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Pearl Agnew born Jan 11 1895, daughter of Ludlow and Samantha Agnew married in Shelby Co TX April 10 1914 J. Bunyan "J B" PEDDY.   They are in the 1920 census twice, once in Shelby Co TX as Berman J and Pearl Peddy and again in Scurry Co TX as J B & Pearl Peddy. In the 1930 census they are in Crosby Co TX.   Pearl Mae Agnew Peddy died Feb 2 1979 in Shelby Co TX.     Bunyan and Pearl are buried in Ramah Cemetery, Shelby Co TX.

1900 SHELBY Co TX Census ED 90 sheet 2 or 23, page 183 A, precinct # 5, Luds (Ludlow)AGNEW, head, m, w, 45, Nov 1854, SC, SC, SC, farmer;   Samantha Agnew, wife, 45, Oct 1854, GA, GA, GA;   Matta Agnew, dau, 16, April 1883, GA;   George Agnew, son, 14, Feb 1886, GA;   (Sa li or Seali) Agnew, dau, 12, Oct 1887, AL;   Lester Agnew, son, 9, Dec 1890, AL;   Pearl Agnew, dau, 6, Jan 1894, TX   Eugene Agnew, son, 2, Oct 1897, TX.

Obituary of Ludlow Paul AGNEW. Mr Agnew was born Dec 8 1855 and he died Dec 20 1939 in his home in the old Home Community of Shelby Co TX. Funeral services at Ramah. Mr Agnew married Samantha Pruitt on April 30 1874. To this union 11 children were born, 5 of whom preceded him in death. Those surviving are Mrs Ida Parker, Mrs Emma Potut, Mrs Vada Doak, Mrs Pearl Peddy, Fletcher Agnew and Eugene Agnew. His wife died Nov 6 1910 and on April 20 1911 he married Franky Lansford and to this union was born 5 children, 2 of whom preceded him in death. Those surviving are: Mrs Ila Pearce, Lula Agnew, Johnny Agnew, also one step son, Willie Lansford. A number of grandchildren and great grandchildren. Mr Agnew joined the Methodist Church when a young man and lived as he died a consecrated Christian.       AGNEW in Ramah Cemetery.
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Memorial services for Carolyn Almand, 75, of Lufkin was held in the Carroway Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Hiram Melton officiating. Private burial followed in the Garden of Memories Memorial Park, Lufkin TX.   Mrs Almand was born April 18 1939 in Tenaha, TX to Agnes PEDDY PARKER and the late Ben Parker. She died Wednesday, June 25 2014 in a Lufkin hospital. She had resided in Lufkin for three years.   Mrs. Almand was the Comptroller at Rayburn Country for 20 years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Lufkin. Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Bob Almand of Lufkin; sons and daughter in law, Scott Almand, and Tim and Tammy Almand, all of Lufkin; grand daughter and husband, Casi and Skyler Burchinal of Paris TX; grandson and wife, Cody and Christie Almand of Lufkin; great grand daughters, Addisyn Burchinal and Alyvia Burchinal, both of Paris; a great grandchild on the way; her mother, Agnes Peddy Parker of Lufkin; sister and brother in law, Sandra and Frank Gardner of Katy; brother in law and sister in law, Dr Lyndon and Raymonda Almand of Bryan; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her father. Pallbearers will be Bob Browning, Mark Mills, Ted Gardner, Bobby Parker, George Peddy, Bob Peddy, Matthew Almand and Mike Kelly. Carroway Funeral Home, Lufkin, in charge.
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Carla Jo Peddy married Michael Anders       Also see Forest Park Cemetery, Caddo Parish LA


John W Anglin Married Elizabeth A WINDSOR PEDDY.
ANGLIN     ANGLIN ←a better site.
also see WINDSOR

      William WINSOR, 57, m, farmer, NC;   "Penvina" Winsor, 45, NC;   John Winsor, 21, GA;   John Anglin, 21, GA;   Eliza A Anglin, 24, GA;   Mary J Anglin (should be PEDDY), 3, GA. . . . . . . 1850 EARLY Co GA Census, page 309. house 7 / 7.

