FONDS ALLEN ELLIS OBITUARY - Democrat Herald 1968 - Baker City, OR
Funeral services for Mr. Fonds Allen Ellis of 355 4th Street., Baker, 77 years, will be conducted at 1:30 pm Saturday, Feb. 10 at the Beatty Chapel. The Rev. Richard Allen of the Assembly of God Church will officiate with interment following in the family plot at mt. Hope Cemetery. Mr. Ellis passed away at his home on Feb. 7, after a prolonged illness.
Mr. Ellis was born on March 18, 1890 at Beaver Dam, North Carolina, the son of John and Adelia Ellis. He attended schools in North Carolina and Tnnessee. On May 15, 1910 Mr. Ellis was united in marriage to Beatrice Spivey in Tellico Plains, Tennessee. He moved to Baker in 1920 and has lived here since that time. Mr. Ellis was a retired lumber worker, having worked for Stoddard Lumber companies in Baker for many years.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Beatrice Ellis of Baker; two sons, Thurston Ellis of Burney, Calif., and Jack Ellis of PortlandOre.; one daughter, Mrs. Clarence (Kathleen) Dunn of Portland, Ore.,; three brothers, Zack, Zeke and Ven (Ben) Ellis all of Coker Creek, Tenne.,; two sisters, Mrs. Phoebe Deaton of Lenore City, Tenn. and Mrs. Renie Blevins of Etowa, Tenn.; 12 grandchildren20 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
He was a member of the Assembly of God Church of Baker, Ore.
information by:Linda Spivey Bjorklund

ORA LEE ELLIS OBITUARY - Democrate Herald - 1961 - Baker City, OR
Mrs. Ora Lee Spivey, 68, 1927 Colorado St., died Saturday afternoon in St. Elizabeth Hospital after a brief illness. Services were held at 2 pm in the Beatty Chapel with Rev. John Stubbs, Dallas, Ore., officiating Burial followed in Mt. Hope Cemetery.
She was born in Unake, N.C. on Aug. 7, 1892 and had lived in Baker for 32 years. She was a member of the Church of God. She and Luther A. Spivey were married in Tennessee on Sept. 21, 1913. They came to Oregon in 1929 and had lived in Baker since that time.
Survivors are her husband, Luther, at home; six sons, Earl Spivey, Klamath Falls; Roy; Claude and Clyde, Baker; Henry, Medical Springs; and Glenn of Kinzua, Ore.; four daughters; Mrs. Edna Springer, LaGrande; Mrs. Blanche Pearce, Baker; Mrs. Hazel Kandle, Hereford and Mrs. LaVelle Jellick of Kinzua; three sisters, Mrs. Phoebe Deaton, Tenn; mrs. Renie Blevins, Etowah, Tenn., and Mrs. Mamie Lee Butler, Tenn.; four brothers; Allen Ellis, Baker; Zack Ellis, Zeak Ellis and Ben Ellis of Tellico Plains, Tenn. There are 23 grandchildren.
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LUTHER ADNIRAM SPIVEY - 1962 - Democrat Herald - Baker City, OR
Luther Adnirom Spivey, 70, 1927 Colorado St. died Friday evening at a hospital in Klamath Falls, Ore., after a long illness. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, March 27, at 2pm in the Beatty Chapel with the Rev. John Stubbs of The Dalles officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery.
Mr. Spivey, a resident of Baker for 33 years, was born at Tellico Plains Tenn., on Oct. 24, 1891, and came hre in 1929, working in lumber mills until his retirement. He was married to Ora Lee Ellis in Tennessee on Sept. 21, 1913, and she preceded him in death on July 8, 1961.
Survivors are six sons; Claude, Clyde and Henry of Baker; Earl of Klamath Falls; Roy of The Dalles and Glenn of Kinzua, Ore.; four daughters; Mrs. Edna Springer of LaGrande; Mrs. Hazel Kandle and Mrs. LaVelle Jellick of Kinzua; and Mrs. Blanche Pearce of Baker; a sister, Mrs. Beatrice Ellis of Baker; five brothers; Wiley of Arizona; Harvey of Kinzua; Charles of LaGrande; William of The Dalles and Henry of Baker, 23 grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
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MARY ELIZABETH RHEA OBITUARY - Democrat Herald - Nov 1938 - Baker City, OR
Mrs. J.A. Spivey Succumbs Here - Member of Pentecostal Church Moved to Baker in 1920
Mrs. James A. Spivey of Baker died yesterday at her home here. Born in Tellico Plains, Tennessee, August 11, 1865. Mrs. Spivey and Mrs. Spivey were married in 1887 and moved to Baker in 1920. Mrs. Spivey was a member of the Pentecostal church.
Mrs. Spivey is survived by her husband; a daughter, Mrs. F.A. Ellis of Baker; six sons, Luther and Harvey of Baker, William of The Dalles, James W. of Watsonville, Calif., John H. of Oakland and Charles of LaGrande; a sister, Eliza Hunt of Tennessee; a brother, D.L. Rhea of Tulsa, Oklahoma; 24 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Funeral services have not been arranged. The body is in the Baker Funeral Home.
information by:Linda Spivey Bjorklund


