CAMPER, DAVID KURTIS, was born 25 April 1894, Allens Creek, Wayne County, Tennessee. He was inducted into the Army at Waynesboro, Tennessee on 13 December 1917, aged 23 years. He died 25 January 1918 in camp from bronchial pneumonia and measles. He is buried at Salem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, near Topsy. Kurtis' mother died when he and his brother, Tom, were very young. He and his brother were raised by their aunt and uncle, Dave and Rhoda BEATTY (born 6 Feb 1863). Their father, Bill CAMPER, remained in Lewis County, Tennessee where he lived on Trace Creek. He visited them often until his death before Kurtis went into the Army. Dave and Rhoda BEATTY had no children; Rhoda was a sister to Kurtis' mother, Eliza CLAY CAMPER.
Dave and Rhoda lived near the George FRAZIER family (the Crowell SHARP farm). Cornea, one of Frazier's daughters, married Kurtis. Dave gave Kurtis money enough to buy a little place on Dry Branch near Ashland, not far from the Beatty's and Frazier's.
Cornea and Kurtis lived here until he was drafted into the Army. So he sold his farm on Dry Branch and with George FRAZIER, bought the Daniel D. GOODMAN farm near Moccasin. Both families moved to this farm. Cornea lived with her parents after Kurtis went into the Army. David Kurtis CAMPER, Jr. was born there five months later. They remained here until he was three years old. When Cornea married Commodore SKELTON, they moved into the SKELTON home.
In January 1918, Cornea received a letter from Army Headquarters stating that David Kurtis CAMPER was seriously ill with bronchial pneumonia and measles. The next message Cornea received was that her husband had died. His body was shipped to Allens Creek by train. Dave BEATTY called Pop BEATTY who lived near Hohenwald near Sweetwater to meet the train. Kurtis' body was brought by team and wagon to Pop's house where it lay in state that night. Buffalo River had run down the next day so that the body could be buried at Salem. He was given a military funeral with WWI veterans of Topsy and surrounding communities participating.
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CARTER, EVERETTE EARL, US Army, Serial No. 6320050. Funeral services for Everette Earl CARTER, 62, were conducted Friday, from Waynesboro Methodist Church at 2 P.M. The Reverend W. A. ADAMS officiated and burial was in Shields Cemetery with Middle Tennessee Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mr. CARTER died Wednesday 16 March 1960 at home after three months of illness.
He was a native of Wayne County, a son of Preston Everette and Mattie TATUM CARTER. He was a member of the Waynesboro Methodist Church and had been a member of the Waynesboro Masonic Lodge for 30 years.
Mr. CARTER had been employed by the US Corps of Army Engineers and also employed by the Department of Interior and U.S. Bureau of Public Roads during the building of the Natchez Trace Parkway.
He started the Wayne County Mutual Burial Association in 1931 and operated the E.E. CARTER Funeral Home for several years. Mr. CARTER owned and operated the first hardware store in Waynesboro, and he was also in the dry goods business at one time. He was a veteran of World War I serving overseas from 1919 until 1921.
Survivors include is wife, Mrs. LouElla MERRIMAN CARTER, three daughters: Mrs. Betty Lou BATES of Pompano, Florida, Mrs. Mary Ann CURTIS of Nashville and Miss Jeanette CARTER (NUTT) of Waynesboro; a son, David CARTER of Nashville; a brother, Clay CARTER of Waynesboro; two half-sisters: Mrs. Mary SMITH and Mrs. Nancy CROSBY of Lawrenceburg, three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Mr. CARTER was also a brother to Mrs. Nellie CARTER LONG of Waynesboro who preceded him in death. Submitted by Naomi PEVAHOUSE (niece).
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CASEY, SAMUEL B. Cpl. 52 Telegraph BN, WWI. born 2 Jan 1890, d. 12 Aug 1951. No other information available.
