MILNES, Tessie (Cherry Fodge)

Date of birth: 18 May 1906 Big Sandy, Benton County, Tennessee

Date of death: 7 Jul 1991 Greenwood, Johnson County, Indiana

Brown County Democrat, Nashville, Brown County, Indiana, July 17, 1991

      Tessie Fodge Milnes of 
Greenwood, died Sunday, July 7 at 
Greenwood Convalescent Center.  
She was 85.
      She belonged to Neighborhood 
Church of God on Peoga Ridge Road.  
She was born May 18, 1906 in Big 
Sandy, Tennessee to Robert and Mary 
Cherry.  She was married to Roscoe 
Milnes who died in 1980.
      Survivors include a daughter, 
Bernese Henderson of Greenwood, 
and a son, Donald Fodge of Missouri.
      She also has seven grand-
children, 11 great-grandchildren 
and two great-great-grandchildren.
      She had worked for Pete 
Steffey’s restaurant in Greenwood 
as a cook and at Western Electric 
in Indianapolis.
      Burial will be at Forest 
Lawn Memory Gardens in White River 

Submitted by Mark E. Wirey

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