowee and Ruth Sneed of Winter
Park, Fla; one son, William Ted Craft of Wedowee; 13 grandchildren, 20 great-
grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Donald Wright, James Hill, Amos Sheppard, Jerry Aldridge, Tim
Milam and Benny Harman.
Arrangements were by Benefield Funeral Home, Wedowee. 
Craft, James Monroe (I2152)
The Randolph Leader
February 12, 2003

Hazel Craft New

(ANNISTON) Services for Hazel Craft New, 86, of Anniston were Friday, Feb. 7, 2003,
at 11 a.m. at Gray Brown-Service Mortuary and Crematory Chapel. Burial was in
Forestlawn Gardens Cemetery with Gray Brown-Service in charge.
Mrs. New died Tuesday, Feb. 4, at National Health Care.
Survivors include four brothers, Hobart Craft of Sequin, Texas, Herbert Craft and David
Craft, both of Anniston, and Herman Craft of Montgomery.
Pallbearers were Sidney Nelson, Mike Craft, Jacob Craft, Terry Craft, Travis Craft and
Gary Craft.
Mrs. New was a Randolph County native and had lived in Anniston since 1937. She
was a member of Carpenter United Methodist Church and the Crusaders Sunday School
Class. She was a member of the Anniston Woman's Civic Club and the American
Association of Retired Persons. She was preceded in death by her husband, O'Neal New. 
Craft, Hazel Oma (I1285)
February 28, 2001

Alfred Craft

(WEDOWEE) Services for Alfred Craft, 89, of Wedowee were Sunday, Feb. 25, 2001,
at 2 p.m. at Union Hill Congregational Methodist Church, with the Rev. Leron Murphy
and the Rev. Earnest Lipham officiating. Masonic graveside services followed in the
adjoining cemetery.
Mr. Craft died Friday, Feb. 23, at Nursing Home Care in Anniston. He was a native and
lifelong resident of Randolph County, retired as a farmer and a mechanic. He was a
member of Sawyer Lodge #93, F & AM, for 47 years and a charter member of Union Hill
Congregational Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Nora K. Craft of Wedowee; two daughters, louise Craft Ogle
of Anniston and Linda Howard of Wedowee; one son, Loyd Craft of Wedowee; six
grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a
great-grandchild, Joshua House.
Pallbearers were Scott Maddox, Randy Maddox, Jeff Phillips, Bobby Morris, Andy
Morris and Mike McQueen. Honorary pallbearers were Millard Mize, Brenford Boyd,
Arvil Sheppard, Billy East, James Abernathy and Melvin Norris.
Arrangements were by Benefield Funeral Home, Lineville. 
Craft, William Alfred (I2219)
The Randolph Leader
March 1, 2000

Nannie Phillips Craft

(WEDOWEE) Funeral services for Nannie Phillips Craft, 87, of Wedowee will be at 11
a.m. Wednesday, March 1, 2000, at Union Hill Congregational Methodist Church with the
Revs. Earnest Lipham and Dorsey White officiating. Burial will follow at the adjoining
church cemetery.
Mrs. Craft died Sunday, Feb. 27, at Pleasant Grove Health Care in Pleasant Grove.
A lifelong resident of Randolph county, she was born in Calhoun County on Dec. 5,
1912, daughter of John Ab Phillips and Laura Bell Gore Phillips. She was a homemaker, a
member of New Home Homemakers' Club and Union Hill Congregational Methodist
Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom Craft.
Survivors include a son, Larry J. Craft of Pleasant Grove; three sisters, Carrie Pulvere of
Alexandria, Lula Boyd of Gadsden and Millie White of Hokes Bluff; two brothers,
Emmett Phillips of Ohatchee and Olin Phillips of Anniston; two grandchildren and
one great-grandchild.
Pallbearers will be nephews.
Arrangements are by Benefield Funeral Home, Wedowee. 
Phillips, Nannie Bell (I1910)
The Randolph Leader
May 12, 2004

