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Eula Gay Hoy (1897-1987)
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Born: 16 Sep 1897 Carroll County Tennessee. 1
Married: William Jesse Fesmire (1894-1967) on 24 Dec 1915 in Madison County Tennessee.
Died: 13 Jan 1987 Nashville Tennessee. 2 3
Buried: Woodlawn Memorial Park and Mausoleum Nashville Tennessee.
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Abraham M. Hoy
Apr 1830-1905
George Washington Hoy
30 Jan 1870-18 Sep 1946
Married: 16 Sep 1867
Nancy Jane Wright
1832-1879
Eula Gay Hoy
16 Sep 1897-13 Jan 1987
Married: 20 Sep 1896
Charles Clark Key
1859-23 Nov 1932
Ada Azalee Key
30 Jan 1881-12 Mar 1962
Married: 18 Feb 1880
Promey Torrie Mills
Nov 1865-21 Jul 1920

Spouse and Children

       William Jesse Fesmire


Brothers and Sisters

FESMIRE, Mrs. Eula Hoy Age 89 years, of McKendree Manor, January 13, 1987. She is the widow of Rev. W.J. Fesmire. Survived by daughters, Mrs. Anne Stapp, Mrs. Evelyn Simmons; sons, Dr. Robert Fesmire, Fleetwood C. Fesmire, Wilbur J. Fesmire; sisters, Mrs. Hazel Strickland, Mrs. Ollie Prince, Mrs. Kate Smith, all of Camden; thirteen grandchildren; nine great grandchildren. Funeral services 2 p.m. Thursday in the Woodlawn Chapel with Rev. Fred Blankenship officiating. Interment Woodlawn Memorial Park. Grandsons will serve as Pallbearers. Visitation with the family Wednesday 6 to 8 p.m. WOODLAWN FUNERAL HOME. 383-4754. 383-4754. 383-4754.

Eula Hoy Fesmire dies after long illness Eula Hoy Fesmire, 89, died last night in McKendree Manor, after a long illness. Services will be held tomorrow at a time to be announced at Woodlawn Funeral Home. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Mrs. Fesmire was the widow of the Rev. W.J. Fesmire, a Methodist minister minister for 35 years and a state correspondent for The Tennessean for 30 years while he served pastorates in the Midstate area and as superintendent superintendent of the church's Baxter Lawrenceburg District He had also written more than 300 short religious "meditations" for The Tennessean before his death in 1970. Mrs. Fesmire, a native of Benton County, was an active Republican for many years. She was an honorary colonel on the staff of former Gov. Winfield Dunn. Survivors include three sons. Dr. Robert Fesmire and Wilburg Fesmire, Nashville, and Fleetwood Fesmire, Tallahassee, Fla; two daughters, Anne Stapp, Chattanooga and Evelyn Simmons, Memphis; three sisters, Kate Smith, Ollie Prince and Hazel Strickland, Camden, Tenn.; 13 grandchildren and eight greatgrandchildren.4 5

Sources:

  1. Tennessee, Delayed Birth Records, 1869-1909 Record for Eula Gay Hoy
  2. Social Security Death Index
  3. Find A Grave http://www.findagrave.com
  4. The Tennessean, 15 Jan 1987, Thu, Page 74
  5. The Tennessean, 14 Jan 1987, Wed, [First Edition], Page 10