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Description: Obituary - Sidney T. Walling;
Danville Dashes; Sunnyside Dots;
Newspaper published in: Hartselle, AL
Source: Madison Co., AL Library
Page/Column: Page 5, Column 4
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Died at his house near Valhermosa Springs, Morgan County, Ala., Aug 6th, 1888, Sidney T. Walling, from a pistol wound accidentally inflicted July 27th. Mr. Walling was born June 3rd 1864. Married Miss Laura Overstreet Dec 22nd 1886. He leaves a young wife, and infant son, with other kindred, and many friends to mourn their loss by his untimely death. He died peacefully trusting in Christ, requesting his kindred and friends to strive to meet him in the better world. He was buried with Masonic honors Aug. 7th. The Rev. Alex. Pegland preached the sermon, and efficiently assisted the lodge in the other services at the grave.
As we have seen nothing in your columns from our town in some time, we will attempt to give you a few items. The general health of our community is as good as usual for the time of year.
Several new residences will be built this fall and the prospects for a large school are quite flattering. Prof. Tidwell is an earnest worker and we think he deserves a good school.
Mr. J. W. Hargrove and wife paid friends and relatives a visit near Flint Station. Miss Lillie Thompson a charming young lady of Trinity is visiting friends in town this week.
Mr. G. W. Howell is paying Jasper a business trip this week.
Mr. F. J. Troup and family paid friends near Decatur a visit last week.
Sunday School and prayer meeting still flourish.
As news is scarce this week we will close.
Sunnyside is again knocking for admittance to the columns of your paper. The farmers are rejoicing over the prospects of a bountiful crops.
We have had the finest fruit and melon crops ever known in this section.
Mr. A. J. Sharp, and family visited relatives and friends near Hartselle and Falkville last week.
Cotton is beginning to open and will soon be ready for picking.
Mr. D. W. Whitten, an aged and respected citizen of this community died Friday Aug. 17th of consumption the community lost a good citizen and his family a devoted husband and father.
Yelma, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Tyler, died at Valhermosa Springs, the 18th. Yelma was a bright young girl and will be sadly missed by her many friends and acquaintances.
The funeral was conducted by rev. J. M. Joner and was largely attended.
May be who said, little children to come unto me and forbid them woe, bring comfort to the bereaved family.
The ENQUIRER is ever a welcome visitor to our office, and is a credit to its talented young editor, long may he live to fight the battles of democracy.