John W. Westberry

JOHN W. WESTBERRY

(RABUN2, MOSES1) was born 1856 in Appling Co, Georgia, and died December 25, 1926 in Wayne Co, Georgia. He married LUVENNIE O’NEAL CONNER, daughter of UNK CONNER and MARY UNKNOWN. She was born 1877, and died July 18, 1925 in Wayne Co, Georgia.

Notes for JOHN W. WESTBERRY:
1900 Census, Wayne Co, Georgia.
John W. Westberry, May 1865; Vinea, Oct. 1873; Randal, Jun. 1894; Westberry -Son-Not Rec, Oct. 1899.
1910 Census, Wayne Co, Georgia.
John W. Westberry, 59, Farmer, Head; Vena, 33, Wife; Ronnell, 16, son; Dewie, 11, son; Carrie, 7, daughter; Lud, 4, son; Lawton, 3, son; Effie, 6, daughter; Mary Conner, 60, mother-in-law.
1920 Census, Wayne Co, Georgia.
J. W. Westberry, 60; Venie, 46; Carrie, 19; Luddie, 13; Lawton, 10; Leon, 7.

Children of JOHN WESTBERRY and LUVENNIE CONNER are:

2. i. RANNEL LESTER WESTBERRY, b. July 26, 1895, Wayne Co, Georgia; d. October 07, 1954, Duval Co, Florida.

3. ii. CHARLES DEWEY WESTBERRY, b. August 07, 1899, Odum, Georgia; d. March 09, 1968, Duval Co, Florida.

iii. CARRIE WESTBERRY, b. February 16, 1901; d. May 1973, Tattnall, Co, Ga., m. UNK RUDD.

4. iv. EFFIE WESTBERRY, b. 1904.

v. LUD WESTBERRY, b. Abt. 1906, Wayne Co, Georgia; d. January 13, 1929, Wayne Co, Georgia; m. INEZ.

Notes for LUD WESTBERRY: Caps Cemetery, Taylor Co, Georgia.

vi. LAWTON W. WESTBERRY, b. Abt. 1910; d. September 25, 1971, Tattnall Co, Georgia.

5. vii. LEON WESTBERRY, SR, b. 1911; d. 1964.

Generation No. 2

2. RANNEL LESTER WESTBERRY (JOHN W.3, RABUN2, MOSES1) was born July 26, 1895 in Wayne Co, Georgia, and died October 07, 1954 in Duval Co, Florida. He married MARGARET ROBERSON, daughter of HENRY ROBERSON and ELIZABETH. She was born Abt. 1897 in Appling Co, Georgia, and died October 1959 in Jacksonville, Florida.

Notes for RANNEL LESTER WESTBERRY:
Florida Times Union, October 8, 1954.
Man Calls Warning To Daughter, Kills Self in Phone Booth – A 60-year old man who called his daughter yesterday afternoon from a phone booth and warned her that she’d “better get out here with the law right away, apparently shot himself with a .22 caliber rifle after hanging up the receiver. He died some two hours later at the Duval Medical Center, according to Deputy Sheriff C. A. Alexander. The shooting was reported by W. S. Forbis, owner of a distributing firm in the 1700 block of Lem Turner Road, who told Alexander that he saw Rannel L. Westberry of the 1700 block of Silver Street go into the booth. Forbis said he was going back into the building when a passing motorist slowed down and called, A man just shot himself in that booth!, and drove on. Westberry’s daughter, Mrs. Verna McGuire of the 1400 block of Oakhurst Street said she knew of no reason why her father would kill himself. Road Patrolman L. W. Ellis, who answered Forbis’ call, administered first aid to Westberry but said he never regained consciousness.

Florida Times Union, October 9, 1954.
WESTBERRY – Funeral services for Rannel L. Westberry of Rt. 9, Box 402, will be held today in Key-McCabe Funeral Chapel at 4 p.m. with the Rev. R. J. Johnson, pastor of Highland Baptist Church officiating. Active pallbearers will be David Berrier, Grant Devereaux, E. E. Martin, J. L. Dees, Wilton Devereaux and Dan Richardson; honorary , John Richardson, James Johnson, Mitchell Rudd, Shelton Morris, Elmore Stroud and Henry Mangum. Interment will be in Edgewood Cemetery. Mr. Westberry died Thursday in a local hospital after a short illness. He was from Wayne County, Georgia, moving to Jacksonville 36 years ago from Jesup, Ga. He was employed in the O & R department at the Naval Air Station. Mr. Westberry was a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors include his widow, Margaret, and three daughters, Mrs. C. B. McGuire and Mrs. Manuel Gonzalez and Miss Virginia Westberry; two sons, R. O. and C. O. Westberry, all of Jacksonville; two sisters, Mrs. Other John and Mrs. Mitchell Rudd, both of Reidsville, Ga.; three brothers, Dewey of Oceanway and Lawton and Leon Westberry of Reidsville, Ga. and 10 grandchildren. Key-McCabe Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Death Certificate shows a different birthdate than the draft records. I am using the draft records date.

