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)

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