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I i 2B Almanac: Deaths, record, from the cover The Jackson Sun, Jackson, Monday, Dec. 26, 1988 Party labels in Tennessee don't mean much anymore 3 Analysis state an effective two-party system. The late Gov. Frank Clement and the late Gov. Buford Ellington fashioned a coalition of conservative Democrats and East Tennessee Republicans that controlled Tennessee politics for nearly two decades. Former Sen. Howard Baker, a Republican, ruined that coalition when he was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1966 and four years later, Winfield Dunn became the first Republican governor of Tennessee elected in 50 years. Gov. Ned McWherter, a conservative, led Democratic rebuilding efforts as House speaker, observing once that West Tennessee Democrats considered "Republicans are like boll weevils. You have to step on them if they get out of hand." Even that comparison went by the wayside, however, when Southern Democrats started supporting Republican President Ronald Reagan and other Democrats called them "boll weevils." contents are the Nashville suburb early Saturday went through One person was killed. The tornado Saturday made 1988 the second year in a row that Christ-. mas in Williamson County has been marred by weather-related trage- dy. Last Christmas, an elderly couple on a bird-watching expedition and a By Bill Rawlins The Associated Press NASHVILLE With Reagan Democrats in West Tennessee and McWherter Republicans in East Tennessee, it should surprise no one that both candidates for Senate speaker want votes from both parties. Lt. Gov. John Wilder, re-elected speaker two years ago by a coalition of 10 Republicans and eight Democrats, is a West Tennessee Democrat who has been speaker since 1971 longer than any other man in the state's 192-year history. Sen. Milton Hamilton of Union City, who has been a Wilder ally most of the time he has been in the General Assembly, is running against Wilder as the candidate of 13 members of the Senate Democratic Caucus. That formerly would have made him the winner, since Senate Democrats outnumber Republicans 22-11, even though Republicans gained a seat on Nov. 8. Deaths Mary Jordan Services for Mary Jordan, 90, will be at 2:30 p.m. today at George A. Smith and Sons' Main Street Chapel. Burial will be in Union Grove Cemetery in Henderson County. Mrs. Jordan, a homemaker, died Saturday at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. She had three children, Mary Francis Lacy and Melvin Jordan, both of Bemis and Marvin Jordan of Beech Bluff. For more information, call the funeral home 427-5555. James Henry Sullivan BELLS Services for James Henry "Jim" Sullivan, 79, will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Crossroads Church of Christ. Burial will be in Oak View Memorial Gardens. Mr. Sullivan, a retired farmer and night watchman for United Foods, died Sunday at his home. He was married to Flossie May Goode Sullivan. They had five children, Stanley F. Dyer Jr. of Jackson, Donald L. Sullivan, Mary E. Sullivan and Bobby N. Sullivan, all of Bells and Larry W. Sullivan of Alamo. For more information, call Bells Funeral Home at 663-2766. Verlene Phelps Burton BOLIVAR Services for Verlene Phelps Burton, 32, will be at noon Tuesday at Green Grove Baptist Church. Burial will be in Beech Springs Baptist Church Cemetery in Jack's Creek. Mrs. Burton, an employee of Western State Mental Hospital, died Friday at Community Hospital of Bolivar. She was married to Willie L. Burton. They had five children, William Cecil Smith and Phillip Smith, both of Jackson, Angela Smith and Derwin Smith, both of Bolivar, and Thomas B.Smithof Toone. For more information, call Stephen-son-Shaw Funeral Home at 427-7411. Jesse Herman Bowman CAMDEN Services for Jesse Herman Bowman, 75, were today at Stock-dale-Malin Funeral Home. Burial was in Spence Cemetery in Decatur County. Mr. Bowman, a retired carpenter, died of an apparent heart attack Saturday at his home. He was married to Naomi Cox Bowman. They had two children, Billy Bowman of Camden and Judy Martin of Gulfport, Miss. For more information, call the funeral home at 584-8282. Finis Cornatzar HUMBOLDT Services for Finis Cornatzar, 59, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hunt Funeral Home. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery. Mr. Cornatzar, a plumber, died Sunday at Veterans Administration Hospital in Memphis. He was married to Wanda Miller Cor-natzar. They had a daughter, Rosa White of Humboldt. For more information, call the funeral home at 784-1414. However, nine of the Democrats declined to vote for Wilder leaving him free to seek GOP votes on the Senate floor when the 96th General Assembly convenes its two-year session on Jan. 10. Hamilton, who once told a reporter that he and former Senate Republican Leader Tom Garland of Greeneville were very close in conservative political philosophy, said he will try to win some of Wilder's GOP support away. Historically, perhaps, Republicans were conservatives and Democrats were liberals. In parts of the United States and even Tennessee this may be true. But the many years when the Democratic Party was the only one in the state and the South made such labels somewhat meaningless. Even in the one-party days, factions of Democrats gave the James Herman Austin SAVANNAH Services for James Herman Austin, 68, were at 3 p.m. today at Holland's Creek United Methodist Church. Burial was in the church cemetery. Mr. Austin, a retired sawmill worker, died of a stroke Saturday at Hardin County General Hospital. He was married to the late Ada Austin, who died in 1979. They had four children, Patricia Patterson, James Harold Austin, Robbie Casteel and Betty Hardin, all of Savannah. For more information, call Shackelford Funeral Home at 925-4000. Fred Shotwell MORRIS CHAPEL- Fred Shotwell, 56, died Sunday at Tri-County Nursing Home of Adamsville. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Parham Mortuary in charge. For more information call the funeral home at 968-5882. Howard Hugh Gill HUMBOLDT Services for Howard Hugh Gill, 68, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hunt Funeral Home. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery. Mr. Gill, a retired truck driver, died Sunday at Cedar Crest Hospital. He was married to Doreen Gill. They had four children, Beverly Roberson, Carol Sikes and David Gill, all of Humboldt and Pamela Blackburn of Frankfurt, Ky. For more information, call the funeral home at 784-1414. Wayne Bunch MARTIN Graveside services for Wayne Bunch, 72, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at East Side Cemetery. Mr. Bunch, a retired farmer, died Saturday at Volunteer General Hospital. For more information, call Murphy Funeral Home at587-3121. Keith Ashley Ross Services for Keith Ashley Ross, 21, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Lawrence-Sorenson Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Chester County. Mr. Ross, an employee of Hornsby Electrical died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound Sunday at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital, according to the funeral home. His mother was Virginia Hinson Ross of Jackson. For more information, call the funeral home at 424-2424. A.T. Marshall PARSONS Services for A.T. Marshall, 64, were today at Boyd Funeral Home. Burial was in Crossroads Cemetery. Mr. Marshall, a retired employee of Decatur County Highway Department, died Sunday at his home. He was married to Thresa Coats Marshall. They had a son, James Lan-tie Marshall of Beauford, S.C. For more information, call the funeral home at 847-4400. The exhibits showed the impact of changing technology on cotton gins and how the crop affected life in the region, both before and after the Civil War. "Cotton has always been important to the South, ever since colonial days when they first started growing it," said Ms. Phillips. "We decided to emphasize the importance of cotton to Georgians during the 19th century. Cotton and cotton ginning was a real focal point in the agricultural year." Farmers started work on the crop in February or March and did not harvest it until September or November, she noted. Many plantations had their own gins, which the owners sometimes shared with smaller farmers, but there were also portable gins and later community gins, such as the one at the Agrirama. The community gin became a A Brentwood building and its strewn about after a tornado TORNADO From Page IB But residents cleaning up the mess said their material losses were unimportant. James Maupin, whose home suffered heavy damage and whose five