Miscellaneous Tennessee Obituaries
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From the Chattanooga,Tennessee Times paper, Feb.20, 1972.

BUCKNER, Miss Vivian Mae, Rt.3, Chattanooga Valley, died Friday in a local hospital after an extended illness.  She was a member of the Chattanooga Valley Church of the Nazarene and was an employee of the Credit Bureau of Chattanooga.  She was the daughter of W. M. Buckner and the late Nancy Long Buckner.  Other than her father, she is survived by three brothers, W. Howard Buckner, Reubin E. Buckner and Cecil L. Buckner,all of Chattanooga Valley; two sisters, Mrs. Laurence Fisher of Chattanooga Valley and Mrs. Paul North, of Rogersville, Tenn., and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Chattanooga Valley Church of the Nazarene with Rev. James Millard officiating.  Interment will b ein Forest Hills Cemetery.   Pallbearers will be nephews, James H. Buckner, Edward A. Buckner, Laurence M.Fisher, Lynn A. Buckner, Gary L. Buckner and Lamar Buckner.  Friends may call at the Chattanooga Funeral Home west chapel after 10 a.m. Saturday.

FRANCIS - John Edwin, 51, of Rt.2, Whitwell, Tenn., died in a Chattanooga hosptal Friday afternoon.  He was a member of the Brook Memorial Methodist Church and a member of VFW Post 4848.  He was also a member of Ameican Legion Post 14 and a employee of Newton Chevrolet Co. and a veteran of World War II.Surviving are his wife,Mrs. Virginia Ann Francis, Whitwell; two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth F. Privett, Chattanooga,and Mrs. Louise F. Duggar, Cleveland, Tenn.;a brother, William H. Francis, Richard City, Tenn; a niece and four nephews.Funeral services will be conducted from the chapel of Rogers Funeral Home in Jasper at 2 p.m. CST Sunday with the Rev. Glenn Patterson and the Rev. Bishop Chastain officiating. Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery Active Pallbearers will be Richard Talley, Ted Bedoit, Edwin Lewis, Harley Parker, Tommy A. Parker and Bill Colquett. Honorary Pallbearers will be employees of Newton Chevrolet.  The body is at Rogers Funeral Home in Jasper, Tenn.
PARKER - Francis M., age 83, 1308 West End Ave East Ridge, died Friday in a local nursing home.  He was a member of the St.Andrews United Methodist Church.  Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. James Crawford of East Ridge and Mrs. F.K. Moss, of Signal Mountain; a sister, Miss Lou C. Parker of Chattanooga; four grandchildren and six great- grandchildren. Funeral services will be 2 p.m.Sunday in the East Chapel of the Chattanooga Funeral Home with Rev. John W. Wikle officiating.  Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be grandsons and nephews.  The body is at the Chattanooga Funeral Home.

This is from a Chattanooga Paper in August of 1899.
Mrs. E. J. CARTER is Mary A. 'Polly' WATKINS born 1816 in Dahlonega, Lumpkin Co., GA.
    Mrs. E. J. CARTER, an old and highly esteemed resident of Chattanooga, died at a late hour Thursday night at her home corner
Lindsay street and McCallie avenue.  Mrs. CARTER was 82 years of age and had been living here since 1832.  She came here is that year with
her husband when this place was known as Ross' Landing.  The Indians were here then.  At this time there were only a few houses.  Mr.
CARTER who survives his wife, at the age of 88, was the pioneer contractor of Chattanooga, and built the old McCallie house, where his
aged wife breathed her last.  Mr. CARTER is enjoying fair health and has prospects of living many years.  With his wife he watched
Chattanooga grow from a small unknown hamlet to a thriving city, residing here continuously since 1832.  They have been blessed with a
large family, having had thirteen children, of whom seven are now living, viz.:  Mrs. H. M. MIDDLETON, Mrs. Martha FORD, Ed CARTER and
Charlie CARTER, of Chattanooga:  T. B. CARTER of Kentucky:  James CARTER and Mrs. Sallie MILLER of Texas.  Among the immediate relatives living here are Charles and Harry MIDDLETON, Miss Margaret MIDDLETON, Mrs. E. O. WELLS, Mrs. Dr. BROWN, and Mrs. John GILLESPIE.   The funeral occurred from the house yesterday afternoon, Rev. J. B. BACHMAN officiating, the interment taking place at the Citizen's cemetery.

