Wednesday, January 4, 1928, p.1
CLAUD CLARK DIES
Mr. Clark sustained a partial stroke of paralysis some two or three years ago, and while he has been up and attending to some business, has not been in robust health since. He appeared as well or better than usual Monday and was about on the Square among stock mean, making two or three deals. Late in the afternoon he became sick at the stomach, possibly from slight indigestion, and leaving the stock yard went into the Citizen Bank where he has been accustomed to sit by the radiator when not otherwise engaged. While sitting there comfortably with friends, he was attacked with another stroke of paralysis. He was taken to his home on south First Street, where he quietly passed away about 9 o'clock.
For a number years Mr. Clark was one of the foremost stockmen of the County. At one time he was in business with Tom Collins. At other time he was associated with R.H. Porter. In the last few years, owing to the state of his health, he has not been actively in business. But did some trading from time to time.
Mr. Clark was a high-class gentleman who will be greatly missed in the community. He is survived by his wife to whom much sympathy is extended.
After funeral services at the Methodist Church Wednesday at 1:30 o'clock conducted by Rev. W.S. Taylor assisted by Rev. R. L. Parsons, the body was laid away in Maplewood Cemetery.
(Bennett May Funeral Home records reveal that Claude Clark was the son of Tom Clark and Addie Wolaver. Claude married Mary Mildred Nelson, daughter of Charles Wesley Nelson and Cornelia Ann Hastings and the granddaughter of Joseph Hastings and Sarah Ann Dunnavant.)
Wednesday, May 9, 1945
MRS. MILDRED N. CLARK
Daughter of the late Charles W. Nelson and Mrs. Cornelia Hasting Nelson, she was born and reared in Giles county, and was married to Claude Clark who died about fifteen years ago. She was a member of the Methodist Church and the Wesleyan Service guild.
Mrs. Clark is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Ellis Sanders (nee Sarah Ann Nelson), Pulaski, and Mrs. Susie Abernathy (nee Susan Cornelia Hastings), Beaumont, Texas; two brothers, Glenn Nelson, Nashville and Andrew Nelson, Pulaski.
(Mary Mildred Nelson Clark was the daughter of Charles Wesley Nelson and Cornelia Ann Hastings and the granddaughter of Joseph Hastings and Sarah Ann Dunnavant.)
Giles Free Press
Wednesday, April 22, 1970
JOHN THOMAS YOKLEY, SR.
A native of Giles County, Mr. Yokley was the son of the late Andrew James and Hortense Steele Yokley.
He is survived by his wife, Lucille Nelson Yokley, a son, John Thomas Yokley, Jr. of Lynnville, 2 daughters, Mrs. Oliver M. Connelly Jr. (nee Josephine Hortense Yokely) of Cornersville, and Mrs. Bill Erwin (nee Bobbie Jean Yokely) of Murfreesboro, 2 sisters, Mrs. W. S. Stephens of Pulaski, Mrs. E.R. Short of Pulaski, 8 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
(Lucile Nelson Yokley, was the daughter of Charles Henry Nelson and Alice Taylor and the granddaughter of Charles W. Nelson and Cornelia Ann Hastings.)
March 18, 1949
MRS. ANDREW L. KING
Funeral rites were held at 2:30 o'clock Friday morning in the chapel of Bennett-May Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Fred C. Woodard, pastor of the First Methodist Church. Burial took place in the family vault in Maplewood Cemetery.
She was a daughter of the late Albert Mason and Mary Scruggs Mason, pioneer residents of the southern part of Giles County. She was educated in the schools of the County and at private school in Pulaski. She was the oldest member of the Methodist Church in Pulaski. She was married at the age of nineteen to Andrew L. King, prominent businessman of the section, who died in Pulaski on July 10, 1924.
Mrs. King is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Ben Rambo (Mildred King Nelson Rambo); one granddaughter, Mrs. Rogers H. Hayes, a great grandson, Rogers Nelson Hays; all of Pulaski; one half-sister, Mrs. Carson T. Mason, Pulaski; and a half-brother, W. R. Simpson, Aspen Hill.
(Mrs. Ben Rambo was Mildred King Nelson Rambo whose first husband was Joseph Stokley Nelson, son of Charles Henry Nelson and Alice Taylor and grandson of Charles W. Nelson and Cornelia Ann Hastings.)
Mrs. Mildred King Rambo, 68, died Saturday, September 7, at her home in Gordon Sub Division.
