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Sixth Generation (Continued)

Family of John Daniel MEALS (193) & Nancy Mariah LITTLEPAGE

367. William Floy MEALS. Born on 22 Feb 1901. At the age of 25, William Floy died in Tennessee on 10 Sep 1926. Buried in 1926 in New Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery, Carroll County, Tennessee. Alias/AKA: "Willie".

Cause of Death: Died in childbirth.

On 9 Dec 1923 when William Floy was 22, she married Jesse Lemonds GURLEY, son of James Newton GURLEY (1870-1951) & Catherine STRATTON (1877-1963), in Carroll County, Tennessee. Born on 1 Jan 1899. Buried in Independence Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee.

They had the following children:
596 i. William Lavon (1926-)
ii. Irene.

Irene married Jim ALLEN.


368. Mamie Lois MEALS. Born on 16 Apr 1902 in Hamilton County, Texas. Mamie Lois died in Carroll County, Tennessee. Buried in New Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery, Carroll County, Tennessee.

On 3 Dec 1922 when Mamie Lois was 20, she married Luther Vincent GURLEY, son of Vinson Ross GURLEY (1867-1954) & Sara Jane ALEXANDER (1870-1938). Born on 15 Dec 1894. At the age of 84, Luther Vincent died on 14 Oct 1979. Buried in New Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery, Carroll County, Tennessee.

They had the following children:
597 i. Melvin Ellsworth (1923-)
598 ii. Marie (1924-)
iii. Raymond. Born on 15 Nov 1925 in Carroll County, Tennessee. At the age of 48, Raymond died in Carroll County, Tennessee on 16 Dec 1973. Buried in Dec 1973 in New Liberty Church Cemetery, Carroll County, Tennessee. Occupation: Farmer. Alias/AKA: "Fat". Cause of death: Massive heart attack.

Raymond chose to remain single.

599 iv. Marshall Harold (1928-)
v. Eunice Lois. Born on 16 Jun 1930 in Carroll County, Tennessee. At the age of 9, Eunice Lois died in Carroll County, Tennessee on 14 Feb 1940. Buried in 1940 in New Liberty Church Cemetery, Carroll County, Tennessee.

vi. James Aaron. Born on 19 Jul 1933.

James Aaron married Georgia Lee MOODY. Born on 1 Aug 1934.


50th Anniversary Announcement: November 16, 1972. Mr. and Mrs. Luther Gurley will be honored with an open house at their home on the old Jackson-Clarksburg Road on Sunday, December 3rd, to celebrate the Fiftieth Anniversary of their wedding. The open house will be hosted by their children and their wives and husbands, who are Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Gurley and Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Gurley of Clarksburg; Rev. and Mrs. Marshall Gurley and Mr. and Mrs. James Gurley of Memphis and Mr. and Mrs. James Snider, Jr. of Bruceton. Friends and relatives are invited to attend between the hours of 2 to 4:30 p.m. Mr. and Mrs. Gurley were married on December 3rd, 1922 by the late T.M. Boyd at the home of the bride's parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Meals of Carroll County.

369. Jessie Anna MEALS. Born on 28 Oct 1903 in Carroll County, Tennessee. Buried in New Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery, Carroll County, Tennessee.

On 14 Nov 1923 when Jessie Anna was 20, she married Homer WILLIAMSON, son of Johnnie Wesley WILLIAMSON (1876-1961) & Lucetta COLLINS (1866-1936), in Carroll County, Tennessee. Born on 13 Oct 1902. At the age of 57, Homer died in Carroll County, Tennessee on 9 Aug 1960. Buried in 1960 in New Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery, Carroll County, Tennessee.

They had the following children:
600 i. John Daniel (1925-)
ii. Rueben Arnold. Born on 4 Oct 1927 in Carroll County, Tennessee. Rueben Arnold died in Carroll County, Tennessee on 13 Jun 1928. Buried in 1928 in New Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery, Carroll County, Tennessee.

601 iii. Alberta Mae (1930-)
602 iv. Linda Faye (1940-)

370. William Joseph MEALS. Born on 12 Mar 1905 in Paris, Logan County, Arkansas. At the age of 77, William Joseph died in 1983. Buried in Hickory Flat Cemetery, Cedar Grove, Carroll County, Tennessee.

On 26 Feb 1926 when William Joseph was 20, he married Fronia May RAINEY, daughter of James Robert RAINEY (1865-1924) & Sophia Elizabeth Beth WESTERN (1874-1951). Born on 14 May 1910 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 84, Fronia May died in Carroll County, Tennessee on 14 Aug 1994. Buried in 1994 in Hickory Flat Cemetery, Cedar Grove, Carroll County, Tennessee.

They had the following children:
603 i. Charlie (1927-1996)
604 ii. Mildred Elbodean (1929-)
iii. Rachel Melbadean. Born on 17 Mar 1939.


371. Johnnie Sidney MEALS. Born on 5 Aug 1909 in Carroll County, Tennessee. At the age of 60, Johnnie Sidney died in Medina, Gi bson County, Tennessee on 19 Apr 1970.

Obituary: Funeral services for Johnnie Sidney Meals, 60, will be 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Griffin Funeral Home with the Rev. H. V. Hodge and the Rev. Harry Garland officiating. Mr. Meals was killed Monday night at his home in Medina when a TV antenna he was installing came in contact with high voltage wires. He was employed by the Tennessee Valley Authority and was a member of the Baptist Church. Mr. Meals was born in Carroll County and attended the schools there. He came to Jackson as a young man an spent most of his life in Madison County. He is the son of the late William Joseph (Daniel) and Nancy LittlePage Meals. Survivors other than his widow are: two sons, Delton Meals and Gaylon Meals, both of Jackson; two daughters, Mrs. Bonnie Walker, Jackson and Miss Penny Rose Meals, Route 1 Medina; two step children, Johnny Crafton and Sue Crafton, Route 1, Medina; one brother, Billy Meals, Huntingdon; four sisters, Mrs. Lois Gurley and Mrs. Jessie Williamson, both of Huntingdon, Mrs. Delia Newman, Jackson, and Mrs Mary Grisham, Spring Creek, and seven grandchildren. Pallbearers are: Charlie Meals, Larry Cochran, Jerry Newman, Marshall Gurley, John Daniel Williamson and James Gurley.

Johnnie Sidney first married Minnie Ola TYLER.

They had the following children:
605 i. Delton
ii. Bonnie. Resided in Jackson, Madison County, Tennessee in 1970.

Bonnie married Unknown WALKER.

606 iii. Gaylon (1940-)
iv. Penny Rose. Resided in Gibson County, Tennessee in 1970.


On 19 Apr 1970 when Johnnie Sidney was 60, he second married Berlean ?.

372. Della Elizabeth MEALS. Born on 6 Dec 1913.

On 5 Jan 1938 when Della Elizabeth was 24, she married Fred Newton NEWMAN.

They had the following children:
i. Jerry Glynn.

ii. Brenda Gayle.


373. Mary Allie MEALS. Born on 21 Jan 1917.

On 3 Jul 1965 when Mary Allie was 48, she first married James Harrison GRISSOM.

On 19 Oct 1935 when Mary Allie was 18, she second married Robert Oscar COCHRAN.

They had one child:
i. Larry Bernard.


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