Giles County Obituaries


From the Columbia (Te.) Observer
July, 1847

DIED--In this place, on the 12th inst., Mrs. Martha Adeline Estes, late consort 
of William Addison Estes, and daughter of Samuel Gilbert, Esq., of Tuscumbia,
Ala., --aged 34 years and 26 days.

In the varied relations of life, Mrs. Estes presented an example worthy of
imitation. For some years past she had been a member of the Methodist
Episcopal Church; and when death approached, she was sustained by the faith
of the gospel.  Though bound to this world by many endearing ties, she
commended with composure and confidence those whom she loved to her Father
in Heaven, into whose glorious presence she expected soon to be introduced.
Not a doubt of her eternal happiness seemed to hover around her mind.  So
long as she was enabled toexpress her feelings to her friends, she was
calmly and peacefully relying upon the Savior of sinners, and showed that
they, who trust in the Lord, will never be confounded.  Death did not seem
to find her unprepared; but watchful and ready, faithful and submisive,
peaceful and confident, fitted by divine grace to exchange this world of
light and shades for the regions of unclouded and unending glory.
 
Note:  Martha & Wm. I. A. Estes lived in Giles County in the 1840s-50s
period; their son Edwin L. B. joined the Confederate unit in Elkton.
 
Submitted by: Doris Estes

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The Pulaski Citizen 
Pulaski, TN
Oct. 18, 1939

MRS. SARAH WATSON

Mrs. Sarah Watson died at her home in the Bunker Hill Community
one day last week, age 77. Burial was at the Osbone (sic)
Cemetery. Rev. G.W. Turpin officiating.

(Researcher’s note:  Sarah Elizabeth “Lizzie” Hasten was the
daughter of John Hasten and  Paralee Ann Holbert.  She was the
step-daughter of George ashington Bass.  Lizzie’s grandparents
were Ezekiel Hastings and Elizabeth Ann Dunnavant and Lewis
Holbert and Elizabeth Buys.  Her g-grandparents were Able
Burton Dunnavant and Sarah Mariott Mitchell and William Holbert,
all of Giles Co., TN and Limestone Co., AL. Lizzie married
James P. Watson in Giles Co. on 11-18-1880.)

Submitted By: Ruth Hasten Walsh

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The Pulaski Citizen, 
Oct. 21, 1959

Funeral services for Mrs. Annie Lee Watson Harwell, 70, resident of the
Bunker Hill Community, were held 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at Bennett-May
Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Thomas Vann and the Rev. Marcus Nickell,
Methodist ministers.  Burial took place in the family lot in Maplewood
Cemetery.  Mrs. Harwell died at 8:30 o'clo0ck Friday night, October 16, at
Lincoln County Hospital.  
(Researcher's note: Annie Lee Watson was the daughter of James P. Watson
and Sarah Elizabeth "Lizzie" Hasten.  Her grandparents were James Watson and
Martha A. of Giles Co., TN and John Hasten and Paralee Ann Holbert both of
Giles Co., TN and Limestone Co., AL. Her step-grandfather was George
Washington Bass of Giles Co., TN.  Her g-grandparents were Ezekiel Hastings
and Elizabeth Ann Dunnavant and Lewis Holbert and Elizabeth Buys, all of
Giles Co., TN and Limestone Co., AL.  Her gg-grandparents were William
Holbert and Able Burton Dunnavant and Sarah Marriott Mitchell all of Giles
Co., TN and Limestone Co., AL)

Submitted By: Ruth Hasten Walsh
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The Pulaski Citizen,
October 31, 1989

MARY LEE CARDIN WATSON
Mrs. Mary Lee Cardin Watson, 88, of Pulaski, died Thursday, Oct. 26, 1989,
at Meadowsbrook Nursing Home.  Funeral services were held Friday, Cct. 27,
at Carr and Erwin Chapel with Michael O'Bannon officiating.  Burial was in
Giles Memory Garden.  Mrs. Watson was the daughter of the late Ezra Lee and
Eula Bryant Cardin and was married to the late Neely Watson.  Survivors
include one son, James Cardin Watson of Pulaski; one daughter, Eula W.
Blankenship of Pulaski; one step-daughter, Willa Mae Birdsong of Pulaski;
one half-sister, Beatrice Johnson of Nashville; nine grandchildren; 26
great-grandchildren; five step-grandchildren.  (Researcher's note:  Neely
Hasten Watson was the son of James P. Watson and Sarah Elizabeth "Lizzie"
Hasten.  Neely's grandparents were James Watson and Martha A. of Giles Co.,
TN and John Hasten and  Paralee Ann Holbert, both of Giles Co., TN and
Limestone Co., AL. His step-grandfather was George Washington Bass of Giles
Co., TN.  His g-grandparents were Ezekiel Hastings and Elizabeth Ann
Dunnavant and Lewis Holbert and Elizabeth Buys, all of Giles Co., TN and
Limestone Co., AL.  His gg-grandparents were Able Burton Dunnavant and Sarah
Mariott Mitchell and William Holbert, all of Giles Co., TN and Limestone
Co., AL.

Submitted By: Ruth Hasten Walsh

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The Pulaski Citizen, 
September 1975
 
(researcher's copy of obituary is not dated)
DORA B.H. AYMETT
" Hasten.  Her g-grandparents Raleigh Brown Harwell and Cornelia Josephine
Ezell.  Dora's gg-grandparents were John Hasten and Paralee Ann Holbert.
Her ggg-grandparents were Ezekiel Hasten and Elizabeth Ann Dunnavant.  Her
ggg-grandparents were William Holbert and Able Burton Dunnavant Dora Brown
Harwell Aymett, 65, of the Olivet Community were conducted Wednesday,
October 1 at 2:00 p.m. at Carr and Erwin Chapel with the Rev. Mack Pinkelton
and the Rev. Marcus Nickell officiating.  Interment was in Maplewood
Cemetery.  Mrs. Aymett, who was a retired employee of M.S. Church and Co.,
died at her home Monday.  A native of Giles County, she was the daughter of
the late Edgar and Annie Harwell and was married to Robert E. Aymett, who
survives.  Survivors in addition to Mr. Aymett include five sisters, Mrs.
Billy Parker of Boonshill, Mrs. Wyatt Sigmon of Pulaski, Mrs. Gus Soffer of
Huntsville, Ala, Mrs. Peter Bruder of Milwaukee, Wis. and Mrs. Frank
Douthitt of Phoenix, Ariz. and five brothers, Brown Harwell, George Harwell
and Jack Harwell, all of Pulaski, Joe Harwell Milwaukee and Edd Harwell of
Columbus, GA.  Researcher's note:  Dora was the daughter of Edgar Rufus
Harwell and Annie Lee Watson.  Her grandparents were Samuel Lamack Harwell
and Sarah Elizabeth McCracken and James P. Watson and Sarah Elizabeth
"Lizzie" Hasten.  Her g-grandparents were John Hasten and Paralee Ann
Holbert.  She was the gg-granddaughter of Lewis Holbert and Elizabeth Buys
and Ezekiel Hastings and Elizabeth Ann Dunnavant. William Holbert and Able
Burton Dunnavant and Sarah Marriott Mitchell were her ggg-grandparents.

