CENTENARIANS OF MORGAN COUNTY
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Morgan Countians who have lived or are still living, past the milestone of 100 years.
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According to the 2000 Census there were 3 people over the age
of 100 living in Morgan County, TN
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Martha Belle Bradley
celebrated her 104th Birthday with family and friends at the Morgan County Life Care Center in Wartburg. A life long resident of Petros, she visited with over 100 friends and relatives during the day.  [4/3/1990]
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She was the daughter of Harm & Elizabeth Patterson Armes.  She was born 3/31/1886 and died 9/5/1993 and was the wife of Garvin Chestin Bradley.
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Obituary for Martha Belle Bradley:
Martha Bradley, 107, Petros, died Sunday morning Sept. 5, 1993, in the Life Care Center of Morgan County. Surviving are daughter, Sophie Bradley of Inverness, Fla; sister Alta Sands of Canton, Ohio; and three grandsons, Earl of Dayton, Ohio, Gerald of Chicago, Ill., and Jack of Inverness, Fla. 
Also surviving are five great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews . Funeral services were Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. in the Schubert Funeral Home Chapel, Wartburg with Rev. Don Daughtery officiating. Interment was in the Petros Cemetery. Schubert Funeral Home in charge of services.  [Morgan County News, 9-9-1993]
Mrs. Nancy Stringfield,
died at the age of 103 
(need dates, and obituary and photo if available)

 RELLA DORA McKENZIE REDMON
died at the age 101
Called to Life August 23, 1911 and Called to Eternity May 21, 2013

"When we all get to heaven, what a day of rejoicing it will be; when we 
all see Jesus, we'll sing and shout the jubilee!" These are lyrics from 
one of Rella Dora McKenzie Redmon's favorite gospel songs. She left us 
peacefully on May 21, 2013, ninety-five days short of the 102nd 
birthday. She now is with our Lord after living with Alzheimer's disease 
for the past five years. Throughout her life she was beloved by all who 
knew her especially for her humble nature and ever present sense of 
humor and welcoming smile, Rella was often described as a strong and 
caring woman who had an amazingly wonderful spirit and love of Jesus-
she will be dearly missed.
In 1929 Rella graduated from the Mossip School for Girls, administered 
by the Presbyterian Church, in Harriman, TN. She was a basketball player 
and remained a fan of the sport all her life. Rella's dream was to 
become a missionary and serve overseas. Even though she was unable to 
attend college, due to the early and untimely death of her father, she 
was a avid learner and began her married life in 1933. Charlie and Rella 
Redmon were married on august 12, 1933, in Oakdale. They soon relocated 
to Cincinnati, Ohio to pursue work. She served as a Wave in the United 
States Navy during WWII and was employed by Proctor and Gamble for a 
number of years until retiring in1973. She was an active member of 
historic Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church. Rella served as Altar 
Guild chairperson from 1954 to 1973. In the same year she and Charlie 
retired and moved back to Oakdale and enjoy their retirement. Rella was 
a long time member of Oakdale United Methodist Church. She enjoyed 
crocheting, knitting and was a wonderful baker.
Rella was born in Oakdale August 23, 1911, to Florence (Johnson) and Roe 
McKenzie. She was preceded in death by her husband of sixty years, 
Charlie Redmon, also of Oakdale, two brothers: George and Henry 
McKenzie, two sisters: Dorothy Ruppe Williams and Clara Farmer Walters.
She is survived by Son: Charles Roe Redmon (Atlanta) with whom she
resided during the past fifteen months
Grandson: Christopher McKenzie Redmon (Rockwood) and wife Melissa 
(Missy) Ruppe Redmon,
Two Great Grandchildren: Marissa McKenzie Redmon and Caleb Allen Redmon.
Rella is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
The family would like to say a word of special Thanks and Gratitude for 
her extraordinary care during the past four years to Verda Solomon, 
Tammy Callahan and Yolunda Richardson.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7p.m. Friday May 24, 2013 at 
Schubert Funeral Home Wartburg. A funeral Service celebrating her life 
will be at 7pm in the Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside services will be at 
11:00a.m. Saturday, May 25, 2013 at Crab Orchard Cemetery, Oakdale. In 
Lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's 
Association, Attn: Donor Services, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 
60601  [Schubert Funeral Home]
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Rella Dora McKenzie Redmon, of Oakdale, is about to become 100 years old on Aug. 23, 2011. The honor of your presence is requested for a very special afternoon of fellowship and celebration with this cherished member of our family and of the Oakdale community. Please stop by on Saturday afternoon Aug. 20 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Pine Orchard Community Center where you can visit, reminisce, enjoy some cake and fellowship. 
No gifts please as your presence will be the best gift of all!
Rella is a long time member of Oakdale United Methodist Church, mother of Charles Roe Redmon of Atlanta, grandmother of Christopher McKenzie Redmon (and wife Missy) of Rockwood, and great-grandmother of Marissa and Caleb Redmon, Rockwood.
 