JAMES ALFRED SPIVEY'S OBITUARY - Democrat Herald - Feb 1950 - Baker City, OR
James A. Spivey Dies Wednesday
James Alfred Spivey, long tim resident of Baker, died yesterday evening at his home, 355 Fourth Street, after a long illness. Mr. Spivey was born Dec. 20, 1864 at Blairsville, GA., and came to Baker in 1920 from Tennessee.
Survivors include sons, William F. of The Dalles, Luther A., Henry and Harvey, all of Baker, Charles of LaGrande and James of Portland, one daughter, Mrs Allen Ellis of Baker, one brother in Blairsville, Ga., 22 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Assembly of God Church, Third and Court Streets, with the Rev. Herbert Brown, officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery. Arrangements are by the Beatty Chapel.
information by:Linda Spivey Bjorklund


ELLIS - CHARLES BENTON "BABE" Ellis-Charles Benton "Babe", 50, of Route 2, Tellico Plains, Tenn., died there Friday. He was a son of the late Ben and Susie Ellis. Survivoros include six sisters, Bertha Davis and Clara Payne, both of Tellico Plains; Arlie Ellis, Jonesboro, GA.; Lonia Davis, Toledo, OH.; Levia Stewart, Madisonville, Tenn., and Geneva Taylor, McDonald, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews. Services will be at 2 pm Saturday at Coker Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Beecher Miller officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-9 pm today at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Tellico Plains.
[Date of birth & death unknown]
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WILLIAM FINLEY SPIVEY SR. - 6 October 1888 Tellico Plains, TN- 29 June 1964 The Dalles, OR
Funeral services incorporating Masonic rites for William F. Spivey, Sr., 75, retired Union Pacific Railroad yardmaster and enthusiastic outdoorsman and longtime member of fraternal orders, will be held at 2 pm Wednesday at Smith Callaway Chapel. Mr. Spivey died at a local hospital Monday after a short illness.
Burial will be at the Hillcrest cemetery near LaGrande, his former home before coming to The Dalles 43 years ago with Masonic graveside rites. Born Oct. 6, 1888, at Tellico Plains, Tenn., Mr. Spivey went to work as a conductor for the famed Sumpter Valley Railroad out of Baker six years before moving to The Dalles. He also lived a short time in LaGrande. Active in many organizations, he was a member of the Baptist Church, Wasco Lodge 15 AF & AM, the York Rites bodies here, Al Kader Temple of the Shrine, and Mid-Columbia 23 of the OES; life member of the UP Old Timers Club, and member of the Railroad Yardmasters of America, the Railroad Employees Square Club and The Dalles Rod & Gun Club. He was an enthusiastic hunter and angler.
Surviving are his widow, Sarah Jane (Shelton) Spivey; one daughter, Mrs. Johnnie Vetter of Portland; three sons, William Jr. of The Dalles; Fred and Glenn of Portland; three brothers, Charlie of LaGrande, Harvey of Kinzua, and Wiley of Portland; one sister, Mrs. Beatrice Ellis of Baker; 14 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Submitted by:Linda Spivey Bjorklund


JOHN HENRY SPIVEY - 6 May 1899 Tellico Plains, TN 7 May 1953 Baker City, OR
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1:30 pm at the Beatty Chapel for John Henry Spivey, 64, Baker, who died Tuesday at the Veterans Hospital in Boise (ID) following a lengthy illness. Interment will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery. Rev. Sidney White will officiate.
Mr. Spivey a heavy equipment operator, was born the son of James A. and Mary Elizabeth (Rhea) Spivey, May 6, 1899 in Tellico Plains, Tennessee. He attended schools in Tennessee, moving to Baker in 1918 where he owned the Elm St. Grocery for about three years prior to serving in the U.S. Navy in World War Two. After the war ended Spivey spent most of his time as a heavy equipment operator for mines and farms. He was a member of the Baptist Church.
Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Henrietta Steig, Lake City, Iowa; one sister, Mrs. Beatrice Ellis, Baker; four brothers, Bill Spivey, The Dalles; Wiley Spivey, Portland; Harvey Spivey, Kinzua, OR., and Charles Spivey, LaGrande; seven grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Submitted by:Linda Spivey Bjorklund


