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Erasmus B. Slay found in:

Land Records: AL, AR, FL, LA, MI, MN, OH, WI, 1790-1907
Document number: 6056 Description number: 1
Number of acres: 40.0000 Accession number: AR2340__.395
Patentee Surname: Slay Patentee given name: Erasmus B.
State name: Arkansas
Volume: 2340 Page number: 395
Land office: Champagnolle Aliquot part reference: NESE
Section number: 6
Township: 19 South Range: 19 West
Meridian or special survey area: Fifth Principal Meridian
Title transfer authority: Sale-Cash Entries
Combined signature date: Mar. 10, 1885
Multiple patentees: N Multiple warrantees: N
Signature: Y Canceled document: N Subsurface rights reserved: N
Metes and bounds: N Fractional section: N

Erasmus B. Slay found in:

Land Records: AL, AR, FL, LA, MI, MN, OH, WI, 1790-1907
Document number: 3605 Description number: 2
Number of acres: 117.8900 Accession number: AR2340__.388
Patentee Surname: Slay Patentee given name: Erasmus B.
State name: Arkansas
Volume: 2340 Page number: 388
Land office: Champagnolle Aliquot part reference: NENW
Section number: 5
Township: 19 South Range: 19 West
Meridian or special survey area: Fifth Principal Meridian
Title transfer authority: Sale-Cash Entries
Combined signature date: Mar. 10, 1885
Multiple patentees: N Multiple warrantees: N
Signature: Y Canceled document: N Subsurface rights reserved: N
Metes and bounds: N Fractional section: Y

Erasmus B. Slay found in:

Land Records: AL, AR, FL, LA, MI, MN, OH, WI, 1790-1907
Document number: 3605 Description number: 1
Number of acres: 0.0000 Accession number: AR2340__.388
Patentee Surname: Slay Patentee given name: Erasmus B.
State name: Arkansas
Volume: 2340 Page number: 388
Land office: Champagnolle Aliquot part reference: N½SW
Section number: 5
Township: 19 South Range: 19 West
Meridian or special survey area: Fifth Principal Meridian
Title transfer authority: Sale-Cash Entries
Combined signature date: Mar. 10, 1885
Multiple patentees: N Multiple warrantees: N
Signature: Y Canceled document: N Subsurface rights reserved: N
Metes and bounds: N Fractional section: Y

Erasmus B. Slay found in:

Land Records: AL, AR, FL, LA, MI, MN, OH, WI, 1790-1907
Document number: 6056 Description number: 1
Number of acres: 40.0000 Accession number: AR2340__.395
Patentee Surname: Slay Patentee given name: Erasmus B.
State name: Arkansas
Volume: 2340 Page number: 395
Land office: Champagnolle Aliquot part reference: NESE
Section number: 6
Township: 19 South Range: 19 West
Meridian or special survey area: Fifth Principal Meridian
Title transfer authority: Sale-Cash Entries
Combined signature date: Mar. 10, 1885
Multiple patentees: N Multiple warrantees: N
Signature: Y Canceled document: N Subsurface rights reserved: N
Metes and bounds: N Fractional section: N

Erasmus B. Slay found in:

Land Records: AL, AR, FL, LA, MI, MN, OH, WI, 1790-1907
Document number: 3605 Description number: 2
Number of acres: 117.8900 Accession number: AR2340__.388
Patentee Surname: Slay Patentee given name: Erasmus B.
State name: Arkansas
Volume: 2340 Page number: 388
Land office: Champagnolle Aliquot part reference: NENW
Section number: 5
Township: 19 South Range: 19 West
Meridian or special survey area: Fifth Principal Meridian
Title transfer authority: Sale-Cash Entries
Combined signature date: Mar. 10, 1885
Multiple patentees: N Multiple warrantees: N
Signature: Y Canceled document: N Subsurface rights reserved: N
Metes and bounds: N Fractional section: Y

Erasmus B. Slay found in:

Land Records: AL, AR, FL, LA, MI, MN, OH, WI, 1790-1907
Document number: 3605 Description number: 1
Number of acres: 0.0000 Accession number: AR2340__.388
Patentee Surname: Slay Patentee given name: Erasmus B.
State name: Arkansas
Volume: 2340 Page number: 388
Land office: Champagnolle Aliquot part reference: N½SW
Section number: 5
Township: 19 South Range: 19 West
Meridian or special survey area: Fifth Principal Meridian
Title transfer authority: Sale-Cash Entries
Combined signature date: Mar. 10, 1885
Multiple patentees: N Multiple warrantees: N
Signature: Y Canceled document: N Subsurface rights reserved: N
Metes and bounds: N Fractional section: Y 
Slay, Erastus Burnett (I1085)
 
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Mr. Slay was born in Glouster, Ohio on November 6, 1937, the son of the late Earl and Lola B. (Oiler) Slay Sr.

Bill was married to Mary Craft, they later divorced. He married Elaine (Moore) Fletcher on September 15, 2000 in Pigeon Forge, TN. She survives him in Findlay.

Bill is survived by two sons: Billy Jr. (Jackie) of Lima and Joe (Jill) of Findlay; a daughter: Terri (Raymond) Neville of Mortimer, OH; a stepdaughter: Michelle (Daemon) Cortez of Findlay and a stepson: Brian (Jamie) Rozelle of Maryland.

He is also survived by two brothers: Terry of Weston, OH and Michael (Margaret) of Sycamore; two sisters: Jane Slay of Fostoria and Joyce (Jack) Mock of Findlay; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son: Michael; a brother: Earl Jr.; a sister: Sharon Pittenberger and an infant sister: Linda.

Bill owned his own lawn care company.

Bill served in the United States Army. He was a member of the Upper Room Church of God.

Visitation will be held on Monday, September 7, 2009 from 6-8 p.m. at the Upper Room Church of God 520 W. Bigelow Ave., Findlay, Ohio.

A Religious Service will be held at the Upper Room Church of God 520 W. Bigelow Ave Findlay, on Tuesday, September 8, 2009 at 11 a.m., with Bishop Terry McBeath officiating. Military rites will be performed by the Hancock County Veterans Memorial Squad following the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family would like memorial contributions made in Billy's honor to the Upper Room Church of God, 520 W. Bigelow Ave., Findlay, Ohio 45840.

Online condolences can be made at www.Routsonfuneralchapel.com.

The Courier
Saturday, September 5, 2009 
Slay, Billy Gail Sr (I60948)
 
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[maloneydecendents.FTW]

5/9/00 Conversation with Mattie Maloney
Believes "there were two boys Alton and Noble. And a girl Elsie who died."
Census records show Alton and Noble but not Elsie. Death certificate shows infant son of A.L.Maloney died in San Angelo Texas 1913 age 1 wk.

Ellis County V33,ED14,S7,L23
Maloney, John b.1858 Georgia.
,Mary, Wife, b. 10/1855, Alabama.
,Rula, D. b.8/1884 Texas
, Harold, S. b 9/1888, Texas
Possibly an older brother to Augustus.

Birth certificate of son Norval shows:
Age 34 * Birthdate between Feb. 13,1870 and Feb. 12, 1871

A.L.MaloneyBible Copy has:
Born May 9, 1870 Cobb County, Geargia
Queen's Little Book has: died 8:45 Friday morning Oct. 7 1938 McKinney Texas
Hazel remembers living on Foncine Rd near Williams Cemetery (South West Corner) about 200 ft from Grave site.

Lds 1435015
Index to Deeds, Item 1
Direct Index to Deeds 4
Grantor, grantee,Kind of instrument, Original Grantor,No. acres,Date, Book, Page

Maloney, G.L., D.M. Yancey, Deed Roland Hare&Thomas Moore, 2/5 int. 150ac., 12/5/1895, 87, 5??
LDS1435105 v86-88 1899-1901
LDS1435095 v56-59 1893-95
LDS1435096 v59-61 1894-95
LDS1435097 v62-64 1895-96
LDS1435098 v64-67 1895-97

Maloney, Francis, G.L. Maloney, Deed, 1/5int150ac., June 3, 1895, 87, 5??
LDS1435105 See above

1900 Census, Texas
Pct #4,Wood County V185,Ed145,S10,L96
D175,F176
Maloney,Augustus,Head,W,M,May 1870,30,M,2,Georgia,Alabama,Alabama, Farmer.Rented
,Susannah,Wife,W,F,Jan 1881,M,2,2 children,2 living,Alabama, Alabama,Alabama,
,John,Son,W,M,Jul 1898,1,S,Texas,Georgia,Alabama,
,Rachel,Daugh.,W,F,Dec 1899,6/12,S,Texas,Georgia,Alabama,

Note: Birth place of Augustus' Father and Mother inconsistant with other data. Should be
S.Carolina,Georgia

1910 Census, Texas
Tom Green County V132, ED 279. S272
Maloney, Agustus L.,W,39,Georgia.
,Susie,W,29,Ala.
,John L.,s,11,Texas
,Emma F.,d,10,Texas
,Rachel J.,d,9,Texas
,Queen,d,7,Texas
,Norvell,s,6,Tx
,Roy,s,5,Tx
,Reuben,s,3,Tx
,Alton,s,10/12, Texas * May be Nobel??

1920 Census, Texas, Prosper Road, Collin County, V34, ED2, S8, L80
D142,F148
Maloney, A.L.,Farmer49,Georgia.
,Sussie,W, 39,Alabama.
,Rachel,D,18,Texas
,Queen,D,17,Texas
,Norval, S,16,Texas
,Ruben, S,12,Texas
,Noble, S,9,Texas
,Eugene, S,5,Texas
,Hazel, D,6/12, Texas
Obit (1938)
"The deceased a native of Cooke(Cock) County,Georgia. was born 5/9/1870"
"Passed away Friday morning at his home several miles south of the city on route 2 where he had lived for many years."
Surving:
"wife Mrs Susie T. Maloney"
"Children:
John and Roy of Dallas, Norvel of Ft.Worth
Reubin if this city
Eugene of Nevada
Mrs W.C. Vickens, Mrs E. Jorden of Dallas
Miss Queen Maloney of Longview
Miss Hazel Maloney of McKinney"
"Ten Grendchildren"

Obit from Hazel Maloney, May 2000

Augustus Lee Maloney (known as "Gus") passed away at his home in the McDonald community. Friday Oct 7
Liven in Collin County 21 years moving to Blyth,s Chapel in 1917 from Tom Green County.
Later lived in Mt.Olive community for 13 yrs.
Born May 9, 1870 in Cobb County, Geargia the youngest son of John Maloney and Frances Slay Maloney.
Parents came to Texas in December 1873 settling in Johnson County near Alvorado.
He and wife married 41 years. He was 68 years, 4 months, 23 days old.
Methodist Church for 48 years. Member I.O.O.F. and W.O.W.
Brother William Maloney lives in Oklahoma
Wife 9 children, 10 grandchildren.
Sons John and Roy of Dallas, Norval of Ft.Worth,Reubin of McDonald, Clarence of Nevada
Daughters Mrs Emma Dickens and Mrs Emerson Jordan of Dallas, Miss Queen Maloney of Longview, Mis Hazel Maloney at home.
Funeral service Saturady afternoon at Mt. Olive Church. Burial in Williams Cemetery.
Pallbeares; J.B. Powell, Leslie Shields, Cebe Williams, Hans Dickens, J.C. Cook, George Corely.
Note : Shields, Dickens, Cook, and Corley may be fathers of inlaws.