 
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REBECCA MATILDA BUXTON DAVIDSON
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b:   3-27-1862 in Morgan Co., TN
d: 12-26-1965 - Lancing, TN at age 103
Burial in Montgomery Cemetery, Lancing, TN
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On Jul 26, 1878 Rebecca married Ephriam Davidson (1852-1902)
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daughter of Mills Wells Buxton (1825-1916) 
and Elizabeth Langley (1829-1878),
OPAL REGENIA YORK BROOKS
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Opal Regenia York Brooks celebrated her 104th birthday. She was born May 4, 1908 to Annie & George York in Rose, Morgan County, TN. Her father was a school teacher, farmer and store keeper and her mother was local post master and mother of six.  Opal graduated from A.B. Wright Institute high school in 1928. She had already experienced working in Ohio      before graduation and returned there after school. 
She married Ted (S.M.) Brooks on February 16, 1930. There were three children born to this union, Jim, Betty (Wright) and Ella Dean (Pittman). 
The family was involved in grocery stores (47 years), Brooks Golf and Country Club and farming at Pine Haven.
{From the Morgan County News dated May 9, 2012}

JONES, MRS. JUANITA V. , 
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     100 years old went home to be with the Lord on Sunday March 18, 2012, at the Life Care Center of Morgan County. Juanita was born October 4, 1911 in Morgan County. She was a lifelong member of Liberty Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents Ott and Rachel Schubert, husband Ross Jones, Sr. Sons: Ross Jones, Jr. and Jack Jones, sisters: Mary Green, Merilynn Schubert, Geraldine Adkisson, Arietta Kenney, Glenna Schubert, Brothers: Anderson Schubert, Henderson Schubert, Woodrow Schubert. She is survived by Sons: Larry D. & wife JoAnn Jones of Harriman, TN;    Roy E. & wife Wanda Jones of Wartburg, TN; Sister: Wanda Shipe & husband Harry. Special Niece: Trula Ruppe; 14 grandchildren and numerous 
great-grandchildren. Also surviving is a host of other friends and relatives. The family will receive friends Monday March 19, 2012, from 6 to 8 PM Schubert Funeral Home Wartburg. Funeral services will follow at 8 PM with Dr. Paul Frick officiating. Graveside services will be Tuesday 11 AM at Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery. [Schubert Funeral Home]

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GRACE HAMBY
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Born: December 1, 1911. one of a dozen children. 
She has 2 sons, two grandchildren, eight great-grand children and six great-great-grandchildren. 
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100th Birthday Party Planned
There will be a birthday party Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011 at 2 p.m. at the Wartburg Senior Citizens Building in honor of Grace Hamby for her 100th Birthday. All relatives and friends are invited. Bring a covered dish and spend some time with her.
[From the Morgan County News - 11/30/2011]

