COOKEVILLE Funeral services for William Jacquess Lemons, 85, of Cookeville, will be held at 10 a.m. on Tues., Oct. 31, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Crest Lawn Memorial Cemetery.
Mr. Lemons died on Sat., Oct. 28, 2000, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
He was born on Sept. 15, 1915, in Davidson County to the late John Otie (a store owner and railroad man) and Virtie Algie Jacquess Lemons. Mr. Lemons also became a railroad man until he became a preacher. He and his brother, Charles, became Church of Christ ministers. While holding a revival, the brothers met and married twin sisters. Mr. Lemons married the former Ellie Mae Bandy on May 21, 1940, under a shady tree. For the next 48 years, Bro. Lemons preached all over the eastern part of the United States. His most memorable trip was to the holy land in 1961, as an ambassador to the United States.
His family includes his wife, Ellie Mae Bandy Lemons; a son and daughterinlaw, Phillip Loren and Patricia Lemons; two granddaughters, Lori Lemons and Rebecca Watson; a brother, Charles G. Lemons of Albuquerque, N.M.; and three great grandchildren, Tammy Coleman, Dalton Wall and Katelynn Watson.
Ellie May Bandy Lemons
1921–2005 (m. 1940)
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