ODLE, Floyd, born 1896, died and buried at McGlamery Cemetery (no death date on tombstone). Son of John ODLE, b. Oct 1872 and Martha, b. May 1875. Siblings: Sarah F., Myrtle May, and George. No other information available.

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Jesse F. OdleODLE, Jesse F., was born at West Point, Lawrence County, Tennessee on 1 November 1894. He was the son of Ellick (Alex) ODLE and Fannie WILLBANKS, both of whom are buried at the Copeland Cemetery in the Highland Community, Wayne County, Tennessee. Jesse's siblings were Jim, Charlie, Beulah and Gertie. His grandparents were Dave ODLE 15 May 1838 - 16 April 1931 and Wren RISNER ODLE 15 Nov 1844 - 30 Nov 1926. Jesse married Pearl LONG. He died 11 Aug 1957 and is buried in the Copeland Cemetery.

Jesse moved with his parents early in life from West Point to Wayne County where they farmed for a living and lived for the rest of his life. He was inducted into the Army on 2 October 1917 at Waynesboro, Tennessee and discharged 20 December 1917. He was discharged from Machine Gun Company, 324th Infantry National Army at the age of 22 years and listed his occupation as sawmilling.

Jesse and Pearl had the following children:

1. Reuben ODLE who married Nellie STAGGS. Their children are Betty Mae, Patricia Fay, Ruby Nell, John Robert, and Jimmy Wayne.

2. Luther ODLE who married Rosa KILBURN. Their children were Leon, Thelma Jean, Jessie, Paul Daniel, and Patricia.

3. Magdaline ODLE, who married first to Rex RISNER and second to Arnold FRANKLIN. Her children are Joyce RISNER, Mae Lois RISNER, Jewel Dean RISNER, Sherry RISNER and Judy FRANKLIN.

4. Pauline ODLE who married James DICKEY. Their children are Ronnie, Donnie, Linda Fay, and Terry Wayne.

5. Nadine ODLE who married John H. DAVIS. Their children are Shirley and James Elvin.

6. Willie Ruth ODLE who married Herman CREASY. They live in Arkansas and their children are Jerry Wayne and Wanda.

7. Fannie Lou ODLE who married Andrew PARHAM. Their children are Lou Ella, Debra, Charles, and David.

8. Lyrlon ODLE.

9. Robert ODLE.

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PASCHALL, Asphy O., service number 110438230, 1st SGT, 14th Co, 4th Ric BN, 162nd Depot Brigade. Born Linden, Perry Co., TN, was 25 1/12 years of age and by occupation a farmer. He had gray eyes, black hair, ruddy complexion and was 5'11" inches in height. He was inducted 19 March 1918 at Linden, Tennessee. No mention of overseas service. Discharged 12th January 1919 at Camp Pike, Arkansas. No other information available.

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PEACOCK, Samuel Barnett, service in US Navy. Soldier born May 1895, Wayne Co., TN, son of William PEACOCK and _______SHERMAN. Siblings: William Grover, Charles W., James Grady, Bessie A. and Mary Elizabeth. No other information available.

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Jesse Newton PerryPERRY, Jesse Newton, served in World War I during 1917 to 1919. He was in the Army and served overseas in France and Germany. He was wounded in service; was shot in the foot.

Jesse was born 3 April 1888, the only son with three sisters, of Franklin and Rebecca PERRY. His father, Franklin Franks PERRY was born 27 April 1853 and died 18 January 1932. On 3 January 1883, he married Rebecca FRANKS. She was born 20 June 1852 and died 21 August 1924. Jesse's sisters were Lizzie Virginia PERRY STRICKLIN (5 Feb 1884 - 8 Dec 1963); Minnie Caldona PERRY FRANKS (17 Sep 1889 - ); and Letha Mearl PERRY WHITSETT (24 March 1901 - 29 June 1973).

After the war, Jesse returned home to the Lutts Community and in the early 1920's he met and married Effie Ozella WHITE who was born 2 November 1886. She was the daughter of Nick WHITE of White's Creek. They had four children.

1. Jesse N. PERRY, Jr., born 28 June 1923 and died 2 Oct 1977. He married Dorothy HOLT in 1949 in Wayne County, Tennessee and they have five living children and two who died. They lived most of their life in Wayne County, Tennessee. Their children: Roy Ike PERRY (deceased), Brenda PERRY, Jane Evelyn PERRY, a baby boy who died at age 2 days, Johnny Ray PERRY, Donna PERRY, and Anthony PERRY.