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CLAY, CARL, born August 1895 in 5th District, Wayne Co., TN, son of Cary CLAY, b. March 1846 and Adaline (__?__) CLAY, b. Aug 1858. Soldier lived in Waynesboro. His siblings were Jack CLAY, b. Sep 1878; Ben CLAY, b. Sep 880, d. May 1946; Lester CLAY, b. July 1883, d. ? buried at Philadelphia Church, Cicero CLAY, b. Dec 1885; Ida CLAY, b. April 1887, Icy CLAY, b. April 1888; Maizie CLAY, b. Nov 1892; and Abby CLAY, b. March 1898.
Carl CLAY married Mary BRIDGES. No other information available.
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COLE, CALVIN BENNETT "BOYD", was named Cavel Bennett COLE at birth honoring his great grandfathers Cavel Boyd McLEAN and Bennett COLE. When he entered the service for his country somehow his name became Calvin B. COLE. To his family, he was known as Boyd. Sometimes in life he was called "Cannon Ball". Later in business life his signed his papers C. B. COLE which was fitting for all his names.
Cavel Bennett COLE was born 1 April 1892 and died 21 November 1968. He is buried in the Wayne County Memory Gardens. He was the son of Wm. Pogue and Reachel Frances (Fannie) McLEAN COLE.
He married Emma RAY on 7 December 1913. She was a daughter of Wm. A. "Bud" and Margaret C. MORRISON RAY of the Factory Community. Emma was born 10 May 1896, died 24 June 1981. They had three children:
(1) Vernon C. COLE, b. 24 Sep 1914 in the Sweetwater Community. He now lives in Milan, TN. (Nov. 1990).
(2) Everette Charles (E.C.) COLE, b. in Nebraska on 4 Oct 1928. Now living in El Jobean, Florida, unmarried, retired from the military.
(3). C. B. COLE, Jr., b. 24 Oct 1930, lived in the Deerfield community in Lawrence Co., TN.
(4) Gus COLE, b. 27 Mar 1935 in Wayne Co., TN. He married to Dianne (__?__) and they have four children: William, b. 14 April 1961; Dianne, b. 21 June 1965; Debra, b. 3 July 1963; and Jinnie, b. 17 June 1969. They now live in Florida.
(5) Thomas COLE, b. 21 Oct 1937, lives in El Jobean, Florida.
C. B. COLE worked on the farm with his father. As a young man he and an older brother Frank went west, probably to Washington state. When World War I approached, he came back home and enlisted at Waynesboro, Tennessee. The date he enlisted and returned is not known to this writer. He served in both France and Germany in 1917 and 1918. When the war was over, he came back to Wayne County.
During the Depression, he went to Nebraska and worked at public works. Probably in the later part of the 1930's he brought the family back to Sweetwater, purchased Emm's homeplace and farmed for some years and worked with the Wayne C. AAA Office.
Later he sold this place to Mr. JENKINS, moved to Lawrence Co., TN, settling in the Deerfield Community where he was living when he died. He was a republican in politics and enjoyed fox hunting and fishing. Emma and he were members of the Zion Baptist Church.
Pogue COLE and Rachel Frances "Fannie" McLEAN were married at her father's, E. J. McLEAN, on 21 Nov 1882 by B. J. ARNETT, J.P. To this union were born nine children:
1. Katherine "Kate" COLE, b. 29 Jan 1884, married 7 July 1907 in Wayne Co., TN to Joseph Gallaher DIXON, son of Joseph Blaine DIXON and Margaret Jane GALLAHER. They lived in Almira, Washington where Kate died 17 June 1964.
2. Georgia Ely COLE, b. 1 Sep 1885, d. 10 Jan 1921, Wayne Co., TN, buried Co. Farm Cemetery, Jordon Hollow. Never married.
3. Franklin COLE, b. Dec 1887, d. 5 Aug 1966, Spokane, Washington (see following biography for more information)
4. Emily Jane COLE, b. 3 April 1890, d. 28 Dec 1920, buried Ray Cemetery, Wayne Co., TN. m. 8 May 1910 to George A. LYNN of Wayne Co., TN.
5. Cavel Bennett COLE.
6. Anne Bernice COLE, b. 19 March 1894, d. 24 Dec 1972, Wayne Co.,TN. buried Gallaher Cemetery. She married 16 Dec 1919 to Robert Taylor GALLAHER, son of John L. and Sarah Jane HOLLIS GALLAHER.