Niece Mrs. Will Starr of Whitesgrove attended
Obit from Hazel Maloney

[maloneydecendents.FTW]

5/9/00 Conversation with Mattie Maloney
Believes "there were two boys Alton and Noble. And a girl Elsie who died."
Census records show Alton and Noble but not Elsie. Death certificate shows infant son of A.L.Maloney died in San Angelo Texas 1913 age 1 wk.

Ellis County V33,ED14,S7,L23
Maloney, John b.1858 Georgia.
,Mary, Wife, b. 10/1855, Alabama.
,Rula, D. b.8/1884 Texas
, Harold, S. b 9/1888, Texas
Possibly an older brother to Augustus.

Birth certificate of son Norval shows:
Age 34 * Birthdate between Feb. 13,1870 and Feb. 12, 1871

A.L.MaloneyBible Copy has:
Born May 9, 1870 Cobb County, Geargia
Queen's Little Book has: died 8:45 Friday morning Oct. 7 1938 McKinney Texas
Hazel remembers living on Foncine Rd near Williams Cemetery (South West Corner) about 200 ft from Grave site.

Lds 1435015
Index to Deeds, Item 1
Direct Index to Deeds 4
Grantor, grantee,Kind of instrument, Original Grantor,No. acres,Date, Book, Page

Maloney, G.L., D.M. Yancey, Deed Roland Hare&Thomas Moore, 2/5 int. 150ac., 12/5/1895, 87, 5??
LDS1435105 v86-88 1899-1901
LDS1435095 v56-59 1893-95
LDS1435096 v59-61 1894-95
LDS1435097 v62-64 1895-96
LDS1435098 v64-67 1895-97

Maloney, Francis, G.L. Maloney, Deed, 1/5int150ac., June 3, 1895, 87, 5??
LDS1435105 See above

1900 Census, Texas
Pct #4,Wood County V185,Ed145,S10,L96
D175,F176
Maloney,Augustus,Head,W,M,May 1870,30,M,2,Georgia,Alabama,Alabama, Farmer.Rented
,Susannah,Wife,W,F,Jan 1881,M,2,2 children,2 living,Alabama, Alabama,Alabama,
,John,Son,W,M,Jul 1898,1,S,Texas,Georgia,Alabama,
,Rachel,Daugh.,W,F,Dec 1899,6/12,S,Texas,Georgia,Alabama,

Note: Birth place of Augustus' Father and Mother inconsistant with other data. Should be
S.Carolina,Georgia

1910 Census, Texas
Tom Green County V132, ED 279. S272
Maloney, Agustus L.,W,39,Georgia.
,Susie,W,29,Ala.
,John L.,s,11,Texas
,Emma F.,d,10,Texas
,Rachel J.,d,9,Texas
,Queen,d,7,Texas
,Norvell,s,6,Tx
,Roy,s,5,Tx
,Reuben,s,3,Tx
,Alton,s,10/12, Texas * May be Nobel??

1920 Census, Texas, Prosper Road, Collin County, V34, ED2, S8, L80
D142,F148
Maloney, A.L.,Farmer49,Georgia.
,Sussie,W, 39,Alabama.
,Rachel,D,18,Texas
,Queen,D,17,Texas
,Norval, S,16,Texas
,Ruben, S,12,Texas
,Noble, S,9,Texas
,Eugene, S,5,Texas
,Hazel, D,6/12, Texas
Obit (1938)
"The deceased a native of Cooke(Cock) County,Georgia. was born 5/9/1870"
"Passed away Friday morning at his home several miles south of the city on route 2 where he had lived for many years."
Surving:
"wife Mrs Susie T. Maloney"
"Children:
John and Roy of Dallas, Norvel of Ft.Worth
Reubin if this city
Eugene of Nevada
Mrs W.C. Vickens, Mrs E. Jorden of Dallas
Miss Queen Maloney of Longview
Miss Hazel Maloney of McKinney"
"Ten Grendchildren"

Obit from Hazel Maloney, May 2000

Augustus Lee Maloney (known as "Gus") passed away at his home in the McDonald community. Friday Oct 7
Liven in Collin County 21 years moving to Blyth,s Chapel in 1917 from Tom Green County.
Later lived in Mt.Olive community for 13 yrs.
Born May 9, 1870 in Cobb County, Geargia the youngest son of John Maloney and Frances Slay Maloney.
Parents came to Texas in December 1873 settling in Johnson County near Alvorado.
He and wife married 41 years. He was 68 years, 4 months, 23 days old.
Methodist Church for 48 years. Member I.O.O.F. and W.O.W.
Brother William Maloney lives in Oklahoma
Wife 9 children, 10 grandchildren.
Sons John and Roy of Dallas, Norval of Ft.Worth,Reubin of McDonald, Clarence of Nevada
Daughters Mrs Emma Dickens and Mrs Emerson Jordan of Dallas, Miss Queen Maloney of Longview, Mis Hazel Maloney at home.
Funeral service Saturady afternoon at Mt. Olive Church. Burial in Williams Cemetery.
Pallbeares; J.B. Powell, Leslie Shields, Cebe Williams, Hans Dickens, J.C. Cook, George Corely.
Note : Shields, Dickens, Cook, and Corley may be fathers of inlaws.

Niece Mrs. Will Starr of Whitesgrove attended
Obit from Hazel Maloney 
Maloney, Augustus Lee (I36024)
 
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Slay, Thomas M (I48)
 
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Slay, Louisa (I135)
 
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Slay, Francis Marion Sr (I4263)
 
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Slay, William Alfred (I4938)
 
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Chambless, William C (I35398)
 
9 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I59060)
 
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Prothro, Helen (I62390)
 
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Gilder, Earnest (I69311)
 
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Brown, Joseph W (I76166)
 
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"Elmer Slay, 74, for many years a resident of the Lovilia community, died Friday at his home in Oskaloosa.
Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. W.M. Schuermann of the Oskaloosa Methodist Church, were Sunday afternoon at the Methodist church here. Burial was in Lovilia Cemetery.
Mr. Slay was born in Wisconsin April 8, 1878. While living in Lovilia, he worked as a coal miner, carpenter and painter. He served on the town council and was band leader.
Survivors are his wife; six sons; Harold of Lovilia, Charles of Hamilton, Kenneth of Long Beach, California and LeRoy, Paul and Joe, all of Oskaloosa; and three daughters; Mrs. Carolyn Hoyt of Oskaloosa, Mrs. Mary Wells of Lovilia and Mrs. Thelma Krile of Spencer." 
Slay, Elmer Lewis (I15665)
 
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1900 Texas Census Nacogdoches County, Vol 83, ED 47, Sh 17, L 23
1920 Texas Census, Nacogdoches County, Vol 128, ED 135, Sh 10, L 13 
Slay, Joseph Fenley (I3187)
 
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1900 Texas Census Nacogdoches County, Vol 83, ED 48, Sh 13, L 70 
Slay, William Madison (I692)
 
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Barbara Kay Slay, 68 of Fairmont, WV and formerly of Metz, WV, passed away on Sunday, May 11, 2014, at her residence. She was born on June 28, 1945, in Metz, WV, the daughter of Dorothy V. Smith of Metz, WV and the late Meryl N. Thomas.

Barbara is survived by her son, Joseph W. Simms of Fairmont, WV; two grandchildren, Kayla B. Simms of Hundred, WV and Tyler S. Simms of Hundred, WV; 3 sisters, Darlene J. Troy and husband Jim of Fairmont, Judy Thomas Neff and husband Nelson of Mannington, and Paula Dodd and husband June of Metz, WV; two brothers, Mike Thomas of Metz, WV and Billy Thomas of Metz, WV; two sisters-in-law, Sandra Thomas of Metz, WV and Penny Thomas of Fairmont, WV; 4 step-children, Nieta Howard of Fairmont, Joe Slay of NJ, Debbie Slay of NJ, and Greg Reesman of Morgantown, WV; several nieces and nephews.

Barbara was a longtime member of the First Century Church in Metz. She was a homemaker.

In addition to her father, Barbara was preceded in death by two brothers, Rick Thomas and Larry Thomas, and two former spouses, Sam Slay and John Reesman.

Family and Friends may call at Masters Funeral Home, 209 Main St, Mannington, WV on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 from 2-4:00 p.m. and 6-8:00 p.m. Visitation will also be held at The First Century Church in Metz, WV on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 from 10-11:00 a.m. with funeral services beginning at 11:00 a.m. in the church with Pastor Bill Coon officiating. Burial will follow at the Mannington Memorial Park Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Barbara's memory to The First Century Church, U.S. 250 North, Metz, WV. 
Thomas, Barbara Kay (I62039)
 
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Clara Mae Wright
Born in Bug Tussell, TX on Mar. 5, 1912
Departed on Jul. 12, 2009 and resided in Belton, TX.

Visitation: Tuesday, Jul. 14, 2009
Service: Wednesday, Jul. 15, 2009
Cemetery: Oak Hill Cemetery
Funeral service for Clara Mae Wright, 97, of Belton, formerly of Edgewood, is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 15, 2009, at Cheatham Memorial United Methodist Church in Edgewood with Rev. Michael Bedevian officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Edgewood under the direction of Allan Fuller Funeral Home in Wills Point.

She passed away Sunday morning, July 12, 2009, in a Belton nursing home.

