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MONTGOMERY COUNTY TENNESSEE RESIDENTS


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JOHN STERLING NEBLETT
PATTIE E. GHOLSON
ADELINE AGNESS OGBURN SWIFT
DAWSON F. OGBURN
ETHA OGBURN
THOMAS OGBURN
MARY HELEN MARABLE
MARY MARABLE JOHNSON
MARY ELIZA OGBURN MARABLE
MARY JANE BELLAMY MARABLE
MARY W. JORDAN MARABLE
MARY SMITH MARABLE
JOHN HARTWELL MARABLE, JR.
JOHN MARABLE
ASENATH BROWN SHELBY
MOLLIE MARABLE SHELBY
TANDY JOHN SHELBY
FRANK WEST
ROSA BLANCHE WHITE WEST
ANDREW JACKSON WHITE
MILDRED HOGUE WHITE
JAMES DANIEL WHITE
JAMES DANIEL WHITE, JR.
JOSEPH NICHOLAS WHITE
MARY LOU WHITE
SUSIE A. PAGE
ALTON (SONNY) RADFORD
FRANCES SHELBY REYNOLDS
CORA MARABLE CARTER








 
                                     JOHN STERLING NEBLETT
                                     DATE OF DEATH - SEPTEMBER 29, 1935
                                     NASHVILLE, TN
 

John Sterling Neblett, died at his home, 1216 North Sixteeneth Street sunday at 6 p.m., aged 85, following an illness of only a few days.
 
Mr. Neblet was born in Montgomery County, the son of Sterling Macand and Anna Runyon Kessee Neblett.  He attended school in that county, and later was county trustee for several terms.  He was married January 1, 1873, to Miss Pattie E. Gholson.  Mrs. Hadley Allen, of Palmyra, Tenn., the only daughter by that marriage, survives.
 
Mr. Neblett was married December 17, 1883, to Miss Lillie Lyle, who survives him.  The following children also survive him:  Mrs. Reid Lyle, Miss Kate Neblett, and Sam Neblett, all of Nashville.
 
Thirty years ago, Mr. Neblett came to Nashville from Clarksville, Tenn., to enter the service of the Apex Oil Company, with which company he had ben connected  ever since.  He was a member of the East End Methodist Church, and of the Men's Bible Class of that church, since coming to Nashville.
 
On December 31, 1934, Mr. and Mrs. Neblett celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary, at their home in Nashville.
 
Funeral services will be conducted at the residence Tuesday aftenoon, at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. John W. Baggett, assisted by Dr. T.C. Ragsdale, of Springfield, and Dr. A.P. Anderson of Nashville. Burial will be at Woodlawn Memorial.  (Transcribed from the the Nashville Banner, September 30, 1935, p. 8).

 
                        ADDITIONAL OBIT FROM THE SAME NEWSPAPER, SEPTEMBER 30,
                        1935, PAGE 9
 

Neblett - Sunday evening, September 29, at 6 o'clock at his home, 416 North Sixteenth Street, John S. Neblett, survived by his wife, Mrs. Lillian Lyle Neblett; children, Mrs. Hadley Allen of Palmyra, Tenn., Mrs. Reid Lyle, Miss Kate and Sam Neblett.  Services at the home tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock conducted by Dr. John F. Bagett, Dr. T.C. Ragsdale and Dr. E.P. Anderson.  Interment Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.  Honorary pallbearers, members of the East End Methodist Church Bible Class with John Lowe, C.E. Dudney, Arch Trawick, M.W. Blair, W.H. Fitzgerald, W. W. Lyon, John McDonald of Clarksville, Dr. D.Y. Haley, Morris Haley, Carl Howe.  Active:  Nathaniel Allen, Robert Ritter, S.N. Northington, J.D. Neblett, Harold Lowe, A.H. Oliver, R.H. Lyle, George L. Rice.  Rollow & Harrington, 1715 Broadway.
(Transcribed from the Tennessean newspaper, September 30, 1935, page 9).

 
                   ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFO FROM UNKNOWN SOURCE
 

John Neblett was born March 18, 1850 in Montgomery County, and is of Scottish descent.  He was raised on a farm and attended county schools.  At the age of sixteen he came to Clarksville and began clerking for the grocery house of J.J. Crusman, where he stayed for five years.  He then went to Keesee & Northington and clerked there for two years. On January 1, 1873, he married Pattie E. Gholson.  They had three children:  Ruth, born in 1874 and died in 1878; Georgia A., born December 15, 1876, and Gholson, born June 30, 1878.  Pattie died December 17, 1883.  On December 13, 1884, he married Lillian S. Lyle, daughter of Hon. W.J. Lyle.  In 1878, he was elected county trustee and re-elected in 1880 and again in 1882. In 1884 he again worked for Keesee & Northington.  John was also a farmer and a leading citizen.