7. Charlie Hobert COLE, b. 29 Oct 1897, d. 29 Aug 1900, Wayne Co., TN. Buried at "Poor Farm" Cemetery, Jordan Hollow.
8. Kurwin Pogue (K. P.) COLE, b. 15 Oct 1901, d. 8 June 1975, Wayne Co., TN, buried at Little Pope Cem. Married 31 March 1934 to Emma RAY, daughter of John and Lou DIXON RAY of Buffalo River.
9. Mary Monetta COLE, b. 22 Jan 1906, married Leonard H. ADKISSON. She still lives in Collinwood, TN.
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COLE, FRANKLIN, was the third child of Wm. Pogue and Rachel Frances McLEAN COLE. He was born in Wayne Co., Tennessee on 10 Dec 1887 and died 5 Aug 1966 in Spokane, Washington where he is buried. Frank, as he was called, married 27 Sep 1920 to Cora HIELD who was born 9 June 1897 in Missouri. They were the parents of five children. They were all born in Washington state and lived there.
1. Franklin COLE, Jr., b. 26 April 1922, d. 15 Aug 1926.
2. Mary Frances COLE, b. 27 Oct 1924, d. 21 June 1928. Franklin Jr and Mary Frances died of spinal meningitis.
3. William Ronald "Bill" COLE, b. 20 June 1929, m. 10 Dec 1950 to Donna VEILLEUX of Everette, WA. Their children are (1) Kathie Marie COLE, b. 22 July 1951, m. 19 Feb 1972 to Roger PREMO; (2) Kenneth K. COLE, b. 25 Aug 1953, served during Vietnam conflict; (3) James Ronald COLE, b. 18 Nov 1955; (4) John Richard COLE, b. 13 Aug 1960; (5) Annette COLE, b. 4 Dec 1960 and (6) Alane Dianne COLE, b. 8 Aug 1963.
4. Robert Eugene "Bob" COLE, b. 21 June 1930, m. Margaret MARUM of England. Children: Patrick COLE, b. 9 June 1959 and Mary K. COLE, b. 1 March 1967. Bob served in the Air Force for two years and met Margaret in England. She came to the U.S. after Bob came home and they were married.
5. Betty Lou COLE, b. 1 April 1932, m. Floyd PITTS of Colville, Washington. Their children: Anita Louise PITTS, b. 11 Mar 1951, m. 31 Jan 1971 to Bruce NICHOLAS (two children: Tony and Allan NICHOLAS); Debbie Kae PITTS, b. 26 June 1953; Gregory Floyd PITTS, 21 April 1957; and Jeffery Wayne PITTS, b. 15 Dec 1967.
Frank COLE left Wayne County when he was a young man and went to Washington state for work. World War I came up and he enlisted there. She served in the Army in France and Germany. When the war was over, he came back to Wayne Co. to see his parents and the rest of his family. When his visit was over, he returned to Washington, married, raised a family and spent the rest of is life there having only a few visits back to Wayne County, Tennessee.
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CHAMBERS, WILLIAM A., Corp. Co. M, 28th Inf. was killed in
Cantigny, France, 29 May 1918.
He is buried in grave no. 31,
row 13, block D, Oise-Aisne American Cemetery,
Seringes-et-Nesles, Aisne, France.
No other information available.
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COLLIE, GEORGE O., was born on Hardin Creek, Hardin County, Tennessee 18 Jan 1892. He was the son of Hester JOHNSON and David T. COLLIE. He had one sister, Martha (Mrs. Hundley GRIMES), and three brothers: Walter, Max and Montie. Max and Montie were twins. George was educated in the rural schools of Hardin County.
In May 1917, George married Lena WILBANKS, and they lived on the Collie farm in Hardin County. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in October 1917. He served with the 117th Infantry, 30th Division serving in France and Germany. He was in France on 11 Nov 1918, when the Armistice with Germany was signed. His brother, Max, was with the 82nd Engineers also serving in France and Germany. They both returned home in January 1919.
