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220.127.116.11B.18.104.22.168A.4.2. Robert Reed Washam m Esther Lucille Anderson
abt 1921. She was b 19 Apr 1901 & d 10 Apr 1973 Anoka, MN (MN death index)
22.214.171.124B.126.96.36.199A.4.2.1. Vera Washam
188.8.131.52B.184.108.40.206A.4.2.2. Duane Robert Washam b 5 Apr 1923 IA & d 1 May 2002 MN (MN death
index states his mother's maiden name was Anderson). He m Janice
Mae Lundberg. Children: Robert Lester Washam; Kevin Douglas Washam; Eugenia Lynn
Washam; Bruce Allen Washam; Jacquelyn Kay Washam; Steven Duane Washam (Minnesota Birth
May 2002 Arizona Daily Star, published Duane's obit:
Duane R. Washam, 79 of Crystal, MN. Born April 5, 1923, d May 1, 2002, surrounded by his
family. I am now at peace forever, safely home in God's Heaven with my cherished son, Kevin. He was a loving husband, father, uncle, brother and grandfather. Proud of his family, he leaves behind his wife of 47 years, Janice Washam, his sons; Robert (Pati) Washam, Bruce (Sally) Washam, Steven Washam; daughters, Jean Jacobson and Jackie (Brian) Simpson; sisters, Vera Stogdell, Phyllis Sigler; brother, Norm Washam; sister-in-law, Marcia Hopwood; his nieces and nephews, with special mention of his nephew, David Hopwood, who called him Dad. Duane was a Pharmacist's Mate Third Class, with the 4th Marine Division in WWII. He was awarded the Silver Star for conspicuous Gallantry. On February 26, 1945 in Iwo Jima, Duane repeatedly left a covered position through intense fire to treat 17 wounded men and evacuate two of them. Duane Washam was a bus driver for 39 years in the Twin Cities as well as a volunteer Fireman for the Brooklyn Park Fire Department from 1959-1976. He retired to Tucson, AZ, spent many happy days in the Villa Del Rio with neighbors and friends. Mass of Christian Burial, Mon, at the Church of St. Raphael, New Hope.
220.127.116.11B.18.104.22.168A.4.2.3. Norman Washam
22.214.171.124B.126.96.36.199A.4.2.4. Phyllis Washam
Washington & Mary children:
Zadie Ida Worsham "Sadie" b 17 Apr 1879 Chariton Co, MO m Charles William
Doss & she d 11 Mar 1927. Charles was b 26 Feb 1868 & d 16 Jul
1957 Linn, MO. They are in the 1900 Cunningham Township, Chariton Co, MO census
as Charles Doss b Feb 1869 MO & Ida b Dec 1878 MO. Picture of
Zadie & Charles William Doss courtesy Perry Lentine, 2005. Her Obit reads:
Ida Washam was born Apr 17, 1879 in Chariton Co, MO and died Mar 11, 1927, at
her home near Sumner, MO aged 47 years, 10 months and 22 days. She confessed her
faith in Christ at an early age and lived a life of kindness, service to others
and supreme sacrifice. She md Charles Doss Apr 18 1896 and their union a long
and happy one. Her life of devotion to him and his devotion to her in her last
days showed a strong bond of love. Besides the kind husband and father she
leaves 10 living children to mourn the loss of a devoted mother. The deceased
became ill in Apr 1926 when she underwent a serious operation from which she
never fully recovered. She was a most patient sufferer and all that could be
done to make her comfortable in her last days was done by her husband and
children. Besides her husband and children she leaves her mother Mrs. Elizabeth
Mills of Marceline. Funeral services were conducted at the home North of Sumner,
Mo. Sunday Mar 13, at one o clock by FA Tinney, pastor M.E. church at
Charles m 2nd) Francers McGarrah Boyd
b 25 Dec 1865 & d 7 Oct 1951. (Marilyn Lawrence, 2003)
Arthur Earl Washam b 11 Nov 1883 Marceline, Linn, MO m Zedena Belle Waller abt 1913 Fulton,
Callaway, MO. Zedena b abt 1894 Buffalo, Dallas, MO. In the 1900 Callaway
Co, MO Census, Arthur b Nov 1883 is living in the MO School for the Deaf. He
is also listed in the 1900 Lingo Township, Macon Co, MO cens, living with his
step father Clark Mills and mother Lizzie as Arthur W b Nov 1884 MO. He is age
24 is in the 1910 Marceline, Linn, MO Census as the stepson of Clark Mills.
Arthur is in the 1930 Sumner, Chariton Co, census. He is age 47 m age 29 with
wife Zedna age 36 m age 18 with children Ardela age 16, Earl F age 14, Roy B
age 9, Mary Z age 6, Robert L age 1 month. Arthur d 6 Oct 1937.
188.8.131.52B.184.108.40.206B.2.1. Ardella Elizabeth Washam b 19 Jan 1914 Buffalo, Dallas, MO.
She m 1st) 22 Sep 1931 Johnson Linneus, Linn, MO to Charles Albert
Ardella m 2nd)
J C Voigt 22 Sep 1931 Jackson, MO. J C b 14 Dec 1918 & d 1 Sep 1992 Oak
Grove, West Carroll, Louisiana. (Voight Family Tree, 2011)
She m 3rd) Cecil Jones Jan 1956 Excelsior Spring, Clay, MO who was b 6 Jul 1930 Excelsior Spring, Clay, MO.
Ardella d 14 Feb 1991 Excelsior
Spring, Clay, MO & Cecil d 2 Sep 1995 Tipton, Moniteau, MO. Photo
from Voight Family Tree (Ancestry.com)
Ardella Elizabeth Jones, 77: Her survivors "include her husband, Cecil Jones; two sons, Charles Johnson, Lockhart, Texas, and Clifford Voigt, Excelsior Springs; two daughters, Zedena Ann
Wrisinger, Excelsior Springs, and Mary Louis Grantham, Austin, Texas; a stepdaughter, Debbie
Fassler, Tipton, MO; three brothers, Earl Washam, Rothville, MO, Robert Washam,
Laclede, Mo, and Roy Washam, Mammoth Spring, Ark.
Earl Franklin Washam b 8 Mar 1916 Marceline, Chariton, MO m
who was b 9 Sep 1917 of Chariton Co, MO. He was past president of the Northwestern R-1 school board, Mendon, Mo, and he had been circuit clerk and recorder of deeds in Chariton County,
MO, for 20 years. He d 12 Jul 1991 Columbia, Chariton, MO. In the 14 Jul 1991 issue of The Kansas City Star, it stated:
"He was a member of the Sumner United Methodist Church. He was a member of the Mendon Masonic Lodge; past master of the Cunningham Masonic Lodge in Sumner; past companion of the Chillicothe (MO) Council of the Cryptic Masons; a knight of the Sir Knight Couer de Leon Commandery in Brookfield, MO; companion of the Linn County chapter of the Royal Arch Masons, Brookfield, MO; past worthy patron member of the Mendon chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star; a noble of the Moila Shrine, St. Joseph; and past district deputy grand master of the Grand Masonic Lodge of Missouri for five years."
Muerrell d 12 Jul 1991 Rothville, Chariton, MO.
Children of Earl Washam: Gloria Washam & Nedra Washam.
Roy B Washam b
abt 1921 Chariton, Missouri.
220.127.116.11B.18.104.22.168B.2.4. Mary Zedena Washam
b abt 1924 Chariton Co, Missouri m James Howerton "Jim".
She was listed in the 1930 Sumner, Chariton Co, MO census as Mary Z. Washam age 6 b MO.
They had a son, James Nelson Howerton who m Charlotte Jean Baker the
daughter of Kathryn Jean Farris Baker. Cecelia Mary Jean Howerton is the
daughter of James and Charlotte. Her two middle names were in honor of both
sides of grandmothers. Her married name is Cecelia Jean Thomas. (Cecelia Thomas,
Robert Lee Washam b 16 Mar 1930 Chariton, MO. Robert Lee
Washam, age 21, married 1st Mary Ann McClary, age 16, on 22
Jun 1951 in Linneus, Linn Co, MO. Mrs Nora Leech, mother of Mary gave consent.
Robert m 2nd)
Leona Litia "Lee" Pietz. Leona was named in her sisters obituary:
Nov 21, 2006
ELKHORN, Irene Rose Schlepp, 84, of Surfwood Drive, Elkhorn, Wisc., died Saturday, Nov.
18, 2006, at Aurora Lakeland Medical Center, Elkhorn. Irene was born on Jan. 13, 1922,
in South Dakota. She married Frederick C. Schlepp in 1946. Irene attended Sugar Creek
Lutheran Church of Elkhorn. She is survived by her son, Ervin (Linda) Schlepp of
Elkhorn; grandson, Daniel (Kim) Schlepp of Sussex, Wisc.; 3 sisters: Arlene (Glen)
Stratton of Kalispell, Montana, Ruby Thompson of Aberdeen, South Dakota, and Leona
(Robert) Washam of Laclede, Missouri; a brother, Milton (Emilie) Pietz of Lewistown,
Montana; and a sister-in-law, Joyce Pietz of Billings, Montana. Irene was preceded in
death by her husband; and 2 brothers, Harold and Elmer. Funeral services will be at
11:00 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2006, at SUGAR CREEK LUTHERAN CHURCH, Elkhorn, with Rev.
Gerald Petersen officiating. Entombment will be at Fairview Memorial Park Cemetery,
North Lake, Illinois. Visitation will be at the CHURCH one hour prior to the service, at
10:00 a.m. Arrangements completed by HAASE-DERRICK-LOCKWOOD FUNERAL HOME, Elkhorn.
Leona had a daughter, Cynthia Gertrude, from
her 1st marriage. (Sarah Washam, 2011)
Robert and Leona had children:
Robert Lee Washam Jr, William Nelson Washam, Earl Leroy Washam & Stephen Arthur Washam.
(Sarah Washam, 2011)
22.214.171.124B.126.96.36.199B.3. Luther Franklin Washam b 3 Sep 1885 m Annie
Mordecai & d 1 Jul 1976. (25-1910; 33-1920) He is in the 1900 Lingo Township,
Macon Co, MO cens, living with his step father Clark Mills and mother Lizzie as Luther W
b Sep 1886 MO. Children: Edna Margaret Washam b abt 1908 d 3 Apr 1990, Esther Washam
b abt 1910 & Virgil Thomas Washam b abt 1913, Luther Albert Washam b 9 Sep 1915 OK,
d 2 Aug 1916 Marceline, Linn, MO s/o Luther Washam & Anna Mordecai bur Mt Olivet
Cem, Linn, MO. (Death Cert No 28457)
b 21 Oct 1912
Okmulgee, Oklahoma, OK. Virgil m
b 4 Sep
& she d Sep 1987 Grove, Delaware, OK. Virgil d 29 Feb 2000 Oklahoma City, OK.