Marie Craft Meadows

(NEWELL) Graveside services for Marie Craft Meadows, 68, of Newell were Saturday,
May 8, 2004, at 2 p.m. at Harmony Congressional Methodist Church Cemetery, with the
Rev. Roy Connell and the Rev. Ridley Herren officiating.
Mrs. Meadows died Thursday, May 6, at her home following an extended illness.
Survivors include three daughters, Kay Reeves of Newell, Carron Sparks of Woodland
and Pam Stewart of Graham; her mother, Mattie Nobbley Craft of Lanett; two sisters,
Lorene Craft of Lanett and Shirley Welch of Lanett; and seven grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Danny Reaves, Adam Reaves, Wendell Ford, Steve Welch, Terry Sparks
and Scott Taylor.
A Randolph County native and lifelong resident, she was formerly employed at Sewell
Manufacturing Co. and was a homemaker. She was a member of Harmony Congregational
Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Aaron Meadows, and her
father, D. P. Craft.
ln lieu of flowers donations can be made to Harmony Congregational Methodist Church
Cemetery Fund at 297 County Road 505, Newell, AL 36280 or the American Cancer Society.
Arrangements were by Benefield Funeral Home, Wedowee.
Craft, Marie (I3498)
The Randolph Leader
May 3, 1995

James Owens Craft

(WEDOWEE) Graveside services for James Owens Craft, 71, of Route 2, Wedowee,
formerly of Sylacauga, were Friday, April 28, 1995, at 2 p.m. from Rock Springs Christian
Church cemetery with the Rev. Harold Bowen officiating.
Mr. Craft died Wednesday, April 26, at Randolph County Hospital in Roanoke after a
short illness.
A Clay County native, Mr. Craft was born Dec. 15, 1923, son of Shelly and Lois Pope
Craft. He was a WWII Navy veteran and had worked as a truck driver with McClendon
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Lila Jo Carpenter Craft of Wedowee; one daughter,
Mrs. Bobbie Sue Levque of Roanoke; one son, Jimmy Craft of Sylacauga; three sisters,
Mrs. Marie Williams of Gadsden, Mrs. Julia Hall of Rainbow City and Mrs. Betty
Garsnman of Alberta, Canada; two brothers, Henry Craft of Sylacauga and Charles Craft
of Attalla; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Grandsons and nephews of Mr. Craft served as pallbearers.
Quattlebaum Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 
Craft, James Owen (I418)
September 27, 2000

Lila Jo Craft

(ROANOKE) Services for Lila Jo Craft, 83, of Roanoke were Friday, Sept. 22, 2000, at
11 a.m. at Quattlebaum Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Roger Florence officiating. Burial
was at Rock Springs Christian Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Craft died at her home on Wednesday, Sept. 20.
A Randolph County native, Mrs. Craft was born Oct. 19, 1916, daughter of Romalas
and Dent Longshore Carpenter. She had resided in Wedowee most of her life and was a
member of Rock Springs Christian Church. Mrs. Craft was a registered nurse who had
worked at LaFayette Nursing Home and was a former director of nurses a Randolph
County Hospital.
Survivors include a daughter-in-law, Frances Tarver of Scottsmoor, Fla.; four
grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Vina Tarver of Wedowee; two
step-children, Bobbie Lerequet of LaFayette and Jimmy Craft of Mexico; three
step-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Wayne Tarver, Michael Tarver, Keith Tarver, Eric Tarver, James
Tarver and Robert Ford.
Arrangements were by Quattlebaum Funeral Home, Roanoke. 
Carpenter, Lila Joe (I428)
The Roanoke Leader, 19 April 1905
North Randolph News
Mr. W.M. Craft went to Anniston last Sunday to meet his daughter Mrs. A
Sellers who went to Texas in January and whose husband, Mr. Oliver Sellers,
died soon after arriving in Texas. 
Sellers, Oliver (I3500)
The Social Security Death Index gives Cecil Hagan's birth date as 27 August 1903. The Michigan Death Index, 1971-1996 gives his birth date as 15 August 1903.

Cecil's last residence was Harrison, Macomb County, Michigan.

The 1930 census gives his address as Oakland Ave. The house number is hard to read, but appears to be 7005. 
Hagan, Cecil Patrick (I3302)
The Sylacauga Advance, 20 June 1928
"Sycamore News"
Mr. Lee Tate was attending business in Sycamore Friday.

