Mississippi Family Group Sheet for the John Martin VOYLES Family

Husband: John Martin VOYLES
Birthdate: November 17, 1885
Birthplace: Alcorn Co., MS
Death date: July 29, 1968
Place of death: Alcorn Co., MS
Burial: Farmington Cem., Alcorn Co., MS
Father: Alford Newton M. VOYLES
Mother: Margaret A.S. "Dollie" JOHNSON

Marriage date: March 11, 1909
Marriage place:

Wife: Florence GRIFFIN
Birthdate: February 27, 1891
Birthplace: Alcorn Co., MS
Death date: September 6, 1982
Place of death: Alcorn Co., MS
Burial: Farmington Cem., Alcorn Co., MS
Father: John "Joe" Price GRIFFIN
Mother: Georgia Anna MITCHELL

* Saved by Mrs. Jewel Horn Burress (no date) (picture in article)
M/M John Voyles of Route 3, Corinth, were entertained at their home on April 12th with open house from 2:00 until 5:00 o'clock p.m. in honor of their 50th wedding anniversary. This was given by Mrs. Voyles' sister and niece, Mrs. Alice Busby and Mrs. Ruby Perry.
Cut flowers were used throughout the home carrying out the gold color scheme.
Many beautiful gifts and flowers were received by the couple.
The tea table was overlaid with a lace cloth over white linen. The three tiered cake graced the center of the table flanked with double yellow tapers which cast a soft glow over the scene.
The guests were greeted and registered in a lovely golden anniversary book by Mrs. Gladys Vanderford. The guests then greeted the honored couple with lovely gifts. Mrs. Alice Busby invited the guests into the dining room where they were served individual block cake topped with gold rose buds by Miss Linda Busby. The guests helped themselves to dainty sandwiches, nuts and mints. Mrs. Ruby Perry presided at the punch bowl.
Mrs. Martha Busby and Mrs. R.E. Honnoll assisted in serving. Mrs. Leon Busby registereed the gifts.
* Saved by Mrs. Jewel Horn Burress (no date)
John M. Voyles, 82, of Route 3, Corinth, died at 6 p.m. Monday at Magnolia Hospital following an illness of seven months.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Farmington Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Max Walters. Burial will be in Farmington Cemetery.
A retired farmer, he was a native of Alcorn Co. and a member of the Farmington Church.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Florence G. Voyles; a brother, Allen Voyles, Corinth; 3 sisters, Mrs. Ella Hardin, Mrs. Telia King and Mrs. Jennie Taylor, all of Corinth; and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Box McCleary, Earl Brewer, Willie T. Lee, Harris Counce, Clarence Phifer, and Hershal Jones.
McPeters Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
* Taken from the Alcorn Co. Family History Book
John and Florence purchased a farm on Oakland School Road and lived most of their married life there. They had no chidren, but all the nieces and nephews loved them. John always raised big watermelons and raised popcorn. He would pop over the fireplace in his old fashioned popcorn popper. The children went to visit often.
Florence had rows and rows of all kinds of flowers. She would take fresh flowers to Farmington Baptist Church every Sunday, until she could no longer work in them. They were active members until John could no longer drive.
Florence kept old hats and shoes for the children to dress up in when they came to visit. They always wanted to play grown-ups. Florence kept the best old fashioned tea cakes baked for the children.
They had ponds they let the children fish in. About all you could catch was perch. One day the children ran out of worms and put their chewing gum on the hooks. The fish bit it like a worm. They laughed all the way home about it.
After John died, Florence continued to live on the farm. Her nephew, Edward Voyles, stayed with her at night. In later years she had to go into Alcorn County Care Inn Nursing Home.
* Witness Docket Alcorn Co., MS 1911 J.P. Griffin vs. Southern Railroad Co. Among with witnesses for the plaintiff are Jno. Voyles.
* Witness Docket Alcorn Co., MS July 1915 Jim Wiley vs. Southern Railway lists John Marin Voyles as a witness for the plaintiff.
* 1917-1918 World War I draft registration cards for Alcorn Co., MS lists: John Martin Voyles, white, born Nov. 17, 1885, no birthplace listed.
* McPeters Funeral Home Records page 109 John Martin Voyles
Nov. 17, 1885 Alcorn Co., MS
July 29, 1968 Corinth
lung cancer
s.s. 587-20-5851
Wife: Florence Griffin
father: Alfred Voyles born MS
mother: Dollie Johnson born MS.

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