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REMA LOUISE SCHUBERT ROBBINS
11/20/1909 - 12/3/2011
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ROBBINS, REMA LOUISE SCHUBERT, 102, of Signal Mountain, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011.   Mrs. Robbins, a member of a pioneer family in Morgan was born Nov. 20, 1909 in Wartburg, Tennessee the daughter of the late Bruno and Louisa (Zumstein) Schubert.  Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Morris Lee Robbins; sister, Wilma Schubert Crawford; brothers, Carl Schubert and Otto Schubert; twin brothers, Ray and Roy Schubert, Louis Schubert and Russell Schubert.
 Rema attended Tennessee Polytechnic Institute (now Tennessee Technological University) in Cookeville, Tennessee and graduated in 1932 with a B.S. degree in History. She was elected Miss Tech, the most coveted superlative for a female student and was also named Wittiest Girl. Rema was a member of the “T” Club at Tech lettering all four years in Basketball. It was at Tech that Rema met her future husband, Morris Lee Robbins. Rema had a life-long dedication to and passion for Tennessee Tech.  Until this year, she had only missed one Tech Homecoming. After her graduation, Rema returned to Wartburg to teach school for two
years, and then on May 22, 1934 she married Morris Lee at St. Pauls’ Lutheran Church in Wartburg. Rema and Morris Lee had two children, Dr. Morris Lee Robbins, Jr. and Louisa Robbins Mesich. After the family returned from New York, where Morris Lee served during
World War II, Rema became actively involved with her children’s schools serving several times as PTA president as well as president of the Cookeville Central High Band Boosters.
 Rema and Morris Lee were members of the Broad Street (now Jefferson Avenue) Church of Christ in Cookeville. Rema taught 6th grade Sunday School at Jefferson Avenue for many years. Rema and Morris Lee moved next door to their daughter on Signal Mountain in May 1988 and immediately became members of the Signal Mountain Church of Christ. It is that church family that has provided support and the dearest of friendships over these past 23 years. Morris Lee passed away on July 13, 1991. He and Rema had been married 57 years.
Survivors include her daughter, Louisa Robbins Mesich and husband Dr. Larry Mesich of Signal Mountain; son, Dr. Morris Lee Robbins and his wife Lauren Dee Robbins of Memphis; grandchildren, Lawrence F. Mesich of Brooklyn, NY, Dr. Mary Lauren Mesich and husband Adam White of Louisville, Ky. and Douglas C. Mesich of Knoxville. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011 at 4 p.m. at the Signal Mountain Church of Christ With Minister Greg Nance and Minister C.G.Griffith officiating. A reception followed in the church Fellowship Hall. Interment will be Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011 at 11 a.m. in the City Cemetery in Cookeville, Tn. with Minister Charles Williamson officiating. The family received friends at Signal Mountain Church of Christ Monday evening, Dec. 5, 2011 from 5 to 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Signal Mountain Church of Christ or to your favorite charity. Please share your thoughts and memories at www.chattanoogaeastchapel.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of Chattanooga Funeral Home East
Chapel 404 S. Moore Rd.  Chattanooga, Tn. and Schubert Funeral Home,
Wartburg.  [Morgan County News]
From the Morgan County News  4/14/2010

Mrs. Vida McCartt will celebrate her 101st birthday on April 20, 2010. She was recently visited by her children, grandchildren and great-granchildren.
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Mrs. Vida Mae Heidle McCartt age 102, of Wartburg, passed away on February 2, 2012 at her home. She was a member of the First Baptist Church Wartburg and served as teacher of the children’s group. She attended the University of Tennessee and taught briefly in the public schools.
She was married on August 26, 1933; to the late Judge J.H. McCartt together they had five children. Proceeding her in death is her husband J.H. McCartt, sons, A.K. McCartt and J.D. McCartt, brothers; Robert Lee Heidle & W.H. Heidle, sister: Mildred Brasel.
Surviving are Daughters: Betty Jane Newman of Donelson, TN; Mary Elizabeth Sanders of North Carrollton, MS.  Son: G.M. McCartt of Tampa, FL; Brother: Browder Heidle of Joyner; Sister: Glenna Dean Hutton of Bristol, TN.
She is also survived by many grandchildren, great grandchildren and a host of friends and other relatives.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, February 5, 2012, from 2 to 3 p.m. Schubert Funeral Home Wartburg, funeral services will follow at 3 p.m. with Rev. Tom Mooty officiating. Interment will follow in the Wartburg Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Wartburg in her memory. [Schubert Funeral Home]

 
From the Morgan County News 8/19/2009:

Mr. William J. Goad will turn 100 years old on August 24, 2009. His family plans a celebration for him on Saturday, August 22, 2009 at the the Weidemann Hotel in Deer Lodge beginning at 2 p.m. All family and friends are invited to attend.

