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_____ , Elizabeth
10 Nov 1871
12 Jun 1874
_____ , Nannie
12 Apr 1874
20 Jun 1874
ABERNATHY, Beulah [Hamlett]
14 Apr 1880
12 Feb 1977
(w/o Bright Abernathy)
(d/o Solon and Stacy Elizabeth Tidwell Hamlett)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Feb 1977
Mrs. Beulah Abernathy, 96, of Kingsport, died Saturday, February 12 in that city. Graveside
services were conducted Monday afternoon at Mt. Moriah Cemetery by the Rev. Dr. Gudger
Nichols. Mrs. Abernathy was married to the late Bright Abernathy. Survivors include a
daughter, Miss Margaret Abernathy of Kingsport; a son, Solon E. Abernathy, also of Kingsport
and one grandchild. Bennett-May Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
ABERNATHY, Bright
04 Jul 1876
26 Apr 1921
(h/o Beulah Hamlett Abernathy)
(s/o Temperance Mason Abernathy)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 27 Apr 1921
Bright Abernathy, aged about 44 years, died early Tuesday morning at his home in North
Pulaski, of double pneumonia after an illness of only a few days beginning with a chill on
Thursday of last week. The burial was at Mt. Moriah Wednesday, after services by the Rev. L.
M. Laten. Mr. Abernathy was a member of the firm of Bright Abernathy and Company, who
succeeded G. L. Zuccarello, and spent most of his life in the Sumac locality where he was
reared, having been in business there several years prior to moving to Pulaski. Mr. Abernathy
was quiet, gentlemanly, honest and honorable, in all his dealings, and his character was of a very
high type. He was a member of the Odd Fellows and the Woodmen, who participated in the
funeral rites. Surviving him are his wife, formerly Miss Beulah Hamlett, and two children who
have the sympathy of many friends in their great bereavement, by the loss of a kind and faithful
husband and father.
ABERNATHY, Margaret
__ ___ 1916
27 Jan 1999
(d/o Bright and Beulah Hamlett Abernathy)
Obituary: Giles Free Press 28 Jan 1999
Mrs. Margaret M. Abernathy, 82, of Kingsport died Jan. 27, 1999, at Wesford House in that
city. Mrs. Abernathy was born in Pulaski and was the daughter of the late Bright and Beulah
Abernathy. She moved to Kingsport in 1948. She was retired since 1986 from AbernathyThomas Engineering Company where she served as treasurer. She also worked with the U.S.
Corps of Engineers and the Johnson City Chamber of Commerce. She was a member of the
Presbyterian Church where she served as superintendent of the Sunday School and was a
member of Women of the Church. She also published a weekly church newsletter. She was an
active member of the Pilot Club for 59 years, helping to organize the club in Johnson City and
serving two terms as president of the club in Kingsport. Graveside services were to have been
held today (Thursday) at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home in Kingsport with Vanessa Potter
officiating. Burial was to have been in Mount Moriah Cumberland Presbyterian Church
Cemetery in Pulaski. Survivors include niece Stephanie Lyn Robertson of Kingston and several
cousins in Pulaski.
ABERNATHY, Sarah A.
18 Jul 1859
(d/o Charles and Lavinia Reed Abernathy)
ADAMS, Alice
__ ___ 18__
11 Jul 1900
(w/o Sam Adams) UMG
(d/o _____________ and ___________
ADAMS, Henry Clay
25 Apr 1837
25 Feb 1919
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__ ___ ____
(w/o Jane Rogers Adams) md 13 Oct 1870 GCT Unmarked - Death Record
ADAMS, Mary Jane [Rodgers]
10 Aug 1852
12 Aug 1932
(w/o Henry Clay Adams)
(d/o Spencer and Elizabeth Mitchell Rodgers) UMG
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 24 Aug 1932
Funeral services were conducted at the Moriah C. P. Church for Mrs. H. C. Adams, by the Rev.
O. L. North. Mrs. Adams died at the home of her son, Ed Adams four miles east of here. Death
was due to the infirmities of age. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Surviving Mrs.
Adams are three daughters, Mrs. A. J. Owen, Wales; Mrs. Joe Chapman, Columbia; Mrs. W.
P. Shay, Leoma; Sam Adams, Veto and Ed Adams of this place.
ADCOCK Sarah “Sallie” [Willeby]
__ Feb 1882
11 Aug 1927
(w/o [1] James Madison Horne I [2] William VanBuren "Van" Adcock.)
(d/o Tom and Mary Taylor Willeby).
ALLEN, Claudia H.
06 Jan 1879
13 Jan1954
(d/o Lewis Porter and Margaret J. Anderson Allen)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 13 Jan 1954
Funeral services for Miss Claudia Allen, 75, who died at 6:45 o’clock Wednesday morning,
January 13, at the home of her sister, Mrs. Reed Braly, will be held at 2 o’clock Thursday
afternoon in the chapel of Bennett-MayFuneral Home. Rites will be conducted bythe Rev. Sam
R. Dodson, Jr., pastor of the First Methodist Church and burial will take place in the family lot
in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Her death followed an attack of influenza and a paralytic stroke. A
lifelong resident of the county, she was born January 6, 1879, the daughter of the late Porter
Allen and Maggie Anderson Allen. She had been a member of the Methodist Church many
years. In addition to her sister, Mrs. Braly, Miss Allen is survived by one nephew, Louis Braly,
who lives one mile west of Pulaski. Wilson Carter and Company, Funeral Directors in charge.
ALLEN, Infant
24 May 1955
24 May 1955
(s/o Audy and Martha E. Longshore Allen) Unmarked Grave - Death Certificate
ALLEN, Lewis Porter
27 Feb 1844
03 Feb 1912
(h/o Margaret J. Anderson Allen)
(s/o Aaron V. and Elizabeth Alice White Allen)
ALLEN, Lizzie Z.
__ ___ 1867
__ ___ 1887
(d/o Lewis Porter and Margaret J. Anderson Allen)
ALLEN, Margaret J. [Anderson]
14 Sep 1843
22 Jul 1915
(w/o L. Porter Allen) md 16 Oct 1866 GCT
(d/o W. C. and Nancy E.___________________ Anderson)
ALLEN, Robert Larry Sr.
17 Dec 1947
01 May 2007
(s/o Robert Carter and Louise Chapman Allen)
Obituary : Mr. Allen was born on December 17, 1947 in Pulaski, Tennessee and was a veteran
of the U. S. Navy during the Viet Nam era. He was retired from the Gastonia, NC Fire
Department. Mr. Allen is preceded in death by his parents, Robert Carter and Louise Chapman
Allen. Funeral services will be held on Friday May 4, 2007 at 11 am in the chapel of Carr &
Erwin Funeral Home with Toby Powell officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Moriah
Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4 pm until 8 pm on Thursday May 3, 2007 at
the funeral home. Mr. Allen is survived by a son, Robert Larry Allen, Jr. of Killen, Al.; two
daughters, Lisa Carol Allen and Calen Rose Bass, both of Pulaski; one bother, Dale Allen of
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Pulaski; one half-brother, Robert Doyle Allen of Michigan; one sister, DorothyVirginia Durkin
of Mt. Pleasant, Tn.; and 2 grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations maybe made to the Mt.
Moriah Cemetery Fund. Carr & Erwin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
ALLEN, Wade
06 Dec 1937
06 Jan 1938
(s/o Ed and Beatrice Colbert Allen) UMG
ALLISON, Rosa
__ ___ 1889
10 Sep 1889
(Infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Bunyan Allison) UMG
ANDERSON, Albert Sidney
__ ___ 1870
20 Oct1937
(h/o Jane Simpson Anderson)
(s/o Joseph Jackson and Martha Davenport Anderson)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 20 Oct 1937
A message received by relatives here, brought news of the death of Sidney Anderson, a former
resident of Pulaski, atahospital in San Antonio, Texas, Wednesdaymorning, Oct.20. The body
will be brought back to Pulaski, but definite funeral arrangements have not been announced.
Mr. Anderson underwent a major surgical operation, about two weeks ago. And while no
details are known here, the supposition is that death resulted from the operation together with
his physical condition, making the operation necessary.
The Pulaski Citizen 27 Oct 1937
As announced last week Albert Sidney Anderson of San Antonio, Texas, died at his home there
Wednesday morning. The body arrived in Pulaski on the early morning train Friday. Funeral
services were held at the Pulaski Methodist Church Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock, conducted
by Dr. G.A. Morgan. Burial was at Moriah where repose the remains of his father, mother, and
other members of his family. His widow, Mrs. Jane Simpson Anderson, and his son, Albert
Sidney Anderson, Jr., and one daughter, Miss Martha Anderson, came for the funeral. One
daughter, Mrs. Mary Oakes, of Hollywood, could not come.
ANDERSON Almanza [Young]
06 Feb 1853
24 Mar1917
(w/o Cornelius Anderson) md 12 Dec 1872 GCT
(d/o Archibald S. and Lueazer Abernathy Young)
ANDERSON Archie
1880
1905
(s/o Cornelius and Almanza Young Anderson)
ANDERSON Cornelius
__ ___ 1850
1903
(h/o Almanza Young Anderson)
(s/o Joshua J. and Sarah Ann Anderson)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 24 Dec 1903 Campbellsville "Scribbler"
Although the sad death of Cornelius Anderson has already been noted in the Citizen, yet it is
my duty as correspondent to say something regard to this shocking accident and the sudden
death of this good man. He and his two sons were getting wood on a steep hillside. The tree
after being cut down gave a sudden bound and a limb struck Mr. Anderson on the back of the
head. He was carried to his home on a litter and medical aid immediately summoned but nothing
could be done. About 24 hours after the accident he expired. His remains were carried to
Moriah for interment where Revs. Rice and Rabman officiated in the funeral services. He
leaves a wife, four daughters and two sons besides a number of other relatives to mourn his
loss. Another member of the Salem church and Sunday School is gone to his reward.
ANDERSON Elizabeth J.
08 Nov 1816
21 Aug 1829
(d/o _____________ and ___________
ANDERSON James K.
13 Oct 1826
08 Jul 1854
(h/o Mary Ann Cooper Anderson)
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(s/o Samuel and Mary_______________ Anderson)
ANDERSON Jane [Barber]
02 Jul 1776
(w/o Robert Anderson, Jr.)
(d/o _____________ and ___________ Barber)
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06 Nov 1845
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ANDERSON James
04 Feb 1807
20 May 1874
(Bro. of Joseph Jackson Anderson)
(s/o______________ and __________ Anderson)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 21 May 1874
Died at the residence of his brother, J. J. Anderson, on yesterday morning at 1 o'clock, of
consumption, Mr. Jas. Anderson, aged 67 years, 3 months and 16 days. His remains will be
interred at Moriah this morning at 12 o'clock, where funeral will be preached by Rev. W. H.
Hughes. Mr. Anderson has been a resident of Giles County for about 64 years, having been
raised on the old Anderson Farm, near which he died.
ANDERSON, Martha [Davenport]
__ ___ 18__
08 Jul 1896
(w/o Joseph Jackson Anderson) unmarked grave
(d/o _____________ and ___________Davenport)
The Pulaski Citizen 16 Jul 1896
Campbellsville---Mrs. Martha Anderson, wife of Mr. Jack Anderson and a sister of the Rev.
Tom Davenport, died at her home on Ham’s Creek, Wednesday, the 8th, and was buried at
Moriah, Thursday.
ANDERSON Mary Ann [Cooper]
08 Nov 1812
19 Aug 1828
(w/o James K. Anderson) md 2 Aug 1849
(d/o _____________ and _______ Cooper)
ANDERSON Nancy
20 Apr 1802
27 Oct 1816
(d/o _____________ and ___________
ANDERSON Pauline Mize
16 Mar 1908
19 Feb 2004
(w/o T. Loyd Anderson)
(d/o James Lewis and Nola Ann Glover Mize)
Obituary: WKSR Obituaries 20 Feb 2004
Ruby Pauline Mize Anderson died yesterday at Sunbridge Health Care in Fayetteville. She was
95 years old. Visitation will be held from 4-8pm todayat Carr & Erwin Funeral Home. Services
will be held tomorrow at 11am at Carr & Erwin Funeral Home with Phillip Eubank officiating.
Burial will follow in the Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Survivors include one son, James Thomas
Anderson of Virginia, and three brothers, James E. Mize and Herbert Mize, both of Pulaski and
byBert Mize of Alabama. Two grandchildren and several great grandchildren also survive. She
was preceded in death by her parents, James Lewis and Nola Ann Glover Mize, and by her
husband, Thomas Loyd Anderson. She was also preceded in death bytwo brothers, Herchel and
Loyd Mize, and by two sisters, Ella Mae Bruner and Sally Ruth Mize.Memorials may be made
to the Trinity United Methodist Church.Carr & Erwin Funeral Home is in charge of
arrangements for Ruby Pauline Mize.
ANDERSON, Robert Daniel
18 Jun 1824
09 Sep 1827
(s/o Samuel and Mary Anderson)
ANDERSON, Robert Jr.
15 Jul 1776
11 Aug 1825
(s/o______________ and __________ Anderson)
ANDERSON, Thomas Loyd
07 Oct 1907
25 Jun 1981
(h/o Pauline Mize Anderson)
(s/o Thomas Daniel and Rebecca Susan Petty Anderson)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 01 Jul 1981
A native of Giles County, Thomas Floyd Anderson, 73, of Donelson, died Thursday, June 25
in Donelson Hospital. Funeral rites were held Saturday at 3:00 p. m. at Carr and Erwin Chapel
by the Rev. Mack Pinkelton and the Rev. Jeff Littrell. Interment followed in Mt. Moriah
Cemetery. Mr. Anderson, who was the son of the late Thomas Daniel and Rebecca Susan Petty
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Anderson, was a teacher for 15 years with the Giles County School System. He was a member
of the Nashville Board of Realtors, the Southern Country Realty Co., the National Association
of Retired Federal Employees, the Post Office Credit Union Review Board, the McWhirtersville
Masonic Lodge and a Scottish Rite Mason. He held membership in the Andrew Price United
Methodist Church. Mr. Anderson had served 30 years with the United States postal service
before his retirement. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Pauline Mize Anderson; a son, James T.
Anderson, Alexandria, Va.; a brother, Joe Anderson, Pulaski; a sister, Mrs. Eunice Harris,
Lawrenceburg; two grandchildren and one great grandchild.
APPLETON, Allie Rufus
18 Dec 1910
03 May 1932
(s/o Robert David and Myrtle Matthews Appleton) Unmarked Grave-Death Record
APPLETON, Cletus Butler
__ ___ 1922
01 Feb 2008
(h/o Elizabeth Hutton Appleton) (div)
(s/o Robert David and Myrtle Modene Matthews Appleton)
Obituary: WKSR Obituaries 01 Feb 2008
Cletus Butler Appleton died today in Pulaski. He was a Giles County native and 85 years old.
Visitation will be held tomorrow from 4-8 p.m. at Carr & Erwin Funeral Home. Services will
be held Sunday at 2p.m. in the chapel of Carr & Erwin Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Mt.
Moriah Cemetery. Survivors include a sister, Lillian Hutton of Pulaski. Other survivors
include grandchildren, Yogi Milsap, Michael Campbell and Lake Campbell. Six great
grandchildren also survive. Carr & Erwin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements for Cletus
Butler Appleton
APPLETON, Myrtle Matthews
24 Nov 1887
05 Aug 1948
(w/o Robert David Appleton)
(d/o John Cameron and Nancy Ann Bills Matthews)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 11 Aug 1948
Funeral services for Mrs. Myrtle Appleton, 60, wife of Dave Appleton, who died of a heart
attack at 1:45 o’clock Thursday afternoon, August 5, at the home on South Fifth Street, were
held at the Church of God tabernacle at 2 o’clock Saturday afternoon, conducted by the Rev.
J. W. Leatherwood, pastor of the church. Burial took place in Moriah Cemetery. Mrs. Appleton
is survived by her husband, Robert David Appleton; three daughters, Miss Maudie Mae
Appleton, Mrs. Christine Hyatt, and Mrs. Lillian Hutton; three sons, Mack Appleton, Robert
Appleton, and Cletus Appleton, all of Pulaski; fourteen grandchildren; all ofGiles County; one
sister, Mrs. Ella King, Pulaski; and two brother, J. R. Matthews, Pulaski and Albert Matthews,
High Point, N.C.
APPLETON, Robert David
06 Mar 1879
19 Dec 1955
(h/o Myrtle Matthews Appleton)
(s/o Sam and Elmina Sutton Appleton)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 21 Dec 1955
Funeral services for Robert David Appleton, 76, local brick mason, were held at one o’clock
Wednesdayafternoon at Pulaski Funeral Home, conducted bythe Rev. Mack Pinkelton, Baptist
minister and burial took place in Moriah Cemetery. Mr. Appleton died at ten o’clock Monday
night at his home on West Poplar Street after a long illness. Born March 6, 1879, in Giles
County, he was the son of the late Sam Appleton and Elmina Sutton Appleton, and was a
member of the Methodist Church. His wife, Mrs. Myrtle Appleton, died August 5, 1948. Mr.
Appleton is survived by three daughters, Miss Maudie Appleton, Pulaski, Mrs. Thomas Hyatt
and Mrs. Robert Hutton, Giles County; three sons, Mack Appleton, Robert Appleton, and
Cletus Appleton, all of Pulaski; twentygrandchildren; five sisters, Mrs. Geneva Griggs, Pulaski,
Mrs. Sam Adams, Veto, Ala., Mrs. Jim Johnson, Bodenham, Mrs. Thomas Clark, Leoma, and
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Mrs. GuyDuncan, Battle Creek, Mich.; and three brothers, John Appleton, Veto, Ala., Douglas
Appleton, Lawrenceburg, and Weakley Appleton, Coldwater, Mich. Pulaski Funeral Home,
Morticians in charge.
APPLETON, Robert York (Penney)
18 Sep 1919
23 Sep 2003
(h/o Inez Appleton)
(s/o Robert David and Myrtle Modene Matthews Appleton)
Obituary: Citizen-Press 25 Sep 2003
Mr. Robert York Appleton, 84, of Pulaski died Sept. 23, 2003, at Hillside Hospital. He was
born Sept. 18, 1919, in Pulaski and was the son of the late Robert David and Myrtle Modene
Matthews Appleton. He was a retired brick mason and a veteran of World War II. Funeral
services were to have been held today (Sept. 25) at Carr and Erwin Funeral Home. Burial was
to have been in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Inez Appleton of Pulaski; son
Robert Appleton of Pulaski; seven daughters, Elizabeth Shrader, Carolyn Glover, Sue Ward,
Pam Tyler and Marilyn Randolph, all of Pulaski, Peggy Fry of Goodspring and Paulette Miller
of Shelbyville; brother Cletus Appleton of Pulaski; sister Lillian Hutton of Pulaski; 13
grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
ARCHER, Barbara Edna Willoughby
10 Jan 1917
16 Dec 2002
(w/o Wallace Russell Archer) M/Sgt US Air Force WWII
(d/o Nathan Lee and Lella Mae Englett Willoughby)
Obituary: Citizen Press 19 Dec 2002
Mrs. Barbara Edna WilloughbyArcher, 85, ofNashville died Dec. 16, 2002, at Good Samaritan
Health and Rehab Center in that city. She was born Jan. 10, 1917, in Giles County and was the
daughter of the late Nathan and Ella Mae Englett Willoughby. She was married to the late
Wallace Archer and was retired from the U. S. Air Force. Funeral services were held Dec. 18
at Carr and Erwin Funeral Home in Pulaski. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery in Giles
County. Memorial may be made to the Mt. Moriah Cemetery fund. Survivors include three
brothers, James A. Willoughby of Houston, Texas, Bobby Willoughby of Nashville andNorris
Willoughby of Brea, Calif.; and two sisters, Jane Wheeler of Pulaski and Jean Martin of
Nashville.
ARCHER, Wallace R.
05 May 1916
03 May 1980
(h/o Barbara Edna Willoughby Archer) M/Sgt US Air Force WWII, Korea and Viet Nam.
ARNEY, Bessie Forsythe
17 Sep 1891
07 Jan 1969
(w/o Benjamin Elmo Arney)
(d/o Robert Harry and Julia Simpson Forsythe)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 8 Jan 1969
Mrs. Bessie Arney, 77, died Tuesday morning, January 7, at her home in Pulaski.
Funeral services for Mrs. Arney, wife of the late B. E. Arney, were held Wednesday afternoon,
January 8, at 2 o’clock in the chapel of Bennett-May Funeral Home with the Rev. Billy
Craighead and the Rev. Mack Pinkelton officiating. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. A
native of Giles County, Mrs. Arney was born September 17, 1891. Survivors include two
sisters, Mrs. Louise Brownlow, Stella, Mrs. OlaDavis, Columbia; three step-sons, RoyBrown
Arney, Pulaski, Benton Arney, Atlanta, Ga., and Edward Allen Arney, Lewisburg. BennettMay Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
ASHBY, Mamie Paisley
29 May 1883
11 Mar 1904
(w/o _____________ Ashby)
(d/o John M. and Mary Horne Paisley)
BAKER, David
22 Aug 1787
23 Sep 1841
(s/o______________ and ___________ Baker)
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BAKER, Emma Lee
18 Feb 1862
18 Dec 1940
(d/o James C. and Iantha Elizabeth Brown Baker)
BAKER, Iantha Elizabeth
10 Apr 1835
15 Mar 1907
(w/o James C. Baker)
(d/o ______________and __________ Brown)
BAKER, James C.
01 Jul 1832
20 Jun 1904
(h/o Iantha Elizabeth Brown Baker)
(s/o_______________and ___________ Baker)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 23 Jun 1904
Jim Baker died Monday at his home near Conway. He had been in feeble health for some time.
He leaves a family. The burial occurred at Moriah Tuesday. Rev. S. H. Eshmann offering
prayer.
BAKER, Mrs.
__ ___ ____
25 Jan 1876
(Mother of James C. Baker) Unmarked
The Pulaski Citizen 27 Jan 1876
About 9 miles south of Pulaski, on Monday night last, Mrs. Baker, mother of James C. Baker.
The remains were interred at Moriah on Tuesday.
BAKER, Lewis Frazier
02 Jul 1908
04 Apr 1965
(h/o Lula Myrtle Brady Baker)
(s/o Tom and Paralee Beard Baker)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 7 Apr 1965
Funeral services for Lewis Frazier Baker, 56, Pulaski butcher, were held at 2 o’clock Tuesday
afternoon in Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by Andrew Brown, minister of Second
Street Church of Christ. Burial took place in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Mr. Baker died on Sunday,
April 4, 1965, in Giles County Hospital after a long illness. Born July 2, 1908, in Giles County,
he was the son of the late Tom Baker and Paralee Beard Baker. He was a member of the
Church of Christ. Mr. Baker is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lula Brady Baker, nurse at Fairhaven
Nursing Home, Pulaski. Bennett-May Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
BAKER, Lula Myrtle Brady
04 Jun 1906
25 May 1980
(w/o Lewis F. Baker)
(d/o James Hiram and Mary Clay Grimes Brady)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 28 May 1980
Funeral services for Mrs. Lula Myrtle Baker of Pulaski, who died Sunday, May 25 at St.
Thomas Hospital, Nashville were conducted Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at Carr and Erwin Chapel
with Church of Christ minister, G. C Fox officiating. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Mrs.
Baker, who was a nurse was a native of Lincoln County. Her parents were the late James Hiram
and Mary Clay Grimes Brady and she was married to the late Lewis Baker. The only immediate
survivor are a brother, Burton Brady, McBurg and a sister, Mrs. May Khone of Nashville.
BALCH, Elizabeth M. "Betty"
08 May 1855
24 Jul 1865
(d/o James Charles and Mary W. Cosby Balch)
BALCH, Mary W. Cosby
01 Sep 1824
05 Dec 1855
(w/o James Charles Balch and d/o Lewis and Mary Cosby)
BALL, Martha Louise
04 Dec 1923
21 Oct1930
(d/o Odell and Ruby Hamlett Ball)
BALL, Odell
11 Sep 1902
25 Jul 1985
(h/o Ruby Mae Hamlett Ball)
(s/o William Mack and Verna Carter Ball)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Jul 1985
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Mr. Odell Ball, 82, died Thursday, July 26, 1985 at his residence. Funeral services were held
Saturday, July27 at Bennett May Chapel with burial in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. He was the son
of the late William Mack and Verna Carter Ball and was married to Rubie Mae Hamlett Ball.
Other survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Davidson, Nashville and Mrs. Helen
Davenport, Donelson; one brother, Lawrence Ball, Erlanger, Ky. five grandchildren and one
great grandchild.
BALL, Verna Carter
17 Nov 1877
31 Jul 1961
(w/o William Mack Ball) md 27 Nov 1901
(d/o Albert and Eliza Mildred Harwood Carter)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 2 Aug 1961
Funeral services for Mrs. Verna Carter Ball, 84, widow of W. M. Ball of the Wales Community,
were held at 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home conducted by C.
R. Franks, minister of Second Street Church of Christ. Burial took place in Mt. Moriah
Cemetery. Mrs. Ball died Mondaynight, July31, at Franklin Nursing Home at Franklin, Tenn.,
following a long illness. Born November 17, 1877, in Giles County, she was the daughter of the
late Albert Carter and Mildred Harwood Carter. She was a member of the Church of Christ.
Her husband, W. Mack Ball who died in 1947, was a member of the County Court from the
22nd Civil District for many years. Mrs. Ball, last member of her immediate family, is survived
by two sons, Odell Ball, Wales and Lawrence Ball, Burlington, Ky.; two grandchildren and
three great-grandchildren.
BALL, Ruby Mae Hamlett
about 1904
09 Jul 1997
(w/o Odell Ball)
(d/o William Joseph and Anna Belle Cheatham Hamlett)
Obituary: The Giles Free Press 10 Jul 1997
Mrs. Rubie H. Ball, 93, of Nashville died July 9, 1997, at Integrated Health Services in
Nashville. The native of Giles County was the daughter of the late William Joseph and Anna
Belle Cheatham Hamlett. Mrs. Ball was a homemaker. Services were to have been held today
(Thursday) at Bennett-May Funeral Home with Rev. Mack Pinkelton officiating. Burial was to
have been in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Survivors include daughters, Helen Davenport and Evelyn
Davidson, both of Nashville; five grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
BALL, William McIntyre "Mack"
19 Oct 1870
23 Jan 1947
(h/o Verna Carter Ball)
(s/o Jason Lafayette and Mary Amanda Counce Ball)
BARNES, Jessie Helen
05 Feb 1926
17 Jul 1926
(d/o Bud and Laura Peden Barnes)
BARNES, Lessie Virginia
05 Feb 1926
18 Jul 1926
(d/o Bud and Laura Peden Barnes)
BARNETT, Butler
20 Feb 1925
09 Jun 1992
(s/o Mark May and Ola Wilson Barnett)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Jun 1992
Mr. Butler Barnett, 67, of Lewisburg, formerly of the Wales community of Giles County, died
Tuesday, June 9, 1992, at Allen Nursing Home in Lewisburg. Funeral services were held
Thursday, June 11, at Bennett-MayChapel with the Rev. Mack Pinkelton officiating. Burial was
in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. A native of Giles County, Mr. Barnett was the son of the late Mark
and Ola Wilson Barnett. He was a retired farmer and member of the Baptist Church. Survivors
include four sisters, Wilma Kellam of Athens, Ala., Roberta Kellam of Ardmore, Ala., Louise
Malone and Verna Adams, both of Nashville; several nieces and nephews.
BARNETT, Gladys Howell
22 Feb 1921
14 May 1949
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(w/o William Barnett) Unmarked grave Obituary and Death Certificate
(d/o Equilla and Beatrice Garner Howell)
BARNETT, Harold Dean
21 Sep 1935
04 Apr 1974
(s/o Mark May and Ola Wilson Barnett)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Apr 1974
Harold Dean Barnett of Route 2, Pulaski, 38, was killed about 6:00 Thursday morning, April
4, when hit by a truck one mile south of Columbia n U. S. Highway 31. He is reported by the
Tennessee Highway Patrol to have been walking in the highway at the time of the incident. The
investigating officer was Sergeant Hartsfield of Columbia. Funeral services for Mr. Barnett
were held at the Bennett-May Chapel on Saturday at 1:00 p. m. conducted by Pink Griggs.
Burial followed in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. He was the son of the late Mark May Barnett and
Mrs. Ola Wilson Barnett of Pulaski. In addition to his mother, he is survived by three brothers,
William and Kenneth Barnett of Pulaski and Butler Barnett ofNashville; and four sisters, Wilma
Kellam of Athens, Ala., Roberta Kellam of Pulaski, and Louise Burleson and Verna Adams of
Nashville.
BARNETT, Kenneth M.
13 Aug 1919
12 Jun 1974
(s/o Mark May and Ola Wilson Barnett) Pvt US Army WWII
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Jun 1974
Kenneth M. Barnett, 54, of Pulaski died Wednesday, June 12 at Giles County Hospital.
Funeral services were conducted Friday at 11:00 a.m. at Bennett-May Chapel with the Rev.
Mack Pinkelton officiating. Interment was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Born in Giles County he
was the son of Mrs. Ola Wilson Barnett of Pulaski and the late Mark Barnett. In addition to his
mother survivors include four sisters, Mrs. Wilma Kellam of Athens, Ala., Mrs. Roberta Kellam
of Pulaski, Mrs. Louise Burleson and Mrs. Verna Adams, both of Nashville; and two brothers,
William Barnett of Pulaski and Butler Barnett of Nashville.
BARNETT, Mark May
21 Sep 1895
29 May 1955
(h/o Ola Wilson Barnett)
(s/o J. W. and Maude Butler Barnett)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 01 Jun 1955
Funeral services for Mark Barnett, 59, Giles Countian killed in a railroad accident at 8:05
Saturday morning near Wales, were held at 2:00 p. m. Sunday at the Moriah Cumberland
Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Lloyd L. Hickman and the Rev. Argine Hughes, Baptist
ministers, officiated and burial was in the church cemetery. Barnett, a former employee on the
Joe Scales farm, was killed when he was struck by an L&N freight train about 200 feet south
of a crossing at Wales, Chief Deputy Sheriff Hal Stewart said. L&N Engineer G. B. Haynes of
Nashville said he saw the man’s body lying on the track when he was about “two car lengths
away from it.” The train continued 25 feet before it could be stopped. Barnett is survived by
his wife, Mr. Ola Wilson Barnett; four daughters, Mrs. Edgar Kellam, Mrs. SidneyKellam, both
of Elkton, Mrs. J. D. Johns, Nashville, and Miss Verna Barnett, Wales; four sons, William
Barnett, Beech Hill, Kenneth and Harold Dean Barnett, Wales, Butler Barnett, Nashville; his
mother, Mrs. Maude Butler Barnett, Pulaski; three half-sisters and two half-brothers; and 14
grandchildren.
BARNETT, Ola Wilson
19 Sep 1895
03 Mar 1988
(w/o Mark May Barnett)
(d/o Bill and Ophelia Randolph Wilson)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Mar 1988
Mrs. Ola Barnett, 92, of Pulaski, died Thursday, March 3, 1988, at Maury County Hospital in
Columbia. Funeral services were held Monday, March 7, at Bennett-May Chapel with the Rev.
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Birth Date
Death Date
Mack Pinkelton officiating. Burial was in Mount Moriah Cemetery. A native of Giles County,
Mrs. Barnett was the daughter of the late Bill and Ophelia Randolph Wilson and was married
to the late Mark Barnett. She was a member of the Welcome Valley Baptist Church. Survivors
include four daughters, Mrs. Wilma Kellam of Athens, Ala., Mrs. Roberta Kellam of Pulaski,
Mrs. Louise Malone of Nashville and Mrs. Verna Adams of Old Hickory; one son, Butler
Barnett of Lewisburg; 20 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren;
several nieces and nephews.
BARNETT, Sarah Louise Rose
__ ___ 1930
__ ___ ____
(w/o William Edward Barnett)
(d/o William and ________ Howell Rose)
BARNETT, William Edward
29 Sep 1915
06 Oct 1984
(h/o Louise Sara Rose Barnett)
Pvt US Army WWII
(s/o Mark May and Ola Wilson Barnett)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 8 Oct 1980
Funeral services for William Edward Barnett, 65, who died Monday, October 6, 1980, at his
residence on Route 5, Pulaski, were conducted Wednesday at 2:00 p. m. at Bennett-May
Chapel by Church of Christ minister G. C. Fox. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. A native
of Giles County, Mr. Barnett was the son of Mrs. Ola Wilson Barnett, who survives, and the
late Mark May Barnett. In addition to his mother, survivors include his wife, Mrs. Louise Sara
Rose Barnett; a daughter, Mrs. Joanie Thompson, Pulaski; two sons, Elam Barnett, Spring Hill
and Steve Barnett, Nashville; a step-daughter, Mrs. Betty Jean Papadimitriou, Lake Charles,
La.; a brother, Butler Barnett, Nashville; four sisters, Mrs. Wilma Joe Kellum, Athens, Ala.,
Mrs. Robert Kellum, Pulaski, Mrs. Louise Malone and Mrs. Verna Adams, Nashville and eight
grandchildren
BARSHEARS, John William
__ ___ 18__
02 Aug 1922
(h/o Mamie Carr Barshears) md 05 Jul 1911 GCT (Unmarked Grave - Obituary)
(s/o James R. and Lizzie Chapman Barshears)
August 9, 1922: Found in Lawrence County paper
John Barshears, who was a share cropper on the farm of M. L. White, was on his way to
Pulaski last Wednesday with a wagon load of crossties, was instantly killed on Anthony’s Hill
when the team he was driving ran away with him throwing him under the brake and hind axle
after both hind wheels were crushed to the ground. He was dragged a considerable distance,
bruising and mangling his body almost beyond recognition. Had it not been for the team, it
would have been almost impossible for him to have been identified. He leaves a wife and three
children to mourn his death.
The Pulaski Citizen 10 Aug 1922 Agnes “Rosebud”
Can it be, can it be, that one so true and noble is gone? Yes gone, but not forgotten by those
who knew him, for to know him, was to love him. On last Wednesday morning at break of a
new day, God sent one of his angels and wafted the spirit of John William Brashears to the
home on hight. He was hauling lumber down the hill at Goodspring, when he was thrown from
his wagon and killed instantly. His neck and right arm were broken, and his bodybadlybruised.
‘Twas sad indeed, but the Lord’s will be done, not hours; and Iwill say to the bereaved family
“Grieve not for he is gently resting away from toil and care, awaiting the resurrection morning
to be ushered into the pearly gates, where sin nor sorrow ne’er enter, but all is joy and love.”
He was buried at Moriah Thursday and leaves a wife, three children, a brother and a host of
relatives and friends to mourn his loss. He was a member of the Baptist church and was always
faithful in discharging his duties there and elsewhere and will be sadly missed by everybody.
BAUCH, Docia F.
16 Nov 1845
09 Dec 1871
11
Deceased
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Birth Date
(w/o John L. Bauch)
(d/o Rev. Carson P. and Tranquilla T. Jenkins Reed)
BEADLE, Allen
09 Mar 1918
(s/o Floyd and Donie Sweeney Beadle) Pfc US Army WWII
Death Date
29 Oct 1981
BEADLE, Early F.
10 Aug 1916
30 Mar 1950
(s/o Floyd and Donie Sweeney Beadle)TN Pvt 1737 SCV ASF TNG CEN WWII
BEADLE, Floyd Unmarked Obit
20 Mar 1888
18 Jun 1931
(h/o 1. ___________ 2. __________ 3. Donie Sweeney Beadle)
(s/o George and Rhoda Hartsell Beadle)
BEADLE, Rhoda Hartsell
__ ___ 1861
26 Apr 1939
(w/o George Beadle)
(d/o William N. and Emma Allen Hartsell)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 3 May 1939
Mrs. Rhoda H. Beadle, 78, died at her home in Pulaski, Wednesday afternoon, April 26, of a
cerebral hemorrhage. Funeral services were conducted at the Baptist Church. Burial was at
Moriah.
BEDFORD, Leila L.
01 Mar 1868
17 Dec 1871
(d/o _____________ and ___________
BELLAMY, Sarah E. Morris
26 Aug 1928
14 Apr 1952
(w/o Gordon Everette Bellamy)
(d/o Newton C. and Harriet Elizabeth Morris)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 16 Apr 1952
Funeral services for Mrs. Gordon E. Bellamy, 23, who died at 7:05 Monday evening at her
home in Wales, were held at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Newton Morris at Wales
on Wednesday afternoon at 2 p. m. The Rev. Albert E. Dimmock and the Rev. Sam R.
Dodson, Jr. officiated and burial took place in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Mrs. Bellamy was the
former Miss Sarah Elizabeth Morris. She was graduated from Giles County High School and
was a member of the Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband, one daughter, Bonita
Kaye Bellamy, and her parents.
BIRDSONG, Andrew Lewis
31 Mar 1914
31 Dec 1991
(h/o Mazie Johnson Birdsong) S/SGT US Army WWII
(s/o William Pleasant and Annie Pearl Birdsong)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Jan 1992
Mr. Andrew “Buck” Birdsong, 77, of Pulaski (Bodenham community), died Tuesday,
December 31, 1991, at Hillside Hospital. Funeral services were held Thursday, Jan. 2, at Carr
and Erwin Chapel with Rev. Mack Pinkelton officiating. Burial took place in Mt. Moriah
Cemetery. A native of Tennessee, Mr. Birdsong was the son of the late William P. and Annie
Pearl Birdsong. He was retired from Heil-Quaker Corporation. Survivors include his wife,
Mazie Birdsong of Bodenham; two sisters, Ozell Chapman and Lila Holt, both of Pulaski.
BLACK, Almeta
17 May 1878
__ ___ 1878
(d/o R. and L. Black)
BLACK, Anna Lou
08 Sep 1927
06 Nov 1927
(d/o Ress Solon and Flossie Garner Black)
BLACK, Ress Solon
08 Apr 1883
31 Oct 1957
(h/o Flossie Garner Black)
(s/o James R. and Theodosia Adelaid "Addie" Smith Black)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 6 Nov 1957
12
Deceased
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Birth Date
Death Date
Ressie Solon Black, 74, retired farmer of the Apple Hill communityin Giles County, was found
dead Thursday night at his home where he lived alone. Sheriff P. M. Butler and Coroner
William Bennett said he apparently had died from a heart attack. Funeral services were held at
10:30 a. m. Friday at Bennett-May Funeral Home in Pulaski. Tom Holland, Church of Christ
minister, officiated and burial was in the Moriah church cemetery. He was a native of Giles
County, son of John R. and Addie Smith Black. His death was discovered by neighbors who
went to investigate when the lights in his home failed to be turned on late in the afternoon. He
was sitting in a chair in front of a window in the bedroom where evidence showed he had been
cleaning the stove, officers said. Mr. Black is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Mable Hunter,
Minor Hill; three sons, James and Julius Black, Pulaski, and Thomas Black, U. S. Army, Fort
Stewart, Ga.; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
BLADE, Elizabeth L. Martin
12 Jan 1916
30 Apr 1995
(w/o Wesley M. Blade, Sr.)
(d/o John Wayne and Etta Riggins Martin)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 2 May 1995
Mrs. Elizabeth Louise Blade of Columbia died April 30, 1995, at Maury Regional Hospital in
Columbia. Mrs. Blade was a native of Giles County, the daughter of the late John Wayne and
Etta Riggins Martin. She was a housewife. Services will be at 2 p. m. Wednesday at BennettMay Funeral Home with Mack Pinkelton and Joe Bishop officiating. Burial was in Mt. Moriah
Cemetery. Survivors include daughter Smitty Jean Claud of Goodspring; sons, W. H. Blade,
Pulaski, James (Bud) Blade, Jimmy Blade and Terry Blade, all of Culleoka, and BillyBlade of
Primm Springs; brother Morris Duncan of Pulaski; sisters, Margaret Bryant of Pulaski and Jean
Cothrin of Columbia; 16 grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
BLADE, John David
02 Apr 1948
25 Oct 1948
(s/o Wesley M. and Elizabeth L. Martin Blade)
BLADE, Lillie
__ ___ 1896
02 Jan 1935
(d/o Mack and Sara Jane Bray Chapman) Unmarked Grave Death Certificate
BLADE, Mattie Smith
15 Apr 1896
03 Mar 2000
(w/o 1. Flournoy Chapman 2. William Vester Blade)
(d/o Will and Alice Hayes Dickey)
Obituary: Giles Free Press 9 Mar 2000
Mrs. Mattie Smith Blade, 103, of Pulaski died March 3, 2000, at NHC HealthCare in Pulaski.
She was born April 15, 1896 in Tennessee and was the daughter of the late Will and Alice
Hayes Dickey. Funeral services will be held Friday, March 10 at Carr and Erwin Funeral Home.
Burial will be in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Survivors include daughter Luvenia Burton of Pulaski;
son W. C. Chapman of Cullman, Ala.; 16 grandchildren, and several great and great, great
grandchildren.
BLADE, Thomas Edward
23 Oct 1941
30 Jun 1943
(s/o Wesley and Elizabeth Louise Martin Blade)
BLADE, Wesley M. Jr.
__ ___ 1938
30 Jun 1943
(s/o Wesley and Elizabeth Louis Martin Blade)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 7 Jul 1943
Funeral services for Wesley Blade, Jr. and Thomas Edward Blade, small sons of Mr. and Mrs.
Wesley Blade, who perished last Wednesdayin the burning of their barn, were held at 2 o’clock
Thursday afternoon at the Liberty Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. J. E. Trotter,
pastor of the church. The burial took place in Mt. Moriah Cemetery.
BLADE, Wesley Martin
20 May 1918
03 Sep 1990
(h/o Elizabeth L. Martin Blade)
13
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Birth Date
Death Date
(s/o Hubert and Lillian Chapman Blade)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 11 Sep 1990
Mr. Wesley Martin Blade, 72, of Columbia, died Monday, Sept. 3, 1990, at his residence.
Funeral services were held Thursday, Sept. 6 at Bennett-MayChapel with G. C. Fox officiating.
Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. A native of Giles County, Mr. Blade was the son of the
late Hubert and Lillian Blade. He was a retired machinist from General Machine Company in
Columbia. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Blade of Columbia; one daughter, Mrs. Jean
Claude of Pulaski; five sons, w. h. Blade, Pulaski, Billy Blade, Centerville, Bud, Jimmy and
TerryBlade, all of Columbia; 15 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Sue
Bishop of Ocala, Fla.; one brother, Hubert Blade of Columbia.
BLANKENSHIP, Andrew
__ ___ 18__
25 Mar 1895
(h/o ____________ Blankenship) Unmarked grave Obituary
(s/o _____________ and __________ Blankenship)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 04 Apr 1895
Mr. Andrew Blankenship died at his home six miles west of town, Thursday, Mar. 25, 1895.
The funeral services were conducted by the Rev. T. E. Hudson at Moriah, Friday at 2 p.m.
BLITON, Clara Elizabeth
02 Jan 1910
20 May 1983
(w/o Paul Bliton)
(d/o James Newton and Alma Hamlett Green)
Obituary: The Giles Free Press __ May 1983
Clara Elizabeth Green Bliton, 72, Westport, Indiana, died May 20, 1983 in Greensburg,
Indiana. She was the wife of Paul Bliton and daughter of the late James Newton and Alma
Hamlett Green. Graveside services were held Sunday, May 22, 1983 in Mt. Moriah Cemetery,
Rev. Mack Pinkelton officiating. Survivors include her husband, Paul Bliton, Greensburg, Ind.;
step-mother, Mrs. Lillian Green, Pulaski; one sister, Mrs. Katherine Green, Nashville, two
brothers, Robert N. Green, Gurnee, Ill., and James C. Green, of Harrison, Tenn.
BODENHAMER, Charity Adaline
30 Jun 1833
7 Apr 1834
(d/o David and Cynthia Wood Reed Bodenhamer)
BODENHAMER, Christian G.
25 Nov 1846
26 Mar 1851
(s/o David and Cynthia W. Reed Bodenhamer)
BODENHAMER, Cynthia W. Reed
09 Dec 1804
28 Feb 1882
(w/o David Bodenhamer) md 1824
(d/o Robert and Elizabeth Myers Reed)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 2 Mar 1882
Mrs. Cynthia Bodenhamer, wife of the venerable David Bodenhamer, Sr., of the western part
of the county, died Tuesday night, aged about 75. The immediate cause of her death was
pneumonia, though she was quite old and has been cripple for some time by a fall from a horse.
The remains are to be buried today at 11 o’clock at Mt. Moriah of which church her son is
pastor.
BODENHAMER, David
16 Jul 1796
13 May 1887
(h/o Cynthia W. Reed Bodenhamer)
(s/o William and Katherine Shires Bodenhamer)
BODENHAMER, Infant
01 Jan 1837
01 Jan 1837
(s/o Henry Shires and Eliza W. ________________ Bodenhamer)
BODENHAMER, James M.
16 Nov 1849
03 Apr 1850
(s/o David and Cynthia Wood Reed Bodenhamer)
BODENHAMER, John L.
26 Jan 1836
29 Dec 1866
14
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Birth Date
(s/o David and Cynthia W. Reed Bodenhamer)
BODENHAMER, Katherine
29 Jan 1768
(w/o William Bodenhamer)
(d/o Henry Shires of Rowan County, NC)
BODENHAMER, Nancy Jane
25 Jul 1837
(d/o J. W. and Mary____________________ Bodenhamer)
BODENHAMER, Paul C.
26 Mar 1831
(s/o David and Cynthia Wood Reed Bodenhamer)
BODENHAMER, Peter
28 Aug 1785
(h/o Ann Elizabeth Goss Bodenhamer)
(s/o William and Katherine Shires Bodenhamer)
BODENHAMER, Philip
25 Nov 1840
(s/o David and Cynthia Wood Reed Bodenhamer)
Death Date
01 Dec 1820
27 Dec 1840
18 Mar 1845
__ ___ 1822
01 Nov 1843
BODENHAMER, Philip W.
30 Dec 1809
29 Jun 1830
(s/o William and Katherine Shires Bodenhamer)
BODENHAMER, William *
20 Oct 1759
20 Aug 1834
(h/o 1. Katherine Shires Bodenhamer)
(s/o Christian and Charity Beamer Bodenhamer)
Lieutenant NC Militia Revolutionary War
BODENHAMER, William R.
03 Jul 1835
08 Apr 1852
(s/o David and Cynthia Wood Reed Bodenhamer)
BOLDEN, Annie May
31 Aug 1900
18 May 1978
(w/o Robert "Bob" Bolden)
(d/o _____________ and ___________ Gilliam)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ May 1978
Mrs. Annie MayGilliam Bolden died Friday, May 19, 1978 in St. Augustine, Fla., following an
extended illness. Funeral services were held at 10 a. m. Tuesday, May 23 at the Cosmopolitan
Funeral Home in Nashville with burial in Mt.Moriah Cemetery in Giles County. A native Giles
Countian, Mrs. Bolden is survived by a stepson, Robert Bolden, Lynnville; a step daughter,
Mrs. Robert Graves of Giles County; three sons, Holly Grammar and Allen Bolden, both of
Nashville, and Ben L. Bolden, Interlockland, Fla.; several grandchildren, and great
grandchildren.
BOLDEN, Jane
08 Jan 1948
(w/o Wayne Bolden)
(d/o Luther L. and Roberta Ray Martin)
BOLDEN, Luther Lee
23 Dec 1922
20 Apr 1959
(s/o Thomas William and Willie Victoria Martin Bolden)
(TN Pfc 324th Inf WWII)
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15
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In addition to his mother, other survivors are two children, Douglas Lee and Margaret Ellen
Bolden; abrother, James Scott Bolden of Birmingham; and two sisters, Mrs. Charles Hardison,
Tullahoma, and Mrs. Carl McMillion, Louisville, Ky.
BOLDEN, Raymond Martin
15 May 1931
10 Sep 1950
(s/o Thomas William and Willie Victoria Martin Bolden)
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BOLDEN, Robert "Bob"
__ Mar 1891
__ Feb 1961
(h/o Annie Mae Bolden)
(s/o Scott and Mary Lumpkins Bolden)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 15 Feb 1961
Funeral services for Robert Bolden, 71, retired farmer of Giles County, were held at 10 o’clock
Wednesday morning at the Free Will Baptist Church in Nashville with the burial in Mt. Moriah
Cemetery, west of Pulaski. Mr. Bolden, who moved to Nashville sixteen years ago, died
Monday at his home in that city. A native of Giles County, he was born in March of 1889, the
son of the late Scott Bolden and Mary Lumpkins Bolden. Mr. Bolden is survived by his wife,
Mrs. Annie Mai Gilliam Bolden; three sons, Robert L. Bolden, Pulaski and Allen Bolden and
Ben Lee Bolden, both of Nashville; one daughter, Mrs. Roberta Graves, Pulaski; a stepson,
Holley Grammar, Nashville; and thirty grandchildren.
BOLDEN, Thomas William Jr.
01 May 1921
14 May 1932
(s/o Thomas William and Willie Victoria Martin Bolden)
BOLDEN, Thomas William
10 Apr 1887
25 Aug1951
(h/o Willie Victoria Martin Bolden)
(s/o Scott Bolden and Mary Lumpkins Bolden)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 29 Aug 1951
Funeral services for Thomas William Bolden, 64, Giles County farmer, who died Saturday,
August 25, at Giles County Hospital, were held at 2 o’clock Monday afternoon at Mt. Moriah
Church, conducted by F. H. Curtis, Church of Christ minister. Burial took place in the church
cemetery. Mr. Bolden died at 8:35 o’clock Saturday night after several months illness. Born
April 10, 1887, in Giles County, he was the son of the late Scott Bolden and Mary Lumpkins
Bolden. Mr. Bolden is survived by his wife, Mrs. Victoria Martin Bolden; two daughters, Mrs.
Charles Hardin and Mrs. Carl McMillion, Pulaski; three sons, Luther Lee Bolden, Hillsboro,
Tenn., James Scott Bolden, Pulaski, andPfc. RaymondM. Bolden, who was reported “Missing
in Action” in Korea a year ago; two grandchildren; and one brother, Bob Bolden, Nashville.
BOLDEN, Willie Victoria
22 May 1903
15 Mar 1994
(w/o Thomas William Bolden)
(d/o Luther L. and Roberta Ray Martin)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Mar 1994
Willie Victoria Bolden of Pulaski died March 15, 1994, at Pulaski Health Care Center. She was
the wife of the late Tom Bolden and a member of the Church of Christ. Services were held
March 17 at Bennett-May Chapel with Paul Sain officiating. Burial was in Mt. Moriah
Cemetery. Survivors include daughter Ruby McMillion of Kentucky, son Scott Bolden of
Alabama; nine grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
BOOTH, Ella Allen
22 Nov 1881
20 Jul 1926
(w/o Richard Hollis Booth)
(d/o Lewis Porter and Margaret Anderson Allen)
BOOTH, Richard Hollis
20 Oct 1853
16 Jul 1952
(h/o [1]. Sallie Powers Booth [2]. Ella Allen Booth [3]. Zora Neil Booth)
(s/o Charles Thomas and Mahala Emmaline Jones Booth)
16
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Birth Date
Death Date
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 16 Jul 1952
Richard H. Booth, 98, believed to be Giles County’s oldest citizen, died at 7:30 Wednesday
morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. R. Adkins, in Lynnville after several weeks of
declining health. Funeral services were to be held at 10:30 Thursday morning at the Moriah
Cumberland Presbyterian Church by the Rev. W. C. Moorehead, pastor of the Lynnville
Methodist Church. Burial was to take place in the family lot at the Moriah Cemetery. Mr.
Booth was the son of Charles Booth and Emily Jones Booth, pioneer settlers who cleared the
land for the family home in the Minor Hill community. For many years, he resided in that
section where he supervised the farming interests and engaged in real estate business. In late
years, he and his wife, Mrs. Zora Powers Booth, made their home with Mr. and Mrs. Adkins
at Lynnville. He was a member of the Methodist Church. Mr. Booth was married three times,
his first wife and the mother of his children, Mrs. Sallie Powers Booth, died many years ago.
His second wife was Miss Ella Allen of Giles County who died several years ago.
In addition to Mrs. Booth, he is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Adkins of Lynnville, Mrs.
N. N. Woodward of Waxahachie, Texas, and Mrs. Collins Lusby of LaFollette; and several
grandchildren.
BOOTH, Zora Neil
29 Sep 1873
13 Apr 1956
(w/o Richard Hollis Booth)
(d/o William and _____________Neil)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 16 Apr 1956
Mrs. Zora Neil Booth, 82, widow of R. H. Booth, died at 7 o’clock Friday morning, April 13,
at the home of her step-daughter, Mrs. J. R. Adkins, and Mr. Adkins in Lynnville, after a three
weeks’ illness. Funeral rites were held at 11 o’clock Saturday morning at the grave in Mt.
Moriah Cemetery, with the services conducted by the Rev. W. C. Moorehead, her former
pastor. Born September 29, 1873, in Bedford County, she was the daughter of the late Mr. and
Mrs. William Neil, and was a member of the Methodist Church. Mrs. Booth is survived by two
sisters, Mrs. Annie Williams, Pullman, Wash., and Mrs. Etta Jorday, Shelbyville; one brother,
Will Neil, Fresno, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Booth died July 16, 1952. A
niece, Mrs. James Hall and Mr. Hall of Shelbyville came for the funeral.
BOSHERS, Dewey Roosevelt
07 May 1903
19 Jul 1951
(h/o Thelma Prindle Boshers)
(s/o Polk and Mollie Louise Holman Boshers)
BOSHERS, Roger Dale
8 Oct 1957
10 Oct 1957
(s/o Romeo Dewey and Sue Seabolt Boshers)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 16 Oct 1957
Roger Dale Boshers, two-day old infant son of Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Boshers of Detroit, Mich.,
formerly of Pulaski, died Thursday at Giles County Hospital. Graveside services were held at
Mt. Moriah Cemetery on Sunday afternoon. In addition to the parents, the child is survived by
two brothers, Dewey and Lynn Boshers; and the two grandmothers, Mrs. Dewey Boshers and
Mrs. Thomas Holt. Pulaski Funeral Home in charge.
BOSHERS, Romeo Dewey
10 Oct 1930
24 Dec 1984
(h/o Sue Seabolt Boshers) SSG US Army Korea VietNam
(s/o Dewey and Thelma Prindle Boshers)
Obituary: The Giles Free Press 27 Dec 1984
A Giles County native died Monday after the car he drove apparently struck another vehicle
head on near Centerville. Romeo D. Boshers, 54, of Route 1, Lyles, was traveling west on
Highway 100 about 13 miles east of Centerville when he reportedly crossed the center line and
struck a truck driven by Gary White, of Route 2, Lyles, according to the report. Mr. Boshers
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Death Date
was taken to St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville, where he died of injuries sustained in the
collision. White was uninjured in the crash. Services for Mr. Boshers were Thursday at 3 p.m.
in Bennett-MayFuneral Home with the Revs. Steven Marker, Bill Morris and Clarence Stewart
officiating. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. He was the son of the late Dewey Boshers.
He was a retired Air Force veteran who served in the Korean war and was a nurse at Turney
Center in Only. Other survivors includes his wife, Sue Boshers of Lyles; his mother, Mrs.
Thelma Brewer of Pulaski; three daughters, Barbara Boshers and Debbie Abernathy, both of
Pulaski, and Tonya Boshers of Lamar, S.C.; four sons, Lynn Boshers of Laport, Ind., Dewey
Boshers of Pulaski, Troy Boshers of Warner Robbins Air Force Base in Warner Robbins, Ga.,
and Chris Boshers of Columbia; three step-daughters; two step-sons; and 10 grandchildren.
BOSHERS, Thelma Prindle
14 Jan 1911
07 Apr 2000
(w/o 1. Dewey R. Boshers 2. Charlie Brewer)
(d/o Fred Will and Roxie Lay Prindle)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 11 Apr 2000
Mrs. Thelman Prindle Boshers Brewer, 88, died Thursday, April 6, 2000, at NHC-Hillview in
Columbia. Mrs. Brewer was born January 14, 1911, the daughter of Fred Will and Roxie Lay
Prindle. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dewey R. Boshers. Funeral services were
held Saturday, April 8, at Bennett-May Funeral Home, with Doug Plumlee officiatng. Burial
was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Survivors include a son Carl Boshers of Columbia; a brother Roy
Prindle of Pulaski; 3 step-daughters, Virginia Ray, Ima Jean Hill and Jerri Lou Moore, all of
Waynesboro; 9 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
BOWEN, Annie Lee
05 Dec 1865
05 Nov 1941
(w/o George William Bowen)
(d/o Jack and Ella Wright Raines)
BOWEN, George William
__ ___ 1866
26 Jul 1939
(h/o Annie Lee Raines Bowen)
(s/o______________ and __________ Bowen)
BRADY, Mary Clay Grimes
10 May 1882
02 Oct 1969
(w/o James Hiram Brady)
(d/o George and Mattie Lucy _______________ Grimes)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 8 Oct 1969
Mrs. Mary Clay Brady, 87, died Thursday, October 2, at Fairhaven Nursing Home, Pulaski.
Funeral services for Mrs. Brady, wife of the late James H. Brady, were conducted Saturday
morning, October 4, at 10:00 o’clock in the chapel of Carr and Erwin Funeral Home with G.
C. Fox, Church of Christ minister, officiating. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. A native
of Giles County, Mrs. Brady was born May 10, 1882, the daughter of the late George and
Mattie LucyGrimes. Survivors include one son, J. B. Brady, Pulaski; one step-son, Dick Brady,
Alabama; two daughters, Mrs. Lewis Baker, Pulaski, Mrs. C. K. Kohne, Nashville; one sister,
Mrs. Curtis Bomer, Fayetteville; twenty grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; an four
great-great-grandchildren.
BRALY, Barry Neal
16 Sep 1951
10 Feb 1952
(s/o William Neal and Sara Louise Capley Braly)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 13 Feb 1952
Funeral services for BarryNeal Braly, four-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. William Neal Braly,
of Bodenham, were held at 2 o’clock Monday afternoon at Mt. Moriah Church, conducted by
Rev. Mack Pinkelton, Baptist minister. Burial took place in the church cemetery. The child
died at 9 o’clock Sunday morning at a Lawrenceburg hospital, following five days illness. In
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addition to the parents, the child is survived by one sister, Brenda Joy Braly; and the
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Braly of Bodenham. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral
Directors.
BRALY, Billy W.
08 Jul 1922
18 Jan 1991
(h/o Helen Anderson Braly) Pvt US Army WWII
(s/o Lewis Robert and Mable Wells Braly)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Jan 1991
Mr. BillyW. Braly, 68, ofPulaski, died Friday, Jan. 18, 1991, at Veterans Hospital in Nashville.
Funeral services were held Saturday, January 19, at Carr and Erwin Chapel with Mack
Pinkelton officiating. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. A native ofGiles County, Mr. Braly
was the son of the late Robert Louis and Mable Wells Braly. He was a veteran of World War
II., member of the American Legion and retired as a farmer and from Sears Company. Survivors
include his wife, helen Braly of Pulaski; one son, Kelvin Braly of Charlotte, N. C.; three stepsons, T. K. and Greg Kickhighger, both of Mt. Pleasant, Frnak Braly of Texas; one daughter,
Patricia Braly of Pulaski; three grandchildren.
BRALY, Catherine Burns
19 Apr 1923
(w/o James Robert Braly) md 28 Sep 1946
(d/o Carroll A. and Myrtle Miles Burns)
BRALY, David S.
29 Apr 1879
7 Sep 1880
(s/o J. T. and M. Virginia Paine Braly)
BRALY, Ella Clifton
27 Nov 1884
5 Feb 1977
(w/o Robert Neal Braly)
(d/o Jasper and Mary Bealer Clifton)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Feb 1977
Mrs. Ella Clifton Braly, 92, of Route 1, Pulaski died Saturday, February 5 at Giles County
Hospital. Funeral services were conducted at Bennett-May Chapel Sunday afternoon at 2:00
o’clock by the Rev. Mack Pinkelton. Interment was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Mrs. Braly was
a native of Giles County. Her parents were the late Jasper and Mary Beeler Clifton. She was
married to the late Bob Braly. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Harwood Green; two sons,
William Neal Braly and James Braly; a sister, Miss Carrie Clifton, all of Pulaski and seven
grandchildren.
BRALY, Ephraim
10 Jan 1791
26 Jan 1843
(h/o Sarah D. ________________ Braly)
(s/o Thomas Cathey and Permelia _____ Braly)
BRALY, Ephriam Thomas
16 Dec 1832
22 Aug 1901
(h/o Martha Ann Simmons Braly)
md 1852
(s/o Ephraim and Sarah Douglas Braly)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 29 Aug 1901
E. T. Braly, one of our old and highly esteemed citizens died Thursday night of paralysis caused
by a blood clot in the brain. The burial took place at Moriah on Friday, with services by Rev.
W. J. Bruce in the presence of a large crowd of relatives and friends. Mr. Braly was a good
quiet Christian man who always attended to business and counted his friends by the score.
Surviving Mr. Braly are his wife and a number of children, namely John, Will, Jim, Nat, Mrs.
G. W. Carter of Birmingham, and Mrs. Galloway of Florida, both of whom attended his bedside
and Misses Lelia and Mattie Braly. Mr. Braly was 74 years old and a member of the Christian
Church. The Citizen sincerely sympathizes with the bereaved family.
BRALY, Florence
__ ___ 1881
__ ___ 1962
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(d/o Robert Caldwell and Virginia A. Neal Braly)
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BRALY, Hiram D.
11 Mar 1836
05 Sep 1836
(s/o Ephraim and Sarah Douglas Braly)
BRALY, Infant
21 Jul 1880
21 Jul 1880
(d/o James Thomas and M. Virginia Paine Braly)
BRALY, Infant
21 May 1845
21 May 1845
(s/o James Dennison and Mary C. Bodenhamer Braly)
BRALY, James Dennison
16 Nov 1821
14 Apr 1906
(h/o Mary C. Bodenhamer Braly)
(s/o Ephraim and Sarah Douglas Braly)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 19 Apr 1906
J. D. Braly died at his home in Bodenham Friday night. The burial was at Mt.Moriah Sunday.
T. E. Hudson conducting services in the presence of a large crowd of relatives and friends. Mr.
Braly is survived by several children, among them being Mrs. E. R. Buchanan of Pulaski. He
was twice married, his first and second wife predeceased him. Mr. Braly was a highly esteemed
citizen, a consistent member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church and an ex-Confederate
soldier.
BRALY, James Newton "Newt"
27 Nov 1863
07 Sep1949
(h/o Leila Elledge Braly)
(s/o James Dennison and Mary C. Bodenhamer Braly)
Obituary: The Pulaski Record 07 Sep 1949
Newt Braly, 85, retired merchant and farmer of Giles County, died at 6:30 o’clock Wednesday
morning at his home in the Bodenham community following a long illness. Funeral services
were held at 2 o’clock Thursday afternoon, Sept. 1, at Bennett-May Funeral Home. Burial was
in the Moriah Cemetery. Mr. Braly a lifelong resident of Giles County, was a member of the
Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lela Elledge Braly; two
daughters, Mrs. Herman Craig of Lewisburg, and Msr. Jesse Ward of Goodspring; one son,
Mack BralyofBodenham; a grandson, Braly Craig, Lewisburg Attorney; and two half-brothers,
Mahlon Braly of Nashville and Tyree Braly of Giles County.
BRALY, James Robert
19 Apr 1917
12 Mar 1989
(h/o Catherine Burns Braly) Pvt US Army WWII
(s/o Robert Neal and Ella Clifton Braly)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 21 Mar 1989
James Robert Braly, 71, Route 5, Lawrenceburg (Bodenham community) died Sunday, March
12, 1989 at Hillside Hospital. Funeral services were held Tuesday at Carr and Erwin Funeral
Home with Haywood Lyles and Marlin Goodman officiating. Burial was in Mt. Moriah
Cemetery. Mr. Braly was a Giles County native and the son of the late Robert N. and Ella
Clifton Braly. He was a member and elder of Mt. Moriah Presbyterian Church. He was a World
War II veteran, having served 38 months in the European Theatre. Mr. Braly was retired from
Genesco and a retired farmer. Survivors include, his wife, Catherine Burns Braly, Pulaski; three
daughters, Jamie Marks, Pulaski; Connie Byrd, Lawrenceburg and Betty Greene, LaVergne;
one brother, William Neal Braly, Pulaski; one sister, Modena Green, Pulaski; and seven
grandchildren.
BRALY, James Thomas
27 Jul 1855
14 Jul 1937
(h/o M. Virginia Paine Braly) Unmarked Grave Death Certificate and Obituary
(s/o John and Nancy Reed Braly)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 14 Jul 1937
J. T. Braly passed away at his home in Pulaski about 3 o’clock Wednesday morning, following
an attack of paralysis that come on Friday of last week. Mr. Braly had been in poor health for
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the past year or two. He underwent an operation at the local hospital a few weeks ago and
recovered sufficiently to return home. But did not get quite well. After funeral services at the
Presbyterian Church, Thursday afternoon at 2:30, the body will be taken to Moriah for burial,
where repose the remains of many of the Braly family. Mr. Braly had been a loyal member of
the Cumberland Presbyterian Church since his boyhood. He was a good citizen and successful
farmer. As age came on he retired from active work, and removed to town where he spent the
evening of a long, useful life.
BRALY, James W.
28 Jun 1909
26 Jul 1930
(s/o Tyree K. and Ora E. Tidwell Braly)
BRALY, John Milton
19 Dec 1819
26 Jul 1886
(h/o Nancy A. Reed)
(s/o Ephraim and Sarah Douglas Braly)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 29 Jul 1886
Another good man follows in quick succession. Last Mondayafter a lingering illness of several
months battling with the coughs and fevers of an incurable consumption, Mr. John Braly was
called from earthly scenes to a home beyond the stars. He was a man who had many friends and
admirers who were grieved to lose him.
BRALY, Leila Elledge
23 Apr 1865
13 Apr1954
(w/o James Newton "Newt" Braly)
(d/o Joseph Lafayette and Mary Ann Cox Elledge)
BRALY, Lillian P.
31 Jul 1904
26 Aug 1910
(d/o Tyree K. and Ora E. Tidwell Braly)
BRALY, Louise Capley
__ ___ ____
__ ___ ____
(w/o William Neal Braly)
(d/o Emmett and Annie Mae Roberts Capley)
BRALY, Lucy Allen
27 Jun 1872
9 Feb 1961
(w/o Reed Apperson Braly)
(d/o Lewis Porter and Margaret Anderson Allen)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 15 Feb 1961
Funeral services for Mrs. Lucy Allen Braly, 89, lifelong resident of Giles County, were held
at 2 o’clock Saturday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev.
Chester A. Stephens, pastor of Trinity Methodist Church. Burial took place in Mt. Moriah
Cemetery. Mrs. Braly died on Thursday afternoon, February 9, at her home one mile west of
Pulaski, following a long period of illness. Born January 27, 1872, she was the daughter of
the late Porter Allen and Margaret Anderson Allen. The last member of her immediate family,
she was the widow of Reed Braly who died in 1952. She was a member of Trinity Methodist
Church. Mrs. Bralyis survived by one son, Louis Braly; one grandson, Billy Braly,
Birmingham, Ala.; and one great-granddaughter, Miss Patricia Ann Braly, Pulaski. BennettMay Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
BRALY, Luther Levi
27 Jul 1883
21 Sep 1938
(h/o Mary L. ______________ Braly)
(s/o Robert Caldwell and Virginia A. Neal Braly)
BRALY, Maacahee
24 Apr 1823
22 Jul 1848
(d/o William and Elvelina _________________ Braly)
BRALY, Mable Wells
5 Feb 1902
25 Feb 1987
(w/o Louis Braly)
(d/o John Melvin and Emma D. McElvey Wells)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Jul 1987
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Pulaski Citizen __ Feb 1987
Mrs. Mable Wells Braly, 85, of 138 Bennett Drive, Pulaski, TN, died February 25, 1987, at
Meadowbrook Nursing Home in Pulaski after a lengthy illness. Funeral services were held
February 26 at 3:30 p. m. at Bennett-May Chapel with Rev. Mack Pinkelton officiating. Burial
was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery with Bennett-May Funeral Home in charge. A native of Maury
County, TN, Mrs. Braly was the daughter of the late John Melvin and Emma D. McKelvey
Wells and the wife of the late Lewis Braly. She was a housewife and a member of the Methodist
Church. Survivors include one son, Billy Braly of Pulaski, TN; one sister, Mrs. Lelan Denton
of Columbia, TN; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
BRALY, Mark Elledge
4 Aug 1896
15 Oct 1968
(s/o James Newton "Newt" and Leila Elledge Braly)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 16 Oct 1968
Mark ElledgeBraly, 72, diedTuesday, October 15, inOakview Nursing Home, Lawrenceburg.
Funeral services for Mr. Braly, a retired farmer, were held Wednesday morning, October 16,
at 11 o’clock in the chapel of Bennett-May Funeral Home with the Rev. Mack Pinkelton
officiating. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. A native of Giles County, Mr. Braly was born
August 4, 1896, the son of the late James Newt Braly and Leila Elledge Braly. Survivors
include two sisters, Mrs. Herman Craig, Nashville and Mrs. Jessie Ward of Giles County.
Bennett-May Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
BRALY, Mary C. Bodenhamer
27 Apr 1846
27 Jun 1868
(w/o James Dennison Braly)
(d/o David and Cynthia Wood Reed Bodenhamer)
BRALY, Mary Louise West
12 Jul 1896
20 Nov 1981
(w/o Luther L. Braly) md 19 Dec 1912
(w/o Marion J. West)
(d/o Henry Clay and Lizzie Hamlett Harris)
BRALY, Mattie Solonia Hamlett
26 Nov 1875
26 Jan 1956
(w/o William M. Braly) md 30 Aug 1889 GCT
(d/o Solon and Stacy Elizabeth Tidwell Hamlett)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 25 Jan 1956
Funeral services for Mrs. Mattie Hamlett Braly, 80, who died at 10 o’clock Thursday morning,
January 26, at Giles County Hospital after several months illness, will be held at 2 o’clock
Saturday afternoon at Mt. Moriah Cumberland Presbyterian Church, conducted by the pastor,
the Rev. Paul McReynolds, and the Rev. Mack Pinkelton. Burial took place in the church
cemetery. Born November 26, 1875, in Giles County, she was the daughter of the late Solon
Hamlett and Stacy E. Tidwell Hamlett. She was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian
Church. Her husband, Will M. Braly, died July 27, 1955. Mrs. Braly is survived by two sisters,
Mrs. Lizzie Harris, Sheffield, Ala., and Mrs. Bright Abernathy, Kingsport, Tenn.; and two
brothers, Edgar Hamlett, Bodenham, and Walter Hamlett, Campbellsville. A sister, Mrs. Ashley
Tyler, died January 10. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors in charge.
BRALY, Nathaniel D.
31 Oct 1817
10 Apr 1878
(s/o Ephraim and Sarah Douglas Braly)
BRALY, Ora Elizabeth
4 Mar 1881
14 Nov1964
(w/o Tyree Kidd Braly)
(d/o William James and Mary Jane McLean Tidwell)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 18 Nov 1964
Funeral services for Mrs. Ora Elizabeth James Braly, 83, lifelong resident ofGiles County, were
held at 2 o’clock Mondayafternoon in Mt. Moriah Cumberland Presbyterian Church, conducted
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by the Rev. Robert H. Hall, pastor of the church. Burial took place in the church cemetery. Mrs.
Braly died at 5:30 o’clock Saturday afternoon, November 14, at the home of her daughter, Mrs.
Glen N. Harwell, in Pulaski. Born March 4, 1881, in Giles County, she was the daughter of the
late William James and MaryJane Tidwell. She was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian
Church. Her husband, Tyree K. Braly, died several years ago. In addition to her daughter, Mrs.
Braly is survived by one son, Ervin M. Braly, Giles County, and three grandchildren. BennettMay Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
BRALY, Pattie J. Paisley
01 Oct 1844
16 Apr 1888
(w/o James D. Braly)
(d/o John Anderson and Nancy Steel Paisley)
BRALY, Reed Apperson
07 Feb 1869
05 Jul 1952
(h/o Lucy Allen Braly) md 11 Jan 1893 GCT
(s/o Robert Caldwell and Virginia Ann Neal Braly)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 9 Jul 1952
Funeral services for Reed Apperson Braly, 83, were held at 2 o’clock Monday afternoon at Mt.
Moriah Church. Rites were conducted by the Rev. Roy West and the Rev. A. R. Hogan,
Methodist ministers, and burial took place in the church cemetery. He died suddenly of a heart
attack on Saturday night at his home two miles west of Pulaski. Born February 7, 1869, he was
the son of the late Robert C. Braly and Virginia Neal Braly. He was a lifelong resident of the
county and was a member of the Methodist Church. For a number of years he had grown broom
corn and had manufactured household brooms which found a ready sale in this locality. Mr.
Braly is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lucy Allen Braly; one son, Lewis Braly, one grandson; all
of Pulaski; and two brothers, Will Braly and Bob Braly, both of the western section of the
county. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors.
BRALY, Robert Caldwell
7 Sep 1845
12 Dec 1928
(h/o Virginia A. Braly)
(s/o John M. and Nancy A. Reed Braly)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Dec 1928
Cull Braly, a highly respected and greatly beloved citizen, died at his home near Bodenham,
Wednesday night December the 12th . He was in his 83rd year, and had been a consecrated
member of Moriah Cumberland Presbyterian Church for more than sixty years. He was a kind,
indulgent parent, good neighbor, true and just in all his dealings. He enter the war with his
father before he was eighteen years old and remained unto the close. Funeral services were
conducted at Moriah Church by the Rev. T. E. Hudson. The large church filled with friends and
loved ones deeply grieved at the going away of this good man. Surviving Mr. Braly are seven
children, five boys and two girls, also two brothers James Braly of Pulaski and Dug Braly of
Texas.
BRALY, Robert Louis
18 Jul 1899
28 Apr 1985
(h/o Mable Wells Braly) md 14 Sep 1919 GCT
(s/o Reed Apperson and Lucy Allen Braly)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 30 Apr 1985
Mr. Louis Braly, 85, of Pulaski, died Sunday, April 28, 1985, at Pulaski Health Care Center.
A native of Tennessee, he was the son of the late R. A. and Lucy Allen Braly. He was a retired
farmer and member of Trinity Methodist Church. Funeral services were held at 2:30 p. m.
Monday, April 29, at Bennett-May Chapel with burial in Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Rev. Mack
Pinkelton officiating. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mable Wells Braly of Pulaski; one son,
B. W. Braly of Pulaski; and two grandchildren.
BRALY, Robert Neal
22 Sep 1879
21 Jan 1957
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(h/o Ella Clifton Braly)
(s/o Robert C. and Virginia Ann Neal Braly)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 23 Jan 1957
Funeral services for Robert Neal Braly, 77, farmer of the Bodenham community, were held at
1:30 o’clock Tuesday afternoon at Moriah Cumberland Presbyterian Church, with burial in the
church cemetery. Mr. Braly died on Monday morning at his home after several months illness.
Lifelong resident of the county, he was born September 22, 1879, the son of the late Robert C.
Bralyand Virginia Neal Braly, and was a member of Moriah Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
Mr. Bralyis survivedbyhis wife, Mrs. Ella Clifton Braly; one daughter, Mrs. Harwood Greene;
two sons, Amis Bralyand William Neal Braly; six grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Montie May
and Mrs. Charles Zeigler; and one brother, Finis Braly, all of Giles County. Bennett-May and
Company, Mortician in charge.
BRALY, Sarah Douglas
15 Oct 1795
24 Sep 1841
(w/o Ephraim Braly)
(d/o ______________ and _____________ Douglas)
BRALY, Sarah Louise Capley
__ ___ 1920
__ ___ ____
(w/o William Neal Braly)
(d/o Emmett and Annie Mae Roberts Capley)
BRALY, Tyree Kidd
11 Oct 1874
30 Oct1961
(h/o Ora James Braly)
(s/o James D. and Pattie Paisley Braly)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 1 Nov 1961
Funeral services for Tyree Kidd Braly, 87, retired farmer of the Fifth Civil District, were held
at 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon at Moriah Cumberland Presbyterian Church, conducted by
the Rev. Robert Hall, pastor of the church. Burial took place in the church cemetery. Mr. Braly
died on Monday night, October 30, at the Bodenham home after a years illness. Born October
11, 1874, in Giles County, he was the son of the late James D. Braly and Patty Paisley Braly.
He served as an elder in the Moriah Church for many years.
Mr. Braly is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ora Tidwell Braly; one daughter, Mrs. Glen N. Harwell,
Pulaski; one son, Ervin M. Braly, Bodenham; and three grandchildren. Bennett-May Funeral
Home in charge of arrangements.
BRALY, Virginia A.
14 Feb 1848
28 Apr 1898
(w/o Robert C. Braly) md 13 Jan 1868 GCT
(d/o William and Harriet Apperson Neal)
In Memoriam:
Died at her home near Bodenham, on April 28th, 1898, at 6 a. m., Mrs. Virginia Braly, wife of
Mr. R. C. Braly. She was the younger often children born unto William and Harriet Neal. She
was born February 14th, 1848, became a member of the Christian Church when a girl of 17
summers and remained a true member of the same until her death. She was the mother of seven
children, five boys and two girls, the youngest being a little girl of two years. She was a true
woman, a kind wife and a devoted mother. She has been a sufferer for many years, yet she bore
her afflictions with patience and Christian fortitude. Her sufferings became so severe as to
dethrone her reason about two months ago which she never regained until her sweet spirit took
passage on the wings of Angels and wafted home to God, who gave it. To the bereaved we
would say, so sow not as those who have no hope let us ever be ready for we know not who
will be called next, and as death ends us so must eternity. Her remains were interred at Mount
Moriah Cemetery on the 29th, where Elder A. J. Compton made a very appropriate talk in
eulogy to the dead and warning to the living. She was 50 years, two months and four days old.
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“Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord, yea sayeth the spirit., they shall rest from their labors
and their works do follow them. The let no ome think of it as death, but that she sleepeth in
Jesus.” One that loved her. W. S. N.
BRALY, William Milton
10 Oct 1872
27 Jul 1955
(h/o Mattie Solonia Hamlett Braly)
(s/o Robert Caldwell and Virginia Ann Neal Braly)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 27 Jul 1955
Funeral services for Will Milton Braly, 82, retired farmer of the Bodenham community, will be
held at 2 o’clock Friday afternoon at Mt. Moriah Cumberland Presbyterian Church, west of
Pulaski. Rites will be conducted by the Rev. Paul E. McReynolds, pastor, and the Rev. Mack
Pinkelton, Baptist minister, and burial took place in the church cemetery. Mr. Braly died
unexpectedly about 9 o’clock Wednesday night at his home following a years declining health
caused by a heart ailment. Born October 11, 1872, in Giles County, he was the son of the late
Robert Caldwell Braly and Jennie Neal Braly. He had been an elder in Mt. Moriah Cumberland
Presbyterian Church for many years. Mr. Braly is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mattie Hamlett
Braly; two sisters, Mrs. Florence May and Mrs. Chrarles Zeigler of the Bodenham community;
and two brothers, Finis Braly and Bob Braly, both of Bodenham. Bennett-May and Company,
Morticians in charge.
BRALY, William Neal
7 Feb 1916
10 Oct 1989
(h/o Louise Capley Braly)
(s/o Robert Neal and Ella Clifton Braly)
Obituary: The Giles Free Press 19 Oct 1989
Mr. William Neal Braly, age 73, of Route 5, Lawrenceburg, Tenn., died Tuesday, October 10,
1989 at his home. A native of Giles County, his parents were the late Robert Neal and Ella
Clifton Braly. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p. m. Thursday, October 12, 1989 from
the Chapel of Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by Rev. Mack Pinkelton with burial in
Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Mrs Louise Capley Braly of Route 5,
Lawrenceburg, Tenn.; one daughter, Mrs. Brenda Braly Knowles of Lebanon, Tenn.; two sons,
Jeff and Andy Braly, both of Pulaski; five grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Modena Green of
Pulaski, Tenn. Bennett-May Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
BRANDON, James
10 Mar 1829
28 Aug 1839
(s/o Richard and Lucy Woodson Brandon)
BRANDON, John Thomas* 76yrs9mos4das 28 Feb 1748
3 Dec 1824
Revolutionary War Soldier
(h/o Esther Worke Brandon) bur Thyatira Church, Millbridge, Rowan, NC
(s/o Richard and Margaret Locke Brandon) bur. same cem.
BRANDON, Lucy
Age 35 years
20 Nov 1829
(w/o Richard Brandon)
(d/o _____________ and____________________ Woodson)
BRANDON, Richard A.
14 Mar 1855
5 Feb 1887
(h/o Maude Witt Brandon) md 21 Nov 1879 GCT
(s/o Richard and Lucy Woodson Brandon)
The Pulaski Citizen 10 Feb 1887
Died at Forrest City, Arkansas
The remains of R. A. (Dick) Brandon arrived in Pulaski last Tuesday from Forest City,
Arkansas, his late home, to be interred at Moriah. He was killed last Saturday by a younger
brother, J. L. Brandon, with a shotgun. They had been partners and had dissolved, and they
quarreled over the settlement. The report says that Dick drew a pistol on his brother, who
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grabbed a shot gun and killed him instantly. The Brandon family were from Maury County
originally, we believe, and went thence to Lawrence, and then moved into the Lindsay
neighborhood beyond Vale Mills. Dick married a daughter of Mr. Clayton Witt who yet
survives him, and was a brother-in-law of Mr. John D. Baugh, long a merchant in Pulaski.
BRANDON, Richard
51 years, 2 months
20 Nov 1834
(h/o Lucy Woodson Brandon)
(s/o John and Esther Worke Brandon)
BRANDON, Thomas Jefferson
No date Listed
Stone Broken
(s/o Richard and Lucy Woodson Brandon)
BRASHEARS, James
__ ___ ____
27 Oct 1915
(h/o ____________________ Brashears) Unmarked grave
(s/o ______________ and __________ Brashears)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 21 Oct 1915
James Brashears, aged about 47 years died of malarial fever Monday on W. D. Reynolds farm
where he had resided for about fifteen years. The burial was at Mt. Moriah Tuesday with
services by Rev. Thomas Dyer. Mr. Brashears is survived by his wife and several children
including, Mrs. Ida Shaw, Bob, John and Floyd. Mr. Brashears was an honest, hard-working,
kindhearted man whose friends regret his death.
BRINGLE, Charity
8 Apr 1828
12 May 1828
(Infant d/o Jacob and Charlotte Bodenhamer Bringle)
BRINGLE, Charlotte
2 Jul 1829
16 Apr 1831
(d/o Jacob and Charlotte Bodenhamer Bringle)
BRINGLE, Jacob
29 Nov 1787
28 Feb 1854
(h/o Charity Bodenhamer Bringle)
(s/o Casper and _______________ Bringle)
BRINGLE, L. C.
28 Nov 1840
12 Jun 1855
(s/o David and Mary Ann Apperson Bringle)
BRINGLE, Mary Ann Apperson
20 Jun 1820
18 Dec 1854
(w/o David Bringle)
(d/o Samuel and Mary "Polly" Worsham Apperson)
BROCK, Ezra Lee
22 Dec 1901
27 Apr 1978
(h/o Lorene C. Boshers Brock)
(s/o Earnest L. and Dollie Wells Brock)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Apr 1978
Funeral services for Ezra Lee Brock, 77, of Route 4, Pulaski, who died Thursday, April 27 in
Giles County Hospital, were held at Bennett-May Chapel Saturday at 10:00 a. m. by the Rev.
Clarence Stewart. Burial followed in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. A native of Limestone County,
Ala., Mr. Brock was the son of the late Ernest L. and Dollie Wells Brock. He held membership
in the First United Methodist Church and was a maintenance repairman for a heavy equipment
manufacturing company. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Lorene Brock; three daughters, Mrs.
Dorothy Davenport, and Mrs. Sandra James, Pulaski and Mrs. Betty Jo Peterson, Fayetteville;
a stepdaughter, mrs. Wilma Lovell, Evansville, Ind.; a stepson, Paul Torrence, Pulaski; a
brother, Alton Brock, Athens, Ala., and three grandchildren.
BROCK, Lorene C. Boshers
1 Mar 1905
29 Dec 1980
(w/o Ezra Lee Brock)
(d/o Polk and Mattie Holman Boshers)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Dec 1980
Mrs. Lorene C. Brock, Route 4, Pulaski died in Giles County Hospital Monday, December 29,
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1980. Mrs. Brock, who was 75 was the daughter of the late Polk Boshers and the late Mattie
Holman Boshers. She was a native ofGiles Countyand was an employee of General Cigar Plant
and Chrysler Corp. Her husband was the late Ezra Brock. Funeral services were held at 2:00
p. m. Tuesday, December 30 at Bennett-May Chapel with burial in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. The
Rev. Clarence Stewart officiated. Survivors include one son, Paul Torrence of Pulaski; two
daughters, Wilma Jean Lovell, Evansville, Ind. and Sandra Janes of Pulaski; 4 grandchildren and
2 great grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Annie Flaherty, Louisville, Ky., Mattie Lee Melvin and
Almeda Claud, Pulaski.
BROWN, Rev. Joseph
02 Aug 1772
04 Feb 1868
(h/o Sallie Thomas Brown) md 19 Jun 1796
(s/o Colonel James and Jane Gillespie Brown)
Obituary: Pulaski Citizen 08 Feb 1868:
Died in this county Feb. 4, 1868, Col. Joseph Brown aged 95 years, 6 months and 2 days. Col.
Brown immigrated with his father's family Col. James Brown a Revolutionary officer in the
North Carolina line to Tennessee in 1788. His father and brothers were massacred by the
Indians in that year. Together with his mother and several sisters and he [,they were] captured
and held in captivity for a long time. He died on the 58th anniversary of the Cumberland
Presbyterian Church, of which he was one of the founders, and was a professed Christian for
80 years. He held the first prayer meeting that was ever held in Maury County, to which he
invited in person, every white inhabitant of the county. It is impossible to portray in a brief
notice the many noble traits that adorned the character of the deceased, or to give anything
like a synopsis of the many daring adventures in the service of his country.
BROWN, William H.
25 Dec 1853
9 Jul 1854
(s/o H. R. and M. A. Brown)
BRUNSON, Abdallah
26 Feb 1802
20 Jul 1884
(h/o Dorcas Steele Brunson)
(s/o Joshua and Mary_______________Brunson)
(Served as Elder in C. P. Church for 58 years)
BRUNSON, Dorcas Steele
15 Apr 1805
4 Jul 1889
(s/o Abdallah Brunson) MD 15 May 1827
(d/o Robert and Martha Starr Steele)
BRUNSON, William T.
26 Nov 1844
14 Feb 1863
(s/o Abdallah and Dorcas Steele Brunson)
BRYMER, Sallie Whitehead
3 Sep 1876
19 Jan 1962
(w/o George Brymer) md 21 Jul 1897 GCT
(d/o John and Mollie Stamps Whitehead)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 24 Jan 1962
Funeral services for Mrs. Sallie Whitehead Brymer, 85, were held at 2 o’clock Sunday
afternoon at Pulaski Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Mack Pinkelton and G. C. Fox.
Burial took place in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Mrs. Brymer died Friday night, January 19, at her
home in the Wales section. Born September 3, 1876, in Maury County, she was the daughter
of the late John Whitehead and Mollie Stamps Whitehead, but had lived most of her life in Giles
County. Her husband, George Brymer, died several years ago. Mrs. Brymer is survived by two
sons, Clarence Brymer and Flournoy Brymer, Wales; one daughter, Mrs. Ophelia Campbell,
Franklin; ten grandchildren, twenty-seven great grandchildren, and two great-greatgrandchildren; one brother, John Whitehead, Wales; and one sister, Mrs. Frank Niedergeces,
Lawrenceburg. Pulaski Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
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BUCHANAN, Infant
14 Dec 1846
20 Dec 1847
(s/o Samuel Gardner and Sarah Elston Bodenhamer Buchanan)
BUNCH, Elizabeth Tidwell
26 Apr 1827
14 May 1908
(w/o Bradley Bunch)
(d/o Vincent and Phoebe Rackley Tidwell)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 21 May 1908
Mrs. Bunch died about 12:30 Saturday morning at the home of her brother, J. P. Tidwell, aged
81 years. Mrs. Bunch had been a member of the Methodist Church for 67 years. She married
many years ago and went to Mississippi to reside, returning here about two years ago. Her
husband has long been dead and no children survive her. Rev. T. C. Ragsdale conducted funeral
services at the residence and the burial was at Mt. Moriah Saturday afternoon.
BURCH, David W.
07 Oct 1831
10 Jun 1903
(h/o Ellen J. Amis Burch) md 25 Oct 1860
(h/o Martha “Mattie” Hancock Burch) md 18 Jan 1872
(s/o Bernard M. and Elizabeth Scales Burch)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 18 Jun 1903
David W. Burch died at the home of his son, W. T. Burch near Campbellsville Wednesday, June
10. D. W. Burch was born Oct. 7, 1831, and was married Oct. 25, 1860 to Miss Ellen J. Amis,
who died Jan. 17. 1866. His second wife was Martha Hancock, whom he married Jan. 18, 1872.
She died May 21, 1880. One son W. T. Burch survives. D. W. Burch professed religion and
joined the Methodist Church at Pulaski at the age of 18 and lived a member of the church up
to the time of his death. The funeral was preached at Moriah Thursday. Rev. Rice and Eshman
officiating. A good man has gone to his reward Peace to his ashes.
BURCH, Martha "Mattie" Hancock
09 Sep 1852
21 May 1880
(w/o David W. Burch) md 18 Jan 1872 GCT
(d/o Hull and Ursula Caroline Beasley Hancock)
BURKS, Charley
__ ___ 1870
6 Sep 1933
(h/o Nancy Watkins Burks)
(s/o Jim and ____________ Burks)
BURKS, Gray
25 Jul 1908
8 Oct 1928
(s/o Charley and Nancy Watkins Burks)
BURKS, Myrtle Mae Hutton
12 Feb 1909
25 Feb 1971
(w/o Willie Burks)
(d/o Jessie and Ellen Woodard Hutton)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 3 Mar 1971
Mrs. Myrtle Mae Burks, 62, died at her home, Thursday morning, February 25. Services were
held Friday, February 26 at the Bennett-May Chapel with burial in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Rev.
Mack Pinkelton officiated. A native ofGiles County, she was the daughter of the late Jessie and
Ellen Woodard Hutton. She is survived by her husband, Willie Burks; one daughter, Mrs.
Pauline Townsend, Nashville; two sons, ElwoodBurks, Lebanon and Willie Burks, Jr., Detroit,
Mich.; four grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Wessie Goats, Columbia.
BURKS, Nancy Watkins
29 Dec 1878
25 Dec1970
(w/o Charley Burks)
(d/o John and Susie Hartwick Watkins)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 30 Dec 1970
Mrs. Nancy Burks, 91, died Friday, December 25 at Fairhaven Nursing Home. Services were
held Saturday, December 26 at 11:00 a.m. at Carr and Erwin Chapel with burial in Mt. Moriah
Cemetery. Rev. Mack Pinkelton officiated. Born December29, 1878 in Tennessee, she was the
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daughter of the late John and Susie Hartwick Watkins. Survivors include two sons, Sherman
Burks, Willie Burks of Pulaski; one daughter, Mrs. William Hutton of Pulaski; eleven
grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
BURKS, Willie
5 May 1905
23 Dec 1994
(h/o Myrtle Mae Hutton Burks)
(s/o Charley and Nancy Watkins Burks)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Dec 1994
Mr. Willie Burks of Pulaski, died Friday, Dec. 23 at Imperial Manor Nursing Home in Madison.
Services were held Saturday, Dec. 24 at Bennett-May Chapel with burial at Mt. Moriah
Cemetery. The Rev. Mack Pinkelton officiated. A native of Giles County, Mr. Burks was a
farmer. He was the husband of the late Myrtle Mae Burks and the son of the late Charlie and
Nancy Burks. Survivors include one daughter, Pauline Townsend of Hendersonville; one son,
Willie Burks, Jr. of Waco; one brother, Sherman Burks of Pulaski; four grandchildren and two
great grandchildren.
BURNS, Carroll Alexander
11 Feb 1895
2 Dec 1983
(h/o Myrtle Miles Burns) Pvt US Army WWII
(s/o Wilson Carroll and Emma F. Puryear Burns)
Obituary: The Giles Free Press __ Dec 1983
Mr. Carroll Alexander Burns, age 88, of the Bodenham Community on Agnew Creek Road,
died December 2, 1983 at his residence. Funeral services were held in Carr and Erwin Chapel
at 2 p. m. Sunday, December 4 with Ray McDonald, MarlinGoodman and Jerome Abernathy
officiating. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. A native of Giles County, Mr. Burns was a
member of the Trinity Methodist Church. He was a World War I veteran. Mr. Burns was a
retired farmer and also retired from the Giles County Highway Department and State of
Tennessee Highway Department. Mr. Burns was married to Myrtle Miles Burns. He was the
son of the late Wilson and Emma Puryear Burns. Survivors, other than his wife, include two
sons: Robert Burns of Pulaski, Miles Burns of Chattanooga; five daughters, June Richardson,
Mary Ann Mize, Catherine Braly, all of Pulaski, Corinne Ciborowski of Maryland, Carolyn
Kelley of Decherd, Tennessee; 22 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.
BURNS, Duncan
23 May 1890
10 Dec 1976
(h/o Verna Maude Houston) WWI
(s/o Wilson Carroll and Emma F. Puryear Burns)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Dec 1976
Funeral services for Duncan Burns, 86, of Franklin and native of Giles County, were held
Sunday, December 12 at 2:00 p. m. at Carr and Erwin Chapel with the Rev. W. C. Massengale
the officiant. Interment followed in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Mr. Burns died Fridayin Williamson
County Hospital. A veteran of World War I, he was a retired farmer and school teacher. His
parents were the late Wilson Carroll and Emma Puryear Burns and his wife was the late Mrs.
Verna Maude Houston Burns. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Steve Drone of Franklin; a
son, John Burns of the Bodenham Community; a brother, Carroll Burns, also of the Bodenham
Community and four grandchildren.
BURNS, Emma F. Puryear
3 Jul 1865
22 Feb 1939
(w/o Wilson Carroll Burns)
(d/o Henry D. and Elizabeth F. Reed Puryear)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 22 Feb 1939
Mrs. Wilson Burns, died at the home of her son, Duncan Burns, about midnight, Tuesdaynight,
following a year or two of declining health, and a short attack of pneumonia. Funeral
arrangements had not definitely announced Wednesday morning. But the funeral will be at
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Moriah, Thursday. Mrs. Burns is survived by her husband, Esq. Wilson Burns, and three sons,
Duncan, Walter and Carroll. Also, one brother, Newt Puryear.
BURNS, Infants
20 Jun 1927
20 Jun 1927
(Infants of Carroll A. and Myrtle Miles Burns)
BURNS, Mable Stevenson
17 Feb 1913
17 Jul 1993
(w/o Thomas Edward Burns)
(d/o Nathan and Mary Jane Bass Stevenson)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 21 Jul 1993
Mrs. Mable Burns of Pulaski, died Saturday, July17, 1993 at Hillside Hospital, followinga long
illness. She was 80 years old. Services were held Sunday at the Bennett-May Chapel with the
Rev. Paul McKinney and the Rev. Phillip Eubanks officiating. Burial was in Mt. Moriah
Cemetery. Mrs. Burns was the wife of Edward Burns and the daughter of the late Nathan and
Mary Jane Bass Stevenson. A native of Giles County, Mrs. Burns was a member of the United
Methodist Church. She was a retired sales representative. Survivors include a husband, Edward
Burns, Pulaski; one daughter, Wanda Hamlett, Pulaski; one son, Tommy Burns, Pulaski and
three grandchildren.