Brown, Mrs. Margaret Susan
Southern Standard June 24, 1949
Illness Fatal To Mrs. Brown, 59
Mrs. Margaret Susan Brown, wife of T. H. Brown, died at her home in the
seventh district of Coffee county Thursday evening at 7:40 o'clock after an
illness of 14 months. She was 59.  Funeral services were held Saturday
afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Charles Creek Baptist Church with John W.
High officiating. Burial was in the Charles Creek cemetery. Mrs. Brown, a
native of Warren county, was born November 11, 1889. She was a daughter of
John R. Peden and Drucilla Knight Peden and was a member of the Baptist
church. Survivors besides her husband, are five sons, Horman Brown, Viola,
Thomas H. Brown, Jr., and Robb Brown, Manchester, Odie Brown, Oakland City,
Ind., and Johnnie Brown, Van Buren, Ark.; two daughters, Mrs.  Thurman
Bryan, Manchester, and Mrs. Bill Dishroon, Palmer. Also one sister, Miss
Mary Peden, McMinnville. High's were in charge of funeral arrangements.

Isaac C. Hobbs
Southern Standard July 1, 1949
Rites Held For Isaac C. Hobbs
Funeral services for Isaac C. Hobbs, 62, who died at his home at Mt. Zion
Wednesday morning at 4 o'clock at the Mt. Zion Methodist Church.
Officiating was Judge R.W. Smartt and burial was in the Mt. Zion
cemetery.  A native of Warren county, the deceased was born January 28,
1887 and was a son of Frank M. Hobbs and Claircie Bragg Hobbs. He is
survived by his wife, Mrs. Myrtle Ralston Hobbs; four daughters, Mrs. Frank
Fisher, Fairview, Tenn., Mrs Paul Turner, Detroit, Mich., Mrs. Dallas
Davis, Crossville, and Mrs. V. W. Peterson, Mt. Vernon, N.Y. and two sons,
Harold Hobbs, Huntsville, Ala., and Newell B. Hobbs, Crossville, all by a
former marriage, and one son, Fred Hobbs of McMinnville. High Funeral Home
was in charge of arrangements.

Martin, Mrs. Emma
Southern Standard July 1, 1949
Van Buren Woman's Rites At White Hill
Mrs. Emma Martin, wife of Melvin Margin, died at her home at Laurelburg,
Van Buren, county. Mrs. Martin was born May 7, 1883. She was a daughter of
Billy Johnson and Melvina Ward Johnson. Besides her husband, she is
survived by two sons, Billy and Eston Johnson Martin. Both of Chattanooga;
one daughter, Miss Hazel Martin, Laurelburg; two brothers, Albert Johnson.
Campaign and Jeff Johnson, Route 6. Also two sisters, Mrs. Ida Taylor,
Piney, and Mrs. Jim Medley, Tracy City. High's were in charge of arrangements.

Allison, James Finis
Southern Standard July 22, 1949
James F. Allison, Retired Farmer, Buried Monday
Funeral services for James Finis Allison, 93-year-old pioneer citizen and
retired farmer, were conducted Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock at the Mt.
Zion Methodist Church. Rev. William H. Moss, pastor of the First Methodist
church, officiated and burial was in the Mt. Zion cemetery.  Mr. Allison
died at the home of his granddaughter, Mrs.  H. A. King, on Seitz street
Sunday morning at 5:50 o'clock. He had been ill some two or three months. A
native of Warren county, the deceased was born February 20, 1856. He was a
son of James Allison and Caroline Thaxton Allison and was married to the
former Miss Esther Miller, who preceded him in death several years ago. Mr.
Allison was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.  Apioneer
citizen of the county, Mr. Allison was a grandson of John Thaxton, early
settler of Warren county and a Revolutionary War soldier who located at Mt.
Zion about 1810. The deceased is survived by one son, Hervy J. Allison of
McMinnville and the granddaughter, another son, Poindexter Allison, died
several months ago.

