William MathisMATHIS, William, serial number 3496682, Private, 5th Company, War Prison Barracks Guard, was born 11 December 1895 at Kemmins, Lewis Co., Tennessee. He is described as having blue eyes, brown hair, a dark complexion and was 5'10" in height. He was the son of Bryant MATHIS (6 Dec 1870-5 Aug 1945) and Sallie HICKERSON MATHIS (9 Dec 1869 - 18 June 1950) both of whom are buried at Whitehead Cemetery, Wayne Co., TN. William MATHIS' siblings were Johnny MATHIS (27 Jan 1892-19 March 1952) m. Lenora T. _____; David Leroy MATHIS (12 Dec 1893-10 Dec 1938) m. Duffie HICKERSON; Pete MATHIS (9 May 1900-8 Sep 1935) m. Esther SKELTON; Bill B. MATHIS (21 Sep 1904-5 Apr 1971) m. Zula LEFTWICH; Mary MATHIS (14 June 1902-14 August 1936) m. George FRAZIER; Lucille MATHIS who married Hooper SKELTON; Reuben MATHIS; Otto MATHIS; and Claude "Dock" MATHIS.

William MATHIS married Addie POAG. They had the following children: Dona OSBORN LAWSON; Sarah Lou who married Bill HENDRIX; Donald MATHIS; Willie Ann DAVIS; Jennie HENSON; and two children who died as infants.

William was inducted June 26th 1918 at Waynesboro and at induction his occupation was listed as farmer. He was discharged at Ft. Oglethorpe, GA on 15th September 1919.

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McCLAIN, Marshall, born 24 July 1899, TN, died 24 Sep 1976, buried Swiss Cemetery, Hohenwald, TN. Son of Charlie McCLAIN (b. May 1877) and Lori SKILLERN (or RICKETTS), (b. Apr. 1882). Siblings: Virgil, b. Feb 1898, Nancy who married Dan BREWER; and Annie who is buried at Mt. Zion Cemetery, Wayne Co., TN.

Marshall married Stalla PEVAHOUSE of Lewis County, Tennessee.

Marshall volunteered on 5 July 1917, along with Clyde and Harvel C. EDWARDS, Barney and Fate SKELTON at Allens Creek in Wayne County, TN. They were assigned to the 56rh Infantry. On 15 Dec 1917 the Third Division Ammunition Train was organized at Ft. Oglethorpe. GA by transferring men from the cavalry down on the border, and from coastal artillery and the infantry. Marshall was transferred and assigned to Co. D, 3rd Division, Ammunition Train Motorized. On January 1st, they got their first Nash Quad trucks and started loading them onto flatcars headed for Norfolk, VA where they would be sent to France. In early February 1918, the unit was sent by train to Camp Merritt, NJ for two weeks and then on by train to Hoboken, NJ. There they boarded the English ship,"Carpathia" taking 14 days to cross the Atlantic.

For more unit history see the biography of Harvel C. Edwards.

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McCRORY, Hugh S., Tennessee State Senator, 1935, 69th General Assembly, representing Wayne, Giles and Lawrence Counties. Tennessee State Representative 1931-1935, 67th General Assembly, representing Lawrence County. Entered U.S. Army, service as private in Co. B, 162nd Infantry, 41st Div.

(The following is from Senator McCRORY's obituary)

Senator McCRORY was born 4 August 1891 on Lower Factory Creek, Wayne County, Tennessee the son of Cornelius Hugh (1854-1920) and Mary HOLLIS McCRORY (1858-1925). He was educated in the West Point school, Lawrence County High School and took his law degree at Cumberland University, January 19, 1916 and was admitted to the bar in August of the same year.

He practiced law in Humboldt until he enlisted in the United State Army during World War I. Following his discharge after the signing of the Armistice, he located in Humboldt as an associate of Attorney Thomas J. WALSH. Two years later he returned to Lawrenceburg and continued his profession until about two years ago when he came to Waynesboro to take up his practice.

In 1931 he was elected District Representative from Lawrence County and served in the legislature during that session, prior to that time he was secretary of the Democratic Executive Committee of Lawrence County.

