Molden Jenkins Tayse was born March 15, 1916, in the Whitleyville community of Jackson County, where she received her formal education. She was employed by the United States Postal Service until she retired January 3, 1986, from the Gainesboro Post Office. Prior to her postal career she was employed in the Jackson County school system. She has written historical columns, about the county, for the local newspapers.
Mrs. Tayse, the daughter of the late Mack and Lera Hix Jenkins, was the wife of the late Claude Tayse, who was a businessman in the Whitleyville Community and a magistrate of the Jackson County Quarterly Court. Mrs. Tayse had one son Joe David Tayse and one granddaughter Audrey Tayse
Mrs. Tayse was appointed Jackson County Historian by the county Court in 1976. She was an active member of the Jackson County Historical Society, a charter member of the Upper Cumberland Genealogical Association, and served as vice-president of the association.
Mrs. Tayse was a member of the Willow Grove Church of Christ.
She passed away on Sunday, October 4th, 1998; her funeral was held on October 7, 1998 at the Anderson Funeral Home in Gainesboro. She will be sorely missed.
Adapted from: "Jackson County Tennessee," copyright 1989 by Molden Jenkins Tayse,
This page created 11/5/98 by Charles A. Reeves, Jr.
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