      John WINDSOR, 30, m, Planter, 2000, 1000;   Lucinda Windsor, 27;   William Windsor. . . . . . . 1860 EARLY Co GA Census, Octavia GA, house 194.
      Jno W ANGLEN, 31, m, Planter, 2000, 1000;   Eliza Anglen, 35;   John W Anglen, 9, GA;   Margaret Anglen, 7;   Thomas Anglen, 6;   eliza Ann Anglen, 4;   {twins} James M Anglen, 2; Henry G Anglen, 2;   Mary Jane PEDDY, 13;   Epsy G Anglen, 24;   Mary MULLIGAN, 52, SC. . . . . . . . . 1860 EARLY Co GA Census, Octavia GA, house 195.
      John W ANGLIN, 41, m, w, farmer, AL;   Eliza A Anglin, 48, GA;   John Anglin, 19, GA;   Martha J Anglin, 17, GA;   Thomas Anglin, 16, GA;   Eliza A Anglin, 15, GA;   James Anglin, 11, GA;   Henry Anglin, 11, GA; (twins)   Mary E Anglin, 7, GA. . . . . . . 1870 EARLY Co GA Census page 11 or 53, 28th district.   House 77 / 77.
      House 76 has John MULLIGAN, 52, SC & family.

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      Autrie PEDDY born March 6 1917 in Shelby Co TX was the daughter of   J. Bunyan and Pearl AGNEW PEDDY. Autrie married Lenard M ANSTEAD.     Autrie PEDDY ANSTEAD died Oct 23 2000. She and her husband are buried in Ramah Cemetery, Shelby Co TX.

      Judge Lenard Minsel ANSTEAD, born June 19 1912 in Hillsboro TX died September 29 2007 in Athens TX. He was the son of Wiley Henry ANSTEAD, SR and his wife, Ollie Elizabeth STOKER.

      1920 Crosby Co TX census ED 39 sheet 24 A, page 228, Ralls town TX,     W H ANSTEAD, head, 31, TX MS, TN, laborer;   Ollie Anstead, wife, 26, TX, AL, TX;   Lenard Anstead, son, 7, TX;   Ulric Anstead, son, 6, TX; John R Anstead, son, 1 3/12, TX.
ANSTEAD     or     Autrie Peddy
Autrie Peddy in PEDDY Information

