The Ancestors and Cousins of Tracy Lynn DeVault

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Living Armstrong

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Living Coburn

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Helen Berniece Woodruff1,2

F, #23628, b. 6 August 1928, d. 25 July 2003

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FatherOllie Calvin Woodruff (b. 17 November 1899, d. 21 July 1979)
MotherMary Louise "Louise" Martin (b. 22 October 1909, d. 10 December 1971)
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Family 1: George Mirl "Mirl" Banks (b. 18 December 1924, d. 7 April 2006)

SonLiving Banks+
DaughterAnita Louise "Lulu" Banks-Tester+ (b. 29 November 1953, d. 23 July 2006)

BASIC FACTS

Helen Berniece Woodruff was born on 6 August 1928 in Washington Co., Tennessee.2 She and George Mirl "Mirl" Banks were married before 1949. She died on 25 July 2003, at age 74, in Washington Co., Tennessee.2,3,4 She was buried in Roselawn Memorial Park, Johnson City, Washington Co., Tennessee.5
Helen Berniece Woodruff had reference number 24037. She resided in Johnson City, Washington Co., Tennessee (1971.)6 Her Social Security Number was 415-36-9661, issued: Tennessee, last residence: Jonesborough, Washington Co., Tennessee.2 She was an Executive director of Cerebral Palsy of East Tennessee (over 30 years); worked for the U.S. Agriculture Department of the Census Bureau; Owner and operator of the first answering service in Greeneville.5

OBITUARY

Helen Tester
JONESBOROUGH, Tenn. -- Mrs. Helen Tester, 74, 558 Fourth Avenue, died Friday, July 25, 2003, at the Johnson City Medical Center after a brief illness.
She was a native of Washington County and a daughter of the late Ollie C. and Mary Louise Martin Woodruff. She was also preceded in death by a son, Kenneth "Dockie" Tester II.
Mrs. Tester was a member of Pleasant Valley Church of the Brethren.
Over 30 years ago she founded and was executive director of the Cerebral Palsy of East Tennessee, Inc. This chapter covered over 30 counties in the East Tennessee area. Over 700 clients received assists from the East Tennessee Chapter. She was recently re-elected to her 6th term as the Democratic executive committeewomen of the 3rd Senatorial District, consisting of Washington County and Carter County. She worked for the U.S. Agriculture Department of the Census Bureau. She was also a licensed beautician and instructor. She was owner and operator of the first answering service in Greeneville.
Surviving are her husband of 48 years, Kenneth Wesley Tester of the home; two sons, John H. Banks, Johnson City and William "Bill" Martin Tester, Jonesborough; a daughter, Anita "LuLu" Ball, Jonesborough; five grandchildren and four great- grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mrs. Helen Tester will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, July 28, 2003, at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, with Rev. Jim Hoff and Rev. Gene Head officiating. Interment will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, 2003, at Roselawn Cemetery, with friends meeting at the cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Sheriff Ed Graybeal, James T. Powell, Rick Davies, Pat Wolfe, Bill McCracken, Bill Howerton, Tom Mooney and Marion Light. Honorary pallbearers will be all her political friends.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 28, 2003, and other times at her home or the home of her daughter, 1188 Old State Route 34, Jonesborough.

OBITUARY #2 - Elizabethton Star (TN); July 27, 2003;
Helen Tester
Mrs. Helen Tester, 558 Fourth Avenue, Jonesborough, Tenn., died Friday, July 25, 2003, at the Johnson City Medical Center after a brief illness.
Mrs. Tester was a native of Washington County and a daughter of the late Ollie C. and Mary Louise Martin Woodruff. She was also preceded in death by a son, Kenneth "Dockie" Tester II.
Mrs. Tester was a member of Pleasant Valley Church of the Brethren.
More than 30 years ago, she founded and was Executive Director of the Cerebral Palsy of East Tennessee, Inc. This chapter covered more than 30 counties in the East Tennessee area. She dedicated her life to this chapter with more than 700 clients receiving assists from the East Tennessee Chapter. She was recently re-elected to her sixth term as the Democratic Executive Committeewoman of the Third Senatorial Distinct consisting of Washington County and Carter County. She worked for the U.S. Agriculture Department of the Census Bureau. She was also a licensed beautician and instructor. She was owner and operator of the first answering service in Greeneville.
Survivors include her husband of 48 years, Kenneth Wesley Tester, of the home; two sons, John H. Banks, Johnson City, and William "Bill" Martin Tester, Jonesborough; a daughter, Anita "LuLu" Ball, Jonesborough; a sister, Ann Camille Woodruff Clay, Jonesborough; five grandchildren, Kimberly Dawn Buchanan Watson and Lucy Helene "Jaime" Tester, both of Telford, Kimberly Dawn Banks Dawson, Ginny L. Banks Turner and John D. Banks, all of Johnson City; four great-grandchildren, Seth Bower, Logan Fields, Haley Turner and Hannah Dawson, all of Johnson City; and several nieces and nephews.
Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, Inc., Jonesborough, 753-0514, is in charge of the arrangements.

