January 25, 1905
News reached Farmerville Monday night of the killing of Davis Everett by Dave Lewis in Marion late Monday afternoon. The news of the killing came quite as a surprise to many of the Farmerville people as it was known that Mr. Everett was in Farmerville Monday as late as 3 o’clock in the afternoon.
The particulars of the killing are hard to get at but from what we can learn Lewis walked into Everett’s house where he found him sitting before the fire. Lewis spoke to him and telling him that his time had come, opened fire, shooting him four times and killing him instantly. Lewis has not been captured at the time of this writing.