Georgia Family Group Sheet for the Jessie E. GANDY Family

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Husband: Jessie E. GANDY
Birthdate: 12-22-1880
Birthplace: Grady County, GA
Death date: 1-1-1940
Place of death:
Burial: Salem Baptist Church Cemetery, Patten, Thomas County, GA
Father: Samuel Anthony GANDY
Mother: Elizah CARROLL

Marriage date: 10-15-1904
Marriage place:

Wife: Luna WILLIS
Birthdate: 8-6-1890
Birthplace: Tifton, Tift County, GA
Death date: 8-17-1973
Place of death: Lynn Haven, Bay County, FL
Burial: Salem Baptist Church Cemetery, Patten, Thomas County, GA
Father: John Isaac WILLIS
Mother: Elizah WILLIS

CHILDREN

Child No. 1: Mary Easum GANDY
Sex: F
Birthdate: 7-26-1905
Birthplace: Tift County, GA
Death date: 1-18-1990
Place of death: Albany, GA
Burial: Salem Baptist Church Cemetery, Patten, Thomas County, GA
Marriage date: 4-18-1920
Marriage place:
Spouse's name: James Herman WILSON

Child No. 2: Lessie Mae GANDY
Sex: F
Birthdate: 12-14-1906
Birthplace: Thomas County, GA
Death date: 8-16-1934
Place of death: Thomas County, GA
Burial: Salem Baptist Church Cemetery, Patten, Thomas County, GA
Marriage date: 12-22-1929
Marriage place:
Spouse's name: Hugh Moore VONIER

Child No. 3: Oren James GANDY
Sex: M
Birthdate: 4-5-1908
Birthplace: Tift County, GA
Death date: 3-4-1982
Place of death: Panama City, Bay County, FL
Burial: Evergreen Memorial Garden, Panama City, Bay County, FL
Marriage date:
Marriage place:
Spouse's name:

Child No. 4: Nona Belle GANDY
Sex: F
Birthdate: 3-5-1910
Birthplace: Tift County, GA
Death date: 10-21-1970
Place of death: Thomas County, GA
Marriage date: 9-29-1929
Marriage place:
Spouse's name: Dalton Jeffie CLARK

Child No. 5: Robert Daniel GANDY
Sex: M
Birthdate: 12-5-1912
Birthplace: Tift County, GA
Death date: 12-9-1956
Place of death:
Marriage date:
Marriage place:
Spouse's name:

Child No. 6: Melvin GANDY
Sex: M
Birthdate: 10-15-1914
Birthplace: Thomas County, GA
Death date: July 1982
Place of death: Panama City, Bay County, FL
Marriage date:
Marriage place:
Spouse's name:

Child No. 7: Annie Eliza GANDY
Sex: F
Birthdate: 6-3-1917
Birthplace: Thomas County, GA
Death date: 7-26-1965
Place of death:
Marriage date:
Marriage place:
Spouse's name: ???? SAMSON

Child No. 8: Agnes Lorene GANDY
Sex: F
Birthdate: 11-4-1918
Birthplace: Thomas County, GA
Death date: unknown
Place of death:
Marriage date: 11-17-1937
Marriage place: Cairo, Grady County, GA
Spouse's name: John Wesley SHATTLER III

Child No. 9: Mildred GANDY
Sex: F
Birthdate: 10-7-1926
Birthplace: Thomas County, GA
Death date:
Place of death:
Marriage date: 5-15-1941
Marriage place: Jefferson County, FL
Spouse's name: Preston C. CROLEY

Child No. 10: Gordon Hildred GANDY
Sex: M
Birthdate: 12-30-1931
Birthplace: Thomas County, GA
Death date: 1992
Place of death: Panama City, Bay County, FL
Marriage date:
Marriage place:
Spouse's name: Helen Rose MATTHEWS
 

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Descendants of Jessie E. Gandy
 

Generation No. 1

        1.  Jessie E.3 Gandy  (Samuel Anthony2, Noel P.1)1 was born 22 Dec 1880 in Grady
County, GA2, and died 01 Jan 19402.  He married Luna Willis3 15 Oct 19044, daughter of John
Willis and Elizah Willis.  She was born 06 Aug 1890 in Tifton, Tift County, GA5, and died 17
Aug 1973 in Lynn Haven, Bay County, FL6.

