|Birth: ||Feb. 25, 1838|
|Death: ||Nov. 11, 1927|
The sad death of David Francis [sic Franklin] Averett occurred at his home last Friday morning, November 11th at 9:45 o'clock, thus closing the last chapter of a long and useful life.
At the time of his death Mr. Averett had reached the advanced age of 89 years, 9 months, and 16 days and up until a few weeks prior to his death he was unusually hearty and energetic.
He was born in Thomas County, Georgia but was reared in Alabama and it was from that state that he entered the Civil War, serving in the Fifteenth Alabama Infantry during the entire period of the war.
In 1864 he was wounded in battle and while at home on furlough for recuperation he was married to Miss Martha Timmerman, who preceded him in death only three months ago, having lived together in happy companionship for over 62 years and rearing a large and useful family.
The life of Mr. Averett has ever been outstanding because of his uprightness and desire to help his fellow men. His gentle influence will be greatly missed in this community.
Funeral services were conducted at the Baptist Church Saturday morning at 10 o'clock by Rev. A. H. Cullen, with interment in the Winnfield Cemetery.
He is survived by nine children, five sons, John Rufus of Halleville, Texas, D. E. of Gilmer, Texas, W. O. of Winnfield, Walter W. of Shreveport, and Clarence of Dallas, Texas; and four daughters, Mrs. J. R. Watts, Sr., and Mrs. C. E. Sompayrac of Winnfield, Mrs. W. A. Stamper of Natchitoches, and Mrs. William Baker of Pocahontas, Miss. Also many grandchildren and other relatives and friends who mourn the passing of this splendid character.
Published in The Winnfield News-American, November 18, 1927
Martha Ann Timmerman Averett (1845 - 1927)
John Rufus Averett (1865 - 1956)*
Mary Maude Averett Watts (1867 - 1948)*
David Early Averett (1871 - 1962)*
Mattie Pearl Averett Stamper (1873 - 1930)*
William Oscar Averett (1879 - 1965)*
Edna Averett Sompayrac (1884 - 1978)*
Kate Liburn Averett Baker (1887 - 1975)*
Clarence Atkinson Averett (1890 - 1944)*
Note: Headstone gives birth date as Feb. 25, 1837. Census records and his obituary agrees with 1838.
Created by: Ron Manley
Record added: May 20, 2010
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