Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project

Description: 
These interviews document the history of the Frontier Nursing Service (FNS), an organization begun in 1925 by Mary Breckinridge to bring primary health care to remote areas of eastern Kentucky. Nurses, doctors, Eastern Kentucky residents, and supporters of the FNS discuss Appalachia, farming, logging, home remedies, education, social activities, coal mining, corn hoeing, dancing, quilting, moonshine, canning and preserving, midwives, government relief programs, infant mortality, "haint" tales (ghost stories), the unionization of the coal mines, stonemasonry, mountain diseases, the influenza epidemic of 1918, snake handling, churches, the Presbyterian church in Leslie County, the Great Depression, transportation, fund-raising, feuds, the Frontier Graduate School of Midwifery, the Red Bird Center, Oneida Baptist Institute, Mary Breckinridge Hospital, the Philadelphia Committee, the Washington Committee, the Cutshin Clinic, Mary Breckinridge, Richard M. Nixon's visit to Hyden in 1979, Flat Creek, Big Bullskin Creek, Leslie County in the 1920s, and Leslie County politics.

Project Accession: 
FNS001
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Number of Interviews: 
211

 
 Interviewee(s)  Interview Date  Accession Number  Interviewer  Restrictions  Access
Marvin Breckinridge Patterson
1978-05-131978oh141_fns001Dale Deaton
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John F. Caldwell
1978-07-061978oh142_fns002Dale Deaton
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Ed Morgan
1978-07-071978oh143_fns003Dale Deaton
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Matt Gray
1978-07-211978oh144_fns004Dale Deaton
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Jailey Sizemore
1978-07-261978oh145_fns005Dale Deaton
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Betty Lester
1978-03-031978oh146_fns006Jonathan Freid
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Frank Bowling
1978-07-311978oh147_fns007Dale Deaton
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Martha Lady
1978-08-041978oh148_fns008Dale Deaton
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Lawrence Bowling
1978-08-101978oh149_fns009Dale Deaton
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Clyde Brewer
Mary Taylor Brewer
1978-08-101978oh150_fns010Dale Deaton
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Georgia Ledford
1978-08-171978oh151_fns011Carol Crowe-Carraco
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Glenda Davis
1978-05-171978oh152_fns012Carol Crowe-Carraco
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Jessie Shephard
1978-08-221978oh153_fns013Linda Green
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Sophia Couch
1978-08-221978oh154_fns014Dale Deaton
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Dan Young
1978-08-281978oh155_fns015Dale Deaton
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Tempie Young
1978-08-291978oh156_fns016Linda Green
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Roe Davidson
1978-07-201979oh016_fns017Dale Deaton
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Alden Gay
1978-09-011979oh017_fns018Linda Green
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Shiloh Gay
1978-09-081979oh018_fns019Alden Gay
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Della Gay
1978-09-081979oh019_fns020Linda Green
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Shiloh Gay
1978-09-081979oh020_fns021Dale Deaton
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Felix Shepherd
1978-09-111979oh021_fns022Dale Deaton
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Albert Bowling
1978-09-121979oh022_fns023Dale Deaton
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Nancy Barnes
1978-09-121979oh023_fns024Linda Green
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Oscar Howard
1978-09-221979oh024_fns025Marion Barrett
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Helen H. Fortune
Carl H. Fortune
1978-10-061979oh025_fns026Dale Deaton
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Mary Wilson
1978-10-061979oh026_fns027Tony Horowitz
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Louise Ackerman
1978-10-061979oh027_fns028Tony Horowitz
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Margaret Gage
1978-10-161979oh028_fns029W.B. Rogers
Marion Beasley
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Barkley Moore
1978-10-261979oh029_fns030Dale Deaton
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Artemus Campbell
1978-10-301979oh030_fns031Dale Deaton
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Charlie Rice
1978-10-301979oh031_fns032Dale Deaton
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A.B. "Happy" Chandler
1978-11-061979oh077_fns033Harry M. Caudill
Dale Deaton
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Jean Tolk
1978-11-011979oh078_fns034Dale Deaton
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Gertrude Isaacs
1978-11-151979oh079_fns035Dale Deaton
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Ruth Huston
1978-11-181979oh080_fns036Dale Deaton
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Hallie Maggard
1978-11-201979oh081_fns037Dale Deaton
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Paul Hensley
1978-11-281979oh082_fns038Tony Horowitz
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Phillip Isaacs
1978-11-221979oh083_fns039Dale Deaton
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Krit Keen
1978-11-091979oh084_fns040Dale Deaton
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Juder Stidham
Sadie W. Stidham
1978-12-011979oh085_fns041Dale Deaton
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Elsie Maier
1978-12-051979oh086_fns042Dale Deaton
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Louise Ray
Edward H. Ray
1978-12-071979oh136_fns043Dale Deaton
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Ford Barger
1978-12-071979oh137_fns044Dale Deaton
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Edna Rockstroh
1979-12-011979oh138_fns045Dale Deaton
