Contributed 18 Jan 2000, by Barbara Osborne

Clipping found in a Bible at the home of 
Bates King, Leighton, AL.
He is the grandson of Mrs Anna Bares, sister of John W. Hall

John W Hall age 56 died at home on Wood Ave Saturday night 10:30 o'clock. Funeral service will be held at the Coffee High School Auditorum tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock, conducted by Dr. J. F. Sturdivant. Mr Hall was a steward of the First Methodist Church and a member of the choir for more that thirty years. He is survived by his wife and three children, Mrs Jeff Smith of Florence, Mr Waverly B Hall of Opelika Al, Mrs Harold C Turner of Chicago. Theree sisters also survive him --Mrs. Anna Bares, Mrs Ella May and Mrs Arthur Brittain. Mr Hall had a host of friends and will be sadly missed in church circle, his home and elsewhere. The stewards of the church will act as pallbearers and the Knights of Pythias will take charge of the service at the cemetery. The bereaved family has the sympathy of the entire community (hand written notes say passed away Jan 31,1920 and Buried Feb 3, 1920 in Florence cemetery) .

 [NOTE by Pat M. Mahan: According to Williford's Index of Obituaries in the Florence Times, notice of John W. Hall's death appeared in the 6th and the 20th Feb 1920 issues of the paper.]

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