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Loyd and Tina Rousey Descendants Reunion 2013

Lloyd and Tina Rousey descendants reunion  Saturday July 6th.  There will be a noon pot luck meal.

Harold “Tommy” Adams

Harold Thomas Adams,87, widower of Shirley Rousey Adams died Wednesday January 9, 2013.  Tommy was a member of Indian Hills Christian Church, served in the United States navy during World War II, and was manager of electric operations for Inter County RECC.  Tommy, a Fleming County native who attended the University of Kentucky College of Engineering, began his career with Inter County RECC as a draftsman. He later served as a work order account and systems manager before being named electrical operations manager for 20 years.  He retired after 39 years with the utility.  Tommy also enjoyed painting.  He painted a picture of the Old Homeplace cabin and made prints available to many.  Survivors include two daughters, Janet Adams (Danny) Watkins, of Gallatin, TN and Jane Adams (Tim) Sharp of Danville, a son, Gene (Christina) Adams of Lake Worth, FL; a daughter in law, Shelia Adams of Danville, six grandchildren, Brian (Jeri Kay) Adams, Brad (Jjo Marie) Adams, Kara Watkins (Justin) Owen, Matthew Adams, Gregory Adams and Hannah Sharp and four great grand children, Bailey Johnson, Connor Johnson, Abi Adams and Gabe Adams.  He was preceded in death by a son, Thomas Michael Adams; and a grandson, Michael Aaron Adams.  Funeral services will be Saturday January 12th at 11AM.  Visitation is 4-8PM Friday the 11th.  The visitation and funeral will be held at Indian Hills Christian Church.  In lieu of Flowers, the family suggests donations to Indian Hills Christian Church Building Fund.  An online guestbook is at

Shirley Rousey Adams

Shirley Rousey Adams, 80, of Danville died October 24th, 2012.  She was the wife of Harold “Tommy” Adams to whom she had been married for 62 years.  Born Feb. 5, 1932, in Butchertown, she was a daughter of the late Loyd Carl and Tina Rich Rousey.  Shirley was a graduate of Hustonville High School, a member of Indian Hills Christian Church for 47 years, and loved taking care of others.  She was preceded in death by a son, Thomas Michael Adams, and a grandson, Michael Aaron Adams.  Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Janet Adams (Danny) Watkins of Gallatin TN, and Jane Adams (Tim) Sharp of Danville; a son, Gene (Christina) Adams of Lake Worth, FL; a daughter in law, Sheila Adams of Danville; six grandchildren, Brian (JeriKay) Adams, Brad (JoMarie) Adams, Kara Watkins (Justin) Owen, Matthew Adams, Gregory Adams, and Hannah Sharp; four great-grandchildren, Bailey Johnson, Connor Johnson, Abi Adams and Gabe Adams; a sister Nina Hatter of Junction City; and four brothers, Patrick Allen (Mildred) Rousey of Moreland, Buddy Glenn (Joan) Rousey of North Fort Myers, FL, Loyd Sherwood (Patricia) Rousey of Plant City, FL, and Ronald Wayne (Barbara) Rousey of Lexington. She was preceded in death  by sisters, Margaret Berry and Anita McMullin; and brothers Robert, Phillip and Palmer Rousey.   The funeral service was 11AM Saturday Oct. 27th at Indian Hills Christian Church.  Pallbearers were Bill Fox, Barry Rousey, Bruce Rousey, David McMulllin, Kenny Rousey, Keith Rousey, Jimmy Rousey and David Anderson.  Memorial donations are suggested to the Indian Hills Christian Church building fund.  An online guestbook is available at .