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Carolyn Gay
1979-01-161979oh139_fns046Dale Deaton
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Hugo Janutolo
1979-01-181979oh140_fns047Dale Deaton
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Allyn J. Shepherd
1979-01-181979oh141_fns048Marion Barrett
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Dorothy Caldwell
1979-01-181979oh142_fns049Marion Barrett
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Ann D. Mulhauser
1979-01-171979oh143_fns050Marion Barrett
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Grace Reeder
1979-01-251979oh144_fns051Carol Crowe-Carraco
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Hanna Higgins
1979-01-251979oh145_fns052Anne Campbell Ritchie
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Susan M. Putnam
Mardi B. Perry
1979-01-251979oh146_fns053Anne Campbell Ritchie
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Sue Grandin
Patsy Perrin Lawrence
1979-01-261979oh147_fns054Anne Campbell Ritchie
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Beatrice Williams
1979-01-261979oh148_fns055Anne Campbell Ritchie
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Molly Lee
1979-02-061979oh149_fns056Carol Crowe-Carraco
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Mary Lewis Biggerstaff
1979-02-121979oh150_fns057Dale Deaton
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Katherine Trowbridge Arpee
1978-12-021979oh153_fns060Linda Green
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Carlyle Carter
1979-01-201979oh160_fns061Linda Green
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Geraldine Brown
1979-03-041979oh161_fns062Dale Deaton
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Martha Webster
1979-03-041979oh162_fns063Dale Deaton
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Edith Vignos
1979-03-041979oh163_fns064Dale Deaton
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Barbara B. Webster
1979-03-051979oh164_fns065Dale Deaton
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Nancy N. Porter
1979-03-051979oh165_fns066Dale Deaton
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Emily E. Saugman
1979-03-091979oh166_fns067Dale Deaton
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Leonard Hood
1979-02-021979oh167_fns068Effie Fugate
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Leonard Hood
1979-03-161979oh168_fns069Elaine Begley
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Karen Slabaugh
1979-03-231979oh169_fns070Dale Deaton
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Fannie Lewis
1979-03-181979oh170_fns071Sadie W. Stidham
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Corbin Pennington
1979-03-181979oh171_fns072Sadie W. Stidham
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Fredericka Holdship
1979-03-251979oh172_fns073Dale Deaton
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Helen E. Browne
1979-03-261979oh173_fns074Carol Crowe-Carraco
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Helen E. Browne
1979-03-271979oh174_fns075Dale Deaton
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Martha Prewitt Breckinridge
1979-03-301979oh176_fns076Carol Crowe-Carraco
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Sophia Howard
1979-03-171979oh177_fns077Teresa Walker
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Robert Schaeffer
1979-04-061979oh178_fns078Joyce Asher
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William E. Hedges
1979-04-181979oh179_fns079Dale Deaton
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Annette Von Starch
1979-04-171979oh180_fns080Dale Deaton
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Elizabeth Gawthrop
Janet Hewes, Carrie Cheston
1978-04-171979oh182_fns081Dale Deaton
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Elizabeth Gawthrop
Edythe Balsley, Mary Hodge
1979-04-171979oh183_fns082Dale Deaton
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Elizabeth B. Boyd
1979-04-101979oh184_fns083Linda Green
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Marianne Harper
1979-04-091979oh185_fns084Linda Green
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Carolyn Booth Gregory
1979-03-311979oh186_fns085Linda Green
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Alberta Kelly
1979-04-261979oh187_fns086Dale Deaton
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Kathleen Carter
1979-04-261979oh188_fns087Dale Deaton
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Frances M. Carter
1979-04-261979oh189_fns088Dale Deaton
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Roger Egeberg
1979-04-271979oh190_fns089Dale Deaton
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Regina Blake
1979-04-261979oh191_fns090Carol Crowe-Carraco
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Virginia W. McKee
1979-04-261979oh192_fns091Carol Crowe-Carraco
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Marvin Patterson
1979-04-271979oh193_fns092Carol Crowe-Carraco
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Edith Shaw
19791979oh194_fns093Ted Lewis
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Robert Montague
1979-04-271979oh195_fns094Carol Crowe-Carraco
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Hazel Corbin
1979-04-301979oh196_fns095Carol Crowe-Carraco
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Phyllis Chisholm
Lillian Bartlett
1979-05-101979oh197_fns096Dale Deaton
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Mallie Sizemore
1979-02-181979oh198_fns097Diane Lewis
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Mary Huff Stidham
1979-04-151979oh199_fns098Sadie W. Stidham
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Lula Baker
1979-04-291979oh200_fns099Sadie W. Stidham
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John R. Cornett
1979-03-251979oh201_fns100Sadie W. Stidham
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Johnny Baker
1979-04-291979oh202_fns101Sadie W. Stidham
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Dora Fields
