- [S83] Willis LaRue Funeral Home Records, (Cocke County, Tennessee), 13 Oct 1951.
James Marshall Southerland obituary
- [S24] The Newport Plain Talk, (http://www.newportplaintalk.com), 29 Dec 2009.
Mrs. Juanita Southerland Hux, age 90, of Parrottsville, passed away Tuesday, December 29, 2009, at Newport Health and Rehabilitation Center.
She was a member of Bat Harbor Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband Everett Hux; daughter Geraldine Hux; granddaughter April Nicole Hux; parents Jim and Bertie (Renner) Southerland; brothers Horace Southerland, Sanford Southerland, and John Southerland; and sisters Hazel Shelton, Effie Huff, Frances Freshour, Lillie Cogburn, and Sue Hux.
She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law Tim and Zelma Hux and Billy and Charlene Hux, all of Parrottsville, and Jimmy and Reva Hux of Newport; granddaughter Leann Hux of Newport; and sister Ida Ruth Cashen of Parrottsville.
Additional survivors include several nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, December 31, 2009 at Faubion Cemetery with Rev. Ricky Phillips officiating.
The family will receive friends from 12:00-2:00 p.m. at Costner-Maloy Funeral Home prior to the service.
Arrangements by Costner-Maloy
- [S24] The Newport Plain Talk, (http://www.newportplaintalk.com), 2 Jan 2010.
Southerland sisters die three days apart
Published: 1:19 PM, 01/02/2010 Last updated: 1:19 PM, 01/02/2010
Author: Duay O'Neil
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
The December 29 edition of the Newport Plain Talk carried the obituaries of two elderly sisters who passed away within three days of one another.
Suella Southerland Hux died December 26 at Carillon Assisted Living in Cramerton, NC, at the age of 97.
Juanita Southerland Hux expired December 29 at Newport Health and Rehabilitation Center.
The sisters were two of twelve children born to the late James and Bertie (Renner) Southerland.
According to Ida Southerland Cashen, the only surviving sibling, the family lived in the Freshour Hollow section of Parrottsville.
"We lived on a farm of about 30-40 acres," said Ida on Thursday morning, as she prepared to attend the graveside service of Juanita. "Our father was a farmer who worked hard."
As did their mother, Bertie, who hailed from the Caney Branch community across the line in Greene County. "The Renners were from over there," said Ida.
Bertie worked "from dawn 'till dark," continued Ida, in recalling their mother.
Of the dozen children, two died young.
Guy, child number seven, choked to death on an apple, and Mary, baby number eight, only lived one day.
Of the others, Lillie was the oldest. She married Tip Cogburn. Then came Sanford, who married Zula Franklin; John, who married Eula Hux; Effie, who wed Kenneth Huff; Frances, who married Easterly Freshour; Suella, who married Jess Hux, a brother of Eula; Horace, who married Faye Lane; Juanita, whose husband was Everett Hux; Hazel, who married Macon Shelton; and Ida, whose husband Lloyd Cashen was a Hux nephew.
"Lots of us married into the Hux family," laughed Ida.
As children they walked to Baltimore School, and the family attended church at Bethel Baptist.
Most of the lot stayed in Cocke County.
Suella and her husband Jesse moved to Gastonia, NC in 1947, seeking working in the thriving textile mills there. Ida and Lloyd followed them a short while later and lived with Suella and Jesse for about a year.
When asked if two sisters sharing the same kitchen posed any problems, Ida just laughed and said, "No, we got along just fine."
While Suella and Jesse opted to remain in the Tar Heel State, Lloyd and Ida returned to Tennessee a couple of years later.
"Lloyd didn't like it much over there," said Ida, and then admitted, "and neither did I."
Juanita, like many Cocke County women, worked seasonally at Stokely's on the famed "green bean line."
Ida attended Suella's funeral in North Carolina on Tuesday, December 29, and Juanita's interment Thursday, December 31, in Faubion Cemetery in Parrottsville, where most of the clan have been buried.
"It's tough being the last one left," she said.
Longevity isn't unusual in the family. While their dad James was a mere 77 when he died in 1951, their mother Bertie was 97, same age as Suella, when she died in 1977. Several of the other siblings enjoyed long lives, too.
- [S147] Find a Grave, (Memorial: 48695923).
- [S58] Marriage Certificate.
Name: Bertie Renner
Event Type: Marriage
Event Date: 30 Aug 1900
Event Place: Greene, Tennessee, United States
Spouse's Name: James Southerland