THURSTON SPIVEY - 28 February 1890 Tellico Plains, TN - 18 April 1934 The Dalles, OR.
"Body to Be Brought to Baker for Burial; 6 Brothers Survive" Thurston Spivey, resident of Baker for several years, died in The Dalles this morning at 5 o'clock. He had been in The Dalles about six weeks. Mr. Spivey was born February 28, 1890 in Tellico Plains, Tennessee and came to Baker in 1913.
The deceased is survived by his parents, Mr. Mrs. J. A. Spivey of Baker; a sister, Mrs. Allen Ellis of Baker, and six brothers; William of The Dalles, Luther of Baker, Wiley of Portland, Henry of Medford, Harvey of Pondosa, and Charles of LaGrande.
Russell Crosthwait of the Baker Funeral Home went to The Dalles this morning for the body and is expected to return to this city Thursday. Funeral services have not been arranged.
Submitted by:Linda Spivey Bjorklund


J. A. ELLIS (JOHNNY ALFRED ELLIS) Oct 1915 Tellico Plains, TN - 24 May 1946 Sutherland, OR
Johnny Alfred Ellis, 30, of Sutherland, Or., died Thursday at Sutherland as a result of a mill accident. Mr. Ellis was a Veteran of World War II. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Gertrude (Hall) Ellis; four daughters, Lola, Ida, Joanne and Eleanor; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Allen Ellis of Baker; two brothers, Thurston and Jack, both of Baker; one sister, Mrs. Kathryn Dunn of Klamath Falls.
The body is being brought to Baker for funeral services and burial. The Baker Funeral Home is in charge of arangements.
Submitted by:Linda Spivey Bjorklund


Obituary for Albert W. ORTON says: Switchman Falls Under Wheels, A. W. ORTON loses Both Legs and Hand--Not Expected to Live Through Night.
A.W. ORTON of 1809 Tinker street, East Chattanooga, southern railway switchman on duty in the Citco yard, missed his footing or was caught in the rail last night at 10:05 o'clock when about to make a coupling, fell under the wheels and suffered injuries which necessitated amputation of both legs above the knees. His left hand was crushed off. A report from Newell's, where he was rushed by ambulance and given attention, was to the effect that he seemed to have no chance of living even until morning.
Several fellow railroaders saw the accident but were powerless to render aid, as they were too far away. The train was moving very slowly, according to the accounts, and was brought to a stop within 10 feet after the accident. ORTON was performing work to which he is said to have been accustomed, even in the dark, as he had recently been on the 3 to 11 o'clock shift. He had been in the railroad sevice about 5 years, resuming work a few months ago after being laid off on account of dull business.
The wounded man is about 30 years of age, his immediate family comprising his wife and three children. They live with his father, Albert W. Orton, at the address specified. burial: 1 Apr 1945 Chatt. Mem. Cemetery
(Alberts children included: Margaret Sue Orton, Mildred Louise Orton, & Katherine Agnes Orton (my grandmother).
Submitted by: Sharon Burnette

Funeral Today For "Uncle Andy" ATKINS, Madisonville, June 12, 1937
Joseph Andy Atkins, 85, father of 16 children, will be buried Sunday at 10:00 a.m. when services are help at the Notchy Creek Baptist Church. The service will be in charge of Rev. J. E. Vaughn. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
On May 25, when "Uncle Andy," as Atkins was known to thousands, celebrated his 85th birthday, 575 relatives visited his home to extend greetings. Included in the visitors were 15 of his 16 children. Aside from his wife, who died 13 years ago, only one death has occurred in his immediate family. Mrs. Atkins was the former Juretta Tallent. The couple was married in November 1873.
Ninety-one grandchildren, 84 great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren are amond the survivors. The surviving children included: Joe Atkins, Madisonville; Mrs. A. R. Mason, Vonore; Mrs. Tay Henderson, Madisonville; Tom Atkins, Englewood; Mrs. John R. Mason, Sparta, GA; Mrs. Joe Belcher, Madisonville; George Atkins, Madisonville; Mrs. Henry Mason, Niota; Jim Atkins, Englewood; Mrs. Tom Raper, Englewood; Mrs. Jossie Harrill, Madisonville, Sam Atkins, Madisonville; Earnest Atkins, Madisonville; Mrs. Jim Raper, Mentor.
Submitted by: Susan Kendall