2. Grady Frank PERRY, was born 17 Feb 1926. He married on 4 Sep 1951 to Shirly HOUSER from Bristol, Tennessee. Shirly was born 3 Nov 1930. They have two sons and have lived all their married life in Bristol, Tennessee. Children:

  1. Grady Frank PERRY, Jr., born 15 July 1952, married Debbie STINE June 1970 and their have two children: Natasha PERRY, b. 14 Feb 1971 who married Mike Willis in June 1990; and Joshua Franklin PERRY born 9 Dec 1976.
  2. Gregory Mark PERRY, born 24 Jan 1957, married 27 Aug 1977 to Reva Geannette KENNEDY. Gregory and Reva had two children: Christenna Michelle PERRY, born 10 March 1979 and Stephanie Starr PERRY born 30 July 1983.

3. Annie Line PERRY, born 23 Oct 1927. She married Virgil FLATT on 29 Jan 1947. Virgil was born 31 Aug 1919 and died 12 Nov 1976.. They have one daughter and a son. She is now married to Bill TILLMAN and lives in Nashville, Tennessee. Children:

  1. Carolyn Sue FLATT born 25 Sep 1955, married Donnell RICKETTS, Jr on 14 Jun 1974. They have a daughter Wendy Nicole RICKETTS born 21 Jan 1982.
  2. Larry Wayne FLATT, born 3 June 1959.

4. Nickie L. PERRY, born 19 Dec 1930. She married Roy Earl RICH from Wayne County on 5 April 1949. Roy was born 15 Sep 1923. They have two daughters and lived and raised their children in Mishawaka, Indiana. In 1978, they moved to Live Oak, Florida. Children:

  1. Linda Faye RICH, born 21 July 1950 married Robert James KOHLER on 10 Aug 1968. Their children are Robert James KOHLER, Jr., born 17 Jan 1972 and Mandi LaNai KOHLER born 6 Dec 1975. Linda lives in Indiana.
  2. Carol Rose RICH, born 31 Oct 1952, married Larry Lane. They had two children: Casity Lanaee LANE born 30 June 1976, and Kasey Christfor LANE,born 22 Sep 1978. Carol and family live in Orlando, Florida.

Jesse Newton PERRY, Sr, died at the age of 73, on a Friday afternoon, 15 Sep 1961 in Western State Hospital in Bolivar, Tennessee after a long illness.

Jesse lived most of his life in the Lutts Community. He was a farmer and raised his children there. In 1956, his health started getting bad, he sold the farm and moved to Savannah, Tennessee. His wife, Ozella, died less than a year after him on 27 July 1962. They are both at rest in the Lutts Cemetery.

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PIGG, Archie, service number 1314340, Private, Co. B, 114th M.J. BN, US Army. Was born in Wayne County, Tennessee and was 27 years of age at enlistment. He as a farmer. He is described as 5'5" tall, with brown eyes, dark hair and ruddy complexion. Hen entered service on 21 Sep 1917 and served in the American Expeditionary Forces in France and Germany from 11 May 1918 to 20 March 1919. He was discharged at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia on 4 April 1919. No other information available.

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PIGG, Richard Alexander, service as Private, Battery F, 317th Field Artillery, National Army, was drafted on 26 April 1918 in Waynesboro, Tennessee. He was a native of Perry Co., TN and was born 1 March 1891, son of John C. and Feva Caline PIGG. He is described as 6'1" tall with blue eyes, light hair and fair complexion and by occupation a farmer. He was discharged at Camp Jackson, South Carolina on 13 July 1918. He died 16 April 1955 and is buried at Prater's Chapel Cemetery, Wayne Co., Tennessee. No other information available.

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POINTER, Alfred, born Feb 1892, Waynesboro, TN, son of John and Malassas POINTER. Had siblings: John POINTER, Jr., and Myrte. He was inducted at Waynesboro, TN. No other information available.

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POINTER, John Jr., brother to Alfred above, was born Dec 1888, Wayne Co., TN. He was inducted at Waynesboro, TN. No other information available.

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POPE, Bentley, Cook, Co. C, 306 Engineers, was born 6 Sep 1892, and died 21 Sep 1968, buried Highland Cemetery Wayne Co., TN. He married Florence _____? And had step-daughter Golda PULLEY. (Information originally submitted. Additional information follows.)

Bentley H. Pope, Service Number: 1826741Covering Period From: October 13-1917 To: June 23-1919Branch of Service: Army--EngineerOriginal Unit Assignment: Company " C " 306thPost, Camp Reception Center: Camp Jackson, S. C.United Stated Foreign ServiceLeft United States from: New York arrived in Liverpool England __ __ 1918Battles Engaged In: St. Die Sector Vosges 9-21-1918 Opposing Forces Germany Somme Dieve Sector 11-7-1918 Mruse Argonne Offinssive 11-9-1918Spent Time in France in 1919, Returned to the United States, by way of ship (Santa Melta) arriving at Charleston, S.C. Discharged at Fort Oglethorp, Ga. June 23, 1919Served Under: Capt. James G Ross, commanding officer, Company Clerk, Sgt. Henry W. Hogan (mess sgt.) Commanding officer at time of discharge, Major, G.H Blankenship, 46th inf. Remarks from commanding officers (EXCELLENT)Married, Sept. 11-1919 to Florence Blasingim, at Riverside, Tenn. Moved to Clifton, Tn.lived there untill his death, Sept 21-1968. His children were, Roy Pope, Ruby Pope, Reba Pope, Robert Pope, and Ray pope, step daughter,Golda Keeton.Information sumitted by son, Ray Pope, Jan 3-1999, Ph: 601-893-3911, e-mail, kr40n@centuryinter.net