Funeral services for Mrs. Rambo, wife of the late Ben Rambo, who died in April were held Sunday afternoon, September 8 at 2 o'clock in the chapel of Bennett-May funeral Home with the Rev. Billy Craighead and Rev. John McGinnis officiating. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery.
A native of Giles County, Mrs. Ramgo (sic) was born July 27, 1900, the daughter of the late Andrew L. and Mary Scruggs King.
Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Rogers Hays nee Elizabeth Ann Nelson), Pulaski; one grandson; and one great-grandson.
Bennett-May Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
(Mildred King Nelson Rambo first husband was Joseph Stokley Nelson, son of Charles Henry Nelson and Alice Taylor and grandson of Charles W. Nelson and Cornelia Ann Hastings.)
Wednesday, June 26, 1929
MRS. PAUL NELSON
Mrs. Nelson was formerly Miss Ruby Hannah and was a bright and popular young woman, but for the past two or three years she had been operated on two or three times and suffered a physical decline.
Rev. W.S. Taylor conducted funeral services at the residence at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon and the burial was at Maplewood cemetery.
Mrs. Nelson is survived by her husband, manager of the Standard Oil Co. here, her mother, Mrs. Jeff Hannah, a sister, Mrs. Ed Petty, who with other relatives have the sympathy of a wide circle of friends.
(Ruby Hanna Nelson was predeceased by her baby. Her husband Paul Nelson was the son of Charles Henry Nelson and Alice Taylor and grandson of Charles W. Nelson and Cornelia Ann Hastings.)
October 27, 1921, p.1
He is survived by his wife, and the following children: Glen, John, Henry and Andrew Nelson, Mrs. Claude Clark (nee Mary Mildred Nelson), Mrs. Ellis Sanders (nee Sarah Ann Nelson) and Mrs. Susie Abernathy (nee Susan Cornelia Nelson) of Texas.
(Charlie's wife was the former Cornelia Ann Hastings, daughter of Joseph Hastings and Sarah Ann Dunnavant. Many of Charlie's grandchildren and g-grandchildren claim that some Giles Co., TN records have misstated Charlie's middle name. Some old Nelson family records his name as Charles Washington Nelson not Charles Wesley Nelson.)
Wednesday, February 25, 1925
MRS. CORNELIA A. NELSON
Mrs. Nelson was the widow of the late Charles W. Nelson who died in 1921.
She was a devoted member of Fiducia Cumberland Presbyterian Church and in her girlhood was a Miss Hastings who was a popular belle of that locality and was a fine type of the good, old mother in Israel, a southern gentlewoman of the ante-bellum type. For several years she had resided with her son Glen Nelson where she was the object of the devotion of the whole family, by whom she will be sadly missed.
Surviving Mrs. Nelson are the following sons and daughters: Henry Nelson, John, Andrew and Glen Nelson, Mrs. J.E. Sanders (nee Sarah Ann Nelson) and Mrs. Claud Clark (nee Mary Mildred Nelson) of Pulaski and Mrs. Susie Abernathy (nee Susan Cornelia Nelson) of Beaumont, Texas.
(Cornelia A. Hastings Nelson was the daughter of Joseph Hastings and Sarah Ann Dunnavant.)
Wednesday, November 9, 1960
MRS. HENRY NELSON
Born December 23, 1872, in Giles County, she was the daughter of the late John Wesley Taylor and Martha Whitfield Taylor. She was a member of the Methodist Church.
Mr. Nelson died approximately twenty-three years ago.
In addition to Paul Nelson, Mrs. Nelson is survived by two other sons, C.H. Nelson, Huntsville, Ala., and Bob Taylor Nelson, Meridianville, S.C.; for (sic - four) daughters, Mrs. C.W. Griggs, St. Joseph, MO., Mrs. John Yokley, Lynnville, Mrs. John D. Butler, Pulaski, and Mrs. Oscar Hardigg, Belvedere, S.C.; seventeen grandchildren and several great grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Ollie Birdsong of Elkton.
Bennett-May and Company in charge of arrangements.
(Alice Taylor Nelson's husband was Charles Henry Nelson, son of Charles Wesley Hastings and Cornelia Ann Hastings. He was the grandson of Charles W. Nelson and Cornelia Ann Hastings.)
March 31, 1910
SAM NELSON DEAD
Mr. Nelson was an excellent young man about 15 (sic 35) years of age. He was son of Charles Nelson and a brother of John Nelson of Pulaski. He was at various times associated with Pulaski business houses in the capacity of salesman and was popular and highly esteemed by all who knew him.
