No new births to report at this time.
Blair Mathews and Kristi Johnson were married on Saturday June 25 in a garden ceremony in Bryan, Texas. After honeymooning in Vancouver and Victoria, B.C. they are residing in Houston, Texas. Blair is the son of Thomas and Katrina Mathews and grandson of Jenna and Carrol Mathews.
Danielle Elizabeth Corman and Joshua Ross Boehm were married July 1 at an outdoor celebration at the Corman farm, Pomona, Missouri. Danielle's parents are Dan and Connie Corman and her grandmother is Joanna Conner Corman, all of Pomona. They will make their home in Springfield, Missouri. Danielle is continuing her college education and Joshua is employed by the Branson Fire Department as a firefighter.
Peggy Jane Dudley and Jeffrey Alan Boyer were married July 9 at the Bethel United Methodist Church, Wildwood, Missouri. Peggy is the daughter of Paul and Majorie Conner Dudley, Gerald, Missouri. We welcome Jeffs 7-year-old daughter, Lindsey, to the family. After their honeymoon to Eureka Springs,Arkansas, they are residing in Union, Missouri. Peggy continues to teach 6th grade at Meramec Valley R-3 District in Pacific, Missouri. Jeff is employed at DRC,in Herculaneum, Missouri.
Amanda Leigh Pettit and Christopher Delbert Brotherton were married August 13 at the First Christian Church, West Plains, Missouri. Amanda is the daughter of Paul and Katherine Pettit of Dora, Missouri and the granddaughter of the late Dorothea Conner Lindsey. They are residing in West Plains where Amanda will continue her college education and Christopher is an announcer at the West Plains radio station.
Bobbie Jean Tennyson of Ringgold, Georgia died Sunday, August 28, 2005, She was preceded in death by the father, James Louis Tennyson. She is survived by her mother, Clara Pendergrass Tennyson, sisters Betty Tennyson, Clara Maye Durgin, and Faye Levi; brother, Paul Tennyson. Burial was in the Tennessee-Georgia Memorial Park. She descended from Eliza Roark.
Ottis Witt Latham of Springtown,TX died July 14,2005 in Azie, TX. He was buried in the Springtown Cemetery. He helped start the Springtown Fire Dept. and helped build the first ball park there. He served in the Air Force during WW II as an airplane mechanic. He married Juanice Williams and they made their home in Springtown and were married for 61 years. Ottis was the son of Thomas and Delia Latham and great grandson of Martha Jane Conner Witt.
Anna Mae Pendergrass Staton, 76, a resident of Cleveland, left this earth to meet her maker Wednesday evening, June 29, 2005, in a local hospital. She had struggled many years with several major illnesses. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was known as an avid gardener in her community and also loved making quilts and canning the produce from her gardens. She prided herself in taking care of her family. She loved to cook and everyone that came to her home would never leave hungry. She was a member of Burdette Baptist Church. She was the daughter of the late Gordon and Leia Stokes Pendergrass. She was also preceded in death by an infant son, Billie Jo Staton; several brothers: Billy, Johnny and L.D. Pendergrass; one sister, Irene Clayton; and one infant grandchild, Jonathan David Staton. Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Paul J. Staton Sr.; four children and their spouses: Paul Jr. and Linda Staton, Carolyn and Donald Webb, Jody and Kenneth Woody, and David and Martha Staton, all of Cleveland; five brothers: Bobby Pendergrass of Charleston, Butch Pendergrass of Georgetown, Clarence, Junior and Jody Pendergrass, all of Cleveland; and one sister, Margie Blackwell of Cleveland; five grandchildren: Russell Webb, Cathy Crox, Jeffery Staton, Angel Cross and Tandi Staton; step grandchildren: Christie Gray and Melanie Kuhn; and nine great-grandchildren; and one special great-grandchild Logan Cross; special friends: Hazel and Richard Byrd of Cleveland; she also leaves behind several nieces and nephews. Graveside service were held Friday, July 1, 2005, at 11 a.m. in Eastview Baptist Church Cemetery in Georgetown with Pastor David Evans officiating.
Ulys Ray "Pick" Pickens , 93, a retired electrician, died Thursday, Feb. 3, 2005 in Arlington, Texas. Graveside Service: Private, in Moore Memorial Gardens.
He was bom June 5, 1911, near Charleston, West Virginia, to Artemas Andrew Pickens and Mary Leoma Nuckols Pickens. He graduated from Dunbar High School, west of Charleston, where he was captain of the football team his senior year. During the hard years of the Depression, he worked for various industries in the coal mining area of Appalachia and later with the DuPont Corporation. In the early 1940s, he transferred to Richland,WA where he worked on the atomic research and development project. On Sunday, March 25,1948, in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, Pick married Iva Marie Roark of Arlington. Trained as an electrician, Pick moved to Arlington in 1949, and shortly thereafter he was employed with Bell Helicopter Corp., where he retired in 1976. Pick was an outdoorsman par excellence, and loved the mountains of West Virginia and Washington. He and Marie vacationed each summer near Stehekin, Wash., in the Lake Chelan National Recreational Area and enjoyed a second home in Polk County, Ark., where he was a member of the Cherry Hill Baptist Church. Survivors: His wife of almost 57 years; daughter, Sandra Pickens of Jupiter, Fla.; sister-in-law Erma Pickens of Charleston, W. Va.; nephew, Andy Pickens and wife, Cindy, and grand-nephew. Drew, of Burleson; and niece, Marty Neill, and grand-niece, Amee, of Charleston, W. Va.
Doris Valentine, who lived at 18454 Walnut Street, Hesperia, CA 92345-6655 had her copy of the last newsletter returned marked "Deceased - Return to sender" If anyone knows more about Doris, please contact Chuck Gross.
Paul S. Conner of Midfield, AL. Paul's copy was also returned and a phone call confirmed Paul's death. Paul was the son of John S. Conner, grandson of Mack and Margaret Conner, and the great grandson of Maximilian Haney Conner.
Courtney Mathews returned from England on August 4 where she has been studying at Oxford for six weeks. She toured Italy, Ireland and several areas of England including Bath, Leeds, London and other areas. Courtney will return to college at Abilene Christian University in late August. She is the daughter of Steve and Carol Mathews and granddaughter of Jenna and Carrol Mathews.
On Saturday, May 7th David A. Davenport Graduated from the Hamot Medical Center/Gannon University School of Anesthesia. His sisters, Marylyn and Hope from Tennessee and Texas respectively, along with their husbands attended the ceremony in Pennsylvania.
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