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                                PATTIE E. GHOLSON
                                BORN DECEMBER 6, 1849
                                DIED DECEMBER 17, 1883
                                MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TN
 

Pattie Gholson died of consumption, near the city, on Paradise Hill Rd. She was the daughter of Col. M.G. Gholson, next to last of a large family.  She was Episcopal, wife of county trustee, John S. Neblett.  Leaves one child.  Interment at Gholson Cemetery, in District #13.
 
(Transcribd from the Clarksville Weekly Chronicle, December 22, 1883, apge 3).

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                            ADELINE AGNESS OGBURN SWIFT
                            DATE OF DEATH - JANUARY 6, 1885
                            MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TN
 

Mrs. Adeline Swift, wife of Dr. George H. Swift, died at her residence in the county, January 6, of paralysis.  She was the daughter of Major Thomas Ogburn, and married Mr. Bradley Martin, by whom she had two children, and after his death, she married Dr. Swift, by whom she had several children. She was stricken with paralysis some 3 years ago and never recovered.  She was a good Christian woman, and was greatly beloved by all who knew her.
 
(Transcribed from the Clarksville Weekly Chronicle, January 17, 1885).

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                                         DAWSON F. OGBURN
                                         DIED DECEMBER 26, 1857
                                         MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TN
 

Dawson F. Ogburn, 17, died December 26, 1857, of consumption.  He was the son of Major Thomas Ogburn.  (Transcribed from The River Counties Newspaper - date unknown).. Dawson Ogburn is interred in the Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church Cemetery, Montgomery County, TN.

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                                         ETHA OGBURN
                                         DIED - DECEMBER 1, 1912
                                         MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TN
 
                                         MRS. ETHA OGBURN DEAD
                                        
                                         AT THE AGE OF 87 YEARS SHE PASSED
                                         AWAY AT THE HOME OF HER DAUGHTER
                                         IN THIS CITY
 

Mrs. Etha Ogburn died sunday morning at 5 o'clock at the home of her son-in-law, Mr. Spencer Daniel, near this city.  She was buried in Greenwood Cemetery at 10:30 this morning.  The service was attended by a large number of friends.  She is survived by three sons, Joe H. and Thomas A. Jones and John Ogburn, and one daughter, Mrs. Spencer Daniel.  Had she lived until January, she would have been 87 years old.  She was a member of the Methodist Church, having joined when she was nine years old.  She was a woman who possessed much information and was a general favorite with all with whom she associated.
 
(Transcribed from the Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle, Monday, December 2, 1912, p. 1, col. 6).

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                                     THOMAS OGBURN
                                     DATE OF DEATH - JANUARY 18, 1889
                                     MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TN
 

Thomas Ogburn, whose illness the Leaf has noted recently, died at his home in the twenty-first district last friday, aged nearly ninety years.  Until a few weeks ago, Colonel Ogburn was erect and possessed wonderful vitality for one of his years, but when he began to fail, the life current ran out rapidly, death resulting in a short while.  He was a good citizen, a man of sterling integrity and truthfulness, and a good neighbor.  He will be missed in his neighborhood.
 
(Transcribed from unknown paper in Clarksville, TN - Date Unknown).  Thomas Ogburn is the Great, Great Great grandfather of Jerry Gray Marable, submitter of this obit. Thomas Ogburn is interred in the Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church Cemetery, Montgomery County, TN.

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                                         MARY HELEN MARABLE
                                         DATE OF DEATH - JULY 31, 1887
                                         MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TN
 

We are sorry to chronicle the death of little Mary, the three-year old daughter of Dr. S.A. Marable, who died last sunday evening after six hours illness of inflammation of the brain.  Little Mary was the idol of her father, and was the pet of all who knew her. 
(Transcribed from the Clarksville Semi-Weekly Tobacco Leaf, August 5, 1887, p.4, col 3).

 
                                        ADDITIONAL DEATH NOTICE  OF AUGUST 2, 1887
                                        PAGE 1, COL. 6 FROM THE SAME NEWSPAPER ABOVE
 

The three year old daughter of Dr. Samuel Marable died at his home near Corbandale, friday evening, of convulsions.  (Transcribed from the Clarksville Semi-Weekly Tobacco Leaf, August 2, 1887, p. 1, col. 6).   Mary Helen Marable was born August 18, 1884. She was interred in the Myers Cemetery in Montgomery County, TN.

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                                       MARY MARABLE JOHNSON
                                       DATE OF DEATH - FEB 20, 1962
                                       MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TN, NATIVE
 
                                       Mrs. Johnson Dies, Funeral Thursday
 

Mrs. Mary Marable Johnson, 73, of Route 1, Guthrie, died at 11:15 p.m. tuesday in Memorial Hospital.  She had been ill six weeks.
 
Funeral services will be conducted thursday at 2:00 p.m. at McReynolds Chapel by Fred Hembree, minister.  Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery.
 
She was a lifelong resident of Montgomery County, born September 18, 1888, daughter of the late Henry and Caroline Edwards Marable.
 
Survivors are her husband, Will Henry Johnson, two sons, Malcolm Ingram, Chicago, and Arline Ingram, Clarksville:  three daughters, Mrs. Ethel Mann, Detroit, Mrs. Katherine Seay, Gilmer, Ill., and Mrs. Lois Seay, Clarksville, two sisters, Mrs. Frank Allen and Mrs. Helen Ingram, Clarksville.
 
