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Last Will and Testament of John Dubois Leland


The State of Alabama
County of Tuscaloosa

                I, John D. Leland, a resident of Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, over the age of twenty - one years, being of sound mind and disposing memory, do make, publish and declare this instrument as and for my last will and testament, hereby revoking all other wills and testamentary dispositions heretofore made by me.
               Item One:  I direct that all of my just debts, including the expense of my last illness and funeral, shall be paid out of my estate, as soon after my death as practicable.
               Item Two:  I do hereby give, devise and bequeath to my niece, Virginia Leland Jones, one - fourth ( ¼ ) of my stock in Leland Apartments, Inc.
               Item Three:  I do hereby give, devise and bequeath all the rest, residue and remainder of my estate, both real and personal, to my beloved wife, Lorraine Deal Leland, to be hers absolutely and in fee simple.
               Item Four:  I hereby nominate, constitute and appoint as Executors of this my last will and testament my wife, Lorraine Deal Leland, George A. LeMaistre and James F. Alston, Jr., and I direct that they shall serve without bond and shall be exempted from making any accounting to any Court for their acceptance hereof.
               In Witness whereof, I, John D. Leland, have on this the 13th day of February, 1956, signed, sealed, published and *direct the foregoing instument as and for my last will and testament, in the presence of each and all of the subscribing witnesses, each of whom I have requested in the presence of each of the others to subscribed his name as an allisling* witness in my presence and in the presence of the others.

                                                              John D. Leland      (Seal)
                                                               John D. Leland
 

                Signed and declared to be his last will and testament by John D. Leland, in our presence and we in his presence and in the presence of each other.

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and at his request, have hereunto set our names as witnesses on the day the same bears date.

Mary Grey Cooper                         Tuscaloosa, Ala.
        Name                                      Address
Helen L. Cannon                           Tuscaloosa, Ala.
        Name                                      Address
Leslie Dee, Jr                                 Tuscaloosa, Ala.
        Name                                      Address

                                                                             John D. Leland
                                                                              John D. Leland
 

Filed Nov. 30  1956
Chester Walker, Judge of Probate
Tuscaloosa County, Alabama

State of Alabama
Tuscaloosa County                                      In the Probate Court

                  I, Chester Walker, Judge of the Probate Court in and for Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, hereby certify that the instument of writing hereto attached which purports to be the Last Will and Testament of John D. Leland, deceased, has on this the 30th day of November, 1956, been duly and legally proven to be the true, genuine and legal Last Will and Testament of the said John D. Leland, deceased; that the said will has been admitted to probate and record in the said Probate Court of Tuscaloosa County, Alabama; and that the said will and also the proof have been duly and legally recorded in the Probate records of Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, in Book of Wills No. 16, on Page 142, et sig.
                  Given under my hand and official seal on this the 30th day of November, 1956.

                                                                      Chester Walker     Seal
                                                                       Judge of the Probate Court of
                                                                       Tuscaloosa County, Alabama

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Proof of Will
 


The State of Alabama  Tuscaloosa County
Probate Court

                                                                                       Nov. 30, 1956

In the Matter of the Estate of John D. Leland, Deceased.
         Present, Hon. Chester Walker, Judge of Probate.
     Before me, Chester Walker, Judge of Probate, in and for said County, personally appeared in open Court Helen L. Cannon who, having been by me first duly sworn and examined, did depose and say on oath that she is a subscribing witness to the instrument of writing now shown to her and which purports to be the last will and testament of John D. Leland deceased, late an inhabitant of this County, that said John D. Leland signed and executed said instument on the day the same bears date, and declared the same to be his last will and testament, and that affiant set her signature thereto on the day the same bears date as a subscribing witness to the same in the presence of said John D. Leland, Mary Grey Cooper and Leslie Dee, Jr., subscribing witnesses thereto and that such other witnesses subscribed their names as a witness in her presence and in the presence of said John D. Leland.  Affiant and Mary Grey Cooper and Leslie Dee, Jr. signed said will in the presence of each other and in the presence of the testator.
     That said John D. Leland was of sound mind and disposing memory and in the opinion of the deponent fully capable of making his will at the time the same was so made as aforesaid.  Affiant further states that said John D. Leland was on the day of the said date of said will of the full age of twenty - one years and upwards.
 

                                                                   Mary Grey Cooper        (L.S.)
                                                                    Mary Grey Cooper

Filed, Nov. 30  1956
Chester Walker, Judge of Probate
Tuscaloosa County, Alabama

           Sworn to and subscribed before me this Nov. 30, 1956

                                                                           Chester Walker\ 
                                                                              Judge of Probate
 

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