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Sixth Generation (Continued)

Family of Susan Elizabeth MEALS (132) & Benjamin Nicholas JOHNSON

195. William Joseph JOHNSON. Born on 5 Sep 1901 in 13th District, Carroll County, Tennessee. Occupation: Farmer. Alias/AKA: "Joe".

On 19 Aug 1923 when William Joseph was 21, he married Effie Mae LEWELLING, daughter of John Nelson LEWELLING (1854-1914) & Sarah Lucendia GURLEY (1869-1935), in Carroll County, Tennessee. Born in 1907 in Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in District 2, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1910.

They had the following children:
i. Marcella. Born on 4 Jun 1928 in Carroll County, Tennessee. Marcella died in Carroll County, Tennessee on 4 Jun 1928. Buried in 1928 in New Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery, Carroll County, Tennessee.

290 ii. Bennie Lara (1929-2007)
iii. James Edwin. Born on 14 Oct 1931. At the age of 1, James Edwin died on 19 Feb 1933. Buried in Feb 1933 in New Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery, Carroll County, Tennessee.

291 iv. Rita Mae (1933-)

196. Eron JOHNSON. Born on 4 May 1904 in Carroll County, Tennessee. Buried in Huntingdon, Carroll County, Tennessee. Resided in District 13, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1930.

Eron married Alonzo Dewey KELLEY, son of William John KELLEY (1855-1911) & Josephine Virginia LEWIS (1856-1912). Born on 4 Aug 1898 in Carroll County, Tennessee. At the age of 68, Alonzo Dewey died on 14 Nov 1966. Resided in District 13, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1930.

They had the following children:
292 i. Mavis Imogene (1923-)
293 ii. Beatrice (1925-)
294 iii. Kenneth Maurice (1936-)

197. Minerva Tabitha JOHNSON. Born on 17 May 1906 in Clarksburg, Carroll County, Tennessee. At the age of 98, Minerva Tabitha died in McKenzie, Carroll County, Tennessee on 14 Mar 2005. Buried on 16 Mar 2005 in Carroll County Memorial Gardens, McKenzie, Carroll County, Tennessee. Resided in Gleason, Weakley County, Tennessee in May 2004.

Obituary: Services for Minerva Tobitha Lewelling, 98, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 16, at Gallimore Funeral Home with the Rev. Jimmy Stewart officiating. Burial will be in Carroll County Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Lewelling died Monday, March 14, at McKenzie Health Center. She was born May 17, 1906, in Clarksburg to the late Ben N. Johnson and Susie Mills Johnson. She was a member of the Caledonia Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, Vernon Lewelling of Memphis; two daughters, Eris Connell of Memphis and Edna McAlexander of Puryear; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ira Lewelling, and a daughter, Jo Ann York.


On 14 Oct 1923 when Minerva Tabitha was 17, she married Ira Washington LEWELLING, son of John Nelson LEWELLING (1854-1914) & Sarah Lucendia GURLEY (1869-1935), in Carroll County, Tennessee. Born in 1901 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 69, Ira Washington died in 1970. Buried in 1970 in Carroll County Memorial Gardens, McKenzie, Carroll County, Tennessee. Resided in District 2, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1910. Resided in Gleason, Weakley County, Tennessee.

They had the following children:
295 i. Edna Bernice (1924-)
296 ii. Eris Euline (1927-)
297 iii. Elmer Vernon (1929-)
298 iv. Evelyn Joan (1935-)

198. Dona Frances JOHNSON. Born on 13 Jan 1914 in Jumbo, Carroll County, Tennessee. At the age of 90, Dona Frances died on 9 May 2004. Buried in 1990 in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee. Resided in District 13, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1930.

Obituary: WHITEHAVEN: Dona Frances Palmer died May 9 at the age of 90. She was born January 13, 1914 in Carroll County to Benjamin and Susie Johnson. She had three brothers and five sisters. She had been a member of Whitehaven Baptist Church since 1956, where she taught Sunday Scool for many years and was active in Keenagers. Mrs. Palmer received a Master of Arts degree from Memphis State University in Memphis in 1958 and was a retired teacher. She began her teaching career in 1936 in rural Carroll County. Her career included teaching in one-room schools in Weakley and Carroll counties. Beginning in 1952, she taught two years each in Atwood and McKenzie. In 1956 she taught at Graves Road School and from that time other schools in Shelby County as well. At the time of her death she was still a member of the Tennessee Education Association. Mrs. Palmer enjoyed reading and the outdoors, especially her garden and flowers. She is survived by her daughters, Barbara Frances Keller and her husband John Keller of Durango, Colorado and Charlotte S. Palmer of Nashville; her sister Minvera Lewelling of Gleason and many nieces and nephews. A celebration of life was observed at Forest Hills South Funeral Home at 10:00 a.m., May 11. Interment was at Carroll County Memorial Gardens in McKenzie at 3:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Whitehaven Baptist Church Library, 4800 Elvis Presley Blvd., Memphis, TN 38116.



In 1937 when Dona Frances was 22, she married Hildra PALMER. They were divorced in 1956.

They had the following children:
i. Barbara Francis. Born on 12 Dec 1942. Resided in Durango, Colorado in May 2004.

On 11 Jun 1965 when Barbara Francis was 22, she married John Lewis KELLER. Resided in Durango, Colorado.

ii. Charlotte Sue. Born on 19 Jan 1947. Resided in Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee in May 2004. Occupation: Professional Scouting.


199. Noah JOHNSON. Born on 31 Jul 1918 in Cedar Grove, Tennessee. Buried in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee. Resided in District 13, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1930.

On 31 Jul 1948 when Noah was 30, he married Martha Sue JENNINGS. Resided in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee.

They had the following children:
i. Betsy Karen. Born in 1952.

ii. Byron Theatus. Born on 31 Mar 1955.

iii. Virginia Anne. Born on 6 Jul 1957.


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