BURNS, Myrtle Inez Miles
4 Aug 1902
14 Jun 1998
(w/o Carroll Alexander Burns) md 28 Mar 1920 GCT
(d/o Elijah and Beulah Wilkinson Miles)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 25 Jun 1998
Mrs. Myrtle Inez Miles Burns, 95, of Agnew Road, Pulaski, died June 14, 1998, at
Meadowbrook Nursing Home in Pulaski. She was born in Tennessee on August 4, 1902. A
homemaker, she was the daughter of the late Elijah and Beulah Wilkinson Miles. Services were
held June 16 at Carr and Erwin Funeral Home with Phillip Eubanks officiating. Burial was in
Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Survivors include two sons, Robert Burns of Pulaski and Miles Burns
of Chattanooga; five daughters, Carolyn Kelly of Decherd, Catherine Braly, Mary Ann Mize
and June Richardson, all of Pulaski, and Corrine Ciborowski of Bel Air, Md.; one brother, E.
P. Miles, Jr. of Pulaski; three sisters, Louise Ayers of Pulaski, Floy Barnes of Fayetteville and
Emma Fitzpatrick of Lewisburg; 23 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren.
BURNS, Nancy Winford
__ ___ 1943
17 Dec 2002
(w/o Thomas Edward Burns, Jr.)
(d/o Harry and Ann Rulene Winford)
Obituary: Citizen-Press 19 Dec 2002
Mrs. Nancy Winford Burns, 59, of Pulaski died Dec. 17, 2002, at Hillside Hospital. She was
born Dec. 12, 1943, in Selma, Ala., and was a retired school teacher. Funeral services were to
have been held today (Dec. 19) at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. John Carpenter
officiating. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Bennett-May Funeral Home is in charge of
arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Giles County Help Center or the Humane
Society. Survivors include her mother, Ann Rulene Winford of Pulaski; husband TommyBurns
of Pulaski; son Tim Burns of Pulaski; sister Judy Winford Kraus of Albuquerque, N. M.; and
two grandchildren.
BURNS, Sallie Etta Hamlett
27 Sep 1891
17 Nov 1982
(w/o Walter Lewis Burns) md 14 Jul 1910 GCT
(d/o William Joseph and Anna Belle Cheatham Hamlett)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Nov 1982
Mrs. Sallie Etta Burns, 91, of the Bodenham community died Wednesday, November 17, 1982
at her home. Funeral services were held at 1 p. m. Friday, Nov. 19 at Bennett-May Chapel with
burial in Mt. Moriah Cemetery, the Rev. Jacob Gardner of Brentwood officiating. A native of
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Giles County, she was the daughter of the late William Joseph and Belle Cheatham Hamlett, and
widow of the late Walter L. Burns. She is survived by a son, Edward Burns, Pulaski; two
sisters, Mrs. Odell Ball, Pulaski, and Mrs. Martha Cole, Athens, Ala.; four grandchildren; and
five great-grandchildren. Mrs. Burns was a life-long member of Trinity United Methodist
Church.
BURNS, Thomas Edward
23 May 1913
17 Mar 2008
(h/o Mable Stevenson Burns)
(s/o Walter Lewis and Sallie Etta Hamlett Burns)
Obituary: Bennett-May-Giles County Funeral Home 17 Mar 2008
Mr. Thomas Edward Burns, Sr. age 94 of the Bodenham community, passed away Monday,
March 17, 2008 at Hillside Hospital. Visitation will be Tuesday, March 18,2008 from 4:00 until
8:00 p.m. at Bennett-May-Giles County Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be Wednesday,
March 19, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Bennett-May-Giles County Funeral Home with
Debbie Eubanks officiating.. Burial will follow in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Memorials maybe
made to, Trinity Methodist Church or Mt. Moriah Cemetery Fund. He was preceded in death
by his wife, Mable Burns; arents, Walter L. and Sallie Hamlett Burns; brother, Lewis Burns;
daughter-in-law, Nancy Burns. He is survived by his son, Tommy Burns of Bodenham;
daughter, Wanda Hamlett and husband Billy of Pulaski; grandson, Tim Burns and wife Lisa of
Bodenham; granddaughters, Jennifer Lyman and husband Erich of Stuttgart, Germany,
Kimberly Archer and husband David of Albany, New York. great-grandchildren, Trent and
Carson Burns and Cody Lyman. Bennett-May-Giles County Funeral Home in charge of
arrangements for Mr. Thomas Edward Burns, Sr.
BURNS, Verna Maude Houston
29 Sep 1892
11 Jan 1962
(w/o Duncan Burns)
(d/o John H. and Alice Hamlett Houston)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 17 Jan 1962
Funeral services for Mrs. Duncan Burns, 69, resident of the Bodenham section, were held at
2 o’clock Saturday afternoon at Pulaski Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. A. Wesley
Holden, pastor of Trinity Charge of the Methodist Church. Burial took place in Mt. Moriah
Cemetery. Mrs. Burns died at 7:30 o’clock on Thursdayevening, January11, at her home. Born
September 29, 1892, at Town Creek, Ala., she was the former Miss Verna Maude Houston,
the daughter of the late John H. Houston and Alice Hamlett Houston. She was a member of the
Trinity Methodist Church. Mrs. Burns is survived by her husband; one daughter, Mrs. Steve
Drone, Franklin; one son, John Wilson Burns, Bodenham; four grandchildren; and one sister,
Mrs. Roy Choate, Bodenham. Pulaski Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
BURNS, Walter Lewis
28 Sep 1887
24 Feb 1976
(h/o Sallie Etta Hamlett Burns)
(s/o Wilson Carroll and Emma F. Puryear Burns)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Feb 1976
Funeral services for Walter Lewis Burns, 88, of Route 1, Pulaski, who died Tuesday, February
24, in Giles County Hospital, were held Wednesday at 2:00 p. m. at Bennett-May Chapel with
the Rev. W. C. Massengale and the Rev. Jacob Gardner officiating. Interment followed in Mt.
Moriah Cemetery. Mr. Burns, a retired farmer, was born in Giles County, the son of the late W.
C. and Emma F. Puryear Burns. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Sallie Hamlett Burns; a son,
Edward Burns of Pulaski; two brothers, Duncan Burns of Franklin and Carroll Burns of Pulaski;
four grandchildren; five great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
BURNS, Wilson Carroll
13 Sep 1859
4 Feb 1940
(h/o Emma F. Puryear Burns)
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(s/o Thomas Y. and Mary Eliza Summerhill Burns)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 7 Feb 1940
Wilson C. Burns, 80, former Justice of the Peace, and a good citizen and successful farmer, died
at his home early Sunday morning, Feb. 4, and was buried at Moriah Monday afternoon.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Russell Boaz. Mr. Burns is survived by three sons,
Carrol, with whom he lived in the Moriah community, Walter and Duncan.
BURTON, James Irvin
12 Dec 1913
3 May 1983
(h/o Luvenia Chapman Burton) Pvt US Army WWII
(s/o Ben and Stella Green Burton)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ May 1983
Mr. James Irwin Burton, 69, Pulaski, died on Tuesday, May 5, 1983, at Giles County Hospital.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 5 at Carr and Erwin Chapel with burial
in Moriah Cemetery, James D. Nave officiating. A native of Kentucky, he was the son of the
late Ben and Stella Green Burton and served in World War II. He is survived by his wife, Mrs.
Luvenia Burton, Pulaski; six brothers, Harland Burton, Maryland, Russell, Samuel and Robert
Burton, all of Kentucky, John Burton , Florida, and Arie Burton, Indiana; two sisters, Mrs.
Jessie Payton, Kentucky, and Mrs. Bessie Criscrow, Pennsylvania.
BURTON, Luvenia Chapman
05 Aug 1924
17 Jan 2005
(w/o James Irvin Burton)
(d/o Flournoy and Mattie Dickey Chapman)
Obituary: WKSR Obituaries 18 Jan 2005
Luvenia Burton died yesterday at her Pulaski residence. She was 80 years old. Visitation will
begin today at 1 p.m. at Carr and Erwin Funeral Home. Services will follow at 3 p.m. in the
chapel of Carr and Erwin Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Survivors
include a brother William C. Chapman of Cullman Alabama, a niece Dorothy Virginia Durkin
of Pulaski and two nephews, Roger Dale Allen and Robert Larry Allen, both of Pulaski. She
is survived by nieces Cissy Crabtree, Linda Chapman and June Chapman. Other survivors
include nephews Rocky, Ricky, Johnnyand Jackie Chapman, all of Pulaski. Several great nieces
and nephews also survive. Carr and Erwin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements for
Luvenia Burton.
CAMPBELL, Mark
__ ___ 1966
__ ___ 1967
(s/o _____________ and __________
CAROTHERS, Hugh Wilse
23 Jul 1883
28 Jun 1964
(h/o Mary Maude Puryear Carothers)
(s/o Bean and Mollie Hunt Carothers)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 1 Jul 1964
Funeral services for Hugh Wilson (Wilse) Carothers, 80, retired farmer of the Wales section,
were held at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon in Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by the
Rev. Robert Hall and the Rev. Mack Pinkelton. Burial took place in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Mr.
Carothers died Sunday afternoon, June 28, at Giles County Hospital after a long illness. Born
July 23, 1883, in Marshall County, he was the son of the late Bean Carothers and Mollie Hunt
Carothers. He had lived most of his life in Giles County and was a member of the Cumberland
Presbyterian Church. Mr. Carothers is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Maude Puryear
Carothers; two daughters, Mrs. Johnny W. Prentice, Pulaski, and Mrs. Walter O. Faught,
Nashville; one grandchild; one great-grandchild; and two brothers, Clint Carothers, Lewisburg,
and Clyde Carothers, Nashville. Bennett-May Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
CAROTHERS, Maude Puryear
4 Sep 1886
6 May 1982
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(w/o Hugh Wilse Carothers) md 9 Feb 1907 GCT
(d/o John E. and Josephine "Josie" Witt Puryear)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ May 1982
Mrs. Maude Carothers, 95, died at her Nashville residence on Thursday, May 6. A native of
Giles County, she was the daughter of the late John W. and Josephine Witt Puryear and the wife
of the late Will Carothers. She was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
Funeral services were held at 2 p. m. Friday, May 7, at Bennett-May Chapel with burial in Mt.
Moriah Cemetery, Mack Pinkelton and Marlin Goodman officiating. Survivors include two
daughters, Mrs. Lillian Faught, Nashville, and Mrs. Lena Will Prentice, Pulaski and Nashville;
one grandchild and three great-grandchildren
CAROTHERS, Robert Lee
19 Dec 1870
1 Sep 1933
(h/o Thomas Ada Carothers)
(s/o Bean and Mollie Hunt Carothers)
CAROTHERS, Thomas Ada
28 May 1877
12 Feb 1946
(w/o Robert Lee Carothers)
(d/o Thomas A. and Margaret A. Tidwell Puryear)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Feb 1946
Mrs. R. L. Carothers, died at 6 o’clock Tuesday morning, February 12, at Pulaski Hospital,
following an extended period of declining health. Funeral services were held at 2 o’clock
Wednesday afternoon at Mt. Moriah Church of Christ, with the rites conducted by Elder John
Graham, minister of the Pulaski Church of Christ and the Rev. W. C. Morehead, pastor of the
Trinity Methodist Church. Burial took place in the family lot at Moriah Cemetery. Mrs.
Carothers was the former Ada Puryear, daughter of the late Thomas Puryear and Margaret
Tidwell Puryear, and was the widow of Robert Lee Carothers, one time Trustee of Giles
County. She was a loyal member of the Church of Christ. Mrs. Carothers is survived by two
brothers, Marvin Puryear, Pulaski, and Emmett Puryear, Mobile, Ala., one sister, Miss Florence
Puryear and a number of nieces and nephews.
CARTER, Dr. J. E. J.
22 Dec 1862
25 Feb 1899
(s/o Joshua and Tempt Caroline Locke Carter)
CARTER, Dr. Joe
__ ___ ____
__ Mar 1884
(h/o Gertrude Fogg Carter) md 02 Nov 1882 GCT
The Pulaski Citizen March 20, 1884:
Wales---The remains of Dr. Joe Carter, who left here for Florida several weeks ago, were
interred with honor at Mt. Moriah Thursday.
CARTER, Harriet "Hattie" Elizabeth
11 Mar 1871
21 Mar 1956
(w/o John Richard Carter)
(d/o W. P. and Elizabeth R. Neal Wood)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 21 Mar 1956
Mrs. Hattie Wood Carter, 85, widow of John R. Carter, died early Wednesdaymorning, March
21, of bronchial pneumonia while visiting a daughter, Mrs. Robert R. Holland in Marine City,
Mich. Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock Saturday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral
Home, with Virgil Bradford officiating. Burial will take place in the family lot in Mt. Moriah
Cemetery. Born March 18, 1870, at Wales, she was the daughter of the late Billy Wood, Esq.,
and Bettie Neal Wood, having spent her entire life in the house in which she was born. She was
a member of the Church of Christ. Mrs. Carter is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Kennon
Wood, Miami, Fla., Miss Sallie Will Carter, Nashville, and Mrs. Robert R. Holland, Marine
City, Mich.; and two grandchildren. Her husband died many years ago. Bennett-May and
Company, Morticians in charge.
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CARTER, John N.
22 Jul 1835
08 Feb 1908
(h/o 1. Mary S. _______ Carter 2. Martha J. Paine Carter)
(s/o Joshua and Mary_________________Carter)
CARTER, John R.
25 Apr 1866
27 Jul 1935
(h/o Harriett Elizabeth "Hattie" Wood Carter)
(s/o James Merry and Eliza Margaret Locke Carter)
CARTER, John W.
01 Jan 1800
29 Oct 1860
(s/o W. C. and Sarah J._____________ Carter)
CARTER, Joshua H.
11 Oct 1830
14 Apr 1909
(h/o Julia A. Brown)
(s/o Joshua and Mary______________ Carter)
CARTER, Joshua
3 Jul 1807
11 Jan 1878
(h/o 1.Mary Carter 2. Tempy Carter)
(s/o ______________ and ___________ Carter)
CARTER, Margaret
24 Jul 1902
14 Mar 1931
(d/o John R. and Harriett Elizabeth "Hattie" Wood Carter)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 18 Mar 1931
Miss Margaret Carter, aged about 21, died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John R.
Carter in the Wales locality Saturday after a lingering period of ill health. She was a member
of the Presbyterian Church and an attractive young woman. Her interment took place at Mt.
Moriah Sunday, Dr. M. S. Kennedy conducting the funeral services.
CARTER, Martha J. Paine
24 Sep 1832
4 Nov 1914
(w/o [1]. Sam Paine [2]. John N. Carter) md 10 Feb 1880 GCT
(d/o William Neal and Harriet Apperson Paine)
In Memory of Mrs. Martha J. Carter.
Mrs. Carter was born Sept. 24, 1832, and died Nov. 4, 1895. She was a daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. William Neal, and was married first to Mr. Sam Paine, who died, and after several years
of widowhood she was married to Mr. J. N. Carter. She left one child, a daughter, by Mr.
Paine, and to her and other sorrowing friends and relatives we extend our sympathy. The black
camel, death, kneeleth once at each door and a mortal must mount to return here no more, she
has fought a good fight of faith and gone to shine before the throne of God in heaven. She had
been suffering for a year with a cancer on her breast. Her brother, Dr. Neal, advised her to have
the cancer removed bya surgical operation. Dr. Briggs, ofNashville, came down and performed
the operation, which she bore with patient resignation, getting upon the operating table and
lying down calmly and quietly without a tremble to pass through the perilous ordeal. The
operation was apparentlysuccessful, the wound healing nicely, and her loved ones were inspired
with hope, but it was only for a short while, the cancer broke out again and she gradually grew
worse until death came to her relief. Her devoted and stricken husband, dutiful and loving
daughter, constant and faithful sisters, loyal and sympathetic brothers were constantly at her
bedside—doing all in their power to alleviate her pain and cheer her. She was truly a good
woman and all that knew her loved her. It was pleasant to visit her, her welcome was
unaffected, genial, and cordial; her conversation sparkled with pleasantry. She was kind to
everybody and bore her sufferings with patience and Christian resignation. Her personal
appearance was always agreeable and graceful. The high elements of her nature were so fully
developed that all who knew her had the most implicit confidence in her. She was not
demonstrative in her religious life, but firm in her devotion to God and his church, preferring
that her life should speak the emotions of her heart. She was amiable and sweet in her
disposition and a loving companion to her tender husband, a loving mother to her children. She
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was a good neighbor and firm friend, always calm and reasonable. When her brother, Mr.
Andrew Neal, died so suddenly near her bed where she had sat with her husband so many days
and nights, she was not in the least excited, but bade her daughter to be quiet, the he was better
off. She was a consistent member of the Christian Church at Rural Hill. She was buried at Mt.
Moriah. Bros. Hudson and Compton conducted the funeral services. To the bereaved, grief
stricken daughter and many sad relatives and friends will say be faithful for will soon join her
on the happy shore where partings are no more. One That Loved Her.
CARTER, Mary
10 Feb 1802
11 Aug 1859
(w/o Joshua Carter)
(d/o _____________ and ___________
CARTER, Mary S. Douglas
11 Feb 1845
26 Jun 1873
(w/o John N. Carter) md 17 Nov 1859
(d/o James and Susan Stainback Douglas)
CARTER, Sallie Will
__ ___ 1898
15 Nov 1997
(d/o John R. and Harriett Elizabeth "Hattie" Wood Carter)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 18 Nov 1997
Miss Sallie Will Carter, age 89 died Saturday, November 15, 1997 at McKendree Village in
Hermitage, Tennessee. A native of Giles County, her parents were the late John R. and Hattie
Wood Carter. She was a retired employee of National Life Insurance Company. She was a
member of the Baptist Church. Graveside funeral services were held at 11:00 a. m. Monday,
November 17 at Mount Moriah cemeteryin Giles County, Tennessee, conductedbyRev. Steve
Nave and Rev. Mack Pinkelton. Survivors include a niece, Harriet Wood Norrie of Pulaski,
Tenn. and a nephew, Robert R. Holland, Jr., of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Bennett-MayFuneral Home
in charge of arrangements.
CARTER, Tempy Caroline
13 Mar 1824
23 Sep 1898
(w/o Joshua Carter)
(d/o Walter and Rachel Ross Locke)
CARVELL, C. T.
05 May 1922
23 Feb 2010
(h/o Marguerette Collier Carvell)
(s/o Robert A. and Cora Lee Ball Carvell)
Obituary: Carr & Erwin Funeral Home 23 Feb 2010
C.L. Carvell, age 87 died on Tuesday, 2-23-2010, at Crockett Hospital in Lawrenceburg, TN.
He was born in Giles County, TN on May 5, 1922, a long time carpenter, his wife was the late
Marguerette Carvell, his parents were the late Robert A. and Cora Lee Ball Carvell, also,
preceded in death by 12 brothers and sisters. Visitation will be on Saturday, 2-27-10, starting
at 10:00AM at the Mt. Moriah Church, with funeral service to follow at 1:00PM at the church,
with burial in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Survivors are: Connie Galloway & husband Jerry of
Lawrenceburg, TN, Brenda Barrett & husband Allen, James D. (Bud) Stewart & wife Shirley,
Debbie Bunn & friend Chuck Rowland, J. C. Stewart & wife Ruth, Carla Potts & husband
Robert all of Pulaski, TN.
Grandchildren: Tracy, Terri, Tina, Kelly, Toby, Jamie, Nicholas, Tomi, Bridgette, Dixil, Jonas,
Heather, Amanda & Rob. Great Grandchildren: Beth, Brandy, Anthony, Jordan, Shelby, Eric,
Dane, Kimberly, Kelly, Stephanie, Joey, Jessica, David, MaryHannah, Alex, Charlie, Matthew
& Sara, several great-great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Memorial donations may
be made to the Mt. Moriah Cemetery fund.
CARVELL, Marguerette Collier
19 Jan 1926
13 Jan 2010
(w/o C. T. Carvell)
(d/o Wallace and Stella Short Collier)
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Obituary: Carr and Erwin Funeral Home 13 Feb 2010
Marguerette Carvell, age 84 of Pulaski, passed away Saturday February 13, 2010 at Crockett
Hospital in Lawrenceburg. Mrs. Carvell was the daughter of the late Wallace and Stella Short
Collier. She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters and one brother. Visitation will
be Monday February 15, 2010 from 5 until 8 pm at Carr & Erwin Funeral Home. Funeral will
be 11 am Tuesday February 16, 2010 at Carr & Erwin Chapel with Allen Barrett officiating.
Burial will be in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Moriah
Cemetery Fund. Survivors include her husband C.L. Carvell, sons James D. Stewart, Jr., John
Clavin Stewart, daughters Constance Y. Galloway and husband Jerry, Brenda J. Barrett and
husband Allen, Deborah F. Bunn and friend Chuck, Carla Potts and husband Robert, sisters
Grace Cothron, DorothyDavis, June King, grandchildren Tracy, Terri, Tina, KellyToby, Jamie,
Nicholas, Tommi, Bridgette, Dixel, Jonas, Heather, Amanda, Rob, several great grandchildren
and great great grandchildren also survive. Carr & Erwin Funeral Home in charge of
arrangements.
CAYTON, Newton F.
11 Jan 1926
9 Jan 1992
(s/o______________ and __________
CHAMBERS, A. Gallatin
9 Dec 1865
24 May 1868
(s/o William and Emily J. ____________ Chambers)
CHAMBERS, E.
__ ___ 1861
__ ___ 1865
(d/o _____________ and ___________Chambers)
CHAMBERS, Mary V. Stafford
23 May 1856
19 Jan 1895
(w/o W. M. Chambers) md 6 Apr 1883 GCT
(d/o Jerry and Adeline __________Stafford)
CHAMBERS, William
10 May 1842
12 Oct 1928
(h/o Emily J. Chambers) TN 3rd Regiment CSA
(s/o Jefferson and Susan Shelton Chambers)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 17 Oct 1928
William Chambers, a direct descendant of one of the pioneer families of the county, died at the
home of his son, Guy Chambers, with whom he has lived since the death of his second wife
some years ago, Friday morning Oct. 12, aged 88 years. The remains were buried at Mt.
Moriah Saturday afternoon, with funeral services conducted by Rev. T. E. Hudson followed
by burial services by the Masonic lodge of which he had been a member since young manhood.
Mr. Chambers was a successful farmer, a faithful member of the Cumberland Presbyterian
Church, served four years as a Confederate soldier in the Civil War. He was for more than
twenty years a member of the County Court and was ever watchful for the best interest of the
county. He is survived by two sons, former sheriff Guy Chambers and a younger son, W. T.
Chambers. The deceased was aman of warm hearted, generous impulses, who loved his friends,
and was in turn loved by them. A large crowd of sympathetic friends attended the funeral as a
last tribute of respect to the memory of their friend.
CHAMBERS, Willie
10 Jan 1866
18 Jan 1888
(s/o W. M. and Mary V. Stafford Chambers)
CHAPMAN, Flournoy
15 Sep 1891
13 Jan 1936
(h/o Mattie Dickey Chapman)
(s/o______________ and __________ Chapman)
CHAPMAN, Howard Herman
3 May 1911
29 Jul 1944
(h/o Annie B. Tosh Chapman)
(s/o Romie and Lula Lovett Chapman)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 2 Aug 1944
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Howard Chapman, 33, farmer of the Pisgah community, was found dead at this home on
Saturday night, July 29. An empty bottle bearing the odor of carbolic acid and a glass were
found near the body, and investigating authorities stated that the case was evidently one of
suicide, but no definite cause for the act was given. Funeral services were held Sunday
afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home by the Rev. F. G. Dickson, pastor of the Pisgah
Methodist Church, with burial in Moriah Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Annie B.
Chapman; five brothers, James and Jessie Chapman, both overseas with the U. S. Army,
Leonard, Roma and Carl Chapman, all of Pisgah; four sisters, Mrs. Alvah Lovett of Bunker
Hill, Mrs. Elvin Jones of Elkton, Mrs. Mable Wiser of Pulaski, and Miss Brownie Chapman of
Pisgah.
CHAPMAN, John Morris
6 Oct 1929
11 Apr 1930
(s/o Flournoy and Mattie Dickey Chapman)
CHAPMAN, John Morris
15 Mar 1931
23 Nov 1991
(h/o Pauline Church Chapman)
(s/o Flournoy and Mattie Dickey Chapman)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Nov 1991
Mr. John Morris Chapman, 60, of Prospect died Saturday, Nov. 23, 1991, at his residence.
Funeral services were held Sunday, Nov. 24, at Carr and Erwin Chapel officiating. Burial was
in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. A native of Tennessee, Mr. Chapman was the son of the late Flenoy
Chapman. He was a dairyman and was a veteran of the Korean War. Survivors include his
mother, Mattie Dickey Blade of Pulaski; his wife, Pauline Church Chapman of Prospect; four
sons, Rickey, Rocky and Johnny Chapman, all of Pulaski, Jackie Chapman of Lewisburg; one
daughter, Christine Crabtree of Prospect; one brother, William C. Chapman of Cullman, Ala.;
one sister, Louville Burton of Pulaski; six grandchildren.
CHAPMAN, J. Romie
__ ___ 1876
__ ___ 1926
(h/o Lular J. Lovett Chapman)
(s/o ______________ and __________ Chapman)
CHAPMAN, Lular J. Lovett
2 May 1890
17 Nov 1940
(w/o J. Romie Chapman) md 25 Jan 1907 GCT
(d/o Enoch and Mary King Lovett)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 20 Nov 1940
Mrs. Lula Chapman, age 50, passed awayat her home near Pisgah, Sunday night, Nov. 17, after
an illness extending over about two years. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Funeral
and burial at Moriah Monday afternoon, Rev. S. R. Bratcher, officiating. Mrs. Chapman is
survived by six sons and four daughters, all of whom were with her at the last. Also two sisters
and one brother, survive.
CHAPMAN, Mattie Dickey
15 Apr 1896
3 Mar 2000
(w/o Flournoy Chapman) md 1 Jul 1917 GCT
(d/o Will and Alice Hayes Dickey)
CHAPMAN, Nell Pauline
__ ___ 1931
12 Jun 2007
(w/o John Morris Chapman)
(d/o _________________ and ____________ Church)
Obituary: WKSR Obituaries 13 Jun 2007
Nell Pauline Chapman died yesterday in Pulaski. She was 76 years old. Visitation will be held
today from 5-8pm at Bennett-May - Giles County Funeral Home. Services will be held
tomorrow at 5pm in the Bennett-May - Giles County Funeral Home chapel with Reverend
BarryFralix officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Survivors include four
sons, Ricky Chapman and wife Debbie, Rocky Chapman and wife Marie, Johnny Chapman Jr.
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all of Pulaski and Jackie Chapman and wife Andrea of Lewisburg. She is survived by a
daughter, Christine “Sissy” Crabtree and husband Butch of Pulaski. Seven grandchildren and
two great grandchildren also survive. Bennett-May - Giles County Funeral Home is in charge
of arrangements for Nell Pauline Chapman.
CHAPMAN, Sarah Jane
1 Oct 1866
3 Feb 1922
(w/o Mack Chapman)
(d/o______________ and ___________ Bray)
CHAPMAN, William Hugh
__ ___ 1944
29 May 1961
(s/o Raymond and _________________ Chapman)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Jun 1961
A seventeen-year-old member of the 1961 graduating class of Giles County High School was
fatally injured Monday afternoon, May 29, when he was dragged about half-a-mile by a mule
which he had been working on a farm near the Pisgah community. William Hugh Chapman, son
ofMr. and Mrs. Raymond Chapman of Blooming Grove, was the victim of the unusual accident
which occurred about 3 p.m. as he was returning the mule from the Lancaster Reese farm a mile
east of Pisgah to the home of Cecil Holland on an adjoining farm. Holland’s son, Wayne, was
in his yard when he saw young Chapman being dragged by the running mule. He said the
youth’s foot was caught in a trace chain, indicating that he had tried to mount the animal.
Chapman was alone at the time and the exact cause of the tragedy could not be determined. He
died within a few minutes of the time the mule dragged him into the Holland yard, witnesses
said. Funeral arrangements are incomplete, pending arrival of a brother, Roy, who is serving
with the U. S. Navy. The body is at Bennett-May Funeral Home where rites will be conducted
by the Rev. Lloyd Hickman. Surviving in addition to the parents and the brother, are two
sisters, Misses Betty and Joyce Chapman of Blooming Grove.
CHEATHAM, Joseph Fletcher
19 Jan 1876
4 Feb 1965
(h/o Lillie Hamlett Cheatham)
(s/o Fletcher and Louisa Verelda Miller Cheatham)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 10 Feb 1965
Funeral services for Joseph Fletcher Cheatham, 89, retired Giles County farmer and resident
of Pulaski were held at 2 o’clock Friday afternoon in the chapel of Bennett-May Funeral Home
with the rites conducted by the Rev. Billy E. Craighead, pastor of First Methodist Church.
Burial took place in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Mr. Cheatham, who had been in failing health for
several years, died Thursday, February 4, in Umble Nursing Home in Lewisburg. Born January
19, 1876, in Giles County, he was the son of the late Fletcher Cheatham and Louisa Verelda
Miller Cheatham. He was a member of the United Methodist Church Mr. Cheatham is survived
by his wife, Mrs. Lillie Hamlett Cheatham; and two sisters, Mrs. Sam O. Dunlap, Pulaski and
Mrs. J. A. Hardin, Franklin. Bennett-May Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
CHEATHAM, Lillie Hamlett
28 Jul 1893
18 Oct 1978
(w/o Joseph Fletcher Cheatham)
(d/o William Joseph "Joe" and Anna Bell Cheatham Hamlett)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 25 Oct 1978
Funeral services for Mrs. Lillie Cheatham, 85, resident of the Austin Hewitt Home, Pulaski,
who died Wednesday, October 18 at Ardmore Nursing Home were held Friday at 2:00 p. m.
at Bennett-May Chapel with the Rev. Paul Allen officiating. Interment was in Mt. Moriah
Cemetery. Mrs. Cheatham, the wife of the late Joe Cheatham, was born in Giles County, the
daughter of the late Joe and Ann Bell Cheatham Hamlett. She held membership in the United
Methodist Church. Survivors include four sisters, Mrs. Eleanor Puryear, Mrs. W. L. Burns,
Mrs. Odell Ball, all of Pulaski and Mrs. Herman Cole of Athens, Ala.; several nieces and
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nephews.
CHILDRESS, Charlie
8 Oct 1914
6 Mar 1939
(s/o William J. and Cora Wesley Joines Childress)
CHILDRESS, Cora Wesley Joines
6 May 1885
15 Oct 1972
(w/o William Jackson Childress)
(d/o William and Nancy Malinda Ada Joines)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Oct 1972
Mrs. Cora Childress age 87 died Sunday, October 15 at Giles County Hospital. She was the
daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Joins. Survivors include six sons, Johnny of
Cincinnati, Ohio, Jimmyof Cincinnati, Ohio, Andrew of Springfield, George of Lynnville, Harry
and J. W. of Pulaskil; three daughters, Mrs. Herbert Tidwell of Cincinnati, Ohio, Mrs. Joe
Childers of Sumerset, Ky., Mrs. Luther Stanford of Columbia; one brother, George Joins of
Texas, one half brother, Joe Joins of Texas; two sisters, Mrs. Emma Russell of Pulaski, Mrs.
Ella Childress of Pulaski; 34 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren and seven great great
grandchildren. Services were held Tuesday, October 17 at 2:00 p. m. at Carr and Erwin with
burial at Mt. Moriah Cemetery.
CHILDRESS, Fannie
28 Nov 1856
14 Dec 1943
(h/o John Childress) md 23 Jul 1874 GCT
(d/o _____________ and __________ Turner)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 15 Dec 1943
Funeral services for Mrs. Fannie Turner Childress, 87, who died early Tuesday morning at her
home in the Nineteenth Civil District, following a brief illness, were held at noon Wednesday
at the residence, conducted by the Rev D. B. Booker. Burial took place in Mt. Moriah
Cemetery. Mrs. Childress was a member of the Methodist Church since childhood. The
survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Ida Curtis, Jacksonville, Ark., Mrs. Etna Harwell,
Cincinnati, Ohio, and Mrs. Elizabeth Smith, of the Shores community; two sons, Odus Childress
and Dallas Childress, both of Giles County; and several grandchildren.
CHILDRESS, Hume McKinsley
15 Jan 1912
10 Dec 1988
(h/o Jessie Pearl Fry Childress) md 3 Jul 1937 GCT
(s/o Dallas and Ella Joines Childress)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 13 Dec 1988
Hume McKinley Childress, 76, Little Dry Creek Road, died when his one-story frame house
burned Saturday night. Mr. Childress body was burned beyond recognition. Mr. Childress
was a Giles County native and the son of the late Dallas and Ella Joins Childress. Funeral
services were held Monday at Carr and Erwin Chapel with Rev. Mack Pinkelton officiating.
Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Mr. Childress was a retired farmer. Survivors include his
sons, Daniel and Clyde Childress, both of Pulaski, and Rufus Childress of Florida; one
brother, Amos Childress of Pulaski; two sisters, Aline Cross of Michigan and Lorene Monday
of Ohio, nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
CHILDRESS, Jessie Pearl Fry
08 Mar 1920
11 Oct 1953
(w/o Hume McKinsley Childress)
(d/o Ruby Molton and Martha Jefferson Owens Fry)
CHILDRESS, Otis
__ ___ 1889
9 Dec 1964
(s/o Mr. and Mrs. John Childress)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 9 Dec 1964
Funeral services for Otis Childress, 77, resident of Route 1, Wales, will be held at one o’clock
Thursday afternoon in the chapel of Pulaski Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Mack
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Pinkelton. Burial will take place in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Mr. Childress died at 5:30 o’clock
Wednesday morning, December 9, in Giles County Hospital. Born in Giles County, he was the
son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Childress. Mr. Childress, a bachelor, is survived by one
brother, Dallas Childress, Giles County; two sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Smith, Leoma, and Mrs. Ida
Curtis, Little Rock, Ark. Pulaski Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
CHILDRESS, Rufus Dale
12 Dec1951
17 Mar 2004
(s/o Hume McKinsley and Jessie Pearl Fry Childress)
Obituary: Giles Free Press 18 Mar 2004
Mr. Rufus Dale Childress, 52, of Florida died March 15, 2004, in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Mr.
Childress was the son of the late Hume and Jessie Childress. A graveside service will be held
at 1 p.m. Friday, March 19, at Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Carr and Erwin Funeral Home is in
charge of arrangements. Survivors include two brothers, Daniel Childress and Clyde Childress,
both of Pulaski.
CHILDRESS, William Jackson
26 Jul 1880
20 Feb 1940
(h/o Cora Wesley Joines Childress)
(s/o John and Fannie Turner Childress)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 6 Mar 1940
The death angel visited our community again Feb. 20 and claimed for its victim William
Childress. He had been down for several weeks with that dreadful disease, T. B. All was done
by loving hands to prolong his life. Mr. Childress said he was just waiting on the Lord to call
him home. It was sad to give him up. He will be missed especially by his loving wife, who
stayed by his bedside so long waiting on him but she knows that he’s resting in the arms of
Jesus now, where he has no pains to bear. His funeral was at his home, byRev. Smith and burial
was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. He leaves to mourn his loss his wife, three girls and seven boys,
four grown children and a host of friends.
CHOATE, John Rufus
13 Mar 1861
27 Jul 1948
(h/o Maggie McMasters Choate)
(s/o Thomas J. and Eliza Jane Morgan Choate)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 28 Jul 1948
Funeral services for John Rufus Choate, 87, well known farmer, who died at 8 o'clock Tuesday
night, July27, at his home in the Bodenham community, after several months declining health,
will be held at 10 o'clock Thursday morning at Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by the
Rev. E. D. Troutt, pastor of the Trinity Charge. Burial will take place at Moriah Cemetery. Son
of the late Thomas J. Choate and Mary Eliza Morgan Choate, he was born and reared in Giles
County. In early life he was a merchant in Pulaski, but the greater part of his life he operated
a farm in the Bodenham community. He wife, the former Maggie McMasters, died in 1932. Mr.
Choate is survived by two sons, Albert Choate, Dothan, Ala., and Roy Choate, Pulaski. He was
the last member of his immediate family.
CHOATE, Maggie McMasters
__ ___ 1876
12 Dec 1932
(w/o John Rufus Choate)
(d/o John and M. E. _________ McMasters)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 14 Dec 1932
Mrs. Rufus Choate died at a Nashville Hospital Mondayevening where she had been for several
months. The remains were brought to Pulaski Monday night and the body was buried at
Moriah, Tuesday afternoon. Mrs. Choate was a good woman, and is survived by her husband
and two sons; also a brother, L. D. McMasters, to whom much sympathy is extended.
CHOATE, Mary Myrtle Houston
17 Mar 1900
08 Feb 1990
(w/o Roy Dewey Choate)
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(d/o John H. and Mary Alice Hamlett Houston)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 13 Feb 1990
Myrtle Houston Choate, 89, South Third Street, died Thursday, February 8, 1990 at Hillside
Hospital in Pulaski. Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, February 10 at BennettMay Chapel with Rev. Phillip Eubank officiating. Interment was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. A
native of Giles County, she was the wife of the late Roy Choate and the daughter of the late
John H. and Alice Hamlett Houston. She worked as a bookkeeper for Gordon Brothers Oil
Companyand was a member of TrinityUnited Methodist Church. Survivors include two nieces,
Rebecca Burns Drone, Pulask and DorothyMeade, Lobelville, TN; three nephews, John Wilson
Burns, Pulaski, Ray Houston, Gallatin, TN, and Harry Houston, Hartselle, AL; several great
and great-great nieces and nephews.
CHOATE, Roy Dewey
24 Feb 1899
21 Jan1984
(h/o Myrtle Houston Choate)
(s/o John Rufus and Maggie McMasters Choate)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Jan 1984
Mr. Roy D. Choate, 84, of 109 South Third Street, Pulaski, died Saturday, January 21, 1984,
at Giles County Hospital. Funeral services were held Monday, January 23 at 1:30 p. m. in the
Bennett-May Chapel with the Reverends Jacob Gardner and Ray McDonald officiating. Burial
was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. A native of Lawrence County, Mr. Choate was a member of the
Trinity United Methodist Church and was retired as Bridge Foreman for the Giles County
Highway Department. He was the son of the late John Rufus and Maggie McMasters Choate.
He was married to Mrs. Myrtle Houston Choate of Pulaski, she survives. he had one brother,
Albert E. Choate of Pulaski, who also survive. Bennett May was in charge of arrangements.
CIBOROWSKI, Lt. Colonel Mitchell S.
12 Aug 1915
22 May 2011
(h/o Eleanor Corinne Burns Cibiriwski)
(s/o Bronislaw and Mary Wojcicki Ciborowski )
Obituary: gilesobits.us.net 22 May 2011
Lt. Colonel Mitchell S. Ciborowski, 95, of Giles County died May 22, 2011. Born Aug. 12,
1915, he was the oldest of six children born to Polish immigrants. Growing up in the industrial
city of New Bedford, Mass., he learned to shoulder responsibility at an early age. He worked
in the textile mills as a teenager and joined the Army as a young man. He fought in WWII and
the Korean War with valor and distinction and was awarded two bronze stars and a Purple
Heart. When he returned from the war, he was stationed at Redstone Arsenal, where he met his
wife of 62 years, Eleanor Corinne Burns. They began the nomadic adventures of an Army
family, bringing up four children and moving 12 times before settling in Bel Air, Md., for 50
years. Better known as “Cib,” the Lieutenant Colonel had a wonderful sense of humor and
twinkling blue eyes that laughed through many stressful times. He valued education having
struggled to put himself through college while working and raising a family. He was awarded
a bachelor’s degree from Southern Massachusetts Institute of Technology (now University of
Massachusetts) in his early40s. He used his education and experience to design everything from
rocket fuel for the military to playground swings for his children. Cib was known for his
strength of character. He always knew what was right and never hesitated to act on his
convictions. His life was defined by his strong faith and his love of family. He is preceded in
death by his youngest daughter, Susan. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m., Friday, May27,
at Bennett-May-Giles CountyFuneral Home. Burial will be in Mt. Moriah Cemetery with full
military honors. Visitation will be held at the funeral home prior to the funeral service,
beginning at 3 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to Mt. Moriah Cemetery Fund.
Survivors include his wife, Eleanor Corinne Burns; daughter Linda Ciborowski and husband
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Richard Cohen; sons, Philip Ciborowski and wife Jo Carol and Stephen Ciborowski and wife
Kerry and six grandchildren, Lilly, Lauren, Ben, Jennie, Delaney and Susan.
CLACK, Major John *
__ ___ 1757
__ ___ 1833
(s/o________________Clack) Revolutionary War Soldier
CLEGG, Robert J.
18 Oct 1854
16 Nov 1961
(s/o John and Lucinda ____________ Clegg)
CLEM, Rose
29 Apr 1950
29 Apr 1950
(d/o Frank Wilson and Frances Virginia Brown Clem) Unmarked–Death Certificate
CLEM, Star
29 Apr 1950
29 Apr 1950
(d/o Frank Wilson and Frances Virginia Brown Clem)Unmarked–Death Certificate
COBBS, Martha A. Johnston
13 Jul 1856
18 Nov 1893
(w/o A. H. Cobbs)
(d/o _______________ and ______________ Johnston)
COLE, Bettie Sue
4 Jan 1903
22 Jul 1933
(w/o ________________Cole) Unmarked Death Record
(d/o Sam and Usie Arnett Phillips)
COLEMAN, Infant
__ ___ 18__
7 Jun 1892
(s/o Tom and ___________ Coleman) unmarked grave
The Pulaski Citizen 9 Jun 1892
Egnew---Our community was saddened by the death of the little infant son of Mr. and Mrs.
Tom Coleman, which occurred last Tuesday night. The remains were interred at Mt. Moriah.
COLEN, Palmer Jr.
16 Jun 1957
14 May 1984
(s/o Palmer and Ruth Bush Colen, Sr.)
COLLIER, Clara Scott
26 Jul 1920
21 Sep 1976
(w/o James J. Collier)
(d/o Belton and Etta Sullivan Scott)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 22 Sep 1976
Funeral services for Mrs. Clara Collier, 56, who died Tuesday, September 21, at her home in
Athens, Ala., will be held Thursday morning at 10:30 o’clock at Bennett-May Chapel with
Church of Christ minister G. C. Fox the officiant. Interment will be in Moriah Cemetery. A
native ofGiles County, Mrs. Collier’s parents were the late Belton and Etta MaySullivan Scott.
Survivors include her husband, James J. Collier; a daughter, Mrs. Shirley Dunn of Crete, Ill.;
four sons, Jim Eddie and Dean Eddie of West Memphis, Ark., Loyd Eddie and Billy Edde of
Crete; a sister, Mrs. Oma Strain of Bethlehem, Pa.; a brother, Alton Scott of Nashville; 19
grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
CONNOR, Jimmie Annette
19 Nov 1861
8 Feb 1867
(d/o J. H. and A. Y. ________________ Connor)
COOK, Dorrie “Dot”
14 Jan 1930
22 Nov 2002
(w/o James E. Cook, Sr.)
(d/o Noble and Mary Buffalo Green)
Obituary: Columbia Daily Herald 24 Nov 2002
Dorrie "Dot" Cook, 72, died Friday, Nov. 22, 2002 in Memphis. Services will be held at 11
a.m. Tuesday at Bennett-May Chapel with the Rev. Paul Sain officiating. Burial will be in Mt.
Moriah Cemetery. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Survivors include
her husband, James Cook of Memphis; daughter, Susan Norman of Memphis; sister, Genelle
Dickey of Lakeland, Fla.; sister-in-law, Consuela Cook Dixon of Pulaski and three
grandchildren.
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COOK, Eugenia
08 Feb 1922
08 Nov 1934
(d/o Thomas Henry and Nora Lee Peters Cook)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 21 Nov 1934
Frances Eugenia Cook was born in Nashville, Tenn., Feb. 8, 1922, died Nov.. 8, 1934 in the
Protestant Hospital in Nashville, Tenn. She moved to Giles County with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. T. H. Cook, at the age of four years. Though the short period of her life was but 12 years,
she was an exceptional child. She possessed those high virtues that would be well for many
adults to possess. She was an obedient child. She loved her parents, and home. Never once did
she question their counsel, but her delight was to obey their wishes. She was trustworthy. She
had reached that place in life, where her mother could and did trust her with any of the home
duties. She had a high sense of appreciation. She was grateful for the smallest kindness, and for
all friends. Eugenia's finest qualitywas to think high andpure thoughts. Thinking of, and seeing
the best and purest in every thing made her innocent life attractive. In her school life, she made
good grades and was loved by her teachers and classmates. In her six weeks suffering,
everything in human power was done to restore her to health. Funeral services were conducted
in the Christian Church in Pulaski on Saturdayat 10a.m. by Rev. Elmer Smith, assisted byRev.
C. S. Wilson. Her remains were interred in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. She is survived by her
father, mother, one sister, two brothers and four half-brothers. Behind every cloud there is a
radiant light so beyondthis cloud of sorrow there is a radiant life, unscarred by sin, where we
will meet again in the home of the immortals. A Friend.
COOK, George E.
30 Nov 1837
18 Apr 1903
(h/o Sue Letha Williamson Cook)
(s/o Henry and Ann Samuels Cook)
COOK, James E. Jr.
19 Feb 1954
28 Jan 1987
(h/o Bobbye Cook and s/o James E. and Dot Green Cook)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Jan 1987
James E. Cook, Jr., age 32, of Memphis, Tennessee, died January 28, 1987 at his residence.
Funeral services were held January 31 at Bennett-May Chapel with Bro.Glenn Colley
officiating. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery with Bennett-May Funeral Home in charge. A
native of Texas, Mr. Cook was the son of James E. and Dot Green Cook, Sr. and the husband
of Bobbye Curry Cook. He was a member of the Church of Christ and a sales manager at
Dobson Hicks Seed Company. Survivors include his wife Bobbye Curry Cook; one son, James
E. Cook, III; one daughter, Amy Cook; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James E. Cook, Sr.; and one
sister, Susan Cook Norman.
COOK, Nora Lee Peters
6 Dec 1895
3 Jul 1981
(w/o Thomas Henry Cook)
(d/o George and Elizabeth ______________Peters)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Jul 1981
Funeral services for Mrs. Nora Peters Cook, 85, of Route 6, Pulaski, who died Friday, July 3,
1981 at Hillhaven Convalescent Center, Madison were conducted Sunday at 2:00 p. m. at
Bennett-May Chapel with burial in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Church of Christ ministers Andy
Brown and James Ed Holt were the officiants. Mrs. Cook was born in London, Ky., the
daughter of the late George and Elizabeth Peters. Her husband was the late T. H. Cook. She
was a member of Second Street Church of Christ. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Warren
G. Dixon, Nashville; three sons, George Evan Oakley, Pulaski, James Ed Cook, Memphis and
Charles Moran Cook, Taft; a sister, Mrs. Mae Cannon, Heidrick, Ky.; a brother, Willie Peters,
Mt. Vernon, Ky.; eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
COOK, Sue Letha Williamson
19 Sep 1842
21 Mar 1907
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Death Date
(w/o George E. Cook) md 5 Oct 1865 GCT
(d/o Thomas Sutherland and Martha ____________ Williamson)
COOK, Thomas Henry
3 Sep 1868
4 Mar 1968
(h/o Nora Lee Peters Cook) Was she his second wife?
(s/o George E. and Sue Letha Williamson Cook)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 6 Mar 1968
Thomas Henry Cook, 99, died Monday morning, March 4, in Giles County Hospital. Funeral
services for Mr. Cook, a retired salesman, were held Wednesday morning, March 6, in the
chapel of Bennett-May Funeral Home, with Andrew Brown, Church of Christ minister officiating.
Burial took place in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. A native of Giles County, Mr. Cook was born
September 3, 1868, the son of the late George E. and Susan Williamson Cook. Survivors
include his wife, Mrs. Nora Lee Peters Cook; four sons, William L. Cook and J. B. Cook, both
of Detroit, Mich., Charles Moran Cook, Huntsville, Ala., and James Ed Cook, Memphis; one
step-son, George Evans Oakley, Pulaski; one sister, Mrs. Warren G. Dixon, Nashville; fifteen
grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Bennett-May Funeral Home in charge of
arrangements.
COSBY, Francis M.
07 Oct 1825
04 Nov 1850
(s/o Lewis and Mary Yancey Cosby)
__ ___ ____
COSBY, Mary Yancey
01 Oct 1856
(w/o Lewis Cosby and d/o _______________and
Yancey)
COTHRAN, Mary Elizabeth
08 Nov 1939
12 Feb 1940
(d/o Lacey Cothran and Lillie Mae Cothran Woodward) Unmarked- Death Certificate
COX, Ada Bell
11 Jan 1866
28 Feb 1959
(d/o Gourdyne and Martha A. Mayfield Cox)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 4 Mar 1959
Funeral services for Miss Ada Bell Cox, native Giles Countian, were held at 2 o’clock Sunday
afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Robert Hall, Cumberland
Presbyterian minister. Burial took place in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Miss Cox died Saturdaynight,
February 28, at a Columbia nursing home after an extended period of declining health. Miss
Cox, a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, was born January 11, 1864, the
daughter of the late Gourdyne Cox and Martha Mayfield Cox.
The last member of her immediate family, Miss Cox is survived byserveral nieces and nephews.
Bennett-May Funeral Home in charge.
COX, Charity
__ ___ ____
5 Dec 1882
(d/o______________ and ___________ Cox) Unmarked grave Death Notice
The Pulaski Citizen 7 Dec 1882
Miss Charity Cox died at her home on Bradshaw last Monday of pulmonary disease. She was
buried the following day at Mt. Moriah.
COX, Charlie
25 Apr 1860
30 Sep 1919
(s/o Jasper and Martha McAlister Cox)
COX, Cicero
3 Sep 1872
30 Mar 1937
(s/o Jasper and Martha McAlister Cox)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 31 Mar 1937
Cicero Cox, age 64, died suddenly Tuesday morning about 7:30, at his home at Bodenham.
Mr. Cox was a good farmer, a genial warm hearted man. He was never married. But unlike
many bachelors, he maintained his home, and lived neatly and comfortably. His surviving
brother, Lon Cox, also never married. And their father, Jasper Cox, lived alone for a long time,
possibly forty years after the death of their mother. One sister, Mrs. S. P. Stinnett, is married,
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Death Date
and lives not far from the old home where Cicero lived and died. Lon Cox lives at Tioga, Texas.
Funeral services were held at Moriah Wednesday morning at 11:00 o’clock, by Rev. T. E.
Hudson, for many years a friend of the family. Burial was at Moriah cemetery where repose the
remains of other members of the family. There are only two survivors of the immediate family:
Mrs. Stinnett of Bodenham, and the brother in Texas, who could not come for the funeral.
COX, Della M.
4 Nov 1863
26 Jul 1941
(d/o Gourdyne and Martha A. Mayfield Cox)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 6 Aug 1941
Funeral services for Miss Della M. Cox, aged 77 years, who died Saturday at the home in the
Eighteenth District, were held at Mt. Moriah Cumberland Church at 2 o’clock Sunday
afternoon, by the Rev. Braxton Sams, and burial in the Mt. Moriah cemetery. Miss Cox is
survived by two sisters, Misses Etta Cox and Ada Cox, and one brother, Jim Cox, of Scott’s
Hill, Giles County.
COX, Etta
13 Sep 1869
7 Apr 1956
(d/o Gourdyne and Martha A. Mayfield Cox)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 11 Apr 1956
Funeral services for Miss Etta Brinkley Cox, 87, Giles County native, were held at 2 o’clock
Sunday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Argine Hughes and
the Rev. Paul McReynolds. Burial took place in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Miss Cox died at 5:30
o’clock on Saturday morning at Cozy Rest Haven at Columbia after a period of declining
health. Born September 13, 1868, in Giles County, she was a daughter of the late Gourdyne
Cox and Martha Mayfield Cox. Survivors include one brother, James B. Cox, Scotts Hill; and
one sister, Miss Ada Cox, Columbia. Bennett-Mayand Company, Funeral Directors in charge.
COX, Gourdyne
3 Oct 1821
3 Feb 1914
(h/o Martha A. Mayfield) US Soldier in Mexican War
(s/o William and Elizabeth W. Cox) md 2 Oct 1854
COX, Jasper
17 Jul 1832
29 Nov 1922
(h/o Mary McAlester Cox)
(s/o William and Elizabeth W. Cox)
COX, Martha A. Mayfield
13 Sep 1833
12 Feb 1933
(w/o Gourdyne Cox)
(d/o___________________ and ________________________Mayfield)
CRAFTON, George Washington
No dates
(h/o Susan A. Doggett Crafton) SGT Co I 2 TN MTD INF CSA
(s/o ______________ and __________ Crafton)
CRAFTON, Robert Oscar
7 Mar 1881
19 Dec 1945
(h/o Mandy Campbell Crafton)
(s/o Bob and ____________ Crafton) Unmarked Grave Death Certificate
CRAFTON, Susan A. Doggett
Age 82 years
__ Sep 1894
(w/o George Washington Crafton)
(d/o Miller and Delilah Griffis Doggett)
CROW, Amelia Q.
No dates listed
Can't Read
(w/o John W. Crow)
(d/o Milton G. and _____________ Mayfield)
CROW, John W.
25 Oct 1802
26 Apr 1835
(h/o Amelia Q. _______________ Crow)
(s/o ______________ and ___________Crow)
CURTIS, Arnold O.
11 Aug 1879
15 Jul 1956
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Death Date
(h/o Rosa Ethel Hill Curtis)
(s/o Thomas and Lizzie Sandusky Curtis)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Jul 1956
Funeral services for Arnold O. Curtis, 76, retired farmer of Anthony Hill Section, were held at
2:00 o’clock Tuesday afternoon at Pulaski Funeral Home, conducted by Everette Prestridge,
Church of Christ minister. Burial took place in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Mr. Curtis died at 10:20
o’clock Sunday night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ira Shelton, after a long illness. Born
August 11, 1879 in Giles County. He was the son of the late Thomas Curtis and Lizzie
Sandusky Curtis, and was a member of the Church of Christ. His wife, Mrs. Rosa Hill Curtis,
died fourteen years ago. In addition to Mrs. Shelton, Mr. Curtis is survived by two other
daughters, Mrs. J. B. VanHoozer, Winter Haven, Florida and Mrs. Oley Kimbrough of
Lynnville and two sons, Willie Curtis, Giles County and George Elliott Curtis, Winter Haven,
Florida; twenty-six grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren. Pulaski Funeral Home in
charge of arrangements.
CURTIS, Cora Harwell
__ ___ 1876
28 Aug 1951
(w/o 1. Thomas E. Williams 2. Charles M. Curtis)
(d/o Walter A. and Annie Abernathy Harwell)
CURTIS, Rosa Ethel Hill
12 Nov 1881
15 Jun 1942
(w/o Arnold O. Curtis)
(d/o Robert E. and Lora Whitworth Hill)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 17 Jun 1942
Mrs. Rosa Hill Curtis, aged 60 years, wife of Arnold Curtis, died at midnight Monday night,
June 15, after an extended illness, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ira Shelton, in Pulaski,
where she has lived the past two years. Funeral services were conducted at the Bennett-May
Funeral Home at 2:30 Tuesday afternoon, by Dr. George A. Morgan, with the burial in Mt.
Moriah Cemetery. Mrs. Curtis lived in Lawrence County and Giles County most of her life and
was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church at Moriah for many years. Mrs. Curtis
is survived by her husband; three daughters, Mrs. Shelton, Mrs. J. B. Vanhoozer, Lewisburg,
and Mrs. Ollie Kimbrough of Haywood Creek; two sons, Willie Curtis, Anthony Hill and Elliott
Curtis, Pulaski; and twenty-one grandchildren.
DARNELL, Alice Witt
18 Jun 1855
04 Sep 1922
(w/o J. F. Darnell) md 30 Nov 1911 GCT
(d/o Clayton Hamilton and Mary Sanders Hicks Witt)
DARNELL, Mamie Sue Pratt
2 Feb 1934
25 Jun 1995
(w/o Melvin Brown Darnell)
(d/o Oscar and Mary Viney Ward Pratt)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Jun 1995
Mrs. Mamie Sue Darnell, 61, of Pulaski died June 25, 1995, at Maury Regional Hospital in
Columbia. The native of Giles County was the daughter of the late Oscar and Mary Viney Ward
Pratt. Services will be at 10 a. m. Wednesday at Carr and Erwin Chapel with Jack Hurst
officiating. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Survivors include husband Melvin Darnell of
Pulaski; five sons, Melvin Wayne Darnell, Douglas Edward Darnell, and Billy Dale Darnell, all
of Pulaski, Kenneth Morgan Darnell of Minor Hill and Tommy Glenn Darnell of Lawrenceburg;
two daughters, Louise Woodard of Pulaski, Peggy Sue Gibson of Lawrenceburg; one sister,
Lena Mosley of Columbia; five brothers, Duncan Pratt of Lawrenceburg, Gardner Pratt of
Pulaski, George Pratt and Robert Pratt, both of Franklin, James Pratt of Columbia; seven halfbrothers, Paul Pratt, David Pratt, Freeman Lee Pratt, and Morris Pratt, all of Franklin, Roy
Pratt ofNashville, Thomas Pratt and Edward Dean Pratt, both of Pulaski; 12 grandchildren and
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two great-grandchildren.
DARNELL, Melvin Brown
07 Apr 1930
16 Dec 1997
(h/o Mamie Sue Pratt Darnell)
(s/o Wiley Adran and Myrtle Hardiman Darnell)
Obituary:The Giles Free Press 18 Dec 1997
Mr. Melvin Brown Darnell, 68, of Baugh Hollow Road, Pulaski, died Dec. 16, 1997, at
National Health Care in Pulaski. Born April 7, 1930, Mr. Darnell was the son of the late Wiley
Adran and Myrtle Hardiman Darnell. He was married to the late Mamie Sue Pratt Darnell. He
was a retired employee of the Giles County Highway Department. Services were to have been
held today (Thursday) at Carr and Erwin Funeral Home with Jack Hurst officiating. Burial was
to have been in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Survivors include five sons, Wayne, Billy and Douglas
Darnell, all of Pulaski, Kenneth Darnell of Goodspring, Tommy Darnell of Lawrenceburg; two
daughters, Louise Woodard of Pulaski and Peggy Gibson of Lawrenceburg; one brother and
two sisters, Jesse Darnell, Mary Banks and Christine Wright, all of Pulaski; 11 grand children
and two great grandchildren.
DARNELL, Melvin Wayne
20 Feb 1953
03 Jan 2007
(s/o Melvin Brown and Mamie Sue Pratt Darnell)
Obituary: The Giles Free Press 04 Jan 2007
He was born in Pulaski, TN on 2-20-1953, retired diesel mechanic, his parents were the late
Melvin Brown and Mamie Sue Pratt Darnell. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, 1-6-07,
at 11:00 a.m. at the Carr and Erwin Funeral Home, with burial in Mt. Moriah Cemetery.
Visitation will be on Friday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Carr and Erwin Funeral Home.
Survivors are: 2 sons, Thomas and Terry Darnell both of Pulaski, TN, 4 brothers, Douglass,
Kenneth, Tommy and Billy Darnell all of Pulaski, TN, 2 sisters, Louise Fahnestock of Pulaski,
TN, Peggy Gibson of Lawrenceburg, TN. Carr and Erwin Funeral Home in charge of
arrangements.
DART, Dazzie Ruth
24 Sep 1909
30 Dec 1963
(w/o [1]. Rollie Martin [2]. Morris Dart)
(d/o Thomas and Nancy Windsor Hazelwood)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 8 Jan 1964
Funeral services for Mrs. Morris Dart, 54, native Giles Countian, were held at 2 o’clock Sunday
afternoon at Pulaski Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Mack Pinkelton, with the burial in
Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Mrs. Dart died on December 30 in her home town of Sacramento,
California. The former Miss Dazzie Ruth Hazelwood, she was the daughter of the late Thomas
and Nancy Windsor Hazelwood. Her first husband, Rollie Martin, died in 1928. Mrs. Dart is
survived by her husband, Morris Dart; one daughter, Mrs. Walter Campbell, Nashville; three
grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Lillie Gaines, Lawrenceburg, and Mrs. Jim Martin, Pulaski.
Pulaski Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
DAVIDSON, E.
No other information
( /o______________ and ___________
DAVIDSON, Mose D.
__ ___ ____
8 Sep 1826
(s/o ______________and ___________ Davidson)
DAVIS, Johnie Mae
3 Jul 191428 May 2001
(w/o John Thomas Davis)
(d/o John Leroy and Ida Mae Tatum Hayes)
Obituary: Citizen Press 31 May 2001
Mrs. Johnie Mae Davis, 86, of Lewisburg died May 28, 2001, at Hillside Hospital. Mrs. Davis
was born July 3, 1914, in Giles County and was the daughter of the late John Leroy and Ida
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Mae Tatum Hayes. She was married to the late John Thomas Davis and was a retired nurse.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., tomorrow (June 1) at Bennett-May Funeral Home
Chapel. Burial will be in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Survivors include three step-daughters, Betty
Ruth Cook and Shirley Ballinger, both of Washington, D.C. and Margie Nelson of Nashville
and one sister, Hattie Lucille Munford of Nashville.
DAVIS, Joseph G. (2 years)
__ ___ 1884
8 Jan 1886
(s/o Thomas C. and Susan E. Davis)
DAVIS, Susan E.
19 Jan 1850
10 Nov 1885
(w/o Thomas C. Davis)
(d/o _____________ and ___________
DEAN, Carl Edward
17 Dec 1922
11 Jul 1944
(s/o Joe L. and Carrie E. Buchanan Dean) Pfc 127 Inf WWII
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 20 Dec 1944
Pfc. Carl E. Dean, 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Dean, is among those included in the list of
Giles County heroes who in serving their country in the present conflict, have sacrificed their
lives for the principles of democracy. Born and reared in the County, he attended school at
Wales and Giles County High School. At the age of 19 he volunteered for service in September,
1942, and after five months training in the United States was sent to Australia where he was
stationed for a year. Transferred to New Guinea, he served his country with honor until he died
on July 11, 1944, from wounds received in battle. Besides his parents, he is survived by five
brothers, two of whom are in the armed forces, J. L. Dean, Coxswain, U. S. Navy, in the South
Pacific area, and Harold E. Dean with the U. S. Army Air Corps at Lakeland, Fla.; Marvin, of
Pulaski, Paul and David of Giles County; four sisters, Mrs. Joseph Walls and Mrs. Charles
Sellers of Pulaski, Misses Lorene and Dorothy Dean of Giles County
DEAN, Carrie E. Buchanan
11 Sep 1896
23 Mar 1987
(w/o Joe L. Dean) md 23 Apr 1913 GCT
(d/o John and Emma Martin Buchanan)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Mar 1987
Mrs. Carrie B. Dean, 90, of Houston, Texas, died Monday, March 23, 1987, at Memorial City
Medical Center in that city. Funeral services were held Thursday, March 26, at Bennett-May
Chapel with Rev. Mack Pinkelton and Rev Judson L. Hays officiating. Burial was in Mt. Moriah
Cemetery. A native of Giles County, Mrs. Dean was the daughter of the John and Emma
Martin Buchanan and was married to the late Joe L. Dean. She was a member of the Baptist
Church. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Lady Jo Wall of Pulaski, Mrs. Elene Watson
of Pasadena, Texas, Mrs. Lorene Gilliam of Tullahoma, Mrs. Dot Robertson of Houston, two
sons, Marvin Dean of Mt. Pleasant, Texas, David Dean of Houston, Texas; 22 grandchildren
and 27 great-grandchildren.
DEAN, Dennis Booth
1 Apr 1942
28 Mar 1944
(s/o Marvin F. and Ruby Harris Dean)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 29 Mar 1944
Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Dean have the sympathy of friends in the death of their infant son, Dennis
Booth, who died early Tuesday morning. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at
Bennett-May Funeral Home with burial at Moriah Cemetery.
DEAN, Donnie Farrell
22 Jan 1948
22 Jan 1948
(s/o Marvin F. and Ruby Harris Dean)
DEAN, Infant (unmarked)
15 Mar 1929
19 Mar 1929
(s/o Joe L. and Carrie E. Buchanan Dean) death notice
DEAN, Jackson Gilmore (Unmarked)
9 Sep 1876
29 Aug 1943
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(h/o Mattie Lena Rosson Dean) Obituary
(s/o John Houston "Jack" and Martha Tarpley Dean)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 01 Sep 1943
One Giles County farmer is dead and another is held in jail charged with murder, as the result
of hard feelings that were said to have developed during a crap game in the Minor Hill section
Sunday afternoon, according to reports of officers who investigated the affair. Jack Dean, 66,
is the man who was fatally shot by a 22 caliber rifle, and Elmer Hargrove is in charged with the
killing. Facts on the trouble were meager, but Sheriff Gordon Topp stated that “all information
he had obtained indicated that trouble between the men was renewed at the crap game” and
resulted in the shooting. A preliminary trial will be held for Hargrove sometime this week, the
Sheriff stated. Dean is survived by his wife; four daughters, Mrs. Harvey Joyner, Birmingham,
Ala.; Misses Ruby and Harlene Dean and Mrs. Marie Kiddy; four sons, J. G. and Carter Dean,
all of Giles County; Willard and Elwood Dean, both of whom are serving with the Armed
Forces of the country; a half-sister, Mrs. Laura Hazelwood, Birmingham, Ala.; five halfbrothers, W. T., Harvey, Joe and Ewing Dean, all of Giles County; and Jim Dean, of
Birmingham. Funeral services were conducted at 3 o’clock Sunday afternoon at Moriah
Cumberland Presbyterian Church by the Rev. D. B. Noles, of Minor Hill. Burial was in the
church cemetery.
DEAN, Joe Lindsey
27 Jan 1895
14 Aug1954
(h/o Carrie E. Buchanan Dean)
(s/o John Houston "Jack" and Rachel Ann Yearwood Dean)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 18 Aug 1954
Funeral services for Joe Lindsay Dean, 59, farmer of Giles County, who died suddenly at 9:30
o’clock Saturday morning August 14, at the home in Pulaski, were held at 2:30 o’clock
Monday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Mack Pinkelton and
Dr. J. Clark Hensley and burial took place in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Mr. Dean had been in
declining health the past year. A lifelong resident of the county, he was born January 27, 1895,
the son of the late John Houston Dean and Rachel Ann Yearwood Dean. Mr. Dean is survived
by his wife, Mrs. Carrie Buchanan Dean; four daughters, Mrs. Joseph Wall and Miss Dorothy
Dean, Pulaski, Mrs. Burford Gilliam, Tullahoma, and Mrs. Elene Dean Sellers, Springfield,
Ohio; five sons, Marvin Dean, Fayetteville, Gene Dean and J. L. Dean, both of Houston, Texas,
and Paul Dean and David Dean, both of Pulaski; thirteen grandchildren; and four brothers, W.
T. Dean and Harvey Dean, both of Pulaski; Jim Dean, Birmingham, Ala., and Ewing Dean,
Campbellsville. Bennett-May and Company, Morticians in charge.
DEAN, John Houston "Jack"
about 1846
07 Jun 1912
(h/o Rachel Ann Yearwood Dean) Unmarked
(s/o Joseph L. and Eliza E. Shelton Dean)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 12 Jun 1912
Thursday morning about 11:00 o'clock, J. H. "Jack" Dean', was struck by a locomotive pulling
a north bound freight train and fatally injured, dying shortly afterward without regaining
consciousness. The tragedy occurred at Hicks Cut, about one mile south of town, and,
according to reports, Mr. Dean was in the cut and hidden by some vines when he suddenly
stepped out on the track in front of the approaching train and so near to it that the engineer
could not possibly have stopped the train in time to keep from striking the man, who stood still
and received his death blow from the ponderous mass of moving iron. He was thrown some
distance. The train was stopped and the injured man, who was still breathing, was put on the
train which caused his death and brought to Pulaski and taken into the depot. Dr. C. A.
Abernathy, railroad surgeon, was soon ministering to the dying man and ordered him removed
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to his home on the Ballentine farm south of town, but he died on the way. Whether it was
suicide or accident is not certain, though it might have been either, as it is said Mr. Dean has
been greatly worried about his crops and land ever since the crops were ruined by the overflow
of Richland Creek some weeks ago. He is said to have become practically unbalanced mentally
and may have deliberately placed himself in front of the train with suicidal intent or may have
been wandering about the track in a dazed condition when struck. It is said that he attempted
or threatened to commit suicide with a razor that same morning at home, and that after which,
he gave his wife his pocket book and left the house. Mr. Dean for many years lived in the
Wales Station section. He was a quiet, inoffensive man and had been a hard worker. The Rev.
G. A. Morgan conducted funeral services at the residence Saturday morning and the burial was
at Mt. Moriah. Mr. Dean is survived by his wife and several children. This appeared in The
Pulaki Citizen.
DEAN, Marvin F.
01 Jul 1919
03 Oct 1993
(h/o Ruby Harris Dean)
(s/o Joe L. and Carrie Buchanan Dean)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Oct 1993
Mr. Marvin F. Dean, 74, of Pulaski, died Sunday Oct. 3, 1993, at Hillside Hospital Emergency
Room. Funeral services were held Oct. 6, at Bennett-May Chapel with the Rev. Ron Galyon
and the Rev. Mack Pinkelton officiating. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. A native of Giles
County, Mr. Dean was a retired supermarket meat department manager and was a member of
the First Baptist Church in Pulaski. Survivors include his wife, Ruby Harris Dean, Pulaski; two
daughters, Gail Marthena, Pulaski, Roxanne Glover, Mt. Pleasant, Texas; four sisters, Lady Jo
Wall, Pulaski, Lorene Gilliam, Tullahoma, Tenn., Dot Robinson, Houston, Texas, Elene
Watson, Pasedena, Texas; one brother, David Dean, Houston, Texas; and six grandchildren.
DEAN, Mary
8 Jan 1870
3 Feb 1940
(d/o John Houston "Jack" and Mary Tarpley Dean)
DEAN, Rachel Ann Yearwood
6 Sep 1861
4 Jul 1944
(w/o John Houston "Jack" Dean)
(d/o John and Alpha Ann Clark Yearwood)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 5 Jul 1944
Funeral services for Mrs. Rachel Ann Yearwood Dean, 83, widow of J. H. Dean, who died at
8 o’clock Tuesday night, July 4, at the home of her son, Harvey H. Dean, in Pulaski,
following a short illness, will be held at 10 o’clock Thursday morning at Bennett-May Funeral
Home, conducted by Elder J. T. Clark, of Cowan. Burial will take place in Moriah Cemetery.
She was a member of the Church of Christ, and had lived the greater part of her life in Giles
County. Mrs. Dean is survived by five sons, Will T., Harvey H., Joe L., and Ewing H. Dean,
all of Pulaski, and James C. Dean, Birmingham; and one daughter, Mrs. John Lewis,
Birmingham; several grandchildren and several great grandchildren.
DEAN, Robert Butler
__ ___ 1905
29 Jan 1938
(h/o Maude ____________Dean)
(Unmarked Grave)
(s/o John Houston "Jack" and Rachel Ann Yearwood Dean)
DEAN, Ruby Harris
22 Aug 1919
28 Jun 2004
(w/o Marvin F. Dean)
(d/o Robert Nathaniel and Katie J. Ashworth Harris)
Obituary: Columbia Daily Herald 29 Jun 2004
Ruby H. Dean, 84, died Monday, June 28, 2004, at Hillside Hospital. Services will be
conducted at 2p.m. Wednesday at Bennett-May Funeral Home with Doug Plumlee officiating.
Burial will be in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral
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home. She was the daughter of the late Robert Nathaniel and Katie J. Ashworth Harris. She was
a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin F. Dean; sons, Dennis B.
Dean and Donnie F. Dean; and a sister, Faye Harris. Survivors include daughters, Portia Gail
Mathena and Ruby Roxanne Glover; a sister, Frances P. Burns; brothers, Nathaniel Van Harris
and Thomas "Jack" Harris; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Memorial
contributions are suggested to First Baptist Church Building Fund.
DEAVENPORT, Elizabeth
27 Sep 1836
27 Oct 1910
(w/o Dr. Thomas D. Deavenport)
(d/o Hull Huggins and Frances Hightower Hancock)
DEAVENPORT, Dr. Thomas D.
17 Feb 1820
2 Sep 1904
(h/o Elizabeth Hancock Deavenport)
(s/o James and Nancy C. _____________ Deavenport)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen
After an illness of several years from paralysis this well known andpopular citizen departed this
life at his home in the country, and joined the hosts on the other shore. He had lived long and
he had lived well. Gifted with a brilliant and expanding mind, always taking a lively interest in
all affairs pertaining to the welfare and upbuilding of his community and preferring to cast his
lot in life among the people, the home people, his people, he had builded a name that was
honored and respected wherever he was known, and by all with whom he associated. In the
medical profession, of which he was a long and prominent member, he was highly valued, and
built up a large practice. It was his disposition to attend all calls within his sphere and none were
too poor to obtain his services. The heart of the man beat in sympathy with suffering humanity,
and he was ever willing to assist a brother when in need. Dr. Deavenport was of a literary turn
of mind and during the active years of his life was a frequent contributor to the local press
writing in a vivacious, interesting style. Under the pen-name of “K. N. Pepper” many articles
appeared from him that were noted for the beauty of the diction and the happy, humorous vein,
that caused them to be read with much interest. He was always pleasant in manner and drew
to him the young people who enjoyed his association, and who valued him as a good friend. Dr.
Deavenport was born in Virginia, but came here in early manhood, and had practiced his
profession in this county for sixty years. Byhis brother physicians he was considered a very able
man, and his advice and counsel were frequently sought and always highly valued. He was in
85th year, and his death Friday morning at 3 a. m. closed the life of a useful good man. After
services at the church at Moriah by Rev. T. E. Hudson, the body was interred with Masonic
honors.
DICKEY, Alice Hayes
4 Dec 1877
6 Apr 1952
(w/o John William Dickey)
(d/o Ben and Martha Horne Hayes)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 9 Apr 1952
Funeral services for Mrs. Alice Hayes Dickey, 74, were held at 1:30 o’clock Monday afternoon
in Columbia, conducted by the Rev. Burns P. Drake and the Rev. R. F. Allen. Burial was in
Moriah Cemetery in Giles County. She died Sunday morning at the home of her son, John M.
Dickey, in Columbia. A native of Giles County, she was the daughter of the late Ben Hayes and
Martha Horne Hayes and was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. She was the
widow of J. W. Dickey. Mrs. Dickey is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Mary Hobbs, Giles
County and Mrs. Mattie Doggett, Maury County; three sons, John M. Dickey, Solon Dickey
and James Dickey, all of Maury County; twenty-two grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Pernie
Cooper, Giles County; and four brothers, Hugh Hayes, Columbia, Anderson Hayes and
Houston Hayes, Giles County, and John Hayes, Nashville.
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DICKEY, John William
22 Dec 1869
6 Sep 1938
(h/o Alice Hayes Dickey)
(s/o______________ and ___________
DICKEY, Solon Buchanan
5 Feb 1902
8 Mar 1969
(h/o Hallie Mae Cooper Dickey)
(s/o John William and Alice Hayes Dickey)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 12 Mar 1969
Funeral services for Solon Buchanan Dickey, 67, were held Sunday afternoon, March 9, at 2
o’clock in the chapel of Bennett-May Funeral Home, with G. C. Fox, Church of Christ minister,
officiating. Burial took place in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Mr. Dickey, a retired farmer, died
Saturday, March 8, in Giles County Hospital. A native of Giles County, he was born February
5, 1902, the son of the late Willie and Alice Hayes Dickey. Survivors include his wife, Mrs.
Hallie Mae Cooper Dickey; two brothers, Joe Dickey and John M. Dickey, both of Columbia;
and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Hobbs and Mrs. Mattie Doggett, both of Pulaski. Bennett-May
Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
DODSON, Woodson Henry
23 Aug 1865
13 Jun 1940
(s/o George and Elizabeth Henry Dodson) Unmarked Grave Death Certificate
DOTSON, George W.
15 May 1876
16 Feb 1926
(h/o Emma Pillow Dotson) md 6 Jan 1910 GCT
(s/o Robert and Martha McAnelly Dotson)
DOUGLAS, Betty Paisley
__ ___ 18__
29 Jun 1901
(w/o John H. Douglas) unmarked
death notice
(d/o _____________ and ____________ Paisley)
DOUGLAS, Dan Milton
22 Feb 1873
22 May 1942
(h/o Lillie Pearl Harwell Douglas)
(s/o John H. and Bettie Paisley Douglas)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 25 Mar 1942
Funeral services for Dan Milton Douglass, 69, were held at the Bennett, May and Company
Funeral Home at one o’clock Monday afternoon with the Rev. J. W. Bryson, pastor of the
Pulaski Presbyterian Church, conducting the rites, and interment in Mt. Moriah Cemetery.
Mr. Douglass, a farmer of the Chicken Creek community, died suddenly at his home at two
o’clock Sunday afternoon, after along period of failing health. Mr. Douglass is survived by his
wife, Mrs. Lillie Harwell Douglass; and one brother, Earl Douglass of Nashville.
He was a brother of the late “Kid” Douglass.
DOUGLAS, Eliza (c)
abt 1843
12 Jul 1942
(Member M. E. Church 48 years)
(d/o _____________ and ____________
DOUGLAS, James Newton
20 Dec 1856
16 Jun 1858
(s/o J. H. and M. E. Paisley Douglas)
DOUGLAS, Lillie Pearl
18 Nov 1882
03 Apr 1967
(w/o Dan M. Douglas)
(d/o Samuel Hartwell and Sara Jane Williams Harwell)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 05 Apr 1967
Funeral services for Mrs. Lillie Pearl Douglas, 84, were conducted Tuesday afternoon, April
4, at 4:00 o’clock in the chapel of Bennett-May Funeral Home, with James E. Holt, Church of
Christ minister, officiating. Burial took place in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Mrs. Douglas died
Monday, April 3, at Fairhaven Nursing Home. She was a native of Giles County, born
November 18, 1882, the daughter of the late Sam and Sara Williams Harwell. Her husband was
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the late Dan Douglas. Survivors include several nieces and nephews. Bennett-May Funeral
Home in charge of arrangements.
DOUGLAS, Mary Lou Reed
02 Nov 1871
20 Oct 1955
(w/o [1]. Thomas Kidd Douglas) md 20 Jul 1892 GCT
(w/o [2]. Quarles T. Parker)
(d/o Robert Carson and Mary Jane Johnston Reed)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 26 Oct 1955
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Lou Reed Parker, widow of Quarles T. Parker, were held at 11
o’clock Saturday morning at Mt. Moriah Cumberland Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Paul
McReynolds, pastor of the church, and the Rev. Jack Green of Birmingham, Ala., grandson of
Mrs. Parker, officiated and burial took place in the church cemetery. Mrs. Parker died
Thursday at Giles County Hospital after a two weeks illness. A native of Maury County, she
was the daughter of the late Robert Carson Reed and Mary Jane Johnson Reed, coming with
the family to Giles County as an infant. She was a member of Mt. Moriah Church. Her first
husband, Thomas Kidd Douglas, died March 14, 1914. Mrs. Parker is survived by two
daughters, Mrs. Solon Rich, Pulaski, and Mrs. Walter Green, Birmingham, Ala.; and ten
grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Bennett-Mayand Company, Funeral Directors.
DOUGLAS, Thomas Kidd
14 Nov 1866
14 Mar 1914
(h/o Mary Lou Kidd Douglas)
(s/o John H. and Bettie Paisley Douglas)
DRAKE, Eliza J.
18 Dec 1854
08 Nov 1906
(w/o William Thomas Drake)
(d/o _____________ and ___________
DUFFIELD, Elizabeth 92 years
___ 1740
08 Nov 1832
(w/o John Duffield) Oldest in cemetery (Buried by the Porters)
(d/o Hugh and Violet Mackey Porter)
DUGGER, Charlotte Ann
2 Apr 1938
26 Feb 1939
(d/o _____________ and ___________
DUGHLESS, James
(h/o Susan Stainback Dughless) (s/o_______ and
_______________ Dughless)
DUGHLESS, Susan
__ ___
20 ___ 1
_
(w/o James Dughless and d/o _____________ and ____________ Stainback)
DUNAVANT, Herbert C. Sr.
5 Feb 1910
20 Jul 1958
(s/o ______________ and __________
DUNCAN, Bertha Pratt
15 Apr 1895
22 Mar 1975
(w/o Claud Rufus Duncan) md 25 Dec 1912 (d/o and
_________________ Pratt)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Mar 1975
Funeral services were held for Mrs. Bertha Duncan, 79, of Route 2, Prospect, who died in Giles
CountyHospital, March 22,1975 at Bennett-MayChapel Reverend William Suddarth officiated
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and burial took place in Mount Moriah Cemetery. Mrs. Duncan was born in Giles County. Her
husband was the late Claude Rufus Duncan. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Hoover
Hughes, Elkton; a son, Ernest Duncan, Rt. 2, Prospect, Tenn.; one sister, Mrs. Minnie
Pinkleton, Columbia; seven grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.
DUNCAN, Charles Eugene
06 Oct 1926
29 Jun 1991
(h/o Nannie Russell Duncan)
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(s/o William and Etta Riggins Duncan)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 02 Jul 1991
Mr. Charles E. Duncan, 64, of Pulaski, died Saturday, June 29, 1991, at his residence. Funeral
services were held Sunday, June 30, at Bennett-May Chapel with the Rev. Mack Pinkelton
officiating. Burial took place in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. A native of Giles County, Mr. Duncan
was the son of the late William and Etta Riggin Duncan. He was a member of the United
Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Nannie Duncan of Pulaski; three sisters,
Mrs. Jean Cothran and Mrs. Elizabeth Blade, both of Columbia; Mrs. Margaret Bryant of
Pulaski, one brother, Marvin Duncan of Pulaski.
DUNCAN, Claud Rufus
16 Jul 1893
5 Mar 1963
(h/o Bertha Duncan)
(s/o William Morris and Bettie Poore Duncan)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 6 Mar 1963
Funeral services for Claude Duncan, 69, Aspen Hill farmer, were held at 11:30 Wednesday
morning at Bennett-May Funeral Home with the burial in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Mr. Duncan
died early Tuesday afternoon, March 5, at Giles County Hospital after a long illness. Born July
16, 1893, in Giles County, he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Duncan. He was
a member of the Church of Christ. Mr. Duncan is survived by his wife, Mrs. Bertha Duncan;
two sons, Ernest Duncan and Jack Duncan, Prospect; two daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Martin and
Mrs. Lorene Hughes, Giles County; eight grandchildren; and two half-brothers, Charles Duncan
and Morris Duncan, Giles County. Bennett-May Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
DUNCAN, Etta Riggins
23 Mar 1893
27 Aug 1940
(w/o William Duncan)
(d/o Charlie and Maggie Nellums Round Riggins)
DUNCAN, Frances Allen
__ ___ 1936
__ ___ 1938
(d/o William and Etta Riggins Duncan)
DUNCAN, Nannie Mae Russell
24 Feb 1933
(w/o Charles E. Duncan)
(d/o William Thomas and Tennie Pearl Fralix Russell)
DUNCAN, Ronnie Eugene
12 Nov 1952
22 Jul 1953
(s/o Charles Eugene and Nannie Mae Russell Duncan)
DUNCAN, William Morris
9 Sep 1871
18 Sep 1943
(h/o [1]. Bettie Poore Duncan [2]. Etta Riggins Duncan ) (Unmarked grave)
(s/o Reuben and ____________ Jones Duncan)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 22 Sep 1943
Funeral services for William M. Duncan, 72, who died early Saturday morning at his home on
South First Street, were held at 3 o’clock Sunday afternoon at Mt. Moriah Church, conducted
by the Rev. J. E. Trotter, of Prospect. Burial took place in the Moriah Cemetery. Mr.Duncan,
formerly a farmer in the county, but more recently the operator of a small grocery on South First
Street, was found dead in bed about six o’clock Saturday morning, where he had died while he
slept, apparently from a heart attack. Mr. Duncan is survived by four children, Morris Duncan,
Prospect, Charles and BettyDuncan, Pulaski, and Claude Duncan, Elkton; five step-children, Mrs.
George Miles and Miss Margaret Martin, Pulaski, Mrs. Ernest Duncan and
John Martin, Prospect, and Mrs. Wesley Blade, Elkton; and twenty-five grandchildren.
DUNIVANT, Charles Boyd
17 Jan 1893
11 Jan 1969
(h/o Mae Shaffer Dunivant)
(s/o James Frank and Eliza Cowan Dunivant)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 15 Jan 1969
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Charles Boyd Dunivant, 75, died Saturday, January 11, in Vanderbilt Hospital, Nashville.
Funeral services for Mr. Dunivant were held Sunday afternoon, January 12, at 2 o’clock in the
chapel of Bennett-May Funeral Home with G. C. Fox, Church of Christ minister, officiating.
Burial took place in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. A native of Giles County, Mr. Dunivant was born
February 17, 1893, the son of the late Frank and Eliza Cowan Dunivant. He was the husband
of the late Mae Shaffer Dunivant. Survivors include one brother, Bob Dunivant, Pulaski.
Bennett-May Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
DUNIVANT, Eliza Cowan
__ ___ 1860
__ ___ 1930
(w/o James Frank Dunivant)
(d/o _______________and _____________Cowan)
DUNIVANT, Eliza Merrill
__ ___ 1826
22 Nov 1908
(w/o Robert Burton Dunivant)
(d/o _____________ and________________Merrill)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 26 Nov 1908
Mrs. R. B. Dunivant died Sunday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. T. O. Lee at Sandy Hook,
in Maury County, and the body was brought here Tuesday and interred at Mt. Moriah. Mrs.
Dunivant was formerly a resident of this county and is the mother of J. F. Dunivant of Wales.
She also has another son in Texas, and fifteen grandchildren, one of whom is Will V. Dunivant,
of Pulaski. Mrs. Dunivant was 82 years of age. Her husband died several years ago.
DUNIVANT, Jennie O. Bittick
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25 Dec1905
(w/o Jeff Dunivant and d/o ____________ and ___________ Bittick)
DUNIVANT, James Frank
22 Sep 1855
27 Mar 1928
(h/o Eliza Cowan Dunivant)
(s/o Robert Burton and Eliza Merrill Dunivant)
DUNIVANT, Mae Shaffer (cremated)
__ ___ 1898
__ ___ 1966
(w/o Charles B. Dunivant)
(d/o _______________and ____________Shaffer)
DUNIVANT, Robert Burton
1 Apr 1830
28 May 1903
(h/o Eliza Merrill Dunivant)
(s/o Peter and Mary Marriott Mitchell Dunivant)
DUNIVANT, Robert B.
16 Jun 1890
25 Apr 1969
(s/o James Frank and Eliza Cowan Dunivant)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Apr 1969
Funeral services for Robert Dunivant, 78, were conducted Sunday afternoon, April 27, at 2
o’clock in the chapel of Bennett-MayFuneral Home, with G. C. Fox, Church of Christ minister,
officiating. Burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery. Mr. Dunivant died Friday, April 25, at
Merihil Nursing Home in Lewisburg. A native of Giles County, Mr. Dunivant was born June
16, 1890, the son of the late Frank and Eliza Cowan Dunivant. Survivors include several nieces
and nephews. Bennett-May Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
DUNNAVANT, John Mason
1 Jul 1929
12 Apr 1930
(s/o B. F. and Adelia Strickland Dunnavant) Unmarked
DUNNAVANT, Lena Tidwell
9 Apr 1883
27 Oct 1960
(w/o O. B. Dunnavant) md 10 Apr 1921 GCT
(d/o J. W. and Mary J. McLean Tidwell)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 2 Nov 1960
Funeral services for Mrs. Ollie Dunavant, 77, resident of the Seventh District, were held at 2:30
o’clock on Friday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Chester A.
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Stephens, pastor of the Trinity Charge of the Methodist Church. Burial took place in Moriah
Cemetery. Mrs. Dunavant died at 4 o’clock Thursday morning, October 27, at a Nashville
hospital, following an extended illness. Mrs. Dunavant, a member of TrinityMethodist Church,
was the former Miss Lena Tidwell, born April 9, 1883, in Giles County, the daughter of the late
William James Tidwell and Mary Jane McLean Tidwell. Mrs. Dunavant is survived by her
husband, Ollie B. Dunavant; one step-son, Eugene B. Dunavant, Route 1, Pulaski; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Elizabeth D. Alexander, Waynesboro, Va.; one sister, Mrs. Tyree Braly, Pulaski;
and a number of nieces and nephews. Bennett-May Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
DUNNAVANT, Thomas
__ ___ ____
05 Oct 1905
(h/o ________________Dunnavant)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 12 Oct 1905
Thomas J. Dunnavant died at his home near Wales Thursday. He had been in poor health for
several year. The burial was held at Mt. Moriah Friday. Mr. Dunnavant is survived by his wife
and several children.
DURHAM, Dorothy Pillow
12 May 1928
20 Sep 1979
(w/o Robert Alvie Durham)
(d/o Roy Mitchell and Mable Englett Pillow)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Sep 1979
A native of Giles County, Mrs. Dorothy Pillow Durham, 51, of Nashville, died Sunday,
September 20 in Parkview Hospital, Nashville. Funeral services were conducted by the Rev.
Alan Shields Tuesday at 4:00 p. m. at Bennett-May Chapel. Burial was in Mt. Moriah
Cemetery. Mrs. Durham, daughter of the late Roy M. and Mable Englett Pillow, was employed
by the Nashville Electric Service. She was a member of Hillwood Presbyterian Church,
Nashville. Survivors include her husband, Robert A. Durham; three daughters, Mrs. Bobbie
Bratcher and Miss Dorinda L. Durham, Nashville and Miss Dawn L. Durham, Knoxville and
a brother, Roy T. Pillow, Elkton.
DURHAM, Robert Alvie
28 Jul 1923
18 Sep 1980
(h/o Dorothy Pillow Durham) md 21 Dec 1946
(s/o Alvie and Ada Draper Durham)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 24 Sep 1980
Funeral services for Robert A. “Jim” Durham, 57, a Giles Countynative, was held on Saturday,
September 20 at 2:00 p. m. at Bennett-May Chapel. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery with
the Rev. Allen Shields officiating at the services. Mr. Durham was killed Thursday morning in
Nashville when a load of glass toppled on him at the Ford Motor Company Glass Plant, where
he had been employed in the materials department for 22 years. Mr. Durham was married to the
late Dorothy Pillow Durham. H e was the son of the late Alvie Durham and Ada Draper
Durham of Minor Hill. He was a member of the Hillwood Presbyterian Church in Nashville and
a member of the West Nashville Moose Lodge 2221. He is survived by his mother, three
daughters, Mrs. Bobby (Darryl) Bratcher of Nashville, Miss Dawn L. Durham, of Knoxville
and Miss Dorinda L. Durham ofNashville; seven brothers, David Durham, Union City, Georgia,
Richard Durham, Lester, Ala., Horace Durham, Minor Hill, Chuck Durham, Lester, Ala., Bud
Durham of Five Points, Bill Durham, St. Joseph, Mich., and Joe Durham, St. Joseph, Mich.;
four sisters, Mrs. Marta Gordon, Lexington, Ala., Mrs. Donnie Gatlin, Pulaski, Mrs. Margaret
Hayes, Center Hill, Fla., and Mrs. Bonnie Barnett, O’Brien, Fla.
EAKES, Allie Rhoe (Unmarked)
16 Feb 1880
26 Jan 1885
(s/o John Robert and Mary J. Rodgers Eakes)
EDDE, Gladys Dalton “Buddy”
29 Mar 1941
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(h/o Linda Marie Joplin Edde)
(s/o James Dalton “J.D.” and Ester Walls Edde)
Obituary: London Funeral Home 07 Oct 2011
Mr. Gladys Dalton “Buddy” Edde, age 70 of Old Hickory, Tennessee, died Friday, October 7,
2011 in Skyline Medical Center. Mr. Edde was a native of Marshall County, Tennessee son of
the late James Dalton “J.D.” and Ester Walls Edde. He was retired from Enco where he was
a heavy equipment mechanic. He was a member of the Hermitage Hills Baptist Church and a
mason in the Old Hickory Masonic Lodge # 598. In addition to his parents, he was preceded
in death by a brother, Wayne Edde. He is survived by his wife, Linda Marie Joplin Edde of Old
Hickory, daughter, Tammy Lynn Stone of Goodlettsville, son, John Dalton Edde of Louisville,
Kentucky, two sisters, Annie Ruth Lawrence of Cornersville and Joyce Crigger of Lewisburg,
brother, JimmyEdde of Smyrna, five grandchildren, and step mother, Sarah Edde of Lewisburg.
Funeral services will be conducted Monday, October 10, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. from the chapel of
London Funeral Home with burial to follow in Mt. Moriah Cemetery in Giles County. The
family will be at London Funeral Home Sunday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. A Masonic
service will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday. Monday the family will visit from 10:00 a.m. until
the funeral hour.
EDDIE, Clara B.
26 Jul 1920
21 Sep 1976
(w/o Loyd Milton (Mutt) Eddie)
(d/o _____________ and ___________ Scott)
EDDIE, Esther Walls
4 Dec 1919
05 Apr 1981
(w/o James Dalton Eddie) md 28 Sep 1936 GCT
(s/o ______________ and____________________ Walls)
EDDIE, Garland Wayne
2 Feb 1943
03 Dec 1945
(s/o James Dalton and Esther Lorene Walls Eddie)
EDDIE, Infant
__ ___ 1944
__ ___1944
(s/o William and Iva Dell Eddie)
EDDIE, James Dalton
6 Sep 1917
(h/o Esther Walls Eddie)
(s/o Gladys Dalton and Charlotte Metcalf Eddie)
EDDIE, Loyd M.
6 Apr 1920
31 Mar 1965
(h/o Clara B. Scott Eddie) TNN Cpl 9200 SVC Com'd Unit TC WWII
(s/o Gladys Dalton and Charlotte Metcalf Eddie)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Mar 1965
Funeral services for Loyd (Mutt) Eddie, disabled veteran of WWII, will be held at 2 o’clock
Friday afternoon in the chapel of Pulaski Funeral Home, conducted by G. C. Fox, Church of
Christ minister, and the Rev. Mack Pinkelton, Baptist minister. Burial will take place in Mt.
Moriah Cemetery. Mr. Eddie died at 6:45 o’clock Wednesday morning, March 31, in Giles
County Hospital. Born April 6, 1920, in Moore County, he was the son of Mrs. Charlotte
Metcalf Eddie, Pulaski, and the late Gladys Dalton Eddie; and was a member of the Church of
Christ. In addition to his mother and step-father, O. R. Eddie, Pulaski, Mr. Eddie is survived
by his wife Mrs. Clara Scott Eddie; four sons, Billy Wayne and Loyd Eddie, both of Chicago,
and James Howard and Troy D. Eddie, both of Pulaski; one daughter, Mrs. Shirley Mae
Metcalf;, Chicago, Ill.; three brothers, William Eddie, Pulaski, J. D. Eddie and Roy Eddie,
Cornersville; and one half-brother, Robert Eddie, Pulaski; and four sisters, Mrs. Martha
Strickland and Mrs. MaryHollingsworth, both of Pulaski, Mrs. Ruth Crosslin, Shelbyville, and
Mrs. Irene Norwood, Chicago, Ill. Pulaski Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
EDWARDS, Nancy Ann Braly
15 Jun 1826
03 Nov 1905
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(w/o 1. John M. Braly 2. E. E. Edwards)
(d/o Robert Reed and Elizabeth Myers Braly)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 09 Nov 1905
"Aunt" Nancy Edwards died at Bodenham Firday evening, Nov. 3, and was buried Saturday,
services being conducted by Rev. T. E. Hudson, at Moriah in the presence of a large
congregation of relatives and friends. Her first marriage was to Mr. Braly and she is survived
by three sons, James, Cull, and Rev. J. D. Braly of Petersburg. Mrs. Edwards has been a
member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church most all of her life. Her father was an early
settler in the Bodenham section. The deceased was an aunt of Mrs. J. C. Hannah, of
Campbellsville.