Vicki Allen, Ft Worth, TX, 2008,
furnished these photos of her great grandmother photos (Minnie Elnora Farrow). On
the is a lady named Eva Mae Washam and then it says "Jerry." She remembered a story of her great
grandmother giving a child up for adoption. She was not sure if she named him
Bobby and then his name was changed to Jerry or if Jerry maybe his adoptive parents
older son. On the right is a picture of Minnie Farrow (second from left).
Vicki Allen, Ft Worth, TX, 2008, provided this photo. The baby was in her
great grandmother's photos. Written on the back, "My son, Bobby Washam, born Jan
15, 1942. Bobby is apparently my great uncle, my grandfather's brother." My great
grandmother's maiden name was Minnie Elnora Farrow, which she sometimes went by Nora
Farrow. She married a Ragan and an Anderson and had a total (including Bobby) of 5
William Odell Worsham "Washam" b 10 Oct 1832 Sullivan, TN & d 9 Oct 1913 Bluff,
Jul 1854 William m Sarah F Rogers (Rodgers) "Sara" b 22
Jun 1840 Carter Co, TN who was the dau of Nicholas Rogers "Rodgers" b abt 1811 NC &
Elizabeth Lewis b abt 1812 of Carter, TN.
On the left is Sarah Rodgers Worsham; her daughters Eliza, and Eva
are in the picture, along with Dewey, Deniza, Dora, children of Eva. Probably taken in the
early 20's; Sarah died in 1929.
The photo on the right is
Martha Ann Worsham Wardrup, with her two daughters, Mae and Addie Wardrup. All photos are courtesy Anna Richter, 2010.
Daniel S Worsham "Dan" b 3 Mar 1856 Sullivan Co, TN & d 21 Mar
1923 Spartanburg, SC as D S Worsham. (South Carolina Death Records)
There has been some controversy over the name
of Daniel’s wife Lura Rezine Brooks whom he married 13 Aug 1880. In the Jun 1880 Madison
Co, NC census Daniel Warshaw is listed with his wife Leatha Warshaw age 19. In the 1900
Spring Creek, Madison, NC census, he is Dan S. Washam age 44 b Jan 1856 TN with wife Elura
R. Age 39 b Dec 1860. It looks like Leatha & Elura are two different individuals. Elura R
being Lura Rezine whom he married 13 Aug 1880. In the 1870 Spring Creek, Madison, NC
census, there is a Lethy C Brooks age 10 listed with her mother, Frances Brooks age 33.
Therefore, it appears that Daniel was married twice, 1st) to Lethy
C Brooks abt 1879 & 2nd) to Lura Resign Brooks 13 Aug
1880. It is probable that Lethy C (b abt 1860) died in childbirth when their daughter
Theodosia was born 30 Jun 1880. Lura and Lethy are the d/o Terrell Anderson Brooks &
Frances Elizabeth Lusk. (1870 Township 8, Madison, NC census) Lura Resign Brooks "Laura Rezine" b 15 Dec 1860 Madison, NC & d 2 Oct 1961 Hendersonville, Henderson, NC.
There is another controversy: On Lura Resign
Worsham’s death certificate, it is stated she was the wife of Joseph Daniel Worsham and
her tombstone also states she was the wife of Joseph Daniel Worsham. The death certificate
also has she was the daughter of Terrell Brooks & Rebecca Lusk. It appears there were two
errors made when the informant Rev Cecil Worsham gave information for the death
certificate. Lura was the wife of Daniel S. Worsham and the wife of Terrell Brooks was
Frances Elizabeth Lusk not Rebecca. (In the 1860 Madison Co, NC census T A Brooks is
listed with his wife Elizabeth G Brooks age 23 with son Joseph A Brooks age 2. In the
1870 Spring Creek, Madison, NC is Frances Brooks age 33 with children: Joseph A Brooks age
12, Lethy C age 10, Laura J age 8, Levrell A (Teyrill) Age 6 & Lonzo T. (Al Hamann,
2009) Terrell Sr enlisted in the Civil War 7 Apr 1861 Madison Co, NC as a private in
Company H, North Carolina 2nd Infantry Battalion.
Picture of Daniel S Washam from Randy Treadway, 2002. Photo was from Randy's grandfather's pictures.
Daniel Worsham's sister married Lura's brother, ie, Adaline Ellen Worsham "Addie" m
Terrell Anderson Brooks (see 188.8.131.52B.184.108.40.206.7. on page 156) (ref: Terrell Anderson
Death cert, Lura Resign Worsham death cert)
Anna Richter, 2010, furnished these three photos and wrote: My cousin has
sent me a number of old pictures of our family. These pics are of Daniel S Worsham b 1856,
and one of his 3 wives. He had one child with Lethy Brooks, the rest with Lura Brooks, so
I don't know who she is in this pic.
In the 1870 Township 8, Madison, NC census,
page 10 are Joseph A Brooks age 12, Lethy C Brooks, age 10, Laura J Brooks age 6, brother Teyrill Brooks age 6, and Lonzo T age 1 and mother Frances Brooks age 33)
Before 1920, Daniel m 3rd)
Lucy J James, d/o James Madison James b abt 1841 SC.
Lucy was b abt 1871 of Spartanburg, SC & d 13 Oct 1927 Spartanburg, SC. In the
District 106, Spartanburg, Spartanburg, SC census are Daniel S Worsham age 63 b VA & Lucy
age 49 b SC. They are living with his father in law, James M James age 79 b SC.
Children of Daniel & Lethy:
Worsham "Dosha" was Dosha Worsham 220.127.116.11B.18.104.22.168.1.2. It is probable that her
mother, Lethy C. (b abt 1860), died in childbirth when their daughter Theodosia was born
30 Jun 1880. Her obit is in the Spartanburg Herald and Herald Journal, Spartanburg, SC,
1950, as Theodosia Washam Brown, Spartanburg, w/o S J Brown, 3-21-50 p 5. Abt 1897 she m
Swan Jefferson Brown. Swan b 12 Sep 1874 Madison Co,
NC & d
10 May 1950 Spartanburg, SC. Photo of Swan from
Anna Richter, 2010. They were in the 1900 Madison Co, NC census. She is
T. E. Brown b Jun 1880 NC & Swan b Sep 1874. They are in the 1910 Spring Creek, Madison,
NC census. She is Theadocia Brown age 29 and he is Saven J Brown age 35. They are in
the 1920 Spartanburg Ward 6, Spartanburg, SC census. She is Doshia Brown age 39 with hus
Swan J Brown age 47. They are in the 1930 Spartanburg, Spartanburg, SC. She is Theosia
Broan age 49 with husband Swan Brown age 58.
Spartanburg Hearld Journal Obituary, 21 Mar 1950, page 5: (Anna Richter, 2010)
Funeral services for Mrs. THEODOSIA WORSHAM BROWN, 674 Clinchfield
Street, who died at her home Monday morning following a brief illness, will be
conducted Wednesday afternoon at 4 p.m. at the Church of the Nazarene at the corner of
Hugh Street and Saxon Avenue by the Revs. HOWARD HAYNES, RAY CLOER and DEWEY WELCHEL.
Burial will be in the Sunset Memorial Park. The body will be taken to the home Tuesday
morning at 11 o'clock and at 3 o'clock Wednesday afternoon it will be taken to the
church. Surviving are: her husband, SWAN JEFFERSON BROWN; her mother LURIA BROOKS
WORSHAM; three daughters, Mrs. LOIS McABEE, Mrs. OTIS JONES and Mrs. LOLA REVIS, all
of Spartanburg; one son NOWELL BROWN of Spartanburg; two brothers DAVID and WILLIE
WORSHAM of Fletcher, NC; 14 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Nephews will
serve as pallbearers. J. F. Floyd Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Her Spartanburg, Spartanburg Co, SC Death Certificate #50-003835, dated 20 Mar 1950,
her name was THEODOSIA WORSHAM BROWN, a married white female, born June 30, 1880,
in Madison Co, NC. She was a homemaker and 69 years old at time of death from Apoplexy
and Hypertension. Her father was listed as DANIEL WORSHAM and her mother as LAURIE
BROOKS. Husband was listed as SWAN JEFFERSON BROWN. Informant was listed as Mrs OTIS
BROWN JONES, THEODOSIA's daughter. Undertaker was listed as J F Floyd and the doctor
was listed as J H CHAPMAN. Interment was in the Sunset Memorial Park on 22 Mar
1950. (Anna Richter, 2010)
Lois Ester Brown b 19 Jul 1898 Spartambirg. SC d 2 Jun
2001 Inman, Spartanburg, SC (11-910; She m Roland Dean McAbee abt 1913. Roland b 23
Feb 1894 Spartanburg, NC & d 22 Jun 1934 Spartanburg, SC.
Picture of Lois Ester Brown and Roland Dean Mcabee and their headstone is courtesy
Anna Richter, 2010.
Otis Brown b 1901(9-1910) daughter
Noel Brown b 1908 (2-1910; 12-1920) He is in the 1930
Spartanburg Co., SC census age 23 with wife Ruth age 22 & dau Dorothy age 3.
Lola A Brown b 1910 (1 mo 1910; 9-1920; 20-1930)
Children of Daniel & Lura:
William Joseph Worsham b 6 Feb 1882 Bluff, Madison, NC should be the 1st child of
Daniel S & Lura or 22.214.171.124B.126.96.36.199.1B.1. (18-1900) He d 5 Nov 1961 Henderson Co, NC
(North Carolina Death Record) m Jessie Martin Pressley 20
Feb 1909 NC who was b 16 Feb 1888 Biltmore, Asheville, NC & d 6 Feb 1972 Fletcher,
Henderson, NC d/o James Martin Pressley and Alice Artilla Farmer. (North Carolina Death
Collection & Pat Breuer, 2003) They were in the 1910 Spring Creek, Madison, NC. He is
age 28 & Jessie is age 22. His mother Lura age 49 is living with them. They are in the
1930 Hoopers Creek, Henderson, NC census. He is age 48 & Jessie is age 42.
Hendersonville Times-News Feb 2, 1972:
Mrs Jessie Pressley Worsham,
83, of Rt 7, Clear Creek Rd, Hendersonville, died Tuesday in a local hospital after a
Mrs Worsham was a native of
Buncombe County and had made her home in Henderson County for the past 53 years. She
was the widow of William Joseph Worsham and a member of Biltmore United Methodist
Church. Services will be held at 11 AM Friday at Thos Shepherd Memorial Chapel with
the Rev Luther Capell and the Rev Lawrence Rhodes officiating. Burial will be in
Shepherd Memorial Park. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Surviving are two sons, the
Rev Cecil Worsham of Hendersonville and William Boyd Worsham of Charleston, South
Carolina; four daughters, Mrs Lillian Howard of Lawndale, Mrs Lila Wilkie and Mrs
Mildred Connor, both of Fletcher, and Mrs Helen Garren of Hendersonville; one sister,
Mrs Virgie Brackett of Flat Rock; two half brothers, Foster Pressley of Jarret, Va,
and Frank Pressley of Suffolk, Va; five half sisters, Mrs Cora Jones, Mrs Alice
Lambert, Mrs Julia Jones, and Mrs Lucille Perkins, all of Jarrett, Va, and Mrs
Beatrice Lynch of Emporia, Va; 19 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.