More About Jessie E. Gandy:
Date born 2: 22 Dec 18807
1910 census 1: In 1218 Militia District, Tift County, GA, Jesse E. Gandy (age 23), occupation:
farmer, is head of household, with wife Luna (age 19), daughters Mary E. (age 4), Lessie M.
(age 3), Nona B. (age 2 months) and son, O.J. (age 2).8
1910 census 2: Also living in Jesse E. Gandy and Luna Gandy household: mother-in-law Eliza
Willis (age 52), sisters-in-law Mizie (age 21), Katie L. (age 14), Sallie A. (age 9), and
brother-in-law William I. (age 12).9
Burial: Salem Baptist Church Cemetery, Patten, Thomas County, GA10

Notes for Luna Willis:
OBITUARY FOR LUNA WILLIS GANDY

Memorial Obituary

Entered Into Eternal Rest  Friday, Aug. 17, 1973

Mrs. Luna Gandy, 84, of 717 New York Ave., Lynn Haven, died Friday night in Panama City, Fla.
Hospital after a brief illness. She had been a resident of Bay County since 1966 coming here
from Thomasville, Ga. Mrs. Gandy was a member of the Lynn Haven First Baptist Church. Survivors
include three daughters, Mrs. Easum Wilson, Valdosta, Ga., Mrs. Mildred Croley, Thomasville,
Ga., Mrs. Agnes Shattler, Panama City; three sons, Melvin Gandy, Panama City, O.J. Gandy, Lynn
Haven, Gordon Gandy, Calif.; one sister, Mrs. Sallie Rosier, Tampa, Fla.; 38 grandchildren, 96
great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren. -- Southerland Funeral Home, 1123
Harrison Ave.
(Panama City News, Panama City, Florida, Aug. 18, 1973)

More About Luna Willis:
Date born 2: 06 Aug 1889, Worth County, GA10
Died 2: 17 Aug 197311
1910 census 1: In 1218 Militia District, Tift County, GA, Luna Gandy (age 19), with husband,
Jesse (age 23), daughters Mary E. (age 4), Lessie M. (age 3), Nona B. (age 2 months) and son,
O.J. (age 2).12
1910 census 2: Also living in Jesse E. Gandy and Luna Gandy household: mother-in-law Eliza
Willis (age 52), sisters-in-law Mizie (age 21), Katie L. (age 14), Sallie A. (age 9), and
brother-in-law William I. (age 12).13
Burial: Salem Baptist Church Cemetery, Patten, Thomas County, GA14

More About Jessie Gandy and Luna Willis:
Marriage 1: 15 Oct 190415
Marriage 2: 16 Sep 1904, Worth County, GA16
 
Children of Jessie Gandy and Luna Willis are:
        2       i.      Mary Easum4 Gandy17, born 26 Jul 1905 in Tift County, GA17; died 18 Jan
199018.  She married James Herman Wilson18 18 Apr 192018; born 07 Dec 190118; died 12 Jul 1971
in Thomasville, Thomas County, GA19.

