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Willie Bee French (1901-1980)
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Born: 4 Nov 1901 Camden, Benton County Tennessee. 1 2
Married: (1) Hazel Lynch (1906-1974) the daughter of Martin Luther Lynch (1886-1956) and Minnie Viola Cashion (1882-1968) on 18 Jul 1926 in Carroll County Tennessee. 4
Married: (2) Vera Jeanette Pierce (1907-1985) on 22 Feb 1975 in Benton County Tennessee. 5 6
Died: 20 Mar 1980 Benton County Tennessee.
Buried: 23 Mar 1980 Cross Roads Cemetery Benton County Tennessee. 3
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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
Willie Bee French
4 Nov 1901-20 Mar 1980
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

      Hazel Lynch

       Vera Jeanette Pierce

Brothers and Sisters

Willie B. FrenchCAMDEN Services for Willie B. French, 78, will be at 2 p.m. today at Pleasant Ridge Missionary Baptist Church with the Revs. Dwight Haskins and Mitchell Rayburn officiating. Burial will be in Crossroads Cemetery with Stockdale-Malin Funeral Home in charge. Mr. French died Thursday at Benton County General Hospital. Born and reared in Benton County, he was a retired mechanic and a member of Pleasant Ridge Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Vera Pierce French; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Jo Norwood of Dyersburg and Mrs. Wanda Trout of Camden; two sons, Williard French of Orlando, Fla., and Thomas French of Camden; 11 grandchildren; and three great- great- grandchildren.7


  1. Application for Social Security Number
  2. Ancestry.com. U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947
  3. Camden Chronicle
  4. Marriage License of Willie B. French & Hazel Lynch #335
  5. Marriage License of Willie B. French and Vera Potter
  6. Last Will and Testament of W.B. French
  7. The Jackson Sun, 23 Mar 1980, Sun, Page 37

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