(Samuel Clifford Nelson never married. He was the son of Charles W. Nelson and Cornelia Ann Hastings. When Sam signed the Diary of Sarah Daisy Beasley visiting relatives in Aspen Hill, Tn: "Daisy, Always remember your true friend and schoolmate. Tenderly, Dec. 29, 97 Sam C. Nelson")
Wednesday, November 1, 1944
J. STOKLEY NELSON
Born Sept. 10, 1893, Mr. Nelson was the son of the former Miss Alice Taylor and Mr. Henry Nelson members of leading Giles County families.
He was a member of the Methodist Church, the Masonic Lodge, and the Pulaski Post of the American Legion. A veteran of the first World War, he enlisted in 1917 and fought with the 115th Field Artillery in France.
Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church, with the Rev. Mr. Frank A. Calhoun officiating. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery.
Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Miss Mildred King Nelson, a daughter, Mrs. Rogers Hays (nee Elizabeth Ann Nelson), a grandson, Rogers Nelson Hays, four sisters, Mrs. John Yokley (nee Lucille Nelson) and Mrs. John D. Butler (nee Alma Nelson), both of this County, Mrs. Mattie Griggs and Mrs. Eunice Hardwick (sic Hardigg - nee Eunice Nelson) of Nashville; three brothers, C.H. Nelson, Jr., Aspen Hill, Paul Nelson, of Huntsville, Ala. And Robert Taylor Nelson, who is in the Navy.
Active pallbearers were W.R. Crow, Floud White, Byrom Eslick, Jack Sparks, Herbert Hagan, Dr. Walter J. Johnson, Garland Holt, and Edgar Ballentine. Honorary pallbearers were members of the local Masonic Lodge and American Legion.
Bennett-May & Co., in charge.
(Joseph Stokley Nelson was the grandson of Joseph Hastings and Sarah Ann Dunnavant.)
August 13, 1958
ANDREW C. NELSON Funeral services for Andrew C. Nelson, about 80 years of age, retired farmer of Lincoln County and former resident of the Aspen Hill Community of Giles County, will be held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at Higgins Funeral Home in Fayetteville and burial will take place in Maplewood Cemetery in Pulaski. Mr. Nelson died Thursday afternoon, August 14, at his home in the Howell Community in Lincoln County, after a long illness. Born and reared in Southern part of Giles County, he was a farmer and for a number of years was a member of the County board of education. He was a Baptist.
Mr. Nelson is survived by his wife, Mrs. Vera Evans Nelson; two daughters, Mrs. Arthur Jones, Donelson, and Mrs. Hassell McGee, of Florence, Ala; one son Evans Nelson, Fayetteville; and four grandchildren.
Mrs. Andrew Nelson, Mrs. Arthur Jones and Family, Mrs. R. H. McGee and Family, Mr. and Mrs. Evans Nelson.
(Andrew Cleveland Nelson was the son of Cornelia Ann Hastings and Charles W. Nelson and the grandson of Joseph Hastings and Sarah Ann Dunnavant.)
Wednesday, July 29, 1936, p.1
JOHN NELSON PASSES
Funeral services were conducted at the residence Friday afternoon by Dr. G.A. Morgan and burial was at Maplewood Cemetery.
Mr. Nelson had been a faithful and valued employee of the L & N .R. Co. here for forty-one years, first as telegrapher and ticket agent and most of the time since T.R. Barrick's death as Station Agent. He was a high grade citizen and a model business man and filled a difficult position satisfactorily to all.
Mr. Nelson is survived by his wife and son John and a number of brothers, Henry, Andrew, Glen, and two sisters, Mrs. Ellis Sanders and Mrs. Claud Clark.
(John Jefferson Nelson was the son of Cornelia Ann Hastings and Charles W. Nelson and the grandson of Joseph Hastings and Sarah Ann Dunnavant.)
Wednesday, July 28, 1956
GLEN W. NELSON
Mr. Nelson was elected sheriff of Giles County by the court to serve an unexpired term in 1919. Then was elected three successive terms and retired in 1926.
In 1928 he was appointed Parole Officer for the State of Tennessee and in December of that year was appointed superintendent of the State Training School at Jordonia, Tenn. He served there until 1934 and on January 1, 1934 was appointed U.S. Deputy Marshall for the Middle Tennessee District of Federal Court. He served there until his retirement in April 1954. In June 1954 he was made transportation officer for the State Penitentiary and served in that position until his death.