automobiles were mangled, said he COUNCIL From Page 1 go get a secondary education." Whatever the cost, Martindale wants the schools issue resolved. "I'm willing to bite the bullet and provide the funds. I believe the people are willing to pay the bill for whatever it is to get this thing laid to rest. It affects a lot of things. In industry, for example: People look at us and see we're DWINDLES From Page 1 The college and university systems need to define exactly what they expect from their Chairs of Excellence and what sort of expenses should be paid from the trust funds established to benefit them, Adams said. Record Hospital report JACKSON General Hospital Discharged Sunday Chester: Patricia Louise Glenn and baby, Henderson. Decatur: Sadie Lee Steward, Parsons. Gibson: Rosa Levette Cox and baby, Humboldt; Claude Wiert Hicks, York-ville; Avery K. Thetford, Bradford. Hardeman: Jackie P. Gay and baby, Bolivar. Hardin: Jerry Oneal Johnson, Counce. Henderson: Kathryn Sue Cagle and Elco Huntsman Renfroe, Lexington. Madison: Kathy Jean Cobb, Medon; V. A. Cooper, Anna Kathryn Dunn, Sharon Dianne Edwards and baby, Ann Jeffries Graham and baby, Debra Kay Istvanko and baby, Jamie Lynn Moeslein and baby, Stacy Ann Patterson, all of Jackson. McNalry: Annie Florence Davis, Finger; Camilla Anjanet Sanders, Bethel Springs. HCA Regional Hospital Discharged Saturday: Louis Byars, Brownsville; Joe Ann Haddix, Bolivar; Ricky Hill, Johnny Moody, Addie White, all of Lexington; John W. Long, Parsons; Ricky Milam, Huntingdon; Jessie Malone, Kenton; Ober Mance, Tenton; Alice O'Quinn, Shirley Weiland, both of Jackson; Earnest Rice, Mildred Wor-sham, both of Henderson; Gary Wil-banks, Selmer; Romona D. Ray, Friendship. Janice Williams and Ruby Hudson, Humboldt; Jolly Worley, Savannah; Angela Goodrum, Selmer; Dale Mullins, Dresden; Carolyn Hudson, Jackson; Valerie Novack, Alamo; Maron Barnett, Medina; Moody Colly, Reagan; Opal Shaw, Whiteville; Zelda Outlaw, Jackson. Discharged Sunday Walter Davis and Delia Lanier, Brownsville. Births JACKSON General Hospital Friday Chris and Ann Graham, Jackson, girl; Sherry Young, Hickory Valley, girl; Alvah and Jackie Gay, Bolivar, girl; Robert and Karen Fletcher, Toone, boy; Ronald and Elizabeth Sheffield, Jackson, girl; Thomas and Dcbra Istvanko, Jackson, boy; Scott and Jamie Moeslein, Jackson, girl; Alfred and Sharon Edwards, Jackson, girl. Saturday Tina Pirtle, boy, Jackson; Barry and Patricia Glenn, girl, Henderson; Eric and Carolyn Adkins, girl, Decaturville; James and Rosie Jones, boy, Bolivar. Sunday Stanely and Gretta Carter, girl, Sauls-bury; John and Tonya Burks, boy, Jackson; Walissa Dugan, girl, Henderson; Timothy and PatU Wilson, girl, was just glad to have survived the storm. "It'll probably cost me $50,000," Maupin said, noting that the his house was insured for will never cover the damages. "I've got stuff in there that I can't even find, and you know the insurance company isn't going to pay for that. "As long as I didn't get hurt, I'm not going to worry about too much of this." mixed up in a bunch of controversy." He's suspicious when elected officials talk about the phone calls they get from constituents, because he doesn't get that many. "Basically, those people don't really care what goes on. Things are going to go on, and they're not going to get too far out of line, and don't bother me with it rather than having to get involved as a citizen." During his term, Martindale will welcome input from anybody, he says, and make himself Among the possible solutions that should be explored would be to expand the $1 million chairs to at least $1.3 million, while reducing the amount of expenditures expected to be covered from trust revenues, he said. That would guarantee a constant source of funds in the future House Finance Committee Chairman John Bragg, D-Murfreesboro, proposed the Chairs of Excellence program, aimed at upgrading facul PA ANNOUNCEMENT Information supplied by West Tennessee Funeral Directors Mrs. Verlene Phelps Burton Funeral services for Mrs. Verlene Phelps Burton, 52, will be at 12 noon Tuesday, December 27, 1988 at Green Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Ray Boyle officiating. Burial will be in Beech Springs Church cemetery In Jacks Creek, Tennessee with Ste-phenson-Shaw Funeral Home in charge. Mrs. Burton an employee