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FIZPATRICK, Joe, died on the 8th inst at his home at Kinhaw, AL
not many miles from this city. Kinhaw is just a little ways across the county line, but in Macon Co. He was 68 years old, a son of CPT Bird Fitzpatrick. He was buried at Baldwin Chapel which used to be one of the most popular places of worship in Bullock Co. Southern Macon Headline News, October 18, 1900

FLOYD, Hattie R., 87, a resident of Tuskegee, died Wednesday, March 22, 2000 at her residence. Services were Thursday, March 30, from Ft. Hull A.M.E. Zion Church with Pastor E. Jackson officiating. Burial followed in Ashdale Cemetery. Burton's Funeral Home directed. Survivors include: one son, Otis (Louise) Powell, seven grandchildren, Dorothy (Charlie) Reynolds, Otis Powell Jr., Ulysses Powell, Earl Powell, Patricia Powell, Deborah Ann Powell, Michael Bernard Powell, all of Tuskegee; 17 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great grandchildren; one sister Essie Mae Riley, Montgomery, and a number of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.  Tuskegee News, April 6, 2000, Page B6

FORT, William W. - Father of City Court Solicitor and Well Known Citizen Has Passed Away, Mr. Wm. W. Fort died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Pearl Childs, Fifth Ave. this morning at 12:40 o'clock, after a lingering illness of several years with paralysis. He had a second stroke of the malady on the 14th, and has been confined to his bed ever since. Mr. Fort was born in Darlington, S.C., November 8, 1837, which made him 73 years of age. In the early (18)50's, he moved to Alabama, and was a gallant member of Company G, 45th Alabama, in Bragg's division of the Army of Tennessee. He is survived by his devoted wife and seven children: Mrs. H. V. Fillingen, of Barnesville, Ga.; Mr. E. M. Fort, of Fort Davis, Ala.; Mrs. Pearl Childs, of Columbus; Mr. C. H. Fort, of Hot Springs, Ark.; Mr. W. W. Fort, Jr., of Washington, D. C.; Mr. T. H. Fort, of Columbus and Mr. P. H. Fort, of Shreveport, La., besides a number of grandchildren. The funeral will take place from the residence on Fifth Avenue this (Saturday) afternoon at 3:30 o'clock. The body will be taken by train and interment will be in the family burying ground at 10 o'clock Sunday morning at Cotton Valley, Ala. The following gentlemen are requested to act as pallbearers: Messrs. C. H. Allen, J. S. Matthews, J. F. Morgan, N. K. Read, T. T. Miller and A. A. McLeod. Mr. Fort had been a resident of Columbus for ten years, and his many friends will be very much grieved to learn of his death.  Columbus Georgia Enquirer, July 23, 1910

FOSTER, John Floyd "Cigar Jack", 72, of 515 S. 18th St., died Thursday at Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville, Ind. He was a native of Tuskegee, Ala., and an employee of Churchill Downs. Survivors: his mother, Elora Brown; and a brother, Leon Keye. Funeral: 11 a.m. Monday, A.D. Porter & Sons Funeral Home, 1300 W. Chestnut St. Burial: Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation: 7-9 p.m. Sunday.  The Courier-Journal Louisville, KY, May 8, 1993, Page 10A

FOSTER, Luther H Jr., 81, who headed Tuskegee Institute for 28 years, died of a heart attack, Sunday, at the South Fulton County Medical Center in East Point, Ga., while returning from vacation to his home in Alexandria, Va.  He joined Tuskegee as business manager in 1941 and in 1953 he became its fourth president. In addition to his daughter, he is survived by his wife of 53 years, Vera Chandler Foster; his mother, Daisy P., of Petersburg, Va.; a son, L. Hilton, of Washington; two sisters, Virginia Hendrick of Petersburg and Mary Allen Burleigh of Clarksburg, W.Va., a daughter, Adrienne Foster Williams of Iselin, NJ and five grandchildren.  Pittsburgh Post Gazette, December 3, 1994, Page B7

FREEMAN, Sr., Riley - 63, of 249 McNair St., Tuskegee, died recently in Tuskegee.  Funeral services were from Solomon Chapel AME Zion Church with the Rev. James Boyd officiating, burial in Ashdale Cemetery, Burton's Tuskegee Funeral Home directing.  Survivors include his wife Mrs. Annie Mae Freeman, Tuskegee; one daughter, Miss Dorothy Freeman, Queens, New York; one son, Riley Freeman, Jr., San Antonio, Texas; one sister, Mrs. Corinne Washington, Tuskegee; one brother, Curtis Freeman, Seaside, California; five grandchildren, one great-grandchild. Tuskegee News, March 16, 1978

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