OBITUARIES

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.

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BARNETT, John Gildersleeve
February 25, 1873
April 12, 1947
Maplewood Cemetery - Tazewell, VA
74 years, 1 month, 18 days
Married to Kate Texas Heldreth
Dad of Luella Barnett Turner
Son of William Anderson and Margaret Felty Barnett
Grandson of Philip and Mary Crigar Barnett
1st cousin twice removed to Chuck

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BLUNT, Hughriah Nelson "Hugh" 
August 31, 1863
May 24, 1939
Walnut Ridge - Lafayette County, AR
75 years, 8 months, 24 days
Occupation: Town Marshall 
Census: 1900 Bossier Parish, LA 
Census: 1920 Lafayette Co., AR 
Event: Louisiana State Board of Health, Certificate of Death, 
Registered No. 5983 Medical 
Hughriah N. Blunt, on December 19, 1893, patented the south half of the north east quarter, the north west quarter of the north east quarter & the south east quarter of the north west quarter of section 5 in township 22 north, of range 10 west of
Louisiana meridian Louisiana containing 165 acres & 78/100 of an acre.
1st cousin 3 times removed to Jackie

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BLUNT, John Nelson (Cy-Si)
September 30, 1882
June 23, 1977
Hillcrest Cemetery, Texarkana, TX
94 years, 8 months, 24 days
Brother of Mattie
BLUNT JOSEY - Jackie's granduncle

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BLUNT, Joshua Levi
June 05, 1980
November 22, 2002
Woodlawn Cemetery, (First Baptist Church) - Claremore, Rogers County, OK
22 years, 5 months, 17 days
Son of Darrell Glenn and Kathy Ellis BLUNT
Darrell was a son of
Alexander (Jay) Joseph and Dezavalla Asher BLUNT, Jr.
Jay was a son of
Joseph Alexander and Nettie Smith BLUNT, Sr. (brother of Martha Narcissus BLUNT Josey)
Joseph Alexander was a son of
John Wesley and Leila Arkansas Davis BLUNT, Jr.
Joshua's 2nd great-grandparents/Jackie's great-grandparents
Joshua was a 2nd cousin once removed to Jackie

Obituary, The Claremore Progress Newspaper, Rogers Co., OK
Services for Joshua Levi Blunt will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, 2002 at First Baptist Church in
Claremore. Dr. Ted Kersh will officiate. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery under the
direction of Rice Funeral Service. Visitation will be at the funeral home from noon to 8 p.m. on
Saturday with the family there to receive friends from 3-5 p.m.
Joshua passed away Friday, Nov. 22, 2002 in Los Angeles, where he had resided for the past two
years. He was 22.
Joshua was born on June 15, 1980 in Tishomingo, Okla., to Glenn and Kathy Ellis Blunt. He was
reared and educated in his birth community as well as Oklahoma City. He also made his home in
Houston for a time before relocating to Los Angeles.
Joshua was a carpenter by trade, specializing in cabinet-making. He was creative and artistic and his
gifted hands used these traits to craft fine cabinetry. He also created beautiful drawings. He loved
listening to music, snowboarding and snow skiing.
Gentle and good-hearted, Joshua had a very kind and caring nature. Though shy at first meetings, his
endearing qualities were soon apparent to those who knew him best.
Family members who will carry treasured memories of Joshua include his parents, Glenn and Linda
Blunt of Claremore and Kathy Norton of Tishomingo; sisters, April Blunt of New Mexico, Misty
Blunt of Texas and Jennifer Blunt of Claremore; brother, Chris Blunt of Oklahoma; paternal
grandmother, Dezavella Blunt of Wyoming; maternal grandparents, Carl and Gladys Whitimer of
Kansas; and aunts and uncles, Juanita Bradford, Carol Carter and James Ellis. He was buried on
November 22, 2002 in Woodlawn Cemetery, Claremore, Rogers Co., OK.
 