of Western State Mental Hospital departed this life Friday, December 23, 1988 at Bolivar Community Hospital. She was born December 1, 1936 In Chester County, the daughter of the late Mr. Jim Johnson and the late Mrs. Mattie Trice Johnson. She was united in marriage to Mr. Willie L. Burton. She leaves to cherish her memories her husband, Mr. Willie L. Burton of Bolivar, 4 sons, William Cecil Smith and Phillip Smith both of Jackson, Thomas B. Smith of Toone, Tenn. and Derwin Smith of Bolivar, a daughter, Angela Smith of Bolivar, 2 sisters, Tommie Joyner of Gary, Indiana and Precious Thomas of Jacks Creek, 2 brothers, Claudie B. Johnson and Keeble Johnson both of Gary, Indiana; 2 daughter-in-laws, Evelyn Smith of Jackson and Glenda Smith of Toone, a brother-in-law, Cuius Thomas of Jacks Creek; 2 sister-in-laws, Pearl ie Mae Johnson and Ada B. Johnson both of Gary, Indiana; a devoted granddaughter, Marcella Ballard; 12 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. The body will lie In state this evening at the Stephenson-Shaw Funeral Home In Henderson, Tenn. and Tuesday from 7 a. m. until time of services at Green Grove Baptist Church in Bolivar, Tenn. For more Information call Stepthenson-Shaw Funeral Home. Stephenson-Shaw Funeral Home 427-7411 Mrs. Alma Thomas Thompson Funeral services for Mrs. Alma Thomas Thompson, formerly of Memphis, Tennessee who frequently visited her niece, Mrs. Mildred Thomas Springfield of Jackson, will be Tuesday, December 27, 1988 at 2 p. m. at Central Christ Methodist Church In Detroit, Michigan with Thompson Funeral Home In charge. For more Information call Thompson Funeral Home at 313-897-0900. i University of Alabama students home for the holidays drowned when the flood-swollen waters of the Harpeth River engulfed their vehicles. available to talk about any topic that comes up. "But when it' comes down to the vote, I'm going to cast it the way I think it's in the best interest of not only Jackson but Madison County. I have never let my votes be, swayed or determined by whether I thought the constituents would like it. If they don't like it, they'll always have a chance to change. They can boot me out when the time comes. I believe people like that kind of an attitude. They like somebody who's going to tell it like it is." ty quality, in 1984. The goal was that the state would fund at least one, chair at every public university. Tennessee has set aside $35 million for Chairs of Excellence since 1984, but most of the money has not been used because public universities have not attracted scholars for them. Only 35 of the 90 chairs funded by 1 the state have been filled, Adams said. Keith Ashley Ross Services for Keith Ahsley Ross, 21, will be 2 p. m. Tuesday In the chapel of Lawrence-Sorenson Funeral Home with Rev. Clarence Kitchen officiating. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant cemetery in Chester County. Mr. Ross died Sunday at Jackson Madison. County General Hospital after a short illness. He was born in Madison Coun-v ty, son of Mrs. Virginia Hinson Ross and the late Harrill Clyde Ross. He attended Beech Bluff and Southside schools and was an employee of the Hornsby Electrical Company. He was Church Of God In belief. Other than his mother he leaves his brothers, Jerry P. Ross, Ronnie J. Ross, Eugene Ross, Roger G. Ross, Norris E. Ross and Stephen L. Ross, all of Jackson; his sisters, Virginia A. Cooper and Betty J. Cooper both of Henderson and Sandra J. Ross of Jackson. Lawrence-Sorensen Funeral Home 424-2424 A. T. Marshall Services for A. T. Marshall, 54, will be today at 2 p. m. at Boyd Funeral Home chapel In Parsons with Rev. Mike Yarbro officiating. Burial will be In Cross Roads cemetery. Mr. Yarbro died Sunday morning at his home after a short Illness. He was a member of Tomiln Chapel Baptist Church. He was retired from the Decatur County Highway Dept. He was son of the late Jerry and Mary Wylle Marshall. He Is survived by his wife, Mrs. Thresa Coats Marshall of Parsons; a son, James Lantie Marshall of Beaufort. S. 3 brothers, J. W. Marshall and L. H. Marshall both of Parsons and C. Marshall of Nashville; a sister, Mrs. Johnnie Sue Grice of Parsons; 2 grandchildren, Carrie Marshall of Paris, Tenn. and Heather Marshall of Beaufort, S. C. Pallbearers to serve are L. Marshall, Terry Marshall, Mark Smith, Joey