Family of James Lafayette FESMIRE (316) & Mildred Derue SELLERS
Mary graduated from Oak Ridge High, Oak Ridge Tennessee, and Memphis State University. She taught school in Shelby County and Memphis City Schools 1953-1997. Mary retired in 1997 after teaching 42 years
On 17 Apr 1954 when Mary Inez was 22, she married Roy Edwin FLAKE, son of Willie Girlon FLAKE (1903-1982) & Flora Mae ADAMS (1900-1938), in Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee. Born on 23 Apr 1931 in Wildersville, Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee in 2000.
Served in the military 1951-1953 in the Signal Corps during the Korean Conflict. Moved to Memphis, Tennessee. Worked in mechanical contracting with Steamfitters Local Union # 614. Employed by Simpson Engineering. Entered the mechanical contracting business in 1970 - working Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi, Retired in 1996.
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