The family will receive
friends from 7 to 9 PM Thursday at the funeral home.
188.8.131.52B.184.108.40.206.1B.1.1. Lillian Artilla Worsham b 8
Dec 1909 Bluff, Madison NC d 24 Oct 2000 Shelby NC m Murrel
Edward Howard 10 Jan 1944 NC. Murrell b 16 Jun 1909 Cleveland, NC & d 31 May
1999 Shelby, Cleveland, NC. Lillian’s Obituary 10/25/00 The Star Lawndale:
Mrs. Lillian Worsham
Howard, 90, of 101 Melba Drive, died Tuesday, Oct 24, 2000, at Hospice at Wendover.
A native of Madison
County, she was the daughter of the late William Joseph and Jessie Martin Presley
Worsham. She worked as an inspector in textiles during the 1930s and did carpentry
work and helped with the manufacturing of connecting rods during World War II. She
was a bookkeeper for A. M. Boggs and helped manage the family store. She taught tole
painting, sold at crafts shows, wrote poetry and was an oil and acrylics artist. She
was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, where she was a longtime Sunday
school teacher. She was a charter member of the Hendersonville Crafters and a former
member of the Smokey Mountain Tolers.
In addition to her
parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Murrell Edward Howard; a brother,
the Rev. Cecil Worsham; and two sisters, Lila Wilkie and Helen Garren.
She is survived by a son
and daughter-in-law, Stanley and Linda Howard of Lawndale; two daughters and sons in
law, Janet and Flay Cooke of Lawndale and Phylls and Dan McIntyre of Tifton, GA; a
brother, Boyd Worsham of Greenville, SC a sister, Mildred Connor Fletcher; a special
sister-in-law and caregiver, Sally Lou Worsham Faulk of Goose Creek, SC five
grandchildren, Crystal Keller of Lawndale, Kelly Cooke of Gastonia, Stacy Cooke of
Casar and Katie McIntyre and Dan McIntyre, both of Tifton; and a great-grandchild,
The funeral will be
Thursday at 11 a.m. at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with the Revs. Russell Fitts
and Paul Chandler officiating.
The body will be placed in
the church 30 minutes before the service. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Memorial
Memorials may be made to
Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 3932 Pleasant Grove Church Road, Shelby NC 28150; or
Hospice of Cleveland Co., 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, NC 28150.
Lila Rezine Worsham b 5 Jun 1911(18-1930) d 4 Sep 1990
Henderson, NC m Woodrow Wilson Wilkie 13 Jun 1936
Henderson, NC. Woodrow b 21 Sep 1910 Henderson Co, NC & d 20 Oct 1953 Henderson Co,
NC (North Carolina Death Cert & SSDI)
Hendersonville Times-News 6 Sep 1990
Mrs Lila Worsham Wilkie,
79, of 818 Jackson Road, died Tuesday, Sept 4, 1990, at Fletcher Living Center after
a period of declining health.
A resident of Henderson
County for most of her life, she was a daughter of the late Wiliam "Will" Joseph and
Jessie Pressley Worsham. She was wife of the Rev Woodrow Wilson Wilkie who died in
1953. She was also a member of Hoopers Creek Baptist Church.
Survivors include four
daughters, Joyce Calton, Shirley Calton and Jerry Watkins, all of Fletcher, and
Lucille Green of Fallston; two sons, James Wilkie of Fletcher and Ken R Wilkie of
Hendersonville; three sisters, Lillian Howard of Horseshoe, Mildred Connor of
Fletcher, and Helen Garren of Hendersonville; two brothers, the Rev Cecil Worsham of
Hendersonville and Boyd Worsham of Anderson, South Carolina, 15 grandchildren and 5
great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be
held 2 PM Friday at Hoopers Creek Baptist Church with Revs Lawrence Rhodes and Odell
Barnwell officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will
receive friends from 7 to 8:30 PM Thursday at Hoopers Creek Baptist Church. At other
times the family will be at the home of a son, James Wilkie, of 806 Jackson Road,
Mildred Viola Worsham b 9 Jul 1913 Bluff, Madison, NC
(16-1930) m Fred Newell Connor 23 Dec 1933 Fletcher,
Madison, NC. Fred b 25 Dec 1912 Edneyville, Henderson, NC & d 18 Apr 1990 Fletcher,
Henderson, NC. Mildred d 17 Oct 2006 Asheville, Buncombe, NC. (SSDI)
Obituary Times-News Hendersonville, NC
Mildred W. Connor, 93, of
Fletcher died Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2006, at Mission Hospitals following a sudden
She was a lifelong
resident of Henderson County, a daughter of the late William J. Worsham and Jessie
She was preceded in death
by her husband, Fred N. Connor, who died in 1990; her son, Harold N. Connor; one
brother, the Rev. Cecil Worsham; three sisters, Lillian Howard, Lila Wilkie and
Helen Garren. She was a graduate of Fletcher High School and was later employed by
Diamond Brand for more than 30 years as a printer. She was a member of Hooper's
Creek Baptist Church.
Survivors include one
daughter, Ruth C. Youngblood of Hendersonville; one brother, Boyd Worsham and wife,
Marjorie, of Hickory Tavern, S.C.; two grandsons, Bryon Connor and wife, Shelly, and
Gregory Connor and wife, Marilyn, both of Fletcher; one great-grandson, Austin
Connor; two sisters-in-law, Bertha C. Cunningham and Elouise W. Connor; along with
several nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be held at
2 p.m. Saturday at Hooper's Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Lawrence Rhodes
officiating. Burial will follow at Shepherd Memorial Park. The family will receive
friends at the church two hours prior to the service and at other times at the
residence of Gregory Connor, 106 Lindsey Loop, Fletcher, N.C. 28732.
Memorial contributions can
be made to the American Heart Association, American Heart Association, 7272
Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75231-4596.
Helen Elizabeth Worsham b 28 Mar 1915 Bluff, NC (North
Caroline Birth Index & 15-1930) Helen d 20 Mar 1991 Hoopers Creek, NC (North Carolina
Death Collection) Helen m Walter Blaine Garren 1 Jun 1935
Fletcher, NC. Walter b 20 Dec 1913, Henderson Co, NC d 16 Jan 1962 Henderson,
Henderson, NC (North Carolina Birth Index & North Carolina Death
220.127.116.11B.18.104.22.168.1B.1.5. Cecil Albert Worsham
b 24 Sep 1916 Bluff, NC (North Carolina Birth Index & 14-1930) He was listed in the US World War II Army Enlistment b 1916 enlisted Camp Croft, SC 11 Feb 1943, 4 years
high school, Electrician. He had an old scrapbook that his mother had kept. It is full
of old pictures & newspaper clippings (Pat Breuer, 2001) He d 20 Apr 2000 Henderson
Co, NC (SSDI) m Clara Brevard 12 Sep 1941 Pickens, SC.
Clara b 2 Apr 1919 Henderson Co, NC. (Living)22.214.171.124B.126.96.36.199.B1.1.6.
William Boyd Worsham b 14 Sep 1928 Fletcher, Henderson,
NC (North Carolina Birth Index) m 1st) Sally Lou Ransey
(div) & 2nd) Marji.
Children: Patricia Marlene Worsham b 8 Feb
1951 Shelby, Clevelnd, NC d 3 Feb 2009 Mooresboro, Cleveland, NC m Frederich William
Breuer; William Joseph Worsham m 1st) Deborah (div); Norma June Worsham m 1st) Stephen
Eric Bendt (div) & 2nd) Wayne Hall; Wanda Kay Worsham m Donald Wood; Kathy Maxine
Worsham m Bruce Wayne Eadie.
Hendersonville Times News, Friday, March
Helen Worsham Garren, 76,
of Clear Creek Road, died Wednesday, March 25, 1992, at her home following a sudden
A native of Madison
County, she had lived in Henderson County most of her life. She was a daughter of
the late William Joseph and Jessie Pressley Worsham, and wife of Walter Blaine
Garren, who died in 1962. She was a retired beautician and a member of Mountain View
Baptist Church of Duncan Hill Road, Hendersonville.
Survivors include one
daugter, Marie Justice of Hendersonville, and a son, Blaine Garren of
Hendersonville; two sisters, Lillian Howard of Horseshoe and Mildred Connor of
Fletcher; two brothers, the Rev Cecil Worsham of Hendersonville and Boyd Worsham of
South Carolina; four grandchildren, four great grandchildren, and numerous nieces
A funeral will be held at
2 PM Saturday in Shepherd's Church Street Chapel. The Reverends Tommy Martin and
Luther Capell will officiate. Burial will be in Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery.
Family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 today at Thos. Sheherd & Son Funeral
David Larkin Worsham b 4 Jul 1884 (15-1900) was
should be listed as the 1st child of Daniel S Worsham & Lura Rezine Brooks. David
d 11 Apr 1982 Hendersonville, Henderson, NC (North Carolina Death Collection & SSDI)
David m Lillie Alice Delozier abt 1910 who was b 13 Apr
1888 Henderson Co, NC & d 21 Sep 1976 Hendersonville, Henderson, NC. (North Carolina
Death Collection) They were in the 1930 Hoopers Creek, Henderson, NC census. He is age
46 & Lilly is age 43.
Hendersonville Times News April 12, 1982:
David Larkin Worsham, 97, of
the Mountain Home community, died Sunday in a Hendersonville hospital after a long
Mr Worsham was a native of
Madison County, a son of the late Mr and Mrs Dan Worsham. He was the husband of Lily
Delozier Worsham, who died in 1976. He was a retired farmer and law enforcement
Surviving are four
daughters, Trula Allen of Fletcher, Almeda Quarley of Norman Beach, Florida, Dorothy
Wattenburger of Carrollton, Texas, and Ruth Moore of Oak Ridge, Tennessee; three sons,
Warren T Worsham of Ft Lauderdale, Florida, Albert Shade Worsham of Mountain Home,
Wallace Worsham of Fletcher, 15 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.
Services will be held at 2
PM Wednesday in Hoopers Creek Baptist Church, of which he was a member. The Revs
Lawrence Rhodes and WC Huntley will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
The family will receive
friends from 7 to 9 PM Tuesday at Thos Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors, and at other
times will be at the home of a son, Albert Shade Worsham. First Avenue, Mountain Home.
The body will be placed in the church 30 minutes before the service hour.
Hendersonville Times News Sept 22, 1976:
Mrs David Worsham
Services for Mrs Lillie
Alice Worsham, 88, of Rt 3 Hendersonville, who died Tuesday after a long illness, will
be conducted at 2 PM Thursday at Hoopers Creek Baptist Church, of which she was a
member. The Revs Odell Barnwell and Lawrence Rhodes will officiate. Burial will be in
the Hoopers Creek Cemetery. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
A native of Harriman,
Tennessee, she had lived in Henderson County for the past 60 years.
