Jodie McKee Family

Descendants of Jodie A Martin McKee

Generation No. 1

        1.  Jodie A Martin3 McKee  (Andrew Logan (Mims)2, Unknown1 Mims) was born December 09, 1894 in Laurens County, South Carolina, and died May 10, 1983 in Laurens County, South Carolina.  He married (1) Blythe McQuowin June 25, 1916 in Laurens County, South Carolina.  She was born July 15, 1895 in Clinton, Laurens County, South Carolina, and died April 26, 1932 in Laurens County, South Carolina.  He married (2) Nonie Lee Stevens November 20, 1932 in Laurens County, South Carolina, daughter of Miles Stevens and Laura Bragg.  She was born September 09, 1897 in Spartanburg County, South Carolina, and died November 28, 1989 in Laurens County, South Carolina.

Notes for Jodie A Martin McKee:

Obituary

Laurens:Jodie A. Martin McKee,88, of Route 5, Ranch Road, husband of Nonie Marler McKee died late Tuesday in Laurens Nursing Center. A native of Laurens County, son of the late Andrew and Mary Jane Puckett McKee, he was a retired weaving supervisor at Laurens Mill, a mason and member of Rossie Walker Lodge having served as first Secretary of that lodge. He was a member of Second Baptist Church in Laurens.

Surviving are his wife of the home; one daughter, Mrs. Henry (Lillie) Workman of Laurens; one step-son, Turbee Maler of Laurens; one sister; Mrs. Andrella Thomas of Centerville, Mass.; five grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be at 4 pm Thursday at Second Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Joe Smith, Rev. Grange Cothran and Rev. J.B. Abercrombie. Burial with Masonic Rites will be in Rose Hill Cemetary.

The body will be placed in the church at 3 pm Thursday.

The family is at the home of a daugter, Mrs. Lillie Workman, Route 5, Ranch Road.                 Kennedy Mortuary is in charge.

From Gerald Workman

When Uncle  Jodie was in the nursing home he used to tell stories about when he was growing up and the things that they did as children.

The State Newspaper                          Obituary

Laurens—–Jodie A. Martin McKee, 88, died Tuesday.

Born in Laurens County, he was a son of the late Andrew and Mary Jane Puckett McKee.  He was a retired supervisor of Laurens Mill, a mason and a member of Rossie Walker Lodge.  He was also a member of the Second Baptist Church.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Nonie Marler McKee; a daughter, Mrs. Henry (Lillie) Workman of Laurens; a step-son, Turbee Maler of Laurens; a sister; Mrs. Andrella Thomas of Centerville, Mass.; grandchildren, step-grandchildren and  great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 4pm today at the Second Baptist Church.  Burial, with Masonic Rites, will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Kennedy Mortuary is in charge.

There is a Rev.  Jodie A. Martin in Laurens County.   He was the minister of Lucas Avenue Baptist Church from 1923-1935.  It is most likely that this is who Jodie was named after.

From Gerald Workman

Jody owned his own general merchandise store.  Every year or two the family would hold a reunion there.  They would bring all of the chairs and tables out to set things up outside and line the tables up.  Jody lived across the street and Aunt Lillie and other family lived on that street also.  There was always a good turn out.

Obituary-Laurens Advertiser-April 28, 1932—-Funeral Services for Mrs. Jodie McKee

Yesterday afternoon at four o’clock funeral services were conducted at the Lucas Avenue Baptist Church for Mrs. Blythe McQuown McKee, 35, wife of Jodie A. McKee of the Watts Mills Village. The services were held by the paston, Rev. Jodie A. Martin, and the Rev. J. T. Lawrence of the Methodist Church.

Mrs. McKee died Tuesday night at the Laurens hospital after a brief illness. In addition to her husband, she is survived by three childre, including an infant; a brother, J. E. McQuown of Newberry, and two sisters, Mrs. A. C. Bennett and Mrs. J. E. Benjamin of Clinton.

