V. Orene Carlisle Fennell

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I was b. in 1939 in Houston, MS to Robert Marion Carlisle and Omie Dale Hill, in the old Houston Hospital. My parents lived in Woodland, MS. but mother went into ealy labor, and I was b. weighing 3 lbs and 7 ozs. MY brother weighed 8 lbs and 10 ozs when he was b, in 1941.

My grandparents, Thomas Edward Hill and Mary LaVinnie Springer lived across the dirt road from the Woodland school. I went through most of the second grade in that school though we had moved to Mobile, AL when I was about 2 yrs old.

The old house is still standing, or it was when I went back for the fist time since the second grade in 1995. I knew the turnoff as soon as I saw it! It had not changed a bit.

Mama (my g.mother) had a stroke in the late 40's and they had to move to Mobile where their two daughters lived. Papa died in 1951 of a heart attack. Mama died in 1956 of heart failure.

My grand parents on dad's side lived in Webster Co. Frank Carlisle had a couple of country stores, one in Mantee and one in Woodland. He also farmed, and served as Justice of the Peace until his death in 1917.

I grew up in Mobile, married an A.F. guy, then was gone for many years all over the US. He died in 1979. I retired from the company I had gone to work with afterward and moved back to Mobile where my only sibling, a brother still lived, Robert E. Carlisle. He died Feburary 3rd of 2011 and is buried in the Biloxi, MS National Cemetery.

I have a son in Jesup, GA; one in Jacksonville, Fl; and my youngest son lives with me.


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