She was a member of the Church of Christ.
 
(Transcribed from the Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle, Date unknown). Obit says she is interred in Oakland Cemetery but her gravesite cannot be found.  She apparantly has an unmarked grave.

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                                MARY ELIZA OGBURN MARABLE
                                DATE OF DEATH - APRIL 5, 1853
                                MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TN

 
Mary Marable, wife of Dr. James A. Marable, daughter of Major Thomas Ogburn, died in Montgomery County, Tennessee, April 5, 1853, in her 24th year.
 
(Transcribed from the Genealogical Abstracts from Reported Deaths:  The Louisville and Nashville Christian Advocate and The Nashville Christian Advocate, 1852-1856, p. 35, dated April 21, 1853). Mary Eliza Ogburn Ogburn Marable is interred in the Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church Cemetery in Montgomery County, TN and is the Great Great Grandmother of Jerry Gray Marable, the submitter of this Obit.

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                                MARY JANE BELLAMY MARABLE
                                DATE OF DEATH - APRIL 23, 1882
                                MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TN
 

We regret to chronicle the death of Mrs. Marable, wife of Dr. J.A. Marable of Blooming Grove Creek which sad event occurred last sunday after a protracted illness of consumption.  Mrs. Marable was a member of the Christian Church and truly a good woman.  Besides her husband, a large family of children and many friends mourn her loss.  We regret to state also that Mr. Marable is a great sufferer at this time.
 
(Transcribed from the Clarksville Semi-Weekly Tobacco Leaf, Friday, April 28, 1882, Vol IV, No, 25.).  Mary Jane Bellamy is the 2nd wife of Dr. James Alexander Marable and was the daughter of the Rev. Jeremiah P. Bellamy of Montgomery County, Tn. Her gravesite has not been able to be located.


MARY W. JORDAN MARABLE
                                       DATE OF DEATH - DECEMBER 27, 1842
                                       MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TN
 
Died, at "Escape" on the 27th ult. Mrs. Mary W., consort of Doct. John H. Marable, Jr. Respected while living, lamented when dead; she was amiable and pious.  "Death where is they sting! - Grave, where is thy victory!"
 
(Transcribed from the Clarksville Weekly Chronicle, January 5, 1843, p.2).  Mary W. Jordan was the 1st wife of Dr. John Hartwell Marable, II.  She is buried in the Marable Cemetery on McFall Road in Montgomery County, TN. Mr. and Mrs. Marable were maried less than a year when she died.
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                                   MARY SMITH MARABLE
                                   DATE OF DEATH - NOVEMBER 25, 1849 
                                   MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TN
 
Marable, Mary S., age 1 (female), died of cholera infantum in November, 1850, ill 6 days, born in Tennessee.
 
(Transcribed from the 1850 Mortality Schedule of Montgomery County, Tn.)  The above date of death as given from the Mortality schedule is incorrect. In the handwriting of her own father, Dr. John Hartweel Marable, II, in the family Bible, he gives her death date as November 25, 1849. Mary Smith Marable's gravesite cannot be located.
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                                     JOHN HARTWELL MARABLE, JR.
                                     DATE OF DEATH - JUNE 24, 1986
                                     MEMPHIS, TN
                                     MONTGOMERY COUNTY TN NATIVE
 
John Hartwell Marable, 60, of 3675 Scottie, consulting engineer for Allen & Hoshall, died yesterday morning at his home after a long illness.  Memphis Funeral Home has charge.  He leaves his wife, Mrs. Sarah G. Marable; a daughter, Mrs. Laura M. Rogers of Memphis; two sons, Lt. John H. Marable, III with the Navy in Washington and S. Gray Marable of Southaven, and six grandchildren.  The family requests any memorials be sent to the American Diabetes Association or the American Cancer Society.  (Transcribed from the Memphis Commercial Appeal, wednesday, June 25, 1986, p. A-14).
 
                               SUBSEQUENT DEATH NOTICE FROM THE CLARKSVILLE
                               LEAF-CHRONICLE, THURSDAY, JUNE 26, 1986, P. 7-A
 
John Hartwell Marable, Jr., 60, Memphis, died tuesday, June 24, 1986 at his home.
 
The funeral will be held today in Memphis with burial in Greenwood Cemetery, Clarksville.
 
Marable was born in Clarksville on August 28, 1925, the son of John Hartwell Marable, Sr. and Myna Marable.  He was a member of the consulting firm of Allen and Hoshall, Memphis. Survivors include his wife Sarah G. Marable, Memphis; two sons, Lt. John H. Marable III, Washington, D.C. and S. Gray Marable, Southaven, Miss., one daughter, Laura M. Rogers, Memphis; and six grandchildren.
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                                   JOHN MARABLE
                                   DATE OF DEATH - NOVEMBER 20, 1979
                                   MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TN
 
Services for John Hartwell Marable, 88, who died tuesday in Memorial hospital following a brief illness, will be conducted at 11 a.m. friday at McReynolds-Nave Chapel by the Rev. Billy Craighead.  Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.
 
