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Will of Mrs. Bonnie HARDESTY

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Note: According to the family research of this web site owner, her name was Bonnie (DeBusk) (Buckner) HARDESTY.  If you are researching this family line, please contact Vanessa Slea at  .

From the Dickson County TN Will Book F:

     Be it remembered that, on this the 3 day of June, 1959, before the Honorable Marshall S. Stuart, Judge of the County Court of Dickson County, Tennessee, there was produced in open Court a paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Mrs. Bonnie HARDESTY, late of Dickson County, Tennessee, bearing date of April 20, 1943, and being subscribed to by R; P. WORK and Ray STUART as attesting witnesses, and motion was made that the same be admitted to probate and recorded as the last will and testament of the said Bonnie HARDESTY, deceased.  And it appearing to the Court from the testimony of the said Ray STUART, one of the subscribing witnesses, that said paper writing was written in the life time of the said Mrs. Bonnie HARDESTY and signed by her and subscribed in her presence and at her request by the said Ray STUART and R. P. WORK as attesting witnesses, and that said instrument was executed by the said Mrs. Bonnie HARDESTY on the day it bears date as and for her last will and testament, and that she was at the time of sound mind and disposing memory and of lawful age; it further appearing form the testimony of Tom WOODALL that the said Bonnie HARDESTY lately died in Dickson County, Tennessee, and that her usual place of residence at the time of death was in said county.
     It is, therefore, ordered, adjudged and decreed by the Court that said instrument is the true, whole and last will and testament of the said Mrs. Bonnie HARDESTY, deceased, and that same be admitted to probate as such.
     It appears that Earl TIDWELL is nominated as Executor in said will and it is therefore further ordered by the Court that letters testamentary issue to the said Earl TIDWELL without bond, the said will releives Executor of executing bond.
Marshall S. Stuart
Filed 6/2/59
V. N. Loggins, Clerk         LAST  WILL AND TESTAMENT
I, Mrs. Bonnie HARDESTY, of Dickson County, Tennessee, being of sound mind and disposing memory do make, publish and declare this as my last will and testament, hereby revoking and making void any and all others by my at any time made.
FIRST: I direct that my funeral expenses, doctor's bill and medical bills, and all of my just debts be paid as soon after my death as possible, out of any moneys that I may die possessed of, or may come into the hands of my executor out of my personal estate.
SECOND: I give and devise to C. T. DEBUSK all of my real estate, which now consists of approximately 30 acres, more or less, lying and being in the 11th Civil District of Dickson County, Tennessee, and being the lands conveyed to me by Anderson BUCKNER by deed recorded in Deed Book 47 at page 424 of the Registrar's Office of Dickson County, Tennessee.  This tract of land I give and devise to the said C. T. DEBUSK for and during his natural life and at his death to his daughter, Mrs. Lucille TIDWELL in fee simple title, forever.
THIRD: I will and bequeath to the said C. T. DEBUSK all of my personal property of every kind, character and description, remaining after all of my must debts are paid, to him for and during his natural life, with the right and privilege of selling and disposing of same or part of same as may become necessary for his support and maintenance; and of said personal estate remaining at the death of the said C. T. DEBUSK the said remainder shall go to his daughter Mrs. Lucille TIDWELL.
FOURTH: I nominate and appoint Earl TIDWELL as my executor, and that he act as such without bond.
In witness whereof, I do to this, my last will and testament, set my hand, this the 20th day of April, 1943.
(signature of Mrs. Bonnie HARDESTY)
Signed and published in our presence, and declared to be the testator's last will and testament, and we have subscribed our names hereto as witnesses in the presence of the testator and in the presence of each other.  This the 20th day of April, 1943.
(signature of R. P. WORK)
(signature of Ray STUART)


Note: Typos and incorrect spellings were in original court records.

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