Clara Mae was born March 5, 1912, in Bug Tussell, Texas, the daughter of James Sims and Ella Henson Sims. She was raised in the Van Zandt county area and attended school in the Small Community north of Edgewood. On September 19, 1938, she married Herman Parker. Clara Mae had been employed by Mason Dry Goods in Wills Point, co-owned a café in Wills Point and in 1964, she retired from Southwestern Bell Telephone Company. Her husband, Herman preceded her in death in March of 1985 and she later married William Wright in May of 1986 and he also preceded her in death in 1993. Clara Mae enjoyed dancing, knitting, poetry, crossword puzzles, quilting and sewing. She was a member of the Poets of East Texas, Edgewood Senior Citizens and a charter member of the Edgewood Historical Society. Clara Mae was also a member of the Cheatham Memorial United Methodist Church in Edgewood.

Preceded in death by her parents; 2 husbands, Herman Parker and William Wright; three brothers; two sisters; son, Charles Parker in 1982 and a grandson, Mike Castleberry in 1993.

Clara Mae is survived by three daughters, Wanda Castleberry, of Houston, Jerry Nell Parker, of Temple and Charlotte Wheeler & husband, Jim, of Temple; seven grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday evening 7:00 - 8:30 p. m.

Memorials may be made to Cheatham Memorial United Methodist, PO Box 800, Edgewood, Texas 75117 or University of Mary Hardin Baylor, 900 College Street, Belton, Texas 76513. 
Sims, Clara Mae (I54952)
 
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Columbus Police Department Corporal Thomas Keith Slay, 53, of Columbus, GA died Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at the Medical Center.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 A.M., Monday, August 5, 2013 at Cascade Hills Church with Rev. David Rathel and Police Chaplain Roy Isasi officiating. Interment with Full Police Honors will be held in Parkhill Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday afternoon from 3:00 to 5:00 P.M. at McMullen Funeral Home, 3874 Gentian Blvd. Columbus, GA.

Corporal Slay was born September 6, 1959 in Columbus, GA son of Thomas Raymond Slay and Barbara Sailers Perryman. He was a Corporal with the Columbus Police Department assigned as a Special Agent with the Metro Narcotics Task Force and was the unit's helicopter pilot. He has been in law enforcement officer for over 32 years in Columbus. He was a member of Fraternal Order of Police, Georgia and Alabama Narcotics Association. He was the security coordinator for Greystone Properties and a member of Rivertown Church in Columbus.

Corporal Slay was also a Flight Instructor and a Commercial Pilot where he piloted the Instrument Airplane and the Rotorcraft-Helicopter. As of November 9, 2007, he had accumulated 4,218 hours in airplanes and 263 hours in a helicopter.

He successfully trained numerous student pilots and was heavily involved in the aviation community. He provided critical air support to the Columbus Police Department and surrounding law enforcement agencies.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Jeffery R. Slay and paternal grandfather, Billy M. Perryman.

Survivors include his wife, Holly M. Slay of Phenix City, AL; mother Barbara Perryman of Valley, AL; father, Thomas Raymond Slay (Marcia) of Smiths Station, AL; son, Jeffery Slay of Columbus, GA; step daughter, Kallie Elkins of Phenix City, AL
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Through his more than 30 years in law enforcement, Thomas “Keith” Slay did not let the hardest parts of his job harden his heart.
Mourners at his funeral Monday described not only a dedicated police officer, but a husband, father and faithful churchgoer whose experience fighting crime kept him focused on what was most important in his personal life.
The Rev. David Rathel of Rivertown Church said that after he and Slay, 53, became close friends, the officer once told the minister he could not go hunting anymore because he had seen enough death on the job.
“He told me, ‘David, I can’t hunt. I’ve seen enough times when somebody died,’” the pastor said.
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Reminiscent of the verse from Matthew in which Jesus says, “Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven,” the narcotics agent with all his martial arts and special weapons training chose the least among his fellow churchgoers to nurture at Sunday school, the minister said - the 2-year-olds.
Slay wiped noses and brushed away tears, and soon graduated to another level: the 5-year-olds. Slay became the kindergarten Sunday school teacher - under Rathel’s training: “I taught him. He taught the 5-year-olds.”
Through tears his widow, Holly Slay, talked about the long notes her husband would write her for their anniversary. He wrote that he was thankful to have married the woman of his dreams. “Thank you so much for being my wife and sharing my life,” she read aloud from one his missives.
“No two people loved each other more than we did - maybe the same, but no more,” she said.
His son, Jeffery, talked about his father’s sense of humor and fondness for pranks. “He loved scaring people,” said Jeffery Slay, brandishing a rubber snake his dad used to play tricks on friends. Some in the audience must have seen that snake a thousand times, he said.
The son is not the first Jeffery Slay. Rathel told the story of Keith Slay’s sinking into a depression at age 11 when his little brother Jeffery died. His father, Thomas Raymond Slay, focused on getting his older son out of that lingering melancholy.
Keith Slay got into motocross and racing on the dirt track at Russell County’s East Alabama Motor Speedway. Later they bought an airplane, and flying gave the younger Slay a new perspective, from horizon to horizon, high above the trouble below.
“Sometimes you can’t see reality because you’re too close to it,” Rathel said.
At age 20, Slay joined the Muscogee Sheriff’s Office as a deputy, and later transferred to the Columbus Police Department, where he served as a homicide detective before taking the lead in forming a police aviation unit in 2003. Proficient in fixed-wing aircraft, he traveled to Fort Rucker, Ala., to be trained to fly helicopters. He became a flight instructor in both.
He loved to fly, Rathel said: “He had every aviation rating possible that he could have.”
The aviation unit later operated under the multi-agency Metro Narcotics Task Force to serve not just Columbus, but also Russell County and Harris County.
When the narcotics agent died after a traffic accident last week, he had logged 11,000 hours of flight time, Rathel said. Police said Slay and Russell County deputy Brad Evans, 26, were travelling northbound July 30 in a Ford F-150 with lights and siren running, and had shifted into Veterans Parkway’s center turn lane to pass a Ford Ranger when the Ranger’s 73-year-old driver also moved into the center lane.
Slay, who was driving, swerved to avoid the collision, but the Ranger still sideswiped Slay’s truck on the right rear side, sending it out of control to the road’s west side, where it jumped the curb and hit a utility pole on the driver’s side.
The other driver was not injured. Slay died of his injuries at The Medical Center. Evans suffered a head injury but was released from the hospital later in the week.
During the funeral Monday, Rathel said Slay felt he had faced death before: One night he was flying from LaGrange, Ga., to Columbus, and all of his electronics went out. He had no instruments, no air-traffic control to guide him through the dark.
So he prayed, believing that if his life were there to end, so be it. And he remembered the Chattahoochee River, which he could see from the air. He followed it home.
For the church congregation he guarded like family, he taught self-defense and fitness training - flipping a tractor tire and pulling cinder blocks were among the exercises - directed small group Bible study, took groups on hiking and camping trips, and initiated bicycle outings, “Pedal and Pray with Keith Slay,” Rathel said.
Once when the church grounds were cleared of old trees, Slay bought one pickup truck load of sand after another until all the holes vacated by tree stumps were filled, so no one would be injured.
“He filled the holes of the church in many areas,” Rathel said.
He talked of retiring, and of not retiring, the minister said: Maybe he would descend to that runway and put the badge away, maybe he would veer off and fly on.
“He had to die in action because he didn’t know when to quit,” Rathel said, recalling one of Slay’s favorite sayings for times when the work was wearing on his comrades: “Suck it up, buttercup.”
Now others must carry on Slay’s mission, Rathel said: “When a warrior dies fighting for you, the only thing you can do is pick up his sword and fight on.”
Near the conclusion of the funeral in Cascade Hills Church, guests saw on video screens images from a flyover of Columbus, and together sang one last song - not a mournful hymn but an upbeat toe-tapper:
“I’ll Fly Away.”
Graveside service
At Park Hill Cemetery, over 500 people gathered for a graveside service for Slay. The funeral procession, which included more than 200 police vehicles from departments all over Georgia and Alabama, took almost 30 minutes to file in and park along the cemetery’s winding roads.
Mayor Teresa Tomlinson arrived with Police Chief Ricky Boren and stood in line with Muscogee County Sheriff John Darr, Russell County Sheriff Heath Taylor and Phenix City Police Chief Ray Smith. They stood in front of numerous lines of public safety officers, in uniform and out, facing the stand that would hold Slay’s coffin.
An honor guard made up of about two dozen officers in full dress uniforms from 15 different law enforcement agencies formed a corridor through which members of the Columbus Police/Sheriff honor guard carried the flag-draped coffin to the stand.
Two pipers clad in tartan kilts led the pall bearers playing “The Minstrel Boy.”
Columbus Police Department Chaplain Cpl. Roy Isasi offered a brief eulogy, describing Slay as a dedicated police officer who had a love of flying helicopters, an affinity for Dunkin’ Donuts apple fritters and the occasional practical joke on his fellow officers, and a deep and abiding faith in God.
“Keith is not going to be forgotten. He was a special person,” Isasi said. “Keith is gone for a little while, but those who are right with the Lord, we’re going to see him again.”
Following Isasi’s words, a Columbus Police Department seven-man rifle squad fired three volleys for a rifle salute, which echoed sharply off the steep hills and tall hardwoods surrounding the site.
As the echoes died out, a lone bugler played “Taps” as those in uniform saluted and civilians covered their hearts with their hands.
As the bugler finished, the pipers started in with “Amazing Grace.”
Then, as the large crowd remained absolutely silent, the faint sound of helicopter blades could soon be heard approaching from a tree line nearby. Four police helicopters soon broke into view over the tree line, flying low in formation toward the crowd.
Just as they reached the gathering, one helicopter banked sharply out of the formation and out of sight as the other three held their positions and flew in a “missing man” formation into the distance.
The graveside service ended with the honor guard folding the flag that had draped Slay’s coffin and Boren presenting it and another flag to Slay’s family.
Tomlinson, who is the city public safety director, said she was moved by the number of law enforcement personnel from so many different cities and agencies that attended and by the helicopters’ “missing man” tribute.
“That’s always a very emotional formation, very symbolic,” Tomlinson said. “I think all of Keith’s family and friends were touched by that symbol.”
Ledger-Enquirer
August 4, 2013
 
Slay, Thomas Keith (I61977)
 
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Erline Estelle Slay Richey, 76, resident of 488 Hwy. 185 South wife of Louie Alexander Richey, Sr. died Saturday July 23, 2005 at The Hospice House in Greenwood, SC.