Notes for Nonie Lee Stevens:

Obituary      Laruens Herald

Nonie Stevens Marler McKee, 92, widow of J. A. McKee, formerly of Rt. 5 Ranch Road, Laurens, died Tuesday in Laurens Health Care Center.

Born in Spartanburg County, Mrs. McKee was first married to the late Nalley Marler, was a homemaker and a member of Laurens Second Baptist Church.

Surviving are one son, Trubee Marler of Laurens, one step-daughter, Mrs. Henry [Lillie Mae] Workman of Laurens; two sisters, Mrs. Virgil [Grace] Bishop and Miss Altonia Stevens; both of Spartanburg; also two grandchildren and four step-grandchildren and five step great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held 2:00 pm Wednesday [today] at North View Cemetery conducted by Dr. Joseph Smith.

The family will be at their respective homes.

Memorial may be made to Laurens Second Baptist Church. Fleming St Laurens  29360     Kennedy Mortuary

Children of Jodie McKee and Blythe McQuowin are:

2                 i.    Mary Mozell4 McKee, born April 27, 1917 in Laurens County, South Carolina; died November 28, 1918 in Laurens County, South Carolina.

3                ii.    David McKee, born January 20, 1919 in Laurens County, South Carolina; died September 21, 1924 in Laurens County, South Carolina.

4               iii.    Edwin Logan McKee, born October 15, 1920 in Laurens County, South Carolina; died May 25, 1982 in Laurens County, South Carolina.  He married Bonnie Lundsford; born January 01, 1911 in Del Rio, Tennessee; died November 03, 2000 in Laurens County Nursing Home, Laurens County, South Carolina.

Notes for Edwin Logan McKee:

[from Fred’s obituary]            Jan. 5, 1945

Pfc. Edwin L. McKee, who has been serving in the Asiatic Pacific for more than 22 months.

Edwin Logan McKee                             Laurens Newspaper

Edwin Logan McKee, 61, of 14 Copeland St., Laurens, husband of Bonnie Lunsford McKee, died Tuesday morning in St. Frances Hospital.

A native of Laurens County, he was the son of Jodie McKee and the late Blythe McQuown McKee, a member of Second Baptist Church and a retired textile employee of Laurens Mill.

Also surviving is a sister, Lillie Mae Workman of Laurens.

Funeral services will be 3 pm Wednesday at the Kennedy Mortuary Chapel with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Mrs. Roy Gasque, 200 W. Maple St., Clinton, 29325.

The family will be at the home, 14 Copeland St., Laurens.

 

Notes for Bonnie Lundsford:

Bonnie Lunsford McKee       Homemaker                             Laurens Newspaper

Bonnie Lunsford McKee, 89, formerly of 539 Hanson Circle, Laurens, and widow of Edwin L. McKee, died Nov. 3, 2000, at the National Health Care Center.

Born in Del Rio, Tenn., she was a daughter of the late William Isaac and Sarah Carlisle Lunsford.

She was a homemaker and a member of Laurens Second Baptist Church.

Surviving are two sisters, Tessie Davis of Laurens and Inez Sherrer of Ware Shoals.

Services were conducted Sunday at the Kennedy Mortuary Chapel with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Laurens Second Baptist Church, 416 Fleming Street, Laurens, SC 29360-Kennedy Mortuary, Laurens.

+      5               iv.    Fred McKee, born October 19, 1922; died July 21, 1944 in Germany.

+      6                v.    Lillie Mae McKee, born January 17, 1925 in Laurens County, South Carolina; died July 16, 2002 in Greenville County, South Carolina.

7               vi.    Blythe McKee, born April 25, 1932 in Laurens County, South Carolina; died June 29, 1932 in Laurens County, South Carolina.