Mr. Marable, a resident of 302 Castle Heights, was a former Finance Commissioner for the City of Clarksville, and a former Trustee of Montgomery County.
 
He was born in the Tarsus community July 20, 1891, son of the late Dr. Samuel A. Marable and Elizabeth Jackson Marable.  His wife, Myna Powers Marable, died in 1963.
 
Mr. Marable was a member of the Madison Stret United Methodist Church, was a 50-year member of Chapter No. 3 Royal Arch Masons, and Clarksville Commandry No. 8.  He was a member of Clarksville Council No. 105 and Al Menah Shrine Temple.  He was a veteran of World War I.
 
Survivors are a son, John Hartwell Marable, Jr., Memphis, two brothers, Judge S.A. Marable, Ashland City, and R.C. Marable, Palmyra; two sisters, Mabel Baggett and Mrs. Annis Powers, Clarksville; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
 
In lieu of other remembrances, the family requests any memorials be made to the American Cancer Society, the Heart Association, or the Memorial fund at Madison Street United Methodist Church.
 
Active pallbearers will be Samuel A. Marable, IV, James E. Marable, Gray Marable, John H. Marable, III, Shelby M. Powers, Jim Thomason, Donald Stone, and J.C. Balthrop.
 
Honorary Pallbearers will be presiding officer of Masonic bodies, American Legion officers, and members of Madison Street United Methodist Church Bible Class. (Transcribed from the Clarksville -Leaf Chronicle, date unknown). John Marable is interred in Greenwood Cemetery, Clarksville, TN.  He was known by his friends and family as "Trusty".
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                                     ASENATH BROWN SHELBY
                                     DATE OF DEATH - JUNE 21, 1923
                                     MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TN
 
June 22, 1923 - Services for Mrs. Asenath Shelby, 66, wife of W.J. Shelby, who died thursday morning, will be conducted at the home near Jordan Springs in District 4, at 1:00 tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon, according to anouncements today.  Reverend J. T. Jenkins will conduct the services. Interment will be in the Edwards Burying Ground.  The four sons of Mrs. Shelby and Vernon Adkins and Ben Shelby will serve as pallbearers.
 
(Transcribed from the Daily Leaf Chronicle, June 22, 1923). The Edwards Cemetery referred to in the Obit is now known as Bailey Darnell Cemetery #2 on Ft. Campbell Army Base. It is deep in the woods and very hard to get to now. Asenath Brown Shelby was the daughter of Mitchell and Nancy Tyer.
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                                        MOLLIE MARABLE SHELBY
                                        DATE OF DEATH - JULY 20, 1952
                                        LOUISVILLE, KY
                                        MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TN NATIVE
 
                                        MRS. SHELBY'S FUNERAL HELD
 
Funeral services for Mrs. Mollie Shelby, who died in a Masonic home in Louisville, KY, were held tuesday afternoon at the Church of Christ.  Andrew Morris of Nashville officiated and Henry Arnold led the singing. Burial was in the Greenwood Cemetery.
 
Mrs. Shelby was the widow of the late Tandy Shelby, Jordan Springs community merchant.  Both her husband and a daughter, Mrs. James Reynolds, preceded her in death.  She leaves a grandson, James Reynolds, Jr.
 
(Transcribed from the Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle, Wednesday afternoon, July 23, 1952, Front page.).  Mollie Marable Shelby was the daughter of John Travis Marable and Missouri Anne Edwards Marable. She was born Sept. 3, 1865 in Oakwood (Montgomery County), TN. The reference to her grandson, James Reynolds, Jr. in the obit is incorrect. His real name was Joseph Melvin Reynolds.
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                                        TANDY JOHN SHELBY
                                        DATE OF DEATH - OCTOBER 9, 1939
                                        MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TN
 
                                        DEATH SUMMONS TANDY SHELBY
                                        PROMINENT JORDAN SPRINGS MERCHANT DIES AT 67
 
Tandy John Shelby, prominent merchant at Jordan Springs community for more than a quarter of a century, died at 9:30 o'clock this morning following a serious illness of diabetes and heart trouble for several months.  He was 67 years of age.
 
Funeral arrangements were being held up pending the arrival of a daughter, Mrs. J.J. Reynolds of Moulton, Alabama.
 
Mr. Shelby was a lifelong resident of the Jordan Springs community and was widely known throughout Montgomery County.  He took an active part in civic, religious, social and fraternal life of his neighborhoold, being a member of the Christian Church, the Masonic Lodge and the Modern Woodmen Order.
 