In June 1934, he was elected commander of the L. Q. Crane Post of the American Legion and too charge in October of the same yea, serving until his election as Senator at which time he resigned as commander.

He and Miss Jimmie MORROW were married at Birmingham, Alabama on September 21st, 1921. No children were born to this union. Besides his wife, he is survived by three sisters: Mrs. Rosa BENNINGTON of Wayne County; Mrs. Missie CARPENTER of Old Hickory; and Mrs. May HARDWICK of Florence, Alabama; and five brothers: W. W. and Emmett McCRORY of Lawrenceburg, TN; Robert McCRORY of Wayne County, TN; James McCRORY of Texas; and Charles McCRORY of Humboldt.

The Tennessee State Senate adjourned Wednesday morning out of deference to his memory and speaker W. P. MOSS appointed two committees to take appropriate action. The memorial resolution committee is made up of Senators Fletcher MORGAN, Russell WRIGHT, John SPROUSE, J. T. TROTTER and Marion BOYD and the committee named to represent the senate officially at the funeral is composed of Senators Clint JONES, Leighton EWELL, C. D. LOVELESS, W. K. ABERNATHY, W. D. LOWE and Casto DOBSON.

In the election last August, Senator McCRORY defeated the incumbent, Hon. David RHEA and Dr. W. M. GALLAHER, the republican candidate of Lawrenceburg.


Cornelius Hugh McCrory Family

McCRORY was a member of the Baptist church and highly respected by a host of friends in Wayne and adjoining counties. He was also a member of the Masonic fraternity.

Funeral rites will be conducted this after noon at 2:30 o'clock from the First Baptist Church by Elder W. E. DAIS, pastor of the Lawrenceburg Baptist Church, assisted by Elder L. W. CARLIN, pastor of the local church and Rev. Chas. S. PARKER, pastor of the M. E. Church, South.

Interment will be in Greenwood cemetery. A firing squad from the Legion Post at Lawrenceburg will fire a volley over the grave. Sounding of taps will conclude the services.

Active pall bearers, H. I. CARRELL, Terry MELTON, Guy MORROW, Briley QUEEN, A. G. OVERBEY, Homer EASTLAND, Harry STULL, and Earl GAITHER.

Honorary pall bearers, Governor Hill McALISTER, Roy C. WALLACE, Guy H. MAY, C. D. LOVELESS, C. L. BOYD, FrankmBOYD, Gene STOCKARD and Dr. Dexter L. WOODS.

Flower bearer: Misses Nell TURMAN, Louise JOHNSON, May Tom WHITBY, Mary Ruth OLD, Frankie BLOUNT, Mary YEISER, and Mesdames Tom HELTON, Ethel McWILLIAMS, Icy BROWN, Elizabeth MARTIN, Lucille MORROW and Mrs. Elliott CASEY.

As customer, the schools of the city will be dismissed for the funeral. Business houses will also be closed during the services at the church.

Senator McCRORY died 10 April 1935 at the U.S. Veteran's Hospital at Memphis Tennessee and was interred at Greenwood Cemetery, Waynesboro, Tennessee.

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Elmer W. McCurryMcCURRY, Elmer William, service number 2867436, Private, Co. I, 112th Infantry. Inducted in Columbia, TN on24 May 1918 and discharged at Ft. Ogelthorpe GA on 14 May 1919. Was 22 years old at induction and a farmer, described as having blue eyes, black hair and a dark complexion. He stood 5'4" tall. Served in France from October 15 1918 to November 11 1919 with the famous 29th Division.

Elmer William McCURRY was born 29 Jan 1896 in Maury Co., TN and later moved with his family to Wayne County, TN in 1913. He was the son of Lum and Elizabeth FOX McCURRY. His siblings were Ethel McCURRY MORGAN, Pauline McCURRY SHARPE, Edgar McCURRY, and Loyd McCURRY.

He entered the Army at the age of twenty-two. He was a single man and a farmer.

He served from May 1918 to May 1919. Served in France with the famous 28th Division.

He married Mary Lou CREECY, daughter of Elve and Beulah ADKINSON Creecy on May 23, 1920. They were blessed with six children:

1. Frank Norman McCURRY, b. 23 May 1921, d. 15 Oct 1983. He served in the Army during WWII, from 1942 to 1945. Wounded in the South Pacific Theater in April 1945.