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      Richard Edward "Eddy" ARNOLD was born May 15 1918 in Chester County, TN in the family home on the Jackson-Jacks Creek (TN) Road, name later changed to the Needmore Road (the house was torn down after Eddie died).   He was the youngest of 16 children from the family of Will C. and Georgia Wright Ingle Arnold that contained 1/2 siblings.   Eddie went to County Line school, (near Madison Co line), a one room community school that had a curtain in the middle to divide it for 2 teachers. Eddy went here for grades 1 thru 8 and then he went to high school in Pinson TN for one year and at age 16 did not go back for his Sophomore year.
      His father played the fiddle and His mother taught him to play the guitar and early on he was singing. He started out singing and performing at events near his home. (When Joyce L JONES PRUITT was a young girl Eddy was at a function playing from the bed of a truck. A man told Joyce that he would give her a nickel if she would get up on the truck bed and sing with him. she did and she spent her nickel on a ice cream cone. She was one happy kid with the ice cream cone.)   Eddy's father died when Eddy was 11 years old and several months later creditors foreclosed on the family farm, forcing the family to become sharecroppers. During the early 1930's Eddy could be seen most Saturdays on the overhead bridge (Main Street) in Henderson playing his guitar and telling people that he would some day be famous.
      Music was Eddy's way out of poverty. He went to work to help buy farm equipment for the family.   He quit working on the farm full time and at age 16 started performing on radio station WTJS-AM in Jackson TN with Uncle Tom Williams on "The Hayloft Frolic", later to WMPS-AM in Memphis and then KWK-AM in St Louis.   He started singing with fiddler Speedy McNatt and in 1939, they joined Pee Wee King's Golden West Cowboys on WSM and the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville.   (Pee Wee King is known as an entertainer and the co-writer of "Tennessee Waltz")   In 1940 Eddie was single, a lodger and a musician in the Nashville, Davidson County TN Census.   During his time with the Golden West Cowboys, the group performed for about a year on WHAS-AM, Louisville KY. During their time performing in Kentucky Eddy met Sally Gayhart and they began courting and were married on November 28, 1941 in Davidson Co, TN - Sallie was 21 and Eddie was 23 - Pewee King was Surety on the license. Shortly there after, he left with the Golden West Cowboys on a Camel Caravan tour,(sponsored by Camel cigarettes) performing on military bases all over the United States and in Latin America. That tour lasted from November, 1941 until December 1942.   When the Pee Wee King group returned to Nashville, Eddy Arnold embarked on a solo career.
      WSM General Manager Harry Stone hired him for a variety of musical jobs and made him a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 1943.   In December, 1944, Eddy Arnold made his first recordings for Victor Records at the WSM Studios - the first recording session by a major label in Nashville.   On the Opry he was the Host for the Ralston Purina segment.   In 1945 he joined forces with Colonel Tom Parker (later of Elvis Presley fame.). Colonel Parker was Eddie's manager for the next eight years.   During that time Eddy Arnold had a string of hit records. He recorded over 400 songs and some were, "I'll Hold You In My Heart (Till I Can Hold You In My Arms)", "Anytime", "Bouquet of Roses", "Texarkana Baby", "Just a Little Lovin' (Will Go a Long, Long Way)", "A Heart Full of Love (For a Handful of Kisses)", "Don't Rob Another Man's Castle", "I'm Throwing Rice (At the Girl That I Love)", "Take Me In Your Arms and Hold Me", "Kentucky Waltz", "I Wanna Play House With You", and "I Really Don't Want To Know", became number one hits.   Other hits included, "Gonna Find Me A Bluebird", "I'll Hold You in My Heart", "Anytime" and "What's He Doing In My World".     During the period 1947-1948, Eddy Arnold had a number one song on the country charts for 60 straight weeks. In 1948 he sold more records than the entire pop division of RCA Victor - a feat that no other country artist has since done. 37 of his hits crossed over to the pop charts.   During his early peak years, 1945 - 1954 he had 57 consecutive singles that made the charts.   Also during this period Sally and Eddy Arnold started their family. In December 1945 their daughter, JoAnn was born and in January 1949 their son, Richard Edward Arnold, Jr was born.
      He left the Grand Old Opry in 1948 so that he might reach a larger audience. When he left Pee Wee King's Golden West Cowboys and formed his own band (The Tennessee Plowboys). 16 year old Little Roy Wiggins was the band member hired to play steel guitar. Little Roy Wiggins is heard on most of Eddy's early records. He dropped Little Roy from the band when he left the Opry.   During the 1950s Eddy Arnold became the first country artist to host a network prime time show when he became the summer replacement for "The Perry Como Show". He hosted a network radio show, "The Checkerboard Jamboree" for CBS and starred in two movies, "Feudin' Rhythm" and "Hoedown". He became a major concert draw during the late 1940's and in 1952 "The Eddy Arnold Show" was a summer replacement show for Dinah Shore on CBS. He was on Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts. He hosted the TV show, "the Kraft Music Hall and filled in for Johnny Carson on the Tonight Show.     His theme song and most poplar was "Cattle Call" and he recorded it four different times in his early years. His 1955 version with the Hugo Winterhalter Orchestra was a number one record - he had crossed over into Pop. He co-wrote the country and pop song, "You don't know me".   Ray Charles made "You Don't Know me" his standard.