After returning home from the war, Max moved to St.Louis, Missouri. He was in the construction business until he retired and moved to Arkansas. George returned to Hardin County, but soon moved to Wayne County settling in Clifton around 1926 with his wife and four children.
George COLLIE was the father of three sons: David, Joe and Montie, and one daughter: Mildred. The family moved to Clifton about 1926 when David was old enough to enroll in the public school. All four children attended school in Clifton (now Frank Hughes School). Although George did not talk very much about his military service during World War I, he often related to his grandchildren how his three sons served their country in World War II.
David COLLIE, b. 22 April 1920, enlisted in the Army Air Force serving from 1941 to 1944 in the 9th Air Force, 44th Bomb Group, 67th Squadron. He was a waist gunner on a B-24 Liberator. During an air raid on the Ploesti Oil Fields in Romania, David's plane was shot down. For David's heroic accomplishments during World War II he was decorated nine times. He was a disabled veteran and died in December 1982 in the Veterans Administration Hospital, Nashville, Tennessee. He was the father of five children: David Jr., Steve, Mark, Jonathan and Brenda.
Joe E. COLLIE, born 19 Dec 1923, second eldest son of George COLLIE, served in the U.S. Army with the 20th Armored Division from Fort Campbell, Kentucky. He served from 1943 to 1946, and fought in France, Belgium, Holland, Germany and Austria. At the end of his military service, Joe held the rank of sergeant. After World War II, he moved to Nashville, Tennessee. He and his wife, Chris, reside in Pleasant View, Tennessee
Montie COLLIE, b. 23 May 1925, was the youngest of the COLLIE boys, and he joined the U.S. Navy in January 1943. He served as a Medic on the aircraft carrier USS Independence in the South Pacific for 22 years. He recalled how the crew had been on the "Independence" for one month when the Japanese torpedoed them.
Montie re-enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1948 to serve in the Korean War. He was medically retired in 1951. He lives in Florence, Alabama and is a contract painter. He has one son, Montie COLLIE, Jr.
George O. COLLIE's only daughter, Mildred, born 9 Oct 1921, graduated from Clifton High School and moved to Nashville. She was married to Guymon NORTHCUTT who was active in defense work during World War II installing radar equipment in bombers at Warner Robbins, Georgia. Guymon and Mildred lived in Waynesboro until his death. Mildred then moved to Florence, Alabama. She now resides in Birmingham, Alabama and has four children: Mike, Sandra Jo, Phyllis and Deeanna.
George COLLIE was a master carpenter, and he will be remembered by many for his expert carpentry in buildings and homes in Clifton and Hardin County. He was a talented musician, accomplished in playing the organ, piano and violin. He spent most of his life in Clifton, a town and people he loved dearly. Besides his military years, the only years he left Clifton was for a period of years he traveled the Northwest. This was a period of his life that was quite sad because he left his family. When he returned his oldest son was 25 years old and had just married.
At the age of 57, George COLLIE married Bess RUSSELL from Hardin County. They lived in Clifton until his death on 9 Nov 1972 at Harbert Hills Nursing Home. He was buried at Russell's Chapel in Hardin County.
Besides his children, George O. COLLIE left a legacy of 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. He was very proud of these children and they knew him as "Pa Collie".
George O. COLLIE's grandchildren are David T. COLLIE Jr., who served in Vietnam, US Air Force and is now boy's basketball coach at East Robertson High School, Cross Plains, Tennessee. Steve COLLIE, retired from the US Air Force, and Brenda COLLIE ROSE, married to Clark ROSE and living in Savannah, Tennessee. George Mark COLLIE, now a MCA recording artist and songwriter. He has entertained in concerts and USO shows all over the world. On 12 Nov 1990, he entertained approximately 4,000 military personnel at a Veteran's Day Rally at Opryland Hotel. Mark wrote and recorded a song in tribute to Veterans, "Another Old Soldier". Jonathan COLLIE served in the US Army for three years as a member of the 101st Airborne (Screaming Eagles) at Fort Campbell, KY. He now resides in Columbia, Tennessee and is employed with Barr Motor Company. These are the children of David COLLIE.