Notes for Blythe McKee:

BLYTHE MCKEE-GREENVILLE NEWS

WATTS MILLS- JULY 1-FUNERAL SERVICES FOR BLYTHE MCKEE, TWO-MONTHS-OLD DAUGHTER OF J. A. MCKEE WHO DIED AT THE HOME OF HER AUNT, MRS. G. H. STEWART, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, WERE HELD FROM THE LUCAS AVENUE BAPTIST CHURCH AT 3 O’CLOCK THURSDAY AFTERNOON; WITH REVEREND J. A. MARTIN OFFICIATING.  INTERMENT WAS MADE IN THE WATS MILLS CEMETERY.

BESIDES HER FATHER THE BODY IS SURVIVED BY TWO BROTHERS, E. L. AND FRED MCKEE AND ONE SISTER, LILLIE MAE MCKEE.  THE CHILD’S MOTHER DIED WHEN IT WAS ONE DAY OLD.

 Generation No. 2

        5.  Fred4 McKee (Jodie A Martin3, Andrew Logan (Mims)2, Unknown1 Mims) was born October 19, 1922, and died July 21, 1944 in Germany.  He married Sara Taylor, daughter of Ralph Taylor and Vera Jones.  She was born September 19, 1925 in Woodruff, Spartanburg County, South Carolina, and died November 19, 2005 in Spartanburg County, South Carolina.

Notes for Fred McKee:

Obituary                                Greenville News                   Wattsviillle, Jan. 5, 1945

Sergeant McKee Killed in Europe

J. A. McKee received a message from the War department last Friday stating that his son; Tech. Sgt. Fred McKee was dead. He had been reported missing since July 24, 1944, and the telegram stated that he had been dead since the date he had been reported missing.

Technical Sergeant McKee had been overseas several months, having served in the West African War section before being transferred to the European theatre of action, where he was serving at the time of his death. He attended the Wattsville schools and  before being inducted into the service was employed at the Laurens Mills as a loom fixer.

He is survived by his wife, the former Miss Sara Taylor, and an eight–month-old daughter, who are making their home with Mrs.  McKee’s parents in Woodruff; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. McKee; one sister, Miss Lillie McKee of near Wattsville and on brother, Pfc. Edwin L. McKee, who has been serving in the Asiatic Pacific for more than 22 months.

 

Notes for Sara Taylor:

WOODRUFF, SC– Sara Taylor Darnell, 80, of 1142 Cooper Bridge Road, died Saturday, November 19, 2005 at Spartanburg Hospital for Restorative Care.

Born September 19, 1925, in Woodruff, she was the daughter of the late Ralph B. and Vera Jones Taylor, and was the widow of William W. Darnell.

She was a homemaker, and was a current member of Bellview Baptist Church, and a former member of New Life Baptist Church.

Mrs. Darnell is survived by three sons, Billy Darnell of Greenville, Randy Darnell of Carlisle, and Terry Darnell of Inman; two daughters, Brenda Hughes of Enoree, and Tammy Godfrey of Woodruff; a brother, Ralph A. Taylor of Lexington; a sister, Jo Ann Hautamaki of Woodruff; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at Lanford Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be held at Greenhaven Memorial Gardens, conducted by Dr. Wilbur Rush.

More About Sara Taylor:

Burial: November 2005, Greenhaven Memorial Gardens, Spartanburg County, South Carolina

Child of Fred McKee and Sara Taylor is:

8                 i.    Brenda5 McKee,

6.  Lillie Mae4 McKee (Jodie A Martin3, Andrew Logan (Mims)2, Unknown1 Mims) was born January 17, 1925 in Laurens County, South Carolina, and died July 16, 2002 in Greenville County, South Carolina.  She married William Henry Workman June 30, 1946 in By Rev. Ernest Driggers at Lucas Avenue Baptist Church in Laurens County, South Carolina, son of Landrum Workman and Rebecca Prince.  He was born November 17, 1924 in Clinton, Laurens County, South Carolina, and died December 07, 1992 in Davenport, Florida.