ENGLET, James Edward
28 Mar 1902
12 Jun 1953
(h/o William Polk Boshers Englet)
(s/o Mack and Lula Ray Englet)
ENGLET, Leon
24 Dec 1900
13 Sep 1985
(s/o Mack and Lula Ray Englet)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Sep 1985
Mr. Leon Englett, 84, of Winter Haven, Fla., died Friday, Sept. 13, 1985, at Lake Wales, Fla.
Hospital. Funeral services were held at 2 p. m. Monday, Sept. 16, at Bennett-May Chapel with
Rev. Mack Pinkelton officiating. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. A native of Giles
County, he was the son of the late Mack and Lou Ray Englett. Survivors include four
daughters, Mrs. Jewel Curtis of Winter Haven, Fla., Mrs. Hazel Abernathy, Mrs. Katherine
Arthur, both of Pulaski, Mrs. Judy Goetz of Ohio; two sons, Bobby and Steve Englett, both of
Ohio; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Grace Holley of Pulaski;
one brother, Frank Englett of Lawrenceburg.
ENGLETT, Linda Smith
03 Mar 1951
13 Mar 2013
(w/o David Lee Englett)
(d/o Floyd, Jr. and Lillian Giles Smith)
Obituary: Bennett-May-Giles County Funeral Home 12 Mar 2013
Linda Smith Englett passed away March 12, 2013 at Crockett Hospital in Lawrenceburg, TN.
She was born on March 3, 1951 in Lawrenceburg and was 62 years old. Visitation will be on
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 from 4:00 until 8:00pm at Bennett-May-Giles County Funeral
Home in Pulaski, TN. Funeral service will be on Thursday, March 14th at 2:00pm in the chapel
ofBennett-May-Giles CountyFuneral Home. Burial will follow in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. She
was preceded in death by her parents, Floyd and Lillian Giles Smith, Jr. She is survived by her
husband, David Englett of Lawrenceburg; sons, Michael Englett of Lawrenceburg, David Lee
Englett of Lawrenceburg. BarryDon Englett of Lawrenceburg; brothers, JimmySmith, Dickey
Smith and Ricky Smith of Lawrenceburg; 3 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews also
survive. Bennett-May-Giles CountyFuneral Home is in charge of arrangements for Linda Smith
Englett.
ENGLET, William Mack Sr.
29 Sep 1912
08 Jun 1978
(h/o Mable Black Englet)
(s/o Mack and Lula Rhea Englet)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Jun 1978
William Mack Englett, Sr., 66, of Route 2, Pulaski died June 8, 1978 in Giles County Hospital.
Funeral services were held June 10 at Bennett-May Chapel, with G. C. Fox conducting the
services. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Mr. Englett was born Sept. 29, 1912 in Alabama
the son of the late Mack Englett and Lula Rhea Englett. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs.
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Margaret Peden, Hendersonville; one son, William M. Englett, Jr., Brussell, Belgium; a sister,
Mrs. William Holley, Pulaski and two brothers, Frank Enlgett, Lawrenceburg and Leon Englett,
Florida; three grandsons and one granddaughter.
ENGLET, William Polk Boshers
__ ___ 1908
24 Feb1976
(w/o James Edward Englet)
(d/o Polk and Mollie Holman Boshers)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Feb 1976
Mrs. William Polk Boshers Englet, 68, of Pulaski died Tuesday, February 24 in Maury County
Hospital, Columbia. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock at
Bennett-May Chapel with Church of Christ minister G. C. Fox officiating. Burial will be in Mt.
Moriah Cemetery. Born in Giles County, Mrs. Englet was the daughter of the late Polk and
Mollie Holman Boshers. She was married to the late James Edward Englet.
Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Mildred Wall, Mrs. Helen Tatum and Mrs. Juanita Del
Forge, all of Pulaski; a sister, Mrs. Lorene Brock of Pulaski; two half sisters, Mrs. Annie
Flaherty of Louisville, Ky. and Mrs. Almeda Claud of Pulaski; a half brother, Tommie Napier
of Pulaski; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
ENGLETT, Clay Mack
3 Dec 1882
4 Jan 1936
(h/o Lula Ray Englett and s/o John and Ann Bunch Englett)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 8 Jan 1936
Mack Englett, aged about 60 years, was found dead in bed, Sunday afternoon by a member of
his family. Heart failure is supposed to have been the cause of death. The family resided on the
farm of T. B. Wade, near Wales. Burial was at Mt. Moriah Monday. He was a good farm
worker. His wife and several children survived and a brother, Jim Englett of Milky Way Farms.
ENGLETT, Edith H. Prince
29 Mar 1920
12 Aug 1992
(w/o Frank Ozro Englett)
md 19 Nov 1938 GCT
(d/o John Henry and Ella Stevenson Woods Prince)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Aug 1992
Mrs. Edith H. Englett, 72, of Lawrenceburg, died Wednesday, Aug. 12, 1992, at Crockett
General Hospital. Funeral services were held Saturday, Aug. 15, at Bennett-May Chapel with
G. C. Fox and Tommy Stevens officiating. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. A native of
Wayne County, Mrs. Englett was the daughter of the late Henry and Ella Stevenson Woods
Prince. She was a housewife and member of the Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband,
Frank Englett of Lawrenceburg; four daughters, Brenda Alverson of Gurley, Ala., Linda
Cannon, Pam Englett and Penny Hughes, all of Lawrenceburg; six sons, Hugie Englett of
Leoma, Johnnie Englett of Nashville, David and Mark Englett, both of Lawrenceburg, Larry
Englett of Jackson, Tenn., Terry Englett of Huntsville, Ala.; 25 grandchildren; five greatgrandchildren; two sisters, Mary Weaver and Ruth Hill, both of Lawrenceburg; two brothers,
Woodrow Prince of Lawrenceburg.
ENGLETT, Frank Austin
26 Nov 1939
24 May 1981
(h/o Nancy Allen Englett) S/SGT US Army WWII
(s/o Frank Ozro and Edith Prince Englett)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ May 1981
Funeral services for Frank Austin Englett, 41, of Bon Aqua, who died Sunday, May 24 in
Veterans’ Administration Hospital, Nashville, were held Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at Bennett-May
Chapel by Church of Christ minister G. C. Fox and Chaplain Goforth of Ft. Campbell, Ky.
Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Mr. Englett, a retired serviceman, United States Army,
was supply officer at the V. A. Hospital, Nashville. He was a Giles County native, the son of
Mr. and Mrs. Frank O. Englett of Lawrenceburg, who survive. In addition to his parents,
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survivors include his wife, Mrs. Nancy Stevens Englett; two sons, Patrick Englett and Thomas
Englett of Bon Aqua; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Ella Prince, Lawrenceburg; eight brothers,
Hughie D. Englett, Leoma, Terry L. Englett and Larry E. Englett, Jackson, Johnny W. Englett,
Jerry W. Englett and Gary S. Englett, Nashville, David M. Englett and Mark A. Englett,
Lawrenceburg; four sisters, Mrs. Brenda Alverson, Alabama, Mrs. Linda Cannaon and Mrs.
Pam Weeks, Lawrenceburg, and Mrs. Penny Wells, Leoma; several nieces and nephews.
ENGLETT, Frank Ozro
15 Jan 1915
17 Oct 1993
(h/o Edith H. Prince Englett) S2 US Navy WWII
(s/o Clay Mack and Lula Ray Englett)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __Oct 1993
Mr. Frank Ozro Englett, 78, died Oct. 17 at Lawrenceburg HealthCare. Funeral services were
held Oct. 19 at Bennett-May Chapel. G. C. Fox and Tommy Stevens officiated. Burial was in
Mt. Moriah Cemetery. A native of Alabama and a resident of Lawrenceburg, he was the son
of the late Clay Mack and Lula Ray Englett. Mr. Englett was a retired employee of Murray
Ohio Manufacturing Company. He was a member of the Baptist Church and a veteran of World
War II. Survivors include four daughters, Brenda Alverson of Gurley, Ala., Linda Cannon,
Pam Michaud, both of Lawrenceburg, Penny Hughes, Loretto; six sons, David Englett, Mark
Englett, both of Lawrenceburg, Hughie Englett of Leoma, John Englett of Nashville, Larry
Englett of Jackson, Terry Englett of Huntsville; 25 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren; and
one sister, Grace Holley of Pulaski.
ENGLETT, Gary S.
14 Jul 1952
02 Jun 1983
(s/o Frank and Edith Prince Englett)
Obituary: The Giles Free Press 08 Jun 1983
Mr. GaryEnglett, 30, Lawrenceburg, died Thursday, June 2, 1983, in that city. Funeral services
were held at 2 o’clock Sunday, June 5, at Bennett-May Chapel with burial in Mt. Moriah
Cemetery, G. C. Fox officiating. A native of Lawrence County, he was the son of Frank and
Edith Prince Englett, both of Lawrenceburg. Other survivors include one son, Tony Englett,
Nashville; four sisters, Brenda Alverson, Gurley, Ala., Linda Cannon and Pam Weeks, both of
Lawrenceburg, and Penny Wells, Leoma; seven brothers, Hugie, David and Terry Englett, all
of Lawrenceburg, Jerry and Johnny Englett, Nashville, Larry Englett, Jackson, and Mark
Englett, Ethridge.
ENGLETT, Infant
14 Jul 1941
14 Jul 1941
(d/o William Mack Sr. and Mable Addie Black Englett)
ENGLETT, Lula Ray
11 Jan 1871
30 Nov 1958
(w/o Clay Mack Englett)
(d/o Reuben and Nancy Nunnelly Ray)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 3 Nov 1958
Funeral services for Mrs. Lula Ray Englett, 87, widow of Mack Englett, were held at 2 o’clock
Tuesdayafternoon at Bennett-MayFuneral Home with the burial in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Mrs.
Englett died at 11:30 o’clock Sunday night, November 30, at the home of her daughter, Mrs.
William Holley in Pulaski. Born January 11, 1871, in Giles County, she was the daughter of the
late Reuben Ray and Nancy Nunnelly Ray. She was a member of the Pisgah Methodist Church.
In addition to her daughter, Mrs. Holley, Mrs. Englett is survived by three sons, Leon Englett,
Spencer, Ohio, William Mack Englett, Pulaski, and Frank Englett, Lawrenceburg; twenty-eight
grandchildren and seventeen great-great-grandchildren; and one half-sister, Mrs. Robert Price,
Pulaski. Bennett-May and Company, in charge.
ERWIN, Morillia E.
15 Jul 1820
14 Aug 1846
(w/o James G. Erwin) md 27 Dec 1837
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(d/o _____________ and_____________________West)
FARMER, Rev. Nathan
33 yrs 11 mos
4 Dec 1832
(s/o ______________ and __________ Farmer)
FISHER, J. D. (unmarked)
__ ___ 18__
__ ___ 1891
(s/o ______________ and __________ Fisher)
The Pulaski Citizen 4 Jun 1891
Egnew---The Angel of Death has again visited our community and claimed for its victim Mr.
J. D. Fisher. His remains were buried at Mt. Moriah.
FOGG, John M.
14 Mar 1846
7 Aug 1868
(nephew of Milcy Fogg)
FOGG, Milcy
1 Mar 1798
20 Oct 1870
(d/o James Fogg, Sr.) (Sister of William Fogg)
FOGG, William
abt 1796
8 Jun 1868
(h/o Sarah L. Reed Morris) md 18 Dec 1855 GCT
(s/o James Fogg, Sr.)
FORSYTHE, Julia Simpson
2 Aug 1854
2 May 1928
(w/o R. H. Forsythe) md 12 Jan 1868 GCT
(d/o William F. and Martha A. ____________ Simpson)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 9 May 1928
Mrs. Julia Forsythe, aged 73 years, wife of the late R. H. Forsythe died at the home of her son,
Rev. J. M. Forsythe, May 2, after an illness of over four months. She was born and reared in
Giles County where she spent the most of her long and useful life. She is survived by ten
children, Mrs. Addie King, Robert Forsythe, Mrs. Mollie Ingram, Mrs. C. L. Abernathy, Mrs.
Eugene Sawyer, George and James Forsythe, Mrs. Elvin Smith, Mrs. Ola Davis, and Mrs.
William Brownlow. She had been a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church since
girlhood and had such a sweet Christian experience, always ready to do service for her God.
She was known far and wide for her many acts of kindness. She always greeted one with a
beautiful smile upon her face, even when suffering she would look up and smile so sweetly and
tell her friends she was glad to see them. It was refreshing and sweet beyond expression to see
her affection for her family and her broad charity for all. Her love for flowers was so great that
she did not deed to speak of it, and it was fitting indeed to see her lie down to sleep in a bed of
lilies, carnations and roses. There was one other thing that she loved better than flowers and
that was music. Music seemed to rise in her soul like a beautiful fountain and flow as the easily
and naturally as the air she breathed. A prayer service was conducted at 10 o’clock, Thursday
morning from the Pleasant Mount Church by the Rev. W. E. Wright. The funeral was
conducted at Mt. Moriah at 1 o’clock the same afternoon by the Rev. W. S. Marshall of
Nashville. Interment was in the Mt. Moriah Cemetery.
FORSYTHE, R. H.
__ ___ ____
26 May 1909
(h/o Julia Simpson Forsythe)
(s/o ______________ and __________ Forsythe)
FRALIX, Bessie Russell
09 Feb 1909
24 Aug 2001
(w/o Horace Fralix) md 28 Jun 1925 GCT
(d/o Erwin and Anna Workman Russell)
Obituary: Citizen Press 28 Aug 2001
Mrs. Bessie Mae Fralix, 91, of Lawrenceburg died Aug. 24, 2001, at Crockett Hospital.
The Giles County native was the daughter of the late Erwin and Anna Russell and was married
to the late Horace Fralix. Funeral services were held Aug. 26 at Bennett-May Funeral Home
Chapel. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Survivors include her son, Horace Fralix Jr. of
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Lawrenceburg; two daughters, Mildred Henson of Mylon and Katherine Woods.
FRALIX, Henry
21 Apr 1907
15 Jul 1935
(s/o Taylor B. and Mattie Callahan Fralix)
FRALIX, Horace
20 Mar 1904
8 Apr 1961
(h/o Bessie Russell Fralix)
(s/o Dave and Nettie Jernigan Fralix)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 12 Apr 1961
Funeral services for Horace Fralix, 58, farmer of Bartow, Fla., and a native of Giles County,
will be held at 2 o’clock Thursday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by the
Rev. Pink M. Griggs and the Rev. Mack Pinkelton. Burial will take place in Mt. Moriah
Cemetery, west of Pulaski. Mr. Fralix, died at 10:15 o’clock on Saturday night, April 8, in
Bartow. Born in Giles County, he was the son of the late Dave Fralix and Nettie Jernigan Fralix.
Mr. Fralix is survived by his wife, Mrs. Bessie Russell Fralix; three daughters, Mrs. James
Reese, Columbia, Mrs. Junior Henson, St. Louis, Mo., andMiss Catherine Fralix, Giles County;
two sons, Horace Fralix, Jr., Giles County, and Foster Fralix, St. Louis, Mo.; five
grandchildren; five sisters, Mrs. Paul Fralix, Mrs. Hubert Blade and Mrs. Charles Estes, all of
Giles County, and Mrs. Bert Pierce, Huntsville, Ala., and Mrs. A. M. Duncan, Culleoka; and
four brothers, Charlie Fralix and Milton Fralix, both of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Jimmy Fralix,
Lynnville, and Grover Fralix, Pulaski. Bennett-May Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
FRALIX, Marvin
16 Jan 1916
23 Aug 1932
(s/o Taylor B. and Mattie Callahan Fralix)
FRALIX, Mattie Callahan
4 Feb 1887
6 Aug 1977
(w/oTaylor B. Fralix) md 24 Aug 1905 GCT
(d/o Henry and Mattie Mose Callahan)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 10 Aug 1977
Funeral services for Mrs. Mattie Catherine Fralix, 90, of Route 1, Lynnville, who died Saturday,
August 6 at Lewisburg Hospital, were held Monday at 2:00 p.m. at Bennett-May Chapel by the
Rev. Mack Pinkelton with burial following in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Born in Moulton, Ala., she
was the daughter of the late Henry and Mattie Mose Callahan. Her husband was the late Taylor
Fralix. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Louis Fuqua, Pulaski and Mrs. James M. Shores,
Lynnville; a son, Ozro Fralix, Lynnville; 18 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and four great
great grandchildren.
FRALIX, Taylor
23 Oct 1886
02 Oct 1955
(h/o Mattie Catherine Callahan Fralix)
(s/o James Milton and Martha Jane Watts Fralix)
FRANCIS, Lee
Age 53
06 Jun 1923
(s/o John and ________ Chapman Francis)
Obituary: The Pulaski Record 14 Jun 1923
Lee Francis died at his home in the Pleasant Valley community last Tuesday and was buried
Wednesday at Moriah Cemetery. He lived alone and had no relations. His age was 53 years.
FRANCIS, Mary Ann
19 Sep 1959
19 Sep 1959
(Infant d/o Butler and Daizy Lou Moore Francis)
FRANKLIN, Stella Rich Parker
10 Jul 1898
8 May 1987
(w/o 1. Thomas Parker 2. O. H. Franklin)
(d/o Thomas R. and Mary Frances Ward Rich)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ May 1987
Mrs. Stella Parker Franklin, 88, of Pulaski, died Friday, May 8, 1987, at Pulaski Health Care
Center. Funeral services were held Sunday, May 10, at Bennett-May Chapel with the Rev.
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Mack Pinkelton officiating. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. A native of Giles County,
Mrs. Franklin was the daughter of the late Tom and Mary Frances Ward Rich and was married
to the late O. H. Franklin. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church and was a long-time
nurse at Giles County Hospital. Survivors include one grandson, Tommy Parker of
Chattanooga; one granddaughter, Mrs. Susan Reed of Las Vegas, Nev.; one sister, Mrs. Renee
Morris of Pulaski.
FRANKS, John
__ ___ 1814
__ ___ 1830
(s/o ______________ and __________ Franks)
FREEMAN, Dorothy Pearl Holt
23 Oct 1935
8 Mar 1989
(w/o_____________ Freeman)
(d/o Mitchell Jones and Pansy Alma Harwell Holt)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Mar 1989
Dorothy Pearl Freeman, 52, Route 1, Pulaski, died Wednesday, March 8, 1989, in Vanderbilt
Hospital in Nashville. Funeral services were held Friday at Carr and Erwin Chapel with Danny
Pettus and Mack Pinkelton officiating. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. She was a native
ofGiles Countyand the daughter of the late Mitchell Jones. Survivors include, her mother, Mrs.
Pansy Holt, Pulaski, three sons, Thomas Boshers, Pulaski, Carl Boshers, La Port, IN, and Tory
L. Boshers, U.S. Air Force; two daughters, Debbie L. Abernathy and Barbara Russell, both of
Pulaski; one half-brother, Tommy Holt, Detroit, Mich.; one half-sister, Opel Jean Todd,
Alabama; and 13 grandchildren.
FREEMAN, Ruth Martin
19 Apr 1916
6 Mar 2000
(w/o Eugene Freeman)
(d/o William and Beatrice Pillow Martin)
Obituary: The Columbia Daily Herald 8 Mar 2002
Ruth Martin Freeman, 85, of Pulaski, died Wednesday, March 6, 2002, at Hillside Hospital.
Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Bennett-May Funeral Home with
the Rev. Robin Beets officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Moriah Cemetery. She was the
daughter of the late William and Beatrice Pillow Martin. She was a homemaker and wife of the
late Eugene Freeman. Survivors include sons, Charles Freeman of Pulaski and Larry Freeman
of Mobile, Ala.; a sister, Samela Story of Pulaski; brothers, Melvin Martin of Bunker Hill,
James W. Martin of Pulaski and Eugene Martin of Lewisburg; three grandchildren and five
great grandchildren.
FRY, James Edward
9 May 1937
17 Sep 1937
(s/o Ruby and Martha Owen Fry) Unmarked Grave Death Certificate
GARNER, Ed
About 30 years
11 Dec 1905
(s/o ______________ and ___________ Garner) Unmarked Grave
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 14 Dec 1905
Ed Garner died Mondayat his residence on Edgar Johnston’s farm, of consumption and dropsy,
aged about 30. He is survived by his wife, who is a sister of J. L. Curtis of Pulaski, and two
children. The burial was at Moriah yesterday. Funeral services will be preached later. The
deceased was a member of the Christian church.
GARNER, Emmie Clara Jacobs
29 Dec 1907
25 Aug1982
(w/o Mertie Vergie Lee Garner)
(d/o John and Cora _________ Jacobs)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Aug 1982
Mrs. Clara Garner, age 74, of the Pulaski Health Care Center, died on August 25, 1982, at the
Pulaski Health Care Center. Funeral services were held at Bennett-May Chapel on Friday,
August 27, 1982, at 2:00 p. m. with the Rev. Mack Pinkelton officiating. Burial followed in
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Death Date
Mt.Moriah Cemetery. A native of Limestone County, Ala., Mrs. Garner was the daughter of
the late John and Cora Jacobs. She was a member of the Moriah Presbyterian Church. Survivors
include, five daughters, Mrs. Ruby Walls, Pulaski, Mrs. Clara Miller, Cinncinatti, Ohio, Mrs.
Joyce Smith, Laurel, Miss., Mrs. Frances Hendrix, St. Paul, Minn., Mrs. Linda Benevitist,
Chicago, Ill.; five sons, Robert Garner, Pulaski, Jerry Garner, Cinncinatti, Ohio, Tommy
Garner, Pulaski; 36 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; three brothers, Thomas Jacobs, Jesse
Jacobs, Monroe Jacobs, all of Athens, Ala.; and two sisters, Mrs. Martha Brown, Huntsville,
Ala., and Mrs. Frances Pitts, Athens, Ala.
GARNER, Infant
20 Jan 1945
21 Jan 1945
(s/o Mertie and Emmie Jacobs Garner) Unmarked Grave Death Certificate
GARNER, Louetta Alex "Lula"
2 Jan 1878
28 Mar1952
(w/o Will Garner)
(d/o Charlie and Mary Ann Ross Clark)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 2 Apr 1952
Funeral services for Mrs. Lula Clark Garner, 74, who died Friday morning, March 28, at the
home of her daughter, Mrs. Jim R. Wiser, on Park Street, were held at 2 o’clock Saturday
afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home. Rites were conducted by Elder J. Clifford Murphy,
minister of the Church of Christ, and burial took place in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. She died at 2
o’clock Friday morning following a years illness. Born in Obion County, Tenn., on January 2,
1878, she was the daughter of the late Charlie Clark and Mary Ann Ross Clark. Mrs. Garner,
a member of the Church of Christ since her girlhood, was the widow of Will Garner who died
on January 1 of this year. The family had made their home in Giles County since 1900. Mrs.
Garner is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Wiser, and Mrs. Walter Walls, Minor Hill; three
sons, Mertie Garner, Pulaski, Frank Garner, Tupelo, Miss., and Allen Garner, Winter Haven,
Fla.; thirty-three grandchildren and ten great grandchildren; and one sister, Miss Alice Ross,
Union City, Tenn. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors.
GARNER, Mertie Vergie Lee
14 Mar 1905
18 Nov 1990
(h/o Emmie Clara Jacobs Garner)
(s/o Will and Louetta Alex "Lula" Clark Garner)
GARNER, William
02 Apr 1936
23 Jul 1936
(s/o Mertie Virgie Lee and Emmie Clara Jacobs Garner) Unmarked Grave Death Certificate
GARNER, William Boyd
18 Oct 1939
01 Jan 1940
(s/o Allen and Marie Smith Garner) Unmarked Grave Death Certificate
GARNER, William Henry
02 Jul1875
01 Jan1952
(h/o Louetta Alex "Lula" Clark Garner)
(s/o James Cox and Mary _______________ Garner)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 9 Jan 1952
Willie Henry Garner, 77 year old farmer, died at his home on Childers Street on Tuesday,
January 1, at 2p. m. after an illness of one and one-half years. Funeral services were held at Mt.
Moriah Church, the Rev. Mack Pinkelton, Baptist minister in charge and burial took place in
the church cemetery. Mr. Garner was a member of the Methodist Church, and had lived in Giles
County for fifty years. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lula Clark; two daughters, Mrs. Jim
Wiser, Pulaski, Mrs. Walter Walls, Wales, Tenn; three sons, Mertie, Pulaski, Frank, Tupelo,
Miss., and Allen, Winter Haven, Fla.; 33 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
GARNER, Willie May
15 Nov 1904
13 Apr 1996
(w/o Willie Thomas Garner)
(d/o W. T. and Alice Kellum Torrence)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Apr 1996
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Mrs. Willie Mae Garner, 93, of Pulaski died April 13, 1996, at Ardmore Nursing Facility. Mrs.
Garner was a housekeeper. Services were Monday at Carr and Erwin Chapel with burial in Mt.
Moriah Cemetery. She is survived by one sister, Sallie Will Hargrove of Pulaski.
GARNER, Willie Thomas
22 Aug 1900
15 Feb 1977
(h/o Willie May Torrence Garner)
(s/o Edward and Nannie Curtis Garner)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Feb 1977
William Thomas Garner, 77, of Route 1, Pulaski died Tuesday, February 15 at Giles County
Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Friday at 11:00 a. m. at Carr and Erwin Chapel with
burial in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. The Rev. Mack Pinkelton and Church of Christ minister G. C.
Fox were the officiants. A retired farmer, Mr. Garner was a native Tennessean. His parents
were the late Edward and Nannie Curtis Garner. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Willie Mae
Torrence Garner; a brother, Herman Garner of Beech Hill and two half-brothers, Paul Pratt of
Nashville and Edward Pratt of Ft. Worth, Texas.
GILLETTE, Cola
2 Sep 1914
22 Jan 1915
(d/o Ella E. Gillette)
GILLIAM, Leeoda
20 Jun 1871
12 May 1946
(w/o Sam Gilliam and d/o John Campbell and Nancy Ann Bills Matthews)
GILLIAM, Sharon
20 Jun 1949
20 Jun 1949
(d/o Paul and Eva Imogene Gooch Gilliam) Unmarked Grave–Death Certificate
GLASCO, John Wesley
19 Feb 1892
2 Oct 1976
(h/o Bessie Sadie Mae Glasco) ck bd 19 Feb 1889
(s/o ______________ and __________ Glasco)
GLASCO, Laura R.
__ ___ 1860
__ ___ 1946
(w/o________________ Glasco)
(d/o ______________ and___________
GLASCO, Mamie E.
12 May 1895
13 Jul 1930
(w/o John W. Glasco)
(d/o ______________ and___________
GLOSSUP, Mattie Harwell
7 Dec 1880
19 May 1962
(w/o [1]. Robert Clint Glossup [2]. Sam Brewer)
(d/o Samuel Hartwell and Sarah Jane Williams Harwell)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 23 May 1962
Funeral services for Mrs. Mattie Harwell Glossup, 82, were held at 4 o’clock Monday
afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home with the burial in Mt. Moriah Cemetery, west of
Pulaski. Mrs. Glossup died at 7:25 o’clock Saturday morning, May 19, at Sally’s Rest Home
in Shelbyville, having been in declining health since September. Born December 7, 1880, in
Giles County, she was the daughter of the late Sam Harwell and Sarah Williams Harwell. Twice
married, her first husband, Robert Clint Glossup, died in 1913; and her second, Sam Brewer,
died a number of years ago. Mrs. Glossup is survived by two sons, Allen Glossup, Pulaski and
J. W. Brewer, Elkton; one daughter, Mrs. Lillian Glossup Reed, Shelbyville; twenty-one
grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Dan Douglas, Pulaski.
Bennett-May Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
GOATS, Florence Woodard
09 Oct 1872
15 Jan 1945
(w/o________________ Goats)
(d/o John and Susan Pinkelton Woodard)
GOATS, Infant
02 Jun 1945
02 Jun 1945
(d/o E. G. and Louise Scott Goats) Unmarked Grave Death Certificate
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GOATS, John Clarence
15 Jun 1890
07 Apr 1974
(h/o Mary Elizabeth Burks Goats)
(s/o Phillip and Rebecca Horn Goats)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 10 Apr 1974
John Clarence Goats, 83, died Sunday April 7 in Giles County Hospital. Services were held
Monday at Carr and Erwin Chapel with Church of Christ minister G. C. Fox officiating. Burial
was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Born in Giles County his parents were the late Mr. and Mrs.
Philip Goats. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mary Burks Goats; three sons, Flenoy Goats and
Dave Goats, both of Pulaski and Charles Goats, Columbia; two daughters, Mrs. Robert
Appleton and Mrs. James Chapman, both of Pulaski; a brother, ClayGoats, Nashville; two halfbrothers, William Hutton and Seal Hutton, both of Pulaski; two half-sisters, Mrs. Raymond
Rose and Mrs. Jack Hoskins, both of Pulaski; and 19 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.
GOATS, John David
13 Sep 1929
23 Apr 1992
(s/o John Clarence and Mary Elizabeth Burks Goats)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Apr 1992
Mr. John David Goats, 62, of Pulaski, died Thursday, April 23, 1992, at Heritage Manor
Nursing Home in Columbia. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 25, at Carr and Erwin
Chapel with Mack Pinkelton officiating. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. A native of
Tennessee, Mr. Goats was the son of the late John Clarence and Mary Elizabeth Burks Goats.
He was a retired painter. Survivors include one son, Michael David Goats ofMurfreesboro; two
sisters, Mrs. Robert Appleton and Mrs. Ruth Chapman, both of Pulaski; three grandchildren.
GOATS, Leonard
29 Mar 1899
6 Oct 1964
(h/o Wessie Hutton Goats)
(s/o Phillip and Rebecca Horn Goats)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 7 Oct 1964
Columbia—An elderly farmer was killed in a one-car accident north of here on U. S. Highway
31 Tuesdaynight. State troopers identified the victim as Leonard Goats, 65, of Rt. 3, Columbia,
and a native of Giles County. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p. m. Thursday at BennettMay Funeral Home in Pulaski with the Rev. Mack Pinkelton, officiating. Burial will be in Mt.
Moriah Cemetery. Goats died in Maury County Hospital after the accident occurred at 6 p. m.
State Trooper James Jones said Goats was headed south toward Columbia when his car went
out of control, crossed the median in the four-lane highway, then crashed headon into a rock
cliff. Goats was alone in the car. The victim was born in Giles County. His parents were the
late Phillip and Rebecca Horn Goats. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mary Wessie Hutton
Goats; two sons, Edgar and Thomas, both of Pulaski; a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Kuhn, Pulaski;
three brothers, Jim, Nashville, and Tom and John, both of Pulaski; two half-brothers, Henry C.
Goats, Nashville and Phillip A. Goats, Columbia; four grandchildren and two stepgrandchildren.
GOATS, Mary Elizabeth Burks
12 Apr 1894
23 Sep 1974
(w/o John Clarence Goats)
(d/o Lidge and Nan Reeves Burks)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Sep 1974
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Goats, 80, of Pulaski died Monday, September 23 in Giles County
Hospital. Funeral services were held Tuesday, at 2:30 p. m. at Carr and Erwin Chapel with the
Rev. Mack Pinkelton officiating. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Born in Giles County,
she was the daughter of the late Lidge and Nan Reeves Burks. Mrs. Goats was married to the
late John Goats. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Robert Appleton and Mrs. James
Chapman, both of Pulaski; three sons, Flournoy Goats and Dave Goats, both of Pulaski and
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Charlie Goats of Columbia; 18 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.
GOATS, Thomas Allen
20 Feb 1895
28 Jul 1971
(s/o Phillip and Rebecca Horn Goats)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 4 Aug 1971
Thomas Allen Goats, 76, died Wednesday, July28 at Giles County Hospital. Services were held
Thursday, July29 at Carr and Erwin Funeral Home with burial in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Andy
Brown officiated. He was born February 20, 1895 in Tennessee. His parents were the late
Phillip and Rebecca Horn Goats. Survivors include one brother, John Goats; one half-brother,
HenryClayGoats, Nashville; and two half-sisters, Mrs. Jack Hoskins and Mrs. Raymond Rose.
GOOCH, Bennie
__ ___ 1924
__ ___ 1927
(s/o Claude and Mary Hardy Gooch)
GOOCH, Mary Emma
19 Oct 1858
16 Jan 1882
(w/o W. B. Gooch) md 18 Dec 1878 GCT
(d/o J. C. and Mary Green Rolland)
GOOCH, Willie Grady
17 Jul 1897
9 Sep 1899
(s/o W. D. and Alice Rolland Gooch)
GOODMAN, John Marlin Jr.
3 Jun 1911
24 Jan 2000
(h/o Minnie Lee Shores Goodman) 1st Lieut. US Army WWII
(s/o John Marlin and Sarah Anderson Goodman)
Obituary: Giles Free Press 27 Jan 2000
Mr. J. Marlin Goodman, Jr., 88, of Pulaski died Jan. 24, 2000, at Scotts Hill Health Care Center
in Lawrenceburg. Mr. Goodman was a Georgia native and the son of the late John Marlin and
Sara Anderson Goodman, Sr. He was a former Giles County schools superintendent and was
a member of the Lions Club for more than 50 years. Funeral services were held yesterday
(Wednesday) at Bennett-MayFuneral Home with Clarence Stewart and Steve Nave officiating.
Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Survivors include daughter Ginger Wilson of
Lawrenceburg; brother Harry Goodman of Loudon; half brother Mark Goodman of
Cornersville; and two grandchildren.
GOODMAN, Minnie Lee Shores
29 Jan 1921
14 Jun 1985
(w/o John Marlin Goodman, Jr.)
(d/o Robert Clyde and Lura Virginia Pittard Shores)
Obituary:The Pulaski Citizen __ Jun 1985
Mrs. Minnie Lee Goodman, 64, of Pulaski, died Friday, June 14, 1985, at Pulaski Health Care
Center. A native of Giles County, she was the daughter of the late Clyde and Virginia Pittard
Shores. Funeral services were held at 4 p. m. Saturday, June 15, at Bennett-May Chapel with
burial in Mt. Moriah, Rev. Mack Pinkelton and Rev Haywood Liles officiating.
Burial include her husband, J. Marlin Goodman of Pulaski; one daughter, Mrs. Ginger Wilson
ofLawrenceburg; one grandson; and two sisters, Mrs. Margie Ann Wesson, Mrs. Jane Morrow,
both of Pulaski.
GORDON, Allene Cook
24 Jun 1875
1 Jan 1968
(w/o Foster Gordon, Sr.)
(d/o George E. and Sue Letha Williamson Cook)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 3 Jan 1968
Mrs. Allen Cook Gordon, 92, died January1 at Giles County Hospital after an extended illness.
Funeral services for Mrs. Gordon, wife of the late Foster Gordon, Sr., were held Wednesday,
January 3, at 2 p. m. in the chapel of Bennett-May Funeral Home, with Andrew Brown and
Robert Hall, Church of Christ ministers, officiating. Burial was in the Mt. Moriah Cemetery.
Mrs. Gordon, a native of Giles County, was born June 24, 1875, the daughter of George
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Edward and Susan Williamson Cook. Survivors include one brother, T. H. Cook, Pulaski; four
step-sons, Allen Gordon, Exuador, Foster Gordon, Tommy Gordon, and Bill Gordon, Pulask;
nieces and nephews. Bennett-May Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
GORDON, Mary Ray Reed
10 May 1888
15 Jan 1957
(w/o 1. John Walter Reed 2. Vaughn Gordon)
(d/o Reuben and Nannie Nunley Ray)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 16 Jan 1957
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Reed Gordon, 68, native Giles Countian, will be held at 2
o’clock Thursdayafternoon at Bennett-MayFuneral Home with burial in Mt. Moriah Cemetery.
Mrs. Gordon died at 2:30 o’clock Tuesday afternoon at Giles County Hospital after a period
of declining health. Born May 10, 1888, in Giles County, she was the daughter of the late
Reuben Ray and Nannie Nunley Ray. She was twice married: her first husband, John Walter
Reed, died September 1, 1945. Her second husband, Vaughn Gordon, died a few years ago.
Mrs. Gordon is survived bythree sons, Herbert Reed and Clifford Reed, Birmingham, Ala., and
David Reed, Montgomery, Ala.; four daughters, Mrs. Frank Garner, Florence, Ala., Mrs.
Milton Stancil, Birmingham, Ala., Mrs. George Harton, Monroe, La., and Mrs. HollyGrammar,
Nashville; twenty-six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Lessie
Wakefield, Mrs. Lou Englett, Pulaski and Mrs. Ella Cobb, Shreveport, La.; and one half-sister,
Mrs. Lucille Price, Pulaski. Bennett-May Funeral Company, Morticians in charge.
GOWER, Emma A. Tidwell
__ ___ 1879
27 Oct 1963
(w/o Thomas Jefferson Gower) md 8 Jan 1899 GCT
(d/o Charlie and Harriet Wiley Tidwell)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 30 Oct 1963
Funeral services for Mrs. Emma Tidwell Gower, 85, were held at 3:30 o’clock Tuesday
afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Mack Pinkelton, Baptist
minister. Burial took place in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Mrs. Gower died Sunday, October 27, in
Giles County Hospital. A native of Giles County, she was the daughter of the late Charlie
Tidwell and Harriet WileyTidwell. Mrs. Gower is survived bya number of nieces and nephews.
Bennett-May and Company, in charge of arrangements.
GOWER, Selwyn
12 Jan 1901
10 Oct 1918
(s/o Thomas Jefferson and Emma A. Tidwell Gower)
GRANT, Alonzo
16 May 1880
26 Jan 1960
(h/o 1. Ethel Richardson Grant 2. Bertha Beadle Grant)
(s/o Tobe and Lula Elizabeth Hayes Grant)
GRANT, Bertha Beadle
7 Sep 1895
14 Aug 1971
(w/o Alonzo Grant)
(d/o George and Rodie Hartsville Beadle)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Aug 1971
Mrs. Bertha Grant, 75, died Saturday, August 14 at Fairhaven Nursing Home.
Services were held Monday, August 16 at Bennett-May Chapel with burial in Mt. Moriah
Cemetery. Bro. G. C. Fox officiated. A native ofGiles County, her husband was the late Alonzo
Grant. She was the daughter of the late George Beadle and Rodie Hartsville.
Survivors include two sons, Robert A. Grant, Columbus, Ga., Jessie Travis; two daughters,
Mrs. Christine Miller, Mrs. Ruby Defoe, Huntsville, Ala.; twenty-eight grandchildren, twentyfive great grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Emma Russell and Mrs. Sadie Hargrove,
Lewisburg.
GRANT, Gladys May Clifton
26 May 1920
__ ___ ____
(w/o Roy Lee Grant) md 6 Jul 1935
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GRANT, Roy Lee
03 Jul 1909
28 Aug 1985
(h/o Gladys May Clifton Grant)
(s/o Alonzo and Ethel Richardson Grant)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Aug 1985
Roy Lee Grant, 76, of Pulaski, died Wednesday, August 28, 1985, at Hillside Hospital.
A native of Giles County, he was the son of the late Lonzo and Ethel Richardson Grant. He
was a retired security guard. Funeral services were to be held at 2 p. m. Tuesday, Aug. 29, at
Carr and Erwin Chapel with burial will be in Mt. Moriah Cemetery, G. C. Fox officiating.
Survivors include his wife, Gladys Clifton Grant of Pulaski; one son, Royce Grant of Pulaski;
two daughters, Kathy Perry of Pulaski, Charlotte Cook of Nashville; one half-brother, Robert
Grant of Columbia, Ga.; three half-sisters, Bell Vick of Florence, Ala., Alvie MayofChickasaw,
Ala., Christine Miller of Pulaski; two sisters, Mrs. Pearl Digmon of Sweet Water, Ala., Mrs.
Willie Jane Crenshaw of Mobile, Ala.; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
GRAVES, James Thomas
(h/o Roberta Bolden Graves)
(s/o Graves)
GRAVES, James Thomas Jr.
03 May 1949
05 Oct 1993
(h/o Reba N. Rogers Graves)
(s/o James Thomas and Roberta Victoria Bolden Graves)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Oct 1993
Mr. James Thomas Graves, 44, died Tuesday October 5, 1993, at Hillside Hospital in Pulaski.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, October 6, at Carr and Erwin Chapel with Rev.
Mack Pinkelton officiating. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. The son of the late James
Thomas and Roberta Victoria Bolden Graves, Mr. Graves was a teacher and coach at Richland
School. Survivors include his wife, Reba N. Rogers Graves, Cornersville; one brother, Wayne
Bolden, Pulaski; several nieces and nephews.
GRAVES, James Thomas
12 Feb 1921
15 Jan 1953
(h/o Roberta Bolden Graves) TNN PFC B68 Field Arty BN WWII
(s/o John Clyde and Mertie Coggins Graves)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 21 Jan 1953
Funeral services for James Thomas Graves will be held at two o’clock Friday afternoon at
Moriah Cumberland Presbyterian Church by Virgil Bradford, minister of the East Hill Church
of Christ. Burial will be in the Moriah Cemetery. Mr. Graves died Thursday morning at Thayer
Hospital, Nashville, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Pulaski Friday night.
The son of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Graves of Pulaski, he was a native of Giles County and had
resided in Pulaski for the past several months. He was a graduate of Beech Hill High School
and was an employee of the International Minerals and Chemical Corporation plant at Wales
at the time of his death. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Mrs. Roberta
Bolden Graves; a son, James Thomas Graves, Jr.; a stepson, Robert Wayne Bolden; two sisters,
Mrs. Frank Ross, Columbia; Mrs. Oakley Holbert, Giles County; and three brothers, Howard
Graves of Indiana, Allen Graves of Giles County, and Lemuel Graves of Nashville.
GRAVES, John Clyde
07 Aug 1877
02 Dec 1956
(h/o Mertie Coggins Graves)
(s/o James and Rachel Hunter Graves)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 5 Dec 1956
Funeral services were held for John Clyde Graves, 79, retired farmer of the Blooming Grove
section, at 2 o’clock Monday afternoon at East Hill Church of Christ, conducted by Tom
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Holland, minister of the church. Burial took place in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Mr. Graves died
at 6:20 o’clock Sunday night at his home. Born August 7, 1877, in Marshall County, he was
the son of the late James Graves and Rachel Hunter Graves, and was a member of the Church
of Christ. Mr. Graves is survived byhis wife, Mrs. Mertie Coggins Graves; two daughters, Mrs.
OakleyHolbert, Wales, and Mrs. Frank Ross, Columbia; three sons, Lemuel Graves, Nashville,
Howard Graves, Mishawaka, Ind., and Allen Graves, Pulaski; thirteen grandchildren, eleven
great grandchildren; and one sisters, Mrs. Will Hamlett, Blooming Grove.
GRAVES, Mertie Coggins
18 Dec 1880
01 Feb 1978
(w/o John Clyde Graves)
(d/o Shelby and Maggie Hardiman Coggins)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Feb 1978
Mertie C. Graves, 97, wife of the late John Clyde Graves, died on February 1, 1978 at the home
of her daughter in Columbia. Funeral services were held on Friday, February 3, at Carr and
Erwin Chapel in Pulaski, with burial in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. The Rev. Corey and Bro. Robert
McAnally officiated at the 2 p. m. service. Mrs. Graves, a native of Giles County, was the
daughter of the late Shelby and Maggie Coggins. She was a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Maggie Ross, Columbia; three sons, Allen Graves of
Pulaski, Lemuel Graves of Goodlettsville and Howard Graves of Osceola, Ind.; 18
grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren, and eight great-great-grandchildren.
GRAVES, Reba N. Rogers
1 Jul 1956
__ ___ ____
(w/o James Thomas Graves)
(d/o ___________ and ____________ Rogers)
GRAVES, Roberta Bolden
15 Nov 1920
14 Jul 1989
(w/o James Thomas Graves) md 3 Jun 1948 GCT
(d/o Robert and Lettie Strickland Bolden)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Jul 1989
Roberta B. Graves, 68, of Terrace Apts., Pulaski, TN, died July 14, 1989, in the Pulaski Health
Care Center. Funeral services were held July 16 at 2 p. m. in the Carr and Erwin Chapel with
G. C. Fox officiating. Burial was in the Mt. Moriah Cemetery with Carr and Erwin Funeral
Home in charge. A native of Giles County, Mrs. Graves was the daughter of the late Robert and
Lettie Strickland Bolden and the wife of the late James T. Graves. Survivors include two sons,
TommyGraves of Diana and Wayne Bolden of Pulaski; two brothers, Robert Bolden of Pulaski
and Ben Lee Bolden of Gainesville, FL; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
GREEN, Albert Sydney
21 Sep 1861
14 Jul 1867
(s/o Jerome Bonaparte and Elizabeth A. Cawthorn Green)
GREEN, Alma Musette Hamlett
18 Jun 1890
20 Nov 1922
(w/o James Newton Green) md 1 Feb 1909 GCT
(d/o William Joseph and Anna Belle Cheatham Hamlett)
GREEN, Annie Puryear
1 Jan 1857
20 Nov 1935
(w/o James William Green)
(d/o Henry D. and Elizabeth Reed Puryear)
In Memoriam: The Pulaski Citizen 27 Nov 1935
In the going away of this good woman, we mourn the loss of one whose services are written
in characters of living, loving, light, on the pages of home, communityand church. In earlylife,
scarcely out of her teens, she was married to James W. Green, and for more than half a century
the walked hand in hand, and heart united with heart. She was frugal, industrious, unselfish,
always hopeful and cheerful. She was an ideal wife, a devoted mother, good neighbor, and a
loyal consecrated Christian. She loved her home, her children and her church. Beautiful
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character, gentle, refined, modest, unassuming, charitable, she was loved and honored by all
who knew her. The large congregation, the many beautiful florals, all testify to her superior
worth to all classes of society, the well-to-do, the poor, the old and the young. A number of
colored persons wept as they took the last look, at the one who had been so kind to them. She
has left to her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, a legacy far more precious and
valuable, than silver and gold, and bonds, and cattle on a thousand hills. She died in the
community where she had lived all her life, surrounded by those who had known and loved her
so long. Personally I have lost a true and tried friend. For more than forty years, I have shared
her hospitality, her prayers and her love. Moriah Church has lost one of its best and most
devoted members. Having lived nearly seventy-nine years, the greatest number of those who
began life with her, have crossed the “Great Divide” we know where to find her. T. E. Hudson.
GREEN, Claud Harwood
__ ___ 1916
21 Aug 2006
(h/o Modena Braly Green)
(s/o Claude Daniel and Clara Locke Green)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 22 Aug 2006
Mr. Claud Harwood Green, 88, of Pulaski died Aug. 21, 2006, at his residence. He was
preceded in death by his parents, Claud and Clara Locke Green; wife Modena Braly Green; and
brother James Green. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, August 23, in Mt.
Moriah Cemetery with Rev. Steve Nave officiating. Visitation will be held today (Tuesday)
from 4-7 p.m. at Bennett-May-Giles County Funeral Home. He is survived by a son, David
Green of Pulaski; and grandsons, John Green and Robert Green, both of Pulaski.
GREEN, David Harwood
15 May 1949
25 Jul 2008
(h/o [1] Roxie Toone Green (div) [2] Kaye Harwell Green)
(s/o Claud Harwood and Modena Braly Green)
Obituary: Bennett-May- Giles County Funeral Home 25 Jul 2008
Mr. David Harwood Green age 59 of Pulaski, passed away Friday, July 25, 2008 at his
residence. He was a member of Mt. Moriah Cumberland Presbyterian Church and employed
at Tennessee Stamping. Visitation will be Sunday, July27th from 2:00 until 6:00pm at BennettMay-Giles County Funeral Home. Graveside Service will be Monday, July 28th at 10:00am at
Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Burial will follow in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to
Mt. Moriah Cemetery Fund. He was preceded in death by his parents, Claud Harwood Green
and Modena Braly Green. He is survived byhis wife, KayHarwell Green of Pulaski; sons, John
Green and Robert Green of Pulaski; sons mother, Roxie Byrd and husband Timothy of
Pulaski; step-daughter, Robyn Olson and husband Javis of Decatur, AL; mother-in-law, Edna
Harwell of Pulaski; special friends, Randy and Donna Wheeler of Pulaski. Bennett-May-Giles
County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mr. David Harwood Green.
GREEN, Elizabeth K. M.
24 Jan 1812
24 Jun 1898
(w/o G. W. Green)
(d/o Sommerset and Charlotte Buford Moore)
GREEN, Elizabeth Long
18 Jun 1877
15 Nov 1926
(w/o Joe Sidney Green)
(d/o W. B. and Elizabeth McGoldrick Long)
GREEN, James Cheatham
21 Nov 1920
02 May 1984
(s/o James Newton and Alma Hamlett Green) Pvt. US Army WWII
GREEN, James Newton
30 Sep 1887
09 Feb 1953
(h/o 1. Alma Hamlett Green 2. Lillian Tomerlin Green)
(s/o James William and Annie Puryear Green)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 11 Feb 1953
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James Newton Greene, 65, retired farmer of the Bodenham community, died unexpectedly at
8:30 o’clock Mondaymorning, February9, at his home. Funeral services were held at 2 o’clock
Wednesday afternoon at Mt. Moriah Cumberland Presbyterian Church, conducted by the
pastor, the Rev. S. O. McAdoo. Burial took place in the church cemetery. He was a lifelong
resident of the Bodenham community, having been born September 30, 1887, and was the son
of the late James William Greene and Annie Puryear Greene. He was a member of the Moriah
Church. His first wife, Mrs. Alma Hamlett Greene, died November 20, 1920. Mr. Greene is
survived by his second wife, Mrs. Lillian Tomerlin Greene; two daughters, Mrs. James Carter,
Louisville, Ky., and Mrs. William Earl Zeigler, Nashville; two sons, James C. Greene, student
at University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and Robert Newton Greene, State Highway Patrolman
stationed at Lawrenceburg; two grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. FloydNeal, Bodenham; and two
brothers, Joe Greene and Elmo Greene, Bodenham. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral
Directors.
GREEN, James William
12 Sep 1856
31 Mar 1939
(h/o Annie Puryear Green)
(s/o Jerome B. and Elizabeth A. Cawthorn Green)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 5 Apr 1939
J. W. Green, familiarly known to friends as Jim Green, died Thursday, March 31, 1939, at his
home on the old Vale Mill road. Mr. Green was 81 years of age, but was in the enjoyment of
good health for a man of his age. He was out about the barn when he had apparently a heart
attack of some kind. The body was removed to the house. But he was dead when a doctor
arrived. The funeral and burial were at Moriah Friday. Funeral services were conducted byRev.
Billy Marshall, of Nashville, a friend of the family. Mr. Green was a good citizen, a successful
farmer and live-stock man, a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He is survived
by one daughter, Mrs. Floyd Neal and four sons, Claud and Newt Green of Giles County, and
Elmo and Joe, of Nashville. Mrs. Green passed away some two years ago.
GREEN, Jerome B. (Is it Joseph?)
18 Dec 1833
05 Feb 1912
(h/o M. E. Braly Green)
(s/o George W. and Elizabeth K. Moore Green)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 08 Feb1912
Joseph B. Green, aged 78, died Monday night about 8 o'clock at his home in the Moriah
section. He had been in feeble health for some time. The burial was at Mt. Moriah Cemetery
Tuesday after funeral services by Rev. T. E. Hudson. Mr Green was a substantial farmer and
a highly respected citizen. He was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church and an
Ex-Confederate, having served in Company D, 28th Miss. Cav., Col. John G. Ballentine's
Regiment. He was also a member of the Woldridge Camp and Bivouac. For many years Mr.
Green resided in the Twelfth District, later moving to his present location where he has resided
for a number of years. He was a man of good nature and kindly disposition. Surviving him are
his third wife, a daughter of the late Geo. E. Cook and James W. Green, a son.
GREEN, Joe Sidney
21 Oct 1877
05 Jul 1963
(h/o 1. Elizabeth Long Green 2. Elizabeth Mae Richardson Whitmire Green)
(s/o James William and Annie Puryear Green)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 10 Jul 1963
Funeral services for Joe Sidney Green, 86, retired Bodenham farmer, were held at 3 o’clock
Sunday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Robert Hall with the
burial in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Mr. Green died at 10:40 o’clock Friday night, July 5, at
Fairhaven Nursing Home, following a long period of declining health. Born October21, 1877,
in Giles County, he was the son of the late Jim Green and Ann Puryear Green. Twice married:
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his first wife, Mrs. Lizzie Long Green, died November 26, 1926. He was a member of Moriah
Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Mr. Green is survived byhis wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Richardson
Whitmire Green; three sons, J. Cletis Green, John M. Green and Crawford Green; three
daughters, Mrs. A. B. McClure and Mrs. Fred Waddell, both of Nashville, and Mrs. Wesley
Long, Prospect; three step-sons, John Whitmire and J. L. Whitmire, Nashville, and William
Morris Whitmire, Indiana; one step-daughter, Mrs. George Sherrell, Nashville; nine
grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandson; three step-grandchildren;
one brother, Elmo Green, Pulaski and one sister, Mrs. Floyd Neal, Pulaski. Bennett-May
Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
GREEN, John M. Sr.
08 Mar 1907
08 Feb 1997
(h/o Mary _?_ Green)
(s/o Joe Sidney and Elizabeth Long Green)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Feb 1997
Mr. John M. Greene, Sr. of Nashville died Feb. 8, 1997, at Baptist Hospital in Nashville. Mr.
Greene was a retired electric maintenance employee of Nashville City Government and Bill
Wilkerson Hearing and Speech Center. The Giles County native was the son of the late Joe S.
and Elizabeth Long Greene. Graveside services were held Mondayat Mt. Moriah. Bennett-May
Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Survivors include wife MaryGreene ofNashville;
daughters, Joy Cooke of Alabama and Nancy Turner of Nashville; one son, John Greene, Jr.
of Memphis; five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
GREEN, Lillian [Tomerlin]
16 Mar 1902
03 May 1991
(w/o James Newton Green)
(d/o William Andrew and Addie Virginia Wilson Tomerlin)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ May 1991
Mrs. Lillian Greene, 89, of Gurnee, Ill., formerly of Giles County, died Friday, May 3, 1991 in
Skokie, Ill. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 7, at Bennett-May Chapel. A native of
Giles County, Mrs. Greene was the daughter of the late William Andrew and Addie Virginia
Wilson Tomerlin and was married to the late Newt Greene. Survivors include one daughter,
Mrs. Catherine G. Kinsall of Nashville; one son, Robert Greene of Gurnice, Ill.; seven
grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Ruth Davis and Mrs. RubyIngram,
both of Pulaski; two brothers, Malcolm and Morris Tomerlin, both of Pulaski.
GREEN, Lizzie [Puryear]
05 Feb 1880
22 Jun 1884
(d/o James W. and A. A. Puryear Green)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Jun 1884
One of the saddest deaths ever recorded in the county was that of Miss Lizzie Green, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. James Green, near Vale Mills, Friday evening, last. The deceased was 15 years
old at the time of her death—just approaching the threshhold of a beautiful and prominsing
young womanhood. An invalid for two years, she bore her ills with that fortitude and
resignation that comes of a true and trustful Christian character. Loving parents and fond
friends did everything possible for her comfort in her last illness, but human skill could not stay
the hand of Death, and she passed through the portals of a peaceful paradise. She was a member
of the Presbyterian Church at Moriah, at which place the funeral services were held by Rev. T.
E. Hudson last Saturday, a large number of sorrowing friends and relatives being present to
testify their love for the deceased. The Citizen extends its sympathy to the bereaved relatives.
GREEN, M. E. [Braly]
06 Jul 1853
17 Feb 1897
(w/o Jerome B. Green)
(d/o James Dennison and Mary C. Bodenhamer Braly)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 18 Feb 1897
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Mrs. J. B. Green died very suddenly yesterday morning about 10 o’clock of heart failure. Her
general health seemed as good as usual. She had been visiting at a neighbors’ Tuesday
afternoon and was up and ate breakfast Wednesday morning. After breakfast she complained
of a pain in the side of the face and neck, and applied a mustard plaster which relieved it. Mr.
Green started away from the house to look after the business of the day but was called back,
and found Mrs. Green where she had fallen across the bed. She never breathed or spoke
afterwards. A message was sent for the doctor, but there was no sign of life when he arrived.
The funeral will take place today at one o’clock at Moriah. Services conducted by Rev. T. E.
Hudson.
The Pulaski Citizen __ ___ 1897
Mrs. M. E. Green.—Death is no respector of persons. He hands his crape upon every door
without regard to rank, sex or age. Again he has been abroad, and summoned from our midst
one of our purest and best women. Sister M. E. Green has passed safely through the golden
gates into that citywhich hat foundations whose builder and maker is God. For many years she
was a great sufferer, but uncomplaininglybore her afflictions, believing all thinds work together
for good to them who love the Lord. Her resignation and patience were complete. Suffering
was great but grace was supreme. Among her many beautiful traits of character there was one
that especially impressed me. It was her broad-minded charity for the opinions, the faults and
foibles of others. It was my pleasure to frequently to meet with her in the fullest interchange of
confidential thought and I never heard her speak uncharitably of any one. If she had no words
of commendation she was silent. She endeavered to trace a pure and good motive in the
speeches and actions of all. In nature and disposition she was generous and affectionate; the
coldness of calculating selfishness was all foreign to her soul. She carried light and warmth and
cheer to all with whom she came in contact, and won for the friendship, confidence and love
of all who knew her. She made no noisy protestations of her faith, but her daily walk and
conversation attested the belief of her heart. In early life the star of hope was placed in her
trusting soul, which has thrown its halo of light along her destined way. It was herjoy in health,
her comfort in sorrow, her stay in affliction and her triumph in death. She looked into the future
with buoyant hope and perfect faith, and fell to sleep without a shudder on the 17th day of
February, 1897, and the writer preached her funeral to one of the largest congregations that
ever assembled at old Mt. Moriah. She was born on the 6th day of July 1853; joined the
Cumberland Presbyterian Church in 1860; married J. B. Green on the 14th day of September,
1876. In taking my leave of her now forever I cannot but feel how sadly, sweetly, beautiful was
the picture of her death. She is only gone before; God bless the devoted husband, aged father
and many loved ones. T. E. Hudson.
GREEN, Modena [Braly]
21 Dec 1918
05 Jun 2005
(w/o Claud Harwood Green)
(d/o Bob and Ella Clifton Braly)
Obituary: The Giles Free Press 09 Jun 2005
Mrs. Modena Braly Green, 86, of Pulaski, died June 5, 2005, at Hillside Hospital. She was
preceded in death byher parents, Bob and Ella Clifton Braly. Graveside services were held
June 7 at Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Pulaski, with the Rev. Steve Nave officiating. Bennett-May
and Giles County Funeral Homes are in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations maybe
made to the Mt. Moriah Cemetery Fund. She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Harwood
Green of Pulaski; son, David Green of Pulaski; and grandsons, John and Robert Green of
Pulaski.
GREEN, Robert Elmo
30 Sep 1890
25 Aug1964
(h/o Ruby Neal Green)
(s/o James W. and Annie Puryear Green)
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Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 26 Aug 1964
Funeral services for Robert Elmo Green, 73, retired Tennessee State employee, were held at
3:30 o’clock Wednesday afternoon in the chapel of Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by
the Rev. Robert H. Hall, Cumberland Presbyterian minister. Burial took place in the familylot
in Mr. Moriah Cemetery. Mr. Green died on Tuesday afternoon, August 25, at Fairhaven
Nursing Home, following a long illness. Born September 30, 1890, in Giles County, he was the
son of the late James W. Green and Annie Puryear Green. He was a member of the
Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Mr. Green is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ruby Neal Green;
one son, Robert Green, Lawrenceburg; three daughters, Mrs. Dan F. Martin, Pulaski, Mrs.
Robin Lashlee, Nashville, and Mrs. R. D. Shangraw, San Diego, Calif.; five grandchildren and
two great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Florence Neal, Bodenham. Bennett-May Funeral
Home in charge of arrangements.
GREEN, Robert Newton
13 Jun 1929
12 Jul 1995
(h/o Nelle Chapman Green) Cpl US Navy WWII
(s/o James Newton and Lillian Tomerlin Green)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 18 Jul 1995
Mr. Robert Newton Green, 66, of Gurnee, Ill., died July 12, 1995, at Rush North Shore
Hospital in Skokie, Ill. Mr. Greene, a native ofGiles County, was an instructor ofNorthwestern
University and a former member of the Tennessee Highway Patrol. He was the son of the late
James Newt and Lillian Tomerlin Greene. Services were held Monday at Bennett-May Funeral
Home with Rev. Mack Pinkelton officiating. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Survivors
include wife, Nelle Chapman Greene; two sons, Michael Greene of Birmingham, Ala., Steve
Greene of Chicago, Ill.; daughter, Michelle Greene of Madison, WI; sister, Kathering Kinsall
of Nashville; two step-daughters, Elizabeth Krumerery and Glenda Mentzer, both of Illinois;
and three grandchildren.
GREEN, Ruby [Neal]
09 Jul 1893
26 Apr 1988
(w/o Robert Elmo Green)
(d/o Sam and Minnie Braly Neal)
Obituary: The Giles Free Press 28 Apr 1988
Mrs. RubyNeal Green, 94, of Pulaski, TN, died April 26, 1988, at Pulaski Health Care Center.
Graveside funeral services were held April 28 at Mt. Moriah Cemetery with Rev. Haywood
Lyles officiating. Bennett-MayFuneral Home was in charge of arrangements. A native ofGiles
County, Mrs. Green was the daughter of Sam and Minnie Braly Neal and the wife of the late
Elmo Green. She was a housewife and a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
Survivors inclued one son, Robert Green ofDickson,TN; three daughters, Mrs. Frances Lashlee
of Nashville,TN, Mrs. Anne Shangraw, of San Diego,CA, andMrs. Elmorie Martin of Pulaski,
TN; five grandchildren, three great grandchildren, and one brother, Thomas Neal of San Pedro,
CA.
GREENE, Alice Elizabeth [Long]
07 Feb 1907
18 Nov 1957
(w/o John M. Greene) md 15 May 1925 GCT
(d/o Willie and Pearl Tarpley Long)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 13 Nov 1957
Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth Long Greene, 50, Deputy Clerk of the Davidson County
Circuit Court, Nashville for the past eight years, and a native Giles Countian, were held at 10
o’clock Wednesday morning at Roesch-Patton Funeral Home in Nashville. Burial took place
in the family lot in Mt. Moriah Cemetery west of Pulaski in the afternoon with Dr. J. Clark
Hensley, pastor of Pulaski’s First Baptist Church officiating at the graveside services. Mrs.
Greene who lived at 1608 Graybar Lane in Nashville, died at 2 o’clock Monday afternoon at
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Death Date
Mid-State Hospital after a two day illness, having entered the hospital Saturday night due
to a cerebral hemorrhage. Born and reared in Giles County, she was the daughter of the late Willie
Long and Pearl Long. She attended Pulaski High School and Nashville Business College,
moving to Nashville in 1925. Mrs. Greene was a member of Belmont Heights Baptist Church,
the Homemakers Sunday School Class, and was Grand Marshall in 1952 of Grand Chapter,
Order of the Eastern Star, for Tennessee, and a past Matron of the Rock City Chapter of the
Order of the Eastern Star. Mrs. Greene is survived by her husband, John M. Greene, also a
Giles Countian to whom she was married May 15, 1926; two daughters, Mrs. Donald Cook,
Andalusia, Ala., and Miss Nancy Greene, Nashville; and one son, Ens. John M. Greene, Jr.,
Unites States Navy, stationed at Norfolk, Va.
GREENE, Betty Ann
20 Jan 1927
30 Oct 1930
(d/o John M. and Alice Elizabeth Long Greene)
GREENE, Clara [Locke]
3 Mar 1889
12 Jan 1976
(w/o Claude Daniel Green)
(d/o William and Katherine Harwood Locke)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Jan 1976
Funeral services for Mrs. Clara Greene, 86, of Route 1, Pulaski, who died Monday, January12
in Giles County Hospital, were held Wednesday afternoon at 1:00 o’clock by the Rev. Paul
Dexter at Bennett-May Chapel. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Mrs. Greene, who was a
native ofGiles County, was the daughter of the late William and Katherine Harwood Locke and
was married to the late Claude Greene. Survivors include two sons, James L. Greene of
Nashville and Harwood Greene of Pulaski; three grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
GREENE, Claude Daniel
13 Feb 1885
26 Sep 1949
(h/o Clara Locke Green) md 24 Dec 1905 GCT
(s/o James W. and Annie Puryear Greene)
Obituary: The Nashville Tennessean __ Sep 1949
Pulaski, Tenn., Sept. 27—(Special)—Funeralservices for Claude D. Green, 64, farmer in the
Moriah community about five miles west of here, who was found dead in a pasture near his
home late Monday afternoon, were to be conducted at 2 o’clock this afternoon at the Moriah
Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Mr. Green’s death was attributed to a heart attack by
members of the family. The Rev. James Elder was to officiate, and burial was to be in the
church cemetery. A native of Giles County, Mr. Green was the son of James W. Green and
Annie Puryear Green. Mr. Green was an active member ofthe Moriah Cumberland Presbyterian
Church where he had served as an elder for many years. Mr. Green is survived by his wife, Mrs.
Clara Locke Green; two sons, one sister, Mrs. Floyd Neal; three brothers, Joe, Claude and
Newton Green, all of Giles County; and two grandchildren.
GREENE, Robert Michael
14 Jul 1946
25 Jun 2008
(s/o Robert Newton and Jean Elizabeth Harrison Greene)
Obituary: The Nashville Tennessean 27 Jun 2008
Mr. Robert Michael (Mike) Green, age 61 formerlyof Lawrenceburg, passed awayWednesday,
June 25, 2008 in Birmingham, Al. Mike was a 1970 graduate of Vanderbilt University School
of Engineering and a 1975 graduate of Samford University School of Pharmacy. He was a
loving and devoted father, son, brother and friend and will be greatly missed. Visitation will be
Saturday, June 28th from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Bennett-May-Giles County Funeral Home.
Funeral Service will be Saturday, June 28th at 1 p.m. in the Chapel of Bennett-May-Giles
County Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Pulaski, TN. He was
preceded in death by his father, Robert Newton Greene; grandmother, Lillian Greene;
grandfather, James Newton Greene; grandmother, Esther Harrison; grandfather, J. B. Harrison,
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Sr. He is survived by his daughter, Sarah Jocelyn Greene of Nashville, TN; mother, Jean
Elizabeth Harrison Molasy of Nashville, TN; brother, James Steven Greene of Mohamet, IL;
half sister, Michelle Greene Nilsson of Fitchburg, WI; niece, Courtney Greene Ferriell of
Decatur, IL; niece, Lindsey Greene Lahniers of Chatham, IL. Bennett-May-Giles County
Funeral Home
GREENWELL, Thomas M.
14 May 1911
28 Jun 1956
(h/o Almeda Napier Greenwell) UMG
(s/o Thomas J. and Lilly May Greenwell)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 04 Jul 1956
Funeral services for Thomas May Greenwell, 45, local electrician, were held at 2 o’clock
Sunday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home. Rites were conducted by the Rev. Elmer
Howell, Baptist minister, and burial took place in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Mr. Greenwell,
stricken while at work at the hotel Friday, died of a heart ailment a short time later after being
rushed to Giles County Hospital. Born May 14, 1911, at Caruthersville, Mo., he was the son
of the late Thomas J. Greenwell and Lilly May Greenwell, and was a member of the Catholic
Church. He had lived in Pulaski the past six months. Mr. Greenwell is survived byhis wife, Mrs.
Almeda Napier Greenwell; two daughters by a former marriage, Misses Alice and Patricia
Greenwell, Memphis; three brothers, James Greenwell, U. S. Army, stationed in Germany,
Barney Greenwell, Hayti, Mo., and William Greenwell, San Diego, Calif.; and three sisters,
Mrs. Ruby Jane Starnes, Pontiac, Mich.; Mrs. Elizabeth Starnes, Hayti, Mo., and Mrs. Ruth
Gayle Farrell, St. Petersburg, Fla. Bennett-May and Company, Morticians in charge.
GRIMES, Alice D.
30 Apr 1866
23 Jul 1867
(d/o L. C. and Sealy _?_ Grimes)
GRIMES, Leslie W.
19 Nov 1890
30 Nov 1911
(s/o Dr. G. C. and Alice Grimes)
GRISSOM, John H.
05 Oct 1866
05 Aug 1948
(s/o John and Mary Welch Grissom) UMG
GROOMS, Susie [Van Pelt]
__ ___ 1875
23 Oct 1959
(w/o Sol Grooms)
(d/o _____________ and ___________ Van Pelt)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 28 Oct 1959
Funeral services for Mrs. Susie Grooms, 85, resident of Giles County for fifty years or more,
were held at 2 o’clock Saturday at Pulaski Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Mack
Pinkelton, Baptist minister. Burial took place in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Mrs. Grooms died at
3 o’clock Friday morning at Giles County Hospital after a long illness. Born and reared at
Greenhill, Ala., she was the former Miss Susie Van Pelt. She moved to the Fourteenth Civil
District in Giles County following the death of her husband, Sol Grooms, more than fifty years
ago. For the past ten years, she had lived in Pulaski. She was a member of Union Valley Baptist
Church. Mrs. Grooms had no immediate survivors. Pulaski Funeral Home in charge.
HAMLET, Augustine
27 Apr 1831
17 Mar 1847
(d/o John and Matilda Johnson Hamlet)
HAMLET, Cynthia Ann [Braly]
17 Jun 1847
26 Jun 1870
(w/o Solon Hamlett)
(d/o James Dennison and Mary C. Bodenhamer Braly)
HAMLET, Matilda
24 Nov 1802
09 Feb 1868
(w/o John Hamlet)
(d/o _____________ and ___________
HAMLETT, Amanda E. [Partrick]
10 Oct 1834
02 Jun 1899
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(w/o Joseph H. Hamlett)
(d/o T. F. and Elvira Shame Partrick)
HAMLETT, Anna Belle [Cheatham]
02 Mar 1868
08 Dec 1946
(w/o William Joseph Hamlett)
(d/o Fletcher H. and Martha Ann Martin Cheatham)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 11 Dec 1946
Funeral services for Mrs. Bell CheathamHamlett, 78, who diedDecember 8, 1946, at her home
on South Third Street following two weeks illness, were held at 3 o’clock Monday afternoon
at Bennett-May and Company, conducted by the Rev. Watson M. Cook, pastor of First
Methodist Church, assisted by the Rev. W. C. Moorehead. Burial took place at Moriah
Cemetery. A daughter of the late F. H. Cheatham and Martha Martin Cheatham, she was a
native of Maury County. Since her marriage to Mr. Hamlett she had made her home in this
county. She was a member of the Methodist for many years. In addition to her husband, Joe
Hamlett, Mrs. Hamlett is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Joe Cheatham, Mrs. Newt Puryear,
Mrs. Odell Ball, and Mrs. Walter Burns, all of Pulaski, and Mrs. Herman Cole, Athens, Ala.;one
son, Cheatham Hamlett, Ardmore; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; one sister,
Mrs. R. J. Sanders, Pulaski; two half-sisters, Mrs. Sam Dunlap, Pulaski, and Mrs. J. A. Harding,
Franklin; and one half-brother, Joe F. Cheatham, Lynnville.
HAMLETT, Atsie [Chapman]
18 Oct 1896
13 Feb1964
(w/o Edgar Solon Hamlett, Sr.)
(d/o James W. and Mary Carter Chapman)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 19 Feb 1964
Funeral services for Mrs. Edgar Hamlett, 67, were held at 2 o’clock Saturday afternoon at
Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. R. E. Stevenson, Methodist minister.
Burial tookplace in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Mrs. Hamlett died at 11 o’clock Thursdaymorning,
February13, at Giles CountyHospital after a long illness. The former Miss Atsie Chapman, she
was born October 18, 1896, the daughter of the late James W. Chapman and Mary Carter
Chapman. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Mrs. Hamlett is survived by her
husband, Edgar Hamlett, two sons, Edgar Hamlett, Jr., Pulaski, and Willard Hamlett, Sheffield,
Ala.; two daughters, Mrs. Charlie Clifton, Pulaski, and Mrs. George Ondreyka, Washington,
D. C.; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.Bennett-MayFuneral Home in charge
of arrangements.
HAMLETT, Edgar Solon Sr.
21 Jan 1890
07 Apr 1964
(h/o Atsie C. Hamlett)
(s/o Solon and Stacy Elizabeth Tidwell Hamlett)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 11 Apr 1973
Edgar Solon Hamlett, Sr., age 83, died Saturday, April 7 at Giles County Hospital. His parents
were the late Solon and Elizabeth Tidwell Hamlett. He was married to Atsie Chapman Hamlett.
Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Charlie Clifton; two sons, Edgar Hamlett, Jr. of Pulaski,
Willard Hamlett of Muscle Shoals, Ala.; and one sister, Mrs. Beulah Abernathy of Kingsport;
7 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Services were held Monday, April 9 at 2:00 p.m
in Bennett-May Chapel. Rev. James Rippie and Rev. Mack Pinkelton officiated with burial in
Mt. Moriah Cemetery.
HAMLETT, Infant
__ ___ ____
11 Sep 1888
(Child of Solon and ______________ Hamlett) UMG
The Pulaski Citizen 13 Sep 1888
Died, near Wales Station Tuesdaynight, 11th instance, infant child of Mr. Solon Hamlett. Burial
at Mt. Moriah Wednesday.
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HAMLETT, James Louie
21 May 1926
15 Aug 1952
(h/o Eva Nell Felker Hamlett) WWII
(s/o Edgar and Atsie Chapman Hamlett)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 20 Aug 1952
Louie Hamlett, 26, employee of Arnold Motor Company in Pulaski died at eleven o’clock
Friday night at Giles County Hospital of internal injuries sustained in an automobile accident
on Highway 64 about two miles west of Pulaski three hours earlier. Funeral services were held
at two o’clock Sunday afternoon at the Moriah Cumberland Presbyterian Church by the Rev.
Mack Pinkelton. Burial was in the family lot in the church cemetery. Mr. Hamlett was a native
of Giles County, the son of Edgar Hamlett and Atsie Chapman Hamlett, of the Bodenham
community. He had been employed as a mechanic at the Arnold Motor Company’s garage for
the past five years. He was a member of the Wales Presbyterian Church. In addition to his
parents, he is survived by his wife, Mrs. Eva Nell Felker Hamlett; a daughter, Linda Hamlett;
a son, Steve Hamlett; two brothers, Edgar Hamlett, Jr., of Pulaski, and Willard Hamlett, Wales;
and two sisters, Mrs. Charlie Clifton, Cedar Grove and Mrs. George Ondreyka, Washington,
D. C.
HAMLETT, Joseph
19 Aug 1834
16 Dec 1903
(h/o Amanda E. Partrick)
(s/o John and Matilda Johnson Hamlett)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 24 Dec 1903
Joe Hamlett, aged 72 years, died at the home of his son at Wales, Tuesday, Dec. 15, and was
buried at Moriah Wednesday afternoon. Mr. Hamlett had been in feeble health for some time
and his death was no surprise to the friends who had done what could be to make his last days
comfortable.
HAMLETT, Solon
21 Dec 1837
11 Mar 1921
(h/o 1. Cynthia Ann Braly Hamlett) md 25 Aug 1866
(h/o 2. Stacey Elizabeth "Bettie" Tidwell Hamlett)
(s/o John and Matilda Johnson Hamlett)
HAMLETT, Stacey Elizabeth [Tidwell]
25 Feb 1847
14 Aug 1920
(d/o C. H. and Lear Tucker Tidwell)
HAMLETT, William Joseph
14 Apr 1865
16 Jun 1954
(h/o Anna Bell Cheatham Hamlett)
(s/o Joseph and Amanda Partrick Hamlett)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 16 Jun 1954
Funeral services for William Joseph Hamlett, 89, retired L&N Railroad employee, will be held
at 2 o’clock Thursday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home. Rites will be conducted by the
Rev. W. C. Moorehead and the Rev. N. O. Allen and burial will take place in Mt. Moriah
Cemetery. He died Wednesday morning after a long illness at the home of his daughter, Mrs.
Walter Burns at Vale Mills. Born April 14, 1865, in Giles County, he was the son of the late
Joe Hamlett and Amanda Partrick Hamlett, and was a member of the Methodist Church. His
wife, Mrs. Belle Cheatham Hamlett died several years ago. Mr. Hamlett is survived by four
daughters, Mrs. Burns, Mrs. Joe F. Cheatham, Lynnville, Mrs. Edgar Puryear, Clear Creek, and
Mrs. Odell Ball, Wales; and one son, Cheatham Hamlett, Ardmore; and a number of
grandchildren and great grandchildren. Bennett-May and Company, Morticians in charge.
HAMSLEY, Robert A.
2 May 1837
15 May 1889
(s/o _______________and __________ Hamsley)
HANCOCK, Hull Huggins
20 Jul 1818
03 Feb 1881
(h/o 1.Frances Hightower 2. Ursula Caroline Beasley 3. Nancy M. Kerr)
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(s/o William and ________________ Hancock)
HANNAH, Elizabeth C. [Reed]
17 Mar 1821
31 Jan 1864
(w/o Andrew Hannah)
(d/o Robert and Elizabeth Myers Reed)
HANSEN, Irene Rose [Kolodzieski]
21 Feb 1928
10 Jun 1994
(w/o Robert Hansen)
(d/o Joseph and Stella Kolodzieski)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen ___ Jun 1994
Mrs. Irene Rose Hansen, 66, died June 10, 1994, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in
Nashville. The Pulaski resident was a native of New Jersey, daughter of the late Joseph and
Stella Kolodzieski. She was a homemaker and member of the Freedom Hill Bible Methodist
Church. Services were held June 13 at North Funeral Home with the Rev. S. L. McDonald
officiating. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Survivors include husband Robert Hansen of
Pulaski, children, Robert Hansen, Jr., Eric Mark Hansen, Frances Irene Hansen, all of Pulaski,
and Joann Irene Hansen of Spotswood, N. J.; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild;
sister and brother, Helen O’Rorke and Henry Kolodzieski, both of New Jersey.
HANSEN, Robert
11 Nov 1929
(s/o Magnus and Mildred Wyberg Hansen)
HARDEMAN, Martha Jane [Witt]
25 Oct 1849
24 Jan 1877
(w/o Newton W. Hardeman)
md 6 Jan 1867 GCT
(d/o Clayton Hamilton and Mary Sanders Witt)
HARDEMAN, Newton W.
10 May 1844
12 May 1890
(h/o Martha J. Hardeman)
(s/o Benjamin F. and Ellender Sanders Hardeman)
HARDIMAN, Rebecca A.
7 Sep 1869
10 Jul 1932
(d/o _____________ and ___________
HARDISON, C. B.
27 Mar 1882
7 Feb 1932
(h/o Lizzie Martin Hardison)
(s/o Michael Anderson and Mary Lucy Harris Hardison)
HARDISON, Lizzie [Martin]
04 Feb 1890
17 May 1951
(w/o C. B. Hardison)
(d/o Tom and Mary Kirk Martin)
HARRIS, Henry Clay
__ ___ 1869
15 Sep 1943
(h/o Lizzie Hamlett Harris)
(s/o Louis H. and Sarah Knott Harris)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 15 Sep 1943
Funeral services for HenryC. Harris, 73, highlyrespected citizen ofthe Bodenham section, who
died Wednesday morning at his home, following two months’ illness, will be held at 3 o’clock
Thursday afternoon at Mt. Moriah Cemetery Presbyterian Church. Burial will take place in the
familylot in the church cemetery. Mr. Harris is survivedbyhis wife, Mrs.Lizzie Hamlett Harris;
four daughters, Mrs. Earl Moates, Mrs. Marion West, Miss Lena Harris of the Pulaski Hospital
Nursing Staff, and Mrs. Cora Bell Tittsworth; and four grandchildren.
HARRIS, Lizzie [Hamlett]
1 Jun 1873
11 May1862
(w/o Henry Clay Harris)
(d/o Solon and Stacy Elizabeth Tidwell Hamlett)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 16 May 1962
Funeral services for Mrs. Lizzie Hamlett Harris, 88, Giles County resident, were held at 2
o’clock Sunday afternoon at Mt. Moriah Cumberland Presbyterian Church, with the burial in
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the church cemetery. Mrs. Harrison died Friday morning, May 11, at Kelly Home for the Aged at
Tuscumbia, Ala., after a period of declining health. Born June 1, 1873, in Giles County, she was
the daughter of the late Solon Hamlett and Elizabeth Tidwell Hamlett. She was a member of
Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Her husband, Henry Harris, died a number of years ago. Mrs.
Harris is survivedbythree daughters, Mrs. Lena Flanagen, Sheffield, Ala., Mrs. MaryLou West,
Pulaski, and Mrs. Cora Bell Tittsworth, Chattanooga; four grandchildren and six greatgrandchildren; one brother, Edgar Hamlett, Pulaski; and one sister, Mrs. Beulah Johnson,
Kingsport. Bennett-May Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
HARRIS, Louis [Harris]
22 Mar 1843
02 Dec 1924
(h/o Sarah Knott Harris)
(s/o John and _?_ Harris)
HARRIS, Robert Hix
16 Nov 1909
25 Dec 1930
(s/o Henry Clay and Lizzie Hamlett Harris)
Obituary: Democratic Union 09 Jan 1931
In memory of Hix Harris, who was taken December 25. General services were conducted by
Bro. C. E. Patch at Mt. Moriah Cemetery Saturday afternoon. The Lord giveth, the Lord
taketh. His age was 22 years. Born in the eighteenth district and lived there until three years ago
and came to Pulaski. He was a barber for Mr. Ball, making his home with Mrs. John Ezell. He
was the only son of Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Harris. A beautiful character of a soul has gone back
to heaven to the Giver to make Heaven richer and the earth poorer. He was a good son, a kind,
loving brother, a true man. He loved all of his co-workers, a brother to all the boys he boarded
with, a son to Mrs. John Ezell. The sympathy of many friends and loved ones in the loss of this
sweet boy goes out to the dear father, mother, four sisters, Maud, Mary Lou, Lena and Cora
Bell. A Friend.
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 31 Dec 1930
The community last Thursday was very sorry to hear that Hicks Harris, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Henry Harris, had gotten killed by an auto accident in Pulaski. His burial was at Mt. Moriah
Saturday. He leaves to mourn his loss, mother, father and four sisters, Mrs. Earl Moats, Mrs.
Luther Braly, Mrs. Willie McLean, Mrs. Guy Titsworth. “Twill be sad of his sisters to go home
and see their dear brother no more. But ‘tis even more sad for dear mother and father, for hew
as the only left at home. Hicks was working in a barber shop at Pulaski. The writer has seen him
several times there. He was always pleasant and kind and had a smile wherever you saw him,
no matter who it was. It showed at his burial that he was loved by many. May the Lord bless
his dear mother, father and sisters and help them to live close by him that some day when He
calls for them, they will find their dear son and brother at the pearly gates waiting for them.
HARWELL, Bessie [Ward]
14 Aug 1933
(w/o Paul Edward Harwell)
(d/o Jim and Flora Evelyn May Harwell)
HARWELL, Clyde A.
30 May 1912
30 Mar 1943
(h/o Lillian Clifton Harwell)
(s/o T. R. and Edna Childress Harwell)
HARWELL, Margaret Jean
5 Aug 1939
21 Nov 1939
(d/o Katie Mae Harwell) UMG
HARWELL, Lillian Clifton
14 Nov 1914
(w/o Clyde A. Harwell) md 28 Sep 1940 GCT
(d/o Claude and Mattie Mangrum Clifton) Buried at Maplewood
HARWELL, Paul Edward
7 Oct 1936
2 Aug 1997
(h/o Bessie Ward Harwell)
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(s/o Duffie and Alcinia Hodge Harwell)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Aug 1997
Mr. EddHarwell, 60, diedAug. 2, 1997, at ColumbiaHillside Hospital. Mr. Harwell, aresident
of Pulaski, was a machine operator. Services were to have been held today (Tuesday) at Carr
and Erwin Funeral Home with burial in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Survivors include his wife,
Bessie Harwell; son, Paul Harwell; daughters, Tracy Harwell and Judy Banks; brother, Gilbert
Harwell of Indiana; sisters, Louise Thornton and Hettie Lopez, both of Pulaski, and Hattie
Fryrear of Norfolk, Va., and Pauline Ramsey of Elkhart, Ind.
HAYES, George Rolland
03 Oct 1846
22 Oct 1926
(s/o __________and Harriett Hayes)
HAYES, Georgia [Rolland]
11 Jun 1867
07 Jan 1923
(w/o Henry P. Hayes)
(d/o J. C. and Mary Green Rolland)
HAYES, Henry Hollis
30 Jan 1900
08 Oct 1923
(s/o Henry P. and Georgia Rolland Hayes) UMG
HAYES, Henry P.
18 Feb 1861
24 Feb 1936
(h/o Georgia Rolland Hayes)
(s/o James T. and Indiana C. Puryear Hayes)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 26 Feb 1936
Henry Hayes, well-known Giles County citizen, died at the home of his son in Nashville,
Monday. The body was returned to his old home community for burial. And was laid away at
Moriah Tuesdayafternoon, following services conductedbyRev. T. E. Hudson. Mr. Hayes had
a farm in the Moriah communitybut has been living with his children in Nashville during the last
few years.
HAYES, Ida Mae [Tatum]
__ ___ 1895
__ ___1951
(w/o John L. Hayes) md 25 Dec 1912 GCT
(d/o James A. and Ardella Wall Tatum)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 21 Feb 1951
Funeral services for Mrs. Ida Mae Tatum Hayes, 55, who died at a Nashville Hospital
Wednesday after an extended illness, will be held Friday at 2 o’clock at Mt. Moriah Church.
The Rev. Mack Pinkelton will officiate and burial will take place in the Mt. Moriah Cemetery.
Mrs. Hayes was a native of Giles County and the daughter of the late James A. and Ardella
Wall Tatum. She spent her girlhood here but moved to Nashville in 1925. She was a member
of the Baptist Church. She is survived byher husband, John L. Hayes, Nashville; two daughters,
Mrs. Hattie Lucille Hinton, Nashville, and Mrs. J. L. Mayes, Hopkinsville, Ky.; five brothers,
William Tatum, Ardmore, Tenn., Leslie Tatum, Leslie Tatum, Edgar Tatum, and Ozro Tatum,
all ofCampbellsville; two sisters, Mrs. Trudie Wall, Pulaski and Mrs. Hume Russell, Wales; five
grandchildren and six step-grandchildren.
HAYES, Indiana C. [Puryear]
08 Feb 1829
15 Jan 1911
(w/o James T. Hayes) UMG (I do not know why they had her as Judia Hayes. JBC)
(d/o Henry E. and Mary Ann Rix Puryear)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 19 Jan 1911
Mrs. Judia Hayes died Sunday afternoon at her home at Cedar Grove, aged over 80 years, and
was buried at Mount Moriah Monday, after services at Moriah Church by Rev. T. E. Hudson.
Mrs. Hayes is survived by her children, Henry and Mitchell Hayes, and Mrs. L. R .Krapp, and
was an aunt of Mrs. Jim Green and of Newt Puryear. Mrs. Hayes had been almost a lifelong
member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, and was highly esteemed by her many
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Christian graces and womanly qualities.
The Pulaski Citizen 26 Jan 1911
Mrs. Nanna Hayes died about 2 o’clock Sundayafternoon, January15, after a few weeks illness
of lagrippe, aged 81 years. Mrs. Hayes is survived by two sons, Henry and Mitchell and one
daughter, Mrs. Legg of Texas, and grandson, Louis Mitchell Krapp and a brother, Mr. Puryear
of Nashville. Monday the remains were laid to rest at Mt. Moriah Cemetery. We extend our
sympathy to the bereaved ones.
HAYES, Jackson G.
12 May 1858
09 Nov 1868
(s/o James T. and Indiana C. Puryear Hayes)
HAYES, James T.
27 Nov 1832
02 Jun 1877
(h/o Indiana C. Puryear Hayes) unmarked grave
(s/o Peyton (Peter) and Sarah ____________ Hayes)
The Pulaski Citizen 14 Jun 1877 Bodenham
On Sabbath afternoon, June 3rd, Mr. James T. Hayes was buried at Mt. Moriah.
HAYES, James Mitchell
10 Feb 1869
15 Jul 1930
(h/o Mattie Elizabeth Wright Hayes)
(s/o James T. and Indiana C. Puryear Hayes)
HAYES, John Leroy
27 May 1883
25 Aug1971
(h/o Ida May Tatum Hayes)
(s/o Benjamin and Martha Horne Hayes)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Sep 1971
John Leroy Hayes, 88, died Wednesday, August 25 at Gordon’s Hospital in Lewisburg.
Services were held Friday, August 27 at the Bennett-May Chapel with burial in Mt. Moriah
Cemetery. Rev. Mack Pinkelton officiated. A native of Giles County, he was the son of the late
Benjamin and Martha Horne Hayes. His wife was the late Mrs. Ida Mae Tatum Hayes. He was
a member of the Baptist Church and served as Deputy on the Tenn. State Fair Board for
thirteen years. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Johnnie Mae Davis, Lewisburg; Mrs.
Hallie Lucille Monfort, Venice, Fla.; one sister, Mrs. Pernie Cooper, Lawrenceburg; five
grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren.
HAYES, Mattie [Wright]
12 Nov 1884
21 Sep1919
(w/o James Mitchell Hayes) md 7 Sep 1910 GCT
(d/o Mitchell B. and Nannie J. Pilkinton Wright)
HAYES, May Bell [Garner]
15 Oct 1910
01 Jun 1937
(w/o Guy Hayes) UMG
(d/o Will and Lula Clark Garner)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 2 Jun 1937
Mrs. May Bell Hayes, wife of Guy Hayes of the Wales community, died at home Monday, and
was buried at Moriah Tuesday afternoon.
HAZELWOOD, Clyde R.
28 Mar 1885
3 Mar 1902
(s/o J. H.and Mary Hazelwood)
HAZLEWOOD, Mary Lou [Witherow]
6 Aug 1870
8 Feb 1899
(w/o G. W. Hazlewood) md 26 Jan 1898
(d/o _______________ and_________________ Witherow)
HELTON, Frances Calona [Stewart]
__ ___ 1845
13 Jun 1926
(w/o David S. Helton)
(d/o William and Annie Collins Stewart)
HELTON, Rufe
12 Nov 1888
2 May 1915
(s/o David S. and Frances Calona Stewart Helton) UMG
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HENDRICKS, Donald Robert
06 Feb 1926
02 Dec 2006
(h/o Frances Ann Garner Hendricks)
(s/o __?__ and __?__ Hendricks)
Obituary: Mr. Hendricks was born on February 6, 1926 in Sherburn, Minnesota. He is a
veteran of the Korean War and is preceded in death by one son, Kenneth Hendricks.The family
will receive friends on Mondayfrom 5pm until 9p.m. at the funeral home.Funeral services will
be on Tuesday December 5, 2006 at 2 pm at Carr and Erwin Funeral Home Chapel with burial
to follow at Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Mr. Hendricks is survived byhis wife, Frances Ann Garner
Hendricks of Pulaski; two sons, David Hendricks of White Bear Lake, Minnesota and Todd
Hendricks of Honolulu, Hawaii; five daughters, Linda Pstugehelski of Minneapolis, Minnesota,
Pamela Everson, Clara Garner, Mary Hayes, and Kathy Dickerson, all of Pulaski; 4 sisters, one
brother, 15 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. This obituary may be viewed on our website
at www.carranderwinfh.com.Carr and Erwin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
HENDRIX, Kenneth Ray
22 Feb 1958
7 Oct 1997
(s/o Donald Robert and Frances Ann Garner Hendrix)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Oct 1997
Mr. Kenneth Ray Hendrix, 39, of Prospect Road, Pulaski, died Oct. 7, 1997, at Centennial
Hospital in Nashville. Graveside services will be at 2p. m. Friday at Mt. Moriah Cemeterywith
Rev. Mack Pinkelton officiating. Carr and Erwin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Mr.
Hendrix was born in Tennessee Feb. 22, 1958. Survivors include his parents, Donald Robert
and Frances Ann Hendrix of Pulaski; brothers, Todd of Pulaski and David of Minnesota; sisters,
Mary Hayes, Pam Everson, and Lisa Salmon, all of Pulaski, Kathy Paley of Lawrenceburg,
Darlene King of Unionville, Jan Cochran of Lewisburg and Linda Hendrix of Minnesota.
HENDRY, Margret
6 May 1820
(d/o______________ and ___________
HESTER, John Wallace Jr.
25 Feb 1932
01 Dec 2003
(h/o Dorthia Peden Hester)
(s/o John Wallace and Lila Wooten Hester)
HICKS, John H.
28 Aug 1829
18 Feb 1844
(h/o Mary Sanders Hicks)
(s/o John and Matilda Johnson Hicks)
HILL, Sarah Ann
2 Jun 1830
Only date
(d/o Walter M. and Jeanette_?_ Hill)
HILL, Walter M.
__ ___ ____
09 Nov 1850
__ ___ ____
(h/o Jeanette ___________ Hill)
(s/o ______________ and __________
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HOBSON, Elizabeth
(w/o Lawson Hobson)
(d/o Anthony __________
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Birth Date
Death Date
20 Mar 1763
25 Jul 1831
HOBSON, John L.
06 Dec 1843
(s/o John M. and Sarah A. E. Hobson)
HOBSON, Lawson
31 Dec 1753
(h/o Elizabeth Hobson) Revolutionary War Soldier
(s/o ______________ and __________ Hobson)
HODGE, Charlie Gransom
19 Jan 1902
(h/o Octavene Wall Hodge)
(s/o Charlie and Mary Crocker Hodge)
29 Oct 1855
90
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02 Jul 1961
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Death Date
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 05 Jul 1961
Charlie Hodge, Jr., was released today under $6,000 bond and a preliminary hearing on a
charge of first degree murder in the hammer-slaying of his father, Charlie Granson Hodge, Sr.,
was postponed until August 5. Sheriff P. M. Butler said the elder Hodge was killed by repeated
blows with a claw hammer in the kitchen of his home in the Fourteenth District ofGiles County
near the Maury County line, Sunday evening, July 2, about 6 o’clock. According to the Sheriff,
Mrs. Hodge said her husband had been drinking and threatened her and her two sons with a
gun, after which Charlie, Jr., attacked his father with the hammer. The 18-year-old youth’s
hearing in General Sessions Court was postponed for thirty days by Judge David Rhea at the
request of the defense counsel who submitted evidence that the defendant is needed at home at
the present time to assist with pressing farm chores. Mr. Hodge was a native of Giles County, the
son of the late Charlie and Mary Crocker Hodge. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 3
p. m. at Pulaski Funeral Home by the Rev. Mack Pinkelton, with burial in Mt. Moriah
Cemetery. Survivors, besides the son and wife, Mrs. Octavene Wall Hodge, are another son,
Calvin Nelson Hodge ofGiles County; one brother, Tom Hodge of Columbia; five sisters, Mrs.
Duffy Harwell and Mrs. Mary Etta Hendrick of Giles County, Mrs. Beulah Hendrix and Mrs.
Nannie Bell Harwell of Columbia, and Mrs. Helen Louise Moore of Shelbyville.
HOLDER, Ernest P.
08 Aug 1894
(h/o Lena H. Holder)
(s/o ______________ and __________
HOLDER, James E.
__ ___ 1925
04 Jul 1944
(s/o Ernest Pillow and Lena Hutton Holder) Killed in service
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 12 Jul 1944
James Ernest Holder, 21, Giles County soldier serving with a medical unit at Camp Blanding,
Jacksonville, Fla., was fatally injured Tuesday, July 4, when he was struck by a car on a street
in Jacksonville. He received a head injury and died shortly after arrival at a hospital in that city.
