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James Ronald Tennyson

James Ronald Tennyson, 72, of Belle Rive, passed away at 8:25 a.m. 
Saturday, March 21, 2009, at St. Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital in 
Mt. Vernon. He was born in Hamilton County on Sept. 4, 1936, a son 
of Fred and Mary (Cross) Tennyson. He married Norma Atchison on 
June 12, 1965, at the Belle Rive Missionary Baptist Church. He worked 
several years at Caterpillar Company in Decatur. He later worked as a 
tester for General Radiator Company in Mt. Vernon and also did maintenance 
work at the General Tire plant.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Belle Rive Missionary 
Baptist Church; the Revs. Richard McCormick and Jeremy Hamson will officiate. 
Interment will follow at Belle Rive Cemetery.Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. 
tonight at the Gholson Funeral Home in Dahlgren and after 9:30 a.m. Tuesday 
at the church.

Mr. Tennyson is survived by his wife, Norma Tennyson; a sister, Mary Ann Moore 
and husband Everett of McLeansboro; two nephews, Kenneth Moore and Christopher Moore; 
two nieces, Karla Tucker and husband Brad and Karen Davis and husband Herb; 
three great-nephews, Bran-don Davis, Jacob Moore and Joshua Moore; two great-nieces, 
Leslie Davis and Angella Tucker; one sister-in-law, Doris Mallory of Belle Rive; 
one niece-in-law, Lawanda Huggins and husband Tony; and one great-niece-in-law, 
Malora Faith Huggins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one great-nephew, Alexander Tucker; and 
one brother-in-law, D.F. "Bub" Mallory.

Mr. Tennyson graduated from Dahlgren High School and was a United States Army veteran. 
He was a member of Belle Rive Missionary Baptist Church.

For further information you may call Gholson Funeral Home at 736-2431.  

Source: Mt. Vernon Register News
Date: 3/23/2009  
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