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Phyllis Diller
(1917 - )
By Seymour "Sy" Brody
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Phyllis Diller has been entertaining people for over 40 years with her night club acts, movies, television, Broadway and theater roles, commercials, tours and books. Her delivery of humor is like a machine gun in that she turns out rapid fire short jokes. Her attire and make-believe family are another source of her comedy.

She was born in 1917, in Lima, Ohio, the only child of Frances and Perry Driver. She was given piano and voice lessons with the encouragement of her mother. After attending a music conservatory in Chicago, she realized that the concert stage was not for her.

She met and married Sherwood Diller in 1939 and then moved to San Francisco. She had wanted nine children but after having five in ten years, she stopped. Money was always a problem in the Diller household. and she went to work to supplement their income. She went to work for the San Leandro Observer where she wrote articles about the shops who advertised. It didn't take her long to have a column on household hints and humor for the newspaper.

Phyllis Diller learned to be concise and sharp in her writing, which became very valuable to her as a comedy writer. She came across the book, "The Magic of Believing," which she read many times. The book gave her confidence to believe in herself. It also changed the entire course of her life as she learned how to focus on one task at a time and not on many.

During this time, Diller was creating one-liners which she used at parties, coffee clutches and on the grocery line. Her husband encouraged her to expand her audience. She went to the Red Cross and volunteered to entertain at the veterans hospital in Presido. This gave her the impetus and encouragement to go before new and larger audiences.

She auditioned and was hired by the Purple Onion, a night club, which lasted eighty-nine weeks. For the next four years, she received bookings for her act without the benefit of a manager, publicist or writer. A major breakthrough occurred when she appeared on the Jack Paar Show. She was a instant success on national television as a comedienne.

In 1965, she divorced Sherwood Diller and married Ward Donovan, an actor. This marriage ended in divorce a few years later.

She starred in her own television show, "The Phyliss Diller Show," in the 1966-67 season and the following year, she had another television show. She was considered to be one of the top comediennes in the late sixties.

In 1971, she went on a piano concert tour with symphonies from Hawaii to Florida, playing mostly Beethoven and Bach. She did this for a period of ten years and played with more than 100 symphonic orchestras. Her last concert was in 1981.

Diller was an author who wrote four successful books. She went with Bob Hope to Vietnam to entertain the troops during Christmas and co-starred with him in movies.

Phyllis Diller received many humanitarian awards, patriotic citations and honorary degrees. She was never afraid to break new ground in the entertainment industry. She is a comedienne's comedienne.

Phyllis Diller

Welcome to Phyllis Diller's Biography!
Phyllis Diller is acclaimed the world's only female stand-up comic of international stature!
Ms. Diller appeared as piano soloist with 100 symphony orchestras across the country!

Phyllis Diller, an irrepressible lady with an outrageous laugh, is recognized as the leading female standup comic in the world today. She has starred on television, in movies, and on the stage, and has headlined in venues all around the world as a professional comic. She is approaching her fifth decade in show business.

A "late bloomer", she started her career at the age of 37. At the time, she was a working housewife and mother of five children employed at radio station KSFO, San Francisco, as a publicist, newspaper writer and columist.

Urged by her husband, Sherwood Diller, she prepared a night club act and was booked info San Francisco's Purple Onion. She slithered around the piano, lampooned current celebrities, branished a cigarette holder and made fun of high fashion and life in general. Her first appearance took place on March 7, 1955. Booked for 2 weeks, she stayed for 89!

She followed this debut by a tour, polishing her act and developing the housewife and daily life routines that have made her the high priestess of the ridiculous. She played the Blue Angel in New York and appeared on the Jack Paar Show. From that point her career rocketed. In a scant five years she made it to Carnegie Hall.

Ms. Diller has starred in three television series, countless specials, and has made guest appearances on hundreds of top-rated shows including three segments of NBC's "Blossom" during the 1993-94 season. "I love TV," she syas. "It's not my fault if the tubes blow out when I laugh."

Her movie career began with a brief but memorable roles as Texas Guinan, the fabulous nitery owner on hundreds of the Roaring Twenties, in Elia Kazan's Splendor in the Grass. Since then, she's been in 21 other films, including a dramatic role in Elmer Rice's prize-winning satire, The Adding Machine, filmed in London. She recently completed roles in the following films: "Silence of the Hams" (portraying a 90-year-old secretary), Happily ever After" as the voice of Mother Nature, "West From North Go South", a feature-length documentary on women in comedy.

She co-starred with Bob Hope in three films: Boy! Did I Get A Wrong Number, Eight On The Lam, and The Private Navy of Sergeant O'Farrell. A long-time friend, Hope is one of her biggest boosters. She accompanied him on one of his Christmas jaunts to Vietnam. Hope told reporters the war would have been over in three days of Phyllis had cooked for the enemy. She has also appeared on 22 of his TV specials. She calls him "my idol."

Although films and television have been important to her success, Ms. Diller has special foundness for "live" performance. She has drawn capacity crowds to virtually every major supper club and concert hall coast to coast; from Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas to the Waldorf Astoria in Manhattan. Internationally famous, she makes frequent apprearances in Canada, England, Bermuda, Monte Carlo, and recently completed her 16th tour of Australia. Very few (if any) current celebrities can match that record.

The highlight of her stage career was her portrayal of Dolly Gallagher Levi on the Broadway production of Hello Dolly! She returned to the stage in 1988 playing the fiesty Mother Superior in Nunsense in San Francisco. But equally satisfying have been frequent stints in summer arenas and tents, and vast showcases like Soldier's Field in Chicago and Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Form 1972 to 1982, Ms. Diller appeared as piano soloist with over 100 symphony orchestras in the U.S. and Canada. Audiences have acclaimed her interpretation of such works as Beethoven's Concerto #1 and various works of Bach. Her piano virtuoso name was Dame Illya Dillya.

She has written four best-selling books for Doubleday: Phyllis Diller's Housekeeping Hints; Phyllis Diller's Marriage Manual, The Complete Mother, and the most recent, The Joys of Aging and How to Avoid Them (all are out of print). These books, and several comedy albums, crystallize the famous Diller wit-the housewife's lament about her hair, her clothers, her housekeeping ability, kids, pets, neighbors-the gamut of American suburban life. A poem she wrote entitled "My Prayer" has been set to music by Alvin Mills.

There are many unexpected facets to this vivacious and forthright person. She may, as she says, "look like a lamp shade in a whorehouse" when she goes on stage...but, off-stage, Phyllis has one of the most expensive and largest wardropes in the world.

Ms. Diller's approach to comedy is unique. She writes most of her own material, editing her words so tightly that she can deliver as many as 12 punchline per minute. And she strictly avoids off-color jokes and situations, even in today's permissive atmosphere. She works on her act all the time to keep it current.

Phyllis describes her comedy as "tradegy revisited." She "rolls 'em in the aisles" with jokes about her husband, Fang; her face-lifts; her mother-in-law, and her next door neighbor. There is seemingly no particular order to her zaniness, but, simply stated, she is always funny.

In the course of her career, Ms. Diller has won many awards in recognition of her talent and her patriotic and philanthropic activities. She is a former honorary mayor of Brentwood, California, and received Ph.D. ("Is that an abbreviation of Phyllis Diller?") degrees in Humane Letters from National Chrisitan University in Dallas and from her Alma Mater, Bluffton College in Ohio as well as a Doctorate from Kent State.

In March, 1990, she was named Celebrity Businesswoman of the Year by the National Association of Women Business Owners. In 1991, she broke the 74 year attendance record at the St. Louis Muny Opera where she appeared as the Wicked Witch in "The Wizard of Oz." In 1992, she received the Lifetime Achievements Award at the televised Annual Comedy Awards. She was given the 1993 Lifetime Humor Award by the National Humor Institute.

She is the recipient of a recent award from the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery for "the tremendous breakthrough in acceptance for our field, when she was the first person to have the courage to proclaim her surgery and show her results publicity."

Other honors include the Golden Apple from the Hollywood Women's Press Club as most cooperative actress; the USO Liberty Bell Award "for demonstrating concern for the welfare and morale of our armed forces"; and in 1981 she received the AMC Cancer Institute Humanitarian Award and was inducted into the Ohio Women's Hall of Fame for her contribution as entertainer, author and actress. She was featured on Ralph Edwards' This Is Your Life in 1971 and has her own star on Hollywood Blvd.

Born Phyllis Driver in Lima, Ohio, on July 17, 1917, Ms Diller was an only child of older parents. She graduated from Central High School in 1935 and studied at Sherwood Music Conservatory in Chicago for three years. Music studies continued at Bluffton College in Bluffton, Ohio, where she met her first husband, Sherwood Diller.

Car buffs and automotive editors might be interested in Phyllis Diller's four cars - a custom-made Checker Wagon, circa 1967; and Excalibur 1927 Mercedes Phaeton (red); a 1959 Silver Cloud Rolls Royce; and a 1971 Mercedes Sedan (SL 200).

Ms. Diller lives in a large, English-style home in Brentwood Park, Los Angeles. Also, there are her assistants who are kept busy with correspondence, travel arrangements and thousands of requests from fans. "The place used to be haunted," she says, "but the ghosts haven't been back since the night I tried on all my wigs," she cracks with the raucous laugh that has become the trademark of both her humor and her humility.

The real Phyllis Diller is quite different from her stage persona, though both share a rare good humor, a warmth, and a love of people. Properly coiffed and dressed with flair, she is a fabulous cook, a gifted painter and a devoted mother and grandmother. In spite of her youthful appearance, she continues to kid herself about ugliness, skinniness, ineptness and just about every defect a woman can have.


Born Phyllis Ada Driver, she combined wild costumes, untamed hair and a raucous laugh with self-deprecating monologues to create one of comedy's most popular characters. A 1955 club booking skyrocketed her to success: scheduled for two weeks, she stayed 89. After moving to Webster Groves in 1961, Diller honed her act in St. Louis clubs such as Gaslight Square's Crystal Palace. Mid-1960s television routines featuring "Fang," her imaginary husband, brought national acclaim. In addition to her television, film and stage work, Phyllis Diller made five records, wrote four best-selling books and performed on piano with over 100 symphony orchestras.

Phyllis Diller accepted her award.

Date of Birth: 7-17-1917
Field/Achievement: Acting/Entertainment
Location of Star: 6366 Delmar
Date of Induction: 5-16-1993

ABC7 On-Line News Los Angeles, CA

Phyllis Diller, hospitalized since a heart attack last month, was fitted with a pacemaker and her manager expects her to be back on the road by the end of the month.

Miss Diller was stricken with a mild heart attack on Feb. 10 at her Brentwood home. She was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where the pacemaker was implanted Monday

"A pacemaker was inserted last night and she's doing well," manager Milt Suchin said Tuesday. "We expect her back and working soon. I'm still booking engagements."

The 81-year-old comic's next performance is March 27 at Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio, not far from where she was born in Lima," Suchin said.

Miss Diller was stricken with a mild heart attack on Feb. 10 at her Brentwood home. She was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where the pacemaker was implanted Monday. Suchin said there was no release date.

Movies Phyllis Diller was present:
A Bug's Life (1999)
Heartstrings (1995)
The Silence of the Hams (1994)
Happily Ever After (1993)
Shelley Duvall Presents Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle - V. 2 (1993)
Shelley Duvall Presents Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle - Five Ep. Feature (1993)
Tales From the Darkside 2 (1991)
The Bone Yard (1990)
The Nutcracker Prince (1990)
Pucker up and Bark Like a Dog (1989)
Laughing Room Only (1986)
Pink Motel (1982)
Hungry I Reunion (1980)
A Pleasure Doing Business (1979)
The Adding Machine (1969)
Did You Hear the One About the Traveling Saleslady? (1968)
The Private Navy of Sgt. O'Farrell (1968)
Mad Monster Party? (1967)
Eight on the Lam (1967)
Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number! (1966)
Fat Spy (1965)
Maniac (1934)
Jonathan Winters on the Ledge
Through the Looking Glass
The Worst of Hollywood - V. 1

*Phyllis Diller's Recipes*

Phyllis Diller Potato Salad

Use light or fat-free mayo to reduce fat and calories.

Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Serves: 8
1 slivered large white onion
1 1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 tsp sugar
dash vinegar
4 cooked and thinly sliced large potato
1. Combine ingredients.
2. Chill and serve.
3. NOTE: Do not add pepper.

Phyllis Diller's Mexicale Hot Stuff Party Din-din

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Categories: Casseroles, Beef
Yield: 10 servings

1 1/2 lb Ground beef
1 Medium onion; diced
1 cn Cream style corn
1 cn Tomatoes w/green chiles;
- (10 1/2 oz can)
1 cn Enchilada sauce (8 oz)
8 oz Cheddar cheese; grated
1 cn Ripe olives; sliced (4 oz)
6 Large tortillas
1 c Monterey Jack; grated
Add diced chiles, oregano,
Cumin, garlic powder, chili
Powder to taste

Brown ground beef, stirring to keep meat crumbly. Combine meat with onion,
creamed corn, tomatoes w/green chiles, enchilada sauce, cheddar cheese,
ripe olives, and diced green chiles, oregano, cumin, garlic powder, and
chili powder to taste. Tear 3 tortillas into pieces and spread over the
bottom on an 11x7x2 baking dish. Spread half the meat mixture over the
tortillas. Tear remaining tortillas and spread over meat mixture. Top with
remaining meat mixture. Sprinkle with monterey jack cheese. Bake at 325F
degrees for 30 minutes.

Categories: Cookies, Celebrity
Yield: 6 Dozen

1/2 c Butter; softened
2 c Flour
1/4 ts Salt
1/2 c Light brown sugar; firmly
- packed
1 Egg
1/2 c Sugar
2 tb Fresh lemon juice
1/2 c Shortening
1 tb Lemon peel; grated
1/4 ts Baking soda
1/2 c Nuts; chopped

Cream butter, shortening and sugar until fluffy. Beat in egg, lemon
juice and lemon peel. Mix well.
In bowl combine remaining ingredients and stir in cream mixture. Cover
and refrigerate for 1 hour. Remove from refrigerator and form into two
10-inch rolls on waxed paper. Wrap tightly and refrigerate overnight.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Slice rolls into 1/4-inch slices and bake
on ungreased cookie sheets 8 to 10 minutes. Makes about 80 cookies.

Phyllis Diller
Words of Wisdom

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My Prayer

On this happy day
We are thankful
For our blessings
And we pray
For renewed belief
In ourselves
And each other
And hope
This bond of love
Will expand
To envelop
The entire universe

-Phyllis Diller

Killer Diller
Still slaying audiences, Phyllis Diller dishes about face-lifts, Fang and A Bug's Life
By Dennis Hensley
It's appropriate that Phyllis Diller lent her vocal talents to the role of Queen in A Bug's Life, Disney's new animated critter fest--after all, she once kept three Madagascar cockroaches as pets. For nearly 50 years, the comic has flaunted this kind of eccentricity onstage (as a stand-up comedian and as a piano soloist with major symphonies), on-screen (Splendor in the Grass, The Sunshine Boys) and on TV (appearing in more Bob Hope specials than anyone but Hope). Recently, the 81-year-old mother of five whooped it up with TONY over tea in her Brentwood home.

Time Out New York: You once owned three cockroaches named Manny, Moe and Jack. And you had a beetle named Leo, right?

Phyllis Diller: Leo was from Mexico. They pasted rhinestones on his back, put a little chain on him and sold him for 35 bucks. I wore him on my lapel, and he'd just walk around. He was quite a conversation piece for a while. There were people who never saw my face for the three months that bug lived.

TONY: How did you get the part of Queen in A Bug's Life?

PD: They auditioned me for a different role--one of the circus people--and after I read for that role, I was handed this other paper for the Queen. They had never met me before, but they realized I was a born queen. Right away, they said, "You're the queen!"

TONY: Did they turn you into an action figure?

PD: They haven't made a figure of me! I'm really hurt. And I'm the only one who has that cute headgear. All the other ants are just ants. Their loss, darling.

TONY: You should insist on having an action figure made.

PD: I never insist on anything. I just do what they say. That's my modus operandi: Wherever you want it, I'll put it there. It's like my mother used to tell me: "Eat your prunes; it'll move your bowels." I'd say, "Where do you want them?" [Laughs raucously]

TONY: You're known for your roof-raising laugh. Have you always laughed like that, or did it evolve with your career?

PD: It's natural. Early in my career, I was advised to give up my silly laugh, but I can't help it. I think it's a very helpful thing to do a lot of laughing.

TONY: You were a late bloomer, starting your career at 37. Were you terrified your first time onstage?

PD: I was terrified for 15 years! Now I'm at the point where I'm happiest when I stand in the middle of the stage. I'm my most secure, comfortable and powerful.

TONY: Do comics like Roseanne and Rosie O'Donnell ever give you credit for paving the way?

PD: They all mention it. I was the mama of them all. I was the first--and only for ten years. For the next ten years, there was me and Joan Rivers and Totie Fields. Then it started blossoming. Now I'm the grandma of them all.

TONY: Where did Fang, your fictional husband, come from?

PD: It was an ad-lib early on. I was struggling for material. What I do is really like a cartoon strip with different characters. The last character I invented--and I can't believe I didn't do this sooner--is a sexy sister, and she's a gas. Her G-spot is listed in the L.A. tour guide. [Laughs]

TONY: Why did you always perform carrying a cigarette holder?

PD: If you want to flag a cab, you hold up your right hand. It's about attention. It was a prop. I never smoked it--it was just wood--but there were people who claimed they saw ashes fall to the ground. So much analysis went into everything. For instance, my little boots. Well, the court jester wore little boots. All clowns wear gloves--I don't go onstage without gloves. I was ugly, too. Ugliness helps. The court jester was always a hunchback. I had a crooked nose, crooked teeth--it all helped. Didn't help my private life, though.

TONY: You brought plastic surgery out of the closet when you got your first face-lift in 1971. Did you do a lot of research?

PD: None at all. I don't waste time. I was like, "Hey, I sure need this." I just went. To me, it was no big deal, and it never occurred to me not to talk about it. It never occurs to me to tell a lie.

TONY: Were you blown away by the results?

PD: Oh, my God. After living with a face I didn't like for all those years! Plus, the doctor did something on his own: He shortened my nose.

TONY: Is that ethical?

PD: Honey, you don't know what anybody's going to do when they put you out. It was wonderful. He made me perfect! I had one of those long noses, and whenever a woman's nose comes down too far over the lip, she looks like a witch. Paula Jones--look at that nose! That's a witch nose!

TONY: What do you think of breast implants?

PD: Well, I had a breast reduction--that's what I think of breasts. I'm too short to have big boobs. And the older you get, the worse they get. The bigger they are, the farther they'll fall. [Laughs]

TONY: What do you think when you see drag queens doing you?

PD: It's a great compliment! Listen, I started in San Francisco playing to a lot of gay audiences. For some reason, gay people accept and understand comedy more easily than most people. One great thing about working at the Purple Onion, where I started, was that the Gray Line Tour was the first audience every night. That keeps your feet on the ground--baby, if you can't make tourists laugh, you'll never be big in television.

TONY: What was it like performing overseas for American soldiers with Bob Hope?

PD: Fantastic, though there's a certain amount of danger when you're sitting in a helicopter and there's a gunner at each window--they aren't there to shoot butterflies. And my material was not suitable for 20,000 guys, so dear Bob Hope took a routine that his writers had written, and he worked as my straight man. Talk about a big star being a big person--working as a straight man for a brand-new comic, just to make me look good.

TONY: What's something you're good at that would surprise people?

PD: People are surprised that I was a piano soloist with symphonies. It was a wonderful thing in my life from about '71 to '81. I was good.

TONY: What are you most proud of?

PD: The fact that my children are honest, kind, good people. I must have had something to do with that. And my one-liners. I'm in the Guinness Book of World Records for having the most laughs per minute: 12. Some guy in the beginning said, "Your ideas are wonderful, but elongate them." But I'm just the opposite--the fewer words, the better. Get the laugh. Get the laugh. I want to hear the laughs.

TONY: What do you want to do that you haven't done yet?

PD: Oh, honey, I'm so happy. [Laughs] Why struggle?

A Bug's Life opens Wednesday 25.

Issue 165: November 19-26, 1998

DRIVER, Phyllis Ada (I6232)

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Year: 1920;Census Place: Beat 4, Wayne, Mississippi; Roll T625_899; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 152; Image: 750. 
BARNETT, Augustus B (I11848)

Eva W. Chesney

UNION - Services for Eva Watson Chesney will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. at Little Rock Baptist Church with the Revs. Lin Chesney and Gene Higginbotham officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery with Stephens Funeral Home of Union in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Chesney, 95, of Little Rock, died Monday, March 23, 2009, at her residence. She was a longtime member of Little Rock Baptist Church.

Visitation will be today, from 5 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home, and Thursday one hour prior to services at the church.
WATSON, Eva Seaco (I6487)

Eva Watson Chesney
Services for Eva Watson Chesney were held Thursday, March 26, 2009 at 3 p.m. from Little Rock Baptist Church. The Rev. Lin Chesney and the Rev. Gene Higginbotham officiated. Burial was in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of Stephens Funeral Home of Union.

Mrs. Chesney, 95, of Little Rock died Monday, March 23, 2009 in her home.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Chesney; one son, Charles Chesney; three brothers; and two sisters.

Survivors include three daughters, Omera Moore and Lucy Irene Massey, both of LIttle rock, and Virginia Shoemaker of Cullman, Ala.; one son, J. T. Chesney of Little Rock; 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Robert Massey, Junior Moore, Jay Chesney, Ricky Chesney, B. J. Harrison, Ryan Gillis, Kyle Buckley and Robby Lipsey. 
WATSON, Eva Seaco (I6487)

Memorial services for James David Sessions, 72, of Nacogdoches will be held Thursday, December 29, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in the Carroway Funeral Home Chapel in Lufkin with Brother Ford Adkins and Brother Elzine Strong officiating. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Carroway Funeral Home.

Mr. Sessions was born October 31, 1939 in Meridian, Mississippi to Zelona (Sullivan) and James Clifton Sessions, and died Sunday, December 18, 2011 in a local hospital.

A former resident of Lufkin, Mr. Sessions had resided in Nacogdoches since 1996. He served in the U.S. Army and had worked in various capacities of law enforcement since 1965. Mr. Sessions' friends and associates in the Angelina County Courthouse were his extended family. He attended the First United Pentecostal Church.

Survivors include his wife, Becky Sessions of Nacogdoches; son, David Wayne Sessions of Nacogdoches; daughters and son-in-law, Debbie Frazier and Tiffany and Raymond Barrett, all of Nacogdoches; grandchildren and spouses, Raymond Barrett, Jr. of Nacogdoches, Lerin and Rick Hill of Kennedale, Madison and Fisher Martin, Luke Frazier, all of Nacogdoches, and Lindsey and Bobby Guthery of Lufkin; great-grandchildren, Riley Hill of Kennedale and Bailee Badeaux of Lufkin; sister, Faye Benton of Bailey, Mississippi; and a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice in the Pines, 1504 West Frank Avenue, Lufkin, Texas 75904.

The family will welcome friends and loved ones from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday evening prior to the services at the funeral home.

Memories and condolences may be added at www.carrowayfuneralhome.com.

Carroway Funeral Home, Lufkin, directors.
SESSIONS, James David (I9749)


A memorial service for Nellie W. Page, 74, of Waynesboro, will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 13, 2010 from Christian Fellowship Church in Waynesboro.
Born on Thursday, Jan. 23, 1936, she was a native of Mississippi. A Certified Nursing Assistant in the health care profession, she died on Thursday, March 11, 2010 at her residence.
She is survived by two daughters, Janie Carr of Waynesboro and Judy Green of Lafayette, La.; four sons, James Jerry Pearson of Waynesboro, Jimmy Ray Pearson of Clara, Edward Lee Page of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Johnny Pearson of Waynesboro; a brother, Bobby Ray Williams of Lubbock, Texas; 15 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Freeman Funeral Home of Waynesboro is in charge of arrangements. 
WILLIAMS, Nellie (I10319)

The family name "Dennehy" is of old Irish Gaelic origin "O Duineacoa", or O'Dennehy, that can be traced back at least to the year 900 A.D. Other variants of the name are Dennahy, Dannahy, Denehy, and Denny. In Gaelic, the name Dennehy means "humane". The Dennehy Family lived near the village of Freemount in the Townland of Coolbane.

