Birmingham News Obituaries

Birmingham, Alabama

Submitted by Beverly Giles

27 Jan 1928


Meridian, Miss, Jan 27, Mrs Elizabeth Gray, 67, wife of Truman Gray of

Waynesboro, died at a local hospital Thursday. Besides her husband, she

is survived by two daughters, Meadames Bessie Schwartz of New York;

Julia White of Fort Oglethorpe, on son, W. T. Gray, Alexandria, La;

three brothers, D. M. Watkins, Hattesburg; J. T. Watkins, Taylorsville,

Miss and Dr. Harvey Watkins of Magee, Miss. The funeral was held in

Waynesboro Friday.


After a brief illness, W. O. Giles, 78, died at 11 p.m. Wednesday at the

home of a son, J. R. Giles, 2534 Shadyside, Ensley. Mr. Giles had been

with his son two years, coming from his former home in Lawrenceburg,

Tenn. Surviving are five sons; J. M. and Y. T. of Texas; G. R. and G.

L. of Oklahoma and J. R. Giles of Shadyside; two daughters, Mrs. J. S.

Crain and Mrs. C. W. Aaron of Texas. He was a member of the Baptist

Church. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery, Brown in charge.


Funeral services for Jesse H. Carrigan, 18, of 2021 Fayette Ave, Bush

Hills, who was killed in an automobile wreck Wednesday night were to be

conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the residence. Burial was to be in

Elmwood Cemetery, with Vice directing. Surviving are the parents, Mr.

and Mrs. J. L. Carrigan and a sister, Mrs. Etta Frances Love.


Final rites for William Joseph Moore, 15, of 450 Sixth Ave, Inglenook,

who was accidentally shot to death Wednesday, were to be conducted a 3

p.m. Friday at the residence. Burial was to be in Elmwood Cemetery with

Jones in charge. Surviving is the father W. ? Moore and a sister

Estella Moore.


Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret J. Watson, 44, of 1816 Seventh Ave,

South, who died Thursday morning at a Birmingham infirmary, were to be

conducted a 3 p.m. Friday at Jones Chapel. Burial was to be in Elmwood

Cemetery. Surviving is a brother, Col. F. A. Feld.


Funeral services for Mrs. Maggie M. Bailey, 40, of New Merkle, who died

Thursday at her home, were to be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Acton

Memorial Church. Burial was to be in the adjoining cemetery, with Jones

directing. Surviving is the husband J. J. Bailey; five sons and five



Funeral services for Mrs. Priscilla Howell Barker, 41 of 1728 Fourteenth

Ave, North, who died at a hospital early Friday, will be conducted at

Ridout's Chapel at 10 a.m. Saturday. Surviving are the parents, Dr. and

Mrs. Morgan Howell; a daughter and a brother.


Final rites for John Thomas Pope, 7, son of Mr. and Mrs. John T. Pope,

of 630 South Twelfth Street, who died Wednesday, were to be conducted at

2:30 p.m. Friday at Lige Loy's Chapel. Burial was to be in Elmwood



The funeral for Preston Brook Clark, 71, of Route 5, who died Wednesday

at home, were to be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Gardendale

Methodist Church. Brown in charge. Surviving are the widow(the rest is



Services for Selma Capitalist Expected to be Held Friday.

The body of M. Hohenberg, banker and cotton dealer of Selma, who died

Wednesday at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, was expected to arrive

in Selma late Thursday. The hour of the funeral has been tentatively

set for 11 a.m. Friday, and will be held at the family residence, with

Dr. Jerome Mark of Temple Mishkan Israel, officiating.

Mr. Hohenberg is survived by a widow, two sons, Irving and Sidney

Hohenberg; a brother, Adolph Hohenberg of Wetumpka; two sisters, Mrs.

Emmie Rhineaur of Ocala, Fla. and Mrs. Ferdinand Fischel, of Tampa, Fla,

and a niece, Mrs. Jerome Siegal of Selma.

Mr. Hohenberg came to Selma in 1910 and at his death was president of

the Selma Cotton Exchange. He also was chairman of the board of

directors of the First National Bank of Wetumpka, was president of the

comgregation of Mishkan Temple and a member of the board of directors of

the Y. M. C. A.

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