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prateros.jpg (12923 bytes)PRATER, Olison Sloan, service number 4245753, Corporal, Provost Guard Company, US Army, was inducted 6 September 1918 at Waynesboro, TN. He was discharged 5 March 1919 at Camp Wadsworth, Spartanburg, South Carolina. Someone in the barracks where Olison was stationed came down with measles and the whole barracks was quarantined. They could not go overseas so they were discharged and sent home after only six months of service.

Olison S. PRATER (Tog), (Squire), was born 9 Sept. 1895 in Wayne Co., TN, died 16 Dec 1973, and is buried at Prater’s Chapel Cemetery, Wayne Co., TN. He was the son of Tode PRATER born 9 Sept 1867, and Lucy Ann BATTLES, born 15 July 1869. Grandson of Archey PRATER, born 22 Nov 1840 and Martha Fannie HALE, born 17 May 1841. Olison’s siblings were Minnie Ethel PRATER, born 12 March 1888; Charles Haselton PRATER born 13 Sept. 1889; Edker Wallace PRATER, born 6 Dec 1891; Albert Louis PRATER born 6 Dec 1893; Arthur Kirkland PRATER, born 4 Aug 1897; Nancy PRATER born 5 July 1899 (died before age 8).

Tog married Elvis Mae CONWAY, 18 March 1919. Elvis was born 28 Nov 1899 in Wayne Co. TN. Tog was a farmer. He lived in Wayne County all his life. He served in the County as follows: Couty Magistrate, Justice of Peace, Wayne County Farm Bureau, Equilization Board, Draft Board World War II, and Charter member of the American Legion Post #130, Waynesboro, TN.

Tog and Elvis had 10 children, 25 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Their children are

1. James Jerry PRATER, born 23 Nov 1919, died 26 Nov 1919.
2. Connie Howe PRATER, born 17 Oct 1920, d. 27 July 1994, married 1st to 
	Helen Virginia TURNBO, and had a daughter:
	A. Glenda Faye PRATER, married 1) ___BOWLING; 2) Chip NICKELL. By first 
		marriage had one daughter
		1. Teresa BOWLING married 1) Terry CROSS, 2) Mike WHITSETT. She had 
			two sons:
			a. Cody Dane CROSS
			b. Chaz Custis WHITSETT

	Connie married second to Martha Pearl LLOYD FOSTER. Martha had a daughter 
	by her previous marriage:
	A. Jane Foster who married Carvel RISNER and had two sons: Shane RISNER 
		and Carlton RISNER.