Mike NORTHCUTT is self-employed and lives in Birmingham, AL. Sandra Jo GIBB lives in Alexandria, VA. Her husband, Thomas GIBB, is currently serving in the US Navy with the rank of Commander. Phyllis LONG lives in Birmingham, AL and works for an insurance company. Deanna DUDA lives in Atlanta, GA. These are the children of Mildred COLLIE NORTHCUTT HARRELL.
Montie COLLIE, Jr. lives in Texas.
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CONWAY, RALPH HENSON, was in a German Prisoner of War camp for 18 months. After World War I was over, he returned to Wayne County. His family and friends were shocked to see him. They had apparently been advised that he had been killed in the war. He was a native of Wayne County and lived all his life in Wayne County with the exception of the time he was in service. He was one-half Cherokee Indian.
After returning to Wayne County, he married Verna Carolyn BOYD. They had two sons: Ralph Junior CONWAY (1934-1976) and T. J. CONWAY (1936-1970).
His son, Ralph J. CONWAY served in the US Navy during the Korean War. Ralph married Frances STULTS in 1971. They had two children: Samuel Jay CONWAY and Molly Kathryn CONWAY. Ralph died when the children were two and three.
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CREASY, WILLIAM MANNON, born 27 Apr 1890, d. 23 Oct 1918 in Atlanta, GA of measles and pneumonia. Buried at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Cypress Inn, TN. He was the son of Joe and Sarah DAVIS CREASY. He married Laura Frances WRIGHT in Lauderdale Co., AL on 18 Jan 1918. No children.
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COOSENBERRY, ISAAC C., b. 2 March 1894,
d. 22 March 1974.
Burial in Jackson Cemetery,
Son of Thomas E. and Dee COOSENBERRY.
Isaac married first to Willie MARTIN on 2 July 1916, Wayne Co., TN; married second to Ella Mae DICKERSON, 25 Dec 1927, Wayne Co., TN. Soldier served in U.S. Army, serial no. 2873282. He was a cook in Co. D, 4th Training Reg. at Camp Pike, Arkansas. He was inducted on the 28 May 1918
at Waynesboro, Tennessee and
was discharged 14th Dec 1918.
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CULP, EDWARD MALCOLM, 1LT, Medical Corps, U.S. Army, b. 2 June
1885, d. 4 Jan 1933, the son of William Buchanon CULP
and Mary DENTON.
He married to Nora STRICKLIN, no children.
He graduated from Vanderbilt and practiced
medicine in Clifton for many years.
He was appointed 1LT in
the Medical Corps on 22 Aug 1918, and was stationed
at Camp Sheridan, AL, Camp McClellan, AL.
He was honorably discharged on 18 Feb 1919.
His siblings were Fred, his twin brother; Benjamin, Elvis, Tom, and Clarence, Ada, Argent, Carrie, Nina, Delia and Tilda.
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DANIEL, Henry H., Serial Number 3496756, Pvt. Company H, 1st Infantry Replacement Regiment (PM). Enlisted 25 June 1918 at Waynesboro, TN and was discharged 21 Oct 1918 at Camp Gordon, GA. Henry was born 17 Nov 1894 in Wayne County, Tn and died 28 April 1968. He is buried at McGlamery Cemetery, Collinwood, TN. By profession he was a farmer. He was the son of Louis DANIEL (7 Jan 1858 - 7 Mar 1945) and Sarah THOMPSON (27 Jan 1859 - 21 Jan 1928) both of whom are buried at Butler Grove Cemetery. Henry married on 7 Sep 1919 to Ida NELSON who was born 30 Sep 1901.Henry H. and Ida NELSON DANIEL were the parents of three children: Everett DANIEL, Grady DANIEL and Effie DANIEL BRADLEY.
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DARBY, Andrew Jackson, Serial Number 4252704, was born 26 Jan 1897 in Wayne County, Tennessee, and died 8 Oct 1980 in Florence, Alabama. He was the son of William Henry DARBY and Cordelia WHITWORTH.