Danagher belongs to Co. Limerick: it originated in north-west Tipperary, where the chief was lord of a territory near Nenagh until dispossessed following the Anglo-Norman invasion. The Irish form of the name is given as? Duineachair, but ? Danachair may be correct. Dinagher is an approximation of the Dennehy (Irish ? Duineachdha), an 0 name. The prefix has seldom if ever been resumed in English, seldom found outside Counties Cork and Kerry where it is now numerous. An early reference to the name is Donall O'Denaghie of Cloghlea, Co. Cork, who in 1588 was described as a vestarius. It seems Denny was used as a synonym of Dennehy as early as the mid-seventeenth century: in 1657 the family of Denny is included in an official report relating to the Kerry families which with MacCarthy M?r were "plotting for trouble." This was not the Denny family of Tralee: the first of these was Sir Edward Denny (d. 1599), one of the principal Munster "undertakers" who was distinguished as a soldier at Fort del Ore in 1580. Sir Edward Denny, Bart., (1796-1889) of Tralce Castle owned more than 21,000 acres of good land in Co. Kerry three centuries later: he was a poet as well as a county magnate. Most notable of the Dennehys were Major-General Sir Thomas Dennehy (1829-1907), born in Co. Cork and educated in Paris, a distinguished administrator in India and author of topographical works, and Daniel Henry Deniehy (1828-1865), born in Sydney of Irish parents a a prominent figure in Australian journalism and politics. Denny is sometimes used also for Deeney i.e., ? Duibhne, a sept of Tirconnell very strongly represented in the priesthood of the diocese of Raphoe from the year 1400 to the present. Seldom met with outside the counties of Donegal and Derry. 
DENNEHY, Daniel Joseph (I7183)
8 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. SALTERS, B. (I10958)

U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907
United States. Bureau of Land Management, General Land Office Records.

Name: ?tab?Alfred Butler
Issue Date: ?tab?21 Aug 1837
State of Record: ?tab?Alabama
Acres: ?tab?40.055
Accession Number: ?tab?AL2190__.448
Metes and Bounds: ?tab?No
Land Office: ?tab?Sparta
Canceled: ?tab?No
US Reservations: ?tab?No
Mineral Reservations: ?tab?No
Authority: ?tab?April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)
Document Number: ?tab?5004
Legal Land Description: ?tab?
Section: 35
Twp?tab?Range: 6-N 26-E?tab?
Meridian:?tab?St Stephens
Counties: Henry
BUTLER, Alfred (I6474)

U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907
United States. Bureau of Land Management, General Land Office Records.

U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907 about Alfred Butler
Name: ?tab?Alfred Butler
Issue Date: ?tab?1 Nov 1858
State of Record: ?tab?Alabama
Acres: ?tab?160.22
Accession Number: ?tab?AL2440__.218
Metes and Bounds: ?tab?No
Land Office: ?tab?Elba
Canceled: ?tab?No
US Reservations: ?tab?No
Mineral Reservations: ?tab?No
Authority: ?tab?April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)
Document Number: ?tab?21292
Legal Land Description: ?tab?
Section:?tab?35: 35?tab?
Twp?tab?Range:?tab?6-N?tab?26-E; 6-N?tab?26-E
Meridian: ?tab?St Stephens; St Stephens
Counties: Henry; Henry 
BUTLER, Alfred (I6474)

William Bennett. Born in France in 1742. Came to Bennett's Mills, New Jersey, 1760. Died at Mason, Ohio 1828. Age 86. Was born when Washington was 10, and was 26 when Bonaparte was born. Was a color bearer at Bunker Hill, and later a body guard of Washington. Was severely wounded at Yorktown.

Adria Ann Britton, wife of William Bennett, was born in Holland, came to New Jersey in childhood. Married my great grandfather William Bennett at the close of the Revolutionary War, and settled with him in Ligonier Valley, Pa. Probably married about 1787. She was red of hair. Their children are as follows - grandfather was the middle child. John, William, Nicholas, Abram, Mary, David, Isaac. William Bennett my great gandpap, moved from Westmoreland Co., Pa. to Warren Co., Ohio in 1816. William, Nicholas, Mary, David and Isaac went with him. John and Abram, mother's father, remained in Ligonier Valley.

The Nicholas Bennett line runs thus: William Bennett of the Revolution, Nicholas his 3rd son, born 1797. Married Catherine Innes 1816. Their eldest son was William born 1817 and married to Emaline Cuddy 1838. This William was quite a singer and religious charader. Nicholas Bennett was married a second time; to Rachel Anderson. Her oldest daughter Catherine was married to mother's brother Robert, her full cousin. By this union we get our geneology.

There was a reunion of the Nicholas Bennett family at the Boone Co., Ind. fair, at Lebanon the county seat, on Sept. 2, 1910. At it they chose a family historian who was Nicholas Bennett's granddaughter, Mrs. Essie Bennett Essex. This history was published by the Pioneer Press of Lebanon in a neat book. I borrowed it from my cousin, Mrs. Mary E. Anderson of Cincinnatti, now an old woman. From it I get our ancient history. So you are without doubt a daughter of the Revolution. I have taken a good deal of care to look this up for you.

Abram Bennett, mother's father, married Sarah Huston who was born in Ireland. They were married in 1811. His years were 1789 - 1866. Her's 1794 - 1888. Their children were Mother, Mary Ann, 1818 - 1903, Robert H. 1819, David B. 1820, Margaret 1822, William 1824, John B. 1826, Isaac 1828, Agness J. 1829, Elizabeth R. 1830, Sarah J. 1834, Samuel J. 1836, Samuel H. 1838. Of these Sarah J. died in childhood, and the two Samuels were drown in the same spot. I have seen the place.

My father and mother were James Hutchison 1809-1884, and Mary Ann Bennett 1818-1903. They were married in 1840 in Ligonier Valley and settled there on the farm in Lawrence Co., Pa. Then in woods. The children were Sarah J. Dodds 1842-1882, David Bennett 1844-1864 - a soldier and died a prisoner of war. Thomas Mehard 1846-, Laura Wilson 1848, and yours truly Adolphus Powers, 1850-, Robert Calvin 1853-1882, died of a hemorrhage in his buggy 9 miles from home, Mary Eliza 1862-1883, demented. Sarah had 7 children, Laura 4, mumsy and I 13.

Mrs Essie Essex says in her history that my grandfather Bennett and his three brothers John, Nicholas, and David were in the Mexican War, and that grandfather Abram and his brother Nicholas were color bearers. In this she is clearly mistaken, as grandfather's age would have been sixty and John's age and that of Nicholas still more, rather greater. They were just the soldier age for the War of 1812, and most likely served in it. Please let George see this sheet. My children should keep it as geneology. -Daddy 
HUTCHISON, Adolphus Powers (I13593)

Joel Berry Watson

Joel Berry Watson of Meridian, Route 6, died Tuesday at 2:25 p.m. at Rush's infirmary.

Mr. Watson was a retired Southern railroad car repairer. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Luna Watson, city; three daughters, Mesdames Obera Harris, C. C. Moore, Sylacauga, Ala., and Myrtle Elrod, Thomaston, GA; six grandchildren.

The remains accompanied by relatives and friends were taken to Sylacauga, Ala., for funeral and interment services. 
WATSON, Joel Berry (I6360)
16 Service Company Signal Corps to 1 Sept 1918;
Co E 422 Telegraph Battalion to Discharge.
Corporal 1 Dec 1918.
American Expeditionary Forces 20 Oct 1918 to 28 Jan 1919. Honorable discharge 17 Feb 1919. 
MCCLELLAND, Russell Bennett (I2076)
Bennie Albert Fontan ?tab??tab?
Services for Bennie Albert Fontan will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Robert Barham Family Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Earl Wheatley Sr. of Northpark Church officiating. Burial will be in York Cemetery with Robert Barham Family Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Mr. Fontan, 71, of Enterprise, died Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2009, at Anderson Regional Medical Center. He was retired from the U.S. Navy. He was also a master cabinet maker. Survivors include his wife, Shirley Fontan, of Enterprise; sons, Steven Curtis Fontan of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Bennie Eugene Fontan and his wife, Rosalva, of Gautier, Seth James Fontan and his wife, Debbie, of Pensacola, Fla.; daughter, Teresa Marianne Caraway and her husband, Bradley James, of Meridian; grandchildren, Kevin Fontan, Tiffany, Brittany, Destiny, Kelsie, Lee, Rickey, Weylan, Daniel, Eric Luca, Steven Luca, James Luca and Autumn Luca; great-grandchildren, Jaxon, McKensie, River, Niece, Alice Lester; and a nephew, Paul Lester. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Tyanne Noland; and his brothers and sisters, Johnny Fontan, Jimmy Fontan, Patsy Thead, and Bobbie Fontan. Pallbearers will be Paul Lester, Teddy Lester, Ben Brantley, Mike Hutchins, James Hutchins and Brad Carraway. Visitation will be Saturday, one hour prior to services at the funeral home. 
FONTAN, Bennie Albert (I2159)

EDWARD BOYD SILAR May 6, 1917 Martinsburg, RFD #5, Berkeley Co, WV
Parents: Edward Siler and Florence (Sprinkle) SilerBERKELEY COUNTY, WV BIRTH RECORDS V9 p191 LDS Reel #0831268

EDWARD BOYD SILER May 6, 1917 Martinsburg, RFD #5, Berkeley Co, WV
Parents: Edward Siler& Florence (Sprinkle) Siler 
SILER, Edward Boyd (I4613)
BISHOP, Mrs. Sarah Ann; [1b]; P. O. - Meridian Miss. Rout 1; [1c]; [1d];
husband's name - Rollie BISHOP; married in Jasper Conty Miss 1886; [12]; [12b]; [12c]; enlisted 1863; resided in Wayne County Miss ("Jasper" appears to have been written first, then partially erased and "Wayne" typed over it); officers in unit - Capt. W. A. TROTTER, Lt. H. S. GUNN of Co. "D" 7th Miss. Bat.; was never discharged from command; was in active service at surrender in 1865;
/s/ Mrs. Sarah Ann her x mark Bishop; 5 Jul 1924; witnesses: /s/ F M Wood, Tom Wolfe

(a separate handwritten letter to the Chancery Clerk dated 20 Oct 1924 from J. R. McRee is attached; the letter states "Mrs. Sarahan Bishop is the widow of Rily Bishop of Wayne Couty Miss.....think he inlisted at Waynesboro When he drawed his pincion before officers W. A. Trotter Captain H. S. Green First Lieut - W. L. Fleming Second Lieut - Al Bloxon Third Lieut... Write to Jack Kelly Choctaw County Ala West Butler P. O.....you can get the officer's name of Company "E" from him.....")
MCCARTY, Sarah Ann (I139)
BISHOP, Sara Ann, age 67 years; [1c]; [1]; P. O. - Crandall Miss;
husband's name - Rauley BISHOP(also spelled "Rauleigh" and "Rily" in other places on this application); married 1888 [should be 1886]; resided in Jasper Co Miss when enlisted; living in Clarke Co now, last year, and year before; did not draw pension from MS last year or from any other state; is not inmate of Soldiers Home at Beauvoir now or within the last three years; enlisted in 7th Miss Battalion Co D, date - "I dont kow"; officers in unit - W A TROTTER Capt; served till close of war; honorably discharged - date and place "I do not know"; died Jasper Co Miss 1997 (obviously should have been 1897); [12]; [13c]; [14b]; [16]; [16b]; lives with only daughter; [17];
19 Aug 1921; /s/ Sarah Ann Bishop; witnesses; /s/ B. J. McRae, J. R. McRee
MCCARTY, Sarah Ann (I139)
Bloomington Daily Telephone
Bloomington, Indiana
Friday, 15 June 1923

John P. (T) Bennett
Dead at Lebanon

Age 79, a Soldier of the 40th Indiana
During the Civil War,
and a Former Business Man of this City
- The Local Relatives.