	Connie and Martha had the following sons:
	A. Timothy Dwayne PRATER
	B. Connie Howe PRATER, Jr., married Mary Jane SMITH and had daughter, 
		Katie Elizabeth PRATER
	C. Allen Kirk PRATER.
3. Margie Viola PRATER, born 6 Jan 1923, married James Carrell JUDD and 
	had two daughters:
	A. Connie Carrel JUDD, married Peter LAMPE and had daughter 
		1. Kristina Mayree LAMPE who married Gary Robert ALLEN.
	B. Phyllis Mae JUDD, married Harry TIDWELL and had a daughter,
		1. Jennier Rebecca TIDWELL who married 1) Craig Lee CARR; 2) Scott 
		REINARD.
4. Mae Olison PRATER born 28 April 1927, d. 25 May 1983, married Howard O. 
	WALKER and had two daughters:
	A. Sharon Mae WALKER, married 1) James NORWOOD and had two daughters; 
		married 2) Richard WILSON.
		1. Susan Lee NORWOOD married Steve MOSELEY.
		2. Sandra Ann NORWOOD.
	B. Sue Ann WALKER married Hugh HANLIN and had three sons:
		1. Neal Walker HANLIN.
		2. Cary Hays HANLIN.
		3. Ryan Prater HANLIN.
5. Billy Joe PRATER born 25 May 1929, d. 6 June 1929.
6. Dorothy Jane PRATER, born 10 Sept. 1931, married LeRoy Otto EMBRY, Jr., 
	and had six children:
	A. Sherri Lee EMBRY, married James Steven PERRY and had two sons and 
		one daughter:
		1. Alan Lee PERRY.
		2. Eric Steven PERRY.
		3. Sarah Jane PERRY.
	B. Jane Ellen EMBRY married Tommy Lee MARTIN and had four daughters:
		1. Lily Winona MARTIN
		2. Holly Ellen MARTIN
		3. Jasmine Lee MARTIN
		4. Cheyenne Rose MARTIN
	C. Robert LeRoy EMBRY, unmarried.
	D. Cynthia Fae EMBRY, married Thomas Wayne BOCIEK and had two sons:
		1. Jesse Thomas BOCIEK
		2. Justin Lee BOCIEK
	E. James Alan EMBRY married Susie Rhea MORRIS and had three sons and 
		one daughter.
		1. Jason Alan EMBRY
		2. Benjamin Lee EMBRY
		3. Meghan Elizabeth EMBRY
		4. Christian James EMBRY
	F. Arthur Lynn EMBRY married jodie Loren HATHAWAY and had one daughter 
		and one son:
		1. Nicole Rae EMBRY
		2. Ryan Lee EMBRY
7. Lucy Ann PRATER born 11 Dec 1933, married 1) Clarence Barton RUDD and 
	had one son and one daughter:
	A. Michael Dennis RUDD married Natalie BROWN and had one son and one 
		daughter:
		1. Amber Lee RUDD married Cody MACE
		2. Michael Caleb RUDD
	B. Margie Lou RUDD married 1)Lee LACHER and had one son and one daughter:
		1.Annie Lynn LACKER (adopted by Jerry CRUMMER)
		2. Jason Lee LACHER (adopted by Jerry CRUMMER)
		Margie married second Jerry CRUMMER and they had one son and one 
		daughter:
		1. Paul Allen CRUMMER
		2. Shelby Michaela CRUMMER
	Lucy married second James Edward NORTHCUTT and they had two sons:
	A. James Vaden NORTHCUTT married Sarah Jane STORY and had one son:
		1. James Cole NORTHCUTT
	B. William Marion NORTHCUTT married Birgit KROGER and had one son and 
		one daughter:
		1. James Terrance NORTHCUTT
		2. Aura Mae NORTHCUTT
8. Elizabeth Sue PRATER born 5 Jan 1937, married 1) Billy Dan GREESON and 
	had one daughter:
	A. Carmelita Carol GREESON (adopted by Donald Jerome SCHERZINGER) married 
		Bob BURTON and had two daughters:
		1. Brea Anna BURTON
		2. Shea Elizabeth BURTON
	Elizabeth married second to Donald Jerome SCHERZINGER and had two sons:
	A. Jerome SCHERZINGER married Gloria  ? And they have two children:
		1. Maegan SCHERZINGER
		2. Melody Hope SCHERZINGER
	B. Charles SCHERZINGER married Ruth Ann ? And they have two daughters:
		1. Chandra SCHERZINGER (adopted by Charles SCHERZINGER)
		2. Charlee Ann SCHERZINGER
9. Patricia Ellen PRATER born 10 Sept 1939, married Billy Joe TREECE and 
	had one daughter:
	A. Billie Jean TREECE married Volney Tucker WOODRING, Jr. and had one 
		son:
		1. Volney Tucker WOODRING III
10. Dennis Sherman PRATER born 5 Dec 1942, married Nancy SPEARS and had two 
	daughters:
	A. Angela Denise PRATER married Drew BYNUM and had two daughters:
		1. Lauren Denise BYNUM
		2. Holly BYNUM
	B. Michele Renee PRATER.

Submitted by Dorothy Prater EMBRY and Lucy Prater NORTHCUTT.

 

Ollison Prater At Camp

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Briley QueenQUEEN, Briley, was the son of Charlie and Sallie BRILEY QUEEN and was a native of Wayne County, Tennessee. He entered the US Army from the state of Kentucky at the age of sixteen. He had to lie about his age. His mother would not agree for him to enter. He served as a Sargent under Gordon BROWNING. After being at the front for many months he was wounded and moved to a hospital in England where he remained for nine months. During this period, King George V of England made many visits to the patients.

After being released from the hospital, Briley returned to Wayne County. After a period of time he entered school at Tennessee Tech in Cookeville, Tennessee. He remained there for a specialized period of veteran's training.

Briley and Pauline EDWARDS were married on 21 Dec 1922. They had four children: Charles Edward, Briley Imogene, Douglas Earl and Robert Glendon.

Briley was a member of the Methodist Church. He was a former Commander of the D.A.V., a member of the American Legion Post 130, a member of the 40 and 8; was a Colonel on Governor Gordon Browning's staff from 1937 to 1939. He was active in politics for many years.

Mr. Queen died 2 July 1951. Burial was in the Boyd Cemetery with full military honors.

