Kenneth Adams

[photo from Schuberts Funeral Home]

ADAMS, KENNETH, Chestnut Ridge, passed away on Friday, April 15, 2016 at 101 years old.[born: Feb. 22, 1915]  He is survived by his loving wife of 77 years, Bertie Adams, his siblings, Lewis Adams, Johnny Adams, Donald Adams, Ronnie Kennedy, Faye Howard, Dixie Lavender, and Joy Dean Taylor, his children Wanda Broyles and her husband Leroy, June Sanders, Vaughn Adams, Alvie Adams and his wife Mabel, and Ronald Adams and wife Sissy, his daughter-in-law Libbie Adams, his grandchildren Jeffery Dean, Bryan Adams, Teresa Shepherd, Robert Sanders, Connie Adams, Lisa Broyles, Troy Adams, Dustin Patton, Kristy Patton, Craig Patton, Kayla Patton, and Sean Adams, 15 great grand kids, 9 great-great grandkids, and several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents Calvin and Annie Adams, his siblings Oral Adams, Nina May Hall, Beatrice Lavender, Vola England, Grace Adams, and Willie Adams, his son Douglas Adams, his grandsons Kenny Ray Sanders, and Michael Adams. He was a member of Pleasant Green Church of the Nazarene in Chestnut Ridge. He retired from Morgan County Schools after driving a bus for several years. Chances are if you are from Chestnut Ridge and went to school in Sunbright you rode his bus. He was a hardworking man who seemed to be able to do anything. Whether it was working in the sawmill, logging, farming, making walking sticks, or teaching animals to do what seemed impossible, he did it and did it well.

He was an honest, strong, loving, and honorable man. He chose his words wisely. Whether he sat silently, offered a short phrase, or told endless stories of his past, he did so with purpose and intent. He never said too much and he never said too little. He wasn’t one for lecturing or grand expressions of emotion but his love for his family was evident. Needless to say, he impacted the lives of everyone he came in contact with.

While he will be dearly missed by his family, we are reassured by the fact that he is in the company of Jesus. (2 Corinthians 5:1)

A special thanks to the nurses and staff of Lifecare Center of Morgan County for taking such wonderful care of “Dad” during the last few years of his life. We appreciate it and know he did as well.

The family will receive friends Sunday, April 17, 2016 at Schubert Funeral Home in Wartburg from 5:00 to 7:00. Funeral service will follow at 7:00 with Bro. Frank Kirby officiating.

Graveside services will be held Monday, April 18, 2016 at 11:00 am in the High Point Cemetery in Deer Lodge, TN.  [Schubert Funeral Home]

 

taylorClarence TAYLOR, MR CLARENCE, age 72, passed away peacefully Tuesday, January 26, 2010 at Life Care Center of Morgan County. He was born and raised in Crossville, TN. He was a member of Meister Memorial SDA Church and was baptized July 1997. Mr. Taylor was a retired Navy Veteran with 30 years of service. Also retired with 10 years at BMCF. He was preceded in death by mother and father Walter and Ella Taylor. A special CNA; Carrie Ledford aka “BONNIE”, brother-in-law; Don L. Robbins of Deer Lodge. Mr. Taylor is survived by wife of 24 years; Cleda Hall Taylor. Daughter and son-in-law; Michelle and Randy and granddaughter; Cheryl of Charleston, SC. Brothers-in-law; Clayton and Cleo Hall of Sunbright, Carlene and Edward Morgan of Sunbright, Cathlene and Eugene Morgan of Calhoun, GA, Charlene and the late Don L. Robbins of Deer Lodge, Charlotte and Denny Phillips of Briceville and Connie and Sam Hall of Wartburg. Also a host of nieces, nephews, grand nieces and nephews also survive. The family will receive friends Wednesday, January 27, 2010 from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Schubert Funeral Home, Sunbright. Funeral service will follow at 8:00 P.M. with Pastor Phil Colburn officiating. Graveside service will be Wednesday at 11:00 A.M. in the Mt. Hope Cemetery.  [Schubert Funeral Home]

MR. DONALD E. TODD 
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3/19/1918, 8/29/2005