Word was received this morning of the death Thursday of John P. Bennett, who for many years was a resident of Bloomington and who the older generation of people here will remember as proprietor of a meat market on North Walnut street. Mr. Bennett moved away from Bloomington 28 years ago and since that time had been living in Lebanon. He was a member of the 40th Indiana Infantry during the Civil War and was highly respected among his acquaintances and the old soldiers. He was a grandfather of Mrs. Paul Bryant, who is prevented from attending the funeral on account of a sick child. He was also the father of George Bennett, north of town, and a brother of Mrs. John Croy, west of the city.

Mr. Bennett was 79 years of age, was a member of the Methodist church, the Grand Army of the Republic and the Red Men. He is survived by several children, among them Homer Bennett, of Midland; Bessie Bennett, of Arkansas; Mrs. Hazel Sourers, of Chicago; Mrs. Leafy Hobson, of Greensboro, Ala.; Mrs. Elva Benashell, of Los Angeles; Mrs. Lizzie Blackwell, of Oakland, Calif.; Otha Bennett, of this city.

George Bennett has gone to Lebanon to attend the funeral of his father. The funeral details are not known here.
BENNETT, John T (I15618)
Bloomington Herald Times
Bloomington, Monroe County, Indiana
Tuesday, January 9, 2007

Marilyn Hamm, 73
April 5, 1933 ? Jan. 7, 2007

Marilyn Bryant Hamm, 73, formerly of Bloomington, died on January 7, 2007 at St. Francis Hospital in Beech Grove after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born April 5, 1933, in Indianapolis to Paul and Ruth Bennett Bryant.

After attending Bloomington High School, she married Charles M. Hamm on February 2, 1952. In 1958 they welcomed their first of three children.

Marilyn had an amazing zest for life and enjoyed serving the public through various places of employment. She was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and had previously been a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, American Legion and AmVets.

She is survived by one daughter, Brenda Hamm Davidson, son-in-law Mark Davidson, and grand-daugh, Millie. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles and two children, Steve Hamm and Katina Hamm.

A viewing will be held on Wednesday from 5:00p.m. to 8:00p.m. and on Thursday from 2:00p.m. to 3:30p.m. at Day Funeral Home. Graveside funeral services will be held on Thursday at 4:00p.m. at Valhalla Memory Gardens in Bloomington.

Marilyn's daughter and son-in-law wish to thank all the doctors, nurses, aids and therapists in Bloomington, Greenwood, and Beech Grove, who worked tirelessly for the care and well-being of Marilyn.

Donations may be made to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund at OCRF.org. 
BRYANT, Marylin Rose (I15632)
Bloomington Newspaper
Bloomington, Monroe County, Indiana
Thursday, February 4, 1960

Otha (Jack) Bennett

Funeral services for Otha (Jack) Bennett, 90, who died early Wednesday, have been set for 2 p.m. Friday in the Arlington Methodist Church.

Surviving brother is Homer Bennett, Jasonville; three sisters are Mrs. Nettie Blackburn, Oakland, Calif; Mrs. Josephine Hobson, Chicago and Mrs. Louise Espinoso, Carmel, Calif., eight grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren.

Redmen will give a memorial service at the funeral.

Rev. Edwin Mercer will officiate, and Mrs. John Patton and Mrs. Leslie Peters will provide the music. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Richard Gilpatrick, James Patton, Marion Kerr, Wesley Patton, Robert Yates, and Edward Allen.

Flowerbearers will be great granddaughters.

Friends may call at the Day Funeral Home until time for the services.
BENNETT, Otha Cecil (I15620)
Bob Fontan

Memorial services for Bob Fontan will be held today at 1:30 p.m. at Wesley United Methodist Church with the Rev. Curtis Lucy officiating. James F. Webb Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Fontan, 64, of Meridian, died Monday, Nov. 27, 2006, at Rush Foundation Hospital. He was a retired veteran of the U.S. Navy and was a member of the Fleet Reserve.

Survivors include his son, David Fontan of San Diego; a brother, Bennie Fontan of Enterprise and a special friend, Pat Ruthledge of Meridian and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John Fontan and Olivia Fontan. 
FONTAN, Bobby Ray (I2160)
CARLYLE, Doug Mr. Doug Carlyle, 66, of Marietta passed away Monday, March 22, 2010. Mr. Carlyle was a 1961 graduate of Emory University in Atlanta, GA and a 1975 graduate of the University of Georgia Law School. He worked for the Georgia Legislative Counsel from 1975-2000. Doug served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was involved in various singing groups including Atlanta Symphony Chorus under Robert Shaw, Trinity Presbyterian Church Choir, Roswell Presbyterian Church Choir, Michael O'Neal Singers in Roswell, and Scola in Atlanta. Mr. Carlyle loved classical music and enjoyed traveling, especially to Italy and loved gardening. He was a loving husband, father, and very proud of his new daughter-in-law. Upon retirement, he took up pottery, tried his hand at golf, learned to play the saxophone and recently tutored children at Eastside Elementary School. Doug was an avid jogger, bicyclist and swimmer. He is survived by his wife, Linda Carlyle; sons, John Olen Carlyle (Beth) of Scottsdale, AZ; David Douglas Carlyle of Denver, CO; brother, Dan Carrigan of Charlotte, NC. A memorial service will be held on Friday, March 26, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at Roswell Presbyterian Church with Dr. Lane Alderman officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the Roswell Presbyterian Church Music Ministry. H.M. Patterson and Son, Canton Hill Chapel is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Doug Carlyle. 
CARLYLE, Douglas Olen (I91)
Claudean Ladd, 82, of Philadelphia, died Wednesday, Feb. 3, at Neshoba County Nursing Home.

Services were at 1 p.m. Saturday at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses with Bro. William Nickerson officiating. Burial was in Oak Ridge Church of God Cemetery in Philadelphia with John E. Stephens Chapel Funeral Services in charge of arrangements.

A homemaker, she was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses.

Survivors include two daughters, Stella Nowell, Philadelphia, and Gloria Alford, Conehatta; a son, William "Buddy" Ladd, Philadelphia; three sisters, Hazel Tucker, Edinburg, Flora Wright and Marcella Files, both of Philadelphia; four brothers, J.R. Sullivan, Paul B. Sullivan, Tommy Lee Sullivan, all of Philadelphia, Arzell Sullivan, Lufkin, TX; six grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Larry O'Briant, Sammy Miles, Theodis Clemons, Michael Ladd, Eddie Cullum and Johnathan Donald. 
SULLIVAN, Claudean (I13334)
Deceased Name: Betty Adcock Crisler
Betty Adcock "Sister" Crisler, a native of Mobile and a resident of Saraland, died Wednesday. She was 76.

Survivors include one daughter, Sandra Stinson of Satsuma; one son, Michael Crisler of Saraland; six sisters, Margaret Tucker, Wanda Varden, Grace Hitchcock, Gladys Norman, Linda Brown and Margie Grantham; two brothers, Bobby Adcock and Billy Ray Adcock; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Visitation is set for today from 5 to 8 p.m. at Radney Funeral Home in Saraland, where the funeral is set for 10 a.m. Monday. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens in Saraland. 
ADCOCK, Bettie June (I9746)
E. W. Williams, 77, of Laurel, died Friday, May 27, 2005, at his residence. Services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Waynesboro. Burial will follow in the Sellers Cemetery in Laurel. Mr. Williams will be placed in the church at 10 a.m. Monday.

Mr. Williams retired after 38 years of service from Masonite Corp. in Laurel. He was an active member of local and civic organizations. Mr. Williams was ordained as a deacon and currently served as an usher at First Baptist Church of Waynesboro where he held his church membership. Mr. Williams was a member of the Foye Giles Sunday school class and the 49 Plus Club at First Baptist Church of Waynesboro. Mr. Williams was an avid hunter and outdoorsman. He was a devoted husband, and a loving father and grandfather. He is also a World War II Army Veteran.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James E. Williams Sr. and Addie Ersula Bodie Williams; a daughter, Sylvia Diane Williams; eight brothers, Thaddeus Williams, Walter Ray Williams, Ward Williams, Everett Williams, Velpp Williams, Curtis Williams, John Williams, and James E. Williams Jr.; two sisters, Evie Langley and Emma Katherine Williams.

Survivors include his wife, Dorcas Jean Sellers Williams of Laurel; two sons and daughters-in-law, Ronald L and Kathy Williams of Laurel; David A. and Cindy Williams of Pearl; three brothers, Ford Williams of Waynesboro, Warner Williams of Newton, Kansas, Roy Williams of Richland; two sisters, Hattie Belle Bodie of Leaksville and Gemmie Sue Walters of Laurel; and three grandchildren, Krystal R. Williams of Laurel, Wilson D. Williams of Pearl, and Wesley R. Williams of Pearl.

Visitation will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home in Laurel, which is in charge of arrangements. 
WILLIAMS, E W (I10302)
Evelyn E. Marsh
Wednesday, April 21, 2004
McCook Daily Gazette
Oct. 14, 1921-April 19, 2004

BEATRICE -- Evelyn E. Marsh, 82, died Monday (April 19, 2004) at the Beatrice Good Samaritan Care Center in Beatrice.

She was born Oct. 14, 1921, in Wilsonville. She graduated from Wilsonville High School in 1939.

She was married to Fenton Butricks and they later divorced. She moved to Beatrice in 1945.

On Oct. 27, 1946, she married Lyle Marsh in Beatrice. The couple made their home in Beatrice. She was nurse aid at the Lutheran Hospital in Beatrice for 16 years and had been a ward attendant at the Beatrice State Developmental Center for 10 years, retiring in 1987.

She was a member of the First Christian Church and a member of Circle 3 of the church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lester and Ena Fisher Nicholson; her husband, Lyle Marsh on Dec. 26, 1988; one brother, Rolland Nicholson; and one sister, Katherine Marie Nicholson.

Survivors include three sons, Lester Marsh and Tim Marsh, both of Beatrice and Arthur Marsh and wife, Wilma of Lincoln. One daughter, Dorothy Snyder of Beatrice; two brothers, Bob Nicholson of Wilber and Ivan Nicholson and his wife, Rose of Beatrice; one sister, Ruth Ann Maxson of Beatrice; six grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Services are Thursday, 2 p.m., at the Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice with the Rev. David A. Bigley officiating. Interment will be in the Evergreen Home Cemetery of Beatrice.

Visitation will be at the funeral home until time of services.

A guestbook for signatures and a way to send condolence messages is available online at www.foxfuneralhome.net

A memorial has been established to the family's choice with the funeral home in charge.

Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice is in charge of the arrangements. 
NICHOLSON, Evelyn Eugenia (I12791)
(John Nathaniel Watson, died abt. Feb 27, 1949)

Remains of retired railroad man, J. N. Watson, 76, of near Bonita, who officers said they believed died last Sunday or earlier, were discovered by neighbors in his home early Thursday night.

Coroner Vance Stephens, Friday state investigation revealed neighbors revealed seeing him last week. One thought he saw the aged man on Sunday, but could not be sure.

In his mail box in front of the home were copies of The Meridian Star dated back to Feb. 23. in addition to several letters received on or about the same date. Officers set the time of the man's death as Sunday.

Neighbors Find Body.

Baines Thompson and Reuben Blackwell, neighbors to the dececeased, found his body early Thursday night, when they shined a light into the residence. At an earlier hour, Mr. Thompson said went by the home, knocked on the door, but failed to obtain a response.

Verdict of the coroner's jury was death from a natural cause; no signs of foul play were found.

Members were W. S. Harveston, M. L. Jackson, T. L. Watson, Sam Edwards, Ruben Blackwell, J. M. Boswell and Deputy Sheriff W. B. Francis.

Deceased was a Mason, and a member of the Brotherhood of Railway Carmen of America.

Funeral services will be conducted from Williams' Friday at 3 p.m. The Rev. A. H. Miller will officiate. Interment will follow in the Oak Grove cemetery.

