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James, Frank M.627 viewsMr. James was superintendet of Ashe County's public schools for many years, as well as a dedicated supported of Ashe Memorial Hospital. This photo shows the memorial plaque at Ashe Memorial Hospital. Photo by Jeff Weaver, June 17, 2007.
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Cockerham, Thomas569 viewsTom Cockerham was the Chief Operating Officer for Ashe Memorial Hospital for several years. This memorial plaque is at the hospital. Photo by Jeff Weaver June 17, 2007.
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Gambill, J. Gwyn570 viewsFrom a bronze in Ashe Memorial Hospital. Photo July 1, 2007 by Jeff Weaver.
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pollyruthgladys.jpg694 viewsThis photo is courtesy of Heather Sexton. Gladys Spencer Phipps (eldest), Ruth Phipps Sexton, Polly
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Group at Baptist Chapel Church Cemetery714 viewsThis picture showsl people at Baptist Chapel Cemetery
left to right Juanita Gilbert (child), Mary Brooks (child), Grace Blevins, Alma Blevins Debord, Edith Brooks (child), Irene Deboard Brooks, Earl Debord, in back row Boss Blevins, and Bob Debord. Courtesy of Mary Testerman marytest@comcast.net
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DeBoard, Bob and Alma Blevins.724 viewsBob and Alma Blevins Debord
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My grandfather used to run some kind of place that made corn meal. Courtesy of Mary Testerman marytest@comcast.net
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richardsonhomeplace.bmp656 viewsThis is the Richardson family homeplace. On the right side, the man holding the baby is Luther Richardson. Behind him on the porch is Bertha Richardson, the two children beside them are my grandmother, Edna Sexton RIchardson and her brother Wade Richardson. I am not certain on the others in the picture, but if i can find more info I will let you know. My grandmother was born in 1914, I would say she is around 5 in this picture, so ballpark, taken around 1919, 1920. Courtesy of Amber amberbeth@gmail.com
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Richardson, William Nathan and Lockie Louvenia Baldwin680 viewsWilliam Nathan Richardson & Lockie Louvenia Baldwin Richardson w/ Wade Madison Richardson in a Tobacco field. Courtesy of Karen Lovell rackracing@charter.net
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Jacks, Richard790 viewsElder Richard Jacks was a pioneer missionary Baptist minister in Ashe County, NC.
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RjBlevins.jpg699 viewsEva was Solomon and Tobitha Ham Perry's youngest daughter. Courtesy of Mary Ann Talbott. matalbott@seidata.com
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Kilby, Roby877 viewsRoby and Eva Osborne Kilby with 12 of their 15 children taken in 1911/12 in the Sturgills area of Ashe County, NC. The oldest was born in 1890 and the youngest pictured in 1910. [L-R, top row with married names in parentheses] Jenny (Young), Ollie (Weaver), Emaline (Duncan), Virgie (Norman), Minnie (Sturgill) [middle row] Lola (Sewell), Elsie (McCommons), Ruth (Umbarger), Dewey Kilby [bottom row] Lucy (Stewart) on lap of James Roby Kilby (son of Thornton Kilby and Phebe Marilda Weaver) Thornton Kilby, Ruth Eva Kilby (daughter of Wiley Winton Osborne and Lavina Jane Mink), Mary (Eppers). Courtesy of Emily Kilby. erk44@verizon.net.
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Robert and Dora McMillan Vannoy courtesy Pauline Eastridge.jpg699 viewsJames Robert 1878-1968 and Dora Florence McMillan Vannoy 1881-1960, Ashe County Courtesy of Carole Eastridge Waters.
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