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Because of his age (17 years), Briley went to Harland, Kentucky and registered at 19 years. He joined the Army 25 May 1917 and trained in the states until he set sail for France on 2 May 1918. Briley was on the front lines of battles at Cantigny, Saissons and Chateau-Thierry from May 27 to July 20, 1918.

The Battle of Chateau-Thierry, 2 June 1918, was the turning point of the fighting in the Marne salient during the last German push towards Paris. Hill 165, lying at the apex of the salient, was defended by American Marines. The Germans advanced to seize, but were met with deadly fire of the Marines, most of whom were expert riflement. Then the machine guns came into play and the Germans were stopped and turned back. This was June 10th.

The fighting around Chateau-Thierry was of a bloody and desperate nature. They were less than 50 miles from Paris.

The American boys demonstrated unusual skills, technical, for untried troops, but had earlier a tendency to rush a position by headlong attack. These tactics resulted in heavy losses: 1800 dead and 10,000 wounded.

The First Division to which Queen belonged, serving with the French to the north, took the town of Cantigny in the Armiens Salient. This won the distinction of being the first unit to launch an offensive. Chateau Thierry was retaken by Americans July 21, one day after Briley was wounded.

On all these fronts Briley fought. He was wounded seriously on 20 July by a bursting shell while "going over the top" at Chateau Thierry. He lay on the battle field three hours before receiving aid and while being carried to the field hospital was repeatedly fired at by German snipers. From July 20, 1918 to March 1919, he lay in a Paris Hospital where he received care and treatment for his wounds.

The shell that wounded Briley killed two of his comrades at his side.

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RAY, Andrew Frank, Private, US Army Signal Corps, served in France. He was born 30 June 1895 in Waynesboro, Tennessee and died 11 Nov 1981, buried at Copeland Cemetery. He was the son of Andrew Frank and Martha Belle COPELAND RAY. He married Georgia MORRIS in June 1922 and had two sons: James Morris RAY and Bobby Copeland RAY.

Andrew Frank Ray

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RAY, Arthur Arthur Ray

Arthur Ray was born July 16, 1895 in the Eagle Creek area of Wayne County, TN, the son of Bettie Ray and grandson of Eaton Ray and Mary Rose Ray. He was inducted into the Army at Waynesboro, TN on November 13, 1917. He was first assigned to the 137th Depot Brigade until September 5, 1918. He was then assigned to Company A, 303rd Machine Gun Battalion, which was attached to the 152nd Brigade Infantry of the 76th Division of 5th Army Corps of the American Expeditionary Force. The 76th Division, known as "Onaway Division", was formed during WW1. It was sent to Europe but never fought as unit, instead was used as replacements for other units. Arthur's overseas duty began on September 14, 1918. On October 30, 1918, he was assigned as a replacement to Company C, 347th Machine Gun Battalion that was attached to the 181st Brigade Infantry of the 91st Division of 5th Army Corps. The 91st Division had been engaged in the Meuse-Argonne offensive in Belgium for several months. During Arthur's tour with the 91st from October 30th, 1918 until the Armistice on November 11, 1918, there was fighting in the Ypre-Lys offensive on the French and Belgian border. Arthur returned to the U. S. on April 20, 1919 and was discharged with the rank of Private on May 7, 1919. He returned to the Eagle Creek area of Wayne Co. and married on December 3, 1922 Dora Culp, the daughter of Tennessee(Ten) Culp and Mary Isabel Long Culp. They had five children: Francis Ray Starnes, Mary Ray Jeter, Eddie May Ray, Ruth Evelyn Ray, and Warren E. Ray. Arthur died December 7, 1977 and is buried at Prather's Chapel Cemetery along side his wife Dora.
Information submitted by Norman J. Jeter, DVM

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RAY, Charles W., service number 1855741, Private Battery E, 115th Infantry, US Army. Inducted 12 Nov 1917 Waynesboro, TN, and was described as 25 years old, a native of Waynesboro, Tennessee. He was 5' 8" tall with brown eyes, brown hair and fair complexion. He served in England, France and Luxemburg. He was in the Battle of the Argonne Forest, the Muse Offensive and the St. Michel Offensive. He returned to the US on 28 March 1919 and was discharged on 14 April 1919 at Fort Oglethorpe, GA. No other information available.

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Frank RayRAY, Frank, served as a private and was inducted from Waynesboro, Tennessee on 25 June 1918. He was honorably discharged on 25 Sep 1919. Fred H. RAY, below, was his brother and also a veteran of World War I. They had other brothers and sisters: Bettie, Dona, Edgar, Alvin W., Clary, Edy, Altie, Bob, Linsey and Grady, Emma, Jane. Their father Eaton RAY was the son of Henson RAY and Rachel CASEY. Henson was the son of Eaton and Rachel ROBINSON RAY.