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GOAD, MR. WILLIAM, age 101 of Deer Lodge passed away Tuesday, December 28, 2010. He was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys Scott Goad; parents: Otis and Mary Walker Goad; brothers: Het, Homer, and Jones; and sisters: Minnie Adkins, Julia Goad, and Pernia Barger.
He is survived by daughter, Betty Weber (James) of Mt. Juliet and Barbara Hutson (Perry) of Deer Lodge; sons: Billie Joe Goad (Mattie) of Sunbright, Bernard Goad of Deer Lodge, and Jack Goad (Bonnie) of Burrville; Grandchildren: James Weber, Jr., John Weber, Alexis Goad, Laurinda Gayle Goad, Gloria Suzanne Goad, William Wilkinson, and Brian Goad; great, grandchildren: Megan Weber, Lilly and Briley Goad, and Matthew, Zachary, and Ian Weber. The family will receive friends Thursday, December 30th from 6 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Schubert Funeral Home, Sunbright. Funeral services will follow at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Edwin Cloud officiating. Interment will follow in the Annadale Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons and great-grandsons.  [Schubert Funeral Home]
 

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David Richard (Dock) Blakely 

was born in Rock Springs, Sullivan County, TN 9 May 1865 and died 10 May 1966 in Helenwood, Scott County, TN. In 1893 he married Sarah Elizabeth Cline, they had eleven children. They lived many years in Burrville, Morgan County directly across the road from the Mount Vernon Methodist Church and Cemetery. Sarah died in 1939, in 1940 Dock 75 married Catherine Cadle 47, they lived together until his death in 1966. Dock Blakley is buried in the Mount Vernon Cemetery, Burrville next to his first wife Sarah.
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BLAKLEY, Sarah Elizabeth –was born September 24, 1874 and died July 19, 1939; aged 64 years, 9 months and 25 days.  In 1893 she was united in marriage to D. R. BLAKLEY.  To this union, 11 children were born, two of who preceded her in death.  Forty-five years ago Mrs. BLAKLEY became a Christian and to her convictions she remained faithful to her death.  She met the trials of life squarely, never shirking anything because it was unpleasant to her.  She was ever loving and loyal to her family and friends and was a most devoted wife and mother.  She leaves to mourn her passing, a husband, a mother, nine children, four sisters and two brothers, twenty-two grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.  Her children are:  Enoch, Omar and John of Detroit, Michigan; Ruble of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania; Zelma of Cincinnati, Ohio; Mrs. Etta VARNER of Lenoir City, Tenn., Mrs. Boyd DAVIDSON of Hammond, Indiana and Jesse and Iva Joe of Burrville.  Funeral services were held Friday at 2 p. m. from the Church, Rev. J. B. PETERS officiating; sympathy is extended to the family by friends and neighbors of the community.  [Morgan County News, 7-27-1939, Vol. 22, No. 16]
[From: Morgan County Newspaper Obituaries-1935-1940]

Submitted by grandson: David R. Davidson, Fort Worth, TX
BLAKE, ALMA F. 

Long time Pine Orchard Community-Oakdale area resident, celebrated her 100th birthday on March 26, 2007.  She is the daughter of the late Walter T. and Minnie Farmer Blake.  [From the Morgan County News-4/11/2007]
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BLAKE, ALMA F., 101, of the Pine Orchard community, Oakdale, died Thursday, Dec. 4, 2008, in Roane Medical Center, Harriman. She was of
the Christian faith. She was preceded in death by parents, Walter T. and Minnie Farmer Blake; and sisters, Robbie Blake Hope and Violet Blake Hope.
Survivors include cousin, Bo Miles of Oakdale; nephews, Ed Hope of
Oakdale and Walter Fisher of Lexington, Ky.; nieces, Jean Davison of
Cincinnati and Nan Doyle of Oakdale; a host of great-nieces and
great-nephews; and other family, friends and loved ones.
A private graveside service and burial were at Pine Orchard Cemetery.
Davis Funeral Home, Harriman, was in charge of arrangements. 
[Roane County News]

HEMBREE, MAUDE ESTES

According to this week's Morgan County News, (7-27-2005)  Maude Hembree celebrated her 100th birthday on July 28th, 2005.
Maude was born in Coalfield July 28, 1905, the daughter of George and Annie Estes. Her siblings are a sister Reba and two brothers, Lawrence and Wiley.  She married Elmer Holmes "Dock" Hembree in 1929. 

