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Obituary, 30 NOV 1960: "'Hugh McGlathery' Hugh Watson McGlathery, 78, died Monday morning at the home of his nephew, W. C. Meeks[,] Centre, where he lived 21 years
.Funeral services were held at 3 p. m. Tuesday at Perry Funeral Home. Burial in Forest Cemetery, Gadsden, the Rev. F. C. Vickery officiating. Active pallbearers were Ben Tumlin, Paul Jordan, Woodward Smith, Crayton Lee, R. B. Barber, and Clyde McCleskey. Honorary pallbearers were friends and neighbors.
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. George Brittain, Birmingham; two sons, Sydney and Joseph McGlathery, Texas; a daughter, Mrs. David Harrison, Florence; a granddaughter, two nephews, a niece, two grand-nieces and a great-nephew.
He was a member of Dwight Masonic Lodge 550, Gadsden." -- "The Cherokee County Herald." Centre, AL; 30 Nov 1960,Wed., p. 12
Obituary, : "Col. W. M. Meeks Dead in Michigan Hospital Last Night," Summary: - William Marion Meeks, born Floyd Co., GA, Feb 1845, age 4 moved to Cherokee Co., AL - Age 12, apprentice, "Coosa River Argus," Centre, AL - life member & former President of Alabama Press Association - served in the CSA in volunteer Cherokee Co., AL company - 16 Nov. 1866 married Miss. Mary J. Cothran of Centre, AL - Jul 1871 purchased the Gadsden Times, - Feb 1888, consolidated W. P. Johnson's "Gadsden News," both its editors & proprietors - President, Gadsden Times News Printing Co. at time of death - Retired from day to day operations months ago at his Coats Bend plantation - Successful businessman and farmer, among Etowah Co.'s wealthiest and prosperous citizens - in Battle Creek, MI for treatment of several weeks for an ailment of several months - died at 10:35 PM, 6 NOV 1906 - survived by his widow, five sons and a daughter: Charles E., Herbert, Leonard, Warren, and Cleveland Meeks, Gadsden and Mrs. Hugh McGlathery