Survivors are: Four daughters, Mesdames Chris Reed, Meridian; S. L. Hawkins, Madison; Joe E. Collum and Erskin Harrell, Jackson; a son, Leroy Watson, Meridian; several nieces, nephews and other relatives. 
WATSON, John Nathaniel (I8)
Ford Lamar Williams

Sept. 14, 1915? Sept. 24, 2007
Funeral services for Ford Lamar Williams, 92, of Waynesboro, were held on Sept. 27, 2007, from the Chapel of Freeman Funeral Home, with the Rev. E. L. Greenhaw, the Rev. Howard Reynolds and the Rev. Tom Newberry officiating.
Interment followed at Waller Ridge Cemetery.
Born on Sept 14, 1915, Williams was a log scaler with Gatlin Lumber Co.
He died on Sept. 24, 2007, at his residence.
He is survived by his wife, Lettie Williams of Waynesboro; a son and daughter-in-law, Walter and Eloise Williams of Waynesboro; a daughter, Polly Coleman of Laurel; a brother, Roy Williams of Florence; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Freeman Funeral Home of Waynesboro was in charge of arrangements.
WILLIAMS, Ford Lamar (I6794)
From https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Goffe-4
Joanna Crispe formerly Goffe aka Longley
Born 1619 in Firsby, Lincolnshire, England
Daughter of Thomas Goffe and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of William Longley ? married about 1640 in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts
Wife of Benjamin (Crispe) Crisp ? married after 29 Nov 1680 in Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colonymap
Mother of John Longley, William Longley Jr, Elizabeth (Longley) Blood, Hannah (Longley) Tarbell, Lydia (Longley) Nutting and Sarah (Longley) Rand
Died 29 Apr 1698 in Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts

She was a sister of Thomas Goffe, a merchant and ship-owner of London and a member of the company which " floated " the Pilgrims. He was probably the owner of the " Mayflower " on her memorable voyage of 1620 as well as on her later voyages to America of 1629 and '30. He was also the first Deputy-Governor of the Massachusetts company. He died when on a voyage to America to look after his commercial interests in New England. He lost heavily by his "adventures" with the Pilgrims.

She was born about 1618 or 1619 as she was aged 78 at her death. She was possibly the sister of Deputy Governor Thomas Goffe of Massachusetts.

Her first husband was William Longley. Her second husband, married after Nov 29,1680, was Benjamin Crisp. She was his second wife.

Joanna Goffe was born about 1614 in Frisby, Lincolnshire, England. There is some question whether this location is spelled Frisby or Firsby. Both Anderson and Pope use the former. She was the daughter of Thomas Goffe . The name of her mother is not known. some say Cutter, some say Young, some say Holney. [3]

Joanna was married twice - first to William Longley about 1640 in Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts, and second, to Benjamin Crispe after the death of William, November 29, 1680. William was the son of John Longley and Ann Pearson Longley. [1] [2] [4]

Joanna Goffe died in Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts April 18, 1698. She is buried in the Phipps Street Burying Ground, in Charlestown. [2] [3] [5]

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The Longley Family Genealogy compiled by Louise Baneck Longley and Janneyne Longley Gnacinski, 1967, FHL Film # 928132 Item 6, page 1.
[1] Charles Henry Pope; "Pioneers of Massachusetts", page 278

[2] Robert Charles Anderson; "The Great Migration Begins", volume 1, page 494

[3] Massachusetts Town & Vital Records 1620-1988, Charlestown Archives, Births, Marriages, Deaths

[4] New England Marriages prior to 1700; page 472

[5] U S Find a Grave Index, 1600's - Current; Memorial #4333762

[6] Find A Grave Memorial# 35966175

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Note N00794p.244 Appendix of Epitaphs of the Old Burying Ground, Groton, MA
Surname: LONGLEY
William Longley was among the earliest settlers of Groton, MA and was the own-
er of a thirty acre right.
His widow Joanna (Goffe) Longley afterward married Benjamin Crispe whom she
survived; she died at Charlestown MA in the year l698.

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GOFFE, Joanna (I96382)
Funeral services for Mrs. Clauden Ladd, 82, were held at 1 pm Saturday February 6, 2010 at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. Brother William Nickerson officiated. Burial followed in Oak Ridge Church of God Cemetery.

Mrs. Ladd was a homemaker. She was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. Mrs. Ladd died Wednesday, February 3, 2010 at the Neshoba County Nursing Home in Philadelphia.

Survivors include daughters Stella Nowell, and Gloria Alford; son William "Buddy" Ladd; sisters Hazel Tucker, Flora Wright, and Marcella Files; brothers J.R. Sullivan, Paul B. Sullivan, Arzel Sullivan, and Tommy Lee Sullivan; 6 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Larry O'Briant, Sammy Miles, Theodis Clemons, Michael Ladd, Eddie Cullum, and Jonathan Donald.

John E. Stephens Chapel Funeral Services of Philadelphia was in charge of arrangements.
SULLIVAN, Claudean (I13334)
Graveside services for CW4 (Ret.) Roger R. Elrod of Enterprise, Ala., will be held Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008, at 1 p.m., at Southview Cemetery, with the Rev. Perry Humble and Mr. James Storm officiating. Military rites will be observed at the graveside services.

CW4 (Ret.) Elrod died Monday, Jan. 28, 2008, at the William F. Green Veterans Home in Bay Minette, Ala.

Pasley-Fletcher Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements. www.pasleyfletcher.com.

Roger retired from the Army in 1973, after 30 years of military service. In World War II, he served six years in the Navy. He served two tours of duty in Korea during the Korean Conflict, and two tours of duty in Vietnam, where he piloted an Army rescue helicopter gunship. After military retirement he was employed at Fort Rucker, Ala., until his retirement in 1993.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Grace Kinsler Elrod of Enterprise, Ala.; a son, Roger Elrod Jr. of Enterprise, Ala.; a daughter, Rosalind (Jerome) Foust of San Antonio, Texas; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and two brothers, Ronald Elrod of Wetumpka, Ala., and Ralph Elrod of Macon.

Visitation will be held Saturday, Feb. 2, from 11:30 until 12:30 p.m. at the funeral home. The family received friends on Thursday, Jan. 31, from 5-7 p.m., at Providence Funeral Home in Enterprise, Ala. 
ELROD, Roger R (I6671)
Hattie Bell Bodie, 94, of Shubuta, died Oct. 23, 2006, at Brookwood Manor Nursing Home in Leakesville. Bodie, a homemaker, was survived by three sons, Harvey G. Bodie of Hattiesburg, Nelson B. Bodie of Waynesboro, and Willie Bodie of Waynesboro; two daughters, Ruby Lee Waller of Shubuta, and Gertie Bell Butler of Saraland, Ala.; two brothers Ford Williams of Waynesboro and Roy Williams of Ridgeland; a sister, Jimmie Sue Walters; 20 grandchildern; 42 great-grandchildren and 18 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Berry Nelson Bodie; a son, Wendell Paul Bodie; two daughters, Marie Boykin and Annie Faye Bodie; and three grandchildren. Funeral Services were held at Chapel of Freeman Funeral Home on Oct. 26 at 2P. M. Interment was held at Waller Ridge Cemetery in Wayne County. Freeman Funeral Home was in charge of the service. 
WILLIAMS, Hattie Bell (I10279)
Birth Date: 3 Aug 1901
Death Date: Sep 1966
Social Security Number: 428-10-0550
State or Territory Where Number Was Issued: Mississippi

Death Residence Localities
ZIP Code: 36612
Localities: Mobile, Mobile, Alabama
Whistler, Mobile, Alabama

Name: Georgiana Cleveland Spouse: William Henry Sole Parents: William Wesley Cleveland , Rebecca Ann Bullock Birth Place: Mobile County, Mobile, AL Birth Date: 31 August 1852 Death Place: Mobile, Mobile County, AL Death Date: 14 November 1943
Source Information:
Edmund West, comp. Family Data Collection - Individual Records. [database online] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2000.
Possible Relative:
The Meridian Star

Cmdr. Edward Leo McDonald



Services for Retired Cmdr. Edward Leo McDonald will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Hebron Baptist Church with the Revs. Joe Joyner, Tommy Jones and Paul Early officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Barham Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. McDonald, 91, of Meridian, died Tuesday, March 1, 2005, in his home. He was born in Clarke County, one of 11 children born to the late Dr. Daniel Webster and Mattie Belle Irby McDonald. He graduated from Quitman High School and attended Pearl River Junior College and Jones County Junior College before receiving a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Mississippi. While at Ole Miss, he went on to complete law school in 1938. He was president of his freshman law class and a member of the Ole Miss Debate Team.

He was a veteran of World War II and joined the U.S. Navy in 1941, before the attack on Pearl Harbor. He served in the Atlantic Fleet on the escort destroyer, USS Key as the Sonar Watch Officer. During his tour in the Pacific, he was stationed in Pearl Harbor and saw action in the battle of Midway. Other notable military achievements include: assignment to the U.S. Naval War College of International Law; he was appointed to the U.S. Court of Military Appeals; and appointed Associate Justice of Saipan Court of Military Appeals. He retired from the U.S. Navy in 1962.

After retiring to Meridian, he taught school from 1962-1974. He challenged and encouraged his students in the disciplines of math and science at Northwest Junior High School, Meridian High School, Southeast Lauderdale High School, and Jefferson Davis Academy. In 1969, he left Lauderdale County for Beaumont, Texas, in order to establish Navy Junior ROTC programs in three area schools.

After teaching school, he continued to serve his community and state in many ways. He was a charter member of the Meridian Retired Officers Association and the Navy League. He was a member of Hebron Baptist Church since 1969. "Mr. Leo," as he was affectionately called, loved his church community. He diligently served the body of Christ by teaching men's Sunday school classes for many years and being a member and former chairman of the board of deacons. He considered it his honor and duty. He sought to use his gifts and talents generously. From 1983-1995, he worked with the Lauderdale County Soil and Water Conservation District. In 1982, he was selected as Mississippi's Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year. In 1997, he served as president of the Lauderdale County Forestry Association, and in 1998, he was selected as Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year for Lauderdale County.

He often looked forward to the Sunday comic papers; Blondie and Dagwood were his favorite characters. He was a great leader and always set a high standard of excellence. He chose to lead by example, never expecting from others what he didn't first expect of himself. Considering himself greatly blessed, he sought to be a good steward of what the Lord have given him. Most notable of his accomplishments was his devotion to the Lord. For almost 50 years he started his family's day by reading the Bible at breakfast and in prayer. He challenged and inspired all who knew him. He was well loved by many and respected by all. The world is a better place for those of us whose lives he touched. The Lord sowed many seeds through the life of Mr. McDonald. How greatly we have been blessed through his service in love.

Survivors include his wife, Melba Arthur Wiley McDonald of Meridian; children, Cmdr. Mark McDonald, U.S. Navy and his wife, Lynda, of Atlanta, Millie McDonald Didlake and her husband, Dr. Ralph Didlake, of Madison, Daniel Wiley and his wife, Jean, of Troy, Tenn., Claudia Wiley Roaldson and her husband, Quinton, of Munford, Tenn., and Jeanette Wiley Berg and her husband, Randy, of Brandon; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; sisters, Ava McDonald Tate of Demopolis, Ala., Dr. Bonnie Belle McDonald of Spanish Fort, Ala. and Thellis McDonald Lancaster of Tallulah, La.; brothers, Edd Reed McDonald of Niceville, Fla., and Marlin McDonald and his wife, Joyce, of Meridian; sisters-in-law, Edna McDonald and Mary Nell McDonald, both of Meridian; 10 nieces and three nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Dr. Daniel Webster McDonald and Mattie Belle Irby McDonald of Clarke County; brothers, Lamar McDonald, Irvin McDonald and Percy McDonald; sisters, Lois McDonald and Ella Marie McDonald.

Memorials may be made to Hebron Baptist Church Building Fund.

Pallbearers will be John Harvard, Dale Holyfield, David Little, Bobby Joe Martin, Donnie Mathis, Larry Mathis, Lanoyette Smith and Tommy Spivey.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Sr. Adult Men's class of Hebron Baptist Church, Vivian Mathis, Robert Singley and Mary Tubbs Kelly of PDN Inc.

Visitation will be held today from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home, and Friday 30 minutes prior to the service at the church.