The body accompanied by a soldier from Camp Blanding, reached Pulaski Saturday morning
and funeral services were held at 2:30 that afternoon at Mt. Moriah Church by the Rev. Frank
Calhoun, pastor of the Pulaski Methodist Church. Burial was in the church cemetery. Holder
is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Pillow Holder, of Thompson Station, formerly
of Route 1, Pulaski; one brother, Sherman Holder, Cullman, Ala.; four sisters, Mrs. Campbell
Johnson, Lynnville, and Misses Virginia, Rosa Lee and Lucile Holder, of Thompson Station.
The young man was born and reared in the Bodenham section of Giles Countyand was engaged
in farming prior to entering the service. His basic training was received at Camp Lee, Va., after
which he was stationed at Drew Field, Fla., and later at Camp Blanding.
HOLDER, John Gilbert
25 Aug 1881
17 Apr 1951
(h/o Lucy Jane Hutton Holder)
(s/o John and Bell Fleming Holder)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 18 Apr 1951
Funeral services for John Gilbert Holder, 69, who died on Tuesday, April 17, at a Nashville
hospital, were held at 2 o’clock at Bennett-May Funeral Home. Burial took place in Mt.
Moriah Cemetery, near Pulaski. He had been in declining health many years. Born in Giles
County May 25, 1881, he was the son of the late John Holder and Bell Fleming Holder. His
wife, Mrs. Lucy Hutton Holder, died approximately twelve years ago. Mr. Holder is survived
by two sons, Roy Holder, Pulaski; three half-brothers, Flournoy Holder and Clarence Holder,
Columbia; and Ernest Holder, Columbia; and two half-sisters, Mrs. Luna Holder and Mrs.
Maudy Holder, both of Columbia. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors.
HOLDER, Lena [Hutton]
15 Sep 1897
4 May 1954
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__ ___ ____
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(w/o Ernest P. Holder)
(d/o Jess and Ellen Woodard Hutton)
HOLDER, Lucy Jane [Hutton]
22 Dec 1869
21 Aug 1944
(w/o Gilbert Holder) UMG
(d/o Jim and Janie Wilson Hutton)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 23 Aug 1944
Funeral services for Mrs. Lucy Jane Holder, 74, who died at 8 o’clock Monday morning,
August 21, at the home of her niece, Mrs. Leonard Goats, in the Moriah community, were held
at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon at Moriah Church, conducted by the Rev. E. B. Gatlin, pastor
of the First Baptist Church in Pulaski. Burial took place in the church cemetery. Mrs. Holder
is survived by her husband, Gilbert Holder, who is a patient in a Nashville hospital; two sons,
Felix Holder, employed by the L. & N. Railroad, Mt. Pleasant, Roy Holder, U. S. Army, who
is overseas; and one brother, Jess Hutton, Giles County.
HOLLAND, William Edward “Eddie”
__ ___ 1958
21 Aug 2005
(h/o Pam Holland)
(s/o Albert M. and Jane Puryear Holland)
Obituary: WKSR Obituaries 22 Aug 2005
William Edward “Eddie” Holland died yesterday in Columbia. A resident of Pulaski, he was a
Postal Clerk for the Maury County Post office, a past Master of the Bethel Masonic Lodge,
past Ambassador for the Al Menah Shrine Temple and 47 years old. Visitation will be held
today from 5-8pm at Giles County Funeral Home. Masonic Services will be held tonight at
7pm. Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 2pm in the chapel of Giles County Funeral
Home with Don Graham officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. He is survived
bythe mother of his children, Pam Holland, and bytwo sons, William Payton Holland and John
Preston Holland, by a daughter, Doris Allyne Holland. He is survived by two step-sons, Chris
Gray and wife, Amanda and Brian Gray and wife, Jaclyn, all of Mt. Pleasant. Other survivors
include a sister, Mary Melody Graham and husband, Don of Lynnville, sister-in-law Patricia
LaFern, and grandchildren, C. J. Grayand ShalynDuberry. He is survivedbyaniece, JerryAnn
Sharber and husband, Bobby, nephew, Donnie D. Graham and great niece, Breanna Sharber.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Jane Puryear Holland and brother, Jerry Wayne
LaFern.
HOLLEY, Bessie Dean [Strickland]
__ ___ 1931
26 Dec1957
(w/o Wayne Holley)
(d/o Labe and Lena Strickland)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 1 Jan 1958
Funeral services for Mrs. Bessie Dean Strickland Holley, 26, wife of Wayne Holley, were held
at 10 a. m. Saturday at Bennett-May Funeral Home in Pulaski by Dr. J. Clark Hensley, pastor
of First Baptist Church. Burial was in Moriah Cemetery. Mrs. Holley died at her home
Thursday morning of a self-inflicted pistol wound, according to Sheriff P. M. Butler and City
Patrolman Jack Cox and Thurman Irwin. Members of the family stated Mrs. Holley had been
in ill health for some time. A native of Pulaski, she was the daughter of Mrs. Lena Spear,
Pulaski and the late Labe Strickland. She was a member of the Baptist Church.
Survivors in addition to her husband, includ a son, Jimmy Barnhart, and a daughter, Nina
Barnhart, Pulaski; three sisters, Mrs. Garland Swanner, Tupelo, Miss., Mrs. Clarence Bonee,
Los Angeles, Calif., and Mrs. K. O. Wilkes, Pulaski; four brothers, Labe Stickland, Jr.,
Greenway, Ark., Ray Strickland, Fort Knox, Ky., and Roy Strickland, Pulaski.
HOLLEY, Grace Clay [Englett]
10 Feb 1909
25 Jul 1994
(w/o William L. Holley)
93
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Death Date
(d/o Clay Mack and Lula Ray Englett)
Obituary: The Giles Free Press 28 Jul 1994
Mrs. Grace Clay Holley of Pulaski died July 25, 1994, at Meadowbrook Nursing Home. The
Giles County native was the daughter of the late Mack and Lela Ray Englett. She was married
to the late William L. Holley. She was a housewife and member of the Methodist Church.
Services were held at Bennett-May Chapel with Mark Johnson officiating. Burial was in Mt.
Moriah Cemetery. Survivors include one daughter Carol Roberts and one son Mack Holley,
both of Pulaski; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
HOLLEY, Richard Mack
06 Dec 1931
25 Nov 2011
(s/o William Leonard and Grace Clay Englett Holley)
Obituary: Bennett-May-Giles County Funeral Home 23 Nov 2011
Mr. Richard Mack Holley passed away Wednesday, November 23, 2011, at NHC of Pulaski.
He was retired from the Giles County Highway Department and 79 years old. Visitation will
be 4 until 7 o’clock Friday, November 25, 2011, at Bennett-May-Giles County Funeral Home.
Funeral service will be 1 o’clock Saturday, November 26, 2011, in the chapel of
Bennett-May-Giles County Funeral Home with Bro. Mark Johnson officiating. Burial will
follow in the Mt. Moriah Cemetery. He was preceded in death byhis parents William Leonard
and Grace Englett Holley along with his brother William Junior Holley. He is survived by his
sister Carol (Cookie) Roberts and husband Wilson of Pulaski. Nieces, Tana Harris of Pulaski,
Christie Horn of Athens, and Misty Mitchell of Elkton. Nephews Rickey Holley of Elkton and
Mike Holley of Murfreesboro, Bennett-May-Giles County Funeral Home is in charge of
arrangements for Richard Mack Holley.
HOLLEY, William Leonard
17 Sep 1909
17 Jan 1993
(h/o Grace Clay Englett Holley)
(s/o Clarence and Lillie Fuqua Holley)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Jan 1993
Mr. William L. Holley, 83, of Pulaski, died Sunday, Jan. 17, 1993, at Maury Regional Hospital
in Columbia. Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 19, at Bennett-May Chapel with the
Rev. Gary Kelley officiating. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. A native of Giles County,
Mr. Holley was the son of the late Clarence and Lillie Butler Holley. He was a retired truck
driver and member of the Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Grace Englett Holley of
Columbia; one daughter, Helen Carol Rogers of Pulaski; one son, Richard Mack Holley of
Pulaski; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchildren; two sisters,
Sallie Lanier and Kate Harwell, both of Pulaski.
HOLT, Annie Katherine [Estes]
22 Dec 1891
22 Jan 1950
(w/o Thomas Arthur Holt, Sr.)
(d/o Jack and Alice Parker Estes)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 25 Jan 1950
Funeral services for Mrs. Annie Katherine Estes Holt, 58, who died at 10:25 o'clock on Sunday
morning, January 22, at the home at Wales, after an extended illness, were held at one o'clock
Monday afternoon at the Church of Christ near Wales. Elder A. C. Dreaden conducted the
services and burial took place in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Daughter of the late Jack Estes and
Alice Parker Estes, she was a lifelong resident of Giles County and a member of the Church of
Christ. Mrs. Holt is survived by her husband, Tom A. Holt; two sons, Gentry L. Holt, Wales,
and Thomas A. Holt, Jr., Detroit, Mich.; six grandchildren; and two brothers, Guy Estes and
Tommy Estes, both of Campbell Station.
HOLT, Hattie May [Phillips]
10 Aug 1889
14 May 1983
(w/o Billy Holt)
94
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Death Date
(d/o Jeff and Laura O'Neal Phillips)
Obituary: The Giles Free Press 18 May 1983
Mrs. Hattie Holt, 93, Pulaski, died Saturday, May 14, 1983 at Giles County Hospital. Funeral
services were held at 3:30 Sunday, May15, at Carr and Erwin Chapel with burial in Mt. Moriah
Cemetery, Mack Pinkelton and Charles Oaks officiating. A native ofGiles County, she was the
daughter of the late Jeff and Laura O’Neal Phillips. She is survived by one brother Robert
Phillips, Pulaski; one sister, Florence Doggett, Troy, Ala., and several nieces and nephews.
HOLT, John Milford
25 Jun 1917
25 May 1994
(h/o Williaria Bates Holt)
(s/o Eulas A. and Bess McMann Holt)
HOLT, Pansy Alma [Harwell]
28 Dec 1916
(w/o Thomas Arthur Holt, Jr.)
(d/o _____________ and ___________ Harwell)
HOLT, Thomas Arthur Jr.
28 Oct 1913
9 Jul 1979
(h/o Pansy Alma Harwell Holt)
(s/o Thomas Arthur and Annie Katherine Chapman Holt)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Jul 1979
Funeral services for Thomas Arthur Holt, 65, of Route 7, Pulaski, who died Monday, July 9 in
Maury County Hospital, Columbia, were conducted Wednesday at 11:00 a. m. at Carr and
Erwin Chapel with burial in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. The Rev. Mack Pinkelton was the officiant.
A retired employee of the Chrysler Corp., Mr. Holt was born in Giles County, the son of the
late Thomas and Kate Esti Holt. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Pansy Harwell Holt; a son,
Thomas A. Holt, Detroit, Mich.; a daughter, Mrs. Opal Todd, Wilsonville, Ala.; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Dortha Freeman, Minor Hil; a brother, Gentry Holt, Culleoka; 13 grandchildren
and five great grandchildren.
HOLT, Thomas Arthur Sr.
17 Apr 1889
2 Nov 1961
(h/o Annie Catherine Chapman Holt)
(s/o Andrew Jackson and Lucinda Estes Holt)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 1 Nov 1961
Funeral services for Tom Arthur Holt, 72, retired employee of International Minerals and
Chemical Corporation, Wales were held at one o’clock on Tuesdayafternoon at Pulaski Funeral
Home, conducted by the Rev. Pink Griggs and the Rev. Mack Pinkelton, Baptist ministes.
Burial took place in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Mr. Holt died unexpectedly at 10 o’clock Sunday
morning, October 29, at the home of a friend on Block Street in Pulaski. Born April 17, 1889,
in Giles County, he was the son of the late Andrew Jackson Holt and Lucinda Estes Holt. His
wife, Mrs. Annie Catherine Chapman Holt, died a number of years ago. Mr. Holt is survived
by two sons, Gentry Holt, Columbia, and Thomas Holt, Valley Park, Mo.; and a number of
grandchildren. A sister, Mrs. Donie Rich, died August 17, this year. Pulaski Funeral Home in
charge of arrangements.
HOLT, William "Billy"
12 Oct 1896
19 Aug1958
(h/o Hattie May Phillips Holt)
(s/o Andrew J. and Lucinda Chapman Holt)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Aug 1958
Funeral services for Billy Holt, 63, Giles County farm laborer, were held at 2 o’clock
Wednesday afternoon at Pulaski Funeral Home by the Rev. Mack Pinkelton and burial took
place in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Mr. Holt died at noon Tuesday, August 19, at Giles County
Hospital after a paralytic stroke. Born October 12, 1896, in Giles County, he was the son of the
late Andrew J. Holt and Lucinda Chapman Holt. The survivors include his wife, Mrs. Hattie
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Mae Phillips Holt; one sister, Mrs. Donnie Rich; and two brothers, Tom Holt and Ozro Holt,
all of Pulaski. Pulaski Funeral Home in charge.
HOLT, Williaria Bates
18 Jan 1921__ ___ ____
(w/o John Milford Holt)
(d/o James Claude and Mary Lee Clark Bates)
HORNE, James
__ ___ 1813
5 Apr 1886
(h/o Sarah W. Horne)
(s/o James and Ann Couch Horne)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 6 May 1886
James Horne was born in Orange County, N. C. , Jan. 4, 1813, came with his parents to
Tennessee when only three years old; was reared near Campbellsville, Giles County; served in
the Florida War; married Sarah A. Baker of Giles August 22, 1837; was left a widower with
three sons and two daughters June 12, 1848; married Susan Barnes ofGiles, Jan. 17, 1858; died
of rheumatism April 5, 1886, at his home near Bodenham, Giles County, Tenn., aged 72 years,
ten months and 1 day; left a son and daughter by his first marriage, four sons and four daughters
by his second marriage, his second companion, a widowed sister, many
relatives and friends to mourn their loss. His funeral sermon was preached April 6, from Num:
23:10. His remains await the first resurrection in the cemetery at old Mt. Moriah.
HORNE, John Field
3 Apr 1871
25 May1933
(h/o Florence Lee Adkins Horne)
(s/o James and Susan F. Barnes Horne)
HORNE, Sarah A.
26 Mar 1848
18 Jan 1866
(d/o James and Sarah W. Baker Horne)
HORNE, Sarah W. [Baker]
2 Dec 1819
12 Jun 1848
(w/o James Horne)
(d/o David and Mary ______________ Baker)
HORNE, Susie E.
__ ___ 1869
27 Sep 1892
(d/o ______________ and ___________
The Pulaski Citizen 29 Sep 1892
Miss Susie Horn died Tuesday of typhoid fever, and was buried yesterday at Moriah.
HORNE, Susan F. Barnes
15 Jun 1835
1 Dec1909
(w/o James Horne II)
(d/o Jeremiah and Marilla Gooch Barnes)
HORNE, Thomas Frank
1 Sep 1861
17 Jul 1928
(s/o James and Susan F. Barnes Horne)
HOWARD, William H.
31 Oct 1807
19 Jun 1858
(h/o 1. ________________ Howard 2. Martha B. Howard)
After Williams death, Martha and children moved to Hillfax County, VA.
(s/o ______________ and __________ Howard)
HOWARD, Groves
4 Dec 1839
7 May 1842
(s/o William H. and Martha B. ___________ Howard)
HUBBELL, James Boatright
26 May 1822
16 Jun 1902
(h/o Tirzah Elizabeth Bell Hubbell) md 22 Mar 1842 in Maury County, TN.
(s/o Gillard and Sarah ____________ Hubbell)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 19 Jun 1902
Mr. Hubbell, grandfather of Jonas Waldrum, died at his home near Moriah Sunday, aged about
81 years. The body was buried Monday at Mt. Moriah.
HUBBELL, Tirzah E. Bell
__ Apr 1825
16 Nov 1900
97
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(w/o James Boatright Hubbell)
(d/o John and Sarah Vincent Bell)
HUGHEY, Beverly Ann Miles
12 Sep 1957
(d/o Billy Reed and Mary Elizabeth Norfleet Miles)
Death Date
31 Jul 2005
Obituary: Giles Free Press 04 Aug 2005
Ms. Beverly Ann Miles Hughey, 47, of Pulaski died July 31, 2005, at St. Thomas Hospital in
Nashville. She was born Sept. 12, 1957, in Davidson Countyand attended Overton High School
in Nashville. Funeral services were held Aug. 3 at First Baptist Church, Pulaski, with the Rev.
Doug Plumlee officiating. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Carr and Erwin Funeral Home
is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Assocation.
The family would like to thank Dr. Vito Rocco and staff, Dr. Newton Allen, Dr. Michael
Cononico and the nursing staff of St. Thomas Hospital. Survivors include her parents, Bill (Low
Miles) and Mary Elizabeth Norfleet Miles of Pulaski; brother Michael R. Miles and wife Joyof
Spring Hill; two nieces, Melissa Mason and husband Shawn of Bellville, Ohio, and Sara
Elizabeth Miles of Sanford, N. C.; two great-nieces and one great-nephew.
HUNTER, Mable Addie Black
14 Jan 1920
23 Nov 1987
(h/o 1. William Mack Englett 2. Fred Hunter)
(d/o Ress Solon and Flossie Garner Black)
Obituary:The Pulaski Citizen 01 Dec 1987
Mrs. Mable Hunter, 67, of Pulaski, died Monday, Nov. 23, 1987, at Hillside Hospital.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Nov. 25, at Carr and Erwin Chapel with Floyd Farris
officiating. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. A native of Giles County, Mrs. Hunter was
the daughter of the late Ress Solon Black. She was a member of the Second Street Church of
Christ, Ladies Hospital Auxiliaryand retired from Genesco. Survivors include her mother, Mrs.
Flossie G. Wiser of Pulaski; one son, William Mack Englett of Arkansas; one daughter, Mrs.
Margaret Ann Jordon of Nashville; two brothers, Julius Black of Pulaski, Thomas Black of
Michigan; two step-daughters, Cordell Wiser of Pulaski, Kenneth Wiser ofHendersonville; one
step-sister, Mrs. John Whitehead of Pulaski; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
HUTTON, Ellen Woodard
10 May 1882
21 Mar 1939
(w/o Jess Hutton)
(d/o John and Susie Pinkleton Woodard)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 22 Mar 1939
Mrs. Ellen Hutton, age 56, died at her home in the Wales community, Tuesday. Funeral and
burial at Moriah at 2 o’clock Wednesday.
HUTTON, Jesse B.
11 May 1871
27 May 1952
(h/o Ellen Woodard Hutton)
(s/o Jim and Martha Mitchell Hutton)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 28 May 1952
Funeral services for Jesse B. Hutton, 81, farmer of the county, who died Tuesday afternoon,
will be held at 2 o’clock Thursday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home. Burial will take
place at Mt. Moriah Cemetery, west of Pulaski. He died at 4:30 o’clock Tuesday afternoon at
Giles County Hospital following a paralytic stroke sustained a few days earlier. Born in Giles
County on May 11, 1871, he was the son of the late Jim Hutton and Martha Mitchell Hutton.
His wife, Mrs. Ellie Woodward Hutton, died several years ago. Mr. Hutton is survived by three
daughters, Mrs. Leonard Goats, Mrs. William Burks, and Mrs. John Ella Hazelwood; one son,
John H. Hutton; and a number of grandchildren; all of Giles County.
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IVEY, Marion Gemeish
29 Jul 1955
4 Sep 1956
(s/o ______________ and __________ Ivey)
JACKSON, Thomas P.
18 Jul 1850
19 Aug 1867
(s/o ______________ and __________ Jackson)
JENNINGS, Edward P. Jr.
30 Jul 1924
12 Jan1981
(h/o Faye Word Jennings)
(s/o Edward P. and Mattie Lou Parker Jennings)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 14 Jan 1981
Funeral services for Ed Jennings, Jr., 56, of Pulaski, who died Monday, January 12 at Giles
County Hospital, were held Wednesday at 2:00 p. m. at Bennett-May Chapel with interment
in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. The Rev. Mack Pinkelton was the officiant. Mr. Jennings, a used car
dealer, was a native of Alabama, the son of the late Edward, Sr. and Mattie Lou Parker
Jennings. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Faye Word Jennings, Pulaski; an uncle, H. W. White
of Pulaski; several nieces and nephews.
JOHNSON, Albert Sidney
7 Oct 1868
9 Apr 1939
(h/o Mollie Gertrude McAlester Johnson)
(s/o Richard F. and Laura Cochran Johnson)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 12 Apr 1939
Sidney Johnson of the Bodenham community, died Sunday evening at the Pulaski Hospital
where he was brought in a critical condition, a week before. Funeral services and burial were
at Moriah, Tuesday at 2 o’clock, T. D. Anderson, his friend and neighbor, conducted the
service.
JOHNSON, Annie
02 Feb 1782
09 Mar 1868
(d/o______________ and ___________
JOHNSON, C. D.
11 Sep 1806
01 Oct 1878
(h/o Martha Ann Johnson)
(s/o ______________ and __________ Johnson)
JOHNSON, Everett Campbell
21 Aug 1915
13 Jun 1987
(h/o Grace Johnson)
(s/o Edward and Rosie Carpenter Johnson)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Jun 1987
Everett Campbell Johnson, 71, of Route 1, Lynnville, TN, died June 13, 1987, at his residence.
Funeral services were held June 14 at 2 p. m. at Bennett-May Chapel with Rev. Billy Halloway
officiating. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery with Bennett-May Funeral Home in charge.
A native of Giles County, Mr. Johnson was the son of the late Edward and Rosie Carpenter
Johnson. He was a member of Freewill Baptist Church and a retired employee of Gabriel Shock
Absorber Corporation.
JOHNSON, Frank
06 Feb 1896
21 Aug 1974
(h/o May Felker Johnson)
(s/o Albert Sidney and Mollie Gertrude McAlester Johnson)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Sep 1974
Frank Johnson, 78, of Route 2, Pulaski died Wednesday, August 21 at Giles County Hospital.
Funeral rites were held Friday at 2:00 p. m. at Bennett-May Chapel with the Rev. Marcus
Nickell officiating. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Born in Giles County, Mr. Johnson was
the son of the late Sid and Gertrude McAlister Johnson. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mary
Felker Johnson; two sons, Kieffer Johnson of Pulaski and Rivers Johnson of Huntsville, Ala.;
two sisters, Mrs. N. T. Petty of Bodenham and Mrs. Hubert Ratliffe of Aspen Hill; three
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grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
JOHNSON, Ida Grace
16 Aug 1920
04 Dec 2003
(w/o Everett Campbell Johnson)
(d/o Ernest Pillow and Lena Hutton Holder)
Obituary: Columbia Daily Herald 05 Dec 2003
Ida Grace Johnson, 83, of the Campbellsville community, died Thursday, Dec. 4. 2003. Services
will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the Bennett-May Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mt.
Moriah Cemetery. She was the daughter of the late Ernest P. and Lena Hutton Holder of
Bondenham. She was a homemaker and member of the Rose Hill Baptist Church. She was
preceded in death by her husband, Everett Campbell Johnson, son, James Johnson, sister,
Virginia Lipovsh and two brothers, James Holder and Sherman Holder. Survivors include her
sons, Billy Johnson of Columbia, Larry Johnson of Pulaski and Mike Johnson of Lynnville;
daughters, Betty Ferguson of Mt. Pleasant, Ann Stewart of Columbia, Peggy Workman, Linda
Yant and Wanda Beaver, all of Pulaski; sisters, Lucille Lettermaire of Columbia and Rosa
Murphy of California; 19 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
JOHNSON, James L.
23 Mar 1871
31 Oct 1956
(h/o Mickie Appleton Johnson)
(s/o Thomas Wilkerson and Sarah Elizabeth Hamilton Johnson)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 31 Oct 1956
Funeral services for James Lafayette Johnson, 85, retired farmer of the Bodenham section, will
be held at 1:30 o’clock Thursday afternoon at Pulaski Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev.
Mack Pinkelton, Baptist minister. Burial will take place in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Mr. Johnson
died at 2 o’clock Wednesday morning, October31, at Giles County Hospital, after a two weeks
illness. A native of Giles County, he was born March 23, 1871, the son of the late Tom
Wilkerson Johnson and BettyHamilton Johnson, and was a member of Choate Creek Methodist
Church. Mr. Johnson is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mickie Appleton Johnson; two daughters,
Mrs. Crawford Long and Mr. Jeff LaCroix, Bodenham; four sons, Luther Johnson, Sherman
Johnson, and Allie Johnson, all of Bodenham and Lincoln Johnson, Chicago, Ill.; seventeen
grandchildren and five great grandchildren; one brother, Finis Johnson, Rose Hill; and two
sisters, Mrs. Amanda Davis, Giles County and Mrs. Mattie Kelly, Nashville. Pulaski Funeral
Home in charge of arrangements.
JOHNSON, James Everette
10 Aug 1944
05 Jun 1976
(s/o Everette Campbell and Ida Grace Holder Johnson)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Jun 1976
Mr. James Everette Johnson, 31, Route 1, Cornersville, drowned June 5, 1976 while fishing at
a lake between Lynnville and Cornersville. Funeral services were held at 1 p. m. Tuesday, June
8 at Bennett-May Chapel with burial in Mt. Moriah Cemetery, the Rev. Mack Pinkelton
officiating. A native of Giles County, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Campbell Johnson,
Lynnville, Route 1. In addition to his parents, he is survived by a daughter, Judy Lynn Johnson,
Route 1, Minor Hill; five sisters, Mrs. Betty Ferguson and Mrs. Wanda Osborne, Mt. Pleasant,
Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Stewart, Columbus, Miss., Mrs. Peggy Workman, Lynnville, and Mrs.
Linda Yant, Pulaski; and three brothers, Billy Johnson, Mt. Pleasant, Larry Johnson, Ethridge,
and Michael Johnson of Pulaski.
JOHNSON, Marjie
5 May 1943
5 May 1943
(Infant d/o _____________ and ___________ Johnson)
JOHNSON, Martha Ann
17 Feb 1821
Only date
(w/o C. D. Johnson)
(d/o _____________ and ____________
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JOHNSON, May Felker
6 Jul 1899
1 Jan 1978
(w/o Frank Johnson)
(d/o James S. and Martha Ann Crowder Felker)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Jan 1978
Funeral services for Mrs. May Felker Johnson, 78, of Route 2, Pulaski who died Sunday,
January 1 in Giles County Hospital were held Monday at 2:00 p. m. at Bennett-May Chapel.
Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. The Rev. Marcus Nickell and Church of Christ minister
Andy Brown were the officiants. A native of Giles County, Mrs. Johnson was the daughter of
the late James S. and Martha Ann Crowder Felker. She was married to the late Frank Johnson.
Survivors include two sons, Rivers Johnson, Huntsville, Ala., and Kieffer Johnson, Pulaski; two
sisters, Mrs. Vera Hatfield, Detroit, Mich., and Mrs. Ruth Williams, Lawrenceburg; a brother,
James Felker, Nashville; three grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
JOHNSON, Mickey E. Appleton
15 Dec 1881
09 May 1973
(w/o James L. Johnson)
(d/o Samuel and Nancy Elmina Sutton Appleton)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 09 May 1973
Mrs. Mickey E. Johnson, age 92, of the Bodenham Community died Sunday May 6 in Giles
County Hospital. Her parents were the late Sam and Ell Appleton. She was married to James
L. Johnson. Survivors include four sons, Luther, Sherman, Lincoln and Alley Johnson all of
Bodenham; two daughters, Mrs. Viola May La Croix of Bodenham and Mrs. Maize Birdsong
ofBodenham; two brothers, John Appleton of Veto, Ala., and Weakley Appleton of Michigan;
17 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren. Services were held Tuesday, May 8 at 2:00 p.m.
at Carr and Erwin Funeral Home. Rev. Mack Pinkelton officiated with burial in Mt. Moriah
Cemetery.
JOHNSON, Mollie Gertrude
19 Jan 1874
05 Oct 1923
(w/o Albert Sidney Johnson)
(d/o F. L. and Mollie Harwell McAlester)
JOHNSON, Nannie Hardin
24 Dec 1889
14 Nov 1964
(w/o Thomas Richard Johnson)
(d/o ____________ and _______________ Hardin)
JOHNSON, Samuel C. (unmarked)
__ ___ 18__
18 Jun 1893
(h/o [1]. Diane Smith Johnson [2]. Harriet E. Roland Johnson)
(s/o _____________ and ___________ Johnson)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 20 July 1893
Mr. Samuel C. Johnson, father of Mrs. Jeff Pullen and Mrs. Geo. Rothrock, died at the home
of the latter Tuesday evening, after an illness of six months. The funeral and burial took place
at Moriah yesterday evening at 4 o’clock, Rev. T. E. Hudson and G. W. Mitchell conducting
the ceremonies.
JOHNSON, Thomas Richard
27 Feb 1889
4 Jan 1971
(h/o Nannie Hardin Johnson)
(s/o John H. and Martha Sneed Johnson)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 6 Jan 1971
Tommie Richard Johnson, 81, died Monday, Jan. 4 at Fairhaven Nursing Home. He was the
husband of the late Nannie Hardin Johnson. Services were held Wednesday, Jan. 6 at BennettMay Chapel with burial in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Bro. G. C. Fox officiated.
A native of Giles County, he was the son of the late John H. and Martha Sneed Johnson. He
was a retired handle mill worker. Survivors include two sons, W. Murray Johnson, Orlando,
Fla., and Robert L. Johnson, Winter Garden, Fla.; six daughters, Mrs. Katherine Cole, Mrs.
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Jewell Sweeney, Mrs. Martha Beaver, all of Pulaski, Mrs. Myrtle Young, Murfreesboro, Mrs.
Edith Hanna, Maystown, Illinois, Mrs. Dorothy Cagle, Binger, Oklahoma; three sisters, Mrs.
Mattie Lou Durham, Mrs. Ethel Myers, both of Pulaski, and Mrs. Lela Ray, Memphis; two
brothers, John Johnson, Prospect, Robert Johnson, Pima, Arizona; thirty-seven grandchildren
and forty-one great grandchildren.
JOHNSON, William Kieffer
2 Mar 1920
9 Sep 1981
(h/o Ernestine Christopher Johnson)
(s/o Frank and Mary Felker Johnson)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 16 Sep 1981
Funeral services for William Kieffer Johnson, 61, a farmer of Route 2, Pulaski, who died
Wednesday, September 9 at his residence, were conducted Friday at 2:00 p. m. at Bennett-May
Chapel with interment in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. The Rev. James Nave and Church of Christ
minister Andy Brown were the officiants. A native of Giles County, Mr. Johnson was the son
of the late Frank and Mary Felker Johnson. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ernestine
Christopher Johnson; a son, William Johnson, Pulaski; a brother, Rivers Johnson, Huntsville,
Ala. and three grandchildren.
JOHNSTON, Ada
27 May 1863
11 Mar 1904
(d/o James Thomas and Mahala Rainey Johnston)
JOHNSTON, Deanna Smith
16 Apr 1824
6 Apr 1846
(w/o Samuel C. Johnston)
(d/o______________ and ___________ Smith)
JOHNSTON, Douglas Rainey
31 Jul 1893
2 Dec 1894
(s/o W. S. and H. L. Johnston)
JOHNSTON, Edgar P.
10 Aug 1888
7 Jan 1893
(s/o T. P. and M. E. Reed Johnston)
JOHNSTON, James A.
22 Jan 1837
4 Aug 1904
(s/o Samuel L. and Mary Baker Johnston)
JOHNSTON, Mary A.
15 Jan 1813
20 Mar 1901
(w/o Samuel L. Johnston)
(d/o David and Mary ____________ Baker)
JOINES, Nancy Malinda Ada
10 Nov 1862
27 Dec 1896
(w/o William L. Joines)
(d/o John and Susan F. Chapman Ada)
The Pulaski Citizen 31 Dec 1896
Campbellsville---Mrs. William Joins, after a lingering illness for more than a year, died at her
home on Dry Creek, Sunday night and her remains were interred at Moriah, Monday.
JONES, Carl Alvin
23 Aug 1920
15 Aug 1970
(s/o Thomas Walter and Maude Hargrove Jones) MSGT US Air Force WWII Korea
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 19 Aug 1970
Carl A. Jones, 49, died Saturday, August 15, in Shreveport, La.
Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon, August 17, at 2:00 o’clock in the chapel
of Carr and Erwin Funeral Home with the Rev. Mack Pinkelton officiating. Burial was in Mt.
Moriah Cemetery. A native of Giles County, he was born August 23, 1920, the son of the late
Thomas Walter and Maude Hargrove Jones. Survivors include one brother, Walter R. Jones,
Pulaski; six sisters, Mrs. Clyde Marror, Nashville, Mrs. Nina Mabry, Cincinnati, Ohio, Mrs.
Sarah Farrow, Richmond, Va.,Mrs. Jane Templeton, Radessa, La., Mrs. June Davis, Riverside,
Calif., and Mrs. Paul Dugger, Ft. Worth, Texas.
JONES, Walter Reed
5 Jan 1912
26 Mar1984
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(h/o Ruth Driskell Jones) Pvt. US Army WWII
(s/o Thomas Walter and Maude Hargrove Jones)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 03 Apr 1984
Mr. Walter Reed Jones, age 72, of Rodessa, Louisiana, died at Brooks Hospital in Atlanta,
Georgia, on March 26, 1984. Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 28, at 2:30 p. m.
with BillyJoe Jones officiating. Burial was at Mt. Moriah Cemetery. A native ofMauryCounty,
Mr. Jones was a veteran of World War II. He was the son of the late T. W. and Maude
Hargrove Jones. Mr. Jones was married to Mrs. Ruth Jones of Rodessa, Louisiana; she
survives. Other survivors include; six sisters, Jane Templeton of Rodessa, Louisiana, Nina
Mabry ofWilliamstown, Kentucky, Sarah Buie of Richmond, Virginia, Mrs. Clyde Morrow of
Nashville, Jane Davis of Riverside, California, Neil Dugger of Shreveport, Louisiana. Carr and
Erwin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
JONES, Williard Thurman
2 Sep 1930
5 Jan 1983
(s/o Buford Edward and Rachel Woodard Jones) Cpl US Army Korea
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Jan 1982
Mr. Willard Thurman Jones, 52, Fayetteville, died Wednesday, January 5, 1983 at Veterans’
Hospital, Nashville. Funeral services were held at 2 p. m. Saturday, January 8 at Bennett-May
Funeral Home with burial in Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Rev. Mack Pinkelton officiating.
A native of Giles County, he was the son of Mrs. Rachel Woodard Jones, Fayetteville, and the
late Buford Edward Jones. He is also survived by two daughters, Mrs. Avis Sliger and Miss
Tracey Jones, both of Nashville; three sons, Thomas and Scott Jones, both of Nashville, and
Buford Jones, Cornersville; three sisters, Betty Jean Cook, Austin, Texas, Mary Ann Fuller,
Columbus, Miss., and Gwyn James of Nashville; one brother, Carl E. Jones, Columbus, Miss.,
and seven grandchildren.
JOPLING, Ann G. Hicks
18 Dec 1815
26 Aug 1885
(w/o Rev. J. B. Jopling)
(d/o _____________ and ___________ Hicks)
JORDAN, Margaret Ann Englett
19 Nov 1936
15 Feb 2000
(w/o 1. ________Peden 2. ________Holt 2. ______ Jordan)
(d/o William Mack and Mable Black Hunter Englett)
KEELING, Annie Allen & Infant
__ ___ 1874
3 Sep 1900
(w/o Clarence Gus Keeling) md 7 Jan 1900 GCT
(d/o L. Porter and Margaret J. Anderson Allen)
KELLAM, Edward F.
21 Jun 1856
26 Jul 1856
(s/o T. J. and N. J. Kellam)
KELLUM, Beulah Mae
__ ___ 1951
__ ___ 1958
(d/o Sidney and Roberta ______________ Kellum)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 8 Feb 1956
Beulah Mae Kellum, 4-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Kellum of Giles County, died
at Vanderbilt Hospital, Nashville, at 10:30 p. m. Sundayof burns suffered the previous Tuesday
at her home. Funeral services were held at 2p. m. Monday at Pulaski Funeral Home by the Rev.
Andrew Helton, pastor of the Elkton Baptist Church, and burial was in the Moriah Cemetery
near Pulaski. The child was burned when her clothing caught fire from an open grate at her
home. She was rushed to the Nashville hospital immediately after the accident. Other survivors
are a sister, Brenda K. Kellum; two brothers, Robert Hasting Kellum and Charles Kellum; her
paternal grandmother, Mrs. Mary Kellum of Arizona; and her maternal grandmother, Mrs. Ola
Barnett of Nashville.
KELLUM, Dean
__ ___ 1954
__ ___ 1958
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KELLUM, Mary Ann
10 Jan 1895
19 Oct 1956
(w/o Rufus William Kellum)
(d/o Lum and Nora Grimes Spears)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 24 Oct 1956
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Spears Kellum, 63, widow of Rufus Kellum, were held at 2
o’clock Wednesday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by Rev. Andrew T.
Helton of Elkton. Burial took place in Mt. Moriah Cemetery west of Pulaski. Mrs Kellum died
Friday morning at her home at Prospect after a long illness. Born January 10, 1896, in Lewis
County, she was the daughter of the late Lum Spears and Nora Grimes Spears, but had spent
most of her life in Giles County. Mrs. Kellum is survived by five sons, William Edgar Kellum
and Sidney H. Kellum, Prospect, Rufus FlournoyKellum, Phoenix, Ariz., First Sgt. George W.
Kellum, Korea, and Allen Kellum, Madison, Ala.; two daughters, Mrs. Leonard Tosh, Prospect,
and Mrs. Edward Ivey, Chicago, Ill. Bennett-May and Company, Morticians in charge.
KELLUM, Rufus William
30 May 1884
18 Feb 1944
(h/o Mary Ann Spears Kellum)
(s/o Rufus P. and Nancy Faught Kellum)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 1 Mar 1944
Funeral services for Rufus William Kellum, 59, farmer of the Crescent View section, who died
Friday evening, February 18, at his home following several weeks’ illness, were held at 2:30
o’clock Saturday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home, with the rites, conducted by the
Rev. L. G. Gatlin, pastor of the First Baptist Church. Burial took place at Mt. Moriah
Cemetery. Mr. Kellum is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Speer Kellum; five sons, Edgar,
Sidney, and Allen, Crescent View, Flournoy Kellum, Arizona, George Kellum, U. S. Army,
Florida; two daughters Mrs. Leonard Tosh, Frankewing, Miss Susie Mae Kellum, Crescent
View, and one sister, Mrs. Will Torrence, Pulaski.
KELLUM, Sidney Hasting
15 Dec 1919
06 Dec 2005
(h/o Roberta _____________Kellum)
(s/o Rufus and Mary Ann Speer Kellum)
Obituary: WKSR Obituaries 07 Dec 2005
Sidney Hasting Kellum died today in Lawrenceburg. A resident of Loretto, he was a retired
farmer and logger and was 85 years old. Visitation will be held tomorrow from 4-8 p.m. at Carr
& Erwin Funeral Home. Services will be held Friday at 11a.m. in the chapel of Carr and Erwin
Funeral Home with burial to follow in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Survivors include his wife Roberta
Kellum and sons Charles Kellum and Robert Kellum, all of Loretto. He is survived by
daughters, Gale Kellum of Loretto and Brenda Kellum of Ohio, and a sister, Susie Mae Ivey
of Texas. Four grandchildren also survive. He was the son of the late Rufus and Mary Ann
Speer Kellum and was a native of Lewis County. Carr and Erwin Funeral Home is in charge of
arrangements for Sidney Hasting Kellum.
KELLUM, William Edgar
__ ___ ____
05 Feb 1972
(h/o Wilma Barnett Kellum)
(s/o Rufus William and Mary Ann Spears Kellum)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Feb 1972
William Edgar Kellum, 51, of Route 2, Athens, Ala., died Saturday, February 5, 1972 at a
Huntsville Hospital. Funeral services were held at 1:00p.m. Tuesday, February8 at Mt. Moriah
Presbyterian Church with burial in the church cemetery. Brother Leon Lambert officiated. He
is survived byhis wife, Mrs. Wilma F. Kellum; five sons, William D., Ray, Bobby, Richard, and
Jerry Kellum; two daughters, Linda and Carlette Kellum; __ sisters; 5 brothers, and one
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KELLUM, Wilma Gean
07 Jan 1954
01 Jun 1958
(d/o William Edgar and Wilma Barnett Kellum)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 4 Jun 1958
Wilma Gean Kellum, lost her life in a drowning accident at Elkton. She was the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Edgar Kellum, who reside on the GradyMcNeese farm. Wilma Gean and her six-yearold
brother had waded into a pond on the farm while playing in the area when the child fell forward
and sank from sight. Her father, rushing to the scene at the calls of his son located the child’s
body, although efforts to revive her were in vain. Funeral services were held at 10 o’clock
Saturday at Rainey Funeral Home in Ardmore and burial was in Moriah Cemetery.
KELTNER, Jane C.
11 Dec 1833
16 Apr 1887
(d/o ____________ and ____________
KENDALL, John T.
__ ___ 1850
__ ___ 1941
(h/o Mary Elizabeth Flanagan Russell Kendall) (s/o
________________ and _____________ Kendall)
KENNEDY, Daisy Parsons
__ ___ 1876
__ ___ 1959
(d/o Joseph and Ima Jean Perry Kennedy)
KENNEDY, Frank G.
22 Feb 1878
18 Jan 1915
(h/o ________________ Kennedy)
(s/o Joseph and Ima Jean Perry Kennedy)
KENNEDY, Ima Jean Perry
No dates
(w/o Joseph Kennedy)
(d/o Dr. Willis T. and Sarah Howard Perry)
KENNEDY, Joe Tom
08 Jun 1886
05 Nov 1977
(h/o Margaret Florence Capps Kennedy)
(s/o Joseph and Ima Jean Perry Kennedy)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Nov 1977
Joe Tom Kennedy, 91, farmer of the Chicken Creek Community died at his home on Saturday,
November 5, 1977 after an extended illness. Funeral services were held at 3:00 p. m. Sunday
at Bennett-May Funeral Home, the Rev. Mrs. Massengale and the Rev. Jacob Gardner
officiating. Burial took place in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. A native and life-long resident of Giles
County, he was the son of the late Joe and Imogene Perry Kennedy. He was an active member
of the Trinity United Methodist Church, having united with that church in 1916. In early life he
was a traveling salesman, and was employed in Pulaski at Long Brothers and Sol Cohen’s
Department Stores. He was married to Miss Margaret Capps of Nashville whose death occurred
in 1961. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Randell Wofford of Stewardson, Ill., three
grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
KENNEDY, John
No dates
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KENNEDY, Joseph
01 Jan 1842
24 Dec 1914
(h/o Ima Jean Perry Kennedy)
(s/o John and Patsy_____________ Kennedy)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 31 Dec 1914
Joe Kennedy died at his home in the Chicken Creek section Thursday and was buried Friday
at Mt. Moriah after services by Rev. J. K. Lee. Mr. Kennedy would have been 73 years of age
had he lived until today, Dec.31. He had been failing in health for several years and had been
confined to bed for several months. His wife died some years ago. Mr. Kennedy was a member
of the Methodist Church and of John H. Woolridge Camp and Bivouac, having been a member
__ ___ ____
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of the Third Tennessee Regiment in the Confederate army in which he was wounded at the
battle of Fort Donelson. He was a good citizen, an honest man and an intelligent, energetic and
successful farmer. Mr. Kennedyis survivedbyhis sister, Mrs. MildaVoorhies and the following
named children: Mrs. R. L. Parsons, of Decatur; Mrs. C. A. Dennis, Frank Richard and Miss
Katherine Kennedy who reside at Colorado Springs, Colo., and Joe Tom Kennedy of Pulaski,
who now resides at the old home place. Friends sympathize with the bereaved family.
KENNEDY, Katherine S.
29 Oct 1874
24 Feb 1937
(d/o Joseph and Ima Jean Perry Kennedy)
The Pulaski Citizen 3 Mar 1937
At the early dawning of the morning, February 24th, at the home of her sister, Mrs. R. L.
Parsons, Decatur, Ala., the beautiful spirit of a devoted sister, Kittie Kennedy, slipped
peacefullyawayfrom loved ones and manyfriends, to find a happyhme in “our Father’s House”
where there will be no more suffering, no more death. She will be sadly missed not only in the
home, but by many friends who knew and loved her. It was her greatest pleasure to scatter
flowers along the pathway of all. Early in life she joined the Methodist Church South, and was
a devoted, consecrated, active worker in the cause of Christ. Thursdaymorning a prayer service
was conducted by the pastor, Rev. T. F. Hawkins, at the home of her sister in Decatur. The
remains were brought back to Pulaski, and interred in the family lot at Mt. Moriah, near the
loved ones who had preceded her. Services were conducted by Rev. T. E. Hudson, W. O.
Largen and Doctor Hawkins of Decatur. Words fail to express our appreciation for the many
kindnesses shown us. The beautiful, comforting words spoken by Brother Hudson, the prayers
of Brother Largin and Brother Hawkins, and the many, many lovely flowers, wish we could
personally thank each one. One sister, Mrs. Parsons, of Decatur; two brothers, R. P. Kennedy
of Colorado Springs, Colo.; J. T. Kennedy of Pulaski, survive. Also nieces and nephews, Mrs.
Wayne Long, Mrs. Royce Powell, and son, Mrs. H. H. Binting and daughters, Imogene and R.
P. Kennedy, Jr. of Colorado Springs. W. B. Short, Ozro White, Garland Holt, Tom Pittard, Sol
Cohn and J. Lee Shores, pallbearers. In behalf of the family, we sincerely thank you for every
expression of sympathy and love.
Her brother, J. T. Kenned y .
KENNEDY, Margaret Florence
__ ___ 1889
23 Aug 1961
(w/o Joe Tom Kennedy)
(d/o Benjamin Franklin and Elizabeth Romine Capps)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 23 Aug 1961
Mrs. Joe Tom Kennedy, 72, died at 3 a. m. Wednesday, August 23, at her home in the Chicken
Creek community after a long illness. She had been an invalid for about seven years since
suffering an accidental gunshot wound in which a bullet struck her spine and left her paralyzed.
Funeral services will be conducted at Bennett-May Funeral Home Thursday afternoon at 2:30
o’clock with burial in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Officiating will be the Rev. J. E. Trotter, the Rev.
A. R. Hogan and the Rev.WesleyHolden. A native of Nashville, Mrs. Kennedy was the former
Miss Margaret Florence Capps, daughter of the late Benjamin Franklin and Elizabeth Romine
Capps. She had been an active member of Trinity Methodist Church for many years. Her
husband wrote the Popular Farmer Jo column for The Pulaski Citizen for a number of years.
Besides her husband, Mrs. Kennedy is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Randall Wofford of
Stewardson, Ill.; a sister, Miss Cora Capps of Giles County; two grandsons and a
granddaughter.
KING, Minerva M.
2 Jan 1807
2 Sep 1846
(w/o Samuel B. King)
(d/o _____________ and ___________
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KINNARD, Mollie Forsythe
17 Jun 1876
31 Oct 1959
(w/o M. C. Kinnard)
(d/o Robert Harrison and Julia Simpson Forsythe)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 4 Nov 1959
Funeral services for Mrs. Mollie Forsythe Kinnard, 83, resident of Columbia, were held at 2
o’clock Sundayafternoon at Moriah Cumberland Presbyterian Church, conducted byher pastor,
the Rev. Floyd Cates, pastor of First Baptist Church. Burial took place in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Kinnard, who had been in failing health for five years, died at 9:30 o’clock Saturday
morning, October 31, at Fairmont Nursing Home in Columbia. Born June 17, 1876, in Giles
County, she was the daughter of the late Robert Harrison Forsythe and Julia Simpson Forsythe.
She was a member of First Baptist Church in Pulaski. Her husband, M. C. Kinnard of Columbia,
died a number of years ago. Mrs. Kinnard is survived byfive sisters, Mrs. Elmo Arney, Pulaski,
Mrs. William Brownlow of the Stella Community, Mrs. Ella Brownlow, Ethridge, Mrs. Ola
Davis, Columbia, and Mrs. Anna Sawyer, Nashville; four stepsons, Herbert Kinnard, Sheffield,
Ala., Carlyle Kinnard, Florida, Knox Kinnard, and Horace Kinnard, both of Columbia; and one
step-daughter, Mrs. Virginia Teagarden, Nashville.
KIRKPATRICK, Infant
6 Jul 1873
18 Jul 1873
(s/o S. and T. V. Kirkpatrick)
KIRKSEY, Samella
14 Apr 1851
15 Jul 1871
(w/o W. H. Kirksey) md 29 Sep 1870 GCT
KNOX, Alice Reed
17 Jul 1862
25 Jun 1952
(w/o J. Mack Knox)
(d/o Weakley N. and Margaret Jane Gibson Reed)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 25 Jun 1952
Mrs. Alice Reed Knox, 89, native Giles Countian residing in Nashville for the past forty years,
died at 12:30 o’clock Wednesday afternoon at a convalescent home in Nashville after several
months of failing health. Funeral services were to be held in Nashville at one o’clock Thursday
afternoon, after which the remains were to be brought to Giles County for burial in Moriah
Cemetery. A prayer service will be held at the grave. Born July 17, 1862, Mrs. Knox spent the
early part of her life in the Moriah and Pulaski communities of Giles County, but had resided
in Nashville for more than forty years. She was the widow of J. Mack Knox and was a member
of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Knox is survived by two sons, J. Hugh Knox of
Nashville and Herman R. Knox of Ensley, Ala.; and six grandchildren.
KNOX, J. Mack
9 Apr 1861
8 Aug 1899
(h/o Alice Reed Knox)
(s/o Joseph M. and Martha M. Gibson Knox)
Obituary: The Pulaski Record __ Aug 1899
Just as the sun was wending its way behind the horizon last Tuesday evening, the Angel of
Death visited the home of J. Mack Knox, near Bodenham, and carried his spirit to its home
beyond the sky. Mr. Knox had been sick for about a month with typhoid fever, but bore his
suffering with that Christian fortitude so characteristic of him. He was for a number of years
prior to his death Superintendent of the Sunday School at the Cumberland Church at Moriah,
also an elder of that church. In speaking of his death a few days since, one of his friends
remarked, “He was one of the most consecrated Christians I ever knew.” He was a strict
observer of the golden rule: “As we would that men should do unto you, do ye also unto them.”
All that was possible for loving hands and medical skill to do was done to alleviate his suffering,
but the ravages of disease gained too great a headway on him. The funeral services were
conducted by Revs. J. M. Ashford and J. R. Bruce, burial at Moriah. Mr. Knox leaves a wife
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and three children and a host of relatives and friends to mourn his death, to whom the Record
extends its sympathyand mayGod watch them, bless them and keep them and direct their every
thought and deed, so that when their summons comes they can meet their loved on in his home
in heaven.
KNOX, Sam Thomas
4 Sep 1910
26 Mar 1983
(h/o Virginia Reeves Knox)
(s/o Theo and Sinnie McGee Knox)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Mar 1983
Mr. Sam Thomas Knox, 72, Pulaski, died Saturday, March 26, 1983, at Giles County Hospital.
Funeral services were held at 2 p. m. Monday, March 28 at Carr and Erwin Chapel with burial
in Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Mack Pinkelton officiating. A native of Lincoln County, he was the
son of the late Theo and Sinnie McGee Knox and was married to Virginia Knox, Pulaski. Other
survivors include one brother, Lee Knox, Louisville, Ky., and one sister, Laura Newton,
Pulaski.
KNOX, Virginia Reeves
28 Aug 1914
3 Apr 1999
(w/o Sam Thomas Knox)
(d/o Joseph Ed and Jennie Pillow Reeves)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 6 Apr 1999
Ms. Virginia Reeves Knox, 84, of Pulaski died March 3, 1999, at Hillside Hospital. Mrs. Knox
was retired from Giles County School System as a cafeteria worker. Funeral services were held
March 5 at Carr and Erwin Funeral Home. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Survivors
include sister Mildred Pierson of Columbia.
KNOX, William N.
06 May 1896
4 Mar 1918
(s/o J. Mack and Alice Reed Knox) WWI
Obituary: The Nashville Banner __ Mar 1918
The news of the death of William N. Knox who succumbedto pneumonia at Paris Island, S.C.,
Monday morning, was received with profound sorrow here, where he was well known and very
popular in his school, church and business associations. He enlisted in the United States Marine
Corps Dec. 14, 1917, and had been in training at Paris Island. Shortly before his illness he was
told by his superior officer that he was in line for promotion, so excellent a record was he
making. He was 21 years of age. He was a graduate of Wallace school, being a member of the
spring class of 1917. In the fall he entered Vanderbilt University, and at the time of his
enlistment he was studying at Vanderbilt, and also holding a position in the office of the
superintendent of the L. & N. Railway. He was a member of the Russell Street Presbyterian
Church, and took an active part in the Sunday School and young people’s organizations of that
congregation. He was a young man of fine character and genial personality. Surviving him are
his mother, Mrs. Alice Knox and two brothers, Herman Knox of Birmingham and J. Hugh Knox
of Nashville.
----The Pulaski Record 7 Mar 1918 — The foregoing news from the Nashville Banner has no
less interest for the people of Giles County where William Knox was born and lived till the
death of his father Mack Knox, who was one of the foremost citizens of the Moriah community.
The body will be brought here for burial arriving on the 11 o’clock train today, Thursday. The
funeral party will go direct from the depot to Moriah where the body will be buried beside his
father’s grave. Soon after the death of Mack Knox his widow and the three boys removed to
Nashville where the family has since resided. William bravely responded to his country’s call,
and a death like this is always harder for a soldier than death on the field of battle. He is none
the less entitled to the honors so justly due the men who with their lives make a wall for the
protection of country and loved ones. It would be a fitting tribute if the people generally would
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turn out and by attending the funeral honor the memory of this noble young man.
KRAPP, Lucius R. (Unmarked)
10 Jan 1839
12 Jan 1914
(h/o 1. Margaret ________ Krapp 2. Mary A. Hayes Krapp)
(s/o John G. Krapp)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 15 Jan 1914
L. R. Krapp, former proprietor of Krapp Springs, who for six years has made his home with his
daughter at Cedar Grove south of Pulaski, died Monday afternoon at 5:30 o’clock. The
deceased had been in very feeble health for several weeks but was apparently as well as usual
Monday. He ate his dinner with relish but began failing in the afternoon, and the flickering
flame of life went out as the day closed. The bodywas buried at Moriah Tuesdayafternoon with
funeral services conducted by Rev. T. E. Hudson. L. R. Krapp came to Giles County some
fifteen years ago, coming here from Jackson, Tenn., where he formerly lived and worked as a
railroad engineer. With advancing age and feeble health he gave up railroad work and bought
the Krapp Springs property where he made improvements and lived for about ten years when
he sold the property and went to live with a married daughter. He was a member of the Masonic
lodge and loved the principles of Masonary but on account of feeble health and advanced age
did not often enjoy the privilege of meeting with the lodge in Pulaski where he held his
membership.
KRAPP, Mary A. Hayes
27 Oct 1873
20 Feb 1908
(w/o Lucius R. Krapp) md 31 Oct 1900 GCT
(d/o James T. and Indiana Puryear Hayes)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 27 Feb 1908 Cedar Grove
Death visited our community again and claimed for its victim Mrs. Mary Krapp. We are very
sorry to lose such a good woman, but God knows best. He takes the good away from earth to
live with Him above. We deeply sympathize with the bereaved family. She was buried at Mt.
Moriah.
The Pulaski Citizen 27 Feb 1908
Mrs. Mary Krapp died at her home, a few miles south of town, Tuesday evening, and was
buried at Mount Moriah. Funeral services were conducted at the church by the Rev. T. E.
Hudson. Mrs. Krapp leaves a child, less than two years old, a husband, a mother, two brothers
and one sister.
LaFERN, Lady Jane Puryear
84 years
06 Jun 2004
(w/o [1].James LaFern [2]. Albert M. Holland)
(d/o Robert Edgar and Elna Hamlett Puryear)
Obituary: Citizen-Press 08 Jun 2004
Mrs. Jane Puryear LaFern, 84, of Pulaski died June 6, 2004, at Maury Regional Hospital in
Columbia. Mrs. LaFern was born March 12, 1920, in Pulaski and was the daughter of the late
Robert Edgar and Elna Hamlett Puryear. She was a World War II Army veteran, serving in the
Transportation Division and was retired from Maremont Gabriel. Graveside services were to
have been held at 2p.m. today(Tuesday) at Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Bennett-May Funeral Home
is in charge of arrangements. Survivors include son, William Edward Holland; daughter Melody
Graham; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
LaFERN, Jerry Wayne
23 Nov 1944
04 Aug 2001
(h/o Patricia Graham LaFern)
(s/o James and Jane Puryear LaFern)
Obituary: Citizen Press 21 Aug 2001
Mr. Jerry Wayne LaFern, 56, of Pulaski died Aug. 3, 2001, at his residence. A Giles County
native, he was the son of the late James LaFern and employed by Gabriel Ride Control for
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almost 35 years. Funeral services were held Aug. 5 at Bennett-May Funeral Home Chapel with
Douglas Graham and RoyKetchum officiating. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Survivors
include his wife, Patricia Graham LaFern of Pulaski; his mother, Jane Puryear LaFern of
Pulaski; daughter Jerri Ann Scharber of Pulaski; step-granddaughter Emma Nicole Scharber of
Pulaski; sister Melody LaFern Graham of Pulaski; and brother, William Edward Holland of
Pulaski.
LaFERN, Lady Jane Puryear
84 years
06 Jun 2004
(w/o [1].James LaFern [2]. Albert M. Holland)
(d/o Robert Edgar and Elna Hamlett Puryear)
Obituary: Citizen-Press 08 Jun 2004
Mrs. Jane Puryear LaFern, 84, of Pulaski died June 6, 2004, at Maury Regional Hospital in
Columbia. Mrs. LaFern was born March 12, 1920, in Pulaski and was the daughter of the late
Robert Edgar and Elna Hamlett Puryear. She was a World War II Army veteran, serving in the
Transportation Division and was retired from Maremont Gabriel. Graveside services were to
have been held at 2p.m. today(Tuesday) at Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Bennett-MayFuneral Home
is in charge of arrangements. Survivors include son, William Edward Holland; daughter Melody
Graham; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
LANE, Mattie Smith
22 Nov 1862
23 Oct 1888
(w/o William Lane)
(d/o _____________ and ___________________ Smith)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 25 Oct 1888
Mrs. Mattie Smith Lane, wife of Mr. Will Lane, died in this city, Tuesday evening, 23rd
instance, at 3:30 o’clock, after long patient suffering. A pure, noble woman and devoted wife
has thus been taken from earth and left a disconsolate husband and many weeping relatives and
friends. Her remains were buried at the family burial ground at Mt. Moriah Wednesday at 3
o’clock.
LANE, Wilkes McMillion
18 May 1888
29 Jun 1888
(s/o William and Mattie Smith Lane)
LARSON, Delores N. Iiams
13 Feb 1929
20 Jan 1992
(w/o George Larson)
(d/o Carl and Gladys Hoff Iiams)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Jan 1992
Mrs. Delores N. Larson, 62, of Pulaski, died Monday, Jan. 20, 1992, at Maury Regional
Hospital in Columbia. Funeral services were held Friday, Jan. 24, at Bennett-May Chapel with
burial in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. A native of Iowa, Mrs. Larson was the daughter of the late Carl
and Gladys Hoff Iiams and was married to the late George Larson. She was a member of
Cornerstone Baptist Church of Pulaski and was a retired secretary. Survivors include four
daughters, Gladys Larson of Sheldon, Iowa, Marye Larson of Des Moines, Iowa, Sharon
Larson of Arcadia, Calif., Patricia Henderson of Memphis; one son,William Larson of Pulaski;
six grandchildren; two brothers, Gordon Rentz of Mason City, Iowa, Kenneth Iiams of Idaho.
LEE, Collie Elma
30 Jul 1888
30 Apr 1906
(s/o J. G. and A. B._____________Lee)
LEWIS, Louise
7 Dec 1907
3 Nov 1908
(d/o Robert and Sallie Myers Lewis)
LEWIS, Luther
21 Mar 1905
11 May 1908
(s/o Robert and Sallie Myers Lewis)
LEWIS, Mrs. Sam
__ ___ ____
6 May 1895
(w/o Sam Lewis) Unmarked grave
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(d/o______________ and ___________
The Pulaski Citizen 9 May 1895
Mrs. Sam Lewis, who has had consumption for some time, yielded to the grim monster Sunday
night and passed the way of all the earth. She leaves a husband and three children. She was
buried at Moriah Monday.
LINDSAY, Amelia Ann Brown
15 Nov 1813
5 Sep 1899
(w/o John J. P. Lindsay)
(d/o Rev. Joseph and Sallie Thomas Brown)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 7 Sep 1899
At an advanced age, after weeks of serious illness, Mrs. Ann Lindsay finally yielded up the
ghost, Monday evening, Sept. 4, and sweetly slept the sleep that knows no waking. A daughter
of Rev. Joseph Brown, whose stirring biography has recently been published in the Citizen,
Mrs. Lindsay’s early life was identified with the early history of Middle Tennessee and the
Cumberland Presbyterian church. She was a noble woman, with lofty ideals, and like
Goldsmith’s preacher, she not only pointed out the path to a higher life and duty, but led the
way by a generous and pious example. Few women have enjoyed the love and respect of those
who knew them to the same extent, and after her years of active usefulness were passed, she
set an example in consecration and resignation to the Master’s will, which has been a hallowed
benediction to the whole church and community where she lived and worshipped. She was
taken sicek July 6, and about four weeks ago became much worse. During a month her death
was almost daily expected, but with remarkable vitality she clung to life, though she often
expressed a willingness and even a desire to go. She spoke of death with no more concern than
she would have manifest in attending a sacramental service at Moriah, and seemed to regard
dissolution as a simple transition to a desirable state of being where she would be free from the
cares and sorrows of life and enjoy without interruption the blessings of the Master she had
served so long and faithfully. The funeral was conducted at Mt. Moriah by Rev. G. W. Mitchell
who had been for manyyears an intimate friend of the family. The communityjoins in sympathy
for the bereaved family, and especially for the noble son, who gave up everything else which
life offers in order that he might be a comfort ad a consolation to his mother in her declining
years.
LINDSAY, J. Joe
29 Apr 1832
16 Feb 1910
(s/o John J. P. and Amelia Ann Brown Lindsay)
LINDSAY, John J. P.
20 Apr 1853
12 May 1855
(s/o John James Phillip and Amelia Ann Brown Lindsay)
LINDSAY, John James Phillip
17 Jan 1808
25 Oct 1852
(h/o Amelia Ann Brown Lindsay)
(s/o Rev. John and Sarah Kearney Lindsay)
LINDSAY, Kinchin K.
30 Jun 1835
30 Jun 1835
(s/o John James Phillip and Amelia Ann Brown Lindsay)
LINDSAY, Sarah Elizabeth
20 Jul 1840
5 Sep 1842
(d/o John James Phillip and Amelia Ann Brown Lindsay)
LINDSAY, Thomas Frank
14 Dec 1837
2 Jan 1898
(s/o John James Phillip and Amelia Ann Brown Lindsay)
The Pulaski Citizen 06 Jan 1898
Tom Frank Lindsay died at the home of his mother Sunday morning, January 2, at 8 o’clock
and was buried at Moriah Graveyard Monday at 1 o’clock. He was a member of one of the
most prominent families in the county, an excellent soldier during the war and a good citizen
since. He had been a suffering since the war.
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The Pulaski Citizen 13 Jan 1898
Tom Frank Lindsay departed this life Sunday the 2nd day of January, 1898, at the home of his
mother on Egnew Creek. I feel that I would be recreant to my own feelings as well as to a duty
that I owe to the memory of a life long friend, if I did not pay a tribute of respect to his dust,
and a token of regard to his aged mother and his only surviving brother and sister. They have
been my fast friends for thirty years or more, during all that time I have been intimately
acquainted with Tom Frank. A truer, a warmer, a kinder hearted man I never knew. He may
have had his faults, but who has not? "Let the guiltless throw the first stone." He was an honest
man, "The noblest work of God." If he was your friend danger never deterred him time, place
or distances never made him forget you. He was an affectionate and loving father and a dutiful
son. During his long and protracted sickness his mother's anxietyand watchfulness wearied him
very much, he was always wanting her to go to bed and rest. He enlisted as a soldier in the 3rd
Tennessee and was in the war until the fall of Donelson. In that light he had his left arm
shattered with a minnie ball but he made his escape from that place and was not captured, but
returned to his home where he remained until the occupation of Pulaski by the Federals; he then
went south and remained until the war ended. I have always had it from the boys who were with
him in the army that he was a soldier, and all of them were in the army with him, who are now
living, liked him and mayof them visited him during his last illness, and they always said, "Iam
sorry to see him go. He was a good man." Well, I hope he has found a happier home than earth
afforded for is was indeed a stormy life. That broken arm and the hardships of the war so
shattered his constitution that he was an invalid all his life. He was a confiding trusting man.
In his younger days he thought everybody honest, and as a result he was not as successful in
business as he might otherwise have been. He had several reverses in early life which crippled
him financiallyand perhaps energetically, verymuch, then he lost two bright and promisinglittle
boys in one night. Soon after his wife died and left him a broken down and broken hearted man
with two daughters and a son to look after and educate. But providence as kind enough to him
to let him live to see them all three about grown and pretty well educated and with prospects
of a longer and happier life than his had been. I know when he professed religion and joined the
C. P. Church, but do not remember the year. As far as I know or ever heard he lived a
consistent Christian life and Iam told that he expressed no fear of the hereafter but died in faith.
Much might be said of his family and his antecedents, that he was the grandson of old Col.
Brown, the illustrious Indian fighter and one of the earliest pioneers of the West, as well as one
of the founders of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, of which he was one of the oldest
preachers. But these facts are as well known to the public as to myself. I can only say for myself
that Tom Frank Lindsay was a man who had many traits of character that I admired. He was
social, liberal, kind, reliable, truthful, charitable and friendly, and if this law of compensation
does run through all nature it seems to me that he ought to be a happier man now than he ever
was here.
LOCK, Alexander
__ ___ ____
27 Jan 1822
(h/o Ann Brandon Lock) *Revolutionary War Soldier
(s/o George and_________________ Lock)
LOCKE, Baby Boy
__ ___ 1943
__ ___ 1943
(s/o Horace E. and May Henry Baites Locke)
LOCKE, Eugenia Cook
1 Oct 1872
14 Oct 1965
(w/o William Milton Locke)
(d/o George E. and Susan Williamson Cook)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 20 Oct 1965
Funeral services for Mrs. Eugenia Cook Locke, resident of the Chicken Creek section, were
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held at 2 o’clock Friday in Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by Andrew Brown, Church
of Christ minister, and the Rev Robert Hall, Cumberland Presbyterian minister. Burial took
place in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Mrs. Locke died on Wednesday, October 13, at the home of
her daughter, Mrs. Tom Pittard. Mrs. Locke, widow of W. M. Locke, was born in Giles
County, the daughter of the late George E. Cook and Susan Williamson Cook. She was a
member of the Church of Christ. In addition to the one daughter, Mrs. Locke is survived by one
brother, T. H. Cook, Cedar Grove, and one sister, Mrs. Foster Gordon, Sr., Chicken Creek.
Bennett-May Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
LOCKE, Horace E.
__ ___ 19__
13 Nov 2001
(h/o Mae Henry Baites Locke)
(s/o William Rufus and Florence Black Locke)
LOCKE, James Thomas
8 Sep 1846
22 Aug 1848
(s/o J. W. and E. A. Locke)
LOCKE, Laura Catherine
4 May 1850
15 Dec 1912
(w/o William Milton Locke)
(d/o Warner Roane and Elizabeth Harriett Pettus Harwood)
LOCKE, William Bates (Billy)
01 Dec 1955
16 May 2009
(s/o Horace E. and Mae Henry Baites Locke)
Obituary:Carr & Erwin Funeral Home 15 May 2009
Mr. William Bates (Billy) Locke of Huntsville died May 15, 2009. He was formerly of Pulaski
and 53 years old. He was preceded in death by his father Horace E. Locke. Survivors include
his mother Mae Baites Locke of Pulaski, and sisters Linda Locke and Nancy Radek of
Nashville. Visitation with the family will be held on Sunday from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Carr
& Erwin Funeral Home. A graveside funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Monday May 18, 2009
at Mt. Moriah Cemetery with Paul Sain officiating. Memorial Contributions may be made to
the East Hill Church of Christ Building fund.
LOCKE, William Milton
28 Jul 1849
8 Jan 1925
(h/o [1]. Laura Catherine Harwood Locke [2]. Eugenia Cook Locke)
(s/o James W. and Elizabeth A. Braly Locke)
Obituary: The Nashville Tennessean 8 Jan 1925
Thursday morning at 6:15 o’clock, Jan. 8, 1925, at a local infirmary, Mr. Locke, in the 75th year
of his age. Survived by his wife, Mrs. Eugenia Cook Locke; two daughters, Mrs. Claude Green
and Mrs. John McArtor, Pryor, Okla.; and one son W. R. Locke, Ethridge, Tenn. Remains are
at the parlors of Roesch-Johnson-Charlton Co., No. 121 Seventh Avenue, north. Remains will
be forwarded over the L. & N. Railroad tomorrow (Friday) morning at 8:40 o’clock to Pulaski,
Tenn., where funeral services will be conducted at the Moriah Cumberland Presbyterian Church
at 1 o’clock. Interment church burial ground.
LOCKE, William Rufus
14 Aug 1877
23 Apr 1941
(h/o Florence Black Locke)
(s/o William Milton and Laura Catherine Harwood Locke)
LONG, Cintha
__ ___ ____
24 Feb 1891
(w/o W. T. Long) md 15 Sep 1887 GCT
(d/o ____________ and ____________
The Pulaski Citizen 5 Mar 1891
Death has claimed for its victims, Mrs. Cintha Long whom we reported in our last being so ill.
Mrs. Long died Wednesday and was interred at Moriah on Thursday.
LONG, Edna Stuberfiled
Abt 70
12 Mar 1931
(w/o Thomas Long)
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LONG, Edward
__ ___ 1900
17 Jul 1922
(s/o Sam and Emma Chapman Long) (umarked-death record)
LONG, Elizabeth
16 Apr 1893
(w/o Sterling L. Long) md 23 Apr 1879
(d/o Levi and Nancy Watson Long)
The Pulaski Citizen 20 Apr 1893
Mrs. Sterling L. Long died at her home near Wales, Tenn, Sunday morning and was buried at
Moriah. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. G. W. Mitchell, assisted by Rev. T. E.
Hudson.
LONG, Elnora Reynolds
4 Sep 1872
24 Jan 1914
(w/o J. T. Long)
(d/o Benjamin Franklin and Mary Jane Horne Reynolds)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 29 Jan 1914
Mrs. Elnora Reynolds Long, wife of James T. Long, departed this life Saturday afternoon at
6 o’clock at her home a quarter of a mile west of town, after and illness of sixteen days. The
cause of her death was double pneumonia. Mrs. Long made a strong fight against the
unwelcome visitor. She was a most consisent member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church,
holding her membership at Campbellsville. She was an ideal helpmate to her husband, and
devoted mother to her children, and a neighbor who loved her friends. Mrs. Long was forty-one
years old, and is survived by her husband and four children, two little boys and two little girls,
and a brother, Allie Reynolds, of Pulaski. The funeral was conducted Sunday afternoon at 2
o’clock by Rev. T. E. Hudson. Burial at Mt. Moriah.
LONG, Ester Henson
19 Apr 1908
25 Oct 2005
(w/o Reece Campbell Long) md 5 May 1929 GCT
(d/o Will and Elizabeth Day Henson)
LONG, Gene and Paul
21 Aug 1938
21 Aug 1938
(Infant sons of Reece Campbell and Ester Henson Long)
LONG, Georgia Hazelwood
30 Mar 1871
7 Nov 1958
(w/o Henry Clay Long)
(d/o John R. and Sara Madry Hazelwood)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 12 Nov 1958
Funeral services for Mrs. Georgia Hazelwood Long, 87, were held at 2 o’clock Sunday
afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Floyd Cates and Dr. W. H..
Mansfield. Burial took place in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Mrs. Long died at 4:30 o’clock Saturday
afternoon, November 8, after a period of declining health at the home of her son, Luther Long,
453 East College Street, Pulaski. A member of the Baptist Church, she was born March 30,
1871, at State Springs in a native of Giles County, the daughter of the late John R. Hazelwood
and Sara Madry Hazelwood. Her husband, Henry Clay Long, died December 26, 1915. Mrs.
Long is survived by seven sons, Richard Long, Hams Creek, Clyde and Luther Long, Pulaski,
Ollie Long, Frankewing, Wesley Long, Prospect, Robert Long, Pomona, Calif. and Turner
Long, Houston, Texas; two brothers, Brown Hazelwood, who died at 8:15 that night at Giles
County Hospital, and Verdie Hazelwood, Oklahoma, Okla. Bennett-May and Company, in
charge.
LONG, Hardy
10 Oct 1887
3 Aug 1934
(s/o Thomas and Edna Stubblefield Long) Unmarked-Death Certificate
LONG, Harry Jr.
18 Apr 1927
20 Apr 1927
(s/o Harry and Jewel Norwood Long) Unmarked-Death Certificate
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LONG, Henry Clay
1 Jan 1859
28 Dec 1915
(h/o Georgia Hazelwood Long) md 5 Sep 1886 GCT
(s/o Levi and Nancy Watson Long)
Obituary: Pulaski Citizen 30 Dec 1915
Squire Henry C. Long died about 9 o'clock Sunday night at his home on Dry Creek in the 19th
District, after about three months illness, aged about 54 years. the burial was at Mt. Moriah
after services by Rev. Mr. Johnson of the Baptist Church of which Squire Long was a member.
Squire Long is survived by his wife and six sons. Jim and Sam Long are his brothers. For about
twelve or fifteen years Squire Long was one of the most progressive members of the Giles
County Court. He came to Giles County about 27 years ago from Grainger County, East
Tennessee and by his energy and intelligence in farming became one of the most prosperous
farmers in the county. Squire Long was a good man and a good citizen and his loss will be felt
in his community and in the county court.
LONG, Infant
6 Jun 1834
6 Jun 1834
(Infant of Hugh and Ann Long)
LONG, James T.
4 Feb 1871
25 Feb 1944
(h/o Elnora Reynolds Long)
(s/o Levi and Nancy Watson Long)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 1 Mar 1944
Funeral services for James T. Long, 73, native of Giles County, who died Friday evening at his
home in St. Louis, Mo., following two years failing health, were held at 2 o’clock Tuesday
afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home, with rites conducted by Rev. L. G. Gatlin, pastor of
the First Baptist Church. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. A native of this county, Mr. Long
was well-known here where he had resided until he moved to St. Lois twenty-seven years ago.
Until two years ago he had held a responsible position with the International Shoe Company
in that city. Mr. Long is survived by two sons, Emmett R. Long, St. Louis, and Gardner Long
Reynolds, Nashville; two daughters, Mrs. Roy W. Tippensee and Mrs. Martin P. Lavin, St.
Louis; two grandsons, James W. Tippensee, U. S. Navy, Great Lakes, Ill., and Duane A.
Reynolds, Nashville; and one sister, Mrs. W. A. Reynolds, Pulaski.
LONG, Jennifer
No dates
(Infant daughter of Reece Campbell and Ester Henson Long)
LONG, John (10-3-13)
29 Jan 1827
12 May 1837
(s/o Charles O'Conner and Mary Bodenhamer Long)
LONG, Maggie Rich
28 Feb 1894
8 Sep 1976
(w/o Ollie Long) md 24 Apr 1916 GCT
(d/o Thomas R. and Mary Frances Ward Rich)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Sep 1976
Mrs. Maggie Rich Long, 82, of Pulaski died Wednesday, September 8 in Chattanooga.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Bennett-May Chapel by the Rev.
Mack Pinkelton. Burial followed in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Born in Giles County, Mrs. Long
was the daughter of the late Thomas and Mary Frances Ward Rich. She was the widow of the
late Ollie Long. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Ann Jenkins of Cocoa Beach, Fla.; two
sons, R. B. Long of Chattanooga and G. B. Long of Tullahoma; three sisters, Mrs. Steeler
Parker, and Mrs. Lizzie Coke, both of Pulaski, and Mrs. Rena Morris of the Wales Community;
six grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
LONG, Mazie
__ ___ 1922
__ ___ ____
(w/o Crawford Long)
(d/o James L. and Mickey Appleton Johnson)
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LONG, Myrtle Johnson
15 Jan 1919
(w/o ________________Long)
(d/o _____________ and ___________ Johnson)
LONG, Myrtle Walls
15 Apr 1880
20 Aug1968
(w/o William Thomas "Tom" Long) md 14 Jan 1894 GCT
(d/o Millard Filmore "Bud" and Nancy Elizabeth Chapman Walls)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 21 Aug 1968
Mrs. Myrtle Walls Long, 88, died Tuesday, August 20, at Fairhaven Nursing Home.
Funeral services for Mrs. Long, wife of the late Tom Long, were held Wednesday afternoon,
August 21, at 3 o’clock in the chapel of Pulaski Funeral Home with the Rev. Horace Bass
officiating. Burial was at Mt. Moriah Cemetery. A native of Giles County, Mrs. Long was born
April 15, 1880, the daughter of the late Bud and Betty Chapman Walls. She was a member of
the Methodist Church. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Robert Hutton, Giles County,
and Mrs. WilldyGriffin, McLean, Tex.; three sons, JohnnyLong, Winter Garden, Fla., Flournoy
Long, Evansville, Ind., and Reese Long, Giles County; thirty-three grandchildren; sixty-five
great-grandchildren; and eighteen great-great-grandchildren. Pulaski Funeral Home in charge
of arrangements.
LONG, Nancy Watson (unmarked)
abt 1833
13 May 1909
(w/o Levi Long and d/o Thomas and Sarah Roberts Watson)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 13 May 1909
Mrs. Nancy Long, died Monday at the home of her son Jim Long in the Wales section with
whom she had resided since her children had married off. The burial was had at Mt. Moriah
Tuesday, Rev. W. H. Beasley conducting services. The procession was one of the longest ever
seen in this county. Mrs. Long was about 77 years of age and her life was one of piety and
usefulness and she occupied an exalted position in the esteen of all who knew her. She was the
mother of Squire H. C. Long, Jim, Sam, and Tom Long, and Mesdames Alley Reynolds and
John Rich, and her husband was an uncle of W. B. Long. Peace to her dust.
LONG, Ollie
2 Sep 1891
9 Nov 1959
(h/o Maggie Rich Long)
(s/o Henry Clay and Georgia Hazelwood Long)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 11 Nov 1959
Ollie Long, 66, merchant at Frankewing, died of a heart attack about 9:30 a. m. Monday at his
home in the Frankewing Community following several years of declining health. Funeral
services were held at 1 p. m. Wednesday at Bennett-May Funeral Home in Pulaski. The Rev.
Mack Pinkelton, Baptist minister, officiated and burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Born
September 2, 1891, he was a native of Giles County, a son of the late Henry C. Long and
Georgia Hazelwood Long. He was a leader in his community and was a member of the
Methodist Church. Mr. Long is survived by wife, Maggie Rich Long; a daughter, Mrs. Floyd
Holley, Jr. of Chattanooga; two sons, Butler Long, Tullahoma, and Brannon Long,
Chattanooga; six grandchildren; and five brothers, Clyde and Luther Long, Pulaski, Wesley
Long, Prospect, Robert Long, Anniston, Ala., and Turner Long, Houston, Texas. A sixth
brother, Richard Long, died April 15, 1959.
LONG, Pearl Lillie Tarpley
4 Apr 1887
24 Nov1924
(w/o William Thomas Long) md 13 Jan 1906
(d/o Sterling Price and Alice Lu Summers Tarpley)
LONG, Reece Campbell
2 Feb 1902
24 Dec 1985
(h/o Esther Henson Long)
(s/o William Thomas and Myrtle Walls Long)
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Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 31 Dec 1985
Mr. Reece Campbell Long, 83, of Pulaski, died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 1985, at his residence.
Funeral services were held at 11 a. m. Thursday, Dec. 26, at Carr and Erwin Chapel with James
Nave and Dwight Mercer officiating. Burial was in Mt Moriah Cemetery. A native of Giles
County, he was the son of the late William Tom and Myrtle Walls Long. Mr. Long was a retired
farmer. Survivors include his wife, Esther Henson Long of Pulaski; two sons, Marvin and John
Long, both of Pulaski; seven daughters, Margaret Bass of Nashville,
Esterlene Green of Dickson, Mary Garner, Nell Franks, Jewel May, Fay Gowan, and Joy
Sulcer, all of Pulaski; one brother, JohnnyLong of Pulaski; one sister, WildyGriffin ofMcLean,
Texas; 19 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
LONG, Thomas Crawford
2 Apr 1917
20 Jan 1956
(h/o Mazie Johnson Long)
(s/o Ollie and Maggie Rich Long)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Jan 1956
Funeral services for Thomas Crawford Long, 38, local electrician, were held at 2 o’clock
Sunday afternoon at Mt. Moriah Cumberland Presbyterian Church, conducted by the Rev.
Mack Pinkelton. Burial took place in the church cemetery. Mr. Long died Friday morning at
Giles County Hospital after a week’s illness. A lifelong resident of the county, he was born
April 2, 1917, the son of Ollie Long and Maggie Rich Long of Frankewing. In addition to his
parents, Mr. Long is survived by his wife, Mrs. Maisie Johnson Long; one sister, Mrs. Thomas
Floyd Holley, Jr., Chattanooga; two brothers, George Butler Long, Tullahoma, and Robert
Brandon Long, Chattanooga; and his grandmother, Mrs. HenryC. Long, Pulaski. Bennett-May
and Company, morticians in charge.
LONG, Tom
__ ___ 1855
__ ___ 1909
(s/o ______________ and ___________
LONG, William E. (2-10-29)
9 Nov 1832
8 Oct 1835
(s/o Hugh and Ann ___________ Long)
LONG, William Thomas
10 Jan 1880
4 Jan1939
(h/o 1. Pearl Lillie Tarpley Long)
(s/o Sterling L. and Elizabeth Long Long)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 4 Jan 1939
Willie Long who has been an employee of the town of Pulaski about fifteen years, died about
11 o’clock Wednesday, Jan. 4, at his room upstairs at the Town Hall, where he had been since
Friday when he suffered a heart attack. Mr. Long was a good, dependable worker, and made
friends of those with whom he came in contact. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. John M.
Greene, and her husband of Nashville. And two brothers, Clarence Long of Nashville, and
Henry Long who is somewhere in Michigan. At time of going to press, funeral arrangements
had not been made. Mr. Greene had been here with Mr. Long., but no plans would be made
until arrival from Nashville of Mrs. Greene and Clarence Long who were expected sometime
about the middle of the afternoon. Mr. Long rested well Tuesday night, and was thought to be
improved Wednesday morning. But the heart became weaker, and ceased to beat, about 11
o’clock.
LOVE, Rebecca (c)
19 Jan 1860
27 Aug 1909
(w/o J. T. Love)
(d/o______________ and ___________
LOVETT, Annie Mildred
7 Oct 1922
22 Sep 1940
(d/o William Thomas and Minnie Lee Chapman Lovett)Unmarked - Death Certificate
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 25 Sep 1940
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Miss Mildred Lovett, 17, died at the Hospital, Saturday night, from infection of the foot,
resulting from stepping on a small sharp bone of some kind. During one of the hot evenings,
Sept. 15, she stepped from the porch out into the yard, bare foot. She happened to step on a
small sharp bone which stuck into the heel. It was not very painful and she gave the incident
little attention at first, removed the little bone and giving simple local treatment. Later, tetanus,
or lock-jaw, developed. And in spite of all that could be done, she grew steadily worse, and
passed awaySaturdaynight. Funeral services were held at the Funeral Home Sundayafternoon.
Burial at Moriah. She leaves behind to mourn her going away four brothers and two sisters,
Mrs. Herman Adams, of Pulask, Mrs. L. A. Chapman of Petersburg, and Johnnie, Emmett,
James and Cornis Lovett, all of Pulaski.
LOVETT, Geneva Adell Crabb
15 Oct 1919
5 Jun 1996
(w/o James Allen Lovett)
(d/o Arthur and Sammie Davis Crabb)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Jun1996
Mrs. Geneva Adell Crabb Lovett, 76, of Goodspring died June 3, 1996, at Columbia Hillside
Hospital in Pulaski. The native of Tennessee was the daughter of the late Arthur and Sammy
Davis Crabb. Services will be at 2 p. m. Wednesday at Carr and Erwin Funeral Home with
Colin Leighton officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Survivors include sons, Allen
Lovett of Goodspring, Thomas Lovett of Minor Hill; daughters, Betty Whitehouse of
Oklahoma, Jimmie Skeets of Goodspring; brother Solon Crabb of Minor Hill; sister Jeanette
Kelly of Georgia; nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
LOVETT, James Allen
17 Aug 1918
24 Apr 1954
(h/o Geneva C. Lovett and s/o William Thomas and Minnie Lee Chapman Lovett)
LOVETT, Minnie Lee
__ ___ 1886
__ ___ 1928
(w/o William Thomas Lovett) md 9 Oct 1905 GCT
(d/o ______________ and ____________ Chapman)
LOVETT, William Thomas
19 Apr 1870
30 Apr 1940
(h/o Minnie Lee Chapman Lovett)
(s/o Enoch and Mary King Lovett)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 1 May 1940
W. T. Lovett, age 70, died at his home, near Pulaski, Tuesday morning, April 30.
Funeral services were to be held at Moriah, Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock, Rev. S. R.
Bratcher, officiating. Burial at Moriah. Mr. Lovett is survived by four sons, and four daughters,
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Lovett, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Lovett, Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Lovett, Mr. and Mrs.
E. A. Lovett, Miss Mildred Lovett, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Adams, Mr. and Mrs. L. A.
Chapman, Mr. and Mrs. Luther Chapman. In addition to these survivors, there are ten
grandchildren, three great grandchildren, two sisters and one brother.
MADISON, Cecil Everette
3 Apr 1913
13 Feb 1987
(h/o Susie Mae Walls Madison) md 9 Sep 1933 GCT
(s/o J. D. and Sallie Mae Sharp Madison)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Feb 1987
Mr. Cecil Everette Madison, 73, of Pulaski, died Friday, Feb. 13, 1987, at his residence.
Funeral services were held Saturday, February 14, at Bennett-May Chapel with Rev. Dwight
Mercer officiating. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. A native of Marshall County, Mr.
Madison was the son of the late J. D. and Sallie Mae Sharp Madison. He was a member of the
Baptist Church and was a retired truck driver. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Susie Mae
Madison of Pulaski; one brother, W. D. Madison of Pulaski; three nieces.
MADISON, Susie Mae Walls
2 Mar 1913
4 Mar 1998
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(w/o Cecil Everette Madison)
(d/o Monroe and Maude Woods Walls)
Obituary: The Giles Free Press 5 Mar 1998
Mrs. Susie Mae Madison, 85, of Pulaski died March 4, 1998, at Columbia Hillside Hospital in
Pulaski. Mrs. Madison was retired from Gabriel Manufacturing. The native ofGiles Countywas
the daughter of the late Monroe and Maude Woods Walls. Services will be held at 11 a. m.
Friday at Bennett-May Funeral Home with David Cullison officiating. Burial will be in Mt.
Moriah Cemetery. Survivors include her sister, Lela Butler of Pulaski.
MADISON, William Harold
5 Jul 1935
23 Dec 1936
(s/o Cecil Everette and Susie Mae Walls Madison)
MARTIN, Astor Herman
23 Apr 1907
10 Sep 1957
(h/o Laura Hazelwood Martin) Unmarked
(s/o Tom and Pearl Johnson Martin)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 11 Sep 1957
Funeral services for Astor Herman Martin, 50, farmer of the Seventh Civil District, were held
at 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon at Mt. Moriah Cumberland Presbyterian Church by the Rev.
M. P. White, with burial in the church cemetery. Mr. Martin died at 4:30 o’clock on Tuesday
morning, September 10, at his home three miles west of Pulaski after a long illness. Born April
23, 1907, at Lawrenceburg, he was the son of the late Tom Martin and Pearl Johnson Martin.
Mr. Martin is survived by his wife, Mrs. Laura Hazelwood Martin; two sons, Hoyt Martin,
Frankewing, and Troy Martin, Pulaski, Route 1; five grandchildren; and three brothers, Lester
Martin, Wales, J. T. Martin, Pulaski, and Everett Martin, Columbia. Bennett-May and
Company, Morticians in charge.
MARTIN, Dezzie Beatrice
17 Nov 1891
14 Mar 1960
(w/o William Martin)
(d/o Tom and Sam Ella Cashion Pillow)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Mar 1960
Funeral services for Mrs. William Martin, 68, Pulaski resident, were held at 2:30 o’clock
Wednesday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. H. G. Coston,
Baptist minister. Burial took place in Moriah Cemetery. Mrs. Martin died at 3:30 o’clock on
Monday afternoon, March 14, at her home on Childers Street, after a two months illness. The
former Miss Dezzie Beatrice Pillow, she was born November 14, 1891, in Giles County, the
daughter of the late Tom Pillow and Sam Ella Cashion Pillow. She was a member of the
Methodist Church at Cedar Grove. Mrs. Martinis survivedbyher husband, William Martin; five
sons, Chester Martin, Fayetteville, Mahlon Martin and Melvin Martin, Giles County, and Billy
Martin, Chicago, Ill.; three daughters, Mrs. Ruth Freeman, and Mrs. Sam Ella Story, both of
Giles County, and Mrs. Katherine Tarpley, Wisconsin; ten grandchildren; two brothers, Roy
Pillow, Giles County, and Sam Pillow, Memphis; and four sisters, Mrs. Ira Englett, Mrs.
George Dodson, and Mrs. Joe Tidwell, Pulaski and Mrs. J. D. Brown. Bennett-May and
Company in charge of arrangements.
MARTIN, Ella Davis
__ ___ 1871
__ ___ 1943
(w/o James Frederic Martin) md 12 May 1908 GCT
(d/o Alfred and Cook Davis)
MARTIN, Gladys Mae
23 Nov 1916
12 Jul 2004
(w/o Marvin Fletcher Martin)
(d/o Sherman and Gertrude Fogg Gilliam)
Obituary: Citizen-Press 15 Jul 2004
Gladys Mae Martin, 87, of Goodspring died July 12, 2004 at Meadowbrook Nursing Home
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in Pulaski. She was born Nov. 23, 1916, in Giles County and was the daughter of the late
Sherman and Gertrude Fogg Gilliam. She was married to the late Marvin Fletcher Martin.
Funeral services were held July 14 at Carr and Erwin Funeral Home. Burial was in Mt. Moriah
Cemetery. Survivors include three sons, Cecil Martin of Pulaski, Luther Martin of Goodspring,
and Ernie Lee Martin of Kansas; three daughters, Frances Martin and Paulette Martin, both of
Goodspring, and Donna Beard of Grant, Alabama; brother, Thomas Gilliam of Pulaski; 14
grandchildren and seven great, grandchildren also survive.
MARTIN, James Frederic
05 Sep 1854
14 May 1936
(h/o Sara Bonee Martin)
(h/o Ella Davis Martin) md 12 May 1908 GCT
(s/o William and Martha Ann May Martin)
MARTIN, James Thomas
18 Jul 1884
07 Jun 1949
(h/o Pearl E. Johnson Martin)
(s/o James Frederic and Sarah Bonee Martin)
MARTIN, Jim
23 Apr 1907
10 Sep 1957
(h/o Laura Hazelwood Martin)
(s/o James Thomas and Pearl E. Johnson Martin)
MARTIN, Laura Hazelwood
16 Apr 1903
01 Nov 1964
(w/o Astor Herman Martin)
(d/o Thomas and Nancy Windsor Hazelwood)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 4 Nov 1964
Funeral services for Laura Hazelwood Martin, 61, Giles Countyresident, were held at 2 o’clock
Tuesday afternoon in the chapel of Pulaski Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Malcolm
White. Burial took place in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Mrs. Martin died at 6:45 o’clock Sunday
night, November 1, in MauryCountyHospital, Columbia. Born April 16, 1903, in Painter, Ala.,
she was the daughter of the late Thomas Hazelwood and Nancy Windsor Hazelwood. She was
a member of the County-Line Primitive Baptist Church, on the Lawrence County line. Her
husband, Jim Martin, died September 10, 1957. Mrs. Martin is survived by two sons, Hoyt
Martin, Pulaski, and TroyMartin, Nashville; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren;
and one sister, Mrs. Billy Gaines, Lawrenceburg. Pulaski Funeral Home in charge of
arrangements.
MARTIN, Louise
__ ___ 1936
__ ___1950
(d/o ______________ and ___________
MARTIN, Luther Lee
17 Jan 1880
1 May 1961
(h/o Roberta Ray Martin)
(s/o William James and Martha Johnson Martin)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 2 May 1962
Funeral services for Luther Lee Martin, 82, retired farmer, will be held at one o’clock Thursday
afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Floyd Cates, pastor of First
Baptist Church. Burial will take place in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Mr. Martin died Tuesday
night, May 1, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Jake Prince in Harwell Heights, after a long
illness. Born January 17, 1880, in Giles County, he was the son of the late William James
Martin and Martha Johnson Martin. His wife, Mrs. Roberta Ray Martin, died in 1945. He was
a member of the Baptist Church. Mr. Martin, in addition to Mrs. Prince, is survived by another
daughter, Mrs. Tom Bolden, Pulaski; one son, William Ben Martin, U. S. Army, stationed in
Fuchu, Japan; eleven grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren; one brother, Emmett
Martin, Pulaski; one sister, Mrs. Emma Buchanan, Lawrenceburg and one half-sister, Mrs.
Robert ___ice, Pulaski. A brother, William James Martin, Jr., died on Tuesday morning, April
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3, this year. Bennett-May Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
MARTIN, Marvin Fletcher
18 May 1911
05 May 1954
(h/o Gladys Gilliam Martin)
(s/o Luther Lee and Roberta Ray Martin)
MARTIN, Marvin Fletcher Jr.
15 May 1934
22 Sep 1984
(s/o Marvin Fletcher and Gladys Gilliam Martin, Sr.)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 02 Oct 1984
Marvin Fletcher Martin, Jr., 50, Route 1, Goodspring, died on Saturday, September 22, 1984,
at Hillside Hospital. A native of Giles County, he was the son of the late Marvin F. Martin, Sr.
He was a member of Fairview Church of Christ. Funeral services were held at 2 p. m. Sunday,
September 23, at Bennett-May Chapel, G. C. Fox officiating, with burial in Mt. Moriah
Cemetery. Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Gladys Martin, Pulaski; three sisters, Mrs. Donna
Beard, Guntersville, Alabama, Miss Frances Martin and Miss Paulette Martin, Goodspring;
three brothers, Cecil Martin and Luther Martin, Pulaski and Ernie Martin, Ft. Riley, Kansas.
MARTIN, Mary Beatrice
27 Dec 1915
5 Dec 1969
(w/o A. L. Martin)
(d/o Tommy and Nannie Hardin Johnson)
MARTIN, Pearl E.
3 Sep 1885
16 Nov 1969
(w/o James Thomas Martin)
(d/o John and Martha Elizabeth Sneed Johnson)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 19 Nov 1969
Services for Mrs. Pearl Johnson Martin, 84, of the Wales Community were conducted Tuesday
afternoon, November 18, at 2:00 o’clock in the chapel of Bennett-May Funeral Home with G.
C. Fox, Church of Christ minister, officiating. Burial was in Moriah Cemetery. Mrs. Martin,
wife of the late J. Tom Martin, died Sunday, November 16, in Giles County Hospital. A native
of Giles County, Mrs. Martin was born September 3, 1885, the daughter of the late John and
Martha Elizabeth Sneed Johnson. Survivors include three sons, Everett Martin and James T.