Surviving are the husband,
David L Worsham, four daughters, Mrs. Trula Allen of Fletcher, Mrs Almeda Quailey of
Norman Beach, Florida, Mrs Dorothy Wattenburger of Carrollton, Texas, and Mrs Ruth
Moore of Oak Ridge, Tennessee; three sons, Albert Worsham of Mountain Home, Wallace
Worsham of Fletcher, and Warren Worsham of Ft Lauderdale, Florida; 15 grandchildren
and 12 great grandchildren.
The family will receive
friends from 7 to 9 PM at Thos Shepherd & Son, where the body will remain until 30
minutes before services.
The family will be at the
home of Albert Worsham of Mountain Home.
David Larkin Worsham and Lillie DeLozier
headstone in the cemetery of Hooper's Creek Baptist Church in Fletcher, NC. (Anna
Zola Worsham b 7 May 1911 Knoxville, Knox, TN & d 1 Oct
1917 Trust, Madison, NC (North Caroline Death Certificate as d/o David & Lillie
Trula Orlena Worsham b 26 Sep 1912 Madison Co, NC (North
Carolina Birth Index & 17-1930) d 3 Jul 1999 Hendersonville, Henderson, NC. She m
Clifford Norman Allen. (North Carolina Death Collection
as Trula Orlena Allen) Clifford b 8 Dec 1914 Henderson, NC & d 19 Nov 2007 Fletcher,
Nov 21, 2007
Clifford Norman Allen,
Born in Henderson Co., NC on Dec. 8, 1914. Died on Nov. 19, 2007 and resided in
Fletcher, NC. Clifford N. Allen, 92, of Poteat Street passed away Monday, Nov. 19,
2007. He was a native of Henderson County. He was the son of the late Jesse Paul
Allen and Maggie Lance Allen. He was husband of the late Trula Worsham Allen, who
died in 1999. He also was preceded in death by his son, C. N. Allen; his sister,
Azzie Lee Moore; and three brothers, Horace, Glenn and Wade Allen. He proudly served
in the Army as a staff sergeant and quartermaster in Calcutta, India, during World
War II, providing food for the troops. He retired from Sayles Bleachery in 1978
after 41 years of service. He is survived by two daughters, Margaret Blazer and her
husband, James, of Knoxville, Tenn., Nancy Holbert and her husband, Harold, of
Hendersonville; a son, Kenneth Rhodes and his wife, Alline, of Fletcher; a sister,
Sue Evans of Hendersonville; six grandchildren, Glenn and Cindy Allen, Rhonda Renee
Leonard, Teresa Ball, Lisa Reimers and her husband, Art, and Stephanie McCarson; a
great-granddaughter, Heather Leonard; a great-great-grandson, Hayden Leonard;
special friends, Yvonne Goforth and Oz McCarson; and a number of nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the chapel of Groce Funeral Home at
Lake Julian conducted by Pastor Roy Waldroup. Interment will follow in Shepherd
Memorial Park with military honors presented by the Henderson County Honor Guard.
The family will receive friends from 10 until 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home and
at other times will be at the home of Kenneth Rhodes in Fletcher.
Frances Almeda Worsham b 31 Aug 1914 Madison Co,
(North Carolina Birth Index)
Warren Travis Worsham b 3 Nov 1917 Bluff, Madison Co, NC
(North Carolina Birth Index & 13-1930) d 14 Dec 1985 Fort Lauderdale, Broward, FL
(Florida Death Index & SSDI)
Albert Shade Worsham b 26 Dec 1918 Madison Co, NC (North
Carolina Birth Index & 11-1930) World War II Army Enlistment Records has b 1918 NC
Henderson Co, NC Enlistment 4 Aug 1942 NC Fort Bragg, Private, 4 years high school.
Albert d 8 Jun 1993 Asheville, Buncombe, NC (SSDI) Albert m Mildred Kathleen
The 27 Feb 2007 Times-News:
Mildred K. Worsham, 82, of
Mountain Home went to be
Lord on Sunday, Feb. 25, 2007, at the Brian Center. A native and lifelong resident
of Henderson County, she was the daughter of the late General and Lula Corn Rogers.
She was the wife of the late Albert S. Worsham, who passed away in 1993. She was a
homemaker who loved growing flowers, working in her garden and crocheting. She
attended Fletcher First Baptist Church. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother
and great-grandmother. She will be missed by all that knew and loved her. Survivors
include two sons, David Worsham and his wife, Phyllis, and Gary Worsham, both of
Mountain Home; two sisters, Marie Israel of Hooper's Creek and Freda Frisbee of
Littleton, Colo.; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces
and nephews. A funeral will be held on Wednesday at Fletcher First Baptist Church
with the Rev. Roy Waldroup officiating. Burial will follow at Shepherd Memorial
Dorothy Leona Worsham b 12 Jan 1921 Madison Co., NC
(North Carolina Birth Index & 9-1930) She d 18 Feb 1986 Holly Hill, Volusia, Florida.
Ruth Worsham b 6 Mar 1923 Henderson, NC. (7-1930)
Waller Worsham b abt 1924 (6-1930)
Laura R. Worsham (was 188.8.131.52B.184.108.40.206.3.) b 12 Dec 1886 Hooper Creek, Henderson,
NC should be 3rd child of Daniel S. & Lura. (13-1900) She d (North Carolina Death
Certificates as wife of Nerris Holt) She m Nerris Abraham Holt
abt 1905 of Henderson Co, NC. Nerris b 31 Jul 1882 TN & d 9 Dec 1931. They are
in the 1920 Spring Creek, Madison, NC census. She is age 33 & Nerris is age 38 b TN.
They are in the 1930 Spartanburg, Spartanburg, SC census. She is age 43 & Norris A. Is
Howard E. Holt b abt 1906 (14-1920)
Francis Lee Holt b 5 Apr 1908 NC (12-1920) d 24 Apr 1974
Asheville (North Carolina Death Certificate has wife is Rhoda Elina Souther, father N
A. Holt, mother Laura Worsham)
Clint Hardrick Holt b 1915 (4-1920; 15-1930 & Ancestry
Arnold Holt b abt 1917 (2 yr 7 mo-1920; 12-1930)
220.127.116.11B.18.104.22.168.1.5. Belvia Worsham should
be Belva Worsham b 27 Nov 1888 (11-1900) 4th child of
Daniel S & Lura or 22.214.171.124B.126.96.36.199.1B.4. She d 20 Dec 1921 Henderson Co., NC. Belva m
Joseph Vernon Fowler abt 1909 who was b 27 May 1886 of
Madison Co., NC d 24 Dec 1981 Fletcher, Henderson, NC. They are in the 1920 Hoopers
Creek, Henderson, NC census. She is age 31 & Joseph is age 32 with children: Mispa age
10; Eugene age 3; D. J. Age 2 & Lottie Mae age 5 months. Her husband is in the 1930 Blue
Ridge, Henderson, NC census with wife Tinie M Age 33 & children: Eugene age 13; D J
Age 12; Lettie M Age 10; W Porter age 6; Harriet F Age 5; George N Age 3 yrs 11 mo, Fairlee Fowler age 9 mo.
Mispa Fowler b 1910 Henderson Co, NC (10-1920)
Eugene Joseph Fowler b 9 Apr 1916 Henderson Co, NC (3-1920; 13-1930) He d 20
Jul 1989 Asheville, Buncombe, NC (SSDI & North Carolina Death age 73 md)
D. J. Fowler b 27 Sep 1917 Madison Co, NC (North Carolina Birth Index &
2-1920; 12-1930) m Etta Frady who was b 27 Apr 1921 NC d
14 Apr 2004 Henderson Co, NC (North Carolina Death Collection & SSDI. Obituary: The
Times-News 20 Apr 2004:
Etta F. Fowler, 83, of
Fletcher died Wednesday, April 14, 2004, in Park Ridge Hospital.
She was a native and
lifelong resident of Henderson County, a daughter of the late Luther Frady and Emma
Hare Frady, and the wife of D.J. Fowler, who died in 1978. She was a member of Arden
Missionary Baptist Church.
Survivors include two
sons, Jerry Fowler of Fairview and Freddie Fowler of Fletcher; a sister, Elizabeth
Miller of Arden; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be held
at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Mausoleum Chapel of Shepherd Memorial Park. The Rev.
David Plemmons will officiate. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
today at Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors, and at other times will be at her
home in Fletcher.
Lottie or Lettie Mae Fowler b 26 Jul 1919 Madison
Co., NC. (5 mo-1920; 10-1930) She d 29 Dec 2002 Buncomb Co, NC (SSDI)
Paul Creswell Fowler b 16 Dec 1921 Hoopers Creek, Henderson, NC (North Carolina
Birth Index parents J. V. Fowler & Belva Warsham) d 29 Jul 1991 Mount Jackson,
Shenandoah, VA. (SSDI)
Martha Ann Elizabeth Washam "Eliza" "Anna" b 15 Apr 1857
Sullivan, TN. Her husband's name may be John Wesley Waldrup
instead of Wardrup.
Photo of Martha Ann courtesy Anna Richter,
Ella Isia Waldrop "Luella" "Waldrup" b abt 1882 Madison, NC
& d 17 Sep 1952 Olney, Young, TX. Ella m William Alexander Baxter "Alex" "Elex"
abt 1895 of Hill Co, Texas. William was b 19 Sep 1875 in Cosby, Cocke, TN & d 29
May 1937 in Young, Texas.
Johnny B Baxter b 1896 & d 1899 is buried in the Shannon
Cem in Clay Co, TX.
Martha E Baxter b 1 Apr 1900 & d 6 Dec 1991 Archer City,
Myrtle Baxter b 28 May 1902, d 5 Dec 1984 in Young Co, TX
William Carl Baxter "Willie" abt 1904 & d 9 Oct 1977
Wichita Co, TX
Addie Alvis Baxter b 7 May 1910 & d 13 May 1995 in
Haskell Co, TX
Hollaway Sanders Jack Baxter "Jock" b 22 Mar 1912 Clay
Co, TX & d 2 Aug 1982 in Dallas Co, TX
188.8.131.52B.184.108.40.206.2.2.7. Mamie Beatrice Baxter b 28 Feb 1915 Clay Co, TX & d 21 Jun
1965 Young Co, Tx
Noan Lee Baxter b 31 Aug 1921
Dorothy Mae Baxter b 31 Aug 1921 & d 15 Apr 1985 Harris
220.127.116.11B.18.104.22.168.2.2.10. Mervin Baxter b 1905 and died in Dallas, TX.
Mary Caldona Washam b Dec 1858 Sullivan, TN. Mary m
1st) James Jackson b abt 1857. Mary m 2nd)
Stephen Franklin 10 Jan 1886 of Madison, NC.
22.214.171.124B.126.96.36.199.3A.1. William H Jackson b abt 1880 Madison, NC.
