Monday, March 21, 2011

Cross Mountain Memorial Pages

I have added memorial pages for the miners involved in the Cross Mountain mine explosion of 9 December 1911 under the heading, "Coal Mining", on my home page at:

I welcome additions and corrections to the information.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Joe Monroe CARDEN, Jr.

Joe Monroe Carden, Jr., 87, a lifelong resident of LaFollette, passed away in Johnson City at the home of his daughter Feb. 7. He was born October 24, 1923 in Knoxville to Joe Monroe Carden and Elizabeth Summitt Carden. He was a Veteran of World War ll, serving in the European theater.He attended Center College in Danville, Ky and University of Tennessee, Knoxville.He was a Chrysler dealer in LaFollette in the early 1950s. Joe was a former postmaster, Director of the LaFollette Housing Authority, Urban Renewal Director, and former City Councilman for LaFollette.He was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church, having served as a deacon, treasurer and moderator for more than 30 years. Joe was involved in starting the first couples' class at First Baptist Church.He was an avid golfer and had many wonderful friends. He loved children and helping those who were less fortunate. He leaves a legacy of honor, integrity, and love for his family and friends. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by brother, Sam Carden. Joe is survived by wife, Wanda Heatherly Carden of LaFollette; daughter, Karen Carden Green and husband, Richard (Dick) Green of Johnson City; grandsons, Joseph C. Green, wife Julie, their children Lucy, Katie and Heidi of Nashville, and David M. Green, wife Ashley and their daughter Claire of Brentwood; brother, Robert (Bob) Carden and wife, Ellis of Richmond, Ky and sister, Janice C. Morse Williams and husband, Mac of Newport News, Va as well as six nieces and one nephew. A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Feb. 10 at the First Baptist Church with Dr. Bob Brown officiating. A receiving of friends will immediately follow the service.Interment will be held Feb. 10 at 1:30 p.m. in the Woodlawn Cemetery for family and close friends. Pallbearers and honorary pallbearers will be Dick Green, Jody Green, David Green, Ben Rogers, Bill Wilson, Joe Mosier, and Deacons of First Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of LaFollette, 255 West Central Avenue, LaFollette, Tennessee 37766 Walters Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.