Born in Abbeville Co. SC she was a daughter of the late Steven Albert and Sallie Mae Turner Slay.

She was a retired employee of Monsanto Industries in Greenwood, with over 25 years of service. She attended Westside Baptist Church.

survivors: husband Louie Alexander Richey, Sr. of the home, 1 daughter Ann Hannigan of Mt. Carbon, West Virginia, 2 sons Louie A. Richey, Jr. of Donalds, SC and Roger Richey of Abbeville, SC, 2 sisters Helen Smith and Viola Smith both of Abbeville, SC, 6 brothers Tommy Slay and Allen Slay both of Abbeville, SC, James Slay and Billy Slay both of Hodges, " Sam" Rayford Slay and Johnny Slay both of Greenwood, SC, 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a granddaughter Lora Dale Richey.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday July 25, 2005 at 3:00 PM from the the Chapel of The Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home with the Rev. Tommy Cartledge officiating. Entombment will follow in Oakbrook Memorial Park in Greenwood, SC.

The body is at the Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home where the family will recieve friends Monday afternoon from 1:30 until 2:30 PM prior to services in the chapel.

Active pallbearers will beTyler Richey, Brence Richey, John Hannigan, Scottie Hannigan, Robbie Adams and Greg Slay.

Memorials may be made to The Hospice House 408 West ALexander Ave. Greenwood, SC 29646.

THE CHANDLER-JACKSON FUNERAL HOME, ABBEVILLE, SC IS IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.

Source: Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home and Cremation Services Death Notice.
 
Slay, Erline Estelle (I62203)
 
20
Joseph A. Fela, dear husband of Margaret, nee Shelton; loving father of Larry J. and Roseann; beloved son of of Pauline Fela; fond brother of Walter J. Bargiel, John P., and Jeannette Amy. Funeral Monday, 9 a.m., at chapel, 1056 W. Chicago avenue, corner of Ogden avenue. Interment St. Adalbert's cemetery. 
Fela, Joseph Alexander (I71031)
 
21
Martha Jane Garner Slay, age 63 of Douglasville departed for her heavenly home on August 4, 2009. She was born April 3, 1946 in Atlanta, Georgia the daughter of the late Robert Lee Garner and the late Ruth Gleneace Holloway Garner.

She was a homemaker and a Christian. Martha touched many people with her witty humor and made a big impact on everyone she met. She was truly "one of kind".

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers Charles Garner and Roy Garner.

Martha is survived by loving husband, Ulis Slay of Douglasville; Daughter, Heather Slay Hester and her husband, Steve of Greenville, SC; son, Gary Allen Slay of Douglasville; two grandchildren, Kennedy Hester and Joshua Hester both of Greenville, SC; sisters and brothers-in-law, Virginia and John Davis of Douglasville and Wanda and Stan Shannon of Covington; she was dearly loved by many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.

Funeral Services will be conducted Thursday, August 6, 2009 at 1:00 pm from Hightower's Memorial Chapel in Douglasville with Mr. James Rowland and Mr. Roy Rowland delivering Eulogies.

Burial will follow in the Holly Hill Memorial Park in Fairburn, Georgia with Jerry Slay, Terry Slay, Carl Rowland, Scotty Pittman, Julis Slay and Bob Slay serving as Pallbearers.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, August 05, 2009 from 5-9 pm and Thursday, August 6, 2009 from 10:00 am until the funeral hour.

Those desiring to bring food and to fellowship with the family are encouraged to come to the Family Care Center located inside Hightower's Memorial Chapel during the hours of visitation.

You may share your thoughts and memories of Mrs. Slay online at www.hightowersmemorial.com.

Hightower's Memorial Chapel of Douglasville has charge of arrangements. 
Garner, Martha Jane (I60740)
 
22
Mike L. Slay
Wednesday, September 15, 2004

Carroll County News

MIKE L. SLAY a resident of Berryville, was born Nov. 17, 1972, in Harrison, a son of Ricky Charles and Susan Faye (Martin) Slay. He died Thursday, Sept. 9, 2004, in Fayetteville at the age of 31.
Mr. Slay was a truck driver for M&M Concrete in Harrison.

In 1991 he was united in marriage with Tricia Peden, who survives him. He is also survived by his three children, Candace, Andre and Kameron; his parents, Rick Slay of Marshall, and Susan Hammame of Green Forest; four brothers, Aryan Slay, Shane Slay and Adam Hammame all of Green Forest, and Samuel Slay of Marshall; one sister, Alexandria Slay of Marshall; two grandmothers, Shirley Granger of Green Forest and Mary Jo Slay of Marshall; many other relatives and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by grandfathers, Lee Roy Martin and Ben Charles Slay and step-grandfather, David Granger.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, 2004, at the Nelson Chapel in Green Forest with Rev. Freddy Blevins officiating. Interment will follow in the Norris Cemetery under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral.com.

Mike L. Slay
Wednesday, September 15, 2004

Carroll County News

MIKE L. SLAY a resident of Berryville, was born Nov. 17, 1972, in Harrison, a son of Ricky Charles and Susan Faye (Martin) Slay. He died Thursday, Sept. 9, 2004, in Fayetteville at the age of 31.
Mr. Slay was a truck driver for M&M Concrete in Harrison.

In 1991 he was united in marriage with Tricia Peden, who survives him. He is also survived by his three children, Candace, Andre and Kameron; his parents, Rick Slay of Marshall, and Susan Hammame of Green Forest; four brothers, Aryan Slay, Shane Slay and Adam Hammame all of Green Forest, and Samuel Slay of Marshall; one sister, Alexandria Slay of Marshall; two grandmothers, Shirley Granger of Green Forest and Mary Jo Slay of Marshall; many other relatives and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by grandfathers, Lee Roy Martin and Ben Charles Slay and step-grandfather, David Granger.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, 2004, at the Nelson Chapel in Green Forest with Rev. Freddy Blevins officiating. Interment will follow in the Norris Cemetery under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral.com.
 
Slay, Michael Lee (I57707)
 
23
Mrs. Ollie C. Slay, of Tyrone, passed away July 18, 2007. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy B. Slay and sister, Grace Clark and is survived by her dear friends, Howard and Louise Blair of Tyrone and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Graveside services will be held Saturday, July 21, 2007 at 1 o'clock at Westview Cemetery, Rev. Scott Pickering officiating. Those wishing may send an online condolence at www.parrottfuneralhome.com. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 5:00 until 8:00 at Parrott Funeral Home, Fairburn, 770-964-4800.

Atlanta Journal Constitution
Friday, July 20, 2007
 
Clark, Ollie M (I69187)
 
24
NEWTON--Graveside services for Minnie Ruth Dillard, 82, who died Nov. 25, 2004, at Riley's Memorial Hospital, were held Saturday, Nov. 27, 2004, at Newton Masonic Cemetery. The Rev. Gary Felton officiated. James F. Webb Funeral Home in Newton was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Dillard was a homemaker. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Santa Maria, Calif.

Mrs. Dillard was preceded in death by her parents, Henry Eugene and Ruth Elizabeth Smith Bruce; three sisters, Agnes Bruce, Elsie Shepherd and Stelle Grover; and one brother, William Bruce.

Survivors include her husband, Hinton J. Dillard of Newton; and one brother, Robert Bruce of Ridgeland.

Pallbearers were C.B. Thompson, Charles Thompson, Mack Comans, Maxie Savell, Robert Bruce Jr. and Warren Peebles.
Scott County Times, The (Forest, MS) - Wednesday, December 1, 2004 
Bruce, Minnie Ruth (I71254)
 
25
Norwich - Rose E. Burgess, 73, wife of the late Charles R. Burgess, of Starr St., Norwich, died Thursday, March 24, 2011, at The William W. Backus Hospital.

Born in Greeleyville, S.C., on Jan. 11, 1938, she was the daughter of the late George Slay and Ollie Scott.

Funeral services and burial will take place in Greeleyville, S.C.

Local arrangements are under the direction of the Labenski Funeral Home.

Published in The Day on Mar. 26, 2011
 
Slay, Rose Ellen (I70222)
 
26
Our beautiful mother, grandmother and sister passed away peacefully Jan. 14, 2013, at McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden, Utah surrounded by her loving family. She will be deeply missed and loved until we see her smiling face again.

Barbara was born Sept. 29, 1935, in St. Anthony, Idaho, to Martin Alonzo "Tex" Hamberlin and Ida Venice Nave. She lived in Idaho until she was 12 years old when her family moved to Brigham City, Utah. She spent many enjoyable years there, and especially enjoyed her time at Box Elder High School where she developed lifelong relationships with many dear friends. Her family later moved to Lewiston, Utah, where she graduated from North Cache High School in 1953.

Barbara married Dale Gardner and moved to California where four of her beautiful children were born. They later divorced and she married Jack Beach, who had a son Elvin, and later they had two more children together. In 1966 the family moved back to Cache Valley and she lived out the rest of her life raising her happy family.

Barbara spent many years working and making good friends waitressing. She also worked many years at Wurlitzer Piano, spent several years in Pennsylvania working for the Sohmer Piano Corporation and later retired from Herff Jones in Logan, Utah. Her favorite parts of work were the friends she made along the way, and seeing someone happy with the work she had done.

She had a magical talent for furniture restoration and working with wood which she shared with many people and businesses. Mom will be remembered most for the gift of love and generosity she shared with everyone and the way she cared so deeply for the welfare of her large family.

Barbara is survived her by her children Buff (Laura) Gardner of North Logan, DeLaine (Shawn) Lawlor of Logan, Jeri (Doug) White of Smithfield, Nikki Long of Logan, Linda Holland of Hyrum and Doug (Jennifer) Beach of North Logan; sister Bonnie Foltz of Providence; brother Mike (Christine) Hamberlin of Alamogordo, N.M.; sister Marie LaNae (Jim) Dial of Hyrum; 20 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, sister Judy Loftus, son Elvin Beach and grandchildren Zak Miller and Andi Kim Allred.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, in the Logan 29th Ward chapel, 792 N. 500 East in Logan, Utah. A viewing will be held for friends and family from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and 10 to 10:45 a.m. Saturday at the Logan 29th Ward chapel. Funeral and graveside services will be under the direction of Bishop Craig Patterson of the Logan River 4th Ward. Interment will be in the Logan City Cemetery.

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.webbmortuary.com.

