This obituary was in the March 23, 1939, Cleveland
Banner, page 3.
Submitted my Nancy Wooten Cross.
Native of Bradley County Dies at Age 84; Rites Friday Afternoon
James Turner Wooten an old and highly respected
citizen of the county died at his home on Johnson Boulevard Wednesday
night from a
complication of diseases resulting from old age.
He was born in Bradley County on Feb. 27, 1855 and had just passed his eighty-fourth birthday. The deceased, his father and grandfather have lived over a period of 182 years. His grandfather, Turner Wooten, was born in Buckingham county, Virginia in 1757, and was a soldier in the War of the Revolution: his father, Robert Warfield Wooten was born in Jefferson county, Tennessee in 1819 and was a soldier in the Mexican war, and the deceased was born in 1855.
He was married Aug. 30, 1879, to Miss Sallie J. Carson, daughter of James Carson, a pioneer citizen of the East side of the county. His wife died Dec. 27, 1895. He never remarried, but reared his family of seven children without a mother's help. His son, Calvin Wooten, died a few years ago. The living children are Luke C. Wooten, of Fort Smith, Ark; E. O. and R. E. Wooten, this city and Mrs. John Ball, Mrs. Winford Hayes of Cleveland and Mrs. Mary Clayton of Cohutta, Ga. He is also survived by one brother, Rev. J. M. Wooten, and one sister, Mrs. Rhoda M. Davidson, both of this city. He has twenty-six grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren.
Funeral is arranged for 1:00 p.m. Friday at Ocoee Presbyterian church in Polk county. Rev. Chas. H. Taylor, pastor of the Big Springs Methodist church officiating.