188.8.131.52B.184.108.40.206.3B.1. Ople Franklin b 23 Jul 1890 Madison, NC & d 25 Mar 1932
Waynesville, Haywood, NC.
220.127.116.11B.18.104.22.168.3B.2. Jefferson C Franklin b 29 Aug 1893 Madison, NC & d Jul
1963 of Washington
Ida Belle "Jelo" Franklin b 13 May 1899 Madison, NC & d
20 Dec 1920
Napolean Bonaporte Franklin b 25 Jun 1906 Madison, NC & d 6
Dec 1954 Waynesville, Haywood, NC. He m Valaree Smith.
Reuben L Worsham "Ruben" was Reuben S Worsham. (9-1870) He was
the s/o William Odell Worsham & Sarah F Rodgers. According to the
death certificate his son, Thomas, his name was Arthur. Reuben was b abt 1861 Sullivan Co,
TN. He m 1st) B F Blair 5 May 1878 Madison Co, NC.
(Randall S Treadway, 1998)
Reuben m 2nd)
Pauline Lena Fox 28 May 1890 Meridian, Lauderdale Co, MS.
Pauline was b 10 Mar 1874 in Pennsylvania & died 19 Dec 1959 in Chattanooga, Hamilton, TN.
In the 1897-1898 Chattanooga, Hamilton, TN directory was Pauline Worsham, widow Reuben, rooms ns Smith, 3 east
of Buckey Ridgedale. Photo of Reuben from Darrell Worsham
who said that the tintype original hung in his Aunt Vestie's house for years. (22.214.171.124B.126.96.36.199.11.6.1), 2010.
Jerry A Potts, 2010 wrote:
records 9076 dated October 1901 from Hamilton Co, TN where Pauline filed for divorce due
to R L abandoned her and the two children Thomas and Ruby on August 6,1894 in Arcadia,
Texas. And had not seen or talked to him from that time on. In the decree she said they
were married May 28,1890 in Meridian, Lauderdale
Pauline m 2nd) John W Ford abt 1901 Chattanooga, Hamilton, TN, the s/o Samuel and
Winnie Ford. John b 2 Apr 1878 Meigs Co, TN & d 6 Nov 1925 Chattanooga, Hamilton, TN.
Pauline & John children: John L Ford, Winnie M Ford, William S Ford "Willie",
& Jesse Ford.
Reuben m 3rd)
Hedrick Martin 15 Aug 1894 Galveston, TX. (IGI Film Number:
Children of Reuben & Pauline:
Thomas Arthur Worsham, son of Pauline, b 17 Sep 1891 Galveston, Galveston,
TX (Sep 1891-1900; 18-1910; 28-1920; 39-1930)
He is in the World War I Draft Registration Cards as Thomas Arthur Worsham, Chattanooga,
TN, b 17 Sep 1891 Galveston, TX, carpenter for Southern Railway, wife 2 children, blue
eyes brown hair, tall, right hand crippled from accident.
Thomas m Nanny
Grace Matheson "Nannie" 21 Jul 1912 Chattanooga, Hamilton, TN. Nanny b 15
Jun 1889 in Virginia & d 6 Feb 1983 Chattanooga, Hamilton, TN. Thomas d 20 May
1950 Charlotte, Mecklenburg, NC. According to Thomas' death certificate, his
father's name was Arthur. Anna Richter submitted
the photo of Thomas, 2010. She also submitted the photo of Nannie Grace Matheson
Worsham and daughter Margaret Lois Worsham, 2011.
Margaret Lois Worsham b 2 Aug 1914 Volusia, Florida
(3-1920; 15-1930) Margaret m Alfred Clayton Smith
12 Sep 1935 Rossville, Walker, GA.
Margaret d 28 Mar
2004 Augusta, GA, 30 Mar 2004 obituary:
Margaret Entered into eternal rest on March 28, 2004 in Augusta, Georgia Margaret
Worsham Smith, widow of Alfred Clayton Smith. Residence, North Charleston, SC. The
relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral services Thu, Mar 31, 2004.
Entombment will follow in Carolina Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at Stuhrs
Greenridge Road Chapel on Wed. Mrs. Smith was born in Volusia, Florida on Aug 2,
1914. She was reared in Chattanooga, Tenn., the daughter of the late Thomas and
Nancy Grace Matheson Worsham. She was a Homemaker and a lifetime member in The Oak
Terrace Extension Club. Mrs. Smith was the granddaughter of a civil war veteran,
Private First Class, Henry Harold Matheson, Company F 13th Tennessee Calvary
Regiment, Union Army. Surviving are one son; Alfred Earl Smith, Sr. formerly of
Hanahan, SC, now living in Stockton California, three daughters; Margaret Chrystine
Midyette of North Charleston, Peggy Jean Kandies of Goose Creek, SC. Joyce S. Babson
Blackwell of Fayetteville, NC.
Gertrude Louise Worsham "Bunt" b 13 Mar 1917 Chattanooga,
Hamilton, TN. (2-1920; 13-1930) She m Henry Arthur Walker
24 Aug 1935 Walker Co, GA. (Book/page: 11-437) Henry b 16 Mar 1913 East Chattanooga,
Hamilton, TN & d 5 Jan 1969 Chattanooga, Hamilton, TN. Gertrude d 23 Feb 2003 in
Chattanooga, Hamilton, TN.
Nan Lorraine Walker b 24 Sep 1937 Chattanooga,
Hamilton, TN & d 5 Sep 2002 Brayton, Bledsoe, TN.
Carlene Donise Walker b 4 Jun 1940 & d 27 Jan 1999
Graysville, Rhea, TN. Donise Walker m Gerald L. Potts.
188.8.131.52B.184.108.40.206.4B.1.2.2. Henrietta Walker b
1943 & married John Breland. They live the Chattanooga
Ruby B Worsham "Rubee" b 22 Sep 1894 Hot Springs, Madison,
NC. (Sep 1894-1900; 15-1910; 25-1920; 35-1930) She m 8 Feb 1909 to
William F Womack "Will" in Hamilton Co, TN. William b
abt 1887 TN.
Children: Jesse L Womack,
Viola M Womack, Mary Lucile Womack, Pauline M Womack, Rice Hannie Womack & Edgar Womack.
Worsham, child of Reuben & Pauline, b and d bef 1900. (1900
Rosanna Lee Worsham's
George W Kelley
was listed as age 18 with his parents in the 1870 Greene Co, TN Census. Samuel
Kelly is age 77 Farmer b TN, wife Elisabeth age 54. In Greene, TN Cemeteries, by Burford Reynolds, Bethesda (Harrison’s) Cemetery is Samuel Kelley b 8/22/1792
d 11/6/1877 with wife Elizabeth Jennings b 1816 & d 1898 & Geo
Washington Kelley b 1/7/1857 with his wife Rosie Worsham Kelley b 7/29/1864
& d 6/26/1900. It looks like George Washington Kelley was b in 1852 instead
of 1857 according to the 1870 Census.
Sarah Elizabeth Kelly b 26 Nov 1880 Kelley’s Gap, Greene, TN d 1944
Washington Co, TN, m 1st) Harvey Cutshell &
William Bailey. (Connie Young, 2002)
Adaline Ellen Worsham "Addie" b 11 Oct 1866 Sullivan, TN & d 7 Dec 1940 of Bluff,
Madison, NC. She m Terrell Anderson Brooks 23 Oct 1884
Terrell Anderson Brooks Jr was b 17 May 1864 Spring Creek, Madison, NC & d 19 Apr
1938 Madison, NC. Addie's brother, Daniel Worsham m Terrell's sister, Lura Brooks.
Terrell is the son of Terrell A Brooks and Frances Elizabeth Lusk. (Terrell Brooks Jr
death cert) This photo Terrell and Addie Worsham Brooks family
is courtesy Anna Richter, 2010.
Row: Unknown, Terrell Brooks, Addie Worsham, Elizabeth Rebecca/Rebecca
Elizabeth Worsham (Addie and she were sisters). Back row: George L Brooks, David Odell
Brooks. The three daughters were Icey, Etna and Alice, I cant remember which daughter was
which. Courtesy Anna Richter, 2010.
Rosie Brooks b 15 Dec 1885 Madison Co, NC d 16 Dec 1885 Madison Co, NC (North
Caroline Death Collection)
Reuben Brooks b 11 Nov 1886 Madison Co, NC d 4 Jan 1889 Madison Co, NC (North
Caroline Death Collection)
David O’Dell Brooks b 26 Feb 1888 Madison Co, NC. (North Carolina Death
George L Brooks b 15 Jun 1889 Madison Co, NC d 9 May 1916 (North Carolina Death
Ica E or Icie Brooks b 2 Oct 1890 NC d 1 Feb 1919
Spring Creek, Madison, NC (North Carolina Death Collection) She m Grover Cleveland Gowan about 1911 Madison Co, NC who was b 19 Aug 1891 Upper, Madison, NC d 16 Mar 1990
Madison Co, NC (North Carolina Death Collections)
Etna L Brooks b 26 Feb 1892 Madison Co, NC (North Carolina Birth Index) d Feb
1970 Madison Co, NC m Dewey Cook who was b 20 Jan 1900 of Madison Co, NC d 11 Mar
1983 Madison Co, NC
Alice C Brooks b 2 Jun 1893 d 1 Jul 1975 Buncombe Co, NC bur Antioch Cem, Hot
Springs, NC (North Carolina Death Certificates) She m Margie Henry Lamb abt 1931 who was
b 16 Jul 1887 Tennalina, Madison, NC (World War I Draft Registrations) & d 16 Sep 1957
Asheville, Buncombe, NC (North Carolina Death Collections) His name was usually Marji.
(Al Hamann, 2009)
William Edward Worsham d 17 Dec 1915 Powell, Knox, TN &
Martha R Sawyer Worsham d 8 Mar 1940 Powell, Knox, TN. (Dee Reynolds, 2001)
Anna Richter, 2012, provided his obit:
"W E Worsham
died at 6:10 oclock ___day evening at his home near Powell's Station at the
age of 43  years, after a lingering illness. He leaves and wife and eight
children: Mrs Mattie Worsham, William Worsham, Mrs Mary Bradley, Miss Sadie
Worsham and Master Charles, [Raymond], Frank, Helen and Elsie
Worsham. Interment will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery Saturday at 10 AM."
William E Worsham family is from Anna Richter, 2012: William E Worsham photo.
Little drowned Frank Kennith Worsham on right, next to William E Worsham. Mattie
Scruggs is in rear holding a baby, left of an older woman behind WEW in a hat.
Children: (Dee Reynolds, 2001)
William Linsay Worsham b 30 May 1892 Hot Springs, Madison,
NC & d 3 Aug 1950 Knoxville, Knox, TN. He had blue eyes & dark brown hair.
Mary Elizabeth Worsham b 9 May 1894 Knoxville, Knox, TN, m Mr Bradley & she d 8 Jan 1960.