Notes for Mary Easum Gandy:
OBITUARY FOR MARY EASUM GANDY WILSON

Services for Mary Easum Gandy Wilson, 84, of Okeechobee, Fla., are to be conducted at 11 a.m.
Saturday, Jan. 20, 1990, at Salem Baptist Church, Kenyon R. Gandy and the Rev. Thilmon Vonier
are to officiate, and interment will be in the church cemetery. Mrs. Wilson died Jan. 18, 1990,
at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany. A homemaker, she was born July 26, 1905, a
daughter of Jesse and Luna Willis Gandy. She was a member of Patten Methodist CHurch. Survivors
include sons, Aubrey and Calvin Wilson, Thomasville, Eugene Wilson, West Palm Beach, Fla.,
Daughters, Alice Phinazee, Ozark, Ala., Polly Woodham and Ludie Strickland, Lake Worth, Fla.,
Jewel Lyon, Ty Ty, Hazel Lacey, St. Petersburg, Sybil Nobles, Okeechobee, and Jan Lewis,
Albany; brother, Gordon Gandy, Panama City, Fla., sisters, Mildred Croley, Whigham, and Agnes
Shetler, Panama City; 38 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and two
great-great-grandchildren. The family will be at the funeral chapel tonight from !
7 to 9. -- Dekle-Allen Funeral Chapel.

More About Mary Easum Gandy:
1910 census: In 1218 Militia District, Tift County, GA, age 4, living in household of father,
Jesse E. Gandy, and mother, Luna Gandy.20
Burial: Salem Baptist Church Cemetery, Patten, Thomas County, GA21

Notes for James Herman Wilson:
OBITUARY FOR JAMES HERMAN WILSON

James Wilson

 BARWICK-- James Herman Wilson, 69, a retired farmer, died Monday at Archbold Memorial
Hospital.
 Services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Kirkland-Croy-Hughes Home for Funerals by
the Rev. Ben Rountree with burial in Laurel Hill Cemetery.
 Born in Thomas County, he was a member of Patten Methodist Church.
 Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Daisy Wilson, Barwick; three sons, James A., Calvin T. and Eugene
T. Wilson, all of Thomasville; seven daughters, Mrs. Jester Phinazee, Ozark, Ala.; Mrs. Albert
Strickland, Royeton Beach, Fla.; Mrs. Waymon Lacey, Fla.; Mrs. Jack Lyons, Tyty, Ga.; Mrs.
Vernon Nobles, Okeechobee, Fla.; and Mrs. Danny Lewis, New Orleans, La.; and two brothers,
Thelmer Wilson, Thomasville, and Dallas Wilson, Foley, Fla.

More About James Wilson and Mary Gandy:
Marriage: 18 Apr 192022

        3       ii.     Lessie Mae Gandy22, born 14 Dec 1906 in Thomas County, GA23; died 16
Aug 1934 in Thomas County, GA24.  She married Hugh Moore Vonier24 22 Dec 192925; born 25 Mar
1892 in Thomas County, GA25; died 14 Dec 198525.

More About Lessie Mae Gandy:
Date born 2: 14 Dec 1906, Tift County, GA26
1910 census: In 1218 Militia District, Tift County, GA, age 3, living in household of father,
Jesse E. Gandy, and mother, Luna Gandy.27
Burial: Salem Baptist Church Cemetery, Patten, Thomas County, GA28

More About Hugh Moore Vonier:
Burial: Salem Baptist Church Cemetery, Patten, Thomas County, GA29

More About Hugh Vonier and Lessie Gandy:
Marriage: 22 Dec 192929

        4       iii.    Oren James Gandy30, born 05 Apr 1908 in Tift County, GA31; died 04 Mar
1982 in Panama City, Bay County, FL32.

More About Oren James Gandy:
Name 2: Oren James Gandy33
Name 3: Orvin James Gandy34
1910 census: In 1218 Militia District, Tift County, GA, age 2, living in household of father,
Jesse E. Gandy, and mother, Luna Gandy.35
Burial: Evergreen Memorial Garden, Panama City, Bay County, FL36

        5       iv.     Nona Belle Gandy37, born 05 Mar 1910 in Tift County, GA38; died 21 Oct
1970 in Thomas County, GA39.  She married Dalton Jeffie Clark40 28 Sep 192940.

