- [S24] The Newport Plain Talk, (http://www.newportplaintalk.com), 9 Nov 2006.
Jerry Levoid Wilds obituary
- [S24] The Newport Plain Talk, (http://www.newportplaintalk.com), 16 May 2008.
Robyne Lee Parrish to be special guest at museum opening Sunday
Author: Duay O'Neil
NEWPORT---New York author and actress Robyne Lee Parrish will be a special guest at Sunday's opening of "A Gathering of Journalists ", the newest exhibit at Newport/Cocke County Museum.
The exhibit highlights the life and work of late novelist Wilma Dykeman, former Newport resident, whose works included The Tall Woman, Return the Innocent Earth, and The French Broad.
At Sunday's grand opening, scheduled to begin at the Newport/Cocke County Community Center, local authors are invited to bring copies of their work to sell and/or autograph.
Parrish's latest work, "Robbie Lee and the Wilds of Houston Valley," is based on the story of her grandmother, Robbie Lee Wilds Bedenbaugh, a native of the Houston Valley community of Del Rio.
The novel, set during the days of the Great Depression, tells the family's story as they weather the times, bolstered by their love of family and faith in God.
Parrish's novel was selected "Book of the Month" by her publisher and has received glowing reviews, including one which likens her to novelist Laura Ingalls Wilder.
Parrish will visit Del Rio and Parrottsville Elementary Schools today, where many of her relatives teach and attend. Tomorrow she will be at East Tennessee Coffee Company for a book signing.
Parrish, who describes herself as being "raised in the Carolinas by a whole bunch of Southerners from Tennessee, Georgia, and South Carolina," lives in New York City where she writes, teaches, and works as an actress.
- [S24] The Newport Plain Talk, (http://www.newportplaintalk.com), 21 May 2008.
Robyne Parrish, actress and author, visits Del Rio and Parrottsville Schools
- [S112] Census, 1940.
name: Robbie Lee Wild
titles & terms:
event year: 1940
event place: Civil District 18, Greene, Tennessee, United States
marital status: Single
race (standardized): White
relationship to head of household (original):
relationship to head of household (standardized): Daughter
estimated birth year: 1924
residence in 1935: Rural, Cocke, Tennessee
enumeration district number: 30-27
family number: 1
sheet number and letter: 1A
line number: 7
nara publication number: T627
nara roll number: 3896
digital folder number: 005461302
image number: 00827
Household Gender Age Birthplace
head Jake L Wild M 65 North Carolina
wife Willie Wild F 47 Tennessee
son Jerry Wild M 24 North Carolina
son Virgil Wild M 22 North Carolina
son Gonald Wild M 19 Tennessee
daughter Mary Belle Wild F 17 Tennessee
daughter Robbie Lee Wild F 16 Tennessee
son Jacob H Wild M 14 Tennessee
daughter Nufphy Wild F 11 Tennessee
daughter Phyles Wild F 8 Tennessee
- [S24] The Newport Plain Talk, (http://www.newportplaintalk.com), 29 Nov 2012.
Robbie Wilds Bedenbaugh, 88, of Lexington, South Carolina, born in the Houston Valley area of Tennessee on February 9, 1924, passed away Wednesday, November 21, 2012.
She was a daughter of the late Jacob Leroy Wilds and Winnie Ray Wilds and widow of the late Jacob C. 'Bill' Bedenbaugh.
Robbie was a member of Red Bank Baptist Church, where she founded, faithfully served, and was later named librarian emeritus of the church library.
She was a liaison volunteer at Lexington Medical Center and also volunteered at Lexington Extended Care.
Robbie spent a lot of her time volunteering, helping others and loved bird watching and taking care of her flowers.
She retired from the University of South Carolina.
Known as 'Gammy' by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, each of them had a 'special place in her heart.'
Survivors include her two daughters Karen B. Parrish (John Wayne) and Susan B. Powell (Butch), all of Lexington; five grandchildren Robert A. Powell, Jr. (Jamie), Robyne M. Parrish, Joshua Wilds Powell (Allison), Allison Lee Hill (Roger), and Lindsay Dixon Bost (Derrick); nine great-grandchildren; and two sisters Nuffie Arrington and Phyllis Wilds.
The family extends a special "Thank you" to staff of Crews Point at Lexington Medical Center Extended Care for their loving care.
A graveside service was held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday in Red Bank Baptist Church Cemetery.
A celebration of life and fellowship followed in the church sanctuary.
Pallbearers were Rob Powell, Josh Powell, Roger Hill, Derrick Bost, Anthony Arrington, and Jimmy Wilds.
Memorials may be made to Red Bank Baptist Church, 120 Community Drive, Lexington, SC 29073.
Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, Lexington, is assisting the family with arrangements.