 

Notes for Lillie Mae McKee:

Lillie M. Workman, Laurens–Greenville News

Lillie McKee Workman, 77, of 612 Church St., widow of William Henry Workman, died Tuesday, July 16, 2002, at Greenville Memorial Hospital.

Born in Laurens, she was a daughter of the late Jodie A. and Blythe McQuowin McKee, was retired from Torrington Corp., and was a member of Laurens First Baptist Church. She was a member of the Shelly Sunday School Class, the Sara Lou Patterson Circle and the Martha Franks Singers.

Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Diane and John Thibodeau, of Laurens; three sons and daughters-in-law, Martin and Becky Workman of Greenville, Gerald and Cheyenne Workman of Gray Court, and David Workman of Black Mountain, N.C.; five grandchildren, Pam Harrelson, Shane Workman, Wendy Bradley, Blythe Thibodeau and Jody Thibodeau; and one great-grandson, Henry Harrelson.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 18, 2002, at Kennedy Mortuary Chapel, conducted by Dr. Bev T. Kennedy Jr., with burial at Forest Lawn Cemetery.

The family will be at the home: 612 Church St., and will receive friends at Kennedy Mortuary from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, Organ Fund, 300 W. Main St., Laurens, SC 29360. – Kennedy Mortuary is in charge.

Laurens Woman Succumbs to Injuries.

An elderly Laurens woman Tuesday lost a long battle with the effects of injuries she received in a freak June accident.

Laurens County Coroner Nick Nichols said Lillie Mae Workman, 76, of 612 Church St. Laurens died at Greenville Memorial hospital at 7:13am Tuesday due to complications from the injuries she sustained in a June accident with a motor vehicle.

Just before 10:30am on June 4, Workman exited her vehicle in her yard but had not put the 1987 Ford into park when she got out of the vehicle, according to Laurens Police Chief Robin Morse.

Workman then walked around to the back of the car at which time the vehicle began to roll backwards and struck her.

The elderly woman was then dragged beneath the car 20 feet to a two foot stone wall near the street and over a sidewalk, Morse said. The car continued to the street.

When Laurens firefighters, police and EMS crews arrived on the scene, they found Workman badly injured and lying on the sidewalk.

Workman was airlifted to Greenville Memorial Hospital where she remained until Tuesday.

Morse described the accident which took Workman’s life as a terrible tragedy.  He reminded residents to be cautious when getting out of a running vehicle and to make sure the vehicle is put into park before exiting.

The Laurens Police Department, along with the coroner’s office is discussing the case with the South Carolina Highway Patrol to determine if Workman’s death will be classified as a traffic faculty or an accident, since the collison did not occur on a roadway.

Workman is the first person to die in a motor vehicle related collison this year in the city of Laurens.

 

Notes for William Henry Workman:

Laurens Herald    Obituary

William Henry Workman, 68m of 612 Church St., Laurens, and husband of Lillie McKee Workman, died Monday at The Heart of Florida Hospital, Haines City, Fla.

A native of Clinton, he was a son of the late Landrum and Rebecca Prince Workman.

He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II and a retired machinist for NAPA Auto Parts Store and a member of Laurens First Baptist Church.

Mr. and Mrs. Workman have been winter visitors to the Davenport area of Florida for the past seven years.

Surviving are his wife, Lillie McKee Workman of the home; a daughter, Diane Thibodeau of Laurens; three sons, Martin Workman of Deland, Fla; Gerald Workman of Fountain Inn, and David Workman of Black Mountain, NC; a sister, Marie Haynes of Gray Couty, and five granchildren.

Services will be conducted at 3 pm Thursday at The Kennedy Mortuary Chapel with burial in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

The family will be at the home 612 Church St., Laurens, and will receive friends fron 7 to 8:30 pm Wednesday [tonight] at Kennedy Mortuary.

Memorials may be made to Laurens First Baptist Church Family Life Center, 300 W. Main St., Laurens, SC 29360–Kennedy Mortuary.

 

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