He was inducted into the Army on 6 September 1918 at Waynesboro, TN and arrived in Brest, France twenty-nine days later. Since he arrived in France only days before the war ended, he saw no action and had no military training. He served in France and Germany guarding German prisoners of war as they buried the dead in military cemetery. He was discharged 11 November 1919 from Camp Gordon, Georgia with a payment of $122.54 which included his pay, a $60.00 bonus and 34 cents per mile transportation home.
He married Margaret Pearl MCFALL on 25 Dec 1921. They had four children: Amy Dell DARBY, b. 17 July 1924, d. 31 May 1925; Mrs. Alta Marie DARBY WEEKS, b. 14 Sep 1926; Mrs. Christine DARBY KENNEDY, b. 13 May 1928 and Virgil Wayland DARBY, b. 30 March 1934, all born in Wayne County, Tennessee.
Andrew J. DARBY had one sister, Mrs. Alpha Lou DARBY WRIGHT and a half-sister, Mrs. Addie DARBY MONTGOMERY. He was a farmer all his life and a member of the American Legion Post in Florence, Alabama. He was a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church and is buried in the Wesley Chapel Cemetery in Lauderdale Co. Alabama.
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DAVIS, Eunice Eatie, born 1897, Beech Creek Community, Wayne County, Tennessee and died 1974. He was the son of Joseph Allen and Mitalda Jane RAY DAVIS. Eatie enlisted in the U.S. Army in June of 1918, the year World War I ended. He did not engage in fighting in this war due to the war ending. He had a foot injury and came out of the service until he recovered on 20 Feb 1920. He then reenlisted in the Navy until he retired in 1937. He was recalled in 1940 and served during World War II, retiring again in 1943. He made his home in Waynesboro, Tennessee. He married Josephine PICKETT. They have one daughter Carolyn DAVIS SEITZ (she had two children: Thomas Shayne SEITZ and Gregory Keith SEITZ) and one son, Steven E. DAVIS who married Michele EDWARDS (they have three children: Chelsea Jane, Andrew and Marigrace.)
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DAVIS, John Lewis, was born 1893, Beech Creek Community, Wayne County, Tennessee, the son of Joseph Allen and Mitalda Jane RAY DAVIS. He enlisted in the Army in 1917. After basic training he was sent directly to France into the war zone. He was with a POW Escort Co.. John Lewis was discharged in 1919 and returned to the Beech Creek Community where he made is home.
He married Pearl Lena WARREN and they have three children: Claud DAVIS, Floyd DAVIS and Mrs. Irene DAVIS CALDWELL.
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DODD, Henry Clayton, was born about 1893 at Timbo, Arkansas and was killed 28 Aug 1934, Wayne Co., TN when a car hit the horse he was riding. He was the son of Bert B. DODD; his mother's name is not known. He married Mary E. MORGAN and they had one son. They are all buried at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Cypress Inn, Wayne Co., TN.
He enlisted under serial number 3496757 as a Pvt. in Co. L, 306th Infantry. He was discharged at Fort Oglethorpe, GA on the 20th May 1919. He is described as being 5'11" tall, dark complexion, brown hair, and blue eyes. He served with the American Expeditionary Forces from Aug. 1918 until 8 May 1919. He was awarded the Victory Medal on 18 April 1921 by the Army Recruiting Station, Birmingham, AL.
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DUGGER, Joseph Jason, Serial Number 4430796, served in the US Army from August 1918 to January 1919. He was as son of James and Martha WOODARD DUGGER. He was born 23 July 1896 on Factory Creek, Route 5, in Wayne County, Tennessee. He had three brothers, Blaine, Frank, and Ethridge; four sisters: Lessie, Rose, Belle, and Vada; and a half-brother, Andrew LARD.
At an early age he became a teacher in Wayne County, taking training at the Wayne County Teacher's Institute. Then on 30 August 1918 he, at the age of 22, answered the call to serve his country. He was first a member of Co. C, section B, Students Army Training Center at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville until 27 Oct 1918. Then he was sent to Camp Forrest, Georgia and was in the 20th Engineers until 1 Jan 1919. He was honorably discharged 31 Jan 1919.