More About Nona Belle Gandy:
Name 2: Nona Bell Gandy41
Name 3: Nonabelle Gandy42
1910 census: In 1218 Militia District, Tift County, GA, age 2 months, living in household of
father, Jesse E. Gandy, and mother, Luna Gandy.43

More About Dalton Jeffie Clark:
Name 2: Jeff Clark44

More About Dalton Clark and Nona Gandy:
Marriage: 28 Sep 192945

        6       v.      Robert Daniel Gandy46, born 05 Dec 1912 in Tift County, GA47; died 09
Dec 195648.
        7       vi.     Melvin Gandy49, born 15 Oct 1914 in Thomas County, GA50.

More About Melvin Gandy:
Name 2: Melvin Gandy51
Date born 2: 15 Oct 1914, Thomas County, GA51

        8       vii.    Annie Eliza Gandy52, born 03 Jun 1917 in Thomas County, GA52; died 26
Jul 196553.  She married ???? Samson54.

More About Annie Eliza Gandy:
Name 2: Annie Gandy54

        9       viii.   Agnes Lorene Gandy55, born 04 Nov 1918 in Thomas County, GA56.  She
married John Wesley Shattler III57 17 Nov 1937 in Cairo, Grady County,  GA58; born 20 May 1906
in Cooksville, IL58; died 29 Mar 1968 in Orlando, FL58.

More About Agnes Lorene Gandy:
Name 2: Agnes Gandy59

Notes for John Wesley Shattler III:
        John worked at various jobs while growing up including chauffeur work and two years
with the Ringling Brothers Circus as an elephant handler. He was a trucker in the Chicago area
during his early adult life. John married Elsie Liljehorn, however the marriage was
unsuccessful. they had one son, William John. John came south in the thirties and was driving a
bus for Georgia Coach Lines when he met Agnes who was working as a waitress in Thomasville, Ga.
After their marriage they lived in Georgia, Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Chicago before moving to
Orlando in 1947. John drove a semi truck for Allied and Mayflower. In 1949 their house burned
and they moved to Miami for about nine months. They had returned to Orlando and rebuilt their
home. In 1950 he was involved in a collision in Missippi when a car skidded out of control and
struck his truck. He was not expected to recover after receiving burns on 90% of his body. He
did recover and worked as a warehouse foreman for Joiner May!
flower for 8 years. In 1959 he bought a truck and leased to Mercury Motor Express for several
years hauling freight prior to his retirement. He was a large man who was very strong prior to
his accident. John was well known for his love of humor and his sternness. However he was
sensitive and sincere.
        Agnes grew up on a farm between Pavo and Coolidge, Ga. She worked as a waitress and
homemaker thorough most of their marriage. For several years she worked in the warehouse with
John as a clerk. She was well known for her cooking ability and homemaking skills. The births
of their children were spread over 22 years. Their Orlando residence were located on Chickasaw
Trail, 538 S. Eola, and 503 Mayfair Circle.
        They attended church at Downey Memorial, Union Park; First Baptist Church, Union Park;
and Conway Baptist Church, Orlando.
        John died from a heart attack he suffered while unloading a load of trash at the county
dump.
        Agnes moved to Thomasville, Ga. and Titusville Fl. after John's death. She then moved
to Panama City, Fl in 1972. She was briefly married to Chris Booten, Joe, and George Jones.

(from "Genealogy Report-DESCENDANTS OF JOHN WESLEY SHATTLER & AGNES GANDY" compiled by Donald
Shattler)

More About John Shattler and Agnes Gandy:
Marriage: 17 Nov 1937, Cairo, Grady County,  GA60

        10      ix.     Mildred Gandy61, born 07 Oct 1926 in Thomas County, GA62.  She married
???? Croley63.
        11      x.      Hildred Gordon Gandy64, born 30 Dec 193164.