Cmdr. Edward Leo McDonald
Born: ????
Died: March 1, 2005 
MCDONALD, William Henry "Henry" (I136)
J.W. William, 73, died Feb. 28 at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland.
Funeral services were held March 3 in the chapel of Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home in Pearl, with burial in Floral Hills Memory Gardens.
Mr. Williams was a member of Brandon Assembly of God and a veteran of the Army.
He retired from the city of Jackson after 32 years of service.Survivors include his wife, Sheila Sharp Williams of Florence; sons, Earl Williams and Larry Williams both of Jackson; step-son, Jimmy Blackstock; step-daughter, Irene Blackstock; brother, Jule Williams of Waynesboro and Bobby Williams of Lubbock, Texas; sister, Nellie Ford of Waynesboro; mother-in-law. Sarah Williams and husband Clyde of Pearl; and eight grandchildren. 
WILLIAMS, J W (I13405)
James E. Williams Jr., 74, died Thursday, June 26, 2003, at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg. Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. today at Memory Chapel Funeral Home in Laurel. Burial will follow in Sharon Cemetery in Jones County. The Rev. Dan Watts and the Rev. Brent Benson will officiate. He was retired from the City of Laurel Water Dept. He served in the U. S. Army. He was a member of The V. F. W. and the American Legion, and of First Baptist Church in Sharon. He was preceded in death by seven brothers and two sisters. Mr. Williams is survived by his wife, Faye Humphrey Williams; son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Linda Williams of Brandon; daughter and son-in-law, Sherry and Ronnie McAndrews of Laurel; three grandchildren, Tonya McLain of Laurel, Walt Williams of Brandon, Tyler McAndrews of Laurel; a great-grandchild, Ben McClain of Laurel; four brothers, Ford Williams of Waynesboro, Warner Williams of Newton, Kan., E. W. Williams of Laurel, and Roy Williams of Richland; two sisters, Hattie Bell Bodie of Waynesboro and Gemme Sue Walters of Laurel. Pallbearers will be Mike Williams, Pat Williams, Ronnie Williams, David Williams, Charles Bates, and Richard Bates. Honorary pallbearers will be Jerry McMurry, Harry Steele, John Wood, Men's Sunday School class of First Baptist Church of Sharon. Memory Chapel Funeral Home in Laurel is in charge of arrangements. 
WILLIAMS, James Edward (I10303)
James was christened on May 20, 1720 in Leochel-Cushney, Aberdeen, Scotland (Church of Scotland records), and died in 1799 in Bardstown, Nelson County, Kentucky. He married Margaret McMahon circa 1744 in Frederick County, Virginia. Margaret died in 1796 or 1799 in Nelson County, Kentucky. She is said to have been the daughter of Colonel William McMahan and Elizabeth (Blair?). James and his father were carpenters, building many of the houses in Brucetown, Virginia. James was also a surveyor. As noted above, Hugh Parrell willed land to John Bruce. As a result, James Bruce received 310 acres from Lord Fairfax on April 12 and 14, 1760. James' land was located on what is now the south side of Redbud Run served by Frederick County High 656, north from Virginia Highway 7 on the southeast part of the tract.

James moved his family to the north branch of the Potomac in present Alleghany County, Maryland circa 1764, and then to Pennsylvania, settling on land in Pennsylvania purchased from Margaret's brother along the Monongahala River. James received an appointment from the Governor as an Ensign in the militia. During the 1780s, James and his oldest five children moved from Allegheny County, Pennsylvania to Nelson County, Kentucky. James was on the tax list on August 30, 1800 in Nelson County, Kentucky.

Margaret was either the daughter or sister of Colonel William McMahan/McMahon. She was not mentioned in William's will as an heir, but it may be because she had received her inheritance earlier. One researcher states that Margaret received household furnishings and a bond servant at the time of her marriage. A McMahon researcher provided the following: (12) "I received some info from a cousin which discloses a reason that Margaret McMahon, who m ca 1744 James Bruce, was not mentioned in her father William McMachen's (McMahon) will. A cousin, Ruth Hurst (our family genealogist who died 31 Dec, 1996), told me that Margaret received household furnishings and a slave (actually a bond servant) at the time of her marriage to James Bruce. . . . I got a list of 4 actions by Frederick Co Court Order Book which ties in with Ruth's statement that dau Margaret obtained her inheritance when she mar. James Bruce, c 1744. (13) This data was transcribed by E. T. Stoncipher, a Bruce desc. who knew and corresponded with Ruth and lives in San Antonio. Virginia got it from Stoneciper. Ruth said Margaret received inheritance in form [of] household articles and a slave (the slave could have been an indentured servant, Elizabeth King) at the time of her marriage to James Bruce. . . . The only thing missing is the actual transfer of her Indenture bond from Wm McM to James Bruce which had to occur between 29 Aug 1744 and 5 Aug 1746."

(Sat 29 Aug 1744) Wm McMachen, Gent. brought into court his servant maid Eliz. King for having a Bastard Child. She agreed to serve 1&1/2 yrs additional Indenture to pay for upkeep of the child. Church Wardens bind Child to Wm McM.

(Tues 5 Aug 1746) Elizabeth King, Servant to James Bruce agreed to serve said Master 3 yrs aft her former Time of Servitude is expired. 1 yr for trouble of supporting "Base born Child. 1 yr for J B paying her fine and 1 yr for entering bond to Church Wardens for keppin child off parish support.

(Tues 13 Aug 1751) Eliz. King made oath in court that Samuel Conyer begat her bastard child and Sheriff was to summon him to appear and post bond to support child. Also Eliz. King failing to give security for payment of Fine for bearing bastard child went to Pub. Whipping post for 25 lashes. (This might be her second child?)

(Tues 4 Aug 1752) On petition of Elia. King against James Bruce complaining that she is illegally detained by him as a servant. J. B. to appear tomorrow. (Wed 5 Aug 1752) Parties heard; is opinion of Court that Eliz King is free.

James' grandson wrote his Memoirs in 1851: (14) "My first recollection that I have of my ancestors was hearing my grandfather, James Bruce, telling that himself and a younger brother, George Bruce, came from Scotland about the year 1740. My grandfather located in Winchester, Virginia. He was a house carpenter by trade, and I have heard him say that he built the first frame house that was ever built in that town. About the year 1744 he married a Margaret McMahon and moved to the north branch of the Potomac in Maryland. He continued there, following his trade and farming until he raised a large family of children. My father, William Bruce, was the eldest. He was born the 14th day of February, 1745. He had two sons younger than my father and six daughters, viz., Elizabeth, who married a man by the name of Thomas Anderson; Margaret, who married David Cox; Jane was married to a William Marshall; Nancy, that married Samuel Percifull; Ann, who married Samuel Glass; and James, who married one Polly Runyan, and George, that married the widow Biggs.

"My father married a widow Percifull, and the youngest daughter, Sally, married a Joshua Carmen, a Baptist preacher, a man of excellent character and a considerable speaker. He moved to the state of Ohio about fifty years ago, raised a large family and died at a good old age-about eighty-five. From the above enumerated uncles and aunts there has sprung an almost innumerable multitude. They mostly moved to Kentucky at an early day and settled in Nelson County. My father, soon after marrying my mother, moved to Monoghahela and settled about fourteen miles above Pittsburgh, between the mouths of Peteso Creek and Newels Store, now Elizabethtown. It was then the haunt of Indians and forts were the only place of safety for the families of those hardy pioneers. I had two sisters older than myself, that were born in the fort, and myself, the third child, soon after they ventured to their farms. I was born the Sixth of August, 1776, one month and two days after Independence was declared. I can, with the Apostle Paul, say that I was free born, while our forefathers had to obtain their freedom by their blood and treasure. During the Revolutionary War, my father was frequently called upon to perform military service. The first that I recollect him talking about was being stationed at a place then called Catfish Camp, called after an old Indian chief, near a place now called Washington, and not far from a place on the Monongahela then called Red Stone. My father served then in the capacity of lieutenant. The next service he performed was under General George Rogers Clark. He commanded a company under the veteran soldier to Louisville; was absent from home some five or six months."

The children of James and Margaret were:
William A. Bruce, born 1745 in Maryland, died 1818 in Kentucky, married (1) Maria Lucas/Perciful circa 1771, (2) Sally Harris. Maria was born in 1745 in Pennsylvania, died in 1805 in Kentucky. William served in Revolutionary War under Gen. George Rogers Clark in the capacity of Lieutenant according to his son William's memoirs (above). William's son, William Jr. (born 1776), married Sarah "Sally Polk." William founded Bruceville, Ind. and served in the "second war for independence" as he called it or the War of 1812 as we know it. William also fought in the battle of Tippecanoe. He has to his credit 25 children between his two wives ? 15 with his wife Sarah - and 10 with Helen. When she was two, Sarah Polk, along with her older siblings, Judge William and Elizabeth, younger sister Nancy and Mother Delilah who was 7 months pregnant, were captured by the Wabash Indians at Kincheloes Station, Nelson County, Kentucky, and forced marched to a British held fort to what is now the area of Detroit, Michigan. (15) They were held there for almost a year before being retrieved by Capt. Charles Polk. While in captivity Charles Polk was born.

Elizabeth Bruce, married Thomas Anderson.
Margaret Bruce, married David Cox.
Jane Bruce, married William Marshal.
Nancy Bruce, married Samuel Perciful/Percival.
Anne Bruce, married Samuel Glass.
James Bruce, married Mary "Polly" Runyan.
George Bruce, married (1) widow Biggs, (2) Mary Garnett/Barnett, (3) Matty Gaskill.
Sally Bruce, married Joshua Carmen. 
BRUCE, James Robert (I12681)
January 16, 1935

Joseph Jackson Jones
Funeral services for Joseph Jackson Jones 60 years of age who passed away at the family residence 1519 6th avenue, Wednesday morning at 7:15 will be held from the Pentecostal church Thursday morning at 10 o'-clock. The Revs. Clarke and W. R Land will officiate. Interment will follow in the Oak Grove cemetery.

Mr. Jones is survived by his widow, Mrs. Lula Jones, four daughters, Mrs. Annie Waller, Shubuta, Mesdames Fannie McDonald, Olivia Fountaine and Bessie O. Smith all of Meridian, three sons, W. E. Jones of Newton, Lonnie and Avia Jones of Meridian. The deceased is also survived by one half sister, Miss Sarah Williams of Shubuta.

Pallbearers J. W. Garrett, Rudolph Walker, Carl Walker, Claude Day, W. L. Moody and D. F. Page, Honorary, P. C. and B. F. Collins, J. J. Wedgeworth, H. B. Robinson, John Tew and J. D. Stewart. James F. Webb Funeral Home in charge. 
JONES, Joseph Jackson "Jack" (I140)
John Horton, born in 1795 in South Carolina, was living in Jefferson County near Elyton Villiage with his wife, Susan _____, born in 1820 in South Carolina. They had six children: David b1841, Elizabeth b 1845, Mary S. b1847, William b1849 and America b 1853. According to the Jefferson County 1860 census (Williams Pct. Elyton P.O., house #25), John Thomas, age 23, and Margaret Horton Thomas, age 17, were living in the house with them. This couple was the grandparents of margie Porter Sealse of Genery's Gap, Margaret being the daughter of James M. Horton of Coosa County.

James M. Horton, born in 1800 in North Carolina, was a brother to John. He was in Montgomery County, Alabama as early as 1830, and became a wealthy planter in Coosa County, where he lived until his death in 1856. His wife was Violetta Patterson [3], born in 1812 in South Carolina, and after his death married Judge Ebenezer Pond of Coosa county. James M and Violetta had these two children:
Margaret - b 20 Oct 1846, d 16 Mar. 1905 m John Thomas.
John W. - b1852 m Oct. 1869 Martha ______ b1858.

The mother of Margaret Fatima Thomas was Margaret Emeline Horton born 20 Oct. 1846 in Coosa County, Alabama. She was the daughter of James M. Horton [9], a wealthy planter in Coosa County, Alabama who was born in North Carolina in 1800, the son of John Horton, a Revolutionary soldier [10], born about 1755 in Halifax County, North Carolina, who was th son of William Horton, born about 1710 in Henrico County, Virginia, who was the son of Hugh Horton [11], born about 1660 in Henrico County, Virginia, who was the son of Isaac Horton, born about 1610 in England [12].

