BRADSHAW BAPTIST CHURCH /CENTER POINT CEMETERY, GILES COUNTY, TENNESSEE

BEARDEN, William W. (Woodville), 1868 - (3 May) 1953. "At Rest" (h/o and shares stone with Zora Alice Bearden. Ref: e-mail to Mary Bob from jandjcosby@bellsouth.net he was her great uncle.)

Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 6 May 1953

William Woodville Bearden, 86, retired farmer, died at 5:50 o'clock, Sunday afternoon, May 3, at the home in the Lynnville section following several years declining health.

Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at Center Point Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Lloyd Hickman and the Rev. L. M. Laten, Baptist Ministers. Burial took place in the church cemetery. Mr. Bearden had been a member of the Center Point Baptist Church the greater part of his life and had served as a deacon for more than four decades. Born April 3, 1867, in Lincoln County, TN, he was the son of the late4 Rufus Mack Bearden and Mary Cunningham Bearden. When he was eleven years old, the family moved to Giles County where he lived the remainder of his life. His wife, Mrs. Alice Redd Bearden, died May 11, 1942. Mr. Bearden is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Robert B. Watson, Lynnville; four grandchildren and three great_grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. J. H. Bledsoe and Mrs. William Morrison, both of Petersburg. TN.


BEARDEN, Zora Alice (Redd), 1866 - (21 May) 1942. (d/o late John Franklin & Eliza Alice Burns Redd; w/o and shares stone with William W. Bearden.) 4532

Obituary: The Pulaski Citizen 27 May 1942

Mrs. Zora Alice Bearden, 75, wife of W. W. Bearden, died at the home near Lynnville on Thursday, May 21, following a long illness. Funeral services were held at 2 o’clock Friday afternoon at the Center Point Baptist Church, with the Rev. Laten and the Rev. H. Grady Coston officiating and interment in the church cemetery. Mrs. Bearden, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John F. Redd of Bedford County, had lived in Giles County the greater part of her married life, having been a resident of the Bunker Hill community for many years before their removal to Lynnville about twelve years ago. She was a good woman, taking her place in the church and her community. Mrs. Bearden is survived by her husband; one daughter, Mrs. Robert B. Watson; and four grandchildren, Geraldine, Robert, Jr., Joan and Rosalind Watson, all of Lynnville.

Ref: e-mail to Mary Bob from jandjcosby@bellsouth.net, he was her great uncle.) Added here by C.W. Austin 20 Jul 2012.

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