1979-04-301979oh203_fns102Sadie W. Stidham
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Warren Maggard
1979-03-251979oh204_fns103Sadie W. Stidham
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Annie Witt
1979-04-011979oh205_fns104Sadie W. Stidham
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Pauline Lewis
1979-04-201979oh206_fns105Sadie W. Stidham
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Florence Burke
1979-04-041979oh207_fns106Sadie W. Stidham
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E.L. Creech
1979-05-161979oh208_fns107Sadie W. Stidham
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Walter Morgan
1979-04-111979oh209_fns108Sadie W. Stidham
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Ninnie Shepherd
1979-04-051979oh210_fns109Sadie W. Stidham
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Mallie Witt
1979-04-041979oh211_fns110Sadie W. Stidham
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Hosea Feltner
1979-04-231979oh212_fns111Sadie W. Stidham
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John D. Muncy
1979-05-151979oh213_fns112Sadie W. Stidham
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Billy Dixon
1979-04-101979oh214_fns113Sadie W. Stidham
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Vance Bowling
1979-05-241979oh215_fns114Dale Deaton
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Ott Bowling
1979-05-241979oh216_fns115Dale Deaton
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Rachel Bowling
1979-05-311979oh217_fns116Dale Deaton
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Laura Day Hogg
1979-05-291979oh218_fns117Sadie W. Stidham
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James Parton
1979-05-251979oh226_fns118Anne Campbell Ritchie
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Isabelle Lloyd
1979-05-231979oh227_fns119Anne Campbell Ritchie
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Isabelle Lloyd
Dorothea Eberhart
1979-05-241979oh228_fns120Anne Campbell Ritchie
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Phoebe Hawkins
Mary Martin
1979-05-231979oh229_fns121Anne Campbell Ritchie
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Brooke Alexander
1979-09-241979oh248_fns122Anne Campbell Ritchie
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Anne Winslow
1979-09-251979oh249_fns123Anne Campbell Ritchie
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Louis Hellman
1979-11-291979oh273_fns124Anne Campbell Ritchie
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Mary Lansing
1979-11-301979oh274_fns125Anne Campbell Ritchie
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Mary Wilson Neel
1979-12-011979oh275_fns126Anne Campbell Ritchie
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Elizabeth Kalashnikoff
1979-06-141980oh029_fns127Dale Deaton
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Zaydee DeJonge Harris
1979-06-141980oh030_fns128Dale Deaton
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John Rock
1979-06-151980oh031_fns129Dale Deaton
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Mary Penton
1979-06-151980oh032_fns130Dale Deaton
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Caroline Standley
1979-06-151980oh033_fns131Dale Deaton
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Mary Q. Hawkes
1979-06-161980oh034_fns132Dale Deaton
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Molly Lee
1979-02-061980oh035_fns133Eliza Culp
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Leonard Howard
1979-07-091980oh036_fns134Dale Deaton
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Ruth Eichor
1979-07-161980oh037_fns135Dale Deaton
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Tim Lee Carter
1979-07-211980oh038_fns136Dale Deaton
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Cecil Morgan
1979-07-251980oh039_fns137Eliza Culp
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Marie Melton
1979-08-091980oh040_fns138Dale Deaton
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Kenneth Warren
1979-09-161980oh041_fns139Dale Deaton
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Florence McLaughlin
1979-07-161980oh042_fns140Dale Deaton
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Carrie M. Parker
1979-09-291980oh043_fns141Dale Deaton
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Sarah Hall
1979-10-121980oh044_fns142Susan Schacht
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Jerry Weston
1980-04-231980oh056_fns143Anne Campbell Ritchie
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Julie Breckinridge Davis
1980-04-241980oh057_fns144Anne Campbell Ritchie
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Elizabeth Lansing
1980-06-061980oh119_fns145Anne Campbell Ritchie
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Agnes Lewis
1979-01-051982oh003_fns146Dale Deaton
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Mary Wiss
1979-02-141982oh004_fns147Dale Deaton
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Pauline Fox
Mary Wiss
1979-02-141982oh005_fns148Dale Deaton
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Jolene Power
1979-08-111982oh006_fns149Sadie W. Stidham
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Bill Hendrix
1979-09-301982oh007_fns150Sadie W. Stidham
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Kate Ireland
1979-11-011982oh008_fns151Dale Deaton
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Sherman Wooten
1979-11-071982oh009_fns152Dale Deaton
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Margaret Gage
1979-11-291982oh010_fns153Dale Deaton
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Wilma Duvall Whittlesey
1979-11-301982oh011_fns154Dale Deaton
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Betty Lester
1978-07-271982oh012_fns155Dale Deaton
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Betty Lester
1978-08-031982oh013_fns156Dale Deaton
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Tempie Young
1978-09-061982oh014_fns157Linda Green
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Lydia Thompson