Published in Logan Herald Journal from January 17 to January 19, 2013
 
Hamberlin, Barbara (I66094)
 
27
ROBERTS

Services Sunday for Artell Roberts

Funeral services for Artell Green Roberts, 67, were held at 3 p.m. Sunday in Robert Lee Baptist Church. Burial was in Robert Lee Cemetery directed by Newby Funeral Home.

Mr. Roberts was pronounced dead about 2:30 p.m. Friday in his pickup on Texas Highway 208 one mile south of Robert Lee.

Justice of the Peace Roy P. Ross ruled death by natural causes, apparently a heart attack. He was returning home from San Angelo.

Mr. Roberts was born March 7, 1902 in Brown County. He came to Coke County as a child with his parents. He was married to Lola Taylor in 1926 in Robert Lee. She died in 1941.

He was married to Reba Woods Feb. 14, 1948 in Robert Lee. He was a Baptist.

He is survived by his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Kay Pitcock of Lubbock; two sisters, Mrs Calvin (Leona) Wallace and Mrs. Alice Benton, both of Robert Lee and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Finis Harmon, Crowley Harmon, Lewis Heuvel, Maurice Yarbrough, James McClure, Fred McCabe Sr. All of Robert Lee and Delbert Vestal of Ballinger and W. H. Maxwell of Bronte.

The Observer
Robert Lee, Coke County TX
November 1969

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Artell Roberts, 67, died of an apparent heart attack about 2:30 pm Friday while on his way home from a cattle auction in Robert Lee.

Mr Roberts was driving a pickup truck and pulling a cattle trailer loaded with two calves he had just purchases. The car climbed an embankment and stopped about one mile south of Robert Lee on Texas 203. The Roberts ranch is about 10 miles west.

Funeral will be conducted at 3 pm Sunday from the First Baptist Church.

Burial will be in the Robert Lee Cemetery under the direction of Newby Funeral Home.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Mrs Gaylor Pitcock of Lubbock; two sisters, Mrs Calvin Wallace and Mrs Oda Benton, both of Robert Lee.

The Abilene Reporter News
November 8, 1969
 
Roberts, Artell Green (I47589)
 
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The Wolf Man of Comstock

Written by Brad Bradley

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

By: Gary Humphreys, Class of 1964

As told by Maudie Belle McNutt Humphreys circa 1950’s

The wolf man was discovered around 1924 near Comstock, Texas on the McNutt Ranch. Maudie McNutt about 10 years of age was riding horse back with her Grandfather Peter McNutt and several hands of the McNutt Ranch. North east of the ranch headquarters near a dirt tank, the group rode upon a lamb that had just been killed. Immediately Pete McNutt said, “look straight ahead and keep riding”. They rode by the slaughtered lamb not looking down. In the past they had found other stock dead as if they had been slaughtered. And Items have turned up missing out of the tool shed. Riding straight ahead and going over a hill Pete instructed little Maudie along with one of the hands to return the Ranch Headquarters.

After Maudie and the hand had ridden a safe distance, Pete and the other hands circled around and returned to the slaughtered lamb. Topping the hill again Pete saw movement at the site. Pulling out their ropes and spurring their horses, they rode in and roped the Wolfman. Not being violent but scared the Wolfman gave in. Pete and his men returned to the ranch headquarters with the captured Wolfman, the dark skinned man was heavily bearded, his hair long and matted, he was unbathed and half dressed in sheep skin with a foul odor.

Standing out front of the rock house near the cool box (a spring where Grandmaw Margaret McNutt kept her perishables in glass jars submerged in the cool water) Margaret, Maudie, Mary and Pauline along with the hand had all five sets of eyes on the Wolfman as they approached the house.

When they reached the house, Pete instructed the men to tie the Wolfman to one of the pecan trees in the yard. Maudie went into the house returned with a fresh glass of water. Pete said he would ride into Comstock the following morning and fetch Sheriff M. L. Whistler out of Del Rio to come and pick him up. That night Pete locked him in the tool shed out behind the house. Sleep was short that night for all. Margaret prepared a plate and Maudie took the plate to the Wolfman. He did not talk but only grunted and ate with his hands. Maudie said other than looks he seemed harmless.

After about three days the Sheriff arrived to transport the Wolfman to Del Rio. Over a cup of coffee Pete and the sheriff discussed that they suspected that the Wolfman had escaped from a mental institution and had probably got off the train near Comstock. Judging from his looks he had been living off the land for some time. Researching the Sheriff’s records from the 20’s nothing could be found as to what happened to the Wolfman. Maudie presumed he was returned to an Institute and lived out his life there.
 
McNutt, Maudie Belle (I45075)
 
29  Davidson, Mariah Ophelia (I2992)
 
30  Slay, William David (I3294)
 
31  Slay, Guy S (I33497)
 
32  Slay, Lattimore (I67535)
 
33 1930 & 1940 Appears as Inmate State Colony and Training School Rapdies Parish Riley, Martha Virginia (I61902)
 
34 "ABSTRACTED NEWSPAPERS OF ELMORE COUNTY, ALABAMA (1891-1893)",
page 48, item 195
Compiled by Linda Blankenship

"The Times-Democrat", Thurs., July 16, 1891
"Constantine" writing from Central, tells of the capture,
in Texas, of C. W. PEARCE, through the instrumentality of J. P. EDWARDS, of Central, Ala., whose father PIERCE murdered in Georgia twenty-five years ago. For want of space we cannot publish the communication, but the principle points are these; PIERCE fled to Texas where he acquired property, married, raised a family, stood high and represented his constituency in public councils requently.

Recently Mr. EDWARDS, who has been silently looking for him for these many years, located his father's murderer in
Johnston County, Texas, and had him arrested under requisition papers from the Governor of Georgia. PIERCE was taken to Cherokee County, Georgia, the scene of his crime, where he will be tried next September. The most remarkable part of this truthful affair, which is stranger than fiction, is that all of the witnesses are living about the place of the killing excepting Mr. EDWARDS. No one knew of his patient search until the fugitive was arrested. Mr. EDWARDS is the only bonded constable in Elmore County, and this work entitles him to be ranked as a first class detective.

"Cherokee Advance" Canton, Georgia, Friday Morning September 25, 18
Page 2 Microfilm

GEO. PIERCE ACQUITTED
------------
He Returns to his Family in
Texas
The case of the State vs. George W. Pierce, charged with the murder of Chas. Edwards in September, 1865, was ended last Tuesday evening about 9 o'clock, a
verdict of acquittal being rendered. This was the most intensely interesting and exciting case ever tried in our courts, --one not merely in local interest but, by reason of the killing having occurred during the exciting times about the close of the last war, and the arrest not having been made until 26 years afterwards, although Capt. Pierce had been living openly and above board in Texas, an honored, respected and influential citizen for many years, the case had also gained considerable notoriety over this and other
States. In consequence, the court room was literally packed during the trial, many ladies being attentive listeners. Capt. Pierce was represented by Hon. A. S. Clay, Capt. H. W. Newman and Col. Thos. Hutcherson, while the State was ably represented by Solicitor-General Brown and Col. John D. Attaway. Before the following jury was selected 56 jurors were sworn. The jury was as
composed of the following citizens: W. M. Bishop, P. I. Edwards, J. M. Paden, T. W. Lewis, J. B. Chastain, H. Burdett, J. P. Spears, A. K. Scott, W. J. Webb, Jas. Haines, J. M. White and A. G. Collins. The bill of indictment was found at the March term, 1866, of Cherokee Superior Court, when Hon. Geo. D. Rice now dead was Judge, and Col. Chas. D. Phillips Solicitor General. Only five of the 23 grand jurors who found the bill now live, to-wit: W. T. Popham, Wm. Wayne, A. C. Avery, Harrison Black and
Jos. Donaldon.

Lithograph of Capt. George W. Pierce

The evidence introduced was a surprise to many, inasmuch as the State failed to make out as clear a case as it was supposed would be. No positive evidence was
deduced and the prosecution only had circumstantial evidence to rely on. The defense handled the State's witnesses very nicely, and it was really with difficulty
the State made a case at all, not withstanding the shrewdness and ability of Solicitor-General Brown and Col. Attaway.

The defense offered no testimony--only the statement of Capt. Pierce--although the defendant's first wife, now a Mrs. Jones, from whom he has been divorced for several years, came from Texas to testify for him. It was found not
necessary to use her and the defendant's counsel went to jury relying on Capt. Pierce's statement and the State's witnesses-- Winburn Moss, Wm. C. Brooke, S. R. Dickson and Sheriff Kitchen.

As we gather the facts, it seems that about four o'clock one very warm evening in September 1865 Charles Edwards, about 65 years of age, came by Pierce's
house driving a sheep. When he reached Pierce's house he stopped and called Pierce out to the gate. After talking
awhile about a cow and mule trade previously made between them, they got into a dispute, and difficulty, when both fell in a rocky place in a ditch on the roadside. When Edwards got up a wound or scratch above his right ear was
bleeding. After washing his face and head and finding no other hurts about him, he walked on home, some 3/4 of a
mile. That night about 9 o'clock he died from what was supposed to be the effect of the wound above mentioned. Pierce left Cherokee that night and some years afterwards it was learned that he was in Texas, but it was not until this Spring that the matter was brought to Sheriff Kitchen's attention when he went to Texas to bring Pierce to Cherokee for trial.

The remainder of the story is familiar to the readers of the "Advance". While this is about the facts yet some light might be thrown upon them by a review of some of the testimony and surrounding circumstances but our space will not admit of it this week.

Mr. Edwards was an old man but stout and active for one of his age, although much fatigued that hot evening from
driving the sheep. While not put in evidence, it was intimated by counsel that Mr. Edwards, if not a Federal, was a sympathizer on the Union side. He did not go to the war, but it is said some of his sons made good soldiers on the Confederate side.

On the other hand Pierce was said to be a brave, gallant Confederate soldier, and went out at the beginning of the war as a member of the Brown Rifles, 2nd Ga. Regiment, but at the close was a Cavalryman with the rank of Captain. The scars he now carried and the testimony of his
comrades during the four years of that bloody conflict between the states is evidence sufficient that he made a valiant and faithful soldier, fighting for and defending upon the battle fields and in the trenches the cause of the Southern states. At the time of the difficulty he was suffering with wounds received in battles in the hip, body, and limbs.