OBITUARY & Bunker Hill news article, The Pulaski Citizen, Tenn., Wed., Nov.
10, 1965
BUNKER HILL - Those attending Miss Linda Aymett's funeral Sunday were Mr.
and Mrs. Joe Harwell of Milwaukee, Wis., Pete Bruder, Mr. and Mrs. Wyatt
Sigmon and two daughters, Mr. and Mrs. Gus Soffes, son and daughter of
Huntsville, Ala., Miss Lillian Harwell, Mrs. John H. Stephens and daughter,
Ginger, of Nashville.

Submitted By: Ruth Hasten Walsh
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MISS LINDA AYMETT

Funeral services for Miss Linda Jean Aymett, 21, were held at 2 o'clock
Sunday afternoon at Bennett-May Funeral Home conducted by the Rev. Henry
Cortner, pastor of Olivet Methodist Church and the Rev. Marcus Nichol.
Burial took place in Maplewood Cemetery, Miss Aymett died on Saturday,
November 6, at the home on Haywood Creek.     Born September 6, 1944, in
Giles County, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. (Dora Harwell)
Aymett.  She was a member of the Methodist Church.  She was graduated from
Giles County High School in 1961, attended Columbia Business College for one
year, and was employed at Central Service Association in Columbia.
Bennett-May Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.  (Researcher's note:
Linda was the g-granddaughter James P. Weatson and Sarah Elizabeth "Lizzie"
Hasten and gg-granddaughter of John Hasten and Paralee Ann Holbert.  She was
the ggg-granddaughter of Lewis Holt and Elizabeth Holbert and Ezekiel
Hastings and Elizabeth Ann Dunnavant.  Able Burton Dunnavant and Sarah
Marriott Mitchell were her gggg-grandparents.)

Submitted By: Ruth Hasten Walsh
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The Pulaski Citizen
June 1992 (researcher's copy not dated)
Mr. George Watson (CoonShine) Harwell, 62, of the Bunker Hill community in
Pulaski, died June 15 at Pulaski Health Care Center.  Funeral services will
be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Carr and Erwin Funeral Home with Rev. Mack
Pinkleton and Rev. Mike Hobis officiating.  Mr. Watson was the husband of
Charlotte White Harwell and the son of the late Edgar and Annie Watson
Harwell.  He was employed by Harris Machine & Welding Co. in Pulaski.  Other
survivors include a son, Tim Harwell of Bryson; three daughters, Dana Shoup
and Carol Harwell of Bunker Hill, Susan Harwell of Pulaski, four brothers,
Brown Harwell aned Jack Harwell, Joe Harwell of Phoenix, Ariz., and Edd
Harwell of Columbus, GA; five sisters, Julia Parker of Boonshill, Jean
Sigmon of Pulaski, Charlie Ruth Soffes of Alabama, Elizabeth Douthit of
Arizona, and Mildred Bruder of Wisconsin; three grandchildren, Ariel
Harwell, Cody Defoe and Gregory Shoup. (Researcher's note:  George was 
the grandson of James P. Watson and Sarah Elizabeth "Lizzie" Hasten.  His
g-grandparents were John Hasten and Paralee Ann Holbert.  His
gg-grandparents were Lewis Holbert and Elizabeth Buys.and Ezekiel Hastings
and Elizabeth Ann Dunnavant.  Able Burton Dunnavant and Sarah Marriott
Mitchell were his ggg-grandparents.)

Submitted By: Ruth Hasten Walsh

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Cooper Review 
Cooper, TX 
June 20, 1963

E. L. Hastings, 87, former resident of Pecan Gap, passed away at 2:45
Tuesday morning at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs.
Doyle Box in Commerce.  Final rites will be held this afternoon, June 20 at
3 o'clock in the Pecan Gap Methodist Church, Rev. Guy Pardue, officiating.
Interment will be made in the Pecan Gap Cemetery by McDonald Funeral Home.
Born March 6, 1876 in Tennessee, Hastings was the son of P.G. and Elizabeth
Phillips Hastings.  Survivors include three daughters and three sons, Mrs.
Ray Brooks (sic), Mrs. Bennie Shaw and G. S. Hastings, Lubbock, S.L.
Hastings, Huntsville, Ala; Buddy Hastings, Irving; and Mrs. Box of Commerce;
ten grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and a half-brother, Robert Tate,
Huntsville, Ala.  (Researcher's note: Elwood Lacey Hastings was son of 
Peter Green Hasten aka Hastings and the grandson of Joseph Hastings and Sarah 
Ann Dunnavant of Limestone Co., AL and Giles Co., TN.  Elwood's 
g-grandparents were Able Burton Dunnavant and Sarah Marriott Mitchell of 
Limestone Co., AL and Giles Co., TN and James Hastings, Sr. of Giles Co., TN.)

Submitted By: Ruth Hasten Walsh

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The Pulaski Citizen, Pulaski, TN 
November 13, 1919

SUDDEN CALL  J.W. HASTINGS, KILLED BY ELECTRIC SHOCK
J.W. Hastings, a machinist at the Ford Garage was killed about 5:15 o'clock
Monday evening by a shock from an electric light wire.   Mr. Hastings and
all the other workmen in the shop were rushing to get out some autos for
which the owners were waiting.  Some of the people in using an extension
light were slightly shocked and when Hastings called for the light to see
what he was doing under a car, the foreman cautioned him to be careful.  He
wrapped a rug about the light and took hold of it, but evidently the naked
band touched some part of the bare metal, or possibly the rag was wet making
of it a conductor.  The current passed through the man's body and although a
doctor was quickly called and efforts were made to restore him, he did not
regain consciousness.    J.W. Hastings was a son of John Hastings, a native
of Giles County and a good workmen (sic) whose untimely death will be
deplored by all who knew him.    The body was sent home Tuesday and was
buried at Elkton yesterday. (Researcher's note: John Willis Hastings was son
of John L. Hastings and Lillie Ann Buford Vinson and grandson of Joseph
Hastings and Sarah Ann Dunnavant of Limestone Co., AL and Giles Co., TN.
J.W.'s g-grandparents were Able Burton Dunnavant and Sarah Marriott Mitchell
of Limestone Co., AL and Giles Co., TN and James Hastings, Sr. of Giles Co.,
TN. of Limestone Co., AL and of Giles Co., TN and James Hastings, Sr. of
Giles Co., TN.  In 1913 John W. Hastings married and was divorced from Katie
Mae Neal, dau of D. C. Neal.)

