07 December 2004

debra lynn giles - harriman, tn - obituary

Debra Lynn "Debbie" Giles
Obituary, Tuesday 7 Dec 2004

Harriman, Tennessee's Debra Lynn GILES, 46, died Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2004 in the University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville, Tennessee. She lost her long battle with kidney failure and diabetes.

She was preceded in death by her father, William Edwin "Bill Ed" Giles of Harriman; step-father, Freddie Gunter; and brother, Mark Giles.

Survivors include her mother, Peggy Gunter of Harriman; brother, Terry Murphy of Knoxville; sister and brother-in-law Tina and Lane Walls of Kingston; niece and nephew Amanda Collins and Justin Walls; uncle Kenneth Moore; and many friends and loved ones.

Debbie's funeral service was held 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, in the Davis Funeral Home, Harriman, with Rev. Greg Kelley, Rev. Mike Beech and Rev. Bill Nolan officiating. Graveside services were conducted 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, in Roane Memorial Gardens, Harriman, Tennessee.

Debra Lynn GILES was a great-granddaughter of William Jacob Morgan "W.M." GILES and Cora Pickens ELLIS of Roane County, Tennessee:

* William Jacob Morgan "W.M." GILES
* Cora Pickens ELLIS
Married 22 May 1898
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* Henry GILES
Vesta Idella PASS
Married 7 Dec 1924 |
* William Edwin "Bill Ed" GILES
Margaret "Peggy" GUNTER
Married { |
* Debra Lynn GILES
(Abt 1958-2004)

[source: roane county news, online edition, 7 dec 2004, accessed 7 dec 2004 ]

william giles, prisoner at andersonville - more

more on the william giles who was a prisoner at andersonville:

Roster of Co. A, 4th (East) Tennessee Cavalry (USA): GILES, William

* Pvt
* Age: 19
* Born: Cocke Co., TN
* POW - captured South of Atlanta July 31, 1864, confined at Andersonville Prison

06 December 2004

the giles family's recorded historical presence in Roane County, Tennessee

i have just uploaded my genealogy notes (with some source information) toward sorting out the giles family's recorded historical presence in roane county, tennessee. (this link will open the page at rootsweb.)

02 December 2004

roane county, tennessee genealogy links you'll really use

the title says it all: roane county, tennessee genealogy links you'll really use!

you'll find them here.

01 December 2004

possible family lead for mary brandon of rhea county, tennessee

one of my genealogical brick walls is the ancestry of mary "polly" graves brandon, born 2 aug 1837 in ga or nc, died 23 oct 1916 in harriman, roane co, tn.

mary is buried in an unmarked grave in soldier's circle at the harriman cemetery. her husband david and daughter lizzie montgomery are buried in bean cemetery near white's creek in rhea county. it's a very old community cemetery in really tough shape. one of the leads i keep meaning to follow up are the names of two brandons found on the wpa cemetery listing for the cemetery:

Rachel E Brandon Mar 13, 1844 Mar 30, 1875 31 yrs
Judith Ann Brandon Sept 18, 1824 Mar 30, 1870
Lizzie Montgomery June 28, 1867 Jan 5, 1900 33 yrs. Daughter of D & M Montgomery
David Montgomery Aug 16, 1842 June 19, 1879 37 yrs
[online source for bean cemetery here]