Former Well Known Citizen Dies in Jacksonville
The death of Mrs. F. M. Plank of Jacksonville, for sixteen years a beloved school teacher in DeFuniak, occurred suddenly at her home in Jacksonville, Sunday night.
Funeral services were held from the home of her sister, Mrs. H. E. Wickersham, Tuesday morning at ten o’clock. Her body was laid to rest in Magnolia cemetery, beside that of her husband, who preceded her in death several years.
The services were conducted by Dr. E. M. Partridge, pastor of the McIlwain Memorial Church, of Pensacola. Pallbearers were Howard Cawthon, M. T. Fountain, A. L. Work, S. M. Preacher, Miles Warren and Will Garrett, all of whom were students of Mrs. Plank at one time.
Miss Christine Gillis, daughter of Dr. Angus and Nannie McLean Gillis, was born at Vernon in Washington county, and was reared in Freeport. She was married to F. M. Plank in July, 1917, and moved to Jacksonville, where she had lived ever since.
She had been for many years and at the time of her death, a member of the faculty of the Southside school, [South] Jacksonville.
She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Wickersham of this place, and Mrs. Johnnie Quarterman of Jacksonville, and one brother, Judge D. Stuart Gillis, also of this place.
“Miss Crissie was well known and loved by many in this section, and especially by all those who she had taught in school, and upon whom she left a dep and lasting impression or good, later to be manifested in their more mature lives. Her death was a source of loss to many, who share the bereavement of the relativs and closest friends.
[Source: The Breeze, December 25, 1935, Page 1]
[Burial: Magnolia Cemetery, DeFuniak Springs]