Mr. Shelby succeeded his father-in-law in the store which he operated, and the business was one of the oldest rural stores in the county.  The merchant gained a reputation for himself for his honesty and fair tactics.  A son of the late Isaac Shelby and Mrs. Fredonia Chester Shelby, Mr. Shelby was born June 1, 1872.  He was married on October 29, 1902 to Miss Mollie Marable.  She survives along with one daughter and a grandson, Joe Reynolds; six brothers, Claude, Warner, Albert, Will and Bob Shelby, all of Montgomery County, and Ed Shelby, Joelton, TN, and two sisters, Mrs. Kate Ingram and Mrs. Clyde Clardy, both of Jordan Springs.  (Transcribed from the Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle, monday, October 9, 1939, front page).
                           SUBSEQUENT DEATH NOTICE ON THE FOLLOWING DAY
                           TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1939, CLARKSVILLE LEAF-CHRONICLE
 
                                       SHELBY FUNERAL TO BE WEDNESDAY
 
Funeral services for Tandy Shelby, prominent Jordan Springs merchant who died monday, will be conducted from his residence at 10 o'clock wednesday morning.  Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.  Active pallbearers will be W.W. Clardy, C.M. Mason, James Chester, Golde Smith, Julius Shelby, Harvey Batson, Ernest Ingram, and Alfred Pressler.  Those to serve as honorary pallbearers include Judge John T. Cunningham, C.W. Bailey, Frank Stafford, E.H. Harrison, C.V.Runyon, Dr. M.L. Shelby, S.D. Durrett, E.B. Trahern, Arch Howell, J.A. Bollin, Sr., Lee Gilbert, R.C. Roach and Ross Boyd.
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                                        FRANK WEST
                                        DATE OF DEATH - OCTOBER 9, 1919
                                        MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TN
 
Frank West, age 52, died of heart trouble at 3:30 this morning at his home on the 7-Mile Fery Road.  He was a member of the Baptist Church and is survived by his wife and three small children.
 
The funeral will be from the home tomorrow at 10:00 and the interment at Greenwood.  Dr. Edward Stubblefield will conduct the services.  (Transcribed from the Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle, thursday, October 9, 1919, front page). Frank West was born Oct. 31, 1867.  He was married to the former Rosa White West.
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                                     ROSA BLANCHE WHITE WEST
                                     DATE OF DEATH - JANUARY 15, 1930
                                     MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TN
 
                                     DEATH COMES TO MRS. FRANK WEST
                                     FOLLOWS THREE YEARS OF IMPAIRED HEALTH
 
A large attendance of friends and relatives was (Unreadable) this afternoon at services conducted at the grave in Greenwood Cemetery at 3:30 o'clock by Dr. John A. Davison at the First Baptist Church for Mrs. Rosa Blanche West, 48, whose death at 4 a.m. today at the home near Seven-Mile Ferry, followed a thre years period of impaired health.
 
Serving as pallbearers were Robert John, Howard and Tilford Harper, Fred Blake and Frank Smith.
 
A group of duets was sung by Mrs. A.F. Speight and Mrs. Lawrence Draper.
 
Mrs. West ws the widow of Frank West whose death occurred eleven years ago.  She was born near Jordan Springs on April 3, 1881 and early in life moved with her parents to Clarksville.  During her girlhood, she united with the Baptist Church at Ringgold, and upon coming to Clarksville to reside, she joined the First Baptist Church which she faithfully served.
 
Mrs. West is survived by her mother, Mrs. Jennie White of Clarksville; 3 daughters, Miss Mattie Mae West, who is connected with the Christian-Todd Telephone Company; and Misses Virginia and Elizabeth West, all of this city; four brothers, Charles White, Evansville, Indiana, and Daniel, Jack, and Joe White of clarksville and two sisters, Mrs. W.H. Clark of Hopkinsville, KY and Mrs. Maude Parker of Detroit, MI.
 
The death of Mrs. West is the occasion of widespread grief among her large acquainteces.
 
(Transcribed from the Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle, wednesday, January 15, 1930, Front page).

 
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                                   ANDREW JACKSON WHITE
                                   DATE OF DEATH - FEBRUARY 21, 1959
                                   MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TN
 
Jack White, 55, grocerman, died at 8 a.m. today at his home, 596 Front Street, after an illness of 2 years.
 
Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. monday at Tarpley's Funeral Home.  The Rev. C.G. Sego and the Rev. L.W. Carlin will officiate and burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.
 
Active pallbearers will be: L.W. McLevain, John W. Rosson, Beverly Adams, Thomas Elliott, Mack Gibbs, Tony Ray, Staton Harness, William B. Harris.  Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Bryce F. Runyon, Dr. James McKnight, Dr. W.G. Lyle, George N. Wilson, Joseph Boillin, Edward Sheppard, W.D. Posey, A.F. Johnson, Steve Primm, Robert Haynes, Sam Batey and Mont Davis, Jr.
 
Mr. White was a lifelong resident of Montgomery County and was born December 28, 1903, son of the late James D. and Virginia Marable White.  He was a member of the Berea Baptist Church.
 
Survivors are his widow, Mrs. Mildred Hogue White, to whom he was married November 8, 1930; a daughter, Mrs. Geneva White Radford and grandson, Alton Wayne Radford, both of this city; two brothers, Joe White of this city, and Charles White, Evansville, Indiana and a sister, Mrs. Robert H. Bryant, Clarksville.
 