Frank RAY was born 15 Jan 1895 and died 10 March 1971. He is buried in Memory Gardens, Waynesboro, TN. He was born and raised on Morrison Creek, Wayne County. He was a farmer and worked for the Wayne County Highway Department. He never married.

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Fred H. RayRAY, Fred H. service number 3496528, Private 17th Company, 5th Reg. 157th Depot Brigade. Fred H. RAY was born 1 March 1892 at Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. He was inducted into the service 24 June 1918 at Waynesboro. He was honorably discharged on 27 Jan 1919. He married 13 Dec 1927 to Eva BATTLES and had the following children: James who died at 6 months of age; Frances INMAN, Dorothy RICHARDSON, Charles Fay RAY, Kenneth Earl RAY, and Glenda STRICKLIN.

Fred was the son of Eaton and Nancy RAY and had a brother, Frank, (above) who also served in World War I. Fred died 10 Jan 1946 at the VA Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee and was buried at Prater's Chapel Cemetery, Wayne Co., Tennessee.

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REATHERFORD, William, service number 4252673, Private, Quartermaster Corps. Soldier was 21 7/12 years old at enlistment on 6 September 1918 at Waynesboro, Tennessee. He was born at Lutts, Tennessee and was a farmer. He was 5'10" tall with blue eyes, dark hair and dark complexion. He served with the American Expeditionary Forces from 7 October 1918 until 19 October 1919, in France. He returned to the US on 28 Oct 1919 and was discharged at Camp Gordon GA on 12 Nov 1919. No other information available.

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REAVES, Clarence Elmer, born 25 Dec 1898 Cypress Inn, Wayne County, TN, d. 8 August 1988 in an automobile accident in Lansing, Michigan. He enlisted on 7 Aug 1918 and was discharged 15 Nov 1921. Service was in U.S. Navy. He was the son of Newton and Georgia REAVES of Cromwell Crossroads, Wayne Co., TN. His siblings were Oscar E., b. 1883; Lena B., b. Jan 1886, Vertie D., b. April 1888, Etta M., b. Jan 1891, Clura P., b. Aug 1893 and Walter M., b. Jan 1896, d. 1951.

Clarence E. Reaves

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RICH, Walker, service number 1309039, Private Co. I, 117th Infantry, U.S. Army. Soldier was born 6 Jan 1896 Wayne Co., TN, d. 27 June 1894, Savannah Hardin Co., TN.

He was son of Robert Harvy RICH and Mattie Isabell MOORE. Soldier served with the American Expeditionary Forces from 10 May 1918 to 14 Feb 1919. Was a prisoner of war. He is described as 5'8" tall with blue eyes, brown hair and a ruddy complexion. He was 23 when he was inducted on 21 Sep 1917 at Waynesboro, TN. He was discharged 13 Dec 1919 at Ft. McPherson, GA following recuperation at USA Hospital #6.

Walker married first to Florence RIPPY and they had two sons. They divorced and he remarried and had mor children names not submitted. First wife, Florence RIPPY RICH married second to Millard MORROW. No other information available.

Walter Rich

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Kennie RichardsonRICHARDSON, Kennie, 1898-1918, killed in WWI. Was buried at Richardson Family Cemetery on the old Dan RICHARDSON farm near the Perry County line. Dan was Kennie's brother.

Kennie's parents were Johnny Lee RICHARDSON (they called him Little John) 1851-1917 and Eliza Jane (CARROLL) RICHARDSON 1854-1949. They are both buried in the Richardson Family Cemetery.

Johnny Lee's parents were Calvin RICHARDSON, b. 3 Aug 1824 and died 16 Aug 1902; and Jane (TINNON) RICHARDSON, b. 1829, d. 1898. Calvin was a private in Co. F, 2nd Tennessee Mounted Infantry, USA during the Civil War. Calvin and Jane are both buried in the Harder Cemetery on Cedar Creek in Perry County, Tennessee

Calvin's parents were John RICHARDSON (1776-1879) and Mary Polly (HORNER) RICHARSON (1802-1880). John was a private in the 2nd Regiment of Mounted Gunman, Tennessee Vols in the War of 1812. Both are buried in the Richardson Cemetery on Cyprus Creek in Perry County, Tennessee.

Submitted by Jackie HOLT with special thanks to Mr. Don RICHARDSON of Perry Co., TN for all his help and information.