(Will post a photo of Ms. Hembree, if a family member would like to submit one)

COPELIN, BRO. JOHN ROBERT, age 100, passed away Sunday morning, February 13, 2005 at his home in the Mossy Grove Community. He was a member and past pastor of the Mossy Grove Primitive Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Kohl Copelin, daughter; Virginia Copelin Marks, infant son; John Robert Copelin, Jr., brothers; Ray, Fred, Earl and Glen Copelin, Sisters; Marie Blank and Mildred Lueschen. Surviving; Daughters; Ruth Yetsko, of Harriman, Tn., Mary Sanders and husband, Lewis, of Clearwater, Fla., Anna Marie Annis, of Greeneville, Tn. 
Martha Schrik, of Greeneville, Tn., Sharon Petersen, of Knoxville, Tn. 
Kristine Hankins, of Knoxville, Tn. 20 grand children, 30 great grand children and 2 great great grand children.  Brother; Roy Copelin, Nampa, Id. Sisters; Mabel Irene Keehn, of Merrillville, Ind., Nettie Mae Adcock, of Loretto, Tn. 
Frances Gimbel, of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Funeral services will be Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2005, 11 A.M. Schubert Funeral Home Chapel, Wartburg. With Bro. Troy Thomas and Bro. Jimmy Barber officiating. Interment will be in the Mossy Grove Primitive Baptist Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 5 to 8 P.M. at the Schubert Funeral Home, Wartburg.  [Schubert Funeral Home]

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Miss Mollie Olmstead
 13 Oct. 1899, 15 April 2005
daughter of Ben Garrett and Lauria (Laura) Byrd.
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     Laura Byrd is the daughter of 
Capt. John Henry Byrd and Mary Elizabeth Lavender
     Capt. John Henry Byrd is the son of Vardeman Bird and Elizabeth Duncan 
     The above family helped to settle Morgan Co. TN.
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OLMSTEAD, MOLLIE GARRETT, 105, Sunbright, went to be with the Lord April 15, 2005 in the Lifecare Center of Morgan County. She was born October 13, 1899. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and was of the Baptist faith. 
She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Ben and Laura Garrett; husband, Carl Olmstead; five sons, Reed, Roy, Carl, Wayne, Hiram (Hi) and Jack Olmstead; three daughters, Marie Haynes, Loreen Robbins and Minnie Cochran.
She is survived by three daughters, Iva Mayton of Harriman, Edith Olmstead and Willadeen Wright of Huntsville, Ala.; 26 grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and great-great-great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends. She will forever be loved by family, friends and all who knew her. 
The family received friends Sunday evening, April 17, 2005 from 5 to 8 p.m. in Schubert Funeral Home in Sunbright. Funeral services followed with Rev. Mark Booth officiating. A graveside service was held Monday at 11 a.m. in Mount Hope Cemetery, Deer Lodge. Grandsons and great-grandsons served as pallbearers. [Roane County News]