Sanders, Mrs. Lydia
Southern Standard July 22, 1949
Mrs. Lydia Sanders, 73, died at her home in the fourth district of White
county, near Quebeck Sunday morning at 2:30 o'clock after an illness of
eight weeks.  Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock
at the Mt. Pisgah Methodist church, near her home, with John W. High
officiating. Burial was in the Pt. Pisgah cemetery.  Mrs. Sanders, native
of White county, was born February 28, 1876. She was a daughter of A. Moore
and Nancy Anderson Moore and was married to C.Clark Sanders who preceded
her in death. Mrs. Sanders was a member of the Methodist church. Surviving
are two sons, L. B. Sanders and C. W. Sanders, of Walling; one daughter,
Mrs. Richard Denton, Quebek; one brother, Ed Moore, and two sisters, Mrs.
Laura Fisher and Mrs. Florence Horton, of Quebeck. Highs were in charge of

Morton, Mrs. Elmira
Southern Standard Aug. 26, 1949 pg. 18
Grundy Woman Buried Sunday
Funeral services for Mrs. Elmira Morton, 88, widow of William Morton, were
held Sunday afternoon at 1 o'clock at the Tarlington Methodist church.
Officiating was Rev. W. R. Curtis and burial was in Tarleton cemetery. Mrs.
Morton died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Blanche Stotts, in
Chattanooga, Friday afternoon at 12:45 o'clock. She had been in ill health
for over a year. A native of Grundy county, Mrs. Morton was a daughter of
John Dykes and Nellie Duggan Morton, pioneer residents of the county. She
was born September 29, 1860 and was a lifelong member of the
Methodist  church.  In addition to her daughter, residing in Chattanooga,
Mrs. Morton is survived by another daughter, Mrs. W. C. Tate, Tarleton, 14
grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. A son,
Eugene Morton died in 1911. High Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Lassiter, James Luke
Southern Standard Sept. 2, 1949 pg. 1
Funeral Services For J. L. Lassiter Are Held Sunday
Funeral services for James Luke Lassiter, retired 10th district farmer,
were held Sunday afternoon at the Jacksboro Churh of Christ with Bro. J.E.
Wolvine, minister oft he Morrison Church of Christ officiating. Burial was
in the church cemetery.  Mr. Lassiter died at his home on Route 3,
Morrison, at 9:45 a.m. Friday, August 26. Born August 30, 1874 the son of
Joseph Lassiter and Mattie Williams Lassiter, the deceased was 72.
Surviving are his wife, Polenma Allmon Lassiter, 5 daughters, Mrs. Sylvia
Gillentine, Indianapolis, Ind.; Mrs. Pope Whitlock and Mrs. Tom Smoot,
Morrison. Survivors also include a brother, A. A. Lassiter of Beech Grove
and a sister, Mrs. Maggie Bottoms, Indianapolis, Indiana. High Funeral Home
was in charge of arrangements.(looks like some left out)