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RICKETTS, Don Oscar, was a native of Wayne County, Tennessee born at Clifton in 1894. He was the second son and the fourth of six children born to his parents: Charles Samuel RICKETTS (1863-1937) and Willie Shannon HAWKINS RICKETTS (1862-1898). Don't siblings were Cordelia RICKETTS (Mrs. H. M. JACKSON) born at Clifton in 1885, buried in Marianna, AR in 1965; John Pitts "Jack" RICKETTS, born at Clifton in 1887, buried at El Dorado, AR in 1968; Grace Leo RICKETTS (Mrs. Talmage J. OLD, Sr.) Born at Clifton in 1890, buried at Clifton in 1972; Ruth RICKETTS (Mrs. Wrenn PHELPS), born at Clifton in 1895, buried at Earle, AR in 1985; and infant brother James RICKETTS born and died in Clifton in 1898.

After the death of Don's mother in 1898, Don's father married Minnie LEE of Clifton. Don then had two half-sisters: Nettie RICKETTS (Mrs. Charlie PHELPS) born at Clifton in 1900, buried at Earle, AR in 1986 and Halle RICKETTS (Mrs. Eugene AVERY) born at Clifton in 1916 and living at this writing in Memphis, TN.

Don O. RICKETTS spend the first twenty-one years of his life at Flatten. He completed his education at Frank Hughes College, located at Clifton and adjacent to the Charles S. RICKETTS' homeplace. Don worked in his father's store, a mercantile business in Clifton which serviced a large part of Wayne County through the store in town and a "rolling store" which Charles RICKETTS moved throughout the area. Don's father composed and published two volumes of poetry during the 1920's and '30's, using people and Wayne County scenes as his subjects. Don, too, tried his hand at descriptive writing while working at the store. But Don O. RICKETTS became restless.

Don had a strong desire to travel and see the world. He also ha a strong expressed desire to "...make Papa proud of me." To satisfy both of these desires, Don chose to try a military career. He enlisted in the U.S. Army on 20 June 1916. He received Basic Training at Ft. Myers, Virginia and during the following four years he was allowed to travel extensively. He succeeded in making his father and his entire family deeply proud of him as he served most of his four-year tour in the army fighting bravely and honorably on the front lines of battle in France during the conflict recorded in history as World War I.

Don O RICKETTS returned to the states after the war with no visible wounds. However, his time spent in active combat had left scars on his mind and emotions which would prove to be incurable. He was a changed person. An earlier desire to be a writer returned, replacing his decision for an army career. And, for the time being, Don's desire to "see the world" had been satisfied. He was ready to try civilian life.

SGT. Don Oscar RICKETTS (793847) was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army on 22 July 1920. He returned to visit Clifton, and then he went to Nashville to seek employment with "The Nashville Banner". For months Don was satisfied. He was not married; he had few responsibilities; he was satisfied to be living in the home of his sister Grace and her family; and he liked his work. However, Don became restless. The desire to travel emerged again. He chose to try the military life once again.

Don O. RICKETTS enlisted in the U.S. Army and served as a sailor until 1926. After his Basic Training, Don was sent with his ship to Hawaii for some Naval War Maneuvers. This was in 1926, and this was the assignment which brought to the surface Don's irreparably damaged mental and emotional condition incurred years earlier in France. The 1920's term for his condition was "shell-shocked"; a more modern term is "mental/emotional illness". Treatment was started just after his 1926 discharge from the Navy; he was entered as a patient in one of the several Veteran's Hospital ward where he would receive continuous medical and psychological treatment.

From 1926 to the time of his death at age of 65, Don Oscar RICKETTS lived in a hospital. The traumatic flashbacks to battles fought as a soldier on the front lines of World War I recurred periodically. Time between the flashbacks would be recorded as "normal". A cure for his condition was not found; however, with the introduction of various tranquillizers, much misery was spared Don and other veterans who suffered mentally when re-living battle horrors. While being treated at Roanoke, VA in 1937, Don was notified of his father's death. Soon thereafter, he was transferred to the Veteran's Hospital in Murfreesboro, TN, closer to his relatives in Tennessee and Arkansas. Don was never able to reside outside the confines of a hospital ward. He died while still a patient, a victim of his war experience.

Don Oscar RICKETTS, veteran of both the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy received military rites on 27 April 1959, at services conducted at Jarrell's Memorial Chapel with burial in the National Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee. Even though the name of Don O. RICKETTS does not appear on any of the World War I Honored Dead (killed in action) rosters, he was, in truth, a casualty of that terrible conflict. At the time of his death, Dr. W. C. WILLIAMS, Manager of the Veterans Administration Hospital on White Bridge Road in Nashville, wrote to Don's brother Jack these words which in brief, tell of Don Oscar RICKETTS' prime accomplishment in life:

" ... may your faith and trust in God give you comfort and strength in your sorrow and may you find further consolation in the fact that he served his country when every available manpower resource was needed ..."

Written by his nieces Margaret OLD RAINS and Adaline OLD HASSELL 15 Nov 1990.