2. Beulah Elizabeth McCURRY KING, b. 12 June 1923, d. 14 Dec 1980.

3. Wilma Irene McCURRY, b. 26 Feb 1927

4. Revis Marie McCURRY BREWER, b. 27 Feb 1930

5. Jim Taylor McCURRY, b. 21 Jan 1932, d. 19 Oct 1978. He served in the US Navy during the Korean Conflict 1951-1955.

6. Clara Nell McCURRY MORGAN, b. 5 Feb 1934.

Grandchildren: Connie Ruth KING HOLT, Janice Marie McCURRY STAGGS, Carolyn Joyce BREWER JACKSON, Barbara Ann BREWER COX, Rita Jane BREWER MORELAND, James Earl BREWER, Deborah Jean BREWER SWIZEGARD, Sandra BREWER, Richard Lunn McCURRY, Clarence Randall McCURRY, Patricia Gail MORGAN PRATER, Jackie Faye MORGAN PEVAHOUSE, Marilyn Sue MORGAN McCLAIN, Charles Dewayne MORGAN, and Larry Keith MORGAN.

Elmer W. McCURRY died February 19, 1956 at the age of sixty-two. His wife, Mary Lou, died April 9, 1973. They are buried at Walnut Grove Cemetery on Forty-eight Mile Creek, Wayne County, Tennessee.

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Lee David McFallMcFALL, Lee David, was born 26 May 1895 in Wayne County, Tennessee. He was the son of Pew and Mattie McFALL. He attended Johnson School in Wayne County.

On 5 June 1918 in Lauderdale County, Alabama, he was married to the former Cora PERKINS. Prior to his marriage he purchased a farm north of Waterloo, Alabama.

He was drafted at the age of 23 by the U.S. Army in Waynesboro, Tennessee on 10 June 1918. He served as a private first class in Company H, 322 Infantry. June 24, 1919 marked the date he received an honorable discharge from his service in the U.S. Army.

Following his discharge, he worked hauling crossties, cord wood, and farming. When construction began on the Pickwick Dam, he worked for the Tennessee Valley Authority. Later, he worked with the TVA mosquito control on Pickwick Lake.

Lee McFALL and his wife, Cora, had four sons and three daughters born in Waterloo, Alabama. Three of his sons served in the military, two in World War II and one in the Korean War. He had fourteen grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. While living in Waterloo, he was an active member of the local Church of Christ. At the age of 81, he died on 10 September 1976.

Information from discharge. Description: blue eyes, light brown hair, medium complexion and 5'7" tall. Served overseas from 31 July 1918 until 18 June 1919. Was in the Muse Argonne offensive from 9 to 11 Nov 1918. Discharged at Ft. Oglethorpe, GA on 24 June 1919.

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McFALL, Luther B., born July 1888, Wayne Co. TN, died at Sand Mountain, Alabama. He was the son of Marion and Parlee HINTON McFALL. Luther had son Raymon McFALL by Roxie REAVES. Luther then married Beulah Pearl ROBERSON, a sister to Luther Allen ROBERSON, and had three children: Clara Nell McFALL, Luther B. McFALL, Jr.; and Andrew McFALL.

After his marriage, Luther and Beulah moved to Georgia, then to Sand Mountain, Alabama where he died and is buried. Beulah is in a nursing home in Scottsboro, Alabama.

All the children by Beulah live there. Raymon lives in Florence, Alabama.

The following letter was published in the "Wayne Countian" in 1918. He was submitted by Charles A. BALENTINE.

"With The Colors"
"Camp Gordon, Atlanta, GA.
"To Local Board at Waynesboro:

"I thank the local board for their kindness for the night I spent in Waynesboro Tuesday night, for I love the Waynesboro people. I thank the people very much at Allen's creek for the dinner they served Wednesday. We sure did enjoy it for we did not know at the time whether we would have anything to eat when we reached our camp or not. We took supper at Dickson and spent the night on the train, arriving in Atlanta at 6:10 a.m. Thursday, December 6. We spent our six hours and ten minutes in Atlanta, Ga; and at our first meal as soldiers at Campt Gordon December 6 at 1:30 P.M. We had beef, soup, potatoes and many other good things to eat.