 

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BLUNT, Tressa Lee BLUNT GREENE FIELD
January 04, 1889
January 28, 1949
Mount Zion Cemetery - Doddridge, AR
60 years, 0 months, 24 days
Sister of Mattie
BLUNT JOSEY - Jackie's grandaunt

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BUCKELS,  Swann RAY Lake 
Dallas, TX  Newspaper
March 26, 1903
September 30, 2002
Forest Park Cemetery - Shreveport, LA
99 years, 6 months, 4 days
Cleo SIMS JOSEY'S 1st cousin
Swann's mother (Grace SIMS RAY) was a sister of Cleo Sims Josey's dad, James Bradley SIMS
1st cousin once removed to Jackie

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COLLINS, Mrs. Frances, Taken By Death
Mrs. Frances Ellen Steel Collins, 83 died at her home in De Queen early Monday morning, Sept. 27 (transcriber's note: 1943), following an illness of several weeks. Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Wilkerson Chapel, the Rev. J. B. Green officiating and burial was in Redmen (transcriber's note: Redman) cemetery under direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home. Mrs. Collins was born at Paraclifta, first country seat of Sevier, on April 14, 1860 and had spent her entire life here. She was the daughter of Thomas George Steel, early minister and lawyer, and Phoebe Turrentine Steel. She was the last surviving member of the family which had included two judges, A. C. Steel, and James S. Steel, and two ministers, the Rev. W. A. Steel and the Rev. E. R. Steel, all of whom were prominent in their respective fields. Another child of the family was the late Mrs. Alice Park. Mrs. Collins was a member of the Presbyterian church and a past regent of the local Daughters of the American Revolution chapter. She was active in social and church circles in Sevier ocunty (sic) throughout her lifetime. She was married to Walter Henry Collins, pioneer banker and lawyer of the county, on Dec. 24, 1884. He died in 1916. Surviving are two sons, Abe Collins, lawyer and banker of De Queen and Henry Collins of Pierre, South Dakota; three daughters, Mrs. E. R. Moon, San Antonio, Texas, Mrs. Virgil Evans, Hot Springs, and Mrs. Allen Rice of Little Rock. Five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren also survive. Active pallbearers for the funeral were R. P. Mitchell, J. G. Moore, Donald Knight, W. T. Lamb, Dr. C. C. Thompson, E. K. Edwards, J. M. Thompson, E. K. Edwards, J. M. Thompson, and C. L. Leighton.

Submitted by: pmallory@houston.rr.com
Sevier County, AR web site

 



DeGEORGE, Janice Coelia (Snookums) Ethridge  
 Born January 25, 1937, passed away June 17, 2006
Rose-Neath Cemetery - Bossier City, LA
68 years - 4 months - 23 days
Published on June 19, 2006 - Shreveport Times
The wedding picture above is Janice's wedding day
About 1954 - Vincent DeGeorge - Janice - Grace DeGeorge - Elizabeth Sims Ethridge
 Daughter of Elizabeth Sims Ethridge who was a daughter of Tom Sims
who was a brother of
Cleo Sims Josey's dad - James Bradley Sims
2nd cousin to Jackie

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Doll, Eugene (Gene) M.

 Born October 2, 1938, passed away March 14, 2006
Rose-Neath Cemetery - Bossier City, LA
67 years - 5 months - 12 days
Published on March 16, 2006 - Natchitoches Times


 Gene was married to Julia Ethridge who is a sister of Janice Ethridge DeGeorge - above
a daughter of Elizabeth Sims (Bush) Ethridge who was a daughter of Tom Sims
who was a brother of Cleo Sims Josey's dad - James Bradley Sims
2nd cousin of wife (Julia) to Jackie

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HELFRICH, Lorenz A.
July 31, 1868
November 14, 1943
Interred - Pittsburgh, PA
75 years, 3 months, 14 days
 Herman Andrew
Helfrich's dad - Chuck's granddad
Pittsburgh Press - 11-15-1943