Notes for MARGARET ROBERSON:
Florida Times Union (Jacksonville) Sunday, October 4, 1959
WESTBERRY – Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret Roberson Westberry, 62, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Key-McCabe Funeral Home with the Rev. A. A. Reppenhagen and the Rev. Lee Davidson officiating. Burial will be in Edgewood cemetery, under the direction of Key-McCabe Funeral Home. Mrs. Westberry of 7444 Berry Ave. died Friday in a local hospital. She was born in Appling County, Ga. And had lived in Jacksonville since 1925. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Alverna McGuire, Mrs. J. L. Dees, both of Jacksonville, and Mrs. Margaret Gonzalez of Pensacola; two sons, R. O. and C. O. Westberry, both of Jacksonville; four sisters, Mrs. Louise Mock of Waresboro, Ga., Mrs. Elmore Stroud of Baxley, Ga., Mrs. S. A. Morris of Augusta, Ga., and Mrs. Annie Taylor of Waycross, Ga., one brother, Watson Roberson of Baxley, and 10 grandchildren. Pallbearers will be, active, Wilton Devereaux, Leon Neal, Ray LeGrone, David Berrier, Wiley Groves and Walter Coppen; honorary, Grant Devereaux, Harry Brown and Henry Mangham.

Children of RANNEL WESTBERRY and MARGARET ROBERSON are:
i. ALVERNA WESTBERRY, m. UNK BAKER.
ii. MARGARET WESTBERRY, m. MANUEL GONZALEZ.
6. iii. RANNEL ORBON WESTBERRY, b. June 10, 1919, Wayne Co, Georgia; d. August 20, 1985, Jacksonville, Florida.
iv. VIRGINIA WESTBERRY, b. Abt. 1920; m. UNK DORSEY.

Notes for VIRGINIA WESTBERRY:
1930 Census, Wayne Co, Georgia.
Roberson, Henry A., Head, M, 51, Farmer; Lizzie, Wife, F, 50; Rufus, Son, 16, S; Leslie, Daughter, 10; – Westberry, Virginia, Granddaughter, 10

7. v. CHARLES ODIS WESTBERRY, SR, b. January 02, 1922; d. December 21, 1986, Duval Co, Florida.

3. CHARLES DEWEY WESTBERRY (JOHN W.3, RABUN2, MOSES1) was born August 07, 1899 in Odum, Georgia, and died March 09, 1968 in Duval Co, Florida. He married LUELLA SAPP, daughter of R. J. SAPP. She was born October 05, 1900, and died November 23, 1970 in Duval Co, Florida.

Notes for CHARLES DEWEY WESTBERRY:
1920 Census, Wayne Co, Georgia.
Dewey, 20; Ella, 19.
1930 Census, Duval Co, Florida.
Westberry, Dewey, 29; Ella, 28; Willimae, 10; Lucile, 8.

1935 Census, Florida State Population, Duval County.
Westberry, Charles D., 35 (618 E. 20th Street, Renter, Finished 5th grade, Box Maker), born in Georgia; Ella, 34, Finished 6th grade, Housewife, born in Georgia; Willie Mae, 15, 5th grade, born in Georgia; Lucille, 13, 6th grade, born in Georgia; Dewey L., 3, born in Florida.
*1945 Florida State Population Census, Duval County.
Westberry, Charles, 45, M, Born in Georgia, Finished 4th Grade, Ship Fitter, 2919 Evergreen Avenue; Luella, 44, F, Born in Georgia, Finished Grammar School, Housewife; Dewey, 13, M, Born in Florida, Student-Junior High School; Hilda, 6, F, Born in Florida; Lavern, 4, F, Born in Florida.