"Come on, boys. This place is not so bad. All it lacks of being like home is mother and father. Of course we young people need not expect to stay at home always.

"We sure to have some fun at meal time. There are about one hundred and thirty in my company, and some have to wait until it comes their turn to get their meals or be waited on. But let me remind you, we have plenty to eat, good beds to sleep on and lots of cover. To-night we aim to have fire all night to keep our room warm.

"O I must not forget. Do not fail to help the Y.M.C.A. if you get a chance." //s// L.B.McFALL

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Walker Turner McFallMcFALL, Walker Turner, was born 11 May 1891 on Second Creek, Wayne County, Tennessee. His parents were James Monroe and Margaret Matilda McFALL. His paternal grandparents were James Duncan McFALL and Mariah Elizabeth PALMER. His maternal grandparents were Jim McFALL and Sarah Ann GILLIS.

Turner, as he was known, married first to Ollie Slinnie BEVIS on 12 April 1914. She was the daugther of James W. and Martha Jane BEVIS and was born 21 July 1899 and died 7 May 1917. Turner and Ollie had two children: Beulah Gertrude McFALL, b. 3 March 1915, d. 23 May 1915; and Cora Belle McFall, b. 18 April 1916. Turner married second to Ettie Belle STOWE on 19 April 1924. She died 12 Nov 1976. Turner and Ettie had three children: Waverly Rayburn McFALL who died 21 March 1990, buried Balentine Cemetery, never married; Eddie McFALL, d. 12 Nov 1976; and Andrew Griffin Bevis McFALL, b. 30 Dec 1933 and lives at Lutts, Tennessee.

Walker Turner McFALL worked at a sawmill, helped build Wilson Dam at Florence, Alabama, bought a farm at Lutts and farmed and later sold it to his daughter, Cora BEVIS and moved to Cloverdale, Alabama where he was living when he died. Turner died 24 Jan 1961 at Eliza Coffee Memorial Hospital in Florence, Alabama and was buried at Balentine Cemetery, Wayne County, Tennessee. No information submitted on service.

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McGEE, James Daniel, born 1 January 1887, d. 2 June 1971, buried Pinhook Cemetery. Served with Co. C, 18 Infantry in the American Expeditionary Forces in Germany and France. He was a farmer. He married Elvia HUNT, b. 1900 in Hardin Co., TN. She presently (1992) lives in Waynesboro. Their children were Guy McGEE of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, Harold McGEE of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, Paul H. McGEE of Waterloo, Alabama; Jeannee McGEE DOCKERY of Sherman, Texas; Hettie Sue McGEE NEIMIEC of Sherman, Texas and Kaye McGEE HAGGARD of Waynesboro, Tennessee.

James Daniel McGEE was the son of Wiley D. McGEE, 20 Dec 1849 - 18 Nov 1926 and Hettie L. COPELAND, 27 Feb 1857 - 2 Feb 1925, both buried at Pinhook Cemetery, Wayne Co., Tennessee.

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MELTON, Loyal D., Service number 4430868, Private, 26th Company Engineers, was born West Point, Tennessee on 15 August 1896. He was inducted 28 Aug 1918 at Waynesboro, Tennessee and was discharged 31 Jan 1919 at Fort Oglethorpe, GA. He is described with blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion and 5'8" tall.

Loyal MELTON was the son of William P. MELTON Jan 1873 - 30 April 1957 and Anna STUTTS Nov 1877- 19 Nov 1951, born of whom are buried at Cedar Crove Cem., Wayne County, Tennessee. He married Lucille BREWER on 12 May 1918. Their children are Mary Edith MELTON THARP; James William MELTON; Reba Mae MELTON, Glenn Huston MELTON; Edward Gene MELTON; and Jimmy Ray MELTON.

Loyal D. MELTON died 6 September 1936 and is buried at Cedar Grove Cemetery, Wayne County, Tennessee.

