If you have obituaries of your ancestors that died up to 1920, you may submit them here. If the person was born prior to 1900, you may submit the record no matter what the year of death.
Submitted by Angie Golden
Centerville Press, issue, Thursday, January 1, 1953
Funeral Services Held
For Dr. Chas. F. Krout
Dr. Chas. F. Krout passed away at the Kings Memorial Hospital on Friday, December 26, 1952 at 9:30 P.M. The funeral services were held at the Brent Methodist Church on Sunday, December 28th, at 1:30 P.M. with interment in the family lot at the Pondville cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. Coriless Hanson, pastor of the Methodist Church, assisted by Rev. R. E. Snipes, who had known the deceased since 1888. Collins Funeral Directors were in charge. A selected choir sang " What A Friend We Have In Jesus," Rock Of Ages," and " In The Sweet By and By" with Mrs. Preston James at the piano. The pallbearers were Messers John, Howard James, Preston James, Harman Partridge, Ed Davis, Leland Pierson, and Ralph Ward. Honorary pallbearers were Messers W.H. Cooper, Dr. W.J. B. Owings, Dr. J.R. Long, Robert C. Bamberg, Judge G.H. Stacy, and C.M. White. Dr. Krout is survived by his wife, 2 sons, Edward Krout of Brent, and Carl Krout of Oaklawn, ILL; 4 daughters, Mrs. W.L. Yeager, Brent, Mrs. J.H. Henry, Eros, La, Mrs. J.H. Lindsey, Birmingham, Mrs. George H. Stacy, Jr., Brent. Dr. C.F. Krout, the eldest son of Leroy Franklin Krout, and Sarah Catherine Payne Krout, was born October 16, 1856 at Pondville, Bibb County Alabama. His many hardships prevented him from getting and education at and early age; however he took advantage of every opportunity and graduated from Prof. Cooper's Academy in Centerville. Later he entered Medical College in Mobile and received his diploma in May of 1895. he established his medical practice at Pondville and worked under the supervision of his brother-in-law, Dr. J. B. Tucker. On September 28, 1899, Dr. Chas F. Tucker was married to Almeida Katherine Tucker of Perry County. In 1920 Dr. Krout moved his family from Pondville to Brent, but it was not until 1927 that he was able to leave Pondville because of his extensive practice, A Certificate of distinction was awarded to Dr. Chas. F. Krout in April 1948. This certificate represented 50 years of medical ministry to the science of healing that did honor to his God, his community and himself. He was the oldest doctor in Bibb County and contributed his whole life to the service of mankind. Never did he consider himself when someone needed help. His unselfishness, generosity, kindness and sympathy won for him many life long friends. Among the out-of-town people who attended the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Krout, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Rumley, York; Mr. and Mrs. C.A. Cooley, Mr. William Reid, Rosehill, Miss; Mr. and Mrs. R.E. Cooley, Waynesboro, Miss; Mr. and Mrs. Woodfin Tucker, Mr. and Mrs. Judson Locke, Miss Christajean Locke, Mrs. Gene Miller, Dr. J.R. Long, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Tucker, Mr. and Mrs. C.J. Tucker, of Marion; Mr. and Mrs. Krout Tucker, Mr. and Mrs. Ludie Tidmore, Miss Frances Tidmore of Havana; Mrs. Mary Day, Miss Jessie B. Tucker of Selma; Miss Wylna Tucker, Atlanta; Mrs. Rufus S. Belcher, Mr. and Mrs. E.M. Saxon, Mrs. Cecil R. Hornsby, Mr. and Mrs. George Hildreth and daughters Nancy and Jenny, Mrs. Charles Ross, Mr. and Mrs. Rolls Lindsey, and daughter Judy; Mr. and Mrs. A.E. Coneybear, Mrs. Ruby Hill of Birmingham; Mr. J.V. Wooley, Silas; Mrs. Exa M. Lindsey, Boaz; Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Hartley, West Blocton; Dr. and Mrs. A.M. Walker, Mr. and Mrs. Percy Tucker, Mrs. James Swindle, Mr. and Mrs. E.L. Asbury of Tuscaloosa; Mr. and Mrs. N.P. Perry, Mrs. Grady Kelly of Plantersville; Mrs. Vida K. Deramus.
Horace Greely Stamps, born July 21, 1872, died December 6, 1935 in Jefferson County, Alabama. He married Fannie Bell Powell at the residence of J.W. Powell in Bibb County Alabama on October 3, 1893. They are buried in Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Bibb County Alabama. As indicated in his obituary, The Birmingham News, Saturday, December 6, 1935, "...Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Fannie Bell Stamps; three sons, Robert, Horace and Eugene, all of Birmingham; and two daughters, Mrs. Lillian Sampson and Mrs. Margaret Finley...." No further information on their five children.
From the BIBB BLADE, Six Mile, AL , April 15, 1885:
Mrs. Sara E Thompson, daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Speller, and wife of Noah H. Thompson, was born
in Bertie County, North Carolina, Oct. 16, 1816 and died April 10, 1885 in her 69th year. The subject of
this notice was married to Noah H Thompson, January 11th, 1831. Professed faith in Christ and was
baptized into the Baptist Church at Cashie, North Carolina, by Rev. A. J. Spiva in 1850. She with her
husband, connected herself with the Baptist Church of Six Mile, AL, where her membership remained until
her death. Sister Thompson was the mother of fourteen children, of whom only four remain to mourn her
death and loss. She was a devoted and faithful wife, a tender and affectionate mother, a kind neighbor,
and always a friend to the poor and suffering, and was loved by all who new her. May the precious Savior,
in whom she trusted, comfort the bereaved husband in his declining years and lead the loving children
into that haven of rest prepared for the redeemed.
Submitted by Rose Thompson Denson
The Bibb Blade, February 11, 1886, page 3
A Peaceful Sleep.
"In a quiet country churchyard they’ve
laid her down to sleep,
Close beside the old home she’s at rest."
Died, at the residence of her son-in-law, Mr. W. V. Arnold, on the 7th inst., Mrs. NANCY WOODS, aged 87 years. She had been in feeble health for a long while and for the past month or more had suffered a great deal. She died quietly, passing away as she had lived, in the full triumph of the Christian faith. A host of relatives and friends mourn her death, but their loss is her eternal gain. She was buried at the graveyard of the Presbyterian church on Monday evening, a goodly number of loving friends and bereaved relatives being present. The burial service was conducted by Rev. J. M. McCord. Where once a Christlike spirit dwelt in the house of clay is now but the vacant dwelling of the soul that has gone home to its Maker. Mortal suffering is exchanged for eternal joy, and a life of pain has passed into one of blissful habitation of the home of the saints.
Robert W. Woods married Nancy J. Wallace August 28, 1828, Bibb Co., AL
Wiley Arnold married Mary M. Wood April 15, 1846, Bibb Co., AL
Submitted by: Laurel Baty