Contributed 8 Jun 2005
by Debra LaMel

Florence Times, Florence Lauderdale Co AL
Dated 1-24-1902 Page 1 Under "Local News Notes"
Mr J M Mitchum of East Florence, aged about 60 years, died of heart trouble on Saturday night last. He had been in bad health for a long time. He leaves five children, all of whom are of mature years.

[NOTE: His wife was Emily Jones Mitchum ]

Florence Times Sat 11-3-1894 Page 3
"Short Local News"
Mrs J M Mitchum died at her home in East Florence Tuesday afternoon.

[NOTE: Their Children: James Thomas Mitchum , Columbus Elder Mitchum (never married that we know of), Sarah Thompson Mitchum (never married) There are 2 other children Lula Arthur Mitchum Fulton and Minnie B Mitchum Bell for whom we don't yet have obits!]

Florence Times Friday Sept 22, 1939 Page 3
Death Claims James Mitchum
Funeral Services Will Be Held Saturday Afternoon
          James T Mitchum, aged 72, a retired Southern Railway employee died this morning at 2:45 o'clock at his home, 1806 Union Street, Florence, after a lingering illness.
          A native of Talladega, where he was born April 16, 1867, son of the late James Mitchum and Emily Jones Mitchum, the deceased had been a resident of Florence for many years. In 1933 he was retired by the Southern Railway after 35 years of service. Mr Mitchum was a member of the Central Baptist Church and of the Woodmen of the World.
          Surviving are two sons, Floyd Mitchum of Florence, and E L Mitchum of New Hope: two daughters, Mrs O F Romine, of Florence, and Mrs R L Putteet of New Hope a brother C E Mitchum of Florence three sisters, Miss Sarah Mitchum and Mrs Will Fulton of Florence, Mrs J D Bell of Birmingham and seven grandchildren.
          Funeral services will be conducted Saturday afternoon at 2:30 O'clock at Central Baptist church with the pastor Rev J O Richardson officiting. Burial will follow in Florence Cemetery, Brown-Services directing
          Pallbearers will be T P Anderton, Elmer Martin, Ellie Martin, Fred Adkins, Smith Milford and Andy Richey

Florence Times Wednesday July 8, 1942 Page 5
C E Mitchum Taken by Death
Funeral Services Will be Conducted Thursday
          Columbus Elder Mitchum, 72, 1210 East Limestone Street Florence, died at the home this morning at 7:30 o'clock
          Deceased was the son of the late James M Mitchum and Mrs Emily Jones Mitchum. He was born in Talladega Co and moved to Florence at the age of eight, where he had lived since.
          Survivors are three sisters, Miss Sarah Mitchum, Mrs W L Fulton, both of Florence: Mrs J D Bell Birmingham: five nephews and four nieces.
          Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 4 o'clock at Central Baptist Church. Florence with Rev Homer Britton pastor officiating. Interment will follow in the Florence Cemetery, Brown Service in Charge
          Pallbearers will be J A Romiine, Homer Rickard, Will McDonald, J S Myrick, Ernest Romine and Mr Morgan

Florence Times Herald, April 10, 1957
Miss Mitchum Dies Tuesday
          Miss Sarah Thompson Mitchum 83, of 1210 East Limestone Street, Florence, died at the residence at 10:40 pm Tuesday (April 9, 1957)
          Miss Mitchum had been a resident of Florence for most of her life, and a lifelong member of the Central Baptist Church. She had been in ill health for the past four years.
          Funeral Services will be Thursday at 2pm at Central Baptist Church with Rev M L Butler, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in Florence Cemetery.
She is survived by a sister, Mrs Minnie Bell, Florence, and a number of nieces and nephews.
          Bearers will be Homer McGollum, Nathan Rickard, J F Glasscock, J S Myrick, E F Martin Sr, Claude Stafford.
          Brown Service of Florence in charge of arrangements.

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