Morgan County Historian

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Mr. Donald E. Todd 

Respectfully and affectionally known as 
“Mr. Todd” 
to all who knew him

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TODD, DONALD E. — age 87 of Wartburg, passed away Monday, August 29, 2005. He was born in Elgin, TN, graduated Robbins High School, UT Martin and UT Knoxville. He was a First Lieutenant in the 13th Army Air Corps, serving as a Bombardier during World War II in the Pacific Theatre until his discharge in 1994. He worked for the Agricultural Adjustment Administration, Soil Conservation Service and was a retired Morgan County Teacher and member of the Retired Teacher’s Association. He was a Boy Scout Leader and Sunday School Teacher in First Baptist Church of Wartburg. He was a charter member of the Morgan County Genealogical and Historical Society and served as Morgan County Historian until his death. Mr. Todd was very active in environmental and conservation issues until his death and received numerous awards. As a part of his environmental efforts, he hosted a radio talk show, led wildflower hikes in Frozen Head State Park and appeared on the Heartland television series. He was a founder and Past President of the Tennessee Trails Association with a prime role in passing the bill that created Tennessee’s Scenic Trail System. He was also a founder and served three terms as President of Tennessee Citizens for Wilderness Planning. Mr. Todd was instrumental in the establishment of the Obed River as part of the National Wild and Scenic River System. He led efforts for the establishment of Frozen Head State Park and later efforts to expand the protection of the Flat Fork Valley adjacent to the park. For these efforts, he was the first Tennessean to be presented with the prestigious Gulf Oil Award in 1985. Mr. Todd also received the 2000 Lifetime Achievement Award in Morgan County. He was preceded in death by: his wife, Elgiva; brothers, Charles and Collins. He is survived by: sons, Donald Jr. and Stephen; daughter, Janet; seven grandchildren; sisters, June Ogilvie, Vivian Gateley, Betty Cable, Virginia Watts, Jacquetta Summer. The family will receive friends Wednesday, August 31, 2005 from 6-8 pm at Schubert Funeral Home in Wartburg. Funeral services will follow at 8 pm with Bro. Homer Hooks officiating. A graveside service will be held on Thursday, 11 am in Morgan Memorial Gardens, Wartburg. [Knoxville News Sentinal] 

IN LOVING MEMORY

MORGAN T. DAVIDSON

November 30, 1938  – January 3, 2002
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Founder-Morgan County Home Page-1996

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Gone–to fly with the eagles …

DAVIDSON, MORGAN (M.T.), 63, Lancing, passed way Jan 3, 2002 in his home in Lancing. He was born on Nov. 30, 1938. He retired from Catepillar Tractor Company in Joliet, Ill., after 30 years of service. He was instrumental in organizing a committee to do a book on Morgan County. His efforts helped make “The Heritage of Morgan County” a success. He was a member of the Morgan County Genealogy and Historical Society and was a Mason. He was preceded in death by his parents Arthur and Effie Davidson. He is survived by his wife Phyllis, of 42 years; son and daughter-in-law Craig and Karla Davidson of Knoxville; daughter and son-in-law Janet and Duane Carlson of Plainfield, Ill.; two granddaughters, Morgan and Madison Carlson; brothers Wesley of Deer Lodge, Stanley of Lancing and Johnny of Milner, Ga.; sister Beth Syler of Carbondale, Ill.; and several nieces, nephews and a host of friends. The family received friends Saturday, Jan. 5, 2002 from 6 to 8 p.m. in Schubert Funeral Home, Wartburg. A Masonic service began at 8 p. m. followed by a memorial service with Rev. Rick Taylor officiating. [Morgan County News, 1-10-2002]

Roy Levi Brown and Delphia Emmaline Hurtt.

  
 

Roy Brown was born June 23,1889 in Morgan Co., Tn. at Old Stowers near Glades,Tn.,  close to the old cemetary and Old Stowers Store. Roy is the son of Elizabeth Brown from Fentress,Co.Tn. and an unknown
Lyle. Roy is the grandson of James and Sarah Anderson Brown.

Delphia Emmaline Hurtt was born May 21,1894 in Morgan,Co.Tn. Delphia is the daughter o fWilliam Erastess Hurtt and Mary Ann Polly Freels both of Morgan,Co.Tn. Delphia is the granddaughter of Albert J.Hurtt and Orlenia J.Duncan, and also the granddaughter of Jesse Maynard Freels and Nancy Emmaline Scott, all lived in  Morgan,Co.Tn.

Roy and Delphia married Feb.23,1913 By: Rev.Boz Human at Sunbright,Tennessee.
The wedding attendents were: Julia Hurtt, Walter Ooten, Maude Human, and Lucy Human.