Sherry L. Ward passed August 17, 2011

Sherry L. Ward    
Friday, August 19, 2011  
6:00 PM until 8:00 PM  
Leadvale Baptist Church  
White Pine, TN  
Friday, August 19, 2011  
8:00 PM  
Leadvale Baptist Church  
White Pine, TN  
Sherry L. Ward, age 63, of White Pine,TN passed away at her home on August 17, 2011 after a lingering illness. She was a faithful member of Leadvale Baptist Church until her sickness prevented her from attending. She is preceded in death by her parents, Horace and Melba Rousey; five brothers and two sisters. She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Calvin Ward; daughters, Dawn (Dennis) Barker, Donna (Ross Jasper) Lamb, Ronda Price and Robin (Michael) Parker; the loves of her life, her grandchildren Dennis Barker, Jr., Eric Rector, Brittany Starnes, Latoshia Price, Megan Jordan, Matthew and Jacob Parker; six great-grandchildren; brothers, James Rousey of Alaska and Steve Rousey of Illinois; sisters, Barbara Meyers and Donna Rousey, both of Illinois; also several nieces, nephews, cousins and other family members. Funeral service will be held on Friday, August 19, 2011 at 8:00pm in Leadvale Baptist Church with the Rev. Charlie Harkleroad and Rev. Charles Robison officiating. Family will receive friends from 6-8:00pm prior to the service at the church. A graveside interment service will be held on Saturday, August 20, 2011 in White Pine Cemetery at 1:00pm. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to: Farrar Funeral Home, PO Box 206, White Pine, TN 37890 to help with funeral expenses.

Gabriel Thomas Adams

Gabriel Thomas Adams was born May 27th.  He was 9 pounds and 4 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long.  His proud parents are Thomas Bradley Adams and his wife Jo Marie.  He is the baby brother of Abi.  He is the grandson of Shelia Adams and the late Mike Adams.  His great grandparents are Thomas and Shirley (Rousey) Adams.

Reunion T-shirts, Hats and Backpacks

Wow, the big reunion of 2012 is fast approaching!  We have decided on t-shirt and hat  designs.  I have attached a picture of the submitted design.  The actual products may be slightly different.  The shirts will be off white with either green or red lettering and the hat will be tan with black lettering. 

You should preorder the number and sizes of the t-shirts and pick them up, pay for them at the reunion.  Just reply to this email letting me know how many t-shirts you want and what sizes.  I also need to know the number of hats.(The hats are adjustable and embroidered with the various Rousey spellings)

t-shirts (adult sizes only)

S,M,L,XL  $12


Hats (one size adjustable)


We will also have small cloth backpacks with Rousey Reunion on them.  If you are interested in purchasing one for $5, let me know by the 25th also.  You can pay and pick them up at the reunion.

Please reply by June 25th to insure that you items are ordered.

Andi Marie Lynch

Andi Marie Lynch was born June 25, 2009 to Paul and Meghan (Rogers) Lynch of Peoria, Illinois. She was 9 pounds even and 19 1/2 inches long. Her Rousey family lineage is as follows:


Camden > Idella (married Phillips) > Audrey (married Hardy) > Della (married Lynch) > Mark > Paul > Andi

Lisa's grandbabies

Linke Twins

Lisa's grandbabiesMackenna Lynn Linke and Mackenzie Marie Linke were born Jan 20th, 2012 to Amanda Wheeler and Jason Edward Linke.  They are the grandaughters of Lisa Rousey Snowden and great-grandaughters of Buddy Glen and Joan Rousey of Fort Myers, Florida.

Spring Clean-up

Our annual spring clean-up at the cabin is Saturday, April 28th.  We’ll prepare the cabin and grounds for an active spring and summer and cotinue planning for the BIG Reunion.

Savanna Jean Goergen

Savanna Jean Goergen was born January 10,2012 to Sara and John Goergen, of Wapella, Il.
 She weighed 10 pounds at birth. She is named after her maternal great Grandmother Annabelle Rousey Slayback and her maternal grandmother Elizabeth Ann Slayback. She shares her paternal great Grandmas middle name, Jean Goergen.
She is very much loved by her brothers Cameron(13), Casey(11) and sister Sloane(4).