*Florida Times Union (Jacksonville) Sunday, March 10, 1968
WESTBERRY- Charles D. Westberry, 68, of 237 Florida Ave., Oceanway, died at home Saturday. Mr. Westberry was born in Odum, Ga., and had resided in Jacksonville since 1928. He was a member of the Oceanway Assembly of God. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Luella Westberry; 4 daughters, Mrs. Willa Mae Tomlinson, Mrs. Lucille Chaney, Mrs. Hilda French, and Mrs. LaVern Cook; 1 son, Dewey Lee Westberry; 2 sisters, Mrs. Effie Johnson, and Mrs. Carrie Rudd; 1 brother, Lawton Westberry; 17 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Monday in the Chapel of Corey-Kerlin Funeral Home with Rev. L. E. Hallman officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Arnold and Markalee Tomlinson, Donald Chaney, Martin Satler, Verle Waddell, and Rudolph Loyd.

Children of CHARLES WESTBERRY and LUELLA SAPP are:
i. WILLA MAE WESTBERRY, b. 1920; m. UNK TOMLINSON.
ii. LUCILLE WESTBERRY, b. 1922; m. UNK CHANEY.
iii. CHARLES EDWARD WESTBERRY, b. 1928, Wayne Co, Georgia; d. May 24, 1928, Wayne Co, Georgia.
8. iv. DEWEY LEE WESTBERRY, b. December 27, 1931; d. September 17, 1999, Brunswick, Georgia.
v. HILDA WESTBERRY, b. Abt. 1939; m. UNK FRENCH.
vi. LAVERN WESTBERRY, b. Abt. 1942; m. UNK COOK.

4. EFFIE WESTBERRY (JOHN W.3, RABUN2, MOSES1) was born 1904. She married OTHA J.JOHNSON.

Notes for EFFIE WESTBERRY:
1930 Census, 1645 MD, Tattnall County, Georgia, April 7.
Johnson, Otha J., 38, Married at 25, Farmer; Effie, Wife, 28, Married at 15; Essie, Dau., 9; Otis, Son, 8; James, Son, 6; Kathaleen, Dau., 4 1/12; Westberry, Lawton, Brother-in-Law, 20, Single, Farm Laborer.

Children of EFFIE WESTBERRY and OTHA J.JOHNSON are:
i. ESSIE J.JOHNSON, b. Abt. 1921.
ii. OTIS J.JOHNSON, b. Abt. 1922.
iii. JAMES J.JOHNSON, b. Abt. 1924.
iv. KATHALEEN J.JOHNSON, b. Abt. 1925.

5. LEON WESTBERRY, SR (JOHN W.3, RABUN2, MOSES1) was born 1911, and died 1964. He married EFFIE DAVIS. She was born March 10, 1911, and died June 1983.

Children of LEON WESTBERRY and EFFIE DAVIS are:
i. LEON WESTBERRY, JR.
ii. COLEY WESTBERRY.
iii. ALMA WESTBERRY.
iv. PAUL WESTBERRY.
v. MELBA WESTBERRY, b. 1941.
vi. THELMA WESTBERRY, b. 1941.
vii. KIRBY WESTBERRY.
viii. LIBBY WESTBERRY, b. 1948.
ix. SHIRLEY WESTBERRY, b. 1949.

Generation No. 3

6. RANNEL ORBON WESTBERRY (RANNEL LESTER4, JOHN W.3, RABUN2, MOSES1) was born June 10, 1919 in Wayne Co, Georgia, and died August 20, 1985 in Jacksonville, Florida. He married IDA FORSSTROM. She was born January 05, 1922 in Jacksonville, Florida.

Notes for RANNEL ORBON WESTBERRY:
Florida Times Union (Jacksonville) Wednesday, August 21, 1985
WESTBERRY- Ranell Orbon Westberry, 66, a native of Jesup, Ga., and a 60 year resident of Jacksonville, died Tuesday, August 20, 1985 in a local hospital. He was a member and Deacon of the St. John Park Baptist Church, a WWII Navy Veteran, and had retired from St. Regis Paper Company. Survivors include his wife, Ida Westberry; sons, Glenn, of Asheville, N.C. and Dallan (Dale) and Rannel, Jacksonville; sisters, Verna Baker, Margaret Gonzalez and Virginia Dorsey; brother, Charles Odis Westberry; and 5 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Thursday 11 a.m. at St. John Park Baptist church, with Dr. Vernon F. Johns, officiating. Interment will be in Jacksonville Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Hardage-Giddens guardian Chapel, 729 S. Edgewood Ave.