Coats, Freddie Bartholomew and Lynn Black-well. Boyd Funeral Home 852-3711 Dealh Nolice Policy: The Jackson Sun provides free death notices for families In our However, those desiring more than basic Information provided In the death notice may purchase a paid obituary through their funeral home or the classified advertisement department of The Sun. Willard Wright ADAMSVILLE Services for Willard Wright, 69, will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Shackelford Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mud Creek Cemetery. Mr. Wright, a retired barge captain, died Saturday at his home. He was married to Willie Opal Donaldson Wright. They had three children, Larry Wright, Phillip Wright and Michael Wright, all of Houston, Texas. For more information, call the funeral home at 645-3481. Maggie Mai Battle DYER Services for Maggie Mai Battle, 78, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Karnes and Son Funeral Home. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. Mrs. Battle, a retired employee of Brown Shoe Company, died Friday at Volunteer General Hospital. He was married to Earl Sammy Battle. They had a daughter, Martha Faye Pack of Dyer. For more information, call the funeral home at 692-3711. Marguerite Pigue Morris BROWNSVILLE Services for Marguerite Pigue Morris, 75, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Brownsville Funeral Home. Burial will be in Providence Cemetery. Mrs. Morris, a homemaker, died Sunday at her home. She was married to the late Foncie Morris. They had 13 children, Jerry Morris, Billy Morris, Frank Morris, Danny Morris, Jimmy Morris, Scotty Morris, David Morris, Joan Kirkpa-trick and Carolyn Haynes, all of Brownsville, Harold Morris of Bells, Jeanette Kirkpatrick and Mary Ann Archer, both of Memphis, and Linda Mehr of Nashville. For more information, call the funeral home at 772-1551. Ada Turner McKENZIE Services for Ada Turner, 77, were today at Brummitt Funeral Home. Burial was in Enon Cemetery. Mrs. Turner, a retired restaurant operator, died Thursday in Oakland, Mich. She had a daughter, Shirley Watts of Sterling, Mich. For more information, call the funeral home at 352-2222. Death elsewhere Joseph Harmon, former football player NASHVILLE (AP) Joseph P. Harmon who played on the University of Notre Dame football team that featured the Four Horsemen, is dead at age 84. He died Saturday in Nashville, where he was visiting a daughter. Harmon played on the Notre Dame team that won in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1, 1925. He was a second-string center behind Capt. Adam Walsh on that 1924 team. gathering place, where farmers could sit and discuss politics and world events, Ms. Phillips said. Georgia had two types of cotton. Sea island cotton had long fibers that were fairly easy to separate from the seeds. It grew best along the coast. The other type was short-staple cotton, which was hardier and could be planted in other areas. The disadvantage of short-staple cotton was the difficulty of separating the seeds from the lint. Before Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin in 1793, it took a worker one day to produce a pound of short-staple cotton, noted Johnny Johnson, the Agrirama's coordinator of interpretation and education. By contrast, Whitney's first gin, a machine with wires on a revolving drum that separated the lint from the seeds, turned out 50 pounds of cotton in the same amount of time. Museums spotlight cotton TIFTON, Ga. (AP) A hissing steam engine drives an old gin at the state's agricultural museum, offering a glimpse of Southern life when cotton was king and workers toiled from dawn to dusk to harvest its white fluff. "It took a lot of time and energy to produce," observed Pat Phillips, curator at the Georgia Agrlrama in Tifton. "It's a whole different type of work that people nowadays just can't fathom. It was backbreaking work." To illustrate the Importance of cotton, the Agrirama teamed up with Westville Historic Handicrafts a private museum In Lumpkin, to show how the crop was harvested and processed from 1850 through 1900. The program was supported by the Georgia Endowment for the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities and through appropriations ifrom the Georgia General Assembly.

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