Mrs. Martha WATKINS
Special to The Knoxville Journal: Etowah, Tenn., October 20 1924 - Mrs. Martha Watkins, 70 years old, widow of Henry Watkins, died at six o'clock yesterday morning, while sitting in a chair at her home on Pennsylvania Avenue in Etowah.
Mrs. Watkins had been a resident of Etowah for many years and was a faithful member of the Notchy Creek Baptist Church. Surviving are eight sons, six daughters, 61 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. The sons are Marcus and Arthur Watkins of Etowah; Will and J. M. Watkins of Chattanooga; E. W. Watkins of Knoxville; John Watkins of Madisonville; Joe Watkins of Maryville; H. E. Watkins of Lenoir City, and the daughters are: Mesdames J. E. McKeehan, of Riceville; Mrs. Elbert White of Spring City; Mrs. J. R. Watson of Cincinatti, Ohio; Mrs. A. B. Blair of Etowah; Mrs. Sue Scarborough of Knoxville, and Mrs. S. M. Dowdy of Lacota, Fla.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 12 o'clock noon tomorrow at Notchy Creek Baptist Church,
conducted by the Rev. McDaniel, the pastor. Internment will take place in the family graveyard.
Submitted by: Susan Kendall

Elijah TALLENT Killed

A telephone to Marcus Watkins Sunday announced that an uncle of his, Elijah Nelson Tallent, had been killed in a runaway near Williamsburg, McMinn County. A team of mules became frightened and threw him and his daughter out of the wagon killing him and seriously wounding his daughter, a girl fifteen years old. He was a son of James Tallent, who lives near Rocky Springs. His father went down there Monday.
The deceased was a man about fifty years old and had lived in McMinn County for a number of years.
Elijah Nelson Tallent Died Sept. 24, 1899.
Submitted by: Susan Kendall

Obituary for Joseph R. Watkins, b. 4/11/1878 in Monroe County and d. 6/12/1952 in Hamilton County (Chattanooga) TN
J. R. Watkins Rites Saturday. Veteran Contractor Died Here Thursday
Funeral services for Joseph R. Watkins, 75, a member of the building and contracting business for approximately 40 years, whose last contracts were in Maryville, Tenn., constructing homes for the Alcoa Company, will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the East Lake Baptist Church. Mr. Watkins died Thursday afternoon at his residence at 3214 12th Avenue.
His work in Maryville included building one hundered homes for the employees of the aluminum company.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth McGregor Watkins, two sons, W. C. and J. A. Watkins of Memphis, Tenn.; one step-daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Graceman of Muncie, Ind.; three brothers, Hugh Watkins of Los Angeles, Calif.; Lige Watkins, Knoxville, Tenn.; Arthur Watkins, Cleveland, Tenn.; five sisters, Mrs. Callie Dowdy, Knoxville, Tenn.; Mrs. Josie Watson, Miami, Fla.; Mrs. Ella Scarbrough, Etowah, Tenn.; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Robert Slater, Luther Owens, Vincent Gagliano, Paul Woods, Roy Warlick and Tom A. Foster. Honorary pallbearers will be F. M. Walls, Ira Page, W. M. Cotten, L. Colletta, G. W. Burger, J. L. Newman, V. L. Robinson, Park Conley and Jon Baker. The body will remain at the National Funeral Home until the hour of the services.
Submitted by: Susan Kendall

Obituary of Elijah N. Watkins, b. 9/3/1884 in Monroe County and d. 3/1/1960
Watkins, Elijah N. - Age 75, of 818 Morgan Street, died at 1:30 a.m. Tuesday at the University of Tennessee Hospital after a short illness. He was a member of Lodge W. O. W. Camp 818, a retired machinist.
Survivors: sons, Roy Lee Watkins, Knoxville; Troy Nelson Watkins, Michigan; daughters, Mrs. E. L. Cardwell, Sr., Knoxville; Mrs. A. C. Cooper, Knoxville; Mrs. J. L. Kirby, Cleveland, Tenn.; Mrs. Fred Holm, Michigan; brother, Hugh Watkins, Knoxville; sisters, Mrs. Ella Scarbrough, Lenoir City; Mrs. Arthur Blair, Etowah; Mrs. Callie Dowdy, Fla.; Mrs. Joe McKeehan, Athens; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral 10:00 a.m. Friday at Weaver's Chapel, Rev. Elton Jones officiating. Interment: New Gray Cemetery. Weaver's in charge.
Submitted by: Susan Kendall

