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Family of Rhoda Jane DOUGLAS (120) & Charley Hampton WILLIAMS

315. Bennie Mae WILLIAMS. Born in 1908 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 95, Bennie Mae died in Milan, Gibson County, Tennessee on 14 Jun 2003. Buried on 18 Jun 2003 in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee.

Obituary: Services will be at 2:00PM Wednesday at Bodkin Funeral Home with burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery near Lexington. She was the widow of B F (Buck) Thomas and preceded in death by daughter, Clara Wyer. Survivors are son, Finis Thomas; daughters, Laverne Eason, Mary Butler, Geninda Speer; 16 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and 8 great great grandchildren.

Obituary: Services for Bennie Mae Thomas, 95, were at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 18 at Bodkin Funeral Home with burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery near Lexington. She was the widow of B.F. “Buck” Thomas and was also preceded in death by a daughter, Clara Wyer. Mrs. Thomas died Saturday, June 14 at Douglas Nursing Home. She was a member of the Howse Baptist Church in Atwood. Survivors include a son, Finis Thomas of Atwood; three daughters, Lavern Eason of Lexington, Mary Butler of Horn Lake, Mississippi and Geninda Speer of Atwood; sixteen grandchildren, twenty-seven great-grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren.


On 20 Oct 1927 when Bennie Mae was 19, she married Benjamin Fines THOMAS, son of James W. THOMAS & Fannie Bell THETFORD (1884-1942), in Henderson County, Tennessee. Born on 2 Jun 1909. At the age of 80, Benjamin Fines died in 1990. Buried in 1990 in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee. Alias/AKA: "Buck".

They had the following children:
i. Evelyn Lavern. Resided in Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee in Jun 2003.

ii. Clara Oneda.

iii. Mary Margaret. Resided in Horn Lake, Mississippi in Jun 2003.

iv. Finis Noel. Resided in Atwood, Carroll County, Tennessee in Jun 2003.

v. Geninda Mae. Resided in Atwood, Carroll County, Tennessee in Jun 2003.


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