He is survived by his wife, Ms. Sallie L. Reeves Nelson; two sons Glen Nelson, Jr. and Howard Nelson, two daughters, Mrs. J.R. Walker, all of Nashville and Mrs. Harold Van Deist (sic VenDeest) of Detroit, Mich.
Glen Williamson Nelson the son of Cornelia Ann Hastings and Charles W. Nelson and the grandson of Joseph Hastings and Sarah Ann Dunnavant.)
December 23, 1936, p.1
HENRY NELSON DEAD
Mr. Nelson was a prominent farmer of the Aspen Hill section, and only recently acquired an additional two hundred acres of land planning to farm on a larger scale. The august large attendance at the service and the number of florals attested the high esteem in which the deceased was held.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the residence and burial was in the Potts cemetery near Prospect. (Many years after Henry's death his remains were exhumed and interred in Maplewood Cemetery.)
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Alice Taylor Nelson; four sons, Stokley, Paul and C.H. Nelson, all of Giles County and Bob Taylor Nelson of Nashville; four daughters, Mrs. John D. Butler of Aspen Hill, Mrs. John Yokley of Riversburg, Mrs. Cardwell Griggs and Mrs. Oscar Hardigg both of Nashville; three sisters, Mrs. Richard Abernathy of Beaumont, Texas, Mrs. Ellis Sanders and Mrs. Claud Clark, both of Pulaski, and one brother, Glen Nelson of Nashville, Tenn.
(Charles Henry Nelson was the son of Cornelia Ann Hastings and Charles W. Nelson and the grandson of Joseph Hastings and Sarah Ann Dunnavant.)
Tuesday, July 1, 1986, p. A-1
ROGERS H. HAYS DIES SATURDAY IN ALABAMA
Mr. Hays was 68 years of old.
He reportedly had returned to his home in Rogersville, Ala, after playing golf, and was said to have been watching television when he first became ill. He was taken to ECM Hospital in Florence, where he died.
Funeral services were Monday afternoon at Bennett May Chapel with the Rev. Carl Cannon officiating. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery.
A native of Giles County, Mr. Hays was the son of the late Henry Clay and Mamie Gatlin Hays.
A 32nd Degree Mason and a Shriner, Mr. Hays was co-founder of Hays Distributing Company of Pulaski. He was a former director and past president of the Tennessee Malt Beverage Association, a former director and president of Hillcrest County Club, and a board member of First National Bank of Pulaski.
Active in his church, he was a former member, the vestry and a senior warden at Church of the Messiah (Episcopal).
He was a charter member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks-Lodge 1824.
Mr. Hays was an avid golfer who was a club champion at Hillcrest County Club.
He also trained bird dogs for both hunting and field trail competition and in 1973, his pointer, "Miller's Miss Knight" was crowned world champion bird dog.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Gladys (Hardin) Hays of Pulaski and Fort Myers, Fla.; a son, Rogers Nelson Hays, of Pulaski; a brother, E. Tom Gray, of Brentwood, Tenn., two grandchildren.
(Rogers Herbert Hays, Sr. was divorced from Elizabeth Nelson, daughter of Joseph Stokley Nelson and Mildred King.)
Nashville, TN, May 4, 2000
HERMOINE C. NELSON, AGE 88
Mrs. Nelson was a homemaker and a Member of the Belle Meade Methodist Church. Visitation will be Friday, May 4, 2001 from 4-8 p.m. in the Partlow Funeral Chapel. Graveside services to be held 11 a.m., Saturday, May 5, 2001 in the Spring Hill Cemetery, Nashville, TN. Rev. Michael O'Bannon will officiate. Family and Friends will serve as Pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, make donations to a charity of your choice. PARTLOW FUNERAL CHAPEL, (615) 444-7007.
Wednesday, April 1, 1981
VERA EVANS NELSON
Born in Kedron, Mrs. Nelson's parents were the late Issac and Samantha Stapp Evans, and she was married to the Late Andrew C. Nelson. She was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include a son, Evans Nelson, Fayetteville; two daughters, Mrs. Katherine Jones, Hermitage and Mrs. Louise McGee, Florence, Ala; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, two nieces and a nephew.
Higgins funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
(Andrew Cleveland Nelson was the son of Charles W. Nelson and Cornelia Ann Hastings.)