Obituary of James Monroe Watkins, b. 2/24/1880 in Monroe County and d. 4/27/1948 in Hamilton County (Chattanooga) TN
Watkins, James Monroe - 67, died Tuesday night in a local hospital. He is survived by seven children, Mrs. Leonard Walker, Mrs. Tracy Scott, Mrs. E. F. Holder, Joe L. and June Watkins, all of Chattanooga; Mrs. Arthur Tanser, Sandwich, Ill.; Andrew Watkins, Oak Ridge, Tenn.; 11 grandchildren; 5 brothers, W. R. and J. R. Watkins, Chattanooga, Tenn.; F. A. Watkins, Cleveland, Tenn.; H. E. Watkins, Lenoir City, Tenn.; E. N. Watkins, Knoxville, Tenn.; six sisters, Mrs. J. U. McKeehan, Miami, Fla.; Mrs. C. M. Dowdy, Valdosta, Ga.; Mrs. Lee Scarbrough, Lenoir City, Tenn.; Mrs. Arthur Blair, Etowah, Tenn.; Mrs. Cordie White, Nashville, Tenn.
Funeral services will be held at 3:00 Friday afternoon from the Harrison Baptist Church, with Rev. J. F. Frantz and Rev. William Mauldin conducting. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Johnnie Smith, Bob Payne, Luther Miller, Sherman Gann, Winfred Dill, Charles Holder. Honorary pallbearers will be Luther Leamon, Joe B. Ashley, Floyd Michael, F. H. Bacon, Jr., Arthur Wooten, Dan Barksdale, Rex Ritchey, J. A. Smith, W. A. Choate, Perry Glover, W. L. Beech and A. J. Holt.
The body is at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Tracy Scott on North Hickory Valley Road where it will remain until the hour of service. Arrangements are by the National Funeral Home.
Submitted by: Susan Kendall

EDNA MAE SPIVEY - Baker Demoract Herald - Death Notice dated 19 Oct. 1989 Edna Mae (Spivey) Springer, 69, of Hermiston, OR., died Oct. 17, 1989, at the Elks Rehabilitation Center in Boise, ID. Her graveside funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturaday in Mount Hope Cemetery, Pastor Gary Springer of Seattle will officiate. Vault interment will follow.
Mrs. Springer was born Nov. 27, 1919, in Tellico Plains, Tenn., to Luther and Ora Lee (Ellis) Spivey. She moved to Baker at age 10 and attended Baker Schools. She married Clinton Springer in Payette, Idaho, on Oct. 28, 1939. Mr. Springer died in 1967.
Mrs. Springer worked for St. Joseph Hospital and the Grande Ronde Hospital, both in La Grande, as a housekeeper from 1969 to 1972. She moved to Hermiston in 1972 and worked for Lamb-Weston until retiring in 1985. She lvoed gardening, reading and needlework. She was a member of the Hermiston Eagles Auxiliary. She enjoyed ocean beaches and often said, "That's what I like about the sea, you are back to the beginning of time and to the end of time."
Survivors include her children, Rodney Clinton Springer, Sharon (Springer) Bork, and Charles Herman Springer, all of La Grande; eight grandhcildren and nine brothers and sisters. She also was preceded in death by a son, Eugene LeRoy Sprignr in 1958.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Elks Rehabilitation Center through Gray's West & Co. Pioneer Chapel..
Submitted by Linda Spivey-Bjorklund

OLD KARNES COUNTY RESIDENT PASSES TO THE GREAT BEYOND-(Name of Paper Unknown-probably Runge, Karnes Co., TX Paper.) Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 4:00 P. M. at the Runge Methodist church for Mr. William Isaac Marshall who deported from this life of suffering on Friday, May 17, 1935, at midnight.

In August of 1932, while visiting in the Rio Grande Valley, he was stricken from which he never fully recovered: about four weeks ago he was again stricken and since that time his condition gradually grew worse. Everything that medical skill and loving hands could do to nurse him back to health was done for him but to no avail.

Mr. Marshall was a son of the late Captain and Mrs. R. S. Marshall and a member of a family of 13 children. (His father, Captain Marshall died in January 1901, while his mother, Mrs. Sallie Blanton Marshall, died in March 1914.) He was born in Madisonville, Tenn., June 23, 1865, and was 69 years, 10 months and 24 days of age at the time of his death. In the year 1881 at the age of 16 years, he came to Texas with his parents and settled at Webberville, Travis county, where on June 20, 1886, he married Miss Carrie Kent Tabb. Later moving to Del Valle, then to Karnes County in 1893 settling in the old Couch community: in 1905 he and his family moved to Runge, later to Comanche county, but a number of years ago he returned to Runge and made his home a few miles north of the city, the present family home.

In 1883 he was converted and joined the Methodist church and since which time he lived a truly Christian life.

He was a devoted husband and a kind and indulgent father; to his sisters and brothers a tender brother, to his friends, the soul of fellowship. He believed in the fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of man, and that the man who scatters flowers in the pathway of his fellowmen is following the footsteps of his Master. Though he is gone his record has been made and will remain with us as a lasting treasure.

