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Sixth Generation (Continued)

Family of Sophie Virgie CRIDER (49) & Goethe Grecian LAWS

86. Doye Adel LAWS. Born on 4 May 1914. At the age of 87, Doye Adel died in Huntingdon, Carroll County, Tennessee on 20 Sep 2001. Buried on 23 Sep 2001 in Carroll County Memorial Gardens, Carroll County, Tennessee. Resided in Huntingdon, Carroll County, Tennessee in Oct 2000.

Doye Adell Simmons, 87, of Huntingdon, died Thursday, September 20, at her residence. Services were held on Sunday, September 23, at the Dilday Funeral Home Chapel. Brother Martin Klamm officiated. Burial followed at Carroll Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers who served were Michael Simmons, Mark Simmons, Paul A. Simmons, Mark Stroz, Chet Rogers and Trey Quirk. Mrs. Simmons, the daughter of the late Goethe and Sophia Crider Laws, was born May 4, 1914, in Carroll County. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albie Simmons, who died June 5, 1997; a brother, Homer Laws; and two sisters, Lusetta Laws and Irene Rodgers.
She is survived by a daughter, Brenda Boyd of McKenzie; two sons, Gayford Simmons of McKenzie and Paul B. Simmons of Antioch; five brothers, Odell Laws of Nashville, Waldon Laws of Clarksburg, John Laws and Joe Laws, both of Chicago, Illinois, and Wilburn Laws of Huntingdon; three sisters, Evola Thompson, Dorothy Sanders, and Juanita McCord, all of Huntingdon; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.



On 18 Aug 1934 when Doye Adel was 20, she married Jacob Albie SIMMONS. Born on 9 Sep 1911. At the age of 85, Jacob Albie died on 5 Jun 1997.

They had the following children:
127 i. Gayford Loyd (1937-)
ii. Brenda Faye. Born on 30 Oct 1941. Resided in McKenzie, Carroll County, Tennessee in Sep 2001.

On 22 Jun 1960 when Brenda Faye was 18, she married William Patrick BOYD, son of Otis E. BOYD (1886-1965) & Lou Willie DARNALL (1892-1972). Born on 14 May 1934. At the age of 45, William Patrick died on 14 Aug 1979. Alias/AKA: "Pat".

128 iii. Paul Byron (1947-)

87. Homer Huston LAWS. Born on 17 Dec 1915 in Carroll County, Tennessee. At the age of 84, Homer Huston died in Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee on 13 Sep 2000. Buried in Sep 2000 in Woodlawn Memorial Park, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee.

Obituary: Homer Huston Laws, 84, of Nashville, died Wednesday, September 13, at Wedgewood Nursing Home in Nashville, after an illness of one year. Services were held on Friday, September 15, at 2:30 p.m. at Woodlawn Funeral Home. Bro. Tim Alexander, Bro. Gary Dodd, ministers, and Bro. Edward Coursey, a long-time co-worker at R.C. Bottling co., officiated. Burial followed in the Woodlawn Memorial Park. Pallbearers were nephews, Dennis Laws, Kerry Don Laws, Danny Haywood, Paul Simmons, Gene Thompson and Steve Morris. Honorary pallbearers were the Elders and Deacons of Vultee Church of Christ, George England and Dr. Richard Garman. Mr. Laws, the son of the late Goethe and Grecian Laws and Sophia Crider Laws of Carroll County, was born on December 17, 1915, the third of 12 children. He was preceded in death by his parents, and two sisters, Lucetta, an infant sister, and Irene Rodgers. He and his wife, Donie Carnal Laws, moved to Nashville in October 1935, and he went to work for R.C. Bottling Company. He retired after 40 years of service with them. He and Donie traveled extensively, enjoying their retirement. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Donie Carnal Laws; a daughter, Sandra Laws; three grandchildren, Donald Edwards, Karen Edwards and Kenneth Edwards, and six great-grandchildren, all of the San Diego, California area; five brothers, Joe Laws and John Laws of Illinois, Odell Laws of Nashville, and Waldon Laws and Wilburn Laws, both of Huntingdon; and four sisters, Doye Simmons, Juanita McCord, Dorothy Sanders and Evola Thompson, all of Huntingdon.

On 7 Jul 1935 when Homer Huston was 19, he married Donie CARNAL, daughter of Josephus CARNAL (1885-1959) & Mary Frances SCOTT (1887-1973), in Carroll County, Tennessee. Born on 23 Oct 1916.