Martin, Columbia, and Lester Martin, Pulaski; four brothers, Whitt Johnson, Mesa, Colo.,
Robert Johnson, Arizona, TommyJohnson and JohnnyJohnson, Pulaski; one sister, Mrs. Mattie
Durham, Pulaski; three half-sisters, Miss Carrie Johnson, Illinois, Mrs. LelaR. Wray, Memphis,
and Mrs. Ethel Myers, Pulaski; four half-brothers, Oscar Johnson, Arkansas, and Floyd
Johnson, Lacey Johnson, and Buford Johnson, all of Illinois; six grandchildren; fifteen greatgrandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
MARTIN, Raymond L.
__ ___ 1908
__ ___ 1928
(s/o Luther Lee and Roberta Ray Martin)
Obituary: The Pulaski Record 18 Feb 1928
Raymond Martin, son of Luther Martin, died at the Pulaski hospital Monday morning at 12:25
as the result of an automobile accident which occurred Sunday evening about 6:30 a few miles
north of town on the Bee Line Highway. The automobile in which young Martin and his father
were driving turned over several times when the front wheels became entangled in a piece of
wire fencing which lay in the road and the boy sustained internal injuries. He was rushed to the
Pulaski hospital where an examination showed a lung had been punctured in addition to other
injuries. Funeral and burial took place at Mount Moriah Monday.
MARTIN, Roberta Ray
15 Nov 1881
22 Oct 1945
(w/o Luther L. Martin)
(d/o _____________ and ___________
MARTIN, Rollie B.
12 Oct 1905
08 May 1928
(s/o James Thomas and Pearl Johnson Martin)
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MARTIN, Twins
15 Dec 1930
16 Dec 1930
(twin s/o Jim and Laura Hazlewood Martin)
MARTIN, William B.
24 Jan 1920
19 Oct 1977
(s/o Luther L. and Roberta Ray Martin) S/Sgt US Army WWII
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 02 Nov 1977
William B. Martin, 57, a Giles County native, died Wednesday, October 19 in Stuttgart,
Germany. Funeral services were held Thursday, October 27 at 1:00 p. m. at Bennett-May
Chapel by the Rev. K. Stewart and Church of Christ minister G. C. Fox. Burial followed in Mt.
Moriah Cemetery. A veteran of World War II, Mr. Martin served in the Defense
Communication Agency of the U. S. Government. He was the son of the late Luther L. and
Roberta Ray Martin. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Jake Prince and Mrs. Tom Bolden of
Pulaski; several nieces and nephews.
MARTIN, William James Jr.
24 Apr 1884
03 Apr 1962
(h/o Dezzie Beatrice Pillow Martin)
(s/o William James and Martha Johnston Martin)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 4 Apr 1962
Funeral services for William James Martin, Jr., 77, retired Giles County farmer, will be held at
10:30 o’clock Thursday morning at Bennett-May Funeral Home with burial in Mt. Moriah
Cemetery. Mr. Martin died on Tuesday, April 3, at Giles County Hospital, after a long illness.
Born April 24, 1884, in Giles County, he was the son of the late William James Martin and
Martha Johnson Martin. His wife, Mrs. Beatrice Pillow Martin, died two years ago. Mr. Martin
is survivedbythree daughters, Mrs. Ruth Freeman, Pulaski, Mrs. Jack Tarpley, Wisconsin, and
Mrs. David Storey, Dellrose; five sons, Chester Martin, Fayetteville, Mahlon Martin and Melvin
Martin, Giles County, Eugene Martin, Lewisburg, and Billy Martin, Chicago, Ill.; one sister,
Mrs. Emma Buchanan, Lawrenceburg; and two brothers, Luther Martin, and Emmett Martin,
Pulaski. Bennett-May and Company in charge of arrangements.
MATTHEWS, James Rufus "Bud"
30 Mar 1872
27 Mar 1950
(s/o John Campbell and Nancy Ann Bills Matthews)
MATTHEWS, John Campbell (Union)
10 Dec 1839
28 Feb 1916
(h/o Nancy Ann Bills Matthews) Unmarked Grave
(s/o Billy and Honor Lou Leonard Matthews)
MATTHEWS, Nancy Ann Bills
__ Aug 1852
6 Oct 1918
(w/o John Campbell Matthews) (Unmarked)
(d/o Esquire John and Martha Giles Bills)
MATTHEWS, Ollie
__ ___ 1895
__ ___ 1945
(s/o John Campbell and Nancy Ann Bills Matthews)
MAY, Florence Braly
26 Mar 1881
23 Apr 1962
(w/o Monnie May) md 16 Aug 1916 GCT
(d/o Robert C. and Virginia Neal Braly)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Apr 1962
Funeral services for Mrs. Florence Braly May, 81, widow of Monnie May, were held at 2
o’clock Wednesday afternoon at Moriah Cumberland Presbyterian Church, conducted by the
pastor of the church, the Rev. Robert Hall. Burial took place in the church cemetery. Mrs. May
died at 11 o’clock Monday night, April 23, at her home in Bodenham, after a period of
declining health. Born March 26, 1881, in Giles County, she was the daughter of the late R. C.
Bralyand Virginia Neal Braly. She was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Her
husband, Monnie May, died March 10, this year. Mrs. May is survived by one daughter, Mrs.
Geneva Miles; one sister, Mrs. Charlie Zeigler; and one brother, Finis Braly, all of the
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Bodenham community. Bennett-May and Company in charge of arrangements.
MAY, Monnie
__ ___ 1879
10 Mar1962
(h/o Florence Braly May)
(s/o George H. and Martha Hughes May)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 14 Mar 1962
Funeral services for Monie May, 82, retired farmer of the Bodenham Community, were held
at 2 o’clock Monday afternoon at Moriah Cumberland Presbyterian Church with the burial in
the church cemetery. Mr. May died Sunday at his home. A native of Lawrence County, he was
the son of the late George H. May and Martha Hughes May. Mr. May is survived by his wife,
Mrs. Florence Braly May; one daughter, Mrs. Roy Miles, Giles County; one grandson; one
sister, Mrs. Rebecca Johnson, Wisconsin; and one brother, Eugene May, Medford, Ore.
Bennett-May Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
MAY, Shirley Ann
__ ___ 1949
__ ___ 1949
(d/o John F. and Daisy May Polly May)
MAY, Tommie
08 Nov 1903
24 Nov 1949
(s/o Vince Frederick and Zada Stafford May)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 30 Nov 1949
Funeral services for Thomas May, 46, native Giles Countian, were held at 2 o’clock Sunday
afternoon at Mt. Moriah Church, conducted by Rev. Mack Pinkelton, Baptist minister, assisted
by T. D. Anderson. Burial took place in the church cemetery. Mr. May was found dead in his
apartment in Detroit, Mich., where he had been making his home since he was eighteen years
of age. During his entire twenty-eight years’ residence there he had been employed by the City
of Detroit. Mr. May, son of Vince F. May and Zada Stafford May, attended the public schools
of Ashland City, Tenn., and Massey Military School in Pulaski. He was twice married, his
second wife having died in April of this year. Mr. May is survived by his parents ofBodenham;
and one sister, Mrs. W. C. Sawyers, McBurg; and one brother, Harvey May, Elkton.
MAY, Vince Frederick
7 Apr 1877
7 Jun 1965
(h/o Zada Stafford May)
(s/o Jim H. and Mary Tidwell May)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 9 Jun 1965
Funeral services for Vincent Frederick “Vince” May, 88, retired farmer, and former magistrate
were held at 2:30 o’clock Tuesday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by the
Rev. Lloyd L. Hickman and the Rev. Samue Creamer. Burial took place in Mt. Moriah
Cemetery, Mr. May died Monday morning, June 7, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Conrad
Sawyers, Fayetteville, where he hadresided for several years. A native of Giles County, he was
born April 17, 1877, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. H. May. Mr. May had served as
magistrate of the Fifth Civil District in Giles County for a period of 18 years. In addition to the
daughter, Mr. May is survived by one son, Harvey May, Elkton; four grandchildren and one
great-grandchild; one brother, Jeff May, Tioga, Texas; and one sister, Mrs. John Hazelwood,
Chattanooga. Bennett-May Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
MAY, Zada Stafford
26 Nov 1879
1 Aug 1955
(w/o Vince Frederick May)
(d/o John and Sarah Petty Stafford)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 3 Aug 1955
Funeral services for Mrs. Zada Stafford May, 76, Bodenham housewife, were held at 2:30
o’clock Tuesday afternoon at Mt. Moriah Presbyterian Church. Rites were conducted by T. D.
Anderson, Methodist layman, and the Rev. Mack Pinkelton, Baptist minister, and burial took
place in the church cemetery. Mrs. May died at 10:21 o’clock Monday morning, August 1, at
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Giles County Hospital after a three months’ illness. A lifelong resident of the county, she was
born November 26, 1879, the daughter of the late John Stafford and Sarah Petty Stafford. She
was a member of the Greenwood Church of Christ. Mrs. Mayis survived byher husband, Vince
F. May, a former member of County Court for many years; one daughter, Mrs. Conroy
Sawyers, Fayetteville; one son, HarveyMay, Elkton; five grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Ewing
Reed; and one brother, Walter Stafford, both ofBodenham. Pulaski Funeral Home, Morticians
in charge.
MAYFIELD, Arpatia D.
16 Mar 1812
30 Jul 1860
(w/o John S. Mayfield)
(d/o______________and ____________
MAYFIELD, Elizabeth F. Sutton
29 Aug 1814
10 Apr 1863
(w/o Qualls T. Mayfield)
(d/o John and Elizabeth _____________ Sutton)
MAYFIELD, Frances
__ 83 years
13 Jul 1857
(w/o William Mayfield)
(d/o______________and ____________
MAYFIELD, Isaac
16 Mar 1784
22 Jan 1836
(h/o Nancy Mayfield)
(s/o ______________and ___________
MAYFIELD, James H.
9 Mar 1836
15 Feb 1862
(s/o James S. and Arysa _______________Mayfield)
MAYFIELD, John
__ ___ 18__
26 Oct 1877
(s/o ______________and____________________Mayfield) Unmarked grave Death Notice
The Pulaski Citizen 1 Nov 1877 Bodenham
Mr. John Mayfield, who had long been a citizen of our community, died last Friday and was
buried at Moriah Sunday.
MAYFIELD, Milton G.
10 Jun 1833
Only date
(h/o Mary Adeline ______________ Mayfield)
(s/o ______________and ___________
MAYFIELD, Nancy
19 Apr 1788
3 Aug 1831
(w/o Isaac Mayfield)
(d/o______________and ____________
MAYFIELD, Nancy Ann
9 Jul 1836
(d/o John A. and Arysa ________ Mayfield)
MAYFIELD, Nancy N. B.
29 Aug 1827
10 Jul 1828
(d/o______________and ____________
MAYFIELD, Qualls T.
20 Sep 1812
04 Nov 1865
(h/o Elizabeth F. Sutton Mayfield)
(s/o ______________and ___________
MAYNARD, Sarah D.
20 Dec 1865
07 Apr 1941
(w/o James Calvin Maynard)
(d/o Tom and Eliza Lee Dunnivant)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 9 Apr 1941
Mrs. Sarah Maynard, 75, died at noon Monday, April 7, at the home of her daughter, Mrs.
Ozro Holt, at Wales. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock byElder
Elmer Smith at Mt. Moriah Church with burial at Mt. Moriah Cemetery. She is survived byone
daughter, Mrs. Holt, and one son, Sam Maynard of Giles County.
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McALESTER, Franklin Lafayette
15 Jan 1839
02 Nov 1921
(h/o Mary Catherine Petty McAlester)
(s/o John and Ruth Lucus McAlester)
McALESTER, Gracye
09 Jul 1880
01 Jan 1969
(d/o Franklin Lafayette and Mary Catherine McAlester)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 8 Jan 1969
Miss Grace McAlister, 88, died Wednesday, January 1, at Fairhaven Nursing Home.
Funeral services for Miss McAlister were held Friday morning, January 3, at 11 o’clock in the
chapel of Carr and Erwin Funeral Home with the Rev. Mack Pinkelton officiating. Burial was
in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. A native of Giles County, Miss McAlister was born July 9, 1880, the
daughter of the late Franklin McAlister and Mary Petty McAlister. Survivors include eight
nieces and two nephews. Carr and Erwin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
McALESTER, Infant
26 ___ 1898
26 ___ 1898
(d/o Franklin Lafayette and Mary Catherine McAlester)
McALESTER, Mary Catherine
26 Nov 1852
18 Apr 1949
(w/o Franklin Lafayette McAlester)
(d/o James Henry and Nancy Neal Simpson Petty)
Obituary: The Pulaski Record 20 Apr 1949
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary C. McAlester, age 96, who died Monday morning at her home
at Bodenham were held at 2:00 o’clock at the Mount Moriah Church with Rev. Moorehead,
Rev. F. D. Troutt and Rev. Fred C. Woodard officiating. Burial was in the Mt. Moriah
Cemetery. Mrs. McAlester, a native of Giles County, was a member of the Trinity Methodist
Church. She is survived by one daughter, Miss Grace McAlester; and two sons, R. G.
McAlester of Pulaski and Buford F. McAlester of Wichita, Kansas.
McALESTER, Ruth Elizabeth
26 Jul 1889
25 Jul 1926
(d/o Franklin Lafayette and Mary Catherine Petty McAlester)
McALESTER, Vivian Ann
11 Feb 1884
20 Mar 1944
(d/o Franklin Lafayette and Mary Catherine Petty McAlester)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 22 Mar 1944
Funeral services for Miss Vivian Ann McAlester, who died early Monday morning at Pulaski
Hospital, following several weeks’ illness, were held at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon at Mt.
Moriah, with the rites conducted by the Rev. A. R. Hogan, pastor of the Trinity Methodist
Church, assisted bythe Rev. Frank A. Calhoun and the Rev. Richard Roe. Burial was in Moriah
Cemetery. The daughter of Mrs. Mary C. McAlester and the late Frank McAlester, Miss
McAlester was a devoted member of the Methodist Church, and a member of the Bodenham
Home Demonstration Club and the Pulaski Garden Club. Besides her mother, Miss McAlester
is survived by one sister, Miss Grace McAlester; two brothers, R. G. McAlester, Pulaski and
Bedford McAlester, Wichita, Kans., and one half-brother, W. B. McAlester, Pulaski.
McANNCH, Elizabeth
30 Mar 1829
Only date
(d/o _____________ and ___________
McANNCH, Mary E. (3-0-27)
13 Jun 1826
10 Jul 1829
(d/o _____________ and ___________
McCUTCHEN, Cahal
__ ___ 18__
1 Aug 1897
(s/o _____________ and___________________McCutchen) Unmarked grave Death Notice
The Pulaski Citizen 5 Aug 1897
Campbellsville---Ihave another sad circumstance to report from this communitythis week, Mr.
Cahal McCutchin committed suicide Sundayabout 10 o’clock by hanging himself in an old out
house, on the premises where he was living. His remains were interred at Moriah, Monday.
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McKISSACK, Lucy Hudson (71-4-0)
25 Mar 1754
25 Jul 1825
(w/o Thomas McKissack)
(d/o______________ and ___________ Hudson)
McKISSACK, Thomas * (70-5-0)
24 Nov 1755
24 Apr 1826
(h/o Lucy McKissack) Revolutionary War Soldier
(s/o John and Rebecca__________________ McKissack)
McKNIGHT, Ida Florence
10 May 1866
11 May 1917
(d/o James Smith and Martha Johnson McKnight)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 17 May 1917
Miss Ida Florence McKnight of near Bodenham was found dead in bed Saturday morning by
her brother Nod McKnight with whom she resided. She evidently had been dead several hours
and heart disease is supposed to have been the cause of death. Miss McKnight’s burial took
place at Mt. Moriah Mr. Compton conducting a funeral service. She was a most estimable
young woman and her death is much regretted by her friends who sympathize deeply with the
bereaved brother.
McKNIGHT, James Smith
04 Sep 1834
12 Aug 1894
(h/o Martha A. Johnson McKnight)
(s/o ______________ and __________
McKNIGHT, Lee
24 Jun 1877
17 Aug 1911
(s/o James Smith and Martha Johnstone Harwood McKnight)
McKNIGHT, Martha A. Johnstone
01 Apr 1835
28 May 1899
(w/o 1. James Richard Harwood)
(w/o 2. James Smith McKnight) md 14 Jul 1865 GCT
(d/o Samuel and Mary Baker Johnstone)
McKNIGHT, Nared M.
28 Jul 1872
16 Jun 1947
(s/o James Smith and Martha Johnson Harwood McKnight)
McLEAN, Cliffie L. Prindle
26 Feb 1885
22 Apr 1960
(w/o Manuel Ervin McLean)
(d/o Fred N. and Asa Green Prindle)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Apr 1960
Funeral services for Mrs. Cliffie Prindle McLean, 75, former Giles County resident were held
at 2:00 o’clock Saturdayafternoon at Bennett-MayFuneral Home with the burial in Mt. Moriah
Cemetery, west of Pulaski. Mrs. McLean died Friday at her home in Lawrenceburg where she
had lived for the past six years. Born February 26, 1885 in Giles County, she was the daughter
of the late Fred Prindle and Azzie Green Prindle. She was a member of the Cumberland
Presbyterian Church. Mrs. McLean is survived by her husband, M. E. McLean; one daughter,
Mrs. Elmer White, Lawrenceburg; one son, James A. McLean, Washington, D.C.; and one
grandson. Bennett-May and Company in charge of arrangements.
McLEAN, David Gaines
15 Jan 1921
3 Jun 1921
(s/o Willis and Lena Harris McLean)
McLEAN, John Thomas
20 Sep 1856
21 Feb 1934
(h/o Sarah "Sallie" Tidwell McLean)
(s/o Robert T. and Mary J. ______________ McLean)
McLEAN, Joe Henry
6 Sep 1923
26 Jun 1924
(s/o Willie and Lena Harris McLean)
McLEAN, Manuel Ervin
23 Oct 1883
9 May 1965
(h/o Cliffie L. Prindle McLean)
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(s/o John T. and Sarah Tidwell McLean)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 12 May 1965
Funeral services for Manuel Erwin McLean, 81, resident of Lawrenceburg, were held at 2
o’clock Tuesday afternoon in Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by Andrew Brown,
Church of Christ minister. Burial took place in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Mr. McLean died on
Sunday, May 9, in Lawrence County Hospital after a long illness. Born October 23, 1883, in
Lawrence County, he was the son of the late John T. McLean and Sara Tidwell McLean. He
was a member of Mt. Moriah Cumberland Presbyterian Church. His wife, Mrs. Cliffie L.
Prindle McLean, is deceased. Mr. McLean is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Elmer White,
Lawrenceburg; one grandson and one great-grandchild; two sisters, Mrs. Herbert Mize, Pulaski,
and Mrs. Tessie Johnson, Gadsden, Ala.; and one brother, Joe McLean, Nashville. Bennett-May
Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
McLEAN, Mary Pearl
5 Apr1896
22 Jan 1942
(w/o Robert Lane McLean) md 20 Apr 1913 GCT
(d/o George Matthews and Mary Elizabeth ______________Vandiver)
Obituary: The Nashville Tennessean 23 Jan 1942
Pulaski, Tenn., Jan. 23—(Spl)—Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Pearl McLean, 45, who died
Thursday in Pulaski Hospital after a long illness, were held this afternoon at Moriah Church.
Burial was in Moriah Cemetery. She is survived by her husband, Bob Lane McLean; two
daughters, Mrs. Noah Tripp of Franklin and Mrs. GradyBarnes of Pulaski; four sons, Paul Neal
McLean of Johnson City, R. L. Jr., of Wales, Frank Ewing and John M., both of Pulaski; her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. M. Vandiver, Rossville, Ga.; one sister, Mrs. Elmer Beckham,
Russellville, Ky. and one brother, M. P. Vandiver of Luling, Texas.
McLEAN, Robert Lane
29 Oct 1886
28 Jul 1944
(h/o Mary Pearl Vandiver McLean)
(s/o John Thomas and Sallie Tidwell McLean)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 2 Aug 1944
Funeral services for Robert Love McLean, 58, farmer of the Eighteenth Civil District, who died
at 9:20 o’clock Friday morning, July 28, following several months’ declining health, were held
at 2:30 o’clock Sunday afternoon at the Moriah Church, conducted by the Rev. C. V. Vandiver
of Nashville. Burial took place in the church cemetery. Mr. McLean is survived by two
daughters, Mrs. Grady Barnes, and Mrs. Noah Tripp, both of Giles County; four sons, Paul
McLean, Elizabethton, R. L. McLean, Jr., whois in overseas service, F. E. McLean, Belleville,
Mich., and John M. McLean, Giles County; six grandchildren; mother, Mrs. Sallie Tidwell
McLean, Giles County; four sisters, Mrs. Ed Neal and Mrs. Herbert Mize, Giles County, Mrs.
A. T. Ashford, Birmingham, Ala., Mrs. H. M. Johnson, Gadsden, Ala.; three brothers, Ervin
McLean, Giles County, W. C. McLean, Chattanooga, and J. L. McLean, Greensboro, N. C.
McLEAN, Sarah "Sallie" Tidwell
10 May 1866
2 Mar 1948
(w/o John T. McLean)
(d/o Darling and Nancy Ann McCracken Tidwell)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 3 Mar 1948
Funeral services for Mrs. Sallie Tidwell McLean, 82, who died on Tuesday night, March 2, at
the home of a daughter, Mrs. Horace Johnson, in Gadsden, Ala., will be held at 2 o’clock
Thursday afternoon at Moriah Church near Pulaski. The Rev. Stuart H. Salmon, pastor of the
First Presbyterian Church in Pulaski, will conduct the services and burial will take place in the
church cemetery. She had been in failing health for the past several months. Mrs. McLean, a
resident of the county, was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Darl Tidwell. She was a
member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Mrs. McLean is survived by four daughters,
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Mrs. Ed Neal and Mrs. Herbert Mize of the Bodenham community, Mrs. Tillman Ashford,
Birmingham, Ala., and Mrs. Johnson, Gadsden, Ala.; three sons, ErvinMcLean, Giles County,
Willie McLean, Chattanooga, Tenn., and Joe McLean, North Carolina; a number of
grandchildren and great grandchildren. Her husband died fourteen years ago.
McNEESE, Willie Ruth
19 Jun 1915
15 Aug 1942
(w/o Malcolm McNeese)
(d/o Henry Mitchell and Maude Long Tatum)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 19 Aug 1942
Mrs. Malcolm McNeese, 27-year-old mother of two small sons, was fatally burned early
Saturday morning by an explosion of a mixture of kerosene and gasoline, which she was using
to start a fire in the kitchen stove at her home in South Pulaski. Mrs. McNeese was enveloped
in flames, when the fuel in a partly-filled five-gallon can exploded and set fire to her clothing
and to the area of the kitchen in which she stood. Her husband, who came to the rescue from
the adjoining room, succeeded in moving her from the room and in smothering the flames by
wrapping her in a bedspread. Mrs. McNeese was immediatelyrushed to Pulaski Hospital, where
she died about four hours later. Her husband, in the meantine, was undergoing treatment at the
hospital for severe burns on his face, arms and hands, which he suffered in the vain effort to
save his wife’s life. Mrs. McNeese was the former Miss Willie Ruth Tatum, the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Mitchell Tatum, whose home is on Rural Route 2, Pulaski. She was a member of the
Methodist Church at Campbellsville, in which communityshe formerlylived. In addition to her
husband and her parents, Mrs. McNeese is survived by her sons, Robert and Vernon; and two
brothers, Henryand Newton Tatum; and three sisters, Misses Willa Dean, Ann Tatum, and Mrs.
Katherine Taylor, all of Giles County. Funeral services were held at three o’clock Sunday
afternoon at the Bennett-May Funeral Home by the Rev. J. C. Elkins, pastor of Olivet
Methodist Church. Burial was in the Moriah Cemetery, near Pulaski.
MEADOWS, Mary Ethel
12 May 1889
23 Feb 1925
(d/o _____________ and ___________
MELVIN, Ruby Mattie Lee
20 Dec 1898
27 Nov 1983
(w/o William Melvin)
(d/o Charlie and ________________ Nappier)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 30 Nov 1983
Mrs. Ruby Mattie Lee Melvin, age 84, of 642 South Third Street, Pulaski, died November 27,
1983, at her residence. Funeral services were held at Bennett-May Chapel Tuesday, November
29, at 1:30 p. m. with the Reverend Mack Pinkelton officiating. Burial tookplace in Mt. Moriah
Cemetery. A native of Coffee County, Mrs. Melvin was a member of the Methodist Church.
She was a seamstress. Mrs. Melvin was married to the late William Melvin. Survivors include,
two half-sisters, Almeda Claud of Pulaski, Annie Flaherty of Louisville, Kentucky; one niece,
Mary Ball of Pulaski; and several step nieces and nephews. Bennett-May Funeral Home was
in charge of the arrangements.
MERRITT, Mattie Lou Parker
03 Jan 1905
31 Oct 1968
(w/o Edward P. Jennings Merritt)
(d/o Quarles T. and Marietta Hogan Parker)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 6 Nov 1968
Mrs. Mattie Lou Merritt, 63, died Thursday, October31, in Wheeling, Illinois. Funeral services
for Mrs. Merritt were held Sunday afternoon, November 3 at 2:00 o’clock in the chapel of
Bennett May Funeral Home with the Rev. Mack Pinkelton officiating. Burial was in Mount
Moriah Cemetery. A native of Giles County, Mrs. Merritt was born January 4, 1905, the
daughter of the late Quarles and Marietta Hogan Parker. Survivors include one son, Edward
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Death Date
P. Jennings Merritt, Jr., Wheeling, Illinois; one sister, Mrs. H. W. White, Pulaski.
MICHAUD, Pamela Englett
__ ___ 1957
10 May 2008
(w/o James Michaud)
(d/o Frank and Edith Prince Englett)
Obituary: WKSR Obituaries 12 May 2008
Pamela Englett Michaud died Saturday. She was a resident of Lawrenceburg and 51 years old.
Visitation will be held today from 4-8 p.m. at Bennett-May - Giles County Funeral Home.
Visitation will begin tomorrow at 11:30 a.m. at Bennett-May - Giles County Funeral Home.
Graveside services will follow at 1p.m. in the Mt. Moriah Cemetery with Ricky Cotton
officiating. Survivors include her husband, James Michaud of Lawrenceburg and daughter
Trudy Dickey of Pulaski. She is survived by sisters, Brenda Alverson of Gurley, Alabama and
Penny Hughes of Lawrenceburg and brothers, Hughie, David Terry and Mark Englett, all of
Lawrenceburg, Larry Englett of Jackson,Tennessee and Johnny Englett of Kingsport,
Tennessee. Other survivors include a special sister and brother-in-law, Gary and Jewel
Thompson of Pulaski. Bennett-May- Giles CountyFuneral Home is in charge of arrangements
for Pamela Englett Michaud.
MILES, Effie Lee Martin
09 May 1908
14 Jan 1989
(w/o George Butler Miles)
(d/o Wayne and Etta Riggins Martin)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 19 Jan 1989
Effie Lee Miles, 79, died Saturday, January 14, 1989 at Meadowbrook Nursing Home.
Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 16, at Carr and Erwin Chapel, with James D. Nave
and Mack Pinkelton officiating. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. She was the daughter of
the late Wayne and Etta Riggins Martin and was married to the late George Butler Miles.
Survivors include three sons, Wayne Miles, Nashville, Jerry Glynn Miles, New Jersey, Ronnie
Ray Miles, Lawrenceburg; one daughter, Mrs. Sandra Fay Cole, Texas; two brothers, Morris
Duncan and Charles Duncan, both of Pulaski; three sisters, Margaret Bryant, Pulaski, Elizabeth
Blade and Jean Cothron, both of Columbia; 19 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
MILES, Florence Reed
13 Sep 1901
17 Feb 1949
(w/o William O. Miles)
(d/o Alexander C. and Mary Elizabeth Puryear Reed)
Obituary: The Pulaski Record 02 Mar 1949
Funeral services for Mrs. Florence Reed Miles, 48, who died suddenly of a heart attack
Thursday, February 17, were held Friday at 2:00 at the Mt. Moriah Church by Rev. E. D.
Trout. Burial was in the church cemetery. A daughter of the late Alexander C. Reed and Mary
Puryear Reed, she was a native of Giles County and a member of the Methodist Church. In
1919 she was married to Willie O. Miles, who survives. In addition to her husband, she is
survived by one daughter, Miss Mary Ellen Miles; one son, Billy Reed Miles; one brother,
Carson Reed, and a sister, Mrs. Nina Reed Moore.
MILES, George Butler
13 Jul 1904
22 May 1979
(h/o Effie Martin Miles) md 22 Sep 1923 GCT
(s/o Elijah and Beulah Wilkinson Miles)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ May 1979
Funeral services for George B. Miles, 74, of Route 6, Pulaski, who died Tuesday, May 22, in
Giles County Hospital were conducted Thursday at 10:30 a. m. at Carr and Erwin Chapel by
the Rev. Clarence K. Stewart and the Rev. George Capps. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery.
Born in Giles County, Mr. Miles parents were the late Lidge and Beulah Wilkinson Miles. He
was an employee of Genesco, Inc. and South End Bi-Rite Grocery. Survivors include his wife,
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Death Date
Mrs. Effie Martin Miles; four sons, George Miles and Ronnie Miles, Pulaski, Wayne Miles,
Nashville and Jerry Miles, Atlanta, Ga.; a daughter, Sandra Cole, Dallas, Texas; four brothers,
Walter Miles, John Miles, RoyMiles, and Elijah Miles, Pulaski; four sisters, Mrs. Carroll Burns,
Mrs. George Barnes, and Mrs. Louise Williams, Pulaski and Mrs. Emma Fitzpatrick, Lewisburg
and nine grandchildren.
MILES, Howard Dean.
29 Apr 1926
30 Aug 1930
(s/o George Butler and Effie Martin Miles)
MILES, Martha Geneva May
__ ___ 1920
__ ___ ____
(w/o Roy Miles) md 24 Nov 1938 GCT
(d/o Monnie and Florence Braly May)
MILES, Mary Elizabeth Norfleet
22 Nov 1941
13 Sep 2008
(w/o Billy Reed Miles)
(d/o Joseph and Mary Batson Norfleet)
Obituary: Carr & Erwin Funeral Home 13 Sep 2008
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth “Mitchie” Miles went to be with her Lord Saturday, September 13, 2008
at St. Thomas Hopital in Nashville. Formerly of Nashville, she was the daughter of the late
Joseph and Mary Batson Norfleet. Mrs. Miles worked in ladies apparel for local department
stores and was a member of The First Baptist Church in Pulaski. She was preceded in death by
two daughters Beverly Miles Hughey, Amanda Nicole Dentato; five brothers Robert Norfleet,
Joseph (J.B.) Norfleet, William (Billy) Norfleet, Benny Norfleet, Charles Norfleet; one sister
Susan R. Hunt. Visitation will be Sunday September 14, 2008 from 4 until 8 p.m. at Carr &
Erwin Funeral Home. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday September 15, 2008 at First Baptist
Church in Pulaski with interment in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Survivors include her husband
Billy Reed Miles of Pulaski, one son Michael R. Miles and wife Joy of Spring Hill, one brother
Thomas Norfleet of Hermitage, one sister Martha Philo of Hermitage, two granddaughters
Melissa Miles of Mansfield, Ohio, Sarah Beth Miles of Sanford, North Carolina, three great
grandchildren also survive. Carr & Erwin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
MILES, Minnie Pearl Abernathy
17 Oct 1907
10 Jan 1994
(w/o Walter Lee Miles)
(d/o Henry D. and Frances Emiline Fry Abernathy)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Jan 1994
Mrs. Minnie Pearl Miles of Pulaski died January10, 1994, at Hillside Hospital. Funeral services
were Wednesday at Bennett-May Funeral Home with the Rev. Phillip Eubanks officiating.
Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. She is survived by her husband, Walter Lee Miles of
Pulaski; daughter Frances Shay of Pulaski; son Larry P. Miles of Nashville; sisters Hattie
Campbell, Marie Owens, and Florence Harris, all of Pulaski; seven grandchildren and three
great-grandchildren.
MILES, Roy
__ ___ 1927
20 Mar 1998
(h/o Martha Geneva May Miles)
(s/o Elijah P. and Beulah Wilkinson Miles)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 24 Mar 1998
Mr. Roy Miles, 78, of Pulaski died March 20, 1998, at Columbia Hillside Hospital. Mr. Miles
was a retired farmer. Born in Giles County, he was the son of Elijah P. and Beulah Wilkinson
Miles. Services were held Sunday at Bennett-May Funeral Home with Steve Nave officiating.
Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Geneva Miles, and son Rex
Miles, both of Pulaski; one brother and four sisters, Junior Miles, Myrtle Burns and Louise
Ayers, all of Pulaski, Floy Barnes of Fayetteville and Emma Fitzpatrick of Lewisburg; and two
grandchildren.
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MILES, Thomas Alvin
__ ___ 1930
10 Jan 1935
(s/o Walter Lee and Minnie Pearl Abernathy Miles) Unmarked Grave Death Certificate
MILES, Walter Lee
__ abt 1906
6 Jun 1997
(h/o Minnie Pearl Abernathy Miles)
(s/o Elijah P. and Beulah Wilkinson Miles)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Jun 1997
Mr. Walter Lee Miles, 91, of Pulaski died June 6, 1997, at National HealthCare Center in
Pulaski. The native of Giles County was a retired employee of the International Chemical
Mines. Services were held at Bennett-May Funeral Home with Phillip Eubanks officiating.
Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Survivors include daughter, Frances Shay, of Pulaski; son,
Larry Miles, of Lyles; sisters, Myrtle Burns and Louise Ayers, both of Pulaski, Floy Barnes of
Fayetteville, and Emma Fitzpatrick, Lewisburg; brothers, Roy Miles and Edgar Miles, both of
Pulaski; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
MILES, William O.
__ ___ 1900
6 Dec 1973
(h/o Florence R. Miles)
(s/o Elijah and Beulah Wilkinson Miles)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Dec 1973
Funeral rites were conducted for William O. Miles, 73, of Franklin and a native ofGiles County,
Saturday, December 8, at Carr and Erwin Chapel with the Rev. Mack Pinkelton officiating.
Burial followed in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Mr. Miles died in Williamson County Hospital in
Franklin Thursday, December 6. A retired carpenter he was married to the late Mrs. Florence
Miles and was the son of the late Elijah P. and Beulah Wilkinson Miles.Survivors include one
daughter, Mrs. Jerry Powers of Franklin; one son, Billy R. Miles ofNashville; five sisters, Mrs.
Emma Fitzpatrick of Lewisburg, Mrs. Cecil Miller of Greenville, Ohio, Mrs. Leslie Williams,
Mrs. George Barnes and Mrs. Carroll Burns, all of Pulaski; five brothers, Walter Miles, George
Miles, John Miles, Ray Miles, and Junior Miles, all of Pulaski; and five grandchildren.
MILLER, Bobby Daniel
23 Aug 1946
14 Jan 2007
(s/o James Calvin and Christine Grant Miller)
Obituary: gilesobits.us 14 Jan 2007
Mr. Bobby Daniel (Yogi) Miller, 60, of Nashville died Jan. 14, 2007, at his residence.
A native of Pulaski, born Aug. 23, 1946, he was the son of the late J. C. Miller. He was
employed with Cracker Barrel. Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan.
17, at Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Visitation will be held Wednesday from noon until the funeral
hour at Carr and Erwin Funeral Home, who is in charge of arrangements. Survivors include his
mother, Christine Miller of Pulaski; son Jeff Miller of Lewisburg; three brothers, Thomas Miller
of North Carolina, Dennis Miller of Huntsville, Ala., and Mike Miller of Lewisburg; and two
sisters, Margaret Maddox and Susie Millican, both of Pulaski.
MILLER, Christine Grant
23 Oct 1920
__ ___ ____
(w/o James Calvin Miller)
(d/o Alonzo and Bertha Beadle Grant)
MILLER, Dennis Fagan
12 Dec 1950
25 Apr 2009
(s/o J. C. and Christine Grant Miller)
Obituary: Bennett-May-Giles County Funeral Home 25 Apr 2009
Mr. Dennis Fagan Miller age 59 of Huntsville, Al. formerly of Pulaski, passed away Saturday,
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April 25, 2009 in Huntsville. Visitation will be 8 o’clock until 1:30 Tuesday, April 28, 2009,
at Bennett-May-Giles CountyFuneral Home in Pulaski, TN. Graveside service will be 2 o’clock
Tuesday, April 28, 2009, at Mt. Moriah Cemetery. He was preceded in death by his father,
J.C. Miller and brother, Bobby Miller. He is survived by his mother, Christine Grant Miller;
sisters, Margaret Maddox and husband Billy of Pulaski, Susie Millican and husband Ralph of
Pulaski; brothers, Mike Miller and wife Teresa of Lewisburg and Thomas Miller of North
Carolina. Bennett-May-Giles CountyFuneral Home in charge of arrangements for Dennis Fagan
Miller.
MILLER, James Calvin
03 Mar 1920
12 Jun 1990
(h/o Christine Grant Miller)
(s/o Jim and Allie Hazlewood Miller) Pvt US Army WWII
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 18 Jun 1990
Mr. James Calvin Miller, 70, of Elkton, died Tuesday, June 12, 1990 at his residence. Graveside
services were held Thursday, June 14 at Mount Moriah Cemeterywith the Rev. Mack Pinkelton
officiating. Carr and Erwin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. A native of Giles
County, Mr. Miller was the son of the late Jim and Allie Hazelwood Miller. He was a retired
carpenter. Survivors include four sons, Michael Miller of Lewisburg, Dennis Miller of Pulaski,
Thomas Miller of North Carolina, and Bobby Miller of Nashville; two daughters, Margaret
Maddox and Susie Millican, both of Pulaski; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
MITCHELL, Marcus R.
08 Apr 1854
29 Jan 1855
(s/o_____________ and____________________Mitchell)
MIZE, Harry William
03 Feb 1959
23 Sep 1981
(h/o Melissa Holt Mize)
(s/o Joe Mack and Shirlie Mae Steele Mize)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 30 Sep 1981
Funeral services for Harry William Mize, age 22, were held at 11:00 a.m. Friday September25
at Carr and Erwin Chapel. Burial in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Rev. Mack Pinkelton and Ray
McDonald officiated. Mr. Mize was born Feb. 3, 1959 in Davidson County. The son of Joe
Mack Mize of Pulaski and Shirlie Mae Steele, presently of New Mexico. His wife was Melissa
Holt Mize of Pulaski. Other survivors besides the above mentioned include a daughter, Jamie
Leigh Mize, Pulaski; one brother, Randy Mize, Anchorage, Alaska; one sister, Amanda Ann
Mize, New Mexico; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Mize, Pulaski; maternal
grandfather, Harry Pace, Bloomfield, New Mexico.
MIZE, Herbert
20 May 1911
22 Mar 2006
(h/o Lurline McClain Mize)
(s/o James Lewis and Nola Ann Glover Mize)
Obituary: WKSR Obituaries 23 Mar 2006
Herbert Mize died March22, 2006, in Lawrenceburg. A resident of Pulaski, he was retired from
the Giles County board of Education where he worked as a maintenance supervisor. He was
a farmer and 94 years old. Visitation will be held today from 4-7 p.m. at Giles County Funeral
Home. Services will be held tomorrow at 11a.m. in the chapel of Giles County Funeral Home
with Reverend Phillip & Deborah Eubanks officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Moriah
Cemetery. Survivors include sons Joe M. Mize of Pulaski and Ray Mize and wife, Sherry of
Lawrenceburg. He is survived by a daughter-in-law Mary Ann Mize and a brother ,James Mize
and wife Sara, all of Pulaski. Thirteen grandchildren, twenty great grandchildren and eight
great, great grandchildren also survive. Bennett - May & Giles County Funeral Homes are in
charge of arrangements.
MIZE, Herby Len
14 Jul 1961
17 Jul 1961
(s/o Ray and Juanita Richardson Mize)
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MIZE, Infant
15 Jun 194415 Jun 1944
(d/o Bert and Evelyn Dunnavant Mize) Unmarked Grave Death Certificate
MIZE, James Lewis
13 Dec 1876
10 Feb 1941
(h/o Nola Ann Glover Mize)
(s/o George Washington and Sallie Rebecca Chambers Mize)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 12 Feb 1941
J. L. Mize, 64, died Monday night, Feb. 10. Mr. Mize lived at the Chambers home place on
Agnew Creek, and is survived by his wife and eight children, Mrs. Ruth Lee, Columbus, Ohio,
Mrs. Ella Evans, Panama City, Fla., Loyd Mize, Palestine, Texas, Mrs. Pauline Anderson,
Pulaski, James, Herbert, Bert and Hershel Mize, all of Pulaski. Funeral services were being
conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock at the Trinity Methodist Church by the Rev.
A. R. Hogan, pastor. Burial was at the Moriah Cemetery. Mr. Mize was a good citizen and will
be greatly missed.
MIZE, Lurline McLean
24 Aug 1910
26 Nov 1992
(w/o Herbert Mize) md 23 Dec 1928 GCT
(d/o John Thomas and Sara Tidwell McClain)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Nov 1992
Mrs. Lurline McLean Mize, 82, of Pulaski, died Thursday, November 26, 1992 at Hillside
Hospital. Funeral services were held Saturday, November 28, at Bennett-May Chapel with the
Rev. Phillip Eubanks officiating. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. A native of Giles County,
Mrs. Mize was the daughter of the late John Thomas and Sarah Tidwell McLean. She was a
member of the United Methodist Church and retired from the National Store in Pulaski.
Survivors include her husband, Herbert Mize of Pulaski; three sons, Dean and Joe Mack Mize,
both of Pulaski, and Ray Mize of Columbia; 12 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.
MIZE, Nola Ann Glover
20 Jul 1881
26 May 1980
(w/o James Lewis Mize)
(d/o James Samuel and Ruth Ann Doggett Glover)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 28 May 1980
Funeral services for a Giles County native, Mrs. Nola Ann Mize, 96, of Donelson were held
Tuesday afternoon, May 27 at 3:00 o’clock at Bennett-May Chapel with burial in Mt. Moriah
Cemetery. The Rev. Jacob Gardner and the Rev. Earl Hocker officiated. Mrs. Mize died
Monday in Donelson Hospital. Her parents were the late James S. and Ruth Glover and her
husband the late James Lewis Mize. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Ella Mae Bruner, Panama City, Fla. and Mrs. Pauline
Anderson, Donelson; five sons, Loyd Mize, Houston, Tex., Herbert Mize and Herchel Mize,
Pulaski, Bart Mize, Montgomery, Ala., and James Mize, Brentwood; 16 grandchildren; 26 great
grandchildren and seven great great grandchildren.
MIZE, Richard Lane
16 Sep 1962
06 Jun 1978
(s/o Ray and Juanita Richardson Mize)
MOATES, Earl
09 Feb 1880
01 Jun 1937
(h/o Maud Harris Moates)
(s/o Marcus Green and Emily Frances Nelson Moates)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 2 Jun 1937
Earl Moates of the Moriah community died Tuesday, and was buried Wednesday, after funeral
services at Moriah. Mr. Moates was about 58 years of age, and is survived by his wife, who was
before marriage, Miss Maud Harris.
MOATES, Maud Harris
29 Aug 1893
23 May 1958
(w/o Earl Moates) md 2 Oct 1912 GCT
(d/o Henry and Lizzie Hamlett Harris)
MONFORT, Hattie Lucille Hayes
04 Dec 1916
24 May 2003
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(w/o Joseph S. Monfort)
(d/o John Leroy and Ida Mae Tatum Hayes)
Obituary: Columbia Daily Herald 26 May 2003
PULASKI - Hattie Lucille Hayes Monfort, 86, died Saturday, May 24, 2003, at Vanderbilt
University Medical Center. Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Bennett-May
Chapel with the Rev. Paul Corley officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. She was
the daughter of the late John Leroy and Ida Mae Tatum Hayes and was a native of Pulaski. She
was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph S. Monfort; and grandsons, Bruce Lee Fletcher
and Donnie Ray Jones. Survivors include sons, Bobby Woodson of Pulaski, George Jones Jr.
of Nashville, Charles Jones of Franklin and Billy Hinton of Nashville; a daughter, Barbara
Menike of Lake Havasu, Ariz.; 23 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and several greatgreat-grandchildren.
MOORE, Elmer E.
27 May 1888
23 Jun 1976
(h/o Nina P. Reed Moore) Pfc. US Army WWI
(s/o William T. and Frances Louise Gilmore Moore)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Jun 1976
Elmer E. Moore, 88, died Wednesday, June 23, 1976, at Veterans Hospital in Nashville.
Funeral services for Mr. Moore will be held Friday afternoon, June 25, at 2 o’clock in the
chapel of Bennett-May Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. A native of
Giles County, he was born May 27, 1888, the son of the late William T. and Frances Louise
Gilmore Moore. His wife was the late Nina Reed Moore. Survivors include several nieces and
nephews.
MOORE, Nina P. Reed
16 Mar 1896
28 Mar 1975
(w/o Elmer E. Moore)
(d/o Alec and Mary Elizabeth Puryear Reed)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Mar 1975
Mrs. Nina Reed Moore, Route 5, Franklin, Tenn., 79, died Friday, March 28, 1975, at
Williamson County Hospital. Graveside funeral services were held at 2 o’clock Sunday March
30. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Rev. Eugene Moore and Rev. Maurice Moore
officiated. Mrs. Moore, a retired saleslady, was a native of Giles County, the daughter of the
late Alec and Mary Elizabeth Puryear Reed. Survivors are her husband, Elmer E. Moore,
Pulaski; one niece, Mary Ellen Powers, Franklin; three nephews, Billy Reed Miles, Nashville,
Tillman Reed, Pulaski, and William Davenport, Memphis.
MORAN, Eugene
23 May 1869
19 Apr 1940
(h/o [1]. Lena Florence Chambers Moran)
(h/o [2]. Alene ______________ Moran)
(s/o Sam and Margaret Faine Moran)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 24 Apr 1940
Eugene Moran, 71, a good citizen and successful farmer living on Agnew Creek, south of
Bodenham School, after a severe and painful illness, extending over several months, died at his
home Friday morning. Mr. Moran recently went to a hospital somewhere in Arkansas for
treatment. But apparently was not benefitted. Mr. Moran was a native of Williamson County,
and lived there till 1910, when he sold out, and bought the place formerly known as the Lindsay
farm, on Agnew Creek. Mr. Moran was activelyinterested in his local community. Probablyno
other citizen contributed more in time and public interest, that he in the consolidated Bodenham
School. And as long as his health would permit he attended and participated in most of the
public meetings at the school building, in the interest of the school or community. He served
the county on the Board of Tax Equalizers, and made a good record for fair dealing and justice
both to individuals and the public. Funeral and burial were at Moriah, Saturday at 11 o’clock,
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Elder Elmer Smith officiating. Mr. Moran had been for some time a member of the Christian
Church. Mr. Moran is survived by his wife, two sisters and two brothers.
MORAN, Florence Chambers
7 May 1889
28 Feb 1913
(w/o Eugene Moran) md 24 Dec 1911
(d/o W. M. and Mary V. Stafford Chambers)
MORRIS, Harriet Elizabeth
21 May 1906
25 Dec 1975
(w/o Newton Carter Morris) md 11 Nov 1926 GCT
(d/o Ashley and Cora Hamlett Tyler)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Dec 1975
Harriet Elizabeth Morris, 69, died Thursday morning, December 25 at Imperial Manor
Convalescent Center in Madison. Services were held Friday, December 26 at 1 o’clock at Carr
and Erwin Chapel by Rev. Mack Pinkelton and Rev. Ora Boots. Interment was in Mt. Moriah
Cemetery. Mrs. Morris, a retired cook at Beech Hill High School and also a Giles County
native, was the daughter of the late Ashley and Cora Hamlett Tyler. Her survivors include her
husband, Newton C. Morris of Pulaski; one sister, Mrs. Cora Hill Hannah of California and one
grandchild, Mrs. Bonnie Binkley of Nashville.
MORRIS, Lillie Lee
27 Jan 1887
7 Mar 1898
(d/o William Bartley and Sallie Lee Morris)
MORRIS, Newton Carter
11 Sep 1898
3 Jan 1979
(h/o Harriet Elizabeth Tyler Morris)
(s/o William Bartley and Sally Lee Tidwell Morris)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Jan 1979
Funeral services for Newton Carter Morris, 80, a retired farmer of the Friendship Community,
who died Wednesday, January 3 in Parkview Hospital, Nashville, were held Thursday at 3:00
p. m. at Carr and Erwin Chapel by the Rev. Mack Pinkelton and the Rev. Arthur G. Robins.
Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Mr. Morris was born in Giles County, the son of the late
William Will and SallyTidwell Morris. His wife was the late Harriet Elizabeth Tyler Morris. He
was a member of the Friendship United Methodist Church. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. O.
L. Watson of Houston, Texas; a granddaughter, Bonnie Bellamyof Gallatin; several nieces and
nephews.
MORRIS, Ruth Nesbitt
25 Jun 1930
20 Mar 2007
(w/o William Campbell Morris)
(d/o Arthur and Mary Belle Nesbitt)
Obituary: Columbia Daily Herald 21 Mar 2007
Mabel Ruth Nesbitt Morris, of Lynnville, passed away Tuesday, March 20, 2007, at her
residence. Service will be at 11 a.m. Fridayin the Chapel ofBennett-May-Giles CountyFuneral
Home with the Rev. Steve Nave and Bro. Randy Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Mt.
Moriah Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. She
was a retired nurse and a member of the Mt. Moriah Cumberland Presbyterian Church and
attended Odd Fellows Hall Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by, her husband,
William Campbell Morris, and parents, Arthur and MaryBelle Nesbitt. She is survived byher
daughters, Debbie (Donny) Hickerson of Lynnville, MaryAnn (Mark) Jefferson of Huntsville,
Ala., Susan (Terry) MontgomeryRisner of Pulaski; grandchildren, Jonathan Hickerson, Jessica
Hickerson, Jennifer Hickerson, Jeff Montgomery Jr., Cayla Montgomery, Mikel
Montgomery, Brad Jefferson and Wade Jefferson; great-grandchild, Jaelyn Hickerson; sister,
Robbie (Scotty) Frye of Gallatin; brother-in-laws, John (Norma) Morris and wife of Cheyenne,
Wyo. and Preston (Montena) Murrey of Naples, Fla.; special friend, Wallace Harris and
several nieces and nephews. Memorials are suggested to Mt. Moriah Cemetery Fund.
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MORRIS, Sallie Lee Tidwell
07 Sep 1867
08 Feb 1945
(w/o William Bartley Morris)
(d/o James Polk and Mary Jane Johnstone Tidwell)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 14 Feb 1945
Funeral services for Mrs. Sallie Tidwell Morris, 78, who died at 7:30 o’clock, Thursday night,
February 8, at Pulaski Hospital following a brief illness, were held at one o’clock Saturday
afternoon at George White Memorial Presbyterian Church at Wales, with the rites conducted
by the Rev. J. W. Bryson, pastor of the church. Burial took place in the family lot at Moriah
Cemetery. The daughter of the late James P. Tidwell and Mrs. Jane Johnson Tidwell, wellknown citizens of the Bodenham section, she was a charter member of the George White
Memorial Presbyterian Church. On December 24, 1885, she married William Bartley Morris,
who died nineteen years ago. Mrs. Morris, who live sixty years in the Wales secion was highly
respected by a host of friends. Mrs. Morris is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Oscar Watson,
Houston, Texas; three sons, Turner Morris, Campbellsville, Flournoy and Newton Morris,
Wales; eleven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; seven sisters, Mrs. Jennie Spivey,
Dallas, Texas, Mrs. Addie Moore, Louisville, Ky., Mrs. Rufus Lovell and Mrs. Lena Alexander,
both of Columbia, Mrs. Mollie Tinnery, Mrs. J. E. Paisley and Mrs. Gertrude Witherow, all of
Pulaski; and one brother, J. A. Tidwell, Campbellsville. Two of her grandsons are in overseas’
service.
MORRIS, William Bartley
19 May 1860
10 Jun 1926
(h/o Sallie Lee Tidwell Morris and s/o Clate and Elmyra Roberts Morris)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 16 Jun 1926
William Bartley Morris died Thursday night about 7:30 o’clock after an illness of several
months. For some days his condition had been serious and death was not unexpected. The burial
took place at Moriah with the funeral service conducted by his pastor, Dr. M. S. Kennedy,
assisted by Rev. J. L. Taylor of Prospect at the Wales Church of which he was a member also
an elder. Mr. Morris was greatly respected and loved by the people of his community and
numbered his friends by the score. When almost too weak to speak he requested that each
friend who called to see him, be admitted to his room. He was a successful farmer, stockman
and seemed to have unusual ability in dealing with hired laborers. He was a member of the
Junior Order and at one time a member of the County Court. As long as his health permitted
he took an active part in all community and county affairs. But by nature he was a home loving
man and his greatest pleasures were the beautifying of his home and surroundings and the
companionship of his family. More than forty years ago he was married to Miss Sallie Tidwell,
daughter of the late J. P. Tidwell, who survives him. He is also survived by four children as
follows: Turner, Flournoy, Newton of the Wales community, and Mrs. Oscar Watson of
Pulaski. Although a sufferer for many months he was patient and kind to all and very
appreciative of even the least thing that could be done for his comfort. Several days before the
end came he expressed a desire to go to his Heavenly home, where he said, God had placed him
and often when too weak to speak aloud there was the faint whisper, “Happy, happy, happy.”
MORRIS, William Campbell
18 Jul 1927
25 Dec 1999
(h/o Ruth Nesbitt Campbell) Cpl. US Army Korea
(s/o Turner Orr and Elizabeth Campbell Morris)
Obituary: Giles Free Press 28 Dec 1999
Mr. William Campbell Morris, 72, of Campbellsville died Dec. 25, 1999, at Hillside Hospital.
He was the son of the late Turner and Elizabeth Morris. He was a member of and served as
elder of Mt. Moriah Presbyterian Church. He was a veteran of World War II, a past VFW
commander, a school bus driver and a farmer. Funeral services were held Tuesday at Bennett138
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May Funeral Home with Steve Nave and Michael Best officiating. Burial was in Mt. Moriah
Cemetery. Survivors include wife Ruth Nesbitt Morris; daughters, Debbie Hickerson, MaryAnn
Jefferson and Susan Montgomery; a brother, John Morris of Cheyenne, Wyoming and seven
grandchildren.
MYERS, Elizabeth 17-9-25 das
16 Dec 1800
11 Oct 1818
(d/o Hiram and Sally _____________ Myers)
NAPPIER, Mollie Louise Holman
22 May 1873
19 Oct 1966
(w/o Thomas James Nappier)
(d/o Thomas and Sally Gray Holman)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 26 Oct 1966
Funeral services for Mrs. Molly Louise Nappier, 93, were conducted on Friday, October 21,
at 10:00 a. m., at the Fairview Church of Christ, with Andrew Brown and G. C. Fox, Church
of Christ ministers, officiating. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Mrs. Nappier died
Wednesday afternoon, October 19, at Giles County Hospital, following a lengthy illness. She
was born May 22, 1873, in Lincoln County, the daughter of the late Thomas Holman and Sally
Gray Holman. She is survived by five daugthers, Mrs. Jessie Jones, Mrs. Almeta Greenwell,
Mrs. James Englett, Pulaski, Mrs. Isrel Brock, Evansville, Ind., and Mrs. Herbert Flaherty,
Louisville, Ky.; two sons, TommyNappier, Pulaski, and Holman Boshears, Lewisburg; thirtynien grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Bennett-May Funeral Home in charge of
arrangements.
NAPPIER, Nellie Maddox
8 Jan 1921
22 Jun 1988
(w/o Thomas James Nappier, Jr.)
(d/o Dave and Mary Bowman Maddox)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Jun 1988
Mrs. Nellie Nappier, 67, Route 6, Pulaski, TN, died June 22, 1988, at Scott Memorial Hospital,
Lawrenceburg, TN. Funeral services were held June 24 at 10:00 a. m. at Bennett-May Chapel
with Bro. G. C. Fox officiating. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemeterywith Bennett-MayFuneral
Home in charge. A native of Sparta, TN, Mrs. Nappier was the daughter of the late Dave and
Mary Bowman Nappier. She was a waitress and a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors
include one daughter, Mrs. Louise Ball of Pulaski, TN; five grandchildren; two brothers,
Raymond Maddox of Dun Eden, Fla., and John Maddox of Safety Harbour, FL; and one sisterin-law, Almeda Claude of Pulaski, TN.
NAPPIER, Thomas James Jr.
9 Jun 1911
25 Jul 1977
(h/o Nellie Jane Maddox Nappier) Corporal US Army WWII
(s/o Thomas James and Mollie Louise Holman Nappier)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Jul 1977
Funeral services for Thomas James Nappier, 67, of Pulaski who died Monday, July25 at Giles
County Hospital, were held Wednesday at 10:00 a. m. at Bennett-May Chapel by the Church
of Christ minister G. C. Fox. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Mr. Nappier was born in
Giles County, the son of the late Thomas James and Mollie Louise Holman Nappier. He was
a retired painter and World War II veteran. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Mary Louise
Ball, Pulaski; four sisters, Mrs. Lorene Brock and Mrs. Almeda Claud, Pulaski, Mrs. Annie
Flaherty, Louisville, Ky., and Mrs. Mattie Melvin, Memphis; five grandchildren, several nieces
and nephews.
NEAL, Andrew Lewis
11 May 1883
9 Jul 1964
(h/o Dora Mae Tittsworth Neal)
(s/o James P. and Betty M. Neely Neal)
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Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 15 Jul 1964
Funeral services for Andrew Lewis Neal, 81, retired farmer of the Bodenham section, were held
at 2:30 o’clock Friday afternoon, at Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Andy
Brown. Burial took place in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Mr. Neal died on Thursday, July 9, at Giles
County Hospital. Born May 11, 1883, in Giles County, he was the son of the late James P. Neal
and Betty Neely Neal. Mr. Neal is survived by his wife, Mrs. Dora May Neal; and one brother,
R. K. Neal, Giles County.
NEAL, Ann R.
13 Sep 1828
27 Oct 1903
(d/o William and Harriet Apperson Neal)
NEAL, Bessie Maud
28 Jul 1901
24 Dec 1968
(w/o Robert King Neal) md 28 Nov 1926 GCT
(d/o James S. and Martha Ann Crowder Felker)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 1 Jan 1969
Funeral services for Mrs. Bessie Maud Neal, 67, were held Wednesday afternoon, December
25 at 2 o’clock in the chapel of Bennett-May Funeral Home with the Rev. W. C. Westenberger,
officiating. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery. Mrs. Neal, wife of R. K. Neal, died Tuesday,
December24 in Lawrence County Hospital. A native ofGiles County, Mrs. Neal was born July
28, 1901, the daughter of the late James S. Felker and Martha Ann Crowder Felker. Survivors
in addition to her husband, include one son, J. W. Neal, Houston, Tex.; two daughters, Mrs.
H. J. Trommell, Atlanta, Ga., and Mrs. R. F. Crowder, Lawrenceburg; nine grandchildren; four
sisters, Mrs. Frank Johnston, Pulaski, Mrs. Neely Williams, Lawrenceburg, Mrs. Johnnie
Thurman, Ethridge, and Mrs. Jessie Hatfield, Wisconsin; and one brother, James Felker,
Nashville. Bennett-May Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
NEAL, Bettie M. Neely
5 Jun 1850
2 May 1932
(w/o James P. Neal) md 17 Apr 1879 GCT
(d/o John Neely and Lucretia Maben Neely)
NEAL, Dora Mae Titsworth
18 Aug 1899
28 May 1992
(w/o Andrew Lewis Neal) md 27 Dec 1933 GCT
(d/o John Presley and Armintia Shook Titsworth)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Jun 1992
Mrs. Mae T. Neal, 92, of Pulaski, died Thursday, May 28, 1992, at Lawrenceburg Manor
Nursing Home in Lawrenceburg. Funeral services were held Saturday, May30, at Bennett-May
Chapel with Andy Brown officiating. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Mrs. Neal was a
native ofGiles Countyand the daughter of the late John Presleyand Armintie Shook Titsworth.
She was married to the late A. Lewis Neal, member of the Church of Christ and was a
housewife. Survivors include one sister, Alma Johnson of Pulaski; several nieces and nephews.
NEAL, Dr. John R.
20 May 1834
21 Feb 1898
(h/o John Ella Neal)
(s/o William and Harriet Apperson Neal)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 24 Feb 1898
Dr. J. R. Neal, who lived near Bodenham, died very suddenly Monday night about 11:30
o'clock. Although past sixty-three years of age, the doctor was apparently in good health.
Monday he seemed 1uite as well as usual and made several professional calls. Returning home
late in the evening he appeared to be in the best of spirits and quite cheerful. He retired at the
usual hour and the family was soon asleep. About the hour indicated, Mrs. Neal was awakened
by the Doctor's heavy breathing. She called the boys, but the Doctor only breathed once or
twice after theyreached his bedside. There was no struggle and nothing but the heavy breathing
to indicate that he was not sleeping as usual. A large crowd assembled at Moriah yesterday to
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attend the funeral services conducted by Elder J. L. Haddock. Dr. Neal has been for many years
one of the best and most highly respected citizens of the county. A skillful physician and
indulgent father, and a true friend he enjoyed to a remarkable degree the love and confidence
of those who knew him.
In Memoriam:
Dr. John R. Neal died suddenly at his home on Weakley creek at Bodenham, February 21,
1898. He had made several professional calls and returned home late in the afternoon had
partook of a hearty meal and conversed pleasantly with his family. He retired about 8 o’clock
and slept nicelyfor awhile, when his heavybreathing awoke his wife, she called him and he was
unable to speak. She aroused the family but ere they could get him his spirit had taken its flight.
“Dust thou art unto dust shalt thou return was not spoken of the soul.” His brother, A. J. Neal,
died very similar a little over two years ago while attending the bedside of a sick sister.
Although the Doctor was 63 years, 9 months, 1 day old, yet he was quite young looking and
was enjoying the verybest of health. Doctor was a consistent member of the Methodist Church,
having been a member of good standing since a lad of 18. Quite a concourse of sorrowing
relatives and friends followed his remains t Mt. Moriah, where Brother Haddock made a very
beautiful talk in eulogy to the dead and warning to the living. Never did a death shock a
community more; never will a loss be felt more forcibly. Storng men while gazing on his placid
face for the last time brokd down and wept like children. Truly a useful man has gone. He
enjoyed the association of a large family, having been married twice. Eight children being born
to him by his first wife (who was Miss John Ellen Hicks) and two by his last wife, who survive
him now and was Miss Mattie Alsup, of Lincoln County. He was devoted to his family,
supplying their every want almost granting their every request. The sorrowing wife has lost a
devoted husband. The children and idolizing father, the sisters and brothers a good brother; the
church a zealous member, the community a good member and physician and the county a true
citizen, for indeed he was liked and respected by all who knew him. To the bereaved we would
say: Sorrow not as those who have no hope, our loss is his gain. Yet a little while and we go
to meet him, if we have made our peace calling and election sure. Blessed are the dead that die
in the Lord; yea sayeth the spirit, they shall rest from their labors and their works do follow
them. The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away, blessed be the name of the Lord. His remains
were laid to rest at Moriah cemetery on the 23rd. May the children of this good man profit by
the example set them by him. One That Loved Him
NEAL, Florence Green
21 Aug 1882
18 Jan1968
(w/o Rolla Floyd Neal) md 15 Dec 1907 GCT
(d/o James William and Annie Puryear Green)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 24 Jan 1968
Mrs. Florence Green Neal, 85, died Thursday, January 18, in Giles County Hospital after an
extended illness. Funeral services for Mrs. Neal, wife of the late R. Floyd Neal, were held at
1:00 o’clock, Saturday, January 20, in the chapel of Bennett-May Funeral Home, with the Rev.
Robert Hall officiating. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. A native of Giles County, Mrs.
Neal was born August 21, 1882, the daughter of the late J. W. and Annie Puryear Green.
Survivors include nieces and nephews. Bennett-MayFuneral Home in charge of arrangements.
NEAL, Harriett Apperson
9 Sep 1801
4 Aug 1852
(w/o William Neal)
(d/o Samuel and Polly Worsham Apperson)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 10 Aug 1882
Bodenham.—Since the last report, death has again visited our community and taken away one
of our friends. Mrs. Harriet Neal died the 4th inst. Her remains were interred in the Mt.
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Moriah Cemetery Saturday about 2 p.m.
NEAL, James H.
Aged about 22
19 Oct 1899
(s/o Dr. and Mrs. J. R. Neal) Unmarked Grave??
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 19 Oct 1899
James H. Neal, aged about 22 years, a son of the late Dr. and Mrs. J. H. Neal, died at his home
at Bodenham, Thursday, after three weeks of typhoid fever. He was a good young man and an
energetic trader in livestock. The burial occurred at Mt. Moriah Friday, with services by Mr.
Knox. The Citizen extends sincere sympathy to the bereaved family, and hopes for the early
recovery of Miss Lizzie Neal, another member of the family, who has been down for several
weeks with the same dread disease.
NEAL, James P.
27 Nov 1842
01 Aug 1914
(h/o Bettie M. Neely Neal)
(s/o William and Harriet Apperson Neal)
NEAL, James Sanders
3 Jan 1877
12 Oct 1899
(s/o Dr. John Robert and John Ella Hicks Neal)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 19 Oct 1899
James S. Neal, aged about 22 years, a son of the late Dr. and Mrs. J. R. Neal, died at his home
at Bodenham, Thursday, after three week’s of typhoid fever. The burial occurred at Mt.
Moriah, Friday, with services by Mr. Knox.
NEAL, Joe Hicks
5 Nov 1897
06 Aug 1899
(s/o Dr. John Hicks and I. M. Neal)
NEAL, John Ella Hicks
18 Oct 1844
22 Aug 1879
(w/o Dr. John Robert Neal)
(d/o John and Mary Sanders Hicks)
NEAL, Martha Alsup
09 Mar 1846
09 Jul 1921
(w/o Dr. John Robert Neal)
(d/o Brice and Mattie Alsup)
NEAL, Maud Felker
28 Jul 1901
24 Dec 1968
(w/o Robert King Neal)
(d/o James S. and Martha Ann Crowder Felker)
NEAL, Minnie Braly
22 Jan 1871
22 Aug 1900
(w/o W. Samuel Neal)
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(d/o James Dennison and Pattie J. Paisley Braly)
NEAL, Minnie Neal
22 Jul 1889
04 Feb 1963
(w/o Ed Neal)
(d/o John T. and Sallie Tidwell McLean)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 6 Feb 1963
Funeral services for Mrs. Minnie McLean Neal, 73, widow of Ed Neal, were held at 11 o’clock
Wednesday morning at Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by Tommy Vernon, Church of
Christ minister. Burial took place in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Mrs. Neal died Monday, February
4, at Giles County Hospital after a short illness. Born July 22, 1889, in Giles County, she was
the daughter of the late J. T. McLean and Sara Tidwell McLean. Her husband, Ed Neal, died
about five years ago. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Mrs. Neal is survived by two
daughters, Mrs. Bessie Reed, Columbia, and Mrs. Ewell Reed, Pulaski; two grandchildren; two
sisters, Mrs. Herbert Mize, Pulaski, and Mrs. H. M. Johnson, Gadsden, Ala.; and two brothers,
Joe McLean, Nashville, and Erwin McLean, Lawrenceburg. Bennett-May Funeral Home in
charge of arrangements.
NEAL, Robert Kingsley
31 May 1886
06 Oct 1972
(h/o Bessie Maude Felker Neal)
(s/o James P. and Betty Neely Neal)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 11 Oct 1972
Robert Kingsley Neal, age 86, of Lawrenceburg died at Giles County Hospital on Friday,
October 6. His parents were the late James P. and Betty Neely Neal. He was married to the late
Bessie Maude Felker Neal. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Betty Ann Crowder of
Lawrenceburg and Mrs. Laverne Trammell of Richmond, Va.; one son, J. W. Neal of Houston,
Texas and nine grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, October 8 at 1:30 p.m. at
Bennett-May Chapel with burial in Mt. Moriah Cemetery with Dan Bive officiating.
NEAL, Robert King Jr.
02 Jan 1931
04 Jan 1931
(s/o Robert and Bessie Maude Felker Neal)
NEAL, Rolla Floyd
04 Sep 1875
02 Sep1940
(h/o Florence Green Neal) Spanish American War
(s/o Dr. John Robert and John Ella Hicks Neal)
NEAL, Ruby
__ ___ 1916
16 Mar 1918
(d/o Jack Bartley Dennison and Laura Drake Neal) Unmarked Grave
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 21 Mar 1918
Ruby, little two year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe B. Neal, of Nashville died Saturday and
was buried at Moriah Sunday, Rev. T. E. Hudson conducting the services for her. She was a
bright child and the sorrowing parents have much sympathy.
NEAL, William Edward
22 Jan 1870
15 Feb 1958
(h/o Mae Braly Neal)
(s/o Dr. John Robert and John Ella Hicks Neal)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 19 Feb 1958
Funeral services for Will Neal, 88, retired farmer of Giles County, were held at 2:30 o’clock
Sunday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by Tom Holland, minister of East
Hill Church of Christ. Burial took place in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Mr. Neal died Saturday
morning at Lawrenceburg Nursing Home after several months illness. Born January 22, 1870,
in Giles County, he was the son of the late Robert Neal and John Ella Hicks Neal. His wife,
Mrs. Mae Braly Neal, died many years ago. Mr. Neal is survived by one sister, Mrs. Earl Reed,
Bodenham; and several nieces and nephews. Bennett-Mayand Company, Morticians in charge.
NEAL, William Edward
21 Aug 1881
8 Jun 1958
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(h/o Minnie McLain Neal)
(s/o J. P. and Betty M. Neely Neal)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 11 Jun 1958
Funeral services for William Edward Neal, 77, farmer of the Bodenham Community, were held
at 2:30 o’clock Tuesday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home with the burial in the Mt.
Moriah Cemetery. Mr. Neal died at 4 o’clock Sunday afternoon in Giles County Hospital after
a brief stay in the hospital. Born August 21, 1881, in Giles County, he was the son of the late
J. R. Neal and Mamie Neely Neal, and was a member of the Greenwood Church of Christ. Mr.
Neal is survived by his wife, Mrs. Minnie McLain Neal; two daughters, Mrs. Ewell Reed,
Bodenham, and Mrs. Bessie Reed, Columbia; two grandchildren; and two brothers, Kinsley
Neal and Lewis Neal, both of the Bodenham Community. Bennett-May and Company,
Morticians in charge.
NEAL, William
01 Aug 1801
07 Sep 1865
(h/o Harritt Apperson Neal)
(s/o Reaves and Elizabeth Worsham Neal)
NEAL, William Edward
21 Aug 1880
08 Jun 1958
(h/o Minnie McLean Neal)
(s/o J. R. and Mamie Neely Neal)
NEWTON, Everette
18 Aug 1903
28 Mar 1936
(h/o Ruby Lee Adams Newton) Unmarked Grave Death Certificate
(s/o Cordie Newton)
NEWTON, Ruby Lee Adams
28 Nov 1907
31 Jan 1942
(w/o Everette Newton) Unmarked Grave Death Certificate
(d/o William James and Laura Elizabeth Hardin Adams)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 4 Feb 1942
Funeral services for Mrs. Ruby Lee Newton, widow of Everett Newton, whose death occurred
early Saturday morning after an extended illness, were conducted at two o’clock Monday
afternoon at the home near Wales, with Elder Clifford Murphy conducting the services. Burial
took place at Moriah cemetery. Mr. Newton died several years ago. Mrs. Newton is survived
by two sons, William and Stanley Newton; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William James Adams,
of Wales; six sisters, Mrs. Ernest McGilton of Helena, Ohio; Mrs. Y. C. Turner of Houston,
Texas, Mrs. John Clark of Aspen Hill, Mrs. Claude Rainey of Pulaski, Miss Lillie Mae Adams
of Wales, Mrs. Mack Anderson of Pulaski; two brothers, Sie Adams of Leoma and Hugh
Adams of Helena, Ohio.
OAKES, Julia Ann
6 Oct 1937
6 Oct 1937
(Infant d/o James Thomas and Margaret Ann Whitfield Oakes)
OLIVER, Elwood M.
8 May 1872
18 Jun 1888
(s/o Captain Lemuel and Margaret Lydia Steele Oliver)
OLIVER, Lucile Myrtle
14 Mar 1871
13 Jun 1871
(d/o Captain Lemuel and Margaret Lydia Steele Oliver)
OLIVER, Margaret Lydia
21 Oct 1847
23 Mar 1887
(w/o Captain Lemuel Oliver)
(d/o_______________and ___________ Steele)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 24 Mar 1887
Mrs. Margaret Oliver, the beloved wife of Captain L. Oliver, died at their home three miles west
of Pulaski at 7 o’clock Tuesday evening after a lingering illness of diabetes, aged about 39
years. The remains were interred at Moriah at 3 o’clock yesterday afternoon. She leaves her
heart broken husband the care of nine children.
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OWENS, George B.
16 Mar 1929
01 Sep1952
(s/o William Thomas and Daisy Stofel Owens)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 3 Sep 1952
Funeral services for George Butler Owens, 23, native Giles Countian, were held at 2 o’clock
Tuesday afternoon at Pulaski Funeral Home conducted by the Rev. Mack Pinkelton and the
Rev. Lloyd Hickman, Baptist ministers. Burial took place in the Mt. Moriah Cemetery, near
Pulaski. Mr. Owens died at 3:20 o’clock Monday afternoon, September 1, at Giles County
Hospital, after a three months illness. Born in Giles County, he was the son of William Thomas
Owens and Mrs. DaisyStofel Owens, of Columbia, formerlyof Giles County. He was a member
of the LibertyHill Baptist Church. He was employed bythe Oakes Chair Companyin Columbia
before his last illness. In addition to his parents, Mr. Owens is survived by three sisters, Mrs.
R. S. Vick, Mrs. James Parker and Miss Mary Jean Owens, Columbia; four brothers, Leroy
Owens, Robert Lewis Owens, William T. Owens, Jr., and James Michael Owens, Columbia; and
his grandmother, Mrs. Annie Webster, Pulaski. Oakes and Nichols, Funeral Directors.
OWENS, Martha Lou
__ ___ 1944
__ ___ 1944
(d/o _____________ and ___________
OWENS, Philip Ray
15 Oct 1955
09 Apr 2001
(s/o Rayford Rudolph and Callie Kimbrough Owens)
Obituary: Elk Valley Times 13 Apr 2001
Phillip Ray Owens, age 46, of Mt. Olive Cemetery Road, Pulaski, died Monday (April 9, 2001)
at Hillside Hospital. A native of Lincoln County, he was the son of the late Rayford Rudolph
and Callie Kimbrough Owens. He is survived bya daughter, Dana Williams of Shelbyville; two
sons, Daniel Owens of Huntsville, Ala., and Dustin Owens of Shelbyville; one brother, Terry
"Harve" Owens of Kelso; and one grandson, Lucas Williams. Funeral services were held
Wednesday morning at Higgins Funeral Home. Burial followed in the St. Moriah Cemetery in
Giles County. Higgins Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
OWENS, Redden Bradley
21 Jul 1907
0 Jan 1970
(h/o Zena Fralix Owens)
(s/o Redden and Annie Bell Willis Owens)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 7 Jan 1970
Redden Bradley Owens, 62, died Thursday, January 1, at his home on Route 4, Lewisburg.
Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon, January 4, at 2:00 o’clock in the chapel of
Bennett-MayFuneral Home with the Rev. Mack Pinkelton officiating. Burial was in Mt. Moriah
Cemetery. A native of Giles County, Mr. Owens was born July 21, 1907, the son of the late
Redden and Annie Bell Willis Owens. Survivors include one son, Dave Ed Owens, Florida; one
daughter, Mrs. Wilma Jean Jones, Peoria, Ill.; four brothers, Johnny Owens and Clabe Owens,
both of Pulaski, Bill Owens, Colorado, Alvin Owens, Florida; three sisters, Mrs. NancyBarnett,
Mrs. Martha Powell, both of Pulaski, Mrs. Annie Mae Stofel, Florida, and two grandchildren.
OWENS, Sarah Will (Unmarked, see memorial in Pisgah Cemetery)
29 Mar 1918
13 Oct 1918
(d/o William Talmadge and Elise Lou Montgomery Owens)
OWENS, William Talmadge , see memorial in Pisgah Cemetery
13 Dec 1892
15 Oct 1918
(h/o Elsie Lou Montgomery Owens) (Unmarked)
(s/o T. B. and Sarah Smith Owens) Death Record
OWENS, Zena Fralix
25 Dec 1909
2 Jan 1940
(w/o Redden Bradley Owens)
(d/o Davis Sisco and Nettie Catherine Jarnigan Fralix)
PAINE, Louis J.
18 Jun 1844
18 Sep 1900
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(h/o Mary C. Paine)
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(s/o Thomas C. and Cynthia Williamson Paine)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 20 Sep 1900
Lewis Payne, an old and much respected citizen of the eighteenth district, died at his home
Thursday after a long and painful illness, born with patience and fortitude. The burial took
place at Moriah yesterday, with services by Rev. J. Rush Goodloe. The bereaved have our
sincere sympathy.
PAINE, Mary Samantha
15 Jan 1838
8 May 1921
(w/o Louis J. Paine)
(d/o William and Harriet Apperson Neal)
Obituary:
Mrs. M. C. Paine died May 8th, 1921, aged 83 years. She was the widow of L. J. Paine, who
died twenty years ago. Mrs. Paine is the last of a large family of eleven children of William
(Buck) Neal’s family and resided near Bodenham. Mrs. Paine was a lovable wife, a good
neighbor and loved by everybody. Mrs Paine would go with her husband to his church one
Sunday, the next Sunday both would go to the church of her faith, and if there was any trouble
over their religious opinions they kept it to themselves. They loved each other and everybody
loved Uncle Lewis and Aunt Tach, as theywere better known. Aunt Tach always availed herself
of the opportunity to attend every revival of her faith and also attended other church meetings.
She loved the church; she loved her kindred; especiall those she made her home with. She loved
her neighbors and they loved her. Everyone loved Aunt Tach. Now the cord is broken and there
is a vacant chair in a home and an empty seat in church. Her cheerfulness will be missed, but
is needed in a better home. One Who Knew Her.
PAISLEY, Arch J.
25 Mar 1833
24 Mar 1863
(h/o Zabeth Douglass Paisley)
(s/o John Anderson and Nancy Steele Paisley)
PAISLEY, James Newt
26 Oct 1828
30 Oct 1863
(h/o Sophronia A. Paisley)
(s/o John Anderson and Nancy Steele Paisley)
PAISLEY, John Milton
7 May 1841
1 Jul 1901
(h/o Mary Horne Paisley)
(s/o John Anderson and Nancy Steele Paisley)
PAISLEY, John Anderson
14 Mar 1803
27 Sep 1850
(h/o Nancy Steele Paisley)
(s/o James and Hannah Denny Paisley)
PAISLEY, Mary Elizabeth
23 Dec 1858
31 Jul 1859
(d/o James Newton and Sophronia A. Paisley)
PAISLEY, Mary Elizabeth Horne
12 Aug 1846
14 Jan 1921
(w/o John Milton Paisley) md 28 Mar 1865 GCT
(d/o James and Sarah Baker Horne)
PAISLEY, Nancy Steele
7 Mar 1803
10 Nov 1882
(w/o John Anderson Paisley)
(d/o Robert and Martha Starr Steele)
PAISLEY, Sallie Steele
9 Mar 1860
6 Aug 1865
(d/o James Newton and Sophronia A. Paisley)
PAISLEY, Sophronia A.
19 Mar 1829
22 Sep 1891
(w/o James Newton Paisley)
(d/o David and Cynthia Wood Reed)
PAISLEY, Zabeth
16 Jan 1839
9 Mar 1857
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(w/o A. J. Paisley and d/o J. and S. A. Dougless)
PARKER, Alma Reed
5 Jul 1911
5 Apr 1999
(w/o Charles Hubbell Parker)
(d/o Earl Calloway and Maggie H. Neal Reed)
Obituary: Giles Free Press 8 Apr 1999
Alma Reed Parker, 87, of 307 Parker Road, Ethridge, TN, died Monday, April 5, 1999, atNHC
HealthCare in Pulaski. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 7, at Bennett-May
Funeral Home with Bro. Mark Johnson officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Moriah Cemetery
with Bennett-May Funeral Home in charge. A native of Giles County, Mrs. Parker was the
daughter of the late Earl Reed and Maggie Neal Reed and the wife of Charles Hubbell Parker.
She was a housewife. Survivors include one son, Carl H. Parker of Bodenham, TN; one
daughter, DorothySmith ofBodenham, TN; three grandchildren; and one sister, Nadine Brown
of Bodenham, TN.
PARKER, Charles Hubbell
15 Aug 1907
4 Aug 1993
(h/o Alma Reed Parker)
(s/o Charles M. and Flora Hubbell Parker)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Aug 1993
Mr. Charles H. Parker, 85, died Wednesday August 4, 1993, at Hillside Hospital. Funeral
services were held on Friday, August 6, at Bennett-May Chapel with Brother Andy Brown
officiating. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. A native of Giles County, Mr. Parker was the
son of the late Charles M. and Flora Hubbell Parker. He was an avid woodcarver and was of
the Church of Christ faith. Survivors include his wife, Alma R. Parker, Bodenham community;
one son, Carl Parker, Bodenham community; one daughter, Dorothy Smith, Bodenham
community; three grandchildren and one great grandchild.
PARKER, Charles Morgan
25 Dec 1863
21 Jul 1932
(h/o Flora Hubbell Parker) md 25 Dec 1883 GCT
(s/o Isaac Thomas and Susan Adelia Keloe Parker)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Jul 1932
On the afternoon of July 21, 1932, Charles Morgan Parker, ceased his two months struggle
with illness and in the same quiet, gentle way in which he had lived, he closed his eyes and
slipped away into the Beyond. His passing marked the first break in a happy family circle,
formed forty-eight years before by his marriage with Flora Hubbell. Seven children grew up in
that home, and all had remained within a few miles of father and mother with few weeks ever
passing without a gathering of the entire family at the old home place. In the sixty-nine and onehalf years since the Christmas Day he was born, Mr. Parker had known his share of the sorrows
of life. He had been the last one of his immediate family for a number of years. His eight
brothers of whom he often spoke had been buried in widely scattered places. He had known all
the toil and sacrifice necessary in rearing a large family and in giving them the advantages of a
comfortable home and the preparation for upright Christian living. Mr. Parker was a man of few
words, quiet and unassuming in manner, very strict in his moral principles and preferring to set
his boys an example by his own patience, industry and honesty, and his unfailing kindness and
consideration toward his beloved wife–than by many words. He cared little for outside
diversions, and found seeminglyhis greatest pleasure in riding over his pastures and pride in his
young lambs, beef cattle and other live stock. He showed his loyalty to the Church of Christ in
which he had been an elder for a number of years by his presence at every service that his health
permitted, by his strict observance of the Lord’s Day in his home and his interest in the welfare
of the Greenwood congregation. His interest in his community was expressed in his love of his
neighbor and his willingness to give of his time and means in every movement for betterment.
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His kind of sympathy took the practical one of aid for those in distress. And his own family
never knew of his many deeds of kindness except as others told them in gratitude. After funeral
services at the home conducted by Elder Maurice Clymore he was laid to rest beneath a blanket
of flowers in the Moriah Cemetery in the community where his boyhood days had been spent.
He is survived by his wife, and the following children: Mrs. Marvin Puryear, Mrs. Tommie
Wells, Herschell, Leslie, Cecil and Charles Parker. Also four young grandchildren, Rebecca
Puryear, Wendell, Joe and Ethel Parker. They grieve not as those without hope but, though
now the night may seem dark, they wait; “The dawn when those angel faces smile, Which we
have loved long since and lost awhile.”
PARKER, Cleveland
29 Apr 1885
2 Jul 1953
(h/o Myrtle Arney Parker) Unmarked Obituary
(s/o Charles T. and Mary Etta Hogan Parker)
PARKER, Edward Arney
2 Mar 1928
6 Aug 1991
(h/o Ruthie Marie Parker)
(s/o Cleveland and Myrtle Arney Parker)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Aug 1991
Mr. Edward ArneyParker, 63, ofthe Campbellsville communityof Giles County, died Tuesday,
Aug. 6, 1991, at his residence. Funeral services were held Thursday, Aug. 8, at Bennett-May
Chapel with the Rev. James D. Nave and Rev. Larry Fletcher officiating. Burial took place in
Mt. Moriah Cemetery. A native of Giles County, Mr. Parker was the son of the late Cleveland
and Myrtle Arney Parker. He was a member of the United Methodist Church and retired from
Murray-Ohio Manufacturing in Lawrenceburg. Survivors include his wife, Ruthie Marie Parker
of Campbellsville; one daughter, Mrs. Paula Ruth Casteel of Pulaski; one son, Michael Wayne
Parker of Ethridge; two grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Ruth Robbins of Meredian, Miss.;
several nieces and nephews.
PARKER, Elwood S. Sr.
26 Aug 1882
19 May 1912
(h/o Laura E. Compton Parker) md 8 May 1908 GCT
(s/o Quarles T. and Marietta Hogan Parker)
PARKER, Elwood S. Jr.
__ ___ 1911
27 Jan 1958
(h/o Ruby Kelley Parker)
(s/o Elwood S. and Laura E. Compton Parker)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 29 Jan 1958
Funeral services for Elwood S. Parker, 47, operator of his garage shop on Highway 64, were
held at 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon at Moriah C. P. Church conducted by Elder E. O.
Coffman of Lawrenceburg. Burial took place in the church cemetery. Mr. Parker died at 8:30
on Monday night, January 27, of a heart attack at his home on Hams Creek. A native of Giles
County, he was the son of Mrs. Laura Compton Parker and the late Elwood Parker, and was
a member of the Church of Christ. In addition to his mother, Mr. Parker is survived by his wife,
Mrs. RubyKelleyParker; five children, PeggyAnn, BeverlyKay, Evelyn, Elwood and Michael
Parker; and one sister, Mrs. English Brashears, Ham Creek.
PARKER, Elwood Stacy III
2 Aug 1954
18 Aug 1967
(s/o Elwood Stacy, Jr. and Ruby Kelley Parker)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 16 Aug 1967
A 13-year-old Huntsville, Ala., boy, Elwood Stacy Parker, II, formerly of Pulaski, was killed
Thursday afternoon when he came in contact with high voltage wires in a tree on the front line
of his home. Funeral services were conducted at 1 o’clock Saturday afternoon at Laughlin
Funeral Home in Huntsville, with graveside services and burial at Mt. Moriah Cemeteryin Giles
Countylater that day. The Rev. Mack Pinkelton officiated. Young Parker, known to familyand
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friends as “Woody” was the son of Mrs. Ruby Kelly Parker and the late Elwood Stacey Parker,
Jr. He was born in Giles County on Aug. 2, 1954. The accident reportedly occurred while
Woody and a friend were climbing the large tree in the family yard and the boy touched electric
lines running through the limbs. Surviving in addition to his mother, are a brother, Michael Lee
Parker of Huntsville; three sisters, Mrs. Peggy Ann Dollins ofNew Orleans, LA.; Mrs. Beverly
KayHillis and Miss Evelyn Parker, both of Huntsville; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs.
J. LeroyKelly, and his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Laura Parker of the Bodenham Community.
PARKER, Flora Hubbell
3 Oct 1864
22 May 1934
(w/o Charles Morgan Parker)
(d/o James Boatright and Tirzah E. Bell Hubbell)
PARKER, Laura Emma Compton
22 Apr 1881
29 Jan 1969
(w/o Elwood S. Parker, Sr.)
(d/o A. J. and Emma Alsup Compton)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 29 Jan 1969
Mrs. Laura Emma Parker, 87, died Friday, January 24, in Giles County Hospital. Funeral
services for Mrs. Parker, wife of the late Elwood S. Parker, were held Sunday afternoon,
January 26, at 1:30 o’clock in the chapel of Bennett-May Funeral Home with Andrew Brown,
Church of Christ minister, officiating. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. A native ofLincoln
County, Mrs. Parker was born April 22, 1881, the daughter of the late A. J. Compton and
Emma Alsup Compton. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. English Brashears; five
grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Bennett-May Funeral Home in charge of
arrangements.
PARKER, Marietta Hogan
15 Apr 1865
13 Nov1916
(w/o Quarles T. Parker) md 26 Dec 1917 GCT
(d/o William and Martha Frence Hogan)
PARKER, Myrtle Arney
7 Sep 1884
7 Dec 1965
(w/o Cleveland Parker)
(d/o Dan and Zora McWhirter Arney)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 15 Dec 1965
Funeral services for Mrs. Myrtle Arney Parker, 83, resident of Meridian, Miss., for several
years, were held at 10 o’clock Fridaymorning in the chapel of Bennett-MayFuneral Home with
the burial in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Mrs. Parker died on Tuesday, December 7, in Meridian.
Born September 7, 182, in Giles County, she was the daughter of the late Dan Arney and Zora
McWhirter Arney. Her husband, Cleve Parker, died July 2, 1953. Mrs. Parker is survived by
one daughter, Mrs. Ruth Robbins, Meridian, Miss.; three sons, ArneyParker, Giles County, and
Samuel Parker and Eugene Parker, both of Detroit, Mich.; five grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren; three half-sisters, Mrs. Alene Lanier, Frankewing, Mrs. Sayre Slauson, Fort
Lauderdale, Ala., and Mrs. Lelia Reed, Fayetteville; and two half-brothers, Horace Arney and
Clifford Arney, both of Nashville. Bennett-May Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
PARKER, Quarles T.
06 Oct 1855
09 Apr1927
(h/o 1. Marietta Hogan Parker 2. Mary Lou Reed Douglas Parker)
(s/o Isaac Thomas and Susan Adelia Keloe Parker)
PARKER, Ruby Kelley
23 Feb 1916
08 Nov 1987
(w/o Elwood Stacey Parker, Jr.)
(d/o James Leroy and Mattie Crockett Kimbrough Kelley)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Oct 1987
Mrs. Ruby Kelly Parker, 71, of Lawrenceburg (Weakley Creek Community), died Sunday,
October 9, 1987, at Lawrenceburg Manor Nursing Home. Funeral services were held
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Wednesday, Oct. 11, at Bennett-May Chapel with the Rev. Mack Pinkelton officiating. Burial
was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. A native of Giles County, Mrs. Parker was the daughter of the
late James Leroy and Mattie Crockett Kelley and was married to the late Elwood Stacey
Parker, Jr. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs.
Beverly Kay Parker Hillis of San Antonio, Texas, Mrs. Evelyn Stacey Parker of Pulaski; one
son, Michael Lee Parker of Pulaski; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one brother, James
Kelley, Jr. of Decherd, Tenn.
PARKER, Susan Adelia Keloe
29 Jul 1823
27 Feb 1876
(w/o Isaac Thomas Parker)
(d/o Hezekiah and _________________Keloe)
PARKER, Thomas B.
18 Jan 1896
11 Nov 1944
(h/o Stella Rich Parker)
(s/o Quarles T. and Marietta Hogan Parker)
PARKER, Thomas Harold
11 Feb 1920
7 Mar 1966
(h/o Willa Luna Parker)
(s/o Thomas B. and Stella Rich Parker)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 9 Mar 1966
Funeral services for Thomas Harold Parker, 46, Bodenham farmer, were held at 11 o’clock
Wednesday morning at Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. R. E. Stevenson
and the Rev. Mack Pinkelton. Burial took place in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. He died Monday
morning, March 7, of a heart attack at his home following a heart ailment. Born February 11,
1920, in Giles County, he was the son of Mrs. Stella Rich Parker Franklin of Pulaski and the
late Thomas P. Parker. He was a member of the Mt. Moriah Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
Mr. Parker, in addition to his mother, is survived by his wife, Mrs. Willa Luna Parker; one son,
Thomas Harold Parker, Jr.; one grandchild, all of Bodenham; and his step-father, O. A.
Franklin. Bennett-May Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
PARKER, Willa Luna
26 Feb 1924
25 Dec 1976
(w/o Thomas Harold Parker)
(d/o Monte H. and Lessie Griffis Luna)
PARSONS, Daisy Belle Kennedy
10 Jun 1876
27 Nov 1959
(w/o Robert Lee Parsons)
(d/o Joseph and Imogene Perry Kennedy)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 2 Dec 1959
Funeral services for Mrs. R. L. Parsons, 83, native Giles Countian and former resident of
Decatur, Ala., were held at2 o’clock Sundayafternoon at Mt. Moriah Cumberland Presbyterian
Church, conducted by the Rev. Chester Stephens, pastor of the Trinity Charge of the Methodist
Church. Burial took place in the family lot in the church cemetery. Mrs. Parsons died at 10
o’clock Fridaymorning, November27, at Jackson Clinic, Lester, Ala., after an extended illness.
Born June 10, 1876, in Giles County, she was the former Miss Daisy Kennedy, daughter of the
late Joseph Kennedy and Imogene Perry Kennedy. She joined the Methodist Church in her
girlhood. Her husband, R. L. Parsons, died in 1950 in Decatur. Mrs. Parsons is survived by one
daughter, Mrs. Royce M. Powell, Coral Gables, Fla.; one grandson, Capt. Royce M. Powell,
Jr., stationed in Germany; one great-grandchild; and two step-grandchildren; and two brothers,
Joe Tom Kennedy, Pulaski, and Richard P. Kennedy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
PARSONS, Ella Tatum
14 Jun 1870
18 Jul 1894
(w/o Marcus L. Parsons) 24 Feb 1892 GCT
(d/o Jim and ________________ Tatum)
The Pulaski Citizen 26 Jul 1894
Campbellsville “Scribbler”
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We record this week the sad intelligence of the death of Mrs. Ella Parsons, wife of Mr. Marcus
Parsons, who died Wednesdayafter a short illness of consumption. Mr. and Mrs. Parson shortly
after their marriage last year went to Texas to make their future home. Her health failed and
the came back this spring. Since their arrival she has never been able to visit the home of her
father, Mr. Jim Tatum. Her remains were interred at Moriah Friday evening. Funeral services
were conducted by Rev. Mr. Mooney.
PARSONS, Robert Lee
__ ___ 1869
09 Nov 1951
(h/o Daisy Kennedy Parsons) md 20 Oct 1899 GCT
(s/o Newton and _____________ Parsons)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 14 Nov 1951
Robert Lee Parsons, 82, retired contractor, lumber dealer and farmer, died early Friday
morning, November 9, at his home in Decatur, Ala., after a period of declining health. Prayer
services were held in Decatur Sunday morning followed by funeral services at Mt. Moriah
Cumberland Presbyterian Church, west of Pulaski, at 2 o’clock in the afternoon. Rites were
conducted by the Rev. D. L. Askew, pastor of the Moulton Street Church of Christ, and the
Rev. Roy West, pastor of the Trinity Charge. Burial took place in the Moriah Cemetery. Born
in Giles County, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Newton Parsons. Mr. Parsons is survived by
his wife, Mrs. Daisy Kennedy Parsons; one daughter, Mrs. Royce M. Powell, Coral Gables,
Fla.; four grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Alex A. Hardiman, Giles County and one brother,
Cason Parsons, Nashville.
PEDEN, Anna Sue Prentice
13 Dec 1923
15 Jun 2011
(w/o William Thomas Peden)
(d/o J. W. and Maggie Vick Prentice)
Obituary: Bennett-May-Giles County Funeral Home 15 Jun 2011
Anna Sue Prentice Peden, age 87 of Pulaski, passed away Wednesday evening, June 15, 2011.
Visitation will be 3:00 until 5:00 Friday, June 17, 2011 at Bennett-May-Giles County Funeral
Home. Graveside service will follow immediatelyafter visitation at Mt. Moriah Cemetery. She is
survived by her daughter Dorothy Hester of Pulaski along with two nieces and two nephews.