The defense argued to the jury quite eloquently the chivalric courage and devotion of Capt. Pierce to the Confederacy, an it proved quite a point in their favor, too.
Capt. Newman opened the case in a 30 minute speech arguing mainly on that line, and it was plainly visible that he made a favorable impression upon all in the court room and won renewed sympathy and interest for his client.
He was followed by Col. Jno. D. Attaway for the state, who made quite a pretty speech and presented the state' theory in such a manner as to throw considerable light upon the circumstantial evidence relied upon for conviction.

Then followed Solicitor General Brown in one of the best speeches and most forcible arguments he ever delivered before a Cherokee jury, so closely linking the evidence together as to make out a prettyfair case, not withstanding the very little favorable sworn testimony he had to build
upon.

As the defense offered no testimony, save the defendant's statement, this gave them the conclusion, and, in a speech of over an hour, Hon. A. S. Clay held the close attention of the jurors and every one in the court room as he so eloquently and ably presented the theory of the defense. He took up the evidence and argued how improbable it was that Pierce killed Edwards, or, admitting that he did, how probable it was that it may have been in self-defense.
Both of these theories were made quite plausible and, perhaps, his speech had more to do with clearing the minds of the jurors of all doubt and gaining a verdict of
acquittal for Capt. Pierce than anything else said or done.
After the very able, full and clear charge of Judge Gober, the jury retired with the fate of Capt. Pierce in their hands. After about two hours discussion, a vote was taken and every man found to favor a verdict of "not guilty" was signed and Judge Gober notified of their agreement, when he came, received the verdict and discharged the jury and prisoner.

When the verdict was read a ripple of applause was heard whereupon Judge Gober ordered the sheriff to arrest any one who made any sort of demonstration. After a pause of a few minutes, court adjourned until morning, and then the one hundred or more people who were in waiting for the jury's verdict crowded about Capt. Pierce and for some time kept him busy shaking hands and receiving congratulations.

From the time of Capt. Pierce's arrest, he has had the sympathies of the people with him, and the verdict of acquittal, therefore, meets very general approbation.
Capt. Pierce remained two days, with his friends and relatives in Cherokee and then returned to his wife and children in Texas, a happy, free-hearted man, in love,
as he put it, with Cherokee and her people.

"ABSTRACTED NEWSPAPERS OF ELMORE COUNTY, ALABAMA (1891-1893)",
page 48, item 195
Compiled by Linda Blankenship

"The Times-Democrat", Thurs., July 16, 1891
"Constantine" writing from Central, tells of the capture,
in Texas, of C. W. PEARCE, through the instrumentality of J. P. EDWARDS, of Central, Ala., whose father PIERCE murdered in Georgia twenty-five years ago. For want of space we cannot publish the communication, but the principle points are these; PIERCE fled to Texas where he acquired property, married, raised a family, stood high and represented his constituency in public councils requently.

Recently Mr. EDWARDS, who has been silently looking for him for these many years, located his father's murderer in
Johnston County, Texas, and had him arrested under requisition papers from the Governor of Georgia. PIERCE was taken to Cherokee County, Georgia, the scene of his crime, where he will be tried next September. The most remarkable part of this truthful affair, which is stranger than fiction, is that all of the witnesses are living about the place of the killing excepting Mr. EDWARDS. No one knew of his patient search until the fugitive was arrested. Mr. EDWARDS is the only bonded constable in Elmore County, and this work entitles him to be ranked as a first class detective.

"Cherokee Advance" Canton, Georgia, Friday Morning September 25, 18
Page 2 Microfilm

GEO. PIERCE ACQUITTED
------------
He Returns to his Family in
Texas
The case of the State vs. George W. Pierce, charged with the murder of Chas. Edwards in September, 1865, was ended last Tuesday evening about 9 o'clock, a
verdict of acquittal being rendered. This was the most intensely interesting and exciting case ever tried in our courts, --one not merely in local interest but, by reason of the killing having occurred during the exciting times about the close of the last war, and the arrest not having been made until 26 years afterwards, although Capt. Pierce had been living openly and above board in Texas, an honored, respected and influential citizen for many years, the case had also gained considerable notoriety over this and other
States. In consequence, the court room was literally packed during the trial, many ladies being attentive listeners. Capt. Pierce was represented by Hon. A. S. Clay, Capt. H. W. Newman and Col. Thos. Hutcherson, while the State was ably represented by Solicitor-General Brown and Col. John D. Attaway. Before the following jury was selected 56 jurors were sworn. The jury was as
composed of the following citizens: W. M. Bishop, P. I. Edwards, J. M. Paden, T. W. Lewis, J. B. Chastain, H. Burdett, J. P. Spears, A. K. Scott, W. J. Webb, Jas. Haines, J. M. White and A. G. Collins. The bill of indictment was found at the March term, 1866, of Cherokee Superior Court, when Hon. Geo. D. Rice now dead was Judge, and Col. Chas. D. Phillips Solicitor General. Only five of the 23 grand jurors who found the bill now live, to-wit: W. T. Popham, Wm. Wayne, A. C. Avery, Harrison Black and
Jos. Donaldon.

Lithograph of Capt. George W. Pierce

The evidence introduced was a surprise to many, inasmuch as the State failed to make out as clear a case as it was supposed would be. No positive evidence was
deduced and the prosecution only had circumstantial evidence to rely on. The defense handled the State's witnesses very nicely, and it was really with difficulty
the State made a case at all, not withstanding the shrewdness and ability of Solicitor-General Brown and Col. Attaway.

The defense offered no testimony--only the statement of Capt. Pierce--although the defendant's first wife, now a Mrs. Jones, from whom he has been divorced for several years, came from Texas to testify for him. It was found not
necessary to use her and the defendant's counsel went to jury relying on Capt. Pierce's statement and the State's witnesses-- Winburn Moss, Wm. C. Brooke, S. R. Dickson and Sheriff Kitchen.

As we gather the facts, it seems that about four o'clock one very warm evening in September 1865 Charles Edwards, about 65 years of age, came by Pierce's
house driving a sheep. When he reached Pierce's house he stopped and called Pierce out to the gate. After talking
awhile about a cow and mule trade previously made between them, they got into a dispute, and difficulty, when both fell in a rocky place in a ditch on the roadside. When Edwards got up a wound or scratch above his right ear was
bleeding. After washing his face and head and finding no other hurts about him, he walked on home, some 3/4 of a
mile. That night about 9 o'clock he died from what was supposed to be the effect of the wound above mentioned. Pierce left Cherokee that night and some years afterwards it was learned that he was in Texas, but it was not until this Spring that the matter was brought to Sheriff Kitchen's attention when he went to Texas to bring Pierce to Cherokee for trial.

The remainder of the story is familiar to the readers of the "Advance". While this is about the facts yet some light might be thrown upon them by a review of some of the testimony and surrounding circumstances but our space will not admit of it this week.

Mr. Edwards was an old man but stout and active for one of his age, although much fatigued that hot evening from
driving the sheep. While not put in evidence, it was intimated by counsel that Mr. Edwards, if not a Federal, was a sympathizer on the Union side. He did not go to the war, but it is said some of his sons made good soldiers on the Confederate side.

On the other hand Pierce was said to be a brave, gallant Confederate soldier, and went out at the beginning of the war as a member of the Brown Rifles, 2nd Ga. Regiment, but at the close was a Cavalryman with the rank of Captain. The scars he now carried and the testimony of his
comrades during the four years of that bloody conflict between the states is evidence sufficient that he made a valiant and faithful soldier, fighting for and defending upon the battle fields and in the trenches the cause of the Southern states. At the time of the difficulty he was suffering with wounds received in battles in the hip, body, and limbs.

The defense argued to the jury quite eloquently the chivalric courage and devotion of Capt. Pierce to the Confederacy, an it proved quite a point in their favor, too.
Capt. Newman opened the case in a 30 minute speech arguing mainly on that line, and it was plainly visible that he made a favorable impression upon all in the court room and won renewed sympathy and interest for his client.
He was followed by Col. Jno. D. Attaway for the state, who made quite a pretty speech and presented the state' theory in such a manner as to throw considerable light upon the circumstantial evidence relied upon for conviction.

Then followed Solicitor General Brown in one of the best speeches and most forcible arguments he ever delivered before a Cherokee jury, so closely linking the evidence together as to make out a prettyfair case, not withstanding the very little favorable sworn testimony he had to build
upon.

As the defense offered no testimony, save the defendant's statement, this gave them the conclusion, and, in a speech of over an hour, Hon. A. S. Clay held the close attention of the jurors and every one in the court room as he so eloquently and ably presented the theory of the defense. He took up the evidence and argued how improbable it was that Pierce killed Edwards, or, admitting that he did, how probable it was that it may have been in self-defense.
Both of these theories were made quite plausible and, perhaps, his speech had more to do with clearing the minds of the jurors of all doubt and gaining a verdict of
acquittal for Capt. Pierce than anything else said or done.
After the very able, full and clear charge of Judge Gober, the jury retired with the fate of Capt. Pierce in their hands. After about two hours discussion, a vote was taken and every man found to favor a verdict of "not guilty" was signed and Judge Gober notified of their agreement, when he came, received the verdict and discharged the jury and prisoner.

When the verdict was read a ripple of applause was heard whereupon Judge Gober ordered the sheriff to arrest any one who made any sort of demonstration. After a pause of a few minutes, court adjourned until morning, and then the one hundred or more people who were in waiting for the jury's verdict crowded about Capt. Pierce and for some time kept him busy shaking hands and receiving congratulations.

From the time of Capt. Pierce's arrest, he has had the sympathies of the people with him, and the verdict of acquittal, therefore, meets very general approbation.
Capt. Pierce remained two days, with his friends and relatives in Cherokee and then returned to his wife and children in Texas, a happy, free-hearted man, in love,
as he put it, with Cherokee and her people.
 
Edwards, Charles (I26112)
 
35 "ABSTRACTED NEWSPAPERS OF ELMORE COUNTY, ALA 1891-1893.

Page 48, item 195.

Complied by Linda Blankenship.

"The Times-Democrat", Thurs., July 16, 1891 "Constantine" writing from Central, tells of the capture, in Texas, of C.W. Pearce, through the instrumentality of J.P. Edwards, of Central, Ala., whose father Pierce murdered in Georgia twenty-five years ago. For want of space we cannot publish the communication, but the principle points are these; Pierce fled to Texas where he required, married, raised a family, stood high and represented his constituency in public councils frequently..