      In 1951 he bought a farm in Brentwood Tennessee and built a home, where he lived for the next 57 years. The late 1950s and early 1960s he worked with his last manager, Gerry Purcell and they teamed up in the mid 1960's to make Eddy Arnold a huge star again. He had his biggest hit "Make The World Go Away", a record that is now in The Grammy Hall of Fame. Eddie's mellow baritone vocals on songs like the 1965 hit "Make the World Go Away," a top 10 pop hit as well as a No. 1 country hit, making him one of the most successful country singers in history.   In 1966 he was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame and in 1967 he became the first person to win the Entertainer of the Year honor from the Country Music Association. By this time he was performing in a tuxedo with symphonies in addition to concerts in large venues and was as much pop as country - he appealed to both audiences.   "I sing a little country, I sing a little pop and I sing a little folk, and it all goes together," he said in 1970.
      He said at one time he felt that if he did not have a record on the charts that his career was in trouble. But after the 1960s he discovered that his appeal to country fans did not require chart records; he was a popular concert draw including his final concert in 1999.   In 1999, Eddy Arnold performed his last concert in Nevada on his 81st birthday with members of his family and a host of friends in attendance. At the end of 1999 and the beginning of 2000, Eddy Arnold's duet with LeAnn Rimes on "Cattle Call" was again on the country charts, which made him the only country artist to have chart records in seven different decades. Billboard Magazine considered him as their most All Time Poplar Country Artist with 147 songs on their charts and 28 #1's.   He was known as the "Tennessee Plowboy" from his youth of growing up on a farm in Chester County TN and plowing with a team of mules. The singers that backed him up were known as the Needmore Singers, named from the road that he grew up on.   Although he retired in 1999, he remained active in the music industry and in the community. He received the "Medal of the Arts" from President Bill Clinton and was awarded a "Lifetime Achievement Grammy". His 100th album, his last was recorded for BMG/RCA in 2005 and was released in 2006. Eddie recorded more than 400 songs - some in the famous Studio B, many of them multiple times with Cattle Call being recorded 7 or 8 times. He sold more than 85 million records.
      Eddy was an astute business person making many investments in Davidson and Williamson Co TN.   In 1977 he introduced his line of "Eddy Arnold Country Style Beans". He was a multimillionaire, but he never discussed his wealth.   After Eddy left the Opry he had a TV show on a TV station competing with WSM on Friday nights, WSM started the Friday Night Frolics that later became the Friday Night Opry to keep from loosing viewers.
      Eddy Arnold was preceded in death by his loving wife of 66 years, Sally Gayhart Arnold on March 11 2008, she was the inspiration for many of his love songs. (Her death came as Eddie Arnold recuperated from hip replacement surgery in a different hospital. He could not attend her visitation or funeral, but he went to the Cemetery by ambulance for the burial service.)   Richard Edward "Eddie" Arnold, 89, died May 8 2008 at a care facility in Davidson Co TN.   He is survived by his daughter, JoAnn Pollard (Richard); son, Richard Edward Arnold, Jr. (Jeannie); grandchildren, Michelle Pollard Johns (Nelson), R. Shannon Pollard (Anissa); great-grandchildren, Katie Elizabeth Pollard, Sophia Virginia Pollard, Rowan Shannon Pollard, Ben Nolen Johns; nephews, Jerry Arnold (Patsy), Bob Ingle (Kay) and Frank Arnold (Mary) and the many wonderful relatives in Chester County TN. Visitation at the Country Music Hall of Fame. Funeral services in the Ryman Auditorium. His family buried him quietly in Woodlawn Memorial Park (Davidson Co TN) so that they could grieve in private.   A Brass plaque marker says "Richard E Arnold 1918-2008 and Sally K Arnold 1920-2008.    
      Eddy Arnold's father, William Caleb "WC" Arnold   1859 - 1929 is buried in New Friendship Cemetery beside his first wife, Mary Etta Lane Arnold   1862 - 1905.   Eddy's mother, Mrs W C (Georgia Wright Ingle) Arnold   July 17 1871 - Sept 24 1950 is buried Henderson City Cemetery.     1880 MADISON Co, TN census, ED 103, page 27 or 432 C;   W. W. Laine, head, 47, VA, NC, NC;   Lenah C Laine, dau, f, 8, TN, VA, TN;   Cornelia Laine, dau, f, 6, TN;   M. F. Arnold, boarder, m, 22, TN;   W. C. Arnold, son in law, 20, TN;   Mary E Arnold, dau, 18, TN.   (Chester Co was formed in 1882)   In 1900 census Mary Etta Lane Arnold shows 9 children, 8 living and by 1905 a total of 11 (10 living).     1920 CHESTER Co TN census, Fifth Dist, ED 47, sheet 1 B, taken Feb 18 1920;   W C Arnold, head, m, w, 60, TN, farmer;   Georgia Arnold, wife, 45, TN;   Mitchel Arnold, son, 20, TN;   Samuel Arnold, son, 16, TN;   Pattie Arnold, dau, 12, TN; W D Arnold, son, 10, TN;   John Arnold, son, 8, TN;   Edd Arnold, son, 1, TN;   R H Wright, father in law, 75, TN, widow.   Georgia "Fannie" Wright Ingle Arnold had 2 Ingle children and 7 Arnold children.    
    Jim Clayton also grew up in Chester County and as a teenager met Arnold when the singer did a benefit show for Chester County victims of the 1952 tornado.   Clayton said, “I’d meet up with him every five to seven years from then on, and he always remembered me”. Jim Clayton said "Eddie was such an inspiration for me,” and Clayton later founded Clayton Homes and Clayton Banks. Jim Clayton also donated money to Chester Co Library and to Freed-Hardeman University.

