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Can anyone tell me please who the below person is? I stumbled across this
person in the Social Security Death Index when looking up someone different,
and just fishing around a bit. I presume this is a female, since I've known
a Mrs. Poythress with this same first name (and a very different date of
birth), but it is an unusual-enough first name that I'm not sure whether it
is truly only a traditionally female name. Of course the "Poythress" part
of the name could be a married surname or not.
Elvin N Poythress born 10 Aug 1913, died 28 Apr 1990 (so age 76); zip of
last residence 23920 (Brodnax, Brunswick Co, VA)
Any help would be appreciated in figuring out what family this person
Hi Bud, Great to hear from you again, good buddy, and glad to know you
still keep the internet access.
What an interesting story about your Dad knowing about your Mom's
death, drifting in & out of his coma! Thanks for clearing up my
ponderings, re your parents' death dates & their earlier re-marriages
to others. I'm copying your message at the bottom here for our
Poythress List subscribers, in case others had any confusion on it,
Bud, I'm copying below for you a message that hit the Poythress List a
little over a year ago, from Nancy Poythress who had seen your older
brother's marker & who was thanking you for your own military service.
Maybe you responded to Nancy off-List, but just in case you missed
her message, I'm copying it below for you.
Cheers, Barbara (BPN)
From: "Nancy Poythress" <nancylea08(a)gmail.com>
Subject: [POYTHRESS] Joseph Eugene Poythress
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2008 13:02:11 -0400
This message will hopefully be read by Bud Poythress. Maynard Poythress
emailed that I might contact him through this address. I am Nancy
Poythress, wife of Earl Poythress. My friend and I were walking through the
Marietta National Cemetery over the 4th of July and we came upon the
gravesite of Joseph Eugene Poythress, Jr. It just seemed so right that I
find out about this hero so I went to the books and found this information
on him. I felt someone should honor his memory. Joseph Eugene Poythress,
Jr., born 2 Oct 1918, death 13 Nov 1942, Interment date 27 Feb 1948, Buried
at Section G Site 8306-B, Marietta National Cemetery, c/o Georgia National
Cemetery, 2025 Mount Carmel Church Lane, Canton, GA 30114, Gunner's
mate 2nd CL US Navy World War II. I went to the US Navy deaths and
found his write
up that he was killed in action. This cemetery does a wonderful
presentation by placing an American flag on each site every year. Very
powerful to see. I am really just sending this email to say that I felt
honored to have found Joseph Eugene's gravesite and now am so happy to
discover from Maynard that he has family that remembers him and his selfless
act for his Country. I understand that you also were in the Navy and may I
add my appreciation for your service for the USA.
Warmest regards, Nancy Poythress
On Mon, Nov 16, 2009 at 4:07 PM, <BudPoythress(a)aol.com> wrote:
Hi Barb, Of course I am still "online", above ground and kicking!!
And - You're right both times. My parents were divorced, both had
remarried and both had lost their second spouses.
Nevertheless, my Dad died exactly 5 weeks to the day following my Moms'
death. She in January 1981 in NC and he in February 1981 in Savannah.
How about this. When my Mom passed away my Dad was in the hospital in
Springfield, GA, (and we then were living in Bethesda, MD) I called my 1st
cousin, Liela P. Taylor at work in Savannah, before we left to drive to
Savannah, to inform her and she asked should she tell my Dad? I suggested
she check with his doctor as she had to pass right by his office on her way
home from her job, and the doctor told her not to mention it as it wouldn't
register with him. She always visited my Dad each day as she left work for
home as he was in the hospital and passing in and out of a coma. Not a
single soul at his hospital knew my Mom had died other than Liela, but as
she walked into his room he came too and before she could say a word he said
"Pastor Pool (his pastor) had gone to North Carolina!" So Lelia asked why
he had gone to NC and he said "to preach Mattie's funeral!" and passed back
into a coma!!! Strange things do happen, I guess.
My Dad's obit should had said "entombed" rather than buried.
Hope this finds all well with you folks!
Give all my best.
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