"H" Obituaries

The Covington News May 02, 1930
Jesse J. Hart, aged 45 died at his home in Dixie Tuesday morning following an illness of two years.
Mr. Hart moved to South Florida several years ago and after being stricken with illness returned to
his home in Dixie.
  Funeral was held at the home and burial made in Dixie Cemetery Wednesday, with Rev. Culliver, of
Munson Florida officiating.
  The deceased is survived by four brothers & three sisters.
The brothers are J.C. Henry, W. I. & and Bruce, all of Dixie, Sisters; Mrs. Jack Clements, Mrs. D. R.
Rawls, Miss Lillie Mae Hart, all of who reside in Dixie.
Patrick funeral director in charge.

The Covington News December 30, 1943

Mrs. Hattaway, 73, of Route 4 Passes
   Mrs. Emma Hataway, age 73, passed away at her residence on Route 4, Andalusia
on December 27 about Noon.
  Funeral services were held at Antioch church at 3:00 December 28, with A. C. Nelson Officiating.
The church choir rendered the musical offerings. Pallbearers were : C. A. Veasey, Loyd Lawson,
Mr. Blackmon, Roy Smith, James Hattaway and James Thomas.
  Mrs. Hattaway is survived by; Mrs. V. C. Stroud, stepdaughter; Adrian and Tommie Hattaway, stepsons;
Jesse Barron of Troy, son. Benson Funeral home Directing.

The Covington News  Jan. 10, 1935

   Mrs. M. M. Holloway died at her home in River Falls Thursday
afternoon of last week at three o'clock following a illness of short
    Mrs. Holloway was stricken with Paralysis which resulted in her
death. Mrs. Holloway was a resident of River falls for many years
and was well known in that section. Her untimely demise will be
mourned by her friends and acquaintance. Her husband proceeded
her to the grave several years ago.
   Funeral service was conducted by Rev. H. L. Ray of Red Level
after which interment took place in Fairmont Cemetery.
  Arrangements by Patrick.


The Milton Gazette Newspaper     October 3, 1913 Edition
Ely Pinkney Holley
was born 4th of October 1838 some 3 miles east of Andalusia, Covington County, Ala.,
and when about 12 years of age moved to Andalusia where he lived until 1871. He then came to Florida
and entered into sawmill business with his brother-in-law E. B. Riley, and c
ontinued in this business for about 12 years. In 1883 he moved to Milton, Fla., engaging in the mercantile business. He was appointed probate judge of Santa Rosa County, Fla., to fill an unexpired term of about three years caused by the death of Judge Ward, and for four terms of four years each he was chosen by popular vote to that office to that office, closing in January 1909, an administration of fourteen years as probate judge of this county. During the greater of time he was judge he was also mayor of Milton. In capacity of both probate judge and mayor, he always did what he believed was right and best. While he had great respect for healthy public sentiment for the opinions of his friends he had a high regard for his own opinions--as he was wont to express it: "What Holley thinks." Those proven guilty rarely escaped sentence when he was to decide from the evidence and his rulings were generally accepted as fair. Possibly the greatest objections ever mentioned against Judge Holley in the discharge of his official duties were his sentences; in but very few cases, if any, did he impose extreme penalties. He retired from public life, not seeking reelection, to happily spend his remaining days among his children and friends.
     Early in life, during 1857, he was married to Miss. Sarah J. Riley, of Andalusia, Ala., and to them were born three daughters, Mrs. Neill Campbell Sr., of Jay, Fla., Mrs. R. T. McDavid of Hinson, Fla., and Mrs. D. M. Henderson of Pensacola, Fla.
     Judge Holley was a member of the Baptist church and died embracing the faith of his church after a long and very consistent life. After an illness of several months, he died at the home of his daughter in Pensacola, Fla., about 9 p.m. Thursday September 18, 1913. His remains were brought by special train to Milton, Fla., on Saturday following and placed besides those of his wife in the presence of all his children, some of his children's children, and other relatives, very many citizens of Milton and surrounding country. As tokens of high esteem and respect, the business houses were closed during burial services, fellow ex-officials were pall-bearers, county and city officers attended in a body the last sad rights. The life of Judge Holley is worthy of emulation.