31 March 2005

Sara Grasham MEE - Monroe and Lucy ELLIS descendant - died 17 Mar 2005

Sara Grasham Mee, 66, of Rockwood, TN died Thursday, March 17, 2005 in St. Thomas Hospital, Nashville, TN.
Spouse: Carl 'Cedar' Mee of Rockwood, TN
Daughters: Jennifer Mee of Nashville, TN (married John Woods); Charlotte Mee of Smyrna, TN (married Chuck Poston); and Phoebe Mee of Nashville, TN (married Keith Reilly)

Parents: James Ellis GRASHAM [deceased] and Rebecca Mae SMITH [deceased]

Brother: Jimmy Smith Grasham [deceased]
Sisters: Rebecca Grasham Woods of Spring City, TN and Joyce Grasham Tidwell of Kingston, TN
Grandchildren: Matthew Tyler Woods, Joshua Alan Poston and Katelyn Noel Reill

Father-in-law: Claude David "Shorty" Mee [deceased]
Mother-in-law: Jessie Mee of Spring City, TN
Niece: Margaret Woods LeMasters of Kingston, TN
Great-nephew and great-niece: David Alan and Rebecca Grace LeMasters

Funeral service: 7 p.m. Sunday, March 20, Rockwood United Methodist Church, Rockwood, TN, Rev. Charles Mattson officiating.
Graveside service and burial: 11 a.m. Monday, March 21, Oak Grove Cemetery, Strang Street, Rockwood, TN.
Funeral arrangements: Evans Mortuary, Rockwood, TN

Sara was a member of Rockwood United Methodist Church and memorial contributions may be made to the church at 801 N. Kingston Ave., Rockwood, TN 37854.

[source: roane county news]

10 March 2005

the police in harriman do the time warp again

a recent story from wbir, knoxville, tn brings home just what a time warp much of roane county still lives it.

the news item is about stacks of boxes piled up in harriman's police department and some new technology that might get them online. the paper-based department's records are tough to access and just as tough to share:

Without picking up the phone and calling and sharing information over the telephone, we're kinda operating in a blind, says [harriman police chief Jack] Stockton. And I think your career criminals definitely know it.

Even though Harriman is only seven miles from Rockwood, they don't often know what happens in each other's city's overnight.

sounds even worse to me than doing genealogy research in pre-world-wide-web days must have been.