Walker County obituaries
Arnold Hardin, 4, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Ted Hardin died of appendicitis in a Birmingham
hospital last week. The funeral was at Boldo Saturday by Rev.
Malcolm Banks. The interment was in Boldo Cemetery. (Mt. Eagle
Funeral services for Lecil
Haywood were conducted by Rev. Wiley Kitchens on March 6 at
Boldo Baptist Church. Mr. Haywood died Saturday March 4 after
an illness of several months. He is survived by his widow, 3
children and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Haywood. (The
Mountain Eagle 3/23/1944)
Willis Haywood, age 27, died
from appendicitis. He lives at Gardners community. The funeral
was at Boldo. He was the son of Tom Haywood. (The Mountain Eagle
‘Uncle’ Green Inman dead -
near Townley. Perfect type of honesty and intolerant of anything
that smacked of deception. His wife preceded him 3 or 4 years.
(The Mountain Eagle 6/29/1898)
Harold Kilgore, 9, of Dora
died at a local hospital Sunday after an illness of 6 days. He
was the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. George Kilgore. He became
ill on Monday June 12 with a headache and gradually grew worse.
The funeral was held at Dora Methodist Church Monday at 3 p.m.
Interment was at Oak Hill Cemetery. Surviving are his parents,
one brother, Elbert and one sister, Mrs. Giles Jones of
Sulligent. (The Mountain Eagle 6/22/1939)
Mrs. Missouri Paralee Alexander
died rather suddenly at the family home north of Staggs Bridge
in the North West part of the county Friday evening. Friday she
went over to Jefferson County where her son--in-law, Jim Tubbs,
was killed in a mine on Thursday by a trip of cars that broke
loose and ran over him. Her funeral was at Lamon Chapel Tuesday
at 2 p.m. Interment in Bennett Cemetery. (The Mountain Eagle
Sad death of Lucille Morrow,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Morrow. A shock to the entire
community was the unexpected death of Lucille, the only child of
Mr. and Mrs. Otto Morrow, of near Sander's Ferry and only
grandchild of Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Morrow. She had been well and
playing all day; and about five o'clock her mother noticed her
with a box of pills, from which several were gone. She went to
sleep, slept about 10 minutes and awoke having convulsions and
died within a few minutes, before medical aid could be summoned.
The child was 17 months of age. (The Mountain Eagle 1/31/1917)
George M. O'Rear,
23, was killed instantly in a plane crash at Ft. Clark near San
Antonio, Texas Monday morning. The two cadets on board were
approaching a landing field in a heavy bombing plane when
something happened and the plane plunged 200 feet to the ground.
The funeral will be at residence of Mr. and Mrs. George D.
O'Rear Friday at 11 a.m. Survivors include step-mother, Mrs.
Tinney O'Rear, one brother Neilsen O'Rear, 1 step-brother, Billy
O'Rear; grandparents G. D. O'Rear; uncles Caine, Judson and
Maynard; aunts Mrs. W. W. Woods and Miss Mabel O'Rear. He was
the youngest son of George V. O'Rear, also a graduate of Walker
High and University of Alabama (The Mountain Eagle 7/29/ 1931
Alex O'Rear, citizen of South Lowell, died at his store
located 2 miles NE of South Lowell last Thursday morning. He
was about 70, lived alone in his store, sleeping in an adjoining
room. Thursday morning he was at the home of his son-in-law,
Henry Patton. He complained he hadn't slept the night before so
he would go back to the store and try to sleep. Later two
little girls reported to Mr. Patton that Mr. O'Rear didn't
answer their knock. When Patton arrived he heard Mr. O'Rear
fall in the bedroom. Forcing the door open he found his
father-in-law lying by the bed dead. Mr. O'Rear was buried at
South Lowell. (Mt. Eagle 3/19/1924)
The Death Angel has visited Jasper again and robbed it of one of
its brightest and loveliest little gems. Maud, the sweet
little 8 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. D. O'Rear
which occured at about 9:00 Monday morning after an illness of
19 days of thyhoid fever. The funeral was preached yesterday at
1:00 at the residence of Mr. O'Rear by the Rev. R.M. Hunter,
after which the little floweret was laid to rest at New Prospect
Cemetery to await the resurrection morn. (Mt. Eagle
Mrs. Drummond, wife of Dr. I.F. Drummond, died at her home
in Beat 15 last Wednesday after an illness of ten months with
consumption. She is survived by her husband, three children, her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. John W. Phillips and two sisters, Mrs.
Hubert Whorton and Mrs. R.F. Fields and a brother, Pharlon
Phillips. Mrs. Drummond was born June 27, 1873, was educated in
the public school in Jasper and was married to Dr. Drummond
April 23, 1905. Interment was at Drummond Family burial ground.
