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]

Melhorn Family,namesMelhorn Family

Minnie, Fred, Marym, Henry, Wilhemine, George, Ed, Emma, Katie

Courtesy of Jon Peters

 

Heidel Family,2Heidel Family

Clex, Alvin, Helen, Henrym, Minnie, Clarence, Katie, Edwin, Martin

 

 

 

 

Heidel Brothers, namesHEIDEL BROTHERS, CHARLES, GUS, ALEX, ED

Christian F. & Johanna Heidel

Christian F. & Johanna Heidel

Courtesy of Jon Peters

Melhorn, Rudolph F. & Wilhelmina

LETTER OF DAVID FORESTER
Written January 1st, 1872




Courtesy of Judith Pitcock

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]

FLAT FORK FRIENDS 
PHOTOS FROM THE COLLECTION 
OF 
LILLIAN BRASEL SHANNON AND LEE SHANNON 



 


SAMPSON HOLDER
with
ROBERT LEE SHANNON

BECKY HOLDER
with
ROBERT L. SHANNON
HOLDER HOME
on
FLAT FORK


 

Group of Friends More Friends of Lillian Brasel Shannon
Lillian Shannon, 2nd from left
and possibly Viola Hamby on the right
Taken about 1915 
LEE AND LILLIAN BRASEL SHANNON
Couple on the right, others unknown
More Friends – Unknown