Submitted By: Ruth Hasten Walsh

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Cooper Review 
Cooper, TX 
9-24-1945
FUNERAL SERVICE FOR MRS. HASTINGS
Funeral services for Mrs. Rose Ema Fisk Hastings were held Wednesday
afternoon at 2'oclock in the Pecan Gap Methodist Church.  Interment was made
in the Pecan Gap Cemetery, Grandsons were pallbearers.     Mrs. Hastings
passed away at her home in Commerce Monday morning at 11 o'clock.  She was
born in Alabama January 14, 1876 and lived in the Pecan Gap area twenty-five
years prior to moving to Commerce.   Surviving are her husband, E. L.
Hastings; three daughters, Mrs. Doyle Box, Commerce; Mrs. B. C. Shaw and
Mrs. L. R. Brooks, Lubbock; three sons, S.L. Hastings, Huntsville, Ala;
Garland Hastings, Lubbock; and Buddy Hastings, Irving; three sisters, Mrs.
E. E. Tate, Mrs. Robert Tate and Mrs. Carrie Hickman; one brother, Cameron
Fisk, all of Huntsville, Ala.; eleven grandchildren and seven
great-grandchildren.  (Researcher's note: Rosa (Rose) Emma Fisk was dau of
James G. Fisk of Madison Co., AL.  She was married to Edward Lacey Hastings,
grandson of Joseph Hastings and Sarah Ann Dunnavant and g-grandson of Able
Burton Dunnavant and Sarah Marriott Mitchell of Limestone Co., AL and James
Hastings, Sr. of Giles Co., TN.)

Submitted By: Ruth Hasten Walsh

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The Pulaski Citizen 
Pulaski, TN 
March 11, 1963

MRS. EDNA CATHCART
Funeral services for Mrs. Edna H. Cathcart, 74, lifelong resident of Giles
County, were held at 2'oclock Sunday afternoon at Elkton Methodist Church,
conducted by Dr. William H. Mansfield, pastor of the church, and the Rev. J.
C. Elkins.  Burial took place in Elkton Cemetery.   Mrs. Cathcart died on
Friday, March 6, at Giles County Hospital after a long period of declining
health.  Born November 14, 1889, in Giles County, she was the daughter of
the late John Hastings and Lillie Vinson Hastings.  She was a member of the
Methodist Church.  There are no immediate survivors, but there are several
nieces and nephews including Mrs. Martha Ann Dickey, John Robert Hastings
and Billy Hastings, all of Pulaski.  Wilson T. Carter and Company in charge
of arrangements.  (Researcher's note: Edna Hastings Cathcart was
granddaughter of Joseph Hastings and Sarah Ann Dunnavant.  Edna's
g-grandparents were Able Burton Dunnavant and Sarah Marriott Mitchell of
Limestone Co., AL and Giles Co., TN and James Hastings, Sr. of Giles Co., TN.)

Submitted By: Ruth Hasten Walsh

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The Pulaski Citizen 
Pulaski, TN 
June 1, 1938

JOSEPH HASTINGS
Joseph Hastings, 40, died at his home here last week.  Burial was at
Maplewood Cemetery.  He is survived by his wife and two children.  Pulaski
Funeral Home in charge.  (Researcher's note: Joseph Cardwell Hastings was
son of John L. Hastings and Lillie Ann Buford Vinson and the grandson of
Joseph Hastings and Sarah Ann Dunnavant.  Joe g-grandparents were Able
Burton Dunnavant and Sarah Marriott Mitchell of Limestone Co., AL and Giles
Co., TN and James Hastings, Sr. of Giles Co., TN.)
Submitted By: Ruth Hasten Walsh

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The Pulaski Citizen 
Pulaski, TN 
Jan 9, 1974
  
(this obit appeared same day as her son, John Robert Hastings' obit 
appeared in the same paper)
MRS. OMA H. CHAPMAN
Funeral services were held for Mrs. Oma Mae Hastings Chapman, 72, of Pulaski
Wednesday, January 9 at 2:00 p.m. at Bennett-May Chapel with Church of
Christ minister Andy Brown and the Rev. Mack Pinkelton officiating.   Burial
was in Maplewood Cemetery.  Born in Giles Co., she was the daughter of the
late Charlie A. and Daisy Ann White.  Mrs. Chapman died in Giles County
Hospital Monday.    Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Joe T. Dickey and
Mrs. Linda C. Johnson, both of Pulaski; one step-son, Garland "Shorty"
Chapman of Pulaski; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
(Researcher's note: Oma Mae was daughter of Charlie Alma White and Daisy Ann
Bigger.  Her first husband was Joseph Cardwell Hastings, son of John L.
Hastings and Lillie Ann Bueford Vinson. Joe Hastings' g-grandparents were
Able Burton Dunnavant and Sarah Marriott Mitchell of Limestone Co., AL and
Giles Co., TN and James Hastings, Sr. of Giles Co., TN. Oma Mae's second
husband was Arthur Lee Chapman)

Submitted By: Ruth Hasten Walsh

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The Pulaski Citizen 
Pulaski, TN 
April 2, 1969

MRS. W. L. GEORGE
Mrs. Martha (Mattie) Hastings Rochelle George, 92, died Thursday afternoon,
March 27, in the Austin Hewitt Home.  Funeral services for Mrs. George, wife
of the late W. L. George, were held Friday afternoon, March 28, at 2 o'clock
in the chapel of Bennett- May Funeral Home, with the Rev. Jacob Gardner
officiating.  Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery.  A native of Giles County,
Mrs. George was born April 9, 1876, the daughter of the late Joe Hastings
and Angie Poor Hastings.  Survivors include a daughter-in-law, Mrs. David
Rochelle, Bunker Hill; a step-son, Kermit George Bryson; a step-daughter,
Mrs. Nathan Merrell, Ardmore; one sister, Mrs. O'Neal Hightower, Bardwell,
Ky.; two grandsons, William Rochelle, Huntsville, Ala; and James Rochelle,
San Francis Co., Calif.; and two great-grandchildren.  Bennett-May Funeral
Home in charge of arrangements. (Researcher's note: Martha Hastings was
daughter of Joseph G. Hastings and Angeline Poor.  Her grandparents were
George James Poor and Berilla Rebecca Howard and Joseph Hastings and Sarah
Ann Dunnavant. Martha's gg-grandparents were Able Burton Dunnavant and Sarah
Marriott Mitchell of Limestone Co., AL and Giles Co., TN and James Hastings,
Sr. of Giles Co., TN.  Martha first husband was David Rochelle, Sr.)

