|Birth: ||Feb. 6, 1900|
|Death: ||Jan. 23, 1980|
Lewis was the son of Lizzie Jackson and Tolbert Leffew. He was married to Addie Young and they raised one daughter Mary, who married Ben Scearce. He had three grandchildren, Jerry Lynn Scearce and Fern Scearce Jarnigan and Judy Scearce Atkins Winstead. There were four great grandson's. Stacey Lynn Scearce, Johnny Shane Atkins, Gary Wayne Winstead and Justin Von Winstead. A GG grandson Jacob Shane Atkins Winstead. One GG granddaughter, Angel Bibbins Winstead, daughter of Gary Wayne Winstead. Pa predicted the landing on the moon year's before they actually did. He also foresaw the building of a new four lane through here year's before they did. The road was almost complete when he died. He sure loved to watch them work on it. When we were little sometimes we would have to move in with ma and pa, as I knew them. It was our (my brother and sister) job to carry water from the spring, for drinking and water for washing.
Then mom would use the wash water to scrub both huge porche's that ran along both end's of the house. We also had to carry wood for the cookstove and coal for the heating stove. Pa would go hunting and kill squrriels. I still have his old 16 guage shotgun. It was made by Volunteer. Pa's mother died when he was ten year's old and he had nine brother's and sister's. A couple were from a previous marriage so he had to help raise the younger one's. He would sit on the couch at night and tell me how hard it was for him. He said he had woke up alot of morning's and had to shake the snow off the cover. Pa would tell me stories before bedtime and then he would read his Bible. He had read it cover to cover and could quote alot of it. He helped start Thorn Hill Babtist Church and was a faithful member until he died. He told me stories of taking a wagon and a team of mule's to Morristown across Clinch Mountain before the road was built. He alway's farmed and I know it was hard. His health was not good even as a young man. He had stomach surgery at age 24. That would have been 1924. I still have letter's he wrote home from Ohio when he went to work in a paper mill in the 40's. From the letter's you could tell times were really hard. This precious little man has said a many a prayer for me and loved me. Pa, for that I thank you. I never once worried where you were at when you died. I know the Lord was waiting for you with open arm's.
Plot: Dry Valley
Created by: Judy Winstead~In memory ...
Record added: Sep 28, 2004
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