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Family of Elam Sanders GIBSON (40) & Myrtle HARDIN

83. James Hardin GIBSON. Born in 1908. At the age of 37, James Hardin died in Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee on 19 Apr 1945. Buried in Apr 1945 in Beech River Cemetery, Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee.

Obituary: James Hardin Gibson, aged 36 years, died April 19th 1945, at his home on Huntingdon Highway. He was born and reared in the Beech River community, a son of Elam and Myrtle Gibson. He was first married to Josie Lee who lived but a short time after their marriage. He later married to Frances Laws and to this union was born one daughter, Sue Ellen. He is survived by his wife and daughter, father and mother, and one brother, John Gibson of Wildersville. He was a member of the Church of Christ and Bro. VanDyke conducted the funeral services with burial in Beech River Cemetery.

In Jun 1928 when James Hardin was 20, he first married Eddie Josephine LEE, daughter of Robert Edward LEE (27 May 1870-9 Sep 1960) & Midna Elizabeth ADAMS (12 Jul 1875-2 Jul 1964). Born on 1 Nov 1906 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 22, Eddie Josephine died in Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee on 6 Apr 1929. Resided in District 1, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1920. Alias/AKA: "Josie".

Obituary: "Whom the Gods Love Die Young": One of the saddest deaths this county has had was that of Mrs. Eddie Josephine Gibson, beloved bride of James H. Gibson, and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R.E. Lee, which occurred at the home two and a half miles north of Lexington, April 6th, 1929. Josie Lee was born November 1, 1906, and was married to James, son of Mr. and Mrs. Elam Gibson in June 1928. The funeral was held on the 7th inst., and Rev Fleetwood Ball and Prof. J.O. Brown conducted the service which was the last tribute to one that was truly loved by all who knew her. So great was the interest and so deep the sorrow over the death of this lovely girl-wife that relatives and friends possibly to the number of a thousand came to the funeral. Many members of the bereft families have been warm friends of this office and its force and in the untimely death of Mrs. Gibson we feel a distinct personal loss. The blow which falls upon the many who loved her is a fearful one but time, the great healer, will soften their grief and convert what is now poignant grief into sweet and tender memories.

James Hardin second married Frances LAWS.

They had one child:
i. Sue Ellen.


84. John Elam GIBSON. Born on 16 Apr 1911 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 92, John Elam died in Jackson, Madison County, Tennessee on 20 Feb 2004. Buried on 22 Feb 2004 in Parkers Crossroads Cemetery, Parkers Crossroads, Henderson County, Tennessee.

Obituary: Funeral services for John Elam Gibson, age 92, will be Sunday, February 22, 2004, at 3:30 p.m., at Reeds Chapel in Lexington with Charles Thomason, Eric Martin and Anthony Goodman officiating. Burial will follow in the Parkers Crossroads Cemetery. Mr. Gibson died Friday, February 20, 2004, in Jackson. Mr. Gibson was born in Henderson County on April 16, 1911, the second son of Elam Sanders Gibson and Myrtle Hardin Gibson. His older brother James preceded him in death. John married Britt Fronabarger on July 19, 1930, in Caruthersville, Missouri because "We wanted to go somewhere and that's about as far as we could go on sixty dollars". John and Britt had one daughter, Brenda (Roger) Schomburg of Jackson; two grandchildren, David Gregory and Dana (Doug) Kahan; one great granddaughter, Ginger Britt; and two step-great grandchildren, Taylor and Justin. John worked for Priest Pearson in the cotton gin business ultimately buying his own gin in 1942. In 1952 John additionally purchased the Pearson Gin on Highway 22 north of Lexington, while continuing to farm and raise cotton on the land adjacent to the Gibson homesite. As a devout Christian, John worshipped at the Wildersville Church of Christ. He served two terms as magistrate of the Henderson County Court and was the director of the Federal Housing Authority in the late 60's and 70's. He also played an instrumental role in obtaining a charter for the Lexington First Federal Savings and Loan later serving as vice-president and director of the company. He was a long time member of the Ruritan Club and was an avid golfer and continued to play into his late 70's. He lived a long and active life among his many friends and in service to his community. The family requests memorials be made to the Wildersville Church of Christ. Visitation with the family will be Saturday from 5 til 9 p.m. and Sunday from 12:30 until time for the funeral service.

Reed's Chapel


On 19 Jul 1930 when John Elam was 19, he married Jewell Britt FRONABARGER, daughter of Arthur H. FRONABARGER (1857-1935) & Docie Evelyn BRITT (1866-1958), in Caruthersville, Missouri. Born on 1 Sep 1909 in Wildersville, Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 96, Jewell Britt died in Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee on 12 Jan 2006. Buried on 14 Jan 2006 in Parkers Crossroads Cemetery, Parkers Crossroads, Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in District 1, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1910. Resided in District 1, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1920.

Obituary: Funeral services for Britt Fronabarger Gibson, age 96, will be Saturday, January 14, 2006 at 1:00 PM at Reed's Chapel in Lexington with burial to follow in the Parkers Crossroads Cemetery. Mrs. Gibson died Thursday in Jackson. Mrs. Gibson, a lifelong resident of Henderson County, was born to Kate and Arthur Fronabarger on Sept. 1, 1909 in Wildersville, Tenn. She was the youngest of six children, having three sisters and two brothers. She attended elementary school in Wildersville and graduated from Lexington High School. She married John Gibson July 19, 1930 and they had a 74 year loving relationship until John's death in 2004. She became a baptized member of the Wildersville Baptist Church in 1926 and was a valued participant for 80 years teaching the Young Teen Sunday School class, the ladies adult class, and serving as Director of the Womens Mission Union for several years. She continued until recently as an active member of the Senior Ladies class. She leaves one daughter, Brenda Gibson (Roger) Schomburg of Jackson; two grandchildren, David Gregory of Memphis and Dana (Doug) Kahan of Franklin; two great-granddaughters, Ginger Britt Gregory and Rachal Millie Kahan; and two step-great-grandsons, Taylor and Justin Kahan. Visitation with the Gibson family will be Friday at Reed's Chapel from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until time of service


They had one child:
i. Brenda. Resided in Jackson, Madison County, Tennessee in Mar 2001. Resided in Jackson, Madison County, Tennessee in Feb 2004.

Brenda married Roger SCHOMBURG.


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