      SOURCES;     Tennessee Marriage Records.   Census Records.   Personal knowledge of Chester Co and information from my father and Hattie Lee Bray Arnold Cone.,   Cemeteries in Chester County by Lewis Jones,   History of the Friendship Community of Chester County by Lee Nell King,   Pioneer Days by Lee Nell King,     OBITS   The Tennessean,   Chattanooga Times Free Press,   The Daily Reporter-Herald, (Loveland, CO)   Times Courier (Charleston IL),   USA Today in 2008,   Lexington Herald-Leader (KY),   Knoxville News Sentinel,   Associated Press,   Commercial Appeal (Memphis TN),   The Oklahoman (Oklahoma City OK),  
      Herschel H Peddy knew Eddie and his siblings as they were contemporaries in the New Friendship Community.   Eddie returned a few times to Chester County to perform after he started performing on radio and he had one big show as a benefit for the victims of the 1952 Tornado in Chester County.   Eddy donated to the Chester County Library and gave an endowment to Freed-Hardeman University.   Hattie Lee Bray Arnold Cone was married to Millard Caleb Arnold 1893 - 1935, a 1/2 brother to Eddy Arnold. I spent many hours in discussions with Hattie Lee.

      NOTES:       Ivan Leroy "Little Roy" Wiggins (June 27 1926 - Aug 3 1999) was playing the steel guitar at age 13 for a band playing on the Grand Old Opry. He joined Pee Wee King's Golden West Cowboys as a temporary replacement and when Eddie Arnold left the Golden West Cowboys he hired "Little Roy" for his band, the "Tennessee Plowboys".   findagrave  

      For Colonel Tom Parker info see:     Findagrave  

James Howard "Speedy" McNatt born June 30 1919 died October 2 1988 and is buried Forest Hill Cemetery East, Memphis, Shelby County, TN.   James "Speedy" McNatt, 69, Grand Ole Opry fiddler, played with Eddie Arnold in 1936 in Jackson TN and in other venues, Speedy played with Pee Wee King, the Memphis Symphony and others; owned and operated a trucking line. He died of cancer.

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Anna Janette Aydelotte BAER born 27 May 1935 - 11 Jun 2006   Wife of Martin Baer Sr; mother of James Allen Grooms;   daughter of James and Inez Peddy Aydelotte;   sister of Ethel A. Wilkin,   brother of Fred A. Aydelotte;   Anna was born at Lakeland FL.     Buried Coral Ridge Cemetery Lee Co FL.     Obit of her husband, Martin Baer

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