Roy died Dec.23,1981 in a Nashville Tennessee Hospital.

Delphia died Dec.28,1962 in Morgan,Co.Tn.
They are buried together in Union Grove Cemetery-Glades,  in  Morgan Co.


Courtesy of Debra Crowell – Great-Grand-daughter of this couple. 

Bettie Jane Cook Gouge, wife of  William Henry Gouge of Coalfield,  Tenn. with her triplet sons in 1903.  Only one lived to adulthood, Hugh Jinks Gouge.

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William Henry Gouge and wife Bettie Jane, with son -in-law, Ezra McGlothin, Bessie Gouge McGlothin,Ollie Gouge Sampsel, Saddie Gouge Dill Hall, James Oliver, Robert Elmer, Lewis Arnold, Hugh Jinks. Missing from picture,  two of the triplets, Viola Gouge Smith, Harvey Cleveland Gouge and William Henry Gouge Jr.

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 This is the obituary of my great-grand mother Bettie Jane Cook Gouge. She lived and died in Coalfield, Tennessee and has many decendants in Morgan Co. whom I think will enjoy reading this. It was found packed away in her sister ( Julia Mann’s ) personal things after her sister died. Julia’s grand-daughter gave it to me.

      The funeral of Mrs.Bettie Jane Cook Gouge, who died at her home in Oliver Springs, Sunday, Feb. 7, 1932 at 5p.m. was held Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock at the Middle Creek Church, with Rev. Walls of that place and Rev.J.B. Tallant of Harriman, officiating.
Mrs. Gouge was born July 27, 1870 and was married to W.H. Gouge in 1888. To this union twelve children were born, 3 of whom await her coming in the Great Beyond.  Mrs.Gouge professed faith in Christ at the age of 13. She was a loving mother, a true wife and a kind friend. To know her was to love her. She is
survived by husband W.H. Gouge, six sons, Hugh, James, Elmer, and Lewis of Oliver Springs, Harvey of Kentucky;  3 daughters, Mrs.Saddie Dills of Jefferson City, Mrs. Viola Smith of California and Mrs. Bessie McGlothin of Knoxville;  3 brothers, L.O. Cook of Chattanooga, Grover Cook of Johnson City and Frank Cook of Harriman, and one sister, Mrs. Julia Mann also of Harriman: 22 grandchildren and one great grand-child. Interment was at the Oliver Springs cemetery.

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Courtesy of Susan Gouge Daughtery

WALKER FAMILY PHOTOS

THE MELTON WALKER FAMILY
L to R-   Nell, Melton,(Buster) Rose,
Mary, Eva Johnson and Helen.
      Melton was born 3/1878 in Scott Co. TN  died 12/28/1953.
Melton Joseph is the son of Edmond Harvey and
Nancy Ann Voils Walker
Eva Johnson Walker born 7/16/1896,  died 3/1928.Photo taken in 1919
MILTON JOSEPH WALKER
b. 3-28-1878 – d. 12-28-1953son of
Edmond Harvey Walker
and
Nancy Ann Voiles “Vine”Burial: Piney Cemetery
Oakdale, TN
EVELENE JOHNSON
b. July 16, 1896 – d. March 21, 1928Daughter of
John Buster Johnson
and
Lillian ForresterBurial: Piney Cemetery
Oakdale, TN

John Buster Johnson
B-1/14/1870 D-1/18/1957.
Father: Allen Johnson, Mother: Evalena.
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Lillian Josephine Forrester
B-12/4/1874 –  D-7/10/1960
Father: John Forrester
Mother:  Elizabeth Gibson Bullard
Parents of Eva Walker

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Mary Irene Walker
Born:12/3/ 1915
Died:12/12/1933
Burial: Piney Cemetery Oakdale, TN
Otto Barnes.
Taken in  Summer of 1933

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Jimmy Walker
Jane Walker
Bonnie Walker
The children of Milton and Eva Walker.

