Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Elinda Anne Bates Wing passes away

I attended the Giant Festival last year in September. Part of the activities includes a dinner that the organizers put on for any Bates family members who attend the festival. Captain Bates was a third great grand-uncle to Rhonda Turner. She coordinates the activities for the Bates family members with the festival organizers.

Tonight I received a note from Rhonda advising me that one of our Bates cousins, Elinda Anne Bates Wing, has passed away. I had to ask Rhonda how Elinda was connected to the Bates family since she is not one of the family members that I had conversations with last year.

Elinda was born a Bates.
She was born in Letcher County, Kentucky to Elmer Bates and Ruby Faye McCloud.
Elmer was the son of Robert Bates and Malinda Smith.
Robert was the son of Benjamin Bates & Margaret Lucas.
Benjamin was the son of Jesse Bates and Elizabeth Asbury.
Jesse was the son of John Wallis Bates and Sarah Waldrup.

Jesse was a brother to Eliza Agnes Bates, my g-g grandmother and Captain Martin Van Buren Bates, my second great granduncle. That makes Elinda my fourth cousin or third cousin once removed for uncles and aunts like Jerry, Fred etc.

I thought maybe some of you all might have grown up with, gone to school with or known Elinda before she moved from Kentucky.

Here is the information that Rhonda included in her email.


TO ALL: I regret to inform you of a family member from the Bates
Reunion 2008 has passed away. I wanted to get this out to all of you
that has emails about Elinda Ann Wing. She was at the Bates Reunion in
Seville, OH last year. Our group picture is
attached. Elinda is in black with the scarf standing next to her
husband, Stephen in the blue jacket. Nick is in kneeling in front of
them. Please send a memorial to Stephen and Nick and his family during
this time. She will be greatly missed. Forward this
to anyone else if you would like.

To send a
sympathy note, please go the website.

of you that would like to send sympathy cards, may do so to the following
Mr. Stephen Wing
Mr. Nick Wing
2824 Alling Drive
OH 44087

Elinda Ann Wing was a direct
descendant of Captain Martin Van Buren Bates.
(Karen's Note: She is not a direct descendant of Captain Bates. The Bates had two children, both of whom died. She was a great great grandniece of Captain Bates. There are no direct descendants of Captain Bates.)

Published June 06 2009 -
Worthington, Minnesota
Obituary: Elinda Wing
Elinda Ann Wing, 59, of
Twinsburg, Ohio, died June 3, 2009, in Twinsburg.

Surviving are
her husband, Stephen Wing, Twinsburg; two sons, Thaddeus Wing, Columbus, Ohio,
and Nicholas Wing, Twinsburg; one daughter, Emily Wing, Georgia; two sisters,
Vickie Ellinger, Columbus, and Janie Robinson; and two granddaughters.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and 10 to 11 a.m. Friday
at the United Methodist Church of Macedonia, Macedonia, Ohio.

The service will be 11 a.m. Friday at the United Methodist Church of
Macedonia. Burial will be in the Macedonia cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio.

Memorials are requested to the Karen Wyckoff Rein in Sarcoma Foundation
at http://www.reininsarcoma.org/.
Another obituary........
Elinda Ann Wing

ELINDA ANN WING, age 59, of Twinsburg, a nationally respected social worker, poet, photographer, singer, joke-teller and travel enthusiast passed away from sarcoma cancer on June 3, 2009. Wing was born in Whitesburg, Kentucky and grew up in Logan, Ohio. She graduated from Ohio University and earned her Master's in
social work from the University of Kentucky. She was the clinical director for
Family Solutions in Cuyahoga Falls until 2002. More recently, she consulted on a
volunteer basis with civic organizations such as the Office of Disability
Employment Policy and the National Council on Aging (NCOA). The NCOA will offer
an award next year in her honor to a business that performs cutting-edge work in
mature worker issues. She is survived by her husband, Stephen; sons, Thaddeus
and Nicholas; daughter, Emily; granddaughters, Alexis and Lillian; and sisters,
Vickie Ellinger and Janie Robinson. Her family will receive visitors at the
United Methodist Church of Macedonia at 1280 E Aurora Rd., Macedonia, on
Thursday, June 11, 2009 from 6pm to 8pm and Friday, June 12, 2009 from 10am to
11am. The memorial service will be held immediately following the morning
visitation. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that expressions of sympathy
be in the form of contributions to the Karen Wyckoff Rein in Sarcoma Foundation
at http://www.reininsarcoma.org/. Arrangements By CHARLES R.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Marryin' Booker Wright Part 3

Gayle Wright Tackett, a granddaughter of Booker Wright, sent me this story.

My husband, Rodney Tackett, worked in the mines at Weeksbury. One day a man he worked with from Long Fork said, "Rodney I bet I did something yesterday that you have never done." Rodney asked him what it was. He said "I picked up and hauled a casket up Long Fork in my truck, and the man it was for was sitting in the front seat of my truck." Now, of course, my husband thought he was kidding. Then he told my husband the man's name was Booker Wright.

My husband told the man that Booker Wright was his wife's grandpa, and it was true he did have his casket and Uncle Ed's caskets made and kept them in the upstairs in their house.

I am not sure if they were buried in them or not, but there was one left in his upstairs for years after Booker died. My husband wouldn't even stay all night with
Uncle John while the casket was there, but that was my grandpa for you. God
bless Gayle