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Richard Anderson Filyaw
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Birth: Jan. 6, 1920
Dayton
Rhea County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Mar. 27, 2002
Elizabethtown
Hardin County
Kentucky, USA

Father was George Washington Filyaw and mother was Lillie Pearl Clark Powers of Tennessee.
Seems when he was young he was run over by a bulldozer and his back was broken. He has had five back surguries for it prior to his death.(Info from wife Rose) His daughter, Pat Filyaw (2011) stated he fell off a piece of heavy equipment he was doing mechanic work on in 1961 and landed in a ditch on the pipe on his back and injured his spine and has had 6 back surgeries over the years.
Had a very hard life. After his mother's death, his father took him up on the mountain and just dropped him off with kinfolks there and never returned for him. He was passed around from one family to another it seems (Info wife Rose). His daughter Pat (2011) states when he was 3 years old he went to live with relatives. Pat's version is more accurate I believe because he was born 1920 and his father died 1923.
Ordained a minister with the United Church of Christ.
He worked for many years as an auto mechanic for Pickerill Motors in Elizabethtown, KY.
Member of the Rineyville Baptist Church in Rineyville, KY
A Boy Scout Troop Leader.
One of the first Civil Defense members in Elizabethtown, KY.
He died of Lung Disease from being a coal miner.
His father George died in the coal mines of TN, accidentally caught head in between rib of mine and a coal car.
Married Laura Elizabeth Fox abt 1940 KY
Married Wanda Louise Quick 9 Aug 1960 Hardin co KY
Married Eddie (Rose) Embry 10 Jun 1995 Hardin co KY
Father of Donald Anderson, George Douglas, Patricia Carol and Brenda Kaye Filyaw (B&D abt 1950 Oliver Springs TN) by wife Fox.
Father of Brenda Faye, Richard Anderson Jr, and Roxanne Michele Filyaw by wife Quick

 
 
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 Parents:
  George Washington Filyaw (1869 - 1923)
  Lillie Pearl Clark Powers Filyaw (1890 - 1920)
 
 Spouses:
  Wanda Louise Quick Filyaw (1932 - 1988)
  Etta Rose Embry Phelps Filyaw (1921 - 2006)
  Laura Elizabeth Fox Filyaw (1920 - 1960)*
 
 Siblings:
  Edward Clayton Filyaw (1894 - 1953)**
  Ruey Jane Filyaw Lones (1896 - 1974)**
  Katie Mae Filyaw Barnette (1902 - 1997)**
  Addie Bell Powers Clifton (1907 - 1984)**
  Virginia Margaret Powers (1908 - 2006)**
  John Frederick Powers (1909 - 1945)**
  William Eugene Powers (1911 - 1984)**
  Mary Francis Powers Solomon (1911 - 2000)**
  Robert Edward Lee Powers (1914 - 1934)**
  Tennie Mae Powers Hammond (1916 - 1997)**
  Richard Anderson Filyaw (1920 - 2002)
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Locust Grove Baptist Church Cemetery
Hardin County
Kentucky, USA
 
Created by: Crystal Burnham
Record added: Jan 16, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 64265223
Richard Anderson Filyaw
Added by: Josh French
 
Richard Anderson Filyaw
Added by: Crystal Burnham
 
 
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Rest in Peace.
- Connie A. Anast-Inman
 Added: Nov. 15, 2011
 
 
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