19781982oh015_fns158Carol Crowe-Carraco
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Elizabeth Bear
1979-12-131982oh016_fns159Dale Deaton
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Roy Sizemore
1979-09-011982oh017_fns160Susan Schacht
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Lucille Knechtly
1979-07-091982oh018_fns161Dale Deaton
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Ollie Baker
1979-11-251982oh019_fns162Sadie W. Stidham
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Nora Colwell
1979-12-021982oh020_fns163Sadie W. Stidham
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Herbert Colwell
1979-12-021982oh021_fns164Sadie W. Stidham
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June Wells
1979-12-261982oh022_fns165Sadie W. Stidham
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Henry Lewis
1980-01-061982oh023_fns166Sadie W. Stidham
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Fannie Huff
1980-03-161982oh024_fns167Sadie W. Stidham
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James Young
1980-01-271982oh025_fns168Sadie W. Stidham
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Laura Begley
1980-06-011982oh026_fns169Sadie W. Stidham
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Don Sparkman
1980-06-011982oh027_fns170Sadie W. Stidham
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Myrtle Morgan
1980-05-141982oh028_fns171Sadie W. Stidham
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Minnie Stidham
1980-05-051982oh029_fns172Sadie W. Stidham
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Edith Collett
1980-04-201982oh030_fns173Sadie W. Stidham
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Mary Pennington
1980-04-151982oh031_fns174Sadie W. Stidham
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Elisha Shepherd
1980-06-081982oh032_fns175Sadie W. Stidham
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Diane Wilson
1980-07-221982oh033_fns176Rachel Buff
Anne Standley
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Mary Stewart
1980-01-151982oh034_fns177Marion Barrett
Nancy Albertson
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Janet Dete
1980-01-161982oh035_fns178Marion Barrett
Nancy Albertson
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Treon Christine
1980-01-191982oh036_fns179Nancy Albertson
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Thruston Ballard Morton, 1907-1982
1978-10-241982oh037_fns180Carol Crowe-Carraco
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Nellie Asher
1980-08-271982oh038_fns181Dale Deaton
Betty Lester
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Beth Burchenal Jones
1982oh039_fns182Marion Barrett
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Nancy Dammann
1982oh040_fns183Dale Deaton
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Ada Combs
1982oh142_fns184Sadie W. Stidham
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Elizabeth Finley
1979-07-151982oh143_fns185Sadie W. Stidham
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Bertha Howard
1979-07-261982oh144_fns186Sadie W. Stidham
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Stella Shell
1979-08-261982oh145_fns187Sadie W. Stidham
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Opha Shell
1979-08-261982oh146_fns188Sadie W. Stidham
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Stella Shell
1979-08-261982oh147_fns189Sadie W. Stidham
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Rufus Shepherd
1982oh148_fns190Sadie W. Stidham
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Juder Stidham
1979-06-031982oh149_fns191Sadie W. Stidham
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Jarvis Taylor
1979-07-221982oh150_fns192Sadie W. Stidham
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Edna Rockstroh
1977-09-221983oh040_fns193Betty Lester
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Primrose Bowling
1985-12-101986oh106_fns194Charles Bowling
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Jean Fee
2002-06-152002oh041_fns195Rebecca Adkins Fletcher
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Marilyn Osborne
2002-07-222002oh042_fns196Rebecca Adkins Fletcher
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Wanda Morgan
2002-07-072002oh043_fns197Rebecca Adkins Fletcher
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Gertrude Morgan
2002-07-272002oh044_fns198Rebecca Adkins Fletcher
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Clara Jefferis
2002-07-272002oh045_fns199Rebecca Adkins Fletcher
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Beulah Arnold
2002-08-022002oh088_fns200Rebecca Adkins Fletcher
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Gertrude C. Bluemel
2002-08-242002oh096_fns201Rebecca Adkins Fletcher
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Jean Corner
Ann Lorentzen
2005-03-112005oh044_fns202Edith A. West
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Betty Hillman
2005-04-052005oh045_fns203Edith A. West
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Molly Lee
2005-04-052005oh046_fns204Edith A. West
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Maggie Wilson
2005-04-092005oh047_fns205Edith A. West
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Roberta Stidham
2006-05-172006oh102_fns206Edith A. West
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Judy Rafson
2006-05-122006oh103_fns207Edith A. West
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Angela Mitchell
2006-05-292007oh207_fns208Edith A. West
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Angela Mitchell
2007-02-242007oh208_fns209Edith A. West
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Marvin Breckinridge Patterson
2008oh196_fns210
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Betty Lester
1970-07-152008oh677_fns211
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Anges Lewis
1970-07-152016oh055_fns212
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Anna May January
1970-07-152016oh056_fns213
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