Loyal D. Melton and BuddiesLoyal
D. Melton, wife and children






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Terry Cleveland MeltonMELTON, Terry Cleveland, World War I veteran, joined the Army in June of 1917. He was sent to Little Rock, Arkansas where he was placed in the infantry. He was sent to Nice, France and while in Nice, he developed bronchial

pneumonia and was sent to the hospital. He was discharged the later part of 1919 with a medical discharge.

Terry Cleveland MELTON was born 12 November 1892 in Wayne County, Tennessee and was the son of Jim R. and Dora BREWER MELTON. He had three brothers and two sisters. He was married to Laura MERRIMAN on 20 January 1920. They had three children: Eli James MELTON of Columbia, Tennessee, served in the Navy seven years during World War II; Edith Nell MELTON BROMLEY of Savannah, Tennessee and Charles Ray MELTON of Toledo, Ohio, who served in the Marines during the Korean War for four years. Terry C. MELTON had five grandchildren.

Terry C. MELTON died 17 May 1960 and was buried in Walnut Grove Cemetery in Wayne County, Tennessee.

USS PrattsburgInformation from record of discharge: Terry C. MELTON was born Waynesboro, Tennessee and had blue eyes, brown hair, a light complexion and was 5'6" tall. He was enlisted'inducted 28 May 1918 at Waynesboro, TN and served in the American Expeditionary Forces from 10 September 1918 until 14 April 1919. He was discharged at Ft. Oglethorpe, GA on 10 May 1919.

Pictured above is the USS Prattsburg. Terry C. MELTON sailed to France on board the Prattsburg in 1918.

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MELTON, William Allen, was born 14 May 1898 in Pinkney, Tennessee. He died 16 Nov 1965, Wayne County General Hospital, Waynesboro, Tennessee and was buried at Crossroads Cemetery, Wayne County, Tennessee. He served as a Private in the 9th Infantry, USA during the war. He was the son of James E. MELTON 3 Jan 1868 - 9 Jan 1930 and Caledonia Jane HOLT 2 April 1878 - 24 Oct 1954, both buried at Crossroads. He married Ruby Lorene THOMPSON on 27 Oct 1940. They had six daughters.

William Allen MELTON felt was was coming in 1915. He volunteered at age 17 and had some training. He stayed in the Army one or two years after the war ended and worked in Lufton, Texas. After leaving the Army he came back to Iron City and Wayne County.

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Four Soldiers From Wayne County

James T. MeredithMEREDITH, James T., service number 2873292, private, Co. I, 126th Infantry, USA. Was born Waynesboro, Tennessee and at enlistment was 24 years 4 months old and a farmer. He was described as 5'8" tall, with blue eyes, light hair and a ruddy complexion.

Enlisted 28 May 1918, Waynesboro, TN. Served with the American Expeditionary Forces from 6 Aug 1918 to 17 May 1919. He was discharged at Ft. Oglethorpe, GA on 27 May 1919.

James T. MEREDITH was the son of Thomas Cass MEREDITH and Margaret A. KING. His siblings were Lovic, Owen, Brison, King, and Verdi.

After the war he was in Texas where his family had moved. He then came back to Milan, TN to the CCC Camp where he served in the medical department requisitioning supplies. Later he worked in Detroit, MI and then came back to Tennessee to farm. From 1846 to 1960 he owned a general store at Topsy and retired in 1960.

In 1943 he married Juanita SCHMITTOU.

James T. MEREDITH died on 5 June 1964 and was buried at the Durham-Edwards Cemetery, near Topsy, Wayne Co., Tennessee.

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Homer Virgil MerrimanMERRIMAN, Homer Virgil, was born 16 September 1891 to Mr. and Mrs. James Harris MERRIMAN in Wayne County, Tennessee. His mother was the former Frances CYPERT of Wayne County. Homer's mother died when he was only two years old, but he had many older brothers and sisters: Jim, Dave, Walter, Dodge, Tom, Lizzie, Roxie, Clara, Kate, and Jennie. Those brothers and sisters loved and raised Homer to be a fine young man.

James Harris MERRIMAN, the father, lived to be 84 years old in Wayne County, Tennessee.