Children of RANNEL WESTBERRY and IDA FORSSTROM are:
9. i. DALLAN ORBON WESTBERRY, b. May 17, 1940, Jacksonville, Florida.
ii. GLENN CRAIG WESTBERRY, b. May 18, 1946, Jacksonville, Florida.

Notes for GLENN CRAIG WESTBERRY: US Army.

iii. RANNEL ELMORE WESTBERRY, b. February 07, 1948, Jacksonville, Florida; m. JO ANNE BROWN; b. Aberdeen, North Carolina.

Notes for RANNEL ELMORE WESTBERRY: US Army, Vietnam.

7. CHARLES ODIS WESTBERRY, SR (RANNEL LESTER4, JOHN W.3, RABUN2, MOSES1) was born January 02, 1922, and died December 21, 1986 in Duval Co, Florida. He married LOUISE HENRY. She was born 1925, and died 1960.

Notes for CHARLES ODIS WESTBERRY, SR:
Florida Times Union (Jacksonville) Tuesday, December 23, 1986
WESTBERRY- Graveside Funeral Services for Charles Odis Westberry, Sr., will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Evergreen Cemetery, with Richard Hayes officiating. Mr. Westberry, of Route No. 2, Box 1435, Callahan, died at his residence Sunday, December 22, 1986. Survivors are a daughter, Elizabeth Bullard; 2 sons, Lester and Odis Westberry, Jr.; 3 sisters, Alverna Baker, Virginia Dorsey and Margaret Gonzalez; daughter-in-law, Sue Westberry; and a brother-in-law, Manuel Gonzalez; and 12 grandchildren. George H. Hewell and son Northside Funeral Home in charge.

Notes for LOUISE HENRY:
Florida Times Union, March 14, 1960.
Waitress Killed In Plunge of Car – A 34-year old waitress was killed yesterday morning when her automobile hurtled about 100 feet through the air and crashed into a tree after leaving the Trout River Bridge on Main Street. Mrs. Louise H. Westberry of 1680 Stafford Rd. was dead on arrival at Duval Medical Center at 6:15 a.m. Mrs. Westberry’s death brought to eight the number of fatalities in the city this year and to 28 the total number of fatalities in the city and county. She was also the third person to die on the Trout River Bridge this year. City Patrolmen J. B. Gladden and E. W. Holt said Mrs. Westberry was traveling south on the bridge at a speed of approximately 55 m.p.h. when her car jumped the center dividing island and traveled 100 feet through the air before the top of the vehicle slammed into a tree of the east side of Main Street near the south end of the bridge, about 5:55 a.m. Officers said Mrs. Westberry’s husband, Charles O. Westberry, was following her car in another vehicle at the time of the accident. Mrs. Westberry was a native of Scarboro, Maine, and had lived in Jacksonville since 1936. She was a member of Berea Baptist Church. Survivors, in addition to her husband, include her mother, Mrs. Mildred Henry; a daughter, Miss Elizabeth L. Westberry; two sons, Charles O. and Lester A. Westberry; and two sisters, Mrs. Beatrice Kirkland and Mrs. Marjorie Lord, all of Jacksonville. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow in the Berea Baptist Church with the pastor, the Rev. R. D. Ingle, officiating. Interment will be in the Edgewood Cemetery.

WESTBERRY- Funeral services for Mrs. Louise Henry Westberry, 34, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Berea Baptist Church, Ninth Street, at Phoenix Avenue, with the Rev. R. D. Ingle, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Edgewood Cemetery, under the direction of Key-McCabe Funeral Home. Mrs. Westberry of 1680 Stafford Rd. died Sunday morning from injuries received in an auto accident. She was born in Scarboro, Maine, and had lived in Jacksonville since 1936. She was a member of the Berea Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Charles O. Westberry; her mother, Mrs. Mildred Henry; a daughter, Miss Elizabeth L. Westberry; two sons, Charles O. and Lester A. Westberry; two sisters, Mrs. Beatrice Kirkland and Mrs. Marjorie Lord, all of Jacksonville.

Children of CHARLES WESTBERRY and LOUISE HENRY are:
i. ELIZABETH WESTBERRY, m. UNK BULLARD.
ii. LESTER A. WESTBERRY.
iii. CHARLES ODIS WESTBERRY, JR, b. July 13, 1942; d. February 21, 2000, Florida.

8. DEWEY LEE WESTBERRY (CHARLES DEWEY4, JOHN W.3, RABUN2, MOSES1) was born December 27, 1931, and died September 17, 1999 in Brunswick, Georgia. He married JOANN MCNABB. She was born Abt. 1936, and died March 03, 1999.

