Contributed by Jackye Penney
The Fairfield Recorder
April 15, 1887
Mr. William H. DAVID, near Mills, an old resident of our county died on Monday of last week. He had been for many years a sufferer from a tumorous affection and for the past few months had been gradually growing worse and death was no doubt looked for by him as a welcome relief from his physical sufferings. The deceased was among the early settlers of the county having come to Freestone from Georgia in early manhood before the war. He was a hard working industrious farmer and a good citizen, a kind father and a warm friend to those he liked. Thus one by one the old familiar faces of the county are passing away. The deceased leaves a large family and many relatives to mourn his loss. Peace to his ashes.
Carroll Town Cullings Mr. Wm. H. DAVID near Mills died last night. He had long been a sufferer with a tumorous affliction and his death had been expected by his friends for some time past. He leaves a large family of children and relatives and a host of warm friends to mourn his loss. Thus one by one the early pioneer settlers of Freestone are dropping off. Mr. DAVID’s father passed over the "silent river" quite a few months before him.