Homer met Maudie S. SIMS a young lady in Wayne County, Tennessee. But his life was interrupted by World War I. In the year 1917 this young man went off to war. He was discharged in 1918 with a disability and an honorable discharge. Homer and Maudie married in a fine buggy in front of a church on Hardin Creek. They made their home on Hardin Creek. Homer farmed and had stock as many young couples at that time.

In 1927 this couple had a baby, unnamed, born at home. This was called a still birth and no reason was given as this happened in those days. Still on the farm in 1928, April 3rd a new baby boy was born to Homer and Maudie, named Virgil Harris. He was a healthy baby and kept them busy.

In 1935 this family of three moved to Waynesboro, Tennessee where Maudie still resides.

Dodge, Walter and ____MERRIMAN had a "D. E. MERRIMAN & Co." feed store on the square. Homer joined his brothers in this successful business. For some 50 years this was thegathering place for young and old. Many crops were planted and harvested around the woodstove in the winter. Stories were told while tobacco was spit at the hot ashes at the stove door. They bought and sold cows, chickens, mules and billy goats. A real growing experience for the boys who would listen.

Virgil met and married Erma Lee VICKERY on 1 June 1952. They have a son, James Harris who was born 31 October 1953.

Homer retired in 1955 from the feed store due to his health. He led a quiet life at home until 8 January 1966. He passed away at his home with his family around him. A quiet funeral with many friends and a large family of nieces and nephews. He is buried at Shields Cemetery here in Wayne County. Homer's grandson, James Harris, now has a beautiful daughter, JaNell and a baby boy named Daniel Harris MERRIMAN.

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Felix Madison MooreMOORE, Felix Madison, was born in Wayne County, Tennessee on 14 May 1889. He was the son of John Richard and Arletha DODD MOORE. His paternal grandparents were James M. and Katherine MOORE. His maternal grandparents were Berry and Mary CUMMINS DODD. Felix was a great-grandson of John B. MOORE and Eliza HAYES of Wayne Co., TN and Berry and Mary DODD of Winston Co., AL.

He married in 1918 to Sally Ethel BIRD who was born in September 1888 and died at age 90. She is buried at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Cypress Inn, Tennessee. Felix and Sally had seven children: Marie, b. 10 Sep 1920 in McNairy Co., TN; Margorie Louise, b. 10 Aug 1923, Stantenville, TN; Ruby Lois Josephine (named by her sisters) b. 28 March 1927 Wayne Co., TN; Felix Warner, b. 4 March 1930 Alcorn Co., MS; Vergie Ethelene, b. 18 March 1932, Michie, McNairy Co., TN; Winford Edsel, b. 17 Feb 1935, Michie, TN; and Wayland Edward, b. 3 Oct 1939, Wayne Co., TN.

Felix Madison MOORE died 3 August 1995 at age 106. He died at home at Cypress Inn, Tennessee and was buried at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Cypress Inn, with full military honors.

In March 1994, Mr. MOORE was honored as the oldest living World War I veteran in the state of Tennessee.

According to his discharge, he was a private and was discharged on 4 Dec 1918 at Camp Wheeler, GA. He is described on his discharge as 5"10" tall, with grey eyes, black hair and a fair complexion.

Obituary: Wayne County News, Wednesday, August 9, 1995, page 1
Funeral Services Held Sunday For County's Oldest Resident
On Thursday, August 3, Wayne County's oldest resident and the State of Tennessee's oldest surviving World War I veteran quietly passed away at his home in the Cypress Inn community.
Felix Madison Moore had served his nation in 1918 as an American "doughboy" in the "war to end all wars". Several times honored and decorated in later life for his patriotism at the turn of the century, Private Felix Moore took off his uniform after Armistice in 1918 to put on the civilian togs of citizen, farm and father as he continued to serve his country for seventy-seven years after his call to arms.

Born May 14, 1889 in Lutts, he was the son of the late Richard and Arletha Dodd Moore. His father was a school teacher and farmer and his grandfather had served as an officer in the Union Army during the Civil War.
Mr. Moore married the late Selly Ethel Moore and the could had seven children. All of his children except his son, Warner, survive. In his final years, Mr. Moore made his home with his daugher, Marie Moore in a small home in Cypress Inn. He was a member of the Baptist Church.