Bennett-May-Giles County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements for Anna Sue Prentice
Peden.
PEDEN, Glenda Fay
21 Feb 1952
31 Dec 1961
(d/o Thomas Jefferson and Mary Lena Click Peden)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 4 Jan 1961
Funeral services for Glenda Fay Peden, 8-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Peden of
Pulaski, were held at 2 o’clock Monday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home with the
burial in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. The child died Saturday, December 31, at Giles County
Hospital, after a period of declining health. She was born in Giles County, February 21, 1952.
In addition to the parents, the child is survived by two sisters, Dorothy Ann and Judy Pearl
Peden. Bennett-May Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
PEDEN, Joyce Marie
04 Nov 1934
31 Jul 1937
(d/o Alex and Catherine Prentice Peden) Unmarked Grave Death Certificate
PEDEN, Josephine
12 Jan 1940
07 Feb 1940
(d/o J. A. and Catherine Prentice Peden) Unmarked Grave Death Certificate
PEDEN, Judy
13 Jul 1946
(d/o William Thomas and Anna Sue Prentice Peden)
PEDEN, Mary Lena Click
02 Feb 1881
12 Apr 1947
(w/o Thomas Jefferson Peden) md 3 Mar 1907 GCT
(d/o Taylor C. and Mary M. King Click)
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Obituary: The Pulaski Record 30 Apr 1947
Funeral services for Mrs Mary Lena Peden, 67, and a resident of the Conway section, who died
April 12, at the Pulaski Hospital, were held at 3:30 o’clock Sunday afternoon at Moriah Church
with Rev. W. C. Moorehead conducting the services. Burial was in the church cemetery. Mrs.
Peden was the widow of the late Tom Peden. She is survived by four daughters:, Mrs. Grover
Yant, Mrs. Mildred Williams, Misses Susie Peden and Edna Jo Peden; two sons, Bill Peden and
Alfred Peden, all of Giles County.
PEDEN, Thomas Jefferson
14 Apr 1881
10 Apr 1941
(h/o Mary Lena Click Peden)
(s/o Thomas Jefferson and Sarah Williamson Peden)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 9 Apr 1941
Tom J. Peden, 61, a life-long resident of this county, passed away Thursday morning at 7:20
o’clock at his home in the Twenty-first District after a long illness. Funeral services were
conducted Friday at 2 o’clock at Mt. Moriah and burial in church cemetery. Mr. Peden is
survived by his wife, seven daughters, Misses Sue Mae Peden, Sallie Peden, Jo Peden, Mrs.
MaryHayes, Mrs. Martha DeFoe, Mrs. Mildred Williams, Giles Countyand Mrs. Laura Barnes,
Old Hickory, Tenn. and two sons, Bill and Alf of Giles County.
PEDEN, William Thomas
18 Dec 1915
01 Nov 1969
(h/o Anna Sue Prentice Peden)
(s/o Thomas Jefferson and Mary Lena Click Peden)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 5 Nov 1969
William Thomas Peden, 53, died Saturday, November 1, at Maury County Hospital. Funeral
services were conducted Sunday afternoon, November 2, at 2:00 o’clock in the chapel of
Bennett-May Funeral Home with Mr. G. C. Fox, Church of Christ minister, officiating. Burial
was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. A native of Giles County, Mr. Peden was born December 18,
1915, the son of the late Thomas Jefferson and Mary Lena Click Peden. Survivors include his
wife, Mrs. Anna Sue Prentice Peden; two daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Hester, Memphis, and Miss
Judy Peden, Pulaski; seven sisters, Mrs. Laura Barnes, Mrs. Mildred Langford, Old Hickory,
Mrs. Jo Ann Cox, Oak Ridge, Mrs. Martha Defoe, Fla., Mrs. Sally Yant, Mrs. Mary Hays, and
Miss Susie Peden, Pulaski; one brother, Alf Peden, Pulaski.
PETTY, Felix Jackson
5 Jul 1889
19 Jan 1930
(h/o Grace Lee Wilkinson) md 25 Dec 1912 GCT
(s/o Felix Grundy and Mary Jane Anderson Petty)
PETTY, Grace Lee Wilkinson
__ ___ 1895
__ ___ 1936
(w/o Felix Jackson Petty)
(d/o Leander Lee and Ella Daugherty Wilkinson)
PHELPS, Annie Laurie Puryear
27 Jun 1888
12 Jun 1978
(w/o 1. Solon Reynolds)
(w/o 2. William Allen Phelps) md 10 May 1924 GCT
(d/o Robert Newton and Mattie Martin Puryear)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Jun 1978
Funeral services for Mrs. William Allen Phelps, of Pulaski, who died Monday, June 12 at
Fairhaven Nursing Home were conducted Wednesday at 2:00 o’clock at Bennett-May Chapel
with burial in Mt. Moriah Cemetery in Giles County. At her bedside was her sister, Edna Jo
Smith, who was so very faithful during her illness. The Rev. Harry Elyea, pastor of the
Cumberland Presbyterian Church at Moriah officiated, assisted by Mr. John Marlin Goodman.
Mrs. Phelps had been in failing health for several years but was a bed patient for the past year.
At the request, she was to be transferred from Columbia Nursing Home at the first available
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opening at Fairhaven. Born in Giles County, she was the daughter of the late Robert Newton
and Mattie Elizabeth Puryear. The Puryear and Martin families were among the early settlers
of Giles and Wayne Counties. She was married to the late William Allen Phelps of Bunker Hill,
May of 1924. He died March 1966. Annie was the possessor of many fine traits, and as stated
by Mr. Goodman, “She was a lady of the old school. She was an individual thinker and
expressed her own thoughts. She was proud of her family heritage and loved her family. She
had a sound old time faith.” Survivors in addition to her sister, Mrs. Harvey Smith, include two
nephews, Henry Martin Puryear, Jr. of Columbia and Joe Newton Puryear of Huntsville, Ala.;
three nieces, Mrs. Mattie Bell (Puryear) Chalk, McKenzie, Miss Annie Louise Puryear of
Memphis, and Mrs. Jane (Puryear) LaFern of Pulaski. Great nieces include Mrs. Nell Ann
(Puryear) Zaunbrecher, LaFayette, Ind., Mrs. Peggy Chalk Richardson, Clarksville, and Mrs.
Melody LaFern Graham. Great nephews include Henry Martin Puryear, III of Columbia and
Jerry Wayne LaFern and Eddie Holland of Pulaski.
PHELPS, William Allen
25 Dec 1896
29 Mar 1968
(h/o Annie Puryear Phelps) TN Pvt 49 Inf WWI
(s/o Ward and Florence Ezell Phelps)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 3 April 1968
William Allen Phelps, 71, retired employee of Redstone Arsenal, died Friday evening, March
29, at Veterans’ Hospital, Nashville. Funeral services for Mr. Phelps were held at 2 o’clock
Saturday afternoon in the chapel of Bennett-May Funeral Home, with the Rev. Mack Pinkelton
and Rev. Billy Craighead officiating. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. A native of Giles
County, Mr. Phelps was born December 25, 1896, the son of the late Ward and Florence Ezell
Phelps. Survivors include his wife, Annie Puryear Phelps; and one sister, Mrs. Claude Minatra.
Bennett-May Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
PHILLIPS, Bettie Sue
__ ___ 1903
__ ___ 1933
(d/o Sam T. and Usia Arnett Phillips)
PHILLIPS, Irene
5 Aug 1900
24 Nov 1977
(d/o Sam T. and Usia Arnett Phillips)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Nov 1977
Funeral services for a Giles Countynative Miss Irene Phillips, 77, of Route 6, Fayetteville, who
died Thursday, November 24 in Giles County Hospital, were held Saturday at 2:00 p. m. at
Bennett-May Chapel BY Church of Christ ministers Robert McAnally and E.M. Lovell. Burial
was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. She was the daughter of the late Sam T. and Usia Arnett Phillips.
Miss Phillips was a member of East Hill Church of Christ. Survivors include four sisters, Mrs.
Minnie Shackelford, Mrs. Vera Rigsby, Pulaski, Mrs. Phillip Monks, Fayetteville, and Mrs.
Brown Francis, Nashville; and a brother, Mahlon Phillips, Pulaski.
PHILLIPS, Kate Elizabeth
12 May 1893
27 Jul 1943
(w/o [1]. _____________ Powers)
(w/o [2]. Robert Phillips)
(d/o Jack and Maggie Berry Tarpley)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 28 Jul 1943
Mrs. Kate Tarpley Powers Phillips, 50 died at 10 o’clock Monday morning at her home on
West Woodring Street after an illness of only a few days. Mrs. Phillips is survived by her
husband, Robert Phillips; three sons, Jack Powers, U. S. Army, in Indiana, Billy Powers, and
Lowell Powers, Pulaski; one step-son, Guy Powers, who is in foreign service; one sister, Mrs.
Walter Witherow, Wales; fourbrothers, Joe Tarpley, Tommy Tarpley, and Russell Tarpley, all
of Giles County, and Robert Tarpley of Nashville. Funeral services will be conducted by Elder
Harry R. Fox and interment will take place at Mt. Moriah Cemetery. The time for the funeral
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has not been set, pending the arrival of the son from Indiana. Mrs. Phillips was a member of
the Church of Christ.
PHILLIPS, Sam T.
22 Aug 1876
20 May 1961
(h/o Usie Arnett Phillips) md 9 Jan 1898
(s/o Charles and Sarah Scott Phillips)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 24 May 1961
Funeral services for Sam Tilden Phillips, 84, retired painter, were held at 3 o’clock Monday
afternoon at East Hill Church of Christ, conducted byVirgil Bradford, ofMurfreesboro, former
minister of the church. Burial took place in Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Mr. Phillips died at 10
o’clock Saturday night, May 20, at his home on Elm Street, after a long period of declining
health. Born August 22, 1876, in Giles County, he was the son of the late Charles Phillips and
Sarah Scott Phillips, and was a member of East Hill Church of Christ. His wife, Mrs. Usie
Arnett Phillips, died July 27, 1957. Mr. Phillips, the last member of his immediate family, is
survived by one son, Mahlon Phillips, Pulaski; six daughters, Mrs. Clyde Robinson, Brick
Church, Mrs. Brown Francis, Miss Irene Phillips and Mrs. Minnie Shackelford, Pulaski, Mrs.
Philip Monks, Fayetteville, and Mrs. Horace Rigsby, Mt. Pleasant; and ten grandchildren and
six great grandchildren. Bennett-May Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
PHILLIPS, Usie Arnett
4 Mar 1881
27 Jul 1957
(w/o Sam T. Phillips)
(d/o Jim and Susie Daly Arnett)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 31 Jul 1957
Funeral services for Mrs. Sam T. Phillips, 76, Pulaski housewife, were held at 2 o’clock
Monday afternoon at East Hill Church of Christ, conducted by Elder Tom Holland, minister of
the church. Burial took place in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Mrs. Phillips ded at 6 o’clock Saturday
evening, July27, at Giles CountyHospital after a long illness. The former Miss Usie Arnett, she
was born March 4, 1881, in Giles County; she was the daughter of the late Jim Arnett and Susie
Daly Arnett. The last member of her immediate family, she was a member of the East Hill
Church of Christ. Mrs. Phillips is survived by her husband, Sam T. Phillips; one son, Mahlon
Phillips, Pulaski; six daughters, Miss Irene Phillips, Mrs. T. E. Monks, Mrs. Floyd Shackelford,
Mrs. Brown Francis and Mrs. Clyde Robinson, Pulaski, and Mrs. Horace Rigsby, Mt. Pleasant;
ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Bennett-May and Company, Morticians in
charge.
PILLOW, Eva
21 Apr 1898
13 Sep 1952
(d/o Tom and Sam Ella Cashion Pillow)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 17 Sep 1952
Funeral services for Miss Eva Pillow, 52, were held at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon at BennettMay Funeral Home, conducted by Dr. J. Clark Hensley, Baptist minister. Burial took place in
Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Miss Pillow died at 8:30 o’clock Friday morning, September 12, at a
nursing home in Nashville after a long illness. Born April 21, 1898, and reared in Giles County,
she was the daughter of the late Tom Pillow and Ella Cashion Pillow. She was a member of the
Methodist Church. Miss Pillow, who made her home with Mr. and Mrs. Ira Englett at Wales,
is survived by five sisters, Mrs. Englett, Mrs. George Dodson and Mrs. Joe Tidwell, both of
Pulaski, Mrs. William Martin, Beech Hill, and Mrs. J. D. Brown, Ardmore; and two brothers,
Sam Pillow, Marianna, Ark. and Roy Pillow Pulaski. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral
Directors.
PILLOW, Isabella J.
8 May 1860
13 May 1860
(Infant d/o W. F. and Isabella Pillow)
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PILLOW, Mable Englett
18 Sep 1905
28 Dec 1956
(w/o Roy Mitchell Pillow) md 24 Oct 1925 GCT
(d/o Clay Mack and Lula Rhea Englett)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 2 Jan 1957
Funeral services for Mrs. Mabel Englett Pillow, 50, resident of the Wales Community, were
held at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev.
Wallace Carr, pastor of First Presbyterian Church, with burial in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Mrs.
Pillow died Friday at Giles County Hospital after a brief illness. A native of Giles County, she
was born September 18, 1905, the daughter of the late Mack Englett and Lula Rhea Englett,
and was a member of the Moriah Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Pillow is survived by
her husband, Roy M. Pillow; one son, Roy T. Pillow, Pulaski; one daughter, Mrs. James
Durham, Pulaski; two grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. William Holley, Pulaski; and three
brothers, William Entlett, Pulaski, Leon Englett, Spencer, Ohio, and Frank Englett,
Lawrenceburg. Bennett-May Funeral Company, Morticians in charge.
PILLOW, Roy Mitchell
17 Oct 1900
25 Dec 1972
(h/o Mable Englett Pillow)
(s/o Thomas and Sam Ella Cashion Pillow)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Dec 1972
Roy Mitchell Pillow, age 72, died Monday, December 25 at Beverly Manor Nursing Home in
Nashville. His parents were the late Thomas and Sam Ella Cashion Pillow. He was married to
the late Mable Englett Pillow. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Robert A. Durham of
Nashville; one son, Roy Thomas Pillow of Nashville; two sisters, Mrs. Ira Englett and Mrs. Joe
Tidwell; three grandchildren. Services were held Wednesday, December 27 at 10:30 a. m. in
Bennett-MayChapel. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemeterywith Rev. Mack Pinkelton officiating.
PILLOW, Roy Thomas
19 Sep 1930
1 Jul 1992
(h/o Peggy Jean May Pillow)
(s/o Roy Mitchel and Mable Englett Pillow)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Jul 1992
Mr. Roy Thomas Pillow, 61, of Elkton, died Wednesday, July 1, 1992, at Hillside Hospital.
Funeral services were held Thursday, July 2, at Carr and Erwin Chapel with Mack Pinkelton
officiating. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. A native of Giles County, Mr. Pillow was the
son of the late Son and Mable Englett Pillow. He was a member of American Legion Post 60,
lifetime member of VFW and a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars. He was retired after
serving 20 years in the U. S. Navy. Survivors include his wife, Peggy May Pillow of Elkton;
two sons, Michael Holley of Murfreesboro, Rickey Holley of Pulaski; one daughter Christie
Holley Horn of Huntsville, Ala.; three nieces, Darinda Durham Boyd and Darryl Durham
Bratcher, both of Nashville, Dawn Durham Gilpin of Lawrenceville, Ga.; two grandchildren.
PILLOW, Sam Ella Cashion
15 Aug 1862
16 Jan 1944
(w/o Thomas Pillow)
(d/o Samuel and Morticia Shelton Cashion)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 19 Jan 1944
Funeral services for Mrs. Sam Ella Pillow, 81, who died Sunday evening at her home on South
Fourth Street, following a brief illness, were held at 2:30 o’clock Mondayafternoon at BennettMay Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. A. R. Hogan, pastor of the Trinity Charge. Burial
took place in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Mrs. Pillow had been a member of the Methodist Church
since young womanhood. Mrs. Pillow is survived by six daughters and two sons, Mrs. George
Dodson, Mrs. Bill Martin, Mrs. May Brown, Mrs. Joe Tidwell, Mrs. Ira Inglett and Miss Eva
Pillow and Sam and Roy Pillow and several grandchildren.
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PILLOW, Thomas "Tom"
25 May 1852
29 Jan 1934
(h/o Sam Ella Cashion Pillow)
(s/o John and Eveline Smith Pillow)
Obituary: Pulaski Citizen 31 Jan 1934
W. T. "Tom" Pillow died suddenly Monday forenoon at home of a neighbor, Tom Holt, near
Vinta Mills. Mr. Pillow after spending the night with his daughter, Mrs. George Dotson, in
town, started home. The weather was bitter cold Monday and Mr. Pillow was 83 years old. He
stopped in at Tom Holt's to warm. And while sitting by the fire enjoying its warmth, collapsed,
dying almost instantly. Funeral services were held at the home of Mrs. Dotson in Pulaski
Tuesday afternoon. Services were conducted by Elder Clifford Murphy and burial at Moriah.
Mr. Pillow was a tenant farmer having spent the greater part of his life in the neighborhood of
Vinta Mills and Chicken Creek. In his younger years he had the reputation of being one of the
best cotton farmers in the county. He knew how to plant, cultivate and gather the crop to get
good results.
PILLOW, W. T.
22 Dec 1824
26 Jan 1863
(h/o Isabella Pillow)
(s/o______________ and ____________Pillow)
PINKLETON, Mary Jane
04 May 1929
11 Jul 1947
(d/o Vonnie and Laura Wilson Pinkleton)
Obituary: The Pulaski Record 16 Jul 1947
Funeral services for Miss Mary Jane Pinkelton, age 18, who died at her home in Columbia,
Friday, July 11, after a long illness, were held Saturday afternoon at the residence conducted
by Rev. Mack Pinkelton. Burial followed in Moriah Cemetery in Giles County. She was the
daughter of Vonnie and Lura Wilson Pinkelton. Miss Pinkelton was a member of the Free Will
Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Gilbert Teeples
of Elkmont, Ala., and Mrs. Roy Burches and Miss Annie Laurie Pinkelton, both of Columbia;
and four brothers, James, Grady, Woodrow and Smith Pinkelton, all of Maury County.
PINKLETON, Mattie Lou
__ ___ 1924
__ ___ 1947
(d/o _____________ and ____________
PINKLETON, Melvin
__ ___ 1888
10 Dec 1957
(h/o Octavine Reeves Pinkleton)
(s/o Albert Ross and Mary Ellen Reeves Pinkleton)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 11 Dec 1957
Funeral services for Melvin D. Pinkelton, 69, local truck driver, will be held at 11 o’clock
Thursday morning at Bennett-May Funeral Home. Rites will be conducted by Dr. J. Clark
Hensley and Dr. William H. Mansfield and burial will take place in Mt. Moriah Cemetery.
Mr. Pinkelton died at noon Tuesday at Giles County Hospital after a long period of declining
health. Native of Giles County, he was born August 22, 1888, the son of the late Albert Ross
Pinkelton and Mary Ellen Reeves Pinkelton. Mr. Pinkelton is survived by his wife, Mrs.
Octavene Reeves Pinkelton; one daughter, Mrs. Delmas Stanford, Union Hill; one son, Carnell
Pinkelton, Pulaski; a number of grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Willie Turner, Weakley Creek;
one half-sister, Mrs. Roy Beets, Bodenham; and one half-brother, Rev. Mack Pinkelton,
Weakley Creek. Bennett-May and Company, Morticians in charge.
PINKLETON, Ovie Lucille
__ ___ 1906
17 Jul 1992
(d/o Robert and Laura Rainey Pinkleton) Unmarked Grave Obituary
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 21 Jul 1992
Miss Ovie Lucille Pinkelton, 86, former cafeteria worker at Monsanto Chemical Co., died
Friday, July 17, 1992, at Maury Regional Hospital, following an extended illness. Funeral
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services were held Sunday, July 19, at Oakes and Nichols Funeral Home in Columbia with Don
Smith officiating. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery in Giles County. A native of Giles
County, Mrs. Pinkelton was the daughter of the late Robert and Laura Rainey Pinkleton. She
was a member of the Baptist church. Survivors include several nieces and nephews.
PINKLETON, Vonnie
__ ___ 1883
__ ___ 1948
(d/o _____________ and ___________
PITTARD, Albert Gallatin
04 Feb 1867
03 May 1924
(h/o Minnie Eliza Zuccarello Pittard)
(s/o John Wesley and Rachel Emma Johnson Pittard)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 07 May 1924
Albert G. "Colonel" Pittard died early Saturday morning at his apartment at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Claude Clarke, the end coming rather suddenly, although it was known that Mr.
Pittard's condition was serious. The burial took place at Mt. Moriah Sunday afternoon, after
funeral services conducted by Rev. T. E. Hudson in the presence of a large gathering of
relatives and friends. Mr. Pittard was about 58 years of age and was a son of Mr. and Mrs. John
W. Pittard deceased. He was a member of the Methodist Church and had for most of his life
been engaged in farming and the live stock business. For a number of years he was a deputy
sheriff. He was a man of honesty and sound judgment, and had a position as the Brushy
Mountain Prison when taken sick. Surviving Mr. Pittard are his wife, formerlyMiss Zuccarello,
and four children: Fred and Guy Pittard of Muscle Shoals, and Mrs. Guy Chambers and Mrs.
Clyde Shores of this county.
PITTARD, Charles Grandison
29 Mar 1853
16 Feb 1932
(h/o Metta Letitia Harwell Pittard)
(s/o Grandison and Elizabeth H. Wagstaff Pittard)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 17 Feb 1932
Charles Grandison Pittard died Tuesday at his home in the Cedar Grove section after a physical
decline of about a month. His funeral services were conducted Wednesday by the Rev. Mr.
Wilson and the Rev. T. E. Hudson and burial was at Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Mr. Pittard was the
last of a typical southern family of good citizens, and would have been 70 years of age on the
29th of next March. He had been a member of the Methodist Church since his youth and for
many years was one of the county’s most energetic, intelligent and successful farmers, honest
and law abiding at all times. Surviving Mr. Pittard are his wife, daughter of Samuel Harwell,
deceased and the following named children: Kirksey Pittard of Texas, Sam Pittard of New
Mexico, Mrs. Waters Zeigler and Tom Pittard of Pulaski.
PITTARD, Duncan Henry
16 Mar 1891
24 Jul 1930
(h/o Edna Jo Puryear Pittard)
(s/o Charles Grandison and Metta Letita Harwell Pittard)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 30 Jul 1930
The unexpected and lamentable death of Duncan Pittard cast a gloom over the entire
community where he was honored and loved by all who knew him. He was a popular favorite,
and his loss is deeply felt, not only by his devoted wife, his aged parents, brothers, and sisters,
but by a large circle of devoted friends and admirers. "His sun went down while it was yet day,"
ere, he had reached the noontide of life, cut short his career filled with good deeds, and gave
rich promise of greater things in the future. We seldom find a young man who was so intensely
interested al all the better things of life. It is hard to realize he is no longer among the living, his
beautiful, sunny life will be sadly missed in the home, the community and the church.
Enterprising, industrious, frugal, gentle, unselfish and loving. He loved humanity, not a mere
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sentiment, but a real passion to which he gave expressions in his never tiring acts of devotion
and his ceaseless efforts to aid them in every way, and by every means that lay in his power. The
ray that flowed from his sunny, cheerful life was a bow in the darkest cloud. If conditions and
surroundings were not favorable to day, he expected a better morrow. When circumstances
were at the worst that they would become better. Hope kindled her star in the darkest sky for
the deadliest malady she has a medicine and for the deepest wound a balm. We extend our
sincere and heart-felt sympathyto all whose lives have been saddened by the going away of this
good man. Duncan H. Pittard, son of Mr and Mrs Charlie Pittard was born March 16, 1891,
married Miss Edna Joe Puryear, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. N. Puryear. He is survived by his
wife, father and mother, three brothers and one sister. The writer conducted his funeral from
Moriah Church before a large gathering of friends and loved ones, after which services at the
grave by the beautiful and deeply impressive Masonic burial. T. E. Hudson.
PITTARD, Ethel Stevenson
3 Aug 1894
1 Dec 1979
(w/o James J. Pittard)
(d/o Nathan and Mary Jean Bass Stevenson)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 05 Dec 1979
Funeral services for Mrs. Ethel Stevenson Pittard, 85, of the Bodenham Community were held
Sunday December 2 at Bennett-May Chapel at 3:00 p. m. by the Rev. Paul Allen, the Rev.
Mack Pinkelton and J. Marlin Goodman. Burial followed in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Mrs. Pittard
died Saturday in Giles County Hospital. Born in Giles County, she was the daughter of the late
Nathan and Mary Jean Bass Stevenson. She was a member of Mt. Moriah Presbyterian Church.
Her husband was the late James J. Pittard. Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Reba Smith,
Mrs. Kathleen Beard and Mrs. Edward Burns, Pulaski; several nieces and nephews.
PITTARD, Fred Eugene
09 Sep 1896
20 Jun 1947
(h/o Ruth Estes Pittard) TN Pvt. Co. H 163 Inf. WWI
(s/o Albert Gallatin and Minnie Eliza Zuccarello Pittard)
Obituary: The Pulaski Record 25 Jun 1947
Funeral services for Fred Eugene Pittard, 50, who died in a Memphis hospital, following a
cerebral hemorrhage, June 19, were held at the Mt. Moriah Church Sunday afternoon at 3:30
o’clock with Rev. Stuart Salmon, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Pulaski, conducting
the services. Burial was in the Mt. Moriah Cemetery. The Masonic Lodge of Pulaski was in
charge of services. Mr. Pittard was a member of the Masonic Lodge and a World War I veteran.
He was a member of the Methodist Church, and a native of Giles County, but due to having
been connected with construction work, he had been away from Giles County for the past
twenty years. He is survived by his wife, Miss Ruth Estes of Waynesboro; two daughters, Mrs.
Crutcher Young of Paducah, Ky. and Mrs. Clarence Lawrence of Memphis; two sons, Fred
Wilson and Homer Pittard, both of Memphis; two grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Virginia
Shores of Bodenham, and Mrs. Guy Chambers of Pulaski; one brother, G. M. Pittard of
Memphis.
PITTARD, James Jr.
15 Apr 1917
02 May 1917
(s/o James and Ethel Stevenson Pittard)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 10 May1917 Bodenham “Violet”
God came into our midst on last Tuesday morning as 1 o'clock and called away the sweet little
bud of life from the home of J. J. Pittard. Little James, Jr., was only two weeks and three days
old. Only given long enough to wrap his little life into theirs to draw their thoughts to heaven
where he has gone to wait their coming. There will be no pain no sorrows and no sad good
byes. The little grave was covered with lovely white flowers emblems of his pure life. We
extend our hearts full of sympathy to the bereaved young mother and father and beg of them
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not to weep. He's now a little angel looking and beckoning to you to look up and prepare to
meet him in heaven where there is brightness and joy forever and ever.
PITTARD, James David
05 Apr 1846
04 Apr 1926
(h/o Sarah “Sallie” Smith Pittard)
(s/o Grandison and Elizabeth H. Wagstaff Pittard)
PITTARD, James J.
19 Apr 1879
18 Jan 1930
(h/o Ethel Stevenson Pittard)
(s/o John Wesley and Rachel Johnston Pittard)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 22 Jan 1930
J. C. Pittard died at his home in the Bodenham Community Saturday morning, aged 59 years.
Mr. Pittard was a good citizen, a cousin of former Sheriff, J. Roy Pittard, a member of the
Cumberland Presbyterian Church, and of the Masonic Lodge. Mr. Pittard is survived by his
wife, who was before marriage, Miss Ethel Stevenson. They had no children. Funeral services
were held at Moriah Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. T. E. Hudson. A large
crowd was in attendance, notwithstanding the bitter cold, to pay a last tribute of love and
respect to the memory of this good man.
PITTARD, John Wesley
14 May 1837
05 Dec 1907
(h/o Rachel Emma Johnston Pittard)
(s/o Grandison and Elizabeth H. Wagstaff Pittard)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 12 Dec 1907
John Wesley Pittard died Fridayand was buried Saturday at Mt. Moriah with Masonic honors,
Rev. T. E. Hudson conducting funeral services. Mr. Pittard was 69 years of age and for many
years was a prominent farmer. He was a member of the Bodenham Masonic Lodge and of the
Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He was an Ex-Confederate, being a member of the 3rd
Tennessee and was wounded in the shoulder, from the effects of which he never recovered. His
health having been undermined by the effects of is injury. Mr. Pittard was a good man and is
survived by his wife and nine children, his death being the first to occur in the family.
PITTARD, Lois Marie Burnett
30 Jul 1897
20 Mar 1971
(w/o Thomas Allen Pittard)
(d/o_______ and Eugenia Cook Burnett)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 24 Mar 1971
Mrs. Lois Marie Pittard, 73, a retired school teacher, died Saturday, March 20 at Fairhaven
Nursing Home. Services were held Sunday, March 21 at the Bennett-May Chapel with burial
in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Rev. John Pope, Rev. Jacob Gardner and Bro. AndyBrown officiated.
She was a native of Texas and a member of the Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include her husband, T. A. Pittard and several cousins.
PITTARD, Metta Letitia Harwell
6 Dec 1863
4 Sep 1950
(w/o Charles G. Pittard)
(d/o Samuel Hartwell and Sara Jane Williams Harwell)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 6 Sep 1950
Mrs. Metta Letitia Harwell Pittard, 86, well known resident of the western section of the
county, died at 1:05 o’clock Monday morning, September 4, at the home of her daughter, Mrs.
Waters Zeigler, near Pulaski. She had been in declining health for several months. Funeral rites
were held at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon at Mt. Moriah Church by Rev. E. D. Troutt,
Methodist minister, and burial took place in the family lot in the church cemetery. Born
December 6, 1864, and reared in Giles County, she was the daughter of the late Samuel
Hartwell Harwell and Sara Jane Williams Harwell, and had been a member of the Methodist
Church for many years. Her husband, Charles G. Pittard, died February 16, 1932. In addition
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to the one daughter, Mrs. Pittard is survived by two sons, Tom A. Pittard, Pulaski, and R.
Samuel Pittard, Des Moines N. Mexico; seven grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren;
two sisters, Mrs. Mattie Glossup and Mrs. Lillie Douglas, both of Giles County; and one
brother, Walter C. Harwell, Oden, Texas.
PITTARD, Minnie Eliza
22 Aug 1873
19 Jun 1936
(w/o Albert Gallatin Pittard)
(d/o Napoleon Bonaparte and Mary Eleanor Gardner Zuccarello)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 24 Jun 1936
Mrs. Minnie Pittard, widow ofA. G. “Col.” Pittard, died about 2:00 o’clock Saturdayafternoon
of heart disease and her burial took place at Mt. Moriah Cemetery Sunday afternoon after
funeral rites conducted by Revs. R. O. Largen and T. E. Hudson. Mrs. Pittard had for a number
of years been a member of the Methodist Church and was active in the civic and religious life
of her neighborhood. She is survived by four sisters: Mrs. J. L. Voorhies, of Columbia; Mrs.
Mark Lindsay of Birmingham; Mrs. George Hoover of Nashville; Mrs. R. P. Kennedy of
Colorado Springs, and a brother, Charles Zuccarello of Campbellsville. Surviving children are:
Mrs. Guy Chambers, Mrs. Virginia Shores, Guy Pittard, and Fred Pittard, who resides in
Lawrenceburg. Active pall bearers were Mrs. Pittard’s nephews as follows: Felix Zuccarello,
James Zuccarello, Dr. G. M. Zuccarello, of Nashville, Joe Lindsay and Clyde Johnson of
Birmingham, and Joe Voorhies of Columbia.
PITTARD, Minnie Ruth
19 Feb 1921
30 May 1921
(d/o Fred Eugene and Ruth Estes Pittard)
PITTARD, Rachel Emma Johnston
__ ___ 1842
9 Jan 1913
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 16 Jan 1913
At the advanced age of 70 years, Mrs. John Pittard died near Moriah Thursday, and her remains
were interred at the Moriah graveyard, the funeral being conducted by Rev. J. K. Lee. Mrs.
Pittardleaveaalarge connection of relatives, andagreatmanyfriends. Several children survive
her, there being, Mrs. Lizzie Douglass, of Lancaster, Texas; a son, Joe Pittard, of Marshall,
Texas, and Mamie Pittard, also of Texas. Those of her children living in this county are Albert,
Sam, James, and Jerry Pittard, Mrs. Newt Herald and Miss Rena Pittard.
PITTARD, Ruth Estes
23 Oct 1898
4 Apr 1982
(w/o Fred Eugene Pittard)
(d/o _____________ and _________ Estes)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Apr 1982
Mrs. Ruth Estes Pittard, 83, Waynesboro, died on Sunday, April 4, 1982, at Wayne County
Hospital. A native of Wayne County, she was the wife of the late Fred Eugene Pittard. She was
a retired beautician. Funeral services were held at 3 p. m. Tuesday, April 6, at Bennett-May
Chapel, with burial in Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Rev. Mack Pinkelton officiating. Survivors include
two sons, Fred Pittard, Paducah, Kentucky, and Homer Frank Pittard, Houston, Texas; one
brother, Taylor Estes, Clardale, Arizona; seven grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
PITTARD, Sarah "Sallie" Smith
29 Jul 1851
17 Mar 1926
(w/o James David Pittard) md 11 Feb 1880 GCT
(d/o Samuel and Elmira Kennon Cosby)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 17 Mar 1926
Mrs. Jim Pittard died suddenly Wednesday morning. The burial and funeral service will be at
Moriah, the funeral conducted by Rev. T. E. Hudson, but the time had not been definitely set
at hour of going to press. It will probably be Thursday afternoon or Friday morning. Nearly all
the neighbors and other members of the family are sick with flu.
PITTARD, Sam C.
__ ___ 1869
__ ___ 1958
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(s/o John Wesley and Rachel Emma Johnson Pittard)
PITTARD, Thomas Allen
29 Aug 1895
30 Jul 1982
(h/o 1. Lois Marie Burnett Pittard) WWII
(h/o 2. Angie Harwell Stevenson Pittard)
(s/o Charles G. and Metta Letitia Harwell Pittard)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Jul 1982
Thomas Allen Pittard, 86, Pulaski, died on Friday, July 30, 1982, at Giles County Hospital.
A native of Giles County, he was the son of the late Charles and Meadow L. Harwell Pittard.
Funeral services were held at 3 p. m. Sunday, August 1, at Bennett-May Chapel, with burial in
Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Bro. Pope and Bro. Elyea officiating. Survivors include his wife, Mrs.
Angie S. Pittard, Pulaski; one stepson, Joe Stevenson, Pulaski; and several nieces and nephews.
PITTARD, William Marvin
07 Jul 1884
14 Nov 1915
(h/o Annie Crosnoe Pittard)
(s/o Charles Grandison and Metta Letita Harwell Pittard)
POARCH, Dallie Mae Bowen
14 Jun 1914
05 Mar 1968
(w/o Lenzie D. Poarch) md 16 Sep 1932 GCT
(d/o Amis and Delia Chapman Bowen)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 13 Nov 1968
Mrs. Dallie Mai Poarch, 53, died Tuesday night, March 5, in a Nashville hospital. Funeral
services were conducted at 10 a. m. Thursday, March 7, in the chapel of London Funeral Home,
with the Rev. J. J. Mabrey officiating. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. A native of Giles
County, she was the daughter of the late Amis and Delia Chapman Bowen. She was a member
of the Methodist Church. Her husband, who survives, is Lenzie Poarch. Survivors in addition
to her husband include two daughters, Mrs. David Daley, Prospect, and Mrs. Homer Wright,
Chapel Hill; three sons, William, Charles, and Louis Poarch, all of Lewisburg; two sisters, Mrs.
Louis Browning, Texas, Mrs. Elizabeth Davis, Pottsivlle; one brother, Turner Bowen,
Petersburg; and eight grandchildren.
POARCH, Lenzie D.
31 Aug 1906
16 Oct 1997
(h/o Dallie Mae Poarch)
(s/o John and Amanda Somers Poarch)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Oct 1997
Mr. Lenzie D. (Mike) Poarch, 91, of Lewisburg, died October 16, 1997, at Marshall Medical
Center. Mr. Poarch was a native of Giles County and the son of the late John and Amanda
Somers Poarch. He was a farmer and a member of the United Methodist Church. Services were
held Saturday at London Funeral Home in Lewisburg with burial in Mt. Moriah Cemetery.
Survivors include daughters, Gina Gertrude Daly of Pulaski and Joyce Wright of Shelbyville;
sons, Bill Poarch of Lewisburg and Lewis Poarch of Belfast; brother and sister, Pete Poarch of
Cornersville and Ida George of Pulaski; 15 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.
PORTER, Doctor Elias
18 Aug 1873
20 Sep 1911
(s/o Rees and Jane Brown Porter)
PORTER, John Richard
28 Jun 1888
20 Aug 1972
(h/o [1]. Lula Boshers Porter [2]. Nora Smith Porter)
(s/o William T. and Nancy J. Gibbs Porter)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 23 Aug 1972
John Richard Porter died Sunday, August 20 at Giles County Hospital. Mr. Porter was a native
of Alabama and was born June 28, 1888. His parents were the late William T. and Nancy J.
Gibbs Porter. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Nora Smith Porter; three daughters, Mrs. Jewell
Garner of Pulaski, Mrs. Louise Brown of Haroldsburg, Ky., Mrs. Gertrude Prindle of Pulaski;
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two stepdaughters, Mrs. Robert Reed of Greenbrier, Mrs. Maurice Curtis of Pulaski; three sons,
Loyd Porter of Goodlettsville, Dewey Porter of Nashville, and Horace Porter of Pulaski; two
step-sons, Carl Smith ofNashville, and Douglas Smith of Pulaski; one sister, Mrs. Fannie Crews
of Lawrenceburg; twelve grandchildren and ten great grandchildren and several nieces and
nephews. Funeral arrangements were Monday, August 21 at 2:00 p. m. at Bennett-May Chapel
with Rev. Andy Brown and Robert McAnally officiating. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery.
PORTER, Lula
22 Sep 1891
30 Jun 1945
(w/o John Richard Porter)
(d/o William Polk and Mary Louise Boshers)
PORTER, Polly G. 28-3-10
11 Mar 1790
21 Jun 1818
(d/o Rees Sr. and Jane Brown Porter)
PORTER, Rees Sr.
26 Feb 1744
15 Feb 1821
(h/o Jane Brown Porter) Born in England
(s/o Hugh and Violet Mackey Porter)
PORTER, Rees Jr.
01 Jul 1776
15 Sep ____
(s/o Rees and Jane Brown Porter)
PORTER, Young G. 23-11-28
15 Mar 1809
14 Mar 1833
(s/o Rees and Jane Brown Porter)
POWELL, Katherine I.
__ ___ 1900
__ ___ 1986
(w/o Royce M. Powell)
(d/o Robert E. and Daisy Belle Kennedy Parsons)
POWELL, Royce M.
06 Sep 1897
19 Mar 1967
(h/o Katherine I. Parsons Powell) WWI
(s/o Calvin Taylor and Mary Etha Hagan Powell)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 22 Mar 1967
Royce M. Powell, 69, Pharmacist, of Coral Gables, Fla., died Sunday, March 19, in a hospital
in that city. Graveside services will be conducted at 2:30 p. m. Thursday, March 23, at Mt.
Moriah Cemetery, with the Rev. Tommy Curtis officiating. Mr. Powell, a native of Giles
County, was born September 6, 1897, the son of the late Calvin Taylor and Mary Etha Hagan
Powell. He had lived in Coral Gables, Fla., for a number of years. Survivors include his wife,
Mrs. Katherine Parsons Powell; one son, Lt. Col. Royce M. Powers, Jr., Aberdeen, Md.; two
grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Jessie B. Davis, Minor Hill.
POWERS, Ed
11 Mar 1890
05 Mar 1935
(h/o Kate Tarpley Powers) TN Horseshoe HQ Troop 82 Div
(s/o Joe and Susie Gibson Powers)
POWERS, Robert Taylor
__ ___ 1882
16 Oct 1955
(h/o______________ Powers)
(s/o _____________ and __________ Powers)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 19 Oct 1955
Robert Taylor Powers, former Giles Countian, 73, died Sunday, October 16th, at 6:15 p.m. at
the home of a daughter, Mrs. Frank Renie, Columbus, Ga. Funeral services were conducted
at Pulaski Funeral Home Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock with burial in Moriah Church
Cemetery. In addition to Mrs. Renie, Mr. Powers is survived by another daughter, Mrs. Alice
Carter, two sons, F. M. and Pascal Powers, all of Columbus, Ga.; three brothers, Charles, and
Theo Powers of Lewisburg, and John Wesley Powers of Giles.
PRATT, Arthur Joseph
04 Jun 1900
16 Nov 1974
(h/o Daisy Ward Pratt)
(s/o _____________ and ___________ Pratt)
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Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Nov 1974
Funeral services for Arthur Joseph Pratt, 74, of Nashville were held Sunday, November 17 at
Bennett-MayChapel with the Rev. Harrison Anderson and the Rev. Loyd Hickman officiating.
Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Mr. Pratt, who was a native of Arkansas, died Saturday
in Montevery Nursing Home in Nashville. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mary Ward
Pratt; a daughter, Mrs. Waylon Denton of Pulaski; two sons, Robert Pratt and John Pratt, both
of Nashville and three grandchildren.
PRATT, Daisy Ward
28 Dec 1900
25 Feb 1994
(w/o Arthur Joseph Pratt)
(d/o Francis “Frank” and Nancy Gilliam Ward)
PRATT, John Houston
5 Oct 1932
15 Sep 1989
(h/o Lavada Hicks Pratt) md 16 Jun 1951 GCT
(s/o Arthur J. and Daisy Ward Pratt)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Sep 1989
Mr. John Houston Pratt, 56, of Goodlettsville, formerly of Giles County, died Friday, Sept. 15,
1989, at Edgefield Hospital in Nashville. Graveside services were held Sunday, Sept, 17, at Mt.
Moriah Cemetery with the Rev. Glenn Denton officiating. Bennett-May Funeral Home was in
charge of arrangements. A native of Giles County, Mr. Pratt was the son of the late Arthur
Pratt. He was a retired printing press operator at the Nashville Tennessean newspaper.
Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Daisy Pratt of Nashville; one sister, Mrs. Maudie Pratt
Denton of Pulaski; one brother, Robert Pratt of Goodlettsville; several nieces and nephews.
PRATT, Luther
12 Sep 1932
22 Jul 1934
(s/o Oscar and Vinie Ward Pratt) Unmarked Grave Death Certificate
PRATT, Nannie E. Curtis
15 May 1884
27 Feb1924
(w/o Webster Pratt) md 8 Dec 1906 GCT
(d/o Tom and Lizzie Sandusky Curtis)
PRATT, Oscar
2 Apr 1888
14 May 1968
(h/o Vinie Ward Pratt) md 18 May 1913 GCT
(s/o Jake and Bell Pullem Pratt)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 15 May 1968
Oscar Pratt, 80, died Tuesday morning, May 14, in Williamson County Hospital, Franklin.
Funeral services for Mr. Pratt will be Thursday afternoon, May 16, at 2 o’clock in the chapel
of Bennett-May Funeral Home, with the Rev. Jacob Gardner officiating. Burial will be in Mt.
Moriah Cemetery. A native of Giles County, Mr. Pratt was born April 2, 1888, the son of the
late Jake and Bell Pullem Pratt. His wife was the late Viney Lou Ward Pratt. Survivors include
twelve sons, Duncan, Gardner, and Thomas Pratt, all of Giles County, Robert, George, Dean,
Paul, Morris, Freeman Lee, Roy, and David Pratt, all of Franklin, and James Pratt of Maury
County; two daughters, Mrs. Lena Mosley, Spring Hill and Mrs. Sue Darnell, Elkton; thirtythree grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Maggie Homatella, Columbia; two half-sisters, Mrs Madge
Pullen, and Mrs. Lena Green, both of Columbia. Bennett-May Funeral Home in charge of
arrangements.
PRATT, Robert (Bobby)
__ ___ 1937
12 Sep 2006
(s/o Arthur Joseph. and Daisy Ward Pratt)
PRATT, Saverna
3 Dec 1936
28 Apr 1937
(d/o Oscar and Vinie Ward Pratt) Unmarked Grave Death Certificate
PRATT, Viney Ward (unmarked)
__ Abt 1897
08 Jan 1937
(w/o Oscar Pratt)
(d/o Harry and Samantha Curtis Ward)
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PRATT, Webb E.
__ ___ 1884
11 Feb1967
(h/o 1. Nannie E. Curtis Pratt 2. Vona Thompson Fisher Pratt)
(s/o______________ and ___________ Pratt)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 15 Feb 1967
Webb Pratt, 80, a retired farmer, died Saturday, February 11, in General Hospital, Nashville.
Services were conducted at 10 a. m. Monday, February 13, in the chapel of Bennett-May
Funeral Home, with G. C. Fox, Church of Christ minister officiating. Burial was in Mt. Moriah
Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Vone Fisher Pratt, Nashville; three daughters, Mrs.
Colene Foster, Campbellsville, Mrs. John W. Ward, Cornersville, and Mrs. Iva Dale Fisher,
Nashville; three sons, Maurice Curtis, Pulaski, Ed Pratt, Ft. Worth, Texas, and Paul Pratt,
Nashville; twenty-two grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and one half-brother, Oscar
Pratt, Franklin. Bennett-May Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
PRATT, W. R.
__ ___ 1935
9 Nov 1957
(s/o Arthur Joseph and Daisy Ward Pratt)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 13 Nov 1957
W. R. Pratt, 22, Giles Countian residing in Nashville, was killed in a traffic accident that
occurred in Nashville about 8 o’clock Saturday night when the automobile he was driving
crashed into a telephone pole then into a tree on Jones Street. Two other occupants of the car
escaped injuryin the accident that relatives said resulted when Pratt lost control of the car. Pratt
has resided in Nashville for the last several months and was employed at the Richman Dairy
Company plant. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p. m. Monday at Bennett-May Funeral
Home in Pulaski by two Methodist ministers ofNashville. Burial was in Moriah Cemeterynear
Pulaski. A native of Giles County, Mr. Pratt is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur
Pratt, Nashville; a sister, Mrs. Waylon Denton, Frankewing; two brothers, John H. Pratt and
Robert E. Pratt, both of Nashville.
PRENTICE, John W.
27 Jun 1921
30 Jun 1974
(h/o Lena Will Carothers)
(s/o John Willis and Maggie Vick Prentice)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Jun 1974
Funeral services for John W. Prentice, 53, of Route 1, Wales, who died June 30 at Baptist
Hospital in Nashville, were conducted Monday, July 1, at 2:00 o’clock at Bennett-May Chapel
with Church of Christ ministers Paul McKissack and G. C. Fox officiating. Burial was in Mt.
Moriah Cemetery. A native of Giles County, Mr. Prentice was the husband of Lena Will
Carothers Prentice of Wales and the son of the late John Willis and Maggie Vick Prentice.
Survivors in addition to his wife include: four sisters, Mrs. Jack Prentice, Mrs. Anna Sue Peden
and Mrs. Mahlon Wright all of Pulaski, and Mrs. Henry Stone of Campbellsville.
PRENTICE, Lena Will Carothers
09 Jul 1913
21 Feb 2006
(h/o John W. Prentice)
(d/o Hugh Wilse and Mary Maude Puryear Carothers)
Obituary: WKSR Obituaries 22 Feb 2006
Lena Will Carothers Prentice died yesterday in Nashville. She was 92 years old. Graveside
services will be held tomorrow at 3pm in the Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Local survivors include
a niece Dot Hester of Pulaski. Bennett - May & Giles County Funeral Homes are in charge of
arrangements for Lena Will Carothers Prentice.
PRENTICE, Maggie Vick
26 May 1892
13 Mar 1967
(w/o John Willis Prentice)
(d/o John and Annie Barlar Vick)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 22 Mar 1967
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Mrs. Maggie Prentice, 73, died Monday, March 13, at Fairhaven Nursing Home, following an
extended illness. Services were conducted Wednesday afternoon, March 15, at 2 o’clock in the
chapel of Bennett-May Funeral Home, with G. C. Fox, Church of Christ minister, officiating.
Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Mrs. Prentice, a native of Giles County, was born May26,
1893, the daughter of the late John and Annie Vick. Her husband, the late John W. Prentice,
died January 6, 1967. She was a member of the Fairview Church of Christ. Survivors include
four daughters, Mrs. Rose Wright, Mrs. Reba Prentice, Mrs. Anna Peden, Pulaski, and Mrs.
Ruth Stone, Campbellsville; one son, John Prentice, Wales; eleven grandchildren and nine greatgrandchildren.
PRENTICE, Reba D.
10 Sep 1918
22 Sep 2001
(w/o Willard J. Prentice)
(d/o John W. and Maggie Vick)
Obituary: Citizen Press 25 Sep 2001
Mrs. Reba D. Prentice, 83, of Pulaski died Sept. 22, 2001. Mrs. Prentice was born Sept. 10,
1918, in Giles County and was married to the late Jack Prentice. Graveside services were held
Sept. 24 at Mt. Moriah Cemetery with R. L. Cummings officiating. Survivors include son,
Willard Joel Prentice of Hohenwald; daughter, Peggy Dugger of Pulaski; and two sisters, Rosa
Wright and Anna Peden, both of Pulaski.
PRENTICE, Willard J.
__ ___ 1917
__ ___ ____
(h/o Reba D. Prentice)
(s/o William Thomas and John Ella Holt Prentice)
PRINDLE, Claud Jerome
17 Mar 1907
17 Feb 1988
(h/o Etta Mae Rose Prindle and s/o Fred Will and Roxie Lay Prindle)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 23 Feb 1988
Mr. Claude Jerome Prindle, 80, of Pulaski, died Wednesday, Feb. 17, 1988, at Williamson
Medical Center in Franklin. Funeral services were held Friday, Feb. 19, at Bennett-MayChapel
with the Rev. Mack Pinkelton and the Rev. Marvin Nelson officiating. Burial was in Mt. Moriah
Cemetery in Giles County. A native of Giles County, Mr. Prindle was the son of the late Will
and Roxie Lay Prindle and was married to the late Etta Mae Rose Prindle. He was a member
of the Baptist Church. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Louise Gammons of Fairview,
Tenn.; one grandson, Bobby W. Gammons of Fairview; one sister, Mrs. Thelma Brewer of
Pulaski; one brother, Roy Prindle of Pulaski.
PRINDLE, Etta Mac Rose
4 Apr 1902
10 May1958
(w/o Claud Jerome Prindle)
(d/o John K. and Annie K. “Betsy” Rose Rose)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 14 May 1958
Funeral services for Mrs. Jerome Prindle, 56, lifelong resident of Giles County, were held at 2
o’clock Sunday afternoon at First Baptist Church in Pulaski, with the rites conducted by the
Rev. Mack Pinkelton and the Rev. R. E. Wilsford, Baptist ministers. Burial took place in Mt.
Moriah Cemetery. Mrs. Prindle died unexpectedly at 8:30 o’clock Saturday morning May 10,
at the home in Pulaski following a brief illness. The former Miss Etta Mac Rose, she was born
April 4, 1902, the daughter of the late John K. Rose and Annie K. (Betsy) Rose Rose, resident
of the Fourteenth Civil District. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Mrs. Prindle is
survived by her husband, Jerome Prindle; one daughter, Louise Prindle; three brothers, Merrell
Rose, Floyd Rose, and Luther Rose, all of MauryCounty; and three sisters, Mrs. BufordNelson
and Mrs. Marvin Shrader, Fourteenth District, and Mrs. Charlie Page, Lewisburg. Pulaski
Funeral Home in charge.
PRINDLE, Fred Will
1 Feb 1879
2 Mar 1944
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(h/o Roxie Lay Prindle)
(s/o Fred N. and Asma Green Prindle)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 8 Mar 1944
Funeral services for Fred Will Prindle, 65, who died suddenly about one o’clock Thursday
afternoon, March 2, while on a business trip in Lawrence County, were held at 2 o’clock
Sunday afternoon at the First Baptist Church, with the rites conducted by the Rev. L. G. Gatlin,
pastor of the church. Burial took place in Moriah Cemetery. Mr. Prindle, a native of Giles
County, spent the greater part of his life here, where he had been a salesman for many years for
Butler-Warren. For the past seven years he had been a salsesman for the Pulaski Funeral
Home, a position he held at the time of his death. He was a member of the Baptist Church. Mr.
Prindle is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Dewey Boshers; two sons, Jerome and Roy Prindle;
four grandchildren; all of Pulaski; and one sister, Mrs. Ervin McLean, Giles County.
PRINDLE, Ola Marie
21 Apr 1919
19 Jun 1938
(d/o Fred Will and Roxie Lay Prindle)
PRINDLE, Roxie Lay
28 Jan 1883
20 Mar 1927
(w/o Fred Will Prindle)
(d/o William and Martha Morrow Lay)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 23 Mar 1927
Mrs. Roxie Prindle, wife of Will Prindle, after lingering many months, passed away Sunday
morning, March 20, at their home in Pulaski. The body was buried at Moriah. Mr. and Mrs.
Prindle formerly lived at Bodenham, then for some time in the 18th District. But for the last few
years have lived in Pulaski where Mr. Prindle is a salesman for Butler Warren Company. Much
sympathy is extended the bereaved family.
PURYEAR, Adnie V.
15 Sep 1920
21 Mar 1932
(d/o J. Will and Ella Ann Vaughn Puryear)
PURYEAR, Annie Louise
26 Oct 1915
26 Apr 2000
(d/o Edgar and Elna Hamlett Puryear)
PURYEAR, Cynthia V.
29 May 1922
21 Mar 1932
(d/o John Witt and Ella Ann Vaughn Puryear)
PURYEAR, Edgar Allen
6 May 1913
17 Nov 1964
(h/o Tarlise Forsythe Puryear) TN SSGT 9E Bomb GP WWII
(s/o Robert Edgar and Elna Hamlett Puryear) AM and 30 LC
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 18 Nov 1964
Funeral services for Edgar Allen Puryear, 51, who was found dead of gunshot wounds near
Donelson, Tuesday morning, November 17, will be conducted at Bennett-May Funeral Home
Thursday afternoon at 2:30. The Rev. Robert Hall will officiate and burial will be in Moriah
Cemetery. Mr. Puryear was reportedly found in a wooded area not far from his Donelson home
after telling members of the family that he intended to go hunting. Metro Medical Examiner,
Dr. W. J. Core ruled the death apparent suicide. A native of Giles County, Mr. Puryear had
lived in Donelson for a number of years and was employed by TVA. He was the son of Mrs.
Elna Hamlett Puryear of Giles County and the late Robert Edgar Puryear. Besides his mother,
he is survived by his wife, Mrs. Talise Forsythe Puryear; two sons, Marion Puryear and Ronald
Keith Puryear; and a daughter, Claudia Gale Puryear, all of Donelson; three sisters, Mrs. Jane
LaFern of Pulaski, Mrs. Mattie Bell Chalk of McKenzie, and Miss Louise Puryear of Memphis;
one brother, Joe Newton Puryear of Columbus, Ga.
PURYEAR, Elizabeth F. Reed
16 Sep 1837
14 Aug 1873
(w/o Henry D. Puryear)
(d/o Weakley Newton and Arminta Carter Reed)
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The Pulaski Citizen 28 Aug 1873
Died near Mt. Moriah August 14th of consumption, Mrs. Henry Puryear.
PURYEAR, Ella Ann Vaughn
8 Nov 1882
21 Mar 1932
(w/o John Witt Puryear)
(d/o David Vaughn and Ella Sanders Vaughn)
PURYEAR, Elna Hamlett
5 Jul 1888
29 Dec 1981
(w/o Robert Edgar Puryear)
(d/o William Joseph and Anna Belle Cheatham Hamlett)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 06 Jan 1982
Graveside services for Elna Hamlett Puryear, 93, who died on December 29 at Maury County
Hospital, were held at 11:00 a.m. at Mt. Moriah Cemetery on Thursday, December 31. Roger
Reedy and Marlin Goodman officiated at the service. Bennett-May Funeral Home was in
charge of arrangements. Mrs. Puryear was the wife of the late Robert Edgar Puryear and the
daughter of the late Joseph and Belle Cheatham Hamlett. A Giles Countynative and a long-time
member of the Moriah Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Puryear is survived by three
daughters, Mrs. Mattie Belle Chalk of McKenzie, TN, Miss Louise Puryear of Pulaski, Mrs.
Jane LaFern of Pulaski; one son, Joseph N. Puryear of Columbus, GA; eight grandchildren and
three sisters, Mrs. Walter Burns of Pulaski, Mrs. Odell Ball of Pulaski and Mrs. Herman Cole
of Athens, AL.
PURYEAR, Emmett Tidwell
13 Jun 1879
30 Jun 1949
"Father" (h/o Kathryn Winstead Puryear) md 4 Nov 1906 GCT
(s/o Thomas A. and Margaret Ann Tidwell Puryear)
PURYEAR, Florence
11 Jul 1888
12 Oct 1947
(d/o Thomas A. and Margaret Ann Tidwell Puryear)
PURYEAR, Henry B.
01 Dec 1879
01 Dec 1879
(s/o John D. and Josephine "Josie" Witt Puryear)
PURYEAR, Henry D.
13 May 1833
09 Jan 1907
(h/o 1. Elizabeth Frances Reed Puryear 2. Nan M. Puryear)
(s/o Henry E. and Mary Ann Rix Puryear)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 17 Jan 1907
Henry D. Puryear, aged 73 years and 8 months, died at his home in the Vale Mills section on
the afternoon of Wednesday of last week. The burial was had (held) at Mt. Moriah Thursday
after services by Revs. T. E. Hudson and W. H. Beasley. Mr. Puryear is a a good and
substantial citizen, and had been a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian church for 53 years.
He is survived by his second wife and several children among whom are Mesdames W. C.
Burns, Jim Green, Alex Reed and Newt Puryear. He has a sister in New Orleans, one in Texas,
and a brother in Nashville. The Citizen extends sympathy to the bereaved.
PURYEAR, Henry Martin
09 Jul 1894
23 Mar 1967
(h/o Lurline Wilkins Thomas Puryear)
TN Pvt 115 Field Arty WWI
(s/o Robert Newton and Mattie Martin Puryear)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 29 Mar 1967
Henry Martin Puryear, Sr., retired businessman, died Thursday, March 23, at his home in
Columbia. Services were conducted Saturday morning, March 25, at 10 o’clock at Oakes and
Nichols Funeral Home, with the Rev. Robert E. Lee and Rev. James N. Prewitt officiating.
Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Mr. Puryear, a native of Giles County, was the son of the
late Robert Newton and Mattie E. Martin Puryear. A veteran of World War I, he went to
Columbia in 1924. He was a member of the Baptist Church where he taught a Sunday School
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class for many years. He was a member of the American Legion Post 19, and a former member
of the CenturyClub, Elks Club and Lions Club. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Lurline Wilkins
Thomas Puryear; one son, HenryMartin Puryear, Jr.; two grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Allen
Phelps and Mrs. Harvey Smith, Pulaski.
PURYEAR, James Alexander
28 Jul 1857
11 Aug 1895
(s/o Thomas Alexander and Mary Hayes Puryear)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Aug 1895
Since our last death has robbed us of another jewel. Mr. J. A. Puryear departed this life on last
Sunday, August 11, 1895, at 9 a. m. He has been sick for several weeks and his recovery has
been despaired of for several weeks. Alexander was taken with typhoid fever first and then
pneumonia in both lungs and suffered intensely until death came to his relief. He was an
obedient son, a loving brother and a pleasant associate. He was 58 years and one week old, and
had been a member of the Methodist Church for several years. The writer has known him from
his (the writer’s) childhood and has never known a more moral and upright young man. He has
gone to reap his reward. Sorrow not, loved ones, he is not dead but sleepeth. To the young his
life is an example worthyof practice. Maywe all meet again where tears and grief are unknown.
He was interred at Moriah graveyard on Monday and a large concourse of sorrowing friends
and relatives followed the body to its last resting place. The Rev. Powers conducted the funeral
services. “The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away; blessed be the name of the Lord.” The
rest of Mr. Puryear’s family are doing very well at this writing.
PURYEAR, John Edward
28 Aug 1839
27 Nov 1905
(h/o Josephine "Josie" Witt Puryear)
(s/o Henry E. and Mary Ann Rix Puryear)
PURYEAR, John E.
6 Nov 1915
21 Mar 1932
(s/o John Witt and Ella Ann Vaughn Puryear)
PURYEAR, John Witt Jr.
8 Apr 1925
21 Mar 1932
(s/o John Witt and Ella Ann Vaughn Puryear)
PURYEAR, John Witt
6 Jan 1881
24 Aug 1963
(h/o Ella Ann Vaughn Puryear)
(s/o John Edward and Josephine "Josie" Witt Puryear)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 28 Aug 1963
Funeral services for John Witt Puryear, 82, retired Giles County farmer, were held at 2 o’clock
Monday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Robert H. Hall,
Cumberland Presbyterian minister. Burial took place in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Mr. Puryear
died on Saturday night, August 24, at Giles County Hospital, after a period of declining health.
Mr. Puryear, a member of the Presbyterian Church, was born January 6, 1881, in Giles County,
the son of the late John Edward Puryear and Josephine Witt Puryear. His wife, Mrs. Ella
Vaughn Puryear, died March 21, 1932. Mrs. Puryear and several children in the family died in
a cyclone that hit Giles County on that date. Mr. Puryear is survived by two daughters, Mrs.
William G. Dugger and Mrs. Clay Minatra, both of Pulaski; one son, William Luther Puryear,
HighwayPatrolman of Lawrenceburg; five grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. H. W. Carothers,
Wales. Bennett-May Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
PURYEAR, Joseph Daniel
22 May 1868
7 Dec 1873
(s/o H. D. and Elizabeth F. Puryear)
PURYEAR, Josephine Witt
5 Feb 1851
22 Sep 1935
(w/o John E. Puryear)
(d/o Clayton H. and Mary Sanders Witt)
PURYEAR, Lurline Wilkins Thomas
26 Sep 1899
3 Aug 1980
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(w/o Henry Martin Puryear)
(d/o Thomas Marshall Thomas and Mrs. Stephen Henry King)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 6 Aug 1980
Mrs. Henry Martin Puryear, Sr., of Columbia died at Hillview Haven Convalescent Home
Sunday, August 3 in that city after an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted
Tuesday at 10 a. m. at the First Baptist Church in Columbia by the pastor, the Rev. Harold
Smith. Burial followed in Mt. Moriah Cemetery in Giles County. Mrs. Puryear was the former
Lurline Wilkins Thomas, a daughter of the late Thomas Marshall Thomas and Mrs. Stephen
HenryKing ofHopkinsville, Ky. A descendant of two pioneer families of Christian County, Ky.,
she was born in 1899 in Trigg County, Ky. and received her education in Hopkinsville, Ky. She
attended Bethel Women’s College where she majored in voice and piano. She was a noted
contralto soloist and a gifted teacher of piano. In 1923, she was married to Henry Martin
Puryear of Pulaski, who died in 1967. Before her marriage, Mrs. Puryear was assistant trust
officer of the First City Bank of Hopkinsville, Ky. The family moved to Columbia in 1924,
where they were active in the civic and cultural affairs of the city. She was a member of the First
Baptist Church, where she was director of music for thirty years and active in Sunday School.
Mrs. Puryear was a member of the former Schubert Music Club serving as the Sixth District
president of the Tennessee Federation of Music Clubs. At her death, she was a member of the
American Legion Auxiliary, the Jane Knox Chapter of the Daughters of the American
Revolution, the Capt. James Madison Sparkman Chapter of the United Daughters of the
Confederacy and the James K. Polk Auxiliary. She was a charter member of the ThomasBridges Association of Kentucky. Survivors include a son, Henry Martin Puryear, Jr.,
Columbia; one sister, Mrs. Loyd W. (Lucy George) Booker, Columbia; one grandson, Henry
Martin Puryear, III, Dallas, Texas; one granddaughter, Mrs. Ed (Nell Ann) Zaunbrecher,
Winston-Salem, N. C.; and one great grandchild, Ann Lindsey Zaunbrecher, Winston-Salem,
N. C.
PURYEAR, Margaret Ann
6 Nov 1844
23 Jul 1906
(w/o Thomas A. Puryear) md 5 Jan 1869 GCT
(d/o Calaway Hardin and Leah Tucker Tidwell)
PURYEAR, Mary Lelia
28 Jul 1876
3 Apr 1893
(d/o Thomas A. and Margaret Ann Tidwell Puryear)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 6 Apr 1893
Miss Lelia Puryear, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Puryear, died at the home of her father near
Weakley, after several weeks of illness of meningitis. Miss Puryear was in the full bloom of a
glorious young womanhood, being about 21 years of age, and her death has cast a gloom over
the community in which she lived. The burial was at Mount Moriah.
PURYEAR, Mattie Martin
29 Aug 1862
21 Feb 1945
(w/o R. Newt Puryear) md 11 Sep 1884 GCT
(d/o Captain Samuel H. and Nancy Elizabeth Cypert Martin)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Feb 1945
Funeral services for Mrs. Mattie Martin Puryear, 83, who died at 8:20 o’clock Wednesdaynight
at her home on South Second Street, following an extended illness, will be held at the residence
at 11:00 o’clock Friday morning by the Rev. Minor E. Powers of Columbia. Burial will take
place in the family lot at Moriah Cemetery. Mrs. Puryear, widow of R. N. Puryear, was born
in Wayne County, the daughter of the late Capt. and Mrs. Samuel H. Martin. She was a member
of Mt. Moriah Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Puryear is survived by two daughters,
Mrs. Allen Phelps and Mrs. HarveySmith, Pulask; two sons, Edgar Puryear, Pulaski and Henry
Martin Puryear of Columbia; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
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PURYEAR, Nan M.
1 Mar 1843
18 Apr 1924
(w/o Henry D. Puryear)
(d/o John L. and Bettie Neal Cypret)
PURYEAR, Robert Edgar
27 Nov 1885
7 May 1962
(h/o Elna Hamlett Puryear)
(s/o Robert Newton and Mattie Martin Puryear)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 9 May 1962
Funeral services for Robert Edgar Puryear, 76, who died Monday morning, May 7, at Giles
County Hospital after a period of declining health, were held at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon
at Bennett-May Funeral Home. The Rev. Robert Hall officiated and burial was in Mt. Moriah
Cemetery. A native of Giles County, he was born November 27, 1885, the son of the late R.
N. Puryear and Mattie Martin Puryear. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Elna Hamlett Puryear;
two sons, Edgar Allen Puryear of Donelson and Joe Newton Puryear, U. S. Army; three
daughters, Mrs. Glen W. Chalk ofMcKenzie, Miss Annie Louise Puryear of Memphis and Mrs.
Jane LaFernofPulaski; one brother, HenryPuryear of Columbia; two sisters, Mrs. Allen Phelps
and Mrs. Harvey Smith of Pulaski; and seven grandchildren.
PURYEAR, Robert Newton
6 Jun 1862
29 Sep 1943
(h/o Mattie Martin Puryear)
(s/o Henry D. and Elizabeth Frances Reed Puryear)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 29 Sep 1943
Robert Newton Puryear, 81, retired farmer and prominent citizen of Giles County, died at four
o’clock Wednesday afternoon after an extended illness at his home on South Second Street in
Pulaski, where he has lived for the last several years. Born and reared in Giles County, Mr.
Puryear was the son of the late Henry and Frances Reed Puryear, members of pioneer families
in this section. He was an extensive land owner and made his home in the Bodenham
community until ill health forced him to retire from active supervision of his farm. An elder in
the Mt. Moriah Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Mr. Puryear was one of the most active and
faithful members of the church, contributing of his time and talents to promotion of Church
work. Mr. Puryear is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mattie Martin Puryear; two daughters, Mrs.
Allen Phelps and Mrs. Harvey Smith, both of Pulaski, and two sons, Edgar Puryear of Giles
County and Henry Puryear of Columbia; six grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral
services will be held at eleven o’clock Friday morning at the residence by the Rev. Minor
Powers, pastor of Moriah Church, and burial will take place in the church cemetery.
PURYEAR, Sam
20 May 1882
16 Jan 1936
(s/o John E. and Josephine "Josie" Witt Puryear)
PURYEAR, Sarah Frances
29 Oct 1872
4 Mar 1874
(d/o Henry D. and Elizabeth F. Reed Puryear)
PURYEAR, Thomas A.
5 Apr 1831
13 Jun
(h/o Margaret Tidwell Puryear)
(s/o Henry E. and Mary Ann Rix Puryear)
RAINEY, Mary Will
29 Jul 1927
17 Jul 1928
(d/o David and Rosie Samuels Rainey)
RAINEY, Samuel Edward
6 Jan 1868
17 Dec 1955
(h/o Susie Angus Rainey)
(s/o _____________ and __________ Rainey)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 21 Dec 1955
Funeral services for Sam E. Rainey, retired farmer of the Seventh Civil District, were held at
2 o’clock Monday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Lloyd
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Hickman. Burial took place in Moriah Cemetery. Mr. Rainey died Saturday night at Giles
County Hospital after a brief illness. He was born January 6, 1872, in Sumner County,
Tennessee, but had lived in Giles since young manhood. His wife, Mrs. Susie Angus Rainey,
died February 9, 1951. Mr. Rainey is survived by three sons, David Rainey, Roy Rainey, and
Fletcher Rainey, all of Pulaski; four daughters, Mrs. Mattie Cooper and Mrs. Hallie Bilello, Bell
Garden, Calif., Mrs. Lonnie Chapman, Columbia, and Mrs. Vera Lanier, Pulaski; and a number
of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Bennett-May and Company, Morticians in charge.
RAINEY, Susie Ann Angus
23 Aug 1870
09 Feb 1951
(w/o Samuel Edward Rainey) md 1 Jan 1893 Lawrence Co., TN
(d/o Gustavus Jr. and Lyndia Anna Scott Angus)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 21 Feb 1951
Funeral services for Mrs. Susie Ann Angus Rainey, 80, who died at 4 o’clock Friday morning,
February 9, after a long illness at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Vera Lanier, in the Chapman
Subdivision, were held at one o’clock Sunday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home. The
Rev. Mack Pinkelton, Baptist minister, officiated and burial took place in Mt. Moriah Cemetery,
west of Pulaski. Mrs. Rainey, a member of the Church of Christ, was the daughter of the late
Gustave Angus and Anna Angus. The greater part of her life she lived in Giles County. Mrs.
Rainey is survived by her husband, Samuel Rainey; four daughters, Mrs. Lanier, Mrs. Lonnie
Chapman, Columbia, and Mrs. Mattie Cooper and Mrs.Hallie Bilello, both of Los Angeles,
Calif.; four sons, Claude Rainey, David Rainey, and Roy Rainey, all of Pulaski, and Fletcher
Rainey, Rising Sun, Ohio; a number of grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Anne Lowe, Jackson,
Miss. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors.
RANEY, Mary Will
29 Jul 1927
17 Jul 1928
(d/o ____________ and ___________
RAY, Lela Braly
29 Nov 1884
8 Feb 1931
(w/o Lewis F. Ray)
(d/o Ephraim Thomas and Martha Ann Simmons Braly)
REED, Alex C.
3 May1861
7 Jun 1934
(h/o Mary Elizabeth Puryear Reed) md 17 Dec 1879 GCT
(s/o Robert Carson and Mary Jane Johnston Reed)
REED, Alice Tidwell
06 Dec 1857
11 Apr 1915
(w/o Thomas Newton Reed)
(d/o Calaway H. and Leah Tucker Tidwell)
REED, Annie Eliza Paisley
09 Jul 1862
19 Oct 1915
(w/o E. E. Reed) md 28 Nov 1877 GCT
(d/o Newton and Sophronia Rolland Paisley)
In Memoriam:
Since God in His infinite wisdom has removed from our midst one of our beloved members and
coworkers, Mrs. Edwin Reed, Whereas by her death we the Mt. Moriah Ladies Aid Society
have lost a loving friend who was a faithful and loyal member whose influence will live on.
Whereas her happy sunny disposition, and her many Christian characteristics endeared her to
a host of sorrowing friends and relatives who will always remember “Our Eula Belle” for her
beautiful life, and her constant discharge of her spiritual duty. She was always ready to speak
a kind loving word to all with whom she came in contact. We miss her presence among us.
Therefore, be it resolved: first that the Cumberland Presbyterian Church Mt. Moriah has lost
a faithful member, and a zealous Ladies Aid Worker.
Obituary: The Lawrence Democrat 20 Oct 1915
Mrs. Edward Reed died at her home in Pulaski Tuesday morning after a long illness. The burial
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will take place today at Mt. Moriah at 1:00 o’clock. Mrs. Reed was the mother of Mrs. S. H.
Eshman and a number from Lawrenceburg will attend the funeral.
REED, Araminta Carter
19 Dec 1809
25 Jun 1859
(w/o Weakley Newton Reed) md Jul 1825 Sister of Joshua Carter
(d/o__________________ and _________________ Carter)
REED, Carson Pate Rev.
29 Oct 1798
2 Dec 1872
(h/o Tranquilla T. Jenkins Reed)
(s/o John and Margaret Carson Reed)
REED, Earl Calloway
27 Sep 1877
9 Sep 1936
(h/o Maggie H. Neal Reed)
(s/o Thomas Newton and Alice Tidwell Reed)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 09 Sep 1936
Earl Reed of near Bodenham, died Tuesday morning, Sept. 8th. Rev. T. E. Hudson conducted
the funeral at Moriah Wednesdayafternoon at 2 o’clock. Earl was the son of Thomas Reed, and
a brother of Mrs. Lee Shores. He had been sick several months with tuberculosis. He was one
of the county’s best citizens. He is survived by his wife and several children. He was a member
of Moriah Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
The Pulaski Citizen 16 Sep 1936
Earl C. Reed was born Sept. 27, 1877, and departed this life Sept. 9, 1936, at 8:45 a. m. at his
home at Bodenham. At the age of 16 he was converted andjoined the Cumberland Presbyterian
Church at Mt. Moriah. He was married to Miss Maggie Neal and to this union was born five
children, Newton and Ewell Reed, and Mrs. Charles Parker, Mrs. William Clifton and Miss
Nadean Reed. Two grandchildren. There are also three brothers and two sisters Olive W. Reed,
Merkel, Tex., Ewing Reed and Mrs. Lee Shores, Bodenham, and Mrs. G. C. Frazier, San
Antonio, Tex., Robert Reed, Dalhart, Tex., with a large number of relatives and friends. Earl
was a loving husband, a real father to his children, and a neighbor and friend greatly loved. The
funeral services were held at Mt. Moriah Church, Sept. 10, at 2:30 p. m., Rev. T. E. Hudson
and Rev. W. C. Phillips assisted by Rev. Largen of the Methodist Church. He was laid to rest
in the nearby cemetery under a beautiful mound of flowers.
REED, Edwin E.
25 Jul 1856
24 Aug 1921
(h/o Annie E. Paisley Reed) WWI
(s/o R. C. and Mary J. Johnston Reed)
Obituary: The Giles County Record 1 Sep 1921
E. E. Reed, aged 65, died on August 24 at a Nashville infirmary, where he underwent an
operation three weeks ago. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ida Reed, and by three children,
Edwin Reed of Texas, Mrs. Sam Eschman of Florida, and Newton Reed of Pulaski. Impressive
funeral services were held at Mt. Moriah Thursday, conducted by the pastor and by Dr. Porter,
and with music by Eshman’s choir of Lawrenceburg.
REED, Edwin Leslie
25 Mar 1895
19 Dec 1961
(h/o Eula Bell Reed)
(s/o Edwin E. and Annie E. Paisley Reed)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 20 Dec 1961
Edwin Leslie Reed, 66, former Giles County Trustee and retired employee of the Giles County
HighwayDepartment, was found dead in bed at his home on Magnolia Place Tuesdaymorning,
Dec. 19, the victim of a heart attack. Funeral services will be conducted at Bennett-MayFuneral
Home Thursday morning at 10 o’clock with the Rev. Robert H. Hall and the Rev. Mack
Pinkelton officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Mr. Reed was a native of Giles
County, the son of the late Edwin and Annie Paisley Reed. He was born March 25, 1895. He
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was a veteran of World War I and a member of the American Legion and the Cumberland
Presbyterian Church. He served as County Trustee from 1944 until 1948. He is survived by a
sister, Mrs. Samuel Eshman, Sr., of Lakeland, Fla.
REED, Elizabeth Myers
__ ___ 1782
__ ___ 1866
(w/o Robert Reed)
(d/o _____________ and______________________Myers)
REED, Ella Z. Stafford
14 Sep 1881
28 Jan 1969
(w/o Ewing Thomas Reed) md 25 Dec 1912 GCT
(d/o John and Sarah Petty Stafford)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 5 Feb 1969
Mrs. Ella Stafford Reed, 87, died Tuesday, January 28, at Fairhaven Nursing Home. Funeral
services for Mrs. Reed wife of the late E. T. Reed, were held Wednesday morning, January 29,
at 11 o’clock in the chapel of Bennett-May Funeral Home with the Rev. Mack Pinkelton
officiating. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. A native of Giles County, Mrs. Reed was born
September 14, 1881, the daughter of the late John Stafford and Sarah Petty Stafford. Survivors
include nieces and nephews. Bennett-May Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
REED, Ethel Meadows
12 May 1889
23 Feb 1925
(w/o Robert Newton Reed)
(d/o George P. and Anna Scott Meadows)
REED, Eula Bell
__ ___ 1899
2 Sep 1951
(w/o Edwin Leslie Reed)
(d/o William Allie and Rachel Long Reynolds)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 5 Sep 1951
Funeral services for Mrs. Eula Belle Reynolds Reed. 51, who died Sunday afternoon,
September 2, were held at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon at the First Baptist Church, conducted
by Dr. J. Clark Hensley, pastor of the church, assisted by the Rev. J. C. Burns, pastor of the
Moriah Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Burial took place in the family lot at Mt. Moriah
Cemetery. Mrs. Reed, who has been ill three weeks, underwent an operation at Vanderbilt
University Saturday and died at 5 o’clock Sunday afternoon. She was a lifelong resident of the
county, the daughter of Mrs. Rachel Long Reynolds of Pulaski and the late William Allie
Reynolds. She was a member of the Moriah Cumberland Presbyterian Church and served as
president of its missionary society last year. She was also a member of the Pulaski Post #60,
American Legion Auxiliary. In addition to her mother, Mrs. Reed is survived by her husband,
Edwin L. Reed, former Trustee of Giles County; a brother, Gardner Reynolds, Jacksonville,
Fla.; and one nephew, Duane Reynolds, Jacksonville.
REED, Ewell
13 Jun 1914
11 Oct 1972
(h/o Willie Mae Neal Reed)
(s/o Earl Calloway and Maggie H. Neal Reed)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Oct 1972
Ewell Reed, age 58, died Wednesday, October 11, at his home located in the Bodenham
Community. His parents were the late Earl Callowell and Maggie Neal Reed. He was married
to the Mrs. Willie Mae Neal Reed. Survivors include his wife, two sons, Robert Neal Reed of
Greenbrier and William Earl Reed of Pulaski; three sisters, Mrs. Alma Parker of Pulaski, Mrs.
Martha Clifton of Prospect and Mrs. Nadine Brown of Pulaski and two grandchildren. Funeral
services will be held Thursday, October 12 at 2:00 p. m. in Bennett-May Chapel.
REED, Ewing Thomas
1 Jul 1881
19 Nov 1955
(h/o Ella Z. Stafford Reed)
(s/o Thomas Newton and Alice Tidwell Reed)
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Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 16 Nov 1955
Funeral services for Ewing Thomas Reed, 74, retired farmer and former member of Giles
County Court, were held at 11 o’clock Saturday morning at Mt. Moriah Cumberland
Presbyterian Church, conducted by the Rev. Mack Pinkelton. Burial took place in the church
cemetery. Mr. Reed died Thursday at Giles County Hospital after a long illness. A lifelong
resident of the county, he was the son of the late Tom Reed and Alice Tidwell Reed. He had
resided in the Bodenham community for many years and had served as a deputy sheriff of Giles
County. Mr. Reed is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ella Stafford Reed; one sister, Mrs. Sada Reed
Frazier, San Antonio, Texas; and one brother, Robert Reed, Dalhart, Texas. Bennett-May and
Company, Morticians in charge.
REED, Fannie
__ ___ 1885
__ ___ 1910
(d/o Alex C. and Mary Elizabeth Puryear Reed)
REED, Frank Gurney
23 Jan 1877
7 Mar 1878
(s/o Carson and Lizzie _________________ Reed)
REED, George Edward
__ ___ 1920
08 Dec 2005
(h/o Virginia Gentry Reed)
(s/o______________ and ____________ Reed)
Obituary: WKSR Obituaries 09 Dec 2005
George Edward Reed Jr. died yesterday at his residence in Gambrills, Maryland. Formerly of
Pulaski, he was 85 years old. Graveside services will be held tomorrow at 3 p.m. at the Mt.
Moriah Cemetery. Survivors include a son, George Reed Jr. and wife, Ann of Maryland and
daughter, Gina Lacey and husband, Rick of Austin Texas. Six grandchildren and seven great
grandchildren also survive. He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Gentry Reed.
Bennett - May & Giles County Funeral Homes are in charge of arrangements.
REED, John Walter Jr.
24 Dec 1919
15 Apr 1939
(s/o John Walter and Mary Ray Nunley Reed)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 19 Apr 1939
John Bell Wood, who sustained a stroke of paralysis, Sundaymorning, April 2, died at his home in
Pulaski, Tuesday evening, April 11. Funeral services will be held at the Catholic Church,
Thursday morning at 9 o’clock. Mr. Wood is survived by his wife and four children, John
Robert Wood of Louisville, Ky., Mrs. Emmett Hazelwood of Athens, Ala., Mrs. Frank Burgett
of Louisville, Ky., and Mrs. Bessie Holley of Pulaski and several brothers and sisters.
REED, Lavina
20 Nov 1815
(d/o Robert and Elizabeth Reed)
REED, Levi Lafayette
4 yrs 24 days
4 Sep 1857
(s/o Levi and Mary Ann Watson Reed)
REED, Levi
20 Jan 1803
25 Oct 1881
(h/o 1. Mary Ann Watson Reed 2. Sarah N. Poteet Reed)
(s/o Robert and Elizabeth Myers Reed)
REED, Maggie Florence
__ ___ 18__
9 Sep 1876
(d/o Robert Carson and Mary Jane Johnston Reed) unmarked obituary
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 14 Sep 1876
Maggie Florence, infant daughter of Robert C. Reed and wife, died near Moriah on Saturday
last, and was buried on Sunday.
REED, Maggie H. Neal
__ ___ 1882
__ ___ 1960
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__ ___ ____
(w/o Earl C. Reed) md 20 Dec 1899 GCT
(d/o John R. and Martha Alsup Neal)
REED, Margaret Jane Gibson
16 Jan 1829
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Death Date
(w/o Weakley Newton Reed) md 25 Oct 1860 GCT
(d/o _____________ and ____________ Reed)
REED, Mary Ann
19 Dec 1809
25 Jun 1859
(w/o W. N. Reed)
(d/o _____________ and ___________
REED, Mary Ann Watson
12 Feb 1812
9 Mar 1865
(w/o Levi Reed)
(d/o _____________ and____________________Watson)
REED, Mary C.
4 Oct 1863
3 Nov 1867
(d/o Robert Donnell and Sarah Permelia Braly Reed)
REED, Mary Elizabeth Puryear
6 Jul 1859
29 Apr 1937
(w/o Alex C. Reed)
(d/o Henry D. and Elizabeth Frances Reed Puryear)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 5 May 1937
Mary Elizabeth Puryear Reed, widow of the late Alex Reed, died at her home on the Vale Mills
Road, Thursday April 29. Burial was at Moriah Friday, April 30, with funeral services
conducted by Rev. T. E. Hudson, a long time friend of the family. Mrs. Reed is survived by
three children, Circuit Court Clerk Carson Reed, Miss Nina Reed, and Mrs. William Miles.
REED, Mary Ethel Meadows
12 May 1889
23 Feb 1925
(w/o Robert Newton Reed)
(d/o _____________ and ____________ Meadows)
REED, Mary Jane Johnston
20 Jun 1836
31 Jan 1918
(w/o Robert Carson Reed)
(d/o Carley and Martha Ann Cheatham Hamlett Johnston)
Obituary:
Mrs. M. J. Reed died Thursday and was buried Friday at Moriah. Funeral services were
conducted by Rev. Sam Eshmon of Lawrenceburg. Mrs. Reed had long been a member of the
Cumberland Presbyterian Church and was about 82 years of age. She was the widow of Robert
Reed, who died several years ago. Children surviving are: Ed and Alex Reed and Mrs. Quarles
T. Parker of Pulaski, R. L. Reed of Texas, Mrs. Walker of Oklahoma and Mrs. Wheeler of
Lawrenceburg. Mrs. Reed had been active in religious work in her younger days.
REED, Mary Ray
10 May 1890
15 Jan 1957
(w/o 1. John Walter Reed 2. Vaughn Gordon)
(d/o Reuben and Nannie Nunley)
REED, Mattie Elizabeth
3 Feb 1864
25 May 1913
(d/o Robert Carson and Mary Jane Johnston Reed)
REED, Myrtle
__ ___ 1887
__ ___ 1929
(d/o Alex C. and Mary Elizabeth Puryear Reed)
REED, Nina
__ ___ 1896
9 May 1917
(d/o Alex C. and Mary Elizabeth Puryear Reed)
REED, Ray
__ ___ 1881
__ ___ 1902
(s/o Alex C. and Mary Elizabeth Puryear Reed)
REED, Richard Robert
__ ___ 1844
Only date
(s/o Levi and Mary Ann Watson Reed)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 11 Sep 1884
R. R. Reed, Esq., died at the residence of his sister, Mrs. Fogg, near Pulaski, Tuesday morning
at 3 o’clock, aged 47 years. He was buried at Moriah, services by Rev. F. J. Tyler of
Huntsville. Mr. Reed was long a member of the Pulaski Bar and was an Odd Fellow and
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Death Date
Mason. He has been in feeble health a long time, and his death was not unexpected.
REED, Robert
23 Dec 1779
23 Mar 1869
(h/o Elizabeth Myers Reed)
(s/o John and Margaret Carson Reed)
REED, Robert Carson
3 Aug 1829
11 Apr 1907
(h/o Mary Jane Johnston Reed) md 11 Nov 1850
(s/o Weakley Newton and Araminta Carter Reed)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 18 Apr 1907
Robert Carson Reed, ofMoriah, died Thursday morning and was buried from the church where
he had so long been on of the leaders, Friday at 11 o’clock with funeral services conducted by
Rev. S. H. Eshman. Mr. Reed was born August 3, 1829 so he lacked only a few months of
being 78 years of age. His long useful life was spent in the community where he was born. He
was widely known and generally loved and honored as an honest Christian gentleman. R. C.
Reed was the son of Weakley Reed, who was the first white child born in Giles County. Robert
Reed, Sr., came with his family very early to occupy a large tract of land which had been given
Col. Weakley for service in the Revolutionary War. Soon after locating here his son, Weakley
Reed, was born. Weakley Reed was one of the men who organized the church at Moriah, and
this was the first congregation organized as a Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Cumberland
Presbytery having been reorganized as an independent body only a few weeks before Moriah
was organized. Young R. C. Reed became a member of the church early in life and throughout
his long life was ever faithful to the church he loved. After serving as deacon, he was ordained
to the eldership and for more than forty years was a residing elder in the Moriah congregation.
He was the friend alike of preacher and layman, and always seemed to know how to say the
right thing to those who come to him for advice. In recent years he has been afflicted and has
not been so active, but he will be greatly missed.
REED, Robert Donnell
16 Feb 1819
22 Feb 1891
(h/o Sarah Permelia Braly Reed)
(s/o Robert and Elizabeth Myers Reed)
Obituary:
Robert Donnell Reed (son of Robert and Elizabeth) was born in the bounds of Mt. Moriah
Church, Giles County, Tenn. February 16, 1819 and died February 22, 1891, aged seventy-two
years and six days. His parents, who were Presbyterians, joined in organizing said church in
March 1810. A few years afterward his father was made an elder. This was the first that was
organized as a Cumberland Presbyterian Church. (McDonnold’s History of the Cumberland
Presbyterian Church, page 125). Brother Donnell professed religion at a camp-meeting at Mt.
Moriah, and joined that church in September, 1835. He was united in marriage to Sarah P.
Braley, September 19, 1844, who died November 18, 1890. Three sons and two daughters
survive them. He was ordained an elder in 1873. He was remarkably exemplary in his walk and
conversation; took a deep interest in the prosperity of the church and its enterprises; was a
consistent Christian, a good elder, a loving, tender husband, father, and brother; and a highly
esteemed member of the Masonic fraternity, and was not long since honored by his lodge (at
Bodenham) as its representative in the Grand Lodge of Tennessee, and, as evidence of his high
regard for the order, he requested its burial service to be performed at his grave. He served as
justice of the peace for twelve years; was school commissioneer several terms, trustee of two
institutions of learning, and frequentlyrepresented his church in presbyteryand synod, and once
his presbytery in the General Assembly. Brother Reed, had arranged all his business to his
satisfaction; so likewise he was ready for his last summons; his sky was clear, and he felt that
all was well. His end was peace. At his request a memorial service was held in the church on
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the 23d inst., by the writer, assisted by the Rev. T. E. Hudson, our new pastor, then he was
buried by the side of his wife, with Masonic honors. Let us cherish his memory and emulate his
virtue. G. W. Mitchell.
REED, Robert N. Sr.
__ ___ 1883
15 Jan1951
(h/o Louise Jones Reed)
(s/o Edward E. and Annie Paisley Reed)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 24 Jan 1951
Funeral services for Robert Newton Reed, 67, native Giles Countian, were held at 2 o’clock
Thursdayafternoon at Mt. Moriah Presbyterian Church, near Pulaski, conductedbyDr. J. Clark
Hensley, Baptist minister. Burial took place in the church cemetery. Mr. Reed, a resident of
McMinnville several years, died suddenly of a heart attact at 5:30 o’clock Monday afternoon,
January 15, at his home. Born and reared in Giles County, he was the son of the late Edward
E. Reed and Annie Paisley Reed. He was twice married; his first wife, Ethel Meadows Reed,
died twenty-five years ago. Mr. Reed, a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, is
survived by his wife, Mrs. Louise Jones Reed, also a native of this county; two daughters, Miss
Annie Sue Reed and Sylvia Reed, McMinnvillle; seven sons, George Edward Reed, Norfolk,
Va., Meadows Reed, McMinnville, Bobby Newton Reed, Jr., U. S. Air Corps, Billy Reed,
Thomas Kidd Reed, Douglas Reed, and Richard Edwin Reed, all of McMinnville; three
grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. S. H. Eshman, Lakeland, Fla.; and one brother, Edwin L. Reed,
Pulaski.
REED, Ruth
__ ___ 1903
__ ___ 1919
(d/o Alex C. and Mary Elizabeth Puryear Reed)
REED, Sarah N. Poteet
4 Aug 1829
30 Sep 1905
(w/o Levi Reed)
(d/o _____________ and ___________ Poteet)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 05 Oct 1905
Mrs. Sallie Reed died at the home of her son, Levi Reed, Saturday of pneumonia, aged 76. The
burial was at Mt. Moriah Sunday with services by Rev. J. S. Rice and Rev. S. H. Eshman. Mrs.
Reed was a good woman who will be missed. She had been a member of the Methodist church
for 50 years or more.
REED, Sara Permelia Braly
2 Apr 1830
18 Nov 1890
(w/o Robert Donnell Reed) md 19 Sep 1844 GCT
(d/o Ephraim and Sarah D. Douglas Braly)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __Nov 1890
Sarah P. (nee Braley), wife of Elder Robert Donnell Reed, was born in Giles County, Tenn.,
April 2, 1830, was married September 19, 1844, professed religion at a camp meeting at Mt.
Moriah church, September 1845 where about two years afterward she joined the church. Her
husband, three sons, and two daughters survive her; one daughter having died, when about four
years old. She fell asleep in Jesus November 18, 1890, aged sixty years, seven months, and
fifteen days. Sister Reed was a “living epistle of Christ,” and died in full assurance of a home
in heaven, and the blessed hope of meeting her husband and all her children at last in heaven.
She was buried at Mt. Moriah, after a funeral service in the church by her pastor, attended by
not less than four hundred of her sorrowing relatives and friends. “She is not dead, but
sleepeth.” G. W. Mitchell, Pastor
REED, Sarah Donnell
4 Oct 1863
3 Nov 1867
(d/o Robert Donnell and Sara Permelia Braly Reed)
REED, Thomas Newton
12 Nov 1851
26 Mar 1924
(h/o Alice Tidwell Reed)
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(s/o Robert Donnell and Sarah Permelia Braly Reed)
REED, Tranquilla P. Jenkins
25 Mar 1807
21 Oct 1883
(w/o Rev. Carson P. Reed)
(d/o ______________ and _______________ Jenkins)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 25 Oct 1883
Mrs. Tranquilla T. Reed died of paralysis of the heart at the residence of Capt. C. P. Jones last
Monday evening at 6 o’clock, aged 76 years and 7 months. Her death was very sudden. She
was sitting at the fire in a chair and complained of a pain in the region of her heart and her
daughter, Mrs. Jones, stepped out of the room to get some remedy. When she returned in a few
minutes, she found her mother still sitting in the chair but life was extinct. Mrs. Reed was the
relic of the late Carson P. Reed, one of the most prominent of the pioneer Cumberland
Presbyterian preachers, known and loved for years by the people of this county. The remains
were buried at Moriah at 10 o’clock Tuesday. Her daughters, Mrs. Buford and Mrs.
Kirkpatrick, were summoned by telegraph from Nashville, as was also Mrs. T. M. N. Jones,
who was in Nashville returning from conference.
REED, Travis Eugene
7 Aug 1917
17 Jul 1918
(s/o Newton and Ethel Meadows Reed)
REED, Victoria V.
No date listed
(d/o Rev, Carson P. and Tranquilla P. Jenkins Reed)
REED, Weakley Newton
15 May 1809
20 Jul 1890
(h/o 1. Araminta Carter Reed 2. Margaret Jane Gibson Reed)
(s/o Robert and Elizabeth Myers Reed)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 24 Jul 1890
It is with deep sorrow that the Citizen today chronicles the death of one of its original friends
and constant patrons, and one of the best citizens of Giles County. We refer to Weakly N.
Reed, Esq. who was buried at Moriah last Sunday. He was before his death the oldest living
native of Giles County. He was born in 1809 within a mile of where he died, and always lived
within a mile of where he was born. He had been a member of the C. P. Church 65 years and
an Elder 40 years. His membership has always been at Moriah.
REED, William Newton
5 Jan 1879
25 Nov 1899
(s/o Robert Carson and Mary Jane Johnston Reed)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 30 Nov 1899
Will N. Reed, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Reed, died at his home near Bodenham Saturday of
something like appolexy. He was found bymembers ofthe familyin bed unconscious, and never
rallied, dying later in the day. It has not been long since he recovered from a severe spell of
typhoid fever. Will Reed was known as one of the best boys in the county. He was recently
admitted to the bar in the practice of law, and was in the law office of Maj. T. M. N. Jones until
his health forced him to remain at home. The burial occurred at Moriah Sunday afternoon,
services by Revs. W. J. Bruce and J. M. Ashford.