(Transcribed from the Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle, Saturday afternoon, February 21, 1959, Front page).
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                               MILDRED HOGUE WHITE
                               DATE OF DEATH - OCTOBER 13, 1997
                               MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TN
 
Mildred Hogue White, 87, 111 Kimbrough Court, died monday, October 13, 1997, at Clarksville Memorial Hospital.
 
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. thursday at Neal-Tarpley Funeral Home with the Rev. Verlon Moore officiating.  Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.
 
Visitation will be today after 1 p.m. and will continue until the hour of service at the funeral home.
 
She was born November 21, 1909, in Montgomery county, daughter of John B. Hogue and Mitilda Nale Hogue.  She was the widow of Jack White.
 
Mrs. Hogue was a retired proprietor of White's Market and a member of Hilldale Baptist Church.
 
Survivors include a daughter, Geneva White Radford, Clarksville; a foster brother, Paul Suiter, Athens, Ga; a grandchild and a great-grandchild.
 
Pallbearers will be Al Radford, Jonathan E. Radford, Bobby Malone, Scott Emerson, Bruce Denny and Andrew Earl.  Nephews will serve as honorary pallbearers. Memorials may be made to Hilldale Baptist Church, 2001 Madison Street, Clarksville, TN  37043.
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                                JAMES DANIEL WHITE
                                DATE OF DEATH - JUNE 6, 1922
                                MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TN
 
                                JAMES D. WHITE
                                DIES AT AGE 75
 
Well known farmer is victim of Bright's Disease after a long illness. 
 
James D. White, aged 75, died at his home near Seven-Mile Ferry monday night at 12 o'clock.  He had been ill for eight months of bright's disease and heart trouble.  Mr. White was a farmer of the Ferry neighborhood and was held in highest esteem by a wide circle of friends.
 
The wife and the following named children survive:  Charles, of Evansville; Mrs. W.H. Clark, of Hopkinsville, Mrs. Rosa West, Mrs. R.F. Parker, James D., Jack, and Joe White, all of this city.
 
The funeral will be conducted at 11 o'clock wednesday, by Dr. W.C. Reeves at Greenwood Cemetery.  (Transcribed from the Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle, tuesday, June 6, 1922, p.1).
 
                             SUBSEQUENT DEATH NOTICE APPEARING IN THE SAME
                             NEWSPAPER AS ABOVE ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7, 1922.
 
                             FUNERAL OF J. D. WHITE THURSDAY MORNING
 
The funeral of the late J.D. White, who died monday evening, announced for 11 o'clock this morning, was postponed until 10 o'clock thursday morning to await the arrival of a son.  The Rev. John Durrett will conduct the service at Greenwood.
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                                         JAMES DANIEL WHITE, JR.
                                         DATE OF DEATH - APRIL 22, 1953
                                         MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TN
 
                                         J. D. WHITE DIES
                                         FUNERAL TO BE HELD FRIDAY
 
J. Daniel White, 60, tinsmith, died at 2 p.m. wednesday at his home, 148 Stafford Street, after a heart ailment of several months.  He had been critically ill the past two days.
 
Funeral services will be held friday at 3 p.m. at McReynolds Funeral Home.  The Rev. L. W. Carlin of Paducah, KY wull officiate and burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.
 
Pallbearers will be Glenn Morrow, Jr., Richard York, Ray Martin, Eugene Brown, Frank Cisco, C.L. Miller, Morris Suiter, and C.M. Mickle.
 
Mr.White was a native of Evansville, Indiana but spent most of his life in Clarksville.  He was born March 11, 1893, son of the late James Daniel White and Jennie Marable White.
 
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Lou West White; a daughter, Mrs. R.E. Brown, Clarksville, three brothers, Joe and Jack White, Clarksville, and Charlie White of Evansville, Indiana; a sister, Mrs. Maude Parker, this city, and four grandchildren.
 
He was a member of the Kenwood Baptist Church.
 
(Transcribed from the Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle, Thursday, April 23, 1953, Front Page).
 
                       SUBSEQUENT DEATH NOTICE APPEARING IN THE
                       CLARKSVILLE LEAF-CHRONICLE, APRIL 25, FRONT PAGE
 
                                 WHITE SERVICES HELD
 
Services were held friday at 3 p.m. for James Daniel White, 60, at McReynolds Home with the Rev. L.W. Carlin of Paducah officiating, and burial was in Greenwood Cemetery.
 
Mabel and Ellis Hicks sang "Rock of Ages", "Sometime We'll Understand" and "Sweet Bye and Bye".
 
There was a large group of friends in attendance and a large floral offering.
 
James Daniel White, Jr. died of a stroke due to hypertension.
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                      JOSEPH NICHOLAS WHITE
                                    DATE OF DEATH - JANUARY 8, 1992
                                    MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TN
 
Joe White, 85, 345 Greenwood Avenue, died wednesday, January 8, 1992, at his home after a sudden illness.
 
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. saturday at Neal-Tarpley Funeral Home with Dr. Felts Dent officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.
 