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Miss Laura Byrge Bunch 
daughter of Henry Byrge and Charolotte West
104 yrs. old in 2005
     bn. 10 Mar 1901 
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BUNCH, LAURA, 105, of Coalfield, died Monday, Jan. 15, 2007, at her home. Born March 19, 1901, in Devonia, she lived there the first years of her marriage before relocating to Michigan, where she gave birth to her fourth child. Following auto manufacturing plant layoffs, the family moved back to Devonia, and her husband resumed employment in the area deep mines. When recalled, the family again moved to Michigan, where she gave birth to her 10th child. The employment cycle and move from Devonia to Michigan continued a couple more times before the family finally settled back in Devonia. After the death of her husband, she enjoyed visiting her children in St. Louis, Toledo, Ohio, and Detroit. Her primary residence over the last three decades has been in Oliver Springs. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of God of Mountain Assembly, Oliver Springs. In addition to her husband, Walter Bunch, she was preceded in death by daughter, Esther Byrge; sons, Norman Bunch and Reafus Bunch; parents, Henry Byrge and Charlotte West Byrge; great-granddaughter, Laura Cook; brothers, Harvey Byrge, Charlie Byrge and Burley Byrge; half-brothers, John Quincy Reynolds, Jim Reynolds, Will Reynolds, William Riley Byrge, Henry Miller Byrge and John Elmer Byrge; and half-sisters, Nancy Reynolds Byrge, Emily Seiber, Rosemary Reynolds Lively, Celie Byrge Craig and Mandy Byrge Bunch. Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Cledith and Nicey Bunch of Devonia and Carlos and Peggy Bunch of Kingston; daughters and sons-in-law, Effie Ward of Oliver Springs, Stella Kennedy of Lake City, Margaret and Don Leach of Oak Ridge and Freida and Castle Bunch of Coalfield; 37 grandchildren; 67 great-grandchildren; 43 great-great-grandchildren; and one great-great-great-grandchild. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, in Sharp Funeral Home, Oliver Springs. Funeral service will follow in the chapel, with the Rev. Wesley DuPuy and Teresa Noe officiating. Graveside service and burial will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19, at Phillips Cemetery, Devonia. [Roane County News]
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     Contact for Laura is her granddaughter,  Theresa Noe at noetb@ixpres.com
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Laura Byrge Bunch of Coalfield will celebrate her 104th Birthday on March 
19th.  She is the wife of the late Walter Bunch of Devonia.  They were married in 1917 until his death in August 1965.  They had ten children and raised nine 
of them into adulthood.  She has two late sons.  Norman Bunch of Detroit, 
Michigan, passed away on May 2, 1978.  Reafus Bunch of the Stephens Community in Morgan County passed away just last month on February 27, 2005. Her picture being used is of a red rose bouquet given to her by her son Reafus and his precious wife Omer on last year's birthday celebration.  We wanted to use this picture in honor of them.  Reafus is greatly missed by his  family.  She moved to Detroit when Walter found work in the automotive plant with their three young children (Effie, Esther, and Stella).  Then when layoffs came, the family moved back to Tennessee where Walter worked in the coal mines of Devonia.  The pattern repeated itself and their 4th child (Norman) and their 10th child (Freida) were born in Detroit.  All their other children were born in the beautiful Tennessee mountains. 
Her living children are Effie Ward and Esther Hamby Byrge of Oliver Springs, 
Stella Kennedy of Lake City, Cledyth Bunch of Devonia, Carlas Bunch of 
Kingston, Margaret Leach of Oak Ridge, and Freida Bunch of Coalfield.  She has 37 grandchildren, 65 great grandchildren, 42 great-great grandchildren, and 1 great-great-great granddaughter Jayla of Toledo, Ohio.  She is a living mother of six generations of precious children!
She is proud that one of her great grandsons is serving his country as a 
United States Marine, PFC Brandon K. Bunch. We pray for him and his fellow 
servicemen.
 Laura contributes her long life to loving the Lord Jesus Chirst and that she 
has always tried to be good to others.  She is wished a Happy Birthday by her 
friends and family and many more Happy Days to Come!
SEXTON, MR. BART JR., age 100 of Wartburg, passed away on Saturday, March 13th, 2004. He was a life long resident of Morgan County and owner of Bart's Trading Post in Lancing, TN for more than thirty years. On August 4, 2003, his 100th birthday celebration was held at the Life Care Center of Morgan County. He will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by his family and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bart and Mary Sexton; son, J.B. Sexton; and infant daughter, Debra Kay Sexton. Two brothers and three sisters: Sam and Louis Sexton, Josephine Love, Ida Byrd, and Lenora Armstrong. He is survived by his wife of sixty-eight years, Edna Mae Sexton; Sons: Billy Joe, Ralph Eugene, Thomas Wayne, Tinsley Barton Sexton, all of Wartburg, and John Paul Sexton of Hitchcock Texas. Daughters: Mary Sue Whetstone of Chattanooga and Betty Lou Francisco of San Diego, CA; Sisters: Rachel Clark and Gertrude Cox, both of Knoxville, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great, great grandchildren. The family will receive friends Tuesday, March 16th, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Schubert Funeral Home in Wartburg. Funeral services will follow at 8:00 p.m. with Rev. officiating. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, March 17th at 11:00 a.m. in the Wartburg City Cemetery.  [Schubert Funeral Home]


