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]




<div class="source"></div><div class="image-desc">Geneva Bullen celebrated her 101st birthday on Oct. 8. She celebrated with friends and family at Life Care Center of Morgan County.
</div><div class="buy-pic"><a href=";orig=commfam_bullen_101_color_pic.jpg" target="_new">Buy this photo</a></div>Geneva Bullen celebrated her 101st birthday on Oct. 8, 2015. She celebrated with friends and family at Life Care Center of Morgan County.

[Morgan County News, 10/28/2015


Mrs. Malonia Cofer celebrated her 100th birthday on New Years Day at the Laurel Brook Nursing Home in Dayton, Tenn. Mrs. Cofer, daughter of Civil War Veteran and farmer,  SAM BRADSHAW and Elizabeth Fairchild was born in Morgan County on January 1, 1871. In 1912 she was married to Jack Cofer. She has been in the Laurel Brook Nursing Home since August, 1968.  A birthday celebration was held at the home with cake and ice cream and several relatives and the staff at the home sang the traditional Happy Birthday to Mrs. Cofer. To add to the occasion, Mrs. Cofer received a congratulations card from President Nixon.

Mrs. Judith Rogers, a niece and Mr. & Mrs. Bob Taylor and daughter, Judy Ann visited with Mrs. Cofer on New Year’s Day. Mr. Taylor is a nephew.

On Sunday, January 10,, Mr. Herbert Bradshaw, a nephew, and Mrs. Henrietta Cox, a niece, also visited with Mrs. Cofer. The family wishes to thank everyone who remembered their aunt on her 100th birthday.

(a newspaper clipping dated 1971 found attached to Sam Bradshaw’s Civil War pension file in the genealogy room of Morgan County Genealogical & Historical Society in Wartburg, TN)

Melonia Cofer passed away in 1972 is resting in Jackson-Lyles Cemetery in Coalfield, TN.  She married William Jackson Cofer on Feb 1912, son of Abraham Cofer and Frances Malvinia Willis.(Find a Grave and other sources)


Kenneth Adams celebrated his 100th birthday. He was born in Feb. 22, 1915.

He married Bertie ….. on Dec. 20, 1938. Their home is in Chestnut Ridge.
[Morgan County News, March 11, 2015]


Mrs. Elizabeth Ellen Tinker, believed to be Morgan County’s oldest citizen, died at Oak Ridge Hospital from injuries in a fall at her Coalfield home. Born before the Civil War, she was 101 on October 11.[1961]  Her descendants number nearly 200.

A native of Monroe County, Tenn., Mrs. Tinker spent the last 55 years of her life in the First District of Morgan County. Her husband, John Tinker, died about 30 years ago. Of the 14 children born to Mrs. Tinker, only five survive. They are Luther, Gertrude and Charles Tinker of Coalfield, Mrs. Pearl Miller of Oliver Springs and H.B. Tinker of Toz, KY; 22 grandchildren, 125 great grandchildren an unknown number of great, great grandchildren and two great, great, great grandchildren. Funeral Services were conducted from the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Coalfield.  [Morgan County News dated Nov. 2, 1961]

[Mrs. Tinker is interred in Jackson Cemetery – Corbin Hill. Her date of death is shown as Oct. 30, 1961]



Mrs. O.E. GIBBS has bragging rights in Tift County.  She recently
celebrated her 102nd birthday with a family dinner at her home.  She was born in Harriman, Tenn., in 1888 and arrived in Tift County in 1910 where she taught three terms at the now defunct Branch Hill School.  She continued teaching music lessons until the 1940s.  Gibbs had nine children, seven living; 17 grandchildren;

and 20 great-grandchildren.
(Gazette Photo by Richard Porter)

NOTE:  She lived to be 103. She was born in Morgan County, TN on May 4, 1888, and lived in
Mossy Grove.  She was the daughter of William Wallace Love and Mary Mathis.

