|Birth: ||Jul. 13, 1897|
|Death: ||Jun. 14, 1966|
Goldie Gertrude Tomblin was the daughter of James "Jim" Tomblin and Cora Hunt. She was the maternal granddaughter of Christopher Hunt and Cernia Evans.
She married William "Willie" Wamsley and had six children. Their five daughters were Ivy Mae, Birdie Ione, Levia Jane, Sarah, and Mary. Another child, thought to be a son, died at birth and was buried on the family property in an unmarked grave.
From Goldie's obituary:
"From the golden land above us, to the weary alone/Comes a voice of an angel's sweetness: 'It is better farther on.'
Tuesday night, June 14, 1966 at 8:45 P.M. Goldie Gertrude Wamsley heard that voice saying, 'Come try that place which is better just a little farther on.'
Goldie Gertrude Tomblin Wamsley was born July 13, 1897 on Turkey Creek near Peebles, Ohio. The daughter of James and Cora Hunt Tomblin, and departed her life on June 14, 1966 at the age of 68 years and 11 months, at the Adams County Hospital, at West Union, Ohio.
She was preceded in death by her husband William Wamsley and by her parents, James and Cora Hunt Tomblin, one sister Viola Millorns, two brothers, William and Harrison Tomblin, and one grandson, Roger Workman.
On June 2, 1919 she was united in marriage to William Bland Wamsley. To this union five daughters were born, all of which survive:
Birdie Riley --- Sinking Springs
Mae Workman --- Route #2 Peebles, Ohio
Jane Hawn --- Peebles, Ohio
Sarah Osborn --- Lebanon, Ohio
Mary Rudd --- Otway, Ohio
Also surviving are 21 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and three brothers:
Elmer Tomblin --- Urbana, Ohio
McCell Tomblin --- Urbana, Ohio
Chester Tomblin --- Urbana, Ohio
And a large number of relatives and friends.
A member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, she was a devoted Christian and loved her church, and will be sadly missed by all.
Her trials are past, her work is o'er
She fought the fight and victory won, and entered into rest
Now let our sorrow cease to flow
God has recalled His own
And this sorrow we must bear
God knows, and His tender heart of love
Still say: Thy will be done [sic]"
Goldie died in the Adams County Hospital in West Union, Ohio on June 14, 1966, aged 68 years, 11 months, and 1 day. Her funeral was held on June 17, 1966 at 2 p.m. at the Antioch Christian Church near Turkey Creek. She was buried at 3:30 p.m. that day in the Evergreen Cemetery on Steam Furnace Road outside of Peebles, Adams County, Ohio. Pall bearers were Gregory Osborn (grandson), Jerry Dunn (grandson), George Riley (grandson), Tom Riley (grandson), Chester Tomblin Jr. (nephew), and Ernie Tomblin (nephew?) Reverend Crawford Crabtree officiated at her services, with musical selections sung by the members of the RLDS Church of Rarden, Ohio.
Persons listed as attending the funeral were: Sarah Wamsley Osborn (a daughter), Jane Wamsley Hawn (daughter), Rachel Hawn (granddaughter), Sarah Hawn (granddaughter), Rex Hawn (grandson), John F. Osborn (son-in-law), Mary Margaret Wamsley Rudd (daughter), Sharon Ann Rudd (granddaughter), Marilyn Kay Rudd (granddaughter), Rhonda Yvonne Rudd (granddaughter), Dorothy Jean Rudd (granddaughter), Ollie James Rudd Jr. (grandson), Ollie James Rudd (son-in-law), Ernest R. Tomblin, Chester Tomblin Jr., Douglas Tomblin, Mr. & Mrs. Charles T. Williams (granddaughter Goldie Riley Williams and grandson-in-law, Charles 'Buddy' Williams), Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Dunn (grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Margaret "Peggy" Williams Dunn), Mr. & Mrs. Earl Waldren (Earl and Mabel Waldren, no relation), Mr. & Mrs. George Riley (grandson and granddaughter in law Ruth Tong Riley), Mrs. Mamie Nichols, Mrs. Glenn Hayes or Hayser? & Tommy, Mr. & Mrs. Floyd Predmore, Mr. & Mrs. Elsa Graham, Mrs. Lulia Austin, James Gregory Osborn (grandson), Tom and Mae Workman (eldest daughter and son-in-law), Marcia Renee Workman, Jack Micheal Horsley, and many persons listed as "calling."
Created by: Kathy Riley Williams
Record added: Mar 17, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18492479
Added: Jul. 30, 2012
Granny, I remember playing with a little painted rocking chair that you kept up in a cabinet, I wish I could have had that for a keepsake of you.You died on my 5th birthaday but I have many memories of being at your place. I remember almost drowning in th...(Read more)|
Added: Mar. 30, 2009
To my Granny with love.|
Added: Mar. 29, 2009
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