Sarah Jane Worsham b 7 Sep 1896 & d 12 Apr 1897 Knoxville,
Fritze Lee Worsham b Sep 1898 & d 11 Nov 1899 Knoxville,
Sadie Evangaline Worsham b 9 Sep 1900 Knoxville, Knox, TN.
Sadie m John Cleveland Meredith 1 Sep 1917. John b 26
Oct 1892 Knoxville, TN & d 1 Feb 1960 Knoxville, Knox, TN. Sadie d 18 Jan 1992
Charles Lawrence Worsham b 17 Dec 1906 Knoxville, TN & m
Vera V. abt 1928. Charles d 1 May 1971 in Powell, TN & Vera
d Feb 1980 in Powell.
Carl Wayne Worsham b Aug 1928 OK & m
Jane White. Jane b Apr 1941 & d 1988. Carl d 20 Feb
2001 Powell, Knox, TN. The Knoxville News-Sentinel, p A13:
Worsham, CARL W. - age 72,
of Powell, passed away Tue Feb. 20, 2001. Member of Sharon Baptist Church. Retired
industrial electrician with Allegheny Electric a division of Rust Engineering.
Member IBEW Local #270. He was a US Air Force veteran of the Korean conflict and a
member of the American Legion. Member of Powell Lodge #582 F&AM and OES Chapter
#335, preceded in death by wife, Jane White Worsham who passed away in 1988; and by
brothers Ken & Bill Worsham. Survivors: son, Steve Worsham of Alpharetta, GA;
daughter & son in law, Shannon & Greg Hargis of Powell; grandsons, Derek Riley, Ryan
& Tyler Worsham, Drew & Todd Hargis; sisters & brothers in law, Doris & Don
Innocenti, Wanda & Frank Butler all of Memphis; sister in law, Esta Higdon; brothers
in law & sisters in law, Rufus White, Lorine & Tom Sweat, Olivia Seaman, Jack &
Diane White, Howard and Clara White, Mike & Dana White, Doug & Melissa White.
Funeral service Thursday at Sharon Baptist Church. Interment Woodhaven Cem with full
military honors by Volunteer State Veterans Honor Guard. Pallbearers: brothers in
law, Rufus, Jack, Howard, Mike & Doug White, Tom Sweat; honorary pallbearers, Dennis
Worsham & Bob Rhodes.
Kenneth Worsham b 29 Mar 1931 of Knox, TN & m
Estha Bruhin. Kenneth d 2 Mar 1997 Powell, Knox,
TN. Estha b 25 Jul 1925, m 2nd) Dennis W Higdon. Estha d 27 Feb 2001
Powell, Knox, TN.
Mar 1, 2001 Knoxville News-Sentinel, p A9:
HIGDON, ESTHA BRUHIN - age
75, of Powell, passed away Tues, Feb 27, 2001. She was a member of First Baptist
Church of Powell. Preceded in death by husband, Kenneth Worsham and children's
father, Dennis W. Higdon, Sr.; brother, John Bruhin. Survivors: daughter and
son-in-law, Beth Ann and Gary Atkins of Knoxville; son, Dennis W. Higdon, Jr. of
Knoxville; granddaughter, Heather Atkins of Knoxville; sister, Betty Green of
Kingsport, TN; brothers, Bill and Frank Bruhin of Knoxville. Lynnhurst Cem, Fri.
Raymond Chester Worsham b 30 Jan 1908 & m
Mossie Weaver abt 1928. Raymond d 7 Oct 1989 Powell, Knox,
TN & Mossie d 26 Dec 2004 in Powell.
Alvin R. Worsham b 1929 Knox, TN.
Luella Worsham b 15 May 1933 Knox, TN & m
Ernest Mynatt b 3 Aug 1929 & d Feb 1975. Luella d 4 Apr
2002 Powell, TN.
Eugene Edward Worsham "Gene" b 1 Jun 1931 of Powell, TN &
m Judith Neal "Judy". Gene d 1 Jun 1999 in
4 Jun 1999 The Knoxville News-Sentinel:
Worsham, EUGENE E. (GENE)
age 68, of Halls, passed away Jun 1, 1999, at his home. Preceded in death by father,
Raymond C. Worsham. Survived by wife, Judy Worsham; children and spouses, Terri and
Brad Hodge, Jerry and Dawn Worsham, Deborah and Mark Justice; nine grandchildren,
Daniel, Micah and Jonathan Hodge, Rachel, Dara and Jared Worsham, Tanner, McKenzie,
and Tolliver Justice; special nephew, Darryl Tindell and wife, Sherry; mother,
Mossie Worsham; sisters, Luella Mynatt, Frankie Tindell. Service Fri, Interment at
Halls Memory Garden.
Judy d 21 Jan 2008 Knoxville, Knox, TN.
Knoxville News-Sentinel 23 Jan 2008:
WORSHAM, JUDITH (JUDY) -
age 69 of Halls, passed away Monday, January 21, 2008. She was a member of Salem
Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband, Eugene Edward Worsham and parents,
Edward and June Neal. She is survived by her three children, Terri Hodge and husband
Brad, Jerry Worsham and wife Dawn, and Deborah Justice and husband Mark;
grandchildren, Daniel, Micah and Jonathan Hodge, Rachel, Dara and Jared Worsham, and
Tanner, McKenzie and Tolliver Justice; sister, Janice Jones and husband Bobby;
special cousin, Madge Welch and husband Harold; and a host of nieces, nephews, other
family and special friends. The family expresses their deepest gratitude for all the
encouragement and support from family and friends. Your acts of kindness will never
be forgotten. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 8:30 pm in the Halls Chapel
of Mynatt Funeral Home with Rev. John Holland and Dr. Phil Young officiating. Family
and friends will meet at the funeral home Thursday at 10 :30 am and proceed to Halls
Memory Gardens for an interment service at 11 am. Pallbearers will be Brad Hodge,
Daniel Hodge, Micah Hodge, Mark Justice, Bobby Jones and Darryl Tindell. Honorary
pallbearers will be Jonathan Hodge, Jared Worsham, Tanner and Tolliver Justice. In
lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Mission of Hope, Knoxville, TN
or Salem Baptist Church Building Fund, 8201 Hill Road; Knoxville, TN.
Frank Kenneth Worsham b 27 Apr 1910 in Powell, TN & d 4 Jul
1916 Knox, TN.
provided this photo of William Edward Worsham and his son, Frank Kennith
Attached is Frank's obit.
TRAGIC DEATH OF LITTLE BOY
Frank Kenneth Worsham, Aged 6, Falls into a Well While
Measuring Depth of Water
Frank Kenneth Worsham, aged six years, son of Mrs Mattie
Worsham of Powell's Station, met death when he fell into a deep well
Tuesday afternoon, probably about three o'clock. The last one to see the
little fellow alive was his little sister, Helen, four years of age. She
hurried to report to her mother that Frank had fallen into the well, but
before assistance could be summoned to rescue him, his life was extinct.
Some time later the child's body was taken from the well and it was
discovered that a hole had been crushed in his head when he fell, striking
the stone walls of the deep well. The well contained about ten feet of
water and it was some distance down to the surface of the water.
The funeral over the remains was conducted Wednesday and
interment was in the Green Hill cemetery. Rev Mr Weaver officiated.
Helen, the little sister of the dead child, explained that
her brother was standing on the platform at the well holding a rope with
whichhe was attempting to measure the depth of the water in the well, when
he accidentally fell to his death.
The child is survived by his mother and the following
brothers and sisters, Charles, Raymond and WL Worsham, Mrs Mary Bradley
and Misses Sadie and Helen and Elva Worsham.
Mamie Helen Worsham b abt 1913 Knox, TN & m Mr.
Brewer 25 Mar 1949.
Elva Marie Worsham b 18 Nov 1914 Knox, TN & m Mr.
Dawson 1 Aug 1942. Elva d 4 Mar 2004 Powell, Knox,
Ezekiel Worsham "Zeke" "Tom" b 14 May 1870 Bristol, Washington, VA & d 11
Sep 1943 Los
Angeles, CA. He m Lillie B. Jones 14 May 1896 Bastrop,
TX. Lillie was b 9 Dec 1879 of Bastrop, TX & d 18 Jun 1960 in Los Angeles, CA.
Picture of Zeke Worsham
courtesy Deniece (Deanie) Castillo, 2010.
Zela Fay Worsham b 15 Sep 1900 in Washington, TX & d 5 May
1984 in West
Covina, Los Angeles, CA. She m Mr Davis and had a
child Peggy M Davis.
Picture of Zela Worsham
courtesy Deniece (Deanie) Castillo, 2010.
Cecil Raymond Worsham b 1 Aug 1902 El Paso, TX & d 2 Oct
1975 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
220.127.116.11B.18.104.22.168.9.3. Melba Mae Worsham
b 1 Mar 1904 of El Paso, TX & d 5 Jan 2000 in Houston, Harris, TX.
Don Ed Worsham b 11 Apr 1913 of Los Angeles, CA & d 23 Nov
2004 in Fullerton, Orange, CA.
22.214.171.124B.126.96.36.199.10. Sarah Jane Worsham
"Sallie" b 14 Mar 1871 VA. (Ollie Curry, 2001) Ollie Curry's
father was Sanders Baxter who d 1963. His father, Sanders
Baxter m Sarah Jane Worsham
"Sallie" in Slabtown, Cocke Co, TN 24 Dec 1887. They were married by
Charlie Goodnough. Sallie's "family lived in NC when my grandfather went to
the town she lived in and met her. They lived around the area for about a year,
then went by train to Texas, and bought land in Shannon, (Clay Co) TX, and
raised their family. Sallie is bur in the Shannon Cem. Her cousin, went to Texas
by train, and md William Alexander Baxter, Sanders brother. Her family thinks
she was a mail order bride, but I told them she was a cousin of Sallie's, and
Sallie probably got them together. I have Sallie's bible. My father was the next
to youngest. Sallie
had 12 children. Two children died, one as a baby, a girl, and one about 10
years of age, another girl. Sallie had heart trouble, and died in her early
50's. My father only knew his mother's name, not where she was from or anything.
She could read and write, and corresponded with her family for years, but never
went back to NC. The story that was passed down was that Sallie and Sanders
walked 20 miles, crossed a railroad track into Tn to get married. The marriage
license had Washburn as her maiden name, but I think now that was a mistake, it
may have been how she pronounced it that it sounded like Washburn. (Ollie Curry,
2001) The family is in the 1900 Clay Co, TN census: Sanders Baxter 37 TN TN TN;
Sallie 31 VA TN TN; Rosie E. 11TX; William A. S. 6 TX, Maud M. 4 TX; Holloway 2
TX; Thomas 0 TX. Sanders Baxter b 1863 Cosby, Cocke Co, TN (m Sallie Washam)
was s/o John Baxter, Sr (b 1817 Cosby, Cocke Co, TN) & Mary Elizabeth
Carver (b 1831 Cosby, Cocke Co, TN). (James Franklin "Jim" Baxter,
2001) Picture is courtesy David L. White, 2000, http://srmason.homestead.com/index.html,
is of Weldon Baxter, Sarah Washam Baxter, Sanders Baxter & Jesse Baxter.