Mr. Marshall was the father of fourteen children of whom one son, Woodrow, died in December 1913, at the age of 16 months. All of whom were at his bedside during his last hours.

He is survived by a devoted companion and the following children;(three of whom are preachers): Mrs. T. I. Ryan, Runge; Rev. R. S. Marshall, Beaumont: Mrs. W. R. Knight, Runge; Rev. C. E. Marshall, Brady; Mrs. O. W. Ross, Lexington; Rev. W. H. Marshall, LaGrange; E. G. Marshall, Garwood; L. H. Marshall, Kenedy; Marvin Marshall, Hico; Curtis Marshall, Runge; Warren Marshall, Manor; Mrs. W. T. Butterworth, Dallas. Also, one sister and four brothers, Mrs. Maggie Reed of Okla., J. W. Marshall of Austin; L. K. Marshall of Corpus Christi; R. B. and T. R. Marshall of Pawnee.

Rev. M. L. Darby of Rockport conducted the funeral services paying a as a steward for that church for several years, and when he failed to collect the assessments from his people he paid the amount out of his own means. He was indeed a true friend to his pastor, his church and Christianity generally. He was a man of sound judgement, a wise counselor and most valuable friend, and an affectionate husband, and father. Oh! how he will be missed in the Sunday school, prayer and church services. No more will we enjoy his earnest mellow-eloquent prayer; his wise and timely suggestions and oft asked for advice.

Although we may not see his merry, happy face, nor enjoy the cheery, kindly greeting, and though the seat on the front pew next the window will never be occupied by Uncle Dick any more, yet his reference will not die in the midst of this people, though he rests from his labors, his world will follow him.

He was a man of rare attainments, had a remarkable memory, and read a great deal, was a good bible sholar and could recite pages of the Scriptures, with all of which he was very familiar.

He was attacked with la grippe about Jan 12, which terminated in pneuemonia(?). He suffered patiently and uncomplainingly for more than two weeks, when the two physicians considered him convalescent. Half an hour before his pure spirit took leave of the body he said. "I am better this morning." But in a very short time paralysis shocked him for a few minutes, after which he became calmer and said to his son, C. M. Marshall, "I am going now." and made two or three efforts to say good-bye, when the second stroke attacked his heart and it ceased to beat, and the fatal moment came when the pent-up glorified spirit of "Uncle Dick" winged its way to occupy the mansion prepared for it.

All things that could be done for him were most faithfully and affectionately done, almost every wish was anticipated and every desire was promptly gratified.

He leaves the wife of his youth with eleven children and a number of grandchildren besides a host of friends to morn the loss. Two daughters precede him to the glory world-one the wife of Tom Hunt and the other the wife of D. B. Hunt-who went on ahead only a few months and are waiting on the golden shore to welcome "Pappy" home.

To the mourners left behind him we can only say, Time, the healer of all wounds, can only heal this grief and may the consolation and comfort of the God whom he served give peace and solace to each of you, is the wish of all who loved him. G. W. W.

Couch, Tex., Jan 30, 1901.

Submitted By: Carolyn M. Getting

The Record Courier - Baker City, Oregon - Thursday - April 9, 1981
BROTHER, SISTER DIE SAME WEEK-Children of James Alfred and Mary Elizabeth (Rhea) Spivey.
Beatrice Ellis 87, of 355 4th St., passed away in a Gresham Oregon hospital Sunday, April 5.
Funeral service was held Wednesday, April 8th at Langrell Mortuary Chapel, 1950 Place, Baker with Rev. Alva Wunder of the Assembly of God Church of New Plymouth, Idaho.
Mrs. Ellis was born in Tellico Plains, Tenn., March 2, 1894. She came to Baker in 1920. She was a member of the Baker Assembly of God Church and would make quilts for the missionary workers of her church to give to the needy. She loved the out-of-doors and hunting and fishing.
She was preceded in death by her husband Fonds Allen Ellis Feb. 7, 1968. They had eight children, six of whom have preceded her in death; they are Thurston Ellis, Leola Ellis Nichols, John, Home, and Arnold Ellis and Robert Ellis who passed way in the Battan March of WWII.
She is survived by two children, Vera Kathleen Williams of Ward Cove, Alaska and Jack Ellis of Portland; one brother Harvey E. Spivey, just passed away April 1 of this year and his services were Monday, April 6.
Two other brothers survive, Charles Spivey of La Grande and Wiley Spivey of Tucson, Ariz.; also numerous grandchildren, great and great-great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Submitted by: Linda Spivey Bjorklund

