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John Jefferson Bloomer John Fleming
and Bessie Ellen Stewart

L-R: Patty, Bow, Bill, Ezra, Tom, John (Father), Bessie and Jean Fleming (Baby). L-R Front: Glassie, Sol and Clinton Fleming
L-R Back: Leonard, Bessie, Bill, Lois Anne, Clanton, Patty, Glassie, Juanita and Mable Fleming. L-R Front: Pauline, Tom, Della, Bloomer John, Wid, Ruby Nell and Bessie Fleming
Bessie Ellen Stewart Fleming - Wife of Bloomer John Fleming
Sons of John and Bessie Fleming
John Jefferson "Bloomer John" Fleming b 4 Aug 1900 Pike Co KY d 7 Dec 1965 Appalachian Regional Hospital, Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY; buried Hemphill Cemetery, Hemphill, Letcher Co KY; s/o Solomon "Black Sol" Fleming and Esther F Branham. John Jefferson "Bloomer John" Fleming m. 24 Apr 1919 in Pike Co KY to Bessie Ellen Stewart b 8 Oct 1903 Etty, Pike Co KY d 11 Jun 1987 Wise Appalachian Regional Hospital, Wise Co VA; buried Hemphill Cemetery, Hemphill, Letcher Co KY; d/o Robert "Bob" Stewart and Mary Mullins. Children of John Jefferson Bloomer John Fleming and Bessie Ellen Stewart;

1. Turner Tom Fleming b 1 Mar 1920 Etty, Pike Co KY d 29 Oct 1996 never m. Bessie Fleming b 4 May 1918 Etty, Pike Co KY d 28 Mar 1962; d/o Cas Andrew Fleming and Missouri Kelly. Turner Tom Fleming never m. Molly Bentley, Turner Tom Fleming m. 29 Dec 1937 Etty, Pike Co KY to Juanita Holland b 4 Oct 1921 McRoberts, Letcher Co KY d 13 Feb 1999, d/o Matthew Holland and Louise Fleming.

2. Ezra Fleming b 22 Apr 1921 Etty, Pike Co KY m. 23 Sept 1940 to Sarah Belle Potter b 27 Feb 1920, living Neon, KY; d/o McKinley Potter and Dora Mullins.

3. Lenville Bow Fleming b 12 May 1922 Etty, Pike Co KY d 13 Jan 1997 never m. Lucy Potter, (sister of Sara Belle Potter); d/o McKinley Potter and Dora Mullins. Lenville Bow Fleming m. 7 Nov 1945 to Cleo Fields b 16 Aug 1921.

4. Pallas Harlen Patty Fleming b 4 Nov 1923 Etty Pike Co KY d 29 Jun 1962 Colson, Letcher Co KY in a mining accident. Pallas Harlen Patty Fleming m. Icey Bentley. Pallas Harlen Patty Fleming m. Opal Potter; d/o Clabe Potter and Braskie Hall.

5. William Bill Fleming b 3 Mar 1925 Etty, Pike Co KY d 23 May 1967 Hendrix Coal Mine #22 Dean KY; m. 11 Sept 1943 Pikeville, Pike Co KY to Edna Pearl Johnson b 19 Jun 1923 d en route to Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital, Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY.

6. Clinton Fleming b 4 May 1926 Shea's Fork, McRoberts, Letcher Co KY; m. 24 Dec 1943 to Lessie Mae Johnson b 7 Jul 1927 living Cook Branch, Hartley KY; d/o Kennis Johnson and Caldonia Johnson. Clinton and Other Coal Miners

7. Glassie Ordella Fleming b 7 May 1929 living Etty, Pike Co KY; m. 22 Oct 1946 Samp Hall Jr b 10 Nov 1923. s/o Samp Hall Sr and Manerva Hall. (Samp Hall Sr s/o Robert Hall and Clarinda Hall).

8. Sol Fleming b 7 Apr 1931 Etty, Pike Co KY d 23 May 1967 Hendrix Coal Mine # 22, Deane KY; m. 1 Nov 1947 to Deloris Lois Johnson b 19 Mar 1933; d/o Kennis Johnson and Caldonia Johnson. Sol and Other Coal Miners.

9. Eugene Gene Fleming b 3 Sept 1933; m. 6 Dec 1951 to Billie Jean Little 14 Jul 1934; d/o Sherd Little.

10. Mable Lee Fleming b 19 Dec 1935; m. 15 Jun 1957 to James Webster Johnson b 31 Mar 1924 Long Fork, Pike Co KY d 25 Aug 1984 at home in Jackhorn, Letcher Co KY.

11. Della Marie Fleming b 19 May 1937; m. 1 May 1954 to Herman Hall b 4 Sept 1937. Della Marie Fleming m. 14 Feb 1986 to (2) Curtis Roberts b 7 Jul 1924.

12. Willard Wid Fleming b 14 May 1939; m. 3 Oct 1958 to Barbara Molner b 17 Oct 1942.


Obituary of John Jefferson Fleming
August 4, 1900 - December 7, 1965

John Jefferson Fleming, son of Sol and Esther Branham Fleming was born in Pike County, August 4, 1900, passed from this life after a long illness at the Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital, December 7, 1965, being 65 years, 4 months and 3 days of age. He was married to Bessie Stewart in 1919 and to this union were born 12 children, one son Palace Fleming preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife and daughters; Glassie Hall, Mable Johnson and Della Hall of Jackhorn, Ky. Sons; Tom, Bill, Clinton, Sol and Willard of Jackhorn, Ky. Ezra of Pekin, Ind. Lenville of Pikeville, Ky, and Gene of McRoberts, Ky. One brother. Elijah Fleming McRoberts Ky. Two sisters: Flossie Wyatt, of Dunham, Ky and Clara Bentley, Hindman, Ky. 68 grand children, 26 great grand-children and a host of relatives and friends. He was a retired miner, retiring from the Elkhorn Coal Co. of Jackhorn, Ky. Funeral Services For John J. Fleming were held at the Hemphill Church of Christ on December 10, 1965 at 11:30 A. M. Ministers: Bro. Willie Green, and Bennie Blankenship. Pallbearers - Grandsons. Burial In Hemphill Cemetery, Jackhorn, Letcher Co., KY. Banks and Craft Funeral Home of Neon, KY in Charge of Arrangements.


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