 

LELAND THURMAN LAVENDER 
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LAVENDER, MR. LELAND THURMAN - age 105, of Deer Lodge, passed away Wednesday, March 19, 2003 in the Life Care Center of Morgan County. He was a member of the Deer Lodge First Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Debbie Atkins Lavender; son, Dale K. Lavender. Survived by sons, Harold D. Lavender of Deer Lodge, Leland C. Lavender of Huntsville, Ala. and Austin C. Lavender of Deer Lodge; 11 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren and 9 great-great-grandchildren; also several nieces, nephews and friends. The family will receive friends Saturday, March 22, 2003 from 1 to 3:00 p.m. at Schubert Funeral Home in Sunbright. Funeral service will begin at 3:00 with Rev. Jim Phillips. Interment will follow in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Deer Lodge. [Knoxville News Sentinal]




ARTIE ELIZABETH POTTER MELTON
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age 101, of Clear Creek, died 9/14/1965 in Eagan, TN. 
Preceded by husband, William Melton.  Survivors, son, Ray; daughters, Mrs. Dock Davidson, Mary Brown and Amanda Hall;   sister, Mrs. John Howard; 42 grandchildren and 50 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.  Burial in Clear Creek Cemetery. [Morgan County News] 
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Artissa Elizabeth Potter was born in February of 1864, daughter of John and Frankie Hamby-Potter.  She and husband, William, had 8 children:  Andrew Jonce, Gilbert, Charles, Martha, Mary, Ninnie, Amanda and Ray.
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 Courtesy of Jill Lazuka


MRS. CHARLOTTE GODDARD DIES AT 102
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MORGAN'S OLDEST RESIDENT

Mrs. Charlotte Elizabeth Goddard, age 103, Morgan County's oldest resident, died at 2:55 p.m. Saturday at the Oak Ridge Hospital.  [b 5-6-1863, d 7-30-1966]
Mrs. Goddard, who celebrated her 103rd birthday on May 6, had been ill for only a few days before her death.
She was a native of First District of Morgan County, and had spent all her life there.  She and her daughter, Mrs. Theresa Mae Goddard, 82, made their home together near Coalfield. 
The mother and her daughter received state-wide publicity in March of this year when they made applications for Medicare.
A charter member of Seventh Day Adventist Church at Coalfield, Mrs. Goddard remained active in the church as long as her health permitted.  She suffered a fractured hip in 1961, and had since been confined to her home.
Mrs. Goddard's parents were the late Thomas H. and Mary Langley Davis, and her grandparents, Mrs. and Mrs. John M. Davis and James and Margaret Langley, came to Morgan County in 1818 from Virginia.
Mrs. Goddard attended Walden's Academy at Montgomery, one of the first schools of higher education in Morgan County.  Surviving, besides the daughter, are a grandson, Kenneth Scarbrough, and three great-grandchildren, Margaret, Stephen and Joel Scarbrough, all of Coalfield.  Her husband, the later Ezra Goddard dies in 1937. 
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Middle Creek Baptist Church, with the Rev. John Newbern and the Rev. Harold Butler officiatiing.  Burial was in the Davis Cemetery at Coalfield, and great nephews served as pallbearers.
Mrs. Goddard is the third Morgan County centerarian to die in the past few months.  Late in December of 1965, Mrs. Rebecca Davidson of Lancing, who was Mrs. Goddard's first cousin, died at the age of 104 and only a few weeks ago, another first district resident, Mrs. Nancy Stringfield died at the age of 103.
[Source-Generations-A Publication of the Coalfield Genealogical & Historical Society, Vol. 1, Sept., 2003, Issue #1]