The Record Courier - Baker City, Oregon - Thursday - April 9, 1981
BROTHER, SISTER DIE SAME WEEK-Children of James Alfred and Mary Elizabeth (Rhea) Spivey.
Harvey Ethridge Spivey, 80 of 2368 15th St., Baker, passed away on his birthday, April 1 at St. Elizabeth Hospital. Funeral was held Monday, April 6 at 2:00 p.m. at Langrell Mortuary Chapel with Pastor Frank Wiens of the Calvary Baptist Church officiating.
Mr. Spivey was born in Tellico Plains, Tenn., April 1, 1901. He came from Tennessee to Baker in 1920.
He worked in the cities of Bates and Baker for the Oregon Lumber Co., and also the Stoddard Lumber Co. as a logger. He also worked at Kinzua until his retirement in 1966.
During his retirement years he looked forward to hunting and fishing in Eastern Oregon.
He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Elaine K. Spivey of Baker; his daughter Lorane Stull of Fairbanks, Alaska; a son, Frank Spivey of Tonopah, Nev.; a daughter, Sue Mattison of Heppner, OR.; sons Bob Hire of Heppner and Bill Roberts of Gridley, Calif.; two brothers Charles Spivey of La Grand and Wiley Spivey of Tucson, Ariz; a sister Beatrice Ellis of Baker., 14 grandchildren, nin great-grandchildren and two great-great
grandchildren, also numerous nieces and nephews. He was a member of the Baker Eagles Lodge.
Submitted by: Linda Spivey Bjorklund

Charles L. Spivey, of 1803 L Ave., died at his home Wednesday night. He was 82. Mr. Spivey lived most of his life in this area.
He was born March 22, 1903 at Tellico Plains, Tenn., to James Alfred and Mary (Rhea) Spivey. On June 21, 1947, he married Elizabeth Williams in Portland. Mr. Spivey operated the Wallowa Valley Stage for many years before managing the Royal Motor Inn in La Grande and then another inn at Shelton, Wash. When he returned to La Grande he became a salesman at Gateway Auto Co., until retiring in 1972.
He was a devoted member of the La Grande Elks and was boted Elk of the Year for 1983.
Survivors include his wife Betty of La Grande; a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Jean) Philips of Centralia, Wash.; four grandchildren, Craig Williams of Redondo Beach, Calif; Marla Secord and Lisa Rice of Riverside, Calif., and Douglas Williams of Germany; three great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son, Robert J. Williams, one sister and seven brothers.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Payne Family Mortuary with the Rev. David Moore of St. Peter's Episcopal Church officiating. A graveside service will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery under the ausplcoa of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, La Grande Lodge No. 433. Friends may call at the mortuary from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. today.
Memorial tributes may be expressed to the American Cancer Society or the Diabetes Assocation in care of Payne Mortuary, 1563 Fourth St., La Grande.
Submitted by: Linda Spivey Bjorklund

News clipping from the scrapbook of Stella Joan Huffaker Coltharp. Newspaper and date of publication were not preserved. The writer dated the contribution March 3rd, 1929.


Pioneer citizens of East Tennessee were Henry and Maria Peck Holston. Their home was on the Holston river in Jefferson county. A little daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Holston on February 20, 1841, and they named her Addie Levina. At the age of fifteen years, while Addie was attending gchool at Holston Conference Female academy, at Asheville, N. C., she professed faith in our Redemer and united with the Methodist Episcopal church. She graduated with high honors from the East Tennessee Female college at Knoxville on July 15, 1862. She was married to Capt. J. A. Russell, and three and one half months after marriage Capt. Russell was killed in .service for his country. After Mr. Russell's death Addie nursed her brother, Elliott P. Holston, during his last illness. She then taught school for several sessions. On March 1, 1866, she married Rev. G. H. Coltharp, a well known Baptist minister. After her marriage to Mr. Coltharp she transferred her membership to the Baptist church. Rev. and Mrs. Coltharp were the parents of five children. Two of their children, Emma and Henry, died in infancy. Three of them, Anna B. Hicks, George H. Coltharp and Nellie L.Stokely, are still living.

