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 Homer Jay Fant

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Homer Jay Fant

  • Birth 3 Mar 1896 Chambers County, Alabama, USA
  • Death 16 Jan 1929 Columbus, Muscogee County, Georgia, USA
  • Burial Chambers County, Alabama, USA
  • Memorial ID 33343769

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Owned and operated the first Taxi service in LaFayette, Alabama. Lived in old Andrews (2-story antebellum) house that was located on the now vacant lot just south of First Baptist Church. The Fants also rented rooms to boarders in this large house.
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H. J. FANT DIES IN COLUMBUS HOSPITAL

A report by telephone today from Mr. J. E. Fant, local barber, who has been in Columbus, Ga., for the past several days, to Mr. J. E. Cutler, local undertaker, stated that Homer J. Fant, who has been ill with influenza and pneumonia in a Columbus hospital for the past two weeks, died there at 8:45 a.m. today.
The body will reach LaFayette tonight at 6:18 over the Central of Georgia Railway Company, and funeral service will probably be held some time Thursday from the Mountain Spring Church near Wadley.
The deceased was taken ill Sunday afternoon January 6, after making a trip to Columbus and was unable to return. He was moved to a hospital from a hotel there on Monday January 7. Mrs. Fant was notified of his illness on Monday and left immediately. She was present at the bedside when the end came.
He is survived by his wife, mother, several brothers and sisters and a number of other close relatives and friends. Robinson & Cutler will be in charge of funeral arrangements.

Source: Undated newspaper clipping from "The LaFayette Sun" newspaper, 1929.
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1920 Chambers County, (Lafayette) AL Census:

#H105

Homer J. Fant 24M Farm Work Born AL
Mattie Lee Fant 24F Wife Born AL
James Wheeler Fant 4/12M Son Born AL
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  • Created by: Churchwell
  • Added: 28 Jan 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 33343769
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Homer Jay Fant (3 Mar 1896–16 Jan 1929), Find A Grave Memorial no. 33343769, citing Mount Olive Cemetery, Chambers County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by Churchwell (contributor 46607715) .