Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Tucker and Johnson

Tommy and Ollie Johnson Tucker
with son Lawrence

Funeral rites for Tommy Arlander Tucker were held on August 6, 1954 from the Pine Grove Church of Christ with burial in the cemetery nearby. Senter Funeral Home was in charge. Mr. Tucker had been ill for more than 3 months of cancer when he died at his home on Thursday morning (August 5, 1954). A retired farmer, he had lived all of his life in Itawamba County, and had been one of the leading citizens of the Clay community for a number of years.

He leaves his wife, Mrs. Ollie Tucker, and one son, Lawrence Tucker, and one grandchild, David Tucker. He also leaves two sisters, Mrs. Mittie Digby and Mrs. Becky Guntharp, all of the Clay community. (abstracted obituary from Itawamba genforum website)

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Tommy was the son of James F. Tucker and Rhoda Dulaney while his wife, Ollie, was the daughter of Napolian A. Johnson and Mary Elizabeth Lester. Ollie's niece, Mary Williams Dulaney, provided this picture of her cousin. Since Ollie and Tommy's son, Lawrence, was born in 1910, it would appear that was the year this picture was taken.

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