TESTER -- Funeral services for Mrs. Helen Tester will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday, July 28, 2003, at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home with the Revs. Jim Hoff and Gene Head officiating. Interment will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, 2003, at Roselawn Cemetery with friends meeting at the cemetery. Pallbearers will be Sheriff Ed Graybeal, James T. Powell, Rick Davies, Pat Wolfe, Bill McCracken, Bill Howerton, Tom Mooney and Marion Light. Honorary pallbearers will be all her political friends. God saw her work here was finished so He called her home. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. Monday, July 28, 2003, and other times at her home or the home of her daughter, 1188 Old St. Route 34, Jonesborough, Tenn. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, Inc., Jonesborough, 753-0514, is in charge of the arrangements.

Citations

  1. [S8409] Letter from Deloris (Woodruff) Daniels dated April 11, 2003
  2. [S6228] Genealogy prepared by Judith Kathryn (Smith) Stewart
  3. [S12037] Social Security Death Index, Source Medium: Book
  4. [S3926] Death Records - Tennessee, Tennessee State Archives (Internet), Source Medium: Book
  5. [S10121] Obituary - Helen Berniece (Woodruff) Banks-Tester
  6. [S10969] Obituary - Mary Louise "Louise" (Martin) Woodruff

Living Tester

M, #23629
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Family: Helen Berniece Woodruff (b. 6 August 1928, d. 25 July 2003)

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Living Woodruff

F, #23630

Parents

FatherOllie Calvin Woodruff (b. 17 November 1899, d. 21 July 1979)
MotherMary Louise "Louise" Martin (b. 22 October 1909, d. 10 December 1971)
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Family: Robert Clay (b. February 1928, d. April 1996)

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Robert Clay1

M, #23631, b. February 1928, d. April 1996
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BASIC FACTS

Robert Clay was born in February 1928.2 He died in April 1996, at age 68.2
Robert Clay had reference number 24040.

There is a Robert G. Clay listed in the SSDI. He was born 16 Mar 1927, died 1 Jul 1996, SSN 412-28-6140, issued: Tennessee, last residence: Johnson City, Washington County, Tennessee. I wonder if this is our Robert Clay?

Citations

  1. [S8409] Letter from Deloris (Woodruff) Daniels dated April 11, 2003
  2. [S6228] Genealogy prepared by Judith Kathryn (Smith) Stewart

Mervin Brown1

M, #23632, b. 21 June 1905, d. 16 March 1974
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Family: Georgia Francis Sharp (b. 15 September 1899, d. 30 January 1987)

DaughterLiving Brown+

BASIC FACTS

Mervin Brown was born on 21 June 1905 in Stanberry, Gentry Co., Missouri.1 He and Georgia Francis Sharp were married on 1 October 1926 in St. Joseph, Missouri.1 He died on 16 March 1974, at age 68, in Denver, Denver Co., Colorado.1
Mervin Brown had reference number 24041.

Citations

  1. [S6555] Genealogy prepared by Mary (Fluts) Gillmore

Georgia Francis Sharp1

F, #23633, b. 15 September 1899, d. 30 January 1987
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Family: Mervin Brown (b. 21 June 1905, d. 16 March 1974)

DaughterLiving Brown+

BASIC FACTS

Georgia Francis Sharp was born on 15 September 1899 in Albany, Gentry Co., Missouri.1 She and Mervin Brown were married on 1 October 1926 in St. Joseph, Missouri.1 She died on 30 January 1987, at age 87, in Denver, Denver Co., Colorado.1
Georgia Francis Sharp had reference number 24042.

Citations

  1. [S6555] Genealogy prepared by Mary (Fluts) Gillmore

Living Gillmore

M, #23634

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Living Gillmore

M, #23635

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Living Gillmore

M, #23636

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Living Gillmore

M, #23637

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Living Gillmore

M, #23638

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Living Gillmore

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Living Gillmore

M, #23641

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Joe Clarence Medina1

M, #23642
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  1. [S6555] Genealogy prepared by Mary (Fluts) Gillmore

Audrey Bertha Crater1

F, #23643
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  1. [S6555] Genealogy prepared by Mary (Fluts) Gillmore

Living Nichols

F, #23644
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Living Gillmore

F, #23645

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Living Mundell

M, #23646
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Living Gillmore

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Living Carpenter

M, #23648
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Living Gillmore

M, #23649

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Living Unknown

F, #23650
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