After his discharge, Jason returned to pursue his career in education. He earned college credits as he taught in Wayne and Lawrence counties. In 1929, he received his degree at State Teachers' College, Murfreesboro, TN and later his masters degree at Peabody College, Nashville. He served as principal and teacher in Gordonsville, Cowan and Dickson County. About 1933, he returned to Wayne County to help care for his aged, ailing mother. He taught at Frank Hughes High School, Clifton, for a short time before becoming Superintendent of Schools of Wayne County in 1936 where he served until 1942. He then went to Illinois and taught for a few months until he received a government mission to the Baffin Islands.
While in the Baffin Islands, he remembered his sweetheart of more than twenty-five years with whom he had broken up. She was Miss Hattie Lee MURPHY of Columbia, Tennessee. He decided to send her a card. The correspondence picked up and when he came home in June, they were married, in 1943. They lived in Columbia for some time operating a Dairy Dip. Then a few years later they moved to Nashville running the Tennessee Motel on Dickerson Road until his death as a result of a massive heart attack on 3 March 1969. He was buried at Rose Hill Cemetery, Columbia, Tennessee. His wife was later buried beside him in 1987.
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DUGGER, William Frank, Serial Number 2873283, served in the US Army from 28 May 1918 until his honorable discharge on 14 Dec 1918. He was a son of James and Martha Sarah WOODARD DUGGER and was born 9 June 1886 on Factory Creek, Route 5, Wayne County, Tennessee. He had three brothers, Blaine, Jason and Ethridge; four sisters, Lessie Belle, Vada and Rose; and a half-brother, Andrew LARD.
When he was inducted into the army at the age of thirty-one, he was a farmer. He went to Camp Pike, Arkansas, and was a mechanic in the Headquarters Detachment, 10th Battalion. His special job was shoeing horses. He was in New York at the port of embarkation ready to board the ship to go "over there" in November 1918, when word was received that the Armistice has been signed. Therefore he was discharged on 14 Dec 1918. Remarks on his discharge due to demobilization read, "no absences from duty, sincere, honest and faithful."
He returned to the home of his mother on Sweetwater Branch and resumed farming and blacksmithing.
On 1 Jan 1922, at the age of thirty-five, he married his neighbor girl, eighteen year old Zada CLAY. To them eight children were born: four girls and four boys. They were in chronological order, William James Clay, Mary Elizabeth May, Sarah Orbadean, Ella Louise, Martha Frances, Joseph Franklin, Paul Neal and Howard Earl. James Clay married Bertha MATHIS, had five children and died in an accident at age 28. Mary Elizabeth May married J. M. CLAYTON, had no children and died at age 55. Sarah Orbadean married James STOOKSBERRY, had no children and died at age 42. Ella Louise married Willard Lee CREAMER and has three children and is retired from the Tennessee Valley Authority Accounting Department. Martha Frances married Herman THOMPSON, had three children and died at age 58. Joe Frank married Petty PATTERSON and has four children. Paul Neal married Lou Ann BREWER and has three children. Howard Earl married Linda DUGGER and has two children.
Frank died in July 1968, after forty-six years of happily married life. He is buried at McGee Cemetery on Sweetwater, in sight of where he was born and grew up. His widow, Zada, died in July 1973, and was buried beside him in McGee Cemetery.
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DUNCAN, James Whitten "Jamo", was born in Hardin County, Tennessee, the son of Alsa and Elizabeth DUNCAN. He was called to the Army when he was 23 years old on 6 Aug 1918. He served as Pvt., Battery "B" 137th Field Artillery. He served overseas from 6 Oct 1918 until 23 Dec 1918 and was discharged at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana on 13 Jan 1919. At enlistment he was 23 years old, a farmer. He had brown eyes, black hair, a dark complexion and was 6'1" tall.