Sanders Baxter was b 16 Aug 1862 Cosby, Cocke,
Rosa Elizabeth Baxter "Rosie" b 29 Sep 1888 of Eastland,
Texas & d 27 Dec 1969 Albany, Shackelford, TX.
William Alexander Sanders Baxter b 24 Oct 1893 in Texas
Maud Mae Baxter b Aug 1895 in Texas.
Holoway Baxter b 7 Aug 1897 Itasca, Texas & d 16 Mar 1945 in Ranger, Eastland,
Thomas Seldon Baxter b Sep 1899 of Clay, Texas
John Omar Baxter b abt 1903 of Clay, Texas
Sarah Edna Baxter b abt 1908 of Clay, Texas
Sanders Baxter b 9 Apr 1911 of Eastland, Texas & d 20 Dec 1963 Los Angeles,
Lottie Rosine Baxter. (Lottie & Eva both died-one died as a baby & the
other about 10 years of age but Ollie did not say which one was the baby. There were 11
children but only 10 are accounted for) Ollie's daughter, Brenda had a picture of Weldon
Baxter, Sarah Washam Baxter, Sanders Baxter & Jesse Baxter on her web page at http://www.louisville.edu/~dlwhit02/baxter/page1.htm
Eva Cornelia Baxter
188.8.131.52B.184.108.40.206.11. Stephen Nicholas Worsham d 29 Mar
1943 Camden, NC North Carolina
Death Collection, 1908-1996). His wife
Talitha G. Ward d 18 Jan 1943 Brunswick, NC (North Carolina
Death Collection, 1908-1996
Photo of Stephen from Anna Richter, 2010.
220.127.116.11B.18.104.22.168.11.1. Vesta Marie Worsham b 10 Nov 1900
Madison Co, NC & d 25 May 1960 Hickory, Catawba, NC. (9-1910)
22.214.171.124B.126.96.36.199.11.2. Maynard A Worsham b 23 Apr 1903
Madison Co, NC (7-1910; 1920) He m Viola M Atherton b 27
Jan 1908 of Magnolia, Larue, KY & d 28 Jul 1983 Jacksonville, Onslow, NC. He is age 24 on the 1930 Covington, Kenton, KY census m
age 22 b NC with wife Viola M age 21 m age 17 b KY & son Ervin D age 3 yrs 2 months
b KY. Maynard d Aug 1964 Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. (SSDI)
188.8.131.52B.184.108.40.206.11.3. Katie Pearl Worsham b 1906 Madison
Co, NC (5-1910; 15-1920) Katie m Perry Clastus Freshour
b 29 Nov 1891 Cedar Creek, TN & d 20 Oct 1961 Dobbs, NC. Katie d 21 Feb 1938 Madison, NC.
(NC Death Collection)
220.127.116.11B.18.104.22.168.11.4. Darris Ulrich Worsham b 7 May 1906
Spring Creek, Madison Co., NC (2-1910; 1920) d 17 Dec 1961 Oteen, Buncombe, NC. (North
Carolina Death Collection, 1908-1995 age 54; Death cert.) Darris m
Martha E Isenhour.
Child: Sadie Ulrich Worsham.
Obits from the
Hickory Daily Record:
Hickory War Veteran Dies
Darris Worsham of 2818 Tenth Avenue, SW,
Hickory, died at 4:20 PM Sunday in Oteen
hospital after a
lingering illness. He was 54. He was a veteran of World War Two.
Mr Worsham was born May 7, 1907, in
Madison County, a son of the late Steven N and Telitha Ward Worsham. His wife, the
former Martha Ella Isenhour, survives.
He was a member of Messiah Lutheran
Church. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Bass=Smith Funeral Home.
Also surviving are a daughter, Sadie
Rose, of the home; and six brothers, Maynard of Baltimore, Maryland, Columbus of
Ypsilanti, Michigan, Ear and Vern of Granite Falls, Irving of Hickory and Dennis
Worsham of Chicago, Illinois.
Martha Ella Isenhour Worsham, 79, of
Tenth Avenue, SW, died April 24, 1997 at her residence after a period of declining
Born June 16, 1917, in Catawba County,
she was a daughter of the late Sheilds W and Alice Pearl Deal Isenhour.
She was preceded in death by her husband,
Darris Worsham and three brothers.
Survivors include a daughter, Sadie
Pruett of Hickory; three sisters, Aileen Penley of Hickory, Meritta Sankewich of
California and Erma Lee Killian Rollins of Taylorsille; two grandchildren, Dawn
Pruett Dryton and Joshua Pruett of Hickory; and two great grandchildren.
Catawba Funeral Home is serving the
22.214.171.124B.126.96.36.199.11.5. Charles Columbus Worsham b 6 Feb
1913 Madison, NC ( North Carolina Birth Index & 1920 census) d 22 Nov 1987 Romulus,
Wayne, MI (SSDI) m Mary Jane Roberts who was b 15 Feb 1914
Walnut, NC (Mary Worsham, 2006). She d 8 May 1998 Pinckney, Livingston, MI (SSDI & b 15
Feb 1913) According to Mary Worsham, he was b 5 Feb 1912.
Children: (Mary Worsham, 2006)
188.8.131.52B.184.108.40.206.11.5.1. Norman Herbert Worsham b 7
Nov 1931 Marshall, Madison, NC. He m Gertrude Carroll.
Norman d May 1972. Child: Merriann Worsham.
220.127.116.11B.18.104.22.168.11.5.2. Wade Worsham m
Betty Greene. Children: Norman Worsham d 1986 Pinkney,
Michigan & Janet Worsham.
22.214.171.124B.126.96.36.199.11.5.3. JoAnn Worsham m
188.8.131.52B.184.108.40.206.11.5.4. Charles Nicholas Worsham b 26
Apr 1943 Valdis, NC & d Mar 1999 Wayne Co, MI m Sylvia A. Bush.
Children b Michigan: Lynn Michelle Worsham; Charles Darris; Mary Jane Worsham; Noble
220.127.116.11B.18.104.22.168.11.6. Hubert Earl Worsham
b 31 Jan 1915 Madison Co, NC (North Carolina Birth Index & 1920 census) Hubert m
Verna E Gorsie b 10 Apr 1926 & d 13 Aug 1984 Catawba, NC.
Hubert d 31 Jul 1971 Catawba, NC. Children: Stella Roberta Warsham, Dean Alvin Warsham,
Angela Deborah Warsham, Ronald Eugene Warsham.
22.214.171.124B.126.96.36.199.11.7. Arthur Vernon Worsham "Vern" b 31 Jan 1915
Madison Co, NC (North
Carolina Birth Index & 1920 census) & d 30 May 1976 Buncombe Co,
NC (North Carolina Death Collection, 1908-1996) Arthur m Inez
His obit, left:
Granite Falls - Arthur Vern Worsham, 61, of 49 Lakeside Avenue, Granite Falls, died
Sunday afternoon in the Veterans Administration Hospital in Asheville. Worsham had
been in declining health for some time and critically ill several weeks.
Born Jan 30, 1915, in Madison County, he was a son of the late Stephen Nick and
Tolitha Caroline Ward Worsham.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 4 PM at the First Baptist Church at
Rhodhiss by the REv Guy Longshore. Burial will be in Sunset Hills Cemetery in
The body will remain at Mackie-High Funeral Home in Granite Falls, until placed in
the church 30 minutes prior to the funeral hour. The family will be at the funeral
home from 7 until 9 o'clock tonight.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs Inez Hollar Worsham; a daughter, Mrs Donna Flowers of
Hickory; A son, Darrell Worsham of Granite Falls; two brothers, Ervin Worsham of
Hickory and Columbus Worsham of Detroit, Michigan, and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Shelba Jean Worsham.
Worsham was a retired machinis, a veteran or World War 2 and held membership in the
Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion and the Disabled Veterans Association.
Darrell James Worsham
Donna Kay Worsham
Shelba Jean Worsham.
188.8.131.52B.184.108.40.206.11.8. Ervin Orlando Worsham
b 18 May 1918 Madison Co, NC m Vangie Lillian Wright.
Vangie b 24
Jul 1921 Cleveland, NC was the dau of John Dewey Wright b 20 Jul 1898 of Cleveland, NC,
& d 31
May 1962 Valdese, Burke, NC & Margaret Lydia Swink b 16 Aug 1901 Burke, NC & d 4 Sep
1981 Caldwell, NC.
Left photo of John
Parents of John D Wright were Peter Alonzo
Wright b 20 Jul 1851 Caser, Cleveland, NC, d 21 Sep 1922 Cleveland, NC & Viny Pruett b 18 May
1861 Casar, Cleveland, NC, d 19 Oct 1927 Cleveland, NC. Peter & Margaret m 29 Mar
1918 Burke, NC.
On right are Peter
Alonzo & Viny Pruett Wright, and the Peter Alonzo Wright
home place. All photos posted on Ancestry.com by Mrs Sigmon of Hickory, NC.
Ervin enlisted in the U.S. Army during World War II, 14
Jul 1944 at Camp Croft, SC. Ervin d 30 Nov
1989 Hickory, Catawba, NC.
Dale Frances Worsham m
Mr Smith. Child Michael
Smith. (Michael Smith, 2008)
Fay Marie Worsham
Kennith Lee Worsham b 9 Jan 1944 Burke, NC &d 4 Oct 1944
Rutherford College, Burke, NC.
220.127.116.11B.18.104.22.168.11.9. Dennis Worsham. (Darrell James
Elizabeth Rebecca Worsham "Eliza" m
Wiley Woody 25 Dec 1898 Madison, NC.
Earness Worsham b 9 Mar 1879 TN. (1-1880; 31-1920) m Jacob
Worsham and resided in Bamberg, SC. Jacob and his family have not been
located. Eva d 27 Dec 1956 Charleston, SC at the Medical University of SC & bur
Riverview Memorial Park, Charleston, SC. Two pictures of Jacob
Franklin Worsham courtesy Deniece (Deanie) Castillo, 2010.
Photo of headstone from
Anna Richter, 2010.
Durward Belmont Worsham "Dewey" b 30 May 1901 of Madison, NC
31 Aug 1988 Pelzer, Anderson, SC. He m Gertrude Moody
abt 1927. Left photo of Durward B "Dewey" Worsham, and his
sister Deniza Worsham Kerce, probably taken about 1920. On the right is probably a
cousin 'Dave' and Dewey Worsham, clowning around in cowboy getup, ca 1915. Both
photos are courtesy Anna Richter, 2010.
Durward Worsham courtesy Deniece (Deanie) Castillo, 2010. Deniece was
sure who the fellow was with the gun pointed at Uncle Dewey.
Gerald B Worsham b 11 Jan 1929 in Bamberg, SC & d 25 Jan
2007 Portland, Maine.
Jan 30, 2007 - Bangor Daily News:
Lt. Col. Gerald B.