REED, Willie Mae
12 Jan 1914
27 Sep 2008
(w/o Ewell Reed)
(d/o William Edward and Minnie McLean Neal)
REEVES, Edward Razzie
20 Jun 1908
18 Nov 1951
(h/o Ruby Mae Grammar Reeves)
(s/o Joseph Ed and Jennie Pillow Reeves)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 21 Nov 1951
Funeral services for Edward Razzie Reeves, 42, who died Sunday night, were held at 2 o’clock
Tuesday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by Dr. J. Clark Hensley and the
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Death Date
Rev. Mack Pinkelton. Burial took place in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Mr. Reeves died at 9:30
o’clock Sunday night, November 18, at the home of his brother, Bill Reeves, in Columbia,
following a three year period of declining health. He was born and reared in Giles County, the
son of Ed Reeves, now of Ethridge, and the late Jennie Pillow Reeves. He was a member of the
Baptist Church. In addition to his father, Mr. Reeves is survived by three daughters, Misses
Dorothy Ann and Betty Reeves, Nashville, and Peggy Sue Reeves, Pulaski; two sons, Charles
Edward Reeves, and Billy Reeves, Nashville; five sisters, Mrs. Melvin Pinkelton and Mrs.
George Holder, Pulaski, Mrs. George Pierson, Columbia, Mrs. Floyd Putman, Dunlap and Mrs.
Sam Knox, Ethridte; and two brothers, Perkins Reeves, Memphis, and Bill Reeves, Columbia.
His wife, Mrs. Ruby Grammar Reeves, died four years ago. Bennett-May and Company,
Funeral Directors.
REEVES, Jennie Pillow
28 Oct 1881
30 May 1940
(w/o Joseph Ed Reeves) md 19 Feb 1900 GCT
(d/o Tom and Sam Ella Cashion Pillow)
REEVES, Joseph Ed
22 Aug 1875
10 Sep 1960
(h/o Jennie Pillow Reeves)
(s/o _____________ and ___________ Reeves)
REEVES, Marvin Perkins
20 Jul 1911
12 Apr 1970
(s/o Joseph Ed and Jennie Pillow Reeves)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 15 Apr 1970
Marvin Perkins Reeves, 58, died Sunday, April 12, in Belair Nursing Home in Columbia.
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon, April 14, at 2:00 o’clock in the chapel of
Carr and Erwin Funeral Home with the Rev. Mack Pinkelton officiating. Burial was in Mt.
Moriah Cemetery. He was the son of the late Ed and Jennie Pillow Reeves. Survivors include
five sisters, Mrs. Sam Knox, Bodenham, Mrs. George Pearson, Mrs. Floyd Putman, both of
Columbia, Mrs. Casper Rose, Pulaski and Mrs. George Holder, Chapel Hill.
REEVES, Ruby Mae
26 Jul 1921
02 Oct 1947
(w/o Edward Russie Reeves)
(d/o Persie and Annie May Bolden Grammer)
REEVES, Simon
9 Apr 1917
20 Sep 1937
(s/o Joseph Ed and Jennie Pillow Reeves)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 22 Sep 1937
Simon Reeves, twenty-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Reeves, West Hill, Pulaski, died at
home Monday night and was buried Tuesday at Moriah. Young Reeves was brought home
Monday from Blytheville, Ark., where he was working. The report was that he had taken
several tablets of bichloride of mercury, a slow but deadly poison, and followed that with a big
drink of whiskey. He was rushed home from Blytheville in a dying condition, reaching home
only a few hours before he passed away. He is survived by his parents and several brothers and
sisters.
REEVES, William H.
18 Mar 1902
15 Dec 1967
(s/o Joseph Ed and Jennie Pillow Reeves)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 20 Dec 1967
Funeral services for William Helton Reeves, 65, were held in the chapel of Pulaski Funeral
Home, Sunday, December 17. Mr. Reeves, a retired painter, was the son of the late Joseph E.
and Jennie Pillow Reeves. He died Friday, December 15. Survivors include one brother,
Marvin Reeves, Columbia; five sisters, Mrs. George Pierson, Columbia, Mrs. FloydPutman and
Mrs. George Holder, both of Chapel Hill, and Mrs. Sam Knox and Mrs. Casper Rose, both of
Pulaski. Pulaski Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
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REYNOLDS, Rachel Long
4 Dec 1875
7 Feb 1956
(w/o William Allie Reynolds) md 11 Dec 1898 GCT
(d/o William Thomas and Nancy Watson Long)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 8 Feb 1956
Funeral services for Mrs. Rachel Long Reynolds, 80, widow of W. A. Reynolds, will be held
at 2:30 o’clock Thursday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by Dr. J. Clark
Hensley, pastor of the First Baptist Church. Burial will take place in the family lot in Moriah
Cemetery. Mrs. Reynolds, a lifelong resident of Giles County, went to Memphis during the
holidays for a visit with her son, Gardner L. Reynolds. She died at 3 o’clock on Tuesday
afternoon, February 7, at a Memphis hospital after a short illness. A native of Giles County,
she was born December 4, 1875, the daughter of the late William Thomas Long and Nancy
Watson Long, and was a member of the Baptist Church. Mr. Reynolds died a number of years
ago. Mrs. Reynolds is survived by the one son, Gardner L. Reynolds; one grandson, Duane
Reynolds, Memphis; and her son-in-law, Edwin L. Reed, with whom she had lived in Pulaski
since the death of her daughter, Mrs. Eula Bell Reynolds Reed, about four years ago.
REYNOLDS, Sergt. Obediah (c)
No dates
(s/o______________ and ___________ Reynolds) Co D 110 USCI
REYNOLDS, William Allie
18 Oct 1876
04 Apr 1950
(h/o Rachel Long Reynolds and s/o Benjamin Franklin and Mary Jane Horne Reynolds)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 5 Apr 1950
William Allie Reynolds, 73, well-known former merchant and police officer of Pulaski, died at
his home on South Third Street at 6p. m. Tuesday after a lingering illness. Funeral services will
be held Thursday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home, the Rev. J. Clark Hensley, and the
Rev. Mack Pinkelton officiating. Burial will take place in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. A native of
Giles County, Mr. Reynolds was the son of the late Benjamin Franklin and Mary Jane Horne
Reynolds. He was a former resident of the Wales Starion Community before moving to Pulaski
about forty years ago. He was engaged in the clothing business, and operated a garage before
serving for about eight years as a police officer for the Town of Pulaski. He was a member of
the Pulaski Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, the former Miss Rachel Long; one
daughter, Mrs. Edwin L. Reed, wife of former trustee of Giles County, one son Gardner Long,
and one grandson, Duane Allison Reynolds of Jacksonville, Fla.
RHYE William
No dates
Johnson Monument Note
(s/o______________ and __________ Rhye)
RICH, Annie Louise Hamlett
23 Jun 1897
31 Jan 1918
(w/o Solon Rich)
(d/o Joseph and Anna Belle Cheatham Hamlett)
RICH, Arthur T.
29 Nov 1880
06 Dec 1957
(h/o Donie Holt Rich)
(s/o Thomas R. and Mary Frances Ward Rich)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 11 Dec 1957
Funeral services for Arthur R. Rich, 77, retired farmer of the Bodenham community, was held
at 11 o’clock Saturday morning at Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Mack
Pinkelton, Baptist minister. Burial took place in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Mr. Rich died at 8:35
o’clock Friday morning at Giles County Hospital after a three weeks illness. Born November
29, 1880, in Giles County, he was the son of the late Tom R. Rich and Mary Frances Ward
Rich, and was a member of the Methodist Church. Mr. Rich is survived byhis wife, Mrs. Donie
Holt Rich; seven daughters, Mrs. Polk Tarpley, Mrs. Flournoy Morris, Mrs. Stella Parker, Mrs.
Ollie Long, Mrs. Will Walls, Mrs. George Stinnett and Mrs. Joseph R. Cocke, all of Giles
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Death Date
County; and two brothers, Clarence Rich and Solon Rich, Giles County. Bennett-May and
Company, Morticians in charge.
RICH, Baby Girl
8 Mar 1921
08 Mar1921
(d/o Solon and Brownie Douglas Rich)
RICH, Baby Boy
__ ___ 1946
__ ___ 1946
(s/o Solon and Brownie Douglas Rich)
RICH, Bobby
22 Mar 1934
06 Jul 1953
(s/o Solon and Brownie Douglas Rich)
Obituary: The Nashville Tennessean 8 Jul 1953
Bobby Rich, 19-year-old Pulaski youth, was killed Monday night when the car he was driving
ran under the back end of a milk truck he was attempting to pass at Stivesville, Tenn. His three
companions, Glenda Story, Beverly Berry and J. D. Coffman, III, were injured. Paul Dugger
of Lynnville, driver of the truck, was unhurt. Young Rich graduated last month from Giles
County High School, where he was a football star. He leaves his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Solon
Rich; three sisters, Miss Patsy Rich, Mrs. Robert Storey, and Mrs. Robert Ingram, all of
Pulaski; and two brothers, Thomas Rich of Columbia, Tenn. and Sgt. Wade Rich with the air
force at Roswell, N. Mex. Funeral services will be held at 3 p. m. today at Bennett-May
Funeral Home in Pulaski, bythe Rev. Albert Dimmock and the Rev. Mack Pinkelton. Burial will
be in Mount Moriah cemetery in Giles County.
RICH, Brownie Douglas
15 Dec 1904
21 Jan 1999
(w/o Solon Rich)
(d/o Thomas Kidd and Mary Lou Reed Douglas)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 26 Jan 1999
Mrs. Brownie Douglas Rich, 94, ofPulaski died Jan. 22, 1999, at Life Care Center in Columbia.
A Giles County native, Mrs. Rich was married to the late Solon Rich. Graveside services were
held Saturdayat Mt. Moriah Cemeterywith Steve Nave officiating. Bennett-MayFuneral Home
was in charge of the arrangements. Survivors include two sons, Thomas Rich of Columbia and
Wade Rich of Huntsville, AL; two daughters, Frances Ingram and Patsy Bee, both of Pulaski;
four grandchildren and one great grandchild.
RICH, Donie Holt
__ ___ 1884
17 Aug1961
(w/o Arthur R. Rich)
(d/o Andrew Jackson and Lucinda Chapman Holt)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 23 Aug 1961
Funeral services for Mrs. Donie Holt Rich, 78, widow of Arthur Rich, were held at 2 o’clock
Friday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Robert E. Wilsford,
Baptist minister. Burial took place in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Mrs. Rich died on Thursday,
August 17, at her home in Pulaski after a long illness. Born in Giles County, she was the
daughter of the late Jack Holt and Lucinda Chapman Holt. Mrs. Rich is survived by one
brother, Tom Holt, Pulaski. Bennett-May Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
RICH, Hallie
11 Jul 1894
2 Jan 1982
(d/o John and Orlean Long Rich)
Obituary: The Giles Free Press 06 Jan 1982
Miss Hallie Rich, 88, died on Saturday, January 2, 1982, at Pulaski Health Care Center. A
retired saleslady for Kuhn’s Variety Store in Pulaski, she was a member of the Methodist
Church. She was a native of Tennessee, the daughter of the late John and Orlean Long Rich.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, January 3, at Bennett-May Chapel, the Rev. Mack
Pinkelton and the Reverend Paul Allen officiating, with burial in Mt. Moriah
Cemetery.Survivors include several cousins.
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Birth Date
Death Date
RICH, Hicks Neal
18 Nov 1890
15 May 1926
(h/o Elizabeth Vaughn Rich)
(s/o John and Orlean Long Rich)
RICH, James R.
6 Jun 1884
1 Oct 1958
(s/o John and Orlean Long Rich)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 1 Oct 1958
Funeral services for James R. Rich, 74, retired state employee, will be held at 2:30 o’clock
Thursday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by Dr. William H. Mansfield,
Methodist minister. Burial will take place in the family lot in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Mr. Rich
died at 9:15 o’clock Wednesday morning, October 1, at the home on South Third Street
after a long illness. Born June 6, 1884, in Giles County, he was the son of the late John Rich
and Orlean Long Rich. An employee of the State for twenty-nine years, he retired in 1948,
returning to Pulaski where he had since made his home. Mr. Rich is survived by one sister,
Miss Hallie Rich, Pulaski; and a number of nieces and nephews. Bennett-May Funeral
Home in charge.
RICH, John
2 Jun 1858
15 Mar 1898
(h/o Orlean Long Rich)
(s/o _____________ and ___________ Rich)
The Pulaski Citizen 17 Mar 1898
John Rich, who has been living for several years at the old Wheeler place near Wales, died
Tuesday and was buried yesterday at 2 o’clock at Moriah.
RICH, Martha
__ ___ 18__
30 Aug 1891
(w/o Joe Rich) Unmarked grave
(d/o _____________ and ___________
The Pulaski Citizen 3 Sep 1891
Campbellsville---Death has again been among us and this time claimed as its victim Mrs. Martha
Rich, wife of Mr. Joe Rich. She died Sunday morning at 5:20 o’clock after an illness of several
weeks. She leaves a husband and two little children to mourn her loss. Her remains were
interred at Moriah Monday.
RICH, Mary Frances Ward
14 Mar 1862
14 Mar 1931
(w/o Thomas R. Rich)
(d/o Levi and Malvina Harris Ward)
RICH, Orlean Long
04 Apr 1866
08 Dec 1937
(w/o John Rich)
(d/o Levi and Nancy Watson Long)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 22 Dec 1937
Mrs. Orlean Rich died at her home on the Columbia Highway a mile north of Pulaski,
Wednesday afternoon, December 15. And after funeral services at the home Thursday at 2
o’clock the body was laid away in the Moriah Cemetery. Survivors are a daughter, Miss Hallie
Rich, of Pulaski, and two sons, Arthur of Pulaski, and Jim, who has employment with the State.
RICH, Richard Wayne
__ ___ 1970
19 Jul 1998
(s/o Aubry and Sue Rich)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 21 Jul 1998
Mr. Richard Wayne Rich, 28, died July 19, 1998, at his home in Lewisburg. Funeral services
will be held at 2 p. m. Wednesday at Carr and Erwin Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mt.
Moriah Cemetery. Survivors include his parents, Aubry and Sue Rich of Lewisburg; three
brothers, James Rich of Mooresville, Morris Rich of Nashville, Donald Rich of Franklin; one
sister, Tina Rich of Lewisburg; and grandparents, W. R. and Okalene Watkins of Pulaski and
Mary Lou Weldon of Cornersville.
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Birth Date
Death Date
RICH, Sam
08 Aug 1887
09 Oct 1944
(s/o John and Orlean Long Rich)
RICH, Solon
30 Jan 1896
22 Mar 1967
(h/o 1. Annie Louise Hamlett Rich) md 15 Dec 1917 GCT
(h/o 2. Brownie Douglas Rich) md 25 Jul 1920 GCT
(s/o Thomas R. and Mary Frances Ward Rich)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 22 Mar 1967
Solon Rich, 71, retired farmer, died Wednesday, March 22, in Giles County Hospital.
Services will be conducted on Thursday afternoon, March 23, at 2 o’clock in the chapel of
Bennett-May Funeral Home, with the Rev. Neal Dean and Mack Pinkelton officiating. Burial
will be in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Mr. Rich, a native of Giles County, was born January 30,
1896, the son of the late T. R. and Mary Frances Ward Rich. Survivors include his wife, Mrs.
Brownie Douglas Rich; three daughters, Mrs. Robert V. Ingram, Mrs. Robert F. Storey, Mrs.
Robert E. Bee, Pulaski; two sons, Thomas Kidd Rich, Columbia, and Solon Wade Rich,
Huntsville, Ala.; three grandchildren; one brother, Clarence Rich, Pulaski; six sisters, Mrs. Rena
Morris, Mrs. Florence Tarpley, Mrs. Stella Franklin, Mrs. Orlean Stinnett, Mrs. Lizzie Coke,
all of Giles County, and Mrs. Maggie Long ofNashville.Bennett-May Funeral Home in charge
of arrangements.
RICH, Thomas R.
__ ___ 1860
15 Feb1947
(h/o Mary Frances Ward Rich)
(s/o ______________ and____________Rich)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen19 Feb 1947
Funeral services for Tom Rich, 87, well known farmer of the Moriah section, who died at 4:15
o’clock Saturdaymorning February15, at Pulaski Hospital following a long period of declining
health, were held at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon at Mt. Moriah Church. The Rev. Stuart H.
Salmon, Presbyterian minister officiated, assisted bythe Rev. Mack Pinkelton, Baptist minister.
Burial took place in the church cemetery. Born and reared in East Tennessee, Mr. Rich came
to Giles County in early manhood. He was a member of the Methodist Church. His wife, Mrs.
Mary Frances Ward Rich, died nearly sixteen years ago. Mr. Rich is survived by several
daughters, Mrs. Will Walls, Mrs. Polk Tarpley, Mrs. George R. Stinnett, Mrs. Tom B. Parker,
all of Moriah section, Mrs. Joseph Cocke and Mrs. Flournoy Morris, Pulaski, and Mrs. Ollie
Long, Frankewing; three sons, Arthur Rich, Moriah, and Solon Rich and Clarence Rich, both
of Pulaski and twenty grandchildren. He was the last member of his immediate family.
RICHARDSON, Cornelia June
14 May 1939
27 Aug 1998
(w/o Charles Richardson)
(d/o Carroll Alexander and Myrtle Inez Miles Burns)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 1 Sep 1998
Mrs. June Burns Richardson died Aug. 27,1998, at her home in the Bodenham communityafter
a brief struggle with cancer. Services were held Saturday at Carr and Erwin Funeral Home with
Philip Eubanks officiating. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Survivors include her husband,
Charles Richardson; son Chip Richardson; daughter, Lisa Carol Rose; two grandchildren; four
sisters and two brothers, Corinne Ciborowski of Bel Air, Md., Catherine Braly and Mary Ann
Mize, both of Pulaski, Carolyn Kelly of Decherd, Miles Burns of Chattanooga, and Robert
Burns of Pulaski.
RICHARDSON, Katherine Tarpley
27 Feb 1913
15 Mar 1989
(w/o Roy George Richardson)
(d/o James Knox Polk and Florence Rich Tarpley)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Mar 1989
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Birth Date
Death Date
Mrs. Katherine Tarpley Richardson, 75, of Pulaski, died Wednesday, March 15, 1989, at
Hillside Hospital. Graveside services were held Thursday, March 16, at Mt. Moriah Cemetery
with the Rev. Mack Pinkelton officiating. Bennett-May Funeral Home in charge of
arrangements. A native ofGiles County, Mrs. Richardson was the daughter of the late Polk and
Florence Rich Tarpley and was married to the late Roy Richardson. She was a member of the
Baptist Church. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Juanita Mize of Pulaski, two sons,
Charles Richardson of Bodenham and Wagoner Richardson of Pulaski; six grandchildren and
two great-grandchildren.
RICHARDSON, Robert Charles
26 Dec 1938
__ ___ ____
(h/o Cornelia June Burns Richardson)
(s/o Roy George and Katherine Tarpley Richardson)
RICHARDSON, Roy George
10 Mar 1893
7 Jan 1964
(h/o Katherine Tarpley Richardson and s/o Tom and Kate Waggoner Richardson)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 8 Jan 1964
Funeral services for Roy George Richardson, 71, Bodenham merchant, were held at one
o’clock Wednesday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Wesley
Holden of Woodbury, and the Rev. R. E. Stevenson. Burial took place in Mt. Moriah
Cemetery. Mr. Richardson died at 8 o’clock Tuesday morning, January 7, at Giles County
Hospital. Born March 10, 1892, in Lincoln County, he was the son of the late Tom Richardson
and Kate Waggoner Richardson. Mr. Richardson is survive byhis wife, Mrs. Katherine Tarpley
Richardson; two sons, Waggoner Richardsons and Charles Richardson, Pulaski; one daughter,
Mrs. Ray Mize, Bodenham; two grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Era Mae Crawford,
Mulberry. Bennett-May Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
ROBERTS, Floyd Flournoy
13 Jun 1889
9 Oct 1941
(h/o Virgie A. White Roberts)
(s/o Bob and Laura Cox Roberts)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 15 Oct 1941
Funeral services for Floyd Flournoy Roberts, aged 53, who died at 5 o’clock Thursday, Oct.
9, at his home on Little Dry Creek, were held at Moriah Church Saturday at 2:00 o’clock by
Rev. Clifford Murphy, and burial in the church cemetery. Mr. Roberts is survived by his wife,
one daughter, Geneva Roberts, one son, Doyce Roberts, two brothers, Boyd Roberts of Giles
County and Wyatt Roberts of Athens, Ala., two sisters, Mrs. Ed Green, of Giles County and
Mrs. Lula Chandler, of Texas, two uncles, Buck Roberts and Milton Roberts, of Giles County.
ROBERTS, Laura
__ ___ 18__
__ Nov 1889
(w/o Bob Roberts) Unmarked obituary
(d/o Guerdyne and Martha A. Mayfield Cox)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 7 Nov 1889
Bodenham---Died, Mrs. Laura Roberts, after an illness of but a few days. She died with much
suffering from the dreadful disease erysipelas and meningitis. Her remains were interred at Mt.
Moriah Cemetery.
ROBERTS, Martha A.
No birthdate
3 Mar 189_
(d/o _____________ and ___________
ROBERTS, Virgie A. White
__ ___ 1891
__ ___ 1970
(w/o Floyd Flournoy Roberts)
(d/o John and Tennie ______________ White)
ROENIZK, John Arthur
__ ___ 1920
23 Dec 1997
(h/o Ruth Norman Roenizk) Capt. US Army Korea
(s/o Joseph Arthur and Pearl Smeltzen Roenizk)
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Birth Date
Death Date
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 30 Dec 1997
Mr. John Arthur Roenizk, 77, of Pulaski died Dec. 23, 1997, at the Veterans Hospital in
Murfreesboro. Born in Sandusky, Ohio, Mr. Roenizk was the son of Joseph Arthur and Pearl
Smeltzen Roenizk. He was a retired teacher. Services were held at Bennett-May Funeral Home
with Don Sessions officiating. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. He is survived by one
brother, William Roenizk of College Station, Texas.
ROENIZK, Ruth Norman
16 Oct 1918
22 Nov 1988
(w/o John Arthur Roenizk)
(d/o Beverly L. and Dora Blanche White Norman)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 29 Nov 1988
Mrs. Ruth N. Roenizk, 70, died Tuesday, Nov. 22, 1988 at Hillside Hospital. Funeral services
were held Friday, Nov. 25, at Bennett-May Chapel with Nolan Brunson officiating. Burial was
in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. A native of Clarksburg, West Va., Mrs. Roenizk was the daughter of
the late Beverly L. and Dora Blanche White Norman. Survivors include husband, John A.
Roenizk; one son, James Satterfield, Hurst, TX; one sister, Miss Naomi Norman, Hagerstown,
Maryland; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
ROGERS, Elizabeth
27 Nov 1935
14 Dec 1935
(d/o Oscar and Edna Lou Stanford Rogers) Unmarked Grave Death Certificate
ROGERS, Jewell Johnson
20 Dec 1924
__ ___ ____
(w/o Lee Allen Rogers)
(d/o______________ and ___________ Johnson)
ROGERS, Lee Allen
5 Apr 1907
24 Aug 1964
(h/o Jewel Johnson Rogers)
(s/o Winfield and Lura Worsham Rogers)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 26 Aug 1964
Funeral services for Lee Allen Rogers, 58, farmer of Giles County, were held at 2 o’clock
Wednesday afternoon in Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by G. C. Fox, Church of
Christ minister. Burial took place in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Mr. Rogers died Monday, August
24, at Giles County Hospital after a two weeks illness. Born April 5, 1907, i Giles County, he
was the son of the late Winfield Rogers and Lura Worsham Rogers. He was a member of the
Church of Christ. Mr. Rogers is survived by his wife, Mrs. Jewel Johnson Rogers; two sons,
Robert Allen Rogers and David Rogers, both of Louisville, Ky.; two daughters, Mrs. Richard
Gonzales, New Mexico, and Mrs. Wayne Bolden, Pulaski; and ten grandchildren. Bennett-May
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Birth Date
Death Date
Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
ROLAND, Ann C.
12 Feb 1863
13 Jul 1865
(d/o John C. and Mary S. Green Roland)
ROLAND, Joe
4 Jan 1868
16 May 1937
(s/o John C. and Mary S. Green Roland) Unmarked Grave Death Certificate & Obit
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 19 May 1937
Joe Roland, age 69, who lived in the 18th District on upper Agnew, died suddenly Sunday
afternoon. Mr. Roland had not been quite well lately, but was able to be up most of the time.
He appeared about as usual Sunday and ate dinner. After dinner he lay down to rest awhile.
And soon afterward passed away. Mr. Rowland had been Constable or Deputy Sheriff most of
the time for the past forty years. He was straight, and active in business matters entrusted him.
His life work was farming. The official business was merely incidental. There is not enough
legal work in that part of the county, to occupy much of a man’s time. Mr. Roland is survived
by a number of nieces and nephews. But no immediate members of his family. After funeral
services Monday afternoon by Rev. T. E. Hudson, at Moriah, the body was laid to away in
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Birth Date
Moriah Cemetery.
ROLAND, John C. 68-10-9
16 Oct 1823
(h/o Mary S. Green Roland)
(s/o John C. and Sarah H. Roland)
ROLAND, Mary S.
18 Jan 1831
(w/o John C. Roland)
(d/o George W. and Elizabeth K. Moore Green)
ROLAND, Sarah Harriet
9 May 1791
(w/o John C. Roland)
(d/o Daniel and Sarah Conyers Carter)
Death Date
25 Aug 1892
20 Feb 1905
19 Jan 1870
ROLAND, Sophronia (30-5-18)
01 Jan 1850
19 Jun 1880
(d/o John C. and Mary S. Green Roland)
ROLAND, Maggy
15 Apr 1870
06 Sep 1871
(d/o John C. and Mary S. Green Roland)
ROSE, Joyce Marie Travis
__ ___ 1942
31 Mar 2005
(d/o Jessie Ray and Betty Defoe Travis)
Obituary: WKSR Obituaries 31 Mar 2005
Joyce Marie Rose died this morning at her Pulaski residence. She was 63 years old. Visitation
will be held tomorrow from 3-7 p.m. in the upper chapel of Bennett-May Funeral Home.
Services will be held Saturday at 2p.m. in the lower chapel of Bennett-MayFuneral Home with
Reverend Danny Jones officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Survivors
include a daughter Janice Gibson and a son Jimmy Lynn Agent and his wife Teresa, all of
Pulaski. She is survived by a grandchild Samantha Gibson and by four sisters Mary Elizabeth
Shelton of Pulaski, Ruth Ellen Wright of Ardmore, Jo Ann Price and Julie Russell, both of
Pulaski. She is also survived by two brothers Jessie Travis, Jr. and by Robert Travis, both of
Pulaski. She was preceded in death by her parents Jessie Ray & Betty Defoe Travis and by one
brother Terry Travis. Bennett-May & Giles County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements
for Joyce Marie Rose.
ROSE, Octavine Dora Reeves
27 Nov 1905
17 Jul 1992
(w/o 1. Melvin Pinkleton and 2. Casper Rose)
(d/o Joseph Edward and Jennie Pillow Reeves)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Jul 1992
Mrs. Octovine Dora Pinkleton Rose, 86, of Pulaski, died Friday, July 17, 1992, at
Meadowbrook Nursing Home. Funeral services were held Sunday, July 19, at Carr and Erwin
Chapel with Rev. Mack Pinkelton officiating. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. A native of
Tenneseee, Mrs. Rose was the daughter of the late Edward and Jennie Pillow Rose and was
married to the late Casper Rose. She was an employee at Stephens Manufacturing Company
for 45 years. Survivors include two step-sons, Grady Rose of Pulaski, and David Rose of
Ethridge; one daughter, Sadie Mae Stanford of Pulaski; six step-daughters, Bernice Nelson,
Geneva Holland, and Linda Brock, all of Ethridge, Clarice Rose of Illinois, Iva Mae Rose of
Pulaski, Frances Grose of Lafayette, Tenn.; two sisters, Virginia Knox of Pulaski, Mildred
Pierson of Columbia; several grandchildren.
RUSSELL, Robert Allen
17 Mar 1921
06 Nov 1962
(s/o William Thomas and Tennie Pearl Fralix Russell)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 7 Nov 1962
Funeral services for Robert Allen Russell, 41, Lynnville farmer, were held at 2 o’clock
Wednesday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Mr. Rogers.
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Birth Date
Death Date
Burial took place in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Mr. Russell died Tuesday morning, November 6,
at Giles County Hospital. Born March 17, 1921, in Giles County, he was the son of Mrs. Tennie
Pearl Fralix Holt and the William Thomas Russell. In addition to his mother, Mr. Russell is
survived by his step-father, Travis Holt; two brothers, James Russell and Mahlon Russell; and
three sisters, Mrs. MabornWright, Mrs. Charles Duncan and Mrs. Morris Duncah, all of Giles
County. Bennett-May Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
RUTHERFORD, John Herbert
1 Nov 1935
10 Nov 1943
(s/o Eugene and Elizabeth Campbell Rutherford) Unmarked Death Certificate
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 17 Nov 1943
Funeral services were held at 11 o’clock Thursday morning at the Bennett-May Funeral Home
for John Herbert Rutherford, 8, son of Mrs. Malcolm White, who died Wednesday night,
November 10, following an extended illness at the home in Pulaski, conducted by the Rev.
Vandiver of Nashville, assisted by the Rev. Tingle. Burial took place at Mt. Moriah Cemetery.
Besides his mother, the child is survived by his step-father, two sisters and one brother.
SAMUEL, Lillian Catherine
__ ___ ____
15 Jul 1953
(d/o William Samuel and Ruth Harrison Samuel)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 18 Feb 1953
Funeral services for Miss Lillian Catherine Samuel, 42, were held at 3 o’clock Monday
afternoon at Pulaski Funeral Home, conducted by Virgil Bradford, minister of the East Hill
Church of Christ. Burial took place in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Her death occurred at 4:15
o’clock Sunday afternoon at a Nashville hospital after a long illness. A lifelong resident of the
county, she was the daughter of the late William Samuel and Ruth Harrison Samuel. The
survivors include one daughter, Miss Betty Samuel, Pulaski; four sisters, Mrs. Walter Turner
and Mrs. David Rainey, Pulaski, Mrs. Elizabeth Walls, Columbia, and Mrs. Elmo Shook,
Decatur, Ala.; and two brothers, SidneySamuel and Thomas Samuel, both ofArkansas.Pulaski
Funeral Home, Funeral Directors
SANDUSKY, Martha A.
17 Sep 1866
23 ___ 1867
(d/o Jacob H. and Josephine Caroline Crowder Sandusky)
SANDUSKY, William N.
3 Oct 1868
5 Jul 1869
(s/o Jacob H. and Josephine Caroline Crowder Sandusky)
SAPP, Raymond F.
21 May 1943
2 Feb 1990
(s/o Frank and Beatrice____________ Sapp)
SAVAGE, Edward
13 Sep 192020 Apr 1936
(s/o George and Rosa Cook Savage) Unmarked Grave Death Certificate
SCOTT, Eugene
26 Dec 1955
26 Dec 1955
(s/o John Lee and Ida Louise Gowan Scott) Unmarked Grave Death Certificate
SCOTT, Joe Allen
04 Jan 1942
4 Jan 1942
(s/o J. H. and Cynthia Kimbrough Scott)
SCOTT, Louise Stofle
02 Jan 1920
19 Jul 2003
(w/o William Henry Scott)
(d/o John and Jenny Pratt Stofle)
Obituary: Columbia Daily Herald 20 Jul 2003
Louise Scott, 83, died Saturday, July 19, 2003 at Maury Regional Hospital. Services will be
held at 11 a.m. Monday with burial to follow in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Carr and Erwin Funeral
Home is in charge of arrangements. Survivors include a daughter, Brenda Owen of Pulaski;
sisters, Margaret Bullington of Gasden, Ala.. and Lizzie Roberts of Lebanon; three
grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
SCOTT, Mary E.
04 Nov 1900
04 Nov 1900
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Birth Date
Death Date
(Infant d/o William Henry and Louise S. Scott)
SCOTT, William Henry
10 Jun 1919
06 Feb 1974
(h/o Louise Stofel Scott)
(s/o Boone and Laura Scott)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 06 Feb 1974
Funeral services were held for William Henry Scott, 54, of the Oak Grove Community, Friday,
February 8 at 2:30 p.m. at Carr and Erwin Chapel with the Rev. Mack Pinkelton officiating.
Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Mr. Scott died at his home on Wednesday. Born in Giles
County, his parents were the late Boone and Laura Scott. Survivors include his wife, Mrs.
Louise Stofle Scott; one daugter, Miss Brenda Scott of Oak Grove; one sister, Mrs. Robert
Newton of Pulaski; and two brothers, Joe L. Scott of Murfreesboro and Robert Scott of
Pulaski.
SHACKELFORD, Loyd Louie
15 Sep 1909
07 Dec 1941
(h/o Myrtle Shackelford) Unmarked Grave Death Certificate
(s/o Sam Turner and Alice Mary Tarpley Shackelford)
SHACKLEFORD, Samuel Turner
24 Dec 1848
27 Aug 1935
(h/o Alice Mary Tarpley Shackleford)
(s/o W. G. and Julia Ashford Shackleford)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 4 Sep 1935
Sa,m Shackleford, a farmer of the Crescent View community, died on Tuesday, August 27, and
was buried at Moriah, Wednesday, with funeral services byRev. J. K. Johnson. Mr Shackleford
was a brother of R. E. Shackleford of Savannah, about 60 to 65 years of age, and is survived
by his wife, several grown up sons and a daughter.
SHACKLEFORD, Thomas H.
14 Apr 1932
26 Oct 1932
(s/o______________ and ___________
SHARP, Maudie Appleton
02 Mar 1916
26 Mar 1994
(w/o____________________ Sharp)
(d/o Dave and Myrtle Matthews Appleton)
SHAW, Sarah
23 years
23 Apr 1833
(d/o _____________ and ____________
SHELBY, Minnie Lee Drake
26 Nov 1888
02 Dec 1979
(w/o William Gilbert Shelby)
(d/o William and Liza Jane Ayres Drake)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 05 Dec 1979
A Giles County native, Mrs. Minnie Lee Shelby, 90, of Route 2, Kingston Springs, who died
Sunday, December 2 in Oak View Nursing Home, Lawrenceburg, were held Wednesdayat 2:00
p.m. at Bennett May Chapel with burial in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Church of Christ minister G.
C. Fox was the officiant. Mrs. Shelby, daughter of the late William and Liza Jane Ayres Drake,
was married to the late William Gilbert Shelby. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Willadean
Nicks, Nashville; three sons, Coell Shelby, Pulaski, Winford Shelby and Donald Shelby,
Nashville; three step-daughters, Mrs. Florice McGee, Santa Fe, Mrs. Grace Malone,
Lawrenceburg and Mrs. Hester Irvine, Knoxville; eight grandchildren; eight great-greatgrandchildren; several step-grandchildren and several step-great-grandchildren.
SHOOK, Emma
6 Jun 1885
13 Apr 1927
(d/o J. D. and Mary Lou Sutton Shook)
SHOOK, Henry Thomas "Tom"
24 Jun 1881
16 Oct 1949
(h/o Iva Elizabeth York Shook) md 5 Jul 1908 GCT
(s/o James Lafayette and Betty Yancey Shook)
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Birth Date
Death Date
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 9 Oct 1949
Funeral services for Henry Thomas Shook, 68, well-known citizen of the Bodenham section
who died suddently at 5 o’clock Sunday morning October 16, at his home, were held at 2
o’clock Monday afternoon at Moriah Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Rites were conducted
by the Rev. James W. Elder of Lawrenceburg, pastor of the church, and burial took place in the
family lot in the church cemetery. A lifelong resident and substantial farmer of the Bodenham
community, he was born June 24, 1881 and was the son of the late James Lafayette Shook and
Betty Yancey Shook. He was an active member of the Moriah Church, serving as an elder at
the time of his death. Mr. Shook is survived by his wife, Mrs. Iva York Shook; three daughters,
Mrs. Mitchell Wright, Goodsprings, Mrs. Millard Inman, Birmingham, Ala., Mrs. Cleburn
Braly, Bodenham; one son, John Shook, Waverly; nine grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. W. A.
Bass and Mrs. Tom Cosby, Pulaski, and Mrs. James Smith, Springer Station, Lawrence County;
and two brothers, Dellie Shook, Bodenham and Charlie Shook, Russellville, Ala.
SHOOK, Iva Elizabeth York
07 Oct 1885
01 Apr 1958
(w/o Henry Thomas "Tom" Shook)
(d/o John S. and Tennie Tomerlin York)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Apr 1958
Funeral services for Mrs. Iva Elizabeth York Shook, 72, widow of Tom Shook, were held at
2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon at Mt. Moriah Cumberland Presbyterian Church of which she
was a member. Rites were conducted by the Rev. Robert H. Hall and burial took place in the
family lot in the church cemetery. Mrs. Shook was found dead in bed on Tuesday morning,
April 1, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mitchell Wright in Pulaski where she had been
making her home. She had been in declining health for several months. Born October 7, 1885,
in Giles County, she was the daughter of the late John S. York and Tennie Tomerlin York. Her
husband, Tom Shook, died in October of 1949. In addition to Mrs. Wright, Mrs. Shook is
survivedbytwo other daughters, Mrs. R. C. Braly, Weakley Creek, Giles County, and Mrs. M.
A. Inman, Verbena, Ala.; one son, John Shook, Waverly; and ten grandchildren and three greatgrandchildren; and one brother, Claude York, Madison. Bennett-May and Company, Funeral
Directors in charge.
SHOOK, J. D.
15 Jul 1846
23 Dec 1920
(h/o Mary Lou Sutton Shook)
(s/o William and Susanna Coffelt Shook)
SHOOK, James William
1 Aug 1878
10 Feb 1941
(h/o Maude H. Prince Shook)
(s/o James Lafayette and Mary Elizabeth “Betty” Yancey Shook)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 12 Feb 1941
J. W. Shook, 62, who lived on the Minor Hill road, south of Good Springs, died suddenly at
his home, Monday. Funeral and burial at Moriah, Wednesdayafternoon at 2 o’clock. Mr. Shook
is survived by his wife and several children.
SHOOK, Kate
13 Nov 1870
18 May 1938
(d/o J. D. and Mary Lou Sutton Shook) Unmarked Grave
SHOOK, Mary Lou
5 Jul 1849
20 Jun 1925
(w/o J. D. Shook)
(d/o Hiram and Ester Phillips Sutton)
SHOOK, Mary Ellen
20 Oct 1867
23 Apr 1898
(d/o J. D. and Mary Lou Sutton Shook)
SHOOK, Maude Helen Prince
22 Aug 1888
15 Jun 1962
(w/o James W. Shook) md 21 Apr 1907 GCT
193
Deceased
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Birth Date
Death Date
(d/o Gideon and Aurora Appleton Prince)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 20 Jun 1962
Funeral services for Mrs. Maude Helen Prince Shook, 73, Giles County resident, were held at
2:30 o’clock Saturday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. W.
Floyd Cates, pastor of First Baptist Church. Burial took place in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Mrs.
Shook died on Friday, June 15, at the home of her daughter, Miss Ruth Shook in Chattanooga.
Born August 22, 1888, in Giles County, she was the daughter of the late Gideon Prince and
Mary Appleton. Her husband, Jack Shook, died a number of years ago. In addition to the
daughter, Mrs. Shook is survived by one son, W. M. Shook, Saleshala, Mass.; four
grandchildren and one great-grandchild; one sister, Mrs. Lillian Vestal, Dayton, Ohio; and one
brother, Claude Prince, Minor Hill. Bennett-May Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
SHORES, John S.
9 Feb 1847
11 Mar 1923
(h/o Sarah Jane Pittard Shores) md 14 Jan 1875 GCT
(s/o James C. and Elizabeth A. Scott Shores)
SHORES, John Lee
10 Feb 1878
06 Aug 1951
(h/o Lura Reed Shores) md 23 Dec 1908 GCT
(s/o John S. and Sarah Jane Pittard Shores)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 08 Aug 1951
J. Lee Shores, 73, retired Giles County merchant and a leading citizen of the Bodenham
community, died at 7:30 o’clock Mondaynight at the Lawrence sanitorium after several weeks’
illness. Funeral services were held at two o’clock Tuesday afternoon at Moriah Cumberland
Presbyterian Church by the Rev. James Elder, the Rev. J. B. Burns and the Rev. Russell Boaz.
Burial took place in the church cemetery. The son of John and Sara Ann Pittard Shores, he was
born in Giles Countyand had spent most of his life in the Bodenham area where he had engaged
in the mercantile business for more than thirty-five years. Active in church and civic affairs, Mr.
Shores was a leading member and an elder in the Moriah Church, and served as a director of
community projects and as a member of the County Equalization Board and the important
Highway Rights-of-way committee for many years. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Lura Reed
Shores; a sister, Mrs. R. D. Johnson of Birmingham, Ala.; and several nieces and nephews.
SHORES, Lizzie H.
8 Nov 1875
6 Jun 1910
(d/o John S. and Sarah Jane Pittard Shores)
SHORES, Lura Reed
31 May 1883
29 Aug 1954
(w/o John Lee Shores)
(d/o Thomas Newton and Alice Tidwell Reed)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 01 Sep 1954
Mrs. Lura Reed Shores, 70, resident of the Bodenham community, died Sunday, August 29,
at Giles County Hospital after a long illness. Funeral services were held at 10 o’clock Tuesday
morning at Mt. Moriah Cumberland Presbyterian Church, conducted by the Rev. J. C. Elder,
and burial followed in the family lot in the Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Born May 31, 1884, she
was the daughter of the late Thomas N. Reed and Alice Tidwell Reed, early residents of the
Bnham community. She was a member of Mt. Moriah Cumberland Presbyterian Church which
was founded by that community, including her family, more than a hundred years ago. She was
the wife of J. Lee Shores, merchant of that community, who died several years ago. Mrs.
Shores is survivedbya sister, Mrs. G. C. Frazier, San Antonio, Texas; andtwo brothers, Ewing
Reed, Bnham, and Robert Reed, Dallas, Texas. Bennett-May and Company, Morticians in
charge.
SHORES, Lura Virginia Pittard
12 Aug 1899
10 Mar 1966
(w/o Robert Clyde Shores)
194
Deceased
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Birth Date
Death Date
(d/o Albert G. and Minnie Eliza Zuccarello Pittard)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 16 Mar 1966
Mrs. Virginia Pittard Shores, 66, owner of The Vogue, ladies quality dress shop on the East
Side of the Public Square, died unexpectedly at 12:30 (noon) Thursday, March 10, in Giles
County Hospital, following surgery. Funeral services were held at 3 o’clock Friday afternoon
in the chapel of Bennett-May Funeral Home, with the rites conducted by the Rev. Robert Neal
Dean, pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Pulaski, and the Rev. Mack Pinkelton, Baptist
minister. Burial took place in the family lot in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Born August 12, 1909,
in Giles County, she was the daughter of the late Albert G. Pittard and Minnie Zuccarello
Pittard. She was a member of the Moriah Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Shores had
been in the merchandising business for many years, buying The Vogue several years ago. Her
husband, Robert Clyde Shores, Bodenham merchant, died in 1925. Mrs. Shores is survived by
three daughters, Mrs. Marlin Goodman, Mrs. Carroll Wesson and Mrs. Hoyt Morrow, all of
Pulaski; three grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Guy Chambers, Pulaski.
SHORES, Robert Clyde
4 Sep 1891
29 Mar 1925
(h/o Lura Virginia Pittard Shores) md 19 Nov 1919 GCT
(s/o John Summerfield and Sarah Jane Pittard Shores)
SIMPSON, Dr. Charles
26 years
4 Jan 1815
(s/o ______________ and____________ (Slain at night)
SMITH, Ann
23 Feb 1851
17 Aug 1873
(d/o Esq.James Felix and Martha Wilkes Smith)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 21 Aug 1873
On last Sunday evening, August 17th, at 2 o’clock, at the residence of her father, Esq. James
F. Smith, one mile west of town, Miss Ann Smith. She died in the flower of young womanhood,
and her untimely death has left a gloom upon the community. The remains were interred at
Moriah on Monday, funeral services by Rev. Mr. Motherell, of Williamson County.
SMITH, Archibald
__ ___ 1779
16 Aug 1847
(h/o Frances Smith)
(s/o ______________ and___________ Smith)
SMITH, Archibald
3 Aug 1827
?4 Dec 1868
(s/o Archibald and Frances_______________ Smith)
SMITH, Benjamin Conyers
1 Dec 1871
12 Apr 1877
(s/o John Conyers and Aretta C. Reynolds Smith)
SMITH, Clifford
20 Mar 1933
2 May 2000
(h/o Dorothy Parker Smith)
(s/o Daniel and Lacy Myers Smith)
SMITH, Edna Joe Puryear
29 Jul 1891
26 Feb 1981
(w/o Hiram Harvey Smith)
(d/o Robert Newton and Mattie Martin Puryear)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 4 Feb 1981
Graveside services were held for Mrs. Edna Jo Smith, 89, who died Thursday, February 26 at
her residence in Pulaski, Saturday at 3:00 p. m. at Mt. Moriah Cemetery by Marlin Goodman.
Mrs. Smith was a Giles County native, the daughter of the late, Robert Newton and Mattie
Martin Puryear, and the wife of the late Harvey Smith. She was a member of the Presbyterian
Church. Survivors include two step daughters, Mrs. John Greene, Wilmington, Del. and Mrs.
Darnell Fox, Lewisburg; several nieces and nephews. Bennett-MayFuneral Home was in charge
of arrangements.
SMITH, Elvin Roe
13 Aug 1874
16 Mar 1940
195
Deceased
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Birth Date
Death Date
(h/o Bessie Forsyth Smith)
(s/o John Marion and Mariah T. Jones Smith)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 20 Mar 1940
Elvin Smith, 60, died Saturday morning at the Pulaski Hospital, after a short illness. But he had
not been in robust health for several years. Mr. Smith was a candidate for Circuit Court Clerk,
in two different elections in recent years, and made a creditable race each time. When early
returns came in it looked like he was a winner. But when returns from the big districts came in
he was nosed out by small majorities, each time. He was a man of quiet, unassuming
disposition, who made friends, and retained the friendship of those who knew him. Funeral
services were held at Bennett, May and Company Funeral Home, Sunday afternoon at 1:30
o’clock, Rev. BillyMarshall ofNashville, andRev. S. R. Bratcher of Pulaski, officiating. Burial
was at Moriah where members of Mrs. Smith’s family are buried. In addition to Mrs. Smith,
Mr. Smith is survived by one son, Dorris Smith of Birmingham, and six half brothers.
SMITH, Frances
__ ___ 1785
22 Jul 1843
(w/o Archibald Smith)
SMITH, Infant
10 Oct 1845
10 Oct 1845
(s/o Buckner and Mary Ann Amis Smith)
SMITH, J. Lindsay
16 Jan 1856
1 Sep 1880
(h/o Lizzie L. Smith and s/o James Felix and Martha Wilkes Smith)
SMITH, James Felix
25 May 1824
12 Jun 1875
(h/o Martha Wilkes Smith) md 1848
(s/o John W. and Mary Eliza Carter Smith)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen17 Jun 1875
At his residence in Pulaski, on last Saturday morning, the 12th of consumption, James Felix
Smith, Esq., aged nearly 51 years. Mr. Smith was a resident of this county for forty odd years,
having been born at Mt. Pleasant, Maury County, Tenn., Sept. 20th, 1824, and moved from
there with his father to his place on Pigeon Roost Creek when a child. He was married to Miss
Martha V. Wilkes in 1848 by Rev. C. P. Reed, and lived until 1873 upon his farm three miles
west of town. He professed religion under Mr. Reed’s ministry about 25 years ago at Moriah,
and he was elder in that church for many years, until he moved to Pulaski, when he registered
his membership with the C. P. Church at this place and was an elder in this congregation until
his death. His remains were interred at Moriah last Sunday.
SMITH, John Conyers
22 Jun 1834
8 Oct 1882
(h/o Aretta C. Reynolds)
(s/o John W. and Mary Eliza Carter Smith)
SMITH, John Walter
18 Jan 1856
28 Sep 1859
(s/o James Felix and Martha Wilkes Smith)
SMITH, Lizzie L.
22 Aug 1864
5 Oct 1881
(d/o M. V. and Jane Smith Wilkes)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 6 Oct 1881
Died, at the family residence in Pulaski on yesterday morning after a lingering attack of flux,
Miss Lizzie Lea, daughter of Mrs. M. V. Smith, aged 17 years, 1 month and 13 days. Services
will be conducted this morning at 9 o’clock by Rev. G. H. Shelldrake at the C. P. Church and
the burial will take place at Mt. Moriah at 11 o’clock.
SMITH, Martha Wilkes
17 Jan 1828
5 May 1895
(w/o James Felix Smith)
(d/o Col. R. A. F. Wilkes of Maury County, TN)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 9 May 1895
196
Deceased
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Birth Date
Death Date
Mrs. Martha V. Smith died at her home in Pulaski Sunday, May 5, 1895, at 3 p.m. She was a
daughter of Col. R. A. L. Wilkes, of Maury County and a sister of Mrs. Dr. Steele, James H.
Wilkes, ofNashville, W. H. Wilkes of Culleoka and Judge Jno. S. Wilkes ofthe Supreme Court.
She was the widow of Jas. F. Smith, once widely known and respected in Giles County and
elsewhere. She was buried at Moriah where her husband and children were interred.
SMITH, Mary H.
3 Apr 1849
30 Oct 1852
(d/o James Felix and Martha Wilkes Smith)
SMITH, Mary Lee & Josie
No dates listed
(Children of John Conyers and Aretta C. Reynolds Smith)
SMITH, Phillip Parker
6 Aug 1961
15 Aug 1961
(Infant s/o Clifford and Dorothy Parker Smith)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 30 Aug 1961
Funeral services for Phillip Parker Smith, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Smith, born
August 6, were held at 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon a Bennett-May Funeral Home. Burial
took place in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. The child died Tuesdaymorning, August 15, at Vanderbilt
Hospital. In addition to the parents, the child is survived by the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Parker and Mrs. Grace Smith; and the great-grandmother, Mrs. Ala Myers, all of Giles
County. Bennett-May Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
SMITH, Sarah C.
12 Feb 1854
26 Oct 1860
(d/o James Felix and Martha Wilkes Smith)
SMITH, William
2 Jul 1836
?4 Dec 1868
(s/o ______________ and____________ Smith)
SNEED, Mrs. Ed
__ ___ ____29 Oct 1899
(w/o Ed Sneed) Unmarked grave
(d/o______________ and Lillian Sanders)
The Pulaski Citizen 2 Nov 1899
Mrs. Ed Sneed died at her home in Bellview, Saturday morning of typhoid fever. The burial
occurred at Moriah.
SPRINGER, Ann Eliza
8 Jul 1844
30 Aug 1866
(w/o William D. Springer)
(d/o Rev. John C. and Ann V. _____________ Smithson)
STAFFORD, B. Walter
__ ___ 1885
18 Jan 1965
(s/o John and Sarah Petty Stafford)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 20 Jan 1965
Funeral services for Walter Stafford, 79, retired Giles County farmer who was found dead at
his home in the Choate’s Creek communityMonday afternoon, Jan. 18, were held Wednesday
at Bennett-May Funeral Home. The Rev. Horace Woodard officiated and burial was in Mt.
Moriah Cemetery. Stafford lived alone and was last seen by neighbors on Friday of last week.
About 2 p. m. Monday a friend, Daniel Rogers, went to the house and found it locked. He
notified law enforcement authorities and State Trooper James Dyer went to the scene. Stafford
was found dead in bed, and Trooper Dyer said that he apparently died of natural causes,
probably Friday night. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. E. T. Reed of Pulaski.
STANFORD, Bobby
26 Sep 1949
17 Apr 2006
(s/o Charles Delma and Sadie Mae Pinkelton Stanford)
Obituary: The Giles Free Press 20 Apr 2006
Mr. Bobby Stanford, 56, of Nashville, formerly of Pulaski, died April 17, 2006, at Centennial
Medical Center. Born Sept. 26, 1949, in Giles County, he was the son of the late Charles Delma
and Sallie Mae Pinkelton Stanford. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a
197
Deceased
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Birth Date
Death Date
brother-in-law, William Earl Cox. Funeral services were held April 19 at Carr and Erwin
Funeral Home. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Survivors include his daughter, Donna
KayFrost of Pulaski; five brothers, Buster Stanford and wife Sheila, Rooster Stanford and wife
Judy, Randy Stanford and wife Patsy, Toby Stanford and Rickey Stanford and wife Jeanne, all
of Pulaski; sister Pat Cox of Nashville; and two grandchildren, Britany Frost and Travis Frost.
STANFORD, Charles Delma
9 Oct 1914
11 Mar 1987
(h/o Sadie Mae Pinkelton Stanford)
(s/o Samuel and Maude McDougal Stanford)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Mar 1987
Mr. Charles Delma Stanford, 72, of Pulaski, died Wednesday, March 11, 1987, at his residence.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a. m. Friday, March 13, at Carr and Erwin Chapel. Burial
was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Sadie Mae Stanford of Pulaski;
six sons, Dennis, Melvin, Richard, Charles, Robert and Randy Stanford, all of Pulaski; one
daughter, Mrs. Patsy Cox of Nashville; three sisters, Mrs. Quilla Tankersly of Pulaski, Mrs.
Elise Garrett of Nashville, Mrs. Ozella Smith of Alabama; 17 grandchildren and one greatgrandchild.
STANFORD, Edward
23 Apr 1926
26 Oct 1934
(s/o Clyde and Ruby Felker Stanford)
STANFORD, Nancy
__ ___ 1889
__ ___ 1954
(d/o _____________ and ___________
STANFORD, Robert Don “Bobby”
__ ___ 1950
17 Apr 2006
(s/o Charles Delma and Sadie Mae Pinkelton Stanford)
STANFORD, Sadie Mae
16 Dec 1922
16 Sep 1992
(w/o Charles Delma Stanford)
(d/o Melvin and Octavine Reeves Pinkelton Rose)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Sep 1992
Mrs. Sadie Mae Stanford, 69, of Pulaski, died Wednesday, Sept. 16, 1992, at Pulaski Health
Care Center. Funeral services were held Friday, Sept. 18, at Carr and Erwin Chapel with Tim
Pruett and Mack Pinkelton officiating. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. A native of Giles
County, Mrs. Stanford was the daughter of Melvin Pinkelton and Octavine Reeves Pinkelton
Rose and was married to Delma Stanford. Survivors include six sons, Rickey, Toby, Bobby,
Randy and Buster Stanford, all of Pulaski, Rooster Stanford of Petersburg; one daughter, Patsy
Cox of Nashville; 15 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
STANFORD, William Edward
22 Apr 192622 Oct 1934
(s/o Claude and_____________ Powers Stanford) Unmarked Grave Death Certificate
STEELE, Alexander G.
15 Jul 1806
13 Jun 1872
(h/o Margaret Eliza Anderson Steele)
(s/o Thomas and Lydia Graves Steele) Thomas came from England.
STEELE, Eliza
1 Jun 1808
25 Jun 1859
(w/o Alexander G. Steele) md 28 Aug 1845
(d/o _____________ and ___________
The Independent Citizen 1 Jul 1859
Died, on Saturday morning the 25th inst., in the vicinity of Moriah Church, in this county, of
consumption, Mrs. Eliza, consort of Alex G. Steele, Esq. Deceased was about 45 years old.
STEELE, Margaret Eliza
__ ___ 1809
5 May 1893
(w/o Alexander G. Steele)
(d/o Stephen and_____________________ Anderson)
The Pulaski Citizen 11 May 1893
198
Deceased
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Birth Date
Death Date
Mrs. Margaret Steele, who has resided with Capt. Lem Oliver near this city, dropped dead
Friday evening of heart disease. Mrs. Steele was 72 years of age. The funeral services were
conducted by Rev. T. E. Hudson, services at Mt. Moriah Saturday.
STEELE, Sallie Harris
27 Oct 1856
25 Jan 1857
(d/o J. T. and J. C. Steele)
STEELE, T. A.
__ Sep 1809
6 May 1858
(h/o Eliza Steele)
(s/o Thomas and _____________Steele)
STEWART, Charles Everette
23 Jan 189226 Feb 1945
(h/o May Stewart)
(s/o ______________ and____________ Stewart) Unmarked Grave Death Certificate
STOFEL, Grover Morris
27 Sep 192518 Dec 1968
(s/o Jim Stofel and Maggie Pratt Helmantaller)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 25 Dec 1968
Grover Morris Stofel, 43, died Wednesday, December 18, in Maury County Hospital,
Columbia. Funeral services for Mr. Stofel were held Friday afternoon, December 20 in the
chapel of Bennett-May Funeral Home with Mr. Andy Brown, Church of Christ minister,
officiating. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. A native of Giles County, Mr. Stofel was born
September 27, 1925 the son of Mrs. Maggie Pratt Helmantaller, Petersburg and the late Jim
Stofel. Survivors in addition to his mother include one sister, Mrs. Virginia Jones, Columbia.
Bennett-May Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
STOFEL, Jennie Bell Pratt
15 Jan 1898
8 Mar 1963
(w/o John W. Stofel)
(d/o Jake and Annie Pullam Pratt)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 13 Mar 1963
Funeral services for Mrs. Jennie Bell Pratt Stofel, 65, resident of Prospect section, were held
at 2 o’clock Sundayafternoon at Mt. Moriah Presbyterian Church, conducted by the Rev. Mack
Pinkelton, Baptist minister. Burial took place in the church cemetery. Mrs. Stofel died at 5:30
o’clock Friday afternoon, March 8, at a Nashville hospital following an illness of four months.
Born January 15, 1898, she was the daughter of the late Jake Pratt and Annie Belle Pullam
Pratt. Her husband John W. Stofel, died January 14, this year. Mrs. Stofel is survived by four
daughters, Mrs. Lizzie Roberts and Mrs. Lorene Arbuckle, both of Columbia, Mrs. Louise
Scott, Goodspring, and Mrs. Margaret Bullington, Attalla, Ala.; fifteen grandchildren, and one
great-grandchild; two sisters, Mrs. Maggie Helmanteller, Lewisburg; and Mrs. Stella Coble,
Pulaski; and two brothers, Oscar Pratt, Pulaski, and Webb Pratt, Nashville. Pulaski Funeral
Home in charge of arrangements.
STOFEL, John Richard Elmore
23 Jun 1918
27 Aug 1927
(s/o ______________ and___________ Stofel)
STOFEL, John W.
1 Jan 1888
14 Jan 1963
(h/o Jennie Bell Pratt Stofel)
(s/o Joe and Annie Holder Stofel)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 16 Jan 1963
Funeral services for John Stofel, 75, retired farmer of Giles County, were held at 10 o’clock
Wednesday morning at Mt. Moriah Cumberland Presbyterian Church with the burial in the
church cemetery. Mr. Stofel died unexpectedlyof a heart attack earlyMondaymorning, January
14, at his home on Victoria Street. Born January 1, 1888, in Giles County, he was the son of
the late Joe Stofel and Annie Holder Stofel. Mr. Stofel is survived by his wife, Mrs. Jennie Bell
Pratt Stofel; four daughters, Mrs. Lizzie Roberts, Mrs. Lorene Arbuckle, both of Columbia, and
199
Deceased
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Birth Date
Death Date
Mrs. Louise Scott, Prospect and Mrs. Margaret Bullington, Attalla, Ala.; fifteen grandchildren
and one great-grandchild; one brother, Tom Stofel, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; and two sisters, Mrs.
Pearl Counts and Mrs. Susie County, both of Columbia. Pulaski Funeral Home in charge of
arrangements.
STOFLE, Cleveland Edward
11 Jan 1930
28 Jan 1930
(s/o Jim and Mary E. Hodge Stofle)
STOFLE, Jim
__ ___ 1883
5 May 1934
(h/o Mary E. Hodge Stofle)
(s/o Joe and Narcissa Holder Stofle) Unmarked Death Certificate
STOFLE, Joe Wesley
8 Sep 1942
12 Sep 1942
(s/o Thomas and Annie Mae Owens Stofle)
STOFLE, Richard
23 Jun 1918
27 Aug 1927
(s/o Bell Stofle) Unmarked Death Record
STRICKLAND, Baby
10 Jan 1950
10 Jan 1950
(Infant of Tommie Martha Ellen Edde. Strickland)
STRICKLAND, James Steven
24 Jan 1960
18 Feb 1997
(h/o Melissa Lapham Strickland)
HT3 US Navy
(s/o Calvin and Sue Word Strickland)
Obituary: The Giles Free Press 20 Feb 1997
James Steven Strickland, 37, of Watertown, died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 1997, in Nashville. The
Giles County native was the son of Calvin and Sue Word Strickland of Pulaski. He was a
Harley-Davidson technician for C & S Harley-Davidson. Services will be at 2 p. m. tomorrow
(Friday) at the Carr and Erwin Chapel with G. C. Fox officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Moriah
Cemetery. In addition to his parents, survivors include his wife, Melissa Lipham Strickland of
Watertown; three brothers, Dwayne Strickland of Columbia, Jeff Strickland of Pulaski and Tim
Strickland of LaVergne; and grandmothers, Martha Strickland of Pulaski and Charlotte Edde
of Lewisburg.
STRICKLAND, James Thomas (Tommy)
11 Jan 1915
31 Aug 1996
(h/o Martha Ellen Edde Strickland)
(s/o James Wesley "Bose" and Mary Clark Strickland)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Sep 1996
Mr. James (Tommy) Strickland, 81, of Pulaski died August 31, 1996, at St. Thomas Hospital
in Nashville. Services were held Monday at Carr and Erwin Funeral Home with burial in Mt.
Moriah Cemetery. Survivors include his wife Martha Strickland of Pulaski; and sons, G. W.,
Calvin and Roger Strickland, all of Pulaski, and Donald Strickland of Spring Hill.
STRICKLAND, Joe Edward
05 Jul 1940
08 Oct 1968
(h/o Brenda Sue Strickland)
(s/o John Wesley and Lena Willa Johns Strickland)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 16 Oct 1968
Joe E. Strickland, 28, native of Giles County, was hit by an automobile and killed in Los
Angeles, Calif., October 8. The accident occurred while he was attempting to step into his car.
He had recently moved to Los Angeles from Detroit where he had resided for a number of
years. He was the son of John Wesley Strickland who survives, and the late Mrs. Lena Willa
Johns Strickland. Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Clarence Stewart, pastor of the
First Baptist Church, in the chapel of Bennett-May Funeral Home at 2 o’clock Saturday
afternoon, Oct. 12. Burial was in Moriah Cemetery. Survivors in addition to his father include
his wife, Mrs. Brenda Sue Strickland, a grandmother, Mrs. Ella Johns, three brothers, James,
John Wesley, and Jerry Wayne Strickland, all of Mt. Julian, Mich., and four sisters, Mrs. Linda
200
Deceased
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Birth Date
Death Date
Alred, Mt., Julian, Mrs. R. C. Bailey, Alabama, Mrs. Loretta Nance, and Miss Mary Ellen
Strickland, both of Ridgely.
STRICKLAND, John Wesley
08 Apr 1907
06 Oct 1977
(h/o Lena Willa Johns Strickland)
(s/o James and Mary Clark Strickland)
STRICKLAND, Labe W.
__ ___ 1893
22 Apr 1939
(h/o Lena Mae Drake Strickland)
(s/o ______________ and __________ Strickland)
STRICKLAND, Lena Mae Drake
19 Feb 1897
26 Feb 1975
(w/o 1. Labe W. Strickland) md 04 Feb 1914 GCT
(w/o 2. John Speer) (d/o Jesse and Nancy Wakefield Drake)
STRICKLAND, Lena Willa
19 Feb 1910
25 Feb 1967
(w/o John Wesley Strickland)
(d/o William Noah and Ella Wilson Johns)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 1 Mar 1967
Mrs. Lena W. Strickland, 58, died Saturday, February 25, at Baptist Hospital in Memphis.
Services were conducted Tuesday morning, February 28, at 10:30, with the Rev. Clarence
Stewart, officiating. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Mrs. Strickland was born February
19, 1909, in Giles County, the daughter of the late Mrs. Noah Johns and the late Mr. Johns.
She had lived in Pulaski for many years before moving to Ridgely, Tenn., with her family. In
addition to her mother, she is survived byher husband, John WesleyStrickland; four daughters,
Misses Barbara and Mary Ella Strickland, Ridgely, Mrs. Linda Allred, Michigan, and Mrs.
Fannie Bailey, Florida; four sons, Jerry Wayne, John W., Jr., and Jimmy Lee Strickland,
Michigan, and Joe Edward Strickland, Alaska; seven grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Buford
Bunn, Mrs. Jack Foster and Mrs. Joe Witherow, Pulaski, and Mrs. Rebecca Drake,
Chattanooga; and one brother, J. B. Johns, Pulaski. Bennett-May Funeral Home in charge of
arrangements.
STRICKLAND, Martha Ellen Edde
21 Dec 1921
2 Sep 1997
(w/o James "Tommie" Strickland)
(d/o Gladys Dalton and Charlotte Metcalf Edde)
Obituary: The Giles Free Press 28 Aug 1997
Mrs. Martha Ellen Strickland, 75, of Pulaskidied Sept. 2, 1997, at Columbia Hillside Hospital.
The daughter of the late Gladys Dalton Edde, Mrs. Strickland was born in Moore County,
Tenn. She was married to the late Tommie Strickland. She was a member of the lunchroom
staff of the Giles County School System. Services were to have been today (Thursday) at Carr
and Erwin Funeral Home with Wayne Pagel officiating. Burial was to have been in Mt. Moriah
Cemetery. Survivors include her other, Charlotte Edde of Lewisburg; four sons, G. W., Calvin,
Roger Dale, all of Pulaski and Donald Ray of Spring Hill; three brothers, William Earl Edde of
Pulaski, J. D. and Roy Edde, both of Lewisburg; a half-brother, Robert Edde of Pulaski; three
sisters, Mary Hollingsworth, Irene Matthews and Ruth Harrell, all of Lewisburg; 11
grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
STRICKLAND, Mary Clark
16 Feb1870
16 Feb 1954
(w/o James Strickland)
(d/o Wilman and Mary Kirk Clark)
STRICKLAND, Mary E.
17 Jul 1942
17 Jul 1942
(d/o James "Tommie" and Martha Metcalf Edde Strickland)
STRICKLAND, Thomas Dwayne
24 Apr 1941
27 Apr 1941
(d/o James "Tommie" and Martha Metcalf Edde Strickland)
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SULCER, Jennifer Leann
15 Dec 1972
15 Dec 1972
(Infant____________________ Sulcer)
SUPERNAUGH, Kenneth H.
12 Oct 1917
10 Nov 1992
(h/o Lecie Pritchett Story Supernaugh)
(s/o______________ and __________ Supernaugh)
SUPERNAUGH, Lecie P.
14 Aug 1915
2 Feb 1998
(w/o Kenneth H. Supernaugh)
(d/o Lonnie and Alpha Coleman Pritchett)
Obituary: The Giles Free Press 5 Feb 1998
Mrs. Lecie Pritchett Supernaugh, 82, of Pulaski died Feb. 2, 1998, at National HealthCare
Center in Pulaski. Mrs. Supernaugh was the daughter of the late Lonnie and Alpha Coleman
Pritchett. She was born in Georgia. She was married to the late Kenneth H. Supernaugh.
Services will be at 1 p. m. Sunday Feb. 7 at Bennett-May Funeral Home with burial in Mt.
Moriah Cemetery. Survivors include two daughters, Sondra Woodson of Pulaski and Debbie
Cummins of San Jose, Calif.; two sons, Timothy Story of Homestead, Fla., and Ronnie Story
of Gladstone, Mo.; one sister, Ester Smith of Macon, Ga.; one half brother and one half sister,
Phillip Pritchett of Dublin, Ga., and Lonnie Sutton ofRochelle, Ga.; 11 grandchildren, 11 great
grandchildren, six step great grandchildren, and one step great, great grandchild.
SWINNEY, Annie Jewel
__ ___ 1938
25 Aug 1973
(w/o Harold Swinney)
(d/o Thomas Richard and Mamie Hardin Johnson)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 29 Aug 1973
Services were conducted Sunday, August 26 at 2:00 p.m. at Carr and Erwin Chapel for Mrs.
Annie Jewel Swinney, 48, with burial following in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Church of Christ
minister, G. C. Fox officiated. Mrs. Swinney died Saturday, August 25 at Giles County
Hospital. Born in Giles County, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Richard and Mamie
Hardin Johnson. Survivors are her husband, Harold Swinney of Pulaski; one daughter, Mrs.
Wayne Bolden of Pulaski; three sons, Joe Swinney, Kenneth Swinney and Steven Swinney, all
of Pulaski; five sisters, Mrs. Martha Beaver and Mrs. Katherine Cole, both of Pulaski and Mrs.
Dorothy Cagle of Oklahoma, Mrs. Edith Hannah of Illinois and Mrs. Myrtle Young of
Murfreesboro; two brothers, Buddy Johnson and Robert Johnson, both of Orlando, Fla. and
three grandchildren.
SWINNEY, Lillian Ward
__ ___ 1929
08 Oct 2003
(d/o E. Cycle and Mable May Ward)
Obituary: WKSR Obituaries 08 Oct 2003
Lillian Ward Sweeneydied yesterday at Hillside Hospital. She was 74 years old. Visitation will
be held from 6-9pm tomorrow at Bennett-May Funeral Home. Services will be held Friday at
2pm at Bennett-May with burial to follow in the Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Survivors include two
daughters, Peggy Walker of Pulaski and Judy Palomino of South Carolina. She is survived by
a son, BobbyThornton of Pulaski. Two sisters survive, Annie Swanson and Nellie Carroll, both
of North Carolina. A brother, James Ward of North Carolina also survives. Two grandchildren
and one great, grandchild survive. She was preceded in death byher parents Cycle Ward, Mabel
Ward, and by Christine Ward. Bennett-May Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements for
Lillian Ward Sweeney.
TARPLEY, Alice Lu Summers
19 Jan 1869
30 Mar 1916
(w/o Sterling Price Tarpley) md 18 May 1886 (unmarked)
(d/o John W. and Josaphine Logen Summers) (death record)
TARPLEY, Andrew Jackson G.
22 Apr 1850
13 Oct 1936
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Death Date
(h/o Maggie Tarpley)
(s/o Jerome and Harriett F. Pike Tarpley)
TARPLEY, Betty
__ ___ 1846
7 Feb 1939
(d/o Jerome and Harriett F. Pike Tarpley)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 15 Feb 1939
Miss Betty Tarpley, ninety-three years old, daughter of the late Jerome and Harriett Tarpley,
passed away February 7th at the home of her niece, Mrs. Ed Powers. She had been in failing
health for some time. Funeral and burial at Mount Moriah. Services by Elder Elmer Smith.
Surviving are nieces and nephews.
TARPLEY, Charley G.
__ ___ 1927
19 Feb 1954
(s/o Tommie and Bessie Maude Bradley Tarpley)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 24 Feb 1954
Funeral services for Cpl. Charles Tarpley, 26, Giles Countysoldier stationed at Camp Crowder,
Mo., were held at two o’clock Wednesday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home in Pulaski
by Virgil Bradford, Church of Christ minister. Burial was in Moriah Cemetery west of Pulaski.
Tarpley, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Tommie Tarpley of Pigeon Roost community, died Friday of
injuries suffered in an automobile accident near Goodman, Mo. Cpl. Tarpley was a student of
Giles County High School before entering the U. S. Navy in 1942. While in the Navy he served
in the Pacific theater. He entered the Army September 13, 1949, and served in Trieste, Italy,
three years and was serving his second enlistment in the Army and was stationed at Camp
Crowder, Mo., at the time of the accident. In addition to his parents, he is survived by four
sisters, Mrs. Owen R. Johnson, Philo, Ohio, Mrs. Clarence H. Cole, Jr., Pulaski, Mrs. J. S.
Pierce and Miss Lema Tarpley, both of Pulaski; one brother, Robert Tarpley, U. S. Navy;
maternal grandmother, Mrs. Lema Peden of Nashville; five nieces and two nephews.
TARPLEY, Eugene
30 Jul 1909
13 Dec 1912
(s/o ______________ and___________ Tarpley)
TARPLEY, Florence Rich
17 May 1884
25 Feb 1971
(w/o James Knox Polk Tarpley)
(d/o Thomas R. and Mary Frances Ward Rich)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 3 Mar 1971
Mrs. Florence Tarpley, 86, died at Giles County Hospital, Thursday afternoon, February 25.
Services were held Friday, 3:00 p. m. at Bennett-May Chapel with burial in Mt. Moriah
Cemetery. Rev. Mack Pinkelton officiated. A native of Giles County, she was the daughter of
the late Tommy and Mary Ward Rich. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Survivors
include her husband, J. Polk Tarpley; one daughter, Mrs. Roy Richardson; one son, Robert
Tarpley, Nashville; nine grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; four great-greatgrandchildren; one brother, Clarence Rich and four sisters, Mrs. Stella Franklin, Mrs. Maggie
Long, Mrs. Rena Morris and Mrs. Joe Coke.
TARPLEY, Harriet F.
27 Apr 1825
31 Aug 1891
(w/o Jerome B. Tarpley)
(d/o _________and Sarah Pike)
TARPLEY, James Knox Polk
18 Oct 1885
2 Apr 1975
(h/o Florence Rich Tarpley)
(s/o Jerome and Mary Alice Garrett Tarpley)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 09 Apr 1975
James Knox Polk Tarpley, 89, died Wednesday, April 2, 1975 at Giles County Hospital.
Services were held at Bennett-May Chapel at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 5, Rev. Clarence
Stewart officiating. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Born in Giles County, Mr. Tarpley
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Death Date
was the son of the late Jerome and Mary Alice Garrett Tarpley. He was the husband of the late
Florence Rich Tarpley. He was a retired farmer. Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Roy
Richardson, Pulaski; one son, Robert Tarpley, Nashville; nine grandchildren; several greatgrandchildren; one brother, Herman Tarpley, Giles County.
TARPLEY, Johnnie
31 Jul 1886
19 Oct 1897
(s/o J. G. and Maggie Berry Tarpley)
TARPLEY, Maggie Berry
25 May 1862
18 Jan 1942
(w/o J. G. Tarpley)
(d/o John and Mary Jane Bass Berry)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 21 Jan 1942
Mrs. Maggie Tarpley, 79, whose death occurred early Sunday morning at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. Ed Powers, in Pulaski, following a long illness, were held at 2 o’clock Monday
afternoon at Mt. Moriah Church, with Rev. R. A. Johns, pastor of the First Baptist Church,
conducting the rites. Burial took place in Moriah Cemetery, with the grandsons serving as pall
bearers. Mrs. Tarpley is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Powers and Mrs. Walter Witherow,
of the Rose Hill community; and four sons, Robert Tarpley, Nashville, Joe Tarpley of
Campbellsville, Russell Tarpley and Tommy Tarpley, of Giles County, and a large number of
grandchildren.
TARPLEY, Mannie
9 Nov 1883
25 Mar 1891
(s/o J. G and Maggie Berry Tarpley)
TARPLEY, Mary Alice
19 Jan 1869
30 Mar 1916
(w/o Jerome Tarpley)
(d/o John and Josie L. _______________ Garrett)
TARPLEY, Polk (Unmarked)
Age 3 years
13 Dec 1912
(s/o Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Tarpley) Obituary
TARPLEY, Robert
6 Jan 1934
10 Aug1984
(h/o Kathryn England Tarpley) EOI US Army Korea Viet Nam
(s/o Tommie and Bessie Maude Bradley Tarpley)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Aug 1984
Robert Tarpley, 48, of Clinton, Missouri, died August 10, 1984, at Harry S. Truman V. A.
Hospital in Columbia, Missouri. A native of Giles County, Mr. Tarpley was the son of the late
Tommie and Bessie Tarpley. He was a member of the Baptist Church was a veteran of the
Korean and Vietnam Wars. Mr. Tarpley was a retired heavy equipment operator. Funeral
services were held at Bennett-May Chapel Monday, August 13, at 2 p. m., with Rev. Mack
Pinkelton officiating. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Mrs.
Kathryn England Tarpley of Clinton, Missouri; and four sisters, Mrs. Roberta Elrod of
Sheffield, Alabama, Mrs. Elizabeth Johnson ofWaterford, Ohio, Mrs. Lema Stafford and Miss
Ella Tarpley, both of Pulaski.
TARPLEY, Sterling Price
__ ___ 1861
9 Mar 1921
(h/o Alice Lu Summers Tarpley)
(s/o Jerome B. and _________ Tarpley)
TARPLEY, Tommie Jr.
17 Oct 1925
13 Mar 1950
(h/o Lee Burrows Tarpley)
(s/o Tommie Sr. and Bessie Maude Bradley Tarpley)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 15 Mar 1950
Funeral services for TommyTarpley, Jr., 24, who died at 1:40 o’clock Mondaymorning, March
13, at Veterans Hospital in Nashville, after several years ill health, were held at 2:30 o’clock
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Death Date
Wednesday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home. Rites were conducted by Dr. J. Clark
Hensley, pastor of the First Baptist Church, and burial took place in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. A
lifelong resident of the county, he was born on October 17, 1925, and was the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Tommy Tarpley, Sr., who survive. He was a veteran of the Pacific area, having served
during the late war in the U. S. Navy. In addition to his parents, Mr. Tarpley is survived by his
wife, Mrs. Lee Burrows Tarpley; one three-year-old daughter, Hazel Tarpley; four sisters, Mrs.
Owen Johnson, Philo, Ohio, and Misses Lema, Roberta and Ella Tarpley, all of Pulaski; two
brothers, Robert Tarpley, Pulaski, and Charlie Tarpley, U. S. Army; and the maternal
grandmother, Mrs. Charlie Peden, Pulaski.
TATUM, Ardella Wall
27 Apr 1862
27 Aug 1939
(w/o James A. Tatum) md 9 Jan 1887 GCT
(d/o Thomas and Mary Elizabeth Pillow Wall)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 04 Oct 1939
The spirit of Mrs. J. A. Tatum took its flight August 27th. She was a good neighbor and always
ready to lend a helping hand in sickness. She was a loving mother and will be missed in her
home and community, she was a consistent member of the Methodist Church and attended
services regularly as long as she was able. She was 77 years and 4 months old. Funeral services
were at Mt.Moriah. She was laid to rest by her husband who passed away several years ago.
She leaves to mourn her loss eight children as follow: William, Mitchell Leslie, Edgar, Ozro,
Mrs. John Hayes, Mrs. J. T. Walls, and Mrs. H. W. Russell and a host of grandchildren.
Grandsons served as pallbearers and granddaughters carried the flowers. Love and sympathy
are extended to the bereaved ones. A large crowd attended the funeral and lots of pretty
flowers.
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TATUM, Esker
(d/o James Tatum) unmarked grave
The Pulaski Citizen 8 Dec 1898
Campbellsville---Miss Esker Tatum, daughter of Mr. James Tatum, died on last Saturday
evening about 3 o’clock after a short illness with a complication of diseases. Her remains were
interred at Moriah, Sunday evening.
TATUM, Henry Mitchell “Hank” III
__ ___ 1958
08 Jan 2006
(h/o [1]. Sherry Payne Tatum [2]. Donna Kirkpatrick Tatum)
(s/o Henry Mitchell Jr. and Helen Englett Tatum)
Obituary: Columbia Daily Herald 10 Jan 2006
Henry Mitchell “Hank” Tatum III, 48, of Pulaski, died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2006, at the Hillside
Hospital. Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Carr and Erwin Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday. Burial will be in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. The Giles
County native was the son of Helen Englet Tatum and the late Henry Mitchell Tatum Jr. He
was employed with Mealer Trucking Company in Lewisburg. Survivors in addition to his
mother include his wife, Donna Kirkpatrick Tatum of Pulaski; daughters, Alisha Dickey of
Pulaski and Elizabeth Tatum of Jacksonville, Fla.
TATUM, Henry Mitchell Jr.
19 May 1922
7 Apr 1992
(h/o Helen Englett Tatum) S/SGT US Army WWII
(s/o Henry Mitchell and Maude Lee Long Tatum, Sr.)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Apr 1992
Mr. HenryMitchell Tatum, Jr., 69, of Pulaski, died Tuesday, April 7, 1992, at Hillside Hospital.
Funeral services were held Thursday, April 9, at Bennett-May Chapel with Wayne Pagel
officiating. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. A native of Giles County, Mr. Tatum was the
son of the late Henry and Maude Long Tatum. He was retired from Harris Machine Shop.
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Death Date
Survivors include Helen Englett Tatum of Pulaski; one son, Hank Tatum of Pulaski; two
grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Willa Dean Kellam of Decatur, Ala., Mrs. Ann Pollock of
Columbia, Mrs. Kathlene Taylor of Pulaski; one brother, Newt Tatum of Pulaski.
TATUM, Henry Mitchell Sr.
24 Jul 1889
8 Sep 1971
(h/o Maude Lee Long Tatum)
(s/o James A. and Ardella Wall Tatum)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 8 Sep 1971
Mitchell Tatum, 82, died September 8 at Fairhaven Nursing Home. Services will be held
Thursday, September 9, 1:00 p. m., at Bennett-May Chapel with burial in Mt. Moriah
Cemetery. Rev. Mack Pinkelton will officiate. A native of Giles County, he was the son of the
late Jim and Ardelia Wall Tatum. His wife was the late Maude Lee Long Tatum. Survivors
include three daughters, Mrs. Fred Kellam, Decatur, Ala., Mrs. Bobby Hamby, Lawrenceburg,
Mrs. Edward Taylor; two sons, Henry Tatum, Newt Tatum; three brothers, Leslie Tatum, Ozro
Tatum, Edgar Tatum, Nashville; two sisters, Trudie Edmundson, Eula Bell Russell; seventeen
grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.
TATUM, James Albert
19 Feb 1848
26 May 1919
(h/o Ardella Wall Tatum) md 9 Jan 1887 GCT
(s/o John Thomas and Cynthia Riley Tatum)
TATUM, Maude Lee Long
26 Apr 1895
17 Jul 1950
(w/o Henry Mitchell Tatum) md 4 Jul 1913 GCT
(d/o William Thomas and Myrtle Walls Long)
TAYLOR, Mrs.
__ ___ ____
14 Oct 1894
(Mother of Tom Taylor) Unmarked grave
The Pulaski Citizen 18 Oct 1894
Mrs. Taylor, mother of Tom Taylor, a blacksmith near Bodenham, died last Thursdaynight. She
was buried at Moriah Friday afternoon. Mrs. Taylor was quite old, and death came as the close
of a long and useful life.
TAYLOR, Sarah Catherine “Kate”
23 Aug 1956
08 Jan 1949
(w/o Thomas Lafayette Taylor)
(d/o ________ Rogers and Jane Burnett)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 12 Jan 1949
Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Catherine Taylor, 92, who died at 10:40 o’clock Saturday
evening, January 8, at the home in the Riversburg Community, following a long period of
declining health, were held at 2:30 o’clock Sunday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home.
Rites were conducted by the Rev. W. L. Harwell, pastor of the Olivet Methodist Church, and
burial took place in the family lot in Moriah Cemetery. She was a native of Granger County.
Mrs. Taylor is survived by three sons, Melvin Taylor, with whom she made her home at
Riversburg, W. P. Taylor, Nashville, and Neal Taylor, Decatur, Ala.; and four daughters, Mrs.
Jennie Hargrove and Mrs. Craig Fogg, both of Nashville, a daughter residing in Illinois, and a
daughter in California.
TAYLOR, Thomas Lafayette
20 Nov 1865
04 Jun 1938
(h/o Sarah Catherine “Kate” Rogers) Unmarked Grave
(s/o Thomas and Jane Noah Taylor)
THOMPSON, James Raymond
09 Jul 1912
09 May 1914
(s/o J. K. and Mary Daniel Thompson)
THURMAN, Patsy Ann
14 Oct 1947
14 Oct 1947
(Infant d/o Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Thurman)
TIDWELL, Brown
15 Apr 1881
10 Aug 1914
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Death Date
(s/o James P. and Lucy Isabel Fry Tidwell) Unmarked Grave Death Certificate
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 13 Aug 1914
Brown Tidwell, aged 33 years, died at the home of his father, James P. Tidwell, near the fair
grounds Monday. Mr. Tidwell was found dead in his chair upon the return of the family who
had been away for the day. He had been subject to epilepsy ever since he was six years old and
this is supposed to have caused his death. The burial was at Mount Moriah Tuesday. Although
afflicted, Mr. Tidwell possessed a sound mind, was ever energetic and was of a decided
mechanical turn. He was fond of reading the Bible and possessed several copies of it, and he
is said to have read it from cover to cover several times. He was kind-hearted and conscientious
and will be missed by those who loved him.
TIDWELL, Calloway Hardin
17 Dec 1820
14 Feb 1908
(h/o Leah Tucker Tidwell)
(s/o Vincent and Phoebe Ann Rackley Tidwell)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 20 Feb 1908
Squire Calloway Hardin Tidwell, familiarly called "Hard" Tidwell, died early Friday morning
at his home south west of town after a lingering illness caused by a general break down of the
physical powers. The burial occurred at Mt. Moriah Saturday, the obsequies being conducted
by Revs. T. E. Hudson and W. H. Beasley. Squire Tidwell would have been 88 years old next
December, and his life has been a strenuous one in the field of industry, he having been a hard
worker all his life. Success crowned his efforts, and he leaves his posterity a handsome fortune,
in addition to a name and the example of an honorable career. It is said of him, that although
he was an extensive lender of money that he would never charge any one more than 6 per cent
interest, and he has loaned county money at a lower rate than that. Squire Tidwell was for 20
years or more a valuable member of the County Court, and was highly esteemed by all who
knew him for his honesty, hospitality and the sterling qualities of good American citizenship.
He is survivedbynine children, William, Vince, Charlie, Mrs. J. W. Reed and Mrs. E. S. Neely,
all who reside in Texas, Mrs. M. M. Houston, of Step, Ala., and Mesdames Tom Reed and
Solon Hamlett and Ozro Tidwell of Giles County. The Citizen extends sympathy to the
bereaved.
TIDWELL, Charles W.
__ ___ 1829
09 Apr 1906
(h/o Harriett Wiley Tidwell)
(s/o Vincent and Phoebe Ann Rackley Tidwell)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 12 Apr 1906
Chas. W. Tidwell died at his home in the Chicken Creek locality Monday, in the 77th year of
his age. He had been in failing health for the past year. The burial was at Mt. Moriah Tuesday,
Rev. Beasley conducting services. Mr. Tidwell was one of our best and most substantial
citizens. He was a member of the Methodist Church, nearly all his life, and the Masonic Lodge,
and was one of the survivors of the War Between the States, having faithfully served in the
Confederate army. Mr. Tidwell was the father of our fellow townsman Wesley Tidwell and of
Frank Tidwell and Mrs. Zigler. He has three brothers, James of Giles County, Jim of Lawrence
County and Tom of Hardin. He is survived by his second wife. The Citizen tenders sympathy
to the bereaved.
TIDWELL, G. W.
3 Jun 1829
9 Apr 1906
(s/o _____________ and ___________
TIDWELL, Gertrude
21 months
21 Jul 1871
(d/o J. P. and Lucy Isabel Fry Tidwell)
TIDWELL, Harriett Wiley
25 Mar 1851
23 Apr 1934
(w/o Charlie W. Tidwell)
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Death Date
(d/o Alfred and Jane Holland Wiley)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 25 Apr 1934
Mrs. Harriet Tidwell died Sunday afternoon, aged 83 years, after a brief illness. Her funeral
services were conducted Monday at the residence on West Poplar Street by the Rev. J. O.
Ensor and burial was at Mt. Moriah. Mrs. Tidwell was a native of Lawrence County but had
resided in Giles Countymanyyears, her husband Charles Tidwell having died several years ago.
She was a member of the Methodist Church and was a good woman whose life had been filled
with acts of kindness and deeds of devoted service to her family and others and desired no
burial florals. Surviving are her children, Mrs. Emma Gower, Sam Tidwell of Birmingham and
Joe Tidwell of Chicken Creek, Step-children are Mrs. Zigler and Frank Tidwell.
TIDWELL, James P.
25 Jun 1839
20 Feb 1924
(h/o 1. Mary J. Johnston Tidwell 2. Lucy Isabel Fry Tidwell)
(s/o Vincent and Phoebe Rackley Tidwell)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 27 Feb 1924
As announced in the Citizen last week, James P. Tidwell died Wednesday Feb. 20, in his room
in Hotel Richland where he was accustomed to spend the winter. Mr. Tidwell was born in 1839
and was therefore well past 84 years of age. He was a member of one of the old families of
Giles County, his grandfather having settled at the place where J. J. Zuccarello now lives, more
than a hundred years ago, perhaps within a year after a treaty with the Indians opened the
western half of the county to settlement. He joined the Methodist Church many years ago, and
lived a consistent life. When the Civil War came on in the sixties, Mr. Tidwell like more
Southern men joined the Confederate army, and made a record as a soldier of which he was
always justly proud. Mr. Tidwell raised a large family, nine daughters and one son. The son,
Brown Tidwell passed away several years ago, but the nine daughters still survive, all grown
up and married, and all except two residents of Giles County. Mrs. M. C. Spiveylives in Dallas,
Texas, and Mrs. R. S. Lovell, lives at Spring Hill, Maury County. After funeral services at the
Methodist Church Friday afternoon conducted by Rev. T. E. Hudson, Rev. M. S. Kennedy and
Elder J. T. Clark, the body was taken to Moriah for burial, where all deceased members of the
family repose.
TIDWELL, Julie Ann
31 Mar 1932
1 Apr 1932
(d/o _____________ and ___________ Tidwell)
TIDWELL, Leah Tucker
17 Feb 1825
2 Sep 1889
(w/o Calloway Hardin Tidwell)
(d/o Anderton and Stacey Storye Tucker)
The Pulaski Citizen 5 Sep 1889
Mrs. C. H. Tidwell died at her residence in the county Monday, September 1st. The funeral was
conducted by Rev. J. B. Anderson and burial was at Mt. Moriah Tuesday. She leaves many
sorrowing friends to mourn her loss.
TIDWELL, Lois
28 Dec 1935
19 Mar 1936
(Infant d/o Joe and Mable Tidwell)
TIDWELL, Lucy Isabel Fry
17 May 1840
16 Feb 1908
(w/o [1]. W. P. Beavers, who was killed during Civil War.
(w/o [2] James P. Tidwell) md 7 Jan 1875 GCT
(d/o Louis and Nancy Higdon Fry)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 20 Feb 1908
Mrs. James P. Tidwell died Sunday at her residence on East Hill after little more than a week's
illness resulting from a stroke of paralysis. The burial was at Mt. Moriah Monday morning with
services by the Rev. T. C. Ragsdale and was largely attended by the relatives and friends of the
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deceased. Mrs. Tidwell was born near Pulaski in 1840, and was Miss Lucy Fry, the daughter
of Dr. John Fry, who removed to Missouri, where the subject of this sketch married W. P.
Beavers, who was killed in the Confederate service during the Civil War, and it is related of her
that she exemplified the heroic spirit of Southern womanhood in a highlydegree during that era
of unrest, frequentlygoing sixtymiles to mill. After the war the familyreturned to Giles County,
and here Mrs. Beavers married James P. Tidwell who survives her with the following named
children: Mrs. Ed Paisley, Mrs. Rufus Lovell, Mrs. J. Frank Witherow and Brown Tidwell. Mrs.
Tidwell had been a consistent member of the Methodist Church for about 35 years, and was an
exceptionally good wife, mother and neighbor. The 68 years of her life have been well lived.
Peace to her dust and blessed be her memory.
TIDWELL, M. Ervin
5 Apr 1886
11 Apr1914
(s/o William J. and Mollie McLean Tidwell)
TIDWELL, Mary Jane
11 Nov 1862
02 Jun 1947
(w/o William J. Tidwell)
(d/o Erwin and Mary J. Thomason McLean)
Obituary: The Pulaski Record 11 Jun 1947
Funeral services for Mrs. W. J. Tidwell, 64, who died June 2, at the home of her daughter, Mrs.
Ollie Dunavant, following an extended illness, were held Wednesdaymorning at the Mt. Moriah
Church with the Rev. W. M. Cook conducting the services. Interment was in the church
cemetery. A member of the Methodist Church, Mrs. Tidwell was the widow of the late William
J. Tidwell, who died a number of years ago. In addition to Mrs. Dunavant, she is survived by
another daughter, Mrs. Tyree Braly; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
TIDWELL, Mary Jane Johnston
15 May 1845
20 Mar 1874
(w/o James P. Tidwell)
(d/o Samuel H. and Mary Baker Johnston)
TIDWELL, Nancy 18-9-20
23 Sep 1812
13 Jul 1831
(d/o _____________ and ___________
TIDWELL, Phoebe Ann Rackley
04 Jul 1799
15 May 1883
(w/o Vincent Tidwell) md 10 Jan 1917 GCT
(d/o Silas and Dinah Manning Rackley)
The Pulaski Citizen 17 May 1883
Mrs. Tidwell, mother of C. H. Tidwell, died at his home near Pulaski Tuesday evening at 5
o’clock. She was buried at Mt. Moriah yesterday.
TIDWELL, William Joe
25 Jan 1861
14 Oct1934
(h/o Mary J. "Mollie" McLean Tidwell)
(s/o Darling and Roxanne McCracken Tidwell)
TITSWORTH, Cora Bell Harris
03 Jun 1903
12 Sep 1999
(w/o Guy C. Titsworth) md 14 Sep 1924 GCT
(d/o Henry Clay and Lizzie Hamlett Harris)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 14 Sep 1999
Mrs. Cora Bell Titsworth, 96, of Pulaski, died Sept. 12, 1999, at MeadowbrookNursing Home.
A Giles County native, she was a retired ticket sales manager for Martin Theater. Graveside
services were to have been held today (Tuesday) at Mt. Moriah Cemetery with Steve Nave
officiating. Bennett-MayFuneral Home was in charge of arrangements. Survivors include niece,
Martha Sue Thurman and great nieces, Ruth Owens and Betty Parker, all of Pulaski, and great
nephews, Steven Moates of Columbia, Billy Don Moates of Cedar Hill and Jerry Moates of
New Market.
TITSWORTH, Guy C.
31 Oct 1902
13 Oct 1955
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(h/o Cora Bell Harris Titsworth) md 14 Sep 1924
(s/o John P. and Mintie Shook Titsworth)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 02 Nov 1955
Guy C. Titsworth, Chattanooga barber for thirty-two years, died at 7:30 o’clock on Thursday
morning, October 13 at a Chattanooga hospital. A brief funeral service was held at 8 o’clock
Thursday night at the National Funeral Home in Chattanooga by Dr. Lee Robertson and Dr.
J. R. Faulkner. Funeral services were held at 2 o’clock Friday at Mt. Moriah Cumberland
Presbyterian Church west of Pulaski with the Rev. Walter Wendelken and the Rev. Paul
McReynolds, pastor of the church officiating. Burial took place in the church cemetery. Mr.
Titsworth, a native of Giles County, was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Titsworth. Mr.
Titsworth is survived by his wife, Mrs. Cora Harris Titsworth; three brothers, Elzie Titsworth,
Everette Titsworth and Clyde Titsworth, all of Chattanooga; and three sisters, Mrs. Mae Neal,
Mrs. Vina Felker and Mrs. Alma Johnson, all of Pulaski.
TITSWORTH, John Presley
17 May 1876
17 Mar 1953
(h/o Mintie Shook Titsworth) md 25 Sep 1898 GCT
(s/o Isaac D. and Tabitha Mangrum Titsworth)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 18 Mar 1953
Funeral services for John Presley Titsworth, 78, retired farmer of the Bodenham community,
will be held at 1:30 o’clock Thursday afternoon at Mt. Moriah Cumberland Church. Burial will
take place in the church cemetery. Mr. Titsworth died of a heart attack Tuesday afternoon at
the home of his daughter, Mrs. G. W. Johnson in the Blooming Grove section. Born May 17,
1876, in Giles County, he was the son of the late Isaac D. Titsworth and Tabitha Mangrum
Titsworth. His wife died fourteen years ago. Mr. Titsworth is survived by three daughters, Mrs.