Margaret Emeline Horton's mother was Violetta Patterson [13]. After the death of James M. Horton in 1856, Violetta marreid Ebenezer Pond, born in massachusetts in 1799. He was a judge in Coosa County.

3. Union Co., SC, Minutes of the County Court 1785-1799 by Brent Holcomb p136, 152.
9.Coosa Co. 1840-1850-1860-1870 census records, Rockford Beat.
10. State Record of North Carolina by Walter Clark, Vol. 19 p934, Vol 16 p1072, Vol. 14 p294
11. Will of Hugh Horton, Bertie Co., NC 1735
12. Early Virginia Immigrants p167 by George & Cabell Greer.
13. Alabama marriages in the 1800's for Horton by Hunting for Bears, Prairiedville, LA.
HORTON, John (I10605)
Langley Susan White Female 44 abt 1836 Self (Head) Widowed Mississippi Mississippi Mississippi
Langley Amandoy White Female 24 abt 1856 Daughter Single Mississippi Mississippi Mississippi
Langley Margret White Female 22 abt 1858 Daughter Single Mississippi Mississippi Mississippi
Langley Herris White Male 19 abt 1861 Son Single Mississippi Mississippi Mississippi
Langley Lara White Female 18 abt 1862 Daughter Single Mississippi Mississippi Mississippi
Langley Merandy White Female 16 abt 1864 Daughter Single Mississippi Mississippi Mississippi
Langley Ceno White Female 14 abt 1866 Daughter Single Mississippi Mississippi Mississippi
Langley Adame White Male 9 abt 1871 Son Single Mississippi Mississippi Mississippi
Langley Same White Male 7 abt 1873 Son Single Mississippi Mississippi Mississippi
Langley John White Male 5 abt 1875 Son Single Mississippi Mississippi Mississippi

Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Beat 4, Wayne, Mississippi; Roll T9_668; Family History Film: 1254668; Page: 356.3000; Enumeration District: 130; Image: 0570. 
HOLLAND, Susan Emmaline (I10618)
August 6th, 1851

The Indiana Magazine of History
Volume 23 pages 63-72
Date 1927

Vincennes Indiana
August 6th, 1851
BY WILLIAM BRUCE b. 1776 Aug. 6
AGE 75

My first recollection that I have of my ancestors was hearing my
grandfather, James Bruce, telling that himself and a younger brother,
George Bruce, came from Scotland about the year 1740. My grandfather
located in Winchester, Virginia. He was a house carpenter by trade and
I have heard him say that he built the first frame house that was ever
built in that town. About the year 1744 he married Margaret McMahon and
moved to the north branch of the Potomac in Maryland. He continued
there following his trade and farming until he raised a large family of

My father, William Bruce, was the eldest. He was born the 14th day of
February, 1745. He {James Bruce} had two sons younger than my father and
six daughters viz.. Elizabeth, who married a man by the name of Thomas
Anderson; Margaret, who married David Cox; Jane was married to a
William Marshall; Nancy, that married Samuel Percifull; Ann, who
married Samuel Glass, and James who married Polly Runyan; George that
married the widow Biggs. My father married a widow Percifull, and the
youngest sister, Sally, married a Joshua Carmen, a Baptist Preacher, a
man of excellent character and considerable speaker. He moved to the
state of Ohio about 50 years ago, raised a large family and died in a
good old age - about 85. From the above enumerated uncles and aunts
there has sprung an almost innumerable multitude. They mostly moved to
Kentucky at an early day and settled in Nelson County.

My father, soon after marrying my mother, moved to the Monongahela;
settled about 14 miles above Pittsburgh, between the mouths of Peteso
Creek and Newels Store, now Elizabethtown. It was then the haunts of
Indians and forts were the only place of safety for the families of
those hardy pioneers. I had two sisters older than myself, that was
born in the fort and myself, the third child soon after they ventured to
their farms. I was born on the 6th of August, 1776, one month and two
days after independence was declared. I can, with the Apostle Paul, say
that I was free born, while out forefathers had to obtain their freedom
by their blood and treasure.

During the Revolutionary War, my father was frequently called upon to
perform military service. The first that I recollect him talking about
was being stationed at a place then called Catfish Camp, called after an
old Indian Chief, near a place now called Red Stone. My father served
then in capacity of Lieutenant. The next service he performed was under
General George Rogers Clarke. He commanded a company under the veteran
soldier to Louisville; was absent from home some five or six months.

As to my mother's family, I have a very imperfect knowledge. Her maiden
name was Polly Lucas. Her first husband was Richard Percifull. After
his death she married my father. My grandmother [grandfather] by my mother's side
was William Lucas. What my grandmother Lucas's maiden name was I never
learned, as she died about my first recollection. My grandfather Lucas
died before I was born. All I know of him is that he was a seafaring
man. I recollect an Uncle Robinson Lucas and two aunts. They married
the brothers, William and Dennis Murphy; moved to the state of Ohio at
an early date.

As I before observed I was born at a time that tried man's soul. None
but a man that had no fear of Indians but their prudence would venture
to risk his family where the prowling wolf and sub-tile savage roamed.
Then the Whig and Tory often lived in one fort, but it happened that my
grandfather and father were true American Whigs. I fortunately partook
of the same spirit and have retained it to this day. When I was about
nine years old my father sold his plantation on the Monongahela and
moved to Kentucky - I think it was in the fall, 1784. We landed at the
mouth of the Bear Grass.

Louisville was then a small village and there was a garrison with some
United States troops kept there. We lived there that winter and in the
spring of 1785 move on the waters of Coxes Creek named after my uncle
David Cox, that had settled there a few years previous (now Nelson
County). My father bought two hundred acres of land and commenced
making a farm. The first settlers had just ventured from their forts.
I recollect having to stand and watch while my father was at work with
his rifle well braced standing against a tree close at hand. About this
time Colonel Isaac Cox was killed by the Indians while out surveying on
a branch called Powelsbern waters of the East fork of Coxes Creek, and
about four miles from where my father lived. This made quite a stir in
the neighborhood and men were stationed at different places along the
frontier settlements. That was the last murder that was committed by
the Indians, between Salt River and Bardstown. From that time on until
the close of the Indian war, after General Anthony Wayne gave them such
a scourging, times gradually became more safe and settlements were
pushed on to the Ohio River.

At the age of 22 I was married to the third daughter of Captain Polke
of Shelby County, and the youngest of the four children of his that were
taken prisoners by the Indians. When they took and burnt his fort he
had been called away with his company of militia from Simpson's Creek,
where his fort stood, to succor the forts on Bear Grass, as it was
believed that the enemy in a large body was about making a descent on
the forts in that quarter from the sign that had been discovered, but
the wily savages after they found that the principal part of the men had
been called away, changed their course and near 100 of them attacked
Polke's station, killed several and took the rest prisoners after
burning the fort. Among the prisoners was my mother-in-law and the four
children above mentioned, to wit: William Polke, who has been a very
conspicuous character from the early settling of Knox County, Indiana,
until his dream about eight years ago, having filled various important
trusts. He was one that helped frame the first Constitution for Indiana
in 1816, commissioner of the Michigan road for a number of years,
frequently served in the legislature of the state and was register of
the Land Office at Fort Wayne at the time of his death. The eldest
daughter, Elizabeth, married Captain Spier Spencer, who fell in the
battle of Tippecanoe of the Indian fighting notoriety, whose death was
much lamented. The second daughter, Nancy, married Peter Ruby. Some of
her children are still living in Knox County. The third, Sally, became
my wife October 23rd, 1798.

I then bought me a small tract of land on the waters of Coxes Creek,
Nelson County, Kentucky, made a small farm when an older claim took it
away from me. I then packed up what little plunder I had, my wife and
four children, on horseback and moved to Vincennes, Knox County,
Indiana, in the Spring of 1805, rented five acres of ground to raise
corn for which I paid 25 dollars cash. Pretty tough times. That summer
I purchased 200 acres on which Bruceville now stands, built a cabin and
in October the same year move to it. I had a few white neighbors
scattered about and quite a number of red skins hunting and travelling
through all parts of our county, the Dellewars. Miames, Shawnees,
Potenotomies, etc., but at that time they were entirely
friendly and continued so until Tecumseh commenced collecting them at
Tippecanoe in 1809. 10 and 11, when we had to be on our guard. In
September, 1811, the expedition to the Prophets Town started up the

The summer before I had been ordered by General William Henry Harrison,
Governor and Commissioner in Chief of the Northwest Territory, to bring
my command of militia to Vincennes and to remain there twenty days, as
it was then thought that the Indians intended to make a descent on
Vincennes, and was continued there twenty days; and, as I was the oldest
Captain in the regiment I had performed a tour, the next oldest was called
from our battalion and, as I could not go as an officer, I turned out a volunteer
in the spring under Captain Touraint Dubois, and a more brave and patriotic
man did not live, loved by his men and true to his country. Some years after
he was drowned on the road from St. Louis home, regretted by all who had
the slightest acquaintance with him. The army marched about two miles
above Terre Haute and there built Fort Harrison and called it after out patriotic
General. We was about one month erecting the fort. When completed the
army pursued its route up the Wabash to the mouth of big Vermillion where
we halted one day and built a block house.

From that point six of the spies and six of the Robbs company was
ordered back by General Harrison, myself among the number, to have the
militia in a state of readiness; kept scouts passing every day from
Wabash to White river lest the Indians should fall in rear of the army
and surprise and butcher the frontier settlements, as Harrison was well
acquainted with the Indian character (which) caused this precaution.
The battle was fought the 7th of November. 1811, when our poor men were
badly handled and the Indians worse.

The night of the battle myself in company with my Lieutenant, now
Esquire Wilkins of Merom, Sullivan County, encamped about one and one
half miles west of where Edwardsport now stands, having been on the
lookout between the two rivers. After a few months of calm, the
difficulties broke out afresh. The citizens had to build stockade forts
for the protection of their families. We suffered many inconveniences
from being so crowded together, nevertheless quite peaceable and happy.
Nothing like enemies without to make peace within. The fort I lived in
was on my own place. Some of the rails made white oak picket, I believe
is in existence yet. When peace was again made it terminated the third
frontier life that I had experienced, and I hope the last.

My family still increased until the year 1818, when I had the misfortune to lose
my companion. She died after giving birth to our fifteenth child, eight
boys and seven girls, eleven of whom were living at the time of her
death. She was a pious and worthy member of the Baptist Church,
and had been for a number of years, and not a doubt remains with
me but that her pure spirit winged its way to the climes of immortal
glory. In 1819 I married my second, Hetty R. Holmes, daughter of William and
Elizabeth Ann Holmes; they moved from North Elkhorn, Fayette County,
near Lexington, Kentucky. My present wife is still living, a healthy
woman in her 57th year. She has had ten children, seven boys and three
girls, nine of which are living.

As I have given a general history of my ancestors as far back as I have
my recollection, I will give a more particular detail of my brothers and
sisters together with my immediate family and their fruitful increase.

My eldest sister married on Joshua McDonald. They are both dead. Some
of their children live in this state.

My second sister, Margaret, married John Spencer, oldest brother of
Spier Spencer that fell in the battle of Tippecanoe. They had twelve or
fourteen children, some living in Terre Haute and near, but most of them
in Boon County in this state. My sister is still living now in her 77th year,
two years older than myself.

My brother James that was 15 months younger than myself married
Polly Froman in Kentucky; moved to Rough Creek Brackinridge County,
Kentucky, had a large family; they mostly reside in the same county. He
has been dead about 17 or 18 years.

My younger sister, Polly, married John Glasscock; they had but three
children. She is still living in the 71st year of her age. They live in
Brackinridge County.

As I have before informed you who I married and when I moved to this
state and were I settled, I will now inform you of the increase of my family.
In the first place, I had twenty-five children, fifteen boys and ten girls,
sixteen of which is now living, five died in their infancy; four since they
arrived to maturity.