In final recognition of Private Felix Moore's position as senion veteran of a war era fast slipping into history, the Tennessee National Guard provided full military rites at the graveside burial service held Sunday, August 8 for the old soldier at Piney Grove Cemetery.

Funeral services held earlier that day at 3:30 P.M. at Shackelford Funeral Home Chapel in Collinwood with Emerald Bailey officiating.

In addition to his daughter, Marie, he is survived by two sons: Winfred Moore of New Albany, Indiana and Wayland Moore of Long Beach, California; three daughters, Marjorie Troutman of Torrence, Californial Joseph Roberts of Bartow, Florida; and Etheleen Garrison of Camden, Arkansas; eleven grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren.

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MOORE, Walter, service number 3257588, Private, Co. D, Development Battalion 3, 162nd Depot Brigade, US Army. Discharged by reason of physical disability. Inducted 10 July 1918, Waynesboro, Tennessee. Discharged 26th Nov 1918 Camp Pike, Arkansas. Soldier is described on discharge as 5'5" tall, with black eyes, black hair and dark complexion. He was born in 1894, the son of John Richard and Arletha DODD MOORE. He was a brother to Felix Madison MOORE, above, and had other siblings: Berry B. MOORE, Roxie MOORE and Sarah MOORE.

Walter married Elsie LINVILLE on 19 Jan 1919. They had three children, Grace, Ray and Bonnie. He was a farmer and lived on upper Weatherford Creek.

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Ernest L. MorrowMORROW, Ernest Luthel, service no. 4245852, Private, 4th Provisional Company, Casual Detachment, US ARMY. Inducted 6 Sep 1918, Waynesboro, TN, Discharged 27 Nov 1918, Camp Wadsworth, SC. Physical description: brown eyes, black hair, fair complexion, 5'4" tall.

Ernest Luthel MORROW was born 19 June 1896 in Waynesboro, TN ad died 11 January 1973 in Florence, AL. He was the son of Robert Luthel MORROW and Margaret Henderson BREWER. Ernest married on 19 Oct 1920 in Collinwood, Wayne Co., TN to Algie Christine MURDOCK, who was born 6 May 1906 in Lawrence Co., TN and died March 1934 in Collinwood, TN, buried McGlamery Cemetery. Ernest married second to Mrs. Nina DIXON KILBURN, but they divorced and he married third on 12 Sep 1944 in Florence, Lauderdale Co., AL to Mrs. Merle GILLIS SPEARS the daughter of John Gillis. Merle was born 25 Jan 1912.

Children of Ernest Luthel MORROW:

by first wife:

1. Robert Allen MORROW, born 29 July 1921, Collinwood, TN

2. Margaret Neal MORROW, born, 19 May 1923, Wilcox Co., AL

3. Dorothy Eloise MORROW, b. 2 Jan 1926, Collinwood, TN.

No children by second wife.

Children by third wife:

4. Marvin Edward MORROW, b. 11 June 1945, Wayne Co. TN.

5. Emma Nell MORROW, b. 19 May 1948 Wayne Co., TN.

6. Frederick Dell MORROW, b. 19 May 1948, Wayne Co., TN (twin to Emma)

7. Wilton Mae MORROW, b. 23 Nov 1953, Florence, Lauderdale Co., AL.

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MORROW, Lemuel Guy, was born in Waynesboro, Tennessee on 7 August 1893, the son of John E. and Josie TAYLOR MORROW. He served in World War I and afterwards was Clerk and Master of the Chancery Court in Wayne County, Tennessee. He married Grace Lillian COLE on 3 Feb 1918 in Wayne County, Tennessee. She was the daughter of Addison W. "Babe" COLE and Emma McKENNON. She was born 11 Sept 1896 and served as Clerk and Master of the Chancery Court following Guy. She retired in January 1977. Guy and Grace had two children: Lemuel Cole MORROW, b.7 May 1919, d. 9 Dec 1923, and Edward Eugene MORROW, b. 14 Feb 1925. Lemuel Guy MORROW died 5 May 1978 in Waynesboro, Tennessee.