More About Hildred Gordon Gandy:
Name 2: Gordan Hildred Gandy65
Name 3: Gordon Hildred Gandy66
Date born 2: 30 Dec 1921, Thomas County, GA66
 
 

Endnotes

1.  Application for SSN, Mary Easum Gandy Wilson, dtd. 8-10-1961.
2.  HISTORY OF THE WILLIS FAMILY, compiled/published by Thomas C. Benefield.
3.  Application for SSN, Mary Easum Gandy Wilson, dtd. 8-10-1961.
4.  Aunt Sybil (Sybil Wilson Nobles).
5.  Application for SSN, Luna Willis Gandy, dtd. 1-3-1951..
6.  HISTORY OF THE WILLIS FAMILY, compiled/published by Thomas C. Benefield.
7.  Aunt Sybil (Sybil Wilson Nobles).
8.  1910 United States Federal Census, Tift County, GA, Roll 216 Book 1, Page 104.
9.  1910 United States Federal Census, Tift County, GA, Roll 216 Book 1, Pages 104 and 105.
10.  HISTORY OF THE WILLIS FAMILY, compiled/published by Thomas C. Benefield.
11.  Aunt Sybil (Sybil Wilson Nobles).
12.  1910 United States Federal Census, Tift County, GA, Roll 216 Book 1, Page 104.
13.  1910 United States Federal Census, Tift County, GA, Roll 216 Book 1, Pages 104 and 105.
14.  HISTORY OF THE WILLIS FAMILY, compiled/published by Thomas C. Benefield.
15.  Aunt Sybil (Sybil Wilson Nobles).
16.  HISTORY OF THE WILLIS FAMILY, compiled/published by Thomas C. Benefield.
17.  Application for SSN, Mary Easum Gandy Wilson, dtd. 8-10-1961.
18.  Aunt Sybil (Sybil Wilson Nobles).
19.  Family Group Sheet for JAMES HERMAN WILSON and MARY EASUM GANDY WILSON, compiled by Susan
Dolan with information she obtained from Sue Ellen Wilson..
20.  1910 United States Federal Census, Tift County, GA, Roll 216 Book 1, Page 104.
21.  Family Group Record for JESSIE E.GANDY and LUNA WILLIS, compiled by Jane Gandy with info
obtained from Luna W. Gandy, Evelyn Vonier, Mary E. Wilson..
22.  Aunt Sybil (Sybil Wilson Nobles).
23.  Family Group Record for HUGH MOORE VONIER and LESSIE MAE GANDY, compiled by Jane Gandy
with information she obtained from Evelyn Vonier..
24.  Family Group Record for JESSIE E.GANDY and LUNA WILLIS, compiled by Jane Gandy with info
obtained from Luna W. Gandy, Evelyn Vonier, Mary E. Wilson..
25.  Family Group Record for HUGH MOORE VONIER and LESSIE MAE GANDY, compiled by Jane Gandy
with information she obtained from Evelyn Vonier..
26.  HISTORY OF THE WILLIS FAMILY, compiled/published by Thomas C. Benefield.
27.  1910 United States Federal Census, Tift County, GA, Roll 216 Book 1, Page 104.
28.  Family Group Record for JESSIE E.GANDY and LUNA WILLIS, compiled by Jane Gandy with info
obtained from Luna W. Gandy, Evelyn Vonier, Mary E. Wilson..
29.  Family Group Record for HUGH MOORE VONIER and LESSIE MAE GANDY, compiled by Jane Gandy
with information she obtained from Evelyn Vonier..
30.  Family Group Record for JESSIE E.GANDY and LUNA WILLIS, compiled by Jane Gandy with info
obtained from Luna W. Gandy, Evelyn Vonier, Mary E. Wilson..
31.  HISTORY OF THE WILLIS FAMILY, compiled/published by Thomas C. Benefield.
32.  Death Certificate for Oren James Gandy.