Submitted By: Ruth Hasten Walsh


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The Pulaski Citizen 
Pulaski, TN 
Sept. 9, 1964

MRS. W. A. COBB
Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth Hastings Cobb, 76, widow of W. A. Cobb,
were held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon in Elkton Methodist Church with
the burial in Elkton Cemetery.  Mrs. Cobb died on Tuesday, September 1, at
Giles County Hospital.  Born March 5, 1886, in Giles County, she was the
daughter of the late Jody Hastings and Angie Poor Hastings.  She was a
member of the Methodist Church.
Mrs. Cobb is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Jewell Stinnett, Elkton, one
son, William Joe Cobb, Memphis; five grandchildren and three great
grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. O'Neal Hightower, Bryson, and Mrs.
Mattie George, Pulaski.  Bennett-May Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
(Researcher's note: Elizabeth was daughter of Joseph G. Hastings and
Angeline Poor.  Her grandparents were George James Poor and Berilla Rebecca
Howard and Joseph Hastings and Sarah Ann Dunnavant.  Elizabeth's
gg-grandparents were Able Burton Dunnavant and Sarah Marriott Mitchell of
Limestone Co., AL and Giles Co., TN and James Hastings, Sr. of Giles Co.,
TN.)

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Giles Free Press Pulaski, TN September 2, 1964 MRS. ELIZABETH H. COBB Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth Hastings Cobb, 78, are to be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, at the Elkton Methodist Church with the Rev. W. H. Mansfield officiating. Burial will be in the Elkton Cemetery. Mrs. Cobb, a native of Giles County, died Monday, Sept. 1, at the Giles County Hospital. She was a member of the Methodist Church and daughter of the late Jodie and Angie Poor Hastings. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Jewel Stinnett, Elkton; a son, William Joe Cobb, Memphis, Tenn., two sisters, Mrs. O'Neal Hightower, Bryson, Tenn. and Mrs. Mattie George, Pulaski, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Bennett-May Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. . (Researcher's note: Elizabeth was daughter of Joseph G. Hastings and Angeline Poor. Her grandparents were George James Poor and Berilla Rebecca Howard and Joseph Hastings and Sarah Ann Dunnavant. Elizabeth's gg-grandparents were Able Burton Dunnavant and Sarah Marriott Mitchell of Limestone Co., AL and Giles Co., TN and James Hastings, Sr. of Giles Co., TN.) Submitted By:
Ruth Hasten Walsh

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The Pulaski Citizen 
Dec. 2, 1953

WILL A. COBB
Funeral services for William Ambrose Cobb, 72, farmer of the Elkton
community, were held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Elkton Methodist
Church.  rites were conducted by the Rev. W. O. Smith, pastor of the church,
and the Rev. Jack Jones, pastor of the Elkton Baptist Church, and burial
took place in Elkton Cemetery.   Mr. Cobb died at 3:20 o'clock Monday
morning at Giles County Hospital, following several days stay in the
hospital.  A lifelong resident of the county, he was born May 21, 1881, the
son of the late William J. Cobb.  He had been a member of the Methodist
Church since his boyhood.  Mr. Cobb is survived by his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth
Hastings Cobb, Elkton; one daughter, Mrs. Charles C. Stinnett, Elkton; one
son Joe Cobb, Elkton; five grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Eunice Cobb
Thompson and Mrs. Kate Cobb Potts, both of Elkton.  Bennett-May Co., Funeral
Directors, in charge.  . (Researcher's note: W. A. Cobb was married to
Elizabeth Hastings daughter of Joseph G. Hastings and Angeline Poor.  Her
grandparents were George James Poor and Berilla Rebecca Howard and Joseph
Hastings and Sarah Ann Dunnavant.  Elizabeth's gg-grandparents were Able
Burton Dunnavant and Sarah Marriott Mitchell of Limestone Co., AL and Giles
Co., TN and James Hastings, Sr. of Giles Co., TN.)

Submitted By: Ruth Hasten Walsh

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The Pulaski Citizen 
June 25, 1975

MRS. VERA HIGHTOWER
Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 24 at 11:00 a.m. at Bennett-May
Chapel for Mrs. Vera Hightower, 82, of Bardwell, Ky. by the Rev. Norman
coke.  Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery.  Mrs. Hightower died Sunday in
Mid-South Hospital, Memphis.  Born in Giles County, she was the daughter of
the late Joseph and Angie Poor Hastings.  Her husband was the late O'Neal
Hightower.  Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Martha Gaines of Memphis
and Mrs. Oleta Ring of California; a son, David O.  Hightower of Kentucky;
five grandchildren; four grandchildren and two great, great grandchildren.
(Researcher's note: Vera was daughter of Joseph G. Hastings and Angeline
Poor.  Her grandparents were George James Poor and Berilla Rebecca Howard
and Joseph Hastings and Sarah Ann Dunnavant.  Vera's gg-grandparents were
Able Burton Dunnavant and Sarah Marriott Mitchell of Limestone Co., AL and
Giles Co., TN and James Hastings, Sr. of Giles Co., TN.)

Submitted By: Ruth Hasten Walsh

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The Pulaski Citizen 
Pulaski, TN 
May 24, 1967

O'NEAL HIGHTOWER
O'Neal Hightower, 75, a retired farmer, died Monday, May 29, in Giles County
Hospital.  Services were conducted Tuesday afternoon at 4:00 o'clock in the
chapel of Bennett-May Funeral Home, with the Rev. Samuel Cramer officiating.
Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery.  Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Verne
(sic) Hastings Hightower; two daughters, Mrs. Martha Gaines, Memphis, and
Mrs. Oleta Ring, Glendale, Calif.; one son, David O'Neal Hightower,
Bardswell, Ky.; five grandchildren; two great grandchildren; three sisters,
Mrs. Willie Beasley, Athens, Ala., Mrs. Ruth Braden, Montgomery Co., Ala.,
and Mrs. Mary Kate Harris, Los Angels, Calif.; and one brother, L. M.
Hightower, Nashville.  Bennett-May Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
(Researcher's note: O'Neal Hightower was married to Vera Hastings daughter
of Joseph G. Hastings and Angeline Poor.  Her grandparents were George James
Poor and Berilla Rebecca Howard and Joseph Hastings and Sarah Ann Dunnavant.
Vera's gg-grandparents were Able Burton Dunnavant and Sarah Marriott
Mitchell of Limestone Co., AL and Giles Co., TN and James Hastings, Sr. of
Giles Co., TN.)

Submitted By: Ruth Hasten Walsh

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Midland Reporter Telegram 
Midland, TX 
December 25, 1983, Page 2c

ENA HENSON
Services for Ena Henson, 72, of Midland, will be at 3:30 .m. Monday in the
Ellis Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Roy Carley of the First Baptist
Church officiating.  Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park.  Mrs. Henson
died late Friday evening in a Midland hospital.  She was born July 20, 1911,
in Pecan Gap, where she was reared.  She lived there until 1938, when she
moved to Canyon.  In 1941, she moved to Robstown and lived thee until 1948.
She moved to Lamesa and then to Midland in 1955.  Her husband, Harley
Henson, died in 1970.  She retired in 1975, after teaching in the Midland
schools since 1955.  She received her teaching degrees from West Texas State
University.  She was a member of Kappa Kappa Iota, the First Baptist Church,
the Eastern Star and Business & Professional Women.
Survivors include a son, Larry G. Henson of Cleveland, a daughter Sylvia
Cornette of Springfield, Mo, a brother, Ernest Hastings of Vernon, three
sisters, Mrs. A.B. Moss of Bonham, Mrs. R. D. Roderick of Ennis, and Mrs.
H.T. Pior of Tatum, N.M. and three grandchildren.  The family requests
memorials be directed to a charity of one's choice.  (Ena was the daughter
of William Jerome Hastings and Melissa Tennessee Patterson.  She was the
grandddaughter of Peter Green Hasten aka Hastings and Elizabeth Alcena 
Phillips of Giles Co., TN and Madison Co., AL.  She was the great-
granddaughter of Joseph Hastings and Sarah Ann Dunnavant of Limestone 
Co., AL and Giles Co., TN and of Andrew Jackson Patterson and Ann Elizabeth 
Griffin of Madison Co., AL. Ena's gg-grandparents were Able Burton Dunnavant 
and Sarah Marriott Mitchell of Limestone Co., AL and Giles Co., TN and James 
Hastings, Sr. of Giles Co., TN.)