Taken Oakdale, TN

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UNDERWOOD, WANDA MARIE WALKER,
born Oct. 3, 1919, passed away Sept. 2, 2000, in San Pablo, California. She was 80 years old and a native of Oakdale,TN.  She was the wife of the late Marshall William Underwood, born April 16, 1913 and died Jan 28, 1976, also of Oakdale, TN.  She is survived by son Larry Dean Underwood of Texas; daughters Barbara Marie Ayscue of North Carolina and Shirley Ann Roberts of California; sisters, Rose Barnes and Helen Dunaway of Tennessee,and Janalena McFarlane of Illinois and Bonnie Cline of Florida; brothers, Ernest Walker of Indiana and the late Alva and Jimmy Walker of TN. She had 8 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great- grandchildren.  Wanda was laid to rest in Rolling Hillls Memorial Park Richmond, California, Sept. 7, 2000.

Submitted by her daughter: Shirley Ann Roberts

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HELEN L. WALKER DUNAWAY
Loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother
ROCKFORD-Helen Lena Walker Duaway, 83, of Rockford IL, died at 11:09 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, 2002,
in Swedish American Hospital. Born: Feb. 7, 1918, in Oakdale, TN, daughter of Milton J. and Eva Johnson
Walker. Rockford resident for 50 years, coming here from TN. Married: Eugene Dunaway on Jan. 11, 1952, in Georgia. She retired from OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center in Feb. 1991. Helen was baptized into the
Seventh Day Adventist Church on Feb. 7, 1948. Survivours include children: Wade Irene Vasquez, Mary Jane (Richard) Barker, both of Rockford., Dwight (Kathy)Dunaway of Roswell, NM, Sherry (Jim) Kolthoff of Rockford, Janice (Don) Watts, Berona (Ken Dodge, Ronald Dunaway, and Conrad (Linda) Dunaway; 30 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. Predeceased by husband, Eugene; daughter Roslinda Farrish; and sons, Eugene Jr. and Lon Dunaway.

Services at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, in Fred C. Olson Funeral Chapels Ltd., East Chapel, 1001 Second
Ave., with Pastor Carlos Pena of Belvidere Seventh Day Advantist Church officiating. Burial: in Scandinavian
Cemetery. Visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, in the East Chapel. Memorials to: Seventh Day
Adventist Church, 230 Van Buren St., Belvidere, IL 61008. 1-29-2002. [Rockford Register Star]

Courtesy of Judith Pitcock

Lee before accident 1921

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Lee and Lillian Brasel Shannon Wedding photo

Grave and Portrait of  Lee Henderson Shannon buried Brasel Cemetery

The SHANNON FAMILY ALBUM

Hezikiah and Texas McCartt Shannon Texas Shannon
“Mr. and Mrs. H.C. Shannon, Route 3, Harriman, recently celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary with their seven
children, 52 grandchildren, and 22 great grandchildren present.
The couple were married August 12, 1894, at Wartburg. They are the parents of 11 children, seven of whom are living.
They are: Mrs. Bill Heidle, Wartburg; Mrs. H.A. Deboard, Robbins; Miss Maggie Shannon, Harriman; Houk Shannon,
Danville, KY; Lige Shannon,Petros; Glenn Shannon, Oak Ridge; and Clifford Shannon, Kingston.”
Lee Henderson Shannon
son of Hezikiah and Texas
Lee Henderson Shannon
Lee and twin sisters, Maggie and Georgia Lee and Lillian Brasel Shannon
Wedding photo
Robert Lee Shannon
U.S. Navy – WWII
Son of Lee and Lillian
(see link for Lee Shannon) Lee before accident
1921
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Obituary, Grave & Portrait ofLee H.  Shannonburied Brasel Cemetery
Laura Morgan Freelsnamed for Morgan County, Tennessee
Granddaughter of
Robert Lee Shannon.
Direct descendant of 4 pioneer
Morgan County families:
Shannon, Freels, Brasel, and McCartt

 

JOHN FORRESTER FAMILY wife and children
front row: William Bullard Forrester and Elizabeth Gibson Bullard Forrester.
back row: l-r- Jennie and Marietta