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HELFRICH, Mary HERR 
June 21, 1881
February 27, 1914
St. Paul's Cemetery - Pittsburgh, PA
32 years, 8 months, 6 days
Herman
Helfrich's mother-Chuck's grandmother
Pittsburgh Press - 02-28-1914

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HELFRICH, Mary Elizabeth (Betty) McCOY
June 10, 1913
May 22, 1995
Interred - St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Tampa, FL
81 years, 11 months, 12 days
(Chuck's mother)
Tampa Tribune - May 25, 1995

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HUNT, Ruth RAY 
March 03, 1917
September 25, 1999
Sparkman-Hillcrest Memorial Park - Dallas, TX
82 years, 6 months, 22 days
Dallas Morning News
Cleo SIMS JOSEY'S 1st cousin
Ruth's mother (Grace SIMS RAY) was a sister of Cleo Sims Josey's dad, James Bradley SIMS
Ruth was a sister of Swann Ray Lake Buckels listed above
1st cousin once removed to Jackie

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JOSEY, Charles Lafayette 
October 16, 1901
May 01, 1964
San Jacinto Memorial Park - Harris County, TX
62 years, 6 months, 15 days
Roy JOSEY'S brother
Jackie's uncle

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JOSEY, Leslie Doyle (Buddy) 
September 24, 1933
July 31, 1996
Ryan's Chapel Cemetery - Diboll, TX
62 years, 10 months, 7 days
Son of Charles Lafayette
JOSEY
who was a brother of Roy
JOSEY - Jackie's dad
Jackie's 1st cousin

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JOSEY,  Martha (Mattie) Narcissus Blunt Josey Warner
March 29, 1881
June 8, 1950
Mt. Gilead Cemetery - Vivian, LA
69 years, 2 months, 10 days old
Mother of Roy
JOSEY
Jackie's granny

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JOSEY, Patricia Sue Justus

December 22, 1944
July 23, 2008
Forest Park West Cemetery 
Shreveport, LA
63 yrs, 7 mos, 1 day


Roy/Cleo SIMS
JOSEY'S daughter
Jackie's sister

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JOSEY, Roy
March 01, 1909
October 4, 1954
Mt. Gilead Cemetery - Vivian, LA
45 years. 7 months, 3 days old
Jackie's dad

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JOSEY, William Thomas (Jefferson) 
February 05, 1900
March 9, 1959
Lafayette Memorial Cemetery - Lafayette, LA
59 years, 1 month, 4 days
Brother of Roy Josey
Jackie's uncle Bill

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McCOY, Boyd StClair (Mac)
Son of Charles Goble and Nannie L. Virginia HUBBLE McCOY
September 13,1901
November 5, 1979
Maplewood Cemetery - North Tazewell, VA
Age - 78 years - 1 month - 23 days
Brother of Mary E. McCOY Helfrich
Chuck's uncle

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McCOY, Edward Dowl
Son of Charles Goble and Nannie L. Virginia HUBBLE McCOY
October 19, 1921
April 28, 1930
Maplewood Cemetery - North Tazewell, VA
Age - 8 years - 6 months - 9 days
Died of Spinal Meningitis
Brother of Mary E. McCOY Helfrich
Chuck's uncle

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POLLARD, Mrs. E. C. JOSEY
Jackie's great grandaunt
February 13, 1847 - September 14, 1888
Sister of John Thomas JOSEY 
Jackie's great granddad
From the Marshall, TX Newspaper - 1888
Harrison County, TX Obituaries 

Mrs. E. C. Pollard 
Surname: Pollard,
Josey
From the Marshall newspaper, 1888 
Mrs. E. C. Pollard died at her residence in Shreveport, LA, September 14, 1888, at midnight, and was buried in Greenwood Cemetery September 15.  Mrs. Pollard was a daughter of Mrs. Elijah A. Josey; was born in Sumpter County, S. C., Feb. 13, 1847, and married Dec. 6, 1866. She leaves two daughters and a son, to whom a large circle of sorrowing friends extend their sympathy in this, the saddest hour of their young lives.   Mrs. Pollard joined the Baptist church at Glade Springs, Harrison county, of which she remained a consistent member the remainder of her life.
 