Submitted By: Ruth Hasten Walsh

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The Huntsville Times 
Huntsville, AL 
Monday January 8, 1968

Deaths
   Shelby Hastings
A funeral for Shelby L. Hastings, 66, of 2203 Fairfax St. NE, Huntsville,
will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Laughlin Service Funeral Chapel with the Rev.
Robert Gonia officiating.  Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery.  Mr.
Hastings died Sunday at Huntsville Hospital.  He was co-owner of Huntsville
Armature Works, a member of the Masonic Order of the Elks Lodge and a member
of West Huntsville Methodist Church.   Survivors include his wife, Mrs.
Clara Mae Strickland Hastings; a son, H. E. Hastings; three sisters, Mrs. L.
R. Brooks and Mrs. Bennie Shaw, both of Lubbock, Texas, and Mrs. Doyle Box
of Commerce, Texas; two brothers, Garland Hastings of Lubbock and Buddy
Hastings of Irving, Texas; and five grandchildren.  Pallbearers will be
Ferrell Mason, Basil Banks, Leon McCalb, Fred Cash, A. L. Hatfield and W. E.
Brown.  (Researcher's comments:  Shelby was the son of Elwood Lacey Hastings
and Rosa Fisk.  He was the great-grandson of Joseph Hastings and Sarah Ann
Dunnavant of Limestone Co., AL and Giles Co., TN and of James G. Fisk and
Melissa Caroline Jones of Madison Co., AL.  Shelby's gg-grandparents were
Able Burton Dunnavant and Sarah Marriott Mitchell of Limestone Co., AL and
Giles Co., TN and James Hastings, Sr. of Giles Co., TN.)

Submitted By: Ruth Hasten Walsh

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GARLAND GREEN HASTINGS

COOPER REVIEW
Cooper, TX 
February 12, 1987 

(this was not an obituary, but comment in the "News From Pecan Gap"
section of the Cooper paper)

Graveside services were held (sic - should read are being held) Saturday
afternoon for Garland Hastings, a former resident.

(Researcher's note: Garland Green Hastings was son of Elwood Lacey
Hastings and Rosa Emma Fisk. He was the great-grandson of Joseph Hastings 
and Sarah Ann Dunnavant of Limestone Co., AL and Giles
Co., TN and James G. Fisk and Melissa Caroline Jones of Madison Co.,
AL.  Garland's gg-grandparents were Able Burton Dunnavant and Sarah Marriott
Mitchell of Limestone Co., AL and Giles Co., TN and James Hastings, Sr. of
Giles Co., TN.)

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Irving News 
Irving, TX

HAZEL HASTINGS SERVICE TODAY.

Funeral services for Hazel Jeanette Hastings, 62, 1528 John Smith, Irving,
who died Sunday at Irving Community Hospital, were at 10 a.m. today at Ben
F. Brown Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Hank Hunt Officiating.  Burial
was in Oak Grove Memorial Gardens.  Mrs. Hastings was an eight-year Irving
resident and a native of Idabell, OK.  She is survived by her husband,
Garland G. Hastings, Irving; a daughter, Mrs. James Bandy of Irving, father
J. D. Hines, Paris, Texas, stepmother, Lura Hines, Paris, 3 grandchildren.
(Researcher's note:  Hazel was the wife of Garland G. Hastings who was
son of Elwood Lacey Hastings and Rosa Emma Fisk.  He was the great-grandson
of Joseph Hastings and Sarah Ann Dunnavant of Limestone Co., AL and Giles
Co., TN and of James G. Fisk and Melissa Caroline Jones of Madison Co., AL.
Garland's gg-grandparents were Able Burton Dunnavant and Sarah Marriott
Mitchell of Limestone Co., AL and Giles Co., TN and James Hastings, Sr. of
Giles Co., TN.  Hazel's father was J.D. Hines of Idabell, OK)

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Irving News 
Irving, Texas

Buddy Hastings, 68, of Irving, died Friday morning at Irving Community
Hospital.  Services will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Ben f. Brown Chapel with
Rev. Charles Lloyd officiating.  Burial will be at Oak Grove Memorial
Gardens.  Hastings was a retired truck driver for North American Van Lines.
He is survived by his wife, Francyle Hastings of Irving; sons, Sammy
Hastings of Irving, Don Hastings of Grapevine, and Ralph Hastings, Danny
Hastings and Billy Hastings, all of Euless; brother, Garland Hastings of
Irving; sisters, Etta Lee Brooks of Lubbock and Mamie Box of Commerce, and
eight grandchildren.  (Researcher's note:  Buddy was son of Elwood Lacey
Hastings and Rosa Emma Fisk.  He was the great-grandson of Joseph Hastings
and Sarah Ann Dunnavant of Limestone Co., AL and Giles Co., TN and of James
G. Fisk and Melissa Caroline Jones of Madison Co., AL.  His gg-grandparents
were Able Burton Dunnavant and Sarah Marriott Mitchell of Limestone Co., AL
and Giles Co., TN and James Hastings, Sr. of Giles Co., TN.)

