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Pinkney Lanie French (1898-1971)
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Born: 8 Nov 1898 Benton County Tennessee. 1 2
Married: Hettie Hedge (1909-1993) the daughter of Riley Clinton Hedge (1872-1926) and Nancy Emma Bond (1879-1937) on 31 Mar 1923 in Benton County Tennessee.
Died: 28 Dec 1971 . 3
Buried: Camden Cemetery, Camden Tennessee.
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James Richard French
Ferdinand A. French
11 Jan 1877-29 Aug 1928
Married: 4 Feb 1875
Theodocia Pierce
1859-Bet 1886 and 1900
Pinkney Lanie French
8 Nov 1898-28 Dec 1971
Married: 30 Jan 1898
William Harrison Cole
Sep 1854-26 Oct 1918
Lucy Caroline Cole
3 Apr 1879-10 Sep 1945
Married: 23 Aug 1874
Delinda L. Mitchell
Oct 1856-6 Sep 1911

Spouse and Children

      Hettie Hedge

Brothers and Sisters

P. L French

CAMDEN Funeral services or P. L. French, 73, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Crossroads Baptist Church with the Rev. Mitchell Rayburn officiating. Burial will be in Camden Cemetery with Stockdale-Malin Funeral Home in charge. Mr. French died Tuesday at his home in Camden after a long illness. He was born in Benton County, son of the late Ferdinand and Lury Cole French. He was Baptist and was a retired grocer and barbecue stand operator. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Hettie Bell Hedges French; three daughters, Mrs. Lorene Mitchell and Mrs. Sandra Smith, both of Camden, and Mrs. Agnes Alexander of Chicago; a foster daughter, Mrs. Treva Woods of Mauldin, Mo.; a brother, Bill French of Camden; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.4


  1. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Card
  2. Ancestry.com. U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947
  3. Shelby County Tennessee Register of Deeds http://register.shelby.tn.us/index.php
  4. The Jackson Sun, 29 Dec 1971, Wed, Page 22

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