"Aunt Addie," as we loved to call her, was foster mother to two of her sister's children, Ada and Lula West, whom she reared as carefully as if they had been her own. Her mind was brilliant and active from childhood's day through youth and on down through old age. After she had passed the four score milestone on life's journey, and indeed until the day of her death, she could recite from her mind's great store of knownledge, many poems learned in early life, and many chapters of God's Holy Bible. From heart trouble, following an attach of the flu, "Aunt Addie" died at the home of her son, George H. Coltharp, on January 24, 1929. She said to her physician and also to her youngest daughter many months before her last illness, "I am not afraid to die; death has no terrors for me." Her funeral was held at Chestua Baptist Church at 2:30 p.m., on January 25, Dr. N.D. Guerry speaking very feelingly from the text, "Set your affections on things above, not on things on the earth." "Asleep in Jesus" and "Rock of Ages" very beautifully rendered by a mixed quartette from Hiwassee College, after which the remains were laid to rest in the cemetery nearby to await the Resurrection morning when "the trump of God shall sound and the dead in Christ shall rise." "Aunt Addie" was always a beautiful person --- beautiful in from and feature, and beautiful in life and lovely in death, --- subservient always to ther Master's will, obedient and trusting as a little child. Life's battles for her are overk, the victory won. We know that he had beautiful mothers in this world --- George, Anna and Nellie --- and oh, how gloriously beautiful they will be when we behold them among the first to arise from silent slumbering; from the city of the dead. Oh may we all be ready --- George, Anna and Nellie --- to meet our Lord in the mid air when He comes to earth again, and your mother and my mother will be with Him. Seems like I can hear the angels whispering, "Oh, be ready when the Savior comes."
To Dr. N. D. Guerry, to the Hiwassee College Quartette, to the J.S. Kyker undertaking establishment, to all our friends, we say may God bless and keep you now and forever more.
In loving smypathy,
GEORGIA ALFRED STAKELY. sabbath afternoon, March 3rd, 1929


Mrs. Addie L. Coltharp, one of the best known citizens of Monroe County, died at her home on Thursday in her 88th year. She leaves three children, two daughtes and one son, as follows: Mrs. R.N. Hicks, Nellie Coltharp Stakely and George Coltharp, all of Monroe County.
Funeral services were conducted from the Chestua Baptist church on Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, by Rev. N.D. Guerry. Music was furnished by the Hiwassee College Quartette. The remains were laid to rest in the cemetery at that place.
The family have the sympathy of all in their breavement.
submitted by; Mildred Patty Wooldridge


I Believe him to be the son of Joseph Marshall, brother of William B. Marshall and Henry Foote Marshall.
Have record of where Joseph Marshall signed a mortgage for him, and also some court papers on that property after his death. I do not know if he married, or if he had any children. I would think not from this obit. His tombstone has a Mason symbol on it.
Obit: Nashville Union, May 30, 1848.

Died at the Union Hall in this city, on Friday the 27th inst., Lieut. W. W. Marshall of the 5th Regiment of Tennessee Volunteers.
Lieut. M. was a citizen of Monroe county, Tennessee, but partaking of the patriotic enthusiasm of the country, he entered the service last fall and was, upon the organization of the company to which he attached himself, elected to the office of Lieutenant; the duties of which he faithfully performed till he received an honorable discharge from the army in consequence of a lameness which disabled him from active duty.
He left Mexico in good heath, but was attached in coming up the Mississippi river with Typhoid fever. His condition was not considered dangerous till the day before he died. He received the best of medical aid and every attention that strangers could bestow after his arrival in the city about ten days ago; but his disease was then too deeply seated to yield to the skill of the physician. He was attended by two faithful companions in arms, who watched constantly by his bed side and supplied all his wants. He was buried on Saturday by Capt. Anderson's company of volunteers with military honors.
(Copy received from TN Archives-Postmark Mar 25, 1998)
submitted by; Carolyn M. Getting

Mary Rella Wilson born November 13, 1905 to James and Sallie Ann Stratton Stiles of Tellico Plains, TN.

RELLA WILSON Rella Stiles Wilson, formerly a resident of Tellico Plains, TN and a resident of East Ridge and Rossville for the past 50 years, died Sunday in a local nursing home. She was 88.
She was of the Seventh Day Adventist faith an a member of the Eastern Star---Lookout Valley Chapter. She retired from Olan Mills Lunchroom on Carter St.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Wilson and granddaughter, Brenda Dooley.
Survivors include a son, Martell Dooley, ; sister Ruby Stiles Cummings, brother Leroy Stiles, granddaughter Cindy Whigham, and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be today at 12 p.m. at Lakewood Memory Gardens, South.
Arrangements are by W. L. Wilson and Sons Funeral Home, Fort Oglethorpe.
Submitted by: Patty Brock

Lyda Margaret Stiles Joyner
Born May 7, 1907 to James Washington and Sallie Ann Stratton Stiles, Tellico Plains, Tn.
Passed away April 26, 1985
Services Held 2 p.m. Monday April 29, 1985
Graveside Officiating, Elder Robert Fancher
Interment, Forrest Hills Cemetery Chattanooga, TN.
Survived by many nieces and nephews.
Submitted by: Patty Brock


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