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Cooper Review 
Cooper, TX

DAVID L. HASTINGS BURIED
After a lingering illness of many days the sweet and gentle sprit of David
Lyon Hastings, passed away at the Baylor Hospital, of Dallas on Friday,
April 13th.  The funeral services were held two days later at the Methodist
Church of Pecan Gap with Rev. Guy E. Perdue, of Denison, a former pastor
here, assisted by Rev. M. D. Frank and Rev. G. H. Gattis, both local
pastors.  The remains were laid to rest in the Pecan Gap Cemetery beneath a
beautiful mound of flowers.   The pallbearers were his six uncles, G. G.
Hastings, Shelby Hastings, Benie Shaw, Boyle (sic should be Doyle) Box,
Preston Hunt and Roy Brooks.  The flower ladies were:  Mrs. Opal Carr, Mrs.
Ruth Fowler, Mrs. Mae Barnett, Miss Willie Barnett, Mrs. Joe Brown, Mrs.
Louise Turner.  The out of town visitors were (sic) attended the funeral
services were: Mr. and Mars. Martin Turner and children, Mr. and Mrs. Woody
Taylor, Mrs. Opal Carr, Mr. and Mrs. G. G. Hastings, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Brooks
and son, Mr. and Mrs. Doyle Box, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Brown, all of Dallas, Mr.
and Mrs. Bennie Shaw and children of Marlin, Shelby Hastings, of Huntsville,
Ala., Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Paulk and Mrs. I. E. McCollum, of Honey Grove.
(Researcher's note:  David was son of Buddy Hastings and Francyle Lyon and
the gg-grandson of grandson of Joseph Hastings and Sarah Ann Dunnavant of
Limestone Co., AL and Giles Co., TN. His ggg-grandparents were Able Burton
Dunnavant and Sarah Marriott Mitchell of Limestone Co., AL and Giles Co., TN
and James Hastings, Sr. of Giles Co., TN.)

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Irving News 
Irving, TX

HASTINGS
Ronald Wayne Hastings, 522 Bellywood, Irving, passed away Monday.  Survived 
by parents, Mr. and Mrs. Buddy Hastings; brothers, Bobby Don, Ralph E., 
Dannie E., Sammy and Billy Joe Hastings.  Services 3 p.m., Wednesday, First 
Baptist Church, Irving.  Rev. Howard Muskoff officiating.  Interment Oak 
Grove Memorial Park. (Researcher's note:  Ronald was son of Buddy Hastings 
and Francyle Lyon and the gg-grandson of Joseph Hastings and Sarah Ann 
Dunnavant of Limestone Co., AL and Giles Co., TN. His ggg-grandparents were 
Able Burton Dunnavant and Sarah Marriott Mitchell of Limestone Co., AL and 
Giles Co., TN and James Hastings, Sr. of Giles Co., TN.)

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Beaumont Enterprise 
Beaumont, TX 
November 27, 1939

MRS. PAULINE WILSON
Mrs. Pauline Wilson, 25, 1895 Magnolia Avenue, and infant died in a local
hospital last night at 9 o'clock.
Mrs. Wilson was born in Pecan Gap.  Surviving are her husband J. D. Wilson,
Beaumont; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elwood Hastings, Pecan Gap; three sisters,
Mrs. Bennie Shaw of Marlin, Mrs. Ray Brooks of Waco and Mrs. Doyle Box of
Cumby; three brothers, Shelby Hastings of Huntsville, Ala., Garland of
Dallas and Buddie of Pecan Gap. Funeral arrangements are being made by
Roberts Undertaking company (sic).  (Researcher's note: Pauline Bernice
Hastings was daughter of Elwood Lacey Hastings and Rosa Emma Fisk.  She was
the great-granddaughter of Joseph Hastings and Sarah Ann Dunnavant of
Limestone Co., AL and Giles Co., TN and James G. Fisk and Melissa Caroline
Jones of Madison Co., AL.  Pauline's gg-grandparents were Able Burton
Dunnavant and Sarah Marriott Mitchell of Limestone Co., AL and Giles Co., TN
and James Hastings, Sr. of Giles Co., TN.  Pauline bled to death during the
delivery of her first-born child. The baby died during the delivery.  The
unnamed baby girl was buried with her mother.)

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The Pulaski Citizen 
Pulaski, TX

VENIE ELIZABETH MOORE
Venie Elizabeth Moore, 92, of Prospect, TN, died Friday, November 10, 2000,
at NHC, Prospect.  Funeral services were held Sunday, November 12, at 2 p.m.
at Carr & Erwin Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial was in the Prospect Cemetery
with Carr & Erwin Funeral Home in charge.  Survivors include one son (sic -
should be brother) James (Puff) Hasting of Kedron; one sister, Grace Rodgers
of Elkton; and several nieces and nephews.  (Researcher's note: Venie
Elizabeth Hastings was daughter of John Cleveland Hastings, Sr. and Susan
Elizabeth "Susie" Tate.  She was the granddaughter of Charles W. Hastings
and Francis J. Biles and Jesse Patrick Tate and Mary Clinton Biles.   Venie'
s g-grandparents were Joseph Hastings and Sarah Ann Dunnavant of Limestone
Co., AL and Giles Co., TN and Charles W. H. Biles and Susan(nah) R. L.
Brownlow of Giles Co., TN.  Her gg-grandparents were Able Burton Dunnavant
and Sarah Marriott Mitchell of Limestone Co., AL and Giles Co., TN and James
Hastings, Sr. of Giles Co., TN.)

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The Pulaski Citizen 
Pulaski, TN 

(researcher's copy of this obit is not dated)
Mr. John David Moore, 84, of Prospect, died Sunday, Aug. 9, 1992, at
Meadowbrook Nursing Home. Funeral services were held Monday, Aug. 10, at
Carr and Erwin Chapel with Mack Pinkelton officiating.  Burial as in
Prospect Cemetery.  A native of Giles County, Mr. Moore was the son of the
late John and Mattie Elder Moore.  He was a retired farmer.  Survivors
include his wife, Venie E. Moore of Prospect; one brother, R. H. Moore of
Franklin, six sisters, Sue Powell and Elva Sulcer, both of Prospect, Ruth
Hazelwood, Addie Nelson and Ann Curry, all of Pulaski, Loyce Reese of
Goodlettsville. (Researcher's note: John D. Moore's wife Venie Elizabeth
Hastings was daughter of John Cleveland Hastings, Sr. and Susan Elizabeth
"Susie" Tate.  She was the granddaughter of Charles W. Hastings and Francis
J. Biles and Jesse Patrick Tate and Mary Clinton Biles.   Venie's
g-grandparents were Joseph Hastings and Sarah Ann Dunnavant of Limestone
Co., AL and Giles Co., TN and Charles W. H. Biles and Susan(nah) R. L.
Brownlow of Giles Co., TN.  Her gg-grandparents were Able Burton Dunnavant
and Sarah Marriott Mitchell of Limestone Co., AL and Giles Co., TN and James
Hastings, Sr. of Giles Co., TN.)

