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Fifth Generation (Continued)

Family of Henry Jefferson STOKES (23) & Mary Eliza WOOD

75. Olive Myrtle STOKES. Born on 22 Aug 1885 in Benton County, Tennessee. At the age of 95, Olive Myrtle died on 6 Jan 1981.

Olive Myrtle married Virgil BARNES.

They had the following children:
i. Clyde.

ii. Lee Helen.

iii. Vonell.

iv. Ruth.

v. Grace.

vi. Clifford.

vii. Ola Mae.

viii. Betty.

76. Eula Estelle STOKES. Born on 4 Aug 1887 in Benton County, Tennessee. At the age of 97, Eula Estelle died on 5 Jan 1985.

Eula Estelle married George Emmett Leslie WOODS, son of Napoleon Burrow WOODS (1845-1907) & Mary Emma LESLIE (1858-1903). Born on 28 Jul 1883 in Holladay, Benton County, Tennessee. Resided in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee.

They had the following children:
i. Guy N.. Born on 26 Sep 1908 in Vardman, Mississippi.

Guy spent much of his childhood working around a saw mill and some on a farm near Holladay. He has always been attracted by debates and was an ardent literary debater in school. He finished High School in Holladay and spent two years in Freed-Hardeman College.

On his 16th birthday, Guy preached his first sermon. As a gospel preacher, Bro. Woods has done an outstanding work. He has done local work in Memphis, Tennessee, Tompkinsville, Kentucky, Post, Kirkland, Wellington, and Lubbock, Texas.

He was ever in demand for evangelistic meeting work. For the past several years he has given his full time to this type of work, holding about 25 meetings each year. This work has been in Tenn., Kentucky, Mich., Wisconsin, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Colorado, Mississippi and Alabama. His forceful manner, explicitly, statements, and kind voice together with his thorough knowledge of the scriptures has crowned his efforts to lead the lost to Christ with much success.

He is a staff Writer for the Gospel Advocate and his articles are widely read and highly respected. He also writes Bible School literature,

He is a member of the Texas and Tennessee bars, but has never engaged in the actual practice of law.

Guy N. Woods is an outstanding debater. He is recognized in general by the churches of Christ as sound in the faith and able to uphold the truth. He has engaged in about fifty debates with Baptists, Methodists, Holiness, Adventists, Christadelphians, and Materialists. Some of the Baptists that he has met are: D. N. Jackson (twice), H. F. Pepper (five times), A. U. Nunnery (twice), L. J. Crawford (twice), M. L. Welch (three times). Also, it may be of interest to note that he has met L. J. Crosswell, able materialist debater, six times. Bro. Woods has been successful as a debater for several reasons. One is his thoroughness. He never allows an argument of his opponent to go unnoticed. He makes his arguments in a forceful, intelligent, yet very simple manner. He does not become excited, nor does he allow his temper to show itself. He confines his remarks to the Issues and not to personalities, as can be plainly seen from reading this debate.


183 ii. George Earle (1913-)
184 iii. Annie Mae

77. Georgia Lee STOKES. Born on 25 Aug 1891 in Benton County, Tennessee.

On 20 Feb 1916 when Georgia Lee was 24, she married Mack Augustus WOODS, son of Napoleon Burrow WOODS (1845-1907) & Mary Emma LESLIE (1858-1903). Born on 9 Apr 1886. At the age of 76, Mack Augustus died on 19 Nov 1962. Buried in Nov 1962 in Christian Chapel Cemetery, Leach, Carroll County, Tennessee. Resided in Holladay, Benton County, Tennessee.

They had the following children:
185 i. Mary Emma (1916-)
186 ii. Ruby Lee (1918-)
187 iii. Fred Augustus (1921-)
188 iv. Len Burrow (1923-)
189 v. Herman William (1926-)
190 vi. David Wayne (1931-)

78. David Allen STOKES. Born on 17 Oct 1897 in Benton County, Tennessee.

David Allen married Ressie DOUGLAS.

They had the following children:
i. Reba.

ii. Blankenship.

iii. Harold.

iv. Robert.

v. Fay.

vi. Ray.

79. Gladys Beatrice STOKES. Born on 31 Jul 1900.

Gladys Beatrice married Hubert HARRIS.

They had one child:
i. Rachel.

80. Guy STOKES. Born on 24 Mar 1903 in Benton County, Tennessee.

Guy married Evolva KENNON.

They had the following children:
i. Helen.

ii. Kennon Lee.

iii. Willard Earl.

iv. Ruth Marie.

81. Paul Jefferson STOKES. Born on 9 Sep 1905 in Benton County, Tennessee. At the age of 81, Paul Jefferson died in Holladay, Benton County, Tennessee on 7 Apr 1987.

Paul Jefferson married Vonnell CAIN.

They had one child:
i. Margaret.

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