Sylacauga News, 24 August 1934

"Tallasahatchie News"
Mr. and Mrs. Toll McGrady of Sycamore were visiting Mr. and Mrs. Lee Tate Saturday. 
Tate, Lee Smith (I3555)
The Sylacauga News Fridan May 26, 1939

On Thursday morning May 18th the death angels visited the home of Mr. Robert D. Smith and took the one whom it seemed could least be spared, a loving wife and mother, but the Lord giveth and the Lord taketh, though our hearts are sorely sad. But with Jesus we know she is sleeping, then why should we not be glad.
Mr. Robert D. Smith and children wish to thank their many friends and neighbors for the kindness shown them during their recent bereavement, also for the beautiful floral offerings. A precious one from us is gone, a voice we loved is stilled, a vacant place is in their home that never can be filled. 
Brasher, Alice (I1108)
The Sylacauga News, September 19, 1963

Marvin L. Browning, 71 died at the Sylacauga Hospital September 12. The West View Baptist Church conducted funeral services September 14. Interment was in the Sylacauga Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Janice E. Browning, Sylacauga, daughters, Mrs, Lilly Mae Corbett, Mrs. Catherine Reeves, Mrs. Willie Nell Roach, Sylacauga, Mrs. Shirley Kaylor, Phenix City, sons William Browning, Ellis Browning, Eugene Browning, Sylacauga, Marshall Browning, Winterboro,Troy Browning, U.S. Air Force, Milton Browning, US. Army, 21 grandchildren, 3 brothers, 3 sisters. 
Browning, Marvin L. (I3343)
There were more children to this marriage but at this time I don't have them. 
Horton, Joshua Ensign (I2401)
There were other children to this marriage not listed in "Hortons in America". I believe Henry and Daniel to be two children as I have always thought them to be brothers. Others have added to that list John, Amos and Rebecca. They are all of the same generation and all lived in Hanging Rock, SC. My gut feeling is that Henry was the father of Elijah, my gggrandfather.

From "Hortons in America":
"(Joshua and Sarah) emigrated to South Carolina before the Revolutionary War." 
Horton, Joshua (I2409)
This couple was killed in an automobile accident 
Leach, Larry Wayne (I2733)
Thomas Hand enlisted in the 5th Infantry, Company G in Tallapoosa County, Alabama, 4 August 1862. He was a provost guard which is, by definition from the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, "A detachment of soldiers assigned to police duties under the provost marshal." (Pronounced proh'-voh)

Appears on a receipt roll for clothing November 17, 1862.

November 27, 1862 was admitted to the C.S.A. General Hospital in Charlottesville, Virginia for Rhemu. ??? (Cbio??) and was returned to duty January 11, 1863.

He was admitted again (C.S.A. General Hospital) on January 30, 1863 and returned to duty April 16, 1863. Complaint: Anasarca which is generalized massive swelling.

On May 3, 1863 he was transferred to Chimborazo Hospital in Richmond, Virginia. The disease, written on the form looks like Ascistis or Clscitis. The "citis" is very clear. He was returned to duty May 16, 1863

Admitted June 17, 1864 with another impossilble to read disease. Looks like Debilitis. "litis" is the only clear part of the word. Returned to duty June 18, 1864.

Appeared on the hospital muster roll of General Hospital in Liberty Virginia, May and June of 1863.

During the third quarter of 1863, his receipt for clothing states he was absent from the company and "articles of clothes issued in Hospital are not accounted for." In July he issued a request for a pair of pants.

Admitted and released March 10, 1865. Disease looks like Debility.

Roll of medical officers, stewards, attendants, patients at Way Hospital No. 2 at Greensboro, N.Carolina April 29, 1865, and paroled in accordance with the terms ..........

Muster Roll of September - October 1864 notes he was absent and had been sick since October 6, 1864.

Lonzie Royal told me that "Grandpa Hand" was a carpenter and that he was in the Civil War. He said it was a couple of years after the war before he returned home. Note that, judging by David's birth date, Thomas was home in January of 1865. However, Dicen was born in 1869, so the story could have some merit.
Hand, Thomas B. (I603)
Thurman Mizzell was living in a different state (not Alabama when he died.
He had at least one other daughter who was, I think, older than Linda. 
Mizzell, Thurman Edgar (I2680)
Was in Atlanta, Georgia living with son William and his family in 1870.
1870 Fulton County, Georgia, Atlanta Ward 1, M593_151, page 166 
Pentecost, Selah (I3188)

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