Notes for DEWEY LEE WESTBERRY:
BRUNSWICK — Dewey Lee Westberry, 67, died Sept. 17 at home.
He was a native of Reidsville and a former resident of Jacksonville, Fla. He was an Army veteran who served during the Korean conflict. He lived in Brunswick the past 33 and retired from Georgia-Pacific Gypsum Plant in 1994 with 28 years of service. He was a member of Pine Haven Baptist Church.
SURVIVORS: two daughters, Pam Humphrey of Brunswick and Sonja Pope of Guyton; four sisters, Hilda French of Dublin, Lucille Chaney of Whiteoak, Willamae Tomlinson and Laverne Cook, both of Jacksonville, Fla.; four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
September 18, 1999

Notes for JOANN MCNABB:
*JoAnn Westberry, 63, died March 3, 1999 at Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center. She lived in Glynn County 40 years and was a member of Pine Haven Baptist Church. SURVIVORS: her husband, Dewey L. Westberry of Brunswick; two daughters, Pam Humphrey and Sonja Pope, both of Brunswick; a brother, F.C. McNabb of West Green; two sisters, Kellah Spivey and Mary Helen, both of Douglas; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. FUNERAL: 10 a.m. today at Edo Miller & Sons Funeral Home in Brunswick, burial in Palmetto Cemetery.

Children of DEWEY WESTBERRY and JOANN MCNABB are:
i. PAM WESTBERRY, m. UNK HUMPHREY.
ii. SONJA WESTBERRY, m. UNK POPE.

Generation No. 4

9. DALLAN ORBON WESTBERRY (RANNEL ORBON5, RANNEL LESTER4, JOHN W.3, RABUN2, MOSES1) was born May 17, 1940 in Jacksonville, Florida. He married (1) JUDY C. PEWITT. She was born October 02, 1945, and died June 09, 2003 in Duval Co, Florida. He married (2) FLOY September 01, 1962 in El Paso, Texas. He married (3) REITA J. PARRAMORE October 27, 1969 in El Paso, Texas. She was born June 17, 1949 in Jacksonville, Florida.

Notes for DALLAN ORBON WESTBERRY: US Army, Vietnam.

Notes for JUDY C. PEWITT:
WESTBERRY Judy C. Westberry (Nee Pewitt), went home 6/9/03 at Orange Park Medical Center after a long illness. Born 10/2/45 in Monticello, Ark. And raised in Watson, Ark. She moved to Jacksonville, Fl. 23 years ago. Survivors are her husband of 20 years Dallan (Dale) Westberry; 2 step children, Don Westberry of Jacksonville, Fl. and Lisa Kay of North Augusta, S.C.; 3 sisters, Jo Etta Brennan of Metairie, LA, Joy Cross of White Hall, Ark., and Irene Novak of Jacksonville; 2 Nephews Mike Brennan and Harry Cross; 1 niece Lynn Cross; and pet Chew Be. Visitation will be Saturday 6/14/02 at 10:00 am in the Chapel of Arlington Park Funeral Home followed by a service at 10:30 am. Her nephew Rev. Harry Cross will officiate. Entombment will be at 10:00 am June 17th at Oakland Cemetery, Monticello, Ark. Please sign the Guestbook at Jacksonville.com

Children of DALLAN WESTBERRY and REITA PARRAMORE are:
10. i. LISAKAY WESTBERRY, b. April 28, 1970.
ii. DON WESTBERRY.

Generation No. 5

10. LISAKAY WESTBERRY (DALLAN ORBON6, RANNEL ORBON5, RANNEL LESTER4, JOHN W.3, RABUN2, MOSES1) was born April 28, 1970. She married (1) DAVID BRIAN HICKMAN March 18, 1989. She married (2) MICHAEL JASON SEVERS. He was born May 18, 1976 in Tennesee.

Notes for LISAKAY WESTBERRY:
Currently serving in the USN.
Name legally changed to LisaKay.

Children of LISAKAY WESTBERRY and DAVID HICKMAN are:
i. BRIAN DALE HICKMAN, b. December 17, 1989.
ii. MARK SHAWN HICKMAN, b. December 16, 1991.

Child of LISAKAY WESTBERRY and MICHAEL SEVERS is:
iii. ELIZABETH MICHELLE SEVERS, b. June 27, 2003.

 

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