He married Sina WILBANKS and they had five children: Harry, Mary Elizabeth, Ruth, Patsy and Polly. Harry's children are Harry. Jr., Larry, Janice, Ann, and Tommy Joe. Mary Elizabeth had one son, Ronnie; Ruth had three children: Maxel, Gary, and Deanna. Patsy had one daughter, Jean Ann. Polly had three children: Joe Denton, Jeff and Joan.
Jamo's mother would tell his children about him riding a boat to Perryville, Tennessee and walking on home. They were all asleep when the dogs started barking and she heard someone whistling. She knew it was her precious son, Jamo, coming home. She awakened everyone in the house shouting, "Praise the Lord!" This was the best Christmas present she ever received.
He was a fine person and a wonderful father. He worked hard and taught his children well. He died in 1963. He was working for the State Highway Department and is buried in Savannah Memorial Gardens. Written by his daughter, Mary E. DUNCAN WILKERSON.
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COLE, Guilford Taylor (Bill), born November 26, 1895, Waynesboro, Tennessee; died June 29, 1977, Waynesboro, Tennessee; buried Wayne County Memorial Gardens. He was the son of Jasper Edgar COLE and Sallie Priscilla BLACK (TAYLOR) COLE and was a grandson of Judge John H. COLE and wife Adeline (LINN) COLE. He was educated in the Wayne County Schools.
Military record: Enlisted October 15, 1918 at Waynesboro, Tenn. Received Student Army Training at Terre Haute, Indiana. He was 23 years of age and served his time in the regular Infantry. He was honorably discharged by reason of expiration of term of service.
He married June 2, 1919 to Mary Lou DANIEL of the Indian Creek Community. They were married in Waynesboro, Tenn. As of October 1990 there were eight living children - five boys and three girls.
Before marriage and enlistment in the Army, he was engaged in carpentry and auto mechanics. He was one of the first automobile drivers in Wayne County and was the driver for the Wayne County Superintendent of Schools. Drove to many "spelling bees". Met our mother at a spelling bee on Indian Creek.
After marriage he moved to Florence, AL in 1924 and was employed by the US Corps of Engineers at both Wheeler and Wilson Dams. It was here that he learned brick laying and concrete work. He was transferred to Cairo, Illinois to continue masonry on the "locks" (Dam No. 53).
He returned to Waynesboro in 1929 and continued with carpentry and masonry until employment with the Tennessee Valley Authority as a foreman and supervisor in masonry work. After retiring from the TVA he was elected Sheriff of Wayne County and served one term. He continued in carpentry and masonry until illness overcame him. He built many nice fireplaces in Wayne County.
Mr. COLE was interested in wildlife conservation, mechanical equipment, family and friends. He was a great baseball fan and player. He played first base and right field. Played in the Southern Illinois Minor League and was credited with many "home runs" with loaded bases.
During the last eight years before his death he was confined to a wheelchair because of illness and the loss of one leg. He continued to be interested in many things, became a avid reader and loved to go for automobile rides.
He was a member of the American Legion, Post 130 for many years and had been a member
of the Methodist Church since 1916.
Wayne County News, 1977
Final rites for Guilford (Bill) COLE, 81, of Waynesboro were conducted July 1 at 4 o'clock from Middle Tennessee Funeral Home Chapel with Glen BONNER and Rex TURMAN officiating. Burial was in Memory Gardens.
Mr. COLE died unexpectedly June 29 at Wayne County General Hospital
He was a native of Wayne County, a son of the late Jasper and Sallie Taylor COLE. Mr. COLE was a former Sheriff of Wayne County, a veteran of World War I, a retired brick-layer and a member of the Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mary Lou DANIEL COLE; five sons, James of Knoxville, Jasper of Mesa, Arizona, and Harold, Robert and David COLE all of Waynesboro; three daughters, Mrs. Louise PIERSON of Sioux City, Iowa, Mrs. Marie ROVERE of Florence, Ala. and Mrs. Doris HAUS of Detroit, Mich.; a brother, John COLE of New Mexico; three sisters, Mrs. Marion CREWS of Waynesboro and Mrs. Edgar MILLER and Mrs. Alma HENSON both of Knoxville; 17 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
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