Monday, March 3, 2014

Dalton Taylor, Bama Long, James Garner

Dalton Dennis Taylor was the son of William Anthony Taylor and Dora Ann Alice Ivey. He was born on 21 December 1911 in Mississippi and died on 9 June 1934 in Meridian, Mississippi from an auto accident. He is buried in Covington Cemetery in Clarke County, Mississippi. He married Bama Virginia Long on 29 August 1931 in Clarke County, Mississippi.
Dalton with mom Dora Ann Ivey

Southern Tidings, 27 June 1934, Volume XXVI #26
Taylor - Dolton Dennis Taylor was born December 26, 1911, and met a tragic death Saturday night, June 9, when the truck in which he was returning home from camp meeting collided with another truck, and our brother was instantly killed. Brother Taylor lived four miles south of Quitman, Miss. During the tent effort held in Quitman last summer, he and his faithful wife walked night after to attend the meetings. On January 27 of this year he was baptized and united with the Quitman church. He attended the spring colporteurs' institute and started at once doing resident colporteur work. He loved the truth with all his heart, and was doing all he could to spread the glad tidings of salvation to others. He leaves to mourn his death his parents, wife, a two-year-old son, and many other relatives and friends. He rests from his labors, but we believe as a result of his life and influence many other will yet be led to give themselves to the Lord as completely as did our brother. In the glorious resurrection morning we expect to meet our brother again. Words of comfort were spoken by the writer. Interment was in a cemetery near his home. L.A. Butterfield.

Meridian Star, Monday, 11 June 1934
Another Victim of Basic Collision Dies, Bringing Total To Three - Traffic Mishaps and Controversies Cause Other Fatalities
     Nine Persons Suffer Injuries
     With another victim of the Basic truck-van collision Saturday night dying in a Meridian hospital Sunday morning, making a total of three who lost their lives in the accident, Mississippi's weekend toll of violent deaths mounted to eight, while nine are suffering from injuries. The state victims are: A collision Sunday south of Meridian, near Basic, took the lives of T. R. Sikes, 67, Dennis Taylor, 21, and T. J. Covington, 45, all of Quitman and injured Miss Mary Lou Sikes and Miss Edith Covington of Quitman.
     The death toll in the collision on a bridge of a New Orleans van and a Clarke County truck three miles south of Basic late Saturday night, mounted to three when T. Judd Covington of Quitman died in a hospital early Sunday morning. Tom R. Sykes, 67, and Dennis Taylor, 21, also of Quitman, were killed instantly. Misses Mary Lou Sykes, 14, and Edith Covington, 16, Quitman residents, slightly hurt, were treated at a Meridian hospital and returned home Sunday morning. H. A. Covington and wife and Bill Sykes, Quitmanites, the latter grandson of one of the death victims driving the truck, all riding in the cab of the machine, escaped injury...

Bama Virginia Long was the daughter of William Jackson Long and Mary Bashie Cranford. She was born on 13 January 1913 and died on 25 November 2012 in Laurel, Mississippi. She later married James Edward Garner.

Bama V. Garner 99 of Sandersville, died Sunday November 25, 2012 at her Granddaughters home in Laurel. She was a member of Corinth Baptist Church and a homemaker. She is preceded in death by her first husband, Dennis Taylor, Sr. and second husband, James E. Garner, 2 Daughters Mary Evelyn Gardner and Faye Buchanan, 1 son Buddy Garner, 2 Brothers Albert Long and Asa Long and 1 sister Edna Poore.
     Services will be 2 PM Wednesday at Memory Chapel with burial to follow in Corinth Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5 to 8 PM at Memory Chapel. Rev. Allan Gibson will officiate.
     She is survived by 4 Sons Dennis Taylor Jr. of Redding, California, James Garner of Voss, North Carolina, Billy Garner of the Sharon Community and Dwight Garner of Houma, La. 2 Sisters Frances Lundy of Mobile, Ala. And Ethel Crotwell of Morton, Ms. 22 Grandchildren, a host of Great and Great Grandchildren.
     Pallbearers will be Carl Buchanan, David Buchanan, Tom Gardner, Duane Garner, Mike Gilbert and Jonathan Pace. Honorary Pallbearers will be Johnny Mack Hutto and Randy Pace.
     Memory Chapel is in charge of services.

James Edward Garner was born on 7 November 1911 and died on 23 December 1980. He is buried in Old Phalti Cemetery in Jasper County, Mississippi.
James Edward Garner's Grave Marker

 They had the following children:

Dalton Dennis Taylor was born in Mississippi. He married Wilma Deanna. He fathered four children: Greg, Dennis Wayne, Kathy, and David.
Dalton Taylor with wife Deanna
James Edward Garner was born in July 1936. He married Margaret Stutts.

Mary Evelyn Garner was born on 27 July 1938 and died on 29 December 2003 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. She is buried in Sandersville Cemetery in Jones County, Mississippi. She married Charles Thomas Gardner. She birthed three children: Michael Ray, Charles Thomas, and Lesa R.
Mary Helen Parker, Billie Jean Upchurch,
Mary Evelyn Garner, and Aline Beck
Mary Evelyn Garner's Grave Marker

Harold "Buddy" Eugene Garner was born on 26 January 1941 and died on 17 October 2006 in Sandersville, Mississippi. He fathered three children: Josh, Hunter, and April.

Dwight Garner married Stella.

William Garner married Margaret.

Faye Garner was born on 3 February 1943 and died on 20 August 2008 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. She is buried in McGill Cemetery in Jones County, Mississippi. She married George Carlton Buchanan. She birthed three children: Tammy, Michele, and David.
Faye Garner's Grave Marker

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