(Mt. Eagle 3/2/1910)
Mrs. G.D. O'Rear Passes
Beloved Jasper Woman succumbs to Pneumonia; Funeral Services at
Mrs. G.D. O"Rear, 76, died of pneumonia early Friday
morning at the family residence, after an illness of several
days. Although Mrs. O'Rear's health had been failing for the
past few years, her sudden illness and death cast a gloom over
the whole town, where she had lived so long and was so
Mrs. O'Rears maiden name was Venila Ducretia (Lucretia)
Sanders and was the eldest daughter of the late Samuel Sanders
and Nancy Cain Sanders. Her father was a Confederate war
veteran and Bible student. Her maternal grandfather, James Cain,
introduced the bill into the State Legislature to create Walker
The deceased was born January 24, 1858 at the old Sanders
place south of Jasper. She was married to G.D. O'Rear, Jan. 18,
1880 and they celebrated their golden anniversary in 1930.
Surviving are her husband, five children, Caine O'Rear, Mrs. W.
W. Woods, Miss Mabel O'Rear, Judson and Maynard O'Rear, eight
grandchildren, Neilsen O'Rear of Montgomery; Mrs. Bruce Jones,
Misses Cleste Woods, Patricia, Emma Lucretia, Maynard Reilly,
Caine Jr. and Martha Ann O'Rear and two great-grandchildren,
Bobby Jones and Guy Reeves O'Rear; four sisters, Mrs. W.F.
Kitchens, Jasper; Mrs. Lucy Catchings, Fort Worth, Texas;
Mrs.S.B. Smith, Birmingham and Mrs. Vada Rosser, Jasper and also
a wide family connection on both maternal and paternal sides.
There are four children dead of whom one is Guy O'Rear, former
sheriff of Walker County, and grandchildren dead including
George M. O'Rear.
No woman ever reared here had a wider circle of friends or a
greater influence and many hearts were saddened by her passing.
Her greatest acts of mercy lay in her visits to the sick and
the bereaved. She was ever present to help, to comfort and to
cheer. Mrs. O'Rear joined the Baptist church in 1881, and in
her younger days there was never a more devoted church worker.
She did much toward helping to build and adorn the present
church for its dedication. Funeral services were held Saturday
afternoon at the family residence with Dr. W.F. Yarborough
officiating, assisted by Dr. J. R.Turner and Dr.J.P. Aiken, with
interment in Oak Hill Cemetery. The pall bearers were Geo.
Gallagher, Joe Simmons, Paul Boteler, Clinton Stovall, Arthur
Sartain, Leo Standiffer, John Lacy and Karl Hare. The many
beautiful floral offerings were handled by the grandchildren and
two great grandchildren. Mrs. Caine O'Rear and Mrs. Bert
Stephenson had charge of the music, the former, by request of
the family singing "Nellie Gray" an old favorite of the
We shall sleep but not forever. There shall be a
Mrs. Hugh Barton, 84, died at the home of her son,
Andrew, in the Eastern part of the county Sunday after a long
illness. She was laid to rest at Sardis Cemetery. She was one of
the oldest and best known women in that part of the county. She
was affectionately called "Aunt Sis Barton". She is survived by
3 sons and 1 daughter.(Mt. Eagle 9/19/1928)
Ollie Strickland, 38 years, 11 months died at a local
hospital Tuesday night Sept. 25 from injuries received when a
tractor turned over on him near Linn's Park, where he was
employed by a saw mill company. Mr. Strickland and others were
engaged in skidding saw logs on a side of a mountain and a pin
came out of some part of the tractor which caused it to ride up
when it pulled too hard. When it reared too high Mr. Strickland
would put his foot on the clutch and bring it back to the right
position. That time Mr. Strickland's foot missed the clutch. It
turned over, striking him on the hip and pinning him on the
ground. His companions were obliged to hitch mule teams to the
tractor in order to get it off him. Mr. Strickland was rushed to
the hospital where it was found he had a compound dislocation of
his hip and internal injuries. He died about 9 p.m. Mr.
Strickland is survived by his wife and 6 children. He was
buried at Boldo. (Mt Eagle 9/19/1928)
MISS TILDA WILLIAMS DIES OF APPENDICITIS:
Tilda Williams, 14, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hamp Williams, of
Boldo, who was taken to Birmingham for an operation for
appendicitis recently died shortly after the operation. The
operation revealed, it is said, that the child had suffered from
chronic appendicitis, that the appendix had bursted some time
ago, partially headed up and bursted again before she reached
The remains were carried back to Boldo and interment took place
at the Boldo cemetery,Rev. Puttman officiating. (Mt. Eagle