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 Lonso (Lon) Columbus Booker

Lonso (Lon) Columbus Booker

Death 5 Aug 1973 (aged 90)
Burial Luttrell, Union County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 21542180 · View Source
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L.C. Booker, 90, Dies at Luttrell

Lon Columbus (Uncle Lon) Booker, 90, native of Union County, died at 7:30 last night at the home of his son, William Vasco Booker, Luttrell. He had been ill for about four days.

Mr. Booker worked for the People's Telephone Company which was later absorbed by Southern Bell, and installed the first telephone in Ayres Hall at UT.

Laid off during the Depression, he farmed on Flat Creek near Luttrell. He retired from farming about four years ago after his horse, Mike, died about the age of 30. His father Pryor Booker, was a Union soldier. Mr. Booker refused to apply for Social Security until he was 83. He would not put any of his land into the Soil Bank.

Besides his son -- a retired TVA lineman -- Mr. Booker leaves three grandchildren W. L. Booker, Knoxville, a foreman with Dempster Brothers; Mrs. H. T. (Marie) DeVault, Blaine, and Mrs. Jim (Peggy) Dykes, Rockford.

Services will be at 2 p.m. tomorrow at Ailor's Funeral Home, Maynardville. Burial will be in Sharp's Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 7-9 tonight.

Add'l info provided by: Ted Crayne

Brother, William Robert WR Booker 8/1/1869 - 3/25/1954

Sister, Arminda Booker 2/14/1873 - 4/10/1911

Sister, Ola Booker 10/2/1875 - 5/24/1952

Sister, Cora Ann Booker 2/6/1879 - 9/26/1922

Brother, Pryor Lafayette Fate Booker 7/20/1890 - 7/14/1966

Sister, Mamie Maud Booker 6/1888 - 12/17/1964

Brother, Leslie Less S Booker 2/1/1885 - 11/18/1963

Sister Susan Parilee Booker 11/7/1877 - 10/13/1894

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  • Added: 13 Sep 2007
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Lonso (Lon) Columbus Booker (11 Feb 1883–5 Aug 1973), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21542180, citing Sharp Cemetery, Luttrell, Union County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Family Ties (contributor 47956654) .