Terry Mason's Family History Site

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Selected Families and Individuals

Source Citations

William David Burris

1FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=57526887. Image.

Estella May Ecret

1FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=57526886. Image.

Hugh Thomas Downing

1FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=52715053. Image.

2Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002. Image.

31860 U.S. Census, M653_625 pg 323, 16 Jun 1860. "Thomas Downing 28 M Farm Hand Illinois
Sarah Downing 25 F Illinois
Mollie Downing 1/12 F Missouri."

Sarah E. Fields

1FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=52715134. Image.

2Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002. Image.

Katherine Erd

1Kentucky Death Records, 1852-1964. "Name: Katherine Sprake
[Katherine Erd]  
Death Date: 12 Dec 1929
Death Location: Fayette, Kentucky, USA
Age: 75
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 21 Jan 1854
Birth Location: Fayette
Father's Name: F I Erd
Father's Birth Location: Germany
Mother's name: Mary Lampert
Mother's Birth Location: Germany." Image.

21920 U.S. Census, T625_569 pg 1A, 2 Jan 1920. "Downing, Earnest P. head MW 43 M Kentucky Kentucky Tennessee Chauffer Brewery
-------, Ophelia wife FW 43 M Kentucky Kentucky Kentucky
Sprake, Kate mother-in-law FW 65 Wd  Kentucky Germany Germany."

Earl Clarence Worley

1FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=43108824. "He was the son of Robert and Jerusha Thomas Worley.

Military Marker: CPL CO E 167 Infantry World War I SN US Navy Korea." Image.

Ruth Lawler James

1FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=43109135. "Decatur Daily - February 2, 1993

Ruth Worley

Graveside service for Ruth Lawler Worley, 90, of Route 2 Decatur will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Roselawn Cemetery with the Rev. Brooks Barkley officiating and Brown Service Funeral Home directing.

The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 8 at the funeral home.

Mrs. Worley died Sunday at Decatur General Hospital. She was born Ruth Lawler James on Jan. 1, 1903 in Gurley. She was the widow of Earl C. Worley Sr., and a former owner of E & W Upholstery. She was a member of Southside Baptist Church and the American Legion Auxiliary.

She is survived by two sons, James B. Worley and Earl Clarence Worley Jr., both of Decatur; two daughters, Laura Blevins of Decatur and Geraldine Vessel of Sarasata, Fla.; one brother, Thomas James of Baton Rouge, La.; one sister, Mildred Jordan of Lucerne, Calif.; 12 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Worley, Earl Worley III, Bruce Worley, Earl Penn, Russell Large and John Grant." Image.

Ollie Thomas Carden

1FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=77458220. "The Pulaski Citizen 16 Nov 1960

Funeral services for Ollie Thomas Cardin, 63, retired farmer, were held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at Pulaski Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Floyd Cates, pastor of First Baptist Church, Pulaski, and the Rev. Mack Pinkelton, Baptist minister. Burial took place in the Hanna Cemetery.

Mr. Cardin died of a heart attack at 5:30 o'clock on Wednesday morning November 9, at Giles County Hospital.
Born July 10, 1897, in Giles County, he was the son of the late Tommy Cardin and Ketty Thomas Cardin.

Mr. Cardin is survived by his wife, Mrs. Laura Trotman Cardin; eight sons, Ollie Cardin, Jr., Peoria, Ill., Ray Cardin, San Diego, Calif., Robert, James, Joe, Gene, Charles and Alvin Cardin, all of Giles County; three daughters, Mrs. John Smith, Pulaski, Mrs. G. K. Johnson, Minor Hill, and Mrs. Atha Mitchell, Jr., Frankewing; four grandchildren; one brother, Harry Cardin, Decatur, Ala.; and two sisters, Mrs. Ruby Boaz, and Mrs. Annie Mitchell, both of Pulaski.
Pulaski Funeral Home in charge of arrangements." Image.

Laura Susan Trotman

1FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=77458273. Image.

Harry Walden Carden

1Alabama, Deaths and Burials Index, 1881-1974. "Name: Harry Walton Carden
Birth Date: abt 1896
Death Date: 24 Sep 1972
Death Place: Hartselle, Morgan County, Alabama
Death Age: 76
Marital Status: Married
Gender: Male
Father Name: Thomas Carden
Mother Name: Kittie Thomas
Spouse Name: Nannie Carden
FHL Film Number: 2114478."

2FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=77458770. Image.

Nanny Lou Woodard

1FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=77458817. "The Pulaski Citizen, 26 Aug 1981.

A former Giles Countian, Mrs. Nannie Lou Woodard Carden, of Decatur, Ala., died Tuesday August 25. She was the widow of the late Harry Walden Carden.

Funeral services will be held at Shelton Funeral Home in Decatur, Thursday at 1:00 p. m. Burial will be at Shores Cemetery near Hanna Baptist Church in Giles County.

Survivors include seven children, one of whom is Mrs. Harvey McNeese of Pulaski; 20 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren." Image.

Henry Kirk Birdsong

1FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=43704254. Image.

Eunice Mildred Thomas

1FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=43704260. "BIRDSONG, Eunice Mildred Thomas The Pulaski Citizen 08 Apr 1959
  Funeral services for Mrs. Eunice Mildred Thomas Birdsong, 67, resident of the Bethesda section of the county, were held at 3 o'clock Monday afternoon in the chapel of Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. James T. Parsons and the Rev. Earl Cantrell, pastor of the Bethesda Methodist Church. Mrs. Birdsong who had been in declining health for some time, died of a heart attack Sunday morning while enroute to the hospital.
  Born September 21, 1891, in Giles County, she was the daughter of the late Isaac B. Thomas and Ophelia Brown Thomas, and was a member of Bethesda Methodist Church. Her husband, Henry Kirk Birdsong, died December 21, 1953.
  Mrs. Birdsong is survived by four sons, Freeman Birdsong, Thomas Birdsong, and Brown Birdsong, all of the Bunker Hill-Bethesda section, and John Wilson Birdsong, Pulaski; five daughters, Miss Everlene Birdsong, Bethesda, Mrs. Guy Bass, Pulaski, Mrs. John Owens, Cornersville, Mrs. James Owens, Louisville, Ky., and Mrs. Stacy Pierson, Shelbyville; twenty-four grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Rabie Wilson, Birmingham, Ala., and Mrs. Mitchell Chambers, Benton, Ky. Bennett-May and Company, in charge." Image.

James Floyd Marks

1FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=92519574. Image.

Rabie Lee Thomas

1FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=95519768. "Birmingham News December 7, 1966
  Mrs. Rabie Thomas Wilson, age 71, of 2425 31st Ave., North, passed away Tuesday p.m. in a local hospital. She is survived by 1 son, James F. Marks; 3 daughters, Mrs. Lavada South, Mrs. Margaret Cook, Mrs. Elizabeth Oddo, all of Birmingham; 1 sister, Lena Chambers of Benton, Ky.; 6 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren.
  Funeral services will be held Thursday 2 p.m. from Brown-Service Norwood Chapel. Interment will be in Old Walker Chapel Cemetery. Brown-Service Norwood, directing." Image.