They had one child:
129 i. Sandra (1937-)

88. Sophia Irene LAWS. Born on 22 Jul 1922.

On 22 Oct 1938 when Sophia Irene was 16, she married Jim Henry Jessie Jandy RODGERS. Born in 1915. At the age of 59, Jim Henry Jessie Jandy died on 28 Aug 1974. Buried in 1974 in Sellers Hill Cemetery, Clarksburg, Carroll County, Tennessee.

They had one child:
130 i. Wallace (1944-)

89. Goethe Odell LAWS. Born on 15 Sep 1925. Resided in Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee in Oct 2000.

On 10 Oct 1948 when Goethe Odell was 23, he married Opal Jane DILL, daughter of Guy Ellwood DILL (1895-1995) & Erin Captolie HOOD ( 1898-1982). Born on 13 Feb 1927 in Carroll County, Tennessee.

They had the following children:
131 i. Dennis Warren (1949-)
132 ii. Wanda Carol (1953-)

90. Evola Virgie LAWS. Born on 28 Aug 1927. Resided in Huntingdon, Carroll County, Tennessee in Oct 2000.

On 1 Jun 1945 when Evola Virgie was 17, she married Robert THOMPSON. Born on 21 Jan 1924.

They had the following children:
133 i. Eugene (1946-)
134 ii. Phillis (1950-)
135 iii. Marsha (1955-)

91. Waldon Huell LAWS. Born on 10 Jul 1931. Resided in Huntingdon, Carroll County, Tennessee in Oct 2000.

On 5 Jun 1954 when Waldon Huell was 22, he married Dorthy Louise PRITCHARD, daughter of John Alvin PRITCHARD (1891-1952) & Nanny Lou Ellen HARDY (1900-1952). Born on 5 Oct 1928. Resided in Clarksburg, Carroll County, Tennessee in May 2000.

They had the following children:
136 i. Sherry Ellen (1955-)
137 ii. Kerry Don (1958-)
iii. Timothy Lynn. Born on 3 Apr 1963.

138 iv. Kimberly Yuvette (1967-)

92. Juanita Evelyn LAWS. Born on 16 May 1934. Resided in Huntingdon, Carroll County, Tennessee in Oct 2000.

On 5 Aug 1950 when Juanita Evelyn was 16, she first married Joseph Warren HAYWOOD, son of Thomas Leroy HAYWOOD (1897-1970) & Ima Jewell CARNAL (1905-1982), in Corinth, Mississippi. Born on 16 May 1930 in Yuma, Carroll County, Tennessee. They were divorced in 1972.

They had the following children:
139 i. Danny Joe (1951-)
140 ii. Susan Anita (1953-)
141 iii. Lea Etta (1956-)
142 iv. Patric Evins (1960-)
143 v. Neal Martin (1962-)

In 1974 when Juanita Evelyn was 39, she second married Bob CASTLEMAN. Bob died in 1986. They were divorced in 1977.

In 1981 when Juanita Evelyn was 46, she third married Jay HARRISON. They were divorced in 1984.

Juanita Evelyn fourth married Tommy McCORD.

93. John Wesley LAWS. Born on 4 Oct 1935. Resided in Illinois in Oct 2000.

On 8 Oct 1955 when John Wesley was 20, he married Shelby Jean SELLERS. Born on 21 Aug 1938.

They had the following children:
144 i. Debra Gail (1959-)
145 ii. Lorrie Ann (1964-)

94. Joe Vernon LAWS. Born on 22 Dec 1937. Resided in Illinois in Oct 2000.

On 29 Jun 1957 when Joe Vernon was 19, he married Vanita CARROLL. Born on 17 Sep 1938.

They had one child:
146 i. Rhonda Carol (1960-)

95. Wilburn Ray LAWS. Born on 8 Aug 1941. Resided in Huntingdon, Carroll County, Tennessee in Oct 2000.

On 28 Jun 1958 when Wilburn Ray was 16, he married Frances Orene GURLEY, daughter of John Oder GURLEY (1899-1980) & Florence Corene HARDY (1907-1999). Born on 14 Jul 1943. Resided in Huntingdon, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1999.

They had the following children:
147 i. James Steven (1959-)
148 ii. Stanley Ray (1962-)
149 iii. Phillip Dale (1969-)
150 iv. Cynthia Dianne (1969-)

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