Visitation will be after 4 p.m. friday at the funeral home until the hour of service.
 
He was born May 15, 1906 in Montgomery County, a son of James W.* White and Mary ** Virginia Marable White.  He was the widower of Kathleen Watts White.
 
He was a retired owner of Joe White Plumbing and Heating and a longtime member of the First Baptist Church and its Baracca class.
 
Survivors include one son, Howard White, Clarksville; one daughter, Helen Butler, Clarksville, one sister, Virginia Corbley, Madisonville, KY; five grandchildren, and two great-children.
 
Pallbearers will be James Harris, Howard Mobley, Sam Lyle, Robert Welch, Roger Halliday, David White, Thomas Barber, and Steve Fleming.  Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Baracca Class at First Baptist Church.
 
(Transcribed from the Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle, thursday, January 9, 1992, Front page).
 
* Obit notice above says Joe's father was James W. White but it was James D. White. **  His mother's real name was Sarah Virginia Marable White.
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                                        MARY LOU WHITE
                                        DATE OF DEATH - FEBRUARY 6, 1973
                                        MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TN
 
Mrs. Mary Lou White, 77, of 1017 Stafford Street, died tuesday at 12:50 p.m. at Clarksville Memorial Hospital following a six year illness.
 
Funeral services will be conducted thursday at 2 p.m. at McReynolds Funeral Home by the Rev. John Laida.  Burial will be in Greenwood.
 
Mrs. White was born in Christian County, KY, September 7, 1895, but had lived in Montgomery County most of her life.  She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Matt West.  She was a member of Cumberland Drive Baptist Church.  Her husband Daniel White, preceded her in death.  They were married March 18, 1909.
 
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. H.E. Brown, Clarksville, a brother, Frank West, Clarksville; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.
 
Pallbearers will be Bryce Johnson, Howard Lee, Ross Richardson, Walton Coke, Howell Morrison, and Leonard Sisk, Sr.
 
(Transcribed from the Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle, Wednesay, February 7, 1973, p. 12).
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                                     SUSIE A. PAGE
                                     DATE OF DEATH - DECEMBER 11, 1926
                                     MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TN
 
                                     DEATH COMES TO MRS. PAGE TODAY
                                     WIFE OF LOCAL CONTRACTOR WILL BE BURIED
                                     ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON
 
Death at 9:45 o'clock this morning ended a long period of suffering for Mrs. Susie A. Page, wife of M.E. Page, contractor, living at 409 Main Street.  Her health had been exceedingly feeble for the past two months and for more than a week, her condition was critical, causing hope for her recovery to be abandoned last sunday.  There had been improvement at intevals during the week, but her death was not unexpected.
 
Funeral services for Mrs. Page will be conducted at the Church of Christ at Franklin and Seventh Streets at 3:30 o'clock tomorrow (sunday) afternoon by the pastor, the Rev. H. W. Wyre, and the Rev. F.P. Taylor of New Providence.  Interment will be in Greenwood* Cemetery.
 
Mrs. Page was a native of this county, a daughter of the late William and Mrs. Mary Edwards, prominent pioneer citizens of that section.  She was born at Oakwood and spent her girlhood there.  Following her first marriage to Joseph Sorg, she moved to Texas where she lived a number of years, returning to Clarksville upon the death of her husband.  Her marriage to Mr. Page was in April, 1916.  Surviving Mrs. Page are the husband, one sister, Mrs. Caroline Edwards Marable, Jordan Springs, three brothers, W.M. Edwards, Wylie, Texas, Andrew Edwards, Denison, Texas, and Jeff Edwards of Oakwood.  A large number of devoted nieces and nephews living in this county and distant relatives also survive.
 
Mrs. Page was a member of the Church of Christ and her Christian birth was reflected in her daily life and contact with people.  She was kind, considerate, charitable and devoted to friends, relatives and neighbors. Her home and hospitality was always at the disposal of all she knew and through her kind treatment of all with whom she came in contact.  She had acquired a wide circle of devoted friends.
 
The Board of Stewards and Trustees of the Church of Christ will serve as honorary pallbearers and active pallbearers will be Charles Joshlin, Ed Joshlin, M.N. Munn, Jack Smith, Frank Riley, L.M. Moore, William E. Daniel and W.T. Page.
 
(Transcribed from the Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle, Saturday, December 11, 1926).
 
*I searched for several hours in Greenwood Cemetery in the Section that Mrs. Page is supposed to be buried in but could never find a gravemarker for her or her husband.
 
Sumbitter of Obit:  Jerry Gray Marable, E-Mail: [email protected] 
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                                ALTON (SONNY) RADFORD
                                DATE OF DEATH - AUGUST 13, 2005
                                MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TN
 
Alton (Sonny) Radford, Jr., 74, Clarksville, died saturday, August 13, 2005, at his home with his family by his side.
 
A graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. tuesday, August 16, 2005, at Greenwood Cemetery with Brother Stan McEllhiney officiating.
 
Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.  Vistation will be from 4:30 p.m. till 8:00 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. till 10 a.m. tuesday, August 16, 2005, at Neal-Tarpley Funeral Home.
 
Neal-Tarpley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
He was born March 23, 1931 in Americas, GA, son of Alton Roscoe Radford, Sr., and Sara Clark Radford.
 
He was a member of Riverview Baptist Church, a U.S. Air Force veteran having served during the Korean War.  He was a retired grocer.
 
He is survived by his wife, Geneva White Radford, Clarksville, one son, Al Radford, Clarksville, one grandosn, Jonathan Emerson Radford, Clarksville.
 
Pallbearers will be Johnny Malone, Scott Emerson, Bob Malone, Jay Emerson, Al Radford, Jonathan Radford.  Honorary pallbearers will be Dewey Springer, Tommy Graham, Robert Springer, and Andrew Johnston.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Riverview Baptist Church or Gateway Hospice.
 
(Transcribed from the Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle, monday, August 15, 1005, p. B-2).
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                                  FRANCES SHELBY REYNOLDS
                                  DATE OF DEATH - FEBRUARY 18, 1941
                                  MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TN            
 
                                  MRS. REYNOLDS, PASTOR'S WIFE, DIES OF FU
 
Mrs. Frances Shelby Reynolds, 37, wife of the Rev. J.J. Reynolds, died at 2 o'clock this afternoon in the Clarksville Hospital.
 
Mrs. Reynolds, who made her home at Jordan Springs and in Nashville where her husband is pastor of the Green Street Church of Christ, became ill last tuesday with influenza.  She had not been well for a long time and complications developed.  She entered the hospital monday night but continued to grow worse until her death.
 
A daughter of Mrs. Mollie Marable Shelby and the late Tandy J. Shelby, for many years a prominent Jordan Springs merchant, Mrs. Reynolds was widely known and beloved throughout Montgomery County.  She was born on October 29, 1903 and spent most of her life in this County.  She was married to Mr. Reynolds seventeen years ago, and is survived by the husband, one son, Joseph M. Reynolds and her mother.
 
She was a sincere and devoted Christian.  Funeral arrangements had not been made this afternoon. The body was taken to McReynolds Chapel.
 
(Transcribed from the Clarksville Leaf-Leaf Chronicle, tuesday afternoon, February 18, 1941, p.1).
 
                         SUBSEQUENT DEATH NOTICE FROM THE CLARKSVILLE
                         LEAF-CHRONICLE, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, P.2
 
Funeral services for Mrs. J.J. Reynolds, Beloved young matron, who died at 2 p.m. tuesday after a week's illness of influenza and complications will be conducted at 2 o'clock tomorrow (thursday) afternoon at the Church of Christ, Franklin and Seventh Streets, by the Pastor, the Rev. T.W. Flowers, Jr., and Rev. Pack of Nashville.
 
Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Genie Skinner, Harvey Batson, Henry Chester, J.L. Clardy, Jr., Ben Batson, Richard Batson, Ellis Smith and Grady Clardy.  Those to serve as honorary pallbearers are Dr. M.L. Shelby, Dr. V. H. Griffin, Dr. Bryce Runyon, John J. Conroy, E. H. Harrison, W.D. Meacham, C.B. Fletcher, Smith Keel, and Stanley Cobb, Sam Clardy, Stanley Whitfield, and C.V.Runyon.
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                                  CORA MARABLE CARTER
                                  DATE OF DEATH - FEBRUARY 9, 1930
                                  BELLEVUE, TN
                                  MONTGOMERY COUNTY NATIVE
 
                                  MRS. CORA M. CARTER DIES NEAR BELLEVUE
 
Mrs. Cora Marable Carter, 71, widow of Belfield Carter, Died at her home near Bellevue, Tenn., at 3:50 o'clock sunday morning.
 
Funeral Services will be held at 11 o'clock tuesday morning at the home, in charge of Dr. Roger T. Nooe, and will be followed by burial in the Demoss Cemetery at Bellevue.
 
The surviving relatives are: four sons:  William J. Carter of Chattanooga; Hartwell M. Carter, Atlanta, Ga., Belfield Carter, Jr., Bellevue, and Demoss Carter, New York City; three daughters, Mrs. Jesse A. Moseley and Mrs. Charles Handly of Nashville, and Miss Cora Carter of Bellevue; a brother, Dr. S.A. Marable, Palmyra, Tenn., and four grandchildren.
 
Pallbearers who will serve at the services will be her sons, William, Belfield, Hartwell, and DeMoss Carter, Charles Handly, J.A. Moseley, Dr. G. H. Harding and Dr. I.H. Marable.
 
(Transcribed from the Nashville Tennessean Newspaper, Monday, February 10, 1930).
 
Cora Marable Carter was the daughter of Dr. John Hartwell Marable, II and Evelina Helen Hutchison Smith Marable of Montgomery County, TN. She was born Dec 13, 1859 in Montgomery County, TN.
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Obits submitted by Jerry Gray Marable, family relative.  E-MAIL:  [email protected]


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