33.  HISTORY OF THE WILLIS FAMILY, compiled/published by Thomas C. Benefield.
34.  Aunt Sybil (Sybil Wilson Nobles).
35.  1910 United States Federal Census, Tift County, GA, Roll 216 Book 1, Page 104.
36.  Death Certificate for Oren James Gandy.
37.  Family Group Record for JESSIE E.GANDY and LUNA WILLIS, compiled by Jane Gandy with info
obtained from Luna W. Gandy, Evelyn Vonier, Mary E. Wilson..
38.  HISTORY OF THE WILLIS FAMILY, compiled/published by Thomas C. Benefield.
39.  Family Group Record for JESSIE E.GANDY and LUNA WILLIS, compiled by Jane Gandy with info
obtained from Luna W. Gandy, Evelyn Vonier, Mary E. Wilson..
40.  Family Record of Nona Belle Gandy Clark, provided by Glenda Clark May.
41.  Aunt Sybil (Sybil Wilson Nobles).
42.  HISTORY OF THE WILLIS FAMILY, compiled/published by Thomas C. Benefield.
43.  1910 United States Federal Census, Tift County, GA, Roll 216 Book 1, Page 104.
44.  Family Group Record for JESSIE E.GANDY and LUNA WILLIS, compiled by Jane Gandy with info
obtained from Luna W. Gandy, Evelyn Vonier, Mary E. Wilson..
45.  Family Record of Nona Belle Gandy Clark, provided by Glenda Clark May.
46.  Aunt Sybil (Sybil Wilson Nobles).
47.  HISTORY OF THE WILLIS FAMILY, compiled/published by Thomas C. Benefield.
48.  Family Group Record for JESSIE E.GANDY and LUNA WILLIS, compiled by Jane Gandy with info
obtained from Luna W. Gandy, Evelyn Vonier, Mary E. Wilson..
49.  Aunt Sybil (Sybil Wilson Nobles).
50.  HISTORY OF THE WILLIS FAMILY, compiled/published by Thomas C. Benefield.
51.  Family Group Record for JESSIE E.GANDY and LUNA WILLIS, compiled by Jane Gandy with info
obtained from Luna W. Gandy, Evelyn Vonier, Mary E. Wilson..
52.  HISTORY OF THE WILLIS FAMILY, compiled/published by Thomas C. Benefield.
53.  Family Group Record for JESSIE E.GANDY and LUNA WILLIS, compiled by Jane Gandy with info
obtained from Luna W. Gandy, Evelyn Vonier, Mary E. Wilson..
54.  Aunt Sybil (Sybil Wilson Nobles).
55.  Family Group Record for JESSIE E.GANDY and LUNA WILLIS, compiled by Jane Gandy with info
obtained from Luna W. Gandy, Evelyn Vonier, Mary E. Wilson..
56.  HISTORY OF THE WILLIS FAMILY, compiled/published by Thomas C. Benefield.
57.  Genealogy Report-DESCENDANTS OF JOHN WESLEY SHATTLER AND AGNES GANDY, compiled by Donald
Shattler..
58.  HISTORY OF THE WILLIS FAMILY, compiled/published by Thomas C. Benefield.
59.  Aunt Sybil (Sybil Wilson Nobles).
60.  HISTORY OF THE WILLIS FAMILY, compiled/published by Thomas C. Benefield.
61.  Aunt Sybil (Sybil Wilson Nobles).
62.  HISTORY OF THE WILLIS FAMILY, compiled/published by Thomas C. Benefield.
63.  Aunt Sybil (Sybil Wilson Nobles).
64.  Family Group Record for JESSIE E.GANDY and LUNA WILLIS, compiled by Jane Gandy with info
obtained from Luna W. Gandy, Evelyn Vonier, Mary E. Wilson..
65.  Aunt Sybil (Sybil Wilson Nobles).
66.  HISTORY OF THE WILLIS FAMILY, compiled/published by Thomas C. Benefield.