My oldest son, Charles P Bruce, married Angelina C. Wright in the
state of Ohio, by whom he had four children. After her death he married
Nancy P. Harrison, daughter of Joshua Harrison of Montgomery County.
His last wife had ten children, ten of the fourteen still living. Charles died
last summer.

William D. Bruce married Betsey Polke, had six children, four of which
is still living. He died fifteen years ago this month. His widow
married again, lives on the Illinois river, state of Illinois.

My eldest daughter, Delilah, married John A. Holmes, brother to my second
wife. They have had twelve children, eight of which is now living.
They live in Ogle County, Illinois, near Buffalo Grove Post Office.

My third living son, Spier Bruce, married Rachel Chambers, by whom he had
nine children; three are dead and she also. His second wife was the
widow Lite. They live in this county.

My second daughter, Polly, married Squire Bruce, they also live in Ogle
County, Rock River, Illinois. They have had twelve children, seven of
whom are living.

My third daughter, Betsey, married John Lafollette. They live in Putnam
County in this state, had twelve children, eight of whom are living.

Lucinda, my fourth daughter, married John H. Scroggin. They had six
children, one dead, he died also about three years ago. She is a widow,
lives in Bruceville.

My fourth son, Henry H. Bruce, married Jane Singleton, they had four
children, three of them are living. She died and he married his second wife,
Mary Ann Cooper; has one child; lives in Kansas on the Missouri river,
state of Missouri.

My next daughter, Kitty Ann, died in her fourteenth year.

My fifth son, Isaac D. Bruce, has had three children, one dead;
he is now in California, if living.

My fifth daughter, Sally, married Vincent S. McClure, they have had four
children, three living. They live near Shaker Prairie in this county.

My eldest son, Weston H. Bruce (by my second wife and my sixth
married son) married America Singleton, had two children, lived in Kansas,
Missouri, died about two years ago. His widow married again and now
lives near Nishnabattery on the Missouri river.

My seventh married son, James C. Bruce, married Martha Elliott. They
have one child, live about one mile from Bruceville.

Harvey J. Bruce, my eighth, married Mary Rader, had five, all living. His
place joins mine.

My sixth married daughter, Nancy Ann, married James F. McClure, has
had five children, three of them living, lives in this county near Shaker

John H. Bruce, my ninth married son, married Angelina Threlkeid, lives
about three miles from Bruceville.

Elnor, my seventh married daughter, married William Simpson. Has had
three children, two living. They live about three quarters of a mile
from Bruceville.

I have my three youngest living with me, Margaret, my youngest daughter,
David C. and William D., the second William born about four days before
his brother William died. He was fifteen years old the twelfth day of
August 1851, and is now six feet high and pretty well proportioned.

I have been blessed with healthy, industrious and economical wives,
otherwise my lot would have been more severe. I have always been
blest with sufficient food and raiment to get along comfortable, never
burdened with wealth or distressed with penury.

My sons and sons-in-law have been sober industrious men, all doing
reasonable well. They, with their wives are almost all professors of
the Christian religion and most of them belong to the Christian
congregation Disciples.

The living members of my family are sixteen children, seventy-two
grandchildren, husbands and wives; seventeen great-grandchildren; myself
and wife, making a total of 117; 30 dead.

Thus far the good Lord has brought me and prospered me. I have
endeavored (as far as my fallible nature would permit) to pursue an
upright and honest course and the Lord has been my helper and in His
merits is my trust. I am now at the advanced age of 75 years, and have
never been one day without something to eat and reasonable raiment -
"Blessed be His holy name." I have enjoyed uncommon health, never been
confined to my bed an entire day in my life, although I feel the outer
man decay very sensible, yet my health is uncommon good. My action is
gone, my energy is failing fast, my sight has become so dim that I do
not know one of my family half-way across the house, but can still see
to read and write without my glasses. How great that blessing is.

About the year 1800 my first wife and myself united with the Baptist
Church on Coxes Creek, Nelson County, Kentucky, (William Tulo). We
continued our membership there until the spring 1805, when we received
letters of dismission and moved to Knox County, Indiana (then
Territory). About the fall 1807, as well as I recollect, we collected
twelve or fourteen scattering Baptists over as many miles around and
were constituted a church by John Taylor and William Keller of
Kentucky. The Constitution took place at my house on the tract of land
that Bruceville now stands on. We called it the Wabash Church. We
still gathered a few by letter, some by baptism. Our first preacher was
a William Braselton, quite a speaker, but possessed of considerable
enthusiasm. When the Shakers located themselves in this county he was
carried off by them and we were happily rid of him and wife.
We increased until we were strong enough to build us a comfortable log
house to worship in, on the same ground that the Presbyterian brick
house now stands on the road leading from Bruceville to Vincennes. Some
years after a number of my first wife's family and other Baptists moved
on Mariah Creek and concluded to be constituted a church there, and when
my wife and I received letters of dismission and was constituted a
church; called it Mariah Creek Church. Our membership continued there
until her death in 1810. The church prospered greatly for several years
after. I think that when a few of us at Bruceville (say nine)petitioned
for letters of dismission, that as well as I recollect, the church
numbered 170 members, but suspicion got afloat that we intended to be
constituted on the scriptures without any other creed or confession of
faith. The spirit of persecution commenced and on the day we were
constituted, some twenty or more of their members broke off from them
and were constituted with us. From that time the old members broke off
from them and our congregation increased under the ministry of Brother
David Warford first and Brother Maurice R. Trimble next, until our
church numbered over one hundred. And the good Lord still blesses us
with prosperity under the ministry of Brother Wolfe who preaches for us
once a month. But the persecuting spirit of a few of their members of
poor old Mariah Creek Church against us and others that think the
scripture sufficient fuel for our faith and practice, has reduced them
to a mere skeleton.

Thus far I have given a correct history of my ancestors and my own
family as my imperfect memory would allow together with the length of
time and want of records would allow and only have to regret that my
progress in the line of life has been so small.
BRUCE, James Robert (I12681)
MERIDIAN - PHILADELPHIA - Services for Claudean Ladd will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness, with William Nickerson officiating. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Church of God Cemetery.

Mrs. Ladd, 82, of Philadelphia, died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010, at Neshoba County Nursing Home.

Survivors include two daughters, Stella Nowell of Philadelphia and Gloria Alford of Conehatta; a son, William Ladd of Philadelphia; three sisters and four brothers; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be today, from 5 p.m.-9 p.m., at the funeral home. 
SULLIVAN, Claudean (I13334)
Meridian Star
Meridian, Miss
07 Dec 1935


Mrs. Georgia Ann Watson Succumbs After Suffers Broken Hip

Mrs. Georgia Ann Watson, aged 85, died at a local hospital Saturday afternoon as the result of a fall she received Thursday afternoon when she broke her hip.
The accident occurred at the home of her grandson, when she fell in her room.
Funeral services will be held from the residence of her son, John N. Watson 1702 Marion Road Sunday at 9:30 a.m. with the Rev. Roy Wolfe, pastor of Hawkins Memorial Methodist Church officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Surviving her are one daughter Mrs. Frances Maroney and one son John N. Watson both of Meridian.
Pall bearers: Bill Harger, Dolphus Stanton, Floyd Ainsworth, Earl Johnson, Joe Adams, Clyde Walker, G. L. Raley, John Strickland, Earl Hughes and Charlie Wolfe.
James F. Web Funeral Home in charge. 
CANNADAY, Georgia Ann (I7964)
Military History of Marvin Powers Blood

State of Vermont
Office of the Adjutant General

I HEREBY CERTIFY that the following is a correct transcript from the records on file in this office, regarding soldiers who served in the War of 1812-14.
Served in Captain Phelps' Company.
Col. Jonathian Williams' Regiment.
Detached Militian in U.S. service two months and twienty-one days. 1812
Book 53 AGE Page 18

Adjutant General 
BLOOD, Marvin Powers (I8420)
MINICK, Mabel L. BENNETT - 1907 - 2001

Mabel L. Minick, 93, Abilene, Kansas, died Tuesday, April 10, 2001, at the Alterra Sterling House, Abilene. She was born November 21, 1907, near Pearl, Kansas, the daughter of Guy M. and Florence (Ort) Bennett. On August 27, 1927, she married Carl H. Minick at the Suphen Mills Church parsonage, rural Dickinson County, Kansas. She was a member of the Abilene First Christian Church, Flora EHU and a creative crafts county chairwoman for the Extension EHU units, a 4-H sewing leader and a member of Order of Eastern Star. She is survived by one daughter, Deloris Lindell and her husband, David, Clinton; one son, Joe Minick and wife, Helen, Abilene, Kansas; one sister, Iva Prichard, Enterprise, Kansas, two brothers, Virgil Bennett, Salina, Kansas, and Lincoln Bennett and wife, Velma, Abilene, Kansas; a sister-in-law, Etha Bennett, Salina, Kansas; four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl, in 1985; her parents; one sister, Ruby Stone, and two brothers, Emerson and Clarence Bennett. Funeral services will be held at the Abiline First Christian Church Friday, 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Virgil Eubanks officiating. Burial will be in the Abilene Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Martin-Beckner-Carlson Funeral Home, Abilene, Kansas, Thursday, 7-8 p.m. where friends may call until time of service. 
BENNETT, Mabel Lenora (I13638)

Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Ann Bishop were held Thursday from the East End Assembly of God church. The Rev. P. F. Ramsey officiated and was assisted by the Rev. Mr. McGregory. Interment followed in the Hamrick cemetery.

NOTE: Hamrick Cemetery is incorrect. She is buried in Long Creek Baptist Cemetery in Vimville, Lauderdale, MS.
MCCARTY, Sarah Ann (I139)

Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Ann Bishop were held Thursday from the East End Assembly of God church. The Rev. P. F. Ramsey officiated and was assisted by the Rev. Mr. McGregory. Interment followed in the Hamrick cemetery.

NOTE: Hamrick Cemetery is incorrect. Should be 
Family F43
Name: James S Bullard
Spouse: Lany Finlayson
Marriage Date: 27 Jun 1852
County: Autauga
State: Alabama
Surety/Bond Date: 23 Jun 1852
Performed by Name: Thoms Bugber
Comments: Handwritten note used
Source information: Jordan Dodd, Liahona Research 
Family F4665
Newspaper Unknown
Published: between Apr 24 & Apr 28 1937


Funeral services for Carl Dennehy formerly of Beatrice, who died last week at a Lincoln hospital from a leg infection, will be held from Umberger's mortuary at Lincoln, Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock, followed by a brief service at the Catholic cemetery north of Beatrice about 12 o'clock, where the body will be laid to rest.

Mr. Dennehy was a son of Dan Dennehy, pioneer of this city, and spent his boyhood here. He leaves his widow, two sons, his father, three sisters and a brother.
DENNEHY, John Carl (I2172)
Newspaper Unknown
Published: Apr 25 1937


Carl Dennehy, 45, son of Dan Dennehy of this city, died Friday night at a Lincoln hospital after an illness of five weeks from infection in his leg. He formerly lived in Beatrice.

Mr. Dennehy is survived by his widow and two sons, his father, a brother, Leo of Lincoln, and three sisters, Mrs. Oscar Fredrickson of Barneston, Mrs. Miley Graves and Mrs. Melvin Marsh of Beatrice.

Funeral arrangements have not been made. 
DENNEHY, John Carl (I2172)
Novaliene P. Rasberry

QUITMAN ? Services for Novaliene Privett Rasberry will be held today at 3 p.m. at Stonewall Methodist Church with the Revs. Lynn McCraney, Luther Robertson and Chris Cooksey officiating. Burial will be in Stonewall Cemetery with Wright's Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Rasberry, 84, of Stonewall, died Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010, at Infinity Hospice in Marion.

Survivors include her husband, Harmon Rasberry; daughter, Dolyene Davis & husband, John R.; sister, Ouida Taylor; two grandchildren, James A. Davis & his wife, Starla and Jennifer Cook & her husband, Glenn; and, six great-grandchildren

Pallbearers will be Tommy Cook, Donnie Rasberry, Mike Rasberry, Gene Ivy, Marvin Herring and Charles Odom.

Visitation will be today from 1:30 p.m. until time of service at Stonewall Methodist Church.
PRIVETT, Novaliene (I7695)

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