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RICKETTS, Thomas Franklin, 1374343, Private Co. B, 114th MG BN, US Army. Was a native of Flatwoods, Tennessee. Was 23 years old when inducted on 21 Sep 1917. He was 5'6" tall with blue eyes, dark hair and a ruddy complexion, and a farmer by trade. Served in England and Frances from 11 May 1918 to 20 March 1919. Was discharged honorably on 4 April 1919 at Fort Oglethorpe, GA. No other information available.

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RINEHART, John Alexander, service number 1835466, Fireman First Class, U.S. Navy. John Alexander RINEHART, better known as Jack RINEHART, was born 23 October 1895 in Decatur County, Tennessee. He was the son of James Eliha RINEHART and Leona Drucilla HARDIN. He parents died when he was very young. He, his sisters, Bessie Gideon RINEHART MOORE and Fannie (Margaret Frances) RINEHART STEELE and his brother, Thomas Grimes RINEHART were reared by their grandfather, Gideon HARDIN in Clifton, Wayne County, Tennessee.

John Alexander RinehartJack attended the public schools and was a graduate of Frank Hughes High School in Clifton.

He enlisted in the U.S. Navy on 8 July 1917 and served on the U.S.S. Frederick as Fireman First Class until his discharge on 10 June 1919. During this service time he made thirteen trips to France and South America. Found among his memoirs was the Christmas Dinner Menu of 1917 while on board the U.S.S. Frederick.

Jack RINEHART married Lena Mae ROBINSON of Selmer, Tennessee on 10 May 1934. Their two children are Emma Leona (Emma Lee) RINEHART BOND and James Linley RINEHART. Emma Lee married James Curlin BOND on 2 January 1960, and James Linley married Willie Jean GRAVE on 3 September 1961.

His grandchildren number seven. James Curlin BOND Jr., and Margaret Lee BOND are deceased. Other grandchildren are Martha Linley BOND DOLINAK, Emily Alexander BOND, Kathryn Jean RINEHART, Nancy Lee RINEHART, and Laura Kate RINEHART. The two great-grandchildren are Stephen Thomas DOLINAK, Jr., and Margaret BOND DOLINAK.

After World War I, Jack worked for Ford Motor Company in Memphis, Tennessee and Sinclair Oil Refining Company in Selmer, Tennessee. At the outbreak of World War 2, he participated in the war effort by working at the Navy Yard in Charleston, SC and serving in the U.S. Coast Guard as a civilian volunteer. Following World War 2 he worked with the State Highway Engineers and a gas company.

Jack RINEHART died 11 July 1956 at the Veterans' Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. He is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery at Selmer, Tennessee, his home for many years.

He was a long time member of the First Methodist Church and Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a Mason.

To his family he shared a great love for his country and set an example of patriotism and loyalty. He was a loving and caring husband and father and A Friend To All. His friends were many and his love for Clifton and Wayne County never became less because of his residence elsewhere.

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Luther Allen RobersonROBERSON, Luther Allen, was born Feb 1889 and died 21 July 1970. He was the son of Thomas Allen and Sarah Frances Montgomery ROBERSON. He married on 12 Oct 1919 in Cloverdale, Lauderdale County, Alabama to Minnie Lee WRIGHT. Their children were

1. Frances Adean ROBERSON, b. 27 Dec 1920
2. Randell Luther Allen ROBERSON, b. 26 Aug 1923
3. Earnest Jones ROBERSON, b. 10 Sep 1927
4. Carl Gene ROBERSON, b. 11 Feb 1931
Three sons died young.

Luther Allen ROBERSON was born and raised in Wayne County, Tennessee. He is buried at Railroad Cemetery, Wayne County, Tennessee.

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ROBERSON, Samuel L., PFC, Co. A, 5th Infantry, World War I. Born 29 July 1895, d. 18 May 1960, buried Railroad Cemetery, Wayne Co., TN. No other information.

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James E. RoseROSE, James Edgar, Serial number 1841745, was born on August 25, 1895 in Hardin Co., TN and spent his first 24 years in Wayne Co., TN. James was the son of George W. ROSE and Hannah PRATER. On August 8, 1917, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served aboard the U.S. Saint Louis transporting men to and from Europe. James received an honorable discharge on August 6, 1919.

On November 5, 1922, he married Ercle L. NOWLIN, the daughter of John NOWLIN and Dorothy Elizabeth HELTON. After his marriage he moved with his wife and son daughter to Lee Co., AR. Their daughter, Audrey M. ROSE SYLVESTER, was born in Tennessee, followed by Juanita ROSE WALKER, Betty Jean ROSE BISHOP, and John F. ROSE who were born in Lee Co., Arkansas.

James Edgar died on October 9, 1958 in the Memphis, TN VA hospital and was buried at the LaGrange Cemetery in LaGrange, Arkansas, along side his wife, mother and father.

Submitted by J. WALKER, 2287 N. Borcherding Rd., Madison, IN 47250

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