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The Pulaski Citizen 
Pulaski, TN
 
(researcher's copy of this obit is not dated)
Mrs. Susie Mae Shelton, 65, died Tuesday morning, March 6, 1984, in Parkview
Hospital, Nashville, following heart surgery.  Funeral services will be held
at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 8 at Bennett-May Chapel with burial in Giles
Memory Gardens, (sic) The Rev. Clarence K. Stewart and the Rev. Carl Cannon
officiating.  Mrs. Shelton was a native Giles county, daughter of Mrs.
Susie May Hastings of Prospect, and the late John Cleveland May.  Other
survivors are her husband James E. Shelton, Pulaski; two sons, Tom Cleveland
May, and James E. Shelton, Jr., Pulaski; three daughters, Sue Carolyn
Burton, Nashville, Phyllis Ann Holt, Pulaski, and Peggy Jean Holley, Elkton;
nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Vennie Moore,
Prospect, and Grace Rogers, Elkton; and one brother, James Hastings of the
Kedron Community. (Researcher's note: Susie Mae Hastings was daughter of
John Cleveland Hastings, Sr. and Susan Elizabeth "Susie" Tate.  She was the
granddaughter of Charles W. Hastings and Francis J. Biles and Jesse Patrick
Tate and Mary Clinton Biles.   Her g-grandparents were Joseph Hastings and
Sarah Ann Dunnavant of Limestone Co., AL and Giles Co., TN and Charles W. H.
Biles and Susan(nah) R. L. Brownlow of Giles Co., TN.  Her gg-grandparents
were Able Burton Dunnavant and Sarah Marriott Mitchell of Limestone Co., AL
and Giles Co., TN and James Hastings, Sr. of Giles Co., TN.)

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The Pulaski Citizen 
Pulaski, TN 
May 29, 1990

BILL RODGERS
Mr. Bill Rodgers, 80, of Elkton, died Tuesday, May 22, 1990, at Hillside
Hospital.  Funeral services were held Thursday, May 24, at Carr and Erwin
Chapel with William Suddarth officiating.  Burial was in Elkton Cemetery.  A
native of Lincoln County, Mr. Rodgers was the son of the late William A. and
Lillie Phillips Rodgers.  He was a retired farmer.   Survivors include his
wife, Grace H. Rodgers of Elkton; six sons, W.J. (Buddy) and Timmy Rodgers,
both of Pulaski, Clyde Rodgers of Norcross, Ga, Bobby Rodgers of Elkmont,
Ala, Jimmy Rodgers of Ardmore, Tenn., Steve Rodgers of Elkton; six
daughters, Ann Smith, Billie Bas (sic should be Bass) and Pamela Tucker, all
of Elkton, Mary Storey of Adamsville, Tenn., Shelby Storey of Norcross, Ga.,
Brenda Secrest of Columbia; four sisters, Mary Croney of Ardmore, Tenn.,
Mable Mitchell of Cornersville, Ida Cunningham of Nashville, Betty Hurd of
Pulaski; 17 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  (Researcher's note:
Bill Rogers was the husband of Grace Virginia Hastings, daughter of John
Cleveland Hastings, Sr. and Susan Elizabeth "Susie" Tate.  Grace Virginia's
grandparents were Charles W. Hastings and Francis J. Biles and Jesse Patrice
Tate and Mary Clinton Biles.   Her g-grandparents were Joseph Hastings and
Sarah Ann Dunnavant of Limestone Co., AL and Giles Co., TN and Charles W. H.
Biles and Susan(nah) R. L. Brownlow of Giles Co., TN.  Her gg-grandparents
were Able Burton Dunnavant and Sarah Marriott Mitchell of Limestone Co., AL
and Giles Co., TN and James Hastings, Sr. of Giles Co., TN.)

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The Pulaski Citizen 
Pulaski, TN 
August 1982

Calvin Sanders, 71 died on Saturday, August 4, 1982 at his home on Route 6,
Pulaski.  A native of Giles Co., he was the son of the late Marion Sanders.
He was a retired employee of Stanley Tools.  Funeral services were held at
1:00 p.m. Sunday, August 15, at Carr and Erwin Chapel, with burial in
Maplewood Cemetery.  James D. Nave Officiating.  Survivors include his
mother, Mrs. Marion Sanders, Pulaski, his wife, Ms. Helen Sanders, Pulaski,
one step-son Larry Bowen, Toledo, OH, one step-daughter, Mrs. Faye Whitt,
Pulaski, a brother, Alvin Sanders, Pulaski, four grandchildren and two
great-grandchildren.  (Researcher's note: Calvin was the son of Virginia
Josephine "Josie" Hastings and William Marion Sanders.  His grandparents
were James Mathews Sanders and Balzoria Powell and Charles W. Hastings and
Francis J. Biles.  His g-grandparents were Charles W. H. Biles and
Susan(nah) R.L. Brownlow of Giles Co., TN and Joseph Hastings and Sarah Ann
Dunnavant.  His gg-grandparents were Able Burton Dunnavant and Sarah
Marriott Mitchell of Limestone Co., AL and Giles Co., TN and James Hastings,
Sr. of Giles Co., TN.)

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The Pulaski Citizen 
Pulaski, TN 
January 4, 1974
 
(Obituaries of mother and son, John Robert Hastings and Oma Mae Chapman,
were published in the paper on the same day.)

Funeral rites for John Robert Hastings, 52, of Route 6, Pulaski were
held Sunday, January 6 at 2:00 p.m. at Bennett-May Chapel with Church of
Christ ministers Andy Brown and James Merritt officiating.  Burial followed
in Maplewood Cemetery.   Mr. Hastings died Friday in Maury County Hospital
in Columbia.  A native of Giles Co., he was the son of the late Joseph C.
Hastings and Mrs. Oma White Hastings Chapman of Pulaski.  Survivors include
his wife, Mrs. Ruth Scoggins Hastings; one daughter, Mrs. Le Dera Rolin of
Ardmore; two step-daughters, Mrs. James Chaffin and Miss Caroline Scoggins,
both of Nashville; one step-son, James Allen Scoggins of Memphis; two
sisters, Mrs. Joe T. Dickey and Mrs. Linda C. Johnson; both of Pulaski and 
wo grandchildren.  (Researcher's note: John Robert Hastings was son of
Joseph Cardwell Hastings and Oma Mae White.  His grandparents were John L.
Hastings and Lillie Ann Bueford Vinson.  His g-grandparents were Elisha Louis
Vinson and Lucy Ann Davis and Joseph Hastings and Sarah Ann Dunnavant.  His
gg-grandparents were James Hastings, Sr. of Giles Co., TN and Able Burton
Dunnavant and Sarah Marriott Mitchell of Limestone Co., AL and Giles Co.,
TN.)

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The Pulaski Citizen, Pulaski, TN, November 18, 1968

WILLIAM BYRD HASTINGS

Funeral services for William Byrd Hastings, 38, were held Wednesday
afternoon, November 20, in the chapel of Bennett-May Funeral Home with Mr.
Andy Brown, church (sic) of Christ minister, officiating.  Burial was in
Maplewood Cemetery.  Mr. Hastings, partner of Royce Ingram in the Pulaski
Auto Repair Shop on North Second Street, died Monday, November 18, at his
home.  A native of Giles County, Mr. Hastings was born August 21, 1930, the
son of Mrs. Oma White Hastings Chapman of Pulaski and the late Joseph
Cardwell Hastings.  Survivors in addition to his mother include his wife,
Mrs. Betty Whitworth Hastings; one brother John Robert Hastings, Pulaski;
one sister, Mrs. Joe Dickey, Pulaski; one half-sister, Mrs. Larry Johnson,
Pulaski, Mrs. Larry Johnson, Pulaski; one step-brother, Garland Chapman,
Pulaski.
Bennett-May Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. (Researcher's note:
William B. Hastings was son of Joseph Cardwell Hastings and Oma Mae White.
His grandparents were John L. Hastings and Lillie Ann Bueford Vinson.  His
g-grandparents were Elisha Louis Vinson and Lucy Ann Davis and Joseph
Hastings and Sarah Ann Dunnavant.  His gg-grandparents were James Hastings,
Sr. of Giles Co., TN and Able Burton Dunnavant and Sarah Marriott Mitchell
of Limestone Co., AL and Giles Co., TN.)