JETTIE GARRETT STRINGFIELD
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Mrs. Jettie Garrett Stringfield, 105, Sunbright died Tuesday morning, Feb. 25, 1986 in the Harriman Hospital.  She was a member of the Annadell Baptist Church and the wife of the late Frazier Stringfield.  She was also preceded in death by six children: Flonia Freeman, Flora Barnes, Earl Stringfield and three who died in early childhood, Frances, Ernest and Freddy Stringfield.  Surviving are three sons: Pearl Stringfield of Sunbright; Myrl Stringfield of Dayton, Ohio; and Byrl Stringfield of Acworth, Georgia; five daughters: Flonnie Sears and Flossie Garrett, both of Lancing; Florida Sexton of Sunbright; and Flora Shadden and Betty Jo Kirkland, both Harriman;  43 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and 34 great-great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held today (Thursday) at 11:00 a.m. at the Annadell Baptist Church with the Rev. Billy Mitchell, the Rev. Ralph Nance, and the Rev. Billy Wayne Garrett officiating. Interment will follow in the Elizabeth Cemetery, with Schuberts of Sunbright-Wartburg in charge of arrangements. 
  [Notes:  b 1-3-1882, daughter of Alfred and Rebecca Dalice Hall] 
 [Morgan County News]
 
MARION M. JUSTICE
Marion M. Justice lived to be 101. 
He was born June 26, 1850 and died April 11, 1951. 
He was married to Telithia Caroline Brummitt on Nov. 20, 1871. 
His parents were Squire Justice and Serah Russell.  Marion and Caroline are buried in the Estes Cemetery here in Coalfield. 
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STRAND, MRS. BLANCHE,
DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13TH, 2003 AT HER HOME IN DEER LODGE. SHE HAD REACHED THE AGE OF 100 ON DECEMBER 1ST, 2003. SHE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HER PARENTS, EDWARD AND DORA VANNORSTRAM LYONS; HER HUSBAND, ALFRED GERHART STRAND; DAUGHTERS: ELLA MAE AND LEILA; SON, EARL A.; AND SPECIAL NIECE, LINDA GOUGH. SHE IS SURVIVED BY HER DAUGHTERS: EDITH DAVIDSON OF CLINTON, EVAUGHN JONES OF DEER LODGE, AND EVA TURNER OF LANCING. ONE SON, CONRAD STRAND. SHE ALSO LEAVES A SISTER, MABLE SPURLING OF DEER LODGE. THIRTY-FIVE GRANDCHILDREN, EIGHTY-FIVE GREAT, GRANDCHILDREN, TWENTY-SEVEN GREAT, GREAT GRANDCHILDREN, AND A HOST OF NIECES, NEPHEWS, FRIENDS, AND LOVED ONES. THE FAMILY WILL RECEIVE FRIENDS MONDAY, DECEMBER 15TH, FROM 6 TO 8 P.M. AT SCHUBERT FUNERAL HOME IN SUNBRIGHT. FUNERAL SERVICES WILL FOLLOW AT 8:00 P.M. WITH BRO. PAT MCGEE OFFICIATING. A GRAVESIDE SERVICE WILL BE HELD TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16TH, AT 11:00 A.M. IN THE MT. HOPE CEMETERY, DEER LODGE. 
[Schubert Funeral Home] 
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ADKINS, LINDSAY C., age 100, of Lancing died June 20, 1989 on his One Hundreth Birthday. He was a Veteran of WW I and was preceded in death buy his wife Etta Hll Adkins in 1979.Survivors are: sons, Dr. Thomas E. Adkins, Rossville, GA., Eugene Adkins, Wartburg; and Billy Adkins of Greenville.; four daughters, Mrs. Eula Waddell and Mrs. Christine Edwards of Lancing. Mrs. Avilene (Stanley) Peterman of Harriman; and Mrs. Betty (Richard) Arnold of Atlanta. thirteen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Mr. Adkins professed a hope in Christ at an early age. Funeral services were conducted from Schubert Funeral Home Chapel in Wartburg with Elder John E. Robbins officiating. Interment followed in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Deer Lodge. [Morgan County News]



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