Courtesy of Myrna Love Sexton


100-year-old Clyde Hamby “ain’t in no hurry”
Published Oct. 15, 2004
By Krista Richmond
Chronicle staffwriter
Oct. 7 wasn’t just any birthday for Clyde Hamby of Westel. He celebrated 100
years of life. “I’ve enjoyed life,” said Hamby. “I ain’t in no hurry.” Hamby was born and raised in Hebbertsburg to Dexter and Dora Hamby. They lived close to Yellow Creek, and his father worked at the local post office. In his early 20s, he met Ora Hunter, who worked in Rockwood and lived next to his sister. They married and had eight children. The six children still living are Imogene Delius of Westel, Thelma Potter of Crab Orchard, Dallas Hamby of Ozone, Glenn Hamby of Alloway, Willard Hamby of Hebbertsburg and Roy Hamby of Crossville. Now there a five generations in his family, including several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Hamby lost is wife in November 2002 after 74 years of marriage. His youngest sister, Arleva Hembree, lives in Rockwood. When asked about the secret to his long life, he said, “I don’t feel too old. I eat three times a day and sleep all night.” Genetics might have something to do with it as well. His mother lived to be 102. Hamby also likes to stay active. He is involved in the Masonic Lodge, in which he has been a member of for 50 years. Hamby was a farmer, raising livestock and logging in the mountains, and still keeps chickens. Hamby will celebrate his birthday on Saturday with a gathering at the Hebbertsburg Community Center.
[Source, Crossville Chronicle]

Edna Hamby Goodman – Celebrated 100th Birthday on Sept. 9, 2013


“Granny” was born to Lewis Edward and Mahala Stringfield Hamby on Sept 9, 1913.Mother of nine, grandmother of 15, great and great-great grandmother a host of others! She is a sister to four brothers, George, Balford, Albert and Mack, one sister, Velia.  She married Lonnie Goodman on June 28, 1930. They were married for 58 years. Their 9 children: Maxie Barnes, Juanita “Bessie” McLain-deceased,Raymond Goodman-deceased, Josie Goodman-deceased, Charlotte Fritts, Willy Goodman-deceased, Margaret Teague-deceased and Sandra Aslinger.


Edna Goodman
Mrs. Edna Goodman passed away on May 9, 2014. She was blessed to be 100 years old. [She was born Sept 9, 1913]  Edna was born on September 9, 1913, to Lewis and Mahalia (Stringfield) Hamby. She was married to Lonnie Goodman on June 28, 1930. During their 58 year marriage, they had nine children, 15 grandchildren, and a host of great-and great-great grandchildren.
“Granny” was an expert cook of Southern Cuisine and an accomplished quilter. She was a long-time member of Pilot Mountain Missionary Baptist Church. Her greatest joys in life were her worship with God, and fellowship with her family.
She is survived by daughter Maxine Barnes of Lancing; Charlotte Fritts of Ten Mile; Sandra Aslinger of Wartburg.
The family will receive friends Sunday, May 11, 2014 from 4-6 pm Schubert Funeral Home Wartburg. Funeral Services will follow at 6 pm with Bro. Charles Webb and Bro. Billy Goodman officiating, interment will follow in the Lane Cemetery, Lancing. [Schubert Funeral Home]


Mrs. Nancy Stringfield

b: 2-15-1863, d: 5-28-1966

died at the age of 103 at the home of her daughter Mrs. Fred O. Jones of Coalfield, TN

She was born in Roane Co., TN. Her husband was John Stringfield. Father, Sam Silvey;

mother, Melvina Wright: burial in Piney Cemetery, Oakdale, TN

ADKINS, LINDSAY C., age 100, of Lancing died June 20, 1989 on his One Hundreth Birthday. He was a Veteran of WW I and was preceded in death by his wife Etta Hll Adkins in 1979.Survivors are: sons, Dr. Thomas E. Adkins, Rossville, GA., Eugene Adkins, Wartburg; and Billy Adkins of Greenville.; four daughters, Mrs. Eula Waddell and Mrs. Christine Edwards of Lancing. Mrs. Avilene (Stanley) Peterman of Harriman; and Mrs. Betty (Richard) Arnold of Atlanta. thirteen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Mr. Adkins professed a hope in Christ at an early age. Funeral services were conducted from Schubert Funeral Home Chapel in Wartburg with Elder John E. Robbins officiating. Interment followed in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Deer Lodge. [Morgan County News]