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The Pulaski Citizen, October 8, 1975

WILLIAM J. COBB

Funeral services for William Joseph Cobb, 68, who died Tuesday October 7 at
his home in Memphis will be held Thursday morning at 10:00 o'clock at
Bennett-May Chapel with the Rev. William Moss and the Rev. Hollis Hunt
officiating.  Burial will be in Elkton Cemetery.  He was born in Giles
County, the son of the late William A. and Elizabeth Hastings Cobb.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Margaret Martin Cobb; three daughters,
Mrs. Jo Greer and Mrs. Flo Hooker, both of Memphis and Miss Janice Cobb of
Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; a sister, Mrs. C. C. Stinnett of Pulaski and two
grandchildren.  (Researcher's note:  William Joseph Cobb was son of William
Ambrose Jackson Cobb and Elizabeth Hastings.  His grandparents were William
James Cobb and Martha Isabelle Ables and Joseph G. Hastings and Angeline
Poor.  His gg-grandparents were George James Poor and Berillia Rebecca
Howard and Joseph Hastings and Sarah Ann Dunnavant.  His gg-grandparents
were Joseph Hastings and Sarah Ann Dunnavant.  His ggg-grandparents were
James Hastings, Sr. of Giles Co., TN and Able Burton Dunnavant and Sarah
Marriott Mitchell of Limestone Co., AL and Giles Co., TN.)

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The Pulaski Times 
Pulaski, TN 
March 3, 1998

MARGARET MARTIN COBB

Mrs. Margaret Martin Cobb, 89, of Memphis died Feb. 27, 1998, at Baptist
East Hospital in Memphis.
The native of Giles County was the daughter of the late John James and Emma
Jan Newman Martin.  She was a retired school teacher.   Services were held
Sunday at Bennett-May Funeral Home.  Burial was in Elkton Cemetery.
Survivors include daughters, Emily Jo Greer of Memphis and Elizabeth Flo
Greer of Bartlett; four grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
(Researcher's note:  Margaret Martin Cobb was the daughter of John James
Martin and Emma Jan Newman.  She was the wife of William Joseph Cobb who was
son of William Ambrose Jackson Cobb and Elizabeth Hastings.  His
grandparents were William James Cobb and Martha Isabelle Ables and Joseph G.
Hastings and Angeline Poor.  His gg-grandparents were George James Poor and
Berillia Rebecca Howard and Joseph Hastings and Sarah Ann Dunnavant.  His
gg-grandparents were Joseph Hastings and Sarah Ann Dunnavant.  His
ggg-grandparents were James Hastings, Sr. of Giles Co., TN and Able Burton
Dunnavant and Sarah Marriott Mitchell of Limestone Co., AL and Giles Co.,
TN.)

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The Huntsville Times 
November 10, 1999

HARTSELLE - Houston Elmo Hastings, 72, died Tuesday at his home.  The
funeral will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Valhalla Memory Gardens with the Rev.
Jack Redfearn officiating.  Peck Funeral Home of Hartselle is in charge of
burial.   Mr. Hastings was a native of Pecan Gap, TX.  Survivors include is
wife, Mildred Smith Hastings of Hartselle; four sons, Carey Hastings of
Morristown, Tenn., Phil Hastings of Decatur, Steven Hastings of Dallas, TX,
and Mark Hastings of Huntsville; one daughter, Wendy Wion of Piqua, Oho; and
13 grandchildren.  Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Valley.
Visitation will be today from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. (Researcher's 
note:  Elmo was the son of Shelby Lafayette Hastings and Dessie Houston.
His grandparents were Elwood Lacey Hastings and Rosa Emma Fisk.  His
g-grandparents were James G. Fisk and Melissa Caroline Jones of Madison Co.,
AL and Peter Green Hasten aka Hastings and Elizabeth Alcena Phillips.  His
gg-grandparents were Joseph Hastings and Sarah Ann Dunnavant of Limestone
Co., AL and Giles Co., TN.  Elmo's ggg-grandparents were Able Burton
Dunnavant and Sarah Marriott Mitchell of Limestone Co., AL and Giles Co.,
TN.

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Greenville Herald Banner
Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2002, p. A-3

VIRGINIA STORY

Graveside services for long-time Hunt Co. resident Virginia Loraine 
Story, 91, of Opelika, Ala, are at 11 a.m. today at the Old Concord 
Cemetery in Jacobia Community of Hunt Co..  Her son-in-law the Rev. 
James W. Clark of Nashville, Tenn., will officiate.

Mrs. Story died Sunday following a brief illness.

Born Christmas Day, 1910, in Jacobia, she was the daughter of Samuel 
Thomas and Mattie McKenney Dodson.  In 1930, she was married to J.W. 
Wilson.  Following her husband’s retirement from the Army Air Corps, 
they moved to Greenville, where they were members of the First Baptist 
Church.

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Pulaski Citizen
January 26, 1960

MRS. J.T. GARRETT 

Funeral services for Mrs. Alice Hastings Garrett, 87, Pulaski
resident, were held at 2:30 o'clock Monday afternoon at Bennett-May
Funeral Home, conducted by Virgil Bradford of Murfreesboro and Gilbert
Shaffer, minister of East Hill Church of Christ.  Burial took place in
Maplewood Cemetery.  Mrs. Garrett died at 3:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon,
January 22, at Giles County Hospital.

Born November 9, 1873, in Giles County, she was the daughter of the late
Joseph Hastings and Angie Poor Hastings.  Her husband, J.T. Garrett, 
died in 1947.

Mrs. Garrett is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Mahlon Butler, Mrs. Lee
McNeese, Mrs. J.B. Potts and Mrs. Earl White, Giles County, and Mrs. Joe
Cummings, Petersburg; fourteen grandchildren and twenty-four
great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Cobb, Mrs. Mattie 
George and Mrs. O'Neal Hightower, all of Giles County.

Bennett-May and Company in charge of arrangement.    

RESEARCHER'S COMMENT:  Alice V. Hastings Garrett was the grand-
daughter of Joseph Hastings (Sr.) and Sarah Ann "Sallie" Dunnavant.  
Her g-grandparents were James Hastings, Sr. and and unknown wife and 
Able Burton Dunnavant and Sarah Marriott Mitchell Dunnavant. She 
married James Thomas Garrett on December 24, 1888 in Giles Co., TX.

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