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#1 MikeandJack

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 02:49 PM

The oldest recorded Funeral Home in Moore County/Lynchburg is the Harrison Funeral Home. It was operated by Charles Harrison and his son Kenneth. It operated from 1939-1993. It was located in an older house across the street from the old jail and behind the gazebo on the corner of the Lynchburg square. It now sits empty, but a local man is attempting to restore it.

But before the Harrison Funeral Home, Mr. Tom Bobo and his wife Mattie operated an undertaking business from their home. This house is located a few yards from the only traffic light in Lynchburg. Mr. Tom was one of Frank Bobo's cousins.

Here is the house.

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 02:55 PM

Here is a Register of Funerals Book from the Bobo undertaking business from 1927-1934.

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 03:03 PM

Here are a few entries from the book.

Look on line #8 from May, 1927.
It is the funeral records of I. F. Bobo. His name was Issac Frank Bobo and he was 79 years old.
His funeral was paid by Tom Motlow, Lem's younger brother, and the cost was $200.
I. F. Bobo was a local bootlegger and Postmaster at the County Line Post Office.

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 03:20 PM

The next entry is from 1928, line #47.

The funeral was for John Bobo, age 59.
For you who are college football fans, John Bobo was Johnny Majors Grandfather.
Johnny Majors is the College Hall of Fame coach from the University of Tennessee and the University of Pittsburgh.

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 03:23 PM

Next is from 1929, line #9.

Mr. Jim Bedford, age 70.
This was Jimmy Bedford's great Grandfather.

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 03:28 PM

Next is from 1930, line #13.

Mr. John L. Tolley, age 60.
This is Lem Tolley's father.
Lem was Master Distiller #3.

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 03:32 PM

Next is from 1931, line 29.

Andrew Jackson Daniel, age 71.
He is Beth's great Grandfather and Jack Daniel's 1st cousin.

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 03:47 PM

Next is from 1932, line #23.

Oliver Hobbs, age 65.
Mr. Hobbs was Frank Bobo's Grandfather and Sheriff of Moore County until his death.
Frank's Grandmother, Mrs. Pearl Hobbs, assumed her husbands duties after his death and became the first female sheriff in Tennessee.

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 03:50 PM

Next, and last, is from 1933, line 21.

Mrs. Callie Bobo, age 81.
She was Frank Bobo's great Grandmother.

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 04:37 PM

Just amazing Mike! Another great piece of history. Thanks for sharing


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Posted 15 May 2014 - 08:06 PM

that seems like a lot of funeral homes for a small town.  great info again buddy. Thank you.


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Posted 18 May 2014 - 07:33 AM

Just amazing Mike! Another great piece of history. Thanks for sharing

 

 

:yeah   (score)

 

you must have spend hours researching the names or are these ones you already knew about ?

 

love these history lessons  :yourock


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#13 MikeandJack

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 01:14 PM

:yeah   (score)
 
you must have spend hours researching the names or are these ones you already knew about ?
 
love these history lessons  :yourock


Frank & Avalee Bobo and Bobbye Jane McEwen (Dan Call's great, great, granddaughter) helped me. I also did a lot of research.
The book was very interesting to Frank because he said he never knew when his grandparents died or what their cause of death was.
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Posted 28 June 2018 - 10:02 PM

This old, historical home at the traffic light has been purchased by the Jack Daniel Distillery. Word is, they are going to tear it down & make a parking lot for 40 vehicles. Sadly, another Moore County landmark being destroyed.
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Posted 29 June 2018 - 04:46 AM

This old, historical home at the traffic light has been purchased by the Jack Daniel Distillery. Word is, they are going to tear it down & make a parking lot for 40 vehicles. Sadly, another Moore County landmark being destroyed.

 

Agree with you Mike, losing another great piece of history there.... 


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Posted 02 July 2018 - 05:18 AM

This old, historical home at the traffic light has been purchased by the Jack Daniel Distillery. Word is, they are going to tear it down & make a parking lot for 40 vehicles. Sadly, another Moore County landmark being destroyed.

 

:thumbsdown :thumbsdown :thumbsdown


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