Worsham, USAF, retired, 78, formerly of Brewer, passed away Jan. 25, 2007,
at Fallbrook Woods, Portland. He was born Jan. 11, 1929, in Bamberg, S.C., the son
of Duward and Gertrude Worsham. Upon graduation from Bamberg High School in 1946, he
joined the U.S. Army and then attended and graduated from The Citadel in 1953. A
veteran of the U.S. Air Force, Lt. Col. Worsham served during the Korean War and the
Vietnam War. While in the Air Force he was stationed and lived in Korea, Maine,
Frobisher Bay, Wyoming, Japan and Nebraska. After serving his country for more than
20 years, he retired from the Air Force as a lieutenant colonel in 1972, and settled
with his family in Maine. Lt. Col. Worsham was a history enthusiast with a special
interest in military history and the Civil War. He also loved music, playing bridge,
reading and going to the movies. Lt. Col. Worsham took joy in his last years loving
and caring for his gordon setter, McKenzie. He is survived by his wife of nearly 50
years, Jean Welch Worsham; his brother, Ernest Worsham and his wife, Evelyn; his
sister, Ann O'Quinn and her husband, Jake; his brother, John Worsham and his wife,
Margaret; his daughter, Jill Worsham; his daughter, Melissa Rodrigue and her
husband, David; his stepdaughter, Robin Laverdiere; and his stepdaughter, Kathie
Ladd and her husband, John. He is also survived by his beloved granddaughter,
Caitlin; good friends, Stan and Sherry Hanscom of Herman and Luise Olsen of Brewer.
Lt. Col. Worsham's family thanks the staff of Fallbrook Woods and the Beacon Hospice
staff and volunteers for the excellent care they provided. The family will receive
visitors noon-1 p.m. Fri, Feb. 2, at Conroy-Tully Crawford South Portland Chapel,
1024 Broadway, South Portland, where a funeral service will be held 1 p.m. the Rev.
David Heald officiating. Burial, with military honors, will be held after at
Evergreen Cemetery, Portland. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made
to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 1132, Fairfax, VA 22038-1132 or to
Beacon Hospice, 54 Atlantic Place, South Portland, ME 04106.
Ernest Olin Worsham b 20 May 1930 of Berkeley, SC.
Ann Worsham b 1 Jan 1933 of Bamberg, SC m
John Wesley Worsham.
22.214.171.124B.126.96.36.199.13.2. Cecil Deniece
Worsham "Deniza" b 15 May 1912 of Madison, NC & d 10
Charleston, Charleston, SC. She m Percy Kerce and
Harry Braxton. Photo (left) of
Deniece as a toddler and Granny (Eva) off to the right side is courtesy Deniece (Deanie)
Castillo, 2010. Another photo of Deniece is
above at 188.8.131.52B.184.108.40.206.13.1. Duward Belmont Worsham.
The picture at right of
Deniece when she was probably around 9 or 10 years
old is courtesy Deniece (Deanie)
Photo of headstone from
Anna Richter, 2010.
Child: (Louise Deniece Braxton Castillo,
Harry Braxton b 4 Jan 1931.
Child: (Louise Deniece Braxton
Louise Deniece Braxton "Dee" b 16 Oct 1953.
Dora Mae Worsham b 16 Mar 1916 Madison, NC.
This picture with
2 girls is of Deniece and Dora circa 1917 is courtesy Deniece (Deanie)
Photo of headstone from
Anna Richter, 2010.
220.127.116.11B.18.104.22.168.14. Thomas Jefferson W Worsham "Jeff" b 2 Jul
1884 Madison, NC & d 23 Jul 1941
McDowell, NC. Jeff m
Estella Eva Mae Brooks "Stella" abt 1904 Madison, NC. Estella the d/o
Mark Earnen Brooks & Margaret Stanton. They are in the
1910 Hot Springs, Madison, NC census. He is age 26 as Jefferson Washam m 6 years and
Estella is age 23 with children Ada age 4 & Julia E age 10 months. He is on the 1920 Hot
Springs, Madison, NC census age 34 as Jeff W Worsham & Stella is age 32. They are in the
1930 Laurel, Madison, NC census. He is age 46 & Stella M is age 43. Stella d 20
Oct 1971 Marion, McDowell, NC. Photos are of Jefferson Worsham
at different ages - note the gun in his lap in the younger one (first photo). Photo from
Deniece Castillo, 2010. The middle photo he is posing with his wife, Estella Brooks.
22.214.171.124B.126.96.36.199.14.1. Ada Mildred Worsham b 3 Nov 1905
Madison Co, NC (North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000 & 4-1910; 14-1920) Ada m John L Bolden 8 Jan 1927 McDowell, NC.
Eliza Mae Worsham b 29 Sep 1907 Madison Co, NC & d 2 Jul
1908 Madison Co, NC. (Marissa Symmank, 2009)
188.8.131.52.B.184.108.40.206.14.3. Julia Edna Worsham b 4 Jun 1909
Madison, NC (North Carolina Birth Index as Edna Julia, 10 mo-1910; 10-1920) She m
Dewey Ollis Rumfelt.
220.127.116.11B.18.104.22.168.14.4. Ruby Rebecca Worsham "Robbie" b 7
Jan 1911 Madison, NC & d 14 Mar 1931 Upper Laurel, Madison, NC. (Marissa Symmank, 2009)
22.214.171.124B.126.96.36.199.14.5. William Ervin Worsham b 9 Oct 1912
Madison, NC. (7-1920) He d 29 Mar 1929 McDowell, NC. (Marissa Symmank, 2009)
William and Ruble Worsham,
from Virgie Worsham Harris, 2011.
Edna Cleo Worsham b 16 Jan 1915 Madison, NC & d 16 Jun
188.8.131.52B.184.108.40.206.14.7. Henry Reuben Worsham "Ruble" b 9 Dec 1916
Madison, NC (Henry Ruble Worsham in the North Carolina Birth Index; 2-1920; 13-1930) He enlisted in WWII on 3
Oct 1942. He m Margaret Catherine Watson in McDowell, NC.
She was b 2 Nov 1917 & d 16 Jan 1992 Rutherford, NC age 74. Henry d 17 Oct 1993
Rutherford, NC age 76 wd. He is listed as Henry Reuben Worsham.
William and Ruble Worsham,
from Virgie Worsham Harris, 2011.
The Charlotte Observer - October 19, 1993:
RUTHERFORDTON - Mr.
Henry Reuben Worsham76, retired sawmill worker, died Oct. 17, 1993, at home.
Funeral is 2 p.m. Wednesday at Crowe's Funeral Home. Visitation is 7 to 8
tonight. Survivors are his sons, George Worsham of Greensboro, Verno Worsham
of Endlewood, Ohio, Billy Worsham of Missouri City, Tex., Jerry Worsham of
Willow Park, Tex.; daughters, Ms. Sue Meadows of Windsor, Va., Ms. Ada Payne
of Rock Hill, Ms. Nancy Worsham of Pittsboro; brother, Tommy Worsham of
Denver; sisters, Ms. Margaret Lawing of Nebo, Ms. Annie Taylor of Shalimar,
Fla., Ms. Virgie Harris. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice
of Rutherford County, P.O. Box 336, Forest City, N.C. 28043.
220.127.116.11B.18.104.22.168.14.8. Stella Rose Worsham b 28 Sep 1918
Madison, NC & d 15 Feb 1985 in Spindale, Rutherford, NC. (1-1920, 11-1930) She m Jacob Young Biggerstaff "Jake" b 1919 of McDowell, NC.
Virgil Worsham b 15 May 1921 McDowell, NC & d 10 Jun 1921 McDowell, NC. (Marissa
22.214.171.124B.126.96.36.199.14.10. Virgie Worsham b 15 May 1921
McDowell, NC (North Carolina Birth Index & 8-1930) She m
Buford Harris. (Marissa Symmank, 2009) Buford Harris served in North
Africa, the Battle of the Bulge, and in Germany - he saw some heavy action! (Anna
Anna Richter, 2010 wrote:
I just this afternoon had
the most delightful call with Virgie Worsham of Rutherfordton, NC. I sent her a
letter last week, and she was so delighted to get a picture of her grandmother Sarah
as a younger woman. She is Jefferson's daughter, one of the 3 children of his still
living. She's 90, sharp as can be, lives alone with her little Chihuahua, loves to
talk, and talk we did, for nearly 2 hours. She talked about Sarah and William like
she knew them; her mother Stella loved Sarah and she lived with Miss Virgie until
she died, and apparently that's what they did, talk about those days Sarah smoked
pipes! Clay pipes she made herself. She was raised in the Quaker faith, but
converted to Baptist in Spring Creek and was a lady of faith, a religious woman.
Once she was out picking beans, dropping them into her apron she had gathered in her
hand-you know how you do that with an apron-got to thinking about how the Lord had
blessed her, threw up her hands in rejoicing and dropped all the beans. Miss Virgie
is full of quaint stories like that, things we just wouldn't think to talk about
nowadays, when we are too sophisticated and distracted by other entertainment. I
cant wait to hear more about William, who had a blacksmith shop and made furniture,
too. William went off to work in a salt mine during the war-the Civil War. Sarah was
left at home with several young children. She was walking home one day and saw a
Yankee soldier leading her cow away and thought, what are my children going to do?
(without the milk, I think that meant). One night she heard someone coming to the
door and sent the children under the bed. It was William, come home from the salt
mine. The war was over, but Sarah hadn't heard. They also hid their eggs in the bed
from the Yankees. Although 'coming home from the salt mine' lacks the drama of
'walking home from Appomattox,' doesn't it? She confirmed that Sarah was 'Dutch'
(this would be German actually, I've learned), spoke heavily accented English. Miss
Virgie says that a niece has a picture of William Odell Worsham!! It would be hard
to express how delighted I was to hear that. Miss Virgie has a few pictures, not
many; she's going to go to Wal-Mart and 'run them off' for us. We should all be so
lively at 90.
Margaret Worsham b 13 May
1924 of Upper Laurel, Madison, NC (5-1930) Margaret m Dexter
Roland "Shorty" Lawing & Boyd Thomas Stone.
Nannie Van Worsham b 30 Apr 1926
High Shoals, Rutherford, NC (North Carolina Birth Index & 3-1930) She m James
Rhymer 1 Feb 1949 McDowell, NC. Nannie d 10 Sep 1988 McDowell, NC.
Ann Lee Worsham "Annie" b 28
Sep 1928 Upper Laurel, Madison, NC Madison, NC (1 year 1 mo-1930) She m
Clarence Taylor (Marissa Symmank, 2009) She m Ambros Ray Adams 7 Sep 1949 McDowell, NC.
John Dewey Worsham b 4 Jul 1930 Dysartsville, McDowell, NC & d 15 Aug 1988
Slidell, Saint Tammany, LA. He m Elouise W Melton "Eloise."
Thomas Sloan Worsham b 14 Oct 1933 McDowell, NC.