Argo, Murray Bedford
Southern Standard Sept. 2, 1949 pg. 1
Murray Argo Dies Saturday
Murray Bedford Argo, 59 year old farmer, died suddenly at his home near
Irving College last Thursday at 10 a.m. Funeral services were conducted
Sunday afternoon at the Hebron Church of Christ by Bro. E.D. Martin and
burial was in the Hebron cemetery. The 7th district farmer was born in
Grundy county April 10, 1884, the son of Joseph and Lela Hobbs Argo, and
came to Warren county several years ago. He was a member of the Church of
Christ.  Survivors include his wife, the former Maude Hobbs, 3 sons, Jesse,
Herman and Luke Argo, 4 daughters, Mrs. J. P.  Stubblefield, Miss Irene
Argo, Mrs. Arnie Lusk and Mrs. Charles Kelley, all of Warren county; 1
sister, Mrs. Amos Fults, Grundy county, and 5 brothers, Frank, Fred and
Harry Argo of Grundy county, and Horace and Tom Argo of Warren county. High
Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Jordon, Mrs. Florence Emma
Southern Standard Sept. 16, 1949 pg. 4
Illness Fatal To Mrs. Jordon, 74; Rites Set Today
Funeral services for Mrs. Florence Emma Jordon, 74, who died at her home at
Centertown Wednesday noon, will be conducted this afternoon (Friday) at 2
o'clock at the Bates Hill Cumberland Presbyterian church. Rev. J.E.
Powersd, of Manchester, will officiate and burial will be in the Centertown
cemetery.   Mrs. Jordon, 74, had been in ill health for seven months.  A
native of Rutherford county, Mrs.Jordon was born December 11, 1874. She was
a daughter of Adolphus Kelton, and was married to W. Albert Jordon in 1891.
He died in 1944.  He deceased was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian
church.  She is survived by seven sons, Robert Jordon,McMinnville, Aubrey
and Homer Jordon, Centertown, Claude and Elvin Jordon, Nashville, Roy
Jordon, Chattanooga, and Virgil Jordon, Leth ian, Md.; one daughter, Mrs.
K. W. Edge, Centertown; one brother, Bob Kelton, Murfreesboro, and three
sisters, Mrs. Crocket Smotheman and Mrs. Eddie Crockett, both of
Murfreesboro, and Mrs. Mattie Lou Pemberton, Chattanooga. Also 22
grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren. Arrangements were by High
Funeral Home.

Barnes, Mrs. Addie Marie
Southern Standard Oct. 14, 1949 pg. 3
Rites At Hebron For Mrs. Barnes
Mrs. Addie Marie Barnes, wife of Lowell Barnes, Irving College farmer, died
at the family home in seventh district Sunday morning at 1 o'clock after an
extended illness. She was 29 years of age.  Funeral services were conducted
Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Hebron Church of Christ. John W. High
officiated and burial was in the Hebron cemetery.  Mrs. Barnes was born in
Davidson county, June 15, 1920. She was the daughter of Richard Madewell
and Clemmie Estes Madewell and was a member of the Church of Christ.  In
addition to her husband and father, Mrs. Barnes is survived by one son,
James Douglas Barnes, two daughters, Brenda Joyce Barnes and Theresa Dianne
Barnes, all of this county. Also three brothers, Richard, William and
Wheeler Madewell, and four  sisters, Mrs. Jean Simmons, Margaret, Edna
Frances and Rosie Lee Madewell, all of McMinnville. High Funeral Home was
in charge of arrangements.

Simons, Frank
Southern Standard Oct. 21, 1949 pg. 1
Mill Worker Meets Accidental Death Early Wednesday
A McMinnville lumber mill employee met accidental death early Wednesday
morning when fellow workers found him lying beside his machine only minutes
after he had checked in for the day's work.  Dead on arrival at a local
hospital was Frank Simons, 54, an employee of the Cumberland Lumber and
Manufacturing Company who was listed by the company as a cut-off saw
operator at the mill located near the Fairgrounds.  According to officials
of the company, Mr. Simons, who had been an employee for several months,
reported for work at 6:48 a.m. and had gone into the mill to assume his
regular duties.  Other mill employees reporting for work went into the
plant and found the man in an unconscious condition near his machine. The
machine had not been put in operation for the day.  Mystery surrounds the
death of the man since there were no reported eye witnessed tot he actual
incident.  Doctors, who performed the autopsy on the body Wednesday
afternoon, described the man's death as from accidental causes. A native of
Van Buren County, Frank Simons was a son of Tom Simons and Lillian Johnson
Simons and was married to Miss Pearl Fults, who survives. He had resided in
the West Riverside community for some time.  Mr. Simons was a member of the
Church of God.  Funeral services were conducted yesterday afternoon at 3
o'clock at the chapel of High Funeral Home. Rev. Harry O. Katz, Church of
God pastor, officiated and burial was in Riverside cemetery. Mr. Simons is
survived by his wife; his mother; two daughters Mrs. Albert Taylor,
McMinnville, and Mrs. Bell Johnson, Hitchcox, Tenn., and two sister, Mrs.
Herbert Bates, McMinnville, and Miss Lora Simons, Birmingham, Ala.
Arrangements by High's.