Sunday, February 17, 2013

Sunday's Obituary: Aaron Tyson

"Aaron Tyson

 Aaron Tyson, 80 year old resident of the Union Grove section of Anderson County [South Carolina], died at 10:45 Friday night in Columbia following five years of declining health and a serious illness of two weeks.

Mr. Tyson, a retired farmer, was a native of Washington County, Ga., but spent most of his life in this section. He was born Nov. 18, 1875, a son of the late Joe and Lucinda Tyson, and was a member of the Union Grove Methodist Church, and the Masonic Order.

Besides his widow, Mrs. Estelle McConnell Tyson of the home, he is survived by two sons, Quitman Tyson, Charleston and Ernest Tyson, Warner Robins, Ga.;  three daughters, Mrs. C. C. Plunket, Macon, Ga., Mrs. Felton Hutcheson, Kite,  Ga., and Mrs. Glenn Taylor, Columbus, Ga.; one brother, Joe Tyson,  Wrightsville, Ga.; and a number of grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held from the Union Grove Methodist Church at 3pm today. The Rev. T. F. Evatt and the Rev. M. M. Brooks will conduct the rites. Burial will be in the Union Grove Cemetery.

Members of the Men's Bible Class of Union Grove Church will serve as active pallbearers and honorary escort.

The body, now at Sullivan-King Mortuary, will be at the residence after 9am today." 

Additional Comments:

Aaron was born to William Joseph "Joe" Tyson and Lucinda "Cindy" Johnson Tyson. His first wife was Margaret "Maggie" A. Hall Tyson.

Johnson-Washington County GaArchives Obituaries.....Tyson, Aaron March 2, 1956

The Anderson Independent 3-4-1956 Page 24  

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Aaron Tyson was the brother-in-law of my 1st cousin, 3x removed.

Mary Elizabeth Tapley
Linda Irene Tapley
My mother
Charles Morgan Tapley
My grandfather
Mattie Schwalls Tapley
My great-grandmother
Lincelia E Claxton Schwalls
My 2nd great-grandmother
Zachariah W Claxton
My 3rd great-grandfather
Zachariah Claxton
Zachariah W’s son; Lincelia’s brother; my 2nd great grand uncle
Bennett Claxton
Zachariah’s son
Mary Tyson Claxton
Bennett’s wife
Aaron Tyson
Mary’s brother

A special note:  This is my 400th post.  Wow.  

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