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ASHE, Jennie—was born December 8th, 1864 in Claiborne County and died at her home near Burrville, Aug. 18, 1924. She was married to D. M. JACKS in 1882. Of this union there is one son, Claude of Chattanooga. She was again married to David B. ASHE, December 22, 1895. Of this union there are two sons and one daughter, Floyd and Gertrude of Knoxville and Fred of Sunbright. She was the daughter of Rev. John FOURESTER and leaves seven brothers and two sisters. She professed faith in Christ at Somerset, Ky., in 1903 and joined the M. E. Church and left her membership at Spring City. She never came in too late at night for Family Prayer. I would to God that all our homes had time to pray at night. Her father was a M. E. Circuit rider and in the fall, before his death, he rode horseback from his home near Burrville to Maryville to be at annual Conference and two weeks before her death, she walked about two miles to hear the gospel preached. Mrs. ASHE was loved by all who knew her and was laid to rest in the Sunbright Cemetery beneath a mound of beautiful flowers. The funeral was conducted by the writer. [Signed] Rev. D. A. SPESSARD. [Morgan County Press, 9/5/1924, Vol. 7, No. 7] —was born December 8th, 1864 in Claiborne County and died at her home near Burrville, Aug. 18, 1924.  She was married to D. M. JACKS in 1882.  Of this union there is one son, Claude of Chattanooga.  She was again married to David B. ASHE, December 22, 1895.  Of this union there are two sons and one daughter, Floyd and Gertrude of Knoxville and Fred of Sunbright.  She was the daughter of Rev. John FOURESTER and leaves seven brothers and two sisters.  She professed faith in Christ at Somerset, Ky., in 1903 and joined the M. E. Church and left her membership at Spring City.  She never came in too late at night for Family Prayer.  I would to God that all our homes had time to pray at night.  Her father was a M. E. Circuit rider and in the fall, before his death, he rode horseback from his home near Burrville to Maryville to be at annual Conference and two weeks before her death, she walked about two miles to hear the gospel preached.  Mrs. ASHE was loved by all who knew her and was laid to rest in the Sunbright Cemetery beneath a mound of beautiful flowers.  The funeral was conducted by the writer.  [Signed]  Rev. D. A. SPESSARD.  [Morgan County Press, 9/5/1924, Vol. 7, No. 7] 

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FORRESTER, Elizabeth A., (Mrs.)—Judge Wm. BULLARDS mother, died on August 9, and was burried in the M. C. Church Cemetery at this place on the 11th. Rev. BARNES of Knoxville conducted the ceremony. The sermon was very impressive. Mrs. FORRESTER was born Aug. 15th, 1841. [Morgan County Press, 8/17/1917, Vol. 3, No. 5]

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 Elizabeth Gibson,  
born: August 15, 1841-died: September 8, 1917,  
daughter of  
Archibald Gibson and Nancy Burchfield 
Married: 1. Benjamin Bullard  
2: John B. Forrester

William Bullard
born: August 7, 1860-Died; April 1, 1932
Married: Elizabeth Jett

Nancy Jennie Forrester
born: December 8, 1864-died:  August 18, 1924,
Married:  1. D. M. Jacks – 2.David Ashe

Marietta Forrester
born: July 1879,
married: Thomas Douglas.
Elizabeth Gibson,
born: August 15, 1841-died: September 8, 1917,
daughter of
Archibald Gibson and Nancy Burchfield
Married: 1. Benjamin Bullard
2: John B. Forrester

William Bullard
born: August 7, 1860-Died; April 1, 1932
Married: Elizabeth Jett

Nancy Jennie Forrester
born: December 8, 1864-died:  August 18, 1924,
Married:  1. D. M. Jacks – 2.David Ashe

Marietta Forrester
born: July 1879,
married: Thomas Douglas.

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Mathew Forrester and Lucy Sophia Wight-1904 
(Elizabeth is standing beside Lucy)

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Catherine “Katy” DeMarcus Forrester age 32, wife of John B. Forrester died Thursday night at 9:00 0’clock leaving three small children. Funeral services were held at the Baptist Church, by Rev. Tim Peters. Burial: in Sunbright Cemetery, Sunbright TN. In an unmarked grave. Her husband is buried beside her in an unmarked grave.  [Morgan County Press 5/20/1926, Vol.8, No. 41]
The baby is Helen Ruth, oldest child of John & Katy Forrester.

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JOSIAH & ELIZABETH FORRESTER

MATTHEW, ALBERT, PETE FORRESTER

DAVID FORRESTER

MARIETTA FORRESTER DOUGLAS
Taken 1970
JOHN FORRESTER
born: May 7,1801 in Wythe County,VA
died: December 3, 1881 in Morgan Co. TN
Son of William and Jennet McKie
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ELIZABETH A. GIBSON BULLARD

Born: August 15, 1841 in TN
Died: August 9, 1917 in Knoxville, Knox Co., TN
Daughter of Archibald and Nancy Burchfield Gibson

 

Courtesy of Judith Pitcock