Johnson and Mrs. Lewis Neal, with whom he made his home in recent years, both of Giles
County, and Mrs. Virgil Felker, Waverly; four sons, Everett Titsworth, Elzie Titsworth, and
Guy Titsworth, all of Chattanooga and Clyde Titsworth, Giles County; twelve grandchildren
and four great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Laura Green, Giles County. Bennett-May
and Company, Funeral Directors
TITSWORTH, Mintie Shook
__ ___ 1877
22 Dec 1939
(w/o John Presley Titsworth)
(d/o John D. and Mary Lou Sutton Shook)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 27 Dec 1939
Mrs. Mintie Titsworth, 62, died at her home on Johnson Branch Saturday. Funeral and burial
at Moriah Sunday.
TORRENCE, Alice Kellum
07 Oct 1876
04 Jan 1962
(w/o Will T. Torrence) md 24 Nov 1895 GCT
(d/o Pink and Nancy Bowen Kellum)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 10 Jan 1962
Funeral services for Mrs. Alice Kellam Torrence, 85, Giles County resident, were held at 1:30
o’clock on Saturdayafternoon at Pulaski Funeral Home, conducted bythe Rev. Mack Pinkelton
and the Rev. A. W. Holden. Burial took place in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Mrs. Torrence died
at 11:30 o’clock on Thursday morning, January 4, at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Willie
Garner, on Agnes Creek, after a long illness. Born October 7, 1876, in Lewis County, she was
the daughter of the late Pink Kellam and NancyBowen Kellam. Her husband, Will T. Torrence,
died January 4, nine years ago. In addition to Mrs. Garner, Mrs. Torrence is survived by
another daughter, Mrs. A. C. Hargrove, Winter Haven, Fla.; two sons, Richard Torrence,
Potsdam, Ill., and Tom Torrence, Odessa, Texas; six grandchildren and eleven greatgrandchildren. Pulaski Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
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TORRENCE, Charles Jackson
17 Sep 1897
17 Dec 1960
(s/o Will T. and Alice Kellum Torrence)
Obituary:The Pulaski Citizen 28 Dec 1960
Funeral services for Jack Torrence, 64, native of Giles County, were held Monday at BennettMay Funeral Home in Pulaski, with the burial in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Mr. Torrence died
Saturday, December 17, in Winter Haven, Fla. Born and reared in Giles County, he was the
son of Mrs. W. T. Torrence and the late Mr. Torrence. In addition to his mother, Mr. Torrence
is survived by one son, James Torrence; two sisters, Mrs. W. T. Garner, Giles County, and Mrs.
A. E. Hargrove, Florida and two brothers, Tom Torrence of Texas and Dick Torrence of New
York. Bennett-May Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
TORRENCE, Lawrence Paul
13 Oct 1924
2 Jan 1983
(s/o Thomas and Lorene Brock Torrence) SM SGT US Air Force
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 11 Jan 1983
Lawrence Paul Torrence, 58, of Route One, Pulaski, died on Sunday, January 2, 1983 at
Eisenhower Medical Center in Augusta, Georgia. Funeral services were conducted by the Rev.
Clarence K. Stewart at 3:00 p. m. on Tuesday, January 4 at Bennett-May Chapel. Burial
followed in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. A native of Giles County, Mr. Torrence was a member of
the Church of Christ and was a retired M/Sgt. of the United States Air Force. He was the son
of the late Thomas Torrence and Lorene Brock. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Sandra
Tate of Pulaski and Mrs. Wilma Lovell of Evansville, Indiana.
TORRENCE, Richard
18 Feb 1911
14 Aug 1986
(s/o Will and Alice Kellum Torrence)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Aug 1986
Mr. Richard Torrence, 75, of Pulaski, died Wednesday, August 13, 1986, at Lincoln County
Nursing Home in Fayetteville. Funeral services were held Friday, Aug. 15, at Bennett-May
Chapel with Rev. Mack Pinkelton officiating. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. A native of
Giles County, Mr. Torrence was the son of the late Will and Alice Kellum Torrence. Survivors
include two sisters, Mrs. Willie May Garner and Mrs. Sallie Hargrove, both of Pulaski.
TORRENCE, Will T.
24 Jan 1872
4 Jan 1953
(h/o Alice Kellum Torrence)
(s/o T. Newt and Elizabeth Click Torrence)
Obituary:
The Pulaski Citizen 7 Jan 1953
Funeral services for William Thomas Torrence, 80, retired farmer, were held at 2 o’clock
Tuesdayafternoon at Pulaski Funeral Home, conducted bythe Rev. Albert E. Dimmock, pastor
of the First Presbyterian Church. Burial took place in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Mr. Torrence who
suffered a paralytic stroke several days before, died at 10:10 o’clock Sunday night at his home
on South Third Street. Born January 20, 1872, at Newport, he was the son of the late T.
Newton Torrence and Elizabeth Click Torrence. The greater part of his life he had lived in Giles
County. He was a member of Moriah Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Mr. Torrence is
survived byhis wife, Mrs. Alice Kellam Torrence; two duaghters, Mrs. William Thomas Garner,
Pulaski, and Mrs. Alvie Hargrove, Winter Haven, Fla.; three sons, Jack Torrence, Pulaski, Tom
Torrence, Beaumont, Texas, and Richard Torrence, Syracuse, N. Y.; three sisters, Mrs. Alice
Bitticks, Milwaukee, Wis., Mrs. Jennie Hargrove and Mrs. Bess Bitticks, Nashville; and one
brother, John Torrence, Nashville. Pulaski Funeral Home, Funeral Directors
TOSH, Lara (John Martin)
22 Apr1896
25 Dec 1949
(h/o 1. Beatrice Hardiman) md 25 Jul 1914, Lincoln Co., TN
(h/o 2. Sallie Hodge Tosh) md 13 Apr 1917, Limestone County, AL
(h/o 3.Annie Will Brown) md 26 Jan 1939, Giles Co., TN
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Death Date
(s/o____________ and ____________ Tosh) Unmarked
Grave - Death Record
TOSH, Sallie Hodge
19 Sep 1904
30 Sep 1938
(w/o John Martin “Lara” Tosh) Unmarked grave - Death Record
(d/o A. and Mary Crocker Hodge)
TRAVIS, Betty Elizabeth
07 Sep 1919
20 Oct 1986
(w/o Jesse Travis) (d/o Samuel and Elizabeth Kelly Defoe)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Oct 1986
Mrs. Betty Elizabeth Travis, 66, of Pulaski, died Monday, Oct. 20, 1986, at St. Thomas
Hospital in Nashville. Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 22, at Bennett-May
Chapel with Rev. Mack Pinkelton officiating. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. A native of
Alabama, Mrs. Travis was the daughter of the late Samuel and Elizabeth Kelly Defoe. She was
a member of the Baptist Church and was a housewife. Survivors include her husband, Jesse
Travis of Pulaski; five daughters, Mrs. Mary Shelton, Mrs. Joyce Rose, Mrs. Joan Price, Mrs.
Julie Russell, all of Pulaski; Mrs. Ruth Wright of Ardmore, Ala.; three sons, Jesse Allen, Robert
and Terry Travis, all of Pulaski; two sisters, Mrs. Velma Kyle and Mrs. Cleo Johnson, both of
Athens, Ala.; two brothers, Ed and Sam Defoe, both of Athens, Ala.; 14 grandchildren and four
great-grandchildren.
TRAVIS James L.
1950
1950
(s/o Jessie and Betty Elizabeth Defoe Travis)
TRAVIS, Ronnie G.
__
1955
1956
(s/o Jessie and Betty Elizabeth Defoe Travis)
TURNER, Clarence Gene
01 May 1932
13 May 1952
(s/o Willie C. and Cullie Mack Pinkleton Turner)
TURNER, Cullie Mack
22 Jul 1900
2 Apr 1977
(w/o Willie C. Turner) md 5 Mar 1921 GCT
(d/o Albert R. and Mary Ellen Pinkleton)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Apr 1977
Mrs. Cullie Mack Turner, 76, of Route 1, Pulaski, died Saturday, April 2 in Giles County
Hospital. Funeral services were held Sunday at Carr and Erwin Chapel at 2:00 p. m. with the
Rev. Mack Pinkelton and the Rev. Clarence K. Stewart officiating. Burial was in Mt. Moriah
Cemetery. A native of Giles County, she was the daughter of the late Albert R. and Mary Ellen
Reeves Pinkelton. Survivors include her husband, Willie C. Turner; three sons, Ross Turner,
Joe Gaines Turner, and Franklin Lee Turner, all of Pulaski; a brother, the Rev. Mack Pinkelton
of Pulaski; three grandchildren and one great grandchild.
TURNER, Frankie Lee
01 Oct 1934
15 Jul 1992
(h/o Jane Abernathy Turner)
(s/o Willie C. and Cullie Mack Pinkleton Turner)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 22 Jul 1992
Mr. Frankie Lee Turner, 57, of Pulaski, died Wednesday, July 15, 1992, at Hillside Hospital.
Funeral services were held Friday, July 17, at Carr and Erwin Chapel with the Rev. Mack
Pinkelton officiating. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. A native of Tennessee, Mr.Turner
was the son of the late Cullie Pinkleton Turner. He was an employee of Maremont-Gabriel
Corp. Survivors include his father, Willie Turner of Pulaski; his wife, Jane Abernathy Turner
of Pulaski; one son, Gary Turner of Pulaski; three daughters, Kay Cline of Minor Hill, Teresa
Harris and Tracy Thurman, both of Pulaski; five grandchildren.
TURNER, Laura Woods
__ ___ 1960
30 May 2009
(w/o Gary Lee Turner)
(d/o Charles and Peggy ______________ Woods)
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Death Date
Obituary: Bennett-May-Giles County Funeral Home 30 May 2009
Mrs. Laura Turner, age 49, of Pulaski, passed away Saturday, May 30, 2009, in Pulaski.
Visitation will be Sunday, May 31st from 2:00 until 6:00pm at Bennett-May-Giles County
Funeral Home. Funeral will be Monday, June 1st at 2:00pm in the Chapel of Bennett-MayGiles County Funeral Home with Richard Long officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Moriah
Cemetery. She was preceded in death by her father, Charles Woods. She is survived by her
husband, GaryLee Turner of Pulaski; daughter, TammyTurner of Pulaski; son, Michael Turner
and wife Brandi of Pulaski; grandsons, Brandon Turner and Andrew Turner of Pulaski; mother,
Peggy Woods of Lawrenceburg, brothers, Eddie Woods and wife Jean of Lawrenceburg and
Wayne Woods of Lawrenceburg; sister, Gail Woods of Lawrenceburg; sisters-in-law, Teresa
Harris and Kay Cline; special friends, Julie Stubberfield and Zach White. Several nieces and
nephews also survive. Bennett-May-Giles CountyFuneral Home in charge of arrangements for
Mrs. Laura Turner.
TURNER, Willie Cogar
07 Dec 1902
27 Sep1992
(h/o Cullie Mack Pinkleton Turner)
(s/o Charlie and Alma Cooper Turner)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Sep 1992
Mr. Willie C. Turner, 89, of Pulaski, died Sunday, Sept. 27, 1992, at St. Thomas Hospital in
Nashville. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Sept. 29, at Carr and Erwin Chapel with Ken
Browner and Mack Pinkelton officiating. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. A native of
Tennessee, Mr. Turner son of the late Charlie and Alma Cooper Turner and was married to the
late Cullie M. Turner. He was a retired farmer. Survivors include two daughters-in-law, Mrs.
Frankie Turner and Mrs. Ross Turner, both of Pulaski; one half-brother, Mack Pinkelton of
Pulaski; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
TURNER, Willie Joe Gaines
23 Apr 1929
27 Apr 1991
(s/o Willie Cogar and Cullie Mack Pinkleton Turner)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Apr 1991
Mr. Willie Joe Gaines Turner, 62, died Friday, April 27, 1991, at Hillside Hospital. Funeral
services were held Monday, April 29, at Carr and Erwin Chapel with Rev. Mack Pinkelton and
Rev. William Suddarth officiating. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. A native of Giles
County, Mr. Turner was the son of the late Cullie M. Pinkelton Turner. He was retired from
the Giles County Highway Department. Survivors include his father, Willie C. Turner of
Pulaski; two brothers, Ross and Frank Turner, both of Pulaski.
TYLER, Ashley Hill
22 Jul 1869
22 May 1948
(h/o Cora Hamlett Tyler)
(s/o George M. and Harriet C. Sessom Tyler)
TYLER, Cora B. Hamlett
24 Feb 1878
10 Jan 1956
(w/o Ashley Hill Tyler) md 22 Apr 1903 GCT
(d/o Solon and Elizabeth Tidwell Hamlett)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 11 Jan 1956
Funeral services for Mrs. Ashley Tyler, 76, were held at 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon at
Moriah Cumberland Presbyterian Church, conducted by the Rev. Paul McReynolds, pastor of
the church. Burial took place in the church cemetery. Mrs. Tyler died at 2:45 o’clock Tuesday
morning, January 10, at Giles County Hospital after a brief illness. The former Miss Cora Bell
Hamlett, she was born February 24, 1878, the daughter of the late Solon Hamlett and Stacy E.
Tidwell Hamlett. She was a member of the Moriah Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Her
husband, Ashley Tyler, died several years ago. Mrs. Tyler is survived by two daughters, Mrs.
Newton Morris, Wales and Mrs. Aubrey Hanna, Inglewood, Calif.; one grandchild; two great
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grandchildren; and two brothers, Walter Hamlett, Campbellsville, and Edgar Hamlett,
Bodenham; andthree sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Harris, Sheffield, Ala., Mrs. W. N. Braly, Bodenaham,
and Mrs. Bright Abernathy, Kingsport, Tenn. Bennett-Mayand Company, Morticians in charge.
TYLER, George F.
17 Jun 1865
2 Feb 1944
(s/o George M. and Harriet C. Tyler)
TYLER, Harriett C.
11 May 1832
17 Jan 1930
(w/o George M. Tyler) md 19 Jul 1872
(d/o George and Delia Sparkman Sessom)
TYLER, Floyd Herman
19 Sep 1902
27 Jul 1925
(s/o Sam C. and Mary Ophelia Rogers Tyler) Potts??
TYLER, Lizzie Mae Hardeman
15 Jul 1875
01 Feb 1955
(w/o William Henry Hardeman) md 09 Nov 1892 GCT
(d/o Newton W. and Martha Jane Witt Hardeman)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 2 Feb 1955
Funeral services for Mrs. W. H. Tyler, 72, resident of the Cedar Grove community, were held
at 3 o’clock Wednesday afternoon in the chapel of Bennett-May Funeral Home. Rites were
conducted by J. Bedford Rasbury, minister of the Second Street Church of Christ, and burial
took place in the family lot in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Mrs. Tyler died at 7:20 o’clock Tuesday
evening, February 1, at Giles County Hospital where she had been a patient two weeks,
following a long illness. The former Miss Lizzie Hardeman, she was born July15, 1875, in Giles
County, the daughter of the late Newton W. Hardeman and Martha Jane Witt Hardeman. She
was a member of the Church of Christ. Her husband, W. H. Tyler, died in May of 1925. Mrs.
Tyler is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Ozro White, Pulaski; one son, William Edward Tyler,
Paintsville, Ky.; and one niece, Mrs. Lucile Kennedy, Memphis. Bennett-May and Company,
Funeral Directors in charge.
TYLER, Ophelia Rogers
1 Mar 1874
20 Jan 1928
(w/o Sam C. Tyler) md 18 Jan 1899 GCT
(d/o William P. and Bettie Potts Rogers)
TYLER, Ruth Reasonover
1 Dec 1906
15 Apr 1991
(w/o Sam Potts Tyler)
(d/o Forrest A. and Lizzie Carpenter Reasonover)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Apr 1991
Mrs. Ruth Reasonover Tyler, 84, of Pulaski, died Monday, April 15, 1991, at Pulaski Health
Care Center. Funeral services will be held at 11 a. m. Wednesday, April 17, at Carr and Erwin
Chapel with Phillip Eubanks officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. A native of
Giles County, Mrs. Tyler was the daughter of the late Forrest A. and Lizzie Carpenter
Reasonover and was married to the late Sam Potts Tyler. Several nieces and nephews survive.
TYLER, Sam C.
1867
1946
(h/o Ophelia Rogers Tyler)
(s/o______________and ___________ Tyler)
TYLER, Sam Potts
30 Jun 1905
23 Nov 1982
(h/o Ruth Reasonover Tyler)
(s/o Sam C. and Ophelia Rogers Tyler)
Obituary: The Giles Free Press 01 Dec 1982
Mr. Sam Potts Tyler, 77, Route 1, Pulaski died Tuesday, November 23, 1982 at Giles County
Hospital. Funeral services were held at 2 p. m. Wednesday, November 24 at Carr and Erwin
Chapel with burial in Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Ray McDonald officiating. A native of Giles
County, he was the son of the late Sam and Ophelia Rogers Tyler. He is survived by his wife,
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Death Date
Mrs. Ruth Reasonover Tyler; and a brother, Leroy Tyler, Dickson, Tennessee. Mr. Tyler was
a retired engineer of the State of Tennessee.
TYLER, William Henry
27 Aug 1863
29 May 1925
(h/o Lizzie Mae Hardeman Tyler)
(s/o Seaborn and Harriet Sessom Tyler)
UNDERWOOD, Lucy
(d/o______________ and ___________
VANDYKE, Elenor I.
4 May 1840
31 Mar 1977
(w/o C. W. Wandyke)
(d/o______________ and ___________
VANDYKE, Henry S.
9 Aug 1872
15 Aug 1872
(s/o C. W. and Elenor I. Wandyke)
WAKEFIELD, Doris Jean
7 Oct 1939
11 Feb 1940
(d/o A. E. and Rebecca Campbell Wakefield) Unmarked Grave Death Certificate
WAKEFIELD, James Otha
1 Nov 1881
26 Dec 1961
(h/o Lessie Ray Wakefield)
(s/o John Franklin and Nancy Wakefield)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 27 Dec 1961
Funeral services for James Otha Wakefield, 80, farmer, were held at 2:30 Pulaski Wednesday
afternoon at Mt. Moriah Cumberland Presbyterian Church, conducted by the Rev. Robert Earl
Wilsford, Baptist minister. Burial took place in the church cemetery. Mr. Wakefield died on
Tuesday morning, December 26, Giles County Hospital. Born November 1, 1881, in Giles
County, he was the son of the late John Franklin Wakefield and Nancy Wakefield. His wife,
Mrs. Lessie Ray Wakefield, is deceased. Mr. Wakefield is survived by three sons, Arthur
Wakefield, Lawrenceburg, Jim Wakefield, Arkansas, and Robert Wakefield, Pulaski; five
daughters, Mrs. Bertha Garner and Mrs. Lillian Johnson, Athens, Ala., Mrs. Mattie Pearl
Robinson, Pulaski, and Mrs. Evelyn Jordan and Mrs. Annie Johnson, Prospect; sixty-four
grandchildren and thirtygreat-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Fannie Clinton, Huntsville,
Ala., and Mrs. Nannie Wright, Pulaski. Bennett-MayFuneral Home in charge of arrangements.
WAKEFIELD, John Franklin
25 Dec 1830
28 Nov 1914
(h/o Nancy Chessor Wakefield)
(s/o ______________ and____________________Wakefield)
WAKEFIELD, Lessie Lillian Ray
29 Feb 1884
30 Jun 1958
(w/o James Otha Wakefield)
(d/o Reuben and Nanny Nunnelly Ray)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 2 Jul 1958
Funeral services for Mrs. Lessie Lillian Ray Wakefield, 74, Pulaski resident, were held at 2
o’clock Tuesday afternoon at Mt. Moriah Cumberland Presbyterian Church conducted by the
Rev. Mack Pinkelton, Baptist minister. Burial took place in the church cemetery. Mrs.
Wakefield died on Monday, June 30, at Giles County Hospital. Born February 28, 1884, in
Giles County, she was the daughter of the late Reuben Ray and Nanny Nunnally Ray. Mrs.
Wakefield is survived byher husband, Otha Wakefield; five daughters, Mrs. Bertha Garner and
Mrs. Frank Johnson, Athens, Ala., Mrs. Evelyn Jordan, Ardmore, Mrs. Annie Johnson,
Prospect, and Mrs. Mason Roberts, Pulaski; three sons, Jim Wakefield, Werner, Ark., and
Robert Wakefield, Pulaski; 43 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs.
Lou Englett, Pulaski. Pulaski Funeral Home in charge.
WAKEFIELD, Mary Chessor
abt 1840
abt 1900-1914
(w/o John Franklin Wakefield) Believed to be buried here
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Death Date
(d/o _____________ and ___________ Chessor)
WALL, Daughter
16 Jan ____
__ Aug 1940
(d/o _____________ and ___________
WALL, James Fillmore
12 May 1924
18 Jun 2007
(h/o Mildred Grace Englett Wall)
(s/o James Thomas and Trudie Ardella Tatum Wall)
WALL, Mildred Grace Englett
07 Aug 1923
06 Mar 2004
(w/o James Fillmore Wall) md 24 Apr 1954 GCT
(d/o James Edward and William Polk Boshers Englett)
Obituary: Citizen-Press 09 Mar 2004
Mrs. Mildred Grace Englett Wall, 80, of Pulaski, died March 6, 2004, at her residence. A
Pulaski native, Mrs. Wall was born Aug. 7, 1923, and was the daughter of the late James
Edward and William Polk Boshers Englet. She was retired after 34 years of service with
Western Union Telegraph Company. Funeral services were held March 8 at Bennett-May
Funeral Home with Sonny Mills officiating. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Survivors
include one son, Timothy Wall of Pulaski; two sisters, Helen Englet Tatum and Juanita Englet
DelForge; and two grandsons.
WALLER, Mary Calvert
28 Mar 1808
20 Sep 1851
(w/o Phillip Waller)
(d/o Joseph and Mary Hunt Calvert)
WALLER, Phillip
11 Jan 1807
11 Nov 1841
(h/o Mary Calvert Waller)
(s/o______________ and____________________Waller)
WALLS, Blanche
09 Jan 1956
26 Jul 1996
(w/o Lacy Frank Walls, Jr.)
(d/o _____________ and Vana Watkins)
Obituary: Giles Free Press 25 Jul 1996
Mrs. Blanche (Susie) Walls, 40, died July 23, 1996, at her home in Pulaski. Graveside services
will be at 11 a. m. Friday at Mt. Moriah Cemetery with Rev. Mack Pinkelton officiating. Carr
and Erwin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Walls was a native of Giles
County. Survivors include mother Vana Watkins of Pulaski; husband, Lacy Frank Walls, Jr. of
Pulaski; daughter and son, Holly Lynn Walls and Lacy Frank Walls, III, both of Pulaski;
brothers, Junior Watkins of Wisconsin and Pete Watkins of Lynnville; sixter Joann Watkins of
Pulaski; and one grandchild.
WALLS, Mary Elaine Garner
11 Jul 1913
20 Jan 2007
(w/o Walter Leslie Walls)
(d/o William Henry and Louette Clark Garner)
Obituary: Mrs. Walls was the daughter of the late William Henry and Lou Etta Clark Garner
and preceded in death by her husband Walter Leslie Walls. Visitation will be Monday January
22, 2007 from 4 until 8 pm at Carr & Erwin Funeral Home. Funeral will be 2 pm Tuesday
January 23, 2007 at Carr & Erwin Chapel with interment in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Memorial
Contributions maybe made to the Pulaski 7th Day Adventist Church. Survivors include three
sons James "J.C." Walls, Leslie A. Walls, LarryJoe Walls and wife Dorothyall of Pulaski, three
daughters Juanita Jones, Alvie Wilburn and husband Melvin all of Pulaski, Mary Zeigler and
husband Howard of Chattanooga, fifteen grandchildren, twenty-two great grandchildren and
two great great grandchildren also survive.
WALLS, Maude Lee
__ ___ 1883
08 Aug 1932
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(w/o James Monroe Walls)
(d/o John and Martha Love Woods)
WALLS, Raymond Hicks
10 Sep 1908
4 May 1965
(h/o Thelma Louise Tosh Walls)
(s/o James Monroe and Maude Lee Woods Walls)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 5 May 1965
Funeral services for Raymond Hix Walls, 56, farmer of the Nineteenth Civil District, will be
held at 10 o’clock Thursday morning in the chapel of Pulaski Funeral Home, conducted by the
Rev. Mack Pinkelton, Baptist minister. Mr. Walls died at his home at 6:30 o’clock Tuesday
morning, May 4, after an extended illness. Born September 10, 1908, in Giles County, he was
the son of the late James Monroe Walls and Maude Woods Walls. He was a member of the
Rock Springs Baptist Church. Mr. Walls is survived by his wife, Mrs. Louise Tosh Walls; three
sons, Ray Walls, Raymond Walls, and Ronald Walls, all of Pulaski; one step-son, Sammie
Vassallo, Detroit, Mich.; one step-daughter, Mrs. Anna Marie Ingram, Detroit, Mich.; two
brothers, Elener Walls, Wales and Darlow Walls, Oklahoma City, Okla.; and two sisters, Mrs.
Cecil Madison and Mrs. Lela Butler, both of Pulaski. Pulaski Funeral Home in charge of
arrangements.
WALLS, Thelma Louise Tosh
27 Nov 1919 __ ___ ____
(w/o Raymond Hicks Walls)
(d/o John Martin “Larrs” and Sallie E. Hodges Tosh)
WALLS, Walter Leslie
12 Aug 1909
1 Mar 1994
(h/o Mary Elaine Garner Walls)
(s/o Garland W. and Mary B. Chapman Walls)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Mar 1994
Mr. Walter Leslie Walls, 84, died March 1, 1994 at Pulaski Health Care. The native of Giles
County was the son of Garland W. and Mary B. Chapman Walls. He was a retired owner and
long-time operator of Walls Exxon Service Station in Pulaski. Survivors include his wife, Mary
Elaine Garner Walls, of Pulaski; three sons, J. C., Leslie A., Larry Joe, all of Pulaski; three
daughters, Juanita W. Jones and Alvie Annette Wilburn, both of Pulaski, and Mary I. Zeigler
of Chattanooga; 14 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Funeral services were to be held
today(Thursday) at Carr and Erwin Chapel with David Saguan and Mack Pinkelton officiating.
Burial was to have been in Mt. Moriah Cemetery.
WARD, Annie Pullen
15 Mar 1861
7 Jan 1939
(w/o___________________Ward)
(d/o John and ____________ Pullen)
WARD, Boss
Age 29
26 May 1933
(w/o [1]. Maggie Pratt Ward) 15 Apr 1921 GCT
(w/o [2]. Beulah Hodge Ward) 17 Dec 1923 GCT
(s/o Harry and Samantha Curtis Ward) Unmarked grave Death Record
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 31 May 1933
Boss Ward died at his home in Pulaski Friday night after a protracted illness of several months.
Funeral services were held Saturday morning, conducted by Rev. T. E. Hudson, burial at
Moriah. Survivors are his wife and a number of brothers and sisters including Jim, Claude,
Duncan and Will Ward and Mrs. Oscar Pratt.
WARD, Claude
20 May 1896
14 Jun 1985
(h/o Willie Wilburn Ward) Pvt US Army WWI
(s/o Harry and Samantha Curtis Ward)
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Obituary: The Giles Free Press 19 Jun 1985
Claude Ward, 89, of Pulaski, Tennessee, died June 14, 1985 at Hillside Hospital. He was the
husband of the late Willie Wilburn Ward and the son of the late John E. and Samantha Curtis
Ward. Funeral services were held Monday, June 17, 1985 at 2 p. m. at Bennett-May Chapel
with Rev. Mack Pinkelton officiating. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery with Bennett-May
Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Mr. Ward was a native of Giles County and is
survived by two brothers, Jim Ward and Duncan Ward, both of Pulaski; and several nieces and
nephews.
WARD, E. Cycle
02 Feb 1905
16 Nov 1969
(h/o Mabel May Ward)
(s/o Harry and Samantha Curtis Ward)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 19 Nov 1969
E. Cycle Ward, 64, farmer of Route 2, Pulaski, was killed Sunday afternoon, Nov. 16, when
the pickup truck he was driving apparently went out of control and overturned off a bridge on
Big Dry Creek Road. His death brought to five the number of traffic fatalities, to date, in Giles
County in 1969. Funeral services were held at 1 o’clock Tuesday afternoon at Bennett-May
Chapel with G. C. Fox, Church of Christ minsiter, officiating. Burial was in Mt. Moriah
Cemetery. Mr. Ward was born in Giles County on Feb. 2, 1905, and was the son of the late
Harry and Samantha Curtis Ward. He was a member of the Fairview Church of Christ.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mabel May Ward; one son, James Cecil Ward of Greensboro,
N. C.; four daughters, Mrs. Lillian Sweeneyand Miss Christine Ward, both of Pulaski, and Mrs.
Annie Swanson and Mrs. Nellie Jean Peoples, both of Greensboro, N. C.; seven grandchildren;
four brothers, Jim Ward ofBodenham, Duncan Ward of Route 1, Pulaski, John Wiley Ward of
Cornersville and Claude Ward of Wales; and one sister, Miss Lonie Ward of Pulaski.
WARD, Flora Evelyn May
28 Jan 1893
14 Nov 1964
(w/o Jim Ward)
(d/o James F. and Frances Vandiver May)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 18 Mar 1964
Funeral services for Mrs. Flora Evelyn May Ward, 71, wife of Jim Ward of Wales, were held
at one o’clock Tuesday afternoon at Pulaski Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Mack
Pinkelton, Baptist minister. Burial took place in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Mrs. Ward died
Saturday, March 14, at a Nashville hospital, following a period of declining health. Born
January 28, 1893, in Giles County, she was the daughter of the late James F. May and Frances
Vandiver May. Mrs. Ward is survived by her husband, Jim Ward; one son, Edward E. Ward,
Wales; three daughters, Mrs. Clara Ruth Griffis, Lewisburg, Mrs. Leonard Coaltrene,
Greensboro, N. C. and Mrs. Bessie Mae Harwell, Wales; ten grandchildren; two brothers,
Howard May, Conway, and Herbert May, Pulaski; and two sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Woodard and
Mrs. Mable Ward, both of Pulaski. Pulaski Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
WARD, Frank
28 Aug 1856
3 Dec 1909
(h/o Nancy Gilliam Ward)
(s/o Benjamin and Elizabeth _________Ward)
WARD, Jim
6 Mar 1904
10 Jul 1995
(h/o Flora Evelyn May Ward) md 13 Dec 1925 GCT
(s/o Harry and Samantha Curtis Ward)
Obituary: The Giles Free Press 13 Jul 1995
Mr. Jim Ward, 91, of Pulaski died July 10, 1995, at Pulaski Health Care Center. Born March
6, 1904, in Giles County, he was the son of the late Harry and Samantha Curtis Ward. Mr.
Ward was a retired farmer and a former security guard at Hillcrest CountryClub. Services were
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held Wednesday at Carr and Erwin Chapel with Rev. Mack Pinkelton officiating. Burial was
in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Survivors include son Eugene Ward ofCornersville; daughters, Ruth
Griffis of Columbia, Bessie Mae Harwell of Pulaski, Lorene Knott of Greensboro, N. C.; 14
grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and two great, great grandchildren.
WARD, Lola A.
25 May 1885
11 Jul 1952
(w/o Thad Ward)
(d/o _____________ and____________________Ward)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 16 Jul 1952
Funeral services for Mrs. Lola Holland Ward, 67, who died Friday morning, were held at
one o’clock Saturday afternoon at Pulaski Funeral Home, conducted by Elder J. Clifford
Murphy and the Rev. Mack Pinkelton. Burial took place in Mt. Moriah Cemetery, west of
Pulaski. Mrs. Ward died at 8:45 o’clock Friday morning, July 11, at the home of her son, Odis
Ward, at Frankewing, after several months illness. Mrs. Ward, a member of the Church of
Christ, was the widow of Thad Ward who died thirty-three years ago. In addition to one son,
Odis Ward, Mrs. Ward is survived by another son, Luther Ward, Nashville; one daughter, Mrs.
J. E. Pullum, Nashville; twenty-one grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren; one brother,
Clifford Holland, Florida; and two half-brothers, Hume Ward and John Ward, both of
Lawrenceburg. Pulaski Funeral Home, Funeral Directors.
WARD, Lonie
11 Aug 1891
11 Jan 1970
(d/o Harry and Samantha Curtis Ward)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 14 Jan 1970
Miss Lonie Ward, 77, died Sunday, January11, in Giles CountyHospital. Funeral services were
conducted Tuesday morning, January 13, at 11:00 in the chapel of Carr and Erwin Funeral
Home with the Rev. Mack Pinkelton officiating. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. She was
the daughter of the late Harry and Samantha Curtis Ward. Survivors include four sons, Duncan
Ward, Jim Ward, Bodenham, John Wiley Ward, Cornersville, and Claud Ward, Wales.
WARD, Luther Elmore
01 Jun 1913
14 Aug 1959
(h/o Martha Ward)
(s/o Thad and Lola Hardin Ward)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 19 Aug 1959
Funeral services for Luther Elmore Ward, 46, Giles Countian, were held at 2 o’clock Monday
afternoon at Pulaski Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Mack Pinkelton. Pulaski Funeral
Home in Mt Moriah Cemetery. Mr. Ward, who sold newspapers on the train, died of a heart
attack on a train in Atlanta, Ga., on Friday night, August 14. Born June 1, 1913, in Giles
County, he was the son of the late Thad Ward and Lola Harlan Ward. Mr. Ward is survived by
one daughter, Miss Judy Ward; and one brother, Otis Ward, both of Pulaski. Pulaski Funeral
Home in charge.
WARD, Mable May
22 Feb 1897
10 Nov 1985
(w/o E. Cycle Ward)
(d/o James Fred and Frances Vandiver May)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 26 Nov 1985
Mrs. Mable MayWard, 88, of Pulaski, died Sunday, Nov. 10, 1985 at Hillside Hospital. Funeral
services were held at 3 p. m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, at Bennett-May Chapel with the Rev. Mack
Pinkelton officiating. Burial took place in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. A native ofGiles County, she
was the daughter of the late James Fred and Frances Vandiver May and was married to the late
E. Cycle Ward. Survivors include four daughtes, Mrs. Lillian Sweeney, Miss Christine Ward,
both of Pulaski, Mrs. Annie Swanson of Greensboro, N. C., Mrs. Nellie Oaks of Charlotte, N.
C.; one son, James C. Ward, of Greensboro, N. C.; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild;
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sister-in-law, Mrs. Christine May of Giles County; several nieces and nephews.
WARD, Sarah
02 May 1862
04 Mar 1936
(d/o Ben and_______________ Ward) Unmarked Grave Death Certificate
WARD, Mary Pratt
07 Aug 1905
05 Aug 1939
(w/o Duncan Ward) Unmarked grave Death Certificate and Obituary
(d/o Jake and Annie Pullen Pratt)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 9 Aug 1939
Funeral services for Mrs. Duncan Ward, 33, who died late Saturday night at her home in the
Beech Hill section, were held Sunday afternoon at Mt. Moriah Cumberland Presbyterian
Church. Burial was in the church cemetery. She is survived byher husband and six children, the
youngest of whom is two days old.—Monday’s Banner.
WARD, Nancy Gilliam
06 Mar 1871
21 Oct 1952
(w/o Frank Ward)
(d/o Isaac and Letsie Elmira Thurman Gilliam)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 22 Oct 1952
Funeral services for Mrs. Nancy Johnson Gilliam Ward, 87, were held at 2 o’clock at Moriah
Church, conducted by the Rev. Lloyd Hickman, and burial took place in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Ward died at 3:50 o’clock Tuesday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Arthur
Pratt, in the Pleasant Valley community after a long illness. Born March 6, 1865, in Giles
County, she was the daughter of the late Isaac Gilliam and Letsie Elmira Thurman Gilliam. Mrs.
Ward, the last member of her immediate family, was the widow of Frank Ward who died in
February 1909. She was a member of the Trinity Methodist Church. Mrs. Ward is survived by
two daughters, Mrs. Pratt, and Mrs. Jess Willoughby, Lewisburg; and three sons, Oscar Ward
and John Ward, both of Pulaski, and Houston Ward, Goodsprings; and twelve grandchildren.
Bennett-May and Company, Funeral Directors.
WARD, Samantha Curtis (Unmarked)
10 May 1867
14 May 1932
(w/o Harry Ward and d/o ______________ and ___________ Curtis) Death Record
WARD, Willie
__ ___ 1912
10 May 1967
(s/o Harry and Samantha Curtis Ward)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 17 May 1967
Willie Ward, 55, died Wednesday, May 10 in a nursing home in Tucson, Ariz. Services were
conducted Saturday, May 13, at 2:00 p. m. in the chapel of Pulaski Funeral Home, with the
Rev. Mack Pinkelton officiating. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Mr. Ward, a native of
Giles County, was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Harry Ward. Survivors include one sister,
Miss Loney Ward, Giles County; four brothers, Clyde, Duncan and Jim Ward, Giles County,
and John Wally Ward, Marshall County. Pulaski Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
WARD, Zeda Christine
4 Jul 1929
10 Jul 1993
(d/o E. Cycle and Mable May Ward)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Jul 1993
Miss Christine Ward, Pulaski, died Saturday, July10, 1993 at Lewisburg CommunityHospital,
Lewisburg. She was 64. Funeral services were Tuesday, July 13, 1993 at Bennett-May Chapel
with Rev. Mack Pinkelton officiating. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. A native of Giles
County, Miss Ward was a member of the Baptist Church. She was the daughter of Cycle and
Mable May Ward. Survivors include three sisters, Annie Swanson, Greensboro, N. C., Nellie
Carroll, Charlotte, N. C., and Lillian Sweeney, Pulaski; one brother, James Ward, Greensboro,
N. C. and several nieces and nephews.
WARREN, Fannie
__ ___ ____
28 Aug 1894
(d/o _____________ and___________________Warren)
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The Pulaski Citizen __ Aug 1894
Since our last issue death has claimed one of our sweetest and brightest young ladies, Miss
Fannie Warren. She died at her father’s residence one mile west of town, Tuesday, August 28,
1894. At commencement last June Miss Fannie was second in the contest for the gold medal.
She was greatly loved by all who knew her. All her classmates and teachers gathered in the
chapel and joined in the singing, “We’ll meet again some sweet day, by and by,” and after
suitable scriptures and talk we attender her burial at Mount Moriah. God bless the bereaved
loved ones.
WATKINS, Vana
23 Jan 1920
26 Aug 2000
(d/o Lum and Annie Lou Webster Watkins)
WATKINS, William “Buddy”
15 Mar 1924
04 Mar 2004
(s/o Lum and Annie Lou Elizabeth Webster Watkins)
WATKINS, William Roger
27 May 1926
27 Aug 1998
(h/o Okalene Watkins) Cpl US Army Korea
(s/o Lum and Annie L. Webster Watkins)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Aug 1998
Mr. W. R. Watkins, 72, of Pulaski died Aug. 27, 1998, at the V. A. Medical Center in
Murfreesboro. Mr. Watkins was born May 27, 1926, in Tennessee and was a veteran of the
Korean War. He was retired from Amana Refrigeration, Inc. Services were held Saturday at
Carr and Erwin Funeral Home with Charles Ingram officiating. Burial was in Mt. Moriah
Cemetery. Survivors include wife Oaklene Watkins of Pulaski; two sons, Aubrey Rich of
Lewisburg and Reginald Watkins of Pulaski; daughter, Shelia Varga of Lebanon; three brothers,
George Watkins, John Henry Watkins, and Brandon Watkins, all of Pulaski; four sisters, Ruby
Mae Tosh of Columbia, Mildred King of Prospect, Vana Watkins and Dora Chapman, both of
Pulaski; seven grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
WELLS, James Auburn
Age 71 yrs
25 Jun 2006
(h/o Lydia Sue Cayton Wells)
(s/o William and Beatrice Bean Wells)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 27 Jun 2006
Mr. James Auburn Wells, 72, of Pulaski died June 25, 2006, at his residence. He was a member
of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, retired from the U. S. Army as a chief
warrant officer and retired as an electrical inspector for the state of Tennessee. He was a
member of the Pulaski Masonic Lodge No. 101, a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason and
Shriner. He is preceded in death by his parents, William and Beatrice Bean Wells. Funeral
services will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow (Wednesday) in the chapel of Bennett-May-Giles
CountyFuneral Home with Bishop Plunkett presiding. Burial, with full militaryhonors, will be
in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Visitation was to have been 4-8 p.m. today (Tuesday) at the funeral
home. He is survived by his wife, Lydia Sue Cayton Wells of Pulaski; two sons, James Douglas
Wells and wife Denise of Waldorf, Md., and Clifford Wayne Robinson of Taylor Mill, Ky.; three
daughters, Vickie Lewis and husband Martin of Brookwood, Ala., Tracy Sue Hedgecoth of
Pulaski, Connie Rodriguez and husband Atanasio of Dana Point, Calif.; sisters, Opal Lloyd,
Lelia Merkle and Norma Burleson; brother Marion Leroy Wells; 12 grandchildren and eight
great-grandchildren.
WELLS, Ruth Parker
13 Jun 1898
27 Oct1982
(w/o William Thomas Wells)
(d/o Charles Morgan and Flora Hubbell Parker)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Oct 1982
Mrs. Ruth Parker Wells, 84, Route 5, Lawrenceburg, died Wednesday, October 27, 1982 at
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Death Date
Giles County Hospital. Funeral services were held at 2 p. m. Thursday, October 28 at Carr and
Erwin Chapel with burial in Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Andy Brown officiating. A native of Giles
County, she was the daughter of the late Charles S. and Flora Hubbell Parker, and the widow
of the late W. T. Wells. She is survived by two brothers, Charles Parker, Ethridge, and Cecil
Parker, Bryson; two granddaughters, Maryand Martha Wells, Pulaski; three grandsons, Randy,
Ronald, and Richard Wells, Pulaski, and two great-grandchildren.
WELLS, William Thomas “Tommie”
07 Dec 1891
02 Feb 1959
(h/o Ruth Parker Wells)
(s/o James Evans and Lona Carter Wells) WWI
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 4 Feb 1959
Funeral services for William Thomas Wells, 67, farmer of the Weakley Community and a
veteran of World War I, were held at 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral
Home, conducted by Andrew Brown of Lawrenceburg, Church of Christ minister. Burial took
place in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Mr. Wells died of a heart attack on Monday, February 2, at
Giles County Hospital, four days after entering the hospital. Born December 7, 1891, in Giles
County, he was the son of the late James Evans Wells and Lona Carter Wells. He was a member
of the Church of Christ, and a member of the American Legion. Mr. Wells is survived by his
wife, Mrs. Ruth Parker Wells; one son, Charles Wells, Weakley; one grandson; two sisters,
Mrs. Mason Bell, Weakley, andMrs. Arthur Murphy, Columbia; andtwo brothers, Carter Wells
and Edward Wells, Nashville. Bennett-May and Company, in charge.
WEST, Marion Julius
22 Sep 1906
7 Jun 1961
(h/o Mary Lou Harris West) CM 2 USNR WWII
(s/o William J. and Ada McAfee West)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 14 Jun 1961
Funeral services for Marion Julius West, 54, carpenter of Nashville, were held at 3 o’clock
Friday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Frank McClellan of
Nashville, with the burial in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Mr. West died Wednesday afternoon, June
7, at Thayer Veterans Hospital in Nashville after several months illness. Born September 22,
1906, at Dellrose, Lincoln County, he was the son of the late William J. West and Ada McAfee
West. Mr. West is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Lou Harris West; a step-daughter, Mrs.
Lofton White, Pulaski; one sister, Mrs. Julia Chapp, Detroit, Mich.; five brothers, Alton West,
Carlstadt, N. J., William West, Lake Wales, Fla., Chester West, Huntsville, Ala., Theodore
West, Toledo, Ohio, and Buford West, Pulaski; one half-sister, Mrs. Guy Stevenson, Lake
Wales, Fla.; and two half-brothers, Oscar West, Frankewing, and Robert West, Lawrenceburg.
Bennett-May Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
WEST, Mary Lou Harris
12 Jul 1898
20 Mar 1981
(w/o Marion Julius West)
(d/o Henry Clay and Lizzie Hamlett Harris)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 25 Mar 1981
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Lou West, 82, of Pulaski, who died Friday, March 20 in
Fairhaven Nursing Home were conducted Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Bennett-May Chapel by the
Rev. Paul Allen. Interment was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Born in Giles County, Mrs. West was
the daughter of the late Henry Clay and Lizzie Hamlett Harris and was married to the late
Marion J. West. She was a member of the United Methodist Church. Survivors include two
sisters, Mrs. Lena Flanagan and Mrs. Cora Titsworth, Pulaski; several nieces and nephews.
WELBORN, John N.
1 Mar 1867
14 Oct 1868
(s/o D. A. and M. H. Welborn)
+D. A. was a Court Clerk in Pulaski in 1868
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WHEELER, Alice
__ ___ ____
08 Feb 1900
(d/o W. L. Wheeler)
Obituary:
The Pulaski Citizen 08 Feb 1900
Miss Alice Wheeler died at Bodenham Thursday of consumption, and was buried at Moriah
Friday, with services by Rev. Mr. Fitzgerald. She was a member of the Baptist church and a
daughter of W. L. Wheeler.
WHEELER, Alice Reynolds
04 Jun 1856
23 May 1881
(w/o George E. Wheeler)
(d/o Allison and Jane ___________ Reynolds)
The Pulaski Citizen 19 May 1881
Mrs. George Wheeler died at her home near Wales last Friday morning at 3 o’clock of
consumption. The remains were buried at Moriah. Mrs. Wheeler was a Miss Reynolds and was
much esteemed.
WHEELER, James Tisdale Colonel
Abt 1827
13 Jan 1887
(h/o Sallie Bass Malone Wheeler) Unmarked Death notice
(s/o _______________ and__________________ Wheeler)
The Pulaski Citizen 20 Jan 1887
Colonel James T. Wheeler expired at his residence near Wales last Wednesday Night of rapid
consumption and was buried at Moriah, of which church he was an Elder and one of its main
stays.
WHEELER, Sallie Bass Malone
Abt 1834
27 Jul 1888
(w/o Col. James Tisdale Wheeler) Unmarked grave Death Notice
(d/o _____________ and ___________
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 02 Aug 1888
Mrs. James T. Wheeler, wife of the late Colonel James T. Wheeler, the lamented gallant
Colonel of the 1st Tennessee Cavalry, died on Friday night, 27th ultimate, at her home near
Mount Moriah Church.
WHEELER, Jane Willoughby
__ ___ ____
__ ___ ____
(w/o Lester Barnett Wheeler)
(d/o Nathan L. and Lella Mae Englett Willoughby)
WHEELER, Lester Barnett
24 Nov 1927
06 Feb 1991
(h/o Jane Willoughby Wheeler) md 14 Jul 1945
(s/o William Lott and Ruth Barnett Wheeler)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Feb 1991
Mr. Lester Barnett Wheeler, 63, of Pulaski, died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 1991, at Hillside Hospital.
Funeral services were held Friday, Feb. 8, at Carr and Erwin Chapel with Charles Gibbons and
Wayne Hardison officiating. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. A native of Giles County,
Mr. Wheeler was the son of the late W. L. and Ruth Barnett Wheeler. He was a retired farmer
and retired from Spontex, Inc. Survivors include Jane Willoughby Wheeler of Pulaski; three
sons, Randy and Lester Wheeler, both of Athens, Ala., Tracy Wheeler of Knoxville; two
daughters, Mrs. Beverly Johnson of Pulaski, Mrs. Connie Bradshaw of Germantown, Tenn.;
two brothers, Edward Wheeler of Pulaski, Walker Wheeler of Lynnville; two sisters, Mrs. Jo
Ann Harwell of Nashville, Mrs. Alma Ruth Cole of Murfreesboro; seven grandchildren.
WHEELER, Minnie Myrtle
16 Jun 1877
__ ___ ____
(d/o George E. and Alice Reynolds Wheeler)
WHEELER, Verna
abt 1863
13 Nov 1888
(d/o Col. James T. and Sallie Bass Malone Wheeler) Unmarked grave
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 15 Nov 1888
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Miss Verina Wheeler, daughter of the late Colonel James Wheeler, died at the family residence
near Wales Station, Tuesday, 13th instance, of consumption, aged about 25 years. The remains
were buried at Mt. Moriah Wednesday. She was a consistent member of the Cumberland
Church.
WHITE, Cinithia H. (18-0-15)
16 May 1812
31 May 1830
(d/o _____________ and ___________
WHITE, Henry Lofton
24 Sep 1910
11 Sep 1967
(h/o Mildred Braly White)
(s/o Henry and Frances Vick White)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 13 Sep 1967
Funeral services for Henry Lofton White, 56, were conducted Tuesday afternoon, September
12, at 3:00 o’clock in the chapel of Bennett-May Funeral Home, with the Rev. Leon Bunt and
Mack Pinkelton officiating. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Mr. White died Monday,
September 11, at Giles County Hospital. He was a native of Giles County, born September 24,
1910, the son of the late Henry and Frances Vick White. Survivors include his wife, Mrs.
Mildred Braly White; two sisters, Mrs. Ernest Roberts, Loretta and Mrs. John Birdsong,
Pulaski; six brothers, Clarence, Shirley, Astor, Laten, and Wilson White, all of Pulaski and
Lindsay White of Dallas, Texas. Bennett-May Funeral charge of arrangements.
WHITE, John Ella Hutton
11 Aug 1915
15 Mar 1958
(w/o James L. White)
(d/o Jesse B. and Ellen Woodard Hutton)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 19 Mar 1958
Funeral services for Mrs. John Ella Hutton White, 42, Pulaski housewife, were held at 2 p. m.
Monday at Pulaski Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Mack Pinkelton, Baptist minister.
Burial took place in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Mrs. White died unexpectedly at 2:45 o’clock
Saturday afternoon, March 15, at her home on West Woodring Street. A lifelong resident of
Giles County, she was born August 11, 1915, the daughter of the late Jesse B. Hutton and Ellen
Woodard Hutton. Mrs. White is survived by her husband, Jim White; one daughter, Mrs. Billy
J. Wilson, Pulaski; and one son, Joe Douglas Hazelwood, Pulaski; by a previous marriage; one
grandson; two sisters, Mrs. Leonard Goats, Weakley Creek, and Mrs. Willie Burks, Pulaski;
and one brother, John Hutton, Giles County. Pulaski Funeral Home, Morticians in charge.
WHITE, John H.
1 Nov 1935
10 Nov 1943
(s/o______________ and __________
WHITE, Mattie Grissom
25 Sep 1883
25 Oct 1962
(w/o ____________________White) Unmarked grave
(d/o John R. and Mary E. Welch Grissom)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 31 Oct 1962
Funeral services for Mrs. Mattie Grissom White, 79, Giles County resident, were held at 2
o’clock Friday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Wesley
Holden, Methodist minister. Burial took place in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Mrs. White died
Thursday, October 25, at her home in the Vales Mill section. Born September 25, at Southport
in Maury County, she was the daughter of the late John R. and Mary E. Welch Grissom. There
were no immediate survivors.
WHITE, Mildred Eugenia Braly
12 Sep 1914
20 Nov 1977
(w/o Henry Lofton White)
(d/o Luther and Mary Lou Braly0)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Nov 1977
Funeral services for Mrs. Mildred Eugenia Braly, 63, of Pulaski were held Tuesday afternoon,
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November 22 at 2:00 o’clock at Bennett-May Chapel by the Rev. Clarence K. Stewart. Burial
was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Mrs. White died Sunday at Huntsville General Hospital,
Huntsville, Ala. She was the daughter of Mrs. Mary Lou Braly West of Pulaski who survives,
and the late Luther Braly. Her husband was the late Lofton White. She was a member of First
Baptist Church and was employed as a clerk at Elmore Variety Store. In addition to her mother,
survivors include three aunts, Mrs. Cora Tittsworth, Chattanooga, Mrs. Lena Flannagan,
Sheffield, Ala. and Mrs. Ruby Zeigler, Lawrenceburg.
WHITE, Nannie Wheeler
8 Apr 1864
27 Jan 1908
(w/o R. W. White) md 19 Mar 1893 GCT
(d/o James T. and Sallie B. Malone Wheeler)
WHITEHEAD, Jessie
9 Aug 1911
21 Dec 1915
(d/o J. B. and Edna Waldrop Whitehead)
WHITEHEAD, John S. Jr.
18 Jun 1894
10 Oct 1969
(h/o Margaret Moore Whitehead)
(s/o John S. and Mollie Stamps Whitehead)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 15 Oct 1969
John S. Whitehead, 75, died Friday, October 10, in St. Thomas Hospital, Nashville. Funeral
services were conducted Sunday afternoon, October 12, at 1:00 o’clock in the chapel of Carr
and Erwin Funeral Home with Mr. Andy Brown, Church of Christ minister, officiating. Burial
was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. A native of Giles County, Mr. Whitehead was born June 18,
1894, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John S. Whitehead, Sr. His wife was the late Margaret
Moore Whitehead. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Aubrey Archer, Nevada; and three
grandchildren.
WHITEHEAD, Webb Nelson
13 Jul 1880
21 Jan 1961
(s/o John S. and Mollie Stamps Whitehead)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 25 Jan 1961
Funeral services for Webb Nelson Whitehead, 81, retired farmer of the Wales Community, were
held at 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon at Pulaski Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Mack
Pinkelton, Baptist minister. Burial took place in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Mr. Whitehead died
at 6 o’clock Monday morning, January 23, at his home after an extended illness. Born July 13,
1879, in Maury County, he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Whitehead. His wife is
deceased. Mr. Whitehead is survived byone brother, JohnnyWhitehead, Giles County; and two
sisters, Mrs. Sallie Brymer, Giles County, and Mrs. Frank Nidergesses, Lawrenceburg. Pulaski
Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
WHITFIELD, Claude Brown
13 Aug 1872
16 May 1937
(h/o Willie Puryear Whitfield)
(s/o W. S. and Emma J. Stone Whitfield)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 19 May 1937
C. B. Whitfield, age 64, a farmer of the Moriah community, died early Sunday morning at the
Hospital at Decatur. He was visiting his daughter, Mrs. Sam Smith in Decatur, and went to the
Hospital there for treatment. Funeral services were held at Trinity, Monday, Rev. W. G. Largen
and Rev. G. A. Morgan, in charge. Burial at Moriah. Mr. Whitfield was a good farmer, and a
faithful member of the Methodist Church at Trinity. He had been Superintendent of the Sunday
School there for a long time— perhaps thirty years. And was very seldon absent or tardy. If not
there on time, those present worried that something out of the ordinary had happened. In
addition to Mrs Smith, Mr. Whitfield is survived by the following sons and daughters: Misses
Leila, Mary, and Christine WhitfieldandMrs. Jim Oakes, Jr., all of Giles County; and Thomas
Whitfield of Wartrace.
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Birth Date
Death Date
WHITFIELD, John
18 Jun 1893
__ ___ ____
(s/o______________ and____________________Whitfield)
WHITFIELD, Willie May
11 Sep 1881
11 Dec 1932
(w/o Claude Brown Whitfield)
(d/o Thomas A. and Margaret Ann Tidwell Puryear)
WICKS, Phillip
__ ___ 1982
25 Oct 2007
(h/o Shamblee Chandler Wicks)
(s/o William Michael Wicks and Donna Woodson Appleton)
Obituary: Bennett-May-Giles County Funeral Home 25 Oct 2007
Mr. Phillip Wicks of Pulaski passed away Thursday, October 25, 2007 at his residence. He was
a carpenter and 25 years old. Visitation was at 4 o’clock until 7 o’clock Friday at Bennett-MayGiles CountyFuneral Home. Funeral Service was 12 o’clock Saturdayin the chapel of BennettMay-Giles County Funeral Home with Rev. Jeff Young officiating. Burial followed in Mt.
Moriah Cemetery, Pulaski, Tennessee. He is survived by his, wife, Shamblee Chandler Wicks
of Pulaski; mother, Donna Woodson Appleton of Pulaski; father, William Michael Wicks of
Casey, Ill.; brothers, Johathan Appleton of Pulaski, Wayne Appleton of Pulaski, Clint Wicks
of KY; grandparents, Bobbie and Sondra Woodson of Pulaski, Ed & Linda Lance of Pulaski;
grandparents-in-law, Hollis and Doris Chandler of Rogersville, AL; mother & father-in-laws,
Shelia Chandler & Mike Chandler of Pulaski; brother-in-law, Rost Chandler of Pulaski, Michael
Chandler of Pulaski;, uncles, Stevie Woodson and wife Lisa of Pulaski, J.D. Wicks of Texas,
John Wicks of Dayton, Ohio, Louis Wicks of Pulaski; aunts, Cindy Ead and husband Doug of
Prospect, Donna Cummins and husband Darryl of Texas, Laura Wicks of Madisonville, KY,
and Mary Williams ofMadisonville, KY. Bennett-May-Giles County Funeral Home in Charge
of arrangements.
WILKINSON, Ella Daugherty
__ ___ 1874
26 Apr 1951
(w/o Leander A. "Lee" Wilkinson) md 21 Dec 1892 GCT
(d/o Thomas O. and Mary Jane Comer Daugherty)
WILKINSON, Leander A. "Lee"
__ ___ 1871
25 Jan 1949
(h/o Ella Daugherty Wilkinson)
(s/o George Mason and Martha Crowder Wilkinson)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 26 Jan 1944
Funeral services for Leander A. Wilkinson, 73, retired farmer of the Bodenham section, who
died at 7:30 o’clock Tuesday morning, following two weeks illness, will be held at 2 o’clock
Thursday afternoon at the Bennett-May Funeral Home. Burial will take place in Mt. Moriah
Cemetery. Mr. Wilkinson is survivedbyhis wife, Mrs. Ella DaughertyWilkinson; one daughter,
Mrs. Brandon Witt, Elkton; one son, Hubert Wilkinson, Fayetteville; several grandchildren; two
sisters, Mrs. Mack Smith, Campbellsville; Mrs. J. T. Hayes, Old Hickory; three brothers, Lon
and Charlie Wilkinson, both of Oklahoma and Rev. W. D. Wilkinson, Elizabethtown.
WILLIAMS, Ann Elizabeth
12 Nov 1892
12 Nov 1900
(d/o William Milton and Ella Johnston Williams)
WILLIAMS, Daisy
24 Nov 1888
29 Jun 1937
(d/o William Milton and Ella Johnston Williams)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 30 Jun 1937
Six months of agonizing pain ended for Miss Daisy Williams, Tuesday afternoon when she
passed away at her home on Haywood Creek. A cancerous affection of the hip bones had so
weakened the fiber, that the bones collapsed when she was standing before the mirror, about
Christman. One broken hip is bad enough. But in her case, both hip bones were broken, and in
addition she suffered the agonizing pain of the disease. Funeral and burial services at Moriah
226
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Birth Date
Death Date
Wednesday afternoon.
WILLIAMS, Ella Johnston
1869
1944
(w/o William Milton Williams) md 24 Dec 1886 GCT
(d/o James Thomas and Mahala Rainey Johnston)
WILLIAMS, Ella May
04 Feb 1899
12 Nov 1900
(d/o William Milton and Ella Johnston Williams)
WILLIAMS, William Milton
09 Feb 1854
07 Jun 1932
(h/o Ella Johnston Williams)
(d/o John P. and Martha Elizabeth Brown Williams)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 08 Jun 1932
W. Milton Williams died Tuesday morning at the Pulaski Hospital of a kidney trouble he had
suffered with a long time. An effort to relieve him by operation, was ineffective. Funeral
services were conducted for him by Revs. W. C. Moorehead and S. H. Parks, and burial was
at Mt. Moriah Wednesday afternoon. In his 78th year, Mr. Williams was a native Giles
Countian, the son of John P. Williams, deceased, who formerly lived in the Cedar Grove
locality. He has farmed all his life and success rewarded the intelligent work he put into
business. He was a member of and official in Berea Methodist Church and a leader in the civic
and agricultural affairs of his community and was highly esteemed as a citizen and man of fine
character whose useful life was lived in a quiet and unassuming and unselfish manner. Mr.
Williams is survived by his faithful wife, formerly Miss Ella Johnston, of Wales, and five
children, namely J. P. Williams, N. C. and St. L. R. R. employee, Mrs. T. C. Allen, Miss Daisy
Williams, PerryWilliams, and Robt. Williams all ofGiles County. Brothers are: Frank Williams
of the 8th District and Robt. S. Williams of Tulsa, Okla, Mrs. Fillmore Stamper of Jonesboro,
Ark., and Mrs. W. J. Shields of Giles County are surviving sisters.
WILLIAMS, William
29 Sep 1848
29 Sep 1848
(Infant s/o William and S. C. Williams)
WILLIAMS, Wilson Douglas
22 Sep 1901
12 Apr 1902
(s/o William Milton and Ella Johnston Williams)
WILLOUGHBY, Edward Felix
10 Jan 1917
3 Mar 1995
(s/o Nathan Lee and Lella May Englett Willoughby) TEC5 US Army WWII
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Mar 1995
Mr. Edward Felix (Speck) Willoughby, 78, died March 3, 1995, at Veterans Hospital in
Nashville. The Pulaski native was the son of the late Nathan Lee and Lella Mae Englett
Willoughby. Services were held Sunday at Carr and Erwin Funeral Home with Rev. Mack
Pinkelton officiating. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Mr. Willoughby was employed by
Caterpillar, Inc. Survivors include sons, Jack and Mike, both of Pulaski, and Don of Cleveland;
daughter, Betty Ann Bassham of Pulaski; brothers, David of Columbia, Bobby of Nashville;
Norris of California, Alvin of Texas; sisters, Jane Wheeler of Pulaski, Edna Archer of Biloxi,
Miss., Jean Martin of Nashville, Elizabeth Yokley of Columbia, and three grandchildren.
WILLOUGHBY, Lilla May Englett
6 Feb 1897
21 May 1933
(w/o Nathan A. Willoughby)
(d/o John and Bobbie Cobb Englett) Unmarked Grave Death Certificate
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 24 May 1933
Mrs. Nathan Willoughby died at the Solon Reynolds homeplace in the Moriah community,
Saturday night, leaving a widowed husband and ten small children, including two sets of twins
and an infant only a few hours old. Funeral services were held for this mother Monday
forenoon, conductedbyRev. T. E. Hudson assistedbyRev. G. S. Wilson. Mrs. Willoughbywas
a devout member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
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Death Date
WILLOUGHBY, Nathan A.
17 Dec 1891
12 Mar 1956
(h/o Lilla May Englett Willoughby) 8 Nov 1913 GCT
(s/o Tom and Florence Taylor Willoughby)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 14 Mar 1956
Funeral services for Nathan Lee Willoughby, 65, farmer of the Bodenham community, were
held at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon at Mt. Moriah Cumberland Presbyterian Church,
conducted by the Rev. Mack Pinkelton. Burial took place in the family lot in the church
cemetery. Mr. Willoughby died early Monday morning at his home after a long illness. Born
December 17, 1890, in Giles County, he was the son of the late Tom Willoughby and Florence
Taylor Willoughby. He was a member of the Moriah Cumberland Presbyterian Church. His
wife, Mrs. Lilla Mae Englett Willoughby died twenty-three years ago. Mr. Willoughby is
survived by four daughters, Mrs. Edna B. Archer, in Armed Forces in England, Mrs. Charles
Yokley, Columbia, and Mrs. Troy Martin and Mrs. Barnett Wheeler, both of Bodenham; five
sons, Edwin Willoughby, Peoria, Ill., Alvin Willoughby, Houston, Texas, Morris Willoughby,
Hollydale, Calif., Bob Willoughby, Chickamauga, Ga., and David Willoughby, Columbia;
twenty-two grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Ed Adams, Lynnville; and one brother, William
Willoughby, Elkton. Bennett-May and Company, Morticians in charge.
WILLOUGHBY, Pauline
10 Jul 1939
30 Nov 1939
(d/o William and Mable Smith Willoughby)
WILLOUGHBY, Tom
12 Oct 1876
25 Jun 1941
(s/o Tom and Mary Taylor Willoughby) Unmarked Grave Death Certificate
WILLOUGHBY, William Thomas
25 Oct 1921
18 Apr 1942
(s/o Nathan A. and Lilla May Englett Willoughby)
S 1c Died while serving his country Naval Air Station Jacksonville, FL.
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 22 Apr 1942
Funeral services for William Thomas Willoughby, 21, who died suddenly of a heart attack in
Jacksonville, Fla., on Saturday, April 18, were conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock
at Moriah Church by the Rev. A. H. Hogan. Burial was in Moriah Cemetery. Willoughby
attended Giles County High School, and about a year ago enlisted in the U. S. Navy. He was
stationed at the Jacksonville Naval Base at the time of his death. He is survived by his father,
Nathan Willoughby, who lives near Pulaski; five brothers, Edward, who is with the U. S. Army
in Los Angeles, Calif., Norris, with the U. S. Navy in Oahu, David, of Columbia, Bobby and
Alvin, of Pulaski; four sisters, Jean and Jane, of Pulaski; and two sisters living in Columbia.
WILSON, Clarence
No date listed
(h/o Lena Harris Wilson) WWI
(s/o ______________ and__________________ Wilson)
WILSON, Elizabeth Weir
Nov 1778
Nov 1857
(w/o James Wilson) (d/o _______________ and
_________________________ Weir)
__ Jul 1858
WILSON, James
__ Apr 1777
(h/o Elizabeth Weir Wilson) War of 1812
(s/o ____________ and_____________________Wilson)
__ ___ 1812
4 May 1880
WILSON, Jane B.
(w/o Talbert Wilson)
(d/o _____________ and ___________
WILSON, Lena Harris
No date listed
(w/o Clarence Wilson)
(d/o Henry Clay and Lizzie Hamlett Harris)
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Birth Date
Death Date
WILSON, Mary J.
4 Sep 1841
__ ___ ____
(d/o _____________ and ___________
WILSON, Mary
__ Aug 1822
16 Nov 1860
(d/o James and Elizabeth Weir Wilson)
WILSON, Talbert
Aug 1810
6 Feb 1867
(h/o Jane B. Wilson)
(s/o ______________ and____________________Wilson)
WILSON, William P.
No dates
(s/o James and Elizabeth Wilson)
WILSON, William
1816
Aug 1852
(s/o ______________ and____________________Wilson)
WISER, Donald Lewis
14 Oct 1947
14 Oct 1947
(s/o Kenneth Lewis and Nettie Mae Russell Wiser) Unmarked Grave– Death Certificate
WISER, Nettie Mae Russell
13 Mar 1926
11 Jan 1951
(w/o Kenneth Lewis Wiser)
(d/o Allen and Doris Lunsford Russell)
WISER, Ronald Lewis
14 Oct 1947
15 Oct 1947
(s/o Kenneth Lewis and Nettie Mae Russell Wiser)Unmarked Grave– Death Certificate
WITHEROW, Albert Eugene
11 Apr 1927
26 Apr 2001
(h/o Mary Frances Woodard Witherow)
(s/o Thomas Walter and Anna Tarpley Witherow)
Obituary: Citizen Press 1 May 2001
Mr. Albert Eugene Witherow, 74, of Lewisburg died April 26, 2001, at Baptist Hospital in
Nashville. He was born April 11, 1927, and was the son of the late Thomas W. and Anna
Tarpley Witherow. He was a retired dairy farmer. Funeral services were held April 29 at Carr
and Erwin Funeral Home. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Mary
Frances Witherow of Lewisburg; son Steve W. Witherow of Lewisburg; two daughters, Kathey
Darnell of Belfast and Lesa Malone of Pulaski; and five grandchildren.
WITHEROW, Anna Tarpley
05 Feb 1882
07 Nov1966
(w/o Thomas Walter Witherow) md 12 Aug 1900 GCT
(d/o Jackson Gilmore and Margaret Barry Tarpley)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 09 Nov 1966
Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Witherow, 85, were conducted on Wednesday afternoon,
November 9, at 2:00 o’clock in the chapel of Pulaski Funeral Home, with burial in Mt. Moriah
Cemetery. The Revs. Clarence K. Stewart and MackPinkelton officiated. Mrs. Witherow died
Monday night, November 7, at Fairhaven Nursing Home, after a short illness. She was born
in Giles County, on February 5, 1881, the daughter of the late Jackson Gilmore and Margaret
Barry Tarpley. Her husband, Thomas Walter Witherow, died in 1943. Survivors include four
daughters, Mrs. Charlie Dugger, Pulaski, Miss Martha Witherow, Lynnville, Mrs. Dewey
Barker, Athens, Ala., and Mrs. Sid Dugger, Murray, Ky.; five sons, Joe and Thomas, both of
Pulaski, Robert, Lynnville, James, Cornersville, and Albert Witherow, Belfast; thirty-seven
grandchildren; three brothers, Joe Tarpley, Lawrenceburg, Russell and Thomas Tarpley, both
of Pulaski. Pulaski Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
WITHEROW, J. B
66 years
04 Jul 1900
(h/o Mary Elizabeth Johnson Witherow)
(s/o ______________ and____________________Witherow)
WITHEROW, Thomas Walter
11 Aug 1877
24 Dec 1943
(h/o Anna Tarpley Witherow)
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Birth Date
Death Date
(s/o John Breckenridge. and Mary Elizabeth Johnson Witherow)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 29 Dec 1943
Funeral services for Thomas Walter Witherow, 66, who died early Friday morning, December
24, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Charlie Dugger, in Pulaski, were held at 2 o’clock Sunday
afternoon at Mt. Moriah Church, conducted by Rev. J. W. Bryson, pastor of the First
Presbyterian Church in Pulaski. Burial took place in the church cemetery. Mr. Witherow, a
farmer of the Nineteenth Civil District, united with the Presbyterian Church at the age of
eighteen years, and several years later transferred his membership to the Primitive Baptist
Church. Mr. Witherow is survived by his wife, Mrs. Anna Tarpley Witherow; four daughters,
Mrs. Dewey Barker, Athens, Ala., Mrs. Charlie Dugger, Mrs. Sid Dugger, and Miss Martha
Witherow, all of Pulaski; six sons, John, Joe, and Albert Witherow, all ofGiles County, Thomas
Witherow of Sylacauga, Ala., James Witherow, U. S. Army, stationed in Indiana, and Robert
Witherow, U. S. Navy, stationed on West Coast; twenty-five grandchildren; one sister, Mrs.
Edd Tate, Prospect; and two brothers, Will Witherow of Mt. Pleasant and Jim Witherow of
Pulaski.
WITT, Charles Morgan
16 May 1862
12 Jan 1924
(h/o Lizzie Gilbert Peden Witt)
(s/o Clayton Hamilton and Mary Sanders Hicks Witt)
WITT, Clayton Hamilton
9 Jan 1821
22 Feb 1901
(h/o Mary Sanders Hicks Witt)
(s/o William and Mary "Polly" Witt Witt)
WITT, Elizabeth Gilbert Peden
__ ___ 1861
01 Aug1950
(w/o Charles Morgan Witt)
(d/o Thomas Jefferson and Sallie Williamson Peden)
WITT, Mary Sanders
1 Dec 1818
12 Dec 1912
(w/o 1. John Hicks 2. Clayton Hamilton Witt)
(d/o William and Elizabeth Bellanfant Sanders)
WOOD, Captain Matthew *
24 Feb 1761
28 Oct 1831
Revolutionary War Soldier
(h/o Rebecca Young Wood)
(s/o_____________and_____________________Wood)
WOOD, Mattie Carter
6 Dec 1900
6 Sep 1993
(w/o Samuel Kennon Wood) md 21 Jun 1932 GCT
(d/o John A. and Hattie Wood Carter)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Sep 1993
Ms. Mattie Carter Wood, 92, of Tallahassee, died Monday, Sept. 6, 1993. Funeral services
were held on Saturday, Sept. 11, at Fellowship Presbyterian Church in Tallahassee. Burial was
in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. A native of Wales, Tenn., Ms. Wood was a member of the First
Presbyterian Church of Miami, a member of Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority of Vanderbilt
University, and a member ofthe Miami Women’s Club. Survivors include one daughter, Harriet
Norrie, Tallahassee; one sister, Sally Carter, Nashville; three grandchildren and two great
grandchildren.
WOOD, Samuel Kennon
8 Dec 1898
22 Feb 1983
(h/o Mattie Carter Wood)
(s/o William Hayden and Eppie Dee Duncan Wood)
These markers have been moved to Mount Moriah from Wood Cemetery:
*WOOD, Eliza
23 Jun 1815
21 Nov 1857
(w/o William P. Wood)
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Birth Date
Death Date
(d/o _____________ and ___________
*WOOD, Elizabeth Rebecca Neal
12 Jan 1830
13 Sep 1885
(w/o William P. Wood)
(d/o William and Harriet Apperson Neal)
*WOOD, James F.
15 Nov 1844
6 Jul 1851
*WOOD, John
15 Apr 1857
15 Nov 1847
*WOOD, William J.
21 Jul 1849
28 Feb 1857
(s/o William P. and Eliza _____________ Wood)
*WOOD, William P.
75-0-3
8 Jan 1892
(h/o Eliza Wood 2. Elizabeth Rebecca Neal Wood)
(s/o Captain Matthew and Rebecca Young Wood)
WOODARD, Claude
21 Dec 1907
18 Oct 1916
(s/o Dode Felix and Zenia Barr Woodard)
WOODARD, Dode Felix
29 Aug 1870
30 Jan 1944
(h/o Zenia Barr Woodard)
(s/o John and Susie Pinkleton Woodard)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 2 Feb 1944
Funeral services for Dode Felix Woodard, 73, who died suddenlySundayafternoon at his home
in the Nineteenth Civil District, were held at one o’clock Tuesday afternoon at the home of his
daughter, Mrs. Whitt Francis. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Mr. Woodard is survived
by his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Francis, and Mrs. Bob Woodard; three sons, Otis Woodard,
Lewisburg, Ruben Woodard, Mt. Pleasant and Azie Woodard of Kentucky; and several
grandchildren.
WOODARD, Zenia Barr
9 Sep 1872
2 Dec1957
(w/o Dode Felix Woodard)
(d/o Reuben and Elizabeth Gladish Barr)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 4 Dec 1957
Funeral services for Mrs. Zenia Barr Woodard, 85, widow of D. F. Woodard, were held at
12:30 o’clock Tuesdayafternoon at Bennett-MayFuneral Home, conducted bythe Rev. Argine
Hughes. Burial took place in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Mrs. Woodard died earlyMondaymorning,
December 2, at the home after several months of declining health. Born September 9, 1872, in
Giles County, she was the daughter of the late Reuben Barr and Elizabeth Gladish Barr. She
was a member of Mt. Moriah Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Her husband, D. F. Woodard
died thirteen years ago. Mrs. Woodard is survived by one daughter, Mrs. D. Whitt Francis, Big
Dry Creek; four sons, Reuben Woodard, Maury County, A. D. Woodard, Park City, Ky., Otis
Woodard, Marshall County, and Noah Woodard, Giles County; twenty-two grandchildren,
forty-two great grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Myrtle
Matthews, Mt. Pleasant, and Mrs. Tippie Jones, Lynnville. Bennett-May and Company,
Morticians in charge.
WRAY, Rev. John
20 Dec 1856
__ ___ ____
(Native of Ireland Educated Cole-Rain Emigrated to USA in 1816. Became member and
Minister C. P. Church)
WRIGHT, Daniel Matthew
27 Mar 1987
4 Jun 1987
(s/o Randy Mitchell and Teressa Wright)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Jun 1987
Daniel Matthew Wright, 2-months old, of Ardmore, Tenn., died Thursday, June 4, 1987, at his
residence. Funeral services were held Friday, June 5, at Bennett-May Funeral Home with Bill
Warren officiating. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery in Giles County. Survivors include his
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Birth Date
Death Date
father, Randy Mitchell, and his mother, Teressa Wright, of Ardmore, Tenn.; one sister, Dana
Wright of Ardmore, Tenn.; maternal grandparents, Jessie and Ruth Wright of Elkmont, Ala.
WRIGHT, Mary E.
15 Aug 1930
7 Nov 1935
(d/o Lawrence and Lela Chapman Wright) Unmarked grave Death Certificate
WRIGHT, Necie Cummings
10 Dec 1904
26 Sep 1975
(w/o William Morgan Wright) md 17 Oct 1921 GCT
(d/o Will and Mollie Chumley Cummings)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 01 Oct 1975
Funeral services for Mrs. Necie Wright, 70, of Wales were held Sunday, September 28 at 1:00
p.m. at Fairview Church of Christ with minister G. C. Fox officiating. Burial was in Mt. Moriah
Cemetery. Mrs. Wright died Fridayin Giles CountyHospital. Born in Giles County, her parents
were the late Will and Molly Chumley Cummings and she was married to the late Will Wright.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Allen Raineyof Wales; a step-daughter, Mrs. Hattie Wallace
of Sparta; a step-son, Mahlon Wright of Pulaski; two sisters, Mrs. Frauline Norman and Mrs.
Mattie Brewer, both of Nashville; three grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; four great
grandchildren and nine step great grandchildren. Carr and Erwin Funeral Home was in charge
of arrangements.
WRIGHT, William Morgan
28 Dec 1891
6 Nov 1959
(h/o Necie Cummings Wright)
(s/o Jim and Lillian Callahan Wright)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 11 Nov 1959
Funeral services for Will Morgan Wright, 67, retired Public Works employee, were held at 2
o’clock Sunday afternoon at Fairview Church of Christ, conducted by Tom Fox.. Burial took
place in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Mr. Wright who had been in declining health for several years,
died at 5:40 o’clock Friday morning, November 6, at his home on Little Dry Creek. Born
December 28, 1891, in Giles County, he was the son of Jim Wright and Lillie Callahan Wright.
He was a member ofFairview Church of Christ. Mr. Wright is survived byhis wife, Mrs. Necie
Cummings Wright; two daughters, Mrs. Allen Rainey, Wales and Mrs. James Wallace, Pulaski;
one son, Malcolm Wright, Pulaski; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild; one brother,
James D. Wright, Azle, Texas; and three sisters, Mrs. Chris Jensen, Barrego Springs, Calif.,
Mrs. Walter Lockhart, Hodgen, Okla., and Mrs. Eugenia Burks, Columbia. Pulaski Funeral
Home in charge.
YANT, Sue Elon
07 May 1948
07 May 1948
(Infant of Grover Cleveland and Sallie Will Peden Yant)
ZIEGLER, Charles Albert
19 Dec 1930
16 Dec 1932
(s/o Charles Franklin and Ruby Ann Braly Zeigler)
ZIEGLER, Charles Franklin
05 Feb 1896
18 May 1969
(h/o Ruby Ann Braly Ziegler)
(s/o George and Lenny Tidwell Ziegler)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 21 May 1969
Charles Franklin Zeigler, 75, died Sunday morning, May 18, at his home on Route 5,
Lawrenceburg. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon, May 19, at 2 o’clock in the
chapel of Bennett-May Funeral Home, with the Rev. Mack Pinkelton and the Rev. John Pope
officiating. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. A native ofGiles County, Mr. Zeigler was born
February 5, 1896 the son of the late George and Lenny Tidwell Zeigler. Survivors include his
widow, Mrs. Ruby Ann Braly Zeigler; one son, George Zeigler, Jacksonville, Ill., two
daughters, Mrs. Tom Luna, Pensacola, Fla.; and Mrs. Ted Tramell, Nashville; one sister, Mrs.
Mary White, Pulaski, and six grandchildren. Bennett-May Funeral Home in charge of
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Death Date
arrangements.
ZIEGLER, Emma C. Hardiman
1868
1948
(w/o 1. J. B. Edwards 2. Thompson Ziegler)
(d/o Newton W. and Martha Jane Witt Hardiman)
ZIEGLER, George Washington
20 Oct 1861
18 Dec 1931
(h/o Linnie Tidwell Zeigler)
(s/o Israel Chandler and Caroline Cox Zeigler)
ZIEGLER, George Braly
29 Sep 1917
11 Apr 1999
(h/o Elizabeth Robinson Ziegler)
(s/o Charles Franklin and Ruby Ann Braly Ziegler) WWII
Obituary: Giles Free Press 29 Apr 1999
Mr. George Braly Zeigler, 81, of Jacksonville, Ill, died April 11, 1999, at Memorial Medical
Center in Springfield. Mr. Zeigler was born Sept. 29, 1917, in Giles Countynear the Bodenham
community and was the son of the late Charles Franklin and Ruby Braly Zeigler. He served in
Persia during World War IIas an Armystenographer. His responsibilities included transcribing
the minutes of the Teheran Conference between Franklin D. Roosevelt, Joseph Stalin and
Winston Churchill in 1943. He also entered the intelligence field, serving in the Office of
Strategic Services, and after the war, wih the Central Intelligence Agency. After leaving
government service, Mr. Zeigler began working for Capitol Records in 1962 and served as
personnel director of the record company's plant from its opening in 1965 until 1978 whe he
became Capitol's corporate personnel director in Hollywood, Calif. He retired from that
position in 1981. Mr. Zeigler was a member of the Literary Union and was a supporter of the
Jacksonville Public Library and Illinois College. Funeral services were held April 14 at
Williamson Funeral Home in Illinois. In addition, a memorial service was held April 26 at Mt.
Moriah Church in Giles County. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery Survivors include wife
Zeigler of Jacksonville, Ill; daughter Susan Scott of St. Louis, MO; sons, Robert
Zeigler of Indianapolis, Ind., and Steven Zeigler of Portland, Ore.; sister Jane Trammell of
Brentwood; and six grandchildren.
ZIEGLER, John Taylor
24 Nov 1899
10 Mar 1929
(s/o George Washington and Malinda Jane "Linnie" Tidwell Zeigler)
ZIEGLER, Linnie Tidwell (Malinda Jane)
25 Jul 1870
25 May 1952
(w/o George Washington Zeigler) md 2 Oct 1887 GCT
(w/o Charlie White)
(d/o Charles and Sara J. Richardson Tidwell)
ZEIGLER, Luke Thompson
__ ___ 1856
__ ___ 1946
(h/o Emma Clayton Hardiman Zeigler)
(h/o Virginia Ann Smith Zeigler)
(s/o Israel Chandler and Caroline Cox Zeigler)
ZIEGLER, Ruby Ann Braly
18 Jan 1896
2 Sep 1984
(w/o Charles Franklin Ziegler)
(d/o Robert C. and Virginia Neal Braly)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen __ Sep 1984
Mrs. Ruby Braly Zeigler, 88, of Route 5, Lawrenceburg, died on Sunday, September 2, 1984,
at Hillside Hospital. A native of Giles County, she was the daughter of the late Robert C. and
Virginia Neal Braly and was married to the late Charles F. Zeigler. She was a member of Mt.
Moriah Presbyterian Church. Funeral services were to be held at 1 p. m. Tuesday, September
4, at Bennett-May Chapel, Rev. Mack Pinkelton and Haywood Lyles officiating. Survivors
include two daughters, Mrs. Tom Luna of Giles County and Mrs. Ted Trammell of Nashville;
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Birth Date
Death Date
one son, George B. Zeigler of Jacksonville, Ill.; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
ZIEGLER, Ruby Pearl Pittard
04 Jul 1888
01 Apr 1954
(w/o Smith Waters Ziegler)
(d/o Charles Grandison and Metta Letita Harwell Pittard)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 31 Mar 1954
Mrs. Ruby Pittard Zeigler, 65, wife of Smith Waters Zeigler, died at 1:30 o’clock Thursday
morning, April 1, at the home at Pulaski, following more than a years’ illness. Funeral rites will
be held at 10 o’clock Friday morning in the chapel of Bennett-May Funeral Home, with the
Rev. Sam R. Dodson, Jr., pastor of First Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will take place
in the family lot in Mount Moriah Cemetery near Pulaski. A lifelong resident of Giles County,
she was born July 4, 1888, the daughter of the late Charles G. Pittard and Metta Harwell
Pittard. She was a member of First Methodist Church and its missionary society and the East
Hill Home Demonstration Club. In addition to her husband, a retire post office employee; Mrs.
Zeigler is survived by one son, Billy Smith Zeigler, employee of The Pulaski Citizen; and two
brothers, Tom A. Pittard, Pulaski, and Sam Pittard, Des Moines, N. Mexico. Bennett-May and
Company, morticians in charge.
ZIEGLER, Smith Waters
4 Oct 1880
16 Mar 1965
(h/o Ruby Pearl Pittard Ziegler)
(s/o Luke Thompson and Virginia Ann Smith Ziegler)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 17 Mar 1965
Smith Waters Zeigler, 84, retired mail carrier died at Fairhaven Nursing Home on Tuesday
night, after four months illness. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p. m. Thursday at BennettMay Funeral Home, the Rev. Billy Craighead and Rev. Joe Bennett officiating, with burial in
Mt. Moriah Cemetery. A native of Giles County, he was born on October 4, 1880, the son of
Luke Thompson and Virginia Ann Smith Zeigler. He was a member of Mt. Moriah
Presbyterian Church, and the National Council of Jr. Order of United American Mechanics.
Members of the latter will serve as pallbearers. His wife, the former Ruby Pearl Pittard, died
in April, 1954. He is survived by one son, Billy Zeigler, of Pulaski, and a step-sister, Mrs.
Lucille Kennedy of Memphis.
ZIEGLER, Willie Esther
9 Jul 1890
3 Oct 1913
(d/o George W. and Lennie J. Tidwell Ziegler)
ZIGLER, Caroline Cox
5 Aug 1827
3 Mar 1907
(w/o Israel Chandler Zigler)
(d/o William and Elizabeth _________ Cox)
ZIGLER, Israel Chandler
4 Aug 1825
5 May 1895
(h/o Caroline Cox Zigler)
(s/o John and Elizabeth Chandler Zigler)
ZIGLER, Lura E.
14 Apr 1890
__ May ____
(d/o _____________ and ___________ Zigler)
ZUCCARELLO, Ena B. Wiggins
14 Dec 1888
20 Dec 1968
(w/o Thomas Linwood Zuccarello)
(d/o Jim and Ann Ford Wiggins)
Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 25 Dec 1968
Mrs. Ena B. Zuccarello, 80, died Friday morning, December 20, in Lawrence County Hospital.
Funeral services for Mrs. Zuccarello, wife of the late Tom Zuccarello, were held Saturday
morning, December 21, at ten o’clock in the chapel of Bennett-May Funeral Home with the
Rev. Mack Pinkelton officiating. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. A native of Tennessee,
Mrs. Zuccarello was born December 14, 1888, the daughter of the late Jim and Ann Ford
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Deceased
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Birth Date
Death Date
Wiggins. Survivors include one son, Tommy Zuccarello, Pulaski; one brother, Pete Wiggins,
Bolivar. Bennett-May Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
ZUCCARELLO, Napoleon Bonaparte
__ ___ 1828
__ ___ 1898
(h/o [1]. Emma Rogers Zuccarello)(h/o [2]. Mary Eleanor Gardner Zuccarello)md abt 1856
(h/o [3]. Mary Louisa Faust)
(s/o William Francis and Frances Sisson Zuccarello)
ZUCCARELLO, Matthew P.
1872
1894
(s/o Napoleon Bonaparte and Mary Eleanor Gardner Zuccarello)
(Napoleon B. and Matthew P. are buried on Chicken Creek but their stones have been moved
to Mount Moriah next to Minnie Zuccarello Pittard, a twin sister to Matthew P.)
ZUCCARELLO, Thomas Linwood
30 Aug 1879
01 Jan 1934
(h/o Ena B. Wiggins Zuccarello)
(s/o Napoleon Bonaparte and Mary Louise Faust Zuccarello)
Unmarked but listed in death records:
TIDWELL, Ervin
5 Apr 1886
11 Apr 1914
(s/o William J. and Mollie McLean Tidwell)
TATUM, Elizabeth
30 Jun 1912
15 Jun 1914
(d/o Gilliam and Emma Attkisson Tatum)
TIDWELL, Brown
15 Apr 1881
10 Aug 1914
(s/o J. P. and Lucy Tidwell)
McKIZIC, Alberta (c)
__ ___ 1888
15 Jul 1914
(d/o Wash and Ozela White Curtis)
RODGERS, George Washington
09 Jun 1914
02 Sep 1914
(s/o Nancy Rodgers)
DEAN, Kittie May
17 Apr 1897
15 Oct 1914
(d/o John Houston "Jack" and Rachel Ann Yearwood Dean)
LINDSAY, John (c)
__ ___ 1879
11 Dec 1914
(s/o Jackson and Emma Roberson Lindsay)
THOMAS, Melinda (c)
abt 1877
07 Jan 1915
(d/o _____________ and ___________
WHITEHEAD, Freeman
Jul 1914
26 Apr 1915
(s/o John and Edora Waldrop Whitehead)
REED, Infant
06 Apr 1915
07 Apr 1915
(s/o Robert and Mabel Stafford Reed)
WOODARD, John J.
abt 1843
21 Aug 1915
(s/o _____________ and____________________Woodard
MOODY, George (c)
abt 1860
13 Jan 1916
(s/o Sam Moody)
RAINEY, Annie Lou
08 May 1914
11 Feb 1916
(d/o Sam and Susie Angus Rainey)
TARPLEY, Infant
18 Sep 1916
18 Sep 1916
(s/o Polk and Florence Rich Tarpley)
REED, William Rhea
20 Jun 1916
03 Oct 1916
(s/o John and Mary Reed)
COUNCE, Mary Elizabeth
09 Feb 1917
17 Feb 1917
(d/o Jeff and Ida May Pullum Counce)
RAINEY, Infant
30 Jun 1917
30 Jun 1917
(s/o Claud H. and Bula M. Watson Rainey)
235
Deceased
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Birth Date
JOHNSON, James William
20 Jul 1916
(s/o William A. and Susie A. Parker Johnson)
POLAND, William Henry
21 Jan 1917
(s/o Jack and Jennie Ophelia Rogers Poland)
JOHNSTON, Grover Cleveland
22 Mar 1885
(s/o John and Nannie Choate Johnston)
PARKER, R. C.
10 May 1917
(s/o John Thomas and Adaline Cawthon Parker)
WARD, Harry
31 Mar 1860
(s/o Ben and Eliza L. Hamsly Ward)
CLIFTON, Infant
6 Apr 1918
(s/o R. L. and Estell Overton Clifton)
TATUM, Infant
19 Aug 1918
(d/o Henry Mitchell and Maud Long Tatum)
FRANCIS, Walter Andrew
16 May 1918
(s/o Lee and Nora Rainey Francis)
MOODY, Hallie (c)
Nov 1902
(d/o George and Lucy Reynolds Moody)
WOODARD, Susie
24 Jul 1844
(d/o Tom and Samantha ___________ Pilkinton)
ELDRIDGE, Andrew (c)
4 Mar 1841
(s/o William and Fannie______________ Mason)
LOVETT, Audie L.
25 Aug 1901
(s/o Tom and Ida Clinton Lovett)
JENKINS, Ruth Fleming
17 Jun 1903
(d/o Alex C. and Mary Elizabeth Puryear Reed)
MARTIN, Lillie Pillow
07 Jun 1920
(d/o Bill and Beatrice Pillow Martin)
FRANCE, Louise
03 Jan 1920
(d/o Jack and Mattie Ranie France)
WATSON, Jim
abt 1870
(s/o Goodrum and Nancy Brooks Watson)
LONG, Infant
22 Aug 1920
(s/o _____________ and Nannie Long)
WRIGHT, Rubie May
15 Jun 1920
(d/o Lawrence and Lula Chapman Wright)
GARRETT, Addie Adams
19 Nov 1904
(w/o _______________ Garrett)
(d/o W. J. and Laura Hardin Adams)
FRANCIS, Susie
06 Jun 1893
(d/o S. E. and Susie Angus Rainey)
PRATT, Annie Ruth
09 Jul 1921
(d/o Oscar and Vinie Ward Pratt)
RAINEY, David W.
09 Sep 1922
(s/o Davis and Rosa Samuel Rainey)
GARNER, Henry Felix
26 Sep 1898
(s/o Will and Lula Clark Garner)
CHAPMAN, Mart
abt 1853
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Death Date
10 Aug 1917
09 Nov 1917
08 Dec 1917
27 Feb 1918
08 Mar 1918
06 Apr 1918
22 Aug 1918
05 Oct 1918
12 Oct 1918
10 Apr 1919
23 Mar 1920
09 Apr 1920
04 Jun 1920
12 Jun 1920
22 Jun 1920
30 Jun 1920
26 Aug 1920
05 Apr 1922
16 May 1922
23 May 1922
25 Jun 1922
23 Oct 1922
09 Jan 1923
28 Jan 1923
Deceased
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Birth Date
(s/o Sam and Sallie Russell Chapman)
WILLEBY, Tom
Abt 1846
(s/o____________________________Willeby)
WARD, Clarence
__ ___ 1920
(s/o Boss and Maggie Pratt Ward)
FRANCIS, Lee
abt 1870
(s/o John and ________________ Chapman Francis)
WILLEBY, Mary
abt 1845
(d/o Tom and Jane Taylor)
WRIGHT, Frank
24 Jul 1923
(s/o Will and Neacie Cummings Wright)
HAYES, Henry Hollis
30 Jan 1900
(s/o Henry P. and Georgia Rolland Hayes)
EMERSON, Joseph Edgar
27 Sep 1872
(s/o Richard and Mandy Powers Emerson)
BARNES, Jessie Hellen
05 Feb 1926
(d/o Bud and Laura Peden Barnes)
BARNES, Lessie Virginia
05 Feb 1926
(d/o Bud and Laura Peden Barnes)
SHOOK, Emma
06 Jun 1889
(d/o J. D. and Mary Lou Sutton Shook)
BOWEN, Della Chapman
abt 1897
(d/o Mart and Sarah Brade Chapman)
PILLOW, William M.
18 Jun 1927
(s/o Roy and Mable Englet Pillow)
JONES, Doris
18 Jun 1926
(d/o Boyd and Lenora Jones Chapman) ???
ADCOCK, Sallie 45-0-7
04 Aug 1882
(w/o 1. James Horne 2. _____________ Adcock)
(d/o Tom and Mary Taylor Willeby)
PILLOW, Clara Bell
15 Nov 1895
(d/o John and Bobbie Cobb Englett)
JOHNSON, Bollie Buford
12 Oct 1905
(s/o James Thomas and Pearl Johnson Martin)
BLADE, Josephine
__ Feb 1927
(d/o Vestal and Vera Jones Blade)
MARTIN, Lorene
abt 1924
(d/o Bill and Beatrice Pillow Martin)
HUTTON, Nancy Louise
10 Aug 1927
(d/o William and Melia Burks Hutton)
COBBLE, Albert
23 Oct 1928
(s/o Harvey and Stella Pratt Cobble)
COBBLE, Cy
09 Oct 1904
(h/o Lizzie Stofle Cobble) Unmarked Grave– Death Certificate 42806
(s/o John Allen and Addie Lynn Cobble)
CLICK, Margaret King
31 Aug 1847
(d/o Brown and Hester Brooks King)
BEADLE, Donie Adams
19 Dec 1887
237
Death Date
01 Apr 1923
19 Apr 1923
06 Jun 1923
22 Jun 1923
03 Aug 1923
08 Oct 1923
03 Jul 1924
17 Jul 1926
18 Jul 1926
13 Apr 1927
30 May 1927
18 Jun 1927
17 Jun 1927
11 Aug 1927
15 Nov 1927
08 May 1928
30 Jun 1927
21 Sep 1928
19 Sep 1928
14 Nov 1928
16 Oct 1947
21 Feb 1929
16 Feb 1929
Deceased
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Birth Date
(d/o Will J. and Elysa Swinney Adams)
SCOTT, Laura Jordan
abt 1879
(d/o Jim and Mary Simmons Jordan)
POWERS, Flora
08 Aug 1929
(d/o Ed and Kate Tarpley Powers)
JORDON, Mary
__ ___ 1850
(d/o _____________ and ___________
ROLAND, Joe
69 ___ ____
(s/o John C. and Mary S. Green Roland)
HAYES, Bell A.
__ ___ ____
(w/o Guy Hays and d/o ______________ and _____________)
238
Death Date
27 Mar 1929
20 Aug 1929
03 Dec 1929
16 May 1937
01 Jun 1937
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