 

 


TURNER, Luella Barnett
October 10, 1905
June 18, 2007
Age - 101 years - 8 months - 8 days
Monte Vista Park Cemetery, Green Valley section of Princeton, VA
Luella was Chuck's 2nd cousin once removed
Her 2nd great granddad was Chuck's 3rd great granddad
Reson-Reizen (Reason) Barnett

TAZEWELL, Va. Luella Barnett Turner, 101, of Tazewell, passed away at her home Monday, June 18, 2007.

She was born in Tazewell, Va. and was the daughter of the late John Gildersleeve and Kate Texas Heldreth Barnett, both Tazewell County, Va. natives.

She is the widow of Leonard Garland (Chick) Turner. In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by two sisters, Della May Barnett, Nell Barnett; two brothers, John William Reese Barnett, Jackson Crockett Barnett; and foster daughter, Earline Pennington Holmes.

Survivors include: Nephew, James Barnett Sr. and wife Mary Faye Barnett; niece, Ann McMeans and her children William McMeans, Margaret Walthal and Mary Jane McMeans; great nephew, James Barnett Jr. and wife Martha; great-great nieces, Jamie Barnett and Cassidy Barnett; great-great nephew, Garrett Barnett; foster daughter, Eula L. Pennington Liddy and her children Beth Assenat, Donna Guill and Scott Liddy; and her dear and loyal friend, Dorothy Kinder.

Graveside services will be conducted Thursday, June 21, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. at Monte Vista Park Cemetery, Green Valley section of Princeton, Va. with the Rev. Kathie Wilson-Parker officiating. Those wishing to attend the service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10:00 a.m. to proceed to the cemetery or meet the family there. In accordance to her wishes there will be no visitation.

In lieu of flowers, the family encourages you to make a donation to a local charity.

Hurst-Scott Funeral Home of Tazewell, Va. is serving the family of Mrs. Turner. Those wishing to express sympathy online may do so at www.hurstscottfuneralhomes.com.

Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV - June 20, 2007
http://www.bdtonline.com/obituaries/local_story_170210019.html
 

 


VINCENT, Nellie G. (Billie) McCoy
Born: February 21, 1909
Died: October 19, 1983
 Cedar Hill Cemetery - Location 22 - Space 67 - Lot 10 - Suitland, MD
74 years, 7 months, 28 days
Sister of Mary Elizabeth McCoy Helfrich
Chuck's aunt

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WARREN, Gladys Mae BLUNT
July 22, 1918
November 23, 2005
Daughter of James Burl and Cynthia Louise Cason Blunt
Her great-granddad was a brother of Jackie's 2nd great-granddad
3rd cousin once removed to Jackie

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WASCHLER, Richard Harris
June 28, 1926
January 16, 1973
Maplewood Cemetery - Tazewell, VA
46 years, 6 months, 19 days
Son of Nellie Grey (Billie) McCOY/Banovich/Waschler/Vincent
Nephew of Mary Elizabeth McCOY Helfrich
1st cousin of Chuck

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WITTEN, Velva Mae McCoy
August 24, 1905
December 20, 1978
Maplewood Cemetery - Tazewell, VA
73 yrs, 3 mos, 24 days
Sister of Mary Elizabeth McCoy Helfrich
Chuck's aunt

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WOOD, Louise Rags SIMS
March 13, 1907
December 04, 1999
Ashdown Cemetery - Ashdown, AR
92 years, 8 months, 21 days
Cleo
SIMS JOSEY'S  first cousin - Rags' dad was brother of Cleo's dad, James Bradley SIMS
  1st cousin once removed to Jackie

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WRIGHT, Marion Francis
December 24, 1916
October 30, 1977
60 years, 10 months, 6 days
Marion was a son of Eunice Edtis Pulliam Kitchens Wright Josey Wright
He was a stepson of Roddie Lee Josey (Jackie's granddad)

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"My Heart Will Go On"