Oldest Native Pioneers Present

To qualify to register as a “pioneer” a person must be:

  1. Sixty (60) years of age and born in Clay County, or

  2. Sixty (60) years of age and have been a resident of Clay County for a total of 30 years at any time.

  3. In addition, the spouse of any qualified pioneer may also register

Pioneers who register will receive name badges, complimentary issues of the souvenir book, The Clay County Leader Pioneer edition, and complimentary luncheons both days at the VFW Building.  
(per Peggy Wines 9/13/04)
 

1957   Mrs. L. A. Wynn (84)
           Hance Harding (94)

1958  Mrs. F. G. Matheson (97)
          G. H. Harding (95)   

1959  Mrs. Clemmie Garner (97)
           T. B. Kelsoe (97)

1960  Mrs. R. E. Vaughan (90)
           T. B. Kelsoe (98)      

1961   Mrs. Katie Lowry
           John Franke

1962   Mrs. R. E. Vaughan (92)
           P. P. Kindsfather

1963   Mrs. Ida Crowley (91)
           J. T. Harris (84)

1964    Mrs. Ida Crowley (92)
            F. D. Gregory (84)

1965   Mrs. W. H. Kerbow (89)
           S. R. Adair (89)

1966  Mrs. Minnie Graham (86)
          Edgar P. Haney (84)

1967  Mrs. Lou Rawlings (93)
          R. L. Scaling, Sr (93)

1968  Mrs. DeanNa Evans (83)
          Babe Castle (85)

1969   Mrs. P. H. Boddy (92)

         W. H. Garner (81)

1970   Mrs. Minnie Graham (92

            L. Y. Herrin (84)

1971   Pete Gill (79)

            Mrs. Les (Mary) Christian (77)

1972   L. Y. Herrin (86)

      Miss Lydia Hohenstein (86)

1973   Lawson Pennington (87)

            Mrs. Bob (Ruby) O’Brien (85)

1974   L.Y. Herrin (88)

            Mrs. Deanna Evans (90)

1975   L.Y. Herrin (89)

            Mrs. Deanna Evans (91)

1976   Levi Jones (90)

            Mrs. Ada Whitsitt (89)

1977   Loftin Y. Herrin (90)

            Mrs. Willie Hodges (89)

1978   L.Y. Herrin (91)

            Mrs. Willie Hodges (90)

1979   L.Y. Herrin (92)

            Mrs. Willie Hodges (91)

1980   Louie Klein (90)

            Mrs. Minnie Dubberly (90)

1981   Babe Garner (88)

            Mrs. Lillie Slaughter (92)

1982   J.L. Willis (89)

            Mrs. Lillie Slaughter (93)

1983   John Kosanke (88)

            Mrs. Bee Smith (88)

1984   John Kosanke (89)

            Les Thompson (89)

            Magdelena Graf (92)

1985   Claude R. (Babe) Garner (92)

            Lottie Holland Wines (92)

1986   Claude McAdams (97)

            Lottie Holland Wines (93)

1987   Jerome Hesterly (96)

            Bee Harding Smith (92)

1988   Les Thompson (93)

            Ethel Thompson (91)

1989   Les Thompson (95)

            Sarah Reeves (93)

1990   Les Thompson (95)

            Sarah Reeves (94)

1991   Les Thompson (96)

            John Kosanke (96)

            Sarah Reeves (95)

1992   Les Thompson (97)

            Sarah Reeves (96)

1993   Les Thompson (98)

            Sarah Reeves (97)

1994   Lee Barnett (82)

            Myrtle Denny (88)

1995   John Furhman (86)

            Ira Riddle (86)

            Lori Gibson (94)

1996   Edward Moser (93)

            Annie Moser (93)

1997   Edward Moser (94)

            Annie Moser (94)

1998   Leon Tate (95)

            Anna Berend (89)

1999   Earl Clayton (86)

            Annie Moser (95)

2000  Lee Barnett (93)
           Anna Berend (91)

2001   Lee Barnett  (95)
           Opal Seigler (91)

2002   Lee Barnett (96)
            Opal Seigler (92)           

2003   R W “Pig” Fletcher (89)
            Lillie Anderson (91)

2004   Homer Wetzel (91)
            Lorena Gilmore (95)           

2005    Albert Graf (91)
            Lorena Gilmore (96)

2006   Charles Ingram (93)
            Ina Crump (92)

2007    Alvin Wuenscke (95)
            Lorena Cheatham (94)

2008   Tom Butler (95)
            Verda Vandiver (97)

2009   Charles Ingram (97)
            Virginia Kearby Hearn (96)

2010    Carl Coleman (93)
            Virginia Kearby Hearn (97)

2011     B.V. Armstrong (89)
             Virginia Kearby Hearn (98)

2012     Billy Don Starnes (87)
             Virginia Kearby Hearn (99)

2013     Nat Fleming (92)

             Virginia Kearby Hearn (100)

2014      Graham Wilson (90)

              Jean Burris (93)

2015      Graham Wilson (91)

              Jean Burris (94)

2016     Pete Bevering (96)

             Jean Burris (95)

2017      Pete Bevering (97)

              Frankie Harding (96)

2018      Pete Bevering (98)

              Jean Burris (97)

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