Recently Mr. Edwards, who had been silently looking for him for these many years, located his father's murderer in Johnson County, Texas, and had him arrested under requisition papers from the Governor of Georgia. PIERCE was taken to Cherokee County, Georgia, the scene of the crime, where he will be tried next September. The most remarkable part of this affair, which in stranger than fiction, is that all the witnesses are living about the place of the killing excepting Mr. EDWARDS is the only bonded constable in Elmore County, and this work entitles him to be ranked as a first class detective.

Notes:

1) Charles is reported to have died 9 Sept 1865 in Cherokee Co., GA, which plus 25 years on 9 Sept 1890. Article written 16 July 1891 "25years later"..

2) To check the Cherokee Co., Superior Court Minutes for Sept 1891 for results of the the trial..

3) C.W. Pierce is George E. Pierce per Cherokee Co., GA, Court Records..

4) Johnson Co., TX, is Johnson Co., TX, per TX map and Pierce family genealogy at http://members.xoom.com.com/1dpierce/family.html.

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Edwards, John Perry (I26136)
 
36 "Herbert “Herbie” Slay, Jr. (77), a long-time resident of Hattiesburg, went to be with his Heavenly Father on October 27th at his home in the presence of his wife, Janet, his daughters and other loved ones.

Services will be at 3:00 Monday at Parkway Heights United Methodist Church with visitation beginning at 12:00 noon at the church. Interment will be in Roseland Park Cemetery.

Herbie was born in Sumrall, MS on November 24, 1938. He was a member of the Buddy Platoon in the US Army Reserve stationed at Ft. Belvoir, VA in 1957. He graduated from Bowling Green Business College in 1961 in Bowling Green, KY. While in school, he met Janet on a blind date. They eloped on December 11th 1958. They moved to Hattiesburg where he went into practice with his father at Slay and Slay CPA. He and his father worked together for over 20 years. In 1985, Herbie joined McArthur, Thames, Slay and Dews as a partner and continued to work until May of this year.

He belonged to the Hattiesburg Jaycees, the Kiwanis Club, the Local and National CPA Professional Association, and served as treasurer of the USM Foundation. He was a charter member of Parkway Heights United Methodist Church, where he served on many boards and committees over the years. He and Janet were members of the Friendship Sunday School Class at Parkway Heights which has always provided long and strong support force for over 51 years.

Herbie was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a sponsor and member of The National Wild Turkey Federation, a member of Ducks Unlimited and other wildlife conservation organizations.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Janet, daughters: Kathy Rogers (Billy Rogers) of Hattiesburg and Karen Cockrell (Lane Cockrell) of Flowood MS; grandsons: Brandon Cockrell (Katie Cockrell), Nicholas Wright, Chase Cockrell, Randy Lee Wright, Ryan Wright; great granddaughters: Penny Lane Cockrell, Sydney Cockrell, and Ava Cockrell, sister: Betty Bradley (Mac Bradley) and a number of nieces, nephews, cousins and many close friends. Herbie’s passion in life was to love and help others, especially his family.

He was preceded in death by his daughter Debra Rene' Slay, grandson Austin Lane Cockrell and parents Herbert and Mary Slay.

The family requests that memorials be made to Parkway United Methodist Church, 2420 Hardy Street, Hattiesburg, MS 39401." 
Slay, Herbert Jr (I4062)
 
37 "Mrs. Culpepper Funeral Today"

Funeral services for Mrs. Vannie Culpepper, 87, who died at her home at 519 Fannin Street Saturday morning, will be held at 2:30 pm today at Rose-Neath chapel. The rev. Rowland Crowder, pastor of the Central Baptist church of Springhill will officiate.

Mrs. Culpepper was born and reared in Lincoln parish. Her parents moved to Louisiana from Georgia. Her father was a captain in the Confederate forces during the War Between the States. She lived in Claiborne parish before moving to Shreveport 20 years ago.

She was a member of the Baptist church and the widow of Billy Culpepper who died 59 years ago.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Ola Holland, Minden; two sons, Baylor and Leether Culpepper of Shreveport; one sister, Mrs. Rosie Hicks, Mart, Texas; one brother, Hardy Pardue of Dry Prong; 14 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Billy Holland, Juston Holland, T. L. Slay, Claude Davidson, Clyde Howard and Ernest Cartwright.

Burial will be in Forest Park cemetery.

The Shreveport Times (Shreveport LA)
Sunday, August 24, 1952
Page 6
 
Pardue, Emma J (I1412)
 
38 "NELLIE" GRACE ROBLES, 80, of Douglasville died Wednesday. Funeral, 11 a.m. Saturday, Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Friday, June 17, 2005 
Slay, Nellie Grace (I20629)
 
39 "The Roanoke Leader" - December 24, 1924:

H.C. TURNHAM BADLY WOUNDED

Just before going to press Tuesday evening, it is learned that Mr. H.C. Turnham, an employee of Yates Music House, was shot in the abdomen by a Mr. Dorman at White Plains, seven miles north of LaFayette on Tuesday afternoon.
Mr. Turnham was carried to the hospital in LaFayette. The cause of the unfortunate affair and the exact extent of Mr. Turnham's injuries were not known here in time for the early hour of going to press this week.
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"The Roanoke Leader" - December 31, 1924:

DEATH ON DEC. 25th OF H.C. TURNHAM, FOLLOWING WOUND

Last week The Leader noted the shooting of Mr. H.C. Turnham of this place, alleged to have been done Tuesday afternoon of last week by Mr. Frank Dorman at the latter's store in the suburbs of LaFayette on the road to Roanoke. The bullet passed through the body of Mr. Turnham who was carried to the hospital in LaFayette where his death occurred early on the morning of Christmas day. Interment was made Friday afternoon at Penton near LaFayette, the old home of the deceased.
Mr. Turnham was 32 years of age and leaves a wife and four small children. He was well liked by those who knew him. He was employed by the D.M. Yates Music House. It is said that his death resulted following words about the collection of a piano debt in which Mr. Dorman was interested.
Mr. Dorman is a well known citizen of Chambers county. He was taken to jail to wait his preliminary trial which has been set for today. This most unfortunate affair is a matter of general and sincere regret.

Note: The late Mr. J.W. (Pete) Wilson of Buffalo told Don Clark that this shooting was over a piano purchased for Rock Spring Baptist Church, located five miles NW of LaFayette.
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"The LaFayette Sun" - December 31, 1924:

Curtis Turnham Dies at Wheeler Hospital.

Curtis Turnham, about thirty-five years of age and son of H. G. Turnham, of Penton, died Thursday morning at 8 o'clock at the Wheeler Hospital in LaFayette.
Turnham is alleged to have been shot by Frank Dorman on last Tuesday afternoon at the latter's store on the end of town. It is said that the two men became involved in a quarrel over a piano account, resulting in the shooting. The details of the shooting were unknown.
Turnham was a salesman for D. M. Yates at Roanoke, and was well-known in this county. He was a married man and leaves a widow and four little children.
Dorman operates a store with his brother on the edge of town on the Roanoke-LaFayette read and is well-known in Chambers County. He is, also, a married man.
The body of Curtis Turnham was returned to his father's home at Penton last Thursday and interment was Friday morning.
Dorman is held on a charge of murder.
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"The Roanoke Leader" - January 14, 1925:

Frank Dorman, charged with the murder of Curtis Turnham, had a habeas corpus hearing in LaFayette last Thursday before Judge Denson and at the close was granted bail in the sum of ten thousand dollars which he made.
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"The Roanoke Leader" - March 11, 1925:

The trial of Frank Dorman, charged with the murder of H.C. Turnham, is set for Thursday in the circuit court at LaFayette.
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"The Roanoke Leader" - March 18, 1925:

Frank Dorman who was tried in LaFayette last Thursday on a charge of murdering H.C. Turnham, was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to three years in the penitentiary. He took and appeal and is out under bond.
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"The Roanoke Leader" - September 7, 1927:

MRS. TURNHAM GETS VERDICT AGAINST F. DORMAN

The jury in the case of Mrs. Curtis Turnham against Frank Dorman awarded the plaintiff damages of $7,500 in a sealed report to Judge S.L. Brewer late Thursday afternoon. The damage suit came as a result of the killing of Curtis Turnham by Frank Dorman about two years ago when Turnham and Dorman became engaged in a quarrel in the latter's store over an account of the Yates Piano Company of Roanoke, a firm represented by the deceased. The case attracted considerable interest and drew a large crowd of court fans to LaFayette this week. Two days were required to dispose of the case. It is said by those who are familiar with the court records that this is the first damage suit cause of this nature to be tried in the Chambers county courts during the past thirty years.

-The LaFayette Sun.
 
Turnham, Henry Curtis Sr (I21185)
 
40 'Mama Slay' had quite a day
Story updated at 11:07 PM on Monday, December 19, 2005 Athens Banner Herald
"Mama Slay" had quite a day. On Sunday, Dec. l8, friends and family celebrated Lila "Mama" Slay's 100th birthday at the Athens Heritage Nursing Home. Born in Oglethorpe County, Slay spent the biggest portion of her life residing on Main Street in Winterville, where she worked as a homemaker and mother.

It was at this house, with the big, shady back yard, that most of the children in Winterville seemed to gather to play over the years. She was married to Charlie J. Slay Sr. for 55 years (until his death). During her life, she has been known as "Mama Slay" by young and old.

She now resides at Athens Heritage Nursing Home, which she refers to as her "apartment." Slay has six children, 13 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

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Lila Spratlin Slay 2007

Mama Slay of Winterville, Georgia was born December 18, 1905 and died October 26, 2007 at the age of 101 years old. She is preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Slay, Sr., sisters, Myrtle Garrett, Inez Edwards, Lottie Newman and bother, Mac Spratlin.

Mama Slay was a faithful member of Winterville Methodist Church. Funeral services will be Tuesday, October 30, 2007 at 2:00 PM at Winterville United Methodist Church with Revs. Tac Coley and Curtis Hammond officiating.

Interment will be in Winterville Cemetery. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Survivors include her daughter, Charlotte Shaw of Tuscon, AZ, daughter and son in law, Bob and Peggy Lassalette of Mission Viejo, California, sons and daughters in law, Charles and Marion Slay, Jr. of Gainesville, Richard and Becky Slay of Bogart, Gale and Beverly Slay of Bogart and Robert and Alice Slay of Newnan; 16 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday from 7:00 until 9:00 PM.
Lord and Stephens, EAST is in charge of arrangements.
 