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Millard F. Morrow on horse.MORROW, Millard Franklin, was born 17 Jan 1893 in Waynesboro, TN, the son of Robert Luthel and Margaret H. BREWER MORROW. He died 8 April 1960 in Grenda, Mississiooi and is buried at McGlamery Cemetery, Collinwood, TN. He attended school in Waynesboro, TN and studied mechanical engineering at Tennessee Polytechnic Institute, Cookeville, TN.

He served in Troop D, 11th Cavalry during the conflict with Mexico in fighting with Poncho Villa, 1916 - 1918. He was in many skirmishes with the guerillas and at one time, for a period of seven months, he was so far into the wilds of Mexico that he was unable to communicate with his parents.

Millard Franklin MORROW married on 19 Nov 1920 in Collinwood, TN to Mrs. Edna Florence RIPPY RICH, the daughter of Dr. W. W. RIPPY and Mary Malinda MARTIN. She was born 11 Sep 1898 in Wayne Co., TN and died 14 Jan 1967 in Granada, Mississippi, buried at McGlamery Cemetery, Collinwood,,TN. Millard and Edna had the following children:

1. Millard Howard MORROW, b. 3 Feb 1922, Collinwood, TN.

2. Mary Margaret MORROW, b. 9 June 1926, Collinwood, TN

3. Dorothy Elizabeth MORROW, b. 29 April 1930, Waynesboro, TN.

Edna Florence RIPPY RICH MORROW had two children by her first married to Walker RICH.

1. Grayford RICH, b. 22 Oct 1913 who went by the name Grayford MORROW

2. Ollie RICH, b. ca. 1916, died young and buried at McGlamery Cemetery, Collinwood, TN.

Milliard F. Morrow and unidentified tent mates

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MURPHY, Almond Boyd "Toney"born Jan. 1897 and died 20 October 1933, son of Sylvester Murphy and Cansada Melvina Rideout. He was born and died in Wayne County. He was married on 12 March 1932 in Wayne County to Frankie Brewer. They had only one child, Beatrice, who was born in 1933. This is the only picture she has of her father. She says he served in World War I and his age is right for it.

Submitted by Jerry W. Murphy

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MURPHY, Newton "Buster", who served in World War I from Wayne County. He was born on 10 June 1893 at Martin's Mills, Wayne County, Tennessee and died 27 February 1967 in Pemiscot County, Missouri. He was the son of William Murphy and Eliza Jane Atkinson.

From what I can tell he was married twice. He was first married on 6 May
1917 in Wayne County to Meda Pipes. He then married Delphia Brewer sometime
before 1927, probably in Lauderdale County, Alabama.

Submitted by Jerry W. Murphy

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NOWLIN, Lester, service number 3496754, Private Co. B, 137th Infantry, US Army, was inducted on 25 June 1918 at Waynesboro, Tennessee. He served in the American Expeditionary Force from 23 Aug 1918 until 23 June 1919, and received to commendations for his service. He was discharged at Fort Oglethorpe, GA on 12 May 1919. On his discharge he is described as 5'9" tall with brown eyes, dark hair and fair complexion.

Private Lester NOWLIN was the son of James Stephen and Mary E. SIMS NOWLIN from the upper Indian Creek community in Wayne County. His niece, Mrs. Frankie NOWLIN BARNETTE, who was about eight or nine years old at the time of his service wrote "I don't remember the date he left but the family was very upset and I got the idea Lester Nowlinhe would never come back across the ocean. I know he didn't get back to the State until the Spring or Summer of 1919". She continues "Uncle Lester was gassed, I believe in Germany. They said he probably wouldn't have lived more than two or three years. It affected his lungs."

On 15 June 1922, Lester and his brother Clyde NOWLIN, along with four or five other men were moving a small sawmill boiler in the woods around a steep hill. The men put poles on the side of the boiler and stood on them in an effort to keep it from overturning. The hill was too steep and the boiler overturned. All the men managed to jump off except Lester who was wearing overalls and his suspenders caught on the pole and held him, causing the boiled to roll over him and crush him.

Lester never married but was engaged to Clara CRAIG of the Topsy Community near Waynesboro. She died soon after his death.

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