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Family of Lucy Penelope GRAVES (31) & Doctor Rufus Henry MILAM

87. Lavica Laverna MILAM. Born on 24 Aug 1891 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 19, Lavica Laverna died in Chesterfield, Henderson County, Tennessee in Apr 1911. Buried in Apr 1911 in Union Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee.

Obituary: Mrs. Fielder (Lavica Laverna) Walker, aged 20 years, come August 24, wife of Fielder Walker and daughter of R.H. Milam of Chesterfield, died at her home one mile from Chesterfield, last Friday morning at 2 o'clock, after an illness of three weeks, following the birth of a baby boy who survives. All that love and devotion could devise, all that medical skill could suggest was done to save the life of the young wife and mother, but the Grim Reaper had marked her for his prey and God in his wisdom thought it best to take her from the Earth to that beautiful home on high. Mr. and Mrs. Walker were married four years ago and for them life had been full of goodly promise. When the child came to bless their home, to make it a home as nothing else could, their hopes were high, but alas! the certainty of life, the certainty of death. The remains were interred at Union on Friday afternoon, Revs. Fleetwood Ball and Frank Boren officiating.

Lavica Laverna married G. Fielder WALKER, son of William Henry WALKER (1844-1899) & Nancy Jerome ROBERTS (1846-1928). Born in 1881. At the age of 37, G. Fielder died in 1918. Buried in 1918 in Union Church Cemetery, Lone Elm, Henderson County, Tennessee. Cause of death: Died during the 1918 flu epidemic.

Obituary: Dead: Fielder Walker, aged 37 years, son of the late William H. and Nancy R. Walker, was born near what was then Old Lone Elm, and died near Chesterfield last Friday. He had twice been married and is survived by his second wife and one son, aged eight years, child of the first marriage. He is survived by his mother, four brothers and three sisters: John, Oklahoma; Tom, Texas, Lafayette, Madison County; Will, Huron; Emma (Mrs. Bateman Wallace), Beulah (Mrs. Herby Dennison) and Sarah Jane (Mrs. J.A. Eller), this county. Mr. Walker had been a member of the Baptist Church for years. He was a man of robust physique, the type that seems to fall the easiest prey to dread pneumonia. As a farmer he was successful and as a citizen, he was performing well his part in the community which had been his home all his life. The remains were interred at Union last Saturday, but on account of general illness and inclement weather, there was no minister present to conduct the funeral service.

They had one child:
i. Vernon.


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