Spratlin, Lila Marie (I51866)
 
41 'Mrs. W.W. Eley dies after long illness',
The Daiy Herald
July 5, 1948.

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Florence Keeney Eley (1874-1948) was the daughter of James Keeney and Eugenia Denson. She was the spouse of Dr. William W. Eley (1877-1944), who expired at Biloxi, Mississippi on April 5, 1944.

Dr. W.W. Eley and Florence K. Eley resided at 1128 West Beach at Biloxi and were the parents of three children: Mildred A. Eley (1903-1948+) m. H. Arthur Smith; Clifton W. Eley (1905-1948+); Eugenia F. Eley (1910-1941) m. Dr. Robert F. Smith.(1930 Harrison Co., Mississippi R1146, p. 1A, ED 5)

Mrs. Eley and Dr. Eley had arrived at Biloxi in 1916 coming from Lucedale, George County, Mississippi. Prior to this posting they were at Merrill, George County, Mississippi and their daughter, Eugenia F. Eley, was born here on January 2, 1910.(The Daily Herald, October 13, 1941, p. 7 and July 5, 1948, p. 1)

At the time of her demise, Florence A. Eley was survived by Mrs. H. Arthur Smith, a daughter at Long Beach, Mississippi; Clifton W. Eley, a son at Wichita, Kansas; four sisters: Mrs. Alfred Eubanks, Lucedale, Mississippi, Mrs. Lura Eubanks, Sallis, Mississippi, Mrs. Griffin Maroney Lena, Mississippi, and Mrs. Marion Parsons, Hollywood, California; and a granddaughter, Bobbye Jean Smith, of Biloxi and Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana.(The Daily Herald, July 5, 1948, p. 1)

REFERENCES:

The Daily Herald, 'Mrs. Robert Smith [Eugenia Eley (1910-1941)] dies result of burns', October 13, 1941. 
Keahey, Florence Alethia (I15097)
 
42 (ALABASTER) Graveside services for Lorena Mae Hudson Lee, 84, of Alabaster, formerly of Route 2, Roanoke,
were Sunday, July 4, 1993, at 2 p.m. from Lebanon Christian Church Cemetery, with Rev. Harold Bonner
officiating.
Mrs. Lee died Friday, July 2, at Briarhill Nursing Home in Alabaster.
A Randolph County native, Mrs. Lee was born Jan. 23, 1909, daughter of John Thomas and Kate Holliday
Hudson. She was a homemaker and a member of Lebanon Christian Church. Mrs. Lee was preceded in death by her
parents; her husband, Frank P. Lee; and a sister, Mrs. Bernice Sheppard.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Mary Awbrey of Alabaster and Mrs. Nancy L. Bailey of Columbus, Ga.;
three sisters, Mrs. Ferrell Cofield of Donaldsonville, Ga., Mrs. Terrell Pounds of Loachapoka and Mrs. Myrtice
Bartlett of Roanoke; three brothers, Handley Hudson and Waymon Hudson, both of Standing Rock, and John Tom
Hudson of Roanoke; four granddaughters; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Quattlebaum Funeral Home of Roanoke was in charge of arrangements.
(ALABASTER) Graveside services for Lorena Mae Hudson Lee, 84, of Alabaster, formerly of Route 2, Roanoke,
were Sunday, July 4, 1993, at 2 p.m. from Lebanon Christian Church Cemetery, with Rev. Harold Bonner
officiating.
Mrs. Lee died Friday, July 2, at Briarhill Nursing Home in Alabaster.
A Randolph County native, Mrs. Lee was born Jan. 23, 1909, daughter of John Thomas and Kate Holliday
Hudson. She was a homemaker and a member of Lebanon Christian Church. Mrs. Lee was preceded in death by her
parents; her husband, Frank P. Lee; and a sister, Mrs. Bernice Sheppard.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Mary Awbrey of Alabaster and Mrs. Nancy L. Bailey of Columbus, Ga.;
three sisters, Mrs. Ferrell Cofield of Donaldsonville, Ga., Mrs. Terrell Pounds of Loachapoka and Mrs. Myrtice
Bartlett of Roanoke; three brothers, Handley Hudson and Waymon Hudson, both of Standing Rock, and John Tom
Hudson of Roanoke; four granddaughters; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Quattlebaum Funeral Home of Roanoke was in charge of arrangements. 
Hudson, Lorena Mae (I54209)
 
43 (Kenner, LA) - Brooksie H. Slay, 63, of Kenner, La., died Saturday, April 24, 1984, after a long illness. Mr. Slay was a native of Chambers County, Alabama (Roanoke Rt. 4), a graduate from Chambers County High School in Milltown. Between the time of graduation and his enlistment for World War II service in the Coast Guard, "Brooksie" worked for The Roanoke Leader as a "printer's devil."

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Gloria Cantelli Slay; a daughter, Sandra Slay Owens of Pine County, Louisiana; three brothers, Huey and Walter Slay of Birmingham and Prather Slay of LaFayette; two sisters Mrs. Lorena Knight and Mrs. Lena Mae Beaird of Roanoke; and three grandchildren.

A daughter Cheryl Slay, preceded him in death. Funeral services for Mr. Slay were conducted at 11 o'clock Tuesday morning, April 24, at the Jefferson Home of Tharp Sontheimer Tharp in Metairie, with interment in Lake Lawn Mausoleum.

The Randolph Leader
May 2, 1984
 
Slay, Brooksie Higgins (I42480)
 
44 (Published September 6, 2013 by Berry Funeral Home, Elberton, Georgia) Moon, Mable B (I3547)
 
45 (ROANOKE) Funeral services for Joyce Stevens Pool, 85, of Roanoke will be Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, at 4 p.m. at Quattlebaum Funeral Chapel with the Revs. Scott Whaley and Jeff Burns officiating. Burial will follow at New Hope Christian Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Pool died Tuesday, Sept. 22, at Bethany House in Auburn.
A lifelong resident of Randolph County, Mrs. Pool was born Sept. 18, 1930, the daughter of Charles N. Stevens and Laverne Halsey Burdett. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church and had worked as a caseworker for the Social Security Administration.
Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Jan and Scott Woody; five grandchildren; two sisters, Charlene Litke of Duncan, Okla., and Stephynne Stevens of Wynnewood, Okla.; and two brothers, Dan Stevens of San Antonio, Texas, and Steve Stevens of Ada, Okla. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Wilson Pool; one daughter, Patricia Short; and one granddaughter.
Pallbearers will be Ed Halsey, Richard Halsey, Mark Halsey, Mike Halsey, Jerry Mapp and Johnny Wallace.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday. Memorials may be floral, or the family suggests contributions to Bethany House Hospice, 1171 Gatewood Dr., Building 100, Auburn, AL 36830 or Trinity Baptist Church, P.O. Box 705, Roanoke, AL 36274.
Arrangements by Quattlebaum Funeral Home, Roanoke. 
Stevens, Joyce (I74188)
 
46 (ROANOKE) Services for Carl Jackson Bartlett, 87, of Roanoke were Saturday, Mar. 9, 2002, at 2 p.m. at Roanoke First United Methodist Church, with Rev. Tex Ergle officiating. Burial was at Cedarwood Cemetery.
Mr. Bartlett died Thursday, March 7, 2002, at Florence Hand Home, LaGrange.
A lifelong Roanoke resident, Mr. Bartlett was born Jan. 8, 1915, son of James Hester and Carrie Bell Pittman Bartlett. He was a World War II Army veteran and a member of Roanoke First United Methodist Church, the American Legion, V.F.W. and Roanoke Kiwanis Club. He had been a mail carrier with the Roanoke post office.
Survivors include his wife, Myrtice Hudson Bartlett of Roanoke; one daughter, Martha Stamps of Marietta, Ga.; one son, Carl J. Bartlett Jr. of Montgomery; one sister, Lucy
Nell Keeble of LaGrange; one brother, Blake Bartlett of Woodland, Ga.; and four grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Jerrell May, Tommy Hill, Clifford Burns, Sam Wylie, Roy Reaves and Bud Bailey. Members of the Men's Bible Class at First Methodist served as honorary pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to First United Methodist Church Family Life Center (P.O. Box 40, Roanoke, AL 36274).
Arrangements were by Quattlebaum Funeral Home, Roanoke. 
Bartlett, Carl Jackson Sr (I8995)
 
47 (WEDOWEE) Funeral services for Robert Fred Stewart, 86, of Wedowee will be Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Ava United Methodist Church with the Rev. Richard Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the adjoining cemetery.

Mr. Stewart died Sunday, Jan. 22, at Northeast Alabama Regional Medical Center.

A Coosa county native, Mr. Stewart was born Sept. 3, 1925, the son of Clark P. and Vera Fulmer Stewart. He was a retired manager of Alabama Power Company, past deacon and treasurer of Goodwater Presbyterian Church, past trustee of Goodwater schools, honored past president of Wedowee Kiwanis Club, past officer of Randolph County High School PTA and had served different offices of Ava United Methodist Church.

Mr. Stewart is survived by his wife, Mamie Slay Stewart of Wedowee; two daughters and their husbands, Claire and James Watts of Auburn and Marsha and Tommy Moorehead of Lineville; one son, David Slay Stewart and wife Tammy of Spanish Fort; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and two brothers.

Pallbearers will be Tim Watts, Brett Watts, Kevin Watts, Sam Kuhn, Terry Graham and Ron Watters.

The family will receive friends at Benefield Funeral Home, Wedowee, Monday, Jan. 23, from 4:30-8 p.m. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to services. The family requests in lieu in flowers donations be made to Ava United Methodist Church. Leave online condolences at www.benefieldfhwedowee.com. 
Stewart, Robert Fred (I27485)
 
48 *Gloria "Doe Doe" Slay of Chiefland died Tuesday in Trenton. She was 82.

Mrs. Slay was a lifelong resident of Chiefland. She was a homemaker, and a Protestant.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Everett Slay.
Survivors include daughters Loretta Grubb Poole of Chiefland and Judy Deal of Hudson, N.C.; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Knauff Funeral Home in Chiefland.
The Gainesville Sun September 22, 2004

Gainesville Sun, The (FL) - Wednesday, September 22, 2004
 
Davis, Gloria (I57120)
 
49 - See more at: http://www.mcculloughfh.com/obituary/Grady-Cleveland-Slay/Warner-Robins-GA/971852#sthash.UDnWHvsA.dpuf Slay, Gordon Lamar (I3950)
 
50 03-07-1887 Slay, Oliver Green (I45378)
 

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