ALFRED LONG RHEA
Alfred Long Rhea. To James and Fannie M. Rhea at their plantation on December 5, 1879, was born a baby boy, Alfred Long Rhea. As a child he attended Shady Grove Sunday School. Growing older he came to Somerville with his parents and at age of 12 united with Presbyterian Church.
He went from public school at Williston to Clarksville, graduating in 1902. Also studied and graduated at Union seminary, Richmond, Virginia.
January 1, 1907, he was married to Mary Armstrong Wauchope. To them were born five children, JAMES TAYLOR, KATHERINE KENDRICK, MARY FRANCES, ELLEN PRESTON, and JOSEPHINE WAUCHOPE.
He served Tunica and Clarksdale, Mississippi, Orwood and Wapamucha, Oklahoma, as Presbyterian Minister. He was a teacher of bible at Durant, Oklahoma. Called home on account of death of his father. He took over his fathers lumber business.
Continued preaching at Denmark, Stanton and Mason until they were able to call full time ministers. Died July 23, 1925, when summons to "Come Up Higher" came.
(NOTE: Buried Somerville Cemetery, December 5, 1879 - July 23, 1925)
Alfred Long Rhea was the grandfather of MARY KAY DANCY SMITH
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